Samsung Galaxy S9 (SIM Free & Unlocked / UK)
The camera. Reimagined.
In 2017 Samsung re-envisaged the smartphone screen with the Infinity Display, pushing the boundaries of contemporary design.
For 2018, they have a similar trick for the camera. Using the human eye as inspiration the dual-aperture lens can automatically adapt to lighting conditions to provide the best possible images in bright or dark situations.
When it comes to video recording, you can also slow down time with an incredible super slow-mo effect that you can be switched on during recording or turned into GIFs.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Quick Specifications
- Android 8 (Oreo) with Samsung Experience UI
- 5.8 inch QHD+ (1440 x 2960) display (18.5 : 9 ratio) - Always-On Super AMOLED
- Samsung Exynos Octa processor / 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage & microSD support (up to 256GB)
- 12MP rear camera with OIS, dual pixel phase-detection autofocus
- 8MP selfie camera with autofocus
- Super Slo-mo video recording
- 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging (Qi or PMA)
- Bluetooth 5.0 / GPS / Dual-Band Wi-Fi / NFC
- Gorilla Glass 5 front & back
- IP68 water and dust resistant
- 147.6 x 68.7 x 8.4 mm
- USB Type-C / 3.5mm audio jack / Dedicated Bixby button
- Unlocked and SIM Free Samsung Galaxy S9
- Premium Harman AKG headphones & ear tips
- USB Cable
- Ejection Pin
- USB Power Adapter
- Quick Start Guide
- USB Connector(USB type-C)
- Micro USB Connector
- USB Connector Leaflet
With the Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S9, Samsung have redefined the capabilities of the smartphone camera, whilst refining their industry-leading design and feature set.
The 18:9 ratio Infinity Display returns, offering a near bezel-less front panel with Always-On screen technology courtesy of the Super AMOLED panel. Scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5 also now adorns the back of the handset to keep the phone in excellent condition throughout its lifespan.
With revolutionary dual-aperture technology, Samsung has redefined the capabilities of smartphone photography. By checking the ambient light of your surroundings, the main camera on the Galaxy S9 will switch between one of two f-stop modes - either f/1.5 or f/2.4 - providing you with the best possible capture.
Samsung was already a market leader in low-light smartphone photography and this feature, coupled with multi-frame noise reduction, extends their lead.
Beyond still capture, Samsung has also improved on video recording with a new super slow-motion feature. When activated, you can record an incredible 960 frames per second. Use this during a normal recording or as a one-off clip. The effect is limited to 20 shots per video, which relates to approximately 0.2 seconds in real time, which results in 6 seconds of playback.
The post-capture editing tools let you effortlessly convert these slo-mo snapshots into GIFs for instant social sharing! Looking for an animated lock screen? You can also set a slo-mo clip as your background and watch it every time you unlock the phone!
Concerned about timing? You can set an action square on the screen to ensure you don't miss the moment. When the Galaxy S9 Plus spots motion in that square, the 960FPS will kick in!
Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) has been the go-to method for improving smartphone photography for many years. With the S9 range, Samsung has improved the feature, further helping to eliminate blur caused by shaky hands.
Finally, if you were ever worried about filling up your phone then have no fear. Samsung has teamed up with Google to provide unlimited cloud storage on Google Photos.
It might be the industry's favourite buzzword right now, however, there are practical applications for AR that Samsung has been at the forefront of for many years.
Improving on a feature they introduced some time ago, Samsung's Live Translation powered by Bixby Vision can instantly translate text written in several languages via the camera.
On holiday and not sure what a sign or menu says? Just load up Live Translation and point the camera towards your mystery text. The words should then be translated for you - on screen - in real time.
Bixby Vision can also be used to provide additional information on the world around you. Turn the system on and point your camera towards a building, object or even a plate of food. Bixby Vision will process the image and scour the Internet for extra details and overlay them on screen.
And for a bit of fun, Samsung has also introduced AR Emoji. Take a selfie and the Galaxy S9 can create an avatar of yourself that mimics gestures and expressions. Once set up, your AR emoji avatar can be sent via popular messaging applications. You can also update their look in the future with clothing, hairstyles and accessories!
Already commended for manufacturing some of the most sumptuous smartphones ever constructed throughout 2017, Samsung has iterated and perfected the look and feel of the S9 range.
Curved edge-to-edge display. Slimline edging that contours to comfortably fit most hand sizes. An 18:9 ratio screen with near bezel-less edging to get the absolute largest display size possible in a handheld package. All of this, available in an array of metallic colour finishes, creates one of the most beautiful handheld devices ever released.
The Infinity Display offers true black reproduction courtesy of Samsung's brightest ever Super AMOLED panel, with dynamic contrast that adjusts the output to best suit the ambient light around you.
Beyond the screen, the S9 features a stereo speaker set up tuned by AKG and enhanced with Dolby Atmos for a cinematic surround effect.
On the rear of the handset, Samsung has repositioned the fingerprint sensor below the camera for a more ergonomic placement. 3D Touch is also supported on the invisible home key, situated on the bottom of the front panel.
Built into the phone from the hardware level, Samsung Knox is industry-leading business-grade protection available on all high-end Galaxy devices.
If you need to use Knox, just open the Secure Folder app installed on the phone. This lets you configure a portion of your phone's storage to securely keep files, documents and even entire app profiles partitioned from the rest of your device's content.
Suitable for both the Qi and PMA standards, simply place your Samsung Galaxy S9 on to a compatible powered pad or surface. No more cables!
Introduced with the S8 range, DeX (Desktop Experience) allows you to turn Galaxy S9 into a portable PC.
Using any of Samsung's official DeX docking stations, the system will output a desktop UI to a connected monitor, allowing for fully windowed applications and cross-app support.
Stock Origin & Compatibility
All our phones are SIM Free & Factory Unlocked, compatible with UK, EU & most global SIM cards, with support for global GSM & 3G networks. For 4G/LTE & 5G support outside of Europe, please check the specifications.
Clove Technology primarily obtains stock from a manufacturer's official UK supply chains. These products will be displayed as a 'UK Model'.
Occasionally Clove source products from the European mainland. These will be marked as an 'EU Model', supplied factory sealed with a 2pin EU mains charger or 'EU Convert', opened to swap to a UK charger and resealed.
EU sourced phones will have a full warranty and are compatible with all UK networks. We do not source any products from Hong Kong or other Asian markets.
If you order an EU Model or Convert then you may find that Samsung Pay is unavailable, even if it is supported in your country.
This is because Samsung restricts the use of Samsung Pay so that it only works with banks registered in the same country as the phone's origin.
The origin country is recorded in the phone's firmware and cannot be adjusted by end users. At this time we are unable to advertise the exact origin country of EU Models prior to sale.
If you require the use of Samsung Pay in the UK, we would recommend avoiding an EU Model or Convert, although if Google Pay is available and acceptable to you, this will be available to download and unaffected.
Samsung Region Lock
Samsung implements a 'region lock' on all new smartphones. This restricts use of SIM cards to the original region their phones are intended to be sold in.
Clove Technology sells Samsung phones intended for the “European” region, which covers the UK, mainland Europe and some other select territories. The full list is below.
If you are ordering for delivery to a destination outside of this list, we will need to activate the phone prior to shipping, so that you can use a local SIM card.
To activate the phone, we must turn it on, complete set-up with a European SIM installed, then make at least 5 minutes of continuous voice call with this SIM.
Without activation, you can only use the device outside of the listed countries if 'roaming' with a SIM card from the intended sales region.
If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock if you attempt to use a SIM card from outside of these regions.
COUNTRY LIST: **All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.
IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.