Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Review

It had a launch here in the country around four months ago. A few weeks ago, I had a silent operation for this review with other smartphones were on my review sessions too but it is still in one of their highlights in most of Samsung Experience Stores that I saw and visited around the metro.
Here is my review of Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro.

On display, UI and body, it's 6 inch Full HD AMOLED was a joy for me for media consumption, photo editing and some blogging on the go but it's size can also be an disadvantage especially when I am walking. No issues of slipping but there will be some times that I need to do a two-hand operation. The overall body build was also very fine to me despite that I might already saw it in some Samsung models.


The UI here is a previous one compared to what you are seeing right now with the likes on Samsung Galaxy S8 and on the midrange Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro as this is particular Samsung Experience UI is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.




The phone is powered by the 28-nm based Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor which is has raw power but expect that there will be some heating issues like in LTE browsing, some games and even on charging if you are in a not-so-cool area. The 6 GB RAM is a thing to abuse for multitasking which gives more fluidity and it also helped me on switching at around 2 heavy games one at the time without resetting.

On connectivity, I had no issues on calls, texts, Bluetooth, WIFi, mobile data and GPS thanks to said SoC. 

On benchmarks, these are the numbers and the rest of the screenshots to tell the story.







On battery on it's 4,000 mAh battery, it ran on our video battery rundown test at around 19 hours on power saving mode. Using it as a daily driver for almost a week, I am getting for around 1.5 days of heavy usage with 6 hours of screen on time with mixed usage which if only the processor was made by either a 16 nm or 14 nm options, I can easily survive this phablet for two days.

On camera, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro still has the same UI and functions that you may saw in some of their previous midrange offerings. The auto mode works very fine on daylight and artifical lighting with it's f/1.9 aperture in the mix. If there's one thing that I still hate on this, still no extensive pro mode to use on complicated situations.






Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro rear camera samples

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro strengths for me are the onboard 6 GB RAM that suits best for multitaskers and some gamers, a very good phablet for multimedia consumption and only cares that much on the auto mode of the camera (as well as very good on audio output too via the 3.5 mm. audio jack). The weaknesses for me though - no official words yet for the possible Android 7.0 Nougat update, running on 28 nm processor and the asking price of Php 27.990 which is a farcry compared to OPPO F3 Plus at 4,000 pesos more affordable and also has the same display size and resolution plus the SoC too. September 2017 is just days away and I hope the people from Samsung Mobile PH will also bring some price cut on this 6-inch midrange powerhouse phablet very soon. I will gonna give the Samsung Galaxy C9 pro a 3.75 out of 5.

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August 22, 2017

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Review

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It had a launch here in the country around four months ago. A few weeks ago, I had a silent operation for this review with other smartphones were on my review sessions too but it is still in one of their highlights in most of Samsung Experience Stores that I saw and visited around the metro.
Here is my review of Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro.

On display, UI and body, it's 6 inch Full HD AMOLED was a joy for me for media consumption, photo editing and some blogging on the go but it's size can also be an disadvantage especially when I am walking. No issues of slipping but there will be some times that I need to do a two-hand operation. The overall body build was also very fine to me despite that I might already saw it in some Samsung models.


The UI here is a previous one compared to what you are seeing right now with the likes on Samsung Galaxy S8 and on the midrange Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro as this is particular Samsung Experience UI is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.




The phone is powered by the 28-nm based Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor which is has raw power but expect that there will be some heating issues like in LTE browsing, some games and even on charging if you are in a not-so-cool area. The 6 GB RAM is a thing to abuse for multitasking which gives more fluidity and it also helped me on switching at around 2 heavy games one at the time without resetting.

On connectivity, I had no issues on calls, texts, Bluetooth, WIFi, mobile data and GPS thanks to said SoC. 

On benchmarks, these are the numbers and the rest of the screenshots to tell the story.







On battery on it's 4,000 mAh battery, it ran on our video battery rundown test at around 19 hours on power saving mode. Using it as a daily driver for almost a week, I am getting for around 1.5 days of heavy usage with 6 hours of screen on time with mixed usage which if only the processor was made by either a 16 nm or 14 nm options, I can easily survive this phablet for two days.

On camera, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro still has the same UI and functions that you may saw in some of their previous midrange offerings. The auto mode works very fine on daylight and artifical lighting with it's f/1.9 aperture in the mix. If there's one thing that I still hate on this, still no extensive pro mode to use on complicated situations.






Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro rear camera samples

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro strengths for me are the onboard 6 GB RAM that suits best for multitaskers and some gamers, a very good phablet for multimedia consumption and only cares that much on the auto mode of the camera (as well as very good on audio output too via the 3.5 mm. audio jack). The weaknesses for me though - no official words yet for the possible Android 7.0 Nougat update, running on 28 nm processor and the asking price of Php 27.990 which is a farcry compared to OPPO F3 Plus at 4,000 pesos more affordable and also has the same display size and resolution plus the SoC too. September 2017 is just days away and I hope the people from Samsung Mobile PH will also bring some price cut on this 6-inch midrange powerhouse phablet very soon. I will gonna give the Samsung Galaxy C9 pro a 3.75 out of 5.

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