Are you in the market for a powerful smartphone that won't break the bank? Most of the year's phones have been announced already, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching, now is the best time to start looking for deals. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a great flagship phone that's expected to see price drops ahead of the release of the S10 next spring. We saw discounts on the S8 around this time last year for the same reason, so we expect similar deals this Black Friday season.What will those Galaxy S9 deals look like? We anticipate they will range from reduced price handsets to bundles that save you money on contracts. Read on to see our predictions as well as the best time to buy during this Black Friday season. When is Black Friday 2018?Black Friday falls on November 23 this year, the day after Thanksgiving, with Cyber Monday following closely behind on November 26.Keep in mind that the bargain period doesn't just cover that late-November weekend: deals may appear in … [Read more...] about Black Friday Samsung Galaxy S9 deals 2018: get the best price in the US
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The Google Pixel 3 is one of the most polarizing smartphones of 2018, even though it’s also one of the most iterative. You won’t find many major design changes on the Pixel 3 coming from the Pixel 2, and for most people that’s totally fine. The Pixel 2 was one of our favorite Android phones of last year, so why would Google need to reinvent the wheel? Samsung is in the same boat with the Galaxy S9. Like the Galaxy S8 before it, Samsung’s 2018 flagship sports a similar design, display, and many of the same internal specs as its predecessor. If you’re looking for a good, small flagship smartphone, which one’s best? Find out in our Google Pixel 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 comparison.Google Pixel 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S9: The specs These are similarly sized phones released in 2018, so it’s no surprise they come with similar spec sheets. Google Pixel 3Samsung Galaxy S9 Display5.5-inch flexible OLED 1,080 x 2,160 resolution 443ppi 18:9 screen ratio … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Which small(ish) phone is right for you?
October 15, 2018 - Written By Mihai Matei Samsung is rolling out a new update to the Galaxy S9 Plus, promising improved performance for the front-facing camera, a newer Android security patch, and the usual stability and functionality improvements. The rollout began today for the Galaxy S9 Plus carrying the model number SM-G965F (Exynos variant) and is reportedly already available for download in Germany, with other countries likely to follow suit in the coming days or weeks. Of note is that according to Samsung’s online documentation, the Galaxy S9 hasn’t received the update just yet, but that could change at any moment.The changelog specifies that face detection has been improved specifically in backlit conditions, and faces should now be captured at improved brightness levels. As for the Android security level, evidently, the latest update introduces the October security patch, since the September patch was launched roughly one month ago when build number … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Updated With Camera Improvements
Now that Samsung has taken the curtains off its 2018 flagship – Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus – here’s a look at the official Samsung accessories that are available for the two smartphones. Read: Best Samsung Galaxy S9 cases Read: Best Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus cases The availability of these accessories, as well as the color variants in which these are offered, will, of course, differ by regions and markets.Covers S-View Flip Cover The flip cover allows you to reply to notifications and check your display easily through the clear case, while it stays clear with a fingerprint prevention coating. You can also fold the cover to prop up your phone while watching a video for example. Buy for Galaxy S9 at Amazon Buy for Galaxy S9 Plus at Amazon LED Wallet Cover (LED View Cover in the UK) This cover gives you easy to read notifications through the cover and allows you to choose personalized icons to add some fun to your alerts. Buy for Galaxy S9 at Amazon Buy for … [Read more...] about The best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus accessories
Google announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL today, and while they definitely seem to move the phone line forward, they don't seem to do that all that much. Google's focus seems to be largely on software an AI improvements, and while they'll surely help, the phones have to compete with other flagships, like the Galaxy S9. Unlike the comparison of Apples to Android we did for the Pixel 3 vs iPhone XS match-up, it's a little more straightforward comparing two Android flagships, and that makes this one a tight race. As we'll see, the Galaxy S9 is better in virtually every way, unless the Pixel 3 manages to have the best smartphone camera.Here's every device Google launched at its Made By Google eventImage 1 of 2Image 2 of 2Design and displayThe Samsung Galaxy S9 wallops the Pixel 3 in its design and display, not just for looking like a more strikingly premium phone, but also for catering to users' needs in more ways.The Galaxy S9 is a little heftier at 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm and 163 … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S9