5 Winning Features of the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro was just officially made available in PH last week and with its sub-Php28K price comes a free Samsung Level U pro. If you’re still contemplating on whether to get one or not, here are five winning features that you can take into account before deciding.
The C9 Pro sports an all aluminum build with a unibody design. Although not a flagship model, it certainly looks and feels like it could be one when seen up close. Up front, bezels are relatively thin with a modest fingerprint sensor at the bottom. Turning it around reveals the main shooter framed at the middle.
What’s unique about this design is the attempt to make the antenna bands a little bit more attractive. Others put a thick strip of plastic to act as an antenna for the internal radios which becomes unsightly. Here, though, Samsung puts a trio of thin plastic strips and it looks neat compared to other handsets.
The handset flaunts a 6-inch display with Super AMOLED technology. This means that users can enjoy watching videos and playing games on its sizable screen. Picture quality is also impressive thanks to its vibrant colors and deep blacks with Full HD resolution.
It also features the company’s Always On Display (AOD) of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge which allows you to check the time and date with ease, in addition to keeping an eye on missed calls and message alerts.
The Galaxy C9 Pro is the company’s first smartphone with 6GB RAM. This simply translates to giving its users freedom to multitask and not choke on processing tasks as other phones would. This is then partnered with a decent Snapdragon 653 CPU clocked at 1.96GHz.
During our review, the mid-range chipset was more than enough for every task, intensive applications with heavy gaming on the side. Samsung’s skin on top of Android doesn’t slow things down, too, so there’s nothing to worry about the performance of the phone.
Dedicated microSD card slot
This might not be a unique feature for the C9 Pro but it definitely is helpful when it comes to expanding your storage. The device itself already has 64GB of space for multimedia and apps but you could further stretch it out to 256GB using its dedicated microSD card slot.
Since it’s dedicated, you will no longer have to sacrifice a SIM card which could be a deal-breaker for some users who consider two working SIM cards to be of utmost importance.
Long Battery Life
Its 6-inch display might worry potential buyers of the C9 Pro but you’d be glad to know that it carries a 4000mAh battery capacity. The company also opted for a Full HD resolution so it isn’t that power-hungry unlike if they equipped it with a QHD panel.
We were satisfied with its power consumption as it was able to last for about 20 hours during our video loop test on it. Its included fast charger is also well-appreciated and goes hand-in-hand with its fast charging feature.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro specs:
6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, 367ppi
1.95GHz Snapdragon 653 octa-core processor
Adreno 510 GPU
64GB internal storage
Expandable to 256GB via microSD card
16MP PDAF rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and dual-tone LED flash
16MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Cirrus Hi-Fi audio codec
Samsung Pay via NFC and MST
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
4,000mAh non-removable battery
162.9 x 80.7 x 6.9mm
You may read our review of the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro here.