Galaxy Note9: a closer look.
If you’re a smartphone power user who wants a cutting-edge device with a ton of features and fast performance, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 may be a good fit for work, play, shopping, creating, reading, watching videos and more. Galaxy Note9 features you’ll likely appreciate include the extra-large, 6.4-inch AMOLED display, the all-day battery, the brilliant screen and display, the fast recharge capability, and maybe even the ability to convert to a desktop computer by connecting the phone to an external monitor and employing the built-in Samsung DeX software. You'll also like the way the Samsung Note9 design enables remarkably fast downloading, uploading and streaming capabilities thanks to a high-speed modem that supports all North American frequency bands and combinations.
In addition, it’s the S Pen that many contend is the biggest edge the Galaxy Note9 cell phone has over comparable smartphones. Handy for jotting notes, writing and drawing, the upgraded S Pen has Bluetooth capability that essentially turns it into a remote. You can use it to change the music, control a slide presentation or take a photo, even a selfie that doesn’t look like a selfie because you’re using a convenient cell phone tripod.
The Galaxy Note9 phone comes with Samsung’s largest battery to date, but still charges just as fast as phones with smaller batteries, using your choice of wireless charger or charging pad. What’s more, it not only offers a 3.5mm audio jack for adapter-less headphone use, it’s also got impressive-quality stereo speakers, with Dolby Atmos sound technology. Plus, it’s a good-looking phone, with an eye-catching appearance highlighted by an appealing curved display and Gorilla glass on both sides, so you may want to give it some bump, drop and scratch protection with one of the Galaxy Note9 cases available at Best Buy. You might also consider a Geek Squad® phone protection plan for repair and replacement protection in case of an accidental mishap, or just for routine maintenance.
How the Galaxy Note9 phone will change how you take photos.
Samsung says the Galaxy Note9 camera “does all the heavy lifting for effortless photos.” Once you experience its first-rate features like the dual aperture lens system that self-adapts f-stops between f/1.5 and f/2.4, so you automatically get sharp results in any light conditions, you may agree. The front camera has an 8-megapixel lens with auto focus, and the rear camera has dual 12-megapixel lenses, one telephoto with a 2x optical zoom and one wide-angle with the dual aperture feature. Built-in no-fail photo systems include flaw detection that alerts you if you take a blurry photo, if the lens is dirty or if your subject has closed eyes; scene optimizer that automatically analyzes your subject and tweaks the settings for best results across 20 different modes; and live focus, which puts the focus on the subject and blurs the background.
With this high-performance camera in hand, you may find yourself taking an increasing number of photos, in which case you’ll appreciate that the Galaxy Note9 comes with a larger storage capacity (128GB) than previous Samsung phones. Galaxy Note9 models have microSD slots for additional storage, and you might find it convenient to keep a wireless instant photo printer close by so you can immediately transfer your photographic results to photo paper for sharing with friends and family.