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Samsung Galaxy A9: Is the first Quad Camera phone worth it?

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Samsung has recently launched a new smartphone in their mid-range ‘Galaxy A’ series. The new Samsung Galaxy A9 takes smartphone camera game to the next level by being the first ever to introduce four rear cameras.

Normally, the flagship smartphones feature a dual-camera setup and in some cases, you might even see a tri-camera setup at the back. You might be thinking that why we would I need four cameras on my phone and the answer to this comes in the form of flexibility. We were able to get our hands on this device so here is everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy A9.

  • Design:

Taking a first look at the smartphone, it looks like it has a premium glass built but actually, it is actually a glass like material, unlike its more expensive counterparts. You do get a well rounded bit of hardware and a solid feel for the money. On the right of the smartphone, you can find the volume rocker and the power button. The sim card tray is placed at the top of the smartphone.

The rear Quad-camera setup is laid down vertically on the left along with a flash just below. The finger print sensor has now been moved from the power button to the back of the smartphone. The bottom of the device houses the USB-C charging port and the old school headphone jack which some of you might recognize.

It is available in three color options including black and two slick gradient color named the lemonade blue and bubble gum pink

Image: Samsung Galaxy A9 / digitaltrends.com
Image by Digital Trends
  • Display:

Moving on to the display of the device, it sports 6.3 inches 18:9 aspect ratio Super AMOLED Panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels and a pixel density of 392. The display looks really stunning and is really pleasing to look at but when you place this smartphone side by side with the Galaxy Note 9 you can see a clear difference in the contrast levels. This doesn’t mean that it features a bad display, in fact, it is one of the best you can find on a mid-range smartphone. Overall you will get really bright and punchy colors which is the quality of every Samsung smartphone.

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  • Specifications:

The Samsung Galaxy A9 is powered by Octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor (14 nm) paired up with Adreno 512 GPU which are the main trade-offs that you will have to face. You do get 128 Gigabyte of internal storage along with 6 or 8 Gigs of RAM. Also, it does not feature wireless charging and any IP certified water resistance but it is justified considering the price. It houses a 3800 mAh battery which is pretty great as it will easily get you through the day with just a single full charge.

  • Camera:

Now let’s talk about the camera of this device which is where it gets all the hype. It features four cameras at the back and a lonely single camera at the front. The Quad-camera setup at the back includes a main standard 24 megapixel camera with an aperture of f/1.7, a 10 megapixels 2x optical zoom camera with an aperture of f/2.4, an ultra-wide 12mm 8 megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and lastly a 5 megapixel f/2.2 depth sensor.

You get all types of camera sensor in a single smartphone which gives you more flexibility of shooting. The wide angle camera covers 120 degree field of view which is more than of a human eye also it has a separate camera for depth sensitivity so you can expect some really dope portrait shots.

It is without a doubt the best choice for smartphone photographers. The image quality is also really great and comes just below the quality of the Galaxy Note 9. The front camera of the device is also impressive for its price, it captures some really detailed selfies with its 24 megapixels f/2.0 shooter, it features all the Samsung’s AI and software based portrait mode features.

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Image by Maxabout News
  • Verdict:

The Samsung Galaxy A9 is a really unique smartphone which offers camera flexibility and pretty impressive specs for its price. Of course, it is not a powerhouse like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or S9 but it is looking like a pretty adventurous twist. I can see myself carrying this smartphone for the ultra wide angle lens alone. Overall it is a really great mid-range smartphone and you must definitely take this one into consideration.

So this was our quick hands on with the device, I hope you enjoyed. Tell us what you think about it in the comments section below.

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