The smartphone as we know it today has been around for about a decade now and while the recent shift in form-factor did breathe some new life into it, there doesn’t seem to be much more “revolutionary firsts” left with this blueprint. Instead, it’s now a battle of perfection and I think Samsung’s brand new Galaxy S9 is evidence of that.
Looking at the device, you might be wondering: What’s new besides the regular refresh in specs? Well, not that much — certainly nothing revolutionary. But, if you think about everything Samsung’s included in this smartphone, you’d probably be hard pressed to think of what else you could want.
I know I was. In fact, when I was making my list of pros and cons for this review, it was disproportionately skewed to the “pros” favour. All things considered, the Galaxy S9 is basically today’s perfect smartphone. Or at least it would have been if it didn’t have this one problem.
And I’d like to say that it is just a personal quibble, but it’s not. It’s pretty major and I think it’s something you should be concerned about too if you were considering buying the Galaxy S9.