Samsung Galaxy On6
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About the Phone
- It has a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen.
- It offers an excellent screen-to-body ratio for a better viewing experience.
- It has a good pixel density for its HD+ resolution.
- It comes with Exynos 7870 Octa Chipset.
- It supports full HD video recording at 1080p@30fps.
- The performance is smooth, with no lag.
- It does not have a dual camera.
- It lacks near field communication (NFC).
- It has no Corning Gorilla Glass display protection.
- It lacks stereo speakers.
Going by the pro-con list, Samsung Galaxy On6 appears to be a decent device for everyday use. It does have an amazing display, a powerful processor, and a decent battery backup.
With Chinese companies such as Xiaomi and Huawei making it big in the Indian smartphone market, Samsung seems to have realised that it is losing the competition to these phone makers that offer attractive features at much lesser prices. To keep up and reclaim its market share, Samsung has started launching mid-range devices such as the Galaxy J7 V, Galaxy J7 Pro, Galaxy J8, and so on. However, today we’re going to focus on Samsung Galaxy J6 that has been rebranded in India as Galaxy On6.
Samsung launched the Galaxy On6 smartphone in July 2018. It features a 5.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display. The phone runs on Samsung Experience UX based on Android v8.0 (Oreo) combined with a 4GB RAM. The internal storage is of 64GB, expandable up to 256GB.
As for the cameras, Galaxy On6 comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP front-facing camera, also with LED flash. So, you know your selfies are going to be amazing! In India, the price of Samsung Galaxy On6 starts from Rs. 11,990. It is available in Black and Blue colour variants.
The design has a premium look-and-feel to it, thanks to the slim and sexy finish, reduced bezels, and other features like the Fingerprint Sensor (on the rear), Face Unlock, Chat-over-Video, and much more. Galaxy On6 has a solid build, and although it may pass-off as having a metallic body, it is made out of plastic. The volume and power buttons are located on either side of the frame, while the USB Type-C port, the 3.5mm audio jack, and the microphone lie at the bottom. The phone has a curved design that offers better grip and comfortable handling. On the back, you will find the camera along with an LED Flash. Just below the camera lies the pill-shaped fingerprint sensor.
A plus point in the design of Galaxy On6 is that it features two separate slots for SIM card and MicroSD card. The two trays – first being the SIM slot and the second one for the MicroSD card – are placed at the bottom left corner of the device.
If there’s something that’ll catch your attention when you first look at Galaxy On6, it is the impressive 5.6-inch HD+Super AMOLED display with an 18.5:9 panel. The Super AMOLED panel comes with a display resolution of 1440×720 (293 PPI). Another great thing about the display is that you are allowed to toggle between pre-defined colour profiles and that’s pretty impressive for a budget phone as this. While the screen has a vibrant colour-payoff, the missing key sensors may be an issue for some.
Samsung Galaxy On6 runs on Android Oreo-based software with its custom Experience 9.0 UI on top. It features a combination of 4GB RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 256GB. As for the processor, the phone has Samsung’s own mid-range 64-bit Octa-Core Exynos 7 Quad 7870 chipset clocked at 1.6GHz coupled with Mali-T830 for enhanced graphical performance.
All combined – the processor, memory configuration, and battery – Galaxy On6 promises a clutter-free and lag-free experience.
Samsung Galaxy On6 features a 13MP rear camera (f/1.9 aperture) and an 8MP front camera (f/1.9 aperture). Although Samsung’s budget phones aren’t exactly known for their cameras, Galaxy On6 comes off as a decent one on this front. Daylight shots are adequate; however, there’s a struggle to get the camera to focus. There may also creep in some noise. The LED Flash proves to be the saving grace here. As for the selfie camera, it manages to capture average shots, missing out on a lot of details. The camera comes with options like Live Stickers, Filters, and Stamps. It could have been better.
Galaxy On6 has a non-removable 3,000mAh battery. Although this may not seem to be sufficient for a phone with such a big screen size, the battery life of the phone is surprisingly good. This is because the HD panel and the Exynos 7870 are designed for efficiency. With moderate usage, the battery may stretch a full day. However, if you’re into intensive gaming, browsing, and streaming, you may require to charge it up, which shouldn’t be a problem considering the USB Type-C port.
Connectivity options on the phone include Wi-Fi, Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.20, FM radio, 3G, and 4G. It has sensors like Light sensor, Proximity sensor, and Accelerometer.
To sum up, Samsung Galaxy On6 is a mid-range budget phone from the house of Samsung that sports some useful features as the AMOLED display, slim design, and decent battery life, it falls behind the more powerful devices in the market like Redmi Note 5 Pro, Nokia 6.1, Moto G6, or ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1. While these devices offer an array of advanced features with good battery backup and great cameras, Samsung’s Galaxy On6 seems a little washed off when compared to them. However, if you wish to have a budget phone that takes care of your basic phone needs, you can go for Galaxy On6.