Should You Upgrade Old Galaxy S5 / S6 to Samsung Galaxy S9 – S9 Plus?

After the months of rumors and leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, the company unveiled the phones a few days back at the MWC event at Barcelona. Samsung boasts the camera updates along with Stereo Speakers and the tons of other improvements will spur an upgrade cycle to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Well is it worth upgrading?


A Glance at the Specifications and Features of S9 and S9 Plus

Should You Upgrade Old Galaxy S5 / S6 to Samsung Galaxy S9 - S9 Plus?

The post below will cover all the specifications and features of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus to help you decide.

Samsung just launched the redefined version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with lots of improvements and changes. Samsung boasts a camera-heavy pitch along with the faster chip that can play a really important role in the decision whether the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus is worth the upgrade over old phones such as Galaxy S5 / S6 / Note 5 etc.

So before diving deep into these features, let us have a glance at the specifications of both the phones.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications

  1. Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm and 163g
  2. Water resistance: IP68
  3. Display: 5.8-inch 2960×1440 pixels resolution Super AMOLED
  4. Operating system: Android 8 Oreo
  5. RAM: 4GB
  6. Storage: 64/128/256GB internal with microSD card slot
  7. Battery: 3000mAh with fast wired and wireless charging
  8. Sensors: Iris, pressure, Accelerometer, barometer, fingerprint, gyro, magnet, heart rate, proximity, and RGB light
  9. Audio: Dual stereo speakers tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos, 3.5mm headset jack
  10. Cameras: Super speed dual pixel 12 megapixel with OIS and mechanical dual aperture (f/1.5 and f/2.4). Front 8-megapixel camera, f/1.7.
  11. Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core (Exynos outside the US)
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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Specifications

  1. Dimensions: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm and 189g
  2. Water resistance: IP68
  3. Display: 6.2-inch 2960×1440 pixels resolution Super AMOLED
  4. Operating system: Android 8 Oreo
  5. RAM: 6GB
  6. Storage: 64/128/256GB internal with microSD card slot
  7. Battery: 3500mAh with fast wired and wireless charging
  8. Sensors: Iris, pressure, Accelerometer, barometer, fingerprint, gyro, magnet, heart rate, proximity, and RGB light
  9. Audio: Dual stereo speakers tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos, 3.5mm headset jack
  10. Cameras: Super speed dual pixel 12 megapixel with OIS and mechanical dual aperture (f/1.5 and f/2.4) and 12-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto camera. Front 8-megapixel camera, f/1.7.
  11. Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core (Exynos outside the US)

The Core Pitch

The main focus of the South Korean Giant, this year, is to redefine the camera experience of the users with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. According to DJ Koh, the head of Samsung’s IT and mobile communications division, “The most important function of the phone is not making calls. It’s to capture that fleeting moment in a photo and sharing moments in videos. People took 1.2 trillion photos on their smartphones.”

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Samsung also said its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus can manage your connected life, but at the end of the day, the core pitch revolves around the camera and its ability to take pictures in low light. The camera has its own DRAM processor as well as dual apertures to handle all lighting conditions.

Aside from the camera, both devices feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and that chip is one of the primary reasons Samsung can boast camera improvements.

So based on the core pitch and the specifications, will you be upgrading to Samsung S9 and S9 Plus?

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