Samsung Galaxy Note9

9.4/10 AVG.
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9.4/10
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The Samsung Galaxy Note9 currently has an Informr score of 9.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 24 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...


Cnet

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.

- Jessica Dolcourt, Cnet
PhoneArena

Who said we can’t have a phenomenal-performing smartphone with a headphone jack, a nearly bezel-less display without a notch, a dual-camera with variable aperture, a water-resistant premium design, and the ability to transform into a desktop PC of sorts? The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 shatters those expe...

- John Velasco, PhoneArena
Android Police

It's extremely unlikely that anything LG or Google will announce this fall will significantly best the Note9 from a sheer capability perspective. The Note does and has just about everything - it's the Swiss Army knife of smartphones. Add in the unique capabilities of S Pen, and I think the Note9 rep...

- David Ruddock, Android Police
Phone Scoop

The Note9 is an exceptional phone. It does nearly everything better than most other devices and looks good while doing it. Samsung may have recycled the design, but the hardware is still top notch. You won't find a finer metal-and-glass device. The screen is incredible, call quality is the best I've...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
BGR

The Galaxy Note 9 is absolutely the best flagship Android phone you can buy right now, all things considered. Other Android phones come close, but no other smartphone can match the Galaxy Note 9’s power, display quality, or overall user experience.

- Zach Epstein, BGR


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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.

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 Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
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 Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
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 Unknown
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
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)
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 Unknown
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 Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
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


Cnet

Samsung's best 'everything' phone

from Cnet

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.

Read full review

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.

Read full review

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PhoneArena

Packs a convincing performance to back its premium cost

from PhoneArena

Who said we can’t have a phenomenal-performing smartphone with a headphone jack, a nearly bezel-less display without a notch, a dual-camera with variable aperture, a water-resistant premium design, and the ability to transform into a desktop PC of sorts? The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 shatters those...More

Who said we can’t have a phenomenal-performing smartphone with a headphone jack, a nearly bezel-less display without a notch, a dual-camera with variable aperture, a water-resistant premium design, and the ability to transform into a desktop PC of sorts? The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 shatters those expectations and makes the impossible possible.

Read full review

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Android Police

It's $1000, and it's the one to get

from Android Police

It's extremely unlikely that anything LG or Google will announce this fall will significantly best the Note9 from a sheer capability perspective. The Note does and has just about everything - it's the Swiss Army knife of smartphones. Add in the unique capabilities of S Pen, and I think the Note9...More

It's extremely unlikely that anything LG or Google will announce this fall will significantly best the Note9 from a sheer capability perspective. The Note does and has just about everything - it's the Swiss Army knife of smartphones. Add in the unique capabilities of S Pen, and I think the Note9 represents the very best Samsung has to offer at the moment.

Read full review

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Phone Scoop

A powerful and impressive piece of hardware

from Phone Scoop

The Note9 is an exceptional phone. It does nearly everything better than most other devices and looks good while doing it. Samsung may have recycled the design, but the hardware is still top notch. You won't find a finer metal-and-glass device. The screen is incredible, call quality is the best I...More

The Note9 is an exceptional phone. It does nearly everything better than most other devices and looks good while doing it. Samsung may have recycled the design, but the hardware is still top notch. You won't find a finer metal-and-glass device. The screen is incredible, call quality is the best I've heard, and battery life is as good as it gets. Add in speedy mobile data and the Note9 handily conquers the basics.

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BGR

Sleek and new, but too much déjà vu

from BGR

The Galaxy Note 9 is absolutely the best flagship Android phone you can buy right now, all things considered. Other Android phones come close, but no other smartphone can match the Galaxy Note 9’s power, display quality, or overall user experience.

Read full review

The Galaxy Note 9 is absolutely the best flagship Android phone you can buy right now, all things considered. Other Android phones come close, but no other smartphone can match the Galaxy Note 9’s power, display quality, or overall user experience.

Read full review

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Gizmodo

For the people who want to push the limits

from Gizmodo

The Note 9 boasts the biggest, most captivating screen, blazing performance, top-tier photography, and some of the best battery life you can get in a phone. Nothing else out right now has as many tools, tricks or feature as what Samsung smashed into the Note 9.

Read full review

The Note 9 boasts the biggest, most captivating screen, blazing performance, top-tier photography, and some of the best battery life you can get in a phone. Nothing else out right now has as many tools, tricks or feature as what Samsung smashed into the Note 9.

Read full review

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Engadget

A better Note for most of us

from Engadget

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 photos, and the new S Pen remote controls make...More

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 photos, and the new S Pen remote controls make the stylus useful for more than just doodles. This is hands-down one of the best phones of the year.

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ZDNet

Big battery and superb S Pen experience power productivity

from ZDNet

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is fantastic and it's been a while since I've been this excited about a phone. I plan to use the Note 9 as my daily driver for months.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is fantastic and it's been a while since I've been this excited about a phone. I plan to use the Note 9 as my daily driver for months.

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IT Pro

Deserve a place in your pocket

from IT Pro

The only thing stopping the Note range from basically being the Galaxy S9.5 is the S Pen. Everything else, for the most part, is something that the S9 is doing already. Having said that, it still looks like an absolutely stonking phone, and one that has an awful lot to recommend it; the S Pen is...More

The only thing stopping the Note range from basically being the Galaxy S9.5 is the S Pen. Everything else, for the most part, is something that the S9 is doing already. Having said that, it still looks like an absolutely stonking phone, and one that has an awful lot to recommend it; the S Pen is a fantastic tool if you like that sort of thing, and the improvements to DeX alone make it worth a look-in for mobile workers.

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Gizbot

Seems like the best handset out there in the market

from Gizbot

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is not an entirely new product; however, it improves a lot on some basic feature sets. There's a bigger battery unit, smarter S Pen and double the storage as compared to last year's Note. I wanted to see a new camera setup on the new Note 9 but sadly it's the same camera tha...More

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is not an entirely new product; however, it improves a lot on some basic feature sets. There's a bigger battery unit, smarter S Pen and double the storage as compared to last year's Note. I wanted to see a new camera setup on the new Note 9 but sadly it's the same camera that I have tested on Galaxy S9+ with some software improvements.

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