As far as smartphones go, Samsung India started this year with the Galaxy C9 Pro – the first C series phone that made it to this side of the border. The phone caters to the premium smartphone buyers who prefer large sized display, big battery, and premium performance. It’s worth mentioning that this is the first Samsung phone to come with 6GB of RAM. Ever since official unveiling in India, the phone has been moving up the popularity charts. If you have been planning to buy a premium Samsung phone for around 30k, here are a Galaxy C9 Pro related questions and their answers that should help.
Design and Display
Question: How’s the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro design and build quality?
Answer: Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is as gigantic in size as the A9 Pro (review) but the similarities end there.The newcomer comes with a distinct, slimmer design. The front of the phone is mainly dominated by a 6-inch display which gets a 2.5D Gorilla Glass glass shield to keep minor scratches at bay. The bezel around the display is super slim (76 percent screen to body ratio) and that’s all the way more important while considering big display phones.
Above its display, there is a selfie camera, earpiece, proximity, light sensors, notification light and Samsung branding, whereas, fingerprint embedded home button with capacitive navigation buttons sits just beneath the display.
The sim and microSD card tray alongside power button sits on the right edge whereas, a volume rocker is placed on the left edge. All physical buttons are firm and offer good tactile feedback.
The minimalist rear surface is carved out of metal and features a camera, dual tone flash, subtle antenna bands, and Samsung branding. Bottom of the phone has USB type C port flanked between a single speaker and 3.5 audio jack. Top of the phone is a clean slate barring the secondary noise cancellation mic.
The 6-inch phablet with its full-metallic shell is certainly not suited for single hand operation but tapered edges and well-distributed weights balance ensure it feels comfortable in hand. Well, as comfortable as a 6-inch display phone gets.
Question: Does it have capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons?
Answer: The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro comes with backlit capacitive buttons.
Question: What’s your opinion on Samsung C9 Pro Display?
Answer: The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro boasts a 6-inch full HD S-AMOLED screen which makes a lasting first impression on you. The handset also supports Note 7 like ‘Always on’ display that allows you to check the time and other basic info without waking up the phone.
The display produces excellent colors with good levels of brightness and contrast ratios. Since this is a large size AMOLED panel, a 2K panel would have been better suited. It is still a reasonably crisp display.
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Question: How is the outdoor visibility? Does the Samsung C9 Pro has the option for automatic brightness?
Answer: Sunlight legibility is not a concern with this phone. Even when the brightness level is set at 50 percent the content on the phone is clearly visible. Yes, automatic brightness is present and it works well.
Question: Does the Samsung C9 Pro display has gorilla glass protection?
Answer: Yes, the Galaxy C9 Pro does feature Gorilla Glass to protect the display from minor scratches.
Performance and Storage
Question: How much internal storage space is free on Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Power?
Answer: The phone comes with 64GB onboard storage out of which approx. The phone also has a dedicated MicroSD card slot that can accept up to 256GB secondary storage.
Question: What’s your opinion on Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro RAM Management process?
Answer: As mentioned earlier, there is 6GB RAM under the hood. The RAM management isn’t overly aggressive as you can easily keep around 8 apps running in the background without killing them.
Question: How Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro performances in day-to-day usage? How was the gaming performance of the phone?
Answer: The day to day performance of the phone is what one expects from a phone with this such price. It employs Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 chipset coupled with 6GB RAM and Adreno 510 GPU which holds up very well in both in terms of day-to-day performance as well as gaming performance.
With a number of apps running in the background, we played a few graphic intensive games and everything has worked smoothly so far. However, we noticed slight occasional lag while playing Asphalt 8.
Question: What’s Samsung C9 Pro benchmark scores?
Answer: Benchmark Scores
|GeekBench 4 (Single and Multicore)
Question: Does Samsung C9 Pro has heating issues?
Answer: Even after lengthy gaming sessions our review unit manages to kept its cool composure without heating up.
Question: Does Samsung C9 Pro support Google cardboard and other VR Apps?
Answer: Required gyroscope is present in the phone, therefore it supports Google Cardboard.
Question: Is the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro DayDream Ready?
Answer: No, it’s not.
Question: How is the Galaxy C9 Pro camera quality?
Answer: The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro flaunts a 16-megapixel camera on both front and rear. The C9 Pro rear camera manages does a good job with dynamic range. it captures realistic colors and decent details while shooting outdoor in suitable conditions. Having said that, its sad to see the rear camera lacks optical image stabilization and laser autofocus which are now available even in budget smartphones. Due to this, it takes a bit of time to focus on object and image quality take a hit when capturing a moving object.
Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the Galaxy C9 Pro?
Answer: No, there is no dedicated physical shutter button on Galaxy C9 Pro.
Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?
Answer: No, it doesn’t support Optical Image Stabilization.
Question: Is HDR mode present in the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro?
Answer: Yes, HDR Pro mode is available in the default camera app.
Question: Can you record slow-motion videos on the Galaxy C9 Pro?
Answer: There is no such option available on the default camera app.
Question: Tell us about Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Software?
Answer: The new phablet comes TouchWiz UI garnished on top of Android Marshmallow. This is about the same interface that we experienced on the now discontinued Note 7. It is clean and simple. Samsung has also added custom features like ultra data saving mode, Bluelight filter, S-Power and Always-On Display. Apart from these, the usual multi-window option is also a part of TouchWiz UI.
Question: Does the Galaxy C9 Pro support Gestures?
Answer: You can double press the home button to quick-launch the camera app.
Question: Can I wake my the Galaxy C9 Pro using tap to wake option?
Question: Does the Galaxy C9 Pro support USB OTG?
Answer: It supports USB Type-C USB OTG.
Question: Does it has dedicated microSD card slot? What type of sim card it accepts?
Answer: Yes, there is a dedicated micorSD card slot on the phone. As far as sim card goes, the C9 Pro supports dual nano SIM cards.
Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?
Question: What are the color options?
Answer: At present, the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is only offered in Black and Gold color options.
Question: How’s the calling experience on the C9 Pro? Does it support Jio VoLTE?
Answer: So far calling experience on the phone has been good. Network reception is also good on the phone. VoLTE is supported on the phone.
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Question: Is Galaxy C9 Pro Battery performance satisfactory?
Answer: Well, the large chassis of the phone houses a 4000mAh battery. With our moderate to high usage, the phone lasted a full day. The C9 Pro comes with adaptive fast charger and takes a little more than one and half hour to refill from zero to hundred.
Question: What are the contents of the box?
Answer: Handset, Earphone, USB to Type C cable, Type-C to Type-A Adaptor, User Manual and SIM ejector tool.
The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is not meant to be the fastest or the beefiest-spec phone in its class. It is from the word go, designed to target users looking forward to consuming multimedia content on an extra-large display. From stereo speakers, slim bezel large display it certainly ticks all the right boxes in this regards. It has decent cameras but had it come with laser auto-focus and optical stabilization it would have become a formidable offering in the offline market.
- Excellent Display
- Stereo speakers
- Capacious battery with fast charging
- Still, boots-up in Marshmallow
- Missing Optical Stabilization and laser autofocus