Samsung Galaxy A60
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About the Phone
- The 6.3-inch capacitive multi-touch display is practically bezel-less for an expansive viewing experience.
- The 6GB RAM is great for multitasking and heavy gaming. It ensures a lag-free experience.
- The triple camera module delivers a stellar performance in favourable light conditions.
- The fingerprint sensor is highly responsive and fast to unlock the phone.
- It has a USB Type-C port with fast charging support.
- It does not have Gorilla Glass protection.
- It does not have wireless charging support.
- It does not have an IP certification (water/dust resistance)
- In low-light conditions, the camera performance disappoints.
The Galaxy A60 is loaded with fantastic features like the big AMOLED panel, the tri-camera module, a powerful processor, and a clean UI. Also, it looks amazing. The few minor cons aside, the Galaxy A60 emerges as a value-for-money mid-ranger.
Samsung launched the Galaxy A60 in April 2019. It sports a 6.3-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, the Galaxy A60 has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor coupled with an Adreno 612 GPU. It comes with a 3500mAh battery. As for storage, the phone offers 6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory, expandable up to 512GB via microSD card.
It runs on Android v9.0 Pie with Samsung’s custom One UI skin on top. It supports dual-SIM. There’s a dedicated memory card slot as well. Sensors on the phone include Fingerprint Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, and Gyroscope. Also, it has a Face Unlock feature.
As for the cameras, the Galaxy A60 features a triple-camera setting – a 32MP primary camera (f/1.7 aperture), an 8MP secondary camera (f/2.2 aperture), and a third 5MP camera (f/2.2 aperture). At the front, there’s a 32MP selfie camera (f/2.0 aperture).
It is available in two colours – Magical Orange, Phantom Black, and Phantom Blue. In India, it is priced around Rs. 21,000.
Galaxy A60 flaunts a stunning and neat design. It features a 3D Glasstic design at the back, which looks gorgeous. The ‘glasstic’ back panel comes with a reflective coating that reflects light at various angles to create lovely hues. Sadly, it is a fingerprint and smudge magnet.
At the back, you can see a vertically-aligned triple camera module with an LED flash located just below it. The fingerprint sensor rests on the top-middle portion of the back cover. The rear panel is curved with rounded corners for a comfortable grip. The volume rockers and power button lie on the right side of the frame. On the left side, you get a dual-SIM tray and a dedicated microSD card slot. The bottom portion houses a there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB-C port, and a speaker grille.
The front display has what Samsung calls an ‘Infinity-U’ notch. It is non-intrusive and won’t hamper your viewing/gaming experience at all. Apart from the tiny notch and a small chin at the bottom, the phone is practically bezel-less.
The phone has a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ display with an Infinity-U notch. The fact that Samsung brings the Super AMOLED and Infinity-U notch together within a budget is highly impressive. The minimalist bezels and tiny dot notch promise an immersive viewing experience.
The display has a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and a pixel density of 409 PPI. In indoor settings, the colours appear to be crisp and vivid – they pop beautifully on the screen without looking oversaturated. Outdoor legibility is great as well. The large display is excellent for consuming video content, reading, and of course, gaming. However, the screen resolution may not be sufficient to enjoy 4K videos.
Samsung Galaxy A60 comes with an octa-core (2 GHz, dual-core, Kryo 460 + 1.7 GHz, hexa-core, Kryo 460) Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 processor. To handle graphical-intensive tasks, it gets an Adreno 612 GPU. Coupled with 6GB RAM, both the CPU and GPU ensure that you enjoy a seamless and lag-free experience.
Thanks to the powerful hardware combination, the phone can handle routine tasks without any issues. While performing day-to-day tasks like calling, texting, social media browsing, video streaming, etc., you will never face any lags or hiccups whatsoever. Apps and games load quickly, and multitasking is a breeze. As for gaming, the Galaxy A60 delivers a smooth performance even while handling graphics-intensive games like PUBG, Tekken, and Asphalt. There are no visible frame rate drops or sluggishness. However, it’s recommended that you keep the graphics settings of these heavyweight games at low or medium. The bezel-less display promises excellent gaming and video streaming experience.
The phone runs on the latest Android version (Pie). The OS is clutter-free and user-friendly. As for the fingerprint sensor, it is highly responsive. However, the Face Unlock feature is comparatively slow, particularly in low-light conditions.
As mentioned before, the Galaxy A60 boasts of a triple camera setting on the rear. There’s a 32MP primary camera paired with an 8MP secondary camera and a third 5MP depth sensor. You get a 32MP selfie cam at front.
In daylight settings, the rear cameras perform almost impeccably. The 32MP primary sensor captures impressive still shots with accurate colour reproduction. Also, the photos captured in favourable light settings depict an abundant amount of detail. While the 8MP wide-angle lens is best for shooting landscape shots, the 5MP depth sensor offers excellent edge detection and is perfect for Live Focus shots. Thanks to the depth sensor, Portrait images look good with a decent bokeh effect. So, when it comes to daylight shots, there nothing much to complain here.
However, the camera performance struggles a lot for low-light imaging. Photos captured in dimly-lit environments look out of focus and blurry. A lot of noise creeps into them and hence, the grainy effect.
As for the 32MP selfie cam, it can very well meet your social media needs. In favourable lighting conditions, the selfie cam captures fantastic images with the right amount of detail. The photos never look out of focus or blurry. Then again, when it comes to low-light shots, the selfie camera suffers just like the rear cameras.
Galaxy A60 gets a 3500mAh battery accompanied by a USB Type-C port. The battery capacity is enough to pull through an entire day for normal to medium usage and routine tasks. However, for extensive gaming and binge-watching sessions, you will notice the battery percentage dropping pretty fast. Thankfully, it comes with fast charging support. So, charging the battery isn’t an issue.
The phone comes with connectivity options like the Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n/ac, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C port, dual-SIM, FM Radio, GPS with A-GPS and Glonass, and 2G/3G/4G support.
To sum up, the Galaxy A60 is a mid-range smartphone with fantastic looks and a robust hardware combination. The processor performance doesn’t disappoint, and the cameras also deliver excellent performance in favourable light settings. The major disappointment is perhaps the battery mileage – we wouldn’t have complained if Samsung would equip the Galaxy A60 with a 4000mAh battery like it did in the Galaxy A50. Other alternatives in this price range include the Nokia 7 Plus, Xiaomi Mi5, and Sony Xperia XA1 Plus.