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Topic: Galaxy S9

Apple's iPhone holds crown for owner loyalty, as Samsung retains lead in U.S. smartphone activations

04/18/2018, 12:04 pm

Despite the Apple loyalty hitting a high, the March launch of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ helped propel Samsung ahead of Apple in U.S. smartphone activations during the last quarter, a reversal of what happened during the holiday period.

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Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9 Plus battery life compared

04/17/2018, 02:04 pm

Continuing the comparison between Apple's iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus, AppleInsider pitted the flagship smartphones against each other in a number of battery life tests, to see which can last the longest. Can the battery in Apple's premium device out-last its main rival?

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Samsung's Galaxy S9 phones inch out iPhone X for top Consumer Reports ranking

04/16/2018, 11:04 am

In a surprise development, Consumer Reports has named the two newest Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, to the number one spot in its smartphone rankings.

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Video: iPhone X vs S9 Plus - Which should you buy?

04/06/2018, 03:04 pm

Last year we compared the iPhone X to Samsung's Note 8, and the iPhone was hands-down the flagship phone of choice. With the new Galaxy S9 Plus, Samsung appears to have improved on nearly every aspect of its smartphone hardware, at least on paper, but has it caught up to Apple's flagship mobile device?

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Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9+ video quality compared

03/29/2018, 04:03 pm

The latest installment in our Galaxy S9 comparison series examines the video quality of the cameras in Apple's iPhone X against Samsung's Galaxy S9+, including a close look at Samsung's new Super Slow Motion feature.

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Some early Samsung Galaxy S9 owners beset by touchscreen, data, lens flare issues

03/23/2018, 11:03 am

Some owners of Apple's chief competition against the iPhone X -- the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ -- are encountering problems with the responsiveness of touchscreens, excessive lens flare, and inaccurate data use tracking according to user complaints on assorted forums.

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Comparison: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9+ biometrics

03/19/2018, 08:03 pm

Samsung's recently released Galaxy S9+ comes with a new Intelligent Scan biometric security feature that essentially combines Face Recognition and Iris Scanning technology seen in last year's Note 8. Find out how it compares with Apple's Face ID on iPhone X in this video.

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SquareTrade claims Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ at lower risk of cracking than iPhone X

03/19/2018, 07:03 pm

Device insurance provider SquareTrade recently ran its usual barrage of stress tests on Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets, saying that while the phones are more durable than Apple's iPhone X, they still crack when dropped.

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Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9+ cameras compared

03/17/2018, 02:03 pm

In the latest installment of our Galaxy S9 comparison series we pit the cameras of Apple's iPhone X against those Samsung built into its new Galaxy S9+ flagship. Find out which smartphone comes out on top in this video.

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Speaker Comparison: iPhone X vs. Samsung's Galaxy S9+

03/16/2018, 07:03 pm

Last year we compared the speakers on the newly launched iPhone X to Samsung's then-current flagship and the iPhone destroyed in loudness, bass, mids, and highs. Will it do the same against the all new Galaxy S9+?

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Watch: iPhone X takes on Samsung's Galaxy S9+ in benchmarking bonanza

03/14/2018, 06:03 pm

In the first of a series of comparison video, AppleInsider pits Samsung's Galaxy S9+ against Apple's iPhone X in a barrage of benchmarking tests. Read on to find out which flagship came out on top.

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Samsung Galaxy S9+ repair difficulty, camera aperture details exposed in teardown

03/11/2018, 11:03 am

The similarity between the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and its predecessor are not limited to just the external design, as a teardown of the firm's flagship smartphone reveals its internal construction bears more than a passing resemblance to the Galaxy S8, and is just as difficult to repair.

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Initial pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S9 reportedly down compared to Galaxy S8 sales

03/10/2018, 07:03 pm

Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, may be underperforming compared to the previous model, with a report on South Korean sales and an analyst's pre-order note suggesting the main rival to Apple's iPhone's launch is lower than the electronics giant anticipated.

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Benchmarks on shipping hardware find iPhone X superior to Samsung Galaxy S9+

03/08/2018, 08:03 pm

With the Galaxy S9 and S9+ now in the hands of tech reviewers, some are beginning to evaluate how Samsung's latest handsets stacks up against Apple's flagship iPhone X. One head-to-head shows the S9's Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU, while speedy, is easily bested by Apple's A11 Bionic power plant.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 review roundup: Predictable smartphone plagued by 'creepy' AR Emoji, issue-prone security

03/08/2018, 10:03 am

Reviewers of the Samsung Galaxy S9 have praised the South Korean giant's flagship ahead of its release, but while it is considered to be one of the best Android devices on the market, the similarity with the Galaxy S8's design and underwhelming new features suggest it is a bit of a misstep for Apple's main rival.

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Samsung's attempt to catch up with iPhone X's Face ID security may be hampered by poor facial recognition

03/01/2018, 12:03 pm

The Intelligent Scan security feature of the Samsung Galaxy S9 may not be as secure as it seems, as a report suggests the facial recognition technology it uses is a weaker component of the biometric-based system compared to Apple's Face ID used in the competing iPhone X.

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Samsung's Galaxy S9+ trumps Apple's iPhone X in latest DxOMark benchmark

03/01/2018, 11:03 am

DxO on Thursday announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S9+ has achieved its best-ever DxOMark score, 99, toppling the Google Pixel 2's 98 and the Apple iPhone X's 97.

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Early Samsung Galaxy S9 hardware beats iPhone X in DisplayMate's extensive screen testing

03/01/2018, 09:03 am

A report evaluating the OLED screen used in the Samsung Galaxy S9 has declared it the "best smartphone display," with the creation by Apple's rival said to be better than screens used in the iPhone X and premium mobile devices by other manufacturers under a series of benchmarks.

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Early benchmarks shows Samsung Galaxy S9 well behind iPhone X in processor performance

02/27/2018, 09:02 am

The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a slower processor than the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, according to early benchmarks of Samsung's new device, after tests of the Android smartphone's Exynos 9810 chip reveal it to lag far behind the Apple-created A10 and A11 processors.

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Samsung defends Galaxy S9's 'AR Emoji,' says feature doesn't copy iPhone X's Animoji

02/26/2018, 11:02 am

"AR Emoji" -- a feature on the newly-announced Galaxy S9 -- has been in development for many years, and isn't a copy of the Animoji found on Apple's iPhone X, said Samsung mobile head D.J. Koh.

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