Straight to the point, a summary and simple review of the Note 9!
So as the hype of the Note 9 begins to die down and the sales continue to rise, let’s have a look at this amazing device and also compare it to its rivals.
The first feature that stands out on this device is its remarkable 8GB Ram! Yes, we are entering the league of top-end desktop and laptop computers. The RAM is equivalent to a mid to high range of a normal Personal Computer or slate devices such as the iPad Pro and the Surface Pro 2 and upwards.
Screen: The screen is made up of the strong Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which also relays great picture quality.
Memory and Storage: The Note 9 currently comes in 2 versions. One with the 512GB internal storage with 8GB RAM and the other with 128GB internal storage and 6GB RAM (Much like the competitor Huawei P20m and even the P10!
Camera: It has a great Dual 12Mp Rear camera with features such as 2X Optical Zoom. The selfie cam is a clear 8Mp camera, perfect for the amazing selfies.
Misc Features: A few extra things to mention is that it comes out of the Box with Android’s Latest 8.1 Oreo. To extend on the screen we see that it is a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreens with a rich 16M colors.
How it compares to its competitors:
The P20 vs Note 9 respectively.
Note: 9: 6.4″
RAM and Storage:
P20: 128 GB, 4 GB RAM
Note 9: 512 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
P20: 12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm, 1/2.3″, 1.55µm, OIS, PDAF & laser AF
20 MP B/W, f/1.6, 27mm, 2x lossless zoom, PDAF
Note 9: 2 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6″, 1µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
P20: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
Note 9: Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Our overall verdict:
The P20 is a great day to day phone with fast specifications and a great camera. It is suitable for anyone that will be willing to upgrade and have an easy-to-use and advanced smartphone device.
The Note 9 is not much far off, but I personally, will prefer the Note 9 when it comes to business and play. The S Pen allows for great capacitive drawing which can be used for those quick presentations.
We found a great deal at Telkom Mobile which includes the device and the FreeMe 1GB Promo for a low R799 x 24 months (T’s and C’s Apply) View Deal here.