This was indeed a Great Upgrade, and a nice Best Buy deal!
The July 4th $300 discount made the deal too sweet to hold off. I'd been considering making the switch from my Samsung S7 to the 9, but wanted the screen space of the 9+. My eyes are not getting younger, and I noticed the difference over the smaller screen.
The speakers and camera are greatly upgraded from my S7, The biometric fingerprint reader is in a much friendlier location and is instantly accurate...a true plus! It is the most accurate method out there for now, and it is really all that is needed. It is effortless and flows from a natural position of the hand holding the phone.
Once the other biometric functions are turned off as unneeded extras, battery life takes a great turn for the better; even though it is more than adequate with them running.
Bixby...well, just do yourself a favor and turn that completely OFF. That Bixby button is unneeded and a giant pain!
Otherwise, this phone just plain rocks!!