We offer comprehensive Samsung Galaxy S9 insurance at great prices, with an experienced in-house customer care team.
- 1 million devices insured
- Authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority
- 5-Star Defaqto Rating
- 30 years’ experience
The insurance is arranged by Pier Insurance Managed Services Limited and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under Firm Register number 311798.
This policy is underwritten by Inter Partner Assistance SA (IPA) which is fully owned by the AXA Partners Group. The Inter Partner Assistance SA Financial Conduct Authority register number is 202664.
Working in partnership with AXA we are a trusted, specialist provider of mobile phone and tablet insurance policies direct to the consumer. loveit coverit is a trading style of Pier Insurance Managed Services Ltd.
Pier Insurance Managed Services Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA registration no. 311798.
We understand that speed is of the essence when you are without your mobile phone or tablet. For that reason, we aim to have a replacement device in your hands within 48 hours of a claim being approved.
Once the claim has been agreed, we will try our hardest to replace your cherished device with the same make, model and colour, and send it to you as quickly as possible. If your device is no longer manufactured, we will provide the nearest comparable model in a speedy and efficient fashion.
Your policy is not a ‘replacement as new’ policy so all mobile phone or tablet replacements may be either brand new or refreshed devices – all devices will also come with a warranty.
The quality of refreshed devices is so high you won’t be able to tell the difference compared to the new devices. Although standards are extremely high, please note that refreshed devices may hold some non-original parts.
There is no minimum period of cover. However, when you purchase annual cover we will contact you approximately two weeks before your renewal date and offer to renew the policy. If you do not tell us that you wish to cancel your policy, we will automatically process your renewal.
Yes, but all mobile phones or tablets must be purchased from a VAT registered UK supplier within the last 36 months (from the policy start date).
No. Non-genuine devices are not covered by our policies. However, we do provide cover for refurbished devices that come with a manufacturer’s warranty or the original proof of purchase (if the device was bought second-hand).
Your excess can be found in your Policy Excess documents.
Unlike other insurance providers, we do not increase our premiums after you make a claim. Therefore, we ask that you pay the compulsory excess so we can keep our prices low for you. In the meantime, you can trust that we will handle your claim promptly and professionally.
To take out a policy for yourself you must be 18 years old or over and a UK resident. If you are under 18 years old, then a consenting family member can take out the policy on your behalf.
We will appear as Pier Insurance on all banking statements.
Yes! Please call us on 01702 568081 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.
Please check through both the Policy Excess, and IPID (insurance product information document) to check for what is not covered by your policy.
Following one of the biggest events in the smartphone calendar, eager consumers can now get their hands on what’s said to be one of the best handsets of 2018. As of today, March 16, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are now on sale worldwide. The latest smartphones from the Korean electronics giant are available to buy outright or on contract with all major carriers. But how much does it cost? What's changed? And how does it compare to other smartphones on the market?
Following one of the biggest events in the smartphone calendar, eager consumers can now get their hands on what’s said to be one of the best handsets of 2018. As of today, March 16, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are now on sale worldwide. The latest smartphones from the Korean electronics giant are available to buy outright or on contract with all major carriers.
How much will it cost?
If you’re looking to buy the handset SIM-free, be prepared to spend much more than last year’s Galaxy S8 and S8+. The Samsung Galaxy S9 costs £739, while the Galaxy S9+ will cost you £869.
Depending on your network contract, you can expect to pay between £35 and £50 a month, which should include a decent data package to make the most of the S9’s capabilities.
That being said, you do get a lot for your money – Samsung have made a number of significant improvements from the S8 line and added several exciting new features to this year’s handsets.
One of the most impressive features on the Galaxy S9+ is the dual-lens 12MP camera, and is the first phone with a f/1.5 maximum aperture. Its works incredibly well in low light and is capable of capturing super-slow-motion video – just two of the camera’s many capabilities. Reviewers have crowned the S9 as the best smartphone camera, surpassing the Google Pixel 2.
Samsung have introduced their answer to Apple’s Animoji – the AR Emoji. Rather than animating dogs or aliens, AR Emoji creates a virtual avatar based on your face. You can then create GIFs and videos of your digital self to send to your friends (or your mum).
The Galaxy S9 is also the first device from Samsung to feature dual speakers; the Dolby Atmos sound system produces great quality audio, with sound coming from both the top and the bottom of the device.
The Galaxy S9+ is the fastest Android phone on the market, thanks to Samsung’s Exynos 9810 chipset. Reviewers noticed the S9 line is 30% faster compared to its predecessors, capable of multitasking without slowing down – the S9+ also comes with an impressive 6GB of RAM.
With S8 critics saying the biometric features were almost unusable, Samsung now have all three features working seamlessly together. The fingerprint scanner is in a more convenient location, and unlocking your phone is much faster with the iris scanner and facial recognition working together.
After Bixby’s disappointing debut last year, we’re impressed by how much the digital assistant has improved with the S9. Bixby Vision is now much better at recognising objects, and its translation capabilities are also very strong.
How does it compare?
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
At first glance, there’s no discernible difference between the two handsets – eagle-eyed critics will spot that the S9 looks almost identical to the S8 line.
But don’t judge a book by its cover; the S9 and S9+ have a number of significant upgrades including far more powerful processors, a tougher frame, and a camera which outperforms almost every other device in the market.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 comes at a lower price point compared to Apple’s latest flagship – the S9 is available from £739, whereas the minimum price tag for the iPhone X starts at £999.
When it comes to choosing between the two devices, it ultimately depends on user preference. If you prefer a fingerprint scanner to facial recognition software, the S9 is the better choice. However, if sound quality is your priority, the iPhone X offers more punch and clarity with their speakers.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ certainly show the best of what Samsung has to offer. With a faster performance, improved audio and a smarter Bixby, it’s clear to see that Samsung have listened to feedback from the S8 line and made improvements in this year’s handsets.