9.4 out of 10 based on 4460 reviews

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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Best Price: $775

  • User Score (4116)
    9.1 9.1 from 4116 reviewers
  • Expert Score (82)
    8.8 8.8 from 82 reviewers
  • Design (180)
    10 10 from 180 reviewers
  • Value for money (29)
    8.3 8.3 from 29 reviewers
  • Features (2)
    9.6 9.6 from 2 reviewers
  • Ease of use (17)
    8.9 8.9 from 17 reviewers
  • Performance (2)
    9.5 9.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Sound quality (25)
    10 10 from 25 reviewers
  • Reliability (12)
    8.2 8.2 from 12 reviewers
  • Battery performance (10)
    9.8 9.8 from 10 reviewers
  • Display (10)
    10 10 from 10 reviewers
  • Weight (2)
    9.5 9.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Functionality (12)
    9.1 9.1 from 12 reviewers
  • Speed performance (15)
    9.6 9.6 from 15 reviewers
  • Gaming performance (2)
    10 10 from 2 reviewers
  • Build quality (8)
    10 10 from 8 reviewers
  • Connectivity (2)
    10 10 from 2 reviewers
  • Keyboard (2)
    10 10 from 2 reviewers
  • Temperature (2)
    10 10 from 2 reviewers
  • Camera (10)
    10 10 from 10 reviewers
  • Multimedia (9)
    10 10 from 9 reviewers
  • Battery life (165)
    9.9 9.9 from 165 reviewers
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Experts:
9-10
(49)
7-8
(33)
5-6
(0)
3-4
(0)
1-2
(0)
Users:
9-10
(3180)
7-8
(509)
5-6
(158)
3-4
(75)
1-2
(166)
  • Expert Reviews

  1. Good Gear Guide

    Good Gear Guide
    8.5/10
    16 March 2018

    With the S9 and S9+, Samsung swing their engineering talent, brand power and their overall focus back towards the camera side of the equation and, while the results of this pivot aren’t by any means poor, the whole thing does come off as a little predictable. Read more

    • Great camera for both stills and video, Infinity Display still great
    • Battery life, Bixby still kinda mediocre, Your mileage may vary on AR emojis
  2. Pickr

    Pickr
    9.0/10
    16 March 2018

    There’s no doubting that Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ is a top phone, and given what it had to work with, it’s no surprise. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ were excellent handsets, clones of each other set to bigger sizes, and using those as a template practically guarantees more excellence from Samsung. Read more

    • Still a great design, Fantastic performance, Some of the fastest 4G around, Excellent screen, Really solid camera, Fingerprint sensor is in a better location, Biometric security is good, Water resistant, Supports wireless charging, Includes a decent pair of wired AKG in-earphones and a case in th...
    • Low-light isn't great for video, AR Emoji is a very unimpressive gimmick, Battery life could be better, Bixby can get it very, very wrong, Expensive
  3. CRN.com.au

    CRN.com.au
    9 March 2018

    When we reviewed Samsung's large-screened new Galaxy smartphone last year, the Galaxy S8+ , we described it as "futuristic" for its huge display and edge-to-edge design. But the future arrived quickly afterward as most major smartphone makers, Apple included, adopted some version of a large,... Read more

  4. Smarthouse

    Smarthouse
    9 March 2018

    When Apple took the top end smartphone over the $1K barrier they became a serious investment consideration now we are seeing a pitched battle between the Apple Read more

  • User Reviews

  1. Nice phone for 2018

    Harvey Norman
    10/10
    Reviewer: Michael chapman, Harvey Norman
    7 April 2018

    Samsung chose to stick with the s8 design wack a better camera on the device and increase performance and ram also shave a few less bezels off the screen too. I did like the fact that they moved the fingerprint sensor under the camera making the device more easier to unlock then the previous gen. Read more

  2. Nice phone, but good luck getting Bluetooth workin

    JB Hi-Fi
    6.0/10
    Reviewer: Smeesh, JB Hi-Fi
    15 October 2018

    Happy with the phone itself, but it appears Samsung have upgraded to Bluetooth 5. Consequently, I cannot get Bluetooth working on any of my devices that my S7 would connect to no problems. It will not even find the devices in the Bluetooth scan - including Fitbit, car stereos (x2) and soundbar. Read more

  3. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus - Black

    The Good Guys
    9.0/10
    Reviewer: WESLEY, The Good Guys
    9 April 2018

    Read more

    • Its fast, responsive and good at just about everything and has some great features. Camera is top notch for a smartphone. Unlocking screen methods work magnificently. By far one of the best smart phones you can possibly buy at this point it time in my opinion. Rivals the iPhone X and although the...
    • Expensive. It doesnt mention anywhere on the box that it includes a basic clear protector case. Although its a beautiful phone its also a fingerprint magnet. The edges of the display show a slight blue tint at certain angles. There are two sets of apps samsung vs google apps. E.g. comes with sams...
  4. Best phone ever!!

    Harvey Norman
    10/10
    Reviewer: APP79, Harvey Norman
    22 April 2018

    Didnt think they could top the S8+...I was wrong. Phone is amazing in every way Read more

  5. Not great

    JB Hi-Fi
    4.0/10
    Reviewer: MattyMatt, JB Hi-Fi
    15 October 2018

    For available phones I'm sure it's the best, but for what you pay you get a lot less then expected. Samsung do some things right, but most things wrong. Would be good if they could improve the camera, music player and contacts. Not impressed. Read more

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