Galaxy Note 9 is $999, any takers?

Galaxy Note 9 is $999, any takers?
Samsung must have thought long and hard what to price a phone like the Galaxy Note 9, and the $999.99 number must have run on a loop at the back of the marketers' head, like a catchy jingle from a Mad Men episode. You might sniff at the fact that Samsung is asking a grand for a phone, making it 99 cents more expensive than Apple's most expensive iPhone, but it actually makes perfect sense.

The Note line is a niche product with a dedicated cohort of fans who rarely compromise with other devices. It is also superior to the Note 8 in way more departments than a few tens above its price at launch would suggest. Still, the 9 is not for those who have the 8, but rather for those Note fans before it, for whom it makes a perfect sense to upgrade. Whoever gets the Note 9, though, will be getting the most advanced device money can buy in the mobile industry. 

We can't think of another handset that combines such a high-res display with so much memory, giant battery, a zoom camera and advanced paraphernalia like the newly-empowered S Pen. Still, a grand for a phone would give anyone a pause, and that's why we wanted to ask if you intend to buy the Note 9 at this tag, or what's stopping you from splurging. There are deals, you know.

Galaxy Note 9 is $999, any takers?

Take my money!
I'll wait for the reviews
Nah, pass

Related phones

Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)



1. macawmatt

Posts: 142; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Thing this poll misses out on is why. I have a Note8, I do the two year update cycle thing, not enough in the Note9 to make the change that.

2. sentinel336

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Yep, two year update for me as well. I have an S7 edge and will upgrade to the Note 9.

3. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2487; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It’s $999 now but probably will be $750 in about 4-6 months.

14. talon95

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

True, considering they're giving you $300 headphones, it's probably only worth that right now. By keeping the same design they're already saving money on last years design, so either they give away freebies or they drop the price since they clearly have wiggle room at $1k. They take advantage of the premium price for the early adopters and then scale the price back quickly to get more sales. Who is buying this as resale device? Does it matter what it's worth if most people are just using the Samsung trade in program? T-moblie is giving you $500 for turning in an old device, so it hardly matters if that device is valued at $400. Jump on Demand is still the way better method though.

45. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I keep seeing $300 headphones reported But Amazon lists them for just $89

61. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Also they dont even worth more than $50

24. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

4-6 months 500$ only.

51. yalokiy

Posts: 1103; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Not even note8 costs $500 after a year.

75. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

It’s if you want one I will get you one Exyons 64GB for less than even 500$ 485$ brand new.

35. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Hahaha without a doubt,

4. AdeelSoomro

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

Save money for the upcoming s10

26. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

SMH. People who use the Note don't use the S model.

53. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Next S10+ may be will have S Pen too then no need to Note 10

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Where is the "F**K NO!!"option? I have the S8+ and it's already going for half what I paid.

12. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

More and more people are figuring out that spending a ton of money (or using credit) to buy items that depreciate drastically is a bad idea.

22. fyah_king unregistered

That's why I wait 6-10 months to buy one.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No kidding. A generation and a half old phone is selling for less than it did at launch? No way!

44. cmdacos

Posts: 4321; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

For a year and a half old android. It should be.

6. raky_b

Posts: 420; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

You should also make a poll, for those that will buy it....are they buying it to play games or as productivity device! It seems to me that there is just to much kids that are dreaming about this device (no matter the cost) just because of a Fortnight

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Where are you getting that from. Kids thing is speculation. 1000 dollar phone to play fortnight when you can get any iPhone used and get that same action. Most kids woul use any phone they can get.

29. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Where tf did you get this data? I only see adults using the Note. Kids want smaller, sleeker phones & that's what you normally see them using. Get your facts straight.

8. tfpritchjrEMT

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

Too much!!! I had to swallow hard when I purchased my S8+ a year ago. I thought that price was absolutely top end! Not going to be rushing out every year for a new phone. Furthermore, the only way to justify the expense is to keep the phone longer. Phones NEED to come with more than two years of support! The first company to implement four years of support will likely get my business!

11. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

It needs to be actual support, too. Not this year long delay in getting the newest software, and the warranty should be at least as long too.

9. intellibrain

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

I currently own PH-1 essentially phone. It s been very good to me and already downloaded Android P. My next phone will OP6T for half of the price. I am too lucid to spend a whopping of thousand plus for a phone.

10. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I would have considered it if Samsung hadn't felt the need to screw me on my recalled washer. But hey, I'm sure they have millions of others willing to shell out 1k a year for a phone......

15. KParks23

Posts: 735; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Lol I'm in the same boat they screwed me over and I'll never in my life buy another samesung anything!

20. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

We spent 1500 on an LG washer/dryer pair to replace it, and just spent 2200 on all the kitchen appliances on the house we just renovated. I'm glad Samsuck wasn't apart of this. Needless to say, I'm bitter. I'm not sure about you, but they offered us less than half of what we paid for the washer and it was less than 18 months old. I hope the company burns in the fires of the Note7. Which is sad, because I really used to like their products. (still do, if I'm honest)

25. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

With Samsung, you need to keep at them. Their low level customer support people are useless, they never have any answers and aren't authorized to solve any issues. You've got to go to the top (after going through the first line people). I've had issues with them before, and gotten them straightened out.

57. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I tried escalating to the executive team, and never got anywhere. I spent like 3 months trying to get a reasonable refund and finally gave up. So now, regardless of how great their product may or may not be, I will never be a customer again.

64. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I've had to fight, but in the end I've always won. Just recently, I traded in my wife's S7 for an S8. Two months after they received the trade in, I got an email that it's display wasn't functional so I was being charged the trade in amount. One call to CS that I knew was a waste of time, then I emailed a vice president, told him the phone was in their possession for two months before they inspected it, and it was functional when I sent it. A couple of weeks later I got an email from him that my refund was processing.

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