Samsung Galaxy S9+ unboxing video
Hi there, and welcome to the very first TechTravelGeeks video. We're starting on a high note, with the unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy S9+ phone. It's Sammy's flagship phone for the first half of 2018, so the expectations are high. So let's see what we have here!
This is the official UK version of the phone, pre-ordered from Samsung, so you can see the original packaging with some paperwork and of course, the new Samsung +6S, I mean S9+. This is the European version of the device, so it runs on the latest Exynos 9810 processor, but more on that later.
On the box, in addition to Matteo's reflection and the specs on the back, you can see a few brands or trademarks, namely DUOS (for dual sim), Secured by Knox (Samsung's security guarantee) and AKG (for the earphones and speakers).
Once we open the box, we actually don't see the phone itself, but the packaging for the sim eject tool, as well as some more paperwork. And finally, the phone. Let's get rid of some of the protective wrap - the front and back are easy enough, but the sides were very finicky and difficult to remove. But once we're through with it, we can get the nano SIM card in and boot up the device. All good!
To finish off, let's see what we get - a travel adaptor, a USB type C to USB female adaptor for data transfer from the old phone, the micro USB to type C adaptor, a USB cable, headphone rubbers and the AKG headphones - yes, there's actually a phone with the headphone jack in 2018!
The S9+ and S8+ boxes are really similar, with the S9+ being slightly taller - maybe to handle the extra camera and double the internal storage? And when you look at the phones, you'll actually find it really difficult to tell them apart when looking at them from the front - the only difference is that the top and bottom bezels are thinner by around 1.4mm total . Not that much, but it does make a bit of a difference, at least to me - I have to justify getting this phone, don't I? The sides are the same, but the really difference is with the backs - we get two cameras this time, and the fingerprint reader is finally at the bottom rather than at the side. So we can see that Samsung have actually been listening to the users and reviewers and fixed the most irritating feature of their last year's phones.
I've now been using the S9+ for two weeks and have been enjoying it a lot, especially thanks to the small improvements like stereo speakers, better and faster unlocking, amazing screen and, most importantly, the fantastic camera, but more on that in future videos. For now, thanks for watching, and again, welcome to TechTravelGeeks!