As the top of Samsung’s 2018 phone line-up, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ takes the powerful specs and sleek design of the standard Galaxy S9 and packs in a few more perks to entice buyers.
Are they worth the added expense?
Overall, reviews of the S9 are positive. As much of the specs to the S9+ are largely the same, we encourage you to check out the S9 summary for the full details.
However, the S9+ has a few subtle differences…
One of the most obvious is the screen size. While still a Super AMOLED display, the screen offers more real estate coming in at 6.2-inches.
Under the hood, it features the same processor but a slight bump in RAM. Reviewers had no trouble with multitasking, gaming and heavy use with the 4GB of RAM included in the standard model. At 6GB you should enjoy a silky smooth experience in virtually every aspect.
You’ll also find a few more options for storage space, with variants available with more than the standard 64GB of the regular model. However, as both support microSD cards, expanding storage is simple and affordable anyhow.
Samsung also crammed a little more battery into the premium model. The 3,500mAh battery cruises through a day to a day and a half of moderate usage. Like its smaller sibling, it also supports USB Type-C fast charging and Qi wireless charging.
Lastly, and perhaps the biggest reason to spring for the S9+ over the standard S9 is a second 12MP lens on the rear camera. The single-lens version is already touted as one of the best smartphone cameras available by many reviewers.
The dual-lens option adds a physical zoom and the ability to create even greater depth of field for stunning portraits and creamy bokeh effects. Better still, reviews show that the phone uses the extra lens well. If you’re looking to invest in a phone for its camera, reviews indicate the S9+ is worth the cost of entry.
For more about the phone, including performance, software consideration, and build quality, check out our Samsung Galaxy S9 summary.