Two of the most expected cell phone arrivals of 2018 have now touched base as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Nokia 8 Sirocco. All in all, how do these exceptional telephones stack up against each other, and which one would it be advisable for you to pick when overhaul time comes around.
As you would anticipate from gadgets at the highest point of the tree, neither of these handsets are shoddy. Samsung has really expanded the value: the S9 costs £739, an ascent of £50 over the dispatch cost of a year ago’s S8.
Nokia presently can’t seem to affirm a UK cost for the Sirocco, yet the present gossipy tidbits propose 749€ for the European rendition. At the season of composing that would straightforwardly change over to around £660, however in the event that you include VAT it brings the cost to just shy of £800. We believe it’s more probable that the Nokia 8 Sirocco will come in at the £750 stamp so it can contend with the S9.
You can pre-arrange the Galaxy S9 now from Samsung, in front of its 16 March discharge date, and get it on the 9 March. After then it will be a standout amongst the most broadly accessible telephones around, such is the ubiquity of the Galaxy extend.
Nokia has said that the 8 Sirocco will touch base in April 2018.
Space and Hardware
The Samsung Galaxy S9 has the new Exynos 8910 Octa-core processor in Europe and is one of the first handsets to use the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor in the US and China. With 4GB of RAM we fully expect the S9 to be a very fast phone.
As has become the norm, there’s only one storage option available – 64GB – but this is augmented by a microSD card slot that can expand the space by up to 400GB. So far, so similar to Sony’s Xperia XZ2…
Samsung has beefed up the audio capabilities on the S9, which now features stereo speakers. It’s not in the traditional method of twin units sittings next to each other at the bottom of the device, instead the earpiece above the display joins the edge-mounted speaker to create the wider sonic landscape, just like recent iPhones.
It might seem a bit of an odd route, but so far we’ve been impressed with the results, especially as Samsung has also added Dolby Atmos to the fray.