1. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    I don't think so. If Samsung had a good track record with software and security updates, I'd probably get one. But because they don't get those timely updates, I think I'll pass. I'm quite happy with my X, though I'm jonesing for the red iPhone 8 Plus.
    04-25-2018 01:10 PM
  2. ItnStln's Avatar
    I’ve considered an S9 Plus or a Pixel 2 XL to use on my other line. I’m leaning towards the Pixel 2 XL but prefer wireless charging like the S9 Plus has.
    04-27-2018 01:20 PM
  3. ItnStln's Avatar
    Personally, the S9+ battery life was not great for the first week and it has slowly improved over time.
    I’ve noticed that on my Note 8.
    04-27-2018 01:21 PM
  4. ItnStln's Avatar
    I did. I got the S9+ way before that video was made. I love Samsung phones, but I've decided to return the S9+. The phone overall is great, but I didn't care much for the low light images. The camera software blended everything together. For example, I couldn't see the wrinkles in my curtains when I took a low-light image of my living room. I could see all the fine detail in the photos taken with my Pixel 2 XL--the wrinkles in the curtains, the dog hair on the couch (bleh), and all the other fine details one would expect to see in a living room. But those details didn't show up on the S9+'s camera.

    Everything else about the device was great. The UI is the most fluid its ever been on a Samsung device. I never had issues with battery after the first couple of days. I was leaving work with about 70% battery power (my X is down to 50% with the same use). I never once had anxiety about the S9+'s battery running low like I do on my X. But I ultimately think the X is the better device. It has a better display, it takes decent pictures, and the software updates are timely. And, this is the most important thing, it has a flat display. Curved displays are a pain to protect.
    What’s your thoughts between the S9 Plus and Pixel 2 XL? It sounds like you used both so I’d like your thoughts.
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    04-27-2018 01:23 PM
  5. ItnStln's Avatar
    the thing is the lag will show up!
    My iPhone X is already lagging.
    04-27-2018 01:30 PM
  6. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Sometimes when I’m gaming, like Restraunt Dash it’s stalls. I think it’s because of 11.3.1. NEVER happened before.

    But I’m not going anywhere. Might be my first 2 year or more iPhone or any phone for that matter.
    04-27-2018 05:18 PM
  7. vhl71's Avatar
    Just to update.
    Despite my warning, wife was adamant to get a s9 +. So I got here one. After 2 weeks, it started getting hot after long phone calls and behaving erratically. So she ended up returning it and getting a new replacement. I suspect it will happen again.

    Never liked Samsung because of their OS which is full of bloatware
    04-27-2018 05:36 PM
  8. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    My daughter has the S9. Hasn’t had any problems with it.
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    04-27-2018 09:44 PM
  9. mogelijk's Avatar
    Sometimes when I’m gaming, like Restraunt Dash it’s stalls. I think it’s because of 11.3.1. NEVER happened before.

    But I’m not going anywhere. Might be my first 2 year or more iPhone or any phone for that matter.
    I'm really looking forward to iOS 12, where they are supposed to be fixing most of the issues. iOS 11 seems to have been one of the worst versions of iOS, just lost of issues with it; I suspect partially because this is the first time Apple has really supported two different "phones" (the X with it's gesture based system vs. the other phones with a home button).

    It doesn't help that 11.3.1 (like 11.2.6, which also had issues) was rushed out to fix an issue -- Apple updates seem to be much worse when they rush out an emergency fix.
    blaine07 likes this.
    04-28-2018 01:45 PM
  10. sekelani's Avatar
    To be honest it’s a great phone. But I’m content with my x.
    04-30-2018 06:33 AM
  11. Tartarus's Avatar
    To be honest it’s a great phone. But I’m content with my x.
    You mean the size, right ??
    04-30-2018 07:10 AM
  12. gyounk's Avatar
    I tried a Note8. Total junk. No way am I going to try any android again.
    04-30-2018 08:56 AM
  13. RPA1408's Avatar
    The Note 8 is anything but junk. I still use my iPhone 80% of the time,I think I’ve finally settled on iOS, but my Note 8 still runs flawlessly and I’ve had it since launch. Touch wiz has matured into a decent android skin, no longer the intrusive behemoth it once was. My other half traded in her S8 for an S9 recently, she loves it.
    04-30-2018 10:27 AM
  14. calebt's Avatar
    When I'm out and about I see a lot of Galaxy phones, hard to tell if they are 8 or 9's though.
    04-30-2018 10:42 AM
  15. Shahzad Ghani One's Avatar
    What’s your thoughts between the S9 Plus and Pixel 2 XL? It sounds like you used both so I’d like your thoughts.
    i have checked out friend's pixel 2 xl for few hours before buying s9 plus . At first it felt like a beautiful phone with minimalistic os operations but to be honest i didn't find its hardware nearly as good as of s9 plus... i mean u s9 plus has best display in smartphone category and yes i have used iphone x too for a month..i m not saying that iphone x display was not as good but to me i couldn't go back to iphone x after got use to galaxy s9 plus display.. pixel 2 xl display is no where near to s9 plus display quality... and camera is a tie between both.. if u like natural colors and don't care better low light pics than pixel 2 xl is for u but personally i love s9 plus camera too its equal if not better but miles ahead in low light situations.

    Being 5 years into apple eco system i am finally being able to out of it due to 1) ios11 2) overpriced products eg iphone x that comes with its own sets of problems eg not good battery endurance slow f id.. (3 being plus iphones user i totally loved the killer battery usage in those phones but not being able to update to oled and less bezel design was kinda bummer to me and iphone x was no where near to iphone 8 plus in battery usage department...

    Being s9 plus user for few weeks , i am not looking back to ios in fact i have bought samsung galaxy gear sport watch too and enjoying every bit of it .... further more galaxy s9 plus's secure folder feature is just awesome....
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    04-30-2018 12:50 PM
  16. tr1ad's Avatar
    Yes, if you go to the S9 forum on Android Central, there is a thread with a lot of complaints about the cameras on the S9. Many of the complaints are that the phone is overprocessing and removing the details, such as the hair on a dog or cat, and just blending it all together. Same with people, where it is evening out the skin tone -- which makes for a nice beauty shot but just isn't realistic
    Sounds like my issue ever since iOS 10 and photos on the iPhone 7/8 series - a watercoloured effect
    04-30-2018 07:22 PM
  17. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    galaxy s9 plus's secure folder feature is just awesome....
    This.

    I keep my important work and financial documents in the secure folder. This feature alone is worth getting the S9+, as well as Samsung Pay. Both of those features are phenomenal.

    I still love my X and I switch back and forth between the two, depending on what's going on during the day.
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    04-30-2018 11:05 PM
  18. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    I feel as if I’ve been out of the loop, on gadgets. I wasn’t even aware that the S9 was already released.
    Shahzad Ghani One likes this.
    05-04-2018 03:52 PM
  19. Chuck_IV's Avatar
    This.

    I keep my important work and financial documents in the secure folder. This feature alone is worth getting the S9+, as well as Samsung Pay. Both of those features are phenomenal.

    I still love my X and I switch back and forth between the two, depending on what's going on during the day.
    I have loved Samsung pay since switching to the S9+. I never used Apple pay all that much because not that many places took it around me.

    With Samsung pay, if there is a card reader, Samsung pay will most likely work because of the extra MST chip they have in it. On top of that, they give you points for using it.

    Knowing it works almost everywhere and if Samsung is gonna pay me to use it, why not use it.
    05-08-2018 10:32 AM
  20. swarlos's Avatar
    Nope the curved screen of those phones bug the crap out of me.
    05-08-2018 03:43 PM
  21. Shahzad Ghani One's Avatar
    This.

    I keep my important work and financial documents in the secure folder. This feature alone is worth getting the S9+, as well as Samsung Pay. Both of those features are phenomenal.

    I still love my X and I switch back and forth between the two, depending on what's going on during the day.
    Secure folder is simply worth u can create a second app world in there and no one except u can see it ..
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    05-14-2018 06:44 AM
  22. panjwani's Avatar
    Simply hate ANDROID period
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    05-14-2018 08:56 AM
  23. Shahzad Ghani One's Avatar
    So after spending a brief period with galaxy s9+ back to iPhone 8 Plus this time product red... spent extra 50 dollars in my country but considering the cause it’s totally well worth it..
    back to s9+ experience: it is the best features packed droid to date and display is one the best available today .. this was my brief experience with an android phone after almost 5 years because I was into Apple eco system...

    During this period I enjoyed s9plus a lot it was fun to have every feature in ur phone.. But it was Ui experience that left bad taste in my mouth again.
    No gestures in apps like Instagram Facebook twitter etc was seems stupid after u used an iOS device .. further apps are no where near polished as App Store ... intelligent scan was cool at first but seems painfully slow after a while when u need quickly access to ur secure folder...

    Last nail in the coffin the great grand battery on galaxy s9plus specifically and in android phones generally... I observed something different this time and came to conclusion about why does a 3500 mAH battery android phones provides bad battery endurance than an 2691 mah iPhone 8 Plus ...

    if u use a galaxy s9 plus continuously it will go on and on till 8 hours straight use of games and all that heavy stuff but it’s the stand by drain that does not preserve battery in stand by as iPhones does which subsequently translates into 30 to 40 percent more battery at the end of a charge cycle...

    I can easily go 1 and half day with IPhone 8 Plus battery while I usually had to charge my s9 plus near 7 or 8 pm at night with same usage and stand by time ..

    My s9 plus used to drop 10 to 12 percent battery over night while iPhone 8 Plus does use 2 percent at best both phones WiFi Bluetooth lte switches turned on .. s9 plus had aod off at night

    Things I like about s9 plus are display secure folder and customisation.
    With that said I enjoyed my experience but being iOS user from a long time apps simply works for me. Once u r used to Apple eco system it’s hard to go back
    05-21-2018 03:44 AM
  24. Glenn2121's Avatar
    My roommate recently dinged his S8 (leading to a great amount of research on phone covers on my part, which is a story for another time), and him being a Samsung fan immediately wanted to go for the S9, which after some convincing, has been stalled for a couple of months.
    Hopefully the points about the camera (overprocessing and removing the details), as some have mentioned above, and the low battery life will deter him from getting the Samsung.
    Personally, I am more of a stock android fan and would very rarely move away from my Moto.
    05-21-2018 04:51 AM
  25. msm0511's Avatar
    I decided against getting the Sony Xperia XZ2 as I mentioned earlier in the thread. I decided to preorder the HTC U12+ for my Android phone instead.
    Wildo6882 likes this.
    05-24-2018 07:02 PM
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