Samsung Galaxy S9 | The COMPLETE Review | Photos-Battery-Security-Warranty-More

Two HONEST reviewers break down everything… Photo Quality, Video Stabilisation, Battery Life, Face Unlock, Bugs, Performance, Warranty, Value for Money, Android 8.0, the iPhone, Ok Google and so much more!

SECTIONS

Photos - 01:38

Videos - 03:01

Screen - 06:56

Battery Life - 10:46

Security - 13:46

Bugs - 18:06

Performance - 19:44

Headphone Jack - 21:38

Virus Protection - 22:58

Speakers - 23:29

Fashion - 24:42

Value for Money - 25:09

Warranty - 26:43

Final Word - 28:33

COMPANION VIDEOS

Important Video Issue: https://youtu.be/DW3k95C3098

S9 Video Camera Review: https://youtu.be/7JjWtthoO48

S9 Unboxing: https://youtu.be/FewnYrioIeM

AMAZON AFFILIATE SHOP

US: http://amzn.to/2oZmV1R

UK: http://amzn.to/2p29fTz

REFERENCES

iPhonedo: https://youtube.com/user/iPhonedoCom

Everything Apple Pro: https://youtube.com/user/EverythingApplePro

Jonathan Morrison: https://youtube.com/user/tldtoday

Macrumors: https://youtube.com/user/macrumors

Marques Brownlee: https://youtu.be/Gzy_nCkn88U

MUSIC

NiM - Avalon: https://youtu.be/-vqFRk9tvgE

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X Video Camera Review | 4K/Low Light/Slo-Mo/Colors

In this review we take the S9 and iPhone X out to play from sunrise to sunset to show you exactly how they both perform in all sorts of lighting conditions.

All footage was recorded at 4k/30 or 1080p/240. For best viewing make sure you watch in the maximum provided resolution.

COMPANION VIDEO

Unboxing: https://youtu.be/FewnYrioIeM

OVERALL

The iPhone has great colours and overall usability as it has no problems with overheating or battery life. However, the S9 does have the better quality. Low light was great, 1080p/240fps was great, 4k/30 was great, great all round. However, the colour profile it uses for the back camera favours for an orange tint and it’s limited to 5 minutes at 4k/60 and 10 minutes at 4k/30.

Which do you prefer?

AMAZON AFFILIATE SHOP

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TESTS

Sunrise - Beach

Good Lighting - Shopping

Bad Lighting - Underground Car Park

Slo Mo Test

Sunset

Low Light

No Light

S7 vs S9

Photography

MUSIC

The Bronx is Burning

NiM - Avalon: https://youtu.be/-vqFRk9tvgE

Vibe Tracks - Break You In

Twin Musicom - Hackerland

Otis McDonald - Look Out She’s American

Otis McDonald - Stay

Jimmy Fontanez/Media Right Productions - Dub Hub

HOW MUCH FASTER IS 15" MacBook Pro (2017) vs 13" MacBook Pro (2016)

We’ve been pushing our 13" MacBook Pro (2016) to its limits lately, so we bit the $6,000 bullet to find out how much faster the new 15" MacBook Pro (2017) and the results were shocking.

Comparison Specs
13" MacBook Pro (2016)
Intel i7 3.3GHz Dual Core
Intel Iris 550
16GB Ram
1TB SSD

15" MacBook Pro (2017)
Intel i7 2.9GHz Quad Core
Radeon 560 Pro
16GB Ram
2TB SSD

To even the tests to be as close as possible, I setup the 2017 15" with a clone of my 2016 13". Migration Assistant only works via Wifi and not super-fast USB so it I left it overnight, however most interestingly I learnt that the 15" MacBook Pro can actually charge a 13" MacBook Pro.

For the test configuration I wanted to simulate real world usage I had 3 browsers open and Google Drive syncing… eek!

The 2016 MacBook Pro was hitting SSD Read speeds of 2600 MB/s
While the 2017 MacBook granted with a larger 2TB hard drive would only reach 2200 MB/s

This surprised me because I had heard that the SSD speeds had been improved for this generation.

Launching Final Cut took around the same time on both. The first launch took 1 minute on the 2016, and 58 seconds on the 2017. The second launch took 18 seconds on both.

Editing 4k Locally stored Proxy videos ran fast on both laptops.

However, on my 2016 laptop as I have lots of footage I tend to store my media on a Network Access Server. I sometimes store proxy footage on there from old projects and editing those are a complete pain. I wondered if the multiple cores would help out here, however… it didn’t.

Editing a Locally Stored 4k Project was much more doable on the 15" 2017, however the jitters were still there, making proxy files a necessity.

Transcoding on the 15" 2017 was 1 second faster.

Exporting a 40 second 4k project was 6 seconds faster on the 15" 2017.

In 9 seconds I managed to launch more tabs on the 2016, but more tabs loaded on the 2017.

Compiling code was twice as fast on the 15" thanks to its quad core. However, the iOS simulator was still unusable for OpenGL on both machines.

The most interesting thing was that on the 13" the CPU was idling between 5-15% (with Google Drive taking up 60+%), whereas the 15" was idling at 65% with GDrive only reaching 8%. So maybe with better multithreaded programming design patterns in software, we could get much better performance out of it. However, that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

I set both machines up with Windows via Bootcamp, and while I didn’t time it, I didn’t notice any difference in performance during the installation. Where I did notice the difference, and it was a big difference, was in gaming. I could never get the frame rate up in Assassn’s Creed Unity on my 2016 13" MacBook, however out of the box it ran flawlessly on my 2017 15", thanks to it’s dedicated GPU. Note: I have Apple’s eGPU box on order and as soon as it comes I’ll let you know how it shifts the balance in this department.

All things considered we decided to keep our 13" and sent the 15" packing.

THE 2017 15" MACBOOK PRO EXPERIENCE | Buyer’s Remorse?

Even though it feels like it was only yesterday that we got our 2016 Mac, we just got our new 2017 15" MacBook Pro! Come join us as we rush to pick up it up, unbox it, and start the performance testing against our current 2016 generation edition.

Full Comparison Video: CHECK BACK TOMORROW

Specs
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Intel i7 2.9GHz Quad Core
AMD Radeon 560 Pro
2TB SSD
16 GB RAM
Costing over $6000 #FML