Updated: Oct 6, 2020
I was gonna get on here and go in on a review for the Galaxy Note 9. I've been using it for a day short of a solid week and was gonna break it down Unhinged style for you. However, the fact is. I can't. There is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said. It's hard to critique something this close to perfection. So instead I'll be telling you about my experience thus far and you can decide if you haven't already, if at 1000 dollars, is this the phone for you.
"DO YOU EVEN NOTE 9 BRO?!"
So you know the Galaxy Note 9 is an absolute King Pin right now. However, for the first time in a tech based review we've gotta detail just how beast this monster is. First and foremost 4000 mAh Li-ion battery, A 6.4" display at a 1440 x 2960 resolution. Up to 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB of Memory. Stereo speakers, 12 MP rear facing camera, 8 MP front facing camera and the entire device is powered by an Octa-core (2.7 GHz, Quad core, M3 Mongoose 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55) processor. This phone is the closest thing to being from the future as a phone could be.
"POWER! UNLIMITED POWER!!!"
Now, the battery life is absolutely ridiculous. As you will see in the picture below I've been rocking this thing without charge for over a day! And as of writing this article I had just hit the 15% mark. And I've been gaming, using google, watching YouTube, and have just about every notification activated on my phone. The battery in this phone WILL NOT DISAPPOINT. I've always been sceptical of battery life because every year, phones boast "the best" and my heavy usage always seems to prove that claim false. However, this time around. It's the real deal.
"WITH GREAT POWER, COMES SMOOTH SAILING."
This is the smoothest experience I've personally ever experienced with a cell phone. I got Blackjack on screen, youtube in the corner, with apps updating, and am experiencing no slow down, lag, or stutter. So far this has been a phone that takes any task and says: "you will not break me!" and it's freaking glorious. I even played Fortnite for a few and was impressed at how smooth it was. I didn't play more than 15 minutes, but it was still a positive showcase of the Note 9's power!
"SMILE FOR THE CAMERA."
Samsung has always made great cameras. This is no different. The software that they've added doesn't really do much to make it better or worse, however, with dual optical image stabilization and HDR you get some amazing shots regardless. It's also capable of recording 4K videos at 60FPS as well as super slo-mo. Making taking pictures not only fun, but a must as well.
By and large there is nothing I can say about this phone that hasn't already been said. Iris unlock is the fastest it's ever been yet still slower than fingerprint. The movement of the fingerprint scanner is harder to hit for me for two reasons. 1) I'm used to the Note 8 location and find that my finger automatically goes there. The second reason is that I have long fingers and am on record as stating I loved where the scanner was before. Now it's too low and uncomfortable. I get that it's just my long finger having ass...but yea. I purchased the phone in Thanos Purple and it just looks beautiful. Truly a sight to behold. It also comes with some cool extras. AKG earbuds in the box. And if you did the preorder you got Fortnite v-bucks and an exclusive in game Galaxy Character skin.
So is this phone worth the price tag? Absolutely! And honestly that's not even the point of discussion. Who pays for a phone flat out? Because those that do can afford it regardless. So that being said, is it worth the extra 30 dollars a month to my phone bill? Well seeing how I was already pay that for the 8 the switch was easy and the choice was simple. HELL YES! This is easily the best phone on the market right now, and seeing how the Pixel 3 is already a flop, unless they show off something we've not seen yet. This phone is gonna end the year a champion and reign until the S 10 arrives early next year.
I know this was far from a review, but you simply can't review the Mona Lisa. And that's what this phone is. A work of art. A functional and practical work of near perfection. And must be seen in person to truly appreciate. But hey, we're curious to hear what you think! So let us know in the comments section below.