The Phone of the Year Is Now $500

  • Published on Nov 27, 2018
  • My pick of the phone of the year. And it's now only $500 brand new. Killer value for the hardware you get on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus
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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee  6 months ago +2608

    The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus from Samsung didn't sell well at launch but it has come down so much in price that it's probably the best value phone on the market right now. Thanks for watching!

    • Abdulrahman Moustafa
      Abdulrahman Moustafa 2 months ago

      Well I got a huawei mate 10 lite but like 500 dollars that's a steal

    • David Barker
      David Barker 2 months ago

      Like I said in the comments before an older Samsung flagship phone is usually a great buy, especially when the price keeps dipping 😊😊

    • definitely not clickbait
      definitely not clickbait 3 months ago

      @Ashutosh Singhal I got my xz1c for 200€

    • Richard Glumbík
      Richard Glumbík 3 months ago

      @Szymon Zioltkowski that is true but I don't think it matter that much

    • Szymon Zioltkowski
      Szymon Zioltkowski 3 months ago

      @Richard Glumbík is old tho

  • demine100018
    demine100018 12 days ago

    is it me or the price of the s9 got up on samsung website i swear it was 499 for a 68 gb and i was about to buy it today for $550 for a 128gb

  • CanYouHelpMe?
    CanYouHelpMe? 25 days ago

    should I buy xiaomi mi 9 or galaxy s9 plus? Which one is better?

  • Assassin
    Assassin 26 days ago

    Is this phone still worth buying?

  • Jeff Hoftyzer
    Jeff Hoftyzer 26 days ago

    Got the s9+ for $300 used

  • manuel maltez
    manuel maltez Month ago

    I think mate 20 its a lot better phone than the s9 plus. Cheaper and better in all ways except video recording.

  • Adrián B.V.
    Adrián B.V. 2 months ago

    "Only" $500. Wow! So cheap!

  • Joao Goncalves
    Joao Goncalves 2 months ago

    Just payed 330 Bucks on a s8+ on ali express. Yes slower than a pocophone for the same price, but so much more features.

  • Howard Murphy
    Howard Murphy 2 months ago

    Nokia got expensive

  • Sohail Faruqui
    Sohail Faruqui 2 months ago

    +Dave Lee, @Dave Lee: but the problem with buying samsung phone after almost a year is the slowdown, I strongly have this feeling that the push updates that intentionally slowdown the phone, iPhone was brave enough to announce that and blame the battery life to do so, but never gonna admit to that point and doing it from the backdoor. they are amazing phone when they are released. the drop amount can be justified by the age of its smoothness and getting updates which by time decreases as if choosing between C-Ronaldo or Kylian Mbappé if it make sense

  • jeff monzon
    jeff monzon 2 months ago

    ♥️ s9+ no hole no notch. fingerprint at the back.

  • Rijul Kaji Kasaju
    Rijul Kaji Kasaju 2 months ago

    That's not fair giving S9 the award because there are people who bought this phone at the launch price and for them, its not a $500 phone. Whatever you say, S9 is an expensive phone. If the price drop is to be considered, then a year or two years old phone would be much much better value for money. Considering price drops, S8 would be a better bet

  • Ameya Deshpande
    Ameya Deshpande 2 months ago

    Is it me or a phone these days without a notch looks weird??

    • da.edits
      da.edits 2 months ago

      Ameya Deshpande it’s you.

  • Breton Luna
    Breton Luna 2 months ago

    I bought a brand new Samsung Note 8 for $500 and its awesome

  • 김채린
    김채린 2 months ago

    Watching on my s9 plus and I still love it

  • han gubi
    han gubi 2 months ago

    i love samsung, but honestly i recommend to buy their product at least 6 month later.

  • DafuqTVXY
    DafuqTVXY 2 months ago

    got one for 380

  • ᴇᴢᴇᴄʀ1s 3̎0̎5̎

    *Watching this on my S9*

  • Theo
    Theo 2 months ago

    at Indonesia still 900 aud T_T

  • NMEofdaST8
    NMEofdaST8 2 months ago

    I have an S9 since release and they are a really good deal used at $350. Also One UI made the phone much better. I am tradeing it for the S10 though

  • EpicPurpleHavok
    EpicPurpleHavok 2 months ago

    S9 or S10e, right now???

  • Anonymous Info
    Anonymous Info 2 months ago +1

    Ik I'm a little late to this video, but the LG V40 for $350 brand new on Ebay is the best rn in imo 🤷🏽

  • David Martrano
    David Martrano 2 months ago

    Dave, I totally agree, no notch & all the premium features. For 500.00 bucks you can't go wrong!

  • The Atomic Gamer
    The Atomic Gamer 2 months ago +1

    I want the new s10e or S10 and I will wait 1more year because the price will surely drop

  • The Spark
    The Spark 2 months ago

    I want the MI 9 .... around same price I believe.

  • Luciano Martinez
    Luciano Martinez 2 months ago

    I’m spending a little extra and getting the Note 9.
    I’m finally ditching apple from an iPhone 6, and you better believe I’m getting the phone with the mist gimmicky and unnecessary features out of spite!!!

  • BaconRain41
    BaconRain41 2 months ago

    There's a lot of negative reveiws for it on Amazon. Ya sure it's safe to buy?

  • Monkey Bender
    Monkey Bender 2 months ago +16

    Yeah, while everybody is copying apple. Samsung did something different, they copied their previous version.
    Just like how i copied homework from my one year course older cousin.

    • Jatin Dhyani
      Jatin Dhyani 2 months ago

      So your older cousin is currently existing previous version of yours? :P

  • David Barker
    David Barker 2 months ago +1

    👏🏽👏🏽 Good work Dave 2D. Samsung phones usually are great even years after.

  • Prasanna Ravishankar
    Prasanna Ravishankar 2 months ago

    You never used it but you say gimmick

  • Salty Memer Boi
    Salty Memer Boi 2 months ago +2

    Using S9 and it heats up a lot while gaming.

    • Anouk Games
      Anouk Games 2 months ago

      Make sure you don't have a bad case for the heating

    • Anouk Games
      Anouk Games 2 months ago +2

      Every phone does

    • Y V
      Y V 2 months ago +2

      Most phones do heat up, mine does as well, play video games in a ventilated area or get a battery temp monitor... it's an app... usually gaming can cause it to go to 38-40 degrees Celsius... especially if the game is demanding and u play it for a long time

  • OctaineBG
    OctaineBG 2 months ago

    Im currently using S9+ i did not expect video for that phone from you to be honest

  • Percussor
    Percussor 2 months ago +1

    Galaxy S10+ has stepped onto the stage

  • Felipe Prieto
    Felipe Prieto 2 months ago

    I thought it would be my beloved Pocophone

  • Fadhli Rosli
    Fadhli Rosli 2 months ago +23

    Using my s9plus for more than a year now. Feels as fast as the first day i use it.

    • Fadhli Rosli
      Fadhli Rosli 15 days ago

      @Assassin hey bro, I got no problems with my phone. So far am happy with the purchase. Just that the video recording is not as advanced as the s10.

    • Assassin
      Assassin 26 days ago

      bro im thinking of buying s9plus. Should I buy it?

  • The Duo 702
    The Duo 702 2 months ago

    Lg g7?

  • artin
    artin 2 months ago

    Binging with babish!!!

  • Sarvesh Parakh
    Sarvesh Parakh 2 months ago

    It is still over $700 in India!

  • Chin Foh Hee
    Chin Foh Hee 2 months ago

    £500+ phone to me is a trap

  • John Citrowske
    John Citrowske 3 months ago +2

    0:46 u never used it? What do you mean? It automatically switches to it in low light. You act like it's a camera mode

  • Kevin Wong
    Kevin Wong 3 months ago

    But can it run Anthem?

  • clement uex
    clement uex 3 months ago +4

    That is what i love samsung they keep their original design

  • Darkwear GT
    Darkwear GT 3 months ago

    If 500 i would buy already but neh

  • Vinjak Brigada
    Vinjak Brigada 3 months ago +1

    I want to upgrade from s6 ,should i go for s8 or s9 since i hear s8 is almost the same as s9

    • realicepick1
      realicepick1 2 months ago

      Trade it to Samsung for 550 and buy the s10e for 200. Win or the s10 for 350. My last phones were nexus 6p, s7e, and 1p6t..rhe s10 is a beast and my wife has the note 10, and son an iPhone xr. S10 is the shit.

    • Carlos
      Carlos 3 months ago +1

      they are the same, but the software wouldn't last you that long, and s9 has one ui

    • Mohd Hamza
      Mohd Hamza 3 months ago

      S9 is what S8 should've been and more, go for the S9
      The real upside at least for besides all the hardware upgrades is the location of the fingerprint sensor in the S9

  • RaphTheGamer
    RaphTheGamer 3 months ago

    I have S9 plus for 2 months now For 640 euro I got it new and it's so awesome so worth it Its same as the note 9 just note 9 got a bit bigger battery nothing else different rather than S pen this is one of the best phones yet it never Lags very good battery same as price

  • JustEPIC
    JustEPIC 3 months ago

    phone of the year my ass

  • SBC_Gaming
    SBC_Gaming 3 months ago

    Boooooo! Galaxy S9 sucks! Camera can’t even shoot 4K 60fps for an extended amount of time! The snapdragon 845 is incredibly slow compared to Apples A11

  • Jestin
    Jestin 3 months ago

    LG V40 mate is $350 very underrated.

  • Nick's Arts
    Nick's Arts 3 months ago

    Phone wallpaper @ 0:42 ?

  • 4 summoned 8
    4 summoned 8 3 months ago

    s10 rn haha :)

  • Raif Coonjah
    Raif Coonjah 3 months ago

    Dave, is the s8 worth it this year?

  • Sana love Tzuyu all day

    Bro just get the s8 its not that much diffrent, like who tf cares abt camera and slightly bigger ram, and sd 835 can still run most of the top end games at max settings properly

  • PocketWow
    PocketWow 3 months ago +2

    It costs even less here in Italy. About $450 converted. That's value!

  • Geomlord
    Geomlord 3 months ago

    It's sad that the price doesn't go down here in our country.

  • JC Vainikka
    JC Vainikka 3 months ago

    no .. huawei mate 20 pro was the phone of 2018

    • Gavin Hunter
      Gavin Hunter 3 months ago

      Does it say MADE IN CHINA on the back pahhahahaha

    • Gavin Hunter
      Gavin Hunter 3 months ago

      @JC Vainikka trash phone with your trash comment cheap China shite ahahahahah wouldn't dare buy a Chinese copy shitty shitteeeeee7e Beth jfnejwbhdbf ie eggwgqgdv

    • JC Vainikka
      JC Vainikka 3 months ago

      @Gavin Hunter you're the only trash here

    • Gavin Hunter
      Gavin Hunter 3 months ago

      No it was not it copied from every phone out cheap Chinese rubbish complete trash

  • Random Dude
    Random Dude 3 months ago +1

    One of the biggest reasons I LOVE your channel and videos is you often highlight value and worthiness of the products given their price--something reviewers like MKBHD hardly mentions! Keep up the good work, Dave!

  • Dungeon Quest Unofficial

    One UI.

  • Al B
    Al B 3 months ago +5

    Im still using my S7 Edge...😁

    • Tanvir Apu
      Tanvir Apu 2 months ago

      @IceHot 900 price is not same at everywhere......

    • IceHot 900
      IceHot 900 2 months ago

      @Tanvir Apu what the hell do you mean i got mine NEW and its original for 180£

    • Tanvir Apu
      Tanvir Apu 2 months ago

      still now s7/edge is pretty solid phone.......
      yes, there won't be any update anymore, but who gives update to a 250$ phone......

    • IceHot 900
      IceHot 900 3 months ago

      Im using a normal s7

  • BeaSt•MariO
    BeaSt•MariO 3 months ago

    But it also has the worst battery life of all 2018 flagships (Except maybe the normal Pixel 3 and the Sony XZ3), this is why it's an absolute no go for me!

  • MarKusH
    MarKusH 3 months ago +123

    *Galaxy S10 Joined the chat*

    • owo
      owo 2 months ago

      S9+ still rocks for its price 👌

    • Insultez Moi
      Insultez Moi 2 months ago +2


    • MarKusH
      MarKusH 2 months ago

      @Rashed Mahmud Olive that’s racist I have an s8

    • Rashed Mahmud Olive
      Rashed Mahmud Olive 2 months ago

      And fucked everyone ( not his lil bro Galaxy S9)😂

    • NAZ ALI
      NAZ ALI 2 months ago +2

      Galaxy S7 joined the chat

  • Álvaro Agraz
    Álvaro Agraz 3 months ago

    0:45 actually, it’s not a gimmick. And actually, you probably use it all the time. It activates automatically depending of the light the phone detects. Unless you only use the camera in pro mode all the time and you always make sure to set the aperture, but even then you’d be using it, because you’d be choosing which one of the two apertures you prefer.

  • Lift us Up
    Lift us Up 3 months ago

    Wait! It means s8 will be dirt cheap then :D

    • Naveen Saragadam
      Naveen Saragadam 3 months ago

      Yes but sadly it's out of stock for a while 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Masked Singer
    Masked Singer 3 months ago

    No foreign brands. They don't pay American taxes like Apple. Need to beef up the military so we can keep bullying other countries.

  • Mesut Harmankaya
    Mesut Harmankaya 3 months ago

    You know what they do to a guy like you in russia? They put lipstick on a guy like you 😂🤣😂😂😂

  • Omar Ben Sassi
    Omar Ben Sassi 3 months ago

    No s series are nothing compared with note series

  • Bama Sutradhar
    Bama Sutradhar 3 months ago

    good observation brother

  • Team Pascal
    Team Pascal 3 months ago

    I use the variable aperture quite often

  • Crownie
    Crownie 3 months ago +2

    I bought s9+ for 850$ and noe ite 580 at same store 😭

  • warfare 1212
    warfare 1212 3 months ago

    Hey 2 weeks ago I got the s9+ and it costed me 912 dollars 😑

  • Marvel Comics
    Marvel Comics 3 months ago

    the s9 is 700 usd in Pakistan

    • Anique Ali
      Anique Ali 3 months ago

      Thanks to Imran khan for imposing heavy taxes

  • Md Arib
    Md Arib 3 months ago

    why didn't they just got rid of the jack, its time to embrace wireless

  • Andy Wong
    Andy Wong 3 months ago

    I'm watching this video on my mi 3.

  • Rafayel K
    Rafayel K 3 months ago

    S9 only has 4GB of ram tho :/ not saying thats little, but 6T has 8 and costs 100$ less. But it still is a great value, compared to the S10 at 1000$

  • supersonicultra
    supersonicultra 3 months ago

    The S9 still is not worth it. The S8 is 300 dollars and has all the same features besides super slow motion and variable aperture. The S8 still feels good to use as well.

  • Kodesii
    Kodesii 3 months ago

    This would be great if I could afford it

  • suMnailimixaM
    suMnailimixaM 3 months ago

    From a really cheap $100, I upgraded to the s9 early December, and I love it! I just wish my carrier had the grey color...

  • Ritesh Mohanty
    Ritesh Mohanty 3 months ago

    Phone of the Year was Note 9

  • Gino Guillermo
    Gino Guillermo 3 months ago

    ...but uninspiring/unconvincing selfie camera.

  • Philip N
    Philip N 3 months ago

    Is it better to get a S9 or S 10?

  • Sebastián Rodríguez
    Sebastián Rodríguez 3 months ago

    Shitness is the unlocked one.. not an exynos CPu

  • Gaylord
    Gaylord 3 months ago +1

    Hey guys should I buy this phone in like April 2019?

  • Tony Dinh
    Tony Dinh 3 months ago

    I agree!!

  • Culture Atika
    Culture Atika 3 months ago

    I agree with you

  • MechanicalMonkey84
    MechanicalMonkey84 3 months ago

    Lg g7 is 300$

  • varun da gamer
    varun da gamer 3 months ago

    Bro have you seen the s8 price drop?

  • Ta Mefe muiedx
    Ta Mefe muiedx 3 months ago

    The phone of the years is the Xiaomi mi 9

  • John Moreno
    John Moreno 3 months ago

    If you took any pics or video in a dark/low light room, you definitely used it, you just don't know you did...

  • Ashish
    Ashish 3 months ago

    That's why I like Dave. Simple, Crisp and to the point. No 5 or 10 minutes video if it's not required.

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  • Andrew L.
    Andrew L. 3 months ago

    Link to a refurbished unit, really? Wow!

  • Lukas
    Lukas 3 months ago

    600$? Here in Lithuania it was 1000 euros lol

  • Daniel Wright
    Daniel Wright 3 months ago +2

    Galaxy s9 shouldn’t be anywhere near smartphone of the year

  • _Matthew_ x
    _Matthew_ x 4 months ago

    I've got s9+ for almost a year and I got it for a really low price. It's perfect device and I really recommend it. It has only 1 con, the Bixby button but you can turn it off.

  • Jonathan Simpson
    Jonathan Simpson 4 months ago

    It didn't sell well because nobody wants to drop a grand or even more (if they're on a contract) for a phone. I've got the One Plus 6T and I really like it. I'm not really a camera person, so not having the best camera doesn't bother me, it still takes really good photos. The 1080p display is really sharp and I can't tell the difference between that and a 2k display. Normally it's pretty obvious, but they're using an AMOLED display.

  • André Soares
    André Soares 4 months ago +5

    Quem é do BR dá o salve

  • Kelvin Yao
    Kelvin Yao 4 months ago +10

    The aperture is not a gimmick. You don't "use" your aperture. You can open and close it in pro Foto mode but normally, the auto camera sets the aperture according to the surrounding darkness. So if you have ever taken a picture, you will have used your aperture.
    Peace out

  • Halu Kier
    Halu Kier 4 months ago

    Has the price risen? Ive did some research and its $750, at least over $600

  • 4EverKELZ
    4EverKELZ 4 months ago

    I love my s9+

  • iUpdateyou
    iUpdateyou 4 months ago

    I fucking bought this phone for $1200

  • Sun Abeer
    Sun Abeer 4 months ago

    just wait till the s10 launches, the s9 will be even cheaper