The next Galaxy Note is here, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, you can pre-order this smartphone now but shipping will begin from 24th August 2018. Here is Galaxy Note 9 review, also check the camera samples, so it is worth it, read on.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 unboxing – inside the box you will get silicon case, user manual, warranty card, Note9 handset, USB to USB Type C adapter, data cable (USB to USB Type C), AKG premium earphone, travel charger (fast charger) 9V/1.67A and S-Pin tip remover with 2 extra tips.
The handset looks good, feels premium, weight is 201 grams and thickness is 8.8mm. There is glass on the front as well as back and it’s curved on the left / right side. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is slippery so better use the silicon case or any case for added protection.
Note 9 is using a super AMOLED screen with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Screen size is 6.4 inches with 2960 x 1440 pixels max resolution. Screen quality is awesome, plus it is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protected and HDR10 compliant, plus supports Always on.
You can use 2x nano SIM or a nano SIM + micro SD card – there is a hybrid slot. This smartphone supports dual VoLTE. Android Oreo 8.1 runs out of the box. Inside the hood the Note 9 is using the same hardware as used on the Samsung Galaxy S9+ i.e. Samsung Exynos 9810 octa core.
The variant that I got for the review is with 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM, there is another variant with 8GB RAM and 512GB ROM. Other unique thing about the Note 9 is dual speakers and the S-PEN that is even more – improved, plus the S-PEN is now using Bluetooth – you can use the S-PEN as a remote to click photos via the Galaxy Note 9 (check video review).
Hardware is powerful, and it can play high end games with ease, including PUBG.
Coming to the camera on the rear there is 12MP (F1.5/F2.4) Dual Aperture + 12MP (F2.4) lens on the rear and the front camera is 8MP (F1.7). The camera performance is awesome, in any lighting conditions. The camera can shoot 4K videos, comes with Image stabilization and can shoot 960 fps super slow motion videos.
Camera quality is excellent (Rating 4.9 out of 5).
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 camera samples
The Note 9 houses a 4000 mAh battery that takes about 1 hour 30 minutes or so for a full charge and on a full charge you can get an easy 1 day of battery life with mixed heavy usage (not gaming).
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs the Samsung Galaxy S9 plus
I am using the S9 Plus as my primary driver, the camera is awesome. In fact the Note 9 is also using the same camera. This dual aperture technology is awesome and it helps capture amazing shots in any lighting conditions.
Note 9 dimensions are different, feels different when you hold in your handset, slightly bigger than the S9 Plus and the S-Pen is the unique addition. I would have opted for the Note 9 had I not bought the S9 Plus.
Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 9?
Well it is a perfect phone with the best camera. Since it is a premium phone it does come with a premium price tag starting from Rs. 67,900. However if you cannot spend that much in a single go, here is another option.
Get the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 from Airtel with one time (down payment) of Rs. 7,900. And then you need to pay 2,999 every month for a period of 2 years – this includes the Airtel Plan wherein you get unlimited calling, 100GB data per month – best part is if you do not use the data it is carry forwarded, you also get free handset damage protection and 1 year Amazon Prime membership at no extra cost.