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Samsung Galaxy A9 2016


Samsung Galaxy A9 2016
Samsung Galaxy A9 2016 (Galaxy Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 8 x 1.8 GHz, Cortex-A72/-A53
Graphics adapter
6.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 87%, features: - %, display: 87% mobility: 92%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A9 2016

75% Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Galaxy A9 is an enormous, yet elegant smartphone. Looking across the board, it has no glaring weaknesses – its performance actually reflecting its price point rather well. You're not getting the best of the best here, but rather a very nice smartphone that won't disappoint in any area – it's just very good, not great. I think it's a fair deal, considering you won't be paying top dollar.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) review
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung has put a lot of work into the new Galaxy A series and it's clear it wants to recreate the flagship success of the S and Note phones, except in a more attractive price bracket. The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) will be the face of the series - its size is an instant attention-grabber and its specs are better than the other A models. Sometimes the A9 has slightly better specs, other times the gap is significant. The clearest example is the chipset, it's essentially twice as fast as the S615 used in the A5 and A7 that we tested earlier. Here are our other impressions of the A9, summarized.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/19/2016
90% A premium mid-range smartphone that is a worthy flagship competitor
Source: Android Authority English
The Samsung Galaxy A9 can be found on Amazon priced at close to the $600 mark, which is quite steep, but given the flagship features this device provides, it does make sense. Available color options include silver, white, gold, and pink gold.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 87% display: 88% mobility: 96% workmanship: 93%

Foreign Reviews

81% Samsung Galaxy A9 2016 recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% display: 85% mobility: 88% workmanship: 80%



These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

652 MSM8976: Upper middle class ARM based SoC with 8 CPU cores (64 Bit Cortex A72 and A53 mixture) and a Adreno 510 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.2 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.


In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.

82%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-04- 3 (Update: 2016-04- 3)