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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Brand: Samsung
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU Exynos 9810 (10nm)
  • RAM 6/8 GB
  • Storage 128/512 GB
  • Display 6.4 inches
  • Camera Dual: 12 MP + 12 MP
  • OS Android v8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android v9.0 (Pie); One UI

Editor Rating

This rating is based on the features of the phone. We have considered all elements pf the phone - both hardware and software.

  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Value 10 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price In Kenya

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price in Kenya isKSh57,500. This phone has six color options – Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Pure White and Alpine White.  It has 6GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage space. This phone features a 6.4 inches display and has a Dual-lens camera at the back with a 12 megapixels main lens. The selfie camera is 8 megapixels.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - Specifications


Announced This indicates the month and year that the manufacture announced a given smartphone. Some phones phone are announced and released within a short period of time while sometimes it takes several months for certain phones to be officially launched after the announcement. August, 2018
Status Is this phone available in Kenya? Available means you can get it at various smartphone shops in the country. Coming soon means you will have to wait a little bit. Products marked as discontinued are those that are no longer available in local shops. We check several online and offline shops before marking products as discontinued to ensure that it’s really not available. Available


Dimensions 161.9mm by 76.4mm by 8.8mm
Weight 201g
Colors Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Pure White, Alpine White


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850),
7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800)
20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600),
39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100), 71(600)
SIM How many SIM cards can be used in a given phone at the same time? Well, most phones today support the use of two SIM cards. Others will only allow you to use one SIM card. This allows you to enjoy offers from Safaricom, Telkom, and others. You should also check whether a given device has a dedicated SIM card slot or if its hybrid. Hybrid means that the second SIM and the Micro SD share the same slot. With such a handset. You will have to choose between a second SIM and memory expansion via a micro SD. Nano SIM
Dual SIM Dual SIM


Display Type There are many different types of display panels used in today’s phones. The displays you will find in modern smartphones include Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), In-Plane Switching Liquid Crystal Display (IPS-LCD), Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) and Active-Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED). IPS LCD displays are common in high-end and mid-range phones because they offer good color reproductions and have superior viewing angles. AMOLED displays consume less power compared to LCD displays and have very good contrast ratio. They are highly visible in areas with low light. Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen,
Size 6.4 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio
Display Colors 16M colours
Pixel Density 516 ppi
Touch Screen Yes, Multitouch
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5


FM Radio If you would like to listen to your favorite FM stations without an internet connection, choose a phone with FM radio support. Most high-end phones don’t have this feature. Yes
Alert Types Vibration, ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm Jack Yes


Rear Dual: 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm-wide, dual pixel PDAF, OIS + 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm-telephoto, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Rear Camera Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps
Selfie 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm-wide, AF
Selfie Camera Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR, 1440p@30fps


OS Are you looking for a phone powered by Google’s Android OS or Apple’s iOS? Android v8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android v9.0 (Pie)
User Interface One UI


Chipset A chipset is basically an integrated circuit that brings together all the components of a computer on one chip. It also commonly referred to as the System on Chip (SoC). The chipset on a phone consists of the processor (CPU), memory controller, GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), modem and a few other controllers. They are all built-in this one chip, referred to as the chipset. Common chipsets installed in phones today include Qualcomm Snapdragon, MediaTek, Exynos (by Samsung) and Kirin (by Huawei). Exynos 9810 (10nm)
CPU CPU is a circuit that executes computer programs. Your phone’s CPU is in charge of executing your apps. One of the main characteristics of the CPU is its clock rate. It is usually measured in Gigahertz (GHz). This is an important feature to look at when comparing phones with the same processor generation and family. The type of CPU on your phone has a big effect on your smartphone’s performance and user experience. Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Graphics Processing Unit, abbreviated GPU, is a circuit that accelerates your phone’s graphic output. They are very efficient in image manipulation. GPU’s are essential parts of chipsets. Today’s GPUs are very advanced as manufacturers are constantly pushing to make the best ever gaming phones. Mali-G72 MP18
RAM This is where apps along with their data reside while running. It is used by both the operating system and installed apps. RAM is very fast. It is temporary storage that loses all its data when the phone is switched off. 6/8 GB
Internal Storage 128/512 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 1TB - hybrid slot
Sensors Today’s handsets have multiple sensors. Budget phones may lack some sensors. Some may not have a fingerprints scanner, gyroscope, compass, etc. make sure the phone you want to buy has all the sensors you need. Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2


Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps


Placement Phone batteries are either removable or non-removable. Non-removable means that you can’t remove the battery without the help of a specialist without causing some sort of damage. Most of today’s phones have removable batteries. There are few smartphones with removable batteries. The key advantage of phones with removable batteries is the fact that you can replace a battery with a new one when it depreciates without the help of a specialist. Non-removable
Battery Type Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity 4000 mAh
Fast Charging Fast Charging Does it comes with a fast charging adapter? 15W Fast battery charging
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. Qi/PMA wireless charging

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - Summary

One thing that makes Galaxy Note series phones different from all other Samsung phones is their Stylus Pens (also known as S Pen). Galaxy Note 9 is not different. This time Samsung even made the Stylus Pen Bluetooth integrated. This basically means that you can use the S Pen as a remote control e.g. to slide through a powerpoint presentation. Samsung Dex feature allows  Note 9 can be connected conveniently to a big screen so that you can covert the phone into a PC like device. You can use this phone with a projector to show presentations directly from your phone. You can create or save files to Google Drive and open them easily during presentations. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Its frames are made from aluminum. It is a totally solid phone on the outside. A 6.4-inches QHD Super AMOLED display is amazing and elegant. It has 6 GB of RAM, 2.7 GHz octa-core CPU, Exynos 9810 Octa SoC and Mali G72 MP18 GPU make it a powerhouse. Its Dual 12MP back has a lot of great features that make it excellent for mobile photography and 4K video recording. The front camera can capture clear and bright mages even in low light conditions. Its battery can last for one whole day on regular users and it is bundled with a  15W Quick Charger. 

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