Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

$999.99
8.9

Battery Life

9.0/10

Software

8.0/10

Performance

9.0/10

Value for Money

8.5/10

Camera

9.0/10

Display

9.0/10

Style & Design

9.5/10

Pros

  • Beautiful phone with top-tier specs including a massive battery and internal storage that starts at 128GB
  • Battery life is strong in real-world testing
  • AI camera improves photos
  • Lots of onboard storage
  • DeX mode works without dock

Cons

  • Water cooling doesn't impress
  • Bixby still needs work
  • Expensive

Get the Note 9 if you want a big-screen phone with a pen and strong cameras. But you may want to wait for the Pixel 3 and next iPhones before you buy. Everything is here about Samsung Galaxy Note 9 battery life , Samsung Galaxy Note 9 camera and all feature and trusted review of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 .

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review :

LAUNCH Announced 2018, August
Status Available. Released 2018, August

The Galaxy Note 9, although marginally heavier at 201g compared to 195g, is strikingly similar to its Note 8 sibling. You’ll find the same metal frame (albeit with slightly different finish), the same horizontally-aligned dual camera setup and the same near bezel-free front; Samsung boasts that the bezels have been trimmed down on the Note 9, but the change is barely indistinguishable from the Note 8.

BODY Dimensions 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
Weight 201 g (7.09 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
– Stylus (Bluetooth integration)

 

DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.4 inches, 103.2 cm2 (~83.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~516 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– HDR10 compliant
– Always-on display

 

PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Exynos 9810 Octa (10 nm) – EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) – USA/LATAM, China
CPU Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA/LATAM, China

 

MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 512 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA Dual 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.

 

SELFIE CAMERA Single 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1440p@30fps

 

SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

FEATURES Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor

 

BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

 

MISC Colors Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Pure White, Alpine White
Price About 750 EUR

 

TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 3377 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3064
Basemark X: 41994
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.531 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 71dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 80dB
Audio quality Noise -93.7dB / Crosstalk -94.1dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 97h

The Galaxy Note 9’s cameras are pretty much the same as the Galaxy S9+, both in specs and the image quality. But, for the rear camera, Samsung has built in what it is calling Scene Optimizer. Scene Optimizer studies the scene and subject, matches them with 20 presets such as food, portraits, landscapes, and animals, then optimizes the shooting parameters to make the images look better than they normally would. Scene Optimizer doesn’t really work in practice and is mostly a gimmick, though. Images don’t seem to actually improve, but even if they did, Scene Optimizer takes just a second too long to actually detect the scene, which can result in you missing the moment.

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Thankfully, the other new feature Samsung has built in works better and is available for both the front and rear cameras. Any time you take a blurry photo, the Flaw Detection feature will inform you with a pop-up notification. We all know how frustrating it can be when we take a picture and go to the gallery to check it out only to see it came out blurred. But thanks to Flaw Detection, you can immediately take another picture of the same scene instead of going into the gallery to find out, making it quite useful. Flaw Detection can also tell the user if someone in the photo blinked or the backlighting is poor, but this is something I was unable to reproduce.

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