Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
Display: Super AMOLED
Camera: Quad, 24 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.9µm, PDAF 10 MP f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.9", 1.0µm, AF, 2x optical zoom 8 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm 5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)
Storage: 64GB, 128GB
RAM: 6GB, 8GB
CPU: Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
Battery: Li-Ion 3800 mAh, non-removable
The Samsung Galaxy A9 is a mid-range smartphone that pushes the boundaries of what we can expect from this price segment. With its impressive quad-camera setup, stunning display, and ample performance, the Galaxy A9 offers a compelling package for those seeking a powerful yet affordable device.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Design Review
The Galaxy A9 sports a sleek and premium design, featuring a glass back that gives it a sophisticated look and feel. The slim profile and rounded edges make it comfortable to hold, and the placement of the buttons and ports is ergonomic. However, the glass back is prone to smudges and fingerprints, requiring frequent cleaning.
One of the standout features of the Galaxy A9 is its 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display. With a Full HD+ resolution and vibrant colors, the screen delivers a visually stunning experience. Whether you’re watching movies, browsing the web, or playing games, the display offers excellent clarity and sharpness, making media consumption a pleasure.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Performance Review
Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and 6GB of RAM, the Galaxy A9 delivers smooth and responsive performance. Everyday tasks such as web browsing, social media, and multitasking are handled effortlessly. Gaming performance is also commendable, with most popular titles running smoothly. However, heavy gaming sessions might result in occasional frame rate drops.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Camera Review
The Galaxy A9 boasts an impressive quad-camera setup, which includes a 24MP primary camera, 10MP telephoto lens, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. This versatile camera array allows for a wide range of photography options, from capturing detailed landscapes to stunning portraits with bokeh effects. The image quality is generally good, with accurate colors and ample detail in well-lit conditions. However, low-light performance could be improved, as images tend to exhibit noise and lack some sharpness.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Battery Life and Charging Review
With its 3,800mAh battery, the Galaxy A9 offers respectable battery life. For moderate usage, the device easily lasts a full day on a single charge. The phone also supports fast charging, allowing you to quickly top up the battery when needed.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Software Review
The Galaxy A9 runs on Samsung’s custom user interface, which is based on Android. The interface is intuitive and offers a range of useful features. However, the device ships with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, which may disappoint those expecting the latest Android version at the time of purchase.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 is a remarkable mid-range smartphone that impresses with its quad-camera setup, stunning display, and solid performance. It caters to photography enthusiasts and multimedia lovers who desire a feature-packed device without breaking the bank. While it has a few minor shortcomings, such as the average low-light camera performance and outdated software version, the Galaxy A9 is undeniably an excellent choice for those seeking a powerful and affordable smartphone experience.
|Model||Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)|
|Versions||SM-A920F, SM-A9200, SM-A920N|
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 &amp; SIM 2
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps|
|Dimensions||162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm (6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||183 g (6.46 oz)|
|Build Type||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
|SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||Super AMOLED|
|Size||6.3 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~80.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)|
|Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||6GB, 8GB|
|Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.||64GB, 128GB|
|Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Call Record Memory||Yes|
24 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.8&quot;, 0.9µm, PDAF
10 MP f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.9&quot;, 1.0µm, AF, 2x optical zoom
8 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0&quot;, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)
|Camera Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video Resolution||4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps|
24 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 1/2.8&quot;, 0.9µm
|Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)|
|CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)|
|GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Adreno 512|
|Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.|
|Facebook <strong>Facebook</strong> is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.|
|Youtube <strong>Youtube</strong> is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.|
|Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.|
|Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0|
|NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.|
|Audio Jack Type||3.5mm|
|SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.||Yes|
|MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.|
|Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.||Yes|
|IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.||Yes|
|Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)|
|Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||3800 mAh|
|Fast Charging||Yes, 18W|
|Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||
Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
|Colors||Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink|
- A Samsung Galaxy A9s (2018)
- A USB Type-C Cable
- A printed setup guide and instructions.
- A SIM card tool.