The South Korean handset manufacturer, Samsung is already treading a different path with new series of smartphones catering to budget and mid range segment of Indian handset market. Samsung has already launched A and J series of smartphones around the globe to cater to these niche markets. The Galaxy A series of smartphone is targeted towards mid range buyers and Samsung promotes the same as a combination of style and performance. Samsung has now added Galaxy A9 to this series of stylish smartphones. This is a brief overview of the handset to let our users decide whether they would like to opt for the new device or not.
Why Should You buy?
Fast fingerprint reader: This handset comes with a proper fingerprint scanner integrated in the home button on front panel. The fingerprint scanner on Galaxy A9 is every bit as good as ones found on the flagship devices.
Rarely heats up: This handset comes with the premium metallic unibody design, which are always prone to heat up during continuous usage. However, it comes as a pleasant surprise that the Galaxy A9 does not heat up all that much, which is a good thing.
Good display: Coming to the display of the handset, Samsung has equipped the Galaxy A9 with a 6-inch display with Super AMOLED panel for an enhanced viewing experience. The viewing experience is further enhanced by the full HD resolution viz. 1920 x 1080 pixels offered by the display. The color production and legibility on this device is quite good.
Why Should You Not buy?
Mediocre camera: While the camera on Galaxy A9 is pretty decent to say the least, it lacks a certain quality to it. Pictures taken by the handset are lacking in details as well as sharpness, which might not be a good thing for a device at this price.
OnePlus 3: This handset is considered to be the best smartphone by critics and fan alike, for the price tag that it comes with. The specifications that this handset comes with is at par with most high end flagships and much better than Galaxy A9. Still the device is comparatively less expensive than the upcoming handset. It definitely makes for a great alternative for the upcoming Samsung device.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question – How much Internal storage space is free? Can Apps be moved to SD card?
Answer – This handset comes with 32 GB of inbuilt storage, of which around 24 GB of space is available to the user. Supported apps can be easily be moved to the SD card in this handset.
Question – Is USB OTG supported?
Answer – Yes, Galaxy A9 comes with USB OTG feature.
Question - Does it come with Dual Tone LED Flash?
Answer – No, unfortunately the handset comes with single LED flash.
Question – Do both SIM cards support 4G?
Answer – Yes, both SIM card slots in the handset support 4G LTE.
Question – Is the battery removable?
Answer – No, the battery of this handset is non-removable.
Question – Does it record Slow motion Videos? What is the highest Video Resolution?
Answer – No, this smartphone cannot record slow motion videos. It can record videos in the highest resolution of 1080p.
Question – How is the software?
Answer – It comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, which makes for a good user experience. Samsung has also improved the Touchwiz UI, which now comes with less bloatware and smoother animations.
Question – Does it support VoLTE?
Answer – No, the smartphone does not support VoLTE feature.
Question – What comes inside the box?
Answer – Handset, Charger, User Guide, Warranty Card