1. LarsrStanley's Avatar
    Good afternoon,

    I am using straight talk as a service provider. I am looking to get a new phone. I am looking at the S9+ or the Note 9, preferably the Note.

    When I am searching for a phone I see many things I am unsure of. Can someone please break this down for me, the more I search the more different responses I see.

    Please explain these;

    International Version
    US Version
    Why does international not carry a US warranty
    Factory unlocked, no CDMA or vice versa, no GSM

    Straight talk can use either CDMA or GSM, but I am unsure what the international and US versions mean. Maybe someone can just link me up with the best deal of something that will work. My brain is starting to hurt after two hours of fruitless searching.... lol thanks!
    03-04-2019 11:09 PM
  2. j_hansen's Avatar
    US version is Snapdragon processor and International is Exynos, I don't think you can get the Snapdragon with unlocked bootloader where many exynos have it as standard/choice in developer options
    03-05-2019 12:07 PM
  3. LarsrStanley's Avatar
    US version is Snapdragon processor and International is Exynos, I don't think you can get the Snapdragon with unlocked bootloader where many exynos have it as standard/choice in developer options
    Thanks for the response. But what does either one of those mean for me? Would I be able to use either one in the States or no?
    03-05-2019 12:46 PM
  4. MsBlingberry's Avatar
    You would be able to use both in the States but with the unlocked be prepared to give up certain things e.g no warranty, some features like Wifi calling but it would still work fine.
    03-14-2019 04:16 PM
  5. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    You should probably get the unlocked US version for Straight Talk, since I'm pretty sure they're is no Straight Talk branded version of the Note 9.

    Why would you consider the international version for use in the US?
    03-14-2019 07:12 PM

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