Cameras on smartphones are going through a bit of a revolution this year that bar was raised to three and now you are looking at is the Samsung Galaxy A9 with four cameras. The quad lens setup on the back includes a 24-megapixel main lens a 10 megapixel two times optical zoom lens and 8 megapixels super wide angle lens and the 5 megapixels depth lens for the live focus portrait mode.
The front camera whopping 24-megapixel f/2 cameras is actually really good and the selfie portrait mode seems to work well. The video seems to be serviceable only 1080p has any sort of stabilization so 4k is a shaky mess and both seem to be suffering from similar white balance issues.
The a9 isn’t going up against the pixel 3 this isn’t a flagship phone the 549 price tag means it is more upper midrange. A9 including the gorgeous 6.3 inches full HD AMOLED display. The huge 3800 million power battery. Which is nearly as big as the note 9 so you can expect a good day and a half of battery out of it.
It uses a mid-range Snapdragon 660 processor but it does offer a surprisingly generous 6 gigs of RAM and 128 gigs of built-in storage plus support for microSD cards. The a9 will ship running Android 8 rather than the new Android 9 pi. But it’s not particularly surprising for Samsung who do to seem to take forever to update to the latest software.
It feels fast and responsive and well snapdragon 660 obviously isn’t as powerful as the flagship 845 it’s got plenty of power and will comfortably run any app or game plus it might even help the battery lasts a bit longer.
It comes in three colors caveat black, lemonade blue and the bubblegum pink. The rounded corners mean it’s really comfortable to hold and got headphone jack.