The battle for the smartphone flagship supremacy rages on, as the best from Samsung and Apple look to be crowned as the best smartphone in the market today. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the Android phone to beat but how does it fare with Apple’s top contender - the iPhone X? With both phones boasting top-of-the-line features and specifications, this is easily one of the closest phone matchups to date. To end the debate once and for all, let’s delve deeper to identify what both phones bring to the table:
|Release Date in Hong Kong|
|Processor frequency||1.95 GHz|
|Processor family||Qualcomm Snapdragon|
|Coprocessor frequency||1.4 GHz|
|Display diagonal||15.2 cm (6")|
|Display resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Display number of colours||16.78 million colours|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||USB Type-C|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card type||NanoSIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|Bluetooth profiles||A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, Map, OPP, Pan, PBAP|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||800,850,900,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||800,850,900,1900,2100 MHz|
|4G bands supported||850,900,1800,2100,2600 MHz|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||256 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera flash|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||16 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||16 MP|
|Rear camera aperture number||1.9|
|Front camera aperture number||1.9|
|Video recording modes||1080p|
|Maximum frame rate||30 fps|
|Resolution at capture speed||1920x1080@30fps|
|Battery capacity||4000 mAh|
|Colour of product||Pink gold|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes|
|Personalization||Icons, Menu, Shortcuts|
|Support for contact groups|
One of the latest trends amongst smartphones these days is having a large display while maintaining a relatively thin device that can still fit in your hand. One of these devices is the Galaxy C9 Pro, which features a 6-inch display that offers generous screen real-estate. Apart from having a large screen, this phablet also has a solid list of features. This phablet serves as a worthy alternative to the brand’s top-of-the-line flagships.
When you set your eyes on the device, you cannot deny how good-looking the phone is. Sporting a metal back and all-glass front with slightly curved edges, the device looks like premium while being ergonomic at the same time. The metal back is also curved to improve the grip and make the device more comfortable to hold. Despite being fitted with a big screen, the Samsung C9 Pro still manages to maintain a svelte build measuring 162.9 x 80.7 x 6.9mm.
Samsung smartphones are undoubtedly the numero uno when it comes to smartphone displays. The 6-inch Super AMOLED Full-HD (1080 x 1920p) screen leaves no complaints regardless of how you use it. Colours are accurate, blacks are deep, and content is sharp, making consuming media an enjoyable experience. The screen can be viewed in multiple angles without any change in colour tone. Its brightness is sufficient to make the device legible under direct sunlight, making the C9 Pro an ideal phablet for individuals who are always travelling and moving about.
The Galaxy C9 Pro delivers exceptional performance, with the main contributor being the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 chipset. The processor is combined with an Adreno 510 GPU and 6GB of RAM. Together, these specs make consuming media such as games and movies on the device is a delightful experience. If its built-in storage capacity of 64GB is not sufficient for you, you can always upgrade it up to 256GB via microSD. Performance is always snappy and even the most intensive tasks will not slow it down.
Apart from its display and silky-smooth performance, the Galaxy C9 Pro is also known for its camera capabilities. Having 16-megapixel lenses at both the front and the back of the device, this smartphone excels at shooting colourful and sharp images without being oversaturated. Both cameras on the C9 Pro offer superb autofocus and outstanding depth-of-field effects. The photos taken under low-light conditions also look quite decent with minimal noise.
Another plus point of the Galaxy C9 Pro phablet is its battery life. Powering the Galaxy C9 Pro is a 4,000mAh battery that can easily last through the day even on a single charge. The smartphone also supports Fast Charging, which effectively cuts down the recharge time, improves its charging efficiency.
Find out more about the Galaxy C9 Pro in this video below: