Samsung - Galaxy S9+ 64GB (Unlocked) - Lilac Purple

Choose a carrier on your own time and take breathtaking high-quality shots with this unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 in blue. Pro Mode manual adjustments deliver professional photos frame by frame, while the dual aperture lens shoots clear in any lighting. Easy access from Iris Scanner and Facial Recognition opens your phone with a look. With included Augmented Reality that does everything from translating text to turning users into emojis, this unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 brings imagination to life.

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Overview

What's Included


  • AKG headphones
  • Quick Start Guide
  • SIM Ejector
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64GB
  • Samsung Shop Guide
  • Samsung Terms and Conditions
  • Smart Switch / Samsung Account Setup Guide
  • USB Wall charger; USB Cable; USB (OTG) Connector

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (851 out of 894)

Features


Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor

The octa-core processor with up to 2.8 GHz speed and 6GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

6.2" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED touch screen

Get bright, sharp, and true-to-life colors. The Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display gives you cinematic detail with beautiful color contrast in the palm of your hand.

Universal Unlocked

Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, Boost Mobile, MetroPCS, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Net10, and H2O.

Capture even more

Up your camera game. The Dual Camera with Optical Image Stabilization on both lenses of the Galaxy S9+ allows you to capture crisp photos with less motion blur, even if you're shooting in the dark or from a distance.

Stay sharp

Zoom in and keep it crisp. Clear Zoom on the Galaxy S9+ allows you to capture crisp photos even if you're zooming in from a distance.

Adjust your focus

Focus on what you want. Live Focus on the Galaxy S9+ helps you focus on your subject by allowing you to adjust the amount of background blur in your photo. You can even see what it'll look like before you take the picture.

Clear crisp photos

Catch the action without the blur. Optical Image Stabilization steadies the lens to compensate for your movement, so your pictures come out sharp and clear even in shaky conditions.

Less noise, more detail

Capture the best of every scene. This next-generation of Dual Pixel captures multiple photos at once and combines them into a single image - enhancing overall clarity and capturing the best possible photo.

Shoot in 4K

Go beyond Full HD with 4K UHD video. The Galaxy S9+ shoots 4K Ultra High Definition video so everything you capture looks stunning and vibrant.

One tap, two apps

Program two apps to launch together whenever you need them both. With App Pair and a tap of your finger, you can launch two apps at once to use them side by side on the immersive Infinity Display.¹

The dynamic duo

Surround yourself with the action. Infinity Display with edge-to-edge screen and stereo speakers pro-tuned by AKG deliver an immersive entertainment experience.

Multitask better

Increased RAM on the Galaxy S9+ allows you to multitask quickly and effortlessly, so you can keep doing all of the things you love to do.²

Conquer the elements

With its IP68 rating, the Galaxy S9+ is water and dust resistant so you can use it worry-free.³

IP68 rating

With its IP68 rating, the Galaxy S9+ stands up to dust, dirt and sand.³

Nothing slows you down

The Galaxy S9+ hardware improvements allow you to utilize your carrier's best network speeds to stream and download content faster than before.

¹ Only on select apps.

² Compared to the Galaxy S8+ or Galaxy S9.

³ Water-resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry after wet.


Customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.6

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    S9+: Everything+The Kitchen Sink+The Dishwasher

    Posted
    Exxix
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The S9+ is erroneously getting a lot of tainted reviews from sites like Cnet, Youtube channels and such. They all start with the same biased themes of backhanded compliments and then fall into a slanted criticism of singular features and iPhone comparisons. What does not occur to these people is that The S9+ alone, one incredible device, is being compared, one feature at a time, with almost 6 or 10 other devices which mean that it has a full list of excellent features. Maybe not heavenly perfect features but still killing and resurrecting it. Software and hardware-wise, it is a smartphone chimera - design, beauty, photography, video, excellent screen, tweaks and features, excellently good battery life, Samsung Pay (currently the most versatile and compatible mobile payment system around which can be securely authenticated by Iris Scan/Fingerprint, i confirmed this, and which should be mentioned more by reviewers). Heck...there are even dark themes on Samsung Themes store that turn your entire smartphone interface black. A great battery life saver yet not a standard feature on android or iOS. Samsung has implemented so many things that are now being used as standard on Android and iOS but all they get is a bad rap for all that effort. The S9+ is an excellent mobile device and i believe that people should make their own minds up about buying what they want to use. I made the decision to buy it Unlocked at Best Buy and I got mine on the 16th. Wifi-calling works with unlocked S9+ on tmobile sim, Samsung Pay can be securely authenticated with iris scan or fingerprint (reviewers keep saying it can't. Sigh!!!), camera is lovely, Barry Allen would be proud of the swift interface and the audio/stereo is above good. I will write a fuller review after a while but for now, i'm keeping it. (Hint: Dark Themes. long press on the home screen and select Themes. Using the search symbol on the top right hand corner, type in black or dark. Click search. Preview the options given and select your choice(s) to download and apply. You can also have your choice of icons and wallpapers to use. Samsung/Android gives options for Choices).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best phone? Samsung screen, Google OS.

    Posted
    Robi
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was a Samsung loyal user (Galaxy S2, S3, S4, S5 and Note 4). All great phones, one big (at least for me) cavet. Samsung updates!! For this reason I stopped after the Note 4 and said I was not going back. Went to Nexus 5x then Nexus 6P. Great I LOVE pure Android. Unfortunately my Nexus 6P battery started to ran out fast (half a day), and phone would turn off at around 15% battery left. I so wanted the Google Pixel 2 XL, but after terrible review I wasn't in for a phone at that cost $ 1000 with such terrbile POLED display. Order it for then return it the next day. It didn't give me that wow factor. Then came Samsung Galaxy S9+. Lot's of improvment. I decided to give Samsung a change. After using S9+ for about 1 months, I ordered the Pixel 2 XL on ebay and switched back to 2XL. Love it. Yes screen isn't that great, not as fast in loading the widgets, but man all the rest, it's a better phone than S9+. FYI, I don't use FB, Instagram, or any other social medial on nay of my phone. Pros: screen. Wow beautiful. Awesome. Read "cons" for additional not like. Speed. Wow. loads widgets faster than Pixel 2XL. Memory card. Yes and no. I give yes for majority of the people. Love you remove the card, put into another phone and you got everything with you. For downside, read "cons". Speakers. Oh yes. Nexus 6P we ok. Pixel 2 XL are ok. This are nice, much better. 3.5mm audio jack. Band 71. IP68. Thought, I would not trust any company with it. Had a friend of mine with the Samsung Gear Fit 2 (IP67), he got water on it. Return for warranty, I was told warranty is voided because he went to deep. Well, found many complain on several post. For this reason, I don't trust company to honor. Cons: Screen. I really don't like curved screen. Unfortunatly, nowadays seems everyone is going that direction. don't like the feeling of the 18.5:9 ratio. I found this difficult to hold it with two hands when texting. This is the first cell phone I'm always afraid to drop it. Updates. Still back to point one. The S9 support Project Treble.?? So far still running 8.0. My Nexus 6P three yrs old, is running 8.1 Samsung messaging app. Seriously when I select a contact to text, I need to click on "start". SERIOUSLY!!? I switch to Google own msg app. Samsung touchwiz. Improved, never like it, find it cumbersome. I use Nova Launcher (even on Pixel 2XL). Integration with some apps (History Ereaser) not working well, but same up is working correctly with Pixel 2 XL. Memory MicroSD security issue! External memory card is not encrypted like the built in. That would be ok for majority of the end user. However, I want encryption. If you do enable encryption on the external card, than it'll be useless if you remove it and plug it into another phone, or connect it to your PC to load a movie or music, thus losing its purpose. Fingerprint better location than the S8, but got notification to clean camera lense more than once. Pictures. Don't like over saturated pics that all Samsung device make. This is no exception. It simply not real. Love how the Nexus 6P or the Pixel 2 XL take pics. Bixby. Don't like where the button is position. Samsung idea might heading to a good direction.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Coming From An Older Iphone-Good But Not Great

    Posted
    TDWIN2000

    I have an older iPhone 5s that has been working fine but it's just time to upgrade. My whole family has iPhones and I wanted to try something different. I love the screen on this Galaxy S9+. I was even okay with learning the whole new system of Android over IOS. Here's where the bad is with this phone for me. First, it connected to Bluetooth in my 2011 Lexus for phone calls but NOT for streaming audio. It says not compatible. That doesn't work for me as I like to stream my Apple Music in my car. Second, I took a nice video in 4K @ 60fps which looked decent on the Samsung (plenty of oversaturation which doesn't look realistic at all...video was very shaky and I tried keeping a steady hand but just not as nice a video as my son's iPhone X using the same settings). When I texted the video to him, it was so grainy it looked like a 320 quality video. I even emailed it and it looked sort of better but not great. I called Samsung support to answer a few questions about these issues and all they could tell me was to call Lexus for the compatibility issue and the video issue they had no answer for. Their customer phone support is useless. At least with Apple (and believe me I think Apple's quality of their products has gotten worse over the past couple of years) their customer support people are helpful and knowledgeable. I had problems trying to add my iCloud email account to the Samsung Galaxy phone and the guy from Samsung couldn't help me. He told me to call Apple. The people in the phone department were even more useless than the guy at Samsung customer support. I have 14 days to return this phone and YES I will be returning it. I'm going to get the iPhone X. I really wanted to like the Samsung phone and it looks great and feels solid. However, with the lack of support from Best Buy and Samsung and the issues I'm having I can't keep this phone. And, by the way, my son's iPhone X does pair audio just fine in my 2011 Lexus. Why can't Samsung make a new phone that works as well. I know Samsung's are known for over saturation of colors in their pictures and videos but it's so fake looking. And, the make an emoji from your picture feature is so creepy...I sent one and would never do that again. Terrible. Hope this review helps others thinking of making the switch as I tried to do from Apple. Stick with Apple is my advice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Samsung S9 Plus is a Refreshment !

    Posted
    nkeesy76

    With all of the new features of the S9 and S9 Plus, consider the S9 a refreshment ! I also own the Note 8, and I have to say, all the gripes about the Note 8 was answered with Samsung's Galaxy Series. The size is great, not a boxy as the Note 8, Camera has so many features coming straight out the retail box !. I purchased the device last night on release day and I have sat it down yet !. Battery life is immaculate, the screen is beautiful, ( about the same as the Note 8). Something about the S9 , the way it feels in the hand, the speed, to the perfect pictures it takes. I snapped a couple photos last night, with the only light coming for the television and the pictures looked pretty good, I want to say because of the Aperture, which is amazing! If the next Note outshines this device, I will be standing in line for it ! I also own a iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus. The Samsung S9 Plus is now part of the mobile family ! Thanks Best Buy for coming through with the Unlocked Version on release Day !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm impressed!

    Posted
    JenniLynn03
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So I've gone back and forth so many times on returning this for a Note 8. I came from a Note 5 and did have the Note 8, but both of them (bought from Samsung direct) were defective! My husband's mic would go in and out and mine wouldn't hold a charge. I love the S Pen, like REALLY love it! So it took me a minute to be ok without it, well a minute and a new stylus! But now, I wouldn't trade my S9+ for any other phone. This phone is fast, the camera is amazing, the Lilac purple is beautiful! It's so much more comfortable to hold and the SPEAKERS! Thank you for finally adding a 2nd speaker! There are some things I have to get used to, the keyboard doesn't seem to remember MY dictionary, so I'm having to re-train it, the individual notification tones are gone, but that's all stuff I can either live without or DL an app for. I actually really like Bixby, even though I just knew I would hate it, but the quick commands are where this shines! Being able to say "I'm home" and having it turn on my WiFi, turn off my bluetooth, turn my volume up, turn off location and adjust the brightness to half, that's pretty incredible! I use the AR Emojis WAY more than any adult should! This phone has everything I personally need, and some things that I don't but still have fun with. Add the fact that I'm getting over 7 hours SOT every single day, and it's just a winner in every way for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointed

    Posted
    Fares
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    After owning two of these(one or both defective), here is my review. I'll preface this review by listing some of the smart phones I have owned in the past: Samsung Galaxy S Epic(The original on Sprint) iPhone 4S HTC One M8 HTC 10 This phone looks amazing when you pull it out of the package and when that giant display turns on, wow. It's fairly well built and feels alright in your hand. It has a lot of really neat features(not important features just cool stuff) and its fun to play with. A list of the pros: Great Display Good Camera(Nothing revolutionary) Good looking A headphone jack! Lots of tricks(Like Edge lighting that lights up the sides of the screen when you receive a notification. Sound EQ Now the cons: Basically a copy of the Galaxy S8+ Terrible Fingerprint magnet, especially the back Samsung UI is too much. Makes you run a second app store. Terrible Sound quality through headphones or Bluetooth. This is the biggest flaw in my opinion. This could have been a defect with the unit I got. Camera is awful in low light situations. No option for a glass screen protector due to the curved edges. In conclusion, its an OK phone but if you really want this phone, you may be better off with the Galaxy S8+ Samsung has really failed me with this phone and it will be a long time before I can give them another chance. Best to wait for the next HTC or LG.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unlocked S9/S9+...don’t do it.

    Posted
    Mistakes1makes
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Unlocked S9 and S9+ variants in the US are still on February security patches ...It’s almost July. Had I done some research I’d have gone with a different brand. Samsung also has the worst customer service I’ve ever bothered with. I’ve had Samsung phones before but they weren’t “ factory unlocked “ like these. The ones you can get from the carriers just finally started getting updates but the unlocked... nope. It’s not supported yet. Search this issue before you buy. Please! Also, the pictures are blurry in low light, unlike any other phone I’ve had in the past, which was shocking considering the hoopla over it. You have to be as still as a statue. It’s Ridiculous! The camera is the most over hyped things about this phone. The display is top notch. Beautiful. Get an S8 if you must have a Samsung or if you simply want a better phone, less $$$, and has at least been updated more than once in regards to security patches etc... My old LG G2 took better pics. I can’t tell you how much I regret buying this thing. It would take too long to try. Bad customer experience with Samsung and a phone riddled with security holes... just don’t. Samsung doesn’t deserve any of our business. I went from “Samsung is the high end, they’re great” to “what happened? Is this for real?” In less than a month. Whew. I wish I could return it for something else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    easy to personalize

    Posted
    WATCHINGU
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I upgraded from the 8+ to the 9+... Most reviews said not enough upgrades to warrant the money. I have used it for 3 weeks and I am happy with my decision to upgrade. I use the camera more than anything else. That was the deciding factor for spending the money. I love almost everything new on the camera. You can change shooting modes by swiping left or right or just tapping on a mode. The one thing I find frustrating is when I try to change aperture or shutter settings with the slider when shooting in PRO-MODE it will CHANGE MODES if you are not careful when using the adjustment slider. Everything else about the phone is awesome, lots of new features. I would not have upgraded from the 8+ to the S9 without the duel camera and smaller screen, only the 9+ for the extra camera and 6 gigs of ram instead of 4 gigs. Side note--- I only paid $516 for my S8+ on sale. Had I paid the full $820 price I may not have taken that big of loss. Summery! I love this new 9 plus. If you do not care about the camera you may not want to step up from an 8+. You can personalize it to do everything the way you like. Apple phones are great phones, (more expensive) and BORING!! Android allows you to create a UI that feels like you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews

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  • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5June 12, 2018
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  • IT PRO (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Adam Shepherd on May 17, 2018
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    A powerhouse smartphone that's undermined by irritating flawsFull Review
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  • Know Your Mobile (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Paul Briden on April 12, 2018
    Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review: Still The #1 Android Phone Around?
    Samsung's flagship series does a lot to set trends in the Android smartphone space, with some stuff even leaking over into Apple's iPhone - for instance, the 18:9 AMOLED displays for which it is famed, which it now supplies to Apple too.Full Review




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