The Galaxy S9 may be over two years old now but this phone still has a lot of redeeming qualities that make it perfect for anyone looking to buy a flagship in 2020.
Reason #1: Software support
The Galaxy S9, despite being two years old, still has plenty of life in it when it comes to software support. It has seen updates to Android 9 Pie and Android 10 and it keeps getting better. Whether Samsung will decide to break the two OS upgrades tradition next year by updating it to Android 11 I don’t know. But regardless, it still has a year of monthly OS upgrades left and after that it will receive quarterly updates for another year.
Reason #2: Performance
The Galaxy S9 can still run intensive software without issues. Whether that be a web browser with several tabs open, a word processor, or the newest 3D video games, the S9 remains a good phone. Multitasking remains a smooth experience on the phone too and no stutter happens.
Reason #3: Price
The Galaxy S9 comes at quite a good price in 2020. It can be purchased unlocked on Amazon for less than £450 now, and you can probably get a good deal on your favourite carrier if you look. Either way, the S9 remains a well priced phone even in 2020 and a good option for those looking for an older flagship.
Reason #4: Samsung DeX
The Galaxy S9 has Samsung DeX which allows you to turn your phone into a PC by hooking it up to a TV. Starting with Android 9 Pie, the DeX dock or pad is no longer needed and you can instead use a USB-C to HDMI adapter to connect your phone to your monitor. Once you’ve got Samsung DeX running, apps such as Microsoft Office, web browsers, and photo editors will transform into PC-like experiences.
Reason #5: Solid design
The Galaxy S9 still has a solid design that holds up even in 2020. It has a 5.8 inch screen, glass back, and infinity display. Its fingerprint scanner is located perfectly beneath the camera. The S9 still has a great design even in 2020.
Despite its age the Galaxy S9 still makes a great phone even in 2020. It’s speedy, still has a couple more years of security updates ahead, can be bought for a good price, has Samsung DeX, and also a great design. If you can I’d recommend you get an S10 or even S20 instead, but if you’re on a budget the S9 still makes a great phone.