Quad-Some: Samsung Galaxy A9
The Galaxy A9 looks very similar to the Galaxy A7, but the A9 got an additional camera. While the Galaxy A7 sports triple camera, the Galaxy A9 took a step further by offering new innovations in the form of a quad-camera setup on the rear side. That said, the phone follows Samsung’s glass and metal design language. There’s no flex whatsoever, but the delicate glass body can be cracked easily if it falls on the hard surface. I recommend a case just to protect the delicate back glass panel. The fingerprint sensor is right above the Samsung logo and it was easy to unlock my smartphone with one hand. Apart from the fingerprint scanner, the Galaxy A9 has included facial recognition which works like charm.
On the front, the phone has a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, to be precise. But it’s nowhere as ergonomic as the Galaxy S9 due to the lower resolution. The lack of notch means there’s no cropping in videos or games.
The Galaxy A9 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC sporting an Octa-Core processor and 8GB RAM. It handles most of the task and games with a breeze. Daily tasks never show any hiccups including multitasking, but the device UI feels a little bit slower to respond. 3D games run very well too, we didn’t notice any performance or major heating issues when playing games such as PUBG mobile and Modern Combat 4. The large 3800mAh battery works all day on moderate usage and with fast charging capability, it gives 50% juice in just 40 minutes.
The speciality of the Galaxy A9 is the quad rear camera setup. All four lenses work best depends on the scene requirements. There are four rear cameras in this phone, in which one lens is 24MP low light, another 8MP ultra-wide, 10MP telephoto and the third 5MP to blur the background. The front camera is of 24MP. You will love the wide angle lens of the camera because it will help you to make some great memories. Capturing Photos from other sensor are detailed and colourful, especially in good light. However, the Galaxy A9 does struggle badly in low-light situations which are not expected from a dedicated camera-centric smartphone.
- Display: 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Display
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC
- Ram: 8GB RAM
- Storage: 128GB Internal storage with microSD support
- Battery: 3800 mAh