Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review

Still a solid, speedy, big-screened phone with a stylus

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
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Note 9 camera samples

We've thoroughly tested the Note 9 camera over the course of a week, and did it while wielding up to five other smartphones.

  1. Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  2. Note 8
  3. S9 Plus
  4. iPhone X
  5. Google Pixel 2
  6. Huawei P20

It's certainly among the best, and you can tell that the Note 9 does improve on the Note 8 and even the S9 Plus. This is because of the AI scene recognition software that tweaks the color and white balance based on the subject. It wasn't perfect – it did turn lights from some buildings yellow in one instance – but overall, we got more detail and less blowout from low-light shots.


Low-light photos

Telephoto lenses

S Pen remote photo fun

More Note 9 photos