Samsung Galaxy Note 9: One Year Later

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  • Published: 06 August 2019
  • When Samsung unveiled the Note 9 a year ago, I was surprised by how much I liked it. Sure, it didn't bring many fresh features -- mostly just refinements in areas where the Note line already excelled. There was more power than before, longer battery life, a larger display and more built-in storage. Plus, some camera improvements made the Note 9 more capable in low light. These upgrades are pretty much a given with any new smartphone, though.


    More interesting was the fact that Samsung also added Bluetooth to the Note's hallmark stylus turning the S Pen into a remote control. It might have seemed like a minor tweak at first, but once I saw the benefits that brought for selfie shooting and music playback, I was sold. A solid phone with a novel way to use a well-established accessory? Who could argue with that?

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Comments • 359

  • 박진우
    박진우  2 days back

    I'm watching this on my Galaxy Note9 & I dunno if this is a review or more of a nitpicking video cuz I myself is more satisfied with Note9 than I could ever be with any incumbent Samsung flagship. I am more contented and used to this that if I go back to a Note8 I will find it very foreign although it's the very same design footprint. And I dunno why these people won't stop comparing Note to Pixels where they're not on the same page and same category. Pixels are just phones comparable to S series instead not the Note series. I don't hate this review but it's really sounding whiny and unimportant just like Bixby/Google Assistant. And move on it has been one of the first phone to support OneUI over Android 9 Pie and who knows maybe Samsung might extend its support to it as well as the S8/S8+/Note8/S9 & finally S9+. Let's just wait and see. Cuz now I believe more that if you came from the Note9 it's not all worth it to upgrade to Note10 not even the + variant which for me is a total let down as a loyal Samsung user who used 5 generations of Galaxy Note since college days on my first generation Galaxy Note. Don't be so nitpicky and judgmental about it. It's still a better phone compare to some flagship these days and to some Samsung or other brands' midrange phones these days.

    • AndretheDias
      AndretheDias  2 days back

      😂😂😂😂 I dont understand

      • MSH24
        MSH24  4 days back

        I always use spen to do my grocery list.

        • Ali Sirwan
          Ali Sirwan  5 days back

          Im changing from iphone to note9 .. just give me some details ?? This vid wanna make me punch her face

          • silverxbladeX
            silverxbladeX  1 weeks back

            Nah you are absolutely wrong with this review. The Note 9 is one of the most powerful phones and best phones. I would say even better than the Note 10. I would never prefer a gigantic notch on my screen too. I use the pen and pen features multiple times a day. Yes, I wish more developers took advantage but it's whatever.

            • Parker's NBA Videos
              Parker's NBA Videos  1 weeks back

              Lots of dislikes and negative comments so I stopped watching the vid.

              Lol, this reviewer often gets a lot of dislikes on her vids.

              • Francis Joy Llamas
                Francis Joy Llamas  2 weeks back

                The note 9 is still a good phone.

                • Brian Mills
                  Brian Mills  2 weeks back

                  The Note 9 is so bad ass that I have no phone envy. Every year phones get incrementally better. I find the Note 9 is still the power user phone that makes the fewest compromises. You can pick something apart in every single phone, but I would say anyone who uses the S-Pen regularly, would be hard-pressed to give it up. I'm in the business, and this love for stock Android and the Pixel outside of the camera, is not reflected by the average consumer. I'm not trying to take shots at the Pixel, but a year later Pixel owners often complain about the slowing down of the device. Two years later, Pixel owners can't wait to upgrade.

                  • FUFR FURB
                    FUFR FURB  2 weeks back

                    Garbage review

                    • Arif Hasan
                      Arif Hasan  2 weeks back

                      worst reviewer ever! Sue her right now.

                      • Srikrishnan P
                        Srikrishnan P  2 weeks back

                        I wish I could give you several likes for this content! You just read my mind! It's so spot on! I just wish I had someone telling me this 6 months back when I bought this. I should have taken a wait and gone for a pixel 3a that has best of both worlds! A headphone jack that I couldn't ignore and the best Camera in the world! Nevertheless note 9 isn't bad but just that, in giving so much extra they missed out what I would consider an essential for the price! A good camera!

                        • spiderman4677
                          spiderman4677  3 weeks back

                          I'll stick with the Note 9 thanks anyway. Pixel/XL is overrated. I love the S-Pen and the Screen nuff said.

                          • John Keelty
                            John Keelty  3 weeks back

                            Wow you tell porkies methinks, either that or you have some personal gain coming for such a trash review. Absolute rubbish just about everything you said!!! 🤬

                            • Rof Lhard
                              Rof Lhard  3 weeks back

                              Google devotee reviewing Samsung phone

                              • Angelo Hernandez
                                Angelo Hernandez  3 weeks back

                                Terrible review and reviewer. Pixel fanboy.

                                • BullyB Notch
                                  BullyB Notch  4 weeks back

                                  30 missed calls Damn answer your phone!!!!

                                  • don'tcheat youcowards
                                    don'tcheat youcowards  4 weeks back

                                    I spent days of researching on what my 450 dollars can buy for the best smartphone i can have for myself... spent whole day for 2 weeks watching reviews comparison & finally decided to buy a 2ndhand but in bnew condition complete package with free anker wireles charing pad... it is my dream smartphone in 2018 since it first came out & i never though that it would still be my final choice after a year... galaxy note 9 is indeed the beast of all smartphones...

                                    • recluse sicx
                                      recluse sicx  4 weeks back

                                      at first i read the comment early in the video, and many are saying she is really bashing this phone, and i thought okayyyy, at least i can see a diff point of view about the phone. at the end of the video i went "yup, shes being paid to bash it".

                                      • Real Estate Agent
                                        Real Estate Agent  4 weeks back

                                        Why do you need a new operating system every year? New versions of Android just change things without improvement

                                        • MegasXLR
                                          MegasXLR  4 weeks back

                                          You're missing the good looks when you switch to the Pixel lmao

                                          • Ranjeet Kapse
                                            Ranjeet Kapse  4 weeks back

                                            @Engadget which movie or song is that 2:46

                                            • Nescafio Note9
                                              Nescafio Note9  4 weeks back

                                              best phone ever

                                              • Elias Bader
                                                Elias Bader  1 months back

                                                Sounds like u hate Samsung 🤭, just fyi this is one of the best phones by far, u just need to learn how to use it because u don't seem so ;)

                                                • mackstertube
                                                  mackstertube  1 months back

                                                  Note hater.
                                                  S-pen hater. This phone has everything & you en day does nothing wrong so why are you bashing it exactly?

                                                  • Eric G
                                                    Eric G  1 months back

                                                    I'm a Note 8 power user, and if other people do not fit into that niche it is very difficult to convey how amazing the S Pen is. It has become invaluable to me in every day use and I can't imagine willingly giving it up. I will be wearing a Note 10+ before the end of the year.

                                                    • ColtsFan4Life 35
                                                      ColtsFan4Life 35  1 months back

                                                      I got a Note 9 a few months ago. I love it.

                                                      • Adnan Aslam
                                                        Adnan Aslam  1 months back

                                                        I have seen it before too;This girl has some hate on for Android and specially Samsung so whenever you see her reporting just make sure you take it with alot of salt.

                                                        • queenchass
                                                          queenchass  1 months back

                                                          Watching on my amazing Note 9! 😎

                                                          • Wes Man
                                                            Wes Man  1 months back

                                                            I love my S-pen, but Samsung isn't doing anything innovative with it. They could add more buttons. Have you use it like a mouse when you use it on another surface. They could probably even make that metal piece a small track pad that controls a pointer. The S-pen has so much potential. Air gestures is not the way to go.

                                                            • E T
                                                              E T  1 months back

                                                              Time to say bye to my note 8 and note9.
                                                              Welcome note 10+👍😆

                                                              • 1MFilms
                                                                1MFilms  1 months back

                                                                Considering the Note 9. Checked out this video. Noticed all the dislikes and negative comments.

                                                                Stopped watching after 10 seconds. lol

                                                                • svnelvn
                                                                  svnelvn  1 months back

                                                                  all the comments bashing the reviewer, saying that the note is the most complete phone, that is precisely the problem. most of the features are gimmicky that you won't use twice, but they're always taking up space and ram for the entire life of your phone. they could be better used for an extra app or two that you actually want to keep in the background.

                                                                  • Wenhui Xie
                                                                    Wenhui Xie  1 months back

                                                                    I think this is a fair review. It's a 1-year later review that should tell audience the true user experience, instead of saying how good or bad the phone is. True, she is not saying that the phone is simply great with no problems, which annoyed a lot of people. Instead, she said that note 9 is a great phone with some gimmicks and flaws. This, however, seems quite reasonable to me. So many comments say that the reviewer is not a fan of Samsung. So what? It doesn't mean that she's biased. Rather, it should be appreciated that someone is offering a different review that contains useful information, such as how the new S pen Bluetooth function doesn't impress in the long run, and the mediocre camera. Good review, and please keep it up!

                                                                    • Zentaya Shawn
                                                                      Zentaya Shawn  1 months back

                                                                      Fck ur face

                                                                      • Trevor Darlak
                                                                        Trevor Darlak  1 months back

                                                                        Stop trying samsung phones

                                                                        • Francisco Butte
                                                                          Francisco Butte  1 months back

                                                                          Awkwardly forced "Please buy the Note 10" video.

                                                                          • Ancient1341 PF
                                                                            Ancient1341 PF  1 months back

                                                                            When you only bash probably the best phone ever and only compare it to the pixel..... Google is behind this 🤔

                                                                            • iamsoonernation
                                                                              iamsoonernation  1 months back

                                                                              The pixel software is underwhelming. And who cares if you don't have the latest android version when Samsung's one ui has all the features that Google adds to the update Google is a 1/2 year behind

                                                                              • Weird kid on the block
                                                                                Weird kid on the block  1 months back

                                                                                You don't like your Note? Give them to me.

                                                                                • Weird kid on the block
                                                                                  Weird kid on the block  1 months back

                                                                                  Lol the dislikes is not far from the likes.

                                                                                  Next time give a better review not your own self opinion.

                                                                                  • ዳንኤል ዲኒ
                                                                                    ዳንኤል ዲኒ  1 months back

                                                                                    Clean vanilla Android is overrated/boring and even ugly compared to skins like Samsung’s One UI. She would’ve known that if she had actually lived with a Pixel or an Android One phone for a while... I bet her daily driver is an iPhone

                                                                                    • Loli Leotard
                                                                                      Loli Leotard  1 months back

                                                                                      what the hell with this review??

                                                                                      • Manogyna Mantripragada
                                                                                        Manogyna Mantripragada  1 months back

                                                                                        The vedio is totally biased

                                                                                        • Kreios US
                                                                                          Kreios US  1 months back

                                                                                          Really stuck between the Note 9 and Note 10 plus

                                                                                          • maciek p
                                                                                            maciek p  1 months back

                                                                                            wow such a joke video it was fun to watch tho:) thumb down.

                                                                                            • EzZONEify
                                                                                              EzZONEify  1 months back

                                                                                              Obviously, this woman isn't a noteworthy user

                                                                                              • Petty Officer Petty
                                                                                                Petty Officer Petty  1 months back

                                                                                                She basically just trashed the whole phone. Obviously she is not a user of the Note line.

                                                                                                • Kritheek Beemadi
                                                                                                  Kritheek Beemadi  1 months back

                                                                                                  Somebody fire Cherlynn. She is just a spoiled brat who wants features that are not available either due to technology or because it is a Samsung. Is it just me or is does she hate Samsung? In her Note seven podcast a couple years ago she said it was terrible only because of the explosion fiasco, completely forgetting about the great build, camera and S Pen. Reviewers are not meant to have a bias, and Cherlynn, if you are reading this, you are not a reviewer