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Overall satisfaction
9.4
  • 53
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
58 opinions
  • Screen8.7
  • Performance9.3
  • Camera8.9
  • Connectivity9.2
  • Battery7.9
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.7

58 opinions

Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.3

58 opinions

Is it comfortable?
8.6

58 opinions

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
9.2

58 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?
9.3

58 opinions

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.4

58 opinions

What's your experience been with demanding games?
9.2

58 opinions

Camera

Quality of daytime photos
9.2

58 opinions

Quality of nighttime photos
8.6

58 opinions

Quality of selfies
8.6

58 opinions

Does it have a powerful flash?
9.1

58 opinions

Connectivity

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.2

58 opinions

Quality of the GPS
9.2

58 opinions

And the WiFi?
9.1

58 opinions

Battery

How long does the battery last?
  • 3%
    Less than half day
  • 3%
    Less than a day
  • 34%
    One day
  • 53%
    More than one day
  • 5%
    Two days or more

58 opinions

Software

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 4%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 82%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 14%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

58 opinions

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 2%
    Never
  • 2%
    Once a year
  • 47%
    Every six months
  • 49%
    Every two months or less

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User reviews

User Reviews

  • 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
  • It is not the best

    • 3.4
    • Screen0.0
    • Performance0.0
    • Camera0.0
    • Connectivity0.0
    • Battery0.0
  • Samsung's latest flagship outperformed by its competitors yet is a solid purchase.

    The design by far is the best I've seen on a smartphone. Samsung's narrow take on the note has paid off. The only big screen phone apart from The iPhone XS Max which actually looks fabulous.
    The battery, I'm skeptical. All day on minimum use, yes. Heavy gaming? No
    Best display hands down. Samsung's design makes it look better than ever. Even if the latest Huawei beats it in res, Note 9 just seemingly pops to the eye and stands out. The lack of a notch is a plus.
    Performance. Superb, but it's getting destroyed by other cheap smartphones. Nubia, Xioami, Huawei and many other phones are killing the game for less than 700$. The performance is superb, but only better than 97% of the phones. The 3% which consists of far cheaper phones which outperform it.
    Camera, fantastic at times, others? Not so much. I don't know if it's the MP or what, but sometimes shots keep messing up.
    Best overall package. No phone gives all these features in a single device except for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

    Positives
    • Good Camera
    • Decent Battery Life
    • Performance +
    • Display +
    • Good UI
    • Features +
    Negatives
    • Outperformed by cheaper phones.
    • Exynos variant not as good as SD in performance
    • Stylus isnt utilized enough by devs.
    • Slow updates.
    • The UAE ver especially has shit support (personal)
    • 8.5
    • Screen9.0
    • Performance10
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery5.0
  • Greatest phone I've ever used!

    This is basically the best phone around right now not compromising on any feature for another. If you need a phone now this is the one to go for.

    • 10
    • Screen10
    • Performance10
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery10
  • Best Samsung phone so far!

    • 9.7
    • Screen9.8
    • Performance10
    • Camera9.3
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery7.0

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8.6
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Score
  • 8.4 Design & Materials
  • 8.2 Performance & Hardware
  • 8.8 Camera
  • 8.7 Connectivity
  • 7.0 Battery
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  • 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.

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