I was disappointed in allot of things about this phone. The voice to text and swipe technology was much better on my 7. Not sure why it would go backward from the 7 to the 9, but voice to text is unusable. I use that when I am driving and stop at a stop light. At the next light I am correcting so much, I usually just toss it out and wait until I can type or Swype it in. Swype has its issues too. Don't get near the space bar unless you intend to start a new word or want to be offered a multi word resolve. Simple words like "the" and "in" are almost always "thr" and "iin". Yes, the "R" is next to the "E", but after deleting thr and tjr and all the other offerings in the selection bar, I still continue to get those over a REAL word. I even see it auto correct the to thr, even though auto correct is not on. Can we see just a touch of intelligence?Specifically on the refurb side, the battery was never good. I do use my phone allot, but it didn't make it through the day from the first day I purchased it. That is in fact why I purchased. My 7's battery was good for a couple of years. That was and is very disappointing. When I was considering a purchase, my decision was should I buy a battery pack for my existing phone or just buy a new phone. Now I am looking a battery packs for my new phone, plugging in every chance I get and hoping I make it to the next charge. Exactly where I was with my old phone.I will say the screen technology is much better. I have the same protection cover manufacturer on this phone as I did on my 7. I dropped my 7 a few times and it broke a little in the corners each time. Not a screen crack, but surface splintering; separation of the layers of glass. I have dropped this one twice and it has had no effect. Maybe just lucky, but I think the screen technology is better.I rated the facial recognition and fingerprint technology low because they work very poorly. I gave up on the fingerprint reader. Just too frustrating to use as it hardly ever works. The facial recognition is very poor as well. I am still using it, but am forced to insert my password at least fifty percent of the time. It seems it works well in very bright light, like if you are outside. In the house or with any restriction of light, you are going to be entering your password. To add insult to injury, occasionally I swipe the screen up to do facial recognition and move the phone back down to speak with someone and out of the corner of my eye I see it open. That makes me feel safe...I have been a Samsung hero for a long time. I am definitely not a hero for this phone. I would not buy it again or any of the 9 series phones because of owning this one. Maybe its time to find something new and step up to buying another new phone and not a refurb.
Bought one for the wife and I and we just left from activating them on our carrier. We have Metro and both phones came unlocked and were seamlessly added to the network. The battery on mines is ok but my wife's is fantastic. Fingerprint scanner works flawlessly and the phone is blazing fast. I'd say given what we paid its about as good as you could reasonably expect. Maybe even better. We're really happy about our purchase.
Came looking like new, not a scratch or print on it. Attempted to power it up but it needed to charge for awhile. It wouldn't fire up on the charger either, after 15-20 minutes on the charger it could be turned on. Thought I had a bad one, was about to send a nasty email. But one last try proved me wrong. Extremely satisfied, I would definitely purchase one again.
The phone arrived looking brand new. I have T-Mobile service, so took it to one of their stores and they transferred everything from my very old phone to the new phone - contacts, text messages, even apps.( I did have to re-enter usernames and passwords in apps.) I have no complaints. The S9+ is a great phone and I got it for the price of a Moto G7. I'm still under the Amazon 90 day warranty; if anything changes, I will update this review.
I got a great deal on a great phone 💯 However, the charging cord was crap within two weeks it was coming apart. Not cool. I got a rapid response but have yet to see a replacement charger 5 days later. However I'm extremely happy about the phone, it was unlocked but I went with sprint anyways.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus 6.2", Dual SIM 128GB ROM 6GB RAM SM-G965F/DS Factory Unlocked LTE Smartphone, International Version - (Lilac Purple)
Capture stunning pictures in bright daylight and super low light.
Our category-defining Dual Aperture lens adapts like the human eye. It's able to automatically switch between various lighting conditions with ease—making your photos look great whether it's bright or dark, day or night.
*Dual Aperture supports F1.5 and F2.4 modes. Installed on the rear camera (Galaxy S9)/rear wide camera (Galaxy S9+).
Low light photos
The camera that's brilliant in the dark.
The F1.5 aperture mode finds the light even in the dark. So the low light camera delivers vibrant photos late into the night. Meaning your camera no longer has a curfew.
The camera that slows down time,
making everyday moments epic.
Add music. Make GIFs. Get likes.
Super Slow-mo lets you see the things you could have missed in the blink of an eye. Add your favorite music to the video or turn the video into a looping GIF, and share it with a tap. Then sit back and watch the reactions roll in.
The camera that turns you into an emoji, so you’re not the “you” everyone else is.
Create an Augmented Reality version of yourself simply by taking a selfie. Then share your real-life feelings as emoji stickers and videos.
The camera that can instantly read what your eyes can't.
Get real-time translation when you need it. Live Translation lets you see the world in a new way.
* Available functions and features may vary by country.
* Samsung Account login and data network (Wi-Fi or internet connection) required. Translation speed may vary depending on internet connection and word count. This function is limited to selected languages. For the full list of languages please visit http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/apps/bixby/vision/.
The camera that recognizes you instantly.
Intelligent Scan is a new technology that combines face recognition and iris scan to make unlocking simple even in low light.
* Image simulated for illustrative purposes.
* Accuracy of Intelligent Scan may differ depending on surrounding conditions.
Share your screen to your other Samsung screens, hassle-free.
Easily share photos and videos you've made by syncing your devices through your Samsung Account. So you can be at home even when you're someplace else.
* Images simulated for illustrative purposes.
* Available functions may vary by country, carrier, network environment, or product.
The phone with an uninterrupted display.
See photos and videos as you want to see them: showcased on a beautiful edge-to-edge screen.
Surround sound stereo speakers
The phone that surrounds you in Dolby Atmos sound on stereo speakers tuned by AKG.
Hear the action with clarity thanks to the pure sound of the stereo speakers tuned by AKG. The addition of Dolby Atmos delivers rich and vibrant sound, giving you a theater-like audio experience.
Galaxy S9 or S9+ powered and show off your style with this carefully selected collection of accessories.
*Accessories sold separately.
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Versions: G965F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); G965F/DS (Europe, Global Dual-SIM); G965U (USA); G965W (Canada); G9650 (China, LATAM)
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)|
|CDMA 800 / 1900 - USA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - Global, USA|
|CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - USA|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) - Global|
|LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) - USA|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps|
|Status||Available. Released 2018, March|
|BODY||Dimensions||158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm (6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||189 g (6.67 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.2 inches, 98.3 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~529 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
3D Touch (home button only)
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Chipset||Exynos 9810 (10 nm) - EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) - USA/LATAM, China
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA
Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot) - dual SIM model only|
|Internal||64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM - China
128 GB, 6 GB RAM - LATAM
|MAIN CAMERA||Dual||12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
|Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6", 1.22µm, AF|
|Features||Dual video call, Auto-HDR|
|SOUND||Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Radio||FM radio (USA & Canada only)|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery (13.48 Wh)|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 15W (Quick Charge 2.0)
Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
|MISC||Colors||Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue, Polaris Blue|
|Models||SM-G965F, SM-G965F, SM-G965U, SM-G965W, SM-G9650, SM-G965U1, SM-G965N, SCV39|
|TESTS||Performance||Basemark OS II: 3297 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3354
Basemark X: 42134
|Display||Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.537 (sunlight)|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Loudspeaker||Voice 68dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 80dB|
|Audio quality||Noise -92.6dB / Crosstalk -93.4dB|
Endurance rating 86h
|1pcs||Samsung Galaxy S9+ G965F|
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