You don't have to install gboard.
Go to settings
then General management
then language and input
then on-screen keyboard
Then manage keyboards
Then turn Samsung voice input off.
Agreed, I just went from an S7 to the Note 9 and when I try to use the speech-to-text, which I use for EVERYTHING, it feels more like a downgrade. Can't believe they put so much into this phone and whiffed on this.
I'm so disappointed. Also went from A S7 to a note 9 I am visually impaired. Almost cannot see what it Types. It screws up my text all the time. Probly never buy Samsung again
I had a note for before I finally upgraded and this is the worst talk to text I've ever experience. The note 4 would make suggestions that were correct 90% of the time on whole groups of words if it ever did make a mistake but it rarely did. this Samsung 9 his making my business use of this phone very limited due to the talk to text major flaw
I have a speech impediment. S's are hard for me. The S7 had no problem with talk to text. The Note 9 gets it right maybe 40% of the ti.e and that's being generous. Other than that I love the phone
I use talk text a lot. I have horrible arthritis in my hands. I have tried all the quick fixes and they don't work. If I would have known this issue I would never have gotten this phone
Absolutely the worst voice to text explanation point. I am doing the voice to text right now and it makes my point for me. It is almost as fast as the iPhone. Like you my S7 was perfect I don't know why they put a inferior AI in this phone.