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I just put a thread in here asking if there'll be a Note 10. I have an S5 and my plan was to get that.

I do love my S5 but it has been running slow and laggy for a quite a while now. So what the heck. I pulled the trigger and pre ordered a coral blue 512 GB Note 9. That amount of storage is not needed for me. BUT after my S5 is running real world RAM of less than 500 MB, I couldn't pass the opportunity to get an 8 GB ram phone to ensure long lasting multitasking performance. And hopefully end that constant app reloading my S5 did which drove me nuts for a long time now because of the low RAM.

That RAM, the big 4000 mah battery, the water fibre carbon cooling system and the all new Bluetooth S pen sealed the deal. Oh yeah, and Dex with nothing more than a cable that isn't heating up the phone. Plus here in Australia I get a free Galaxy Tab A.

I don't know why idiots on the internet claim these are small, iterative upgrades. These are all big upgrades from all previous Notes.

So many significant upgrades that it convinced a person like me who had no intention to upgrade at the moment. Bloody well done Samsung! I always was going to get another Galaxy but you managed to convince me to get it earlier so awesome are the specs and upgrades on the Note 9.

Check and checkmate Mr DJ Koh might say to me, lol.

So happy days.
 
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I just put a thread in here asking if there'll be a Note 10. I have an S5 and my plan was to get that.

I do love my S5 but it has been running slow and laggy for a quite a while now. So what the heck. I pulled the trigger and pre ordered a coral blue 512 GB Note 9. That amount of storage is not needed for me. BUT after my S5 is running real world RAM of less than 500 MB, I couldn't pass the opportunity to get an 8 GB ram phone to ensure long lasting multitasking performance. And hopefully end that constant app reloading my S5 did which drove me nuts for a long time now because of the low RAM.

That RAM, the big 4000 mah battery, the water fibre carbon cooling system and the all new Bluetooth S pen sealed the deal. Oh yeah, and Dex with nothing more than a cable that isn't heating up the phone. Plus here in Australia I get a free Galaxy Tab A.

I don't know why idiots on the internet claim these are small, iterative upgrades. This in my opinion are big upgrades from the Note 8.

So happy days.
Because ppl love to **** and moan about everything. Enjoy your phone, it's amazing.
 

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Your coming from the s5, this is a huge update for you. You're going to be amazed and fall in love.

This is why I liked keeping my previous phone longer that I when I do upgrade, the differences would be ENORMOUS compared to when people upgrade regularly. My downside of course was that the S5 was running slow for a while now.

However, I can imagine that a much lower bloatware phone with a whopping 8 GB RAM will run in 4 years time MUCH BETTER than a heavily bloated phone with 2 GB RAM if I decide to keep it again for that long.

I do enjoy though being thrilled at all the greatly new and improved features after 4 years compared to regularly upgrading.
 

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You’ve stood strong for four S iterations. I think this upgrade is well deserved. Enjoy your Note when it arrives! Would love to hear your first impressions!
 

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You’ve stood strong for four S iterations. I think this upgrade is well deserved. Enjoy your Note when it arrives! Would love to hear your first impressions!

Thanks and will do. Forget the Note 10 like I was originally going to, I think in the next few years, the flagship premium phones will be the foldable phones. I wouldn't want to get Sammy's first one, so I'll probably keep the Note 9 for a few years again and plan when I upgrade again to something radical over and above my Note 9 to a foldable phone. That'll be a well worthy upgrade again. Not just a regular upgrade.

What would be awesome is a Galaxy foldable phone with an S pen. I kind of think that would be even more appropriate for a foldable screen phone if you think about it.
 

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I just put a thread in here asking if there'll be a Note 10. I have an S5 and my plan was to get that.

I do love my S5 but it has been running slow and laggy for a quite a while now. So what the heck. I pulled the trigger and pre ordered a coral blue 512 GB Note 9. That amount of storage is not needed for me. BUT after my S5 is running real world RAM of less than 500 MB, I couldn't pass the opportunity to get an 8 GB ram phone to ensure long lasting multitasking performance. And hopefully end that constant app reloading my S5 did which drove me nuts for a long time now because of the low RAM.

That RAM, the big 4000 mah battery, the water fibre carbon cooling system and the all new Bluetooth S pen sealed the deal. Oh yeah, and Dex with nothing more than a cable that isn't heating up the phone. Plus here in Australia I get a free Galaxy Tab A.

I don't know why idiots on the internet claim these are small, iterative upgrades. These are all big upgrades from all previous Notes.

So many significant upgrades that it convinced a person like me who had no intention to upgrade at the moment. Bloody well done Samsung! I always was going to get another Galaxy but you managed to convince me to get it earlier so awesome are the specs and upgrades on the Note 9.

Check and checkmate Mr DJ Koh might say to me, lol.

So happy days.
Wow. Well, going from an S5 to a Note 9 is worlds apart difference. You are probably a very, very happy satisfied Samsung user.
 

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Wow. Well, going from an S5 to a Note 9 is worlds apart difference. You are probably a very, very happy satisfied Samsung user.

I am. But I also don't like "upgrading" at short intervals just for the sake of it. I like having a high end phone, keeping it for a bit longer then enjoying much larger and much more significant new features and spec upgrades. Something to look forward to.

If I keep the Note 9 for 4 years again, the latest foldable screen phone will be another MASSIVE upgrade once more.
 

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I am. But I also don't like "upgrading" at short intervals just for the sake of it. I like having a high end phone, keeping it for a bit longer then enjoying much larger and much more significant new features and spec upgrades. Something to look forward to.

If I keep the Note 9 for 4 years again, the latest foldable screen phone will be another MASSIVE upgrade once more.
That's true. Most people upgrading from the Note8 or S9+ probably don't have anywhere near the same amount of excitement when they open the box and use it for the first time. It's all of the little upgrades together that make the Note9 a good upgrade.
 

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I'm moving from a s8 to the N9 which will be my first ever Note phone and after using the working demo models in the Samsung Experience Stores I'm looking forward to what it can bring for me

I know I won't use loads of the 512Mb of on board storage but at least I won't need to use a Sd Card as I back up my info to various other places.

The s8 has 4Gb of Ram which meant I had very little page reloads.

I'm sure the 8gb of Ram on the N9 will perform even better.
 

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there will be a note 10 though btw. I believe I read that in an interview they said they have no intentions on discontinuing the note line.
 

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Congrats and enjoy. You’ll defiantly love it. I just wish I had your patience to keep a device.

I was fully committed to upgrade to the Note 10. But the combination of my buggy S5, (not all the time but often enough), the unexpected high end specs and Bluetooth S pen and the awesome pre order deal here in Australia, it was just all too irresistible.

Without that large battery, the new S pen, 512 GB and 8 GB ram, I would have just passed this over.

Mr DJ Koh wielded his arsenal of kryptonite against me and my superpowers of keeping my S5 forever.

He won.
 

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BUT after my S5 is running real world RAM of less than 500 MB
Remember, no matter how much RAM there is in the phone, Android likes to keep it filled up. 500MB free is good, it's making proper use of the space.

If you're ordering an 8GB phone to see more free RAM, you won't if it works properly. Maybe a little more - maybe 800MB free. Maybe even 1GB free, but that's about it.

Remember, this isn't Windows, a system that likes as much free RAM as possible. Android doesn't take the time to swap apps in and out of RAM when it runs short, it just kills apps. Android apps have to always keep their current state saved, so when an app gets killed, then gets called back later in a "run from where you were" state, it takes milliseconds to bring it back. If that happens in Windows, the whole machine can freeze while it's swapping stuff around. (See Multitasking the Android Way if you're interested in a technical explanation by one of the people who actually designed Android.)

You can't run more than 2 foreground apps at once and no app gets close to using 4GB of RAM, so 8GB is futureproofing for about 4 or 5 years, it's not something you need now. An app in the background can be sitting in RAM or it can get killed and you'd never notice the difference. And that's as it should be.

(I do have to admit that the pen is nice - even from using my Note 3, I've gotten spoiled. I have a few stylii for my Pixel now. Screenshots are easy with Pie, so I don't need that, and I've never had all the new stuff, but just writing, typing or selecting is easier with a pen.)
 

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I'm coming from the note 8 and if I can say that my note 9 is way better than the note 8 in every imaginable way than I can't even imagine what the note 5 to note 9 feels like!!

I did buy the note 5 right when it came out but returned it within 2 weeks cause the battery life was not that good.