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MrMobile Review: The Galaxy S9 is a clever camera in a classic casing

It's never easy to quantify the latest flagship smartphone from a company like Samsung … because no matter how disappointing or dazzling it turns out to be, the latest Galaxy will always sell like gangbusters. Part of that is thanks to Samsung's incredible marketing machine, but for the past few years it's also been a result of the company churning out some truly impressive smartphones. Smartphones that, in the words of Andrew Martonik over in the full review, "just do everything."

With the Galaxy S9 (and the model I reviewed, the S9+), Samsung has only added to that everything. Not making the cut for this video: thicker glass front and back, enhanced blood scanning via the heart-rate sensor, slightly reduced bezels top and bottom, and a host of other minor details. Filling their time: a lingering look at the Galaxy S9 camera with its variable physical aperture, and a trip through the warp zone to see how 960fps video can illuminate those blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments.

Interested? Check out the review video above, and be sure to subscribe to MrMobile's YouTube Channel so you don't miss more Galaxy S9 coverage coming soon!

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6 Comments
  • No Surprises is a great song. I preordered this as my first ever Samsung phone. My V20 is really struggling these days. And I mainly got it BECAUSE its not revolutionary. Revolutionary to me means "we've never done this before and it has no real world testing". honestly I would spring for an S8 but the FP sensor is a deal breaker. Little worried about battery and software but we'll see
  • I don't know about you but, thank you Sammy for not including the ridiculous notch. Plus stereo speaker's & ear buds in the box! If you want features this is the phone for you. The plus, 6gb's the 845, wireless, ip68, the variable aperture camera etc. To me, these are the most feature packed phones on the planet!
  • If I were going to get one of these I would 100% go S9 plus. No compromises
  • Features is a salty word.
  • Sounds like average feature packed phone beside the variable camera. I do appreciate they added the stereo speakers though
  • Yes Samsung is a marketing machine but they also add every premium feature known to man. That reason alone always makes want to purchase their products! I really don't think I'm alone in that area! The thing I like the best about the s9 & plus, stereo speaker's & AKG ear buds included in the box, and the best feature of all no NOTCH!