Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ offer better camera, slow-mo videos

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The new highlights, and restored center around the capacities of the camera for cell phone producers, come as they attempt to push clients to move up to the most recent, higher-evaluated telephones, in the midst of a moderating business sector. The two phones, which are the flagship Galaxy S phones, have divided the Samsung fans and smartphone enthusiasts.

Samsung, the victor of "Phone of the Year" with Galaxy S8 at the Mobile Choice Consumer Awards, was one of the first mobile providers to see the high potential in wireless charging and has been partners with Powermat since 2015. "But, just like the S8, the S9's screen is sized at 5.8" and the S9+ features a 6.2" screen.

The curved display flows seamlessly into the steel frame of the phone which again merges a glass sheet at the back which houses cutouts for the phone's dual camera set-up and fingerprint scanner. The big change is that you get variable aperture.

Samsung chose to double down on the camera. You can also locate the place you are in or point it at the food in your plate, and it will calculate the number of calories you would consume and feed it in the Samsung Health app. Most smartphone cameras are stuck with a one-size-fits-all aperture.

According to The Verge, the camera sensor can switch between "a very bright f/1.5 to a smaller f/2.4 depending on exposure conditions". I'm looking forward to putting it in a three-way death match versus the Pixel 2 and iPhone X, both of which have a fixed aperture.

In fact, with a cost of £869 SIM-only, the S9+ is £130 more expensive than the standard £739 Galaxy S9.

The Galaxy S9 comes with nifty tricks up its sleeve such as wireless-charging and Samsung's AR emoji, which converts facial expressions into humanoid cartoons that can blink, look around, and smile.

The S9 auto-generates personal AR Emojis based on a photo. (Or maybe that's Tim Cook?) Regardless, it's fun to be the star.

Apple was the first to draw out an AR emoticon include, called Animoji, on the iPhone X a year ago.

The S9 has lots of other little improvements, from a faster processor to louder sound. If you know what to use, you can use pro mode and pick one that you want.

- Both the S9 and the S9+ have a 8-megapixel front camera. The device brings with it not only a new design, but a bigger and better display.

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