Home / Reviews / Samsung Galaxy Note9 Specs + Pros and Cons Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Note9 Specs + Pros and Cons Reviews

Review Overview

Design - 9.6
Performance - 9.8
Specs - 9.7
Camera - 9.5

9.7

Ratings

Samsung Galaxy Note9 is the latest smartphone under Samsung brand with awesome specs and features.

User Rating: 4.6 ( 1 votes)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs

Date Released: 2018, August

DisplayTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.4 inches, 103.2 cm2 (~83.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~516 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
- HDR10 compliant
- Always-on display
MultitouchYes
BodyDimensions161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
Weight201 g (7.09 oz)
BuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
CameraPrimary12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS +
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.4", 1µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom, LED flash
Secondary8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6", 1.22µm, AF with Dual video call, Auto-HDR (1440p@30fps)
Featuresauto-HDR, panorama
Video2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
MemoryExternal SlotmicroSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal512 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
NetworkTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Available ColorMetallic copper, Lavender purple, Ocean blue, Midnight black
PlatformOSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
ChipsetExynos 9810 Octa - EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 - USA/LATAM, China
CPUOcta-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China
GPUMali-G72 MP18 - EMEA
Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China
SoundAlert TypesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm JackYes
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
RadioNo
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
NFCYes
FeaturesSensorsIris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5

Disclaimer: We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs comes with variants when it comes to platforms but overall specs and features are almost the same. The phone was announced recently this month along with the other latest smartphone under the Samsung brand. Similar with the other mobile devices, Samsung also intended to release the Note9 before this month end preferably this coming August 24th, 2018. The other variants of the Note9 will be releasing on China with different platforms. But the design, size and other specs and features are the same as the other variants.

Galaxy Note9 has a 6.4 inches full-screen view display with a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. It has a dimension of 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in) and weighing 201 g. The resolution display of 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18:5:9 ratio, and 516PPi density. It is built with front/back glass and an aluminum frame. Note9 is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 along with the HDR10 compliant and Always-on display features. It also supported with multi-touch features.

Samsung Note9 is a Hybrid Dual Nano SIM card with dual standby mode. It is supported by network technology up to 4G LTE. It has a feature of Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), IP68 dust/waterproof resistance up to 1.5m for 30 mins. and Stylus with Bluetooth integration. The phone runs by an OS of Android 8.1 Oreo version. It is powered by a processor of 2.7 Octa-core Exynos 9810 Octa with a GPU of Mali-G72 MP18 for EMEA version. While for USA/LATAM, China version, it has 2.8 Octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 with a GPU of Adreno 630.

As for memory capacity, Note9 has variants of 6 GB RAM with 128 GB internal memory and 8 GB RAM with 512 GB internal memory. Note9 is supported with expandable external memory up to 512 GB capacity storage. Since it is designed as a Hybrid phone, the SIM 2 slot will also the memory slot for external memory. In other words, adding additional memory storage will turn the phone into Single SIM card type. Both variants are the same, design as a Hybrid phone.

The phone has an advanced technology of having a dual camera lens at the back of the device. It has a quality of 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS +12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.4″, 1µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom with LED Flash. The others camera modes are Auto-HDR and Panorama. The front camera has 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF with Dual Video Call and auto-HDR. The video resolution lies on 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps and 720p@960fps with HDR, dual-video rec. for the main camera. While the front has a resolution of 1440p@30fps.

Note9 has a loudspeaker with a built-in stereo loudspeaker and supportive by 3.5mm jack port. It has 32-bit/384kHz audio features and an Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. The connectivity packs with specs and features such as WiFi (dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot), Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE, aptX), GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO), NFC, and USB 3.1 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. On the other hand, the sensor features built with Iris scanner and fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted) as the main concern. The other sensor features included are an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, and SpO2.

Other key features if Note9 are Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), ANT+ support, and Bixby natural language commands and dictation. It has a non-removable battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh Li-Ion. It is supported by Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0) and Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent). Galaxy Note 9 comes with different colors for variations such as Metallic copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, and Midnight Black. The starting stated a market price for the Samsung Note 9 is about 1000 EUR.

Philippines possible market price:

  • Galaxy Note 9 (6GB + 128GB): Php 55,990.00
  • Galaxy Note 9 (8GB + 512GB): Php 75,990.00

Related Post:

Pros

  • 6.4 inches full-screen view with Super AMOLED display type
  • High-resolution display spec
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protected with HDR10 compliant and Always-on display features
  • Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
  • IP68 dust/waterproof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
  • Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: 2.7 GHz Octa-core Exynos 9810 Octa (EMEA) ; 2.8 GHz Oct-core Snapdragon 845 (USA/LATAM, China)
  • RAM and Internal memory: 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 512 GB, 8 GB RAM
  • External memory up to 512 GB storage via microSD card
  • Main Camera: 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS + 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.4″, 1µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom with LED Flash
  • Secondary Camera: 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF with Dual Video Call and Auto-HDR
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • USB Type-C
  • Iris Scanner and Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted) supported
  • Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
  • Fast Charging features and wireless charging support

Cons

  • Hybrid Dual Nano SIM Type
  • No dedicated Slot for external memory
  • Non-removable battery