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

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-17-2018, 06:05 AM
  2. Iphone message features on Note 9
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-15-2018, 02:47 PM
  3. OnePlus 6 home page - hide the PIN unlock option?
    By jackzfun in forum OnePlus 6 & 6T
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-14-2018, 09:53 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-14-2018, 03:53 PM
  5. OnePlus 6 home page - hide the PIN unlock option?
    By jackzfun in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-14-2018, 11:31 AM