The new Samsung C9 Pro, priced at Rs. 36,000, is a 6-inch phablet which looks like more like a version of Samsung’s Note.
The phone looks stunning. With a matte-finished metal back, rounded edges and a curved glass front, the phone looks every bit premium for its price. The home button on the front houses a fingerprint scanner and grooved antenna lines add to the overall design of the back.
Samsung C9 Pro runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and uses Samsung’s custom TouchWiz UI overlaid, which adds extra functionalities.
The smartphone uses Snapdragon 653 processor, paired with 6GB RAM. Adreno 510 graphics set comes integrated. This combination effectively makes the smartphone work like a breeze in daily usage and handles heavy-duty games easily as well.
The phone has a 4,000 mAh battery, which gives you enough juice to last the day. But this probably comes at the cost of display resolution. C9 Pro has a Super AMOLED HD display, which though bright and vivid, doesn’t satiate our wish of seeing a quad-HD display on a phone this big. The phone comes with 64 GB of storage on-board, which is Samsung’s first big offering outside its flagship series. The storage can also be expanded to 256GB via a microSD card. Additionally, the microSD card slot is different from the dual-SIM slot, and there is no ‘dreaded’ hybrid tray. There’s some hope for humanity.
The phone has a 16-megapixel selfie camera which manages to get in decent light for brighter selfies, but the quality of photographs is not up to the mark. The photographs look blurred, and you need a really steady hand to click a shake-free shot.
That’s all the good about this phone, but is it worth?
The phone get hot at times. Even with lite tasks like camera use, and internet surfing. The audio output on the phone is really low, even when the company claims to have ‘stereo speakers’ on the phone. The stereo speaker setup kicks in by using the earpiece as a secondary speaker, along with the speaker grille on the bottom. The camera was also average as it gave grainy low light shots.
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