4. They might be good, but its a tough fight
Samsung’s S series smartphones always have been their top of the line, flagship segment smartphones. Coming with a top of the line performance and exceptional features. In 2018, the company launched their Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are set to replace the S8 and S8+. The S9 series comes with exceptional features like dual aperture and super slo-mo cameras, first in mobile phones. Also, the S9+ is the first Samsung S series smartphone with a dual camera setup.
However, All nice and new things aren't the best things. Howsoever good a smartphone maybe, there are really good alternatives, sometimes better or equivalent always. Same story with the latest Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. So let's take a look at the best alternatives to the Galaxy S9/S9+.
Please do note that the list is not in an orderly manner. This means the top listing in this article is not the best one. So please pay complete attention to the article.
3. Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ are the predecessors of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Apart from the hardware of the last year, badly positioned fingerprint sensor. It is almost same as the Galaxy S9. Other differences apart in the camera department. The Galaxy S9 has a dual aperture camera and the Galaxy S9+ was a dual camera setup. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have a fixed aperture single camera setup.
Still, the price drop of the Glaxay S8 due to the launch of its successor has caused a significant price drop. This makes the Galaxy S8/S8+ cheaper and almost same to the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched in India
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung's own Note series is one of the most powerful smartphones out there in the market. After the tragedy of the Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy Note 8 came back with a blast. With pulling performance numbers greater than the Galaxy S8 and close to the Galaxy S9. With the dual camera setup, large display, and the S-pen it makes it a great bargain. Also, as the Note 8 was launched quite a while ago, the prices have started to drop.
Trading in the dual-aperture camera for the bigger display and the S-pen, this makes it a good alternative.
1. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
The Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are the Google's vision of Android smartphones. Since Google develop and manage the Android software, we can say its the visionary of the creator. The Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL runs on stock android, with guaranteed latest updates for the next 3 years. This makes it a true software joy to use. Also, as per the Google's vision, these smartphones are fairly cheaper when compared to their alternatives.
Also, the camera of these smartphones is known for being one of the best in the whole market. However, these pack a fixed aperture, so the low light photography won't be as good. But still, they are very much bang for the buck, if you like to get almost same performance for a little less price.