1. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    I just upgraded to the note 9 from the s9 + and the n9 is the same damn phone like the s9+ but with an s pen SMH I had the n8 and I notice samsaug took some customized feat away like msg app you can customize your blackground on the msg app but u cant do that now
    Heavens1 likes this.
    10-15-2018 08:30 AM
  2. donm527's Avatar
    You sound surprised that the N9 is the same damn phone like the S9_ but with an s pen. Just curious is that the only thing you're disappointed in the Note 9?

    Anywhoo... Some people may recommend you try a third party messaging app instead... like Textra. But if you're really wanting to stay "stock" and want your background pic, you might try downleveling your message app to the version Note 8 phones use. I'm running 4.4.30.42. You can probably find it on https://www.apkmirror.com
    10-15-2018 09:10 AM
  3. cknobman's Avatar
    LMAO, what did you expect????

    Did you even bother to do any research before purchasing, or do you just go out and buy the most recently released phone without looking???
    10-15-2018 09:17 AM
  4. sweetypie31's Avatar
    You sound surprised that the N9 is the same damn phone like the S9_ but with an s pen. Just curious is that the only thing you're disappointed in the Note 9?

    Anywhoo... Some people may recommend you try a third party messaging app instead... like Textra. But if you're really wanting to stay "stock" and want your background pic, you might try downleveling your message app to the version Note 8 phones use. I'm running 4.4.30.42. You can probably find it on https://www.apkmirror.com
    How did you get the 4.4 app to install? It's not working for me. Do I need to uninstall the current messages app?
    10-15-2018 09:19 AM
  5. donm527's Avatar
    Honestly, I've never tried. I've read of people with Note 8s updating the messaging to newer versions so didn't think steps to downleveling would be any different.

    If I were trying, I guess I would disable the stock app and then try to push the newer version. If that didn't work then you'd might have to use a package disabler, then try to push the newer version.

    Hopefully someone with more actual knowledge on it than me can chime in.

    How did you get the 4.4 app to install? It's not working for me. Do I need to uninstall the current messages app?
    sweetypie31 likes this.
    10-15-2018 09:35 AM
  6. wagadesa's Avatar
    Learn something everyday, whether it is new or not. Samsung Galaxy line of phones (S series and Note series) share a common core and design philosophy. But have differing feature sets. Makes sense to me.
    10-15-2018 09:44 AM
  7. RadeonHD's Avatar
    While I'm not disappointed, I did miss the era of the Note having better specs than the S line. I think starting with the Note 5 and S6, they shared exact specs.

    Previous models had at least a better processor then the S models.

    Note 4's Snapdragon 805 vs S4's Snapdragon 801 for example.

    The Note 4 was a lot more than just an S5 with a pen.

    But it's all good. I don't love the phone any less.
    10-15-2018 10:43 AM
  8. bembol's Avatar
    Agreed. One of the reasons why I love the Note series more.

    I don't follow Snapdragon and their processors but I wished the Note got something newer not only to make up for the price increase but to differentiate from the S series.

    Why didn't we get 8GB of RAM or even a 256GB of storage, instead it was a $400 CAN option up HERE, I know it's also 512GB. LMFAO.

    Really I only bought it because of Samsung's promotions which I GAVE THEM PROPS for, I got $205 for POS Galaxy Prime and IconX that I ended up keeping and loving, I could've sold it to help lower the cost.
    10-15-2018 11:00 AM
  9. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Better memory management.
    Had both S8+ and N8, and wouldn't say same.
    Note 8 had 7.1.1 which was refined and never offered for Galaxy.
    Oreo 8.1 on Note 9 out of the gate.
    Better cooling is always welcome.
    Larger battery
    2GB RAM more.
    Enhanced stylus
    Less rounded, thin edge and more a rectangular
    More time to iron out hardware issues that were found with Galaxy S series.

    Same. Not same.
    10-15-2018 11:57 AM
  10. jeetu4444's Avatar
    I find huge improvements over the S9+ ...I shifted from note 8 to S9+ then to Note 9...Note 9 is perfect in every way...
    10-15-2018 05:27 PM
  11. swagglepuff's Avatar
    Can we just talk about how dope the OP profile picture is!!!
    10-16-2018 01:19 AM
  12. freddyttt's Avatar
    Can we just talk about how dope the OP profile picture is!!!
    thats about the only thing worthwhile in this thread!!
    bassplayrguy likes this.
    10-16-2018 04:25 PM
  13. Heavens1's Avatar
    I just upgraded to the note 9 from the s9 + and the n9 is the same damn phone like the s9+ but with an s pen SMH I had the n8 and I notice samsaug took some customized feat away like msg app you can customize your blackground on the msg app but u cant do that now
    Yeah, I use the Samsung text messaging app, and the note 9 has a higher version than the note 8. Or did, I haven't looked to update my 8 of late.

    And the messaging app now has the settings type features set out differently, and as yet doesn't have the feature to change the background. I do hope they put that back in.

    It's taken me a bit to get used to the changes, cos I don't text all that much, but I'm sufficiently comfortable with it now.
    10-16-2018 04:43 PM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Can we just talk about how dope the OP profile picture is!!!
    That's almost creepy after staring at it for a while
    mustang7757 likes this.
    10-16-2018 10:12 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    That's almost creepy after staring at it for a while
    Gives it a 3 dimensional look ..like when I first watched it look like his side shot but really it's his front , pretty cool.
    10-16-2018 11:48 PM
  16. Heavens1's Avatar
    I really like the OP's profile pic. It's a good test to ensure that my creative side is awake, cos if i can't see more than one view then i know I need to take a break, lol.
    10-17-2018 01:33 AM
  17. wagadesa's Avatar
    Looks like it was created on a Note 9.
    Heavens1 and Jrome.brooks like this.
    10-17-2018 02:10 AM
  18. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Gives it a 3 dimensional look ..like when I first watched it look like his side shot but really it's his front , pretty cool.
    But really it's both
    mustang7757 likes this.
    10-17-2018 06:45 AM
  19. 1lamore's Avatar
    I just upgraded to the note 9 from the s9 + and the n9 is the same damn phone like the s9+ but with an s pen SMH I had the n8 and I notice samsaug took some customized feat away like msg app you can customize your blackground on the msg app but u cant do that now
    If you apply a Theme from the Samsung Themes - it will apply "color" to all of the applications, such as the Messenger app, Phone app, Calendar etc. I love the Theme I have because the former White Background of those apps changes to what ever theme you want. Love this!
    Heavens1 and JHStewart1023 like this.
    10-17-2018 01:34 PM

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