Posted: 15:52 01 3 23
The one sent to me is the global version 918B), not the Hong Kong version 9180).
The major differences are
1) 5G uses different signals for docomo and au, etc. The Hong Kong version is compatible with docomo, but the global version is not compatible with docomo compatible with au).
2) It is unclear whether dual SIM standby is the same between the Hong Kong version and the global version.
→The Hong Kong version is popular in Japan, and Expansys clearly states that it is the "Hong Kong version" in its Twitter announcement, and also answers to email inquiries. The previous S22Ultra was also a Hong Kong version.
The Hong Kong version is more expensive than the global version in Japan. In some cases, there is a difference of more than 10,000 yen between the Hong Kong version and the global version in the prices of retailers selling both at the same time.
4) Also, when it comes to resale, or selling after a certain period of use, the Hong Kong version is the most popular, and the Hong Kong version is by far the most distributed and popular at flea markets and second-hand stores, but this is also a big problem.
Of course, the global version has its advantages e.g., eSIM), but to mention them at this point would be to distract from the issue.
→If you are going to use a product that is different from the one you ordered, you need to admit publicly that you sent the wrong product to Expansys, and then ask them whether you are going to use it or not.
If we, the buyers, cannot freely decide whether or not to use the product based on the admission, we will not be able to use the product.
There should be various options: 1) those who want to use the wrong product as ordered, 2) those who want to use the product as ordered, so there should be a delay, 3) those who want a full refund because the contract itself is already broken...etc.
However, the way Expansys is handling the situation now, it seems that they are taking one-sided advantage of Expansys.
Regardless of which of the above options you choose, we strongly suggest that you first ask Expansys, "I apologize for sending you the wrong product," and "I would like to take the following actions in response.
I think we have to make a strong offer to them until they take the following actions.