1. PhoneKid's Avatar
    I just bought a S9+ (G965U) that was a carrier unlock. Supposedly, the phone was new in an unopened box, but it looks like the phone was unlocked by a 3rd party.

    What features would be disabled on the phone when it is unlocked from a carrier? It looks like the phone was previously locked to T-mobile. So far I've discovered the menu on the camera screen is very different from other S9+ phones and it's missing many menu options/icons. The AR Emoji feature is missing and the Super Slow-Mo feature is missing. Also, the "Samsung Account" option is missing for transferring data from another phone.

    Looking at the box, when I received the phone, the box was shrink wrapped and the S9 font on the number "9" was different as compared to the 9 on a real Samsung box. There are also other printing abnormalities on the box. And the SIM tray is made of plastic. I'm thinking this might be a cloned phone... Thanks for your help!
    12-15-2018 03:41 AM
  2. Adam Frix's Avatar
    Chinese fake, just like the handbags.

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
    12-15-2018 07:20 AM
  3. billybronco's Avatar
    Two things that I miss on my unlocked phone is WiFi calling and the ease of getting phone messages. I have AT&T and these options are not available on an unlocked S9
    12-19-2018 05:20 PM

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