The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the best flagship that the company has ever produced, going as far as beating the Galaxy S9 Plus, which also features a dual-camera, in case you did not know. In the latest DxOMark camera rankings, the Galaxy Note 9 is able to achieve a respectable result for a premium smartphone and here are all the details you need to know.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Overtakes Galaxy S9 Plus In Camera Ratings
The popular camera testing portal DxOMark has concluded that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features an overall score of 103, making the flagship rank above the Galaxy S9 Plus. In intensive testing, the skilled staff at DxOMark rate the Note 9’s camera to surpass the scores given to the Galaxy S9 Plus, while it shared second place with the HTC U12 Plus.
The breakdown shows that the Galaxy Note 9 obtained a 107 score in the imaging category, and 94 when it comes to video recording. This shows that while the 6.4-inch flagship is great for snapping images, it is not that impressive when it comes to video recording. Since Samsung cannot make any hardware changes to the Galaxy Note 9, what it is capable of doing is releasing software updates to improve the video recording features in the near future.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Fights Head to Head with HTC U12 Plus in Rankings
The HTC U12 Plus received a photo score of 106 and a video score of 95. It achieved a single point less than the Galaxy Note 9 in the imaging score but managed to beat Samsung’s best mobile phone in the video recording department.
That is very impressive because the U12 Plus was not considered by critics to have a great overall camera but it looks like nearly everyone was proven incorrect. Despite how capable the HTC U12 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 are in their respective optics specifications, both of them were unable to best the Huawei P20 Pro (review), which sports an overall DxOMark score of 109.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Specifications, Features, Price in India
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display along with a resolution of 2960 x 1440. Under the hood, the Note 9 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with either 6GB or 8GB RAM and an Adreno 630 GPU.
The model sold in India, however, features an Exynos 9810 paired with an ARM Mali-G72 GPU. For optics, the device comes with a 12 + 12MP intelligent dual-camera setup with dual optical image stabilization and it is found at the back of the device. The smartphone also sports AI-powered scene recognition, allowing you to take flawless images with a single tap of a button.
At the front, there is an 8MP sensor that will be responsible for taking selfies. The 6GB RAM version gives you 128GB of internal storage, while the 8GB RAM variant will give you 512GB of onboard memory. Though you might not need it, the onboard storage can be further be expanded up to 1TB via microSD card.
The Galaxy Note 9 also comes pre-loaded with apps like Samsung Pay, Samsung Health, and the Knox Security platform. For an improved artificial intelligence experience, the device comes with an improved Bixby Assistant and for amazing audio, the Note 9 is equipped with AKG-tuned stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. To better manage the device and apps, Samsung has an enhanced S Pen and it comes with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology and not just this, the customizable remote control assists you in managing apps and accessing functions, including the camera.
Inside the flagship is a 4000mAh battery, which can easily last for an entire day and if you want connectivity options, there are lots of them to choose from. This will include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, USB Type-C charging port, NFC, GLONASS, GPS, BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, and A-GPS. As for the software, the smartphone is running Android 8.1 Oreo on top of Samsung’s custom UI.
If you are waiting for the Android 9 Pie update, it will probably be launched for the Galaxy Note 9 in 2019.
Coming to the pricing details, the base model of the Galaxy Note 9 costs Rs. 67,900, and features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, while the 8GB RAM + 512GB storage model costs Rs. 84,900. The available colors of the Note 9 are Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, and Metallic Copper. In case you did not know, this device also sports the highest amount of RAM and internal memory from Samsung’s manufacturing camp so the company is breaking barriers when it comes to hardware specifications.