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Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A9 2018
Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 (Galaxy Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.3 inch 18.5:9, 2220 x 1080 pixel 392 PPI, capacitive, Super AMOLED, OLED, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 109 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm jack, Card Reader: MicroSD up to 512 GB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, compass, USB Type-C, Miracast, OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM bands GSM 850 MHz, GSM 900 MHz, DCS 1800 MHz, PCS 1900 MHz; UMTS bands B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B4 (AWS), B5 (850), B8 (900); LTE bands B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B4 (AWS), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B12 (700), B13 (700), B17 (700), B20 (800), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.8 x 162.5 x 77 ( = 0.31 x 6.4 x 3.03 in)
Battery
3800 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 23 h
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 24 MPix Quad-camera: 24MP (f/1.7) + 8MP (f/2.4, 12mm) + 10MP (f/2.4,2x optical zoom) + 5MP (f/2.2)
Secondary Camera: 24 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual, modular power supply, USB cable, in-ear headphones, Experience UI 9.0, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value head : 0.351 W/Kg, SAR value body: 1.587 W/Kg , fanless
Weight
183 g ( = 6.46 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 48 g ( = 1.69 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
600 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.9% - average
Average of 26 scores (from 66 reviews)
price: 66%, performance: 76%, features: 73%, display: 84% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

87.5% Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)'s unique selling point is certainly its back camera with a grand total of four lenses. Nevertheless, the mid-range smartphone surprised us in other disciplines in our tests, keeping pace with other Samsung S series phones.
62% Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) review
Source: GSM Arena English
Let's put it this way - if you're after the bragging rights for having the world's only quad-rear-cam phone, well, the Galaxy A9 (2018) is the rather obvious choice. But if you are after taking nice pictures with your phone regardless of the number of cameras it has - well, there are better options out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 62%
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Review
Source: Yugatech English
And then there’s the price. At PHP 32,990 that’s pretty steep for a mid-ranger, considering that there are other smartphones in the market in the same price range but with better chipsets and cameras. Don’t get me wrong, the A9 (2018) is a great daily driver, but if you want a smartphone for photography, I suggest looking somewhere else.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/08/2018
40% Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Yes, the Galaxy A9 (2018) works and it has a beautiful screen, and it will get the job done for pretty much everything you expect from a modern smartphone, but let’s face it, so will a $100 phone these days. At its current price, the camera performance here is shockingly bad, its speed is not on par with rivals, its interface is old and updates are not something Samsung even brings in the conversation. Heck, this phone is not even built well and it rattles when you wiggle it! And we expect more – a lot more – from the world’s biggest phone maker.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 40%
86% Samsung Galaxy A9 review – quad camera, PUBG Gameplay, is it worth the price?
Source: Gogi.in English
Here is the Samsung Galaxy A9 review, in this video I have done unboxing, talked about features, performance, played PUBG Game and also included camera samples. This handset comes with quad (4) cameras on the rear and a single camera on the front.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 86%
80% Samsung Galaxy A9 review: Four cameras but buy it for design and display
Source: India Today English
Ironically, it’s everything else about the Galaxy A9 that really works well. The Snapdragon 660 chipset is a capable and smooth performer that won’t let you down with a sufficient amount of RAM on board. Of course, it won’t come close to what the OnePlus 6T delivers with its Snapdragon 845 chipset, but the difference won’t be noticeable in normal day-to-day usage. The gradient design and 3D curved glass makes the Galaxy A9 a very good-looking phone. Lastly, the crisp and vivid AMOLED display is one of the best you’ll get in this segment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
What it all comes down to, though, is price. We would be a lot more forgiving of the camera quirks and software headaches if this phone was priced under Rs. 30,000, but Samsung is trying to take on the OnePlus 6T, and that doesn't quite work out in its favour. If you don't care about raw performance and really want to show off, you'll be happy with the Galaxy A9 (2018). Those who prefer an all-rounder have plenty of better choices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
70% Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) review: Are quad cameras a gimmick?
Source: The Indian Express English
As I have used the Galaxy A9 for a week and where general performance, build quality and overall experience is excellent. The SAMOLED display is something rivals cannot match in this segment. Then there’s the idea of having a phone four cameras on the back, which is thought-provoking. We have to give full credit to Samsung for this.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Review – Four back camera lenses, 8GB RAM!
Source: Phone World English
Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 is a powerpack device as it has four rear camera lenses and 8GB RAM, that sounds wonderful. The device is beautifully designed and looks like a full flagship device but it is a mid-range device. Although the price is little high because the other Chinese companies are also making this kind of devices in the half price of Samsung Galaxy A9-2018.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2018
The Samsung Galaxy A9: A quad camera phone for the Instagram generation
Source: Hardware Zone English
If price is a concern, there’s the alternative and presumably cheaper (we are still waiting for the local suggested retail price from Samsung) Galaxy A7 announced a little while back. It’s just a tad smaller, has two more color options, and comes with a few internal compromises (compared to the Galaxy A9). Notably, there’s no 10-megapixel telephoto camera, but its three cameras are the same as the A9’s otherwise.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2018
Samsung Galaxy A9 first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
For £549, the Samsung Galaxy A9 sits just above the OnePlus 6 – and I am yet to be convinced it can properly compete with that excellent device. Yet you’re still getting a lot here and it’ll be a unique product if all the cameras work well.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2018
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is one of those rare devices that has a clear angle going for it, in a sea of smartphone sameness. In its case, that's both a blessing and a curse. It's very easy to focus on the world-first camera count achievement and simply stop there, either writing off the phone as a one trick pony or basing your opinion of it solely on its camera capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2018
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Do stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for an in-depth review where we will thoroughly test the cameras, battery, and the software on the Galaxy A9 (2018).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2018
Samsung Galaxy A9 review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
Without actually getting the chance to properly put those four lenses through their paces, it's impossible to assess the A9. It looks slick, and the substantial storage and AMOLED screen should soften the blow of paying £549 for a mid-range processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2018
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy A9 is a good looking, feature packed smartphone with standout camera spec.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2018
The Samsung Galaxy A9: A quad camera phone for the Instagram generation
Source: Hardware Zone English
If price is a concern, there’s the alternative and presumably cheaper (we are still waiting for the local SRP from Samsung) Galaxy A7 announced a little while back. It’s just a tad smaller, has two more colour options, and comes with some internal compromises. Notably, there’s no 10-megapixel telephoto camera, but its three cameras are the same as the A9’s otherwise.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2018
Galaxy A9 is the first Samsung phone with four cameras and it comes in Bubblegum Pink
Source: CNet English
More is better -- at least, that's what Samsung believes. The Galaxy A9 is the Korean giant's latest midrange phone, unveiled on Thursday in Kuala Lumpur. It has four rear cameras, as well as one at the front, making a total of five.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2018
Samsung Galaxy A9 initial review: Four times the fun?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Samsung Galaxy A9 has a great design for a mid-range handset. It's not as striking as the likes of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ but the Bubblegum Pink and Lemonade Blue ombre finish options are fantastic and the four-lens camera certainly makes for an interesting feature on the rear.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2018
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Hands On, Quick Review: Do You Really Need 4 Cameras?
Source: Unbox English
While the Galaxy A7 (2018) is a mid-range contender, Samsung’s pricing for the A9 (2018) places it at flagship territory. At Php 32,990, the phone will be difficult to swallow for people who don’t believe in Samsung’s quad-camera ambitions. It’s definitely a statement from the company but people will still take a lot of convincing to drop that much money for a device that’s still a mid-range phone come December 1 when it arrives in the Philippines.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2018
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A9 review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
Ultimately, while we'd expect performance to fall short of the best on the market, it might well deliver more than enough quality for the money to be a great option for many people. Not least if you're addicted to Instagram. We look forward to running the Galaxy A9 thoroughly through its paces in a full review very soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2018

Foreign Reviews

72% Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 Das Fake-Handy, das Realität wurde
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 72% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
82% Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 Ist mehr immer besser?
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 84% features: 76% display: 93% mobility: 88%
Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 Was taugt die Quadro-Knipse?
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/13/2018
100% Die Kamera im Fokus
Source: Connect - 12/18 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 12/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 80% ergonomy: 100%
Samsung Galaxy A9 Quad-Kamera für Poser
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2018
amsung Galaxy A9 Das Vier-Kamera-Smartphone
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2018
70% Análisis Del Samsung Galaxy A9 2018: Prueba A Fondo, Características Y Opinión
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 75% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
60% Samsung Galaxy A9 2018
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
81% Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 81%
84% Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), análisis: la llegada de las cuatro cámaras traseras a la gama media
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 90% display: 83% mobility: 85% workmanship: 88%
70% Samsung Galaxy A9, análisis: un gama media con complejo de superioridad (y muchas cámaras)
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy A9 2018, Mi Experiencia Tras 3 Semanas De Uso
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; stylish design; nice display; high autonomy. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/23/2018
Análisis Samsung Galaxy A9: un móvil único que apunta demasiado alto
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; stylish design; nice cameras; good hardware; support NFC. Negative: Average performance; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2018
Samsung Galaxy A9, primeras impresiones: la guerra por meter más cámaras en un móvil no ha hecho más que empezar
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive design; decent cameras; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2018
Probamos el Samsung Galaxy A9 2018: la gama media de Samsung golpea con fuerza
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance; impressive cameras. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2018
60% Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) recensione: 3 fotocamere di troppo
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A9
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
82% Recensione GALAXY A9 (2018) Samsung
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 72% display: 85% mobility: 89% workmanship: 79%
Recensione Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018): 4 fotocamere e buon processore, ma il prezzo è esagerato
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive cameras; great built quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2018
Samsung Galaxy A9 hands-on: lo sbruffone con quattro fotocamere sul retro
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; impressive cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2018
Samsung Galaxy A9, a cosa servono quattro fotocamere su uno smartphone
Source: Panorama Italian IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; good hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2018
70% Samsung Galaxy A9: eerste indrukken van een opmerkelijke telefoon [video]
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) review: het oog wil ook wat
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; high autonomy; decent hardware; nice cameras. Negative: Average performance; inflexible face ID.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/07/2019
60% Test du Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) : 3 appareils photo de trop
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Prise en main - Galaxy A9 : quatre capteurs dans le vent
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice design; solid workmanship; long battery life; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2018
On a pris en main le Galaxy A9 avec ses 4 capteurs photo : Samsung a la folie des grandeurs
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; nice design; great built quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2018
Cztery aparaty? Nie, dziękuję. Recenzja Samsung Galaxy A9 2018
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; super AMOLED display; fast system; decent speakers; long battery life. Negative: Unsupported waterproof; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/15/2018
87% Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) İnceleme
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 87%
88% Dünyanın 4 arka kameralı ilk akıllı telefonu: Samsung Galaxy A9 incelemesi
Source: Log TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 88%
Обзор плюсов и минусов смартфона Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) 6/128GB
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent hardware; high autonomy; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2018
Первый Samsung с четырьмя камерами. Но зачем? Обзор Galaxy A9
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice cameras; good headphone sound; decent hardware; separate microSD slot. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2018
Обзор Samsung Galaxy A9 2018: первый блин комом
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship. Negative: Weak processor; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2018
Samsung Galaxy A9 recenze: Telefon se 4 fotoaparáty, skvělým displejem a vysokou cenou
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Excellent display; modern design; nice connectivity; good hardware. Negative: Poor cameras; unsupported waterproof; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2018
Обзор смартфона Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Nice design; big screen; good display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2018
Ra mắt màu độc đáo, Galaxy A9 2018 gây ấn tượng với giới trẻ Việt
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Impressive color; long battery life; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2018
Đánh giá chi tiết Galaxy A9 2018: Ngoài 4 camera thì còn gì ngon nữa?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; impressive design; beautiful screen; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2018
Galaxy dòng A và hành trình trở thành smartphone yêu thích của giới trẻ
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; metal case; impressive cameras.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2018
3 ưu điểm giúp Galaxy A9 được lòng người dùng trẻ
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; impressive cameras; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2018
Chi tiết Galaxy A9 2018 4 camera sắp ra mắt ở VN
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; big screen; premium design; solid workmanship; nice display; fast face ID. Negative: Slippery body.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2018
Chi tiết Galaxy A9 - smartphone đầu tiên có 4 camera sau
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; beautiful design; great built quality; big screen; nice display; good hardware; quick charging. Negative: Relatively thick; easy getting fingerprints.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/11/2018
Review Galaxy A9 (2018): Empat Kamera Yang “Mengejutkan”
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Excellent display; impressive selfie camera; good hardware; long battery life; nice connectivity. Negative: Poor main camera; unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/28/2018
80% Samsung Galaxy A9
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung Galaxy A9 – unik kamera och grym batteritid
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
76% Samsung Galaxy A9 med fyra kameror testad
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 76%
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) review
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Powerful processor; impressive cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/09/2019
Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 review – telefon mid-range cu patru camere foto
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Positive: Elegant design; big screen; excellent display; powerful processor; nice cameras; decent hardware; high autonomy. Negative: Inflexible fingerprint sensor; mediocre speakers; unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/05/2018

Comment

Model: The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is a high-end smartphone featuring a quad-camera. Released in November 2018, it sports a quad camera, an outstanding design with a 3D rear glass back panel and a lot more for a premium feel. It is the first Samsung phone with four rear cameras that can shoot in nearly any situation, multiplying the ways users capture the world around. Users can add in intelligent features like Scene Optimizer technology that detects the subject of photos as well as Flaw Detection that catches blinks or blurs, plus a wide range of stickers, filters, and AR Emoji. The 24 MP main camera on Galaxy A9 adapts to low light and bright daylight with ease. The Galaxy A9 has a 10 MP Telephoto Camera with 2x optical zoom that shoots beautifully. Furthermore, a 5 MP Depth camera and the main camera work together to adjust the depth of field, blurring out the background to add a pro-level look. Besides that, the 8 MP Ultra Wide camera offers a 120° view that captures almost as much as eyes can see. And when a user wants to snap even more of the scene, the Ultra Wide camera makes panorama shots easier, too. Users can keep it classic with the stylishly glossy Caviar Black, or go beyond monochrome with the bold and unique gradient colors of Lemonade Blue or Bubblegum Pink. And the phone feels as good as it looks with an ergonomic design for a comfortable grip. The Galaxy A9 measures at 162.50 x 77.00 x 7.80 mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs at 183.00 grams.

Users can immerse themselves into every scene and photo on the Galaxy A9's striking 6.3-inch Infinity Display, which offers Full-HD+ (1080×2220 pixels) resolution with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Stretching from edge to edge, the vast screen gives a stunning viewing experience that lets users see more and do more, whether it's multitasking or streaming videos. The Always On Display also lives up to its name, and is always ready with notifications, time, date, and even battery level information. As for hardware, its octa core processor (4x 2.2 GHz + 4x 1.8 GHz) and 6 GB or 8 GB RAM combination provides performance that keeps user going at high speed whether they are live streaming or multitasking. The Galaxy A9's 128 GB internal memory capacity makes sure users have space. Plus, a user can expand their storage by up to 512 GB more with a microSD card. The Galaxy A9 is equipped with a 3,800 mAh battery. The Type-C cable makes it easy to plug in and start charging, while Fast Charging capabilities mean users can power up in a flash. As a conclusion, the Galaxy A9 has continued the legacy of the popular Samsung brand through its elegant design and excellent configuration. It is suitable for users who want a smartphone with a higher end than average camera and great performance.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 512: Integrated graphics card based on the Adreno 500 architecture, like the Adreno 520 in the Snapdragon 820. According to Qualcomm up to 30% faster than the previous generation (Adreno 510?). Supports DirectX12, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
660: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2.2 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz cores) and a rather slow Adreno 512 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6.3":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
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.
0.183 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.


74.9%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-10-19 (Update: 2018-10-19)