Samsung seems to have not only boost the morale of the consumers but also of the watchdog and geeks. The consumer reports suggest that Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have hit the roof as far as consumer rating is concerned.
Android Authority reported that it was a hat-trick for Samsung so far as winning the hearts of the consumers is concerned. After Galaxy S8 and S7, Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus to achieving number one spot. However, there is a flipside to the reports which are critical of the cameras and battery performance.
As the performance reviews started pouring, the sound quality, quicker processing, and durability set the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus ahead of the curve and nullified all other competitors.
“Just six-point separate our top 20 smartphones”, the review reads. The watchdog reported that Samsung Galaxy S8 couldn’t bear the 50 drops in the tumbling machine, whereas S9 got through that benchmark easily, while S9 Plus crossed the 50 marks and broken afterward.
However, the battery life of Galaxy S9 – the eternal problem of Samsung devices – has eroded the reputation of Samsung further. The Consumer Reports found a further dip in performance. While S8 lasted for 26 hours, S9 is only good for 22.5 hours during the testing. S9 Plus survived 24 hours compared to S8 Plus’ 25.5 hours.
Although, cameras were one the selling points of the Samsung, caved in during the tests. The report drew a dark picture of over-sharpening saying, “doing this exaggerates the contrast between dark and light objects in the photos, potentially adding an unnatural-looking halo around the subject”. It also questioned the low light difference, which is unnoticeable in S9.
There are other critical aspects to the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. AR Emoji was judged kitschy, while the super slow-mo feature was found impractical.
It is understood that unsettling Samsung is near impossible and only OnePlus 6 or Sony XZ trio may give some competition to Samsung at the top. Whereas Huawei P20 Pro may pose a greater challenge to Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.