It’s been just over a week since we first unboxed the Galaxy Note 9.  Since our last go around, we’ve been hoping that Samsung would have some of the software bugs squashed, but until a point where we feel comfortable giving a final opinion on the out-of-box experience, we’re holding off of doing just that.

Still, our Jaime Rivera has a few thoughts on hardware, the first boot and quite a lot more on software procedurals — including a lot of tutorials for a lot of features.

What does this phablet add to your life at a minimum price of $999.99? Is Bixby less inherently annoying these days? What is up with the Galaxy Note 9? Let’s find out.




Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.

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