The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the company’s latest ultra-premium smartphone. The device boasts top-tier specs, an excellent design, and more. But can it take out the Apple iPhone X, Apple’s own ultra-premium device?
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We can’t say we were surprised by anything Samsung announced on Thursday (okay fine, a $1,250 Samsung phone is a little surprising), but the Galaxy Note 9 is finally official nevertheless. It’s not the most exciting new smartphone out there, but there’s precious little question that it’s the best option in the world right now if you want a cutting-edge Android phone with plenty of power, killer battery life, and a stunning display. And despite the fact that it looks almost exactly like last year’s Galaxy Note 8, Samsung’s new camera smarts and the Bluetooth-equipped S Pen stylus do add at least some compelling new features into the mix.
A couple of years ago, a friend of mine travelling through China sent me an email and asked if I’d be interested in a knockoff iPhone 5. “How much is it?” I asked. “About $50,” my friend answered. I decided to pass. Though I was intrigued about what it was like to use a mythical iPhone knockoff, $50 seemed a little steep to satiate what was nothing more than mild curiosity.
My friend ended up picking up an iPhone knockoff for himself, and when I used it briefly, it was entertaining though clearly not a bonafide Apple product from both a hardware and software perspective. Years later, iPhone knockoffs have gotten markedly better at mimicking iOS. [...]
Samsung’s smartphone division loves to mock Apple and its devotees at every opportunity, with its latest ad highlighting a recent test that showed the Galaxy S9 to have faster downloads speeds than the iPhone X.
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