So, you think the Galaxy S9 is expensive? Check out the UK, Germany, Italy or China prices!

So, you think the Galaxy S9 is expensive? Check out the UK, Germany, Italy or China prices!
The apocalyptic predictions for a bombastic Galaxy S9 and S9+ prices didn't materialize. The S9 costs $720-$800 on US carriers, while the S9+ is $840-$930, while their predecessors were about $750 and $850 at launch, respectively. Granted, there is an increase, depending on the carrier, but even on Verizon the S9+ costs as much as the Note 8 at launch, and far from the $999 bandied about when we saw the European price leaks.

Well, be glad for the little things, like living in the US of A, as those European prices turned out to be pretty correct, as you can see in the table below, and the Galaxy S9 blasts off from 849 EUR ($1049) for the 64GB version there, while the S9+ starts from the whopping 949 EUR ($1172), or 25-30% higher than the US in dollar terms. 

Needless to say, these prices are not for the faint of heart, and are in fact quite higher than what the Galaxy S8 and S8+ commanded at launch, and you can blame the exchange rate, plus the taxes and import duties that the EU levies on overseas electronics. Bummer. 

Granted, Samsung is cushioning the blow with a trade-in program that will give you up to 450 EUR for you older phone, but that's probably not much of a consolation for the European folks. As usual, the Italians have it worst, with the Galaxy S9 going for the whopping $1109 equivalent there, and don't even ask how much is the 256GB Galaxy S9+ variant there (hint: north of 1000 EUR, and the equivalent of $1356).

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)



1. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Still a lot cheaper and more importantly a LOT more value and functionality than the iPhone X

4. midan

Posts: 3003; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Majority disagree

14. tangbunna

Posts: 484; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

so cheap. i expect us$2000 for such a toy

2. Fayeznoor

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

the price in UAE is Dhs. 3,499/- for S9+ & S9 is Dhs. 3,099/- Hell Expensive

3. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

I did not expect anything revolutionary but I see an integrated phone and its disadvantages are almost nonexistent Samsung has been created in the camera with the retaining of 3.5mm jack, the perfect choice for those looking for perfection Also the prices are fairly suitable Owners of S7 and S6 It is time for change

7. exhilarate

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

I'll will wait for a price drop after a couple of months before getting the S9. No wow factor anyway except for the camera

8. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Once patient and the prices will fall like a stone. Samsung and Apple have to be very careful. Global financial markets are on the brink and Nokia could just be the brand to capitalise on this.

9. Cat97

Posts: 1931; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

If they give me 450 EUR for my S7 Edge, I'm in !

10. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Do you guys not understand that these are normal prices in Europe? These aren't expensive, they're not much more expensive than the S8, which weren't that expensive compared to phones like the Iphone X, which is in a completely different ballpark. The Iphone X cost upwards of 10000 DKK (1.651,55$), while the S8 cost 6199DKK (1.023,80$) and the S9 costs 6699DKK (1.106,38$). These are cheap prices compared to what other flagship such as the Iphone X costs. The Iphone X's current price is still higher than the price of the S9 at release, in Denmark, and the S9 is a much newer device that offers a hell of a lot more features for the price. Additionally the S9 has an objectively better bezeless design, as it has a better screen-to-body ratio. Why is it that you only bring up the inflated european prices when it's a Samsung device? I haven't seen you do this for any other device, especially not the Iphone X. Where were the article highlighting the insane prices of the Iphone X? Lastly, the Galaxy S9 is actually the same price as the S8 (720$ and 840$), if you buy it from the right carrier.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They don't do that because apple will disown them.

11. LRSousa

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Wait for brazilian price...

12. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Russia and India too.

13. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

So, you think the Galaxy S9 is expensive? Check out the UK, Germany, Italy or China prices on Iphone X ! FTFY :)))

15. alligator

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 09, 2016

The trade in offers this year are also available for all (or maybe most) EU countries which is great. In my country I haven't seen such discount in the last 5-6 years so this is definitely a good sign and probably triggered directly by Samsung. In my country I can get 100 Euro immediate discount if I give them ANY type and in ANY condition smartphone (including Symbian based). For better phones I can get additionally up to 200 Euro discount. Don't forget that countries like UK are always having high prices for phones having in mind the GBP rates. Quick examples are the prices for iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus which are 999 GBP and 799 GBP respectively. S9+ for 869 GBP is cheaper and probably with a quick trade-in offer it will become a lot more cheaper.

18. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

in UK S9+ cost about 990 euro but it comes with 128gb internal storage... it better than S9+ 64GB and cost 950 euro in Germany

20. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

In a month or two the prices will be dirt cheap. Samsung phones just can't hold their value compared to iPhones....

22. alligator

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 09, 2016

Value of the phone and marketing policy are two different things. Apple doesn't want to sell their phones with lower margin. They even plan to discontinue iPhone X when 2018 models are revealed so they can get more % for each phone. Samsung are actually trying to be a copy of Apple in the Android market. They put all their efforts to steal more clients from the competitors and the margin is not so important right now. They sell cheaper and adds a lot of accessories during the year. Apple is not doing anything. Just a phone for $999 for about an year. But Steve Jobs did a very good job and now has millions of followers. If they lose them once I'm in doubt they will get them back. Maybe in few years when Samsung reach the expected number of clients they will increase the prices.

24. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

And why did it need to "hold their value"? Is it important aspect for you? Btw, Note8 still around $900 (brand new unlocked) after half-year

23. ahmadkun

Posts: 613; Member since: May 02, 2016

some people never learn form others mistakes !

25. KingSam

Posts: 1472; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Jamaica will be just as bad with 47% import fees and then a 16% sales tax. And then a weak currency. So if I have flagship money I'll only afford a mid-range phone.

26. CQuine unregistered

You can add South Africa to the list! It is even more expensive here! The s9 is about $1300 and the s9+ is about $1650! That's even more than the 64GB iPhone X. Insane!

28. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

When Samsung fanboys write totally irrelevant but very aggressive comments which always leads to bad language and name calling, they don't get banned or censored. But when we the Apple fans do that PA admin promptly ban us for 2 weeks from commenting. Nobody wants to get in to a fight in here. So do something about this PA....

33. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

They ban you for writing nonsense and spewing garbage about android phones, that's it. So stop crying and keep your iZombie friends proud :)))

34. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

1 important thing too. NO freebies like US gets! More expensive and don't get a s**t like US.

35. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

The iphone x started at 1500$ usd in most countries so wtf is your point phonearena?

38. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

The UK price is £739 that includes VAT at 20% Price without VAT is £591. £591= $838. It's not the phone price thats the killer here it's the scrounging powers that be and their taxes. If you converted £'s to $'s than a basic iPhone X is $1394.90 at today's exchange rate.

39. biostangoodtang1984

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 14, 2018

Yeah both sets are not so expensive.

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