Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) overview
One of many first telephones with 5 cameras on board and, a number of months after the announcement, nonetheless the one one with 4 on the again – it is the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018). We got down to uncover how properly the spectacular specsheet interprets into actual world efficiency.
Sitting on prime of the ever-confusing Galaxy A-series, the A9 leaves little doubt it is the best-equipped of the bunch. In fact, it is obtained extra cameras than every other – it provides a telephoto module to the A7’s common/huge/depth configuration. There’s ‘solely’ a single cam on the entrance – the 24MP selfie shooter does not get a depth sensor of its personal.
It is not simply the digital camera depend that units the A9 aside from the remainder of the 2018 midrange Galaxy fashions – it is also obtained probably the most highly effective chipset. Its Snapdragon 660 outclasses the Exynos chipsets of its lesser brethren and solely falls wanting the lately introduced A8s (which lacks a 12 months designation, so it does not actually matter).
The most important show of the A-series can also be to be discovered on the A9 (2018), its 6.3-inch diagonal solely bested by that pesky A8s that got here out as we had been doing the A9’s overview, so we needed to reword stuff right here and there. Anyway, the A9 (2018) function set continues with extra RAM than you would probably want, 128GB of storage which you can additionally broaden with a devoted microSD slot, and ample battery capability full with Samsung’s sort-of quick charging – yup, the A9’s spec sheet has all the correct packing containers checked.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) specs
- Physique: Glass again, metallic body; 162.5 x 77 x 7.8mm, 183g; Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink shade schemes;
- Show: 6.3″ Tremendous AMOLED, FullHD+ 2,220×1,080px decision Infinity show (18.5:9 side ratio), 392ppi pixel density.
- Rear cameras: (1) 24MP, f/1.7 aperture; part detection autofocus; (2) 8MP, f/2.Four aperture, mounted focus, 12mm extremely huge; (3) 10MP, f/2.Four aperture, autofocus, 2x optical zoom telephoto; (4) 5MP, f/2.2 aperture, depth sensing solely. LED flash. 2160p/30fps video recording.
- Entrance digital camera: 24MP, f/2.Zero aperture; mounted focus; 1080p/30fps video recording.
- OS/Software program: Android 8.Zero Oreo; Samsung Expertise 9.Zero customized overlay.
- Chipset: Snapdragon 660: octa-core 4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.Eight GHz Kryo 260, Adreno 512 GPU.
- Reminiscence: 6GB/8GB (market dependent) of RAM, 128GB of storage; devoted microSD slot for enlargement.
- Battery: 3,800 mAh Li-Po (sealed); Samsung Adaptive Quick charging.
- Connectivity: Twin SIM; LTE Cat. 9 (450Mbps obtain/50Mbps add); USB 2.Zero Kind-C port; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO; NFC; Bluetooth 5.0; FM radio.
- Misc: Rear-mounted fingerprint reader; Samsung Pay; single speaker on the underside; 3.5mm jack.
Properly, we’d have most well-liked Android Pie as an alternative of final 12 months’s Oreo, however in a world the place the Note9 does not have v9.Zero of the OS but, and the S9 solely obtained it as a post-Christmas current, we did not truly anticipate it of the A9, of all fashions.
And whereas we normally keep away from pondering in price-vs-performance phrases earlier than evaluating a telephone on its deserves, the quantity Samsung is asking for the Galaxy A9 (2018) raised just a few eyebrows across the workplace as quickly because the telephone obtained in by the door. We’ll be fast to go over the lab check outcomes, however not earlier than we take a look on the A9’s design.