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On 3/30/2018 at 9:32 PM, danlodish345 said:

I also have S 9 +. Did you try the low-light pictures yet?

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Low light photos are better than the S8+ for sure. Still way over processed, but that's how Samsung rolls. I get less blur with the kids running around too. Have yet to try the super slow mo...it requires a TON of light to work well. 

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6 hours ago, mmark27 said:
Low light photos are better than the S8+ for sure. Still way over processed, but that's how Samsung rolls. I get less blur with the kids running around too. Have yet to try the super slow mo...it requires a TON of light to work well. 

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I just noticed that Samsung made the Sprint variant of the S9/S9+ the same price as the unlocked variant. Combine that with a trade in and that's a pretty good deal.

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Still no April security update....months behind!

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Still no April security update....months behind!

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AFAIK, T-Mobile is the most up to date at the moment & it's the March patch.

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1 hour ago, optimummind said:

AFAIK, T-Mobile is the most up to date at the moment & it's the March patch.

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My S9 Plus does not have the latest security patches and I'm updated

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I'm waiting for it

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Samsung is so slow.  My Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact got the April 5th 2018 Security Patch yesterday.  My Unlocked 965U1 is still on February.

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1 hour ago, optimummind said:

Samsung is so slow.  My Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact got the April 5th 2018 Security Patch yesterday.  My Unlocked 965U1 is still on February.

Samsung is a slow as a snail I can't stand it LOL

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Hazzah finally

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Funny that's the same thing T-Mobile said about Oreo Update for the V30..

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2 hours ago, Jesito473 said:

Funny that's the same thing T-Mobile said about Oreo Update for the V30..

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Yes very funny indeed. I don't trust them to that word when it comes to software updates. The only thing I have to say is I'll believe it when I see it.

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So how is everyone's battery life? I'm using my phone just as much as I did my 8+ and I'm getting significantly less battery life, granted the phone is a LOT faster but I'm down a good 20% when I leave work compared to what I was getting on the 8+. Still love the phone but just curious lol.

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15 hours ago, BlueAngel said:

So how is everyone's battery life? I'm using my phone just as much as I did my 8+ and I'm getting significantly less battery life, granted the phone is a LOT faster but I'm down a good 20% when I leave work compared to what I was getting on the 8+. Still love the phone but just curious lol.

I'm getting the exact same battery life that I got on my Galaxy S8+.  Same apps, same settings, and same usage patterns.  

I turned off AOD and it resulted in big battery savings.

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1 hour ago, optimummind said:

I'm getting the exact same battery life that I got on my Galaxy S8+.  Same apps, same settings, and same usage patterns.  

I turned off AOD and it resulted in big battery savings.

I am having battery issues even with screen off and the AOD turned off

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6 hours ago, danlodish345 said:

I am having battery issues even with screen off and the AOD turned off

Glad I'm not the only one, I've heard of bad battery life on the exynos version but not the snapdragon 845 version, I don't understand it usage hasn't changed from the S8+ but battery life is down a good 20% on average. Granted my phone lasts me all day but I'm getting home from work with 50% whereas on the 8+ I would be in the 70-75% range.

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8 hours ago, BlueAngel said:

Glad I'm not the only one, I've heard of bad battery life on the exynos version but not the snapdragon 845 version, I don't understand it usage hasn't changed from the S8+ but battery life is down a good 20% on average. Granted my phone lasts me all day but I'm getting home from work with 50% whereas on the 8+ I would be in the 70-75% range.

My phone only lasts a couple of hours. It's pretty sad actually

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Posted (edited)

The rest of the FCC data posted now that the delay has timed out.

 

https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=bI7E53ffIgg1cYfeqKQb3Q%3D%3D&fcc_id=A3LSMG965U

 

The antenna diagram, photos, and the original user manual as submitted.

 

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Added antenna dragram to items released.

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3 minutes ago, SturgeonGeneral said:

The rest of the FCC data posted now that the delay has timed out.

 

https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=bI7E53ffIgg1cYfeqKQb3Q%3D%3D&fcc_id=A3LSMG965U

 

Mostly photos and the original user manual as submitted.

 

Hey what security patch do you have?

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1 hour ago, danlodish345 said:

Hey what security patch do you have?

ARBG

 

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Samsung sure went out of their way with updates on this phone, only 1 update since the phone was out.?

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2 hours ago, BlueAngel said:

Samsung sure went out of their way with updates on this phone, only 1 update since the phone was out.?

No clue why the update is taking so long....SMH

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21 minutes ago, imex99 said:

No clue why the update is taking so long....SMH

Is taking forever to update it. I’m getting annoyed.

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