1. MysticalDreams's Avatar
    I wasn't going to get the Note9. I have been happy with the Note 8 and from all I had read, there weren't enough upgrades to make me want to jump in with both feet...

    Fast Forward to the past month. I had left my phone at the grocery store, at a bowling alley, and at a restaurant. Also during the last month, I have dropped my phone 4 times and a few lil drops. Once on the driveway, twice I slipped in the snow and last but not least, I knocked it off the desk and it hit the side of the dog bowl. Each time I left it behind or dropped it, I had the thought Oh well, I will just get the Note9... Well, The last drop into the dog bowl cracked the screen, So I went to AT&T first thing in the morning and got the Note9 128. Which brings me to my original question, Do you feel you made a mistake?

    It has been under 48 hours and I am questioning my decision to get the Note 9... But I am questioning if I made a mistake by not getting the 512.

    Because I had no interest in getting the Note 9, I didn't do any research on it. Since I got it, all I have been doing is research and I feel like I am on overload!

    Some reports say the extra ram/storage doesn't make a difference. Some say it does, and some say you notice the difference but is it worth the extra money!

    Since you have had yours, do you wish you would have gone with the 128 or 512 or are you happy with what you have (which is??)
    I still have time to return it and get the 512. My question is should I, will I regret it later down the road if I don't? This part is silly but I didn't get the blue because of the yellow s-pen but if I do get the 512, I am thinking of getting the Blue and returning the Black.

    Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance for your input!!
    12-06-2018 09:15 PM
  2. JoBudden's Avatar
    the only mistake I made.. was waiting so long to give my ocean blue to the wife and going and getting the black version. personally I feel like in the long run. should I trade or sell I'll get more for it.
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    12-06-2018 09:26 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    No regrets!! I just waited until price dropped a little got the 6gb 128 storage
    get very very good battery life and great performance
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    12-06-2018 09:30 PM
  4. mumfoau's Avatar
    I got the blue, 512gb unlocked from Swappa. The sole reason I got it was for the 8gb of RAM. I never fill up a 128gb phone so 512gb is way Overkill. But, because Samsung has/had a somewhat heavy skin, I felt that extra RAM was necessary for the long-term as I try to become a guy who keeps a phone for more than one release cycle.
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    12-06-2018 09:33 PM
  5. bembol's Avatar
    Black Friday, the price didn't really drop, the $205 trade-in credit and the pre-order bonus IconX made it so much easier to buy it.

    I also pre-ordered the 512GB/8GB and I tried it, I couldn't tell the difference.

    I can't even remember the price difference but certainly not worth the cost. IMO this is what the Note 9 should've been in the first place. Reminds me how it was back in the day how SAMSUNG treated the Note series and it's not just an "S series with a stylus."

    I have no regrets.
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    12-06-2018 09:57 PM
  6. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I also waited till the prices went down then got the 128GB version and I still think it's too much to pay for a phone but oh well. As for the 512GB version, well, I barely even use 40 GB on my phone so that's overkill and the extra RAM from what I've heard doesn't make a difference now maybe in future OS updates it might but I never keep a phone so long anyway so it won't matter and it certainly will depreciate more since I paid more for it. I know I will have the urge to upgrade to the Note 10 once its released so no regrets at all getting the 128GB, not one bit.
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    12-06-2018 10:03 PM
  7. Aby_Cat's Avatar
    I love everything about the Note 9 except the camera, it is so crappy compared to the camera on my previous Note 5.
    12-06-2018 10:27 PM
  8. adegbenroagoro's Avatar
    I wish I'd had your dilemma. I wanted to buy the 8 GB RAM version from Day 1. It's still not available in my country. However my 6 GB Note 9 is proving very satisfactory.
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    12-07-2018 12:40 AM
  9. areyes163's Avatar
    First time I bought the note I ended up getting rid of it to try some other devices. My regret set in when I missed the note and all it's glory lol. When I saw the price drop for the Black Friday deals I jumped on it. Now I feel great about it. Great price and excellent functionality.
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    12-07-2018 01:46 AM
  10. amyf27's Avatar
    I also came from the Note 8. I have the black 128 gb version through Sprint and love it - I got it for a special - zero down and I believe it is 20/mo. No issues. Don't miss the Note 8. I enjoy it more and for me, 128GB was huge - no need for the 512 gb and the extra few hundred bucks that size carrier. It does have two more gb ram but still.

    I use my phone pretty heavily and it pairs very nicely with my Tab S4.
    12-07-2018 05:22 AM
  11. Gary02468's Avatar
    I had left my phone at the grocery store, at a bowling alley, and at a restaurant. Also during the last month, I have dropped my phone 4 times and a few lil drops. Once on the driveway, twice I slipped in the snow and last but not least, I knocked it off the desk and it hit the side of the dog bowl. Each time I left it behind or dropped it, I had the thought Oh well, I will just get the Note9[.] Well, The last drop into the dog bowl cracked the screen, So I went to AT&T first thing in the morning and got the Note9 128. Which brings me to my original question, Do you feel you made a mistake?
    I upgraded from a Note8 to a 128GB Note9 and I'm happy with the Note9. To be honest, though, I'd be reluctant to get any expensive device if I had a history of losing and dropping my phones.
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    12-07-2018 07:54 AM
  12. Beansr519's Avatar
    I got the blue, 512gb unlocked from Swappa. The sole reason I got it was for the 8gb of RAM. I never fill up a 128gb phone so 512gb is way Overkill. But, because Samsung has/had a somewhat heavy skin, I felt that extra RAM was necessary for the long-term as I try to become a guy who keeps a phone for more than one release cycle.
    hey, i'm trying to become that guy too!!!! LOL!!!
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    12-07-2018 09:09 AM
  13. Beansr519's Avatar
    I also came from the Note 8. I have the black 128 gb version through Sprint and love it - I got it for a special - zero down and I believe it is 20/mo. No issues. Don't miss the Note 8. I enjoy it more and for me, 128GB was huge - no need for the 512 gb and the extra few hundred bucks that size carrier. It does have two more gb ram but still.

    I use my phone pretty heavily and it pairs very nicely with my Tab S4.
    I have the same phone with sprint, and last night i checked i have used just under 50gb of storage and that's with everything that i transferred from my old icloud storage! for me, 128 is cool because even with me thinking that i've packed my phone down, i still have about 60+ gigs to grow! plus, the black 9 is SEXAY! lol!
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    12-07-2018 09:36 AM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    if I made a mistake by not getting the 512
    Counter question: How much storage was used versus what you had on the 8? If you only had 128 on the 8 and it was only 33% full, why pay more for extra space you most likely won't use?
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    12-07-2018 09:43 AM
  15. amyf27's Avatar
    I have the same phone with sprint, and last night i checked i have used just under 50gb of storage and that's with everything that i transferred from my old icloud storage! for me, 128 is cool because even with me thinking that i've packed my phone down, i still have about 60+ gigs to grow! plus, the black 9 is SEXAY! lol!
    Yep. Black phone, black otterbox commuter.
    12-07-2018 10:14 AM
  16. amyf27's Avatar
    Yep. Black phone, black otterbox commuter.
    Not commuter - Otterbox Defender typo.
    12-07-2018 10:15 AM
  17. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Got the 128 GB version at launch and very happy with it...I think 512gb price is over kill....very happy with Note 9
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    12-07-2018 10:23 AM
  18. wilsodw's Avatar
    I got the 128 gb and should of went with the 512 gb. Not that I need it because I have no music and maybe 15 pics. Its JUST I want it. As far as keeping the 128 gb of course I will as I keep all my phones. I never sell or trade in. Length of time doesnt mean much to me because if another beast is born regardless of the time line, surely I will want that one also. That my friends is how I roll!
    12-07-2018 10:43 AM
  19. mumfoau's Avatar
    I'm using the Speck Presidio Clear. Normally don't do Clear cases but since they claim this one won't yellow, I figured I'd show off my blue Note 9!
    12-07-2018 10:55 AM
  20. Beansr519's Avatar
    Not commuter - Otterbox Defender typo.
    hey, i have that too, but i ordered the defender pro in navy blue and gold(-ish)...even more SEXAY!!! lol!!
    12-07-2018 11:33 AM
  21. JimmieCD's Avatar
    Coming from Pixel 2, before that had the Note 4. The Note 9, IMHO, is a better phone. The call quality is better, bluetooth pairing is better. Very good speakers. I text quite a bit and the Note 9 with its larger keyboard is better for me. For what I do, the camera is good as the Pixel 2. And then there's the S Pen. I'm totally happy to be back with the Note. Pixel 2 is good but the Note for me is way better!
    12-07-2018 03:15 PM
  22. MysticalDreams's Avatar
    I upgraded from a Note8 to a 128GB Note9 and I'm happy with the Note9. To be honest, though, I'd be reluctant to get any expensive device if I had a history of losing and dropping my phones.
    I am normally very good with my phones (and any other expensive items that I carry) It's just the past month... My husband says my subconscious was telling me I have had this phone over a year... time to Upgrade!! lol
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    12-07-2018 06:21 PM
  23. amyf27's Avatar
    I am normally very good with my phones (and any other expensive items that I carry) It's just the past month... My husband says my subconscious was telling me I have had this phone over a year... time to Upgrade!! lol
    Yea - stuff happens. Especially when you're busy with a million things, etc My past Note 9 was a blue one - it was in a case on my road bike, I hit a rough patch of road going to fast and it went sailing through the air and bounced on the road. The phone itself was fine with no cracks, but two nice deep gouges down by the S-Pen.

    Have a black Note 9 note through Sprint - have dropped I think twice so far, but not the sailing over handlebars - from a counter and related heights. Thankfully no issues. I just try to watch whenever I've got it. I like the Otterbox Defender case - though heavy, it's so easy to hold and feels secure, not like it'll slip out of my hand or anything.
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    12-08-2018 06:41 AM
  24. MysticalDreams's Avatar
    Counter question: How much storage was used versus what you had on the 8? If you only had 128 on the 8 and it was only 33% full, why pay more for extra space you most likely won't use?
    I have an SD card that has 49 gigs used on it and the Note 8 has 22 gigs free (42 used)
    The SD card is just movies, music, some pics and some random BS that doesn't matter... all of it is backed up...
    With that being said, I can justify sticking with the 128 but I can also justify getting the 512 also
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    12-08-2018 06:45 AM
  25. Rhyalus's Avatar
    Add a 128gb or higher card for a few bucks and you will feel better. How much storage did you use on the 8?

    Based on your post I think you need to invest more into protecting your phone.... look at this way, if you bought the 512 you would be risking a more expensive device with all of your dropping, falling and forgetting... sheesh.

    R
    12-08-2018 07:06 AM
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