03-19-2018 07:13 PM
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  1. nycundrgrnd's Avatar
    agree, some use the pen in a daily basis to navigate in the phone and can't even type (they handwrite on samsung keyboard) so I guess the $200 are worth it for them
    Don't mistake my disappointment the pen feature is now a $200 upgrade from the S line. I currently own the Note 8. And the S8+ before it and S7E, Note 7, and Note 5, Note 4 and 3 too. So I totally understand the interest of the pen. However, on those older Note models, there was a concrete reason to pick a Note over the S line. The pen (and digitizer) were just one part. Now that most Note features have been harvested for the S line, there simply is little justification to maintain a separate Note line. My point being you can get 90% of the Note features for $200 less. So unless the pen is critical to something you do/need, save your money and buy the S+ model.
    cwbcpa likes this.
    03-11-2018 04:19 AM
  2. geraldem's Avatar
    The main reason why no one should upgrade their Note 8 to S9 is because Note 8 is only 6 mths old! Why do anyone need to upgrade their phone every 6 mths?? lol
    Because everyone has a vice. Some on this forum is that they have an obsession with buying phones. My name is geraldem, and I am a phoneaholic :-)
    03-11-2018 09:18 AM
  3. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Don't mistake my disappointment the pen feature is now a $200 upgrade from the S line. I currently own the Note 8. And the S8+ before it and S7E, Note 7, and Note 5, Note 4 and 3 too. So I totally understand the interest of the pen. However, on those older Note models, there was a concrete reason to pick a Note over the S line. The pen (and digitizer) were just one part. Now that most Note features have been harvested for the S line, there simply is little justification to maintain a separate Note line. My point being you can get 90% of the Note features for $200 less. So unless the pen is critical to something you do/need, save your money and buy the S+ model.
    I'm glad I waited to comment on your previous post. I definitely took it wrong. As a huge Note fan, I agree that it definitely is not the stand out device it once was. If you don't want the pen, get the Plus model of the S series. It would be nice to see them do something to make the Note the workhorse it once was. Either way, I'm still buying as I use the SPen and I think the Note is still the best phone available each year.
    nycundrgrnd likes this.
    03-11-2018 10:03 AM
  4. wrich2005's Avatar
    Unless you are someone who changes phone often, then I don't see the point to get a S9+ if you already have a Note 8.

    Of course that said, if you still want the S9+, get it for these reasons:

    1) I am a camera geek and love variable apertures
    2) I take a lot of night shots and my Note 8 sucks at that
    3) I hate the finger print location in my Note 8
    4) I WANT THE NEW ANIMOJIS, excuse me, AR EMOJIS!
    5) I hate my S Pen and don't use it
    6) I just don't like my Note 8
    The speakers!
    03-11-2018 11:58 AM
  5. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    The note 8 is my first note I had iPhones before I believe this is a very good device if you use the features like dual Messenger,S pen features, and watch alot of movies with this beautiful screen
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    03-11-2018 12:07 PM
  6. hasasimo's Avatar
    The main reason why no one should upgrade their Note 8 to S9 is because Note 8 is only 6 mths old! Why do anyone need to upgrade their phone every 6 mths?? lol
    Because the Note8 is too big and it freezes. At least mine does, along with several others on this forum.
    03-11-2018 12:57 PM
  7. amyf27's Avatar
    Because the Note8 is too big and it freezes. At least mine does, along with several others on this forum.
    My original Note 8 did freeze a few times - ended up getting a warranty replacement about a month ago.
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    03-11-2018 12:58 PM
  8. hasasimo's Avatar
    My original Note 8 did freeze a few times - ended up getting a warranty replacement about a month ago.
    I'm glad your new one works fine. I think I remember your participation in that thread about the Note8 freezing. There was someone else who replaced their device and still had that issue. I could get mine replaced too, but I figured I have JOD anyway and the S9/S9+ are the 'latest and greatest' so why not just switch?
    03-11-2018 01:34 PM
  9. Blues Fan's Avatar
    My Note 8 works great. I upgraded from the S7 Edge to the S8 Plus because the small screen and lag was driving me nuts! I had to have a big screen again. I bought the unlocked V20 but hated it. It was butter smooth but didn't like using LCD screen. I got the Note 8 which is really snappy and quick. Spen is nice to have. Now, if the Note suddenly became a $1000 device we find out in late August, then maybe I'll buy the S9 Plus at a lower price when there are deals and the Note 9 come out, but even close to $1000 I'll still probably bite.

    I would say the most premium mass produced phone out is the Mate 10 Pro Porsche edition. That thing looks nice but lack of good cases and wifi calling unlocked is a turn off.

    My guess is the Note 9 will be very similar to the Note 8 just like the s8 and s9. It seems Samsung like to go in two year intervals between major re-designs. S6 and S7 were similar and s8 and s9 similar. I would expect the Note 10 and S10 to be major re-designs.

    You people say the spen cost is too high.

    Imagine if Apple starts making an oversized iPhone with OLED display and large screen with a built in Apple pen. They will probably charge $1400 for the freaking thing.
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    03-11-2018 02:00 PM
  10. aaaalswell's Avatar
    Note 8 is still the best
    03-11-2018 11:01 PM
  11. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Note 8 is still the best
    The only real reason I would say to get it is like if you badly damaged your Note 8 like needed the back glass replaced including the front display and camera as well, or had water damage or something that will run $300 or more bucks. Then I'd say just go out and buy a new phone. For what the Note still goes far I wouldn't buy it with the other one coming out. I'd say get the s9 Plus and skip the Note 9 if you need a phone badly.

    Like if I lost my Note 8 or it got badly damaged I ain't spending huge coin to fix a phone almost 7 months old. If I can't find a used one at a good price, yea I would buy the S9 Plus.

    But yes the Note 8 still king. Until the Note 9 is out the Note 8 is still Samsung's most premier offering.
    amyf27 likes this.
    03-12-2018 02:28 AM
  12. tadpoles's Avatar
    My work got the S9+'s today. Nice phone. The fp scanner is better located AND works faster/better than on the Note 8. That is very meaningful to me. ...but there is no S Pen. General snappiness is subjectively the same. Battery life? I'll have to see if I can bring one home for the weekend and play with it.
    03-16-2018 01:12 PM
  13. jeetu4444's Avatar
    yes guys plz compare s9+ battery life with Note 8....I saw it today and played with it...but I dunno y I still find Note 8 more premium....will wait for price drop and buy ...if I really like it will keep the s9+ or will sell it and go back to Note 8...I will make my wife upgrade from s7 edge to s9+
    03-18-2018 08:02 PM
  14. areyes163's Avatar
    While I don't have my Note 8 anymore I'm getting better battery life on the 9 plus. I'm averaging almost 6 hrs of SOT where the Note was barely 4. And my usage is the same. It's been great for me so far.
    03-18-2018 09:23 PM
  15. jeetu4444's Avatar
    While I don't have my Note 8 anymore I'm getting better battery life on the 9 plus. I'm averaging almost 6 hrs of SOT where the Note was barely 4. And my usage is the same. It's been great for me so far.
    Thanx bro....I am still confused...Love my Note 8....I have G6 iPhone 6s and now brought Redmi Note 5 pro excellent budget flagship....
    03-19-2018 07:13 PM
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