If you want the biggest and best Android phone around, you can’t do much better than the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. With a high-res screen, powerful innards, and the unique S Pen stylus, it’s the hottest big phone you can buy.
All about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The Galaxy Note 9 is Samsung’s big flagship phablet - a larger-sized phone that sits somewhere between a phone and a tablet. On appearances the Note 9 looks like the Note 8 but dig a little deeper and you’ll notice some key differences. Find out more about the Galaxy Note 9...
What does it look like?
It looks like this: huge, with shiny curved glass all over it, and a whopping 6.4-inch screen. The display really is a big’un, the largest that Samsung has put out yet, taking up nearly the whole front of the phone and stretching down the sides. It’s Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1440 x 2960px, which is marvellously high and means everything looks nice and crisp.
The unique S Pen is till the Galaxy Note’s biggest selling point. It slips into a hidey hole at the base of the phone and has been fine-tuned to perfection.
As for colours, you can get the Note 9 in Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue and Metallic Copper.
What are the hardware specs?
The Galaxy Note 9’s main hardware specs are as follows...
- Camera - The 12MP camera with a variable aperture (f/1.5 + f/2.4) is borrowed from the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Its dual aperture changes the shot dependent on the environmental light you're shooting in. Add to that a second 12-megapixel camera, which comes with a longer focal length for zooming.
- Processors - The Note 9 rocks a high-powered, octa-core affair that can handle intense use, paired with a huge 6GB of RAM.
- Memory - Your internal storage options are either 128GB or a cavernous 512GB (though you’ll pay through the nose for the latter).
- Battery - We’re looking at a jumbo-sized battery (4000mAh) that can charge wirelessly.
- Connections - As with most recent flagships, the Note 9 charges via a USB Type-C port. And it has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack - hooray!
- Software - The Note 9 runs Android - Android 8.1 Oreo, to be precise. That’s overlaid with ‘Samsung Experience’ - previously known as TouchWiz - and includes Bixby 2.0, the updated version of Samsung’s personal assistant.
It doesn’t explode, does it..?
No, it doesn’t. Samsung isolated the cause of the Galaxy Note 7’s nasty issues, and jiggled the Note 9’s innards accordingly. Rest assured that the phone has been subject to ultra rigorous testing and is as safe as possible.
How to choose a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deal
To pick the best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deal for you, start by working out what allowance you need. If you’re a light user, you may only need 1GB of data and a few minutes or texts; a medium user might want 3GB or so with a couple thousand minutes; while a power user can get unlimited everything.
There are plenty of other options to choose from too. With our comparison tool, you can pick what colour phone you want, how much memory you need, which networks you like, and more. Select the things that are important to you to narrow down your results.
We recommend sorting the results by total cost. This’ll push the cheapest deals to the top so you can see them more easily.
Once you spot a deal you like, just click on it, and we’ll send you over to the provider so you can sign up. You’ll have your phone in no time.
What’s the cheapest Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deal?
The cheapest Note 9 deal is different for everyone, as it all depends on what you need from your phone plan. Here are a few ways you can keep costs down:
- Lower data, minute, and text allowances have lower costs. However, make sure you still pick a tariff high enough to cover your usage - or you’ll end up shelling out more on add-ons every month.
- Pick a budget network. Some smaller providers, often MVNOs such as iD Mobile or giffgaff, charge a lot less than bigger networks.
- Go through a reseller, such as Carphone Warehouse. We show you deals from shops like these too, which buy phones and tariffs in bulk and pass the savings onto you. Read more about resellers here.
- Get a refurbished handset - one that’s been traded in and spruced up ready for a brand new owner. Refurbs aren’t for everyone, but it’s a good option if you want to save money.
Can I get the Galaxy Note 9 with unlimited data?
Just pick ‘unlimited data’ from the tariff section of the sidebar, and we’ll show you any available deals with an unlimited data allowance.
Some rather hefty allowances are available too, which may be a bit cheaper - and give you more choice over which network you choose. You’ll find plans with 20GB of data and beyond, for instance.