Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy A6 32GB is a slightly better phone, but the Samsung Galaxy J6 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

Samsung Galaxy A6 32GB  Samsung Galaxy J6 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Samsung Galaxy A6 Samsung Galaxy J6
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Excellence Score
29.9
28.7
Value for Money Score
54.4
67.5
Price ₹ 19,990 onwards ₹ 12,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2018 May, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.6 inches 5.6 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1480 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 720x1480 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features Super AMOLED, Infinity Display, 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, Infinity Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Exynos 7870Ranked #46 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 7870Ranked #46 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali T830 Mali T830
RAM 4 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/1.7 Aperture F/1.9 Aperture
Secondary Camera 16.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture, LED Flash LED Flash, F/1.9 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.7 mm 8.2 mm
Weight 162 gm 154 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 20.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Audio Playback Time: Upto 70 hrs Video Playback Time: Upto 17 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos; Samsung Pay Mini; Samsung Mall WiFi Direct
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Compact dimensions, solid aluminium build, elegant design
  • It is a device that slips easily in a pocket and is very comfortable to handle
  • The fingerprint sensor at the back is quick to unlock
  • Modern 5.6-inch 18.5:9 tall aspect display
  • Samsung's Experience UI is one of the nicer Android UIs around - and adds stuff like a more versatile multi-tasking implementation, 'Secure folder' to keep files, memos, and apps away from prying eyes, and 'Game launcher', to core Android functionalities
  • Good rear camera in daylight conditions - detail is good, and the overall processing is very natural
  • Very good selfie camera - captures a lot of detail, faces are in sharp focus at arm's length distance, and are on point - there's also a portrait mode for selfies that works well
  • Good audio quality via headphones and loudspeaker (Loud speaker is pretty loud too)
  • Good battery life - will last the day with moderate to heavy use
  • Modern, fresh design with an almost bezel-less ‘Infinity Display’
  • Good build quality
  • The rear is made of polycarbonate and feels nice
  • Despite housing a 5.6-inch screen, the device is compact and lightweight - you can easily use it with one hand
  • The 5.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED ‘Infinity Display’ is one of the best in this price range - makes for a good video watching experience - the AMOLED panel makes every thing look vivid and the viewing angles are decent too
  • Samsung's Touchwiz on top of Android is one of the more refined and neat Android skins, and has some useful add-ons like Samsung Pay Mini which makes digital payments easy and a Knox-powered ‘Secure Folder’ for you store to sensitive files
  • Decent day-to-day performance, backed by a Exynos 7870 - should work fine for basic users
  • Good battery life - the 3000mAh battery which will easily last a day for heavy users while average users can squeeze around 36 hours of battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Only an Okay-ish AMOLED display in terms of quality - not quite up to the high standard Samsung usually sets with its screens - the resolution could have been higher too
  • No notification LED, or always-on-display - so you end up having no way of knowing if you have any new notifications without waking up the phone
  • Underpowered chipset, day-to-day performance is decent, but thats about it - Samsung misses the bus here by including a weak chipset - most of the competition (especially the Snapdragon 600 series phones) is much better in terms of performance
  • Rear camera performance in low light is pretty average
  • Uses the old microUSB port, instead of the modern USB-C standard
  • No fast charging support
  • The display resolution could have been better
  • Misses out on basic sensors like an ambient light sensor, and a digital compass
  • The performance is alright, but is far from the best in this price bracket (that prize would go to the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro)
  • Average rear and front cameras - colours in daylight photos are washed out, and dynamic range is below average - even close-up shots are ordinary, with bland colour reproduction
  • No fast charging support
  • On the whole, the J6 is a fairly underwhelming device, and you will find plenty of better alternatives available at the same price point
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