The Better Choice – Samsung has been doing an excellent job in India by introducing smartphones rapidly, they have been able to keep the leadership position in the market.
They recently launched the Samsung C9 Pro and also a similar priced Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro. Surprisingly today they have even launched 2 more smartphones in the 25K to 35K price range – Samsung A5 and A7 2017. But this article lets compare the large display Samsung A9 Pro and the C9 Pro to see which is a better choice.
Samsung C9 Pro
Samsung A9 Pro
While the company has incurred substantial losses with the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, it certainly did not make the South Korean Giant to go on the back foot. They are aggressive as ever.
Samsung, last month announced the Galaxy C9 Pro in India and the phone is available with a price tag of Rs. 36,990. Back in September 2016, Samsung announced the Galaxy A9 Pro with almost similar specifications like the C9 Pro. The A9 Pro recently received a price cut and is now available at Rs. 29,990 exclusively via Flipkart. Here’s how both the phones stack against each other.
The newly arrived Galaxy C9 Pro features a uni-metal body design and measures 162.9×80.7×6.9 mm and weighs around 177 grams. The phone is sleeker compared to the A9 Pro.
The Galaxy A9 Pro comes with a glass and metal frame and measures in at 161.7 x 80.9 x 7.9 mm with a weight of 210 grams. The phone feels bulky in hands, and this weight is primarily due to the massive battery packed inside.
Both the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro and A9 Pro comes with the same screen size of 6-inch, with Super AMOLED panel. So, expect both of the phones to be bright under direct sunlight. The smartphones come with Full HD Resolution with 1920*1080 pixels.
The C9 Pro features an Octa-core Snapdragon 653 SoC Processor clocked at 1.95 GHz, coupled with massive 6 GB of RAM and Adreno 510 GPU. On the other hand, the A9 Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC clocked at 1.8 GHz, which is also an octa-core chip, but it has 4 GB of RAM.
To be precise, the Snapdragon 653 is an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 652. Though, there is a slight improvement in performance, though not much. However, the 6 GB RAM makes a lot of difference by holding more apps in memory. So, the C9 Pro is a winner in terms of performance.
The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro and the A9 Pro runs the old Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on top of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. Samsung promised the Android Nougat update for both the phones.
The Galaxy A9 Pro, comes with a 16 MP rear camera, with support for OIS, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash, whereas the C9 Pro comes with the same 16 MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.9 aperture, but lacks the support for OIS.
The C9 Pro has a 16 MP front-facing camera, which will be much better than the A9 Pro’s 8MP front-facing shooter.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro comes with 32 GB of internal storage and the phone is available in only single storage variant. The phone’ storage can be further expanded up to 256 GB via a microSD card.
The Galaxy C9 Pro, on the other hand, comes with double the storage: 64 GB and the storage can be expandable up to 256 GB via a microSD card.
Battery and Connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro’s USP, is the 5000 mAH battery that also has support for fast charging technology. The C9 Pro comes with a relatively smaller 4000 mAH battery, which also has support for fast charging technology.
As far as connectivity goes, both the phones have support for 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v 4.2, ANT+, and NFC. The Galaxy C9 Pro comes with a USB Type-C port.
Conclusion – Should I buy the Samsung A9 Pro or C9 Pro
After going through the specifications of both Galaxy A9 Pro and C9 Pro, the C9 Pro is powerful with its slightly upgraded processor, and 6 GB of RAM and the front-facing camera has been upgraded to 16 MP as well. Also, there is twice the storage – 64 GB instead of 32 GB.
On the flip side, the Galaxy A9 Pro delivers a two-day long battery life with its insane 5000 mAH battery back up but has only 4 GB of RAM and 8MP front-facing camera.
Also, the C9 Pro is available at Rs. 36,990, whereas the A9 Pro is available at a price tag of Rs. 29,900 after the price cut. That is a good Rs. 7000 price difference between the two devices.
Well, both are good choices if you are not getting the OnePlus 3T (which is obviously a great choice) with both having Pro and Cons.
Personally, I would choose the Samsung C9 Pro for all the advantages it offers compared to the A9 Pro, other than specs, it is also more lightweight and easy to use as a daily driver.
Also, Read about the Samsung C9, C5 and C7 in Detail below
Samsung C9 PRO Comes with 6 GB RAM and 16 MP Selfie Camera
Samsung C9 Pro – 6 GB RAM Phone with Large Display
Samsung has launched its first mobile with 6 GB RAM called Samsung C9 Pro. To recall, it was launched in China in October and costs CNY 3199 or Rs. 31,800.
Update – 18 -Jan-2017 – Samsung has launched the Samsung C9 Pro in the Indian market today and it is going to be available for Rs. 36,999.
Update – 1/March/2018 – The C9 Pro is now available in the market (or Amazon India) for Rs 28,499. It is almost Rs. 8499 cheaper in comparison to the launch price.
Apart from having an enormous 6 GB Ram, the Samsung C9 Pro comes with a stunning design with the white color front with 2.5D Curve glass.
Hardware Specs and Details
For starters, The Samsung C9 Pro has a mammoth 6.0 Inch display and comes with Full HD (1920*1080) resolution. It has Dual Sim support with 4G LTE. Also, it comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0, along with the touch-wiz UI out of the box.
For photography, it has a 16 MP rear camera and there is even a 16 MP camera at the front for clicking selfies.
Notably, the rear camera comes with 1.9 aperture lens, PDAF and Dual led flash. Also, it is the first mobile from Samsung to have a front 16 MP camera, to click clear and detailed selfies.
Further, powering the phone is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 Oct-core processor that was unveiled last week. The new Qualcomm Processor comes with performance and connectivity improvements over the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652.
The Snapdragon 653 has 1.95 GHz clock speed for high-speed cores while slower cores have 1.4 GHz speed. The 6 GB Ram is a first and is not even available even on Samsung Flagship devices like S7 and S7 edge.
There is enough storage, it comes with 64 GB internal memory. Also, we can expand the storage to 256 GB using a micro-sd card.
The huge C9 Pro even has a large battery with 4000 mAH capacity to ensure it works all day without the need for a second charge.
Furthermore, it sports a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button at the front of the device.
Some of the additional features are the presence of USB Type C port and NFC support for Samsung Pay. There is Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), GPS, Glonass, Beidou and coveted 3.5 mm audio jack.
Noticeably, it is sleek with just 6.99 mm thickness like the iPhone 6s. However, it weighs 180 grams which are passable considering screen and battery size. It is available in gold as well as rose gold color.
In conclusion, the phone looks impressive, with great specs and design, hopefully, would make up some damage done by the Samsung Note 7.
Samsung C5 and Samsung C7 Unveiled And They are Pink
Samsung makes a lot of phones for a lot of people in the world and here are the new Samsung C5 and Samsung C7. The series doesn’t sound familiar to you; it shouldn’t, this is the latest series from Samsung for the metal clad thin phones.
The new Samsung smartphones feature a design like the iconic Apple iPhone 6s, and I hate to tell it, but truth be told. The same metallic build, rounded corners, speaker grills or the similar placement of antenna lines.
Samsung has been revolutionary in design with the Samsung S7 and S7 edge triumphing over the iPhone 6s regarding nearly everything, but not the C series. They take good inspiration of from Cupertino.
And they are pink. The smartphones will be available in Pink, Gold, and Silver color variants and will be available in China initially. Both C5 and C7 have great premium looks and design and have the upper mid-range hardware.
Both the smartphones come with a decent camera with f/1.9 aperture lens, NFC support and a fingerprint scanner embedded in the Home Button.
Samsung Galaxy C5
The smartphone comes with 5.2 inches Super AMOLED Full HD display with 1920*1080 pixels resolution with 401 PPI. The smartphone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor and has 4 GB of RAM.
The Samsung C5 has 16 Megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and there is a decent 8 Megapixel front selfies camera.
The smartphone comes with 32 GB of Internal storage and runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0. The storage is expandable up to 128 GB using the micro-sd card.
There is a fingerprint scanner which is embedded in the front home button for fast unlocking. The smartphone comes with 2600 mAH battery capacity which may be just sufficient to work all day.
The smartphone weighs 143 grams and has 6.7 mm thickness.
Samsung Galaxy C7
The Samsung Galaxy C7 comes with a similar design to the C5 but gets a faster processor and a bigger screen.
The Samsung C7 comes with a larger Super AMOLED display measuring 5.7 inches.
The Samsung Galaxy C7 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Octa-core Chipset Snapdragon 625 clocked at 2.0 GHz and comes along with the Adreno 506 GPU for playing games.
It has a similar f/1.9 aperture 16 MP camera at the back and an 8 MP front camera for clicking selfies.
The smartphone comes with a massive 3300 mAH battery capacity and has 4G LTE support too. It comes in 2 storage variants 32 GB and 64 GB.
The Samsung Galaxy C7 runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS along with the much evolved and less annoying Touch-Wiz UI.
The Samsung Galaxy C7 costs $395 or Rs. 26070 while the Samsung Galaxy C5 has a more affordable price tag of $330 or 21780. You can drool over these gorgeous looking Samsung smartphones till the Korean giant plans to send them to India and other global markets.