Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Unstoppable and Fierce

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9


The new Galaxy Note 9 has primarily laid emphasis on productivity aspects that no other leading company offers. Galaxy Note 9 recreates the S-Pen stylus which was the phablet series’ chief feature. Replacing with a bluetooth-powered stylus, Samsung is aiming to further lift mobile productivity. The S-Pen in the new Galaxy Note 9 does way more than just scribbling. The S-Pen stylus is smart..Very smart.

With speculations around Samsung aiming the Galaxy Note 9 at corporate, we need to let the users decide. This is due to the fact that the device contains some serious competences to make you rethink using your laptop at all. Let us have a detailed study about what is the fuss all about.


The Galaxy Note 9 is Samsung’s ardent souvenir to Note fans. It has insanely brilliant specifications, an enormous, dazzling screen, a Bluetooth-powered S-Pen, and a headphone jack—all interesting features for the segment of android users, Samsung is aiming at with a Note update. For all phablet lovers, the Note 9 is like a dream come true.

Thanks to the bigger battery contained inside, the new Note 9 is a bit heavier and thicker than Note 8. However, when you hold the phone, the grip is comfortable due its sleeker look. Galaxy Note device users are already responsive of the functions of the stylus and acknowledge how it can augment productivity; you can create PowerPoint presentation on the run. The S-Pen enables Bluetooth making it indispensable for today’s lifestyle. You can utilize it as a clicker at a presentation or to capture photographs. Over the past one year, the market has seen ritzier big display phones. In fact, phones like OnePlus 6 offer similar screen size along-with slimmer and lighter built, giving some competition to Note 9.

What’s cool What’s not so cool
Dual Lens Setup

First Class Quality

Bezzel-less Display

Superb Camera. AR Emoji Too.

Supports Fingerprint Scanner

4000 mAh Battey

Resembles Note 8(from the front)

Bixby 2.0 a Thumbsdown

Too Heavy




Breathtakingly Dynamic Design

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a striking resemblance with the current-generation Galaxy Note 8. It is difficult to make out between them at a glance. Elusive changes in the design have been introduced though. The sides are slimmer, making it easier to grasp. The most vital difference is at the phone’s back. The Galaxy Note 9 boasts a horizontally-placed dual-lens setup with a fingerprint scanner placed at an appropriate location right below the camera module. The fingerprint scanner is a bit small and users will have mixed reviews about it.

The Samsung Note 9 is completely built of glass and quality is first-class. At 200 grams, it might feel a little bulky, but it’s a solid device that shall last longer than you think. Samsung has shifted its focus on the S-Pen this time, which is an unparalleled device at the present. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available in four colours — Black (Black S-Pen), Purple (Purple S-pen), Copper (Copper S-Pen) and Ocean Blue (Yellow S-Pen).



Endless Display In A Continuum

Samsung is unfailingly delivering a notch-less almost bezel-less display. The Galaxy Note 9 boasts a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display with Quad HD+ resolution of 2960×1440 pixels along with 516 ppi pixel density. To say it in a sentence, it is among the most supreme displays in flagship phones. It offers excellent sunlight visibility and the Infinity Display gives an uninterrupted bezel-less immersive feel. The display is guarded by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and claims to prevent scratches.


The Camera Takes The Cake Away

This phone offers one best cameras at the present. Samsung has used the same hardware that is offered in the top Samsung Galaxy S9+. There lies a dual-camera arrangement at the back with a 12MP wide-angle sensor with f/1.5 and f/2.4 dual aperture and a 12MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Both the lenses have ocular image stabilisation. There is an 8MP camera with f/1.7 aperture for selfies at the front.
Laying emphasis on the improvements, Galaxy Note 9 has AI-power software that identifies flaws in the pictures clicked. The phone is loaded with a variety of camera styles along with bokeh effect on both front and rearside. AR Emoji has also been introduced along with several live stickers. The Pro mode in the camera promises superior photographic experience with better control. The phone clicks great photographs in all lighting conditions, maintain true colours. With respect to video recording, the camera provides recording up to 3840 x 2160 UHD format in 60 FPS. It enables slow-motion video along with hyperlapse recording. The camera will easily astound you for both images and videos.



Irresistible Battery

The Galaxy Note 9 has used the largest battery in a Note device ever. The phone is supported by a 4,000mAh battery with turbo charging. The battery-operated life has absolutely upgraded as compared to the older Galaxy Note 8. One can certainly expect 24 hours’ worth of battery life on judicious usage. This is decently good, considering the mammoth phone Note 9 is.

Tech Specs


Release date August 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 161.90 x 76.40 x 8.80
Weight (g) 201.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Colours Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple


Screen size (inches) 6.40
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440×2960 pixels


Processor 1.7GHz octa-core
Processor make Samsung Exynos 9810
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 512


Rear camera 12-megapixel
Front camera 8-megapixel


Operating system Android 8.1
Skin Samsung Experience UX


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes


Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes


The S-Pen stylus in the new Note 9 will make you heads over heels for the phone. If you always longed to buy a Galaxy Note device then this is hands down the one you should take home. It has zero competitors at the moment looking at the singularity of the S-Pen stylus. Forgoing the stylus there are other options like LG V35 ThinQ, Vivo Nex and Huawei P20 Pro among others. Having said that, the deadliest rival of the Galaxy Note 9 is one from its family, Galaxy S9+ for users who do not need the S-Pen.

In toto, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 when matched to the Galaxy Note 8 — promises improved performance, more compact design, longer lasting battery life, greater efficiency with new S-Pen and combining with the inherent Samsung DeX support, it’s a marvel that’s unsurpassed.


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"Gadgets For You" Belongs to Srishti Agarwal, a commerce graduate by degree but a technophile and a writer by heart. Her love for gadgets and writing made her choose a profession which is altogether a new journey. Being a novice in the blogging community, she strives to provide her audience with reviews on the latest gadgets and guidance tips on OS and Applications.

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