Many of the specifications and UI features of the new smartphone match those of the Samsung J series and On series handsets. But some new experiments have been done regarding the design. The starting price of Samsung Galaxy J6 is Rs 13,990. Is this Samsung phone on the basis of these features and specifications? Redmi Note 5 Pro ,read review) And ZenFone Max Pro M1 Can you challenge? Through the review, we will try to find the answer to this question.
Samsung Galaxy J6 Design
The design of the Samsung Galaxy J6 is refreshing. The tall display and sleek frame make it comfortable to hold. Its thickness is 8.2 mm. We also said the same thing in the first impression that fingerprints do not fall easily on the rear panel.
2.5D curved glass has been used in the front of this Samsung phone. It has an infinity display with 18.5: 9 aspect ratio. Samsung has given its 5.45 inch Super AMOLED panel in this which is of HD + (720×1480 pixels) resolution. Due to the AMOLED display, the colors come crisp and steak. Black is very deep. Brightness is quite good. But the resolution disappoints a bit.
There are some drawbacks also. Samsung has followed its old strategy with this phone as well. The ambient light sensor is not used in the Galaxy J6. Because of this, the phone does not have an auto brightness adjustment toggle. During the review, it was troublesome for us to manage the brightness level on our own time and again.
Above the display is an 8-megapixel selfie camera, selfie light and earpiece. For the first time, there is no physical button under the display on a Samsung Galaxy J series phone. This time the Home, Back and Overview buttons are on the screen.
There is a power button on the right edge of the phone and space has also been made for the speaker. On the left side are buttons for volume control. There are two slots separately. A SIM card can be placed in one. On the other hand, there is space for a microSD card along with a SIM card in the second. Nano SIM will have to be used in both the slots, but only one SIM will work on the 4G network at any given time. Micro-USB port, microphone and 3.5mm headphone jack have been found at the bottom. Inside the retail box are a power adapter, USB cable, SIM ejector tool and wired headset and a quick start guide.
Samsung Galaxy J6 Specifications and Software
The Galaxy J6 is powered by the Exynos 7870 processor, which is the most disappointing aspect of the phone. Exynos 7 series chipsets have been a part of Samsung’s budget phones for the past two years. Now the company needs to change that. We have reviewed 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variants of this phone. But the company has also launched 4 GB RAM and 64 GB RAM storage variants of Samsung Galaxy J6. But the variant with more RAM is not being sold in India yet.
Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm headphone socket and FM radio are also present in the phone. But there is no support for NFC. There is also the option of Wi-Fi calling. Like the old smartphones of Galaxy J and Galaxy On series, Samsung has not given some important sensors in this phone too. The phone has only proximity sensor and accelerometer. Ambient light sensor or gyroscope will not be available.
Talking about the software, the Samsung Galaxy J6 handset runs on Samsung Experience 9.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo. This OS has been a part of the company’s premium handsets. The date of Android security level patch in the phone is 1 April 2018. The default weather on the home screen and the time widget at the top. Apart from this, there are shortcuts for Google and Microsoft’s apps along with Google search bar. Swiping left will bring up the Bixby home screen.
Samsung has given the image recognition based shopping app Samsung Mall in the Galaxy J6. It was introduced with Galaxy On7 Prime. Samsung Mall is now much better than ever at identifying gadgets and clothing. It also has Samsung Pay Mini. The Samsung brand video and music apps are not pre-installed in the phone. If you want, you can download them from Samsung’s My Galaxy App Store.
Chat over video is a handy feature. Is. With this help, users will now be able to reply to WhatsApp and SMS messages while watching fullscreen videos. There is dual messenger mode for social media apps like Facebook and WhatsApp. There is panic mode. Users can browse the notifications with the help of fingerprint sensor.
Samsung Galaxy J6 Performance, Camera and Battery Life
We have reviewed the 3 GB RAM variant. We never felt the need for more RAM except on a few occasions. However, how will it perform when it gets old? This will be something to be seen. Animations and transitions have been limited in the Galaxy J6. The Bixby home screen is often intermittent. This is probably because of the high content. There’s no digital compass or gyroscope, so even Google Maps can’t tell which direction you’re looking.
Not only did casual games like Subway Surfers and Temple Run 2 run smoothly on the phone, but there was no problem in playing games like Asphalt 8 with powerful graphics. The battery consumption was also not very high while playing the game.
The company has made a lot of publicity about the Face Unlock feature of the Galaxy J6. It works well in daylight. But at night it is of no use most of the times. The good thing is that the fingerprint sensor is present. During the review, we found that it was working fast.
Benchmark scores were below average. It didn’t challenge the Redmi Note 5 Pro and ZenFone Max Pro M1 anywhere, while the handsets cost around the same price as the Galaxy J6.
The Galaxy J6 has a 13-megapixel camera on the back. The same camera has also been used in the Galaxy On7 Prime. Its aperture is f / 1.9 and it comes with LED flash. Be it daylight or low light, the pictures taken with the camera turn out to be disappointing. The bland color reproduction is clearly visible on the Super AMOLED panel. It also has HDR mode but won’t help you much. In the camera app, you will find modes like Beauty, Night, Pro and Panorama which do not make a big improvement in the quality of the pictures.
The sensor of the front camera is 8 megapixels. It also comes with f/1.9 aperture and LED selfie light. Selfies taken in daylight are good, but in low light the performance of the selfie camera is very poor. There are also 3D stickers in the camera app for the social media junkie.
Video shakes are recorded due to lack of electronic image stabilization or optical image stabilization. You will be able to record videos of maximum 1080 pixels resolution.
Samsung is also promoting its Galaxy J6 regarding battery life. The 3000 mAh battery may not seem like a huge battery on paper, but the standby time of this phone is commendable. The Samsung Galaxy J6 lasted about 14 hours and 10 minutes in our HD video battery loop test. The phone manages to beat the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 in this department and delivers the level of performance of the Redmi Note 5 Pro. During normal use, we needed the charger only once a day. The charge provided with the phone takes about two and a half hours to fully charge the phone, which will disappoint many.
Samsung Galaxy J6 is not a value for money product when compared to Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1. Snapdragon is the more powerful processor between the Exynos 7870 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. The starting price of Galaxy J6 is 13,990. 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage will be available in this price. At the same time, the price of 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant is Rs 16,490. Slow charging and average cameras weaken the phone’s claim. But the biggest disappointment is the lack of essential features like ambient light sensor, digital compass and fast charging.
However, due to the new design, reliable battery and Super AMOLED display, this midrange handset from Samsung will not get lost in the crowd. Overall, there is some appeal in this handset with an initial price of Rs 13,990. And it won’t be out of stock like its rivals.