Galaxy Note 9 vs Note 8 (Unboxing & Impressions)

  • Published on Aug 10, 2018
  • This is my in-depth hands on first impressions review of the Galaxy Note 9. I was able to unbox it for a closer look. Please ask all the questions you can! So far it feels a lot like an S9 Plus with a flair of Galaxy Note 8 to it. BUT we do have road warrior features such as a 4000mAh battery & HUGE amounts of storage!
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  • Erica Griffin
    Erica Griffin  8 months ago +220

    Not LATE lol. This simply took a long time to put together in my environment. Yes, my eyes are dark here. It was extremely sunny. Blame the camera.

    • 1ma1 ya1
      1ma1 ya1 Month ago

      Do you know how to make a phone call by swipping contact to the right when you are in text messages on Note 9? Before I had Note 8 and I could do that but on Note 9 it's not possible! I'm very upset!

    • Niloy Hossain
      Niloy Hossain 2 months ago

      I Like note 9

    • ari lee
      ari lee 5 months ago

      Hey can I know who is the best seller i can buy this purple one from

    • Mithona Keng
      Mithona Keng 8 months ago

      Erica Griffin Do you know when the black Note 9 will be coming to the US?

    • dhrew11ify
      dhrew11ify 8 months ago

      nice vid as always i think saw yesterday at bestbuy rocking dat note 9

    GREGGS TECH 11 days ago

    I have seen couple of videos about the unboxing of this phone and everybody has mentioned the usb adaptor but none has taken the time to mention it's purpose. So what is the function of this usb adaptor or should I ask what is the usb adaptor used for.

  • curtain call
    curtain call Month ago +1

    She looks creepy at thumbnail

  • Laura Riza
    Laura Riza 2 months ago

    Hi, Erica, I am minion so my hands are small so I want to ask you if u find it hard to use this phone, day by day because i've had The s9 and i love Samsung but I Would like to try a bigger phone now. What do you think?

  • Langos
    Langos 3 months ago

    There is a case in box with papers

  • Futuristix Gaming
    Futuristix Gaming 3 months ago

    Do you have eyes . creepy

  • Margaret Palmer
    Margaret Palmer 3 months ago

    I got the note 9 in the same Color

  • Insom Gamerz
    Insom Gamerz 3 months ago +1

    i just care about the girl. These phones are just a materialistic things.

  • Amalia Ruiz
    Amalia Ruiz 3 months ago

    did you know that those vessels on the edge are there for avoiding accidental touches.

  • Amalia Ruiz
    Amalia Ruiz 3 months ago

    please! don't get the 9.0 pie , the features are ridiculous!

  • Justin Clancy
    Justin Clancy 3 months ago

    Your hands are impossibly small

  • zeeshan fraz
    zeeshan fraz 4 months ago

    P. S. She *forgot* to mention that this is a review unit from samsung 🙄🤔

    • Erica Griffin
      Erica Griffin  4 months ago

      Kind of obvious when I went to the Samsung press event. Duh.

  • A. V.
    A. V. 4 months ago +15

    Nooooooo !
    It's not lilac purple,
    it's Thanos purple 😁

  • Dragonasu'
    Dragonasu' 4 months ago

    I have Note 8...should I wait for a new Samsung Note series phone or to buy Note 9?

    GALAXY NOTEKING 4 months ago

    Beautiful phone and awesome use. I love my note 9

  • Washington Redskins Fan

    Erica in your opinion what is the best phone out their right now is it the Samsung Galaxy Note 9,iPhone XS Max,or the iPhone XR and why?

  • jkeener1988
    jkeener1988 4 months ago


  • Chema Espinal
    Chema Espinal 5 months ago

    this girl gets every phone there is on the planet! wth

  • mel johns
    mel johns 5 months ago

    No you can notice the size and width and it's alot better feeling in the hand 🖐️ the note 9 is better than the the note 8,in alot of ways.... More then the 🖋 pen.

  • Shafi Yousif
    Shafi Yousif 5 months ago

    Lol her eyes like venom eyes

  • Sereno Pittman
    Sereno Pittman 5 months ago

    No I think that you should wait for the Note10 instead

  • psychopath Ace
    psychopath Ace 5 months ago +1

    If your phone is heavy or thick you'll get use to it eventually

  • Ali Gomez
    Ali Gomez 5 months ago

    You so pretty

  • Sylect Visuals  火
    Sylect Visuals 火 5 months ago

    your hands are so small lol damn

  • RINGNECK 101
    RINGNECK 101 6 months ago


  • Nakul Friend
    Nakul Friend 6 months ago +1

    Loved it....🙂

  • Brootis Rinzler
    Brootis Rinzler 6 months ago

    ** Does anyone know what color the S-Pen writes on the Midnight Black Note 9 🤔 **

  • Rohan Poddar
    Rohan Poddar 6 months ago

    Why are the whites so blue?

  • Joshua Howard
    Joshua Howard 6 months ago

    My first note was the Note 5 then I went to the LG V20 I am happy to be back with the Note series

  • AlKaiMaximus
    AlKaiMaximus 6 months ago

    I'm a dual SIM user so the 512GB option was the perfect choice for me

  • Darkon Ookami
    Darkon Ookami 6 months ago

    You look like a demon in the thumbnail. lol

  • Krystal Sadashiva
    Krystal Sadashiva 6 months ago

    Putting eyeliner on your lower lash is making your eyes look too small.

  • ereztree
    ereztree 6 months ago

    Thanks Erica for this video.
    I'm actually trying to decide between buying the Note 8 or the new Note 9 (after being a Motorola fan since the days of the Droid X. They're just not the same to me anymore imo since being sold to Lenovo).
    Anyway I went today and looked at the Note 9 and although I have never been sold on Samsung phones I must say that I was very impressed with what I saw in the Note 9.
    However, the Note 8 also seems to hold it's own, although the Note 9 brings a bigger battery, more memory. and a few other upgrades.
    Again, thanks for the video.

  • Brian Collyear
    Brian Collyear 6 months ago

    They say sales are down on the note 9 . This is why they are giving them away

  • AJ Alvarez
    AJ Alvarez 7 months ago

    Batteries is exploding on note 9 🔋🔋🔋⚰️⚰️⚰️🤪👈

  • oomomow
    oomomow 7 months ago

    Whoa! RUclip didn't notify me at all, or really even show me that you had any videos put out. This and any of the ones past it I had no idea about.
    Sorry about that. Great video as always!

  • Sharif Raza
    Sharif Raza 7 months ago

    I love ❤️

  • maxinneshinwoo
    maxinneshinwoo 7 months ago

    I don't have the neat shapes icon on my note. How to get it or see it? ☹

  • jimmyburbank
    jimmyburbank 7 months ago

    Yes yes a nice phone 📱

  • Rafael Villanueva
    Rafael Villanueva 7 months ago

    I honestly think the back of the Note 9 looks a little weird I guess. But then again, I'm using a Note 8 so I'm so used to that look...

  • thejjzzable
    thejjzzable 7 months ago

    Android fanboys are either watching iPhone videos, or watching Android videos talking about iPhone.

  • 維廉蔎水
    維廉蔎水 7 months ago

    You're one ugly lady you know that?

  • Hendrik Partosetiko
    Hendrik Partosetiko 7 months ago

    Why buy such a big phone while you got midget hands

  • Gerald Perkins
    Gerald Perkins 7 months ago

    Luv you Erica I updated my phone since I seen you on review of the note 3,lol. I have not needed a phone since 2012.and I use them both still. Great video keep up the great work.

  • Dan The Man
    Dan The Man 7 months ago

    Still no real review for the note 9? Or did I miss it?

    • Erica Griffin
      Erica Griffin  7 months ago +1

      Dan The Man Indeed! Thank you!!

    • Dan The Man
      Dan The Man 7 months ago

      +Erica Griffin can't let those people bother you. Obviously it makes them feel better to put other people down and just expect a reaction.
      You do you. Just tell them good things take time!

    • Erica Griffin
      Erica Griffin  7 months ago +1

      Dan The Man all good! You would not believe the amount of people who troll me, thinking I just sit around doing nothing lol. Never mind them. I have something in the works and I can’t wait to share it with you all 😀

    • Dan The Man
      Dan The Man 7 months ago

      +Erica Griffin not trolling...just wondering

    • Erica Griffin
      Erica Griffin  7 months ago +1

      I am very much hard at work filming and editing it. I make in-depth reviews so this is expected.

  • Catherine Adams
    Catherine Adams 7 months ago

    I'm having a hard time finding your in-depth review of this phone

  • stormrider777
    stormrider777 7 months ago

    Been missing my note 7 since they took it back. Finally getting a note again with a note 9.

  • Ted Harvick
    Ted Harvick 7 months ago

    how is it out in sunlight to read the screen? Also, the volume? I work outdoors mostly, and those are my 2 biggest concerns with phones.

  • Hassan Naeem
    Hassan Naeem 7 months ago +1

    You are so cute I love your Cuteness

  • Warden
    Warden 7 months ago

    Upgraded to the 512GB Note 9 from the S8+ and I am loving it so far!

  • Dave Lemke
    Dave Lemke 7 months ago

    Hi,Erica! Please make a video of the full review on the note 9’ love your videos!!!! Been subscribed to your ch since 2010’

  • Anthony Dyer
    Anthony Dyer 7 months ago


  • Gary Whitney
    Gary Whitney 7 months ago

    I think it's cool that Samsung supplies a clear case with the paperwork.

  • teo jota
    teo jota 7 months ago

    I always watch your video about unboxing plss give away😊😊

  • atooz1
    atooz1 7 months ago

    You miss the case that come with it in the box you put aside.

  • Rodrigo Pinto
    Rodrigo Pinto 7 months ago

    Are you keeping the s9+??

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  • Ales Frelih
    Ales Frelih 7 months ago

    Great video. Can you give us an honest opinion on battery life of Note 9 please ?

  • Joseph Hii
    Joseph Hii 7 months ago

    Do you have the details of its S Pen's battery life? How long will it take to kill the battery and fully charge? Will it last for an hour powerpoint presentation?

  • Norah Manuel
    Norah Manuel 7 months ago

    When will you release the note 9 review? I'm super excited for it and I always wait to see your reviews

  • Kevin White
    Kevin White 7 months ago

    You should do a video on the new Galaxy watch

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  • Danomyte 548
    Danomyte 548 7 months ago

    Iam interested but Iam on the fence.

  • Decider Agustine
    Decider Agustine 7 months ago

    Oh My Gosh!! You look beautiful🤩😍
    Let me be your cameraman so that you can show your gorgeous face on the camera..

  • Tech To reck
    Tech To reck 7 months ago

    Best female tech RUclip hands down

  • Chakeur Chakeur
    Chakeur Chakeur 7 months ago

    Good work, I am new here from Algeria

  • IM_Awesome
    IM_Awesome 7 months ago

    Hey can I have one?

    TABL3SIX 7 months ago

    Will you be reviewing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4S?

  • kuromomutaro
    kuromomutaro 7 months ago

    Still rocking My Note 4

  • monroekwok
    monroekwok 7 months ago

    how do you kill the bixby button on the side???

  • john beattie
    john beattie 7 months ago

    Wheres your full review!!!!!!!????????

  • nell y
    nell y 7 months ago

    Really excited for your full review! You are the first youtuber I subscribed to when I had the note 2. I only trust you and Flossy Carter when it comes to reviews. Thank you so much for all of the hard work and dedication you put into making such great and informative videos!! 😁

  • Sereno Pittman
    Sereno Pittman 7 months ago

    That because it has dex built in

    ANTHONIO PRESSLEY 7 months ago

    #One love

    GOVIND GP 7 months ago

    I have a note 8 and it's good! Would it be better to wait for the note 10, given that it is possible there would be more upgrades?

  • Pepsiontoast303
    Pepsiontoast303 7 months ago

    Im still here running an ace 3 from 2013. Its slow, but it can take a beating cause ive dropped this thing too many times.

  • ultrabook samsung
    ultrabook samsung 7 months ago

    king of phones note line

  • R. M.
    R. M. 7 months ago

    Doesn't look like a "must move" from the GS9+ to me....

  • sexydredlocs
    sexydredlocs 8 months ago

    ±Erica Griffin so would you recommend an upgrade from the snapdragon N8 to the N9. And do you happen to know when or if Sprint will get the 512GB model. BTW really like your reviews. TIA

  • eiggiboy
    eiggiboy 8 months ago

    Erica, As of now it's only a $50 difference between S9+ and Note 9 and I'm currently using iPhone 6 but I made up my mind I'm switching to Android.... I like both S9+ and Note 9, Which one should I get?

  • James Durber
    James Durber 8 months ago +1

    Interesting video the next Samsung would be note x foldable phone kinda don't like

  • Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan 8 months ago

    I'm still using a Galaxy note 3, I may look more seriously into upgrading to the note 8 especially since they note 8 and 9 are so similar software wise. Keep up the good work Erica. Thank You.

  • Nicholai Mohammed
    Nicholai Mohammed 8 months ago

    I am a fan of Samsung, Apple,HUAWEI, MI and BLE

  • SavageArfad
    SavageArfad 8 months ago

    For people who like to write on glass!

  • Dannielle Vocal
    Dannielle Vocal 8 months ago

    I never had a smartphone I wish I could have gift away phones from you any type of samsung would do

  • Chris Carlos
    Chris Carlos 8 months ago

    Thank you for that in-depth look and I really like your style of videos. I have been watching your content for some time here and there, but I'll admit I finally just subscribed. I don't subscribe to many channels (because I tend to wait and see how the channel is before subscribing.) I just want to say, thanks and I look forward to more of your content. You have such a great way at demonstrating the content, discussing your opinions and the facts so concise and clear, and overall making it enjoyable to watch. :D

  • nirjay mushahary
    nirjay mushahary 8 months ago

    I love it please give me one

  • Nicholas Shelton
    Nicholas Shelton 8 months ago

    Is it worth it to buy the note9 rather than the note8?

  • James M
    James M 8 months ago +4

    Just picked up an unlocked 512/8GB Note 9 for $799 directly from Samsung as they offered a 450 trade-in on my Note 5.

    • James M
      James M 6 months ago

      +Dominick Ray You're not going to see it unless you have purchased products directly from Samsung before.

    • Dominick Ray
      Dominick Ray 6 months ago

      +James M dont believe it only special I seen was double your trade in for samsung I have a note 8 and comptiplating buying a note 9 for speakers and the 935

    • James M
      James M 6 months ago

      +Dominick Ray Only by special invitation with a link on the email Samsung sends you.

    • Dominick Ray
      Dominick Ray 6 months ago

      They dont offe 450 for a note 5 😂🤣

    • James M
      James M 8 months ago

      +Tteokbokki Oh no!

  • steve johnson olson
    steve johnson olson 8 months ago

    Hi can you explain how you double tap on screen to open notes please

  • Chiraq Vany
    Chiraq Vany 8 months ago

    I cant wait to get my hands on this phone tomorrow😃😃

  • Karrie Bhurgari
    Karrie Bhurgari 8 months ago +1

    Hi Erica I have a question, what's your favorite out of these phones, Samsung s7 (not edge), LG V20, Nexus 6P the original Google Pixel, and the Sony Experia XA1? I know they're not the newest but that's what I want to spend and I don't really need the best phone out there you know what I'm saying?

  • Kelly Sikorski
    Kelly Sikorski 8 months ago

    I like the Mario wall paper on your Note 8. You inspired me to find that!

  • Μɑяý Μɑяý
    Μɑяý Μɑяý 8 months ago +1

    Really thanks for review, I believe for the first time that the note 8 is better than the note 9, I like more size in note 8, camera and it have the screen more curve.

  • TresLong33
    TresLong33 8 months ago

    Hello Erica, I have an important conquest for you. Can you please see if the N9 works with the 2017 Gear VR? I plan on upgrading from the N8 to the N9 and I have greatly invested in my GVR, I'm sure I'm not the only one concerned about this.

  • SimsForever
    SimsForever 8 months ago

    Please don't scratch a surface lol

  • SimsForever
    SimsForever 8 months ago

    I hope the note 8 gets pie. 1 last update.

  • Technical Gaming
    Technical Gaming 8 months ago

    please watch the

  • Robert Abshire
    Robert Abshire 8 months ago

    Note 9 or wait for S10 hmmmm

  • Dale Foster
    Dale Foster 8 months ago

    Should I upgrade from the note 8 or just hold out for note 10