9.7 out of 10 based on 2000 reviews

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

SM-N960

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Best Price: $928

  • User Score (1784)
    9.2 9.2 from 1784 reviewers
  • Expert Score (87)
    8.9 8.9 from 87 reviewers
  • Design (155)
    9.5 9.5 from 155 reviewers
  • Value for money (66)
    8.8 8.8 from 66 reviewers
  • Features (2)
    9.7 9.7 from 2 reviewers
  • Ease of use (7)
    10 10 from 7 reviewers
  • Performance (44)
    8.9 8.9 from 44 reviewers
  • Sound quality (22)
    10 10 from 22 reviewers
  • Reliability (14)
    10 10 from 14 reviewers
  • Battery performance (16)
    9.9 9.9 from 16 reviewers
  • Display (15)
    10 10 from 15 reviewers
  • Functionality (14)
    10 10 from 14 reviewers
  • Speed performance (6)
    10 10 from 6 reviewers
  • Build quality (15)
    9.9 9.9 from 15 reviewers
  • Camera (16)
    10 10 from 16 reviewers
  • Multimedia (15)
    10 10 from 15 reviewers
  • Battery life (93)
    10 10 from 93 reviewers
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Experts:
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7-8
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5-6
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Users:
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7-8
(181)
5-6
(47)
3-4
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1-2
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  • Expert Reviews

  1. Pickr

    Pickr
    9.0/10
    20 August 2018

    Even with an iPhone or three on the way, without doubt, the Galaxy Note 9 is Samsung’s best Galaxy yet, one of the year’s biggest phones, and a big deal, to boot. While the Galaxy S9 evolved the camera for the Galaxy family, the Note 9 completes the picture, with a smartphone that really finds a way... Read more

    • Big, great screen, Glass and metal design is still nice, Absolutely stellar performance, S-Pen does even more, complete with battery built in, Using the S-Pen as a remote camera trigger is really cool, Good cameras, Water resistant, Still has the 3.5mm headphone jack
    • Bixby button is still useless, Battery life could be better, Expensive
  2. Tech Guide

    Tech Guide
    10/10
    24 August 2018

    Samsung has hit a home run with the Galaxy Note 9 – never before has a device delivered in performance, power, design and features. Read more

    • Amazing display, Fast and powerful, Sleek design, Excellent camera, S Pen Bluetooth connectivity, Samsung DeX
    • Expensive, Will be too big for some users
  3. Good Gear Guide

    Good Gear Guide
    9.0/10
    9 June 2018

    This is one of the best smartphones you can buy right now. But whether you should buy it is another question entirely. Read more

    • Solid specs, Beautiful design, New S-Pen features
    • Incredibly expensive, Not a huge upgrade on the Note 8, Runs on Android Oreo
  4. Ausdroid

    Ausdroid
    18 September 2018

    Samsung’s Galaxy Note line has had a rocky couple of years with the ill-fated Note7 followed by what could only be considered a brain fade by Samsung with their fingerprint sensor placement in the Note8. Read more

  5. Good Gear Guide

    Good Gear Guide
    24 August 2018

    With great power comes little excitement. Read more

  • User Reviews

  1. Great phone

    Harvey Norman
    8.0/10
    Reviewer: Bestestimes Brad, Harvey Norman
    9 December 2018

    No lag issues so far. Good camera. Battery is ok (not great). Screen is one of the best parts. Great water resistance in the rain. I suggest putting a good quality case on your note 9 as it's a big investment at this price. I don't find myself using the S-Pen much. But good to have it there. Read more

  2. Best Phone Ive Used

    JB Hi-Fi
    10/10
    Reviewer: Snowy1998, JB Hi-Fi
    30 May 2019

    Great phone, moved from a note 8 due to a poor battery life. the note 9 lasts me the whole day on a full charge. very impressed with all features of the device and the cameras perform extremely well. Read more

  3. The Good Guys

    The Good Guys
    9.0/10
    Reviewer: Max, The Good Guys
    5 November 2018

    Read more

    • Excellent build, class-leading display, universally great camera performance, latest chipset, amazing performance, all-day battery, S-Pen and almost no-lag writing, stereo-speakers, headphone jack, feature rich custom software, expandable memory.
    • Heavy (though, this is due to high-quality solid materials used), too many features (double edge sword) - so can be confusing for newbies, flagship price (though to be fair needs to consider what others are charging in this bracket).
  4. Best Smart Phone

    Harvey Norman
    10/10
    Reviewer: Fred2735, Harvey Norman
    12 January 2019

    I bought the smaart phone and I can not find out any negative point. The only prons is the price in compare to other android phone. The pen make it an unique smart phone and dual sims can be considered as second valuable feature (two simcards are 4G and can be managed smoothly) The quality of black... Read more

  5. Not just a phone its a Beast!

    JB Hi-Fi
    10/10
    Reviewer: Note9User, JB Hi-Fi
    28 April 2019

    Using it since the day it came out and I would simply say Amazing battery life, the best camera phone ever, Best gaming phone with the longest lasting battery, Pen makes your life real easy. Read more

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