expired [Preorder] Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (512GB, 8GB RAM) $1499 Normally $1799 from Samsung Australia / Multiple Retailers

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  • +2 votes

    looks like that might replace my S7, thanks

    • +127 votes

      That price, son. Holy actual balls.
      looks like I'm keeping my S7, thanks

      • +6 votes

        I recently used a second hand $200 S6 for a few days. It was really surprising how close it was to being as good as an S8.

        • +63 votes

          Each generation has diminishing returns, they are trying everything they can to keep the 12 month cycle going but sooner or later people will realise its a scam.

        • +4 votes

          @garetz: agree there. 24 months at a minimum. But I upgraded from my S6 to S8 and I noticed a fairly big difference personally, including battery life (well, especially battery life…S6 was pretty crap there, if great everywhere else). . All depends how you use it I guess.

        • +1 vote

          @BugsBunnyAUS: New batteries are $30 INSTALLED.

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          @KLoNe: Yep, but I was thinking about a new phone and also needed more data than what I could get by churning around to different prepaid packs every month. Jumped on the $59/mo 20GB S8 deal that was going here a while back in November. Made sense, and still very happy.

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          @garetz: If you don't update often enough, then they cut off security updates. I've got a perfectly good S4 4G (I9505), the only thing wrong with it is the old Android version :(

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          @affinity: Custom roms usually solve that but understandably people prefer the convenience of a new phone…

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          @BugsBunnyAUS: nah joining contact always bad

        • +5 votes

          @KLoNe: where do you get a newbattery for $30

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          @affinity: there is no such thing as a good bS4. Never was.

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          @KLoNe: how? Where?

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          Agreed. Although I used my trusty iphone 5s for 5 years before upgrading. Don't intend on upgrading again for another 5 years. It's the way to go! Was looking at budget models but it is better to go for a higher price point to get a better, longer lasting, phone.

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          @affinity:

          i'm still using my S3 on nougat 7.1 custom rom

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          Agree. Still running my s6 edge+, about to get a new battery installed.

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          @KLoNe: Where? Samsung want 140+ for S6 Edge.

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          @KLoNe: when are the batteries manufacturered?

          Lithium batteries degrade over time regardless u use them or not.
          As a phone reaches its EOL, chances are all batteries that can be bought are old and simply won’t be as good as newly manufacturered batteries for newer model phone

          Unfortunately it’s the fact of commercial reality.

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          @garetz:

          Where are the digital tv additions, like I saw in 2012.
          Where is DAB2 radio?

          Where is the thermal imaging camera stuff some have.

          Hello, give us 2 microSD slots, not 1. Holy cow what an idea.

  • -3 votes

    You can get an up front discount of $125 using the trade up program on certain devices like my s7. You don't have to actually hand in phone according to the t&cs.

    • +1 vote

      I read the terms and conditions. In section 3. It mentions to remove the sim before handing your phone over for trade up.

    • +6 votes

      you'd get more for an old S7 selling on eBay, Gumtree or the Marketplace….or online recycle centres like mobile munster and others

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        Oh and i heard a lot of stories, where Samsung will say, sorry we dont accept your trade in , it has a fault.
        You only get max $25 back, and we keep your phone. Where defects could be ultra tiny or non existant.
        Theres no way to double check or get proof or pay to get your phone back.
        All Samsung trade in deals are crap, do not do them.
        I bet you they destroy them to reduce competition from old hand sets, they want new ones in the market
        only.

    • +1 vote

      I’ll buy everyone’s functioning S7s for $126.

  • +6 votes

    Doesn't seem to be too different from the Note 8. I'll keep my 8 and upgrade when Note 10 is out :D

    • +4 votes

      Wouldn't recommend that, Note 11 will most likely be the first Note with 5G

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        +1, 5G is such a huge thing, I definitely wouldn't upgrade to (such an expensive) phone without it

        • +1 vote

          The thing is that is still at least 2 years away. There's another phone cycle in there :)

          I wouldn't be sticking to a 4 year old phone waiting for 5G personally.
          If it's only 3 years like the Note 8, fair enough. Anything older and nah.

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          @pennypincher98:

          I'm still using an Xperia Z3, if I had the 32gb model (like I did with my Galaxy S3) then I wouldn't be wanting to upgrade it other than to muck about with some VR stuff, but I'd be better off just buying a PC VR headset for that anyway.

          I don't see the need to upgrade for anything else (seeing as I don't bother with mobile gaming).

      • +1 vote

        Thought they said this was going to be the last note?

      • +1 vote

        Next year's top models will be 5G across the board.

    • +3 votes

      Note 8 will be solid for many years to come.

      Depends how good the curry ROMs over at XDA are after official support ends.

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        Exactly right, right now I'm using a custom ROM that has tons of S9 features like Dolby Atmos, AR Emoji, S9 camera etc, plus there's 384GB of space so I couldn't be happier haha. Upgrading for some minor changes would just be pointless. Samsung have already made patents for the Galaxy X which is a foldable phone like ZTE Axon M, I may wait for this instead if the specs are high.

  • +2 votes

    Same price at JB Hi-Fi.

  • +30 votes

    Seems you get less and less improvements each iteration yet the price increase gets more and more. It's almost like they're trying test our pain threshold. The only way to keep prices down is for us to call shenanigans and stop buying.

    • -2 votes

      Well if apple people did just that we wouldn't be in this predicament. And yet here we are.

    • +12 votes

      Prices go up because people buy but if people start thinking wisely, manufacturers have to adapt not the other way around.
      I'm happy with my $330 Chinese brand phone because it does everything same as a $1,800 phone plus I don't inflate Samsung's shares.

      • -15 votes

        Chinese brand phones are crap with no warranty. Better to get something decent a generation old with dealing with all the stupid stuff that comes with them.

    • +7 votes

      At this point, what major game changing improvements could there really be?

      I’m using a 3.5 yo phone. It’s still fast enough. The camera is good enough. It still gets OS updates and runs all the apps I need. All the big new features are just a bit of glitter - nice, but not really worth the cost to upgrade.

      • +1 vote

        Phone manufacturers need to sell and in order to do the phones should be outdated within 1-2 years, in the mean time they release a new world primate phone No.6 then No.7, No.8 and so on same as it's happening with computer hardware.
        The fault is of the majority of consumers who keep buying this marketing BS.

      • +1 vote

        I agree with you , I have a Note 4 which i purchased in 2015 compared to this the features are the almost the same but OS update has been stopped

        • -5 votes

          Why do we need the latest updated OS's security when government agencies are spying on us, Google spy on us, all applications on the phones spy on us, phone network providers spy on us and sell our private details to marketing scammers?

        • +1 vote

          Just get a custom ROM, problem solved :D

        • +1 vote

          @koalafied:

          I'm still using a Note 3 which was $699, and I'm still happy with everything and is going strong. I don't see the need to change if it's not broken and the new price is crazy!

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          @clubhonda:

          What rom are you using?

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        At this point, what major game changing improvements could there really be?

        Sounds like what they would have said right before the smartphone came along.

    • +2 votes

      It's actually the same RRP for same storage size, they just added bigger storage to the lineup.

      512GB storage is not an essential feature when it supports SD card and USB drives. Though pre order is cheap bonus.

      So really they have just refreshed the production line with minor upgrades at the same price.
      Nobody is being forced onto a 12 month upgrade cycle, they just don't want to keep making an outdated model for more than a year.

    • +1 vote

      agree i wish all humanity can stand together against those fxxx manufacturers and refuse to buy newly release product make them suffer with unsold inventories at warehouses, make them know do not rip people off

  • +2 votes

    Don't forget the $150 worth of vbucks (Fortnite in game currency) which should also come with this - not sure how they'll do it but should be sellable. Oh and a 'galaxy' skin which someone will pay an exorbitant amount for.

    Doesn't seem like this is too bad a price actually!

  • +4 votes

    Am I right in thinking that pre-ordering from JB would be a better idea if I'm wanting to hit up price protection in the next 24 months? That JB would be more likely to have a decent sale than the Samsung store? I've never followed pricing on official websites.

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    Hang on. Why does the website says Hybrid SIM? Is it now dualsim???

    • +1 vote

      Sim/SD Card

      • +2 votes

        About damn time they realised that Australia also wants dual SIM variants. Absolute wanks.

        • +2 votes

          Carriers selling single sim versions only

          The non telco version or open variant model should be the dual sim

          Samsung not hyping or marketing dual sim here, perhaps just to keep the telcos happy…. but they are for sale

  • +2 votes

    There isn't enough difference between this and the Note 8 other than a newer CPU and a tricky pen (even the camera is arguably better). Not worth the upgrade unless you are running a few generations behind (eg. Note 3/4, S5/S6). Even then, I'd argue you get better value going to a much discounted Note 8 or S9+.

    Everyone is waiting for the Note X/10 edition where tons of changes are promised.

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    When I look at the page it says this has Hybrid sim - ".. Single SIM is ideal for everyday use with only one phone number available. With Hybrid SIM, keep all your important files, photos, and videos with a MicroSD card, or use a second SIM that gives you the freedom to have two phone numbers."

    Do we finally have a dual sim samsung flagship for Oz?

      • +12 votes

        $1K+ for any phone, that's just crazy.

        • +1 vote

          $1000 phones have always been around since phones have been available. The iphone 3GS was $1000 for their top of the line model 64GB model.. As with the Nokias back in the day (N97/E90 communicators etc) or going further back, the StarTACs and earlier phones. It's nothing new and always been the price for the flagship products of the Mobile industry.

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          Well not really when consider how often we use them. Discussed in detail here.

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    I'm guessing Samsung is trying a new tactic.
    That is adding value to their brand with each new release with just a slight face lift instead of any significant new features. So watch how the image conscious will run out & buy this instead of looking at the value for money in buying this.
    I'm sticking with my HTC One m8.