What are you saving up for: Galaxy Note 9 or Pixel 3 XL?

What are you saving up for: Galaxy Note 9 or Pixel 3 XL?
Alright, power users. We all know you want the biggest, baddest phone with the biggest, baddest battery, and the fastest, hottest — figuratively speaking — processor. If that's you, then there's a legitimate reason to be excited about the second half of the year — the new Samsung Note, LG V, the iPhones, Pixels, and possibly a Premium Sony are about to be announced.

Everyone has a favorite here, and many have a phone or two that they hate for one reason or another. On the Android side, we find the comparison between Samsung's Note series and Google's Pixel series to be quite the contrast.

Samsung is well-known for throwing everything plus the kitchen sink in its latest smartphone models, Google is a bit more... reserved. Samsung's UI is a heavy, heavy reskin of Android, while the Pixels have... well, Google-made Android — the cleanest interface, the way Google meant for it to look.

So, go on — fess up. What are you saving your money for this year — the Note 9 or the Pixel 3 XL?

Pixel 3 XL vs Note 9: which one are you saving up for?

Google Pixel 3 XL
45.45%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
18.93%
My money is not leaving my pocket until I see the reviews for these bad boys!
23.1%
Ha! Neither one of those!
12.52%

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29 Comments

1. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I'm just trying to pay off my Note 8 before thinking about getting another phone. Then I'll probably be considering the Note 10 or the S11. I might even look at another OnePlus device, but who knows...

5. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 939; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Why not S12? That will be the better option. The S11 won't be much of a upgrade over the S10.

17. ajwillingham

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Couldn't have said that any better... Not getting the notched Pixel 3 and Note 9 won't be with the upgrade.

23. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

ASUS ROG PHONE!

28. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

@skymitch89. Lol at poor people who has to pay for a $1K phone in installments as if it's a $30K car. If you can't afford to pay for a phone in 1 payment up front, that's life telling you NOT to buy extravagant stuff beyond your budget and to live within your means. Durrrr!

29. wickiraman

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 03, 2016

Hell Yeah !!

2. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Where is the S10 option ?

3. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

This! I'll gladly wait another 4 months for leaks, and 6 months for the S10 itself.

4. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 939; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Galaxy S10+ with triple cameras.

6. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Of course waiting for next year's new CPU.

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Where's the BOTH option?

8. josephnero

Posts: 782; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Xperia XZ3

9. fyah_king unregistered

Note 8.:)

10. yalokiy

Posts: 1047; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Nah, I need a device that's even smaller than my S8.

11. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1576; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Didn't know you had to save money to put a Note 9 on a payment plan.

12. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

i would usually say note 9 but i will be waiting for the s10 and note 10 next year

13. libra89

Posts: 2290; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Neither, both will be too big for my liking.

14. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

is this even a debate at this point? The Pixel 3 XL of course

15. jodeci888

Posts: 79; Member since: May 14, 2009

If VZ let's my upgrade, I'm jumping from the pixel 2 XL to the 3 XL.

16. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Naahh will save for Pixel 3.

18. Chris_ABN

Posts: 194; Member since: May 16, 2018

I want a notchless phone and not just a small update so I'll wait for the S10.

19. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

I didn't like the Pixel2 as much (screen) But I love their camera. Google got the best camera. Hope to see the 3rd even better. I may get one to swap with my Note 8 whenever I needed. Hopefully their screen is better than before too.

20. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I will see what Google does first. I really like the Pixel ohineseven if they have a lot of problems.

21. boriqua2000

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

ASUS ROG phone

22. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Galaxy X Note 10 IPhone plus The phone's I'll be taking a look at next year Am half tempted to try this year's iPhone plus for 12 months to see how iOS runs but I know next year's version might come with big changes

24. savagx

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 15, 2015

I got OG Pixel and I'll probably wait for pixel 4

25. JayBEE

Posts: 181; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

Keeping the Note 8 and waiting to see what comes out next year.

26. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

You gotta be kidding me! Pixel phones are pure sht compared to S9+ and Note8. Pixel phone lovers are morons.

27. Oculus

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Essential Ph-2

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