Samsung Galaxy Note9

9/10 AVG.
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9/10
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The Samsung Galaxy Note9 currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 34 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.8 GHz
Screen Size
6.4"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Community

This is one expensive phone that can be worth your hard-earned money if you have a fat wallet. The $999 price may be too much for many people. We think it is worth the price but we can all agree there are similar ones, or at least, close to giving the same features and performance for half the cost.

- Rei Padla, Android Community
GSMArena

We've heard people saying 'it's an incremental upgrade', 'it doesn't bring anything on top of the Note8', 'it's the same phone as the S9+ only more expensive'. Erm... Those people could have been us too, and those people maybe have a point. The new Note doesn't really feel that new. Then again, the...

- GSMArena
BGR

The Galaxy Note 9 packs one of the best cameras on a smartphone today. Sure, there are other smartphones like the Huawei P20 Pro and iPhone X that pack the best cameras in the segment. But if you are looking for a complete package, the Note 9 could be worth considering.

- Ritesh Bendre, BGR
Daily Express

Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 offers the ultimate performance, battery, and storage. The new S Pen is also a great addition. It's expensive but truly excellent.

- David Snelling, Daily Express
TechRadar

Bigger than previous Note phones in every way, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a larger 6.4-inch screen, heftier 4,000mAh battery, and a massive 512GB of storage option. The camera is slightly better and the Bluetooth-connected S Pen can activate fun customizable shortcuts remotely. But its price matc...

- Matt Swider, Abbas Ali, TechRadar


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Samsung backs up the Galaxy Note9 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.4"

The Samsung Galaxy Note9's screen size is 6.4 inches with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 Octa core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/512 GB

Internal memory is 128/512 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 2280 minutes.

Galaxy Note9 Specs

Overview
Release date August 24, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 Octa core 2.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 128/512 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.27 W/kg
Body: 0.76 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1260 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 676 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 2280 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 12 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple, Midnight Black, Metallic Copper
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.19 x 7.64 x 0.88 cm (6.4 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 201 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel density 516 pixels
Size 6.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, HDR, Infinity Display
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
2x optical, 10x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera), Slow motion recording, Time lapse mode, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Auto focus, Aperture F1.7
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-N960U

Additional Sensors: Iris sensor, Barometer, HR sensor, Pressure Sensor

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Critic Reviews


Android Community

Premium phone with premium specs for a premium price

from Android Community

This is one expensive phone that can be worth your hard-earned money if you have a fat wallet. The $999 price may be too much for many people. We think it is worth the price but we can all agree there are similar ones, or at least, close to giving the same features and performance for half the cost.

Read full review

This is one expensive phone that can be worth your hard-earned money if you have a fat wallet. The $999 price may be too much for many people. We think it is worth the price but we can all agree there are similar ones, or at least, close to giving the same features and performance for half the cost.

Read full review

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GSMArena

An easy recommendation despite the high price

We've heard people saying 'it's an incremental upgrade', 'it doesn't bring anything on top of the Note8', 'it's the same phone as the S9+ only more expensive'. Erm... Those people could have been us too, and those people maybe have a point. The new Note doesn't really feel that new. Then again, t...More

We've heard people saying 'it's an incremental upgrade', 'it doesn't bring anything on top of the Note8', 'it's the same phone as the S9+ only more expensive'. Erm... Those people could have been us too, and those people maybe have a point. The new Note doesn't really feel that new. Then again, the new Note is the most smartphone packed in a single device you can buy now.

Read full review

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BGR

AI-optimized for better photography

from BGR

The Galaxy Note 9 packs one of the best cameras on a smartphone today. Sure, there are other smartphones like the Huawei P20 Pro and iPhone X that pack the best cameras in the segment. But if you are looking for a complete package, the Note 9 could be worth considering.

Read full review

The Galaxy Note 9 packs one of the best cameras on a smartphone today. Sure, there are other smartphones like the Huawei P20 Pro and iPhone X that pack the best cameras in the segment. But if you are looking for a complete package, the Note 9 could be worth considering.

Read full review

Less

Daily Express

The ultimate phablet for those prepared to pay the price

from Daily Express

Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 offers the ultimate performance, battery, and storage. The new S Pen is also a great addition. It's expensive but truly excellent.

Read full review

Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 offers the ultimate performance, battery, and storage. The new S Pen is also a great addition. It's expensive but truly excellent.

Read full review

Less

TechRadar

The best phone money can buy – all of your money

from TechRadar

Bigger than previous Note phones in every way, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a larger 6.4-inch screen, heftier 4,000mAh battery, and a massive 512GB of storage option. The camera is slightly better and the Bluetooth-connected S Pen can activate fun customizable shortcuts remotely. But its price m...More

Bigger than previous Note phones in every way, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a larger 6.4-inch screen, heftier 4,000mAh battery, and a massive 512GB of storage option. The camera is slightly better and the Bluetooth-connected S Pen can activate fun customizable shortcuts remotely. But its price matches (and even tops) what you’ll pay for an iPhone X.

Read full review

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Gadgets Now

Power packed upgrade

from Gadgets Now

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S9 when compared to the Galaxy Note 8 -- offers better performance, is slightly compact design, better battery life, enhanced productivity with new S-Pen and if you top it with inbuilt Samsung DeX support, it’s a flagship like no other.

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Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S9 when compared to the Galaxy Note 8 -- offers better performance, is slightly compact design, better battery life, enhanced productivity with new S-Pen and if you top it with inbuilt Samsung DeX support, it’s a flagship like no other.

Read full review

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T3

The best Android phone in the world

from T3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the most functional, feature-packed, and premium Android smartphone in the world. If you can afford it, buy it. It's really that simple.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the most functional, feature-packed, and premium Android smartphone in the world. If you can afford it, buy it. It's really that simple.

Read full review

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Wired

Bigger, faster, and stronger

from Wired

Samsung markets the Note as something beyond a smartphone; something more akin to a superphone. It comes close to being that, but the Note 9 also lacks the whiz-bang of what a next-generation smartphone should really have.

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Samsung markets the Note as something beyond a smartphone; something more akin to a superphone. It comes close to being that, but the Note 9 also lacks the whiz-bang of what a next-generation smartphone should really have.

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The Verge

The most of everything, including price

from The Verge

The Note 9 rightfully represents the pinnacle of Samsung’s smartphone line. It’s the best of everything, from display, to battery life, to performance and so on. It will likely be at the top of many best smartphone lists this year.

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The Note 9 rightfully represents the pinnacle of Samsung’s smartphone line. It’s the best of everything, from display, to battery life, to performance and so on. It will likely be at the top of many best smartphone lists this year.

Read full review

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SlashGear

Epic phone, epic price

from SlashGear

Most people, even those who would rightly consider themselves smartphone power users, would probably be satisfied with the Galaxy S9+ and saving almost $200 in the process. If the S Pen and a slightly larger battery are worth that extra cash, more power to you. The Note 9 is a supercar smartphone...More

Most people, even those who would rightly consider themselves smartphone power users, would probably be satisfied with the Galaxy S9+ and saving almost $200 in the process. If the S Pen and a slightly larger battery are worth that extra cash, more power to you. The Note 9 is a supercar smartphone. Like all supercars, you pay handsomely for the privilege of driving a flagship.

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