Samsung Galaxy Note9 Review – Quietly Revolutionary!

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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.

Samsung Galaxy Note9 PCMark result

Work 2.0Honor 10Samsung Galaxy Note8Samsung Galaxy S9+Samsung Galaxy Note9
Performance Score
Web Browsing7295543360375763
Video Editing5159487253325410
Photo Editing12910856368475898
Data Manipulation5524432952535316
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This Samsung Galaxy Note9 (US | MY Web | MY App) is powered by the same Exynos 9810 SoC used in the Samsung Galaxy S9+ (Price Check), so Its performance in work application was no different.


Gaming Performance – 3DMark

We tested the Galaxy Note9’s gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Unlimited test.

Samsung Galaxy Note9 3DMark result

Ice Storm UnlimitedSamsung Galaxy Note9Samsung Galaxy S9+Samsung Galaxy Note8Honor 10
Gaming Score42598424893258430560
Graphics Test 1330.2 fps308.6 fps185.5 fps206.2 fps
Graphics Test 2167.9 fps167.0 fps141.5 fps119.5 fps
Physics Test85.2 fps88.9 fps73.3 fps68.0 fps
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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).

The Samsung Galaxy Note9’s CPU cores also delivered 39% faster physics processing than those of 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%.

Samsung Galaxy Note9 battery life

Work 2.0 Samsung Galaxy Note9Samsung Galaxy S9+Honor 10Samsung Galaxy Note8
Battery Life10 hours 15 mins9 hours 5 mins8 hours 56 mins8 hours 50 mins
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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!

The Galaxy Note9 lasted 70 minutes longer than the Samsung Galaxy S9+ (Price Check), and 85 minutes longer than the Samsung Galaxy Note8 (Price Check)!

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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.

Samsung Galaxy Note9 battery recharging speed

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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