This post is not meant to be argumentative, but I think there are some missing points there...
I wouldn't upgrade to a note 10, from a note 9. Here is the rationale:
1) No headphone jack - Yes really, it is a deal breaker. Unless I invest in wireless headphones or a splitter, I cannot charge and use headphones at the same time. Moreover, it renders my existing Senheizer and Bose wired headphones useless. It is something Samsung has always mocked Apple for, only to do the same thing couple of years later.
This won't work for everyone, but for me, one the best innovations in mobile phones in the last few years was Wireless Charging. I have a wireless charger by my bed, on my desk, in my office and in my car. They're as cheap as regular chargers now days and illiminate the whole "how do I charge while lispening to music" issue. A dongle cost $10-15, and it does provide better sound quality, this is from personal experience with Note10+... so your Senheizer and Bose could sound even better.
2) 1080p - Are you kidding me? Flagship phone without Quad HD? You have 1440p in Note 9 for God's sake!
Note10 is not meant to be a replacement or an upgrade for Note9. Note10 is a entry level device for people that want the S-Pen, but think Note10+ is too large. Yeah let's be honest, it's crippled probably to force people into a more expensive model, but it's nothing new in the industry. Apple, OnePlus, Huawei and Samsung themselves have done it many times in the past. BAU.
3) No expandable storage (Note 10) - This is well a downgrade vs. Note 9.
To continue on the previous point... Note10 is not meant to be an upgrade from Note9. Note10+ is. But still, Note10 comes with 256 GB of storage. People now mostly use cloud based music and video, photos are stored in the cloud. I'm a power user and I can't even fill up 128 gigs... who will need 256 + micro SD? And those that do need it, will likely not consider an entry level flagship anyway. Note10+ has the slot.
4) 60Hz - For a phone you call has cool features for gaming, you couldn't even provide a refresh rate of 90Hz, similar to One plus 7 pro or Asus Rog.
This would have been cool, but what is trylly competing with Note10 and has a higher refresh rate display? I'm sure they havethe tech ready to go and could do it, but hey, they need to save something for future upgrades. Again, a standsrd practive in the industry. Don't hate the player... as they say.
5) Screen size (Note 10) - 1 inch smaller than Note 9.
Note10 is not an upgrade from Note9. It's meant to be smaller. that's the whole point. Note10+ is a true successor to Note9.
6) Price - Note 10 is $50 below Note 9 price, but Note 9 is a downgrade in specs (losing expandable storage, headphone jack etc.) Note 10+ is much more expensive than Note 9, but degrades display quality (pixels), and still loses headphone jack. The only upside is a newer processor, and some gimmicky features which you might not use regularly (do you really want video doodles everyday?)
Note10+ is not a downgrade in display quality, it's a QHD+ screen, even brighter with less blue light. And the new processor is not the only upside. It uses new, super fast storage tech, UFS 3.0, and this in combination with 12 gigs of RAM, make the phone lighning fast. I've compared it side by side with Note9 and it's noticibly faster in every application. The cameras alone worth the $150 price increase. The battery is insane! The phone runs much cooler than Note9. Charges faster. and there are so many more improvements.
People talk about increased RAM, but 8 or 12 gb is an overkill especially for Exynos processors, which along with Mali GPU, suck at gaming (check the debate on Snapdragon vs. Exynos)
So no, thanks, I am sticking to my current Samsung phone.
And that's perfectly fine. No one that's happy with their current device HAS to upgrade just because a new one is released. Note10+ is an amazing phone, and a worthy upgrade from Note9. Note10 is a perfect entry note for Galaxy S users, or even iPhone users that want to try a stylus, Androind or Samsung.
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