The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the Android phone you'll want to own
Wondering what the best Android phone of 2018 is? Wonder no more, because we can announce that it's the Samsung Galaxy S9.
We've been using the new phone all week and we've awarded it the full five stars in our Samsung S9 review.
Why? Because it improves on the already excellent Samsung Galaxy S8, with some smart new features and an upgraded camera to make this the Android phone you'll want to own.
It's the camera that takes centre stage on the S9, with incredible image quality and Samsung’s usual host of ‘bonus’ features, such as super slow motion recording and AR Emoji (your face rendered as an only slightly creepy anime character). It also beefs up Samsung's Bixby assistant AI, adding real-time object detection and text translation.
These upgrades weren't quite enough for the Galaxy S9 to pip the iPhone X to the top of our definitivebest smartphones rundown but it propelled it into second place, replacing, naturally enough, the Galaxy S8.
If you're interested in getting your hands on a Galaxy S9, you can either try it out on your existing phoneor we recommend checking out these Samsung S9 deals for Galaxy S9s both sim-free and on contract.
While you're waiting for your new best Android phone of 2018 to arrive, take a look at the Samsung S9 features you may have missed as well as our essential Samsung Galaxy S9 tips to help you get the most out of the new Galaxy on day one.
9 features you might have missed on the Samsung Galaxy S9