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7.2/10
Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 20 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
6.3"
Camera
24+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


DxOMark

If you’re likely to take the majority of your photographs outdoors, the Galaxy A9 is worth considering, as these conditions play to its strengths, although you should still expect to see some loss of highlight and shadow detail because of its fairly limited dynamic range. If however, you want a smar...

- Angela Nicholson, DxOMark
Digit

Samsung hyped up the camera to such an extent that we expected the four-camera stack to perform exceptionally well, even better than what others like the OnePlus 6T and the Asus Zenfone 5z offers in that price range. But that’s not the case as several glaring compromises take away heavily from the i...

- Subhrojit Mallick, Digit
GSMArena

If you're after the bragging rights for having the world's only quad-rear-cam phone, well, the Galaxy A9 (2018) is the rather obvious choice. But if you are after taking nice pictures with your phone regardless of the number of cameras it has - well, there are better options out there.

- GSMArena
Hitech Century

An attractively designed midrange camphone with the world’s first quad camera array that has optical zoom and the ability to deliver some good shots. Add in generous amounts of storage paired up with good battery life and you have a workhorse phone that's well worth a look.

- Hitech Century
Notebookcheck

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)'s unique selling point—the quad-camera on the back—can be used for a wide range of applications, thanks to its four different lenses. It combines all the usual advantages of multi-cameras (bokeh effect, ultra wide-angle, optical zoom) in one device. However, no conclusio...

- Marcus Herbrich, Notebookcheck


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Screen Size
6.3"

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)'s screen size is 6.3 inches with 1080 x 2220 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660 Octa core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo (Update Available: 9.0 Pie) operating system (OS).

Camera
24+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 24+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 24+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3800 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1380 minutes, 900 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy A9 (2018) Specs

Overview
Release date November 20, 2018
Regions available United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1900/700/2100/800 /850/900/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo (Update Available: 9.0 Pie)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660 Octa core 2.2 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.351 W/kg
Body: 1.587 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3800 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1140 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 900 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 900 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1380 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.25 x 7.7 x 0.78 cm (6.4 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 183 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels
Pixel density 392 pixels
Size 6.3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
24+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Second camera(10 MP, f/2.4, 2X optical zoom), Third camera(8 MP, f/2.4, 120° Ultra wide), Fourth camera(5 MP, f/2.2)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
24+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-A920F, Galaxy A9 Star Pro, Galaxy A9s

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