expired Samsung Galaxy S9+ 256GB $1099 (Was $1349) @ JB Hi-Fi

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Today only, JB have the Samsung Galaxy S9+ for only $1099.

Key Features
  • 12MP Super Speed Dual Camera with Super Slow-mo up to 960fps
  • 6.2" Infinity Display with Quad HD+ resolution
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • 256GB storage
  • Secure iris and face recognition technology
  • Fast wired and wireless charging
  • New 10nm Octa Core chip

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Comments

  • +11 votes

    FYI the S9 and S9+ just got Android 9.0 Pie update yesterday :)

  • +3 votes

    Anyone else jumping on the TGG/JB boycott after the One X bullshit?

  • +3 votes

    declaimer, I am a android fanboi…

    I said it before on the apple deal, (albe it thats a 2K phone), but even still, man one 1k for a phone when on special is crazy…
    is this really double as good as a moto G6 plus, which is less than half the price, i mean, yeah, maybe 20-30% "better".

    i mean, they mostly do all the same thing… where is the value spending so much, except for a status symbol? I mean yeah its sexy and all, but THAT sexy?

    • +1 vote

      love it how people hit and run without leaving a comment… or answering questions…

      Edit: Should have put in my above post:

      "Is this really double as good as a moto G6 plus? (which is less than half the price)"

      because it is a question, rather than a statement.

    • +1 vote

      Genuine comparison as I have a G5s Plus and iPhone 6 plus and have been thinking about moving onto android after being a dedicated apple user since iphone 4. I play quite a few mobile games and never thought about the aspect ratio much until I found that the G5s Plus' aspect ratio "squashes" the screen area (try plants vs zombies). The range of freeware on android's pretty amazing as well but there appear to be alot more ads with android apps. Software wise, I find ios to be smoother. Having said that the camera on the G5s Plus smashes my iPhone 6 plus. The real kicker's the price of a new apple/ samsung phone- finding it hard to pay $1,500 - 1,800 for the latest model when the improvements are incremental.

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        Thanks for the response, but i mean why is the S9+ double that of the moto G6+? (even more so with the new iphones though, 4x as much) - i truly don't believe they are two times (or 4 times) better…IE they don't have double the functionality or performance to justify the double price tag…

        man, I've been using an iphone 8 for the last 4 months for work, absolutely hate it, sucks big time, androids are just so much more intuitive… the only good thing about it (iphone) is the battery life, which can last up to 3 days - with light usage. i think the two biggest thing apple needs to do is work on the back button, and stop trying to lock people into using things, IE, you cant even use a custom ring tone without loading itunes on an iphone… heck, even the volume control sucks on an iphone…

        cant wait for a good deal on a decent android phone, think I'll ditch the work phone and move back to the android - didn't think we could until i saw someone else at work using the android…

        when i go back to using my wifes android, its like a weight has been lifted from my shoulder. - but thats apple vs android…

        Anyways, my original query was, is this really worth double another decent android phone? what features make it so?

        • +2 votes

          Brand image, history of reliability, resale value, support network and etc are all contributing factors. You can use the s9+ for a couple of years and still sell it for 400 plus if you have kept it in a good condition.

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            @harry2008: sold my S9+ few days ago for $850…. got it day 1 for around $1100. Waiting for S10+ now to upgrade.
            Resell value is good on Samsung for 1-2 years. After that it drops dramatically. to hover around $300-400.

            Where as iPhones seem to hold their value quite well even with 3 generations behind.

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              @lplau: The note 9 can be gotten sometimes for $800-$900. I don't see how Samsung has good resale value or is it Galaxy specific?

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            @harry2008: Good point RE resale value, that brings it back to normal sale price - if your selling your phone…
            i wouldnt say history of reliability with the exploding batteries though!

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      Is spending double really worth getting the Moto G6 Plus over a Poco F1?

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        dunno is it, i just picked a common, mainstream, reasonably priced phone, that has the bells and whistles… i could have said any good quality reliable phone…

    • +2 votes

      A $2000 phone is hard to defend. But for 1K, you're getting the latest specs (for now), an OLED QHD screen, good amount of storage and RAM, good cameras, and it just looks nicer.

      Is it as good value as a midrange phone? Obviously not. But if it has one or two things you like more like a QHD OLED screen, you probably won't find it in a mid range phone. Maybe you're willing to accept a slower CPU if you can get that nice screen, but they just don't pair budget CPUs with premium screens, so you don't have a choice.

      Samsung makes OLED screens on mid range phones like the J or A series with Snapdragon 660 or the equivalent Exynos, but it will only be FHD not QHD.

  • +4 votes

    just so you know s10 is coming out next Month and s9 should drop to 700-800

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    This or wait for the S10?

    I currently own an S8+ that will be needing an upgrade soonish…

    Anyone else in the same boat?

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      Yea me too. I've got an s8+ as well and it's actually still going strong and receiving updates. I think it's worth waiting for the s10 as it'll have a new design and internals. Would be good to see what the s10 looks like before upgrade :)

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        I paid $1,120.05 for the S8+ back in June of 2017 through an Officeworks price match found through OzB and have not regretted it since. Isn't a reveal set for a date soon regarding the next release of Samsung flagships?

        • +2 votes

          S10 Launch date is: February 20.
          Actual sale date is: March 8.

          they decided to take the lead and launch it a few days before MWC 2019 conference.

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            @lplau: got any insights to the S10? major upgrades to tech and hardware being the famous 10?

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              @ThePriceMatchGuy: Overall the screen will be overhauled, full screen LCD except for a very small cutout for camera. Looks pretty cool.
              As for the internals, S10 will have 2 rear cameras similar to S9+, and S10+ will have 3 rear cameras.
              Rumoured to have reverse wireless charging, so you can charge other Qi Enabled Devices.

              3 models: S10 Lite, S10 and S10 Plus - where Lite basically is the S9 equivalent and cheaper.

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                @lplau: It's not LCD, it's Super AMOLED WQHD+, as it has been for a while now
                Lite is not S9 equivalent, it'll have the same CPU/RAM/Software as the S10
                S10 lite flat compared to the curved S10/S10+

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      Yeah, I was just thinking that myself. I nearly bought a Pixel 3 last week when JB had $300 off them, but decided to wait and see how the S10 shapes up (and what it costs, and what impact that might have on the Pixel 3 price) before making a decision on which one to get. It's a pretty safe bet that S9 prices will drop when the S10 releases, too. Unless that turns out to be so stupidly expensive that there's a significant price gap between the S9 and S10.

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      I'm waiting to see what the Galaxy F (foldable) can do before commiting to S10.

      I'm on a launch S8 and contract expires in a few months.

    • +1 vote

      There's zero reason to upgrade from a S8+ to a S9 at this point especially, and more so the S8+ is hardly a phone that's needing an upgrade.

  • +3 votes

    I just bought a Samsung Note 9 for $950 (official Samsung leather case as well) from a deal recently on OzB. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I cannot see the point spending ~$150 more for a worse phone? Note 9 was one of the best phones (if not the best) of 2018

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      Main problem for me with the Note is the size - it's just too big. Although I don't know how much smaller the S9+ is… I'd probably be more inclined to get a regular S9 then either a Note or S9+ for that reason.

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        It's about the same size. The biggest difference is the pen. And the Note's corners are less curved to make them more distinguishable from S9+.

      • +1 vote

        Fair point, but with only 0.2 inches in size (S9+ 6.2', Note 9 6.4'), I really can't see the reasoning. I get if you have smaller hands, but if you can stretch to the S9+, why not go the Note 9 for even better specs/all around better phone? Just my 2 cents, but $150 cheaper for better phone I figure why not :)

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          I usually look for resale-ability when buying phones. If you want to keep short term like 1yr, then the 'S' range is very good.
          Where as if you want to keep 2-3 years then Note range is good.

        • +1 vote

          Yeah, certainly compared to the S9+ they're pretty similar. But the difference compared to a regular S9 (not S9+) is a bit more, and that would fit much more conveniently in a pocket etc. I've got an S7 now, and wouldn't really want anything much bigger than that. Which is what I meant when I said I'd probably rather get a regular S9 than either the Note or S9+

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    February 20 is the full unveiling of Samsung S10. Surely you can wait for the next price drop.

    • +1 vote

      Yup, with a release date of early march (likely 8th). They have already started production of the phones, so they are ready to be shipped. I'm just waiting for any announcements from Samsung EPP with discounts or good bundles.

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    which pants have pockets that fit this phone?

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      Most pants can fit this. Although it is a big size in terms of screen. However it really is only just slightly larger than my Samsung S6, since the screen to phone ratio is a-lot higher on S8/S9 and going to be even higher on S10.

      It is smaller than iPhone 8 Plus, where 8Plus was 5.5" screen.

      I think people should actually go into the store to compare their current phones before saying "OMG IT IS MASSIVE", because you would be pleasantly surprised at how well it fits in your hand and the size actually isn't bad.

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      Obviously not in someone's pants that drinks Green Tea…

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      Pity these phones weren't around back in the late 80s when MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice ruled the roost.

  • +1 vote

    If you're not worried about storage (64 is huge for me I've never even thought about it)

    Pricematch OW with becextech, $806 for s9plus

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    These will just get cheaper since the S10 trio are soon to be announced. We'll start seeing more of these deals from stores trying to offload as much S9 stock to make way for the new model.

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    I wonder if this phone will drop to the magic ($700) number.

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