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Poll: **** The Official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Thread ****

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by pinkpound, Jun 27, 2018.

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Which Version Did You Buy?

  1. Ocean Blue 128GB Single Sim

    28 vote(s)
    26.7%
  2. Midnight Black 128GB Single Sim

    47 vote(s)
    44.8%
  3. Lavender Purple 128GB Single Sim

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Ocean Blue 512GB Single Sim

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  5. Midnight Black 512GB Single Sim

    9 vote(s)
    8.6%
  6. Ocean Blue 128GB Dual Sim

    7 vote(s)
    6.7%
  7. Midnight Black 128GB Dual Sim

    6 vote(s)
    5.7%
  8. Lavender Purple 128GB Dual Sim

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Ocean Blue 512GB Dual Sim

    4 vote(s)
    3.8%
  10. Midnight Black 512GB Dual Sim

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  1. AndyCr15

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 28, 2011

    Posts: 9,463

    Location: London, UK

    I think the mic is actually very good. I got a reasonable third party mic and at the same distance, you can't really tell the difference.
     
  2. Vidar

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 18, 2008

    Posts: 3,973

    Location: Liverpool

    I so want this phone, but refuse to get a contract. To those of you who bought yours outright how did you justify it? Lol
     
  3. unKle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 1,211

    Location: Kent

    Quite easily with the cpw trade in offer that was doing the rounds at release. Managed to get £465 for my S8+ towards it.

    Don't think I can get my head round dropping best part of £1k on a phone, so I wouldn't be able to justify buying it outright.

    But it's been faultless and I never knew how handy the S Pen could be! Use it everyday for work.
     
  4. Vidar

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 18, 2008

    Posts: 3,973

    Location: Liverpool

    That's it, my xa1 ultra is an okay phone that has a few annoying little bugs and needs a new display as its got some discolouration after being dropped. I'd like to upgrade but don't need to.

    I could afford to buy a note 9 but the cost is obscene, I'd only get £50 trading my current phone in. But it would be nice to have have the top phone once again.
     
  5. GMac11

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 3, 2012

    Posts: 1,267

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Doesn't help you I know but I just bought my second Note 9 from fleebay for £550 last week. Was £599.99 but got the 10% off. It's my second because the first one I bought was £670 again off eBay but I struggled to justify that price and stuck with my Pixel 2XL. At £550 though it's a bargain! :D
     
  6. Vidar

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 18, 2008

    Posts: 3,973

    Location: Liverpool

    Stop tempting me lol

    I'm not sure I trust spending such a huge amount on the bay, I've been burned on there before but the prices are tempting.
     
  7. AndyCr15

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 28, 2011

    Posts: 9,463

    Location: London, UK

    Pay with PayPal and actually buying is much safer than selling...
     
  8. Vidar

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 18, 2008

    Posts: 3,973

    Location: Liverpool

    I get PayPal offers buyer protection but what about warranty or getting the device insured? Some of them seem to be Korean models, so I'm assuming that would be problematic.
     
  9. GMac11

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 3, 2012

    Posts: 1,267

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Your concerns are understandable but I always do my homework before such a purchase. Obviously a reliable seller is no1 priority and from there it does no harm to ask questions like exact model number etc. If a seller lies to make a sale eBay will have a record. I will generally try and go for business sellers as they sometimes do tend to offer a modicum of warranty. I did end up with a fake Galaxy S5 back in the day and I knew it as soon as I opened it. As I used a company they were more than happy to refund. Also check serial numbers etc if/when you receive the phone.
     
  10. meh?

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 31, 2011

    Posts: 883

    Location: Mansfield

    I've just had an update push to my phone. Was 60MB N960FXXS2ARJ4 and 1st Oct security patch.
     
  11. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 19,390

    Same here :) (Unlocked 128GB Note 9)

    But my old S7 edge got this 1st oct update some time ago..:eek:
     
  12. Vidar

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 18, 2008

    Posts: 3,973

    Location: Liverpool

    Do you guys think the note 9 will get a decent discount for Black Friday?
     
  13. doodah

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 20,503

    Location: London

    At a guess, no. They seem to be on offer here and there, usually not that long after release but don't remember seeing any deals in previous BFs.
     
  14. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 19,390

    You can see the prices the Note 8 went down to last year on amazon uk
    Don't Know if the Note 9 prices will do the same...

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    The Note 9 had already dropped to £836 earlier this month..;)

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2018
  15. evohicks

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 26, 2010

    Posts: 741

    Location: Oswestry

    I bought mine on the Samsung update program which basically means buying the New Galaxy Note on release day each year but taking out a new 24 month contract each time, until you decide to stick with one for full term 24 months, with 0% interest and usually a pre order gift but not this time.

    I probably should have stuck with my Note 8 from last year as it was a good phone, but I upgraded anyway. I'll see what the Note 10 brings but I'm happy with the 9 so far :)
     
  16. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,437

    @doodah

    I noticed massive battery drain over several nights while in Amsterdam last week 40%+ loss, decent enough connection and this continued at home last 2 nights . So after October update I cleared the cache yesterday and overnight I lost 5% might be worth a punt see if it helps you
     
  17. doodah

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 20,503

    Location: London

    @pinkpound - awesome, thanks. Remind me again, boot into recovery mode and do it from there?
     
  18. SHEDDER1uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 8, 2007

    Posts: 1,469

    Just Purchased one via samsung upgrade program. Should be a decent step up from a s7 edge. Big selling point is the s pen for me. Currently go through a notebook every 2 weeks or so. Just need a decent flip case for it and will be good to go. What flip cases are the best ones guys.
     
  19. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,437


    Yep .. vol up + bixby+ power
     
  20. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 19,390

    I found my s7e was a much nicer size for fitting in your pockets and for making phone calls

    I think the Samsung ones are great, There very slim for a flip case
    (I use the Samsung LED flip cases for my S7e & note 8 & note 9 )
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2018