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A lengthy review of a refurbished galaxy note 9
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2019
I did a lot of research before buying a phone, and was quite worried that I would get ripped off from purchasing one online. Additionally, I've had poor luck with several of Amazon's third party retailers. With this in mind, I was very skeptical about potential false reviews, false advertising, or a damaged product. However, for the price it was the best deal I could find on a galaxy note 9 outside of a carrier plan. So, after seeing that the item was returnable I gave it a shot. Luckily, it worked. I recieved a fully unlocked note 9 with a charger and instructions on how to activate it.
I will say that many of the reviews I read prior to buying insisted otherwise, and they were likely correct. If you're purchasing from Amazon, you'll probably see several similar looking deals with identical display pictures (which isn't a good sign in my book). Even if it is a prime eligible deal be careful and read through the descriptions. Look at the seller information and read the return policies on refurbished phones. It should list something about being returned within 2 weeks of the original purchase. If it does not be skeptical. Also, It should be noted that anyone can make up a business name and description on amazon, then sell used items out of their basement if they wanted, so look carefully through the seller's "company" reviews.
Furthermore, the charger that came with my purchase was not an original Samsung charger. It was a cheaper off brand model that charged slower by comparison. The phone itself had little to no scratches. These micro scratches are small and only visible after a very close inspection on my part. The battery life on my phone has been excellent! This came as quite a nice surprise. I've used it for several months now and it keeps a charge like new. I can go two full days with mild/moderate use off one charge. ( Mild/moderate meaning not using my phone constantly throughout the day to watch movies, play games, or scroll through social media posts. I may have watched short videos for class, read emails, texts, short calls, etc.)
Overall, the phone has worked quite well and continues to do so. Last thing I'll say is I highly reccomend the galaxy note 9 for the specs to cost ratio (as of 2019). Its a good phone for the value, even though phones in general are expensive. Any additional information on the phone specs and relative market comparisons would require another lengthy review, so I won't drag this on any further lol.
Hopefully this helped someone and thanks for reading!