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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

    29 vote(s)
    27.1%
  2. Midnight Black 128GB Single Sim

    47 vote(s)
    43.9%
  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)
    8.4%
  6. Ocean Blue 128GB Dual Sim

    7 vote(s)
    6.5%
  7. Midnight Black 128GB Dual Sim

    7 vote(s)
    6.5%
  8. Lavender Purple 128GB Dual Sim

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

    4 vote(s)
    3.7%
  10. Midnight Black 512GB Dual Sim

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  1. BIGWEB

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 7, 2003

    Posts: 2,310

    Location: LIVERPOOL

    Note 9 won't get android 10 till next year
     
  2. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,461


    Just camera and security fixes apparently ..Android 10 will be end of year and would alot larger
     
  3. DataVampire

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 4, 2005

    Posts: 1,404

    Location: Herefordshire

    Considering the sizes if previous patches that is near enough 3 times the size, It is a pretty big update for the camera and security update ? ?
     
  4. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,461

    Bit sparse on details

    [​IMG]
     
  5. DataVampire

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 4, 2005

    Posts: 1,404

    Location: Herefordshire

    lol that is some camera fix and security patch.
     
  6. ebilcake

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 18, 2007

    Posts: 846

    600MB+ is relatively big for an update, but I havent noticed any difference. Received the update early morning yesterday.
     
  7. mikedigitales

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 7, 2012

    Posts: 787

    Location: UK

    I so nearly joined the N9 club today, bought a silver N960U from eBay using the recent discount codes, supposedly brand new in box. Turned out the company sent me a really dodgy refurb, so back it goes.
     
  8. doodah

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 20,637

    Location: London

    Can N9 users post their average and best SoTs please (assume everyone on here has the UK Exynos SoC).

    I have been thinking more about how this phone compares to my N8 which would do 5 hours SoT (typical work day) - 8 hours SoT (a Saturday spent lounging about all day on WiFi). That phone usually wouldn't last until bedtime. The N9 will do but I get 3-4 hours SoT (typical work day) and I don't think my use case has changed much.
     
  9. FlyingFish

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 1, 2003

    Posts: 1,510

    Location: Derbyshire

    I don't have any problem with the battery life on my Note 9, in fact it's great, but I think it's going to be a difficult question to answer depending on what people are using them for. I'm sure if I just watched video or read a book it would last ages.

    For example, I don't always fully charge mine to look after the battery, I have everything turned on: gps, bluetooth, nfc, aod, etc and mine gets used a lot for Satnav, uploading images, reading documents, some surfing and some YouTube. It's connected to two devices over bluetooth most of the day. The brightness doesn't go above half way most of the time, and I have a nice live wallpaper in the background. And I have mine set to maximum resolution, & balanced power plan.

    I would whole heartedly recommend this phone to anyone, it's so competent at nearly everything, and in my eyes better than the Note 10, just not as sexy :D

    And even if battery life was a concern, you've got options available, like turning down screen resolution, to improve its life.
     
  10. doodah

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 20,637

    Location: London

    Oh yeah people's mileage will vary, no doubt. Just curious why my SoT is considerably worse.
     
  11. Krazeyivan

    Associate

    Joined: Jul 5, 2014

    Posts: 43

    Just to inform other owners here - my fingerprint ability with this phone died exactly 1 year after purchase. The sensor reported as fine, but it could not access the fingerprints. Full reset does nothing and I informed Samsung who are repairing it that in my opinion it’s most likely that the secure portion of flash memory that stores the fingerprints has degraded with all the reads and it will need a motherboard fix they insist on replacing the sensor first.
     
  12. FlyingFish

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 1, 2003

    Posts: 1,510

    Location: Derbyshire

    Just for fun here is my days battery usage. The phone came off 100% charge at 6:30am till just a few minutes ago when it came up with the 15% battery warning.
    Screen res is at max, brightness no more than 50% at a guess, display set to amoled photo, performance is set to optimised. Unlock is done via iris/pin/fingerprint. Oh and the phone always funs full screen using gesture inputs.
    All working hours was spent permanently bluetoothed to my earpiece (handsfree) and for several hours driving was also bluetoothed to the car stereo (which I dont use for calls). Satnav was also used a few times today
    These are turned on all the time: Wifi, Data, Volte, GPS, bluetooth, NFC, Dolby Atmos, AOD, & Sync.
    3D wallpaper runs in the background, Gmail is used for two emails, and I recorded some 4k60fps video today, as well as Whatsapp usage. Phone calls etc..
    I dont use Facebook or Twitter or any other social media battery sucking apps, those I check using the Samsung browser :D

    I'd be interested how it compares.

    [​IMG]

    Mick
     
  13. doodah

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 20,637

    Location: London

    Thank you.

    Another issue to report with mine. I have noticed my charging cables have been a little hit and miss (works one way round but not the other). I suspected the port itself but not with 100% certainty. One of the cables in question is in use on my work computer, it charges but Windows is giving me an unrecognised USB device/malfunctioned so something is up. Last weekend, three different cables didn't charge the phone with two different plugs. I thought the port was completely broken so reached out to Samsung on live chat but then another cable at work decided to work on one computer but not 2 others or another plug. These cables are from Amazon, they're not official cables but still decent enough 3rd party braided cables which have all worked with no problem for a year or so.

    Going to order another wall plug and official cable but I still think it's the port - it's just not completely broken.
     
  14. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,461


    Try a cotton wool bud and a gently clean of the charging port and also the cable connector
     
  15. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 19,447

    Why not use wireless chargers

    I have very rarely charged my s7e / N8 / N9 by cable
     
  16. doodah

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 20,637

    Location: London

    I do but I can't lie in bed whilst charging, plus it's a wee bit more clunky than wired charging (when it works lol).
     
  17. Tephnos

    Mobster

    Joined: May 20, 2011

    Posts: 3,984

    Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

    Literally haven't used a wired charger since I got my Note 8. I just throw it on a dock whenever I'm not using it and it's always ready to go.
     
  18. FlyingFish

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 1, 2003

    Posts: 1,510

    Location: Derbyshire

    Same here, wireless pad at home and wireless mount in the car. Very rare to cable charge nowadays.
     
  19. DataVampire

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 4, 2005

    Posts: 1,404

    Location: Herefordshire

    Well i jsut got my update was a wopping 700mb plus, good old slow EE.
    Updates seem to take ages to come through now.
     
  20. FlyingFish

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 1, 2003

    Posts: 1,510

    Location: Derbyshire

    The October security update come through this morning. I cant imagine its anything more than that, as it only came in at around 100mb!