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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 307 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the design and camera are overall positive. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the price, while 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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung Galaxy Note 9


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features, price, specs and review. Is this shaping up to be the best phablet you can buy right now?

Battery lasts the day, comfortably ; Fantastic, huge display with no notch ; S Pen remains unique ; Samsung’s software has a number of handy features

The overall design of the S9 Plus is better ; Bixby button is an annoyance

Inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 you’ll find a 4000mAh battery, a cell so large there are few other flagships devices housing a similarly sized unit – at least in Europe. It matches the battery size of the Huawei P20 Pro, and comfortably exceeds the...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Robert Jones (

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: a premium, powerful, and hard hitting Android flagship


The Samsung Note 9 drips with a level of premium and capability that makes it one of the best Android phones available

Technical showcase ; 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen is stunning ; Audio is top draw, with Dolby Atmos and UHQ upscaling ; Comprehensive Samsung software suite

4,000mAh battery is only competitive, not standout ; Bixby AI assistant is still definitely a work in progress ; Expensive, even for the entry model

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands on


We get a first look at Samsung's latest Galaxy Note 9 smartphone.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: A sensational big-screen experience


The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a catalogue of successes. With a premium build, an absolutely excellent screen, a mature software experience, great

Excellent display ; Great camera performance in low-light ; 3.5mm headphone jack ; Bluetooth-enabled S Pen ; Fantastic battery life

So many features you'll likely never find ; Expensive ; Bixby button can no longer be redirected ; S9+ may suit more casual users

Sep, 2018

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review


Bigger, bolder smarter - and now with a Bluetooth-packing S-Pen

Great screen ; Top-notch performance ; Better than ever S-Pen ; Superb cameras

Battery life is only ok for its size

A near-perfect phone for true phone enthusiasts. If only the giant battery lasted a little longer

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Sudhanshu Singh (

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review


The best phone that money can buy

Beautiful 6.4-inch Infinity Display ; Superb camera, even in low light ; Battery and storage last and last ; Bluetooth S Pen shortcuts are fun

Expensive ; A lot of small upgrades ; No HDR video recording ; We hate the Bixby button

Bigger than previous Note phones in every way, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a larger 6.4-inch screen, heftier 4,000mAh battery, and a massive 1TB of storage option. The already good camera is slightly better, the stereo speakers are a first for the...

Sep, 2018

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: iPhone X rival is flawless but pricey


Samsung is bringing the fight to Apple, and the Galaxy Note 9 is a top-tier phablet worthy of recognition

Long-lasting battery life ; Excellent low-light camera performance ; New S Pen improvements

Very expensive ; Little on offer to warrant an upgrade

And that’s a real shame, because the Note 9 is an excellent smartphone. Equipped with all the flagship bells and whistles you’d come to expect from a pricey, top-end handset, the Note 9 is undeniably top of its class. It does most things rather well...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Victoria Woollaston (

This Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Black Friday deal is fantastic


No upfront cost, £34 a month and 80GB of data seems unbeatable

O2 is offering a similar deal to EE's. For £44 per month and a £39 upfront cost you can get 45GB of data and unlimited minutes and texts. This equates to £1,152 over the 24-month contract. Buy now from Mobile Phones Direct

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Ostanek (

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone Xs Max: Comparing two new flagships from the biggest brands on the market


Apple has just unveiled its new Xs Max, but how does it measure up to Samsung's recently released Galaxy Note 9?

Apple’s new chipset sounds exciting and super-fast, but we run into the same niggle here – if you’re upgrading from the iPhone X then spending over £1000 on the Xs Max as a replacement is a bit of a stretch. We’ll know how much of a stretch once we get...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Ostanek (

Samsung Note 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Comparing Samsung’s flagships


With Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 hitting the market soon, which of Samsung's big-ticket devices should you buy?

If you're looking for the biggest, most luxuriously appointed handset on the market, however, the Note 9 is the one to go for – and it has enough advantages to sweeten, if not entirely justify, the extra cost.

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications


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

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y


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


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


Colour name: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 / Lavender / Purple
Protection features:Dust Resistant / Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant


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


Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Pressure sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Front camera field of view (FOV) angle:80


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


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


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G bands supported:850,900,1800,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card hot swapping:Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,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

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
Pen nibs included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
SIM card ejector pin:Y
Stylus included:Y
USB connector leaflet:Y


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


Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
USB On-The-Go support:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y


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


Operating system installed:Android 8.1
Virtual assistant:Samsung Bixby


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:128 / 512
Maximum memory card size:512
Memory card slot type:Hybrid slot
RAM capacity:6 / 8
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:463.6


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :161.9
Pen weight:3.1