Design: Comparing to Samsung Galaxy A8 which had a screen size of 5.7 inches, this phone has a large screen of 6.3 inches super AMOLED Full HD+ display. The phone has a bezel-less display and the screen to body ratio is 80.86%. It has a capacitive touchscreen. You can find a button on the left of the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) for the Bixby voice assistant. On the right-hand side of the phone, you can find the power button and volume buttons. The phone has a dedicated microSD slot. One can find a 3.5mm headphone socket, speaker and USB Type-C port on the bottom of Galaxy A9 (2018). The phone is available in Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, and Bubblegum Pink colors. The finish of Samsung Galaxy A9 is very shiny and there's a faint grainy texture that gives it depth and catches the light as the phone moves and multi-color gradients are the latest trend.
Software and Hardware Features: As said earlier, the phone comes with a large display of 6.3 inches and has a Full HD+ screen with Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. It has a PPI density of 393. The phone comes in two different variants, one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage, and another with 8GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. It runs on the older version of Android i.e. Android v8.0 (oreo) and is upgradable to Android v9.0 (pie). The phone comes with Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS, and 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. You can also find Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, and Wi-Fi hotspot. The phone has Fingerprint (rear-mounted) sensors, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensors, and compass. It has Samsung’s voice assistant, Bixby. The UI of the phone is very visually polished and there’s an endless list of useful settings. It even supports multi-window so you can use two apps at a time by dividing the screen into the half. Though all app doesn’t support the multi-window feature most of the apps do support it.
Performance: The phone is powered by two quad-core Kryo 260 processors (2.2GHz and 1.8GHz) and is associated with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset which can together deliver a premium experience. It has the Adreno 512 GPU and 6GB/8GB RAM to handle multitasking and perform complex tasks. Well, Snapdragon 660 isn’t as good as Snapdragon 845 but it has the ability to perform high-end tasks and it can handle multi-tasking easily. It's game mode and the one-handed mode is very helpful. With Game Mode On, you won’t get annoying notifications which disturb your game. You can customize the notifications you want to see while playing games.
Battery: The new Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3800 mAh battery which is bigger than the battery packed in Samsung S9 and S9 plus. This phone comes with a Type-C charging port. This phone features fast battery charging (18W. Once fully charged this phone can give approximately 21hr of talk time (3G), 10hrs of web browsing and 15hrs of video playback. The phone comes with Ultra Power Saving mode which is common in all Samsung flagship phones. Switching these modes off can increase the battery life by 8% approximately.
Camera Quality: Samsung Galaxy A9 is the first phone to feature quad-camera. It has 24MP (f/1.7, 27mm wide, dual pixel) + 8MP (f/2.4, 12mm ultra-wide) + 10MP (f/2.4, 52mm telephoto) + 5MP (f/2.2, 24mm wide) quad rear camera. The primary camera with a 24-megapixel sensor and f/1.7 aperture is great for low light. The zoom camera has a 10-megapixel f/2.4 sensor, and the ultra-wide camera gets only an 8-megapixel sensor with the same f/2.4 aperture. Different customization's such as adjusting ISO and exposure is available and with all the different modes available it makes clicking pictures more interesting. It has different modes such as pro, auto-HDR, panorama, etc. There are slow-motion, super slow-motion, and Hyperlapse options available for video recording. The phone also has a depth mode and the camera automatically adjusts according to the light and gives the best picture quality. Rear Camera can record 2160p video at 30fps. The phone comes with 24MP (f/2.0, 27mm wide) single front-camera with a fixed focus which can click amazing wide selfies and it can record 1080p video at 30fps.
Conclusion: The phone has an amazing design and with all the specifications this phone stands out in the market. Being the first phone to feature a quad-camera this phone will look very good in anyone’s hand. The processor of the phone is very good and for the people who love gaming, it's game mode will give you an amazing experience. Overall, this phone is a good choice.
• Fast Charging
• Good Battery Life
• No Wireless Charging
• Under-Powered for its price