Galaxy Note 9 Q&A: Ask us anything about Samsung's excellent phablet

Galaxy Note 9 Q&A: Ask us anything about Samsung's excellent phablet
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was announced to much fanfare more than a week ago, re-solidifying Samsung's top position in the high-end, productivity Android niche where it has little to no competition.

With the Note 9 launching soon, we thought it will be a good idea to help those of you that are still on the fence whether they should get this one or not by answering any of the questions you might have regarding the device.

Yep, time for yet another quick Q&A session with the Galaxy Note 9, which would hopefully clear a lot of misunderstanding you might have.

Have in mind that as usual, your questions will be answered in another post in a few days' time.

Alright, let's go!


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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)

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33 Comments

1. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Why did you didn't use the better photo from note 9 in the last blind test? You show better photo on Note9's camera sample article, but then you decide to include worse photo of the same scene for blind test. Read comment #28 on blind test result for more information.https://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-9-vs-iPhone-X-blind-camera-comparison-results_id107940/comments?post=2014784#post_2014784

27. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Same photo possibly. But what is different is they cropped it more for the comparison. Cropping also lowers resolution and changes the aspect ratio. So yes it made it look terrible in the comparison vs the original full original shot. But we do know they cheat camera comparison tests.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Why did you didn't use the better photo from note 9 in the last blind test? You show better photo on Note9's camera sample article, but then you decide to include worse photo of the same scene for blind test. Read comment #28 on blind test result for more information.https://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-9-vs-iPhone-X-blind-camera-comparison-results_id107940/comments?post=2014784#post_2014784

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4334; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You know why.... ;)

3. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

When are the black & copper joints dropping?

4. Avieshek unregistered

What are the possible ways to install Windows 10 Pro and use that in the Dex mode? Any contact with Linus Tech Tips for the above?

5. othmanusse

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

The fingerprint is it easy to reach ?

6. Rogerlebo

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Does it have Infrared port

13. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 765; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Really? Get it together, brother. No Samsung flagship has had an IR blaster since the S6 & S6 Edge. Would have taken you 2 seconds to find that out on your own.

8. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

When are you going to embrace notch? Remove headphone jack? Make the battery last for a week? Cost $499? Does it explode too?

23. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

They say the only dumb question is the one that's not asked but this is an exception.

28. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

If you hate Samsung so much, why are you always posting in articles about them? Are you just here to start fights we don't need? You hate-mongers are so obvious, yet PA never bans you. But I've watched others get banned just for arguing with people who just come here to troll and not actually talk tech or bring anything reasonable to the table. Get a life bruh. Notch is an ugly compromise that no one should ever want. The headphone jack is better than wireless. And no one has a phone that last a week unless its not being used. if you want a $500 phone, you're looking at the wrong model to begin with. Please troll somewhere else!

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

1) Is the defocus as poor as N8 and S9+? 2) Does the screen have reddish whites like s9? 3) Is it as fragile as S series against accidents? 4) Will it lag after 6 months like other Galaxy? 5) Did they fix overexposion of front cam?

14. VasiliS7

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

I have the S9+ 4 months and... what are talking about what defocus what reddish? There no even one of the problems you mention in your questions!!

18. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I have see reviews that screen is bit reddish when it shows white, same way many phones have bit blue hue. Many Note 8 owners say portraits look bad.

24. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

No dude. Portraits look great & no red tint on my Note 8. Stop asking dumb questions.

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Is this the overall best phone of 2018 in your opinion? How many bloatware apps are there on it? Is it noticeably less smooth than the Oneplus 6?

11. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

What is the maximum supported resolution of Dex mode? 4K@60? 4K@30? What adapter did you use? USB-C->HDMI 2.0 or USB-C->DP 1.2?

19. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

4K60 = 72Mbps ( 5 min limit) 4K30 = 48Mbps ( 10 min limit) Values for h264.

20. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

DeX... DeX.

29. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Didn't samsung report the DeX is 2K?

32. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

They didn't. Someone might, but not Samsung. That's why I am asking :-D to finally get a solid answer.

12. VasiliS7

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

Perple or Blue?

15. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

will it start to lag over time like every other samsung phone?

25. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Are you going to repeat dumb comments?

16. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Will Note 9 will get 3 years of android update instead of usual 2 update.e.g-android Pie,Q and R as the 3rd software update or will get unsupported after android Q?Does note 9 build quality will be resitant to scratches and smudges over the time of use?Can I install windows 10/8 mobile,salfish OS in it instead of android.why it doesn't support Q.C 3.0,4.0 even now yet?

30. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

2 years, but will have the same features implemented in Android R As with all glass, the phone is prone to scratches Who uses Windows 10 Mobile? Even if it doesn't support QC 3.0/4.0, their own Adaptive Fast Charge out performs phones using the QC 3.0+

17. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Is it still stuck on quick charge 2.0? Which color picks up less finger prints? can you connect 2 bluetooth audio sources and the S pen?

21. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

What are the technical specifications of the Note 9's display? How does it compare with the Galaxy S9 and last year's Note 8?

22. axc06j

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Why isn't the black available in all markets?

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