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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jack58, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    How many here still have their S9+ ?
    I still have my gorgeous Purple S9+ I'm very happy with it still.
    I still don't see a new one I like yet, no purple ones. So I'm gonna wait one more year.
    I went with my wife when she got her new iPhone 12 Pro Max
    Comparing phones, the S9+ smokes hers... takes better pics, display, etc.
    My 6.2 screen is also bigger than the 12 Pro Max 6.1 screen too.
    Plus far better looking phone.
    I had an iPhone once and hated it, switched back to Samsung the next year.
    In fact I made a post on it right here:
    Nope, gonna wait one more year and it will be an high end Samsung!

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  2. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    You know what's funny! My wife's sister and friend both also have the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
    They've been bragging it up, but refuse to look at mine... which is a better looking phone by far and even bigger screen.
    They've been over the house many times since I got this phone and they still won't look at my phone. LOL
    Reason I say this, when I had my first and only iPhone 8+ whenever they came over they would grab my phone and say their newer iPhone is much better, bla, bla, bla. I got real tired of that.
    Ain't Jealousy a terrible thing!
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i'm glad you are digging your s9+. i have a note 10+ that i'm digging very much as well. like you, i love my big screen. i like the seriess, but for me the s pen is why i love the note series. its a killer stylus and makes it very handy to quickly take down notes or reminders.

    never touched an iphone and never will.....LOL
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  4. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    Yup still rocking my s9+. Still zips as fast as when it was new.

    I've had a small crack in the screen for a year after dropping it on cement but the crack isn't growing... knock on wood.

    I plan to keep it as long as it keeps getting security updates. I forget how long that is though...
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  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    FWIW I still got a Galaxy S7 that I use as a WiFi device sometimes, and for trying out apps. No SIM in it. I had an iPhone back in 2007-2008, and never had one since.
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yep i just dug out my note 4....been using it as my media player......still zippy as ever!!!!
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  7. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    Hey Mike, I remember you well when I hung out on this forum a couple years ago, before I bought that "loser" iPhone!
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  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    The S7 I got was given to me a couple of years ago by a friend in the UK. It had broken front glass, that would have cost £130 to have it replaced in the UK. But here in China only cost equivalent of about £20 for the same repair. So was definitely worth me having it done, to keep around as an extra Android device.

    My main phone is a Huawei Mate 10, that I bought 3 years ago, and it still serves me fine as my main smart-phone.
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  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Hi Jack, yeh I remember you well. :) Good to see you again. For my uses, an iPhone would actually be useless, with Apple not allowing VPNs on iOS devices in China(to comply with Chinese law).
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  10. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    I would think it would be the opposite for China as they make the iPhones there and Samsung is made in S. Korea.
  11. drois2

    drois2 Newbie

    Nothing comes close to the Note Series. Here's hoping Samsung doesn't discontinue it!
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  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    if the rumors are true about the note merging in with the fold series, i'll be ok with that. but i also read that they might do one more version before that happens. if the fold comes with the s pen, i might get it when the z fold 3 comes out next year.
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  13. drois2

    drois2 Newbie

    I can live with that. I've been interested in the Fold series and so far the Z Fold2 looks pretty impressive.
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  14. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    I've been pretty happy with my purple S9+, it has been great and so far I'm not seeing one that looks as nice in purple or maroon. like you see in my pics. If it don't look like I want, (especially for a $1,000+ phone) I don't want it. Would you buy a car or boat in a color or design you don't want? I didn't think so. I'm not worried about performance as most all high end ones are great. Next year I'm planning to get a new one as long as they have a maroon or purple one. I'll be looking at the Note and fold ones as well. Meanwhile I'm very happy with my S9+
    The attached pic shows my mint maroon Samsung Blackjack II that I still have and still works. I have all papers & box.
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    To me, this is the finest looking one they ever made. My sister in law and hubby have iPhones and begged me to give this one to them. NOT FOR SALE! They don't make them like this any more, mostly bland grey, silver, maybe blue etc. My purple one comes close.
    I also like the Maroon Slll, the one on the left. I still have this also in mint shape, still works. One on the right is my wifes phone, the SlV was next after the Slll and the start of the bland colors.

    Oh yes, camera is very important to me as I'm a wildlife/nature/mountain/lakes photographer. My state, WA Forest Service buys a lot of my photos... check out my website, and you'll know I'm serious:
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  15. drois2

    drois2 Newbie

    Whoa loving the nostalgia there! I remember this was a pretty solid device, although around the time it was released I was still a Nokia user. With the S4 though, did you ever experience battery issues? I remember with mine I changed it multiple times yet the battery could barely hold a charge.
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  16. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    I don't recall that I did. Been a few years though. The only bad phone that I did not like was the iPhone 8+
  17. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    Well, it's been over a year and I broke down finally and got a new Galaxy S21+ 5G as I wanted a bigger screen for GPS purposes. I was expecting more, but outside of the bigger screen, I liked my former S9+ better.

    Some reasons:
    1. Can't add more memory
    2. S9+ is a better looking phone
    3. Stuck with the finger print circle that shows (faintly) on all screens, messages, photos, home screen etc. This one really pisses me off and I'm told that ALL android phones have this. If I don't use a screen protector, it doesn't show... but I must have a screen protector on there. Since I make a living with wildlife/nature/landscapes etc customers can see that circle in the pic, almost ruins it.
    4. No more LED light??? I depended on this blinking light that stayed on until I looked that the text mail. This is a biggie with me.
    5, Having issues with my text message showing popups such as "Message saved as a draft" that won't go away while texting AND stays on even if I go to another page like home page, gallery etc. What the heck is this???

    There is more, but I'm trying to iron out the bugs so far. I've only had this phone two days now and not liking it.
    #17 jack58, Mar 30, 2021
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2021
  18. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    Okay, I've had the phone a couple weeks now and like it much better now that I've ironed out some of the bugs and getting use to it. I fixed #3 with a different Screen Protector: Invisible Shield / Glass fusion visionguard+ by ZAGG
    Also fixed #5 Settings/Accessibility/Advanced settings/Time to take action -> Default which is a few seconds before the popup goes away. Problem solved. It was set on 2 minutes, but stayed on much longer than that, like 5-10 minutes.

    This is a great looking phone, but still think the S9+ is a better looking phone, especially the way the screen wraps around the sides and the deeper purple color on the back. The blackjack II is the best looking one I've ever seen... it can be seen on my post... a few post above this one.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Forum

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus release date was March 2018. Features and Specs include a 6.2" screen, 12MP camera, 6GB storage, Exynos 9810 processor, and 3500mAh battery.

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