Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications Review and Price
Over the years, Samsung has managed to establish itself as one of the leading names in the smartphone industry – and for good reason. Having released several excellent smartphones in recent years, the tech giant has done it again with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9. While the phone was first released in August 2018, it has recently seen some price discounts which make it an even more appealing option for smartphone users.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Stylish and Functional Design
Much of the initial buzz that surrounded the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 release lived up to expectations. Yet a few months after its debut and with lower prices now available on the market, this is one model that warrants revisiting for a fuller review. The new model seems to have struck the perfect balance between elegance and functionality. It offers a simple and minimalistic yet impeccable design based on the previous Note 8 and carrying the same aesthetic.
Samsung’s signature industrial finish is a bit more refined and polished with the Note 9, although the model retains the added thickness of the chassis that makes it more user-friendly and easier to hold. The curved edge screen that the company became famous for is also here, and the smartphone also comes in an array of interesting hues – from Ocean Blue to Lavender Purple and Midnight Black, with a limited number of units available in Cloud Silver.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Impressive Power and Added Storage
The Note 9 also mirrors the Note 8 with regard to dimensions. It is 6.4 inches long, 3 inches wide and 0.34 inches deep (162×76.4x9mm), while it weighs a little over 7 ounces (205g). The standard OS is the latest Android 8.1 Oreo, and the CPU is the impressive Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or the equally powerful Exynos 9810, widely celebrated for its improved capabilities.
The smartphone comes with either 6GB or 8GB and you can get either 128GB or 512GB of storage. With the option of microSD that can boost the storage up to 512GB, you can end up with a staggering 1TB – which is arguably even more than what many laptops on the market offer, let alone smartphones. With so much processing power and a battery life of 4,000 mAh, Note 9 couldn’t fare any better in terms of portability.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Impeccable Display – Perfect for Gaming
But the big winner is still the display with the Note 9. With a screen size of 6.4 inches, it is just a bit wider than the Note 8, which means it is the largest screen on any Samsung Note smartphone yet. It sports a Super AMOLED display, coupled with quad-HD resolution.
This means better and richer colors, as it includes 224% of the sRGB spectrum, while its brightness at roughly 600 nits that can hold its own in direct sunlight. This makes it perfect for mobile gaming. It is a great smartphone to play fast-paced action titles like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which have sent mobile gamers into a frenzy lately, or even for old-school gaming like puzzles or retro arcade games.
Games that rely a lot on relaying an entertaining visual environment, like immersive 3D games from VegasSlots, will also benefit a lot from the new Note 9 graphics capabilities. Finally, the new Note 9 offers an AI-powered dual 12MP rear cameras and 8MP front camera, while its much-celebrated S Pen stylus has received raving reviews for its increased capabilities.
Samsung made sure that it can be connected to Note 9 through Bluetooth, so you can use it for remote functions – such as taking the perfect selfie. You can assign actions to the S Pen single and double click and tailor it to your experience.
The miraculous S Pen is the perfect icing on the perfect cake, as Samsung proves itself once again with this stunning flagship smartphone.
Price and Availability
- Recommended Retail Price: $999 (128GB), $1,249 (512GB)
- Availability: Available