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Samsung Note 9 

Samsung is one of the largest brands and certainly one of the companies that bring new things to the market. Here a slim sleek and powerful offering that will do everything you want and never look out of place even in a boardroom.

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While I am aware that the Samsung range is rolling out ‘V10’ of some of its offerings a while after the launch is often a good time to invest or buy as any slight problems at the time of launch will have been sorted and indeed the amount needed to purchase could be a little less.

It is 16x7.5x.7cm and it weighs 201grams. The screen resolution is 2960x1440. There are four colours available mine was Ocean Blue.

The viewable screen is 14.5x7.2cm without any notch detraction that seems to be popular with more recent offerings. So the diagonal notional imperial measurement is 6.4inches.

While the screen is reflective it is a lot better in strong sunlight than a lot of other devices.

Going around the outside has the on/off bar on the right side and after the normal 3 second push it will be booted in 13 seconds. The base has the entry point for the provided stylus pen, speaker, USB ‘C’ port and a 3.5mm socket for headphones.

The left side has ‘Bixby’ button and above this volume rocker bar. The top has another speaker as well as the SIM entry point. A push on the on/off rocker followed by a tap on the screen will turn off the unit in 2 seconds.

Sound quality from the speakers is good and provided by Dolby.

The back has a horizontal panel 1.5cm down from the top with two cameras and a LED flash. Just below this is the finger print reader.

I mentioned the ‘S Pen’ and apart from it being a stylus it can also act as a remote control via Bluetooth.

The battery should smash through all day usage as its 4000mAh.

The units camera was one of the first with ‘AI’ and it can recognise up to 20 different shooting scenarios to automatically give you the best shot.

Mine came with Android 9 (it was 8.1 at launch). The processor is a Snapdragon 845 it has 6GB RAM and 128GB of memory you can add a micro SD card if required.

Now while this has a number of features like the ‘S Pen’ which writes yellow on the screen for you post it note feature most people seem to want their phone to be a top class camera and here you have dual 12MP cameras with f/1.5 and f/2.4 while the front selfie offering is 8MP. Let’s keep it simple and say you will not be unhappy with images you take with this camera.

The OLED screen is both sharp and clear and the colours deep and easy to watch.

My one slight moan is with Bixby it’s not as full featured as Siri or Alexa.

This unit was supplied to me by Vodafone and details of prices are available in their shops or online at www.vodafone.co.uk  

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