- Page 1: Introduction
- Page 2: Design
- Page 3: Connectivity & Ports
- Page 4: Display
- Page 5: Cameras
- Page 6: Software - Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0
- Page 7: Performance & Gaming
- Page 8: Battery & Charger
- Page 9: Wrapping up the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) review
Connectivity & Ports
When I picked up the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), the first thing I realized is the fingerprint scanner placement. For the Galaxy A7 (2018) which is considerably smaller, has the fingerprint scanner on the power button at the side. For a bigger smartphone like the Galaxy A9 (2018), it is not viable to place the fingerprint scanner at the side – hence Samsung opted for something conventional.
In terms of wireless connectivity, Samsung once again went all out even for a mid-range smartphone. The Galaxy A9 (2018) supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi, NFC, and it also supports Samsung Pay.
Looking at the top of the Galaxy A9 (2018), we found a microphone and the card tray.
Opening up the card tray reveals that Samsung has made this tray pink as well. I honestly smile when I saw this – just because Samsung paid attention to these little details. The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is able to take in a total of 3 cards at once – which is just excellent.
On the right side of the phone, we find the volume rocker and also the power button.
Looking at the left side, we found the Bixby button. This is rather interesting since the Galaxy A7 (2018) does not have a dedicated Bixby button.
At the bottom of the Galaxy A9 (2018) is where the usual 3.5mm audio jack, the USB-C charging port, a microphone, and also the speaker grill are found.