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, when it arrived in 2018 Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 very soon became the plus-sized flagship to beat.
Still very much a top-of-the-range smartphone, it's got a screen with identical 6.4-inch dimensions as the comparably priced Galaxy S10 Plus and it's every bit as bright, crisp and colourful.
Unlike the likes of Huawei's recent high-end phones and the S10 Plus, the Note 9 makes do with a dual lens camera rather than a triple lens.
It takes great snaps, though, but won't allow you to take ultra wide-angle photos.
You can pick it up right now on a range of competitively priced Note 9 contract deals from all the major networks.
Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deals by network
Looking for a Note 9 deal with unlimited data? We've got you covered.
Prefer to a Galaxy Note 9 deal with no upfront charge or a small amount to pay? We've got those as well.
Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deals on EE
Select EE Galaxy Note 9 contracts offer a Swappable Benefits system that allows you to choose a different customer benefit every month.
Pick from BT Sport, a Music Data Pass or Video Data Pass that means you won't eat into your data allowance for streaming content, or a Go Further Roaming Pass that extends the number of countries where you can use your UK allowances for no extra charge.
Customers also get inclusive roaming in 48 locations as standard, as well as use of the UK's fastest network and an extended warranty.
Best Samsung Note 9 deals on O2
Pick up a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on an O2 contract and you'll benefit from O2's Rewards scheme, which includes freebies and money-off at high-street stores and restaurants.
O2 customers also get priority booking for concerts and events at O2 venues, as well inclusive roaming in 48 Europe Zone locations as standard.
Best Samsung Note 9 deals on Vodafone
Included on all Vodafone Note 9 deals, the VeryMe rewards scheme offers rewards from brands, such as Asos, Costa Coffee, and Greggs, as well as pre-sale access to tickets at select events.
Depending on the plan you choose, you can also get inclusive roaming in 48 locations (mostly in Europe) or up to 77 locations (in Europe and further afield).
Best Samsung Note 9 deals on Three
Pick up the Note 9 on a Three Advanced Plan and you'll be able to use your UK allowances in 71 locations worldwide for no extra charge, with Three's Go Roam Around the World scheme.
Get it on an Essential Plan and you can use your UK allowances overseas, but only in Europe.
Cheapest Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deals this week
The Note 9 isn't the cheapest phone on the market. But if you shop around, you can still save money.
Can't see one you like? 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!
More than you wanted to spend? Take a look at our pick of the best cheap phone deals.
Best Samsung Note 9 contracts with no upfront cost
If you'd rather spread your costs over a longer period, you'll want to take a look at Galaxy Note 9 contracts with nothing to pay upfront.
These are a good idea if you don't have a lump sum to-hand. But be aware: you'll end up paying a higher monthly premium.
What's more, you'll usually end up paying more over the course of the contract term, than if you paid something upfront.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 at a glance
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!
Can I get the Note 9 with bad credit?
Because the Note 9 is a high-end smartphone with a price to match, you've got less chance of being accepted for a pay-monthly contract if you've got bad credit.
We'd recommend that you instead take a look at a older Galaxy phone, or another brand.
You may even want to get a budget phone SIM-free and off-contract and then sign up for a SIM-only deal.
Find out more about how to get a phone if you've got bad credit with our one-stop guide.
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
Galaxy Note 9 specs
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