I have a T-mobile branded V40 that I picked up on Offer Up at the end of January that recently upgraded to Pie. I also have a Note 9. They're both great devices. The V40 gives you all sorts of camera/video options with special effects and is so much fun. When my Note 9 was upgraded to Pie the manual video option was taken away which was one of the reasons I purchased it so I don't know if the S9+ will suffer the same fate. That crippling of that feature made my V40 the go to especially for video (as well as the incredible Quad Dac). Both companies, depending on provider, are slow with updates. Both are solid phones so you cant go wrong with either.
Ok, so I've read every review and comparison on both. Basically they are spec'd the same. I was aiming at the S9+ as it seems more refined, camera seems to be a little better even though the V40 specs out better with 5. I have a crap LG G5 now, so thats no help.
I was about to pull the trigger on a Oneplus 7pro, but I decided to wait. 5G is coming, not necessarily soon, or will be very functional soon, but its coming. Then I'll drop some dough when that is figured out.
So I decided to buy a used, but mint condition phone to get me until then. Couldn't find the S9+ for verizon in that condition at the right price but did find the LG V40 in that condition for $319. Ordered it. Checked after the weekend and of course there is a mint S9+ for $349. I can send the other one back and order the Samsung.
Just asking for feedback from any who have used them, which way they may go.