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  1. V-Ko's Avatar
    So, over two years ago, I got my galaxy s6 (still works fine, just old). I was planning to upgrade to the s9+ when it came out, but now i have to wait until mid July for my next phone. Because the Note9 is supposed to be a major buff from the 8, and the s9 wasn't from its 8, do I wait until September for the Note, or do I upgrade when I can?
    04-22-2018 09:35 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    If you want a note (totally different from the S line - go to the store and play with a Note 8 to see if you fall in love with the things you can do with the S-Pen, or if you think it will grow old without ever being used), I'd wait until at least a month after the Note 9 is released. Samsung has been known to release some dogs, and never really get them working. (And even though they offered replacement models after the Note 7 fun, many people were still dissatisfied. An S7?That's not a Note anything.) I did the same thing for the S8 - and ended up, after years of Samsungs, with a Pixel 2.
    04-22-2018 02:03 PM
  3. hub1's Avatar
    Maybe you can get a good answer in the Samsung forum rather than asking in a Pixel 2/2 XL forum.
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    04-22-2018 02:34 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    Moved thread to the S9 area.
    04-22-2018 05:30 PM
  5. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Note 9 will be basically be a S9+ with S pen ...so decide if u want for sure a S pen then wait for Note 9 or buy the s9+..I shifted from Note 8 to S9+ and very happy
    04-22-2018 07:05 PM
  6. droid747's Avatar
    Note 9 will be basically be a S9+ with S pen ...so decide if u want for sure a S pen then wait for Note 9 or buy the s9+..I shifted from Note 8 to S9+ and very happy
    Note 9 will have an additional feature or two over the s9+ which will most likely be the fingerprint scanner within the screen.

    I have been using a note 4 for 3 and a half years and I was considering a note 8 or s9+ right now and was leaning towards the note 8 but I might just rock my essentials phone i just finished getting setup until the note 9 comes out but not sure yet. Either way I think I would switch back and forth between either note I end up going for and my essentials phone.
    04-22-2018 07:16 PM
  7. tadpoles's Avatar
    The Note 8 is so good to me the only thing I really want is a 4000 or 4000+ mAh battery. Anything else would just be icing to me.
    04-22-2018 08:26 PM
  8. jhimmel's Avatar
    The Note 8 is so good to me the only thing I really want is a 4000 or 4000+ mAh battery. Anything else would just be icing to me.
    Tadpoles, that would be great, I agree. What has me a little worried though is the camera. I get great results with my Note 8 camera, while the S9+ seems to have some issues with the new configuration - with a lot of examples being shown of loss of detail. I hope they can sort out whatever is going on there before the Note 9.
    04-22-2018 08:58 PM
  9. naturalguy's Avatar
    If you have to wait for July then you should go for the Note 9. The spen is a game changer even if you don't use it daily and the Note 9 will be an upgrade in specs and features from the s9
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    04-23-2018 04:57 AM
  10. Blues Fan's Avatar
    If you have to wait for July then you should go for the Note 9. The spen is a game changer even if you don't use it daily and the Note 9 will be an upgrade in specs and features from the s9
    True! Also, screen will be slightly larger too! I would expect a slightly better camera possibly and possibly finger print sensor under the screen.

    I'm not a huge flossy carter fan, but when he was doing is s9 review he said once the Note 9 comes out then "it's game over." Unless there is a huge price gap you would be foolish to buy the S9 Plus over the Note 9.
    04-23-2018 08:12 AM
  11. Cary Quinn's Avatar
    I went from the Note 8 to the S9+ for the BP Sensor and faster processor. I'm planning on going back to the Note 9 for the screen and S-Pen features.
    04-23-2018 02:55 PM
  12. Preach2k's Avatar
    It depends on you. If you do not use the pen then go ahead and get the S9 Plus. If you use the pen then go with the Note 9. I am going with the Note 9 myself.
    04-23-2018 03:29 PM
  13. netmation's Avatar
    Speaking as someone who only upgrades to a new phone every 3-4 years, I would wait for Samsung to come out with a phone that supports 5G. Which I would think will most likely be the Note 9 or Galaxy s10. My Note 5 still works exceptionally well, even though it is not the latest and greatest. Whether to go with a Galaxy or Note it is basically a pretty simple question: do you want to have a phone that works with a stylus / S-Pen?
    04-23-2018 05:45 PM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    If you wait, you will always be waiting. I would say go test out the Current Note, and S9. Whichever you like more get it then.
    04-23-2018 05:50 PM
  15. Milt K's Avatar
    I just don't see a compelling reason to get a Note 9 instead of the S9 Plus this year unless you really need the SPen. What can Samsung possibly put in the phone to differentiate it from the S9 Plus specs-wise besides the SPen?

    1) Better CPU - no, it's gonna be a SD845
    2) More RAM - S9 Plus has 6GB, is 8GB really that much better?
    3) Triple camera setup - i'm happy with two...don't know how another one makes that much of difference but maybe it does
    4) In-display FPS - it may be good but it'll be a first-gen feature meaning potential bugs, slow response, etc. The revised FPS location of the S9 Plus in the back is fine now
    5) Larger screen - it's only 0.1" larger than the S9 Plus...not that compelling.
    6) Oreo 8.1 - vs. 8.0 in the S9 Plus. as long as Verizon keeps pushing out monthly security updates like they did with my Note 8 I'm happy.

    Anything other thoughts?
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    04-23-2018 06:51 PM
  16. jhimmel's Avatar
    I just don't see a compelling reason to get a Note 9 instead of the S9 Plus this year unless you really need the SPen. What can Samsung possibly put in the phone to differentiate it from the S9 Plus specs-wise besides the SPen?

    1) Better CPU - no, it's gonna be a SD845
    2) More RAM - S9 Plus has 6GB, is 8GB really that much better?
    3) Triple camera setup - i'm happy with two...don't know how another one makes that much of difference but maybe it does
    4) In-display FPS - it may be good but it'll be a first-gen feature meaning potential bugs, slow response, etc. The revised FPS location of the S9 Plus in the back is fine now
    5) Larger screen - it's only 0.1" larger than the S9 Plus...not that compelling.
    6) Oreo 8.1 - vs. 8.0 in the S9 Plus. as long as Verizon keeps pushing out monthly security updates like they did with my Note 8 I'm happy.

    Anything other thoughts?
    Bigger battery.
    Regardless, I want it for the Pen.
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    04-23-2018 07:44 PM
  17. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Speaking as someone who only upgrades to a new phone every 3-4 years, I would wait for Samsung to come out with a phone that supports 5G. Which I would think will most likely be the Note 9 or Galaxy s10. My Note 5 still works exceptionally well, even though it is not the latest and greatest. Whether to go with a Galaxy or Note it is basically a pretty simple question: do you want to have a phone that works with a stylus / S-Pen?
    My guess is it'll be longer than that for 5g support and the first version likely won't be good anyway. Remember the HTC Thunderbolt?
    04-23-2018 10:19 PM
  18. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Well, if the leak is true, the Note 9 HAS A FLAT SCREEN!! If this leak is true then indeed you NEED to wait for the Note 9. Flat, large screen with the Spen is amazing. This will blue the s9 plus away. Shouldn't even be a contender.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonk.../#60483a7d1440
    04-24-2018 12:07 AM
  19. Chris Stavrou's Avatar
    This is simple.... If you have to wait until July anyway, then you wait until the Note 9 is announced (July or August). Once you have confirmed specs to compare, THEN you make a decision as to whether to buy the S9+ or wait another month for the Note 9. At the moment you're trying to decide between fact (S9+) and rumours. If the Note 9 excites - great.... If not, well maybe the S9+ will have seen another price drop so it's win, win.

    I'm in the same position - I can't upgrade until August...
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    04-24-2018 01:27 AM
  20. Blues Fan's Avatar
    This is simple.... If you have to wait until July anyway, then you wait until the Note 9 is announced (July or August). Once you have confirmed specs to compare, THEN you make a decision as to whether to buy the S9+ or wait another month for the Note 9. At the moment you're trying to decide between fact (S9+) and rumours. If the Note 9 excites - great.... If not, well maybe the S9+ will have seen another price drop so it's win, win.

    I'm in the same position - I can't upgrade until August...
    The way some rumors are sounding is it might hit stores at the end of July! I certainly hope so! Especially with a FLAT screen. Just give it to me now! A lot of rumors sound like late july early august. However with this new news of the flat screen is true then I wonder if it might be early September like it was last year and the year before due to production and having to get the assembly line ready and overall new design. Even if it is early Sept if it's flat screen it is still well worth the wait.

    I'm wondering if this is being done to make the Note line more different than the S line. Meaning it's likely the S line keeps the curve screen and Note is flat. Flat screen is better for the spen in addition to the more usable screen real estate you have for the spen.

    At least we can get normal screen protectors again and overall better cases and not as easy to crack the edge of the phone.
    04-24-2018 01:43 AM
  21. Chris Stavrou's Avatar
    I think the 'flat' phone link that was posted is referring to the SM-G8850. A sepetate device altogether.... Was initially rumoured to an S9/S9+ hybrid but now looking like a 6.3" flat screen but NOT the Note - so no S Pen etc.
    04-24-2018 01:51 AM
  22. super_rigel's Avatar
    I picked up the S9 last weekend. It's much better than I expected. I personally prefer the overall experience over the 2 XL I had previously. The S9 feels like a 2018 flagship. I have no regrets. I had the Note8 when it launched but found it too big for daily use. S9 is the perfect size for me. It all comes down to screen size and whether or not you'll actively use the stylus.
    04-24-2018 05:19 AM
  23. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Well, if the leak is true, the Note 9 HAS A FLAT SCREEN!! If this leak is true then indeed you NEED to wait for the Note 9. Flat, large screen with the Spen is amazing. This will blue the s9 plus away. Shouldn't even be a contender.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonk.../#60483a7d1440
    That leak isn't about the Note 9. It's about an entirely different phone lol. The Note 9 will have a curved display. This is Samsung's flagship hallmark that isn't going away anytime soon is my guess.
    04-24-2018 08:41 AM
  24. tadpoles's Avatar
    That leak isn't about the Note 9. It's about an entirely different phone lol. The Note 9 will have a curved display. This is Samsung's flagship hallmark that isn't going away anytime soon is my guess.
    There's a link on that page that points to this:
    04-24-2018 02:15 PM
  25. jhimmel's Avatar
    There's a link on that page that points to this:https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5c4ff6509a.jpg
    Right, but that article is a month old and says nothing about a flat screen.
    04-24-2018 07:50 PM
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