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Summary
91%
86%
Display

6.2" (15.75 cm)

1440x2960 px, 531 PPI

6.3" (16 cm)

1080x2220 px, 392 PPI

Performance

Quad + Quad Core

2.3 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Quad + Quad Core

2.2 GHz + 1.8 GHz, 6 GB RAM

Storage

64 GB

256 GB (Expandable)

128 GB

512 GB (Expandable)

Camera

12 MP (Primary)

8 MP(Front)

24 MP + 5 MP + 10 MP + 8 MP (Primary)

24 MP(Front)

Battery

3500 mAh

24 h talktime (3G)

3800 mAh

23 h talktime (3G)

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User Rating

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4.6/5 based on 1,911 ratings

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4.3/5 based on 599 ratings

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General
Launch Date

May 5, 2017 (Official)

November 28, 2018 (Official)

Brand

Samsung

Samsung

Model

Galaxy S8 Plus

Galaxy A9 2018

Also Known As

Samsung Galaxy A9s

Operating System

Android v7.0 (Nougat)

Android v8.0 (Oreo)

SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network

4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available

4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available

Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Quick Charging

yes Fast

yes Fast

Design
Size Compare
Size Compare
Dimensions

Height: 159.5 mm
Width: 73.4 mm
Thickness: 8.1 mm

Height: 162.5 mm
Width: 77 mm
Thickness: 7.8 mm

Weight

173 grams

183 grams

Build Material

Case: Metal
Back: Metal

Colours

Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold

Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink

Waterproof

yes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68

Ruggedness

Dust proof

Display
Excellent
Very Good
Screen Size

6.2 " (15.75 cm)

6.3 " (16 cm)

Screen Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels

1080 x 2220 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18.5:9

18.5:9

Bezel-less display

yes

yes

Pixel Density

531 ppi

392 ppi

Display Type

Super AMOLED

Super AMOLED

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v5

Touch Screen

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

83.7 %

80.86 %

Performance
Very Good
Very Good
Chipset

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8956

Processor

Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Octa core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Mali-G71 MP20

Adreno 512

RAM

4 GB

6 GB

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

64 GB

128 GB

Expandable Memory

yes Up to 256 GB

yes Up to 512 GB

User Available Storage

Up to 52.3 GB

Up to 108 GB

USB OTG Support

yes

yes

Camera
Excellent
Very Good
Main Camera
Resolution

12 MP Primary Camera

24 MP + 5 MP + 10 MP + 8 MP Quad Primary Cameras

Sensor

Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor

Autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus

yes

Physical Aperture

F1.7

F1.7

Optical Image Stabilisation

yes

no  No

Flash

yes Dual-color LED Flash

yes LED Flash

Image Resolution

4000 x 3000 Pixels

5288 x 3968 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Camera Features

8 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Touch to focus

Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Video Recording

3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 120 fps

3840x2160 @ 30 fps

Front Camera
Resolution

8 MP Front Camera

24 MP Front Camera

Autofocus

yes

no  No

Physical Aperture

F1.7

F2.0

Flash

yes Screen flash

no  No

Camera Features

Wide Angle Selfie

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Battery
Very Good
Very Good
Capacity

3500 mAh

3800 mAh

Type

Li-ion

Li-ion

User Replaceable

no  No

no  No

TalkTime

Up to 24 Hours(3G)

Up to 23 Hours(3G)

Wireless Charging

yes

Quick Charging

yes Fast

yes Fast

Network & Connectivity
SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network Support

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

VoLTE

yes

yes

SIM 1

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
150 Mbit/s ↑ 1024 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 16)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SIM 2

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
150 Mbit/s ↑ 1024 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 16)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SAR Value

Head: 0.464 W/kg

Wi-Fi

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, MIMO

Wi-Fi Features

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Mobile Hotspot

Bluetooth

yes v5.0

yes v5.0

GPS

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

NFC

yes

yes

USB Connectivity

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mass storage device, USB charging

USB Type-C

yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

Multimedia
FM Radio

no  No

Loudspeaker

yes

yes

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

3.5 mm

Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Fingerprint Sensor Position

Rear

Rear

Heart Rate Monitor

yes

IRIS Scanner

yes

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

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  • How to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 ?

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    Answered By Priyanka Chander | 5 months ago

    Phone makers have overtime eased out the way you take a screenshot. 

    Most Popular still being Power-VolumeDown-Combo to capture the screen you are on. 
    New ways include:
    1. Gestures to take screenshots (Three finger swipe)
    2. Dedicated Android applications (Super Screenshot/Screen Master e.t.c.)
    3. Google Assistant (You can even ask Google assistant to take a screenshot for you)

    Look at 3 awesome ways to take a screenshot:


    You can see detailed specs here: Samsung Galaxy A9 2018
  • How to hard reset Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 ?

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    Answered By Pushpanjali Sandeep | 5 months ago

    You can simply reset your Android to factory settings through "Backup and Reset" feature available in settings.

    However, this won't work if your phone has got hanged or you have forgotten the password, for which you require hard reset.


    Here is a Quick reference to hard reset your phone:


    1. Power off your phone (If the phone is hanged, directly perform the next step)
    2. Press and hold Volume Down and Power button to enter recovery mode. (Old phone might use home button as well)
    3. After the Android logo, you'll be presented by a menu.
    4. Select "Wipe Data/Factory reset" from the menu.
    5. Press the Power button to confirm.

    6. Scroll to "Yes" and confirm with Power button.
    7. This will start the Reset Process.


    You can see the video to perform hard reset here:




    You can see detailed specs of the phone here: Samsung Galaxy A9 2018


  • How to enable Google Assistant in Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 ?

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    Answered By Mayank Singh | 4 months ago

    You can enable Google Assistant by long pressing the Home Button or saying "Ok Google".

    Google will be there to help you.

    To Enable "OK Google" voice Recognition you need to follow below steps:
    1. Go to the "Google" App.
    2. Select "Setting" from the bottom right.
    3. Go to "Voice" and then "Voice Match"
    4. Choose when you want Google to listen to "Ok Google" and set it up by repeating it 3 times.train ok google
    Make sure, Google Play Services and Google App is up to date.

    You can see the video on how to enable:


    You can see detailed specs of the phone here:  Samsung Galaxy A9 2018
  • Does Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 support Fast Charging?

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    Answered By Prashant Sharma | 5 months ago

    Honestly speaking, fast charging is the most relevant and important feature these days in phones. You can charge your phone fully within minutes while you are getting ready to leave your home. Yes, Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 does support fast charging. It can charge the phone in around 40 mins. It has a 3800mAh battery and can last more than a day.


    You can find complete specs here: Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

  • How to enable VOLTE on Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 ?

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    Answered By Ram Niwas Naran | 5 months ago

    You don't need to enable VoLTE. Insert the Jio (VoLTE enabled) in any slot. By default, VoLTE will be active. If it is not, you can change the network preferences from Network option in settings.


    1. Tap Settings > More.
    2. Tap Cellular networks > IMS Settings > Voice over LTE On/ Off.

    You can find full specifications here: Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

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