Smartphones come in different sizes. The ideal ones are those with a 5 to 5.5-inch displays. But some of our fellow techies wants big, big in everything. We’ve seen some from local and Chinese brands and now, Samsung wants to offer something to the table with the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro. We were present at the launch earlier today and we go hands on!
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro:
- 1.8GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor
- Adreno 510 graphics
- 4GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage expandable via up to 128GB
- 6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- 16 megapixel rear facing camera with OIS, autofocus and LED flash (f/1.9 aperture)
- 8 megapixel front facing camera (f/1.9 aperture)
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, Fingerprint Scanner
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
- 5,000 mAh battery with QuickCharge technology
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Price: P25,990
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro is encased in metal and glass, just like its smaller siblings like the Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A5. Design is very typical Samsung you see nowadays only supersized. It actually dwarfed any phone we put beside it except for the Infinix Note 2. It is also noticeably heavy at 210 grams.
Due to our limited time with it we were not able to test the camera. Good thing we managed to play around with it and we must say that performance has been pretty good. We never encountered any stutter or lags. Good thing Samsung placed a very reliable Qualcomm Snapdragon 654 chipset here.
The star of the show here is actually the display and the battery. The 6-inch display in on full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. We took it outside and outdoor visibility is very good. It is also bright, vivid and has viewing angles. The 5,000 mAh battery will last you for despite having a big display and a powerful chipset. Good news – it can also do reverse charging which means you can charge other phones via USB OTG.
We are very excited to test the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro for a longer period of time. Areas to be tested are the camera, performance and of course, the battery. We’ll just have to wait for our review unit. But if you can’t wait for the review, go ahead and get one if you are really after the big battery and big screen. 🙂