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Overall satisfaction
9.3
  • 72
  • 7
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
81 opinions
  • Screen8.7
  • Performance9.3
  • Camera8.9
  • Connectivity9.3
  • Battery7.6
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.8

81 opinions

Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.4

81 opinions

Is it comfortable?
8.6

81 opinions

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
9.1

81 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?
9.3

81 opinions

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.3

81 opinions

What's your experience been with demanding games?
9.2

81 opinions

Camera

Quality of daytime photos
9.3

81 opinions

Quality of nighttime photos
8.7

81 opinions

Quality of selfies
8.6

81 opinions

Does it have a powerful flash?
9.0

81 opinions

Connectivity

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.4

81 opinions

Quality of the GPS
9.3

81 opinions

And the WiFi?
9.2

81 opinions

Battery

How long does the battery last?
  • 5%
    Less than half day
  • 7%
    Less than a day
  • 36%
    One day
  • 46%
    More than one day
  • 6%
    Two days or more

81 opinions

Software

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 5%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 81%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 14%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

81 opinions

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 1%
    Never
  • 3%
    Once a year
  • 43%
    Every six months
  • 53%
    Every two months or less

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User reviews

User Reviews

  • Using it in 2020 still feels like a solid phone. Personally prefer this over the note 10 plus.

    Its age is 2 years old, but it still holds up really well against its competition in the market, especially if bought as second-hand. You can get a flagship-tier quality phone at the price of a mid-tier phone, and that speaks well to argue about getting this phone.

    It is still receiving updates to this day, with the latest one being Android 10-based One ui 2.1.

    The curved screen is very beautiful, yet fragile. It is prone to damage if not protected by a screen protected (despite having a phone case on).

    The pen is a great feature to this phone, it selves as a multi-functional tool to help write, draw, and take pictures with.

    This phone is a do-it-all phone, and is a technological powerhouse. Highly recommended.

    Positives
    • Great camera
    • Great battery
    • Still receiving updates (One ui 2.1)
    • Great display (Super AMOLED)
    • Notchless (personal taste)
    • Superb audio quality
    Negatives
    • The Exynos SOC may be a little weaker and less efficient
    • One UI takes a little time getting used to
    • One UI 2.1 may be its last major update
    • Side-curved display prone to damage
    • Aging (but still reliable) tech
    • A little of the heavy side (201g)
    • 9.6
    • Screen9.5
    • Performance10
    • Camera9.0
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery9.0
  • good

    Positives
    • Good price
    Negatives
    • Performance is a bit old
    • 9.9
    • Screen9.7
    • Performance9.6
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery10
  • My good phone now

    Positives
    • Good screen n performce
    Negatives
    • The battery
    • 7.9
    • Screen9.0
    • Performance10
    • Camera9.0
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery0.0
  • Its a decent smartphone with everything i need

    • 10
    • Screen8.5
    • Performance8.0
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity9.3
    • Battery9.0
  • Still one of the best in 2020

    Positives
    • Performance
    • Cameras
    • Display
    • Battery
    • Features
    • S-Pen
    Negatives
    • Charging Speed
    • Heats up
    • 9.4
    • Screen9.5
    • Performance10
    • Camera9.2
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery7.0
  • pretty incredible

    Excellent phone.

    Positives
    • extras
    • battery
    • Display
    • build quality
    • sound
    • Performance
    Negatives
    • slow upgrades
    • size
    • 9.8
    • Screen9.5
    • Performance9.6
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery9.0
  • The note 9 512 8 GB ram is certainly a Top 5 phone worldwide brand wide . Heavy Weight

    • 9.8
    • Screen7.5
    • Performance10
    • Camera9.0
    • Connectivity9.3
    • Battery7.0
  • a perfect all rounder.. it has everything..

    an all arounder ... aux i have to mention that, incredible stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos in loudspeaker and in the aux bboth, beautiful/gorgeous display, the games run on ultra or high with extreme frame rates and highest possible quality without a throttling issue, and the S-Pen ... god i love doodling notes and drawings for fun..
    it even has a frickin iris scanner which does come quite handy when in dark to unlock the phone .. and also it does not have those hideous notches or cutout for cameras, which means the chin may be big but i just dont mind it at all... it is now symmetrical both up and top if u ask me ..
    the only phone which i will upgrade it with will be a galaxy note .. no matter what feature it'd be missing or not .. Note for me anyday

    Positives
    • s-pen
    • gorgeous display
    • gud stereo speakers
    • battery is gud
    • powerhouse to run any A title mobile game
    • no thermal throttling
    Negatives
    • big .. it is big phone but i like it anyway
    • wish it had 120hz display
    • thats it no more ..
    • 10
    • Screen8.7
    • Performance10
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery9.0
  • Yes, I think it's great too

    I can only say, being my 6th Samsung this brand nailed it more than once, not only for me but for millions out there.
    I've had numerous phones from OnePlus to Umidigi, to Motorola, iPhone and Nokia's but this one broke every record of my bucket list.
    I think i'm gonna stick to Samsung for the next decade.

    Positives
    • Big clear, bright screen.
    • Touchsensor
    • Faceunlock
    • Fast
    • Battery life
    • The famous Stylus pen
    Negatives
    • No charging for my S3 frontier watch
    • To munch features sometimes
    • 10
    • Screen10
    • Performance10
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery9.0
  • The best phone ever!

    • 9.6
    • Screen9.0
    • Performance10
    • Camera9.8
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery9.0

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8.4
Ki Price/Quality
Score
  • 8.1 Design & Materials
  • 7.7 Performance & Hardware
  • 8.1 Camera
  • 8.5 Connectivity
  • 6.8 Battery
What is a Ki score?
Ki is an automatic score based on the specifications and prices of devices. It is calculated using over 200 variables to rank smartphones, tablets and other devices from best to worst.
How do we calculate the Ki?

In this case, to determine the score we evaluate 5 general aspects:

  • Design and screen
  • Hardware and performance
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Battery

Once these 5 factors have been rated, we introduce the price variable. This means that any two devices with the same ratings get a different Ki score for quality vs price.

Even a device objectively worse than another may have a higher Ki score if it has a better price.

Does the Ki score change?

The Ki varies as time goes by. As new devices with better specifications enter the market the Ki score of older devices will go down, always being compensated of their decrease in price.