Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy A6 64GB is a slightly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy A6 64GB!

Samsung Galaxy A6 64GB  Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 
Samsung Galaxy A6 Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
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Excellence Score
30.7
29.9
Value for Money Score
62.3
61.0
Price ₹ 16,990 onwards ₹ 16,900 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2018 Jul, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.6 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1480 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features Super AMOLED, Infinity Display, 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, 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 #52 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 7870Ranked #52 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
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 16.0MP 13.0MP
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/1.7 Aperture
Secondary Camera 16.0MP 13.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture, LED Flash 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 7.7 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 162 gm 181 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3600 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 N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos; Samsung Pay Mini; Samsung Mall Noise Filtration; Samsung Pay
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Compact dimensions, solid aluminium build
  • 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
  • Attractive, sturdy, unibody design - easily one of the better looking devices in this price bracket - build quality and materials are flagship-grade
  • Very good sAMOLED display, arguably the best in this price bracket - high resolution, good viewing angles, good colour reproduction - videos look excellent - and sunlight legibility is great too (on par with more expensive phones, and better than Samsung's own Galaxy J7 Max in this price bracket)
  • Decent performance in day-to-day use
  • Samsung's UI over Android is light, and works well - with some nice add-ons like social camera, and Samsung Pay
  • Good rear camera - pretty similar to the one on the very good J7 Max - making it one of the best cameras in this price bracket - and a good shooter even for low light situations
  • Very good audio output from both headphones, and loudspeaker
  • Very good battery life - among the best in this price bracket - will comfortably last the day even with heavy use
  • Fairly ergonomic too
  • Separate slots for Dual SIMs and SD card (instead of a hybrid slot)
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 ok, 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
  • No fast charging support
  • Uses the old microUSB port, instead of the modern USB-C standard
  • If design, battery life and brand name are the main criteria then the Galaxy J7 Pro is a good choice, but it has some tough competition from the likes of OnePlus 3T (more powerful + more dependable camera), and Moto G5S Plus on the lower end (almost as good in all criteria, at a lower price)
  • Performance could certainly have been better, and while its good enough in daily use, it's not quite what you would call snappy, and it doesn't match up to its top competitors - so, if your only use case is casual social networkings, emails, videos - then the phone will do fine, else there will be better options in this price bracket
  • While the rear camera is pretty good, it does sometimes take too long to focus, and sometimes underexposes pictures, and that takes away from the dependability a little bit
  • Front camera is good too, but it is focused a bit too close, which can lead to blurry shots when the phone is held a bit far
  • No support for fast charging
Expert Reviews
  1. A solid phone for the basics, but rival devices offer more for your money
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A very attractive mid-range phone
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  3. gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
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