The Note 9 is a great phone that makes sense for Note-series loyalists and for people who do a lot of professional work on their pones. But we are guessing, the size of this niche audience might be shrinking. The average display size for phones has increased exponentially with the use of 18:9 and 19:9 screens and quotidian consumers simply looking for a competent big-display phone today have numerous other options to fall back on.
If you compare the Note9 with the Note8, there are numerous improvements on board that will matter. These include enhanced full-day battery backup, much more efficient (and durable) chipset, improved cameras, and a lot more useful S Pen stylus. As we stated at the start, these upgrades are being passed without a hike in price (comparing the price of same RAM/ storage variants for Note 8 at launch last year).
However, Samsung’s Note isn’t the only worthy big-display phone around. People who don’t care for specifics like S Pen could get most of what’s good with the Note 9 in the more manageable and significantly cheaper Galaxy S9+.read more →