Buy If You Want a Flagship Without a Notch
If you don't want a notch at the top of your next smartphone's display, think about buying the Galaxy Note 9.
The iPhone X brought the notched screen into the mainstream and we're starting to see other manufacturers put the notch on their flagships.
Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 models won't have a full blown notch, but it will likely have a hole in the screen.
LG's G7, also known as the LG G7 ThinQ, comes with a 6.1-inch notched display. Google's Pixel 3 XL has a huge notch and Apple's 2018 iPhones (iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR) all come with notches at the top of their displays.
While the design isn't a huge improvement over the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 8, it doesn't come with a notch at the top of the display.
We recommend going hands-on with notched phones before you make a decision. If you can't stand it, you should think about picking one up.