Samsung officially unveiled their new flagship smartphone this week at the Barcelona Mobile Congress and boy oh boy is this piece of technology quite something. There are so many amazing highlights that it’s hard to know where to begin.
Read on to discover the stunning features this device offers and find out our the best microSD cards for the Samsung Galaxy S9.
Open up your view with this grand edge-to-edge display that fits comfortably in your hand. It curves over the sides for a sight that seems boundless with minimal visual distractions.
Embrace the big screen experience.
The 18.5:9 display ratio gives you a cinematic view. While the stereo speakers tuned by AKG and enhanced with Dolby Atmos offer pure, surround sound.
See your photos as they were meant to be seen.
View your photos and videos vividly on this bright display. It also increases the contrast when you’re outside—so even in broad daylight you and your friends will see stunning detail on-screen.
Designed to be held.
Galaxy S9 and S9+ have a beautiful design that’s made to fit comfortably in your hand. The camera sits flush with the back for a smooth surface. While the fingerprint sensor is ergonomically placed to let you unlock with one easy move.
The Samsung S9 camera takes beautiful photos of different kinds of light.
Take photos without thinking twice—no matter the time of day. With two f-stop modes, the category-defining Dual Aperture adapts to bright light and super low light automatically, like the human eye. And you can flex your artistic side, toggling the aperture to create a mood.
Capture your nighttime adventures with stunning clarity. With the F1.5 aperture mode and multi-frame noise reduction, the rear camera ensures the photos you take in the dark come out clear and bright, no fine-tuning required.
Shoot at an incredible speed: 960 frames per second, thanks to the super speed sensor. Show off your directorial skills by adding Super Slow-mo bursts to a video or spotlighting one moment.
When you’re on a bumpy ride, your photos will still come out sharp thanks to optical image stabilisation (OIS). It keeps photos clear even if you’re a little shaky.
Turn your selfie into an emoji and watch your messaging come alive.
Create an animated version of yourself that shows off your inner you. Then, get your message across with an emoji that follows your movements and expressions.
Explore the world with your own handheld translator: the camera. Instantly understand a world of languages in real time.
Enhance your world with an Augmented Reality assistant.
Looking for a restaurant nearby? How about the calorie count of your snack? Just open the camera or an image and bring up Bixby Vision to reveal what you need to know.
Experience audio brilliance.
Hear the action crisper and louder on the stereo speakers tuned by AKG. They offer a pure sound that’s 1.4x more powerful than previous Galaxy phones.
Immerse yourself in sound.
A new dimension of audio has arrived. Dolby Atmos surrounds you with three-dimensional sound, putting you at the centre of a theatre-like experience.
Block bad guys at every layer.
Protect your sensitive data from prying eyes with the security of Samsung Knox. It’s built into the phone from the chip up to make the Galaxy S9 and S9+ secure to the core.
Instantly unlock when and where you need to.
Access your phone easily with convenient technology that combines face recognition and iris scan. When face recognition needs help, iris scan kicks in to verify you—and vice versa. So your phone can identify you even in low light.
* Accuracy of Intelligent Scan may differ depending on surrounding conditions.
Open with a look, a tap, a pattern, or a PIN. There’s a wide range of options you can use to keep your phone locked until you want it.
Charging up won’t tie you down.
Don’t fumble with charging cables when you need to recharge. Place your phone on the wireless charger to power up with ease. And because it props up your phone at a comfortable angle, you can keep streaming and texting.
The great thing about Samsung’s smartphones is that they come with the option to extend the internal storage with a micro SD card. That means you can make the most out of your phone without constantly deleting apps to make room for new ones or deleting cherished memories in exchange for newer, recent ones.
Here are our top recommended microSD’s to make sure you’re getting the most out of your shiny new Samsung.
Extend your devices with a card from the EVO-Plus series. The EVO Plus provides fast read and write speeds. Reliable reliability combined with a powerful performance allows you to secure and manage your most important moments without worries on a card of the EVO-Plus series. Record your 4K UHD videos without any delay and transfer them easily. Your experiences are unique and unforgettable with the EVO Plus. The EVO Plus resists salt water, extreme temperatures, x-ray scanners at airports and magnetic fields.
This 32GB micro SD is perfect to store your old photos on to guarantee space on your handset, the read speed also clocks at 95 MB/s which means you can transfer files across in seconds. Great if you want to go for the lower end of the price spectrum, but if you’re looking for permanent external memory, you’ll probably want to go for something higher in capacity.
The PRO Endurance has a longer usage lifespan than other high endurance or speed-focused cards thanks to superior NAND technology. In devices that continuously write and overwrite data, it shows less wear and withstands significantly more cycles of repeated recording than other cards. Designed specifically for surveillance & security cams, dash cams, and body cams, the PRO Endurance boasts 25x longer continuous recording than speed-focused cards and offers exclusive 4K and FHD support in the high endurance segment with proven durability in harsh real-world conditions.
The PRO Plus memory card is compatible with a wide range of devices for both SD and micro SD. The included SD adapter fits most devices under almost every brand name while preserving the outstanding speed and performance of the PRO Endurance.
This SD card is an upgrade of the one above, the read/write speeds are much faster, which means you can record and save 4K videos shot straight from your phone without it occupying your phones internal memory. Perfect if you want high-end performance at a lower end budget.
Extend your devices with a card from the EVO-Plus series. The EVO Plus provides fast read and write speeds. Reliable reliability combined with a powerful performance allows you to secure and manage your most important moments without worries on a card of the EVO-Plus series.
Record your 4K UHD videos without any delay and transfer them easily. Your experiences are unique and unforgettable with the EVO Plus. The EVO Plus resists salt water, extreme temperatures, x-ray scanners at airports and magnetic fields.
This SD card is pretty much self-explanatory. It’s got incredibly fast read/write speeds which allows you to upload and transfer files across in a heartbeat without compromising quality. 64GB is a decent amount of data for external storage, if you bear in mind that’s what iPhone internal storage starts at, you’ll have plenty of additional space to store a whole phones-worth load of content without even touching the Galaxy’s internal storage.
Samsungs microSD EVO Plus has added memory capacity and multi-device functionality so you can focus on life, not technology. This UHS-1, Class 10 compatible memory card is perfect for capturing photos and for video recording & playback in Full HD. And with read & write speeds of up to 80MB/s & 20MB/s respectively, apps and videos load quicker and files transfer faster.
With the Samsung EVO Plus microSD Card, you can shoot rich and detailed Full HD videos on your smartphone, tablet, or camera and be confident that each memory will be safe. Play your videos back on your Full HD TV or monitor and relive the experience as vividly as the day it happened.
Although the read/write speeds don’t match the PRO or PRO PLUS series of Samsung micro SD cards, the price you pay for the amount of storage this card provide makes investing in it justifiable. The high capacity of this card allows you to extend the life of your smartphone by not clogging up the internal storage with apps, it will instead allow you to store all those stunning 4K videos and photos on your internal memory and use the card to store the data-hungry apps.
Keeping your precious memories safe is vital. Samsung’s high-performance, stylish and secure memory cards ensure that every shot you take is captured and kept safe and secure. EVO Plus cards offer greater capacity and higher transfer speeds, making it excellent for video recording and playback in Full HD.
Samsung’s microSD EVO Plus has added memory capacity and multi-device functionality so you can focus on life, not technology. This UHS-1, U3 Class 10 compatible memory card is perfect for capturing photos and for video recording & playback in Full HD. And with read & write speeds of up to 95MB/s & 90MB/s respectively, apps and videos load quicker and files transfer faster.
This card is for those who are planning on keeping their phones for as long as possible. We all know the curse of the smartphone when we reach maximum capacity. The phone itself starts to slow down with all that data clogging it up. The price point on this card is quite high, but if you plan on holding on to your phone until the foreseeable future, then it’s well worth the investment. Excellent read/write speeds, a huge capacity and top-notch UHS-1 and class rates to top it off, makes this card the perfect partner for your Samsung S9.