Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

The Galaxy Note range has dominated the scenes on account of the S-Pen, and the Note 9 is not left out. The S-Pen currently supports Bluetooth LE, enabling it to act as a remote control for your device. The Bluetooth button can be programmed so you’re ready to customize what shortcuts or applications are activated with a press-and-hold, double press or single press.

We all know how taking a group photograph can be very a hard nut to crack, yet with the refreshed S-Pen, you can launch the camera, change to selfie mode, and hit the shutter button. Obviously, Bluetooth implies the S-Pen presently needs to be charged, and this stylus is made a supercapacitor enabling you to dock it into your device and charge it to full in only 40 seconds. Samsung didn’t state how huge the battery is, but they say a full charge ought to be useful for 30 minutes of standby or 200 clicks.

The Galaxy Note 9 will be available in 2 colors in the U.S. — Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple — while the metallic copper and midnight colors will be available worldwide. The S-Pen likewise had a little makeover, with the Ocean Blue Note 9 housing a yellow S-Pen, and other colors having a coordinating S-Pen. The S-Pen offers screen-off notice like in earlier years, enabling the user to capture a note on the screen when it is blank or turned off. In the Note 9, the content written in screen-off memo mode will now naturally coordinate the color of your S-Pen. Super cool!

As expected, Samsung built the Galaxy Note 9 with the latest hardware. The Super AMOLED + 6.4-inch Quad HD display is a smidgen bigger than the 6.3-inch board found on the Galaxy Note 8. It is controlled by the Snapdragon 845 SoC and comes in two choices — the base model has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of capacity, while the exceptional form has 8GB of RAM and 512GB of capacity. There’s a microSD card opening supporting up to 512GB of extra memory, so hypothetically you can have 1TB of storage on your Note 9. Not many folks would require that kind of storage on their smartphones anyway.

The biggest upgrade over past gadgets is the 4,000mAh battery. Samsung claims this smartphone can last an entire day, yet Samsung has said that in regards to its past gadgets too. The Galaxy Note 8 had a 3,300mAh battery and offered around six hours of screen-on time, so we’d anticipate that the Note 9 will offer somewhere in the range of seven and eight hours. The Note 9 additionally offers quick wireless and wired charging, with support for both PMA and Qi wireless charging standards.

There’s a huge amount of other hardware highlights pressed into this device, pressure sensor, iris scanning, a heart rate sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, Carrier Aggregation offering 1.2Gbps download speeds, LTE Cat. 18 with 4x4MIMO and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The fingerprint scanner is located at the back underneath the camera (much like the S9) and Samsung’s Iris Scanning face unlock feature offers another approach to unlocking your device.

Like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 that was launched a few weeks ago, the Galaxy Note 9 can run Samsung’s Dex desktop solution out of the box without the requirement for a docking station. Combined with an HDMI cable and the Bluetooth S-Pen, this implies you can utilize only your Galaxy Note 9 for an entire presentation. With the device in Dex mode, you can use it Note 9 as your mouse and trackpad, and the on-screen keyboard will consequently pop up when you select a text input field.

The camera offers comparative hardware to the Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 however, it includes intelligence as scene and flaw detection. The camera includes the same double sensor setup with double OIS that appeared in the Galaxy Note 8, and in addition, the super speed double pixel and double opening features that can be seen in the Galaxy S9 Plus.

The camera’s new scene optimizer feature implies Samsung has at last gotten up to speed with gadgets like the LG G7 ThinQ and Huawei P20 Pro that use on-device machine learning, neural network and AI to automatically enhance your photographs. Like different devices, the Note 9 can consequently identify the subject of a scene and adjust the settings to coordinate the scene.

Amid our short testing, we discovered it bolsters the colors in a photograph of flowers and — much like the Galaxy S9 Plus — brought about a photo that was satisfying to the eye. The Note 9 can automatically recognize 20 unique scenes. Samsung says proficient picture takers helped the company to adjust the custom settings for every one of these scenes.

The flaw detection feature could turn out to be valuable, despite the fact that we weren’t actually ready to test it when we briefly examined the Note 9. We’ve all taken a photograph that we thought would have been extraordinary, just to discover the backlight made the photo unusable, the lens had a smudge, someone blinked or the photo was slightly blurry. Samsung says that flaw detection implies the Note 9 will consequently reveal to you when there’s an issue with the photograph, so you’re ready to recapture it straight away before the scene vanishes.

The Galaxy Note 9 will be made available in stores from August 24, with pre-orders already kicked off since August 10 at 12:01 a.m. EDT. The base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of capacity will be available for $999, while the form with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of capacity is evaluated at $1,249. Any individual who pre-orders before August 23, 2018, can pick between a pair of v-bucks or noise-canceling AKG headphones to be used in the Fortnite game. On the other hand, you can simply have both of them if you make a one-time payment of $99.

The Galaxy Note 8 was a standout amongst other devices a year ago, and the Galaxy S9 Plus proceeded with that pattern. The Galaxy Note 9 plans to expand on this, however, with little changes over past generations, it stays to be seen whether an exclusive tie-up with game makers Epic Games on Fortnite is sufficient to make this a top of the line smartphone.

What are your thoughts on the Galaxy Note 9? Are the little changes and the exclusive inclusion of the game Fortnite enough for you to purchase Samsung’s new leader? Tell us you what you think in the comments section!!