Armed with a huge 6-inch super AMOLED display in 1080 x 1920 pixel, the Galaxy A9 2016 is not exactly your usual phone size, kudos to Samsung for minimizing the bezel thus keeping the screen-to-body ratio to almost 80%. One way to grab your phone firmly is to attach a Style Ring at the back so that you can wear it on the finger to minimize the risk of slipping out of your hand, at the same time double up as a kickstand while watching a movie or hook up on your car dashboard as a GPS.
By today technology standard, it is essential to have a high-capacity battery powering our smartphone through the day. Samsung had managed to tuck in a 5000 mAh battery into the slim body which explains why it feels a tat heavier than a normal smartphone. Heavy users will be pleased with more than one-day usage while moderate use can last up to 2 days.
Under the hood, Qualcomm had unfolded the new Snapdragon 652 GPU alongside 4GB of RAM. By looking at the benchmark score, you can expect almost the same performance compare to Note 5, surpassing Galaxy S6 Edge Plus that is no mean feat. There are two sim slot & a dedicated memory card slot which is placed on the side & top of the phone. This welcome option silenced the critics that Samsung flagship models don't have the expandable storage. Another feature for more added security is, of course, the fingerprint scanner, which is essential for nowadays new high-end smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 is now available in Singapore at RCP $698 which is higher than other make, but given the almost flagship status & performance it earned, the price point does justify.
Announced 2016, March
Status Available. Released 2016, May
Dimensions 161.7 x 80.9 x 7.9 mm (6.37 x 3.19 x 0.31 in)
Weight 210 g (7.41 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches (~75.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~367 ppi pixel density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4