Big and beautiful: that’s the Galaxy S9 Plus. In terms of features and power, you won’t see huge differences from the S9, but the S9 Plus’s dual-rear cameras and huge 6.2-inch QHD+ display will certainly convert some doubters.
Refurbished Galaxy S9 Plus at a glance
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At 6.2-inches, the expansive dimensions of the Galaxy S9 Plus won’t be for everyone. But while it's less pocketable than smaller smartphones, the S9 Plus' large, bright screen make this a brilliant choice if you watch videos or gaming on the go.
It packs in a great camera too, with a dual lens set-up at the rear that pairs a 12-megapixel standard, telephoto lens with a 12-megapixel wide lens.
The result is that the S9 Plus camera performs exceptionally in low light conditions, helped in so small part by a very wide aperture that lets in lots of light.
The front camera is no slouch either, with a 'bokeh' mode that enables you to blur out the background. The result? Some really arresting selfies.
A 3,500 mAh battery powers the S9 Plus and we found it lasted about a day and a half before you need to recharge. And if you do run low, there's a handy fast-charge mode.
Other key specs of the S9 Plus include:
- Speedily responsive fingerprint scanner
- 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options
- Stereo speakers
- Hard-wearing Gorilla Glass 5 construction
- Water-resistant in 1m for up to 30 mins
What is a refurbished Galaxy S9 Plus?
What's the difference between a refurbished, or reconditioned, Galaxy S9 Plus and a new phone? Well, in a nutshell when you buy a refurbished phone you're getting a second-hand model that was returned to a retailer or network by its former owner.
It could have been returned for any number of reasons: possibly due to a fault or simply that the owner simply changed their mind.
What can you be sure of is that a refurbished Galaxy S9 Plus will have been restored to its factory settings and given a thorough maintenance check and repair. So it's effectively as good as new.
Critically, it'll be cheaper than buying a brand new S9 Plus. And significantly cheaper than buying the more recent Galaxy S10 or S10 Plus.
Should I buy a refurbished Galaxy S9 Plus?
- You can save a fair bit of money, if you don't mind having a pre-owned smartphone
- Refurbished S9 Plus phones bought from reputable retailers and networks will come with a warranty. Usually for 12 months
- It's more environmentally friendly to buy a recycled phone
- You won't necessarily get accessories in the box. So you may have to buy a compatible charger or headphones
- Your second-hand Galaxy S9 Plus may not come in the original box. And you won't get that nice 'brand-new-phone' feeling
What’s the difference between a nearly new S9 Plus and a refurbished model?
Generally, a nearly new handset is one that has been returned within seven days, so it is all to all intents and purposes as good a new.
More often than not nearly new handsets would have only left their box a few times. And have been barely used by the previous owner, if at all.
Alternatives to a refurbished Galaxy S9 Plus
Not sure a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is quite what you're looking for? Take a look at deals for a selection of similar handsets below:
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Apple iPhone 6s Plus
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus
- Apple iPhone XS Max
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
And if you think you'd prefer a brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus instead, click on the button below to see our pick of today's standout deals:
Galaxy S9 Plus specs
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Size||158.1mm x 8.5mm x 73.8mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||6.2 inches|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||529 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||Octa Core Cores|
|Internal Storage||64, 128, 256|
|External Storage||Micro SD|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||8 MP|