The Old and the New



My new Galaxy Note 9 arrived.

My 18 month Galaxy Note 8 has served me very well and is a device I very much love, but a few features of the Galaxy Note 9 really sold it to me.

  • Bigger battery - less battery anxiety.

  • Bluetooth stylus - great for selfies

  • Dockless DeX - I use DeX loads!



I've noticed the bigger battery, although mostly because it takes a hell of a lot longer to charge. As for the DeX - that's amazing. I've already ordered more cables. Actually the biggest annoyance with the DeX docks is actually having to remove your case to dock the phones - a little extra length on the USB C port would have stopped this being a problem.

So far, I love it. It really does feel like the Note 8 perfected.

As for the Galaxy Watch I also got, again, I love it. It's the same as my old one, but smaller.



It seems to look more like a regular watch on my wrist, unlike the 46mm version which looks too big. This is more like the old Galaxy Gear 2 which I loved so much. The only downside is the battery life is nowhere near as good, but that isn't helped by this one being 4G, so not only have I taken the battery hit from the smaller battery, but also from the 4G radio.

In other news, Jake got his first PVC jeans after I persuaded him... He's the type of person who will really carry the look well.



Yet again... ASOS.