Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy J6 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone than the Huawei Honor 7A, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy J6 (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Huawei Honor 7A  Samsung Galaxy J6 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Huawei Honor 7A Samsung Galaxy J6
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Excellence Score
21.7
26.7
Value for Money Score
65.1
67.9
Price ₹ 9,400 onwards ₹ 11,490 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 5.7 inches 5.6 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 720x1480 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes
Display Features FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, Infinity Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #70 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 7870Ranked #50 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 505 Mali T830
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture F/1.9 Aperture
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture 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 7.8 mm 8.2 mm
Weight 150 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) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A Video Playback Time: Upto 17 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Karaoke Mode; Party Mode; Noise Filtration N/A
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good looks, good hand-feel, and an ergonomic design
  • Decent fingerprint sensor at the back
  • Also supports face unlock system which works consistently after a remarkably quick enrolment process
  • Modern 18:9 'FullView' display results in a pleasantly manageable phone, despite its 5.7-inch display
  • Decent dual camera setup at the rear - can take good shots in daylight
  • Decent front camera too (you might want to turn off the beauty mode though, as it's too aggressive)
  • Good battery life - should comfortably last the day with moderate to heavy use
  • Dedicated microSD slot and dual SIM slots
  • Modern, fresh design with an almost bezel-less ‘Infinity Display’
  • Good build quality
  • 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
  • The rear is made of polycarbonate and feels nice
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • It's an all-plastic build, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it does mean that the phone lacks the premium touch of some of the metal phones in this price bracket
  • The display is decent, but certainly could have done with a higher resolution and better outdoor visibility
  • EMUI is not the most refined skin for Android, and comes bundled with plenty of bloatware too (although it does offer plenty of customization)
  • The performance of the phone is ok in day-to-day use, but with the budget Snapdragon 430 at the core, you certainly shouldn't expect very good gaming performance
  • No support for fast charging
  • Supports the old microUSB port instead of the modern USB-C
  • On the whole, the Honor 7A is a pretty solid phone when judged on its own, but it will face some very tough competition from Redmi 5 in this price bracket, which has, among other things, a significantly more powerful processor
  • The display resolution could have been better
  • 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
  • Misses out on basic sensors like an ambient light sensor, and a digital compass
  • On the whole, the J6 is a fairly underwhelming device, and you will find plenty of better alternatives available at the same price point
Expert Reviews
  1. It's inexpensive, but we wouldn't call it a bargain
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Honor 7A simply doesn’t provide enough of an improvement over its predecessor, let alone a credible alternative to its entry-level rivals.
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Good-looking budget phone, but there are some misses
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Jack of all trades....should definitely be on your list if you're out to buy a new budget phone
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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