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Samsung Galaxy J6

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Release Date
5-May-18
Market Status
Available
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Original Price
₹12,990
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Approx. ₹5,196
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Specs at a Glance
Battery Capacity
3000 mAh
Battery Capacity
Operating System
Android v8.0 (Oreo)
Operating System
Screen Size
5.6 inches
Screen Size
Variants Available
Colors
Ram & Storage:
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General
Announced On5-May-18
Market StatusAvailable
BrandSamsung
Price StatusConfirmed
PriceRs. 12,990
Design
Weight154 grams
ColorsBlack, Blue, Gold
BuildBack: Plastic
Dimensions149.3 x 70.2 x 8.2 mm
SAR ValueHead: 1.353 W/kg
Display
Screen Size5.6 inches
Screen TypeSuper Amoled
Screen Resolution720 x 1480 pixels
Pixel Density294 ppi
Aspect Ratio18.5:9
Screen to Body Ratio76.28%
Screen DesignBezel-less
Performance
GPUMali-T830
Operating SystemAndroid v8.0 (Oreo)
ChipsetSamsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
CPUOcta core, 1.6 GHz, Cortex A53
Clock Speed1.6 GHz
Architecture64 bit
Process Technology14 nm
Memory & Storage
Phone Variants64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable StorageYes
RAM TypeLPDDR3
Storage TypeeMMC 5.1
Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 256 GB
OTG SupportYes
Front Camera
Front Camera FeaturesLED flash
Front Camera SetupSingle, 8MP
Front Camera 1 Resolution8 MP
Front Camera 1 Typef/1.9 Primary Camera
Front Aperturef/1.9
Front FlashYes, LED Flash
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Battery RemovableNo
Battery TypeLi-ion
USB Type-CNo
Miscellaneous Features
SensorsProximity sensor, Accelerometer
Network & Connectivity
GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
NFCNo
BluetoothYes
FM RadioYes
3.5mm Audio JackYes
Bluetooth Typev4.2
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Rear Camera
OISNo
Rear FlashYes, LED Flash
Rear Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Rear Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Rear Camera SetupSingle, 13MP
Rear Camera 1 Resolution13 MP
Rear Camera 1 Typef/1.9, Wide Angle Primary Camera
Rear Camera 1 Lens28 mm focal length
Rear SensorCMOS image sensor
Rear Aperturef/1.9
Network
Network Support4G
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
eSIMNo
Wi-Fi FeaturesWi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
VoLTEYes
SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20), 3G Bands: UMTS 19...
SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20), 3G Bands: UMTS 19...
Sensors
Fingerprint ScannerYes
Fingerprint Scanner PositionRear

Price & Availability


Samsung Galaxy J6 (Gold, 3 GB RAM/32 GB)
Price
₹12,990

About the Phone

Samsung Galaxy J6 shows marvellous craftsmanship. However, despite its pros, it has a fair amount of cons too. These are as follows:

 

Pros

 

  • The Samsung Galaxy J6 has a solid build with a sleek body and eye-catching design.
  • It comes with a snappy fingerprint scanner.
  • The phone comes with AMOLED display which is quite bright and has excellent contrast and accurate colour reproduction.
  • It comes with a remarkable battery life which can last for one day.

 

Cons

 

  • Despite having a great design, the phone comes with a plastic case making it less sturdy.
  • It comes with the older MicroUSB port and not the newer USB Type-C port.
  • It comes only with a Full HD resolution, which can be expected from a mid-level phone.
  • The auto-brightness does not work due to lack of ambient sensors.
  • The performance is a bit mediocre, and there are stutters present.
  • The battery charges quite slowly as it does not come with quick charging tech.
  • It only has a plastic case.
  • It has poor cameras which fail to capture both in daylight as well as low-light shots.

 

Despite the cons, the phone is quite a decent model and could be dubbed as an all-rounder. If you are searching for a phone with satisfactory performance and long runtime, then this is a phone to go for.

Samsung Galaxy J6 comes as a mid-range model from the budget J series. Priced at ₹11,990, this handset comes with delightful specifications and excellent workmanship.

 

The Samsung Galaxy J6 has most of the features required in a mid-level phone. It comes with a great display, robust architecture and a powerful battery. However, it falls short in the camera department which is quite disappointing. Nonetheless, it arrives with the reliability of Samsung and stands out as a wonderful mid-range model.

The Galaxy J6 has a fresh design with a sleek body (only 8.2 mm) and has a comfortable grip. The rear panel is not quite glossy or matte, so while it is comfortable to hold, it does not pick up fingerprint smudges that easily. The phone retains the 3.5mm headphone jack which can be quite a nostalgic addition for this phone. The fingerprint scanner is placed at its rear and is quite ergonomic. However, the phone arrives with a dated MicroUSB port and not with the new USB Type-C port. In spite of that, the overall build of the phone is quite solid and gives a premium outlook despite being a mid-range phone.

The Samsung Galaxy J6 arrives with a 5.45 inch Super AMOLED display with 720×1480 HD+ resolution. Plus, it has a curved-edge 2.5D glass with the aspect ratio of 18.5:9 Infinity Display. Due to the AMOLED screen, the blacks turn out to be deep, and the colours remain quite accurate and crisp. The brightness is excellent, but some might find the resolution disappointing. One of the shortcomings is that the ambient light sensor is missing on this phone and so, there is no auto-brightness, and you have to adjust it manually.

The Galaxy J6 gets its power from the octa-core Exynos 7870 developed by Samsung. It is paired with 3GB RAM. While 3GB is good, it stutters a bit when it comes to long-term use, especially when animations and transitions are taking place. The Bixby Home Screen experiences a lot of stutters even with less content to display. Casual gaming works fine with this handset, with even the heavy Asphalt 8 running without any noticeable sluggishness. The face recognition and fingerprint scanner work quite well on this phone. Benchmark tests put its multi-core score at 3,544 which is pretty decent, though it falls flat when compared to Redmi Note 5 Pro’s 5212 points

The phone comes with a single rear 13MP camera with an f/1.9 aperture. It is quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy On 7. In ideal light, the pictures taken appear quite washed out. The dynamic range is just about average. In macro shots, the colours seem bland and are more noticeable due to the AMOLED screen. Even the HDR mode fails to improve the picture quality to a great extent.

At night or low-light situations, the photos become more grainy, and the details start to get washed out. The quality deteriorates to a great extent.

On the front, the Galaxy J6 boasts of an 8MP camera with an f/1.9 aperture. It has been provided with a selfie light so as to reduce the visual noise captured in low light situations. Despite the selfie light, low light images are quite blurry and not social-media worthy. In daylight, the selfies appear fine.

Video can be recorded in Full HD, that is 1080p, and the autofocus works fine. But the videos may get jerky due to the lack of Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS).

Samsung Galaxy J6 arrives with a 3000mAh battery which may look okay at best, but it does provide quite a lot of efficient usage. On an HD video loop test, the smartphone lasted for about 14 hours 10 minutes which is quite impressive and falls almost near Redmi Note 5 Pro’s 16 hours 36 minutes. It can last for an entire day with light use making it a marvellous mid-range phone. However, the only problem is that it takes a lot of time to charge, going up to 2.5 hours to get from 0% to 100%.

The Samsung Galaxy J6 is a value-for-money phone. It has decent hardware and comes with an AMOLED screen which is not frequently found in mid-range phones. It has good power and an excellent battery paired with a fantastic display and design, making it a great mid-range phone. However, the poor cameras and the long charging time takes away some points from it. Overall, the phone is not unique, but it meets most of the demands of a mid-range user in terms of performance and battery. However, if you are seeking an all-rounder with a great camera too, then, Redmi Note 5 Pro should be considered.