By Nicholas Pandolfo
Is the Samsung Galaxy S9 the best smartphone yet? It just might be for those people who use Androids.
“It is a nearly perfect Samsung phone,” said Marques Brownlee in a YouTube video reviewing the phone.
Marques Brownlee is one of the most well-known and famous tech YouTubers. He makes videos about the latest technology and notes what is good and bad about these devices.
The Galaxy S9 has been greatly anticipated in the tech world because people thought it would be hard to top the success and innovation of the Galaxy S8, which was released last year.
Many people did not think that Samsung would be able to make something much better compared to its previous models. But they did, and the upgrade is worth it.
Both the S9 and S9 Plus come in four different color options, Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, and Coral Blue.
The regular S9 has a 5.8-inch screen, while the S9 plus has a 6.2-inch screen. But since the screens have the same display, the larger screen only has 529 ppi (pixels per inch) as opposed to the 570 ppi that the regular sized one has.
One of the most anticipated aspects about this phone was the camera, and most people believe that Samsung did a good job developing the new cameras.
According to the Samsung website, the front camera not only has an eight megapixel AF sensor, but also has an 80-degree field-of-view, which allows the user to be able to capture more with each photo they take.
One of the differences about the rear camera from the Galaxy S8 is that the S9 Plus version has a second telephoto camera along with the main wide angle camera.
One of the most revolutionary phone camera improvements they made was the dual aperture feature. Regulating the aperture on a camera regulates how much light is let into the lens. The settings are ƒ1.5 and ƒ2.4.
The camera detects what kind of lighting you are trying to take a photo in and either raises or lowers the aperture so you can get the best result.
These types of settings can be helpful in taking photos in low-light settings because they will come out lighter and clearer.
The Samsung Galaxy S9’s biggest competitor is the iPhone X, even though the iPhone came out towards the end of last year.
The iPhone X also has a 5.8-inch screen just like the regular Galaxy S9.
The camera is very similar, in that the iPhone X has a dual camera on it as well, with a 12-megapixel wide angle camera and a telephoto camera.
Since it has both cameras, each one has its own aperture, which are ƒ1.8 and ƒ2.4, but they are locked in at those.
There are more people at Sacred Heart University who are loyal users to Apple products compared to Samsung phones.
Sophomore Christian Rodriguez prefers his iPhone instead of switching to an Android phone.
“The iPhone X facial recognition is a really cool feature and navigating around the phone is smooth without the home button, it just takes some getting used to,” said sophomore Mike DiBella.
DiBella got the phone when it was first released so he has gotten a lot of use out of it already.
“The only con I really have with the iPhone is that the facial recognition doesn’t always work and it can get frustrating,” said Rodriguez.
Some people prefer how the Galaxy phones work-and often Android users end up upgrading to the newer Galaxy release, just the same as Apple users do.
“This is the best and most complete version of that they have ever made,” said Brownlee.