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Blog > March 2018 > What’s new with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus
3/23/2018 12:32:57 PM | with 0 comments
The Samsung Galaxy brand has established itself as one of the best Android mobiles around. Year after year Samsung has delivered; we thought we'd be remiss not to walk you through all the best bits of the latest iteration of the Galaxy flagships. Using Techscheme’s employee benefits to buy from our partners at Currys PC World mean that you can save up to 12% on the listed price and spread the cost over up to three years.
Design

On the outside, the S9 and S9+ don't look much different to their predecessors, but there are subtle upgrades to the hardware that improve the handsets significantly. The upgrade to Gorilla Glass 5 means that the Samsung mobiles are better set up than ever to take a knock. The Quad HD+ Super AMOLED displays are, once again, some of the finest on mobile phones, while small touches like the repositioning of the fingerprint sensor make them easier to use than ever.
Both phones have found a home for improved 12MP cameras with a fantastic f/1.5 to f/2.4 aperture range, making them great for low-light and bright conditions. If snappers are your thing, it’s worth noting that the S9+ boasts a dual-sensor while the S9 makes do with a single.
Functionality

Under the hood, both of these phones are running on the Exynos 9810 processor which delivers incredible speed and power meaning you’ll have no trouble using multiple apps, games and browser windows at once on the brand-new Android 8.0 mobiles. The phones are waterproof, include new AR emojis, have new iris and face scanning features for extra security and Samsung has even made improvements to Bixby; the onboard AI is better at helping you out than ever.
Both mobiles have fast charging capability as well as upgrades to the speakers and an onboard headphone jack, for those of you yet to make the switch to wireless.
S9 vs S9+

Of course, if you’re interested in on of these new top of the line mobiles the biggest decision you’re going to have to make is – which one?
The obvious point to make is that the S9+ is a big phone. At 6.2 inches you may want to consider whether or not your hands are built for it because while it performs slightly better than the S9 it's not so significant that you'll feel like you're missing out.
Speaking of those performance factors, as we mentioned the camera on the S9+ is better with its dual lenses. In fact, it's up there with the best on the market like the iPhone X and the Pixel 2. Battery life is also improved on the S9+ by virtue of the larger size lasting up to 8 hours more.
Model Listed Price Savings Techscheme Price
S9+ with Wireless Charger £869.00 £104.28 £764.72
S9 with Wireless Charger £739.00 £88.68 £614.32
Based on listed price at Currys PC World at the time of writing
The new Samsung flagship mobiles are some of the best Android mobiles around right now, whichever one you decide to go with. Remember buying from Currys PC World or Apple through Techscheme allows you to save up to 12% and spread the cost over up to three years. That’s not just for these mobiles, we’ll help you out with almost all of your tech goods, so talk to your employer about us today.
 
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