In 2018, Samsung released one of its biggest and most powerful phones ever - the Galaxy Note 9. But is this plus-sized phone worth the premium price-tag?
With its unique Stylus Pen and a host of other top-drawer specs and features, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 became the plus-sized flagship to beat.
Let’s take a look at some of the top-drawer specs and features it has to offer…
What is the Samsung Note 9 like?
Thanks to a powerful, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the Note 9 conceals some outstanding specs and features under its glossy exterior.
With 128GB or 512GB storage options available - and a version of the phone with an eye-watering 512GB micro expansion - there’s space enough for hours of videos, thousands of pictures, plus a ton of apps to boot.
But perhaps the Note 9’s biggest draw is its mammoth, 6.4-inch screen (like the OnePlus 6T and Huawei Mate 20 Pro) and AMOLED display. This, along with AKG stereo sound and Dolby Atmos support, is sure to make watching films and playing games on the device a joy.
In terms of cameras, both 12-megapixels, front-facing snappers are dual-aperture, which means the lenses will automatically adapt to their environment when you take a picture. For example, if you take a picture in the dark, the lens will expand to let in more light for the best possible image. It’s all clever stuff, and enough to impress even the most seasoned photographers.
Plus, the Note 9’s Bluetooth enabled Stylus Pen will let you take a picture from far away with the click of a button. Yep, we’re impressed!
How to find the best Samsung Note 9 deal
Simple - use our comparison tool to choose everything you need from your plan - including monthly allowance, network, upfront cost, and monthly cost. Then, sort deals by whichever category is most important to you.
After that, click on the Samsung deal you like and sign up. As we say, simple!
What’s the cheapest Samsung Note 9 deal?
Unsurprisingly, larger Samsung phones tend to be expensive, though there are ways to keep costs down when you take out a contract.
To that end, your best bet is always to compare deals to find everything you need for the best possible price. Moreover, there are also a few other ways to cut costs...
- Budget networks - Small providers and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) are more likely to focus on low prices. Try ones like giffgaff, iD Mobile, or Plusnet Mobile.
- Refurbished phones - These handsets cost less because they were previously owned by other people.
- Existing customer deals - We list a bunch of these right there in the comparison table. It could mean an upgrade deal from your current network; a monthly discount on BT Mobile if you have BT broadband; unlimited calls and texts on Sky Mobile if you have Sky broadband/TV; and more.
- Resellers - Companies like Carphone Warehouse and Mobiles.co.uk buy phones and plans in bulk, then sell them to you at nice low costs. You'll see deals from these guys alongside ones direct from networks so you can see at a glance which is best.
In short, although the Galaxy Note 9 is costly, it is possible to get it without forking out loads of money up-front with the right contract.
That said, it does mean monthly payments will be a little higher, though - so make sure you compare all the no-upfront-cost deals out there to find one with the best value.
Big data Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deals
Unlimited data deals are available on mobile contracts, though only from a couple of networks. They can be costly, but it's worth it if you know you'll be constantly watching, streaming, and downloading on your Galaxy Note 9. Take a look:
If unlimited data is outside of your budget, take a look at Galaxy Note 9 plans with large data allowances. Contracts with 20GB and above per month are available from quite a few networks - which means you have more choice over which one to go for, too. Find out more about how much data you need.
More phones like the Galaxy Note 9
Take a look at a few other phones that are similar to the Galaxy Note 9 and compare all your options before you commit to a plan.
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Google Pixel 3 XL
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 Plus
If you're happy with your current phone and would like to hang on to it, we have some excellent SIM-only deals to check out.
You could also trade in your current smartphone and put the money towards one of the newer models. It's a quick and easy process with CompareMyMobile.com. Depending on what model you have, and how intact it is, you’ll be surprised at what you can get.