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  1. justnivek's Avatar
    First thing I would recommend doing is Downloading an app called "SoundAbout" and disabling RINGERS AND NOTIFICATION SOUNDS FROM THE SPEAKER EVEN THO I HAVE IN HEADPHONES!!!

    -a proud Galaxy S8 user ahaha
    03-06-2018 08:03 PM
  2. kunal khandelwal's Avatar
    This brand new phone from Samsung is a complete beauty from outside and a beast from inside.The performance of this phone is outstanding and the camera quality of this phone can beat most of the DSLR
    03-06-2018 09:49 PM
  3. irockcrowns's Avatar
    I didn't get a chance to read all of the specs. Is this S9/S9+ water resistant?
    03-06-2018 09:53 PM
  4. krunalg83's Avatar
    I don't think So
    03-06-2018 10:31 PM
  5. rimz808's Avatar
    Run Sidesync with your PC as soon as possible. Doesn't matter if you never use it again. The point here is an insurance. Sidesync allows for no interaction mirroring to PC of the screen even when the phone is locked so you can use the PC to unlock it. Just plug and play. If you run it at once before. This provides a insurance measure in case the phone screen gets cracked and unresponsive. You can use your PC to get your stuff and reset the thing before sending it in for repair.
    Cool. Did not know about that. Thanks for the recommendation
    03-06-2018 11:08 PM
  6. rkcjaxx's Avatar
    I'm wondering the same. I have a Samsung Note 3. Lol! I'm seriously due for an upgrade! I've had this phone for almost 5 years and it's still going strong! I know with the new S9 and S9+ coming out that all the carriers will be trying to get everyone to switch, to get the best new deals! I am considering it!
    03-06-2018 11:11 PM
  7. Afifmansor's Avatar
    Why not if you have the money or upgrade program. But if you don't, it is better to wait for a new note or next year S line cuz next year gonna be interesting for the 10th year anniversary.
    03-06-2018 11:15 PM
  8. Seanetta's Avatar
    I've been afk most of the day, so have missed a lot of the news/details on the S9 announcement today. Getting caught up now, but initial reports seem to suggest the S9 is 'mostly' a spec bump over the S8. Updated internals, a faster phone, a more solid and polished build... but the two things I'm starting to read about more and more are a) the camera is spectacular, and b) the fingerprint sensor is now where it should be.

    What do you think - is the S9 simply a spec bump, or a worthwhile upgrade from the S8?
    Definitely worth it for the S9 Plus especially!!
    03-07-2018 01:21 AM
  9. jatinpatel8's Avatar
    I found Galaxy S9+ to be a better upgrade than a S9. It has dual camera and increased RAM and Storage. However S8+/Note 8 users might not opt for an upgrade unless they are into latest soc, camera etc.

    As past experiences, it was expected to happen. Minor upgrades in design and small touches here and there. Quite happy with what samsung has offered.
    jma78b likes this.
    03-07-2018 01:38 AM
  10. Michaelw81's Avatar
    Nova launcher is an absolute must in my eyes. I installed it when I first got M S5, and used it on every phone since. Never a problem. Never had this lag either that people used to talk about on Samsung phones? I wonder if there's a link?
    tube517 and tadpoles like this.
    03-07-2018 05:24 AM
  11. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    IMO #1 app for Samsung is BK Disabler. You can disable ANYTHING you want
    Michaelw81 likes this.
    03-07-2018 05:33 AM
  12. tube517's Avatar
    Since Nova is great, you could use and set up Nova on your current phone. Backup the Nova set up on your sd card and then put the sd card in the S9+ when you get it and then restore the backup. Nova will restore the homescreens to your new S9+

    Get Nova Launcher Prime (the paid version). It's worth every penny.

    What is your current phone?
    03-07-2018 05:37 AM
  13. Michaelw81's Avatar
    IMO #1 app for Samsung is BK Disabler. You can disable ANYTHING you want
    You superstar! I just bought this ready for my S9 collection on Saturday. Is it easy to enable apps again before software updates (as advised) or do you just leave them disabled?
    03-07-2018 06:44 AM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    I agree about a launcher - Nova is great.
    03-07-2018 06:47 AM
  15. aaaalswell's Avatar
    No, not worth it
    03-07-2018 08:24 AM
  16. Bhushan Pradhan's Avatar
    I think its not worth it unless you really want that camera.
    03-07-2018 09:28 AM
  17. bluegreen1965's Avatar
    Isn't it always good to upgrade? (Spoken by someone wishing for a money tree in the backyard.)
    03-07-2018 09:28 AM
  18. emmanuel awonaike's Avatar
    I don't think its woryh upgrading from an S8, not even from an S7. The S10/X is going to be released next year that should be THE upgrade to get.
    03-07-2018 09:45 AM
  19. sdotsmiley's Avatar
    After using it at Best Buy I figured the bump in specs wasn't a high enough jump to switch from the S8+.
    03-07-2018 10:12 AM
  20. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    You superstar! I just bought this ready for my S9 collection on Saturday. Is it easy to enable apps again before software updates (as advised) or do you just leave them disabled?
    I would always enable everything when doing an update
    03-07-2018 11:15 AM
  21. David Martrano's Avatar
    Yes, ip68!
    03-07-2018 11:30 AM
  22. frellingfrakker's Avatar
    Mainly just a spec bump but if you're a tech geek and have the money then go for it!
    03-07-2018 11:58 AM
  23. Keeptechcoolandsimple's Avatar
    I didn't get a chance to read all of the specs. Is this S9/S9+ water resistant?
    it's supposed to have the same level water resistance as the s8/s8+. ip68 i believe
    irockcrowns likes this.
    03-07-2018 02:38 PM
  24. qz0xr3's Avatar
    FPS placement is as good a reason as any...
    I agree with that. I have an S6 and have held off on upgrading. I don't necessarily try to keep up with having the latest and greatest and figured there'll be some price drops on the S8 and S8+ now. I went to Best Buy to check out the S8 and immediately my finger went to the camera sensor instead of the FPS. On other hand (no pun intended) I picked up the LG G6 and my finger naturally went to the FPS.

    I know the FPS placement hasn't been an issue for everyone, but in my case the FPS placement on the S8 is a real issue.
    03-07-2018 04:32 PM
  25. bembol's Avatar
    Unless you care so much about the Camera, clearly this seems to be the selling point but I thunk a flagship can last you 2 years that you can wait for the S10.

    Then again I ranted about how these flagship have amazing cameras that I highly doubt one can really tell the difference between the S8 or even the S7 when comparing it to the S9 especially if you're just uploading it to social media.

    Yes it is just a spec bump.
    03-07-2018 05:19 PM
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