Samsung Galaxy A9 Review

Samsung, the South Korean tech giant recently announced the latest installment in its list of Galaxy A phones, the Galaxy A9. This is the latest flagship model in the Galaxy series and is already exciting users and phone-lovers around the world. There has been no update with respect to the price and availability of the phone as yet, but if rumours are to be believed, the smartphone could cost up to 45,000 INR when it launches in January 2016. Pundits and experts have also touted the phone to come out in three colours namely; pearl white, midnight black and pink.

Built

According to various rumours and leaks, the dual-sim supporting handset sports the same metal frame and glossy glass design as seen in other Galaxy smartphones. It features a 6-inch full HD Super AMOLED Display, which will be a treat for the users. Samsung also boasts about the 2.4mm display bezel on the handset, which adds an element of finesse to the handset. It is worth mentioning that the SIM slot in Galaxy A9 is not a dual-SIM slot as we’ve recently seen in other smartphones. While the SIM tray at the right side also features a slot for a microSD memory card, a separate slot on the top is present for the second SIM card.

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Camera

Samsung has outdone itself with the camera in the A9. The handset bears a 13 megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization and an LED flash as well. There is an 8 megapixel front camera with various features like wide selfie mode, self-portrait mode, palm selfie mode and others. Like seen in the majority of other Samsung Galaxy devices, the camera can be opened by double tapping the home button, which is also home to a fingerprint sensor.

Battery life and other features

Smartphone users will not have any complaints as the A9 promises a fantastic battery life. Powered with a 4,000 mAh battery, this device will comfortably last the user a full day on a single time of charging. The phone also supports Quick Charge 2.0 Tech which allows for phones to be charged much faster than normal. The handset comes with a proximity sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor and gyroscope as well. It comes well equipped with a document viewer and a photo and video editing service as well. Sound system works well and comes with active noise cancellation and a dedicated mic.

The phone will run on Android 5.1.1 operating system and will receive updates gradually. It comes with a RAM of 3GB and an internal storage of 32GB which can be extended to 128GB by using a microSD memory card.

Verdict

The Galaxy A9 looks the real deal and definitely packs a punch with a commendable battery life. It will be a favourite for Samsung fans and other users as well, provided they are willing to spend big.

Picture courtesy – ndtv.com


by techtalks @TechTalks January 19, 2016 5:00 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

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