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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 First Impressions with Sample Photos

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung has recently launched the new Galaxy Note 9. This new device from Samsung was packed with a lot of features that we all wanted to see on a smartphone.

While some are disappointed and some are impressed, find out what we think by reading our first impressions about the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs:

  • 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display (2960 x 1440 pixels), 18.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Exynos 9810, 1.79GHz 64-bit Octa-core processor
  • Mali-G72 MP18
  • Android 8.1 Oreo w/ Samsung Experience 9.5
  • 128GB/512GB ROM expandable via microSD card up to 1TB
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 12MP (f/1.5 – 2.4) + 12MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens back cameras w/ Dual Pixel, Dual OIS, and dual tone LED flash
  • 8MP (f/1.7) front camera w/ AF and screen flash
  • 4G/LTE, Dual Hybrid SIM
  • WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Iris scanner, Fingerprint scanner (rear mounted)
  • pressure, accelerometer, barometer, gyro, geomagnetic, hall, HR, proximity, light
  • AKG stereo speakers, UHQ 32-bit/DSD audio support
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • Intelligent S Pen
  • OTG support
  • USB Type-C
  • 4,000mAh w/ Adaptive fast charging and fast wireless charging

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE / DESIGN

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has maintained the boxy and rectangular shape. At the back, we are very happy to see the fingerprint scanner moved below the camera section. It is now much easier to locate and unlock the phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

At the bottom, L-R, it has the S Pen, speaker grill, microphone, USB Type-C port, and the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

It has the volume rockers and the Bixby button on the left side.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

On the top part, it has the SIM / microSD card tray, and another microphone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

And it has the power button on the right side.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Flipping the device on the display, we noticed that it now has slightly slimmer bezels on top and bottom.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

On the top of the display, you will see the voice call speaker which also works during stereo playback, the front camera, and some noticeable sensors.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

And this is the new S Pen equipped with a Bluetooth module that can do a lot of new things like remote shutter, remote during presentation, and more.

DISPLAY

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Aside from the slightly bigger 6.4-inch display, the Galaxy Note 9 has inherited most of the screen features of the older Galaxy Note 8. But as expected, the Galaxy Note 9 still has an impressive huge display. The colors are accurate, good contrast, and the display is still viewable even under daylight.

CAMERA

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung has improved the Galaxy Note 9 camera by putting the Galaxy S9+ camera sensors into it – the 12MP main camera with variable aperture of f/1.5 to f/2.4 and the 12MP secondary rear camera with f/2.4 aperture for lossless zooming. While on the front, it has a single 8MP camera with an aperture size of f/1.7 which is good in low light.

Sample Photos:

Rear camera (outdoor daylight)

Rear camera (indoor)

Rear camera (Outdoor night)

Taken using the BT feature of the S Pen

Selfies and Groupies

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has almost all the features we wish a smartphone could have. It has a beautiful crafted body, a great display, powerful processor, huge 8GB of RAM, IP68 water and dust resistant, and it still have a headphone jack. And yet, its been under-rated by some people. Why? Maybe because of them are already using the Note 8 and they feel that it is not worth the upgrade, or maybe some people are just getting the S9/S9+ because of a lower asking price for the same processor and camera.

For us, the Galaxy Note 9 is a real flagship smartphone with a lot of great features and it is a device that someone will surely buy if he/she has the money.

How about you guys, what do you think about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9?

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