Amazon shaves a clean £120 off the Samsung Galaxy S9 as the e-commerce giant charges on with its August Bank Holiday Sale (see the best deals from the sale here). For £619, you get the dual SIM model with 6GB RAM (exclusive to Amazon) and 64GB internal storage. The discount makes it cheaper than the single SIM model that’s on sale for £639.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the best phone on the market – flawed only by its price. The disheartening £739 RRP stopped us from crowning the S9 first place in our curated round up of the best smartphones of 2018 (the more affordable OnePlus 6 snatched that spot instead). But that doesn’t mean we aren’t fans of the Galaxy S9.
The Galaxy S9 earned an impressive 4.5 stars out of 5 and the “Tech Advisor Recommended” badge – and for good reason.
The S9 features an Exynos 9810 octa-core chip that churns out powerful performance. All of this is hooded under an all glass body and a 5.8in curved glass screen. The screen is one of the best we’ve seen and brighter than the S8 too. Here are some of the best screen protectors for the S9.
The glass body does make it slippery, but there are tonnes of cases available (see the best ones here), making grip a non-issue.
The S9 is equipped with a fingerprint and iris scanner as well, and an excellent 12Mp camera that can automatically switch apertures based on the shooting conditions, making it ideal for low light conditions. Other features include Super Slow Motion, AR Emojis and fast charging on a 3,000mAH battery (though this hasn’t been upgraded from the S8).
The design is similar to the S8 with subtle improvements, such as smaller bezels above and below the screen. It’s also a bit shorter and heavier than its predecessors, though we didn’t think this made much of a difference.
The dual SIM model is exclusive to Amazon – and again it is SIM free. If you don’t have an existing contract, we’ve also gathered the best and cheapest SIM deals around.