Samsung Galaxy A9 vs iPhone Xr

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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
RAM 6GB/8GB 3GB
Storage 128GB, microSD up to 512GB 64GB/128GB/256GB
Rear camera 24MP + 10MP + 8MP + 5MP 12MP
Front camera 24MP 7MP
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
Durability IP68 IP67
SIM Dual SIM (NanoSIM) NanoSIM + eSIM
Battery 3,800mAh 2,942mAh
Price R11,999 R15,999