03-01-2018 07:36 PM
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  1. Frozen Corpse's Avatar
    I can't decide if I want to stick with my Note 8 or JUMP to the S9. Really, the only thing I see as an upgrade is the speakers. Help needed! Thanks in advance...
    02-24-2018 07:12 AM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    Yes well, I think there is already a discussion about this on here.. I'll try and find it..
    In any case, it really depends on the S pen. Do you want the pen or not?
    Size not an issue? By the sounds the S9 isn't that much different from the S8...
    Even though the speakers are supposed to be stereo etc, they just using the crappy earpiece as one speaker, so I wouldn't expect anything too starting in that department.
    Unless you get the + model, you not getting all that much bang for your buck in my opinion, it just depends if you want that shiny new machine
    02-24-2018 07:31 AM
  3. Tim1954's Avatar
    02-24-2018 07:33 AM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    Yes well, I think there is already a discussion about this on here.. I'll try and find it..
    In any case, it really depends on the S pen. Do you want the pen or not?
    Size not an issue? By the sounds the S9 isn't that much different from the S8...
    Even though the speakers are supposed to be stereo etc, they just using the crappy earpiece as one speaker, so I wouldn't expect anything too starting in that department.
    Unless you get the + model, you not getting all that much bang for your buck in my opinion, it just depends if you want that shiny new machine
    They using AKG tuned speakers. And it's not necessarily they used the same crappy earpiece as before. Apple and HTC both use the earpiece as the second speaker.
    02-24-2018 08:39 AM
  5. aha's Avatar
    S Pen vs Better Specs
    02-24-2018 09:29 PM
  6. Tim1954's Avatar
    Well, whatever they use, I can't see any meaningful audio coming from a slot that's two mm wide and ten long...
    02-24-2018 11:21 PM
  7. jhimmel's Avatar
    Well, whatever they use, I can't see any meaningful audio coming from a slot that's two mm wide and ten long...
    I'll take it if it's an improvement over what we have now. The sound I get out of my Note 8 is about the only sub-par element of this handset. Sometimes I'll put this thing on speakerphone so the person next to me can join the conversation, but sometimes it's hard for them to hear even on max volume. Speaker is weak on this thing. Yes, my environment can be noisy, but other phones do much better.
    02-24-2018 11:29 PM
  8. stmax's Avatar
    I don't know. I think they are different phones. Either you are a note person or you are not.
    02-24-2018 11:41 PM
  9. hasasimo's Avatar
    I have a Note8 and will be "upgrading" (less RAM) to the regular S9. My Note8 is one of the units being plagued with freezing issues while on standby. Though recent updates have made them less frequent.

    I've been using a Nokia 8, and while I've thoroughly enjoyed it, and even prefer it to Samsung devices in many respects, the camera isn't quite up to snuff. It has, however, made me realize how much I miss devices in that size range after I had preferred phablets for a while. Just too bad Samsung will be skimping on the RAM compared to the S9+.

    Only question at this point is which color S9 I'll be getting. No compelling options compared to the polished copper Nokia 8. Might just go with black, might go with coral blue. Depends how it looks in the photos and videos of the device that'll be out in about 12 hours from this post.
    02-24-2018 11:52 PM
  10. MizWylie's Avatar
    I'm considering taking the plunge. That purple is too much for me to pass up. And yes, I am a person who cares about the physical aesthetics of my phone

    Plus, I'm really digging the new FPS placement. I'll sleep on it.
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    02-25-2018 01:56 PM
  11. Frozen Corpse's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses
    02-25-2018 03:52 PM
  12. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    02-25-2018 04:04 PM
  13. Gray Area's Avatar
    S9+ looks nice but I just can't justify leaving the note 8 for it.
    02-25-2018 04:39 PM
  14. areyes163's Avatar
    S9+ looks nice but I just can't justify leaving the note 8 for it.
    True. I have the same issue. I love my note 8. I'll wait for the note 9 and jump on that day 1. Really have to learn to wait. But I do love new tech. But I know the note 9 will get all the new features plus some. So I'll try my best to wait.
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    02-25-2018 04:40 PM
  15. Gray Area's Avatar
    True. I have the same issue. I love my note 8. I'll wait for the note 9 and jump on that day 1. Really have to learn to wait. But I do love new tech. But I know the note 9 will get all the new features plus some. So I'll try my best to wait.
    My thoughts exactly!
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    02-25-2018 04:41 PM
  16. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    True. I have the same issue. I love my note 8. I'll wait for the note 9 and jump on that day 1. Really have to learn to wait. But I do love new tech. But I know the note 9 will get all the new features plus some. So I'll try my best to wait.
    Snap.
    Might get the wife one though so I can test it out.
    02-25-2018 05:49 PM
  17. donm527's Avatar
    Title say S9+ and the post says S9... so I just wanted to be clear... if you were going to make the swap, at the very least I'd go to the S9+ so you get the 6gb ram. I guess it could run smooth with 4gb but with the Note 8 probably being one of the first Samsung where I barely hear any issue of lag, I wouldn't do a 'downgrade' with the smaller ram version.

    Love the idea of stereo speakers and the updated cameras will probably be cool and an upgrade over the Note 8 but if you like the S-Pen then the S-Pen imo cancels out those two updates on the S9+ and to shell out near $1k for it doesn't excite me. I'd hold on to the Note 8 and if you want to spend money then get the Note 9.

    Is there something wrong with the Note 8 that makes you want to go to the S9 or are you just wanting the latest and greatest? If it's the latter, first glance and if you carry a case people won't even be able to tell which model you have... S9, S8, Note 8 or even an S7 Edge. Not like when my wife is using her iPhone X and you can tell those a mile a away with that notch. But when you pull that S-Pen out from the sylo... it separates the Note 8 from all other phones.

    I can't decide if I want to stick with my Note 8 or JUMP to the S9. Really, the only thing I see as an upgrade is the speakers. Help needed! Thanks in advance...
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    02-25-2018 05:51 PM
  18. areyes163's Avatar
    After looking at the s9 plus I don't think the differences are significant enough to spend the 4-5 hundred after trade to swap my note 8 for the 9. Especially since I would be losing the s pen and a smaller screen. Albeit just very slightly smaller.

    The s9 plus will be a great phone for sure. I have no doubt about it. But since I already have the Note 8 I don't want to have to pay to switch and lose my pen. I'll wait for the Note 9 which won't probably wont be a huge upgrade either but it at least will keep the pen and give samsung a chance to refine their new emojis.
    02-25-2018 06:46 PM
  19. durandetto's Avatar
    I'll be using my tmobile JOD to switch to the 9+ then back to the note 9 in August or September when they release it. Don't use the spen enough for it to be a deciding factor. I'm really looking forward to the fps and new camera setup.
    02-25-2018 07:01 PM
  20. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    02-25-2018 07:07 PM
  21. hasasimo's Avatar
    Keep in mind the S9 Plus is about as fat and awkward as the Note 8. Width isn't a big deal but the phones are inordinately thick. The S8 Plus was not quite as bulky and cumbersome.

    I calculated the volume of each phone, and here's how they rank (in cubic millimeters):

    NOTE8 - 104533
    S9 PLUS - 99176.13
    S8 PLUS - 94829.13
    S9 - 86249.415
    S8- 81120.72
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    02-26-2018 02:00 PM
  22. nickthorley's Avatar
    Can you expand on the freezing issue. My s7 edge would lock up when the phone went into deep sleep. Is this what you mean? If so I worry this is a Samsung thing rather than an s7 edge or note 8 thing.

    I have a Note8 and will be "upgrading" (less RAM) to the regular S9. My Note8 is one of the units being plagued with freezing issues while on standby. Though recent updates have made them less frequent.

    I've been using a Nokia 8, and while I've thoroughly enjoyed it, and even prefer it to Samsung devices in many respects, the camera isn't quite up to snuff. It has, however, made me realize how much I miss devices in that size range after I had preferred phablets for a while. Just too bad Samsung will be skimping on the RAM compared to the S9+.

    Only question at this point is which color S9 I'll be getting. No compelling options compared to the polished copper Nokia 8. Might just go with black, might go with coral blue. Depends how it looks in the photos and videos of the device that'll be out in about 12 hours from this post.
    03-01-2018 04:52 PM
  23. chanchan05's Avatar
    Can you expand on the freezing issue. My s7 edge would lock up when the phone went into deep sleep. Is this what you mean? If so I worry this is a Samsung thing rather than an s7 edge or note 8 thing.
    My S7 Edge doesn't do that, so I don't think it's a widespread issue.
    03-01-2018 05:07 PM
  24. hasasimo's Avatar
    Can you expand on the freezing issue. My s7 edge would lock up when the phone went into deep sleep. Is this what you mean? If so I worry this is a Samsung thing rather than an s7 edge or note 8 thing.
    It happens only on standby, and it's widespread enough for multiple threads and multiple pages in the Note8 forum. Here's the most prominent one: https://forums.androidcentral.com/sa...g-standby.html
    03-01-2018 05:11 PM
  25. Victor Hernandez Jr's Avatar
    S9 plus is the better phone, I think a lot of Note 8 users don't want to hear this. I'm using my upgrade tonight to the S9 plus but definitely going to upgrade again in August for the note 9
    03-01-2018 07:05 PM
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