1. ckfilmstar's Avatar
    I'm in the USA region and I'm looking to buy the s9 plus on Amazon. I c the USA region unlocked version is more expensive than the Asia version unlocked version. Is there a reason why?
    I'm with T-Mobile but planning on moving to metro pcs.

    I've also noticed the asia region unlocked s9 plus has less cellular band numbers 's the USA region unlocked band number.
    Will the Asia region (India, Singapore) unlocked s9 plus phone have some issues working in the USA region? Speed, or not able to connect to certain cellular bands in certain areas?

    Here is the Asia cellular band numbers 's the US :

    4G FDD LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700)

    4G TDD LTE: B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)

    And here is the unlocked USA region cellular band number version:

    4G FDD LTE: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B14(700), B17(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B25(1900), B26(800), B28(700), B29(700), B30(2300), B66(AWS- 3), B71 (600MHz)

    4G TDD LTE: B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500), B46(5200)
    03-26-2019 04:29 AM
  2. pontiac005's Avatar
    Looks like the U.S version has a wider range of bands. I also have TMobile but purchased directly from Samsung.
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    03-26-2019 12:55 PM
  3. ckfilmstar's Avatar
    Looks like the U.S version has a wider range of bands. I also have TMobile but purchased directly from Samsung.
    That's why I figured that particular international version was cheaper.
    pontiac005 likes this.
    03-26-2019 02:27 PM
  4. ckfilmstar's Avatar
    I ended up buying the s9 plus on Amazon. Other than the obvious, how can know and make sure it's not a refurb or it's a international version?
    03-28-2019 09:19 AM
  5. pontiac005's Avatar
    I ended up buying the s9 plus on Amazon. Other than the obvious, how can know and make sure it's not a refurb or it's a international version?
    It would say refurbished on the box or with a note inside. As for the international version, you look up the model number and a certain model number is international.
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    03-28-2019 09:27 AM
  6. ckfilmstar's Avatar
    It would say refurbished on the box or with a note inside. As for the international version, you look up the model number and a certain model number is international.
    I meant sometimes these sellers will try to say it's new but really a refurb. Meaning they might go through some lengths to make it say it's new. So some folks might not know. But I did some research on how to check if it's refurbished or not.
    pontiac005 likes this.
    03-28-2019 10:24 AM
  7. pontiac005's Avatar
    Yeah it's hard to trust the sources. I usually just get new from the manufacturer but have occasionally purchased from a third party.
    03-28-2019 10:41 AM
  8. ckfilmstar's Avatar
    I bought my ZTE and its been good. So far I haven't had issues.
    I just find it odd that this seller or keeps changing its sellers name.
    03-28-2019 01:30 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I ended up buying the s9 plus on Amazon. Other than the obvious, how can know and make sure it's not a refurb or it's a international version?
    US version have a for example SM-965u and international SM-N965F
    To know if its refurbished that's tough.
    That you can find in settings about phone look at software Info info it's one of those build number.
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    03-28-2019 01:52 PM
  10. ckfilmstar's Avatar
    US version have a for example SM-965u and international SM-N965F
    To know if its refurbished that's tough.
    That you can find in settings about phone look at software Info info it's one of those build number.
    I looked it up online and YouTube. I guess u punch in some numbers and it will show if it has been refurbed
    mustang7757 likes this.
    03-28-2019 04:22 PM
  11. ckfilmstar's Avatar
    I'm going to check that and call Samsung.
    03-28-2019 04:22 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ok try that see what happens
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    03-28-2019 04:52 PM
  13. ckfilmstar's Avatar
    I'll post here and let y'all know what happens. Hopefully everything is as advertised
    mustang7757 likes this.
    03-28-2019 05:48 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'll post here and let y'all know what happens. Hopefully everything is as advertised
    Ok cool..
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    03-28-2019 06:20 PM

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