Samsung S9 Plus Price in Nigeria, Overview, & Full Specifications

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Samsung S9 Plus price in Nigeria – Buying old flagships over new midrange phones might make sense and in fact, what I advise most people to do, but what about buying a 5-year-old flagship? Does it still make sense?

For starters, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus was released way back in Feb. 2018 as Samsung’s crème de la crème smartphone for the year, and fast forward to today, it easily falls in the same price range as most midrange and budget devices released this year.

So, considering that this was and is still a flagship device but it’s already 5 years old, does it make sense to buy it over the newer midrange devices being released this year, assuming that their prices are the same?

Well, let’s find out.

Samsung S9 Plus price in Nigeria

The Samsung S9 Plus price in Nigeria

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus price might differ slightly, and this depends on a number of factors, such as; if you’re buying a new or pre-used one (popularly known as UK used), the RAM and storage capacity, and where you’re buying from.

But for starters, the Samsung S9 Plus price in Nigeria currently ranges from ₦100,000 – 150,000, and the below table contains some of the best deals on the phone that you can find in both the Jiji and Jumia online marketplaces.

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Samsung Galaxy S9+Price in NigeriaWhere to buy
6GB RAM + 64GB₦150,000JUMIA
6GB RAM + 64GB₦130,000JUMIA
6GB RAM + 64GB₦120,000Jiji NG
6GB RAM + 64GB₦145,000Jiji NG

So, now that we have seen the price of this phone, let’s quickly do a brief overview of it to know if it’s worth buying over today’s midrange and budget smartphones.

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Overview

So, like I’ve said before, the Galaxy S9+ was released in Feb. 2018 which makes it exactly 5 years and a month old today, and for about ₦100,000 – 150,000, here’s what you’ll get with this phone.

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For starters, it came with a 6.2-inch size Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on it, it has a super high resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels (2k), which is something you don’t even get on new Samsung flagship phones these days except the Ultra models, not to talk of a midrange device.

The refresh rate is capped at 60Hz, but it’s forgivable since high refresh rate displays weren’t a thing back in 2018, in fact, it might even shock you to know that some companies still released their near thousand-dollar flagship phones with 60Hz refresh rate display in 2023 (Apple, I see you).

So, for the display, I’ll say the Galaxy S9 Plus still has a better display compared to most midrange phones that are being released nowadays.

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Now, in terms of the build quality, I’ll once again say that the Galaxy S9+ is the better device as it is made of glass on the back (Gorilla Glass 5), and a proper aluminum frame where most midranges have a plastic frame, and glass or plastic back. It is also rated IP68 for protection against water and dust which you don’t even get on many mid-rangers in the market today, Samsung is one of the very few brands that give you up to an IP67 rating on some of the midrange devices.

Samsung S9 Plus price in Nigeria

Coming to the performance of this phone, it uses either a Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 processor is still plenty fast even by today’s standards, and will easily feed dust to any midrange chipset produced today in terms of raw performance.

Now, one area where new midrange smartphones might have the edge over the Galaxy S9+ is the cameras, simply because they obviously have better sensors, better ISP embedded in their chipsets, and better software processing.

But again, the Galaxy S9+ is no slouch as it has a dual 12MP sensor, one main and one telephoto, something you don’t get on midrange smartphones today, they’re both optically stabilized, and can even record videos at 4k@60fps.

Another area where new midrange phones might still have a slight edge over this phone is the software as the Galaxy S9+ has outlived its software update period, meaning that it longer receives monthly or the latest Android version updates from the company.

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But again, you have to be mindful of the midrange phone you’re comparing this phone, as even most midrange phones being released today don’t get updated to newer Android versions, and even if they did, it’s maybe just once or twice. But if you’re comparing this phone to fellow Samsung midrange phones, then those ones clearly have the upper hand as they usually get up to three to four years of software updates from the manufacturer.

For battery life, new midrange devices will definitely last longer on a single charge, but what the Galaxy S9+ has that new midrange phones do not have are; Samsung DeX, maybe a better vibration motor, depending on the phones you’re comparing, USB 3.1 Type C charging port which will give you faster file transfer speed, and that’s basically it.

So, with a better display, better build quality, better performance, Samsung DeX, and USB Type-C 3.1, do you think this phone is worth buying over new midrange devices which will obviously give you the latest software version out of the box, maybe with better cameras, and better battery life?

Well, for me, I’ll say yes, it’s worth it, but again, it all boils down to personal preference and what is more important to you in a smartphone. But for me, I’ll readily choose an overall stable old flagship with a new midrange device.

And that wraps it up for this overview.

Samsung S9 Plus price in Nigeria

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Full Specifications

Brand & ModelSamsung Galaxy S9+
AnnouncedFebruary 25, 2018
Price in Nigeria₦100,000 – 150,000

DESIGN

Dimensions158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm (6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
Weight189 g (6.67 oz)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)
Aluminum frame
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
ColorsMidnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue, Polaris Blue

DISPLAY

Size6.2 inches, 98.3 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)
PanelDynamic AMOLED 2X
Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels, (~529 ppi density)
Aspect Ratio18.5:9
FeaturesHDR10
3D Touch (home button only)

CAMERAS

Rear12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
FeaturesLED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video Recording4K@30/60fps
1080p@30/60/240fps
720p@960fps
HDR, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS (30fps)
Front8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF
2 MP (dedicated iris scanner camera)
FeaturesDual video call, Auto-HDR
Video Recording4K@30/60fps
1440p@30fps

HARDWARE

ProcessorQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) – USA/LATAM, China
Exynos 9810 (10 nm) – EMEA
CPUOcta-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – Snapdragon
Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – Exynos
GPUAdreno 630 – Snapdragon
Mali-G72 MP18 – Exynos
RAM & Storage4/6GB + 64GB
6GB + 128/256GB

SOFTWARE

Android VersionAndroid 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10, One UI 2.5
Custom UIOne UI 2.5

BATTERY

SizeLi-Ion 3500 mAh, non-removable (13.48 Wh)
Charging15W
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging
USBUSB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go

NETWORK & CONNECTIVITY

NFCYes
Infrared PortNo
RadioFM Radio
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX

MISCELLANEOUS

Fingerprint ReaderYes, rear-mounted
Face UnlockYes, 3D Iris scanner
IP RatingIP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
SpeakersYes, Stereo speakers, tuned by AKG
3.5 mm JackYes
32-bit/384kHz audio
Wireless ChargingYes
Reverse Wireless ChargingNo
Desktop supportSamsung DeX
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And there you have it folks, the Samsung S9 Plus price in Nigeria, reasons why it’s worth or not worth buying over newer midrange devices released today, and its complete specifications.

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