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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The screen and performance also get good feedback, whereas reviews about the reliability and connectivity are different. There are some negative comments about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (

Samsung Galaxy A9 first look review | Trusted Reviews


Samsung Galaxy A9 first look review, features, price and release date: Samsung's new mid-ranger has five camera and comes with a £549 price-tag.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (

Galaxy A9 is the first Samsung phone with four cameras and it comes in Bubblegum Pink


It's not overkill, really.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : John McCann (

Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) review


The first smartphone with four rear cameras

Impressive quad-cam setup ; Large, bright, colorful display

No wireless charging ; Runs the older Android Oreo

The Samsung Galaxy A9 is a good looking, feature packed smartphone with standout camera spec.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Marcus Herbrich (

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Smartphone Review


Connect four? The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)'s unique selling point is certainly its back camera with a grand total of four lenses. Nevertheless, the mid-range smartphone surprised us in other disciplines in our tests, keeping pace with other Samsung S...

attractive OLED panel ; high brightness ; 128 GB UFS storage ; design ; good selfie camera ; quad-camera...

...with no better than average image quality ; high recommended retail price ; SoC from 2017 ; performance ; storage speed

With its striking glass back, the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)'s outward appearance is a real highlight. Its manufacturing quality is also quite good, even if our particular test device has a few minor flaws. As the Korean manufacturer seems to be doing...

Dec, 2018

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Samsung Galaxy A9 review: Hands on with Samsung’s quadruple camera smartphone


Samsung's Galaxy A9 throws four cameras into the mix, but is that really necessary?

Stay tuned for my full Samsung Galaxy A9 review in the near future.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Dominic Preston (

Samsung Galaxy A9


Four-for-one: the Galaxy A9 packs the world's first quadruple lens smartphone camera - here's what we think after going hands-on.

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Review


Samsung's new mid-ranger has four cameras, but can it compete with the OnePluses and Pocophones of the world?

Good-looking AMOLED screen ; Above-average battery life ; Plentiful on-board storage ; Dual SIM phone with a microSD card support

Overpriced ; Camera quality is SHOCKINGLY bad ; Old software, no word about updates ; Processor is much slower than that of rivals in the price range ; No 4G connectivity in the US

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Suzana Dalul (

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) review: 3 cameras too many | AndroidPIT


More is better - this is the motto of Samsung with their new mid-range Galaxy A9 (2018) device. Four camera sensors on the back, a huge display and powerful specs. Yet, does this phone live up the hype? Let's find out in our detailed review!

The Samsung Galaxy A9 is a mediocre mid-range phone with a price that's too high for what it offers. It has 3 cameras too many - other devices achieve much more with better software and one sensor. It delivers nothing groundbreaking in the camera...

Dec, 2018

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Samsung Galaxy A9 hands-on: quad camera for the poser generation


The Samsung Galaxy A9 is here! Samsung packs a total of five cameras, a gigantic display and a huge battery into its new model - well, what do you call something like that? A mid-range flagship? Whatever it may be, the newest member of the A-Series...

Honestly? The Galaxy A9 is at first glance a solid smartphone that should sell well even with two cameras less on the back. Do I just have to think about the Polos on the McDonalds parking lot, decorated with spoilers, a nasty look and four tailpipes?...

Expert review by : Christian Just Michael Huch Robert Berg (

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) im Labor-Test: Kamera, Akku, Farben, Release, Preis


Das Samsung Galaxy A9 ist das erste Smartphone mit vier Kameras auf der Rückseite. Taugt es zum Foto-Champion? Und wie schneidet es im Vergleich zur S-Klasse ab? Der Test!

Brillantes Display (groß, hell, kontraststark) ; Extra-Weitwinkel ; Zweifach-Tele ; Lange Akku-Laufzeit

Kamera-Fotoqualität mäßig ; Kein drahtloses Laden ; Nicht wasserdicht

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3720 / 3800
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):13
Browsing time (4G):15
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):15
Continuous audio playback time:59
Continuous audio playback time (display off):112
Continuous video playback time:19
Removable battery:N
Standby time (4G):15
Talk time (3G):23
Wireless Charging:N

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Fourth rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera flash:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):24
Front camera sensor size:1/2.8
Front camera type:Single camera
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:5664 x 4248
Rear camera resolution (numeric):24 / 25
Rear camera sensor size:1/2.8
Rear camera type:Quad camera
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.2
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second rear camera sensor size:1/5.0
Sensor Type:CMOS
Third rear camera aperture number:2.4
Third rear camera resolution (numeric):10
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p / 2160p
Zoom capability:Y


Body SAR (EU):1.587
Head SAR (EU):0.351


Colour name:Bubblegum Pink / Caviar Black / Lemonade Blue
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Black / Blue / Pink / Pink gold


Aspect Ratio:18.5:9
Display diagonal:16
Display glass type:Corning Glass / Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:2220 x 1080
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Gorilla Glass version:Gorilla Glass 5
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:393
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system:Y


FM radio:Y
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:5.0 / 5.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card hot swapping:Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),802.11b,802.11g / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Chrome,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Play

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y
SIM card ejector pin:Y


Closed user group support:Y
Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 512
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Recorder, SOS, Stopwatch / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Countdown timer,Notes,Recorder,SOS,Stopwatch / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Notes / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Notes,To-do list
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor Model:660 / SDM660

Processor special features

Intel Secure Boot:Y


Operating system installed:Android 8.0
Virtual assistant:Samsung Bixby


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:128
Maximum memory card size:512
Memory card slot type:Hybrid slot
RAM capacity:6 / 8
RAM clock speed:1866
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:108.6 / 108.9


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :162.4 / 162.5
Weight:181 / 183