Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) is a slightly better phone, but the Samsung Galaxy On6 is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) might be a slightly better choice.

Samsung Galaxy On6  Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) 
Samsung Galaxy On6 Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018)
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Excellence Score
32.6
37.6
Value for Money Score
71.1
69.7
Price ₹ 13,490 onwards ₹ 16,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2018 Aug, 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 6 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1480 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 720x1480 pixels (~ 274 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes
Display Features Super AMOLED, Infinity Display, 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass, Infinity display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Exynos 7870Ranked #45 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #49 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T830 Adreno 506
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture, Animated GIF, Beauty Face, Best Photo, Face Detection, Food, HDR, Panorama, Sports mode Dual Camera (16MP + 5MP) 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture, 5MP: F/1.9 Aperture, Live Focus
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features LED Flash, F/1.9 Aperture LED flash, F/1.9 Aperture
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 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 8.2 mm 8.2 mm
Weight 153 gm 177 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3500 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 23.00 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 12 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 14 hrs, Video Playback Time: upto 20 hrs, Audio Playback Time: upto 112 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Chat Over Video; Face Unlock; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration ANT+ Support; Dual-band WiFi; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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
  • Has a new, modern 'infinity edge' 18:9 display, that stretches from edge-to-edge, and makes the device easy to use with one hand
  • Samsung Experience UI is a fairly feature-rich Android skin - you get tons of features such as a theme store, gesture support, built-in smart assistant which can let you do anything with your voice, enhanced split screen controls, parallel apps, and more (although it does tend to pack plenty of bloatware too)
  • Pretty decent rear dual cameras, especially in daylight - both normal pictures and bokeh shots come out fairly good - they are plenty sharp, have little noise, and colors and dynamic range are generally on point
  • Pretty decent front camera too, in good lighting conditions, with support for bokeh selfies, and group selfies
  • Additionally, the camera also brings in a lot of funky and cool camera modes
  • Good call quality with effective noise cancellation
  • Very good battery life - the big 3500 mAh battery, combined with the low power Snapdragon 450 processor and a 720p HD+ display gives you a recipe for some very good battery life - the phone comfortably lasts a whole day and if you use it judiciously, you can even make it last for two days
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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 On6 is a fairly underwhelming device, and you will find plenty of better alternatives available at the same price point
  • Boring, repeated design
  • Plastic based build (most of the competition is metal phones)
  • The quality of the display is strictly average - the resolution is low, and brightness levels and sunlight legibility leave a lot to be desired
  • Day-to-day performance is good with the Snapdragon 450, but gaming performance is not that good - a lot of the competition has much better specced processors
  • While both rear and front cameras perform well in good lighting conditions, they are pretty ordinary when it comes to low-light performance
  • Uses the old micro-USB standard instead of the modern USB-C port
  • The speaker is both oddly placed (on the right side of the phone) and tiny and cracks at higher volume
  • No fast charging support
  • On the whole, while seen in isolation, the On8 is a decent phone, it is in a category which is filled with smartphones which are much better looking, have better displays, are more powerful, and overall bring a better value for money - you can look at the Redmi Note 5 Pro which is better than the Galaxy On8 on each and every spec and costs less - if you don’t like MIUI, you can take a look at the ZenFone Max Pro which brings better specs, stock Android and a huge 5000 mAh battery
Expert Reviews
  1. When compared with other offerings in its price range, the phone doesn’t stand a chance
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