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  Reply # 2071453 10-Aug-2018 17:02
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Samsung nz can also not confirm if nz will have dual sims (as shown on their website with the little *selected markets) or single


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  Reply # 2071476 10-Aug-2018 18:20
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DANOFDANGER: Yea i believe its region specific, each region has their specific bundles amd color options. Like for example, i believe US do not have midnight black.

 

 

 

I saw a video saying US has only Lilac and Blue.








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  Reply # 2071477 10-Aug-2018 18:21
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Geektastic:

DANOFDANGER: Yea i believe its region specific, each region has their specific bundles amd color options. Like for example, i believe US do not have midnight black.


 


I saw a video saying US has only Lilac and Blue.



Yes exactly.

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  Reply # 2071500 10-Aug-2018 19:57
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I don't think on first look it offers a huge leap over the Note 8.

 

I'm a bit stuck - no one makes the phone I want combined with  the software I want...!








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  Reply # 2071510 10-Aug-2018 20:21
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Geektastic:

I don't think on first look it offers a huge leap over the Note 8.


I'm a bit stuck - no one makes the phone I want combined with  the software I want...!



What are you after exactly.

The only improvements i would require myself, is a inscreen fingerprint reader, more processing power and less bezels. This note upgrade is just as good as the last, if not better. Its been highly underated. People forget that they expect revolution, but we have reached the age that there is very little to progress on. What happens when the bezels are no longer bezels, just screen. Well we move to hardware. What happens when hardware is as good as it needs to be. Well then we move to software.

We have nearly reached that stage where the body of the phone is almost non existant. So the biggest changes must come from hardware. What has samsung done with the note 9.

Increased battery capacity, something consumers have long awaited for the note series. Not just a small step, but from 3220 to 4000 mah. Nearly 25% increase.

The processing power has been increased nearly 50% over the previous generation, which is a much bigger step than the previous gen.

There is new product features accross the board, new s-pen features, new duel speakers, the option for more ram and internal memory if desired, new camera technology with dual aperture senors. If you dont know how important dynamic aperture is, then lets just say it makes a big difference. Increased cooling performance with new liquid cooling deisgn, improving gaming and heavy load experience by preventing heating induced slowdowns.

This is all while keeping it in a relatively simlar sized product as the previously gen galaxy note. But also reducing the height by 0.5mm, increasing the screen size by 0.1mm and a slightly increased width of 1.5mm to accomodate everything else they have added.


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  Reply # 2071514 10-Aug-2018 20:29
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Geektastic:

 

I don't think on first look it offers a huge leap over the Note 8.

 

 

Styling wise it looks very similar but what other device can list such an impressive feature set? The top end model is just a list of headline features:

 

6.4" QHD SuperAMOLED

 

Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810

 

8GB RAM

 

512GB storage AND a microSD slot that supports an additional 512GB

 

IP68 Water resistant

 

fast wired charging

 

fast wireless charging

 

Stylus

 

3.5mm headphone jack!!!

 

Iris scanner

 

Dual optically stabilised cameras that don't protrude from the body

 

variable aperture 

 

slim bezels, no notch

 

DEX without need for dock

 

its a very impressive device, if I wasn't about to switch from Android to iOS I'd grab one.

 

 


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  Reply # 2071550 10-Aug-2018 21:56
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I usually upgrade my Note every 2 years. Got my Note 8 last year so will not be getting this one





GZMCC. Nokia Lumia 1020,Galaxy Note 8, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 i5 4Gb Ram,128gb, Cam Am Spyder F3 LTD.  GoPro 5 Black, Samsung Gear 3


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  Reply # 2071554 10-Aug-2018 22:13
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DANOFDANGER:
Geektastic:

 

I don't think on first look it offers a huge leap over the Note 8.

 

 

 

I'm a bit stuck - no one makes the phone I want combined with  the software I want...!

 



What are you after exactly.

The only improvements i would require myself, is a inscreen fingerprint reader, more processing power and less bezels. This note upgrade is just as good as the last, if not better. Its been highly underated. People forget that they expect revolution, but we have reached the age that there is very little to progress on. What happens when the bezels are no longer bezels, just screen. Well we move to hardware. What happens when hardware is as good as it needs to be. Well then we move to software.

We have nearly reached that stage where the body of the phone is almost non existant. So the biggest changes must come from hardware. What has samsung done with the note 9.

Increased battery capacity, something consumers have long awaited for the note series. Not just a small step, but from 3220 to 4000 mah. Nearly 25% increase.

The processing power has been increased nearly 50% over the previous generation, which is a much bigger step than the previous gen.

There is new product features accross the board, new s-pen features, new duel speakers, the option for more ram and internal memory if desired, new camera technology with dual aperture senors. If you dont know how important dynamic aperture is, then lets just say it makes a big difference. Increased cooling performance with new liquid cooling deisgn, improving gaming and heavy load experience by preventing heating induced slowdowns.

This is all while keeping it in a relatively simlar sized product as the previously gen galaxy note. But also reducing the height by 0.5mm, increasing the screen size by 0.1mm and a slightly increased width of 1.5mm to accomodate everything else they have added.

 

 

 

A Note that runs iOS...! wink

 

 

 

I'd like dual SIMs ideally and I expect there is a version of the Note 9 that has that which we won't get easily.

 

It's attractive overall (although I wish we had more colour choice in the larger memory version) and I must say the extra battery would be nice - I run my N8 with the mid battery saver mode on all the time and get about a day and a half on a good day. I just can't quite decide - possible an excess of choice. 

 

I was thinking of the iPhone again but no one will be handing out $900 worth of freebies with that when it is launched in September I am sure - just a $2000 bill.






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  Reply # 2071714 11-Aug-2018 12:13
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Anyone seen a demo phone in the wild in any of the stores?

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  Reply # 2071715 11-Aug-2018 12:13
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What colour is the GZ fave?

 

 

 

Edit - also which processor is in the NZ models and can anyone find a detailed spec sheet? I can only find headline specs and I would like to know what Bluetooth audio codecs it supports.








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  Reply # 2071720 11-Aug-2018 12:35
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Nz gets the exynos version.

https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/m.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note9-ampp-9163.php

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  Reply # 2071721 11-Aug-2018 12:48
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heavenlywild: Anyone seen a demo phone in the wild in any of the stores?

 

Seen in noel leeming and 2 degrees in queen st auckland. just seems same as note 8 when feel it and seemed a bit slow came with message to use spen to take selfie when tried.




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  Reply # 2071722 11-Aug-2018 13:00
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Yea heard a store near me has it on display, ima go into town for some greceries and have a look on the way home. Let you know what i think. I have owned every note except the note 5.

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  Reply # 2071744 11-Aug-2018 13:59
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For Samsung's Trade In program, why is it that iPhones are worth so much and in some instances, more than Galaxy phones? I have an iPhone 6S Plus and Samsung is offering $650 for it plus $300 boost, bringing the total to $950. I see a lot of listings on TradeMe of the same phone for around $550, and there doesn't even seem to be that much interest over them. Is this just a really generous trade in deal, or am I missing something here? If the deal is this good, then I might consider plonking down cash for a new Note 9.




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  Reply # 2071746 11-Aug-2018 14:03
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Had a play around with the note 9 today. Certainly is nice. Even though it is slightly wider, it feels nicer in the hand. Yhis is due to the more rounded edges which you can notice easily from the sides, rather than face on. Also the screen is noticeably bigger, not huge but enough to notice. The bottom bezel is slighly slimmer than the note 8 and the bezel difference is assymetric, meaning the bottom bezel is slightly smaller than the top. The fingerprint position is defo better. And the display is more accurate and brighter. The stereo speakers are very good, i always had problems watching youtube and having to cup my hand to direct the sound towards me. Now the note 9 is very clear and forward. The S-Pen software is all very much the same, no changes at all. This was one of the things i wanted to know if had changed.

Its for sure faster, one thing my note 8 struggled with is the microsoft applications, note 9 was pretty flawless with little lag. Overall very nice and refined product from samsung.

If anyone has any questions fire away, i think i went over most the major components.

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