Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Featured in Best Smart
Announced:
Aug 09, 2018
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Aug 24, 2018

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Featured in Best Smart
Announced: Aug 09, 2018
Market status: Released
Release date: Aug 24, 2018

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
Read Full Review
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)
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  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM*

Display

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Display size:

6.4 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density:

516 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

83.51 %

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Dual camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (960 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 megapixels

Features:

Wide Angle, Autofocus

Design

Dimensions:

6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches (161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm)

Weight:

7.09 oz (201 g)
the average is 6 oz (170 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust

IP certified:

IP 68

Biometrics:

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Stylus

Colors:

Black, Silver, Brown, Purple, Blue

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor:

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 630

RAM:

8 GB

Internal storage:

512 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 512 GB

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

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Capacity:

4000 mAh

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time:

38.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1274 min)

Stand-by time:

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)

Talk time (3G):

29.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1390 min)

Internet use:

3G:

14 hours

LTE:

16 hours

Wi-Fi:

17 hours

Music playback:

95.00 hours

Video playback:

21.00 hours

Cellular

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

Data:

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB:

USB 3.1

Connector:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Notifications:

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Hearing aid compatibility:

M4, T3

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 03, 2018

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN960U link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.27 W/kg

Body:

0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.35 W/kg

Phablet:

3.90 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box:

S Pen, USB Cable, Earphones, SIM removal tool, USB power adaptor, USB connector, Pen, nibs, Tweezer, Clear cover case, Quick start guide, USB connector leaflet.

MSRP price:

$ 1250

This device is also known as Samsung SM-N960U, Samsung SM-N960F

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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

With 128 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

RAM:

6 GB

Internal storage:

128 GB

MSRP price:

$ 1000

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

SM-N960F International version

Differences from the main variant:

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 9 9810

Processor:

Octa-core, 2900 MHz, Exynos M3 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Mali-G72 MP18

Talk time (3G):

29.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1390 min)

Internet use:

3G:

14 hours

LTE:

16 hours

Wi-Fi:

17 hours

Video playback:

20.00 hours

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 02, 2018

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN960F link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.23 W/kg

Body:

0.85 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.40 W/kg

Phablet:

3.98 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

for Verizon Wireless

Differences from the main variant:

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

for AT&T

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 66

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

for T-Mobile

Differences from the main variant:

UMTS:

850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 27, 66, 71

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

for Sprint

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66, 71

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

for U.S. Cellular

Differences from the main variant:

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 25, 66, 71

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 46

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (83.51 %)
  • Optical camera zoom
  • Supports wireless charging
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (516 ppi)
  • Lots of RAM (8 GB)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)
  • Big battery (4000 mAh)

Cons

No Cons

Description

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a feature-packed high-end phone aimed at power users and productivity-minded individuals. Its key stand-out features include the large Super AMOLED display, the versatile dual-camera, the huge 4000mAh battery, and the S-Pen digital stylus allowing you to take down notes and annotate documents, as well as to control media playback and flip between presentation slides remotely thanks to its wireless connectivity. And with DeX mode, the Galaxy Note 9 can connect to a TV or Monitor giving you a desktop-like environment for work or play.

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