08-27-2018 08:29 AM
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  1. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    Now that the Note9 has a 4000mAh battery, I want to get as much juice as I can out of it and I'm wondering if 8GB of RAM will be a bigger drain on the battery than the 6GB of RAM? I'm assuming it's a bigger drain when you're working with graphics-intensive games, but other than that, will it be that much of a difference on battery life?
    08-09-2018 11:28 AM
  2. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Well the price for the 8gb ram on tmobile confirms I'll get the 6gb ram. No way I'm paying at least $1200 for a darn phone.
    smooth4lyfe and jimd1050 like this.
    08-09-2018 11:30 AM
  3. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Well the price for the 8gb ram on tmobile confirms I'll get the 6gb ram. No way I'm paying at least $1200 for a darn phone.
    Isn't the 8gb RAM standard on all models? Maybe I missed that part.
    08-09-2018 11:32 AM
  4. buzzy3970's Avatar
    Isn't the 8gb RAM standard on all models? Maybe I missed that part.
    No that's exclusive to the 512 model.
    Nostromo79 likes this.
    08-09-2018 11:34 AM
  5. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    Isn't the 8gb RAM standard on all models? Maybe I missed that part.
    Nope. According to Android Central, the 6GB of RAM will be available for the 128GB model while the 8GB of RAM will be on the 512GB model: https://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-note-9
    08-09-2018 11:35 AM
  6. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I just saw that on Samsung's site as well. Why two different amounts? SMH.
    08-09-2018 11:37 AM
  7. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    I just saw that on Samsung's site as well. Why two different amounts? SMH.
    If you're paying more, you might as well get more storage AND RAM.
    Nostromo79 and jimd1050 like this.
    08-09-2018 11:38 AM
  8. jmk32's Avatar
    Definitely considering the 8gb version ONLY if 1) I can get the price down with trade in (my S8+) and 2) it can be shown the extra 2gb won't be a battery drain (waiting for YouTube to show testing)
    08-09-2018 12:22 PM
  9. amyf27's Avatar
    No that's exclusive to the 512 model.
    I didn't get to watch the full event, and didn't realize 8 gb was an option. I too have quite an issue paying>$1000 for a phone. Well, for now anyway..
    08-09-2018 03:15 PM
  10. ISPM's Avatar
    I went with the 6GB for a few reasons, my current phone has only 4GB so even the 6GB is a big jump, it's cheaper and by the time we will need 8GB we will be upgrading anyway and at that point it will be a common amount of RAM to have, as for the storage there's no way I need 512GB, 128GB is nearly 10x what my current phone has and if I need more I can just get an SD card and get the same as the pricier version.
    Dan_B1979 likes this.
    08-09-2018 04:43 PM
  11. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I went with 6gb. Even with the s8 plus trade in, that is still too much to justify spending on a phone. I will never use nearly have that space anyway. the 8gb would be nice but not that big of a price difference.
    Dan_B1979 likes this.
    08-09-2018 04:47 PM
  12. Ryano89's Avatar
    I went with 6gb. Even with the s8 plus trade in, that is still too much to justify spending on a phone. I will never use nearly have that space anyway. the 8gb would be nice but not that big of a price difference.
    I agree, it stinks because I want the 8gb of RAM, but there is no way I would ever need all that storage.
    08-09-2018 05:19 PM
  13. freddyttt's Avatar
    you think 8gb of ram would allow the note to run more smooth over time. ??
    08-09-2018 05:34 PM
  14. Ryano89's Avatar
    you think 8gb of ram would allow the note to run more smooth over time. ??
    I think so.
    Nostromo79 likes this.
    08-09-2018 05:36 PM
  15. Blues Fan's Avatar
    So since many of us pre ordered already, when do you think they will ship? Could we possibly see it by the end of next week maybe?
    08-09-2018 05:49 PM
  16. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    I'm going to get the 8GB version just because I'll be able to sell my stupid iPhone X for like $800. That'll offset most of the cost of the Note9.
    recDNA likes this.
    08-09-2018 06:05 PM
  17. Victor Hernandez Jr's Avatar
    I'm fine with the 6 gigs of RAM I'm just basically browsing Facebook and Instagram & watching YouTube LOL
    Shawn0813 and Dan_B1979 like this.
    08-09-2018 06:33 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    So since many of us pre ordered already, when do you think they will ship? Could we possibly see it by the end of next week maybe?
    Let's keep the shipping talk in the pre-order threads. We don't need every thread turning into a shipping discussion. Thanks .
    Nostromo79 and Jewels81 like this.
    08-09-2018 06:44 PM
  19. chyeo1979's Avatar
    For those who change phone frequently, 6GB is definitely enough, I'm sure Note 8 users will agree. But if you're looking at using it for a couple more years, 8GB is more future proof?
    Nostromo79 likes this.
    08-09-2018 07:00 PM
  20. ISPM's Avatar
    6GB more than enough for me as I will have the phone for around 2 years by which time I will get the S11(?) my current phone is only 4GB and close to 3 years old and is still alright for normal tasks.
    08-10-2018 06:29 AM
  21. donm527's Avatar
    edited... nvm. Droidlife comments said they got wrong info on US version getting 6GB
    08-10-2018 07:32 AM
  22. stackberry369's Avatar
    Definitely considering the 8gb version ONLY if 1) I can get the price down with trade in (my S8+) and 2) it can be shown the extra 2gb won't be a battery drain (waiting for YouTube to show testing)
    Why would extra ram be a battery drain?
    08-10-2018 08:42 AM
  23. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I used to say 4 gigs of ram memory was plenty, that 6 wasn't needed. I got the note 8 and found that I was wrong. Will 4 get the job done, absolutely, but the 6 on the note 8 made this a smooth, fast running phone the whole year, no hick ups at all.

    I went with the 512, because of the following reasons. The extra ram, it's more future proof phone, and if I sell it next year that extra $250 will come right back to me anyway. I'll never need all that memory, I probably won't even use a SD card, internal memory is faster anyway. I will also have the top of the line phone on the market, Apple won't even touch this phone with their release. Just think, you can have up to 1 TB of storage on this thing, AMAZING.
    j_hansen and dario12v like this.
    08-10-2018 09:23 AM
  24. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    I went with the 8GB of ram model cause if I didn't I would have kept thinking I should have got it.
    j_hansen, kcalmol and neopolotin75 like this.
    08-10-2018 09:26 AM
  25. jmk32's Avatar
    Why would extra ram be a battery drain?
    Not sure if it would or not, but would be interested to see some head to head tests with the 2 versions of the N8 to see
    08-10-2018 12:17 PM
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