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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 371 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the design and battery are generally positive. The camera and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the price. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Full, in-depth, Australian review

 

This is one of the best smartphones you can buy right now. But whether you should buy it is another question entirely.

Solid specs ; Beautiful design ; New S-Pen features

Incredibly expensive ; Not a huge upgrade on the Note 8 ; Runs on Android Oreo

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Samsung's Notebook 9 Pen steals its best ideas from the Galaxy Note 8 phone

 

It's a slim, lightweight hybrid with the same built-in S Pen as the Galaxy Note phone.

The Samsung Notebook 9 Pen is extremely light but powerful, has plenty of ports, multiple biometric security features and includes Samsung's excellent S Pen stylus.

Especially for a premium-priced laptop, the design is bland. Battery life is merely OK. The stylus feels better suited for a small phone screen than a laptop screen.

With the Notebook 9 Pen, Samsung works some key features from the Galaxy Note 8 phone into a premium two-in-one laptop.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review - a powerhouse that delivers across the board

 

100% VERDICT Samsung has hit a home run with the Galaxy Note 9 – never before has a device delivered in performance, power, design and features. Pros Amazing displayFast and powerfulSleek designExcellent cameraS Pen Bluetooth connectivitySamsung DeX...

Amazing display ; Fast and powerful ; Sleek design ; Excellent camera ; S Pen Bluetooth connectivity ; Samsung DeX

Expensive ; Will be too big for some users

Samsung has hit a home run with the Galaxy Note 9 – never before has a device delivered in performance, power, design and features. Samsung has hit a home run with the Galaxy Note 9 – never before has a device delivered in performance, power, design...

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Samsung owner for life!

 

Best mobile phone I have ever owned. Fully featured, love that the fingerprint scanner has been relocated on Note 9. Camera is brilliant, I rarely use my DSLR camera these days. Needs to be in a cover or case, being all glass it is easily damaged. Apps...

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Samsung Care has been a disaster to deal with. This alone ruins the Samsung experience.

 

The phone was behaving pretty good — then 6 weeks in I started to notice odd errors. From slow text key responses, then to the assistant menu literally “spazzing” out all over the place before settling and unable to unlock the phone. The issues were...

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

No words. So disappointed and let down.

 

The phone was behaving pretty good — then 6 weeks in I started to notice odd errors. From slow text key responses, then to the assistant menu literally “spazzing” out all over the place before settling and unable to unlock the phone. This was reported...

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

This is amazing

 

Easy to use, the camera and videos are great. I love this phone, will buy another one for my sister and my daughter. The touch screen is Very smooth ,it's really amazing. Thumbs up

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Terrible

 

I switched from the Google pixel 2xl to this brick. This crap goes on and on about it's battery life which I've barely noticed a difference from my old phone. I get pop ups and unwanted screen ads which I'm not used to considering that never happened...

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Best phone ever!

 

It's not heavy, easy to carry, fit on my pocket! The Smart pen is fun to use and I love the Samsung pay so much save my time and effect.

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Awesome!

 

All features are so easy to use on this phone. This is my first note and i absolutely love it. Camera is so clear. I use the phone for games and other general use mostly texting, voice texting etc... and all apps work great. Brightness control is so...

Feb, 2019
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500 / 4000
Browsing time (3G):12 / 14
Browsing time (4G):13 / 16
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):1.7 / 14 / 17
Charging time (pen):40
Continuous audio playback time:112 / 59
Continuous audio playback time (display off):95
Continuous video playback time:20
Standby time (pen):30
Talk time (3G):14 / 23 / 29
Wireless Charging:Y

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

3D recording:Y
Auto Focus:Y
Digital Zoom:10
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:1.7 / 1.9
Front camera flash:N / Y
Front camera pixel size:1.22
Front camera resolution (numeric):16 / 8
Front camera sensor ratio:4:3
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30 / 960
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.5 / 1.7 / 2.4
Rear camera dual aperture number:1.5/2.4
Rear camera field of view (FOV) angle:77
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera pixel size:1.4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 16
Rear camera sensor ratio:4:3
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:1.9 / 2.4
Second rear camera field of view (FOV) angle:45
Second rear camera pixel size:1 / 4
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 5
Second rear camera sensor ratio:4:3
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.509
Head SAR (EU):0.381
Head SAR category (EU):A
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.381

Design

Colour name:Black Midnight / Lavender Purple / Metallic Copper / Midnight Black / Ocean Blue
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Purple
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar / Clamshell
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Iris recognition:Y
Product colour:Black / Blue / Brown, Copper / Copper / Gold / Lavender / Purple / Violet
Protection features:Dust Resistant / Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Dust resistant,Splash proof,Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9 / 18:9
Display diagonal:15.2 / 16.3
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1480 x 720 / 2960 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:516
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch / Single-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Distance sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Pressure sensor:N / Y
Proximity sensor:N / Y

Features

Front camera field of view (FOV) angle:80

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system:Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, APE, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,APE,AWB,DFF,DSF,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,APE,AWB,DFF,DSF,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,APE,AWB,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MID,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MID,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MID,MIDI,MP3,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF
Audio system:Dolby Atmos
FM radio:N
Playback modes:Zoom
Speakers:STEREO
Speakers manufacturer:AKG
Supported video modes:1080p,2160p
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1800,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA / HSPA,TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,2100,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 5.0
Miracast:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card hot swapping:Y
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Play / Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Chrome,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Ejection pin:Y
Headset included:Y
Interface adapters included:Micro USB-B male - USB Type-C female,USB Type-C male - USB Type-A female
Manual:Y
Pen nibs included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
SIM card ejector pin:Y
Stylus included:Y
Tweezers:Y
USB connector leaflet:Y
Warranty card:Y

Pen

Accuracy pen:0.7
Bluetooth supported:Y
Pen included:Y
Pen number of buttons:1
Pressure levels:4096

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Notes,To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons,Menu,Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:Y
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / Y
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / USB Type-A / USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.7
Processor lithography:10

Software

Operating system installed:Android 8.1
Platform:Android
Virtual assistant:Samsung Bixby

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32 / 512 / 64
Maximum memory card size:512
Memory card slot type:Hybrid slot
RAM capacity:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
RAM Type:LPDDR4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:21.4 / 463.6 / 51.2

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:159.2 / 8.2 / 8.8
Height :159.2 / 161.9 / 8.2
Pen weight:3.1
Weight:177 / 201
Width:75.7 / 76.4