Samsung may have a standout midranger with the A9, if its quad camera is done right (results)

Samsung may have a standout midranger with the A9, if its quad camera is done right (results)
We asked your opinion on the quantity vs quality camera trend that has emerged with the new quad-cam Galaxy A9, and, lo and behold, most of our respondents would take both. Аbout 47% of our 1755 respondents think that Samsung may have the most versatile mobile shooter on its hands with the A9, with the big caveat that the pictures from its quad setup actually turn out good. 

A good 32%, on the other hand, think that four rear cameras is a bit of an overkill, and are seemingly on the opinion that they were announced for the sake of the number game, like the megapixel race a few years back. Just 21% are inclined to give Samsung the benefit of the doubt, and proclaim the Galaxy A9 as a flexible photography tool with real advantages from the get-go, without the first sample reviews from its quad-camera kit.

Samsung went all-in with the camera kit on its new Galaxy A9 that was just announced as the world's first with four cameras. Wait, what? Yep, about the only thing missing is a monochrome sensor, but even without it, this thing can cover most every photographic dilemma you might encounter.

The top shelf of the vertical quad-camera placement is reserved for the 8MP Ultra Wide-angle camera with f/2.4 aperture and a 120 degrees field of view. Right underneath comes the 2x zoom telephoto camera with 10MP resolution. A 24MP main sensor will take care of the low-light shots with the widest, f/1.7 aperture, while below the fold is the 5MP sensor for extra depth measurement in re-focused and portrait shots. 

What's next, a penta-camera setup with a black and white module added for extra measure just so that someone could yell "first!" Well, not really, as having both telephoto zoom and wide-angle lenses can turn very useful in many scenarios, while the depth sensor is sure to make post-focusing easier. On top of that photographic versatility, the A9 is a very capable midrange warrior, too, with huge OLED display, large battery, and, thankfully, a metal body that won't be easy to shatter when dropped. 

Is Samsung's new quad-camera phone versatile or overkill?

Depends on the pictures' quality

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Galaxy A9 (2018)
  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Camera 24 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3800 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

This phone will fail. The only chance to be a succeed model, it will was, to have 2 quality cameras, affordable price, the memory is ok 8/128GB, and the samsung to be first in the world to introduce 6000mAh battery and last but not least, CPU qualcom 710 and water and Dust Proof P68. You do not listen in Samsung. Ok see your sells now to hit a new low, to start listen.

2. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

You might be asking for a Note 8 or Note 9 but with a smaller battery.

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Oh, really smart aren't you? Keep posting that and Samsung might recruit you as R&D Director for Samsung Mobile. /s

3. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Consumers does not expecting from smartphones to be first in cameras, but first in batteries.

4. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Definitely the outcome of the image quality is of essence here. Otherwise if they're using the cameras to charge consumers an arm and a leg it will be of no use. Otherwise, I have no problem owning one. My A7 2016 is now two years old and it has served it's function. An A7 2018 with tripple camera would be my upgrade but the battery is a bit small to what I consider as an upgrade. The A9 2018 will be a great pick. I hope the price won't be that high.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Have to see photos before i will judge it.

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