It’s that time of year again, when new smartphones—flagship models and contenders alike—fight for the attention of an increasingly tech-savvy audience looking to upgrade. Or not. Still, there are plenty of reasons to actually get excited about the latest and greatest phone offerings we have today. Case in point would be the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which really stands heads and shoulders above the crowd, and introduces plenty of improvements over its predecessor. The Infinity Display is beautiful, processing power is superb and there’s storage aplenty. Same can be said about its battery, which is massive by today’s standards. Also, Samsung actually made the S Pen even more useful than it already is by making it function as a remote. Definitely a prime choice.