Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SIM Free / 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 Plus Unlocked Quick Specifications

  • Android 8 (Oreo) with Samsung Experience UI
  • 6.2 inch QHD+ (1440 x 2960) display (18.5 : 9 ratio) - Always-On Super AMOLED
  • Samsung Exynos Octa processor / 4GB RAM
  • 64 / 128GB storage & microSD support (up to 256GB)
  • Dual 12MP rear camera with OIS, dual pixel phase-detection autofocus
  • 8MP selfie camera with autofocus
  • Super Slo-mo video recording
  • 3,500 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
  • 157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
  • USB Type-C / 3.5mm audio jack / Dedicated Bixby button

Box contents

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus - SIM Free, factory unlocked
  • 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

Samsung S9 Plus SIM Free Overview

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. 

Camera

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 Plus 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.

Exclusive to the S9 Plus with dual rear cameras are the Live Focus and Bokeh filter effects. These allow images captured at different focal lengths on both cameras to be merged, creating eye-catching effects with a professional look. 

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. 

Augmented Reality

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 Plus 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!

Design

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 Plus 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. 

Knox Security

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.  

Wireless Charging

Suitable for both the Qi and PMA standards, simply place your Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus on to a compatible powered pad or surface. No more cables!

DeX Compatible

Introduced with the S8 range, DeX (Desktop Experience) allows you to turn Galaxy S9 Plus 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.

Operating System
Android
Version
8.1 (Oreo) with 9 (Pie) update
Custom Skin
Samsung UI
Processor
Exynos 9810 Octa
Speed
Octa-Core (4 x 2.8GHz & 4 x 1.7 GHz)
GPU
Mali-G72 MP18
Expansion Slot
Yes
Type
Micro SD
Capacity (Up to)
400 GB
Internal Storage
64 / 128 GB
RAM
6 GB
Display
6.2"
Type
Super AMOLED
Resolution
1440 x 2960 (~531 ppi)
Other
Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Always-on display, Blue-light filter, 4K UHD certified
Rear Camera
Dual 12 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
12 MP(1): f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55", 1.4um, dual pixel PDAF, OIS | 12 MP(2): f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6", 1um, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Flash & Focus
Phase detection autofocus & dual-LED flash
Other
Geo-tagging, Simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, Touch focus, Face/Smile detection, Auto HDR, Panorama
Front Camera
8 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6", 1.22um
Flash & Focus
Autofocus
Other
Battery
3,500 mAh
Type
Non-removable Li-ion
2G/GSM Bands
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G/HSPA Bands
850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G/LTE Bands
UK MODEL: FDD B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B17(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B25(1900), B26(800), B28(700), B32(1500), B66(AWS- 3) TDD B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500) | EU MODEL: FDD 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700) TDD B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)
5G Bands
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth
5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX
NFC
Yes
FM Radio
No
Power Port
USB Type-C
Data Port
USB Type-C
Audio Port
3.5mm audio jack
Video Out
Yes, wireless via Miracast, Google Home, Samsung Connect
Physical Keyboard
No
Trackpad
No
Buttons
Power, Volume, Bixby Assistant
Fingerprint Sensor
Rear-mounted
Other Controls
Location Technologies
GPS / GLONASS / Beidou / Galileo
Built-In Maps
Google Maps
Accelerometer
Yes
Digital Compass
Yes
Gyro
Yes
Light Sensor
Yes
Dimensions
158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm (6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
Weight
189g (6.67 oz)
Software
Google Play, Google Apps, Samsung Apps
Other
Qi/PMA wireless charging, QuickCharge