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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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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.


It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

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

Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.

82%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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