Might the unconvincing camera performance in lab tests due to the fact that the tested model has Samsung's ISOCELL sensors rather than Sony's IMX?
Nick Tagataka, 21 Aug 2018While Galaxy Note 9 has:
-The world most color accurate 3K HDR AMOLED panel which is perfectl... moreYou mean that the Note 9 has 4000mAh battery but delivers similar battery life to phones commonly with 3500mAh battery??
And f/1.5 lens with insane corner softness??
Stereo speaker that's super tinny despite being loud??
And most accurate display? From where? That Samsung's subsidiary brand named DisplayMate, who only test out 4 out of more than 10 brands and then declares a world champion?? LMAO what a concept!
S Pen is the only thing to make this phone to stand out. 512GB storage will start to become a norm as early as next year as well. Sony will announce a new generation sensor with improved super slow motion video capabilities, maybe something that could record 10s of 960fps in 1080p.
It got the best battery endurance, as a flagship its hard to find alternative. Was inferior in past to plus version, now its not. Exynos is great even in tablets. Shame that most of hw is half year old, hard to buy for that money, but as its still unparalleled as whole package, they can afford to do that. This will change however with new coming flagships bringing new hw.
People please tell me, in Friday 24.08 i should choose between Huawei P20 Pro or Samsung Note 9, i was waithing for Note 9, but .....wich Camera is better for night pics with low light ?
Note 9 = F1.5, Pro 20 = 40 MP....
Guess what folks? The Note 9's price in nigeria converts to $899 in Nigeria. Hurrah.
In the bezeless era Samsung makes the bezels thicker over its own last gen.
Shame on you Samsung. You just made this phone unusable by making it too tall/unpocketable
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2018LMAO
One Plus = no sd card, no ip rating, no stereo speakers, cheap midrange screen, use... moreWhile Galaxy Note 9 has:
-The world most color accurate 3K HDR AMOLED panel which is perfectly calibrated to all sRGB, Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 color spaces
-HD 480fps/960fps super slowmo with predictive capture + FHD 240fps regular slowmo + 4K 60fps very well stabilised HDR video recording capability
-Video Enhancer which upscales SDR video to near-HDR level of saturation and brightness
-A headphone jack with integrated high quality Cirrus Logic DAC
-4000mAh battery which lasts the full day no matter how you use it
Note 9 comes with just as much as marketing buzzwords as XZ2 Premium does, but the difference here is that Note 9 actually delivers them in practical forms which people can actually see the differences, while XZ2 Premium just throw them around all over the place to create massive hype and end up being a disappointment due to its features being too niche to average consumer/unnecessary. Now, does your XZ2 Premium have any of those features? Nope.
Syuser, 21 Aug 2018Having same camera processing for 2 years now, same design for at least one year, having in ho... moreAs soon as I read "camera sensors copying Snapdragons" I noticed that your comment isn't worth reading.
Shootergod, 21 Aug 2018Bro, who still uses Sony smartphones? that is the question, they are cheaper yet they are miss... moreLMAO
One Plus = no sd card, no ip rating, no stereo speakers, cheap midrange screen, useless 2nd camera, no HDR screen, no hdr recording
Huawei = old cpu, weak video skills, no BT 5.0, no 4K stabilization
If you hate Sony it is okay, do not say there is nothing new.
I doubt your phone has 4K HDR screen with BT 2020 support, 4K HDR recording, sdr to hdr video playback, high res audio, qnovo 960fps Full HD.
Droidtard, 21 Aug 2018Not really. It didn't even have Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. Same design as last year. Hideou... moreNope, you're wrong. All Opinions, reviewers, specifications and facts, point to the Note9 being the most complete phone of all time, until now.
You just pointed out the 1% of objective drawbacks it has, compared to the 99% of good features. Those are minor niggles not deal-breakers. Like, I said no phone is 100% perfection.
There are no phones with Android 9.0 out of the box. Not even Google-released ones. So that point is redundant.
Design is tick-tock model. One year you update the design, next year you refine it. This year is evolution, next is revolution. It's a known model. And to begin with, the Note8 design was pretty great with minimal bezels yet no ugly notch.
People are going to complain about the FP position no matter what. Last year, they complained it was too high & off-center, so Samsung listened and put if below & center. Samsung listens to customers unlike Apple, who remove the FP scanner altogether from the iPhone X.
It's not the same camera as last year. It has dual aperture F1.5 - F2.4. That's the lowest aperture in the market - F1.5. Awesome for night-time shots, as it lets in more light, without needing long exposures. The telephoto cam has a larger sensor too. And don't forget the best solution for recording slo-mo videos.
Hi GSMArena Team,
The way I can see battery endurance chart for all phones is really great. That makes it really easy for me to look at once and see the results. I just want to know, like to samsung galaxy note 9 you have given 4.7 rating, Is there a way I can see the ratings chart for all phones at once. Also I want to know which phone has got the highest rating from you so far.. Please help.. I really go with your reviews before buying any phone.
Shootergod, 21 Aug 2018Bro, who still uses Sony smartphones? that is the question, they are cheaper yet they are miss... moreYep, I just 'adore' when I get the most subtle approval... Like I said: some guys are crazy and some stars are blind!
Droidtard, 21 Aug 2018It uses the same camera as the S9+ which is not better than the Pixel 2. LolYeah but it has AI assist, plus who says Pixel 2 XL's camera is better than both Note 9 and S9+? some youtubers? but to most of customers around the world, pixel 2 XL design and camera output is less appealing than what Samsung is offering right now, sad but truth again! :(
Pixel 3 XL will be an auto pass for many users including me also if they make a display with fugly notch,they should think of something and stop becoming a lazy-ass,trend follower (which is the fugly trend)
Syuser, 21 Aug 2018Having same camera processing for 2 years now, same design for at least one year, having in ho... moreBro, who still uses Sony smartphones? that is the question, they are cheaper yet they are missing out many premium flagship features plus they do not have many unique selling points like Samsung,Oneplus,Vevo, Huawei, Apple etc , let alone the bloody ugly design, they keep failing year after year, Sony and HTC are going down the drain,sad to say but it is the truth!
AnonD-632062, 20 Aug 2018No, not just in opinions. But according to reviews, specifications and hard facts too. No o... moreNot really. It didn't even have Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. Same design as last year. Hideous camera and fingerprint position at the back. Same camera as last year.