Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review-The Best Big Phone

Samsung announced its brand new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone, judging by the looks on the outside you may assume that not much has changed from last year but Samsung did make some pretty big changes on the inside of the phone. It looks pretty similar to what Samsung released last year with the Galaxy Note 8, in fact, it’s so similar that the only thing I can see at first glance that’s obvious is that the fingerprint reader has moved away from being placed right next to the flash and they’ve moved it underneath the camera module. Let’s check Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review in detail.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is what’s powering a majority of the features. Galaxy Note 9 takes advantage of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with cutting-edge LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features include second-generation gigabit which supports peak download speeds of 1.2 gigabits per second. It’s also got Qualcomm’s apex audio which allows the galaxy to support consistent high-quality sound over Bluetooth. It supports wireless headsets and speakers, now compared to the Galaxy Note 8 the Galaxy Note 9 has a 53% faster CPU and a 23% faster GPU now again that’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review – Specs, Features, and Price in Pakistan

LAUNCH Released 2018
Availability Yes
BODY Dimensions 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm
Weight 201 grams
SIM Slot Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.4 inches’ (~83.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels (516 ppi)
Multi-touch Yes
NETWORK Network Support GSM/3G/LTE
2G Bands 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
PLATFORM Os Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Exynos 9810 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core 2.8GHz
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630
Memory Card Slot Yes, up to 512GB
internal 512 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.4″, 1µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF, Dual video call, Auto-HDR, 1440@30fps
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
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
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
PRICE PKR.129,999/-
OTHERS Colors Metallic copper, Lavender purple, Ocean blue, Midnight black

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera:

Let’s jump into the top features of the galaxy note 9 and let’s start with one of everybody’s favorite features mine included and that’s gonna be the camera. Samsung galaxy note 9 features a dual camera system similar to what you’d find on the galaxy s9 plus. It sports a dual aperture wide lens which can switch between F 2.4 and F 1.5 and it’s also got a telephoto lens as well as both cameras will shoot the same scene when zoomed. In allowing you to save the view from both cameras the cameras also have a dual optical image stabilization. The live focus feature which we’ve seen on previous devices as well that’s the feature that allows you to change the amount of blur behind your subject both before and after the photo is taken.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

The Qualcomm Snapdragon does show its chops here in the camera specifically as it allows for a few specific features, first of all, that super slow-mo feature. We saw on the s9 is carried over to the note 9 that allows you to shoot at 480 frames per second at 720p speaking of high frame rates the galaxy note 9 can also shoot 4k at 60 frames per second. Thanks to the Snapdragon 845 as well and that same processor also allows for the great low-light photography and the near-instant autofocus that you’ll find when using the camera one other interesting feature is the scene optimizer. Let’s look at some images in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review.

It utilizes Qualcomm’s AI engine to identify the elements of a photo to categorize it into one of 20 different types and instantly optimizes the photo based on the category. For example, you may be taking a photo in the sunset or you may be taking a photo of food or an animal it’ll automatically apply changes to right in his contrast saturation and white balance before you take the photo to ensure the best possible end result. Also, a new flaw detection feature that will let you know if a shot was blurry if someone blinked or if an image was too backlit or blown out so as you can see the camera is pretty impressive. Here on the note 9, Samsung was able to pack in a bunch of extra features into the camera software thanks in large part to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. Let’s look at some images in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Battery:

Now let’s move on to another feature this one isn’t apparent we’re looking at the phone but it is very apparent when you’re using the phone and that is the battery life. The battery life on the galaxy note 9 is stellar due to the 4000 mAh battery that’s right on the inside.

A 4000 mAh battery which is the largest battery that’s ever been included in a Samsung galaxy note phone. It’s also larger than almost every other Android flagships battery that you’ll find today in addition to running the note 9 battery through its own multipoint safety check.

Samsung says they’ve also done an extensive third-party verification as well specifically Samsung says they’ve had the phone validated and certified by outside companies and exponent. Now the reason for that if you weren’t around back then and weren’t paying attention back then the Galaxy Note 7 failed spectacularly due to battery problems.

So last year with the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung was a bit more hesitant to put a huge battery in that phone that was actually a disappointment from a lot of people the fact that the note 8 didn’t have that large battery so now we’re back Note 9 good job Samsung 4,000 milliamp hours. It’ll take you a long long time before you run out of juice so basically what you’ve got there is all-day battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Memory:

I need to give a big shout out to Samsung for starting the note 9 at 128GB of storage that is the entry-level storage amount. Just a couple years ago I was complaining about companies releasing phones with 8GB or even 16GB of storage at the bare minimum which was just too small.

The amount for this day and age, Samsung has been shipping phones with 64GB of storage at the base level for a few years now but I was surprised to see that this year with the note 9 they’re starting at 128GB with 6GB of RAM built-in now. They didn’t stop there, they also have a second model which packs in 512GB of storage right inbuilt right into the phone now if you opt for the 512GB storage models you are also going to get instead of 6GB of RAM, 8GB of RAM.

Samsung didn’t stop there whether you get the 128 or the 512GB version. It also still has the built-in SD card slot. The SD card slot supports up to 512GB when using a micro SD card so in other words if you buy a 512GB Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and then you get a 512GB external micro sd card you put that in the phone and you have a phone that has one terabyte of storage.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 S-Pen:

The new and improved S Pen this time around Samsung is upgrading the S Pen in a big way. It’s adding Bluetooth Low Energy turning the stylus from a mere note-taking accessory into a full-fledged remote control. Let’s look at some images in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

The addition of Bluetooth adds a few cool features to the s-pen for example now it functions as a remote camera shutter letting you take pictures from up to 30 feet away there’s also a presentation mode that must have control a slideshow remotely when using Samsung’s decks feature.

S Pen will also let you play and pause music and video as well pressing and holding the button opens the camera by default. You can change that shortcut to launch any app of your choice.

The S Pen is now using way more energy than it used to one that is true it does take power to run the s-pen now but the beauty of it is that it charges right here in the S Pen storage slot if the S Pen runs out of battery you put it in that slot and then will charge to full in under one minute

However, if you’re in the middle of writing you don’t have a minute to spare you’ll be happy to know that the S Pen still functions as a stylus and writing tool even when the battery is completely dead. Let’s look at some images in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Display:

It has a gorgeous display, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 sports a six-point four-inch Super AMOLED quad HD plus display. As you can see this display looks amazing, in part to the 516 pixels per inch giving it 2960 by 14 the resolution display is large enough to play games on which by the way it’s interesting. Let’s look at some images in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

YouTube did give its stamp of approval because the phone does support multiple resolutions and can decode youtube vp9 codec. In addition, you can also watch movies on HDR as well that’s high dynamic range giving you even more colors and better contrast than on screens. if you want to buy one and get it unlocked on the outside it looks similar to last year but on the inside thanks to that Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 we’re getting a new and refreshed Galaxy Note 9. Let’s look at some images in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

Our Verdict:

On the whole, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is an amazing device with all the amazing specs. The price is a little high and people are not happy about it but it’s a Samsung Note Series which is always little expensive than the reso of categories. S-Pen features and camera is the most notable feature in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the memory, the rest of the features are the same as Samsung Galaxy Note 8. If you are thinking to upgrade from Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Samsung Galaxy Note 9 then wait for another year, some more worth buying note device will be launched.

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Shaheer Riaz

A motivated and accomplished Tech Blogger & Graphic Designer, love to write tech blogs and create new designs plus all-time foodie. Studies Bachelors in Computer Sciences.

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