08-18-2018 12:37 PM
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  1. Blues Fan'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!

    Gray Area likes this.
    07-17-2018 04:34 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    So, what else is new? I mean, it's the same as S8 vs S9, we really weren't expecting anything new and exciting from the new Note, not even the in-display FPS. At best the new feature would be the BT-enabled S-Pen, and even that sounds 'meh' to most. But like a friend said: Incremental improvements on a best-in-class phone aren't a bad thing.
    07-17-2018 04:42 PM
  3. evohicks's Avatar
    He didn't really big up the 4000 MA battery that much which I think for some users will be a big deal, from 3300 to 4000 is a good leap in my view.
    I'm still on the fence on this one, I like my Note 8 but I did purchase through the Samsung upgrade program so I will have the option, but sadly have to return the Note 8 if I went ahead.

    Reasons for me to upgrade so far would be ....
    Better battery
    Better camera (albeit not a great deal)
    Faster chip
    Dual speakers
    Latest flagship.
    07-17-2018 05:20 PM
  4. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Agree that this isn't new news. Just one more opinion. I think most people feel this way. Pricing will play a huge role in upgrading to the Note9. This is by no means a must have if you already own a Note8 or S9+.
    07-17-2018 07:16 PM
  5. Blues Fan's Avatar
    He didn't really big up the 4000 MA battery that much which I think for some users will be a big deal, from 3300 to 4000 is a good leap in my view.
    I'm still on the fence on this one, I like my Note 8 but I did purchase through the Samsung upgrade program so I will have the option, but sadly have to return the Note 8 if I went ahead.

    Reasons for me to upgrade so far would be ....
    Better battery
    Better camera (albeit not a great deal)
    Faster chip
    Dual speakers
    Latest flagship.
    Regarding the 4000mah battery, if the spen has its own battery then that will eat up some of that 4000mah in order to charge up that battery while it's in the phone. It won't be like you had a 4000mah in an s9 plus without that spen.

    I see the upgrade from the s8 plus to the s9 plus or Note 8 a big upgrade due to the dual camera and most important the 6gb ram.

    You also get stereo speakers with Note 9. Now if the Note 9 didn't have stereo speakers then I'd be saying upgrading might be a waste of money then simply for a blue tooth spen and slightly newer processor.

    The BT spen sounds like a big gimmick to me.

    I thought the Tab s4 has the finger print built into the screen? Odd they put it on there but note the s9 plus or the Note 9 coming out at the same time.

    I have a hunch that maybe they're not 100 percent sure how well it will really work so they figure to put it on the tab s4. That way if it has issues at least it doesn't mess up the Note 9, one of their flagships which would be a big mess.

    You might recall the Note 4 and S5 how it was the first samsung's to have the finger print sensor and that thing was a big pain to use. I ended up just using pin code to log in. I know if the first year of under the screen sensor was a pain and the arse to use I'd be really mad after spending nearly a grand on the Note 9 and not being able to use finger print to unlock.
    07-17-2018 08:18 PM
  6. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    He didn't really big up the 4000 MA battery that much which I think for some users will be a big deal, from 3300 to 4000 is a good leap in my view.
    I'm still on the fence on this one, I like my Note 8 but I did purchase through the Samsung upgrade program so I will have the option, but sadly have to return the Note 8 if I went ahead.

    Reasons for me to upgrade so far would be ....
    Better battery
    Better camera (albeit not a great deal)
    Faster chip
    Dual speakers
    Latest flagship.
    That's plenty worth it!
    wagadesa likes this.
    07-17-2018 09:39 PM
  7. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Regarding the 4000mah battery, if the spen has its own battery then that will eat up some of that 4000mah in order to charge up that battery while it's in the phone. It won't be like you had a 4000mah in an s9 plus without that spen.

    I see the upgrade from the s8 plus to the s9 plus or Note 8 a big upgrade due to the dual camera and most important the 6gb ram.

    You also get stereo speakers with Note 9. Now if the Note 9 didn't have stereo speakers then I'd be saying upgrading might be a waste of money then simply for a blue tooth spen and slightly newer processor.

    The BT spen sounds like a big gimmick to me.

    I thought the Tab s4 has the finger print built into the screen? Odd they put it on there but note the s9 plus or the Note 9 coming out at the same time.

    I have a hunch that maybe they're not 100 percent sure how well it will really work so they figure to put it on the tab s4. That way if it has issues at least it doesn't mess up the Note 9, one of their flagships which would be a big mess.

    You might recall the Note 4 and S5 how it was the first samsung's to have the finger print sensor and that thing was a big pain to use. I ended up just using pin code to log in. I know if the first year of under the screen sensor was a pain and the arse to use I'd be really mad after spending nearly a grand on the Note 9 and not being able to use finger print to unlock.
    I am betting the s pen charging will use very little of the battery charges from the phone. Not even a percent. It charges in 45 seconds I read. It's a very minimal battery.
    07-17-2018 09:41 PM
  8. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I am betting the s pen charging will use very little of the battery charges from the phone. Not even a percent. It charges in 45 seconds I read. It's a very minimal battery.
    Either way I'm not totally concerned about battery life. I charge overnight when I sleep and even 3300mah gets me thru the day easily. Even if we have a power outage because of a hurricane I got plenty of power banks and other stuff to charge up with for at least a week. Now if a device has crappy battery life like the S6 did then I'd have an issue lol.
    bassplayrguy likes this.
    07-17-2018 11:29 PM
  9. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    Guy who doesn't have a Note 9 but will be getting a Note 9 says that people who don't have a Note 9 shouldn't get one. Ok.
    07-18-2018 12:13 PM
  10. Bodestone'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.
    07-18-2018 02:11 PM
  11. donm527's Avatar
    No, he's saying IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A NOTE 8 that he feels the Note 9 updates will not be that great to warrant an upgrade. That first part makes a big difference and IMO it's not a bad argument.

    Guy who doesn't have a Note 9 but will be getting a Note 9 says that people who don't have a Note 9 shouldn't get one. Ok.
    07-18-2018 02:45 PM
  12. Deke218's Avatar
    Good for Saki. He won't be updating [of course he will - he needs the content].
    [why would anyone care of Saki upgrades or not?]
    SpookDroid likes this.
    07-19-2018 10:39 AM
  13. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Good for Saki. He won't be updating [of course he will - he needs the content].
    [why would anyone care of Saki upgrades or not?]
    I never heard of the guy before this, and after like 15 seconds of the video I have to admit I don't want to know (or care) about his opinion on anything at all, ever. Hehe. But then again, same thing happened to me when I watched a MKBHD video and he seems to be respected elsewhere (just not in my book, can't stand the guy).
    07-19-2018 11:17 AM
  14. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I didn't watch the video. But, isn't here there guy who drives around in his car with gloves on and makes videos? I agree that he is probably very polarizing. I think he likes to have a strong opinion about things to get discussions going.
    I have watched some videos of him comparing smartphone cameras. Those aren't bad. Of course, you have to look at his face a lot in those.
    07-19-2018 09:30 PM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    So, what else is new? I mean, it's the same as S8 vs S9, we really weren't expecting anything new and exciting from the new Note, not even the in-display FPS. At best the new feature would be the BT-enabled S-Pen, and even that sounds 'meh' to most. But like a friend said: Incremental improvements on a best-in-class phone aren't a bad thing.
    I couldn't agree with you more. And that's a pretty good quote!
    SpookDroid likes this.
    07-19-2018 10:35 PM
  16. IslandGuy's Avatar
    I always get the new Note. This is just another talk shop before the new Note is released. I'm getting the new Note!
    07-19-2018 11:52 PM
  17. j_hansen's Avatar
    I'm not a Saki fan either, his videos are usually dragged out a bit and more opinion than news plus he is kinda hard listening to, usually what's in his videos most people would have read on the web 2-3 days beforehand
    07-20-2018 01:45 AM
  18. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I'm not a Saki fan either, his videos are usually dragged out a bit and more opinion than news plus he is kinda hard listening to, usually what's in his videos most people would have read on the web 2-3 days beforehand
    I think most YouTube blogs are like this. Some are later than others to regurgitate the daily news. It's basically someone else reading the news you already know, with a little opinion mixed in. It's very seldom you watch something and go "Wow. I didn't know that." it comes down to their personality, basically, on whether it's enjoyable to watch.
    07-20-2018 06:16 AM
  19. bialy's Avatar
    Saki has a soothing voice
    07-20-2018 10:17 AM
  20. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    The note 9 will be better than the note 8, not worse.
    So why not change to it.
    07-21-2018 05:34 PM
  21. donm527's Avatar
    If you can afford to upgrade phones every year and a techy then sure why not.

    What Saki and many people are saying... And often just giving their opinion more to general consumers... If you spent almost $1000 for your Note 8, is it really worth spending the money for the Note 9 or just enjoy what you have and you can hold off and ask that question when the S10 or Note 10 comes out.

    The note 9 will be better than the note 8, not worse.
    So why not change to it.
    07-21-2018 06:30 PM
  22. Bodestone's Avatar
    Because it's not much better.
    07-22-2018 05:23 AM
  23. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    Because it's not much better.
    That's pretty subjective. But, yes, we are in the era of very incremental increases anyway. Which suits the nominal 2 year upgrade cycle.

    Seems first to market will probably sway me, with the note coming before the new pixel, Mate 20 Pro et al.
    07-22-2018 12:23 PM
  24. Bodestone'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.
    07-22-2018 03:54 PM
  25. mgbosshogg'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?
    True.
    With just the note. But not with any device I could ( and usually do ) buy.
    And in my pc gaming days ( c1995 to 2013 - no time now ) , I would have upgraded at pretty much every new CPU / GPU out.
    07-22-2018 04:02 PM
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