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8/17/2018 2:12:51 PM | with 0 comments
We review the Samsung Note 9 to see what the latest big smartphone has to offer.

Nobody needs to talk about Samsung’s reputation when it comes to making smartphones. They do it very well. More interesting to consumers these days is whether or not the latest generation merit an upgrade; or do you leave it a little bit? That’s why we at Techscheme have taken a  look at the Samsung Note 9 to see if it’s worth your attention. At Techscheme you can save up to 12% on the listed price when you buy through us, from our partners at Currys PC World or Apple, and we’ll help you spread the cost over up to three years.


One thing’s for sure, the Note 9 is pretty, and big, it’s pretty big. It has a whopping 6.4-inch Super-AMOLED display, which is a little bigger than the previous note and the more recent Galaxy S9 plus. That real estate is what the Note 9 is for, and why it comes with its own stylus. The S Pen has had a redesign, meaning it’s now easier than ever to write lists, sign documents naturally and draw pictures, while added Bluetooth connectivity means you can even capture photos and control presentations through it.

Samsung Note 9: Hardware

On the inside of the Note 9, we see some impressive tech. The Exynos 9810 processor runs the show, while 8GB of RAM coupled with up to 512GB of storage delivers impressive performance. As you would expect from a top-tier phone, all this power means you’ll be experiencing minimum slowdown in use. Keep apps open, open up tons of tabs and the Note 9 will be able to keep up, easily.

Samsung Note 9: Camera

The camera on the Note 9 is a step up from the last edition. A 12MP dual rear camera with dual-aperture technology takes fine snaps and can record video in super slow motion. There are also some exclusive camera features to the Note 9. Automatic scene optimiser and flaw detection features that enhance pictures can only be found on the particular Samsung.

Samsung Note 9: Battery Life

To go with the big phone, there’s a big battery. The 4000mAh battery will last you all day without bother, and that’s if you’re a power user, stuck to your phone all day. More moderate use could see you well into a second day. There are both fast charging and fast wireless charging capabilities so that whether its sat on your desk or plugged in on the train you’ll be able to top up quickly. It’s also designed to stop charging when full, which should see enhanced battery life long term.

Samsung Note 9: Verdict

Even at its £899 price the Note 9 is a player. All the things you expect from a smartphone are present as well as a few bells and whistles that are difficult to find on an Android. Benchmark tests suggest it doesn’t quite match the iPhone X for performance, but if you’re devoted to Android you’ll be hard pressed to find a better mobile.

That’s our rundown on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, if you fancy picking one up from our partners at Currys PC World we’ll save you up to 12% on the Listed Price if you go through Techscheme. That’s a potential saving of up to £107.88, and we’ll even help you spread the cost on the Note 9 (and other tech) over up to three years.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Techscheme, or asking your employer to take a look at our Employee Benefits Scheme, you can read more here.
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