Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Review: Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) features a capacitive 6.3 inches’ touchscreen display. This device runs on an operating system of Android 8.0 (Oreo). The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Price is $620. The device comes with quartet 24 MP, 8 MP, 10 MP and 5 MP rear cameras. The front side also has 24 MP selfie camera. It comes in 6 GB and 8 GB RAM versions. A non-removable Li-Ion 3800 mAh battery powers the device.
The device is also known as Samsung Galaxy A9s or Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro. The device has processing nice speed that is improved due to the octa-core processing technology. The phone comes with 6 GB and 8 GB RAM as it has variant versions of RAM. The device has different color versions which includes Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink color versions.
The Galaxy A9 (2018) has just one version of internal memory which is 128 GB internal memory. And this internal storage be supported with a microSD card of up to 512 GB. The 128 GB internal memory version comes with either a RAM of 6 GB or 8 GB.
The operating system of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is the Android 8.0 (Oreo) which seems not to be upgradable to a higher version for now. It has a Chipset Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm). The CPU is an Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260). The graphics processor. The graphic processor is an Adreno 512. You should know that the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price is moderate for a device which such performance capabilities.
|Operating system||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Dimension||162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2220 pixels|
|Network||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)|
|Rear Camera||Quartet: 24 MP + 8 MP + 10 MP + 5 MP|
|Internal Memory||128 GB|
|RAM||6 GB and 8 GB|
|Battery Capacity||3800 mAh battery|
The rear cameras are quartet 24 megapixels, 8 megapixels, 10 megapixels with 5-megapixels rear cameras, making the Galaxy A9 (2018) the pioneer galaxy mobile phone to come with four rear cameras. The camera comes with LED flash, HDR and panorama. You can capture videos of about 4k resolution with the rear camera of the Galaxy A9 (2018). While the big 24 MP selfie camera can capture 1080p videos.
There is an AMOLED screen of 6.3 inches at its front that has a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2220 pixels. The display also has an Always-on display technology. The device comes with Dual SIM which is Nano-SIM of dual stand-by.
The fingerprint sensor is there for maximum security of the phone. There is an earphone jack and a single speaker. But the battery is a 3800 mAh battery.
Unwrapping the black cartoon of the device will reveal many white accessories like a two-pinned white charger adapter, a white headphone, a white USB chord. Always make sure that the cartoon is properly sealed so as to get the full content in box. If not, you might be getting half or fewer contents when you unbox a supposed new device. The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price is not much because you will get some phone covers and manual books in the box.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) comes with a physical dimension of 162.5 millimeters long making it 2.7 millimeters longer than 159.8 millimeters galaxy A7 (2018). it is 77 millimeters wide which is 0.2 millimeters wider than 76.8 millimeters A7 (2018) and 7.8 millimeters thick that is 0.3 millimeters thicker than 7.5 millimeters A7 (2018). The Galaxy A9 (2018) weighs 183 grams. The front side of the phone is not made with a corning gorilla glass that would have acted as a protection for the super AMOLED screen of the device like other galaxies do have. The rear part of the phone is also made with plastic. The frame of the device is a plastic frame.
At the front side of the Galaxy A9 (2018), you will see a 6.3 inches’ super AMOLED display which is longer than 6.0 inches’ display screen on galaxy A7 (2018). The 6.3 inches’ display screen on Galaxy A9 (2018) comes with a screen-to-body ratio of 18.5:9.
The display almost covered every part of the front view including the part were the home key was supposed to be. But it didn’t cover the region meant for the earpiece and selfie camera with its sensors. Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price justifies the awesome design of the phone.
The device comes with an audio jack and also comes with a wired paired headphone. The device is not waterproof and dustproof. It can’t resist water and dust up to certain distance for a time.
With the earpiece at the top front-side of the phone, the front side also sees a 24 MP camera. The is no button on the front side of the device. The top side of the phone is for SIM card and microSD card slot. The top side also has a hole for secondary microphone.
At the bottom of the phone, there is an earphone jack at the bottom-left with a USB port separating the earphone jack from the loudspeaker that comes after the primary microphone at the bottom right. The primary mic is located at the right side of the USB port. And after the loudspeaker. The right side of the phone has the power button which is also a fingerprint reader.
At the back you will see four cameras including 24-megapixel, 8 megapixels, 10 megapixels and 5 megapixel cameras vertically place at the left-top of the rear part of the phone. The camera has its flash and sensor placed beneath it.
This device has variant colors like Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink colors. With this great physical designs from Samsung, you should know that the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price is a token for the great masterpiece.
The device has a 6.3 inches’ display which is 0.7 inches longer than the 5.8 inches’ display on the galaxy S8 and 0.3 millimeters longer than A7 (2018) display. The display comes with a 1080 pixels by 2220 pixels’ resolution that has a pixel density of 392 ppi. The display type is a super AMOLED screen has a brightness of 466 nits which comes with an always-on display technology.
Apps and games are certain things on android phones, Android can scale those so no major ordeal. Media content, then again, will either take a very long time to adjust to the new organization or won’t do it by any means.
Like other Samsung phones, it has been set to the Adaptive display mode that produces pithy colors, but you have a choice of three other modes.
Performance and Memory
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is powered by an operating system of Android 8.0 (0reo). The Galaxy A9 (2018) comes with Exynos chip of Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) that has a processor of eight cores running at 4 x 2.2 GHz. The graphics processor for it is an Adreno 512 GPU.
This device comes with two variant RAMs which include 6 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM. The device has one version of internal memory including 128 GB internal memory. The 6 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM is 128 GB internal memory version. But the internal memory can be expanded up to 512 GB using a microSD card.
This memory expansion is only available on Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) dual SIM model only and the SD card is placed on a dedicated slot. A Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price for a 8 GB RAM smart phone seems nice.
The rear cameras are trio 24 megapixel, 8 megapixels, 10 megapixels with 5-megapixel rear cameras, making the Galaxy A9 (2018) one of the pioneer galaxy mobile phone to come with quartet rear cameras. The camera comes with LED flash, HDR and panorama. You can capture videos of about 4k resolution with the rear camera of the Galaxy A9 (2018).
The 24-megapixel camera has an aperture of f/1.7 with PDAF while the 8-megapixel camera has an aperture of f/2.4 with ultrawide lens. The 10-megapixel camera is a telephoto camera that has an aperture of f/2.4 and the 5-megapixel camera has a depth sensor with an aperture of f/2.2.
There is also the “Multi-Frame Image Processing”, which was mentioned by Samsung on few of occasions, during flagships and presentations. This camera can stack images into 4-frames for three times, after which the three different images will be combined to cancel out noise.
Instead of the camera taking a single shot, it will capture several shoots and blend them together, in order to pick up as much detail to make an image that is very clear. This camera technology encompasses pixel by pixel assessments to insulate noise and other unwanted objects and to scale sharpness and all this activity happens in the background as you shoot.
The camera does not have a dedicated video recording UI and some dedicated shortcuts for new camera effect where permanently placed on the viewfinder. These shortcuts are for four categories which includes two hold filters. You will get stamps that come with convenient controls for rotating, resizing and moving an image. There are also dynamic overlay effects for tracking and face detection.
HDR on the camera can be put off, on or on automatic activation. The automatic mode is better because it comes in the best scenarios that in which they are needed. The Galaxy A9 (2018) also captures paranomic photos with high contrast. The panorama also works in video shooting.
The front camera is 24 MP camera on Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018). The selfie camera comes with an aperture size of f/2.0 with a video recording resolution of 1080 pixel and the cameras also come with HDR.
Connectivity and Sensors
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) has a Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct and a hotspot. A 5.0 version of Bluetooth is on the device, as it comes with an A-GPS and also an NFC. The USB port is version 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.
The device comes with fingerprint sensor mounted at the rear of the phone. It also has an accelerometer, a gyro, a proximity and a compass. There is also face recognition technology on the phone.
Software and Applications
It is pre-installed with messaging features like SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM. The browser is HTML5. Samsung preinstalled cool software like ANT+ support, MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Photo/video editor and a Document editor.
The game Launcher on the device groups games in one place, so they can be reached with ease instead of being scattered all over the screen or device. The game launcher also gives you an uninterrupted gaming experience. The Game tools on the device can block notifications while you play a game; it can also put off the ability of the screen or its edges to touch.
There is a Google Play Music App for playing music. And it is the default music player for Galaxy A9 (2018). The Google Play Music on Galaxy A9 (2018) comes with new features like SoundAlive tool and a manual 9-band equalizer.
Battery and Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Price
A non-removable Li-Po battery of 3300 mAh powers the device. Its talk time is up to 25 hours on 3G mode. Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price is about $620.
Conclusion and Alternatives
These device comes with a 6.3 inches Super AMOLED Display on curved edges that has a 1080 by 2220-pixel resolution and a screen-to-body ratio of 18.5:9, leaving its pixel density at 392ppi.
Having a plastic frame at the side and a Gorilla Glass at the front and back of the Galaxy A9 (2018), the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) price is good enough for its physical design. The device comes in variant colors like Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink color.
Samsung had to make the A9 (2018) come with a quartet rear camera, making it the pioneer galaxy series to come with four rear camera. These rear cameras have wide and ultrawide angles respectively and they can record 4k videos. There is also a LED flash, a HDR, panorama for taking paranomic shots. The front facing camera has been 24 MP camera that is quiet new and big.
Android 8.0 Oreo is the operating system that powers the device and no news has come for further upgrade to a higher operating system like the Android 9.0 (Pie). The chipset is a snapdragon while the graphic processor is Adreno GPU.