In this guide

  • Review
  • Details
    • Pricing & Availability
  • Ask an expert
Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

  • Avatar
Samsung Galaxy S9+
Finder score
  • Battery Score 4.5
  • Camera Score 4
  • Design Score 4
  • Performance Score 4


The Galaxy S9+ has its share of gimmicky nonsense, but a serious upgrade in camera optics, combined with top-notch performance and battery life make this an exceptional phone in the premium space.

  • Dual aperture camera works well
  • Great application performance
  • Landscape icon mode
  • Great battery life
  • Headphone jack still present
  • Fingerprint sensor still tricky to hit
  • AR Emoji is a dumb gimmick
  • Bixby button can't be easily remapped

In this guide

  • Review
  • Details
    • Pricing & Availability
  • Ask an expert


Pricing & Availability

Launch price (RRP) $1,349
Launch date 2018-03
Samsung Galaxy S9+

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are Samsung's premium flagships, replacing last year's Galaxy S8 family as well as offering improved performance over its own Galaxy Note 8 phablet device.

As you'd expect, there's a lot of hype around Samsung's new handsets, but then, let's face facts. The vast majority of premium Android handset sales go to Samsung, so it's very much Samsung's market to lose to competitors such as Sony, LG, Huawei or Nokia to name but a few.

Any of Samsung's competitors would kill to have its market position, and that means its flagship devices really have to deliver to keep wowing the masses.

Hype is one thing, but in a mature smartphone market where the points of differentiation between premium and mid-range devices are blurring with astonishing rapidity, you've got to have something to live up to that hype.


  • Continues the elegant design of the Galaxy S8 series, albeit with a more comfortably positioned fingerprint sensor
  • Stereo speakers expand the audio capabilities of the Galaxy S9+


  • The new dual-lens camera array is capable of truly exceptional photography
  • AR Emojis, on the other hand, are a disappointing gimmick


  • The Galaxy S9+ packs more than enough power for most phone users, especially when gaming
  • Android Oreo is a welcome addition, but Samsung's track record suggest Android Pie support might be a ways off

Battery life

  • Thanks to some excellent optimisation, the Galaxy S9+ delivers impeccable battery life that stands as the best in the premium space
  • Qi wireless charging and a bundled fast-charger provide plenty of options when you do need to juice up


  • The Galaxy S9+ is simply one of the best options in the premium smartphone market
  • That said, the improvements are only incremental over the previous Galaxy S8 line

Pricing and availability



Display Size
6.2 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI)
529 ppi


Rear camera megapixels
12MP + 12MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.5 + f/2.4
Video recording
Front camera megapixels
Front camera aperture size

Physical Dimensions

158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm


802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 18

Power, storage and battery

Exynos 9810
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
64GB, 256GB
External storage support
Up to 400GB
Battery capacity

Device features

Headphone jack
Fingerprint sensor
Water resistance rating
Wireless charging

Latest Samsung Galaxy news

Image: Shutterstock

Ask an expert

Ask a question

Alex Finder

Senior editor

Hi there, looking for more information? Ask us a question.

Error label

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked
Accept and continue

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and 6. Finder Group Privacy & Cookies Policy.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Go to site