After the Samsung J8 which was launched last month, and the company is back with a brand new budget smartphone; Samsung Galaxy On6 (₹14,490).
Samsung Galaxy On6 Specs
|Dimensions||149.3 x 70.2 x 8.2 mm|
|Display||5.6 inch, 720 x 1480 pixels (~294 ppi density)|
|Camera 13 MP (f/1.9)|
|8 MP (f/1.9)
|Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2|
Items in the box
- Samsung Galaxy On6
- Charging adapter
- micro-USB to USB-A cable
- SIM ejector tool
- User manual
Design and Build Quality
The first thing to be noticed on the Samsung Galaxy On6 is the weight. Unlike the bulky Android devices these days, it’s so refreshing to use a smartphone which feels so light. Although, on paper, it weighs 154 grams but still feels very light.
The Samsung Galaxy On6 has a plastic body, and for a phone in its price range, a plastic build is pretty expectable. The buttons are clicky and have a nice feedback, but the position of the speaker is not so good, it is placed on the right side of the phone. There’s a headphone jack and a micro-USB charging port at the bottom, which is great for a 2018 smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy On6 has an almost bezel-less display with the modern 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It features a small top and bottom bezel with minimal side bezels. However, the sides of the display on Samsung Galaxy On6 don’t curve as they do in the Galaxy S9. Talking about the display quality, the panel used on the Samsung Galaxy On6 is a Super AMOLED display which has a resolution of 720 x 1480 pixels, giving it a pixel density of ~294 PPI. The colors are on point, with deep blacks, and most things look fine on the screen.
The disappointing factor is the screen resolution of the phone. The 720p panel is just not good enough to give bring out the best colors on a tall 18.5:9 aspect ratio screen.
Just like any other Samsung device, the Samsung Galaxy On6 brings the familiar Experience UI 9.0 which is running on top of Android 8.0 Oreo and it has always been a love or hate UI Experience for the users, many people seem to hate the bloatware that comes with it and the rest are just okay with it.
However, on the other side, the Experience UI brings a ton of features which is otherwise not found in stock Android and are really helpful in day-to-day usage.
Samsung Galaxy On6 brings Samsung’s own Exynos 7870 processor along with Mali-T830 MP1 GPU and couples with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Thanks to Samsung for adding its own Exynos processor with the Galaxy On6 and not a low-powered Snapdragon one as it allowed the company to tune the performance of smartphone which certainly shows in day-to-day usage.
Coming onto gaming, the phone was able to handle normal games with ease. However, when playing heavy games like Asphalt 8 and PUBG, the phone was not able to keep up. There were some notable frame drops while playing Asphalt 8. Overall, the phone brings out a decent day-to-day performance.
The camera on the front of Samsung Galaxy On6 brings a 13 MP (f/1.9) camera at the back and an 8 MP (f/1.9) camera at the front. The Galaxy On6 actually blows away with its camera performance. However, this theory applies only when the phone clicks pictures in good lighting conditions. When the subject is adequately lit, the Galaxy On6 captures photos with ample details and almost no noise and the color reproduction is almost on point.
The performance on the front camera is even worse as no amount of lighting was enough to take a good picture.
The Samsung Galaxy On6 includes a 3000 mAh battery which should easily last a whole day. In fact, the Exynos 7870 processor is quite efficient in this department. The 720p Super AMOLED panel is the real support for the phone in having a full-day battery life. After a lot of web browsing and article reading along with an hour of calls and gaming, and half an hour of social media, the phone had almost 20-25% charge left in the tank.
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