Samsung invigorated their Galaxy A lineup towards the end of last year, with the new cell phones in the series obtaining vigorously from the outline dialect and development of Samsung’s 2015 leaders. Aside from the 2016 releases of the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7, Samsung likewise added another gadget to the lineup, which is additionally the biggest of the pack, and at any rate on paper, falls unequivocally in the “premium mid-range” class that we’re all undeniably acquainted with.
What does this most recent expansive Samsung offering bring to the table? We discover, in this comprehensive Samsung Galaxy A9 Review.
Samsung has dependably had an affinity for conveying their flagship to whatever remains of their cell phone portfolio, so it’s not by any means amazing that the Galaxy A9 resembles a larger than average Galaxy S6, or a Galaxy Note 5, but without the bends on the back. What returns is the fabulous form quality, with two Corning Gorilla Glass 4 boards held together by a metal casing. A couple of components do separate the Galaxy A9 from its leader partners be that as it may; its corners are less adjusted, bringing about a more rakish look; in the interim, leader elements like the S-Pen and the heart rate sensor aren’t to be found here.
Highlighting an expansive 6-inch screen, the handling is truly very cumbersome, keeping in mind Samsung has made an awesome showing in keeping the top part and the base button moderately thin, one-gave use is actually a stretch. A few clients will observe hand aerobatic to be required to get crosswise over and to the highest point of the presentation, however with a to some degree tricky glass backing, utilizing this telephone with two hands will be your most secure wager. Important here is that regardless of being somewhat more slender than the Galaxy Note 5, the camera unit on the back doesn’t come out as much, which is one less thing to stress over when taking care of the gadget.
The Galaxy A9 accompanies a 6-ich Super AMOLED with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, bringing about a pixel density of 367 ppi. Samsung’s display technology makes itself known at the end of the day with this screen, and all that you’d anticipate from a Super AMOLED board, including dynamic, immersed hues, profound blacks, high splendor, and great survey edges, are all to be seen here. The huge showcase may not make for the best taking care of experience, but rather media-utilization and gaming-driven clients will unquestionably value the extra show land that is accessible to them.
You’ll discover something very diverse in the smartphone this time around, with Qualcomm coming back to the Samsung fold with this gadget. The Galaxy A9 accompanies the as of late renamed octa-center Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 GPU, sponsored by the Adreno 510 GPU, and 3 GB of RAM. Seeing a Snapdragon 6xx in charge might make you think about this as a mid-range handling bundle, however regarding execution, what you get is entirely near the Galaxy Note 5, and the A9 apparently surpasses the Galaxy S6, which is extremely amazing.
The gadget handles ordinary undertakings easily – opening, shutting, and exchanging between applications is a breeze, and gaming is a ton of fun, with few and far between dropped outlines. Everything stays smooth and smart generally, and the main examples of stammer that are detectable are when moving to the Briefing screen to one side of the fundamental homescreen, yet that has been the situation with past Samsung cell phones also, and is likely an issue with programming streamlining. The general experience has been unfathomably smooth, and the Galaxy A9 is unquestionably not going to frustrate similarly as execution is concerned.
In the hardware department, the Galaxy A9 accompanies a standard suite of availability choices, including NFC, and you additionally get double SIM capacities. 32 GB is the main stockpiling alternative accessible here, however the immense news is that expandable stockpiling is currently accessible with a close lead Samsung cell phone by and by, with microSD card support up to 128 GB. The absence of expandable stockpiling with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 brought on a hubbub among purchasers, and it’s pleasant to see Samsung carry this element back with a gadget that components a premium unibody development, and maybe, this is a touch of portending without bounds also.
Despite everything you need to push the home button for the scanner to do its thing, however the scanner is generally quick and exact, neglecting to peruse the enlisted unique mark just once in around twenty endeavors. Aside from simply opening the gadget, the unique mark scanner is utilized with Samsung Pay also, which is dependably a major in addition to. You may not get every one of the fancy odds and ends that Samsung packs into their lead gadgets with the Galaxy A9, yet it’s incredible to see the exceptionally helpful unique finger impression scanner making the hop.
The single speaker unit is situated on the right side at the base, and, similar to the case with most base mounted speakers, the position isn’t perfect, as the sound is coordinated far from you, and makes for a speaker that is likewise simple to conceal when holding the telephone in the scene introduction. Notwithstanding, it gets uproarious and the sound is likewise entirely clear, with just a little measure of pressure to it.
Proceeding onward to the battery, we were surely eager to put the Galaxy A9 through its paces when we first heard that it highlighted a vast 4,000 mAh battery, and alongside that, the guarantee of incredible battery life. It’s positively awesome news that the gadget confronts that guarantee, and serenely in this way, effortlessly going on for whatever length of time that 2 days with normal use. Notwithstanding when utilizing the gadget to take a great deal of pictures, I encountered an exceptionally amazing 8 hours of screen-on time.
You’ll be unable to deplete this battery rapidly unless you’re an overwhelming gamer. On the other side, you can get considerably more squeeze out of the battery by utilizing Samsung’s worked as a part of battery sparing modes when you’re running low. You will once in a while discover the need to charge the Galaxy A9 consistently, and when you do need to, it charges truly rapidly also, exploiting Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 innovation.
The camera, on paper, is by all accounts a stage down from the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5, with the Galaxy A9 including a 13 MP essential shooter with a f/1.9 aperture. Luckily, optical picture adjustment is accessible also, and generally speaking, this camera is fit for taking some decent shots. To take pictures at full determination, you’ll need to fall back on shooting in a 4:3 perspective proportion nonetheless.
In great lighting conditions, the camera performs exceptionally well, and there is some honing that happens amid post preparing, that makes sharp looking pictures with dynamic hues. On the negative side, the camera can battle with element range, and bunches of point of interest can become mixed up in the shadows. Overexposure is additionally extremely normal for the camera, particularly on cloudy days, however HDR makes an extraordinary showing with settling this while keeping up a sensible look. Picture quality break down as lighting conditions compound, and you will begin to see pictures that are very dull, with not a considerable measure of energy to the hues, alongside heaps of commotion also.
The front-confronting camera of the Galaxy A9 is really a stage up from what is found with its leader partners, and the 8 MP shooter, likewise with a f/1.9 gap, has for a recognizable effect. While the selfie cam of the Galaxy S6 needed point of interest, the Galaxy A9 takes into account a decent measure of subtle element to be found in pictures. It is a wide edge lens too, which gets a great deal of data into the shot.
In general however, the cameras of the Galaxy A9 are exceptionally skilled, yet the Galaxy S6 is still the one to beat.
At long last, on the software side of things, it is positively extremely astounding, and disillusioning, to see the Galaxy A9, a gadget launched in December 2015, running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. Without a doubt, an official redesign to Android 6.0 Marshmallow is in progress, yet with a gadget discharged so late in the year, we were surely anticipating that it should accompany the most recent rendition of Android immediately. For the present, we have a form of TouchWiz that we’ve been acquainted with for near year.
|DIsplay||6-inch Super AMOLED display
Full HD resolution, 367 ppi
|Processor||1.8 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Adreno 510 GPU
expandable via microSD card by up to 128 GB
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
FM Radio with RDS
|Cameras||13 MP rear camera, f/1.9 aperture, OIS, LED flash
8 MP front-facing camera, f1/.9 aperture
|Software||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop|
|Dimensions||161.7 x 80.9 x 7.4 mm