Samsung Galaxy A9 is more affordable than the high-end Galaxy S9, but has a number of flagship features – including an impressive camera system and OLED display.
Apple smartphone, the iPhone Xr. is similarly-positioned product as Galaxy A9 , its new and “affordable”
This smartphone was launch in South Africa in October 2018.
Hardware and specifications
Samsung’s Galaxy A9 has a unique camera system, which comprises four sensors.This quad-camera set-up can be used to take high-quality photos with a great degree of flexibility when it comes to ultra-wide and zoom shots.
The Galaxy A9 also outperforms the iPhone Xr in the display arena, boasting a 2,220 x 1,080 OLED panel compared to the iPhone’s 1,792 x 828 IPS LCD screen.
However, the iPhone Xr has one major hardware feature which is unmatched by Samsung’s device – the powerful A12 Bionic processor.
Leveraging Apple’s latest high-end chip makes the iPhone Xr one of the most powerful smartphones in the world.
Conversely, Samsung’s Galaxy A9 packs a mid-range Snapdragon 660 processor, which falls far below the 7nm A12 Bionic chip in terms of performance.
Below are the specifications of Galaxy A9 and iPhone Xr.
|Specifications||Galaxy A9||iPhone Xr|
|OS||Android 8.0||iOS 12|
|Display||6.3-inch 2,220 x 1,080 OLED||6.1-inch 1,792 x 828 IPS LCD|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660||A12 Bionic|
|Storage||128GB, microSD up to 512GB||64GB/128GB/256GB|
|Rear camera||24MP + 10MP + 8MP + 5MP||12MP|
|Connectivity||802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C||802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Lightning|
|Cellular||LTE Cat. 6||LTE Cat. 12|
|SIM||Dual SIM (NanoSIM)||NanoSIM + eSIM|