Samsung Galaxy J6 Display Review – The Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) is a good basic smartphone that lacks some crucial areas. Samsung is too confident in the weight of its Galaxy J series, so we recommend last year’s Galaxy J5 (2017) compared to J6 (2018).
There are many areas in which J6 (2018) is more deficient than its real predecessor. Although the case is well designed, it is made of plastic instead of aluminum used by Samsung in the J5 (2017). In addition, Samsung eliminated 5GHz Wi-Fi connectivity between generations, auto brightness and used J5 camera sensors (2016). All these missteps hinder the daily use of J6 (2018) compared to its predecessor.
These problems make other decisions, such as the choice of SoC, the absence of USB Type-C, the lack of fast charging and a more frustrating 720p screen for what the competition currently offers.
J6 (2018), however, does some things well. The device has dedicated microSD and dual nano-SIM card slots and a large amount of LTE coverage; much more than the J5 (2017). Similarly, the J6 (2018) comes with Android Oreo 8.0 and has a precise GPS module. Finally, the device’s battery has a good life and its Super AMOLED display is bright and accurate.
Samsung Galaxy J6 Display Review
The J6 (2018) features a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a native resolution of 1480×720 and a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. Samsung markets the device equipped with an HD + screen. However, this represents only the additional 200 pixels that the axis and y-axis display shows, compared to traditional 720p screens with an aspect ratio of 16: 9 with a resolution of 1280×720. In short, it’s about marketing. The J6 (2018) still has a 720p HD screen.
This resolution is suitable for daily use, but many devices offer sharper screens at a similar price. The ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, the Sony Xperia XA2 and the Nokia 6 (2018) have a 1920 x 1080 display, while the Moto G6 Plus and Honor 7X models are even sharper. The content will appear brighter on these screens than in J6 (2018), but potentially at the expense of battery life.
Our test device reached an average maximum brightness of 294.1 cd / m², as recorded by X-Rite i1Pro2, with some areas of the screen reaching 307 cd / m². Interestingly, when we repeat the test with the APL50, which measures the average maximum brightness by evenly distributing the dark and light areas on the screen, our test device reached 535 cd / m². Our test device recorded 445 cd / m² with external mode enabled as well.
However, there are two problems with the screen, the severity of which can vary from one user to another. First, J6 (2018) uses PWM to regulate screen brightness. We measure PWM at 245.1 Hz, which is a relatively low frequency. This frequency should be low enough so that people sensitive to PWM do not feel any negative effects. However, we cannot guarantee that. As a result, some users may still have eyestrain and headaches when using the device.
Worse, in our opinion, the lack of brightness sensor, which is practically the norm for today’s smartphones. This means that the J6 (2018) has no automatic brightness. Therefore, you only have the option to manually adjust the brightness. This is an absurd decision for a device launched in 2018 that costs almost 300 euros (~ $ 350).
The AMOLED and OLED screens can individually disable the pixels, giving the J6 (2018) a perfect black value and a theoretically infinite contrast ratio. Devices with IPS LCD screens cannot compete in this regard.
The J6 (2018) also does a great job in other areas of accuracy and color fidelity. Our test device has a brightness uniformity of 93%, which is the best of our comparators. Similarly, DeltaE deviations are greater than the ideal value of three when using AMOLED Photo or AMOLED Cinema screen modes. In addition, the color temperature is almost ideal at 6,400 K.
The single screen mode is the closest to the optimal values, while the standard adaptive mode has slightly larger deviations from the target color space. However, these deviations are barely noticeable to the naked eye.
The J6 (2018) is very suitable for outdoor use thanks to its Super AMOLED screen and its bright screen. Due to the glossy finish of the screen, you will always have difficulty keeping reflections in full sun.
Our test device also has strong viewing angles, with minimal loss of brightness and color fidelity at acute angles. This is typical of OLED screens.
Samsung Galaxy J6 Display Performance
J6 (2018) and J5 (2017) share the same Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa SoC. The Exynos 7870 incorporates an eighth ARM Cortex-A53 core manufactured with 14 nm FinFET technology. There is also an ARM Mali-T830 MP1 GPU. The J6 (2018) has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, 1 GB more of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage compared to its predecessor.
The J6 (2018) is powerful enough for daily use, but we find slight delays immediately after the start or the change between applications. Our test device may not compete with many of our comparison devices in performance tests, but it still exceeds J5 (2017).
However, our test device takes its place in the microSD part of AndroBench 3-5. We test all of our devices with a Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSD card whenever possible, with theoretical read and write speeds of 270 MB / s and 150 MB / s, respectively. J6 (2018) averaged 81.8 MB / s of sequential reading and 65.9 MB / s of writing. These are far from the theoretical speeds of the map, but place the J6 (2018) in front of many comparison devices.