Among all the guessing, speculations, expectations, rumors and leaks, Samsung unveiled its latest and greatest Note device, Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Note 9 is the company’s biggest smartphone to date, with 6.4-inch Super AMOLED QHD+ display.
This device is predictably great. You wouldn’t expect Samsung to fit anything then just a great display, cameras have been the center for attention and has been refined over the course of time, more battery life is always great thing to have. S-pen is now packed with even more applications that even “I don’t get why is there Stylus” guy would fall in love with.
There is no stylus into the competition right now but there surely is competition. If you are planning to spend money on devices lately, there are more options to come just wait few weeks and there will be Mate 20, and Pixel 3 on your choice list. If you don’t want to wait then iPhones released lately, XS and XS Max is definitely a great alternative. A stylus, bigger battery, expandable storage, headphone jack, fingerprint sensor, all adds up to the Note 9 side to give you a better value for your money.
If the comparison is between the Note 8 and Note 9, then the improvements are significant and it matters. The enhancements include bigger battery, improved camera unit, better performing chipset, and lot more useful S-pen.
Note 9 Quick Specs
- 4-inch QHD+ display
- S-pen with better functionality
- First Samsung device to have Dual rear camera with OIS, Variable aperture and 2X zoom
- Infinity display
- Wireless charging
- Iris Scanner, Facial recognition and readjusted fingerprint scanner
- Fast charging on both wired and wireless
- 6/8 GB RAM, 128/512 GB internal
Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The smartphone manufacturers are filtering out their customers with the specs and features provided but the price tag they have been shipped with. With the start of trend of a $1000 smartphone, slightly bigger specs come in at a very high price tag. Some of the pros and cons are listed below.
- All new S-pen comes with 4096 pressure sensitive sensor which allows you to perform activities that you haven’t been able to perform in past
- The dual 12MP camera now are even elegant with variable aperture.
- The Note 9 is now highly optimized for gaming powered with latest Snapdragon 845 and Adreno 630 GPU.
- Innovative water-carbon cooling system is very efficient in decreasing the temperature and give a performance boost.
- Samsung DeX lets you use the smartphone as a touchpad while you can use the smartphone on a big screen.
- Largest infinity curved display with QHD+ Super AMOLED display.
- Gorilla Glass 5 which is HDR10 compliant.
- Relocated fingerprint sensor for the ease of access.
- Massively bumped battery storage with support of wireless charging and fast charging support.
- Storage can be bumped up to 1TB with 512GB internal and 512GB SD card.
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- Unchanged design; it looks similar to the previous version with just re-placed fingerprint sensor.
- Though the fingerprint scanner has been shifted, it is still not accessible to most users.
- The both glass design makes it more vulnerable to breakage
- No 5G support even the 5G is on the verge of announcement
- Heavy weight at 201 grams it feels heavier these days
- It isn’t a device from future as many improvements still can be made
- Expensive in US market which will make the expenses go even higher in the Middle East and other Asian markets.
The practical usage can only be found out with the extensive usage. The device was released on 24th August. The base model of the device is priced at $999 for 128GB version and $1,250 for 512GB version.
Note 9 is a great device for people who do a lot of professional work on their phone. But if we look at the audience and it seems to be shrinking as the price from premium brands is just increasing day by day. While other brands are providing specs similar with few features here and there, it would be a great thing to watch how the market responds to this particular device with cheaper alternatives available.