Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro

price Rs. 32,490 onwards launch Sep, 2016
current magic score ?
61.9
verdict AVOID
average value-for-money
currently ranked
#7
of 30 phones in Rs. 30,000 - 40,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 2 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • 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

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • No notification LED

2 expert review(s)


286+ user reviews

video review

source: @Geekyranjit
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 367 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
GPUAdreno 510
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)33.00 hrs
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
Dimensions
Weight210 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/1.9 Aperture
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • 1/2.8" Sensor Size
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/1.9 Aperture
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
FM RecordingYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging: 32% in 30 mins
  • Scratch Resistant Back Panel (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
  • Samsung Pay
  • S-Voice
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • ANT+ Support
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.15/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys