Samsung Galaxy Note9 Performance, Battery Life + Recharging Speed
Work Performance – PCMark
We tested the Samsung Galaxy Note9’s performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.
|Work 2.0||Honor 10||Samsung Galaxy Note8||Samsung Galaxy S9+||Samsung Galaxy Note9|
Gaming Performance – 3DMark
We tested the Galaxy Note9’s gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Unlimited test.
|Ice Storm Unlimited||Samsung Galaxy Note9||Samsung Galaxy S9+||Samsung Galaxy Note8||Honor 10|
|Graphics Test 1||330.2 fps||308.6 fps||185.5 fps||206.2 fps|
|Graphics Test 2||167.9 fps||167.0 fps||141.5 fps||119.5 fps|
|Physics Test||85.2 fps||88.9 fps||73.3 fps||68.0 fps|
What the Samsung Galaxy Note9 (US | MY Web | MY App) lacked in work performance, it more than made up in gaming performance. Its ARM Mali-G72 MP18 graphics processor was 44% faster than the ARM Mali-G71 MP20 used in the Galaxy Note8 (Price Check).
Battery Life – PCMark
We then tested the Galaxy Note9’s battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.
|Work 2.0||Samsung Galaxy Note9||Samsung Galaxy S9+||Honor 10||Samsung Galaxy Note8|
|Battery Life||10 hours 15 mins||9 hours 5 mins||8 hours 56 mins||8 hours 50 mins|
| ||Price Check||Review|
Will you look at that! The Samsung Galaxy Note9 (US | MY Web | MY App) delivered a battery life of over 10 hours. This is not just screen-on time. It’s running the Work 2.0 benchmark over, and over again, for over 10 hours!
Battery Recharging Performance
The Samsung Galaxy Note9 comes with an adaptive fast charger with a power output of 15 W. Take a look at how fast it recharged the 4,000 mAh battery.
It took the Samsung Galaxy Note9 (US | MY Web | MY App) just under 107 minutes (1 hour 47 minutes) to recharge its battery from 20% to 100%. That is a battery life : recharging ratio of 5.8 : 1 – a good ratio. A rule of thumb – for one hour of battery life, charge it for 10.5 minutes.
The fastest recharging happened up to the 85% level. This took just 72 minutes. Then the recharging speed slowed down, and it took a further 35 minutes to top up the remaining 15%.
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