Samsung J6 review: What’s good and what’s not

Samsung J6

The mid-range budget phones have easily seen a year of flourish with nearly all smartphone companies launching their models. The latest company to join the bandwagon is Samsung with its all-new Galaxy J6. Let us look at the features that make this phone a safe bet at this price.

Overview

The phone offers a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 720 by 1480 Pixel. The device runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo. It comes with a 3GB RAM and 32GB storage with an expandable option of up to 256 GB via microSD. It is by an Octa core Exynos 7870 processor. The handset carries a 13 MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera with LED flash. This dual-sim phone weighs 154 grams with 3000 mAh battery. Once fully charged it can easily stretch for more than one day and heavy users can expect the backup for at least 10 hours.

Design

Samsung’s Galaxy J6 is sleek and compact. It is the smallest smartphone with a 5.6-inch display and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Other phones usually giving a 16:9 aspect in this display format. It has a matte finish back panel saving the phone from smudges. Many smart phones under Rs 10k come with metal bodies, while this phone has got to offer an all plastic body. This is a misstep considering other strong features that have been embedded in the phone.

As already mentioned, it has Octa-core Exynos 7870 processor with Mali – T830 GPU. For the gamers, it gives a satisfactory gaming experience.

Camera

The inbuilt camera works on a remarkable note, especially in good light condition. It also has a wide-angle lens and a soft LED Flashlight helpful in conditions of low light. For Selfie lovers, there is a Selfie focus mode with Bokeh shots.

The rear camera is 13MP with f1.9 aperture gives you impressive photo detailing and color capturing. The low light photos are unimpressive with a lot of noise accompanying the clicks. The quality of the videos is also pretty decent.The camera is certainly good but, for the price you pay, there are better phones waiting. Here we are talking about the likes of ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1, Realme 1 and Xiaomi’s Redmi 5 Pro.

Other features

The handset offers AMOLED display while other companies are still sticking to the IPS panel. The AMOLED display will enrich your experience with bright colors sans full HD coverage. The viewing angles of the display are excellent with a great color combination as one can expect from AMOLED panel. Overall, the screen is vivid, bright and gives a nice viewing experience. However, the absence of auto brightness is a disappointment and needs to be done manually. Overall, in the display department, Samsung J6 might just beat its rivals, Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Redmi 5 Pro.

Cons

The face unlock feature sometime dissapoints in low light. Also, the 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM is not the best in the market with its competitor offering a 6GB RAM  and 128 GB storage at the same price.

The Galaxy J6 is effectively priced at Rs 13990.

Shailesh Sharma