Introduction

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 was announced last week at New York. We also have that in our hands and have been using it for quite some time already. While many are saying that the Galaxy Note9 is just a mere incremental upgrade, we think that it is truly innovative and sets a new bar for the industry – especially for smartphones with a stylus.

Thanks so much to Samsung Malaysia for the provisioning a unit of the Samsung Galaxy Note9 for us to review – particularly the Galaxy Note9 in the new and beautiful copper color.

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We also took the Galaxy Note9 for our trip to Taipei – click here to read the full story!

Unboxing

Taking a look at the box itself, we immediately noticed something special here. Remember the blue Galaxy Note9 that has a yellow S Pen? Or the different colors of the phone with corresponding S Pen colors?

Samsung Galaxy Note9
We got the Midnight Black’s sleeve but the phone is actually in copper color…

The new sleeve on the packaging is debossed with the silhouette of the S Pen itself with the corresponding color. If you’re getting the blue Galaxy Note9, the sleeve will have a yellow S Pen instead.

Samsung Galaxy Note9

Behind the sleeve lists the storage capacity on the top left corner, then lists down the specs, features, and some accessories that come together with the phone.

Opening up the sleeve reveals the accessories box right away. This packaging layout can dampen the force and prevent damage phone during shipment – which is certainly a smart move. Underneath the accessories box, is where the Galaxy Note9 is found.

Under the phone we can find the whole slew of accessories that Samsung has bundled with their Galaxy smartphones for quite some time.

Here we can find the Adaptive Fast Charging charger, the OTG converter, a microUSB to USB-C converter, the USB-C cable itself, a few sizes of eartips for the included AKG-tuned earphones, and also the tool to swap the S Pen’s tip if it gets worn out.

Samsung Galaxy Note9

Digging everything out of the accessories box, we also find the SIM ejector tool, a quick start guide, and an included high-quality TPU case.

In terms of accessories, Samsung has included everything you need even – and more.

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design & Materials
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Software
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Connectivity and ports
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Screen
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Specifications
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Camera
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Battery and charger
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