Released in August 2018, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is one the best flagships in the market right now considering the massive price drop since it first launched. Have a quick look at the specifications.
|Body Dimensions||161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm|
|Build||Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), |
|Display Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M |
|Display Size||6.4 inches, (83.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Display Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (516 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Android Version||Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 |
(Pie); One UI
|Chipset||Exynos 9810 (10 nm) |
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz |
Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP18 |
|Internal Memory||128GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM|
|Memory Card Slot||microSD, up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot) -dual |
SIM model only
|Camera||Dual Camera Setup|
12 MP, f/1.5-2.4 (variable aperture) 26mm (wide), 1.4µm,
dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1.0µm, AF, OIS,
2x optical zoom
Selfie camera-8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1.22µm, AF
|Sound||Loudspeaker with stereo speakers |
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
3.5 mm audio jack
|Added features||Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), |
gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate,Oxygen saturation percentage.
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery |
Fast battery charging 15W.
Qi/PMA wireless charging
|Colours||Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, |
Black, Alpine White, Cloud Silver
The dual camera setup on the smartphone with 12MP lens provides crisp image quality. Both the telephoto and normal lens are optically stabilized and the main lens has variable aperture introduced by Samsung initially on Galaxy S9+. The Note 9 shoots 4K@60fps which is pretty great.
It still features the super slow-mo video which is fairly usable considering the quality and is a fun feature to shoot something real slow. Samsung also introduced its version of photo AI called the ‘Scene Detection’ mode which basically detects the things you are pointing at be it landscapes, people, food, animals or plants.
Here are a few samples as to how the images on the phone actually look. (NONE of the images have been retouched in any way)
AN INDOOR SHOT
PORTRAITS (LIVE FOCUS MODE)
Samsung introduced ‘Night mode’ in its recent update.It has significantly increased the camera’s performance on dark shots.
Overall, pictures are typically Samsung. There is plenty of detail in the photos and it adapts quite well to various shooting situations.