Despite the obvious advantages of the Galaxy S9 over the Galaxy S8, most consumers will prefer the model of the previous generation. This was shown by a poll conducted by phoneArena among its readers. According to its results, the votes of the respondents were divided in the ratio of 60 to 40.
The main reasons why respondents preferred the Galaxy S8 to a newer model include a virtually identical appearance, a comparable level of performance and a significantly lower price of a previous generation smartphone. In addition, during the existence of the “eight” on the market, the manufacturer has eliminated most of the shortcomings of the model, in contrast to the Galaxy S9, which all this is only to be done.
The advantages that the “nine” can boast are not so significant as to overpay extra $ 100, consumers note. Cartoon Selfridges, stereo speakers and a fingerprint scanner located in the right place are definitely not what you should strive for, especially if the goal is to save money.
Why buy Galaxy S9?
There were, however, those who liked the Galaxy S9 more. One of the reasons why respondents preferred the novelty is an additional year of software support, which is highly valued in the Android environment. “By purchasing the Galaxy S9 here and now, I’m guaranteed to receive another year of updates,” says user scarface21173. ”
Samsung began to update Galaxy S8 and S8 + to Android Oreo
Samsung Electronics began distributing the release version of Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy S8 and S8 +, the journalists learned from phone arena . At the moment, only a limited audience of users from the beta program can download the update. All the rest of the update will be available within a week.
It is reported that Android 8.0 Oreo is the software framework for the Samsung Experience 9.0 user interface. Probably, the same shell will be “out of the box” preinstalled on the Galaxy S9 and S9 +, whose presentation will be held on February 25, the day before the official launch of the Mobile Congress in Barcelona.
The update includes a revised notification system, an adapted version of dual applications similar to Galaxy Note 8, a February security patch, and an increase in the overall performance of smartphones and the optimization of a number of established functions. Project Treble support is missing.