08-18-2018 12:37 PM
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  1. Bodestone's Avatar
    Given that this thread is specifically about an online puindit's decision that there is not enough improvement on the 9 from 8 in the Note range then I have to agree with the pundit. That upgrade does not provide bang for the buck to upgrade from the 8 to the 9 at significant cost.

    If it is about should you buy the 8 or 9 when upgrading from an older phone, 5 or below, I would tend to the 9 if I could wait for a couple of months for the price to drop by £100 on Amazon vendors. or just get the massively satisfactory and then much cheaper 8.
    mgbosshogg likes this.
    07-22-2018 04:43 PM
  2. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    In his latest video regarding the Note 8 vs Note 9 he doesn't see the need to upgrade to the Note 9 if you're happy with your Note 8.

    He states the Note 10 will be the one with the big upgrades.

    Me, I will still be getting Note 9!

    I'd take a note 8 w upgraded camera bugger battery and stereo speakers in a heartbeat. Bring on the note 9. They'd essentially be fixing everything I wasn't happy with on the note 8.
    07-22-2018 05:07 PM
  3. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    It's not really subjective.

    The 7 doesn't count and the technology increase from the 5 is massive. Not that I would have bought a phone that did not have expandable storage.

    Therefore the upgrade from 4 or 5 to 8 saw massive leaps in processor, memory, android version, materials technology, general design improvements.

    The 9 has a marginally faster processor, a very marginally larger screen without increasing resolution, a slightly higher energy density on the battery and, the only tempting selling point, the dual aperture main camera.

    Would you buy a new PC every time the vendor released a new version with an 8th gen over 7th gen core processor and a slightly faster memory bus speed?

    Oh, and your point. 2 year upgrade cycle. The 8 will only be a year old when the 9 is released.
    It is definitely subjective based on the relative needs of each individual considering the risk vs reward.
    mgbosshogg likes this.
    07-22-2018 05:13 PM
  4. Bodestone's Avatar
    It is definitely subjective based on the relative needs of each individual considering the risk vs reward.
    Sorry. I was not including compulsive purchasing disorders or those with so much money that buying a new £1000 phone can be absorbed in a week's finances.

    I was thinking that discussions on whether there is a need to upgrade is limited to those that actually have to consider the question sensibally based on the options upgraded and their worth. I was also limiting my discussions to the points made by the OP.

    Objectively the Note 9 does not offer significant improvement to justify a full upgrade from the Note 8, after a year, for the vast majority of phone users.
    There is nothing to justify a further £1000.

    For those upgrading to the Note from elsewhere it might be worth paying the little extra for the additional features. This thread is purely about the need to go Note 8-9 though.
    07-24-2018 05:01 PM
  5. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    Sorry. I was not including compulsive purchasing disorders or those with so much money that buying a new £1000 phone can be absorbed in a week's finances.

    I was thinking that discussions on whether there is a need to upgrade is limited to those that actually have to consider the question sensibally based on the options upgraded and their worth. I was also limiting my discussions to the points made by the OP.

    Objectively the Note 9 does not offer significant improvement to justify a full upgrade from the Note 8, after a year, for the vast majority of phone users.
    There is nothing to justify a further £1000.

    For those upgrading to the Note from elsewhere it might be worth paying the little extra for the additional features. This thread is purely about the need to go Note 8-9 though.
    If we are talking another €1200 I agree. But with all the deals and trade in or resale, it's really 20% of that.
    07-24-2018 05:03 PM
  6. jhimmel's Avatar
    Sorry. I was not including compulsive purchasing disorders or those with so much money that buying a new £1000 phone can be absorbed in a week's finances.

    I was thinking that discussions on whether there is a need to upgrade is limited to those that actually have to consider the question sensibally based on the options upgraded and their worth. I was also limiting my discussions to the points made by the OP.

    Objectively the Note 9 does not offer significant improvement to justify a full upgrade from the Note 8, after a year, for the vast majority of phone users.
    There is nothing to justify a further £1000.

    For those upgrading to the Note from elsewhere it might be worth paying the little extra for the additional features. This thread is purely about the need to go Note 8-9 though.
    You are ignoring the fact that the Note 8 still has value. It won't be 1000 to go from the Note 8 to the Note 9. With trade in and deals, I went from S7 Edge to Note 8 for about half that.
    07-24-2018 05:28 PM
  7. Fred98TJ's Avatar
    S8 to S9 will definitely be worth it for those into the camera. Not only does it have the dual camera that the Note 8 does but the main camera is dual apperture.

    The Note 9 does also have the dual apperture upgrade but it's still not enough oomph for me.
    I am a moderate user and have tuned my phone to easily get a day's heavy usage by my standards and 2 on marginally lighter usage days.
    The dual aperture thing is just marketing junk. :-p.
    07-24-2018 05:40 PM
  8. forestinjersey's Avatar
    Well Clove have the Note 8 at £505 now so i'll be getting one of those.
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    07-27-2018 08:56 AM
  9. magichoward's Avatar
    Anyone else concerned about the increase in weight...?
    07-31-2018 01:04 PM
  10. jhimmel's Avatar
    Anyone else concerned about the increase in weight...?
    No
    07-31-2018 04:16 PM
  11. naturalguy's Avatar
    Anyone else concerned about the increase in weight...?
    Nope, I'd be fine it was heavier and thicker, these phones are too dainty as it is, I hate the feel of them naked
    07-31-2018 04:45 PM
  12. strikeIII's Avatar
    Nope, I'd rather have the extra heft. I actually hope it's a tad thicker too. I don't use cases often and if I do it's a super thin case with a skin mainly to protect from scratches.
    Anyone else concerned about the increase in weight...?
    08-01-2018 09:17 AM
  13. bialy's Avatar
    Ideally imo, the Note 8 is a bit too heavy and its length is too long but width is great.
    I think the iPhoneX may have the optimal dimensions & weight.
    08-01-2018 10:16 AM
  14. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Ideally imo, the Note 8 is a bit too heavy and its length is too long but width is great.
    I think the iPhoneX may have the optimal dimensions & weight.
    As long as it has a notch, it never will IMO.
    08-02-2018 06:14 AM
  15. home44's Avatar
    Bet he still gets one though.
    08-02-2018 07:12 AM
  16. bialy's Avatar
    Bet he still gets one though.
    ?
    08-02-2018 10:04 AM
  17. dlgus's Avatar
    I typically upgrade on a 2 yr schedule. If the N7 hadn't pooped the bed, I would be getting the N9. But as it is, I am saving my pennies and waiting on the N10.
    I am going to purchase outright, since I got screwed over BIG time by ATT.
    08-12-2018 11:17 AM
  18. monkeycsk's Avatar
    agreed. i usually skip every other model. and i expect note10 would be that much better and 5G enable.
    08-15-2018 11:53 AM
  19. Umbrokhan's Avatar
    6 months old CPU and GPU.
    small upgrade for a high price tag.
    Only 2 year's of Major update's,
    support Quick Charge 2.0 from 4 years ago.
    just wait for Note 10, it will be a major upgrade,
    08-18-2018 12:37 PM
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