Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) Review: Price, Specs, Pros and Cons

Review of Samsung Galaxy A9 at a Glance:-

Samsung release its mid range Smartphone under “A” series continuing this; now Samsung Galaxy A9 has been released but this time with equivalent feature of its flagship handset Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy A9 is featuring Snapdragon 652 octa-core 1.8 GHz processor, 6.0 inches Super AMOLED screen, 13 & 8 MP camera, 32 GB ROM with 128 GB External SD card, 3 GB RAM and 4000 mAh battery. Here we will have Short review, Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016).

Phone carved in Premium metallic uni-body design, it has lesser curvature in corners as compare to Galaxy S series phone looks more like brick shaped. Metallic body and higher battery capacity causes the weight reaching at 200 grams although handset is quite thinner with 7.4 mm of width. For unlocking the phone it has highly accurate fingerprint sensor. 

Galaxy A9 is first Smartphone in “A” series having 6.0 inches display, Samsung retained the screen resolution to 1080p (Full HD). Sony has releases its flagship phone Xperia Z5 Premium with 800 dpi but here Samsung has this phone only with 367 ppi display density. This fact is also true that it has improved AMOLED display which is vibrant and crystal clear. The user experience for watching videos in phone is quite pleasurable. For the protection there is a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Camera is downgraded from the Galaxy S6 16 MP to 13 Mp in A9, but when it comes to picture quality it is surprisingly well. It has a great camera1/3" sensor size. Photos from 13 MP rear camera comes vivid and pleasant in colour, AMOLED display making pictures more brighter and living. Camera loses a bit details in low light area but it is quite acceptable, phone focus quickly and preloaded OIS did good job for stabilisation, 8 MP front camera covers a lot of area having wide viewing angles.
In the market there are lots of Smartphone having better power processor in lower price than Galaxy A9. Although the Galaxy A9 is powered with Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 Quad-core processor which is efficient & doesn’t linger in switching one app to other. The best thing about the phone is you can play games for longer time without facing heating issue although phone warms up in heavy gaming.
In the department of power it is loaded with 4000 mAh battery, by activating power saving mode feature it can give battery backup of nearly 2 days. So for the people who stay away from power source it can be a great option. 


Specification of Samsung Galaxy A9

Operating System
OS- Android
OS Version- v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
 
Chipset
CPU- Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
Clock Speed- 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72
Core- Quad-core
GPU- Adreno 510

Screen and Display
Type- Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size- 6.0 inches
Display Resolution- 1080 x 1920 pixels
Display Reinforced- Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Display Density- 367 ppi

Camera
Rear- 13 MP
Front- 8 MP
Max. Video Resolution- 1080p
Max Video Frames- 30fps

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 161.7 x 80.9 x 7.4 mm
Form- Bar
Weight- 200 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- LTE
3G- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Bluetooth- v4.1
WiFi- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Headphone Jack- 3.5mm

Sensors
Proximity- Yes
Accelerometer- Yes
Light-
Gyroscope- Yes

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 32 GB
External (SD)- 128 GB
RAM- 3 GB  

SIM
SIM Type- Nano-SIM
SIM Support- Dual SIM

Battery
Capacity- 4000 mAh
Stand By-
Talktime-

Phone’s Available Colour- Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold and Pink


Pros of Samsung Galaxy A9

  • Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.
  • Crystal clear 6.0 inches AMOLED display.
  • Multitasking is quite smooth.
  • The battery is removable.
  • USB OTG cable is supported.
  • The 13 MP camera is definitely has super quality.

Cons of Samsung Galaxy A9

  • No LED notification light.
  • Can be heavy for some users weighing 200 grams.
  • Heart rate monitor isn’t included.
  • The CPU is mediocre.


Why to buy and Final words about Samsung Galaxy A9

The features and quality that Galaxy A9 is providing is closer to flagship and premium, you can’t deny this fact Samsung really made effort to enhance its design and quality to upper level. The phone has nice built quality with aluminium metal. Both front and back camera has good picture quality. It is pure Dual SIM. If you searching for a Phablet that has pretty good of everything in such case you can select Galaxy A9, although the price looks little bit high.

Price-  38000 INR
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