Below the display there is a fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button and menu/recently and back keys on either sides that are backlit that offer haptic feedback when pressed.
Unlike some of the smartphones with an unibody design that have hybrid SIM slot, this one has dedicated dual nano SIM slots on the right side and a separate microSD card slot on the top.
The phone has a metal frame and measures 161.7 x 80.9 x 7.9mm. The power button is present on the right side and the volume rockers are present on the left side. The microSD card slot and a secondary microphone are present on the top. There is also a Qualcomm 4G sticker since it is powered by a Snapdragon SoC. The 3.5mm audio jack, micro USB port, speaker grill and primary microphone are present on the bottom. Antenna bands are visible on the top and the bottom.
The phone has a glass back, similar to the Galaxy S7 series. Even though it offers a premium look, this makes the phone slippery to hold and is also prone to fingerprints. Samsung could have bundled a case for protection. It packs a 5000mAh built-in battery with support for fast charging. Overall the build quality of the phone is good.
It has a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, optical image stabilization (OIS), single LED flash and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture.
The camera UI is similar to any other Samsung smartphone running Android Marshmallow such as Effects ( No effect, Faded colors, Cartoon, Vignette, Grayscale, Moody, Vintage, Tine and optional effects to download for free), Timer (2 to 10 seconds), flash toggle, picture size along with aspect ratio (16MP/8MP at 4:3, 12MP/6MP/2.4MP at 16:9 or 8.9MP at 1:1), Gallery, video record and image capture toggles, selfie camera toggle and several modes (Auto, Pro (to adjust white balance, ISO and exposure manually), Panorama, continuous shot, HDR, Night and optional Sports shot, Beauty face, Animated GIF and rear-cam selfie modes to download for free). The front-facing camera has beauty mode for selfies.
Settings option lets you choose resolution, toggle location tag, option to quickly launch the camera by pressing Home key twice, use the volume keys to take pictures and more.
Coming to the image quality, daylight shot are good most of the times, but it is dull in cloudy conditions. Macro shots are good, thanks to the f/1.9 aperture, HDR shots are good as well. Low-light shots doesn’t have a lot of noise. Images with flash are pretty good since the single LED flash is not overpowering even in macro shots. The front-facing camera is good for selfies and the details are crisp. It is also good for video chats since it can capture 1080p videos.
It can record videos at 1080p full HD resolution at 30 fps. Video quality is good with vibrant colors and is mostly stable, thanks to OIS. Audio is also crisp, thanks to the secondary microphone. Sadly it doesn’t have slow motion recording. Check out the video sample below.
Coming to the software, the phone runs on Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with Samsung’s own UI on top and also includes Android security update for August. Samsung has not announced when the phone will get Android 7.0 (Nougat) update.
Android 6.0 for the Galaxy Smartphones bring a neat and plain UI. You can launch the dialer and camera easily from the lock screen. The drop-down notification bar has several toggles and lets you customize the row accordingly. It also has brightness slider with a toggle, quick connect and option to select preference for calls, text messages and mobile data.
There advanced features option has one-handed operation mode to easily reduce the screen size by pressing the home key three times and there is also one-handed input in keyboard, lock screen for entering unlock pattern and in dialer. Smart alert makes the phone vibrate when you pick it up to notify you about missed calls and messages. Easy mute lets you mute incoming calls and alarms by turning the device over. It also has multiwindow feature to run two apps at a time.
Out of 4GB of RAM, you get 3.58GB of usable RAM, out of which about 2.5GB of RAM is free when the default apps running in the background. Out of 32GB of internal storage, 23.5GB of storage is usable. You can also move compatible apps to the SD card when you insert one, without formatting the SD card as the internal storage.
Apart from the usual set of utility apps and Google Apps, the smartphone comes with, Opera Max, which powers the Ultra data saving mode and Microsoft Apps – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype. It has S Health app and Galaxy Apps store, and doesn’t have any other bloatware or additional games.
|Condition||Brand New, Unlocked|
|GSM Network||3G, Edge, GPRS, GSM, HSCSD, HSDPA (3G)|
|Service||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 -A910F/DS 4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 40(2300) LTE band 1(2100), 2(|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|Main Display||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 6.0 inches|
|Color Display||16.000.000 colors,|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (~367 ppi pixel density)|
|External Display||Without External Display|
|Internal Memory||32 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Storage Types||MicroSD, MicroSDHC|
|External Memory (UPTO)||256 GB|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery|
|Standby Time||Up to 20 h (3G)|
|Talk Time||Up to 33 h (3G)|
|Talk Time Range||No|
|Vibrate Alert||With Vibrate Alert|
|Megapixels||16 MP, f/1.9|
|Maximum Photo Resolution||5312 x 2988 pixels|
|Optical Zoom||Without Optical Zoom|
|FM Radio||With FM Radio|
|Other Features||Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat) Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Package Contents||PACKAGE CONTENTS: Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro GSM Phone Battery Charger usb cable Users Guide|
|SIM Card Slots||Optional Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|SIM Card Modes||GSM|