08-28-2017 02:56 PM
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  1. magichoward's Avatar
    After waiting for note 8 I think I'm paying for a lot of things I don't need like Bixby and the pc feature. I do miss the pen though but net essential.. Biggest single concern is the battery.. How's the software updates for you? Probably wait for mate 10. Any comments thanks
    08-23-2017 01:20 PM
  2. bigmick777's Avatar
    I bought a UK one a week ago. Got an instant update (b190) which had security updates to June 2017 however as the system is so smooth I have not found any need for an update. The phone is superb. I had a nexus previously and whilst I got monthly security updates (by side loading) I had a few fundamental problems which made me choose another phone. Looking good at firmware finder there are later updates than b190 but they aren't approved yet so you would have to risk them
    08-23-2017 01:33 PM
  3. kodos's Avatar
    Just got one yesterday. Updated and so far it's been great. Smooth as can be. Almost freaky smooth if you are used to a Samsung. So far, for 450 dollars this thing is a dream and a delight. That's less than HALF the price of a new Note!
    08-23-2017 04:41 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Just got one yesterday. Updated and so far it's been great. Smooth as can be. Almost freaky smooth if you are used to a Samsung. So far, for 450 dollars this thing is a dream and a delight. That's less than HALF the price of a new Note!
    It's also last year's model. Not that that's a bad thing but since you mentioned Samsung, you can get the galaxy s8 which is a current year flagship for less as of this post.
    08-23-2017 06:49 PM
  5. kodos's Avatar
    Where's a link to the S8 for that price? I have a friend who might want one. Thanks!
    08-23-2017 08:01 PM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    Where's a link to the S8 for that price? I have a friend who might want one. Thanks!
    Sure thing. Just head over to best buy

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=bQEjJ_yI
    08-23-2017 08:09 PM
  7. kodos's Avatar
    That's a link to a Verizon contract phone. The unlocked is $580...
    08-23-2017 08:37 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    That's a link to a Verizon contract phone. The unlocked is $580...
    You just need someone on Verizon to buy it, or if you don't know anyone with Verizon, then you can open a line of service, get the phone and port out to another carrier to cancel the line. It's a bit of work but it would be cheaper than paying for the unlocked one.

    The Verizon one is factory sim unlocked but it does lack some LTE bands for other carriers. Though you can flash the unlocked software onto it to get the LTE bands for other carriers.
    08-23-2017 08:45 PM
  9. Yao_Guai's Avatar
    I came from Note 4 to mate 9... Huge jump in quality of product.... Note 4 was great as a daily work horse and had the pen to take notes (and wow my clients) but the camera and battery were aging on the note..... Mate 9 superior in both as you'd expect.... EMUI not too bad.... I had Nova on the note... And I don't feel the need to mute the Huawei software... It doesn't have "waive to wake the screen".... Small sacrifice for superior hardware. Call quality is better.... As is the speakerphone for use in a meeting. My note didn't have much lag after 3 years surprisingly.... But this is another level of speed. The reviews are true! Mate 9 on special for the win... Or wait out for the 10.
    08-24-2017 05:55 AM
  10. jdfry15's Avatar
    I think the new screen ratio is awful for the note line. I think I've owned every not available but I think I'm going to pass on this one. There just seems to be so much less need for the pen if the screen isn't as wide. I've had the mate 9 for a few months and the s8 plus which I sold. I think the mate is probably the fastest Android phone I've used.
    08-24-2017 02:00 PM
  11. kodos's Avatar
    I bought my wife a S8+ today. She wanted a larger phone and she was used to her Samsung S7. So I figured the couple of extra hundred dollars over the Mate9 would be worth it to keep her in her comfort zone (she doesn't like switching phone manufacturers).

    Working the S8+ confirmed everything that I thought. It is noticeably less fluid than the Mate9. It sure feels good in the hand though -- the Mate9 is a bit wide and she probably wouldn't have enjoyed it, especially since she likes thick cases (she's dropped her phone once or twice and the cases have saved them).

    Also don't care for the 2:1 screen ratio. I prefer the 16:9 on my Mate.
    08-24-2017 07:22 PM
  12. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    You won't be disappointed on the performance. Especially with the newer Kirin 970, you'll be enjoying a beastly chip with the Mate 10. But with that price point, I'd rather wait till it's cheaper or get the Mate 9.
    08-25-2017 07:16 AM
  13. bigmick777's Avatar
    You won't be disappointed on the performance. Especially with the newer Kirin 970, you'll be enjoying a beastly chip with the Mate 10. But with that price point, I'd rather wait till it's cheaper or get the Mate 9.
    I did the same. Got a mate 9 a few weeks back and its fine to last me until the prices change. To be honest I may leave the mate 10 purely on the screen ratio. Much prefer the wider 16:9 screens
    08-25-2017 08:49 AM
  14. cert15z's Avatar
    I have the Mate 9 now and I love it. I was going to wait for the Mate 10 but, I was able to pre-order the Note 8 for 533.00 with tax and shipping included. Even with that excellent price for the Note 8, I am still waiting for the official announcement for the Mate 10. I will then decided if I will keep the Note 8.
    08-25-2017 07:55 PM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    I have the Mate 9 now and I love it. I was going to wait for the Mate 10 but, I was able to pre-order the Note 8 for 533.00 with tax and shipping included. Even with that excellent price for the Note 8, I am still waiting for the official announcement for the Mate 10. I will then decided if I will keep the Note 8.
    The mate 10 would have to be really good if its $1000 vs your $533 note 8, if you keep the mate 10 over it
    08-25-2017 09:22 PM
  16. cert15z's Avatar
    The mate 10 would have to be really good if its $1000 vs your $533 note 8, if you keep the mate 10 over it
    If the Mate 10 is 1000.00, there is no doubt in my mind...I will be keeping the Note 8
    08-25-2017 09:25 PM
  17. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    I have the Mate 9 now and I love it. I was going to wait for the Mate 10 but, I was able to pre-order the Note 8 for 533.00 with tax and shipping included. Even with that excellent price for the Note 8, I am still waiting for the official announcement for the Mate 10. I will then decided if I will keep the Note 8.
    Did you do the trade in to get that low of a price for the Note 8?
    08-26-2017 03:24 AM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    Did you do the trade in to get that low of a price for the Note 8?
    Pretty sure he did. Samsung has a trade in for phones like the g4, s5, iPhone 5 for $425 for previous note 7 owners
    08-26-2017 06:56 AM
  19. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    Pretty sure he did. Samsung has a trade in for phones like the g4, s5, iPhone 5 for $425 for previous note 7 owners
    Dang. Lucky buck
    08-26-2017 08:16 PM
  20. dpham00's Avatar
    Dang. Lucky buck
    I have an s5 too.... Honestly i wasn't planning on getting a note 8 due to price but $425 for a phone which i wouldn't even make $100 selling is a good deal
    08-26-2017 08:36 PM
  21. magichoward's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for your views.. I may really consider the mate 10..
    08-27-2017 01:08 AM
  22. Byrese's Avatar
    After waiting for note 8 I think I'm paying for a lot of things I don't need like Bixby and the pc feature. I do miss the pen though but net essential.. Biggest single concern is the battery.. How's the software updates for you? Probably wait for mate 10. Any comments thanks
    Move on IMO. The phone is awesome but at $920 plus...there's got to be something else you (and all of us) could use. That's a lot of cheddar unless you got it like that
    08-27-2017 03:53 AM
  23. dpham00's Avatar
    Move on IMO. The phone is awesome but at $920 plus...there's got to be something else you (and all of us) could use. That's a lot of cheddar unless you got it like that
    At $533 as mentioned earlier in this thread, I would certainly pick the note 8, if you qualify for that pricing
    08-27-2017 11:31 AM
  24. cert15z's Avatar
    Did you do the trade in to get that low of a price for the Note 8?
    Yes. I was credited the discount price at check out for being a former Note 7 owner. Sorry for the late response.
    08-27-2017 11:24 PM
  25. dpham00's Avatar
    Yes. I was credited the discount price at check out for being a former Note 7 owner. Sorry for the late response.
    And for those in California, it will lower the tax paid by about $30, since Samsung is treating it as a reduction in price.

    Most trade ins pay you later, so you have to pay tax on the full amount
    08-27-2017 11:57 PM
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