One Month After Its Release – Samsung Galaxy Note 9


Samsung’s flagship from the Galaxy Note 9 has been released for a month now, and a month is quite enough to give it a full review, and a verdict!
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 compared to its predecessor is bigger by .1 of an inch while keeping the same aspect ratio, losing a bit of pixel density since it has a more significant body-to-screen ratio and still having the same Super AMOLED display which is, in my opinion, the best screen in the market to date. Dimensions are also minimal in compared to the previous, thou I doubt that the regular consumer won’t notice the fractions here. What we can see is the bigger and better battery that Samsung has stuffed into this beast of a phone, a 4000 mAh battery can get you a day’s worth of on-screen time and hours of heavy usage without overheating many thanks to its water cooling system. An upgrade in connectivity is there as well having the LTE Cat.18 on board capable of 1.2-gigabit 4G Speeds.
Now the small bits are out of the way, let’s dive into the more interesting elements that the Note 9 has to offer.
Camera – The camera is better with a dual 12MP rear camera setup that has dual-aperture technology that shifts between F2.4 which is used for the tiny details on best lighting scenarios, and F1.5 for low light setups. The secondary camera remains at 2x optical zoom. The front-facing cameras are a bit disappointing, keeping the same camera on the Note 8 with 8MP F1.7 since the competition are boasting 20MP selfie cameras that can clearly show all of the imperfections on your face.
Internals – Here is where the Note 9 stands out, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset, 20% faster and 30% more efficient than the Snapdragon 835. 4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold CPU and Adreno 630 GPU translate to a personal computer performance in the palm of your hands. To top that off Samsung has opted for 8GBs of ram.
S-Pen – This is what separates the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 from the rest of the field, the S-Pen has been used and perfected by Samsung throughout the years, from snapping photos to scribbling anything that comes into mind the S-Pen has more to offer this time around. Snapping pictures from a distance with the S-Pen is now possible, Controlling media playback, using it to cycle through presentation slides, air commands, peeking at apps, and more. But what I like more about the S-Pen is that it sends a notification if it’s a few feet away from the phone, the Note 9 and its S-Pen is now inseparable, I’ve lost a few pens in my time.
The Verdict – for its price compared to its features, which is quite a lot for a phone, the Note 9 is still the best phone money can buy to date! Everyone and anyone who has their pockets deep enough for the flagship should buy this phone, and it’s almost the perfect phone… (cough, bigsby, cough)


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