Samsung Galaxy Забележка 9 Преглед

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review
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  • If you need your phone to be able to do just about anything, бележка 9 Така ли. It has everything and the kitchen sink wrapped up into a massive powerhouse of a phone.

The phablet’s massive, beautiful screen, excellent performance and new Bluetooth stylus will have Note fans salivating


Осъществено от Guardian.co.ukТази статия, озаглавена “Samsung Galaxy Забележка 9 преглед: the do-everything phone” е написана от Samuel Gibbs, for theguardian.com on Wednesday 22nd August 2018 06.00 UTC

The king of the big, powerful phones is back for another generation, but is the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 still the phablet to beat?

The Note series pioneered the big-screen smartphone in 2011 and over the last seven years it has been made larger and more feature-packed with each new version. Where the Galaxy S9 series is Samsung’s top-end phone for normal people, бележка 9 is the powerhouse for those that need the answer to the question “can I do that on my phone” always to be yes.

The Note 9’s screen is bigat 6.4in it’s 0.1in bigger than the last version – but it’s only actually a smidgen larger than that fitted to the Galaxy S9+.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 преглед
2017’s Note 8 наляво, the new Note 9 отдясно. Снимка: Samuel Гибс за Guardian

Place the new phone next to the Забележка 8 and you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference, until you look a bit more closely.

The bezels are slightly smaller and the aluminium band around the sides slightly more prominent. The dual-camera system now sits slightly proud of the glass back and the fingerprint scanner has been moved from alongside the cameras to below them. It’s a tiny change but makes a huge difference for usability.

The screen is the best you can get on a smartphone, with bright, bold colours, inky blacks and great viewing angles. The Note has always been Samsung’s showcase for its best screen technology.

The massive screen does have its downsides, въпреки че, as it makes the Note 9 fairly difficult to handle without two hands. If any phone would benefit from a ring or finger grip on the back, this is it. Samsung should have included a hand strap like the ones that came with phones in the early 2000s. It could sit next to the headphone jack.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 преглед
Repositioning the fingerprint scanner to below the keyboard makes it much easier to use, but it will still be a stretch to reach for those with smaller hands. Снимка: Samuel Гибс за Guardian

Спецификации

  • Екран: 6.4в четири HD + AMOLED (516PPI)
  • Processor: окта-ядрен Samsung Exynos 9810 или окта-сърцевина Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 6 или 8 GB памет
  • Съхранение: 128 или 512 GB + микроб карта
  • Операционна система: Samsung Experience 9 (Андроид 8.1)
  • Камера: dual 12MP rear cameras with OIS and dual aperture, 8MP предна камера
  • Connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, Безжичен таксуване, Bluetooth 5, GPS and Iris sensor
  • Размери: 162 х 76.4 х 9 мм
  • Тегло: 205ж

Long-lasting peak performance

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 преглед
The backs are both glass. Бележките 8 on the left in black and the Note 9 on the right in blue. Снимка: Samuel Гибс за Guardian

Подобно на Galaxy S9, бележка 9 has a different processor, depending on where you buy it. The European model has Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 chip and was the version tested, while the North American model has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 процесор, which is used in the OnePlus 6 and other top-end phones released in 2018. Performance should be similar between the two versions, although there may be discrepancies at the extremes.

Бележките 9 is arguably the best performing Android device on the market, and is capable of maintaining that maximum performance for much longer without overheating, which was very noticeable in Shadowgun Legends compared with a Pixel 2XL или OnePlus 6.

Its performance as a desktop computer using Samsung’s DeX system, connecting the phone to a monitor via a standard USB-C to HDMI cable, was surprisingly good. Chrome viewed on a 1080p monitor handled very large and demanding web apps better than most cheap PCs.

Battery life was solid, but somewhat disappointing given the large 4,000mAh capacity battery, matching the performance of the Galaxy S9+, which has a 12.5% smaller capacity battery. With the screen set to its maximum resolution of QHD+ the battery lasted an average of 25 hours between charges or an hour longer with the screen set to FHD+ resolution.

That was while using the Note 9 as my primary device with the always-on display active, while browsing and using apps for five hours with well over a hundred notifications, reading comics in Marvel Unlimited за 60 минути, and listening to about five hours of music via Bluetooth headphones.

За сравнение, Huawei’s 6in Mate 10 професионалист can last two full days between charges under similar conditions. It’s possible that the North American version of the Note 9 with the Qualcomm processor may have longer battery life.

Samsung Experience 9.5

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Screen-off memos now match the colour of the stylus. Снимка: Samuel Гибс за Guardian

Бележките 9 runs the latest version of Samsung’s modified Android called Samsung Experience 9.5. It’s based on Android 8.1 Oreo instead of the recently released Android 9 пай, which is disappointing but not entirely unexpected.

It looks and behaves similarly to the Забележка 8 или Galaxy S9+ с Samsung Experience 9. There are a few useful additions for the stylus and large screen, such as the pop-out Edge apps, advanced split-screen multitasking and the ability to pop-out apps to run as windows over others – all features present in the Note 8.

On the whole the software on the Note 9 feels like Samsung’s best optimised yet, with smoother performance all round. It’s not quite as snappy as a OnePlus 6 или Pixel 2XL на Google, but it feels as if Samsung has done a better job of limiting lag all over the system.

Камера

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 преглед
The dual camera system with dual aperture on the wide-angle camera is capable of capturing some really great shots, but the AI didn’t live up to its promises. Снимка: Samuel Гибс за Guardian

The dual-camera system on the back is the same as that fitted to the Galaxy S9+. Two 12-megapixel cameras, one wide angle with dual aperture and the other a 2x telephoto camera.

Ново за бележка 9 is an AI system for optimising scenes for shots, which worked fine when it recognised objects such as food and plants, but often created oversaturated images that look like they’ve been put through an Instagram filters. I turned it off and got better results. The AI is also meant to spot when the image is blurry or your subject has their eyes closed, but I couldn’t get it to alert me no matter how many shots of friends blinking I took.

Lacklustre AI elements aside, the camera is brilliant, capturing a rich amount of detail, even with the telephoto lens, and in a range of lighting conditions. Low light performance was excellent too, as was the 8-megapixel selfie camera.

S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 преглед
The new S Pen can trigger actions when pressing the button thanks to its Bluetooth connection to the phone. Снимка: Samuel Гибс за Guardian

Another new addition is a Bluetooth-enabled S Pen, which uses a supercapacitor to operate the S Pen away from the phone for up to 30 minutes or so. Slide the S Pen back into the body for a full charge in 40 секунди.

Other than the usual scribbling on screen, you can now press the button to trigger actions on your phone, such as taking a picture in the camera app, pausing music or presenting the next slide in PowerPoint. Hold down the button and you can launch an app too.

I didn’t find it overly useful, but I know that the feature has been on the wish lists of Note users for some time.

Наблюдения

  • The Bixby button is still there and Bixby still isn’t great – it technically hasn’t even launched in the UK yet so we just get the US version
  • Both the phone and S Pen are water resistant to IP68 standards
  • To register a fingerprint you swipe down on the sensor once, but you must do so in the orientation you hold the device normally otherwise the results aren’t good
  • Intelligent scan, which combines face and iris recognition, работи много добре, but you still have to use your fingerprint for most apps
  • The screen is just about big enough to be a viable replacement for a 7in tablet, but you had better have big pockets
  • The stereo speakers are surprisingly loud and good
  • Wireless charging remains great

Цена

В Samsung Galaxy Note 9 разходи £899 for 128GB of storage or £1,099 with 512GB of storage.

За сравнение, the 6.2in Galaxy S9+ разходи £869 with 128GB of storage, 6.1в Huawei P20 Pro разходи £799 with 128GB, на 6in Huawei Mate 10 професионалист with 128GB costs £ 699, на 6in Google Pixel 2 XL with 64GB costs £ 699, на 6.3in OnePlus 6 with 64GB costs £469, the 5.8in чест 10 with 128GB costs £ 369, and the 5.8in iPhone X with 64GB costs £999.

Присъда

If you need your phone to be able to do just about anything, бележка 9 Така ли. It has everything and the kitchen sink wrapped up into a massive powerhouse of a phone.

As you might expect that comes with a few compromises, the biggest of which is the sheer size of the thing making it quite difficult to pocket and handle. It also costs a lot, although not quite as much as Apple’s significantly smaller iPhone X.

Камерата е страхотно, the screen is amazing, the stylus useful and the myriad features don’t get in the way if you don’t use all of them. You can game for longer at maximum performance than other phones and even use it as a workable light desktop when hooked up to a monitor.

The battery life is good but should be better given the size of the cell, and launching after the release of a new version of Android 9 Pie but running last year’s 8.1 Oreo isn’t ideal.

Бележките 9 really isn’t that much different than the Note 8, but is a huge step forward over older models. Note fans should be happy.

Професионалисти: good battery, impressive screen, водоустойчив, brilliant camera, Bluetooth S Pen, микроб карта прорез, Безжичен таксуване, lasting performance, DeX without the dock, жак за слушалки

Против: only Android 8.1, скъп, very big for hands and pockets, fingerprint scanner should be lower down the back, Bixby still not good enough

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 преглед
Like previous generations of the Note, the stylus slips neatly into the bottom of the phone. Снимка: Samuel Гибс за Guardian

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