Samsung is again experimenting with its line of smartphones, and with the smartphones themselves. In recent years, the A line has been average in the assortment of Samsung, between the flagship S Note and the budget J. Some features of the lines are also changing: earlier in the A-line were smartphones with glass cases and with moisture protection. Now there are glass and metal in a design close to the J-line. What is not very pleasing. the line has lost moisture protection. On the other hand, it looks like Samsung decided on A-line smartphones “run in” new developments, which in a slightly modified form we can see in future flagships. In particular, we are talking about the hero of today’s review, Samsung Galaxy A9. It is the world’s first smartphone with a quad-core camera. Let’s try to figure out why, how it works, and indeed, what is interesting about the new smartphone.
What is it?
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018). An Android smartphone with a 6.3-inch large Infinity Display screen with an 18.5: 9 aspect ratio, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory, a quad main camera and a bright design.
How is he interesting?
Of course, the most interesting feature of the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is its main camera, which consists of as many as four modules, which is a record at the moment. Why so many? On paper, it looks like this: a 24 MP main module with aperture optics f / 1.7, a wide-angle module with a resolution of 8 megapixels and a f / 2.4 lens with a viewing angle of 120 °, a telephoto camera of 10 megapixels with an aperture of f / 2.4 for 2x zoom and 5 MP module with f / 2.2 aperture for blurring the background. In theory, everything is logical, cameras for all occasions, but let’s see how it all works.
From a smartphone point of view, everything is more familiar: a 6.3-inch SuperAMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9, rounded corners and a resolution of 2220×1080, without a cutout. Inside. a good mid-range processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 at 2.2 GHz with Adreno 512 graphics, which is quite confident in dealing with modern games. We did not spare memory: operational 6 or 8 GB, built-in. 128 GB. And to whom this will not seem enough. there is a separate slot for MicroSD. The smartphone received all the necessary wireless interfaces: dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and FM tuner. It is powered by an impressive 3800 mAh battery and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with a proprietary shell.
What is in the box?
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) comes in a relatively small white box with the image of the smartphone itself. In addition to it, the box has an Adaptive Quick Charging with Quick Charge 3.0 support, a USB Type-C cable, a clip for the SIM card tray, a wired in-ear headset (“gags”) and documentation:
What does the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) look like?
The appearance of the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is familiar to smartphones of the Korean electronic giant. Standard set: metal frame and glass front and back. On the front panel there is a screen with rounded corners, a speaker, sensors and a front camera. Always on display is supported. There is no Samsung logo on the front, which a number of users will definitely enjoy. And there is no LED indicator, but a pity. Although Always on Display to some extent replaces it. The glass is rounded, the frames on the sides are very small. Above and below. also within reason. They are the same, which will delight the look of the perfectionist:
The smartphone’s frame is rounded for a more comfortable grip, although by itself it turned out to be quite slippery. The layout of everything on the edges has been updated a bit. On the right are the volume and power control buttons, on the right is the Bixby virtual assistant launch button. You cannot reassign it. Below are an external speaker, microphone, USB Type-C connector and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Above is an additional microphone and a tray: