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Samsung galaxy note 9

Is it worth the hype?

Samsung galaxy note 9 is one of the flagship Smartphone of Samsung line of smart phones. Today this device has become one of the most famous smart phones available in the market.


It was released on 24th august 2018. The four available colors are metallic copper, midnight black, ocean blue and lavender purple. The debut price of note 9 with 128 GB and 6 GB ram is $1000 and $1250 for 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM. But now it is available between the range of Rs 62,999- Rs 67,900 on various e-commerce sites such as Amazon, flipkart, etc in India.


Features and specifications

It has developed most extraordinary performance features yet like the all new powerful full day battery with 4000 mAh that could last 2 days on just a single charge. It has redefined mobile storage with 128/512 GB. This gives the power to store so much more deleting less of what you love. The cutting edge processor allows one to enjoy remarkably fast performance. Its advanced water carbon cooling protects it against overheating to deliver high end performance for longer time. What makes note 9 apart is the whole new powerful S-Pen. The S-Pen is totally transformed because now it is here with embedded Bluetooth technology. The all new S-Pen lets one command their presentations with even touching the phone and also gives the power to remotely access note's advanced system with just a tap. It also comes with sensors like compass/magnetometer, proximity sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope and barometer.

The revolutionary camera with rear as 12 megapixels and front with 8 megapixels takes photography to a whole new level adapting like human eye. As they claim, "The camera is at incredibly powerful level of AI to recognize scenes, intelligently optimizing their colors and detecting their flaws." With Bixby a new seamless way of using the phone is introduced.

Other features include:

  • CPU- QUALCOMM snapdragon 845

  • Memory- 6/8GB

  • Micro SD storage- up to 512GB

  • Screen size- 6.4 inches with curved edges

  • Resolution- 2960*1440

  • Connectivity -Bluetooth 5 ,NFC

  • Weight -201 gm

  • Operating system- Android 8.1 Oreo upgradable to Android 9.0 pie

  • Size - 161.9*76.4*8.8 mm

  • Video recording - 2160p@60fps,1080p@240 fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual video recording.

  • Display - super AMOLED capacitive touch screen 16M colors.

  • Protection- corning gorilla glass 5

Hidden Features

  1. A very important one is dual audio Bluetooth. This is a really great feature that only Samsung smart phones really have still at this time. It allows you to connect two different headphones, doesn't matter what brand they are the same time or even two different Bluetooth speakers at the same time.

Open Bluetooth ?advanced -?

Dual audio Bluetooth and connect the two different devices

  1. Another important feature is how to send large files over text, message or e-mail without losing quality.

Sign up for a Samsung account-? select video-? share -? link sharing -? chose sharing platform.

  1. It gives the ability to actually completely customize our keyboard more than even before.

Settings -?general management-? language and input-? on screen keyboard -?Samsung keyboard.

This really has improved the overall experience with its keyboard dramatically.

  1. The ability to make a lock screen video at full resolution. Every time turn your phone to have an amazing video as your lock screen

Gallery -?video ? set as wallpaper.

Trim the 15 sec of the video you want to have as your lock screen.

  1. You can unlock your phone with S-Pen.

Settings?advanced features? S-Pen?unlock with s-pen.

After this setting now you can unlock the phone just by pressing the button on the s-pen and swiping up the lockscreen.

FUN facts

  • The theme song used in the note 9 commercial is thunderclouds by Sia, diplo, labrinth.

  • It was awarded the "best phone of the year" award by the consumer reports.

  • There's a variant in Samsung note 9 which supports up to around 1tb of expendable memory.

  • The world most famous game fortnight was launched exclusively for note 9 first.

  • It was the first Samsung flagship phone to use carbon fiber interface for better heat transference.

  • Samsung launched an exclusive variant for china and South Korea which 512 GB of internal memory.

Reasons why Note 9 is better than Iphone X

  • Better battery life- The note 9 and its huge 4000mAh battery is able to outlast the smaller battery of iphone.

  • Super slow motion- both can record super slow motion video @240FPS but on the note one can go even slower and record at upon 960 FPS.

  • More base storage- not only note is a little cheaper than iphone but it also comes with double the base battery at 128 GB compared to 64 GB on the iphone.

  • Fast charging adapter- both supports fast charging but unlike the iphone the note actually comes with a fast charger adapter. However in iphone it needs to spend more bucks to make that happen.


  • With 201g, it is thick and heavy and certainly appear as a drawback..

  • Since Samsung contemplates a design change with each new launch of their product, it is surprising that note9 looks so much similar to its previous model note 8.

  • Bixby 2.0 is not up to expectations.

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