Samsung Galaxy J6 review: The new budget challenger


The new Galaxy J6 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage costs Rs 13,990 while the 4G RAM and 64GB storage version is priced at Rs 16,490. While both the versions, obviously, look the same, Samsung has introduced its almost bezel-less ‘Infinity Display’ with an aspect ratio of 18:5:9 in both. The dual-curved ‘Infinity Display’ was first introduced in the flagship Galaxy S8 series last year. However, the display in the new Galaxy J6 is not curved on its sides to keep costs down for consumers. After using the new Samsung Galaxy J6 (3GB RAM/ 32GB storage) for a couple of days, here is our review.


The Samsung Galaxy J6 comes with a charging adapter, microUSB cable for charging and data transfer and basic earphones. It’s a dual-SIM smartphone with separate SIM cards and microSD card slots.


Samsung has finally done away with the traditional Galaxy looks found in the earlier budget Galaxy smartphones. Thanks to the new 18:5:9 aspect ratio ‘Infinity Display’, the new Samsung Galaxy J6 looks fresh with a great screen-to-body ratio. Despite housing a 5.6-inch screen, the device is compact and lightweight. You can easily use the device with one hand.
There is fingerprint scanner at the back while speaker vent is on the right side. The device comes with the standard microUSB port for charging and data transfer needs along with a 3.5mm headphones jack.The smartphone is available in Blue, Black and Gold colour options.


The smartphone comes with a 13MP rear camera with an aperture of f/1.9 along with an 8MP front camera with the same aperture. There is an LED flash on both the sides. As far as imaging is concerned, the Galaxy J6 will easily please with you in daylight and good lightning conditions. The camera UI offers several options like HDR, Night Mode, Panorama, Beauty and Stickers. You can event opt for the Pro mode.

Talking about night photography, it seems to be a bit of weakness for the device. The lens with an aperture of f/1.9 and the sensor tries its best to provide accurate colours in low light, but the images appear grainy. Also, this device will not be able to deliver under complex lighting conditions like when you visit a club or disco to party. The selfie camera will easily impress you. Also, under low light, the LED flash in the front comes handy.


The Samsung Galaxy J6 runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based TouchWiz UI. Samsung has literally loaded the phone with loads of software and even Facebook has been bundled as a bloatware. However, Samsung apps make the device ready out-of-the box and it might come handy for most average users. Thankfully, you can uninstall system apps if you feel they are bloatware affecting performance.


Overall, the device is a smooth performer. Average users will find it a delight to use while heavy gamers might complain about minor heating and some freezes while multi-tasking. But that’s okay as it doesn’t ruin the experience at all. The Galaxy J6 is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor with Mali-T830 MP1 GPU. While the specs are decent for the price, given it’s made by the Samsung brand, it is recommended to opt for the 4GB RAM version for better performance in the long run. Samsung has worked a lot on optimising the UI for a smooth performance.

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