Samsung has had a lukewarm year so far, with its flagship phone of 2018 — the Galaxy S9 — failing to meet sales expectations. The S9 was a modest upgrade over the Galaxy S8 which is understandable why it failed to arouse interest in consumers. Six months later, Samsung is back with the Galaxy Note 9 — its largest and most powerful Note till date.
The Galaxy Note 9 follows the same formula as the Galaxy S9 though. It is an iterative upgrade over the Galaxy Note 8 and shares plenty of features with the Galaxy S9. Our sister site, Android Beat, has put the Galaxy Note 9 through its paces and came away impressed with it.
You can check out the full review through this link.
Here’s a quick rundown of the major bullet points:
If you have seen or used the Galaxy Note 8, you have used the Galaxy Note 9. Both handsets sport the exact same design language barring a few differences. The biggest one is at the rear where Samsung has moved the fingerprint sensor below the horizontal dual-camera setup. This makes the fingerprint scanner slightly easier to reach, though people with small hands still might find it difficult to reach. The handset is also IP68 dust and water-resistant just like its predecessor.
If you can get past the size and weight of the Note 9, there’s no denying the fact that it is an impressive and beautiful piece of technology. The Gorilla Glass 5 panels at the front and rear do mean the Note 9 will attract fingerprints and pick up scratches over time, but out of the box, the device is simply stunning to look at.
If you can live with the unwieldy size of the Galaxy Note 9, you will be rewarded with what is the best display on a smartphone right now. The 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display on the Note 9 looks beautiful from any angle you look at it.
The Note 9 camera performs just like that of the Galaxy S9 which means it can take great photos irrespective of the conditions, though it does tend to overexpose them slightly. In certain aspects, the Note 9’s camera is actually slightly better than the Galaxy S9 thanks to post-processing improvements.
Thanks to its 12-frame noise reduction technology, the Note 9 is able to capture photos with astoundingly low noise and preserves plenty of details even when capturing photos in challenging situations. Samsung’s tendency to go a bit overboard with sharpening continues with the Note 9 though.
Make sure to head over to the source link below to reach the full Galaxy Note 9 review, with details on its performance, battery life, camera samples, and more.
Has the Galaxy Note 9 caught your fancy or are you waiting for the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max?
[via Android Beat]