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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

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

    45 vote(s)
    44.6%
  3. Lavender Purple 128GB Single Sim

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

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  5. Midnight Black 512GB Single Sim

    8 vote(s)
    7.9%
  6. Ocean Blue 128GB Dual Sim

    7 vote(s)
    6.9%
  7. Midnight Black 128GB Dual Sim

    6 vote(s)
    5.9%
  8. Lavender Purple 128GB Dual Sim

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

    4 vote(s)
    4.0%
  10. Midnight Black 512GB Dual Sim

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. B&W

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 3, 2003

    Posts: 6,875

    Location: Birmingham

    I've had a normal film protector on my screen since I've bought it, it's gone dirty now so bought a tempered glass one of Amazon. Bad decision, it sticks quite well but makes the screen look horrid, all washed out and a dot matrix effect.

    Just ordered the original ones again.
     
  2. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,262

    Camera Night mode for Galaxy Note 9 arrives with latest monthly update
    We know that a lot of you have been looking forward to the dedicated camera Night mode for Galaxy Note 9. The June 2019 update already brought this feature to the Galaxy S9/S9+ last week. It was only a matter of time before the Galaxy Note 9 got it as well.

    Samsung is now rolling out the latest monthly update for the Galaxy Note 9. It not only features the Night mode but also the ability to scan QR codes without using Bixby Vision.

    Night mode for Galaxy Note 9 included in latest update
    Samsung is rolling out firmware version N960FXXU3CSF9 for the Galaxy Note 9. It’s available over-the-air in Germany and can also be downloaded from our firmware section. The firmware weighs in at just under 704MB and does include the latest security patch for the month of June 2019. The changelog mentions that camera performance has been improved as well.

    The first thing we checked after installing this update on one of our devices was whether it brought Night mode to the Galaxy Note 9. We’re glad to report that it does indeed bring the dedicated Night mode to last year’s flagship phablet.

    Our impression of the Night mode on the Galaxy S9 was that it works as well as the Galaxy S10’s Night mode. That’s going to be the case on the Galaxy Note 9 as well. The camera app also gets a built-in QR code scanner. It will no longer be required to use Bixby Vision or a third-party QR code-scanning app. The quick toggle in the notification shade can be used to scan QR codes using the camera app itself.


    https://www.sammobile.com/2019/06/17/night-mode-for-galaxy-note-9-latest-update/
     
  3. doodah

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,626

    Location: London

    Noice :cool:
     
  4. evohicks

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 26, 2010

    Posts: 713

    Location: Oswestry

    And its arrived, at least on UK unlocked anyway, around 703mb, will try it out later
     
  5. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,262

    Just had a play with night camera(closed blackout curtains :p )

    Improvement over original .. noisy as you'd expect tho
     
  6. Shocky-FM

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 13, 2005

    Posts: 3,393

    Received the update today, will test when I get the chance..
     
  7. Shocky-FM

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 13, 2005

    Posts: 3,393

    Tried night mode yesterday and the results were awful, even worse than auto, odd considering the extra time taken to process the image. Is anyone getting any good results with this mode?
     
  8. Russinating

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 27, 2005

    Posts: 15,113

    Location: Bristol

    Does anyone know how to turn the biometric unlock 'standby' turning on when you put the phone on charge? It's really annoying that the screen turns on for it when I put it on the wireless charging stand when in bed.
     
  9. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,262

  10. mulpsmebeauty

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 25, 2007

    Posts: 3,255

    It's going to be nice, but it'll need a four-man delivery team to carry it to your front door.
     
  11. doodah

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,626

    Location: London

    Haven't opened the links (50% chance they won't load on this crappy connection) but assume we're still getting 2 models, way to go Samsung - more iterations and likely slower updates :p.

    I hope my pragmatism kicks in for this, it would have to be a stonker of a phone to get me to switch (unless irrationality kicks in).
     
  12. Ianb901

    Associate

    Joined: Nov 12, 2015

    Posts: 51

    With the latest update that includes the camera improvement and June security update, has anyone else found that it has had a big impact on battery life? It's really taken what was an all day phone to now meaning I've have to charge it by about 17.00hrs. I've cleared the cache partition but it's made no difference, has anyone else found this?
     
  13. Robzere31

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 20, 2005

    Posts: 3,826

    Location: Redditch

    Can't say I've noticed any battery issues.
    Still getting around 1 1/2 days from a full charge depending on usage of course.
     
  14. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,262

    July security patch just installed 114.41mb
     
  15. MLAM

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2013

    Posts: 279

    Location: United Kingdom

    I picked one up last week at my local Samsung Experience Store on their 512GB DUOS model for £599, a mega deal and the phone is real beast too, loving using it so far and this is from someone who had hated TouchWiz in the past, OneUI is a big improvement compared to the old days.

    July Patch just landed on mine too as above.
     
  16. Mujja

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 7, 2003

    Posts: 2,653

    Location: Offline

    That's a great price. My nearest store is an hour away, Bournemouth, longer on a sunny weekend. Might take a drive down and see what other deals they have.
     
  17. Tephnos

    Mobster

    Joined: May 20, 2011

    Posts: 3,916

    Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

    So I bought a dual SIM version off of eBay brand new for £488. It comes from UAE but I made sure to have my 3 SIM card inserted when I first booted it up. As a result, the phone automatically configured itself to XEU CSC off the bat.

    My old Note 8 was a BTU version. From what I'm reading there's basically zero difference between the BTU and XEU versions, as both are UK unbranded?

    Just wondering what the deal is, because if they update at the same pace and there's zero difference then there's no point in me trying to flash BTU or whatever.
     
  18. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,262

    XEU is just the euro version so you will be fine ,depends if you want to flash to BTU while its new . I know I had problems with OXM and my Note 8 and vodafone wifi calling so had to flash back to BTU and wait for slower updates . But updates for BTU seem to be within days/a week with the ipdates