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  1. chanchan05's Avatar
    I get this inkling that you don't like your note 8? Lol

    Jokes aside. My iPhone filled family requests I use my note 8 for pics all the time over theirs. They seem to like the results more than their iphone 6, 7 and 8. Is there another phone you've used with better night shots? Are you just assuming the S9 does better?

    Serious questions. Not trying to defend note 8.
    Theoretically the S9 will take better pictures than the Note 8. The embedded DRAM in the camera is touted as a game changer in camera tech even before the S9 announced it had it. Sony announced this new sensor almost a month before the S9 was announced. The increased aperture also lets in more light then before so it will be better for low light photography.

    Of course however we still cannot account for the software processing, but hardware wise the S9 hsd greater potential than the Note 8.
    02-26-2018 09:45 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    True, but the Note line is still Samsungs king. Expect the Note 9 to be an upgrade over the S9 Plus.

    The Note line is geared towards heavy power users. The S line is not. Although the S9 Plus can be used for power using, the Note is with the power user and professional user in mind.

    Now when there was no more Note 7 and the S8 Plus came out, yes that was the only thing Samsung had for power users and I bought it. The s line is still geared for a different group.

    I will be getting the Note 9 and holding off on the S9 Plus.
    Well yeah I'd hope the phone that comes out after this one is better... Lol :P.

    That's like saying watch the Pixel 3 be better then the Pixel 2.
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    02-26-2018 09:45 PM
  3. LeoRex's Avatar
    Theoretically the S9 will take better pictures than the Note 8.
    The biggest gains here are hidden within the SD845 : multi-frame processing. Those other features are incremental, but this will the source of most of the improvements that people will see with the camera. Everyone is finally catching on that Google's now 4 year old approach is the way to go if you want consistently great pictures in every situation.
    02-26-2018 09:53 PM
  4. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Theoretically the S9 will take better pictures than the Note 8. The embedded DRAM in the camera is touted as a game changer in camera tech even before the S9 announced it had it. Sony announced this new sensor almost a month before the S9 was announced. The increased aperture also lets in more light then before so it will be better for low light photography.

    Of course however we still cannot account for the software processing, but hardware wise the S9 hsd greater potential than the Note 8.
    It definitely has more potential in terms of hardware.

    But its software that's probably going to complete the picture. I think Google showed last year how great software can go around hardware limitations and even complement great hardware.

    The following shots are shot using the HDR+ port on the Note8. They look pretty good.
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    02-26-2018 09:56 PM
  5. chanchan05's Avatar
    The biggest gains here are hidden within the SD845 : multi-frame processing. Those other features are incremental, but this will the source of most of the improvements that people will see with the camera. Everyone is finally catching on that Google's now 4 year old approach is the way to go if you want consistently great pictures in every situation.
    Yup, but remember that the software can only do as much as the hardware allows. So I don't believe the changes in the camera hardware is just incremental, especially with the right software.
    02-26-2018 09:58 PM
  6. LeoRex's Avatar
    Yup, but remember that the software can only do as much as the hardware allows. So I don't believe the changes in the camera hardware is just incremental, especially with the right software.
    Nah... MFP takes quality and separates it from hardware. Take crappy cameras and turn them good, good cameras get great.
    02-26-2018 10:10 PM
  7. jimd1050's Avatar
    It definitely has more potential in terms of hardware.

    But its software that's probably going to complete the picture. I think Google showed last year how great software can go around hardware limitations and even complement great hardware.

    The following shots are shot using the HDR+ port on the Note8. They look pretty good.
    Those are ALL awesome shots!
    02-26-2018 10:49 PM
  8. digitalbreak's Avatar
    I get this inkling that you don't like your note 8? Lol

    Jokes aside. My iPhone filled family requests I use my note 8 for pics all the time over theirs. They seem to like the results more than their iphone 6, 7 and 8. Is there another phone you've used with better night shots? Are you just assuming the S9 does better?

    Serious questions. Not trying to defend note 8.
    I do have an X and Note 8 and both take ok-ish night shots. That said, I don't really take a lot of night shots.

    My post was genuinely targeting those who are thinking to upgrade to S9+ from Note 8 - a set of questions one can ask themselves to see if they qualify for the S9+ upgrade
    02-26-2018 10:50 PM
  9. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Those are ALL awesome shots!
    Thanks

    HDR+ is just one of those things that really just works as intended.

    It makes a bad camera more than usable and makes a good camera great
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    02-26-2018 10:51 PM
  10. Blues Fan's Avatar
    J Will in addition to Saki also agrees if you're a Note 8 owner do not buy the s9 plus and wait until Sept for the Note 9. I had no choice buying the s8 plus because the S7 edge sucked big time for me and I switched to the V20 but the V20 I could not stand LCD display and sold it. With the Note 8 I'm able to hold off for the Note 9. The only way I can see getting a S9 Plus is if my phone some how got totally destroyed beyond repair lol. Even this I'd consider maybe buying a V30 to hold me off until the Note 9 then sell it lol.

    02-26-2018 11:33 PM
  11. amyf27's Avatar
    For what?
    The warranty replacement you're asking about? A few weeks back, it completely froze then decided it had moisture in the port and wouldn't charge - there was no moisture. I could turn the phone off then back on and it would charge for a very short time, then that moisture alert came back on, and no more charging. I went to factory reset it and though it did factory reset, it literrally rebooted about 20 to 22 times before it finalized.

    I haven't had those issues with the replacement Note 8.
    02-27-2018 04:07 AM
  12. tom kanan's Avatar
    NOPE!
    02-27-2018 06:59 AM
  13. jvm1982's Avatar
    I'll keep rocking my note 8. There is not really anything about the S9 that rocks me into thinking I need to upgrade. Note 8 for me.
    02-27-2018 08:38 AM
  14. michail71's Avatar
    I've only had mine for less than a month. It's already becoming obsolete, lol.
    02-27-2018 08:49 AM
  15. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I've only had mine for less than a month. It's already becoming obsolete, lol.
    Not really

    It's still mighty capable and it does most of that the S9 can do along with the bonus of having the S Pen.

    For me, the better cameras aren't worth trading in the S Pen especially since I've come to rely on it regularly and it's not like the Note's cameras are bad.
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    02-27-2018 08:50 AM
  16. Jim Gurganious's Avatar
    Note 8. I like my S-Pen and the functions that come with the Note. The S9+ looks like a great phone and I will look forward to those improvements coming to the Note 9.
    Agreed, if past is prologue, the Note9 will have all the upgrades of the S9+ in addition to the S Pen and possibly the under screen fingerprint scanner. I'm wondering if there may be an increase in screen size to compete with the rumored iPhone X plus, but I'm just conjecturing there, haven't seen anything from Samsung.
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    02-27-2018 10:43 AM
  17. Jim Gurganious's Avatar
    I've only had mine for less than a month. It's already becoming obsolete, lol.
    I think a practical definition of obsolete in mobile is when the apps no longer update and/or, the phone no longer receives security updates making it more vulnerable to attacks. When I took out my S6 Edge + (Exynos version) a month ago it was still pretty snappy, takes good photos and the display is still quite nice. It doesn't have the battery capacity of the S8 or S9 series but I appreciate the thinner, lighter chassis.
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    02-27-2018 10:55 AM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    I still say if you have a Note 8 there is no real reason to go to the S9 or S9+.
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    02-27-2018 11:27 AM
  19. jhimmel's Avatar
    Some percentage of people who buy a Note don't do it for the pen, but for the rest of us, we have to wait for the Note 9. No pen, no contender.
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    02-27-2018 12:58 PM
  20. areyes163's Avatar
    Although I really want to use the blood pressure monitor of the s9. Waiting a few more months won't hurt as I'm sure the note 9 will get it.

    And I am super happy with my note 8 for sure.
    02-27-2018 01:36 PM
  21. steve_w_7's Avatar
    I'm going to keep my Note 8. It's been a solid performer for me. I like where Samsung is going with the S9/S9+, so I'm stoked to see what's in store for the Note 9, but for now, I'm still loving my Note 8.

    I have never understood all the fuss over the placement of the fingerprint scanner on the back. It took me less than a day to get used to placing my finger in the correct spot and it's worked perfectly.
    02-27-2018 02:24 PM
  22. michail71's Avatar
    I'm going to keep my Note 8. It's been a solid performer for me. I like where Samsung is going with the S9/S9+, so I'm stoked to see what's in store for the Note 9, but for now, I'm still loving my Note 8.

    I have never understood all the fuss over the placement of the fingerprint scanner on the back. It took me less than a day to get used to placing my finger in the correct spot and it's worked perfectly.
    Same here. I kind of like it. I hold with the right hand and touch the sensor with my left. But it's kind of rare with smart lock and other bio-metrics to even need it.

    It took me longer to adjust to the pressure sensitive press of the home button to bypass the lock screen. I was used to swiping and double tapping from my V20.
    02-27-2018 02:31 PM
  23. chmun77's Avatar
    Definitely upgrading, note 8 glitches too much
    If such a powerful phone like Note 8 glitches, yet you still wanna get another Samsung? You think S9 will be better? I have seen the ram usage of a S9 and out of the box already left only about 400mb applicable. Too much bloats with TouchWiz
    02-27-2018 06:10 PM
  24. RaRa85's Avatar
    What happens to that aperture after a couple hard drops?
    How about not trying to find out?
    02-27-2018 09:10 PM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    How about not trying to find out?
    I doubt anyone wants to .. But people are human so :P.
    02-27-2018 09:39 PM
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