Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

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Product is rated as #14 in category Samsung
the Galaxy A9 (2018) is the rather obvious choice if you're after the bragging rights for having the world's only quad-rear-cam phone, But if you are after taking nice pictures with your phone regardless of the number of cameras it has - well, there are better options out there .
Design
9
Display
9
Software
7
Performance
8
Battery Life
9
Camera
8
Value for Money
6
PROS:
  • Powerful chipset, a ton of RAM, boatloads of storage and a dedicated microSD slot - it's hard to beat the A9 when it comes to the essentials.
  • Very good battery life.
  • Excellent display all around.
  • Bright, vibrant screen.
CONS:
  • Expensive for what it is.
  • Old OS version, Pie update is going to take a while if it arrives at all.
  • Really disappointing image quality, particularly for a phone that's advertised for its camera prowess.
  • Spammy notifications.
  • Zoom and wide-angle cameras not useful in low light.
  • Underpowered for its price.

Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

Samsung sees what you’re doing Oneplus and it’s not very impressed, so when it sees reasonably priced phones that have got high specs, like the Oneplus 6 it comes up with this which is the Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 .

it’s the world’s first with a quad camera setup on the back, its four lenses as you can see in photos, why is Samsung looking at one plus well that’s because it wants to offer premium features for a slightly more affordable price, which is exactly what Oneplus does .

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the Galaxy A9 2018 when it goes on sale would be five hundred and fifty pounds and that’s pretty much the same as you’ll pay for a higher spec oneplus 6 . Read More : Samsung Galaxy J4 Core

so what do you get, okay for the Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 four cameras on the back that Samsung tells us have been optimized for Instagram fans .

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what does that mean !? well it gives you masses of flexibility you’ve got a 24 megapixel main lens, you’ve got a secondary lens underneath which is for the live focus so a depth effect that’s got eight megapixel five matrix or sorry and then here is the brand new one this is a 10 megapixel ultra wide lens . Read More : OnePlus 6T

has got a hundred and twenty degrees viewing angle the same as basically we’ll see with our eyes and then underneath was a telephoto lens and that’s got eight megapixels .

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so ultimately with these four cameras you can take regular pictures, you can take bouquet effects, you can take wide-angle and you can take telephoto lens photos with a two times optical zoom .

so pretty much every kind of photo you want to take is covered with the quad camera setup on the back, we think that’s pretty cool, Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 comes with bubblegum pink version too . Read More : Samsung Galaxy J6+

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the effect is almost sort of oyster shell like it’s got a real sheen and real depth to it looks fantastic, however and its comes with second version which with lemonade blue color .

and you can see it’s got an almost gradient finish that that flips between green and blue, it looks really excellent in the right light there’s also a caviar black version which is a shiny black nice though .

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what else do you get for your money, on the front is a 6.3 inch Super AMOLED screen, that’s got full HD plus resolution, it runs Android Oreo at the moment, but an update will be coming in the future to Android 9 .

and it uses the same software as your Galaxy S9 plus you want Galaxy Note 9 everything like that, so you’re getting a high-end Samsung experience on a low-end phone or low-end price phone, we like that rather a lot .

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Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 has the standard camera view, then we have wide angle camera view, then you have telephoto camera view, all activated using these three buttons at the side very very quick and easy and as you can see it really flicks between the modes quickly.

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the wide-angle lens has got a fisheye, samsung says to us this is because it’s a feature that’s demanded by people use Instagram it gives photos a little bit of a different look as to whether you like it or not is entirely down to you . Read More : Samsung Galaxy Watch

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live focus gives you a bokeh mode and that’s activated from the side menu before you’ve also got scene optimizer, we saw this on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and it adds scene recognition using machine learning and artificial intelligence so it will tell us the ideal settings for whatever scene that we’re looking at .

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the three colors for the Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 in total the caviar black what was a very shiny and reflective, the bubblegum pink which looks really cool a nice voice to shell like finish in the looks really fantastic and finally probably our favorite the lemonade blue .

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so Samsung wants to give you a premium light experience, so you get premium materials this is a glass back, an aluminium body and a large 6.3 inch screen and it feels fantastic it’s super light .

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if you’re wondering about wireless charging there isn’t wireless charging, but there is USB type-c fast charging, so you still get a very solid experience despite this not being a Galaxy S series phone .

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it’s time to stop ignoring the galaxy a series to really pay attention to the galaxy a9, the processor isn’t perhaps what we hoped it’s a Snapdragon 660 inside paired with six gigabytes of RAM .

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there’s not it’s not a slow processor by any stretch but it’s not quite to the level of them the Snapdragon 800 series or the high-end Exynos but you’ll see in the Galaxy S line faster and so on . Read More : Samsung Galaxy A9s

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there’s selfie cam at the front is a fairly standard 24 megapixels, so you should get some serious selfies, battery life is also expected to be great again attracting Millennials for Samsung 3,800 milliamp hours, so you should get at least a days standby it from that .

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on the left side you’ll see it’s a big speed voice button, so if you use Bixby, the voice assistant you can call up by voice after pressing that button and Samsung has done the sensible thing and shifted the volume keys to the same side as a sweet white keys so you don’t keep pressing it when you look for the Bixby button and vice versa .

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there’s 128 gigabytes of storage inside a micro SD card slot and we’re really rather impressed, this is one of the better Samsung Galaxy A series phones we’ve seen in a while .

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and that quad camera setup makes it really super desirable not seen anything quite like that before, as phones with more cameras with fewer cameras with different setups but this has got everything you’d want from a camera on the back . Read More : Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro

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and for 550 pounds that’s pretty good we’re waiting for final confirmation as to where this is going to be released in the UK, this is going to sell in November onwards and we’re hoping for a US launch date as well this is the Samsung Galaxy A9 .

Update - 2019.03.19

Disclaimer : We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct

Specification: Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE

2G bands

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G bands

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G bands

LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)

Speed

HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps

GPRS

Yes

Edge

Yes

Announced

2018, October

Status

Available. Released 2018, November

Dimensions

162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm (6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)

Weight

183 g (6.46 oz)

SIM

Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Other Features

Samsung Pay

Display Type

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Display Size

6.3 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~80.1% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)

Operation System

Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)

Chipset

Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)

CPU

Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)

GPU

Adreno 512

Memory Card Slot

microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal Memory

64/128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM

Main Camera

10 MP f/2.4, 52mm, (telephoto), 1/3.9", 1.0µm, 2x optical zoom, 24 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.9µm, PDAF, 5 MP, f/2.2, 24mm (wide), 1/5.0", 1.12µm, depth sensor, 8 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm, Quad

Camera Features

LED flash, panorama, HDR

Video

2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps

Selfie Camera

24 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.9µm, Single

Selfie Camera Features

HDR

Selfie Camera Video

1080p@30fps

Loud Speaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

General Features

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Dolby Atmos

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

5.0, A2DP, LE

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO

NFC

Yes

Radio

FM radio

USB

2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Sensors

Fast battery charging 18W, Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, ANT+

BATTERY

Non-removable Li-Ion 3800 mAh battery

Colors

Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink

Specific Absorption Rate

0.27 W/kg (head) 0.84 W/kg (body)

Price

About 360 EUR

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