02-15-2019 12:30 PM
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  1. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    The Note 9 was praised from tech reviewers all over the globe but there was no better description than from Linus Tech Tips who called the Note 9 the ZERO compromise phone and was he ever right.

    It has it all, and didn’t cut back on anything, from the internals to the external extras. Headphone jack, stylus, SD card, iris scanners, 3 cameras , 1 w/ aperture , LED light, duel speakers, USB C, finger print scanner, health monitor, amazing display...just the works...everything you can throw at the phone and a overlay that even makes you question getting Nova. Just perfect.

    Now Samsung is at a dangerous crossroads. Do they remove it all and put a hole in the front on their S line...I don’t care, run the standard industry dumbing down for all I care...BUT DON’T TOUCH MY NOTE!!!

    Why in the world industry thinks the majority of people give a flying ‘you know what’ about no bezels in sacrifice of useful physical features is beyond my comprehension. It makes zero sense. Really?? a couple millimeters to add an array of features at the top? It already infuriates me that the bezels on the Note 9 are so tight on the sides it precludes me from using the phone without a case due to palm mis presses.

    Samsung, by all means go forth and play copy cat like everyone else to Apple’s line on your S series, remove functionality and put a stupid hole in the front, but please, please, please leave the Note the way it is...perfect!
    01-17-2019 11:28 AM
  2. Beansr519's Avatar
    The Note 9 was praised from tech reviewers all over the globe but there was no better description than from Linus Tech Tips who called the Note 9 the ZERO compromise phone and was he ever right.

    It has it all, and didn’t cut back on anything, from the internals to the external extras. Headphone jack, stylus, SD card, iris scanners, 3 cameras , 1 w/ aperture , LED light, duel speakers, USB C, finger print scanner, health monitor, amazing display...just the works...everything you can throw at the phone and a overlay that even makes you question getting Nova. Just perfect.

    Now Samsung is at a dangerous crossroads. Do they remove it all and put a hole in the front on their S line...I don’t care, run the standard industry dumbing down for all I care...BUT DON’T TOUCH MY NOTE!!!

    Why in the world industry thinks the majority of people give a flying ‘you know what’ about no bezels in sacrifice of useful physical features is beyond my comprehension. It makes zero sense. Really?? a couple millimeters to add an array of features at the top? It already infuriates me that the bezels on the Note 9 are so tight on the sides it precludes me from using the phone without a case due to palm mis presses.

    Samsung, by all means go forth and play copy cat like everyone else to Apple’s line on your S series, remove functionality and put a stupid hole in the front, but please, please, please leave the Note the way it is...perfect!
    WELL SAID!!! This phone is beyond perferct!!! i wouldn't mind if they played with the body style a little (not as "boxy"), but all in all, there's nothing that "needs" to be done to this phone externally! it's a friggin beautiful BEAST!!!
    01-17-2019 11:38 AM
  3. sonnnet's Avatar
    The Note 9 was praised from tech reviewers all over the globe but there was no better description than from Linus Tech Tips who called the Note 9 the ZERO compromise phone and was he ever right.

    It has it all, and didn’t cut back on anything, from the internals to the external extras. Headphone jack, stylus, SD card, iris scanners, 3 cameras , 1 w/ aperture , LED light, duel speakers, USB C, finger print scanner, health monitor, amazing display...just the works...everything you can throw at the phone and a overlay that even makes you question getting Nova. Just perfect.

    Now Samsung is at a dangerous crossroads. Do they remove it all and put a hole in the front on their S line...I don’t care, run the standard industry dumbing down for all I care...BUT DON’T TOUCH MY NOTE!!!

    Why in the world industry thinks the majority of people give a flying ‘you know what’ about no bezels in sacrifice of useful physical features is beyond my comprehension. It makes zero sense. Really?? a couple millimeters to add an array of features at the top? It already infuriates me that the bezels on the Note 9 are so tight on the sides it precludes me from using the phone without a case due to palm mis presses.

    Samsung, by all means go forth and play copy cat like everyone else to Apple’s line on your S series, remove functionality and put a stupid hole in the front, but please, please, please leave the Note the way it is...perfect!
    I've never done an accidental palm press due to the infinity display and personally I think Nova Prime enhances the phone even more.
    But apart from that (which is just where my experience differs from yours), I agree with you 100%. Don't mess with perfection!
    01-17-2019 12:36 PM
  4. adegbenroagoro's Avatar
    WELL SAID!!! This phone is beyond perferct!!! i wouldn't mind if they played with the body style a little (not as "boxy"), but all in all, there's nothing that "needs" to be done to this phone externally! it's a friggin beautiful BEAST!!!
    Some of us prefer the Note 9 being "boxy" because it facilitates writing with the S Pen.
    01-17-2019 05:24 PM
  5. strikeIII's Avatar
    Some of us prefer the Note 9 being "boxy" because it facilitates writing with the S Pen.
    Yeah I like the boxy design of the note because of the S Pen. But agree so much with the OP. I too would not like to see the stupid camera holes on the screen and I'm ok with the Notes bezels as they are. I wouldn't mind the in screen Fingerprint sensor but please leave the screen alone. If you're going to give it smaller bezels at the top and bottom then please don't do it with camera holes.
    01-17-2019 05:52 PM
  6. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Some of us prefer the Note 9 being "boxy" because it facilitates writing with the S Pen.
    I would prefer a FLAT screen for the Note 9. You lose screen real estate with the curves.
    01-17-2019 06:50 PM
  7. Lefty724's Avatar
    I actually prefer my N8 vs my N9, but that's for another topic. I prefer the weight and squareness of the N8.....

    I think the bezels are fine and agree that the Notes have everything one could want in a phone. I also have an S9 on the desk but that only lasts about 2-3 minutes lol......
    Climb14er likes this.
    01-17-2019 08:57 PM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    The precedence has been what gets on the S series makes it to the Note. I would guess what happens will get on the Note 11.
    01-17-2019 09:03 PM
  9. iGalione's Avatar
    I've always been a note user and have had every iteration of them, and so far it is the Pinnacle of devices (give and take a few nuances that people face)... I agree with everyrhing, the only thing I would say is the whole issue with the displays is that Samsung pretty much makes 80+% off all the displays, so chances are they are the ones behind it (all roads lead to them being the culprit)
    Beansr519 likes this.
    01-18-2019 10:39 AM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    Also - the Note 9 won't stop working when the Note 10 is released.
    mustang7757 and SkydiverTilt like this.
    01-18-2019 12:55 PM
  11. rushmore's Avatar
    I have the N9 and Plus. IMO, the only ding, but big one is the curved edges. They are not content friendly and distort the edges. Especially the reflections on the edges. Now they are going to take more steps back with an Fn notch and also make it non symmetric. The worst of both worlds.
    sandra_17 and JamesRussell01 like this.
    01-18-2019 01:54 PM
  12. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I would prefer a FLAT screen for the Note 9. You lose screen real estate with the curves.
    Note 8/9 have me feeling the S Pen is worthless. The curved edge and change to screen aspect actually reduces the amount of screen space for apps. Rather use lightroom to touch up photos on a Note 3 than a Note 9. I have both phones, I'm not exaggerating.
    01-18-2019 02:00 PM
  13. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    Also - the Note 9 won't stop working when the Note 10 is released.
    Yup...and I would bet that if they make too bold of moves this (Note 9) may become a rare gem on the market.

    Will be holding on to her for a while I suspect.
    01-22-2019 03:57 PM
  14. adegbenroagoro's Avatar
    The Galaxy Note 9 was widely proclaimed The Phone of The Year 2018. IMO justifiably. Was it perfect? Nope. We should always expect improvements with the successor phone in the battery life, screen, performance,S Pen functionality and camera for example.
    01-22-2019 05:39 PM
  15. JRSIV's Avatar
    I would prefer a FLAT screen for the Note 9. You lose screen real estate with the curves.
    Bear with me, just take the ride...I try to get three years out of my smartphones so after getting into them in 2009 with the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G (known as the HTC Magic outside the US) and upgrading to a MyTouch 4G when the 3G bricked, I tried the Samsung line with the Galaxy S3. Great phone. Then in 3 years went to the S6, a great phone yes, but the lack of SD card expansion storage and the glass back ending pulled battery restarts & replacement.

    I got the Note 9 during Black Friday and while there is definitely the law of diminishing returns & Moore's law to be certain, I feel it's the perfect summation of all the things that make these devices so cool and now essential in our lives.

    The ONLY thing I can't see as an improvement or an essential upgrade is the curved "edge" screen. I thought they were gimmicky when the S6 Edge was released and over the past few years any friends or family who have a Galaxy with a curved screen that I was able to mess with a bit felt how I did, that it really served no purpose. It's near impossible to get a tempered glass screen protector to stay on (the Dome has its issues with the edges too: snowflake cracks, weird spaces allowing dust in, etc.) and I don't feel more immersion while watching a movie or video in a landscape.

    But since Samsung made it a ubiquitous part of all their devices in the upper end of the line you have to just grin & bear it. UNTIL news of an S10 "Lite" or S10E variant that's basically an S10 with a flat screen. Now I'm married to my Note 9 for the foreseeable future, but I sure hope the flat screen version takes off and Samsung at least gives consumers the option of whether or not they want a curved screen or not.
    01-25-2019 09:58 AM
  16. Orion78's Avatar
    I sure hope the Note 10 uses the new infinity screen. That hole is a no no.
    kct1975 likes this.
    01-25-2019 04:59 PM
  17. EMGSM's Avatar
    I would prefer a FLAT screen for the Note 9. You lose screen real estate with the curves.
    I think I would like a a change from the curved screen. Go back to flat.
    02-03-2019 05:13 PM
  18. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Note 9 isn't perfect. The curved edge and narrow screen aspect has made it less productive and it wouldn't hurt to bring the IR Blaster back. Still, it's arguably the best overall phone.

    Note 10 would be great with a 16:9 flat screen.
    02-03-2019 06:19 PM
  19. chanchan05's Avatar
    There was a post on reddit showing that with the hole on the S10+ came a change in aspect ratio to 19.5:9 from 18:9... What that means is that if you use the notch hiding feature, the screen becomes as big as the one on the S9+. I'd imagine it would be the same for Note 10. So just hide it if you don't want to see it and you really want to get the Note 10. Or just skip to 11.
    02-03-2019 08:12 PM
  20. j_hansen's Avatar
    Latest rumours of a pop up front camera could easily let us see a 6.75 inch screen without holes, it defo won't have a notch no matter what.
    I could also easily see 5 cameras on the back (because Nokia is doing it in 2019) and maybe a triple front camera, 3 holes left/centre/right combination, the could easily get away with that because of the 6.75 inch screen
    02-05-2019 12:32 PM
  21. bembol's Avatar
    How about go back to the good old days when the Note was actually SUPERIOR to the S series.

    Keep the HEADPHONE JACK.

    BIGGER battery. Why not 5,000mAh. Stop this nonsense of making it so THIN?!?!

    Not that I noticed the difference from last year's two variants but I'm sure it helps, make 8GB or even 10GB of RAM along with 512GB storage STANDARD.
    02-06-2019 04:00 PM
  22. wilsodw's Avatar
    Ya bring on that flat screen and it on for me!
    02-07-2019 08:00 AM
  23. 103Softail's Avatar
    I didn't "upgrade" from my note 8 to the note 9 because 1. I'm not interested in the camera! I use it incidentally, occasionally, but have real cameras I use if I'm going to be taking photos. 2. Note 9 was just a fresh'n up & certainly did not warrant spending $$$ on over my note 8. The note 10, on the other hand, actually looks like it will be a leap ahead in terms of the in-screen stuff - that in itself will make me purchase it. As for the form factor, I really like the curved edges, have since the S6, and palm rejection works perfectly on note 8 when filling in PDFs & signing, or scrolling with s-pen etc, so why would they change that, so no complaints here & the curved edges certainly don't leave me wishing they weren't there...I just don't get THAT argument. Curved edges are brilliant so far as ergonomics & using edge features. Keep it I say....those who prefer flat can buy the S10 flat screen option. Infinity screen/no bezels = awesome = more usable screen. As for the s-pen, if Samsung drop THAT then I drop the note!
    j_hansen and chanchan05 like this.
    02-07-2019 05:52 PM
  24. j_hansen's Avatar
    Samsung will never drop the spen, to much invested in it already and so much potential still, I would call the spen in its current form still in its infancy, however, should they abandon it I would probably start looking in the Huawei direction
    103Softail likes this.
    02-10-2019 03:32 AM
  25. chanchan05's Avatar
    Samsung will never drop the spen, to much invested in it already and so much potential still, I would call the spen in its current form still in its infancy, however, should they abandon it I would probably start looking in the Huawei direction
    Yeah. They're more likely to drop the Note line and incorporate the S Pen into the S+ models than remove the S Pen altogether.
    02-10-2019 04:31 AM
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