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Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro


Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (Galaxy Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 8 x 1.8 GHz, Cortex-A72/-A53
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
6.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 367 PPI, Super AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, NFC, Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 161.7 x 80.9 ( = 0.31 x 6.37 x 3.19 in)
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 33 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera: 16 MPix f/1.9, autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/1.9
210 g ( = 7.41 oz / 0.46 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
500 Euro



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 8 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro

70% Galaxy A9 Pro review: Samsung's balancing act
Source: India Today English version
If however, you don't belong to that category, it's advised that you look elsewhere. At Rs 32,490 the A9 Pro is a little over expensive for what it has to offer. The OnePlus 3 at Rs 28,000 is a better value for money. So are the iPhone 6S and the Nexus 6P. You will have to pay a little more to get the iPhone 6S and the Nexus 6P though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro Review
Source: Fone Arena English version
At a price tag of Rs. 32,490, the Galaxy A9 Pro is costly compared to other smartphones in the range, including the OnePlus 3 that offers better performance and a better camera at a cheaper rate. The main highlight of the Galaxy A9 Pro is its huge 6-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, which is good for media consumption and its huge 5000mAh battery that offers brilliant battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2016
90% Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro Review -The 5000mAh Beast
Source: Tech Magnifier English version
In a regular usage the Galaxy A9 pro never disappoints you. Whether it’s multitasking, video playback or gaming, the new Galaxy smartphone handles everything like a Pro. The 6-inch display is bright even in sunlight and produces lively colors. The big battery size of the new Samsung Galaxy A9 pro is wonderful and easily lasts more than a day in a single charge. Camera performance in capturing photographs is decent but video recording could have been better. Good quality images can be produced in both daylight and night time. Button placement is perfect.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro review: Winning the Marathon
Source: Gadgets Now English version
With the Galaxy A9 Pro, Samsung is clearly taking aim at the battery life champions, such as the Gionee Marathon series and Asus Zenfone Max. But apart from the large battery, we found it to better in almost all aspects such as display, processing power and general UI.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro review – 6 inch screen and 5000 mAh battery
Source: English version
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro no doubt is a very powerful, classy looking and loaded handset. Battery life is awesome, though the handset is a bit heavy. If you are brand conscious this is a very good option but A9 Pro does come for a premium price of Rs. 32,490.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/27/2016
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) Hands-on [Images]
Source: Mobygyaan English version
The most notable feature A9 Pro has is its hefty 5000 mAh battery designed to get you enough battery life that lasts longer than any other smartphone. Samsung says it supports fast charging but I doubt how fast it can charge a 5000 mAh battery. On the software side, it is upgraded to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI skin. The Galaxy A9 Pro is priced at ₹32,490. It is available in three colors Black, White and Gold.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2016
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) review - A 6-inch powerhouse flagship by any other name
Source: Tech Nave English version
If you’re looking for flagship performance but don’t particularly care about flagship design, then the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) is definitely one of the smartphones you should consider. The powerhouse gaming performance should also equal powerful work performance as well, especially those looking for a bigger screen and fingerprint sensor security. It is a shame there isn't any S-Pen support but the larger battery should guarantee a bit more than a full working day for most working professionals.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2016

Foreign Reviews

Trên tay Galaxy A9 Pro: màn hình 'đục lỗ' giá 13 triệu đồng
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN version
Positive: Nice design; great cameras; big screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2019


Model: With the debut of the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro, Samsung appears to be targeting a specific set of users – those who are always traveling and hate charging their smartphones every now and then. In essence, the A9 Pro’s body consists of a combination of glass and metal. The front and back panel are protected by Gorilla Glass 4, and joined together by a metal frame. Its size is 80.9 x 161.7 x 7.9 mm and its weighs about 210 g. The A9 Pro feels sturdy but quite hefty in the hands because of its large screen display and battery. This makes it impossible to use this device with one hand only. Samsung’s display prowess makes itself known once more on the A9 Pro’s 6-inch super AMOLED screen, with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and excellent viewing angles even in outdoor use under the bright sunny weather. Samsung claims that the A9 Pro is has 100% color reproduction capabilities, making images and videos look more natural. The A9 Pro also boasts a color depth of 16M, ensuring brighter and more vivid images with deeper blacks and more saturated colors.

The size of the bezel has been narrowed to make the screen appear bigger and a tad more immersive for the users. There is a physical Home button located below the display that doubles as a fingerprint sensor. The most defining trait of the A9 Pro is its massive 5000 mAh battery, which adds several more hours in battery endurance. With the new longer lasting battery, Samsung has promised an internet usage time (3G) of up to 17 hours, video a playback time of up to 26 hours, and a talk time of up to 33 hours. The long lasting battery is also supported by fast charging technology, which reduces the charging time. The A9 Pro comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. At the heart of the device are a 64 bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and 4 GB RAM. This translates to the A9 Pro being well-equipped to handle everyday tasks with ease, such as being able to smoothly open, close and switch between apps, with minimal lag or stutters. It has 32 GB of internal storage that can be expanded by up to 256 GB via a microSD card, more than enough to satisfy the virtual hoarder. Samsung has also furnished the A9 Pro with a 16 MP rear camera and a 8 MP front camera. The f/1.9 aperture lens allows low-light photography, while optical image stabilization (OIS) technology helps to reduce blur in all photos and videos captured by the device. The phone can record 4K videos in 1080p resolution @ 30 fps.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 510: Integrated graphics card based on the Adreno 500 architecture, like the Adreno 520 in the Snapdragon 820. Performance should be on average similar to the old Adreno 330 in the Snapdragon 801. 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.

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.

80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-26 (Update: 2016-09-26)