09-03-2018 01:11 AM
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  1. monicakm's Avatar
    I currently have the S9+. I know the battery is larger, the screen is larger and the the S-pen...LOVE my S-Pen on my Galaxy Note 2014. What other improvements can I find. I'm on with phone with Verizon right now. Is the camera better? Thanks!
    08-31-2018 01:55 PM
  2. UdiBerry's Avatar
    That's basically it.
    You can get the 512GB model and have 8GB of RAM instead of 6GB.
    The DEX system can now work with just a USB-C to HDMI cable without the need for the docking station.
    Everything else is pretty much the same (camera, screen resolution, processor, etc.).
    08-31-2018 02:05 PM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Camera is marginally better, but you have AI that does improve some of the shots, but for the most part you get the same output as the S9 line. Battery IS a lot better on this one, so with similar use, you should get more hours of use than your 9+. Screen is crisper, brighter, and of course, bigger. WiFi is improved as is BT connectivity (although that will also vary with what you connect it to). BUT the one thing you will notice is how much bigger this feels in your hand than the S9+. Because it's obviously taller and a bit wider, but mostly, because it's more squared than the rounded-off S9 line. It has a better grip because of it, too, but definitely noticeable.
    08-31-2018 02:06 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    That's basically it.
    You can get the 512GB model and have 8GB of RAM instead of 6GB.
    The DEX system can now work with just a USB-C to HDMI cable without the need for the docking station.
    Everything else is pretty much the same (camra, screen resolution, processor, etc.).
    DeX has ALWAYS worked with just that on any DeX-compatible device. I've been using it like that with a $19 dongle from Amazon (that works on the Switch) since the first DeX phone.
    08-31-2018 02:07 PM
  5. UdiBerry's Avatar
    DeX has ALWAYS worked with just that on any DeX-compatible device. I've been using it like that with a $19 dongle from Amazon (that works on the Switch) since the first DeX phone.
    What are you talking about?
    08-31-2018 02:10 PM
  6. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    Congrats!
    08-31-2018 02:16 PM
  7. UdiBerry's Avatar
    Screen is crisper, brighter...
    This is absolutely incorrect.
    The screen is exactly the same.

    Also, the AI silliness in the camera app is pretty gimmick-y...the camera module is the exact one that's found in the S9+.
    08-31-2018 02:25 PM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    What are you talking about?
    All DeX-compatible phones can go into DeX mode with an USB-C-to-HDMI dongle, no DeX station required. The only thing they changed this year on the Tab S line is the ability to switch into DeX mode without the need to mirror the screen out (and unless I missed the setting, that didn't make into the Note 9... not that it would be useful in such a smaller screen).
    08-31-2018 03:31 PM
  9. SpookDroid's Avatar
    This is absolutely incorrect.
    The screen is exactly the same.

    Also, the AI silliness in the camera app is pretty gimmick-y...the camera module is the exact one that's found in the S9+.
    Note is 6.4, S9+ is 6.2. Not the same.

    As for the AI, yup, it is gimmicky. But in some shots it does pop colors up (which is not everyone's cup of tea), and the added 'YOU BLINKED!' feature is cool for some, especially selfie-consuming users.
    08-31-2018 03:33 PM
  10. UdiBerry's Avatar
    All DeX-compatible phones can go into DeX mode with an USB-C-to-HDMI dongle, no DeX station required. The only thing they changed this year on the Tab S line is the ability to switch into DeX mode without the need to mirror the screen out (and unless I missed the setting, that didn't make into the Note 9... not that it would be useful in such a smaller screen).
    No.
    You're talking about screen mirroring.
    The DEX functionality can only work with the dedicated station.
    The Note 9 is the first phone that allows DEX to work without the docking station.
    08-31-2018 03:39 PM
  11. UdiBerry's Avatar
    Note is 6.4, S9+ is 6.2. Not the same.
    Look again at what I've quoted....
    08-31-2018 03:39 PM
  12. SpookDroid's Avatar
    No.
    You're talking about screen mirroring.
    The DEX functionality can only work with the dedicated station.
    The Note 9 is the first phone that allows DEX to work without the docking station.
    Nope, I'm talking about DeX. Once you plug it in, the phone lets you choose Mirroring or DeX Mode.
    08-31-2018 03:45 PM
  13. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Look again at what I've quoted....
    Still (and this proves that the 'new toy' effect is attacking my perception), not the same.

    Display Brightness
    Note 9: 604nits S9+: 630nits

    Color Gamut
    Note 9: 224% S9+: 231%


    So S9+ is a bit better, actually. But not the same.

    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/galaxy-...ews-27773.html
    08-31-2018 03:54 PM
  14. UdiBerry's Avatar
    Still (and this proves that the 'new toy' effect is attacking my perception), not the same.

    Display Brightness
    Note 9: 604nits S9+: 630nits

    Color Gamut
    Note 9: 224% S9+: 231%


    So S9+ is a bit better, actually. But not the same.

    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/galaxy-...ews-27773.html
    Haha....
    BTW, GSMarena shows different specs...go figure.
    anyway, I have both phones and the screens look exactly the same.

    Oh, and I'll have to try the DEX thing on my S9+!
    08-31-2018 04:01 PM
  15. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Yeah, they all will have different numbers depending on their tests but the trend should be the same (at least on the ones I've seen... S9+ > Note 9 if ever so slightly). As for the DeX mode, not sure why but people suggest you make sure to exit DeX mode before unplugging the dongle if you want to use it with mirroring later on... something about the mode getting stuck or something. Might be an overly-cautious thing like 'ejecting' USB sticks in modern computers, but there you go.
    UdiBerry likes this.
    08-31-2018 04:23 PM
  16. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    I currently have the S9+. I know the battery is larger, the screen is larger and the the S-pen...LOVE my S-Pen on my Galaxy Note 2014. What other improvements can I find. I'm on with phone with Verizon right now. Is the camera better? Thanks!
    Well one of the reasons i am not getting the Note 9 is that it has the same processor as my current S9+...
    08-31-2018 08:29 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    Still (and this proves that the 'new toy' effect is attacking my perception), not the same.

    Display Brightness
    Note 9: 604nits S9+: 630nits

    Color Gamut
    Note 9: 224% S9+: 231%


    So S9+ is a bit better, actually. But not the same.

    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/galaxy-...ews-27773.html
    Are those specs true ?
    The s9+ is slightly brighter then the note 9
    08-31-2018 10:39 PM
  18. Jimmy Le1's Avatar
    I'm so happy to DOWNGRADE to S9+ ..
    Don't miss S pen at all ..
    09-01-2018 11:35 AM
  19. monicakm's Avatar
    My 50 mile drive to pick up my Note 9 yesterday went south The phone wasn't ready. The order was "pending". I spent an hour and a half waiting as they kept saying give it just 15 more minutes, 10 more minutes. Finally someone that worked there said "honey, it's not going to happen tonight". Our dinner plans were bust and no new phone (sigh).

    Get up this morning to an email saying my phone was ready. Humm, during the time at Verizon last night, that order
    was supposed to be canceled so I could just buy one outright and GO HOME. But, they didn't know about the $300 credit and couldn't give it to me. Turns out the order never got cancelled Soooo, I'm about to make my 2nd 100 mile trip to get this (and it BETTER be AWESOME) phone LOL

    Thanks for all the feedback. I'm not unhappy with my S9+ at all. I love it! DH is plenty unhappy with this "pure stock Android" Pixel 2XL. He want's the S9+ that he wanted in the beginning last spring. He get's mine and I get the Note (he wouldn't use the S-Pen and I do).
    09-01-2018 12:35 PM
  20. monicakm's Avatar
    Have the phone but it's still in the box. The transaction was smooth. I was all ready to ask the manager if he would like to compensate the 200 miles I've driven and the hours I spent in the store AND our busted dinner plans. A nice credit or a case would have been good But the girl that worked with me last night took care of me again today hugged me and said she felt so bad for me last night. Complimented my perfume (said she wears the same thing) and gave me her card and direct number if anything goes wrong. All the sudden I don't feel I can make any requests for freebies! LOL I got the anticipated let's hear your feedback email asking about the LAST person you had contact with. Dirty dogs. They plant her there so she's the last employee you talk to. She's the "good cop"
    09-01-2018 08:35 PM
  21. monicakm's Avatar
    I've been using a ring on the back of my S9+ and it's made ALL the difference in how well I'm able to hold onto my phone and hold on to it more comfortably. My hands are too small to use any smartphone one handed so that's not a reason to not choose a particular phone. I'm not expecting any issues with the size of the Note 9 due to using the ring. It's really made all the difference in the world!
    09-02-2018 12:00 AM
  22. monicakm's Avatar
    Curious, do you use a wireless charger?
    I do not. I'm fairly certain I can't with the ring. I had to make a decision which was more important and the ease of holding onto my phone in situations where it would have been impossible or more likely to have fallen to it's death, way out weighed the wireless charging. And life just got 38% sweeter! I've SO missed Samsung's "Air View" I think it was called since my Galaxy 5. I guess I was the only person that used it. I never came across anyone else that missed it after the S5....the Note 9 has it!!! Of course you have to use the S-Pen vs your finger but that's ok. Maybe the Note series has had it all along. My Galaxy Note 2014 tab has it.
    09-02-2018 03:39 AM
  23. monicakm's Avatar
    I'm in love with my new phone. Can't seem to put it down long enough to go to bed :o Haven't found the perfect case for it yet. Till that happens and I get a screen cover on it, I won't rest. But...life just got about 38% sweeter I've really missed the "Air View" feature of my Galaxy S5. I didn't see anyone complain about the S7 not having it so I guess i was the only one that used it :o It's great to have it back with the S-Pen...and the camera remote with the S-Pen...sweet! Super slow motion is twice as long as with the 9+ and I'm excited to see how long that 4000mA battery lasts. Have a ton of Note 9 YT videos to watch. Can't imagine anyone "down"grading from the Note 9 to the 9+ :o
    09-02-2018 06:12 AM
  24. UdiBerry's Avatar
    Congrats, Monica.
    Did you get the 128GB or the 512GB?
    09-02-2018 08:09 AM
  25. waqqas31's Avatar
    LOL - glad you’re loving it. How on earth did you come up with 38%? 🤣
    I'm guessing that's the bump in battery specs? 🤔
    09-02-2018 11:47 AM
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