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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) review: specs and price

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
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Why is Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) better than the average?

  • Battery power
    3800mAhvs2692.96mAh
  • CPU speed
    4 x 2.2GHz & 4 x 1.84GHzvs6.4GHz
  • Pixel density
    392ppivs325.49ppi
  • Screen size
    6.3"vs5.11"
  • RAM
    8GBvs2.28GB
  • Megapixels
    24MP & 8MP & 10MP & 5MPvs11.98MP
  • Resolution
    1080 x 2220pxvs1198697.86px
  • Front camera megapixels
    24MPvs5.59MP

Top specs and features

Design

1.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Huawei P30 (128GB / 6GB RAM)

2.weight

183g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

3.thickness

7.8mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

4.width

77mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

5.height

162.5mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

6.volume

97.6cm³

Best

Palm Phone

36.17cm³

Display

1.resolution

1080 x 2220px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

392ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

For example

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 64GB

4.screen size

6.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate X

8"

5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

For example

Xiaomi Mi Play

6.Has an AMOLED display
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.RAM speed

1866MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 660)

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Umidigi One Max

3200MHz

3.DirectX version

11.1 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 660)

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 64GB

12

4.Has integrated graphics
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

5.CPU threads

8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 660)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 16GB

8

6.Has out-of-order execution
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

For example

ZTE Blade V8 16GB

Cameras

1.megapixels

24MP & 8MP & 10MP & 5MP

Best

Xiaomi Mi 9

48 & 16 & 12MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

For example

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 64GB

3.front camera megapixels

24MP

Best

Huawei P30 Lite

32MP

4.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G

2160 x 60fps

5.widest aperture

f/1.7 & f/2.4 & f/2.4 & f/2.2

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (128GB / 6GB RAM)

2.2 & 1.2f

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (128GB / 6GB RAM)

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.Has a radio
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

5.Has dedicated media keys
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

For example

Blu Vivo One Plus (2019)

Battery

1.battery power

3800mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Huawei P30 Pro

3.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Punkt. MP02

4.Supports fast charging
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

5.Has an ultra power save mode
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.

For example

Oppo A7

6.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
2.Has offline voice recognition
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Supports Java
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
4.Is free and open source
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

5.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
6.Has sharing intents
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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