Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

price Rs. 36,300 onwards | launch Jan, 2017
magic score ?
65.2
good value for money
our verdict: buy
ranked
#6
of 35 phones in Rs. 30,000 - 40,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 4 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Elegant, premium metal design
  • At 6.9 mm, it is really slim - doesn’t feel like a “big phone” when you first hold it - its slim profile and the slight curves near the edges make for a decent and comfortable grip
  • Samsung has also made it much narrower than the Mi Max and Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra, making this the most ergonomic of all phablets in the market right now
  • That's not the only ergonomic advantage this phone has - it is also considerably lighter than its peers at 189 grams
  • Very good display with punchy and pleasantly oversaturated colours - viewing angles, and brightness levels are excellent too
  • The huge size of the display makes it especially well suited for media consumption
  • Auto-brightness adjustments are smooth as well
  • Touchwiz UI over Android is light, and adds a nice bunch of features like the "Always On" display
  • Very good performance - has oodles of RAM and the Snapdragon 653 inside is slick and fast - in regular use, the phone is fluid and doesn't skip a beat in any way - things are largely flagship-like, and it's only in the most demanding games that you might notice a performance drop from the Snapdragon 820/821
  • Decent rear camera - daylight shot are good most of the times, macro shots are good, thanks to the f/1.9 aperture, HDR shots are good as well, low-light shots could have been better
  • Decent front camera, with good level of details
  • Decent battery life - for a regular user - there is a full work day’s worth of battery life and then some more
  • Supports fast charging, with 10-100% charge possible in just under an hour

What We Didn't

  • Fingerprint sensor is on the slower side - and it's accuracy also could have been better
  • Has a tendency to heat up, when pushed in terms of performance
  • No support for 4K video capture, or slow motion video recording, that is generally expected at this price point

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 367 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.95 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 653
GPUAdreno 510
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight189 gm
Thickness6.9 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • F/1.9 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
Secondary Camera16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/1.9 Aperture
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
NFCYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
FM RadioYes
FM RecordingYes
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  • Fast Battery Charging
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB Type-C
  • ANT+ Support
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3.07/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys