Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro  Xiaomi Mi Max 
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro Xiaomi Mi Max
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Excellence Score
46.8
28.3
Value for Money Score
63.6
63.2
Price Rs. 23,999 onwards Rs. 14,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2016 Jun, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat, Expected upgrade to 8.0 Oreo Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6 inches 6.44 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 367 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 342 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass Display, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Sunlight Display, Night Display, Reading Mode, Color Temperature Adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Hexa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650
GPU Adreno 510 Adreno 510
RAM 4 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 1/2.8" Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR 5-element Lens, F/2.0 Aperture, Two-tone Flash, PDAF Supported, Low Light Enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst Mode, Face Recognition, Real-time Filters
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles, F/2.0 Aperture, 85-degree Wide Angle, Selfie Countdown, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.9 mm 7.5 mm
Weight 210 gm 203 gm
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 4850 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 33.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes Yes, Quick Charge 3.0
Other Battery Parameters Internet Usage Time (3G): 17 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 20 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): 21 hrs, Video Playback Time: 26 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 109 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging: 32% in 30 mins; Scratch Resistant Back Panel (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Samsung Pay; S-Voice; NFC; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; ANT+ Support; FM Recording; Noise Filtration Fast battery charging: 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0); USB Host; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium glass-metal design
  • With small bezel size (just 2.7mm) the overall size is kept relatively manageable for such a large screen device
  • The flattened mid section too helps in making it easy to hold
  • Samsung's expertise in making good AMOLED screen shines through in the A9 Pro as well - although the resolution is relatively low at 1080p, the screen looks sharp, offers superb contrast, viewing angles and brightness
  • If you find the colours not to your liking, you can also switch modes from the display settings (adaptive/cinema photo/basic modes)
  • Good overall speed/performance, powered by the Snapdragon 652 processor, paired with 4GB RAM - offers the same class of performance as previous generation flagships - but falls behind the current Snapdragon 820 phones like Le Max 2 and Mi5 which are available in even lower price brackets
  • The 16MP primary camera offers good quality results and has optical image stabilization - although it is easily outclassed by the top camera phones in this price range like the OnePlus 3
  • The battery is massive at 5, 000mAh and combined with the efficient Snapdragon 652, delivers two full days of battery life
  • Fast charging support (30 minutes of charging will give you about a 30 per cent charge)
  • On the whole, if you want a really large screen smartphone from one of the top brands, A9 Pro is a good deal, but if you are ok about going with middle level or smaller brands, you can do better by getting better performance, more RAM, storage and better cameras at a cheaper price
  • Premium build quality
  • All-metal unibody design
  • Brilliant, massive 6.4-inch screen that gets good marks on image quality, sharpness and brightness
  • Lively and simple Xiaomi interface, that is comfortably on of the better Android UIs around
  • Very good speed/performance for the class
  • Wired audio quality is perfect - loud and with very little distortion
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • Good call quality
  • Astounding battery life, easily one of the best ever on a smartphone, and with particularly great web browsing times - easily lasts 2 days of active use
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • No notification LED
  • The phone's enormous size makes it hard to use one-handed
  • It's also heavy and will stick out uncomfortably in your pant's pocket
  • Given the gigantic size, the phone is primarily targeted at those users who consume a lot of media on their device, or want a combined phone-tablet - for more regular users the compromise of a difficult-to-handle size might not be worth it
  • Average sunlight legibility on the display
  • Loudspeaker performance could have been better
  • Average front and rear cameras, that could have been better especially in low light conditions
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