This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsungTargetTech #CollectiveBias As a tech savvy Mom, I love to be on the leading edge of technology! I recently upgraded my phone, and am doing a full Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review for you!
When I’m looking to upgrade my phone, it’s typically because my current phone is absolutely unusable. Nothing changed when I went to upgrade my phone this time. I literally couldn’t make or receive calls, watch videos, listen to music (nothing with sound worked) and to add insult to injury my screen shattered about two weeks before I finally bit the bullet and upgraded.
When I found out the Samsung Galaxy S9+ was coming out, I knew I wanted to wait so I could get it as my new phone. It’s not only an upgrade, it’s a total tech overhaul! It has everything I was looking for in a phone and more! If you’re looking to upgrade, or just want more info on the Samsung Galaxy S9+, check out my Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review below.
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Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review
One of the biggest things I care about, as a mom, when looking to get a new phone is the camera. I, like most of you, don’t carry around a separate camera because this is the 21st century and my phone is my camera. Outside of special events like recitals, egg hunts, etc., I also use my camera to capture the every day moments of my family that I will treasure for the rest of my life. I need the camera on my phone to be awesome and to be fast.
The Samsung Galaxy S9+ not only has a great camera, it has been named the BEST smart phone camera available by several notable reviewers and companies. One of the coolest things is that the Samsung Galaxy S9+ has a true zoom. In layman’s terms, that means it has a physical zoom lens so the quality stays far better than on a traditional phone camera. The above photo was taken from across my yard. Our new puppy can’t make herself hold still for a picture up close, so this is the best way to get her holding still. Notice the quality? A normal phone camera doesn’t really zoom in, it crops in on the image, which is why you lose so much quality so quickly. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ has an optical zoom, so it’s actually zooming in on the object you’re photographing.
Another gorgeous way to use the Samsung Galaxy S9+ camera, is with the Live Focus setting. This allows you to focus on a specific object, and then blur out the background. You can even control how much of the background you want blurred out with a simple slider as well. It’s awesome. Look at my handsome Instant Pot eating dog! (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can see the damage he did HERE.) These photos have no filters and zero editing, so they are raw files off the phone on a heavily clouded day.
Super Slow-Mo Video
The one thing on my Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review that I was really excited about using was the Super Slow-Mo video option. So you’ll notice in the image above that when using the Super Slow-Mo feature, you point your camera at what you want to record. You will hit record, to start recording, but the Super Slow-Mo won’t start until something moves in that square you see in the middle of frame above. Check out the video we made below of popping a water ballon with the Samsung Galaxy S9+ Super Slow-Mo video feature.
Another really awesome thing they did with the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is the option to choose the colors. It comes in lilac purple, midnight black and coral blue. I ended up getting mine in midnight black, because I planned to use a colored case over the top, but I almost got the lilac purple!
I, like many others, have ruined many a phone from water damage. I think we’ve all stuck a phone in a bag of rice in a desperate attempt to save them at one point in our lives. Phones of mine have been in a pool, been tossed in a puddle, had juice spilled on them directly, and have even been dropped into a toilet and peed on. No, I’m not kidding. Yes, it was devastating.
The Samsung Galaxy S9+ has an IP68 rating. That’s a fancy way of saying that it has been tested and withstood without damage, up to 5 feet of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. Simply wipe it off to remove any leftover water or wet residue and you’re good to go! That was a HUGE selling point for me considering my track record.
Where to buy it?
If you want an easy, all-in-one place you can go buy the Samsung Galaxy S9+ across multiple carriers, with a Starbucks in hand, you can go get it at Target! You can buy it and any cases or accessories you may need for your new phone there! If you don’t want to go in store, you can get it online HERE.
That concludes my Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review! If you have any more questions, or want to know more, feel free to leave a comment below.