This guide will help you decide what Galaxy Note 9 color to buy and clear up some confusion. Samsung’s new phone is a sleek and sexy device, and choosing the right color is a big deal. Samsung confirmed four colors during the announcement, but it looks like carriers in the United States will only offer two. And not the two you were expecting. If you’re asking yourself, “which Galaxy Note 9 color should I buy?” These are your options and what you need to know.
Over the years we’ve seen a lot of great color options for Samsung’s smartphones, but the Galaxy Note 9 changed it again. Every model is black on the front, with different colors on the sides and the back. That’s because the front is all screen with a 6.4-inch Infinity Display.
In fact, you don’t want colors on the front, as they’re mostly full of sensors and cameras, which get hidden by the black bezels. If you were wondering, different front colors didn’t look that great on the Galaxy S8. Additionally, all black makes the screen look bigger. So, should you buy the Galaxy Note 9 in Black, Blue, Purple or Copper?
We’ve seen Coral Blue and a few other neat shades on the Galaxy S and Note series, but nothing like what’s available on the Galaxy Note 9. Samsung dropped four stunning colors which are: Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple, or Metallic Copper. They all look pretty sharp.
However, we potentially have some bad news. It looks like Ocean Blue (with yellow S-Pen) and Lavender Purple are the ONLY colors available in the United States. At least right now. We reached out to Samsung and carriers, and have yet to get a clear response. When the Galaxy Note 9 release date rolls around on August 24th, stores like Verizon and T-Mobile will only have those two. After the launch, we could see Black and Copper hit the US, so stay tuned.
- Midnight Black – You’ll be watching a lot of movies, you don’t want to be flashy, and you love the all-black look.
- Ocean Blue – A good middle ground that is fancy and flashy, but not too bright or shows every single fingerprint. You won’t use a case and you love the yellow S-Pen.
- Lavender Purple – You want a bright, vivid and crisp color that stands out from the pack. This looks nothing like an iPhone. In certain light and angles, it looks extremely unique. You probably won’t use a case, and you’ll have a color that most people don’t.
- Metallic Copper – You want a uniquely beautiful and noticeable Galaxy Note 9 unlike anything else. It’s so metallic that we thought it was Rose Gold at first. Nope, it’s a smooth yet eye-popping Copper color. It’s a bit underappreciated and looks great outdoors with the sun shining on it.
Which Galaxy Note 9 Color: Video & Entertainment
While this is all about personal preference, black is probably the best choice overall. It will show fewer fingerprints, fewer scuff marks, and be the best for watching videos or any entertainment. Black bezels on the front mean the huge 6.4-inch display blends in with the body, making it look bigger than it really is. Every phone is black on the front, and you’ll want a black back to match it.
This may seem like a silly thing to think about, but it makes a big difference. From certain colors being fingerprint magnets to black looking extremely sleek and sexy. We’re hopeful that at some point Black will be available in the US.
Both Verizon and T-Mobile specifically state Blue and Purple are the ONLY choices. If you get a case does it really matter what color you choose?
Galaxy Note 9 Colors: Scratches and Discoloration
Another thing you’ll want to consider when choosing a color is how easily it will scratch. Or, how easily those scratches will be visible if you’re not planning on using a case. You don’t want a certain color to scratch easily, or to discolor after a year or so of use.
Keep in mind that any color you choose is pretty durable and protected. Samsung covers the front and back in strong reinforced Gorilla Glass. Glass is on top of the color. That means you’ll get scratches on the glass, and not in the actual Blue or Purple color of your Galaxy Note 9. It will never scratch, fade, or start to look worn out. For what it’s worth, Black might make scratches pretty noticeable, as will the Metallic Copper.
Personally, the only colors I’d consider are Black or the Ocean Blue. It’s very sharp, almost looks like a powder-coated blue, and it has a yellow S-Pen. That’s pretty neat. For what it’s worth, you can get a Yellow or Purple S-Pen on Samsung’s shop if you want to mix and match.
Galaxy Note 9 Color: Fingerprints & Smudges
Fingerprints are something we just have to deal with. Especially on a device this big when your palms are sweaty from playing Fortnite. Due to the nature of the design, fingerprints and smudges are inevitable. The glass on front and back show everything, and they always will. The new Blue and Purple option will likely hide fingerprints the most, and black does pretty well too. Copper is bright, and it shows everything.
Again, we can’t be sure until we get our hands on them ourselves. We recommend going to a carrier store or Best Buy and testing this out yourself.
Galaxy Note 9 Cases & Covers
Think about whether or not you’ll use a case with the Galaxy Note 9. On a phone this expensive (and big) there is no way I’m not getting a case. Everyone is different though. These are durable phones, but they’re not scratch or shatterproof. One drop is all it takes and you might have a shattered screen or spiderwebs all over the back.
So, if you’re getting a case, what color, or does it even matter. A case will cover almost the entire design of the Galaxy Note 9, aside from the front and a small area on the back and bottom. You’ll see nothing but Black on the front, and whatever color you choose will show on the back near the fingerprint scanner and those two cameras.
Which Galaxy Note 9 Color Should I Buy?
So, in closing, which Galaxy Note 9 color should you actually buy? Well, that’s completely up to you. Considering US carriers only have Blue or Purple the choice is made up for you. However, if you wait a few weeks until after August 24th the other colors could become available. The minute we know more on this situation we’ll share all the details.
In our opinion, they all look pretty amazing, and classy, but I love a sleek blacked-out phone. That’s the color chose on my Galaxy S9+, but I’ll probably do Ocean Blue for the Galaxy Note 9. Honestly, does it really matter though? They all look great.
In a survey of nearly 30,000 iPhone buyers from 2015, the black option was the most popular. The rest all ended in a tie. We see similar results in surveys all over the web. So while most choose Black, be bold and go with something else.
Let us know which Galaxy Note 9 color you plan on buying, or if you even care. At the end of the day, a large majority of owners will simply opt to use a case, and buy whatever the store has available. This covers up the color but protects the curved glass screen.
Again, we’ll update this article once we learn more about the additional Galaxy Note 9 colors, and if they’ll be available to those in the United States.