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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

Posted   08.15.18
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92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Samsung continues its nearly spotless history of delivering excellent big-screen phones with the Note 9. It offers powerful performance, a long-lasting battery and a brilliant display. Its cameras aren’t the best in class, but they still take great photos, and the new S Pen remote controls make the stylus useful for more than just doodles. This is hands-down one of the best phones of the year.

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Pros
  • Useful new S Pen features
  • Excellent performance
  • Big and bright display
  • Good battery life
  • Capable cameras
Cons
  • Ships with outdated Android Oreo
  • Bixby is wack
92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

92
 

User Reviews

100
Kathy
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
50
Bryce
I seriously hate this phone. I have to restart it almost every day for it to...read more
70
Amiri
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
87
Average user Score
 
100
Kathy
06.09.19
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
50
Bryce
05.23.19
I seriously hate this phone. I have to restart it almost every day for it to make or receive calls. I don't even get calls half the time. For the $900 plus I spent on this thing, I'm ready to go back to my Motorola Startac.
 
70
Amiri
03.23.19
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
80
Sanghar
02.15.19
-picture quality of the rear camera is not upto the mark in indoor settings -low light selfie cam quality is very poor..iphone 7 is better (not tested after the android pie update) -need a new method to pull down the notification panel without reaching top
 
70
Davor
02.13.19
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
20
Sam
01.29.19
Does a bunch of nonsense you don't need but fails to get the basics right. The bluetooth connectivity is awful. It regularly drops connections if you manage to get it connected but even worse, it fails to connect to things all the time. This is especially bad if you use nfc to connect to this piece of garbage. It is creepy to have a bunch of software installed on your phone without your permission. To make matters worse, they do not let you uninstall most of this software. This is a vastly inferior phone to my oneplus 5t that I replaced with this phone.
 
100
Leonard
12.22.18
PERFECT
 
90
Eduardo
12.22.18
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
Hailey
12.22.18
Love everything except Bixby.
 
90
David
12.21.18
Cool phone that I can use a whole day with my SNS and business works. Dex is amazing while LoD beta works well as a laptop, for now, I can jusr bring my Note 9 to office and connect to the monitor, tada, that's easy for my office works.

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