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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1816 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Galaxy Yet!

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    gcd23
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    I picked up the phone on release day to see if there was much of the same from previous iterations of the galaxies or if Samsung actually listened to their customers. Well I'm here to tell you they've done a great job. Pros: -Screen - The screen is the best in the business. Colors are beautifully saturated with enough brightness in direct sunlight as well as good viewing angles. HDR content looks phenomenal as expected also. -Design - Although I'm not a fan of glass on glass phones this is still a beautifully designed phone and appreciate the taming of the curved screen in comparison to the S7 and S8. -Speakers - Wow, the speakers are phenomenal! I prefer front facing speakers like in the Pixel 2 but these are definitely one of the best sounding stereo pair I've heard. At max volume it starts to sound a bit tinny but I don't play my music or movies at max volume anyways. -Fingerprint Sensor - I'm glad Samsung listened to their customers and changed the placement of the fingerprint sensor. It's far more accurate than last years S8 and the setup was done in no time as well. -Camera- The camera on the galaxy s9 is an absolute beast. Colors are punchy and detailed and the variable aperture can really shine in low light scenarios. Low light photos outclass the Pixel 2 especially with noise reduction. Selective focus is a bit wonky with edge detection from time to time but still manages to produce great images the majority of the time. Cons: -Battery Life - Battery life is probably the worst thing about this phone. I'm a light to medium user and average about 24 hours on a charge. Although the battery is perfectly fine for my usage I can see how a heavy user might not make it throughout the day. I understand Samsung's point of view on being safe with the battery capacity due to the fiasco with the Note 7, but they could have put a greater capacity or optimized the battery better. I've gotten better battery out of my Essential phone which is comparable in screen size and battery capacity. Conclusion: Overall, I think the Samsung Galaxy S9 is a great buy for someone that is looking for a complete package of power and performance. If you're a Samsung fan or need to upgrade from an old phone and want the latest and greatest then it's a no brainer. If you're looking for a near stock android experience with quick updates then this phone isn't for you. I hope this is the year Samsung finally gets their update scheduled worked out to provide customers with fast OS and security patches in a timely fashion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful phone with an awesome camera, but...

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    WalkDMC
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    I have a very annoying obsession with trying new phones wherein I switch between android to iOS phones about once a year. With that said, there are things I like about both operating systems and this is not my first switch between the two. Hence, I recently picked up a new unlocked Galaxy S9 for my latest venture. This phone is sleek, classy and absolutely beautiful. Additionally, it’s very speedy and has very smooth operation. The camera is of very high quality, too. Better than my current iPhone 7 Plus in many respects. HOWEVER, I found that the cell and WiFi reception of the S9 was insufficient for my needs and it was subpar to my iPhone using the same nano sim in both phones as well as the same WiFi connections. Granted, where I am located is somewhat spotty at times for cell connection, but it would not pull in the signal as well as the iPhone. In the same exact areas using the same exact SIM card I can consistently get one to two bars of LTE with the iPhone, but the S9 struggled to acquire any type of signal and quite often would fail. The same applied when trying to connect to the AT&T hot spot in my truck. I tested the S9 with both T-Mobile and AT&T and got the same results. When you’re in an area with very strong cell coverage you probably won’t have any issues, but when cell coverage is slim you may have serious difficulties. I ended up returning the S9 in the end and eating the $35 restocking fee rather than have a beautiful new phone that I couldn’t use for its basic and primary purpose...data and talking. Had it met those basic needs, I’d give it 5 stars. I wish I could strongly recommend the beautiful S9, but I can’t. Maybe you’ll have better luck.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent phone, great camera

    Posted
    Nick
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    I haven't owned a Samsung device since the Samsung Infuse 4g. Over the years I've jumped between One Plus, Motorola, and the Nexus line. My most recent was the Moto Z play which I owned for a couple years. That coupled with the Moto Mod battery pack, would last 3 days on battery. It was nice, but with the older SD620, it was definitely getting slow. Camera wasn't great at all, and to top it off, the screen shattered on me. I walked into BB looking for a phone, planning on getting the Moto X4, but wasn't so sure about it especially since it is almost 2 years old. I knew the S9 was going to be phased out soon, so I took a peak at that, and noticed it just went on sale for $100 off. I wasn't looking to spend $620 on a phone that day, but I did it. First, the UI of the phone is nice. It isn't as bad as what I remember hearing about the old TouchWiz. It's not laggy, and easy to use. Bixby home isn't too bad, but the bixby assistant leaves something to be desired. I've downloaded an app to remap the Bixby button (can't be done in the OS), but it has disabled the bixby home. Hopefully this might be something that can be released in a future update, but as far as I know about the track record of Samsung updating the OS I don't expect that to happen ever. What was nice to see is Samsung has a similar feature to Motorola's always on display. You can get a quick glance of what your notifications are while your phone is locked, without revealing too much information. The phone has an IRIS scanner that works great for extra security, though I wish it would require you to blink to be able to unlock it. Even in a very dark room it's easy to unlock. Now the fingerprint sensor, I do wish that it was on the front of the phone rather than the back. I run into situations, often, where my phone is sitting on my desk and I want to unlock it real quick, but the fingerprint sensor on the back requires me to pick the phone up. I know, first world problems, but it would be nice to have. The battery life isn't too bad. With the phones FHD+ screen, and always on display, I have been able to squeeze a day and a half out of a full charge. This could be better if I didn't have a bunch of applications running in the background. Now the camera is excellent. I've always had phones with ok cameras. The moto z play had a terribly crap camera. The camera on the S9 compared to the Z Play was a difference of night and day (seriously, low light pictures come out great). The front facing camera is also very good. Excellent for doing video calls. Definitely a great phone, but not perfect. If it weren't on sale, I probably wouldn't have purchased the S9, but for an extra $100 off, I believe it was worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My expectations were high, Samsung delivered.

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    NotATypicalHuman
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    To be sincere, I was very skeptical about buying this phone because I had heard a LOT of bad reviews about it. Too many to be honest, so i was between buying this one, the Note 9 or wait for S10 which comes this year. I was even thinking about going for my second favorite brand that is LG. Furthermore, I gave in and i was hoping I was getting my money's worth, and i can say I did. My S7 was a sharm, i loved my phone so much, It lasted me about two years if I am not mistaken, I was only hoping my S9 was an upgrade and not a downgrade which thankfully it was an upgrade. The screen is slightly taller, and the ohone it is thinner which i do enjoy. I thought i was going to have a problem with not having the home button at the front, but in reality, it doesn't take much getting used to. I also thought I was going to take some getting used to with the fingerprint on the back, but that wasn't a problem either. Love the graphics of the phone and LOVE the battery life most of all! My phone lasts all day and I use my phone frequently. Speakers are great as well, i love that it's pretty loud. No problem with hearing other people either and also no problem with connecting it to my fitbit or any Bluetooth device I own. I also love the fact that my phone has 64gb internally and I can still add an SD card to my phone. Phone is super responsive, no problems at all with that and has not frozen on me or rebooted by itself like my S7 started to do (it was old). I definetely recommend this phone. I don't know to what extent did other people used their phones that they didn't like it or love it for that matter, but i believe it's a great phone. Maybe because I never owned the S8 so I cannot tell the difference. Great phone over all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Unlocked Phone

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    sk2018
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    This is my first unlocked smartphone buy in USA. The sales person was real honest and explained me about the product details/offers. I used lyca prepaid sim (lyca uses T-mobile network) and it started working instantly. Data speed is high. Don't know if this phone will work in India, experiment that in the next month during my vacation, hope this will work with the networks in India as well. So far this phone works great. It was 38% when I bought this mobile, the whole night i played around the options and settings (got a little eye pain may be i have to adjust the resolution or contrast) and after 5 hours the mobile started getting little heat, i will continue to monitor the performance of the mobile for the next 14 days. pros: current phone with almost all options, good camera. Got a freebie of Home monitoring kit, dont know how to use it but will give a try this weekend.. :) cons: phone is getting heat after 3-hrs. Compare this model with Samsung.com. With samsung online, you could save some 60-70$ bcos there is no tax charged. I should have done this thru Samsung site, I thought I could save some dollars by going with Best Buy Credit Card. But no much difference becos of the Tax. So, unless you get big rewards or discounts, dont go for Best Buy credit cards, thats waste of time and one additional unnecessary hard credit check. 5% reward back, 25% accessory/other bundle offers...STILL the Tax amount you have to pay to BestBuy will be more than the savings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Iphone to this

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    SmurfyJ
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    Switched from using Iphone's to this. Here are just a few things that I don't like: When you receive a text message you can either have it set to show who the message was from and what the message says or you can have it set to say Text Message, meaning when someone texts you it just shows you that you have a text message. So you don't know who text you. This bugs me very much because on my Iphone when someone texts me, it would say who the message was from. Then I could determine if it was something I should view right away or if it was just a spam message (like from a sale from cherry berry). The next thing that bugs me is the ringtone, notification tone, media, and system are all separate volume controls, which usually would be nice. However, you would think ringtone would me from a call and text message and it's not it is strictly phone calls. They lumped text messaging into notifications. So now if you want to turn your text message volume up you have to here all your notification tones. I have shut most of them off, but I still like getting notifications from some and there is no way to just turn the volume off on those. So the phone will randomly makes noises if I have the notification volume up and half the time I cannot figure out what the sound is for. One more thing, when I try to send a video to someone it won't let me because it is to big. I am only trying to send a short little 1 minute video and I believe the biggest I can send is 15 seconds. This is just ridiculous to me. I can't send send a partial of a video without cutting the video down to size loosing the rest of the video completely. Also the keyboard on this phone really sucks. I know you can change it but, it is set up the same way on the iPhone and it just adds random letters or words or doesn't type the word. I know it has taken some time getting used to this versus an IPhone but there are just those couple things that almost make me want to switch back. Overall it is a good phone though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than excepted

    Posted
    Willie
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    I have always had Samsung since the smart phones began. My S7 was damaged and the insurance had expired. After checking the prices, the S9 was only $100 more than the S7. It is all right so far, a lot I need to learn before I can say for sure. There are a few things I do not care for. I do not like the the home or back buttons on the screen. Nor do I like the way you send a call. No more just finding the name and swiping to the right. I guess I will get use to it. If not I have 30 days to exchange it for another S7. The camera was rated high on the reviews, which was one reason I went with the S9. I am not impressed. I can see a small difference in the quality. Maybe once I read and experiment with it, that will change also. Do not care for the way the picture folders are setup, nor being notified when contacts update their pictures. Too personal and I will change that once I figure it out. Had to make changes to get it to connect to my Sony Android TV. Though the websites said they were not comparable. Started to return it before I researched it. The search and download speed is a bit faster, but the upload speed is a bit slower than the S7. I am just getting use to the apps button being replaced with swiping upward. And finally this Bixby thing keeps trying to turn itself on, after I disabled it. I have only had it for a few days so maybe I am speaking to soon. But I will update my review once I decide.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Phone

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    DekuMidoriya
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    I purchased this phone with high expectations and they have been met. Though I originally thought to buy it new I ended up going with the open-box excellent option and have NOT been disappointed. True to their title the phone was in excellent condition and I personally couldn't and still can't find a single bit of damage. It was essentially brand-new; but considerably cheaper. All that aside the phone runs great and has soo many useful (for me) features in comparison to my previous Samsung, the S5 Active. That thing was long overdue for a replacement and I couldn't have asked for much more out of one at the price. I wish they would have included the second rear camera on the smaller version as the 9+ was just too big to me; but that isn't a deal breaker. The camera is Amazing and so is the screen. With pictures I wish I could take pictures larger than 4:3 without compromising picture quality; but that's a limitation of a 12mp camera I suppose. And then there is YouTube which like most all video apps or video players won't fill in the entire screen due to most all video today being shot in a 16:9 aspect ratio; whereas i believe this phone has a 18.5:9 ratio. You can zoom in on YouTube thankfully, however it does cut the image off a bit. But for MOST videos it's not too bad. Anyway, they are all minor complaints and again this is still a great phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Switched from Pixel's to Samsung

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    Mike
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    I can not suggest this phone enough. It does more than any pixel I have ever owned. I once hated touchwiz and swore I would never get a samsung phone. They have really changed and I am very impressed with how the phone handles the interface tweaks. Some of the big things I would like to point out. Battery - I am getting excellent battery life. I have used it on long rides and have been getting 8 to 10 hours of display time. Enough to last me through the day. I don't find myself needing to reach for a charger until it gets very late at night. -Dex Dex is greatly underrated. I am a teacher given a 6 year old laptop to use for work. I instead got a monitor and cable. I can do everything from writing in word to grading papers. Grabbing my phone when I leave reduced my amount I had to carry around to just a phone. - Samsung tweaks The tweaks samsung does only add to the experience of the phone. Not only can I "cast" my phone screen to my chromecast/android Tv at home, I can with other devices. Granted some of these devices are samsung branded devices. I found my Microsoft wireless display adapter I got for my surface works with my phone. Some of the tweaks I don't care much about can be shut off. I didn't care for the edge screens. Without much effort they got shut off. Anything that I don't like can be changed or tweaked. Want to swap the back and app view, no problem. Want to download a theme to change to make them look more "android" no problem. Want to change the colors of the notification quick access no problem. I can go on and on about how much I enjoy this phone. I look forward to getting more notes from samsung.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic phone, has everything you could need.

    Posted
    Steve

    I'm just going to say it, I absolutely 100% love this phone. I had a Pixel 2, which is a great device, but unfortunately it took a dive and was broken. My girlfriend and I were looking to switch carriers, so I played it extra safe by buying the unlocked version. Since I first powered this phone up I've been in love. It is fast, responsive, the screen is outrageously gorgeous, and it has everything an Android User could need. I would say, for first-time Android users it could come with a difficulty curve especially if you're coming from Apple, but it'll just take some time to master the phone. A lot of people take swings at Samsung's "bloatware" but I've honestly enjoyed many of the apps they load the phone with. Samsung Internet is great and secure, and if you have to switch into Secret Mode (Their version if incognito) you can set it to require a password or your fingerprint for extra security (and requires you to do it again should you move from that screen). The other apps have been great and helpful: Samsung health, for working out or managing diet, or even their base messenger app, which I believe works pretty well. I would say if you've been interested in Samsung or unsure, go check out a preview model at your local BestBuy/Service Provider. It's a great phone and is wonderfully crafted. Great job, Samsung, I believe you have another faithful buyer if you keep up the quality that this phone brings!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best phone I've owned

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    Dean
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    I've had iPhones for years, but not because I prefer apple but because I always liked the app store. Recently I decided apple wants just way too much for their products so I started comparing the specs of the S9 to the iPhone XS. The S9 does almost everything as well if not better than the iPhone XS on paper and the phone is a few hundred dollars less, so it was a win win for me. I was expecting a nice phone when it arrived but it exceeded all of my expectations. Not only is the phone aesthetically pleasing but it also has the nicest screen of any phone I've handled. The part that I was nervous about was the app store, and I can safely say that Google play has just about every single app you can find on the apple app store. Anyone who is looking to switch from apple I honestly recommend the S9 it will blow you away. And I had the opportunity to compare the iPhone XS Max to the Galaxy S9 because a family member bought the iPhone at the same time I bought this Galaxy S9. Everybody has an opinion in this world but I honestly like the S9 way more now that I've had a few weeks to compare the two. The iPhone XS Max is chunky and the way the camera sticks out is annoying, but the thing that bothered me most is the iPhone has a screen that is not as sharp as the Galaxy and the iPhone screen have a very warm tint which makes everything just look unnatural.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Unlocked Phone

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    Security
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    This review is from Samsung - Galaxy S9 64GB (Unlocked) - Midnight Black This phone is the best smartphone on the market. It's faster at processing commands than the iPhone 8,x,xs,x max etc. Its wifi and cellular reception are much stronger than iPhone. For example my iPhone ALWAYS drops my home wifi signal everytime I step outside of my house and frequently drops wifi signal inside my house when I'm upstairs in my bedroom and my wifi router is downstairs. The iPhone also instantly loses my cellular data reception everytime I go inside of any Walmart. The galaxy s9 never loses my wifi or cellular signal. Also the apps on the galaxy s9 perform much better than they do on iPhone. The apps on iPhone frequently crash daily. They dont crash on my galaxy. HOWEVER iPhone is better in one task: sending and receiving videos recorded with the device are very clear but are very blurry while using the galaxy s9. That's the ONLY flaw on the galaxy. Still overall best phone ever. I'm an honest unbiased reviewer who's review is based purely on long term daily use of both phones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great phone overall

    Posted
    Crossfacedave
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    I picked this up (unlocked) after my Pixel XL died and this is a really nice phone. I was always someone who had to have the latest version of Android and now that is not a huge deal. Touchwize is not as bad as it was from what I remember. If you don't like the look, there are some really nice themes that you can use to change the look and feel. The camera is amazing and the slot motion is really cool. Having a headset jack and SD slot are still great things to have in my opinion. The battery on this phone is ok, not great and my biggest gripe/ learning curve is the button placement. I'm not sure why Samsung does it, but the back and app list/view locations locations are flipped. That's not a deal breaker, just something I have to get used to. So far I'm really happy with this phone. If you can, buy it unlocked so you can use it on any carrier, are not tied to a contract and if you are on Verizon won't have all of that bloatware that was just announced to be coming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice but need some work

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    karmen
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    I just changed from iphone, I like many new features this mobile have, like the awesome pictures, the great way Bixby works, she can understand and do very complex tasks, nothing compared with Siri, I also like that you can see to apps at the same time, the screen is nice. I love the sound and the volume it reaches. Face recognition works well and also Samsung pay, Another thing I like are the fact you can personalize features, like stickers for the calendar, the alarm sounds and that it can tell you the time, the calculator also converts measures, the edge panel is very convenient. They also have remote assistance so they can connect to your phone and give remote support, which works great. What I dont like is that some times you need to do extra steps to finish a task, like pressing ok one more time, and also I have experienced something strange we are still trying to figure out, which is I`m receiving randomly happy face messages like this " :) " and also that there was a failure sending USSD , they haven´t being able to fix it neither have I.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Recommended

    Posted
    truthBtold
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    I took advantage of Best Buy's Black Friday week sale and got a great price on this phone. I could have purchased two of these phones for one of Apple's flagship devices. Why people buy Apple products, I will never understand. Anyway, I am very satisfied overall. The phone's battery seems to drain a bit quickly if using Skype video calling or using YouTube, for example, but perhaps that is standard nowadays. If doing less resource intensive task such as web surfing or standby mode, the battery seems ok. My one major complaint is that I had to sideload ATT's video voice mail. In other words, I had to override the security protocols and download the app from someplace besides the Google's Play Store. I installed Norton's Antivirus (for free since I am an Xfinity customer) just to be safe. All seems okay as far as I can tell, but I wouldn't recommend doing this type of thing in general,. Unfortunately, Google Play does not offer the app that I wanted for unlocked phones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Meets my expectations

    Posted
    Ccobrrston
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    The S9 meets what I was expecting it to do. I upgraded from an S7 to the 9. I considered waiting for the 10, but bestbuy was offering a great deal and so I decided to take it rather than pay more. Complaints about the fingerprint sensor were a major detractor in online consumer reviews. I got used to it before the end of the night. It doesn't bother me at all. Obviously the phone is faster and the display isbeautiful. I love the larger screen due to screen to body ratio. I bought in store. I used a deal I found online on bestbuy. The bestbuy rep didn't know about it, but he looked it up and they honored the deal. He knew what he was doing and it took longer than I thought but we finished and the final cost was within about $2-3 of what I projected between the discounts, taxes, and verizon activation fee. I don't use bestbuy enough these days because I don't have one close enough, but I remember why I used to love shopping in store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worlds greatest smartphone

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    Techcritic
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    This phone is the best smartphone on the market. It's faster at processing commands than the iPhone 8,x,xs,x max etc. Its wifi and cellular reception are much stronger than iPhone. For example my iPhone ALWAYS drops my home wifi signal everytime I step outside of my house and frequently drops wifi signal inside my house when I'm upstairs in my bedroom and my wifi router is downstairs. The iPhone also instantly loses my cellular data reception everytime I go inside of any Walmart. The galaxy s9 never loses my wifi or cellular signal. Also the apps on the galaxy s9 perform much better than they do on iPhone. The apps on iPhone frequently crash daily. They dont crash on my galaxy. HOWEVER iPhone is better in one task: sending and receiving videos recorded with the device are very clear but are very blurry while using the galaxy s9. That's the ONLY flaw on the galaxy. Still overall best phone ever. I'm an honest unbiased reviewer who's review is based purely on long term daily use of both phones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stay Away from Samsung, Horrible customer support!

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    BHoovs
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    I bought 2 Samsung Galaxy S9 back in March from Samsung.com. My first issue was when they charged me for my exchanged S7 device that they claimed had physical damage but from the pictures they provided showed nothing more than normal wear. Calling and calling did no good to get anything done and just run around in circles. They couldn't even provide the IMEI of the returned device to prove it was even the one that I sent to them. I went to sell my Samsung Galaxy S9 because I was so mad from this experience. I sold the phones that should have been unlocked since I paid full price for the phones. But the phones were locked to T-Mobile and T-Mobile couldn't unlock them. I called Samsung and they couldn't unlock the phones either sending me in circles. I asked the reps why they would send me a phone I paid full price for locked and why they wouldn't unlock the phone. Samsung has the worst customer service and I highly recommend getting a Google Pixel or another Android device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top notch performance

    Posted
    scooternc

    Excellent performance in a sleek package. Phone is perfect size in my opinion and feels great in the hand. Improved location of fingerprint sensor, excellent camera and beautiful screen. New 645 processor seems lightning fast and now can disable Bixby in settings to avoid accidental touch. I'm not sure what else you could want in a phone. I use unlocked version on tmobile and works great. Yes wifi calling works perfectly. I traded a pixel 2 and the hardware on Samsung is superior. I like pure android also but Samsung has done a great job on their little unique functions. Excellent lte reception. Buy a nice protective case as phone is beautiful and fragile on both sides. Memory expansion and headphone jack make a very good product better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade from S7

    Posted
    Nicole
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    There isn't much of a difference between my S7 and my S9. There are features on the camera that allow me to do different things but not to the point where I would waste money on it again if I had to choose to wait for the S10. I purchased the S9 because my S7 had horrible battery life and the operating system was so slow. The phone is much lighter and smaller than the S7. The unlock feature with my face is an interesting feature because there are times when I want to just check the time and my phone unlocks without me wanting it to. Also,the biometrics are on the back of the phone unlike the S7 where it was the home key, so that took a little bit getting used too. Again I stress that the camera isn't a significant upgrade from the S7, you could tell there was improvement but I again would wait for the S10 to come out. The Bixby button on the side is useful,I don't use it for much, it isn't as useful as one would think but the bottom doesn't get in the way.

    I would recommend this to a friend