08-15-2018 01:33 PM
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  1. AlusionL's Avatar
    After days of arguing with tmobile, the lowest offer i got was

    128GB , 6GB Note 9

    For $80 down

    I dont mind missing the 512gb. I can just buy a 512gb Memory card

    But will i really miss any performance by not getting the 8gb RAM?
    08-13-2018 10:05 AM
  2. amyf27's Avatar
    I think you'll be fine with the 6 GB. What are you using right now? I preordered the unlocked version, 128GB. 6 gb does very well with multi-tasking and demanding activities.
    08-13-2018 10:09 AM
  3. SpaceJamzz's Avatar
    I think if you ask the people who have pre-ordered already, those who got the 128GB / 6GB phones will say you won't notice the difference


    They are probably right though...But I got the 512GB anyway....LOL
    08-13-2018 10:31 AM
  4. amyf27's Avatar
    I think if you ask the people who have pre-ordered already, those who got the 128GB / 6GB phones will say you won't notice the difference


    They are probably right though...But I got the 512GB anyway....LOL
    I'm sure there's a bit of a difference, but 6 GB is no slow poke. I do a lot on my phone and it keeps up quite well Congrats on the 512 though - I wouldn't have minded it except for the extra $200-250 price tag.
    08-13-2018 10:46 AM
  5. boltsbearsjosh's Avatar
    I chose the 512GB 8GB version because I am coming from a S9+ and for me the 128GB version really isn't much of an upgrade, I mean S9+ has the 845, it has 6 GB of ram, it has 64 on board storage....so, idk, its not so much an upgrade otherwise. I'm not a heavy S pen user but with the new features in this years S pen I might use it more now.
    08-13-2018 11:08 AM
  6. AlusionL's Avatar
    Im on S9+

    Thing is, its JOD and i will also jump to S10.

    So if i pay $530 down for Note 9 , just to give it back to tmovile in 8 months? 530+ 8 months worth of payments
    08-13-2018 11:22 AM
  7. Cary Quinn's Avatar
    I have an S9+ right now as well.

    Can you do me a favor? Run your usual apps that you go thru in a day. Then check your settings under Device Maintenance -> Memory and see how much available memory you have left. If you are pushing the limits of the memory on your S9+ right now, then you might benefit from an upgrade to the 8GB model.

    On mine I still have 1.3GB available right now. I will check again at the end of the day to see how much that changes over normal use.
    08-13-2018 12:35 PM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    RAM size doesn't determine speed - as long as there's enough RAM to run what you're running, adding another 32GB won't change a thing (except your battery life). But if you're playing a game that needs 6GB to run (there's nothing like that out there yet), it's going to crawl on a phone with 6GB of RAM (Android needs some too). If you're running 3 or 4 normal-size apps, you'll never notice the difference. Even leaving a video running, opening your banking app and your password safe, and switching between the banking app and the password safe shouldn't cause a glitch with 6GB.)
    08-13-2018 01:07 PM
  9. EMGSM's Avatar
    I'm sure there's a bit of a difference, but 6 GB is no slow poke. I do a lot on my phone and it keeps up quite well Congrats on the 512 though - I wouldn't have minded it except for the extra $200-250 price tag.
    The add $ is not worth it to me. 6gb was doing well on my N8 so I think it will be fine on the N9.
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    08-13-2018 01:12 PM
  10. amyf27's Avatar
    Same thought here, and the 128 is more than enough for me. My Note 8 has 64 and I don't use external storage cards.
    The add $ is not worth it to me. 6gb was doing well on my N8 so I think it will be fine on the N9.
    08-13-2018 01:13 PM
  11. EMGSM's Avatar
    Same thought here, and the 128 is more than enough for me. My Note 8 has 64 and I don't use external storage cards.
    So all you use is internal?
    08-13-2018 03:16 PM
  12. amyf27's Avatar
    So all you use is internal?
    Yes and I never run out. I do a lot of cloud storage.

    Last time I used an external card was back when the Note 3 was new and it caused some havoc with that phone - it because corrupt or inoperable in some fashion and caused all sorts of issues with the phone. Once it was removed and the phone cleared up, no more issues.
    08-13-2018 03:22 PM
  13. EMGSM's Avatar
    Yes and I never run out. I do a lot of cloud storage.

    Last time I used an external card was back when the Note 3 was new and it caused some havoc with that phone - it because corrupt or inoperable in some fashion and caused all sorts of issues with the phone. Once it was removed and the phone cleared up, no more issues.
    I know it's been a while, but do you notice a speed difference or difference in battery drain?
    08-13-2018 03:28 PM
  14. debdroid1a's Avatar
    So all you use is internal?
    I know you didn't ask me, but I'll chime in. I only use internal. I got a 128 GB card, but never put it in. I have 45.9 of 64 GB used on my Note 8. I rarely delete photos, etc. Most of my music is streamed, but I have some on my phone. Several downloaded documents. Etc.

    For the original question, I think the 6 GB would be fine with me, although 8 GB looks so nice. I have a ton of apps on my phone as well. Right now, after doing the device maintenance, I have 3.5 GB out of 6 GB.
    08-13-2018 03:29 PM
  15. Ranny99's Avatar
    If they had given both versions 8g of ram, how many 512g models do you think they would have sold, compared to the 128?
    08-13-2018 03:38 PM
  16. EMGSM's Avatar
    I know you didn't ask me, but I'll chime in. I only use internal. I got a 128 GB card, but never put it in. I have 45.9 of 64 GB used on my Note 8. I rarely delete photos, etc. Most of my music is streamed, but I have some on my phone. Several downloaded documents. Etc.

    For the original question, I think the 6 GB would be fine with me, although 8 GB looks so nice. I have a ton of apps on my phone as well. Right now, after doing the device maintenance, I have 3.5 GB out of 6 GB.
    Thanks for your input. I got the 128gb and will probably be doing the same thing now (using internal). I've read it's much faster.
    08-13-2018 03:39 PM
  17. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    If they had given both versions 8g of ram, how many 512g models do you think they would have sold, compared to the 128?
    Good question. I think I would have went with the 128 then.
    08-13-2018 03:45 PM
  18. debdroid1a's Avatar
    If they had given both versions 8g of ram, how many 512g models do you think they would have sold, compared to the 128?
    It looks like on the discussion 128GB or 512GB - What U Getting? people are choosing the 512 GB for the extra RAM. At least most.
    08-13-2018 03:55 PM
  19. fishmd's Avatar
    I think Samsung was really smart here. They could have easily put 8GB of RAM in both versions, but knew if they did that, hardly and of the 512 ones would sell. (Cause really who needs all that storage.)

    Anyways, I know I will only be keeping this phone for 1 year or less, so see no reason to go for the more expensive one. My Note 8 is good enough on RAM and storage as it is and with the better processor on the Note 9, that should really be all I need for this phone to run great and do everything needed.
    08-13-2018 07:20 PM
  20. boltsbearsjosh's Avatar
    The 512GB with 8GB of storage starts to make a lot of sense when you think about people who might be looking to use Dex. With that amount of ram and that level of storage, if someone can fit the limitations of Dex into what they use a PC for, we're getting to the point now where this could indeed replace a laptop.
    mgbosshogg likes this.
    08-13-2018 07:41 PM
  21. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    I went with the 8GB of RAM. 6 would probably be fine, but 8 is future proof.
    GS4Bob and Rukbat like this.
    08-13-2018 08:12 PM
  22. dre22era's Avatar
    Majority will not see a difference at all especially with no general apps specifically dedicated to the Note 9
    Facebook and Instagram will run no different folks.
    8GB of RAM is overkill
    08-13-2018 08:51 PM
  23. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Majority will not see a difference at all especially with no general apps specifically dedicated to the Note 9
    Facebook and Instagram will run no different folks.
    8GB of RAM is overkill
    For you is overkill. For others it makes sense.
    GS4Bob likes this.
    08-13-2018 08:53 PM
  24. j_hansen's Avatar
    If they had given both versions 8g of ram, how many 512g models do you think they would have sold, compared to the 128?
    Probably a good bit less and the 512gb would most likely be just fine with 6gb of ram, Samsung do like to be first with things though (well all the phone manufacturers do)
    So the 512gb had a lot to do with being the first 1tb phone (even if it isn't 100% 1tb after OS space taken) it was also a very easy way to put something out there that stands out from all the others and I'll say it will be the only 1tb phone for at least until S10 comes out and probably a year before any of the others launch one.
    I do think they should have thrown in a 512gb card with it though and maybe also 1tb of cloud storage as back up to sweeten the hefty price tag
    08-13-2018 10:25 PM
  25. Rukbat's Avatar
    Right now, after doing the device maintenance, I have 3.5 GB out of 6 GB.
    That goes against the whole design philosophy of Android, "clearing RAM". Android is supposed to run with as much RAM used as possible. (See Multitasking the Android Way by one of the Android developers.)
    08-14-2018 12:37 PM
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