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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and size. The camera and performance are also appreciated, but views are divided on the portability. Many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Cherlynn Low (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: A better Note for most of us

 

Samsung continues its nearly spotless history of delivering excellent big-screen phones with the Note 9. It offers powerful performance, a long-lasting battery and a brilliant display. Its cameras aren't the best in class, but they still take great...

Useful new S Pen features Excellent performance Big and bright display Good battery life Capable cameras

Ships with outdated Android Oreo Bixby is wack

The Note 9 is a satisfying update that will please power users, and with its new S Pen features, it even has the potential to appeal to a more mainstream audience. Samsung only needs to iron out a few quirks (I'm looking at you, Bixby) and push out its...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on review

 

From water cooling to a supercapacitor, the Galaxy Note 9 overflows with tech

Beautiful, large screen Massive battery; A.I. Scene Optimizer is promising; Strong performance; S Pen offers remote control.

Expensive; Bixby still exists; No Android 9.0 Pie.

From afar, the new Galaxy Note 9 may feel like a miniscule upgrade over its predecessor, but the sum of its parts make it a killer phone. Is it inspiring like the iPhone X? No. Does it have the most recent version of Android? No. But it’s still a damn...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Galaxy Note 9: One of the year's best phones still isn't a must-buy

 

The Note 9 is a terrific phone, but Samsung is clearly holding back for 2019.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a big, beautiful phone with top-tier specs including a massive battery and internal storage that starts at 128GB. The new S Pen doubles as a wireless remote for taking long-distance selfies.

It's expensive and offers few real innovations over last year's Note 8. The fingerprint reader is uncomfortably close to the camera.

The ultrapricey Note 9 is one of the year's best phones. But unless you're in dire need of an upgrade, the smart move is to wait for what the next iPhone, Pixel and even Galaxy S10 bring.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: The best never felt so bland

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has the most storage and RAM, and best screen that you can get in a phone. So why doesn't it feel more exciting?

Great screen, great specs, great camera ; S Pen has some cool new tricks. ; Giant battery means it'll last through most days.

It's expensive. ; It still runs Android Oreo and probably will for a while. ; Bixby isn't as good as Google Assistant and you can't turn off the button any more.

Samsung isn’t just selling you a phone for $1,000, it’s selling you a do-it-all machine. It’s not a stretch to say the Note 9 is the most powerful and capable Android phone ever made. But all that power comes at a price, both literally and figuratively.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: more, more, more

 

The most of everything, including price

Gorgeous, vibrant, bright, big display ; Fast performance ; True all-day battery life ; Lots of storage, even in the base model

High price tag ; Large, unwieldy size ; Duplicate apps and extra features that don’t add much value

For the Note 9 to make sense, you need to want more than just “more,” you need to want the most. And having the most will cost you the most.

Aug, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is an attractive pen-enabled phablet with a fast processor, a terrific modem, and a huge battery.

Big battery. Lots of storage. Excellent S Pen stylus. Class-leading processor and modem.

Expensive. Heavy.

Old Galaxy Note owners, it's time to put those failing, ancient phones down and pick up this beauty, with its all-day battery. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the ultimate productivity phone right now, a gorgeous beast of a phablet that lets you sign...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : JESSICA DOLCOURT (cnet.com)

Galaxy Note 9 ongoing review: The good and bad so far

 

Samsung's $1,000 phone comes with an AI camera, giant battery and 128GB of onboard storage.

Battery life appears strong in real-world testing, but it's too soon for a final determination (see below) The S Pen stylus' new Bluetooth features work as advertised As a natural note-taker, I love being able to jot things down Yep, I still love the...

At times, the screen isn't responsive to my taps, both with the S Pen and with my finger; I've reached out to Samsung and don't know yet if this is an isolated issue with my particular review unit The fingerprint reader is too close to the camera...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Simon Brad Chacos (pcworld.com)

The Galaxy Note 9 leaks early in Samsung preorder page and launch video

 

Here's everything we know (and think we know) about the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung's next flagship phone.

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Note 9 will be announced at an even in New York on August 9. That’s earlier than last year’s Note 8 launch, which was unveiled on August 23. That should mean it will go on sale near the end of August based on...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Smartphone Review

 

Go penning. Samsung's high-end phablet comes with a revolutionary S Pen, which can be used to trigger the camera remotely or switch slides during a presentation, thanks to its Bluetooth capabilities. A great display is accompanied by an intelligent...

Samsung once again delivers the business smartphone of the year, nothing less is to be expected. Even the owners of the Note 8 have a lot to gain by switching to the Note 9. However, this does not have a lot to do with the S Pen: The new remote control...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review: Epic phone, epic price

 

Value is subjective, and little illustrates that quite so well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Long the largest physically of the company's smartphones, now the Note family pushes Samsung into a new price bracket, too: like Apple's iPhone X, you're...

The best smartphone screen around ; Huge amounts of power, memory, and storage ; S Pen keeps getting more functional ; Cameras are reliable workhorses

$1,000+ price tag is eye-watering ; Samsung's software can be frustrating ; Bixby still underwhelms

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000
Wireless charging:Y

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Digital Zoom:10
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Color name:Lavender Purple / Midnight Black / Ocean Blue
Color of product:Black / Blue / Purple
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9
Display Diagonal:6.4
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:2960 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:516
Screen shape:Curved edge screen
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Pressure sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, APE, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Audio system:Dolby Atmos
FM radio:N
Speakers manufacturer:AKG
Supported video modes:1080p,2160p
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:HSPA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Miracast:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card hot swapping:Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Play

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Headset included:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus included:Y
Tweezers:Y

Pen

Accuracy pen:0.0276
Pen included:Y
Pen number of buttons:1
Pressure levels:4096

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
USB On-The-Go support:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.7
Processor lithography:10

Software

Operating system installed:Android 8.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:128
Maximum memory card size:512
RAM capacity:6
RAM type:LPDDR4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.346
Height:6.37
Pen weight:0.109
Weight:7.09
Width:3.01