Schumi, 21 Aug 2018People please tell me, in Friday 24.08 i should choose between Huawei P20 Pro or Samsung Note ... moreGo with your heart. And more MP doesn't NECCESARILY mean better low light preformance. Imo: NOTE 9 all the way. But up to you
Great review as usual, although I'm not switching to a Note 9, GSM arena is the go to choice for unbiased and detailed reviews.
But what about the last con, is it for real??? Come on!
Shanti Dope, 21 Aug 2018You mean that the Note 9 has 4000mAh battery but delivers similar battery life to phones commo... moreNo offense, but you really sound like a someone who can't accept facts. Note 9's display is the best mobile display to date. Not only Display mate says so, lots of reviews agree with it. You need numbers? Just look at the charts regarding color temperature, min and max brightness, reflectivity, and delta RGB values. These are top notch across the board. You can't just disregard such information.
That battery powers a bigger display than the competition and it's still better than most. The P20 Pro can't compete although it has same battery size, a smaller display and less powerful chipset. You want more proof? Check youtube.
RAM, Storage and cameras are top quality. Don't bring up products Sony has not released, we all know they're not the best while implementing their HW to their own SW, such a shame. They'd rather remove features like the headphone jack.
What about the rest of the features, there is no single phone with more features than the Note 9. Wireless charging, headphone jack, no notch, micro sd, stereo speakers, 128GB base storage, IP68, DeX without dock....
s-pen pusher, 21 Aug 2018that's the thing. i was considering the nova 3 or nova 3i but was presented with the Razer Pho... morewell i hope u enjoy it.i heard is a really fast and fluid phone but not the brightness of the screen which is low but thats a personal preference .
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2018In the bezeless era Samsung makes the bezels thicker over its own last gen.
Shame on you Sa... moreHave you even looked at the dimensions?
Note 9: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
Pixel XL: 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
It's marginally bigger then a 2 year phone with a screen that's nearly a full inch smaller. It is in no way shape or form unpocketable unless big phones THAT EVERYONE MAKES are already too big for you.
Shanti Dope, 21 Aug 2018You mean that the Note 9 has 4000mAh battery but delivers similar battery life to phones commo... moreyawn
Nick Tagataka, 21 Aug 2018While Galaxy Note 9 has: -The world most color accurate 3K HDR AMOLED panel which is perfectl... moreExactly
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.
Rhadoo, 21 Aug 2018I had a look over photo and video comparison. Note 9 has worse quality in both, compared with... moreThey are correct and match up the review sample shots
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!
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