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  1. urby4444's Avatar
    The fingerprint reader and the camera are the noticeable upgrades.
    ipeaches likes this.
    03-14-2018 04:04 PM
  2. Mamta D's Avatar
    i dont this its that good to upgrade
    03-15-2018 01:23 AM
  3. Fillyo's Avatar
    I had the S8, added a line, so I got the S9. While it is not a big change, plenty of incremental changes are noticeable. It is a bit wider and shorter, still getting used to the finger print scanner placement, I was fine with the other way, I will be fine with this too. Camera in low light is awesome. AR emoji, who really cares? Intelligent scan is nice. Outside of that, it is snappy and fluid, but brand new! Oh, most noticeable is the sound improvement with the dual speakers, much better! If you have cash to burn, buy it, its the best phone out in my opinion (camera, waterproof, storage, headphone jack), but the S8 is still a fantastic phone.
    jma78b and dungoyle like this.
    03-15-2018 01:20 PM
  4. reemkn's Avatar
    Worth upgrading, always
    03-15-2018 02:09 PM
  5. KenU's Avatar
    If you have an S8 an upgrade isn't really necessary. Save yourself a few hundred bucks. Anything below an S8 is worth an upgrade.
    I am returning my S9. There a number of changes, mainly on new Samsung text app ie; no more sliding on text page to call. Must go to Phone, hit phone icon on top, phone number shows at bottom and THEN press to call. No more "Discard" in upper menu to delete whatever mistakes/changes you're making in text. Must HOLD return button now to start over. NO missed calls badge, etc.

    Can't understand the logic behind all this but I'm done. Not about the money. It's about getting used to something that gets changed from day-day usage.
    03-15-2018 02:31 PM
  6. KenU's Avatar
    I am returning my S9. There a number of changes, mainly on new Samsung text app ie; no more sliding on text page to call. Must go to Phone, hit phone icon on top, phone number shows at bottom and THEN press to call. No more "Discard" in upper menu to delete whatever mistakes/changes you're making in text. Must HOLD return button now to start over. NO missed calls badge, etc.

    Can't understand the logic behind all this but I'm done. Not about the money. It's about getting used to something that gets changed from day-day usage.
    My bad: On S9 text page, must go to top of page to phone icon, hit that, see number at bottom, then press button to call... too many steps now vs just sliding to the right to call the person on my S8.
    03-15-2018 02:40 PM
  7. ipeaches's Avatar
    I have Galaxy Forever on Sprint so it was a no-brainer for me to upgrade even though I wasn't expecting much of a difference. I want from a Galaxy S8 to a S9 Plus and I have been pleasantly surprised by the huge user-experience difference. as others have said, the iris scanner / face reader is in a noticeable upgrade in addition to the other obvious things like that camera and the additional RAM and larger battery. I haven't had my phone long enough to really talk about the battery yet. However the screen looks amazing and my husband who has the S8 Plus also noticed a big difference in the S9 plus screen over his phone's.
    dungoyle and Cary Quinn like this.
    03-15-2018 08:35 PM
  8. anon(1733)'s Avatar
    My bad: On S9 text page, must go to top of page to phone icon, hit that, see number at bottom, then press button to call... too many steps now vs just sliding to the right to call the person on my S8.
    Your phone has direct dial. So if you in a message or contact page just place the phone to your ear and it dials automatically. It's even easier than what you were doing.

    And I get missed call notification. Not sure why your not.
    dungoyle likes this.
    03-16-2018 01:24 AM
  9. zahernahhas's Avatar
    It is getting closer.
    03-16-2018 04:26 AM
  10. nandavishal1's Avatar
    New is always better but I feel it’s actually better to jump with alternate model like S7 to S9 or probably go for the next one if your on S8 .. two benefits ... first you use up ur previous phone long enough and secondly you get new features instead of just refinements in the new one
    03-16-2018 05:14 AM
  11. Itimad's Avatar
    I don't know hehe... I have a simple smartphone
    03-16-2018 05:23 AM
  12. dungoyle's Avatar
    Your phone has direct dial. So if you in a message or contact page just place the phone to your ear and it dials automatically. It's even easier than what you were doing.

    And I get missed call notification. Not sure why your not.
    I had no idea about the direct dial feature, but I tried it and it works perfectly. We tried it on my wife's 8+ and it also has that feature. Who knew? (well, not me, lol).
    anon(1733) likes this.
    03-16-2018 07:15 AM
  13. chanchan05's Avatar
    I had no idea about the direct dial feature, but I tried it and it works perfectly. We tried it on my wife's 8+ and it also has that feature. Who knew? (well, not me, lol).
    Yeah it's been on Samsung phones since the Galaxy S3. It's one those long list of Samsung features.
    dungoyle likes this.
    03-16-2018 07:24 AM
  14. dungoyle's Avatar
    I have Galaxy Forever on Sprint so it was a no-brainer for me to upgrade even though I wasn't expecting much of a difference. I want from a Galaxy S8 to a S9 Plus and I have been pleasantly surprised by the huge user-experience difference. as others have said, the iris scanner / face reader is in a noticeable upgrade in addition to the other obvious things like that camera and the additional RAM and larger battery. I haven't had my phone long enough to really talk about the battery yet. However the screen looks amazing and my husband who has the S8 Plus also noticed a big difference in the S9 plus screen over his phone's.
    My scenario exactly, and my experience as well.

    I'm very impressed with the speed of the facial recognition. The iris recognition with the S8 was a pain in the butt to use, so I defaulted to the fingerprint function. The S9 solution is far and away superior.

    Coming from the S8 (non plus), I'm also pleased with the battery on the S9+. Whether that's due solely to the 500mah bump in size or the efficiency of the Snapdragon 845 processor, I having no problem with going all day without a recharge (so far).
    ipeaches likes this.
    03-16-2018 07:29 AM
  15. Derfin's Avatar
    There are some noticeable upgrades, but are they worth. I guess it's individual. Upgraders will find the reason, others wil find excuse.
    03-16-2018 09:28 AM
  16. ipeaches's Avatar
    Yeah it's been on Samsung phones since the Galaxy S3. It's one those long list of Samsung features.
    Wow I had no idea and I had the s4!
    03-16-2018 10:05 AM
  17. chanchan05's Avatar
    Wow I had no idea and I had the s4!
    It's actually worth checking every nook and cranny of the Samsung apps and settings. For example, if your carrier did not disable it, in the stock Samsung Messaging app, there is an option for Enhanced Messaging. Basically this is the closest thing to iMessage. For any Samsung phone with this enabled, pictures send full res over Samsung servers to the recipient as long as it's Samsung with this feature enabled too.
    nj1266 likes this.
    03-16-2018 10:08 AM
  18. KenU's Avatar
    Your phone has direct dial. So if you in a message or contact page just place the phone to your ear and it dials automatically. It's even easier than what you were doing.

    And I get missed call notification. Not sure why your not.
    Re ear to phone calling: Yes, but too many times have made inadvertent calls that way.
    03-16-2018 02:12 PM
  19. KenU's Avatar
    Your phone has direct dial. So if you in a message or contact page just place the phone to your ear and it dials automatically. It's even easier than what you were doing.

    And I get missed call notification. Not sure why your not.
    Another reason I disabled that function on my S8: I drive a lot and where I live having a phone to your ear is a $200 ticket. Yes, so is texting, but very easy to finger-slide the name across to call in its holder, rather than raise the phone to my ear. Sure I could quickly put it back in the holder but with my luck it would happen right when a cop is looking at/passing me!! Not sure why Samsung decided to remove the slide to call feature on the text page on the S9.
    My S9 is already at the UPS Store for return.
    03-16-2018 02:31 PM
  20. chanchan05's Avatar
    Another reason I disabled that function on my S8: I drive a lot and where I live having a phone to your ear is a $200 ticket. Yes, so is texting, but very easy to finger-slide the name across to call in its holder, rather than raise the phone to my ear. Sure I could quickly put it back in the holder but with my luck it would happen right when a cop is looking at/passing me!! Not sure why Samsung decided to remove the slide to call feature on the text page on the S9.
    My S9 is already at the UPS Store for return.
    If you really want the slide to call, Textra has that feature.
    03-16-2018 06:55 PM
  21. Dimas de Leon's Avatar
    It's worth on Jump ON DEMAND. I'm loving the stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and the FPS location makes a huge difference. I like that they added pull down notification gesture without needed to install Nova and that they upgraded the home grid to 5 x 6. I like their new default messaging color bubbles and they upgraded some icons. I still haven't really tested the camera.

    I don't like that it's heavier and thicker than the S8+ and the battery is meh.
    Cary Quinn likes this.
    03-17-2018 04:31 AM
  22. anon(1733)'s Avatar
    It's worth on Jump ON DEMAND. I'm loving the stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and the FPS location makes a huge difference. I like that they added pull down notification gesture without needed to install Nova and that they upgraded the home grid to 5 x 6. I like their new default messaging color bubbles and they upgraded some icons. I still haven't really tested the camera.

    I don't like that it's heavier and thicker than the S8+ and the battery is meh.
    Awesome you like it. I love mine. But the pull down for the notification shade was on the note 8 as well. I used it on my Note.
    03-17-2018 05:27 AM
  23. mrcrusha829's Avatar
    My bad: On S9 text page, must go to top of page to phone icon, hit that, see number at bottom, then press button to call... too many steps now vs just sliding to the right to call the person on my S8.
    Although I agree with you that the changes suck I believe they are also going to be coming to the Galaxy S8 (Not sure if you are on that one now). Once Oreo is available for all of the S8 line it will also come with Experience 9.0 which most likely is what has changed everything with the UI.
    03-17-2018 06:52 AM
  24. mrcrusha829's Avatar
    Awesome you like it. I love mine. But the pull down for the notification shade was on the note 8 as well. I used it on my Note.
    This is also on the S8: pull down notification.
    03-17-2018 06:53 AM
  25. weone's Avatar
    It seems to me that it is an appropriate mobile that they have echo is updating it, if i had a s8 i would not change the s9, i would wait for the future
    03-17-2018 07:06 AM
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