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.
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.
|Samsung Galaxy S9+||Price in Nigeria||Where to buy|
|6GB RAM + 64GB||₦150,000||JUMIA|
|6GB RAM + 64GB||₦130,000||JUMIA|
|6GB RAM + 64GB||₦120,000||Jiji NG|
|6GB RAM + 64GB||₦145,000||Jiji 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Galaxy S9 Plus Full Specifications
|Brand & Model||Samsung Galaxy S9+|
|Announced||February 25, 2018|
|Price in Nigeria||₦100,000 – 150,000|
|Dimensions||158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm (6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||189 g (6.67 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)|
|IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue, Polaris Blue|
|Size||6.2 inches, 98.3 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Panel||Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels, (~529 ppi density)|
|3D Touch (home button only)|
|Rear||12 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|
|Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|HDR, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS (30fps)|
|Front||8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF|
|2 MP (dedicated iris scanner camera)|
|Features||Dual video call, Auto-HDR|
|Processor||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) – USA/LATAM, China|
|Exynos 9810 (10 nm) – EMEA|
|CPU||Octa-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|
|GPU||Adreno 630 – Snapdragon|
|Mali-G72 MP18 – Exynos|
|RAM & Storage||4/6GB + 64GB|
|6GB + 128/256GB|
|Android Version||Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10, One UI 2.5|
|Custom UI||One UI 2.5|
|Size||Li-Ion 3500 mAh, non-removable (13.48 Wh)|
|Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging|
|USB||USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go|
NETWORK & CONNECTIVITY
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|Fingerprint Reader||Yes, rear-mounted|
|Face Unlock||Yes, 3D Iris scanner|
|IP Rating||IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|Speakers||Yes, Stereo speakers, tuned by AKG|
|3.5 mm Jack||Yes|
|Reverse Wireless Charging||No|
|Desktop support||Samsung DeX|
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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