Android 10 breathes new life into the phone, but older hardware trends are still welcome.
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of new phones, especially when they’re as well-received as the Galaxy S20 lineup — and all the more so when Samsung is offering such high trade-in values towards those new phones. But after revisiting the S9 before sending it off for credit towards my S20+, I was struck by how well it’s held up over these last two years.
Best answer: The upgrade to a Galaxy S10 or S10+ is worth it, but you’ll pay quite a bit for the privilege. You’ll see benefits in performance, camera capabilities and battery life by moving to the new phone; but you’ll probably pay about $600 for the upgrade when factoring in a sale or trade-in of your current Galaxy S9 or S9+. Closely analyze exactly what you get before making the decision to buy.
Samsung: Samsung Galaxy S10 ($700)
The Samsung Galaxy S9 remains a remarkable phone with a brilliant display and blazingly fast performance.
Samsung has turned things around with its Android 10 rollout, updating its latest flagships faster than anyone expected. With the Note10 and S10 series out of the way, Samsung is focusing its attention on the Galaxy S9 from 2018. Today the S9 and S9+ gets a sixth beta build of Android 10 ahead of the imminent stable release.
The G96*XXU7ZTA9 update weighs in at a light 116mb and mostly consists of bug fixes. Read More