So, Galaxy S9 was finally launched. After the long wait, we were a little disappointed.
Samsung Galaxy S9 looks almost exactly as it’s predecessor and for the untrained eye it would be hard to find something different at a first look.
But what exactly is new about Galaxy S9 compared to Galaxy S8?
Well, the main differences are two: camera and emoji. Of course, it has a little extra power provided by the new hardware setup, but I doubt that most users will be aware of that when using it.
Emoji are a straight answer to Apple’s animoji, but are they so important to us? Do you honestly think that someone will upgrade from S8 to S9 for Emoji? I don’t think so.
What about the camera?
Galaxy S9 has a 12MP lens on the back with a variable aperture. By that it can change between f/2.4, best aperture for daylight scenes, and f/1.5, providing lighter and less noise when shooting in low light conditions. It’s the highest aperture ever found in a Samsung smartphone or any other smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus also has some new video – it can record slow motion footage at 960fps. But wait… how many slow-motion videos do you shoot?
Galaxy S9 Plus versus Note 8
What about Note 8? How will users choose between Galaxy S9 Plus and Note 8? I know, they are not the same but not so different either. For now, Note 8 might be a better deal when we’re looking at the price for both devices.
Ok, Galaxy S9 has a little more power under the hood and a different camera setup. But Note 8 has a bigger screen, a stylus and is cheaper.
What would you choose?
So, is it worth upgrading? Is Galaxy S8 so bad compared to Galaxy S9?