It’s been almost a month since Samsung unveiled the latest addition to the Note series, Galaxy Note 9. The device comes with a lot of great features including an intelligent camera and an S Pen that works with Bluetooth. However, it also comes with an exorbitant price tag. So, before you drill a hole in your pocket to get your hands on one, let’s take a look at some of the factors that you might want to consider.
S Pen Utility
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 minus the stylus pen is basically Galaxy S9 Plus, only a lot cheaper. So, it doesn’t make much sense to pay that much amount if you are not going to go through the trouble of taking out the S Pen and actually using it.
As of now, the device runs Android Oreo and sure enough it delivers most of what was promised at its unveiling. However, the existence of the Android 9.0 Pie update changes everything for a flagship-grade device. And the company hasn’t clearly mentioned any public timescale for the latest Android update.
If you own the predecessor Galaxy Note 8, you don’t need to upgrade. But there is not much of an upgradation here unless, you switch to a different brand. The predecessor vs. successor list is not a long one when it comes to general improvements. So, you can skip on this unit and maybe wait for the next addition to the Note lineup.
All Glass Design
It’s been quite a while that Samsung migrated from plastic to metal and glass body. As far as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is concerned, it’s mostly glass, which makes it breakable. If you are thinking of ditching a cover, you should be prepared for a phone break or possibly a heartbreak after spending so much money on your device.
Well, this is probably the most important factor here. When most of the flagship-grade devices come with a premium price tag. But then if you have to switch to a different device within a couple of years, you need to rethink your spending strategy after you take the above four points into consideration.
So, that about sums up why you should skip buying the Galaxy Note 9.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Specifications, Features
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 sports a 6.4-inch 1440 x 2960 Quad HD+ resolution dual-curved Super AMOLED Infinity Display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The display is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Under the hood, the device is powered by an octa-core Exynos 9810 chipset clocked at 2.7 GHz with a Mali-G72 MP18 GPU. For storing apps and data, the Galaxy Note 9 offers two different storage variations – 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 512GB storage. The device comes with Hybrid Dual-SIM slots for you to expand the storage further by 512GB.
For imaging, the Galaxy Note 9 features a 12MP + 12MP dual-camera setup at the rear with the primary sensor featuring a f/1.5-f/2.4 variable aperture lens. On the front, the Galaxy Note 9 features an 8MP AF sensor with a f/1.7 aperture lens for selfies and video calling. The device is fuelled by a large 4000mAh capacity non-removable battery that supports both wired and wireless fast charging support.
The connectivity options that tag along with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band VHT MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, NFC, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, ANT+, MST, and 4G VoLTE. On the software front, the Galaxy Note 9 runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with the Samsung Experience user interface running on top.
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