Galaxy Note 9 - ALMOST Perfect..

  • Published on Sep 17, 2018
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Comments • 7 378

    FLICKPASS 21 hour ago

    From S4 to Note 9 in 2019. After 6 years i am finally going to retire my old faithful, s4.

  • Gal Smirnov
    Gal Smirnov Day ago

    Your wife is very beautiful

  • supreme leader
    supreme leader Day ago


  • Toxicgas Eluchie
    Toxicgas Eluchie 4 days ago +1

    Getting note 8 nothing big here

  • Adam Musgrove
    Adam Musgrove 7 days ago

    Remove the headphone jack and I'd consider it.

  • IshidaNikurasu
    IshidaNikurasu 8 days ago

    one thing, 100'000'000 playing PUBG Mobile? That is the BIGGEST bullSHIT seens the USSR where seen as a revolutionary state.. Stop looking at downloads

  • Abbeeeezzful
    Abbeeeezzful 8 days ago

    5:18 NFC is nt a big for China? But from what I know, China use a lot NFC to pay? Isnt it? The alipay,wechat pay and so on. I saw a lot of youtuber from China,they claimed you can go out with just your phone. Cash is becoming optional nowadays. Correct me if I am wrong. P.s. I'm not from China, thats why I am seeking any explanation. Thank you.

  • Raggity
    Raggity 9 days ago

    Fuck me the way he said "zero compromises smartphone" gave me the chills. Linus may not be the best of the best reviewer, but this shows how serious he is when testing electronics

  • Cosmin Chiriac
    Cosmin Chiriac 9 days ago

    A lil' bigger monitor display and you will have eyes like a hen..

  • Plainrocky 124
    Plainrocky 124 11 days ago

    soso ko homu ke hiri conhitzume harami go co detzu

  • A Neon Chicken
    A Neon Chicken 12 days ago

    It is crazy how powerful Apple can get the processor to. My iPhone Xs CPU score destroys the galaxy note 9.

  • Gabe bust
    Gabe bust 12 days ago

    Should I switch from my S8 to the Note 9? or should i just wait for Note 10... opinions anyone?

  • Victoria A
    Victoria A 13 days ago +2

    I just got the note 9 today!
    I swapped from apple to Samsung and I love it !!

  • Cortexturizer
    Cortexturizer 13 days ago

    Loving these reviews, the only distracting thing is the presenter himself who looks like he's the member of a band Scooter

  • Marc Rover
    Marc Rover 15 days ago +1

    I have (and LOVE) this phone, and honestly, I got it for 2 reasons: 1.) I find the watching & looking at the screen/colors/display is just a RICHER experience than it's comparable counterparts. And for me, being someone who sometimes PREFERS watching movies/video's on my phone, this is VERY, VERY, VERY important. 2.) Good battery. I remember when I couldn't watch a 90-minute movie on my Iphone without the battery dying. Now, I'm pretty sure I could watch End-Game (or any 3 hour movie) two or three times...
    My one piece of advice to anyone who buys this phone: if you don't get a case, be careful on what type of surfaces you set it down on. Between how slick/slippery the phone's shell is, and how powerful the speakers are, I've seen my phone slide 3 feet across my desk because my desk is glossed & isn't PERFECTLY level. The first DAY I had it, it fell over 3.5 feet off my dresser, luckily it didn't make a single mark....But, I could have broken it, literally, the first day...

  • CourageToGrow
    CourageToGrow 16 days ago

    What monitor is he using? The huge curved one

  • Marc Magallanes
    Marc Magallanes 17 days ago

    is that your GF sir or your wife? Is she is a filipina? Just noticed it so fast

  • Lucien LaChance
    Lucien LaChance 17 days ago

    I'm still using the S6 Edge. I've gotten 4 years out of this phone, and I think I'm going to replace it with the Note 9. It seems like a good "do anything" phone.

  • Tensa Zangetsu
    Tensa Zangetsu 17 days ago

    Left Android after note 4....IR blaster and replacement battery went bye bye....was iphone up to iphone 6....held on to my iphone 6s+ until note 9....where have I been?

  • Tank_Buster _NL
    Tank_Buster _NL 18 days ago

    What is the difference between the note 9 versions?????
    Like the note 9 n960 and the note 9 n9600????
    I'm thinking about buying one but i don't want to end up with the cheapest but crappiest version of the note 9 if you know what i mean. So please give me some advice i would really appreciate that :)
    Have a good day btw!

  • Silvano
    Silvano 19 days ago +1

    lol, earrings? I know only pirats and gays using it, and i'm not seeing any see on this review

  • charizard ranger
    charizard ranger 20 days ago +1

    I want to buy that phone as soon

  • Venta De Celulares Poza Rica

    love you

  • PM Cuber
    PM Cuber 22 days ago

    Linus hates samsung

  • Paul Nunya
    Paul Nunya 24 days ago

    No IR blaster. Can't use it as a remote.

  • Abraham Torres
    Abraham Torres 26 days ago

    I primarily use the S Pen for extracting text is called smart select but in Christmas everybody has iPhones and they were trying to figure out a way to take pictures and still be in there setting the timers and I said look I'll just use my phone and I pulled out my S Pen set up my phone and everybody got to be in the portrait in the pictures and of course my sisters are Samsung haters they said oh now is your moment to shine they were hating it

  • DeadAtrocity
    DeadAtrocity 27 days ago

    I have a cracked screen s8 and I want a note9 so bad. But can't trade in my phone because nobody will take it and it's a $300 repair. :(

  • Cat Unhydrated
    Cat Unhydrated 28 days ago

    some apple users are so delusional and also brainwashed by the constant new re-releases of older phones and it's sad note 9 is such an innovation S10+ as well and brainwashed apple users don't know how good the other phones are, it's like drugs when you get addicted to it, you can't stop buying it. Honestly nowadays I don't think that apple are even relevant anymore, they just do it for the money in my opinion they don't listen to their customers. The phones are refreshed a bunch of times, look at the iPhone X or 10 They refreshed it 4 times. Like, it's really stupid iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and what is the difference nothing, a little bigger screen and thats all like honestly, apple are pathetic, instead of innovation just refresh other products with a bigger screen, it's honestly sad to see apple getting absolutely destroyed by almost any company now. If you read this, and you disagree please reply to me, explaining your argument

  • GetYour Fix
    GetYour Fix Month ago

    I got this bad boy on black Friday for 700... Oh my goodness, I love it. Best phone I've ever owned, by far. I hope the next few notes are as good. I'll upgrade to another note if they keep it up.

    • GetYour Fix
      GetYour Fix Month ago

      This thing has only ever gotten warm (NOT hot) when I play passpartout for two hours. 10/10

  • Mohamed Hani
    Mohamed Hani Month ago

    Well you failed it isn't 7:00 it is 7:19

  • here's Butler
    here's Butler Month ago

    guys should get an iPhone X or a note 9, Im currently using a note 8.

  • Klara Sprudel
    Klara Sprudel Month ago

    I'll tell you 2 major dislikes. A housing made of glass. Almost everyone I know is covering the phone in even 360 covers as if it was a raw egg. And that's what it is. One drop without bumpers and it's smashed. Second... The battery which is not accesable without losing warrenty. The whole industry is fooling us and makes us buy new phones. I still use my note 4. As a backup.

  • Amir FakhriBadri
    Amir FakhriBadri Month ago

    samsung is power technology than others..

  • Souleaterblaze
    Souleaterblaze Month ago

    is the galaxy s10 plus better? not spec wise but like as a phone for regular use? i want a new phone for gaming and i was wanting the note 9 but the s10 is better but you know i fucking hate that front camera placement on the s10 which makes me want the note 9 more than anything. what do you think?

  • John Doe
    John Doe Month ago +1

    The weird battery drain bug is just called standby time it's the one thing I can't fathom about Samsung phones

  • Yash
    Yash Month ago

    This guy is a apple user cuz he is white. using samsung phone turns white people into black people.

  • Azizi Hakimi Mohd Fazil

    I liked the video after seeing the battery test timelapse. It's impressive !

  • Jacob mars launchpad

    I got one and it exploded in my pocket Samsung has got to fix their phones

  • Akky Streams
    Akky Streams Month ago

    my S-Pen broke after ONE DAY.

  • Naruto Uzumaki
    Naruto Uzumaki Month ago

    S10,S10+ AND S10e Are gonna be good tho

    *THE BEST PHONE OF 2019*

    • Vulcan Peace
      Vulcan Peace 14 hours ago

      I dunno if Linus will like it though...He said it once in WAn Show that he really hates notches.

    BLUE SAND FILMS Month ago

    Should I get it?

      BLUE SAND FILMS Month ago

      Fliyo MB alright thanks

    • Fliyo MB
      Fliyo MB Month ago

      Yup, the Note series aren't phones that bring new things, but they bring everything to the table. Espescially with Note 9, you don't have to compromise as you have everything any other phone could offer. But it is heavy and expensive

  • fdn777
    fdn777 Month ago +5

    I got the ocean blue note 9. After 4 weeks of use, one thing i can say when i compare its FUNCTIONALITY with other phones: it is like comparing a bike with a bulldozer. This phone is not a phone. It is a TOOL. And anyone who dares to disagree with this, is a tool. This phone is the definition of INNOVATION.

  • Sayan I Universal Infinity Studios

    I am proud Note9 owner for past 6 months.

  • Arun Pai
    Arun Pai Month ago

    4:40 pun intended. LTT.

  • Mateo Querol
    Mateo Querol Month ago

    Just recently bought the note 9 after like 5 years of having the s5

  • felcas
    felcas Month ago +2

    Note 9 had câmera downgrades (actually camera modes) from early S7. 🤬

  • felcas
    felcas Month ago +6

    I just love to handwrite stuff, draw, squelch.
    Also the pen is really useful when you pair it with photos, videos and screenshots. it is an undervalued and underfeatured tool that could be much more used and desirable if Samsung explored it more.
    Just love mine.

  • Ant Akin
    Ant Akin Month ago

    Interesting who makes your screen, processor, and hardwhare, o wait Samsung does lol

  • Vega Puffin
    Vega Puffin Month ago

    Nice vid.

  • Yasin Newaj
    Yasin Newaj Month ago

    Im not a fan of Samsung. But my Note 9 feels premium than my previously used Galaxy S10. S10 is fragile and the Note 9! Its a Tank.

  • Christian Cuarte
    Christian Cuarte Month ago +1

    Watching on my new note 9 midnight black best phone I ever had can't wait for what note 10 can offer.

  • AarkonTV
    AarkonTV Month ago +3

    Everyone bullies me at school for having a Samsung idc haha

  • Aithor Castillo
    Aithor Castillo Month ago

    He killed a bot. If it was a real human I would've obliterated him.

  • Zaia Sarkis
    Zaia Sarkis Month ago

    I have the Note 9 and I love it, but one of the simplest things they overlooked is, when you have a magnet cover (flip with a magnet strip not overlaping magnet strap), it sets off the spen and makes the phone act up. The solution would be for cover makers to create a cover that closes on the opposite side of the usual covers (instead of opening from right to left, switch covers to open from left to right). It is however, so far been impossible to find such cover.

  • Knoven
    Knoven Month ago +1

    There is an entire button for Bixby, and you can't disable it.
    My only problem

  • TheFreePantheist
    TheFreePantheist Month ago

    7/10 Too much water

  • TheFreePantheist
    TheFreePantheist Month ago +1

    The s pen can also magnify areas on the screen, glance at minimized apps by hovering the pen over them and it can translate words just by hovering the pen over the word! Great for pen paling. and the precisen of it makes games like runescape pure joy. I thought the stylist was a gimmick too, but now I use it all the time

  • Be Positive
    Be Positive 2 months ago

    Now That's a fucking Monitor!

  • Robert DX
    Robert DX 2 months ago

    A1 content, keep it up!

  • Club OG
    Club OG 2 months ago +3

    My mom said if I get 100 likes she will buy me a note 9

  • Hammad Irfan
    Hammad Irfan 2 months ago

    This shit cant be rooted.

  • Big Dubyuh
    Big Dubyuh 2 months ago

    if you think about it Moore's Law never made any sense anyways i mean things can only get so small

  • number one internet content

    can you tech reviewers start incorporating like a ruler or something in videos rather than long shots of just showing it in your hand so I can see the actual size of stuff accurately? would be helpful since the main reason I watch video reviews is to see the thing

  • Sumanth Kalathuru
    Sumanth Kalathuru 2 months ago

    Bixby he or she??

  • Seladon Boulard
    Seladon Boulard 2 months ago

    Note 9/10

  • Friedrich Wilhelm
    Friedrich Wilhelm 2 months ago

    and here i thought my note 8 was amazing ill upgrad when the note 10 comes out i herd tell of a 6000 mAh battery in exchange for the auxiliary jack

  • Robin Robin
    Robin Robin 2 months ago

    My Note 9 is a dream. I won't need to be changing phones for a good 3 years.

    • keithupton86ku
      keithupton86ku 2 months ago

      I'm really contemplating the Note 8 or 9, I'm just too torn. My Note 3 lasted me 5 years (screen finally broke so now I'm using a beater phone), the next phone I buy is also gonna be used for many years. I just can't decide between a ~$450 Note 8 or ~$950 Note 9. If I could finance it, I'd go all out in a heartbeat.

  • 13_rusty buckets
    13_rusty buckets 2 months ago +4

    This phone better be good I just dropped $999 on one that's more than both my car payment.

  • Alexander Malki
    Alexander Malki 2 months ago

    I purchased it for 2/3 of the price when it was new at a small retail seller online. I couldn't have been more happier since I love the note series and wanting a new note phone ever since. This video even made me more happier I invested on a phone that I know will not disapoint me for probably the next incoming half decade if not more!

  • Procyon
    Procyon 2 months ago

    Linus needs to learn how to play PUBG

  • Silverripples
    Silverripples 2 months ago +1

    What I do hate is that they removed the Dual Camera shooting mode!

  • Olivia
    Olivia 2 months ago +1

    We need a phone that has 70% bezels and 30% screen. My palms are thicc

  • Intel Core i7 7700k
    Intel Core i7 7700k 2 months ago +1

    Just got my note 9 second hand in mint condition for 545 dollars, not bad imo.

  • RapiDSpacE13
    RapiDSpacE13 2 months ago +2

    "Headphone jack"

  • daserej805
    daserej805 2 months ago

    It just needs the infrared beam to be perfect

  • Ichigo Kurosaki
    Ichigo Kurosaki 2 months ago

    What watch are you wearing?!

  • Olivia
    Olivia 2 months ago

    I just ordered mine for $1,007.34

  • Prinz Schmalzlocke
    Prinz Schmalzlocke 2 months ago

    Noone feels kinda weird having a german word in the intro? im from germany and i feel kinda weird reading a german word in the intro and first thought im going crazy and see german translations in my mind.

  • Olivia
    Olivia 2 months ago

    Sweet review. I'm going to order one.

  • Erik Leo
    Erik Leo 2 months ago

    Fingerprint sensor on the back is a compromise

  • kenjopac
    kenjopac 2 months ago


  • Carter Williams
    Carter Williams 2 months ago

    why do I even watch a review of a Samsung product from Linus... he's sponsored by Samsung. I already know what he is going to say. BEST THING EVER... EVER... NEVER WILL BE BEAT. EXCEPT FOR THIS ONE PROBLEM THAT LITERALLY WILL NOT BE NOTICED BY 99.99% OF USERS. ... 3 months later ... THE NEW BEST THING EVER THAT I DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY FOR.

    • Carter Williams
      Carter Williams 2 months ago

      but in all honesty I like the note 9 a lot, but I have all apple products so I'm kinda stuck.

  • Wooden Chair
    Wooden Chair 2 months ago

    I hope you review the galaxy fold's

  • pontus laurell
    pontus laurell 2 months ago

    i do i hate bixby!

  • Shiroski O'charos
    Shiroski O'charos 2 months ago

    Wow I love the design... I wish I have one.
    Boxy phone like Lenovo A7000 is one of my favourite design! (/^u^)/
    They look so simple.

  • Soulife
    Soulife 2 months ago +1

    This review SUCKS! Get a real job Linus!... Fluffy got an eye infection!
    I bought this phone due to the "Zero Compromise" and I accidentally stabbed my cat in the eye with the stylus.. Now she walks into walls and stuff. So what do I do? Return the cat? Or compromise and accept the fact that my cat will always be WAY off when she tries to catch the laser pointer? Having a perfect phone and a defective cat sucks. She misses the litter box half the time..

  • John Hooyer
    John Hooyer 2 months ago

    Sounds really interesting. I can't afford it, but it's encouraging to know that by the time I can, they'll basically be out with the Note11 or Note12, which might very well actually _be_ perfect.

  • Howard Dock
    Howard Dock 2 months ago

    Wait till u see that note 10!

  • wan yin see
    wan yin see 2 months ago

    Hey!!Where is my s10 review dude

  • l aTranceGuy l
    l aTranceGuy l 2 months ago

    About to switch from a note 5

  • elad dov
    elad dov 2 months ago

    note 9 or s10e? both cost around the same right now in my country and I'm tired of the shitty camera on my xiaomi redmi note 3

  • Allen Omkar
    Allen Omkar 2 months ago

    Pubg lover support me

  • Aragiss
    Aragiss 3 months ago

    5:40 That video quality is pretty incredible from a smartphone camera

  • Brian
    Brian 3 months ago

    It is cheaper now

  • L.M.L.H L.M.L.H 3 months ago

    What's better note 9 or razor 1/2

  • Jc Gomez
    Jc Gomez 3 months ago

    No price buhhhh

  • Joe G
    Joe G 3 months ago

    note 8 is still good

  • rohan thomas
    rohan thomas 3 months ago

    Had the pixel 2 xl and then switched to the Note 9. Love both the devices... The battery life on this device is just nuts, along with that 😘😍 screen!! But overall I still preffer the pixel device for it's absolute genius computational photography!! But at the end of the day, if it's a device from Samsung or Google am pretty happy about it.

  • Paras Phoenix
    Paras Phoenix 3 months ago

    I use the S pen because i have have fingers

  • Al3x Uk
    Al3x Uk 3 months ago

    You try to look smart, but it's a long way to reach it.I'm pretty sure you can build a better phone for your self. Good luck HA HA HA