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Had pre ordered the product, received it on the day of launch Amazing camera and processing speed. My only concern was that it heated up considerably during first charging. But never during the subsequent charging
DESIGN AND BUILD: RAINBOW OF STURDINESS The A9 has the usual blend of fit and finish combined with sturdiness that you might find on any other mid range Samsung phone, but this time with some zesty flair on two of the three colour variants. The two variants in question come with a gradient design with the colour options being Bubblegum Pink and Lemonade Blue. There is also a Caviar Black for those a bit less flashy. DISPLAY: VIBRANT AS EVER The 2220 x 1080 FHD+ SuperAMOLED display is certainly one of the best at least in this price range. The text is sharp, pictures and videos look vibrant and viewing angles are pretty respectable too. Viewing videos in 1080p are a pleasure with the colours being vibrant and contrast being just right. Samsung displays do tend to make content a bit more vibrant than others and some might say it verges on being unnatural, but we here at Stuff, being the optimists that we are, tend to think it's better than reality.The A9 display gets plenty bright. It’s perfectly visible in harsh sunlight while toning it down at night so you are not blinded. PERFORMANCE & OS: SAMSUNG’S BEST AT THE PRICE For the price, it seems Samsung skimped a bit when it came to the processor. The 2.2GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor may seem underpowered on paper, but on the A9 it works really well in conjunction with the 6GB RAM variant that we tested. It is to be noted that the A9 is also available with 8GB RAM which may potentially work even better.
It performs day-to-day tasks efficiently and in a buttery smooth way and performance while multitasking is also reasonably good. At this price though, you can get better performance and speed if that’s what you need from a smartphone. But at no point can it be considered slow or frustrating to use, not by a long shot.
Camera For a smartphone that has been majorly marketed for its camera performance, it lacks the ‘wow’ factor. One would expect it to be utterly amazing considering it’s the world’s first quad camera smartphone. But it just is not. It should be noted that the three focal lengths cannot be used in pro mode, which only works with the 24MP main sensor. Also, among the three focal lengths, only two are usable. The aforementioned main sensor works well and the 8MP Ultra Wide camera is pretty handy. The 10MP telephoto sensor though leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, we found better results when shooting the same shot on the main sensor and then zooming in to 2x digitally in some situations. The dedicated 5MP depth camera works well too, for the most part. Let’s just say that the depth sensing works as well as other cameras on devices in the same price bracket. Verdict The A9 puts us in a weird predicament. It does most things right as you would expect from Samsung. The build quality is excellent, the display is gorgeous and Samsung's software experience has improved greatly over the last couple of years. All well and good, but there is a bit of a problem in this serene scenario. And it’s the price. At ₹ 36,990 it comes dangerously close to the current industry leader, the OnePlus 6T which has a bucketload of features the A9 misses out on, like Dash charging, Snapdragon 845 processor and a debatably slicker software experience. Yes, we understand that the premium pricing is due to the world’s first quad camera system, but the excessive lenses don’t provide anything mind-blowing. We are not saying it's a bad camera but it’s not as good as the hype would lead you to believe either. In fact the A9 makes a pretty compelling sales pitch for its more reasonably priced sibling, the A7, which apart from the telephoto lens, slightly larger battery and USB-C gets pretty much everything the A9 has. GOOD STUFF Build quality Display Unique colour schemes Ultra Wide angle lens is ultra usable and handy BAD STUFF Cameras are decent but nothing to rave about Could have done with a higher end processor, considering the price Better off not relying on the 2x Optical Zoom
Just ignore processor be cannt able to utilize it,e.g poco Amazing build Stylish SD processor Samsung brand Fast changing Type c Gaming performance was awesome Amoled panel gives super experience while watching media content...