Samsung Galaxy J6 Review – The Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) impresses with its combination of rugged hardware. The J6 (2018) contains a 5.6-inch super AMOLED HD + resolution screen, two SIM card slots and an octa-core processor for a cost of 269 euros (~ $ 313). Find out in this review if the J6 (2018) is worth it.
Samsung Galaxy J6 Review
The Samsung J6 (2018) is another addition to the abundant Galaxy family. While the J6 (2018) does not have a direct predecessor, the entry-level device is practically the successor to the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) in terms of features and performance. The J6 (2018) costs 269 euros (about $ 313) at launch.
The highlight of the J6 (2018) is its 5.6-inch Super AMOLED 720p screen. However, it should be noted that many cameras of the same price are equipped with 1080p screens. The J6 (2018) is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor, a 13 MP camera on the back of the camera and an 8 MP front camera. To this is added the Octa SoC Exynos 7870 Octa-Core processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The J6 (2018) comes with Android Oreo 8.0. The device even has a dedicated microSD card and two nano-SIM card slots.
We chose to compare the J6 (2018) with the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017), its spiritual predecessor, the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL, the Honor 7X, the Motorola Moto G6 Plus, and the Sony Xperia XA2. All our comparison devices cost about 300 euros (about 350 US dollars) and are equipped with computer equipment equivalent to those of J6 (2018).
Samsung Galaxy J6 Design
The J6 (2018) has a plastic box, whose work is beyond reproach; We could hardly bend our test device after several attempts. Plastic seems less expensive than the aluminum used by Samsung for J5 (2017), so J6 (2018) is a step forward in this regard. The J6 (2018) is also comfortable by hand thanks to its rounded back.
The fingerprint sensor is located under the rear camera, which is a change with respect to the integration of the Start button in the J5 (2017). The physical start button has been removed in favor of a higher screen-to-body ratio. The J6 (2018) uses the standard set of three buttons on the screen in the navigation bar.
J6 (2018) has thinner upper and lower edges than J5 (2017). This means that the J6 (2018) has a resolution screen of 1480×720, 200 pixels more on its Y axis than the resolution of 1280×720 used in the J5 (2017).
The J6 (2018) is as thin and elegant as its predecessor because it is narrower 1 mm and 3 mm taller.
The J6 (2018) is available in black, gold, lavender and silver.
Samsung Galaxy J6 Connectivity
J6 (2018) has a high score as a dual SIM device. Better yet, the device has nano-SIM and microSD card slots. This means that there is no compromise between a second SIM card and a microSD card, as is the case with some other dual SIM card devices. The J6 (2018) supports microSD cards up to 256 GB and can be formatted as internal storage. Samsung also includes 15 GB of its cloud storage service.
The J6 (2018) comes with a 32 GB eMMC flash storage, of which 23.2 GB is usable, the rest is reserved for the operating system and its auxiliary services.
The first sign that we are dealing with an input level device is the Micro USB port. USB Type-C is fast becoming a standard in modern smartphones thanks to its reversibility and theoretically faster transfer speeds. The Micro USB port of the J6 (2018) is USB 2.0 and supports USB On-The-Go (OTG).
Samsung Galaxy J6 Software
The J6 (2018) comes with Android Oreo 8.0, plus the Samsung Experience 9.0 user interface. Samsung does not make any fundamental changes in Android. Most users will quickly get used to the device.
Our test device comes with the Android security patch on May 1, 2018, which was approximately 10 weeks at the time of the test.
Samsung Galaxy J6 Cameras
The J6 (2018) has a rear camera of 13 MP and another of 8 MP. In particular, the J6 (2018) has a lower resolution front camera than J5 (2017), which has a 13 MP front camera.
The 8MP front camera has an aperture of f / 1.9 and takes photos up to 3264×2448 in 4: 3 and 2560×1440 in 16: 9. The standard camera application includes many effects, such as Auto Focus, which makes the background blur to create a bokeh effect, an independent group mode and a sticker mode, which overlays the stickers to the shots. The front camera takes great pictures with good lighting and is compatible with a triple LED flash to shoot in low light conditions.
The camera also records videos up to 1080p at 30 fps.
The 13 MP rear camera also has an f / 1.9 aperture, which is lower than the f / 1.7 aperture sensor used in J5 (2017). Specifically, this means that the J6 sensor (2018) lets in less light than its predecessor.
According to AIDA64, a camera diagnostic tool, the backward facing camera sensor is the SLSI_25K3L2, which Samsung used in the Galaxy J5 (2016). In fact, Samsung reuses previous camera technology in the J6 (2018) and does not choose the newest sensors used in the J5 (2017).
The rear camera takes good photos in daylight, as shown in scenes 1 and 2, but the videos seem to fade due to the camera’s limited dynamic range. However, low light conditions highlight the weaknesses of the relatively small opening, an example that we have included as scene 3. The J6 (2018) can still capture some fine details, but the example of the image is poorly exposed and dominated by noise.
Then we send the J6 (2018) to the camera tests under controlled lighting conditions. During these tests, we photographed a test card that simulates details that are difficult to capture with cameras, such as fine lines or text on a colored background. Then we use X-Rite ColorChecker Passport to verify the accuracy of color images.
The J6 (2018) generally exceeds colors like many other smartphones, but still remains in line with the destination color space. J6 (2018) has reproduced our test chart, but the result is not always clear.
The Super AMOLED screen of our test device has a five-point multi-touch screen that accurately responds to inputs. The volume control and the power button move in your homes, which is not expensive.
The fingerprint sensor and facial recognition allow the device to be unlocked quickly and reliably. Your fingerprint can be used to allow Samsung Pass and Secure Folder applications, which can hide third-party applications and content. Samsung Pass is very similar to other password managers and allows you to connect to websites and applications without entering your credentials.
Samsung also includes other additional features. Features include a one-hand mode, a combination of quick-start camera buttons, a split-screen mode and the ability to customize not only dual SIM functionality, but also separate your work and home life. your privacy in two separate user accounts. This allows you, for example, to be connected to your personal Facebook account of one user account and your professional Facebook account of the other.
The preinstalled Samsung keyboard also includes text suggestions, text shortcuts and text shortcuts.