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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 306 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and camera. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the portability. There are some less positive opinions 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 : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features, price, specs and review. Is this shaping up to be the best phablet you can buy right now?

Battery lasts the day, comfortably ; Fantastic, huge display with no notch ; S Pen remains unique ; Samsung’s software has a number of handy features

The overall design of the S9 Plus is better ; Bixby button is an annoyance

Inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 you’ll find a 4000mAh battery, a cell so large there are few other flagships devices housing a similarly sized unit – at least in Europe. It matches the battery size of the Huawei P20 Pro, and comfortably exceeds the...

Sep, 2018

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Ships with outdated Android Oreo Bixby is wack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 : Robert Jones (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: a premium, powerful, and hard hitting Android flagship

 

The Samsung Note 9 drips with a level of premium and capability that makes it one of the best Android phones available

Technical showcase ; 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen is stunning ; Audio is top draw, with Dolby Atmos and UHQ upscaling ; Comprehensive Samsung software suite

4,000mAh battery is only competitive, not standout ; Bixby AI assistant is still definitely a work in progress ; Expensive, even for the entry model

Nov, 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 : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands on

 

We get a first look at Samsung's latest Galaxy Note 9 smartphone.

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000
Browsing time (3G):14
Browsing time (4G):16
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):17
Charging time (pen):40
Continuous audio playback time:59
Continuous audio playback time (display off):95
Continuous video playback time:20
Standby time (pen):30
Talk time (3G):29
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 flash:N / Y
Front camera pixel size:1.22
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera sensor ratio:4:3
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:960
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.5
Rear camera dual aperture number:1.5/2.4
Rear camera field of view (FOV) angle:77
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera pixel size:1.4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera sensor ratio:4:3
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera field of view (FOV) angle:45
Second rear camera pixel size:1
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Second rear camera sensor ratio:4:3
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.509
Head SAR (EU):0.381
Head SAR category (EU):A
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.381

Design

Colour name:Lavender Purple / Metallic Copper / Midnight Black / Ocean Blue
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Purple
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar / Clamshell
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Iris recognition:Y
Product colour:Black / Blue / Brown, Copper / Copper / Lavender / Purple
Protection features:Dust Resistant / Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Dust resistant,Splash proof,Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9
Display diagonal:16.3
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:2960 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:516
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Curved edge screen
Touch technology:Multi-touch / Single-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

Features

Front camera field of view (FOV) angle:80

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system: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 / 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
Playback modes:Zoom
Speakers:STEREO
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
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1800,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA / HSPA,TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:5.0
Miracast:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM / Single 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 / Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Ejection pin:Y
Headset included:Y
Interface adapters included:Micro USB-B male - USB Type-C female,USB Type-C male - USB Type-A female
Manual:Y
Pen nibs included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
SIM card ejector pin:Y
Stylus included:Y
Tweezers:Y
USB connector leaflet:Y

Pen

Accuracy pen:0.7
Bluetooth supported:Y
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 / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / 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
Virtual assistant:Samsung Bixby

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:128 / 512
Maximum memory card size:512
Memory card slot type:Hybrid slot
RAM capacity:6 / 8
RAM Type:LPDDR4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:463.6

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.8
Height :161.9
Pen weight:3.1
Weight:201
Width:76.4