Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro: Specifications, Features, Pros and Cons
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Samsung is a South-Korean company, which was founded back in 1969 as Samsung Electric Industries. The company designs everything from televisions to semiconductors. Samsung launched its first Android phone in 2009, and it launched its first Tablet in 2010. The company is one of the biggest competitors in the smartphone market in the world. As an alternate to its Android-based smartphones the company recently launched its smartphones that run on Tizen OS. Samsung launched Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro a few months back after the Galaxy A9.
Surprising everyone, Samsung launched Galaxy A9 Pro a few months back after the Galaxy A9. The A9 was made accessible all around the globe. The Pro label is a much beefier version of the A9 with additional features and specifications. But are these features worth your money and you are confused between the two editions? Let us get the answer in the review.
Both the phones are built with cambered Gorilla Glass on front and back while backed by a metal casing. There are no noticeable changes in the Pro model, but when you hold them both in your hand, you will observe the distinctions. The pro model is thicker and heavier than the non-pro model. But the added weight will not spoil the quality experience. The device has a glass finish and aluminum corners which make it non-slippery. Other than this, everything is unmoved. A microUSB 2.0 on the bottom with 3.5mm audio jack and a mono speaker. On the right, we have a nano dual-SIM slot whereas microSD tray is on the top. There is a button at the bottom which is rooted with a fingerprint scanner. As expected, the scanner is quick and precise but struggles to read when the thumb is wet. On the whole, the reading is swift.
Again the pro model dons not have anything different in the display. It has a 6-inch Super AMOLED along with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 4 on top. Colors are bright, thorough and have a pleasurable viewing slants even outside under the sun. Pro version has little contrast difference, but it doesn’t make a lot of difference.
Here is where the advantages of pro model start. A9 Pro model has a sensor at 16MP f1.9 whereas the A9 only had a sensor of 13MP f1.9.Though there are no changes in the front camera, both the phones, have an 8 MP f1.9 front snapper. And both the phones have the video still at 1080 at 30fps.
When it comes to quality, the A9 Pro captures much brighter and warmer pictures that the standard version. The details are sharp similar to the non-pro version but with little smoother crispness and processing. In low light Galaxy, A9 Pro model’s experience is more visible. Though the processing seems to take more grainy captures.
Lack of natural color is very obvious for both the smartphones. The beautification features include effectual skin toning whereas making you look whitish and unrealistic.
Taken as a whole, the camera is a slightly improved in the Pro model.
The software experience is more affluent in the Pro version with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and TouchWiz. There are few noticeable changes in pull counting drop down shortcut and notification area. Other than this, all other changes are internal and mainly on security, which is considered the main highlight of Marshmallow.
It has the same Snapdragon 652 with octa-core CPU. But the RAM in Pro model is 4 GB whereas it was 3 GB in the standard model. More add in pro adds little speed in administrating games and apps.
The biggest alteration would result probably in the battery capability. From 4000mAh in Galaxy A9 to 5000mAh in Galaxy A9 Pro which adds several more hours in battery staying power score and extend the battery life up to the second day.
Charging the A9 Pro takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes via the 2.0A fast adaptive charger. However, there is a time when the battery is full from 0% to 100% within just 2 hours and 10 minutes. The average on-screen time is 5-6 hours.
A slight change in audio quality is also seen with Pro which has an extra bass and spikier sound. Still, the audio experience on the A9 is loud and dependable for playing songs and videos without an earpiece plugged in. Both the phones features ANT+ audio profile support.
For connectivity purpose, it has regular dual-SIM and supports 4G/LTE Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC.
The Galaxy A9 Pro comes with a premium design and a solid built, which is slightly better than the standard version. It comes with an improved camera which captures sharper shots. It features Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box which makes the phone faster. And lastly, its improved and extended battery capability.
Coming to the cons of Galaxy A9 Pro, the device seems unwieldy and large. It is bit heavier too. There is no natural color on the selfie camera which makes the photo pale and unrealistic.
Samsung Galaxy A9 is priced at Rs. 20,000 while Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro comes with a price tag of Rs. 24,000. With such a slight price difference, it is a difficult choice for the users to decide which one to buy. However, after reviewing and comparing both the devices, we can say that the pros and cons both are worth it when planning to buy Galaxy A9 Pro. Although we think it is unfair for the Galaxy non-pro owners as it seems like the company had initially planned the specification included in Pro for the standard version. But looking on the positive side, having options always comes in handy for the users. It is true for Galaxy A9 Pro that bigger is better.