With the launching of new Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+, Samsung is trying to achieve the center place between economical and mid-range Smartphones. These devices are interesting that comes with various features and have the potential to be the perfect phone for a certain kind of consumers. Before we decide who should consider buying the junior version of Samsung A6+, a short introduction of the Galaxy A6 is in order.
As noted above, the Galaxy A6 is interesting and the fact that makes it a market favorite is the price along with other features like- it has an infinity display and a metal build. But the question arises- How much does Samsung sacrifice in other areas in order to be offered at this price tag?
Let us find out the answer in our review.
The Galaxy A6 has a compact and comfortable body and it is perfect for people with average-sized hands. The metal built on the phone simply adds excellence to the look and gives it a premium feel. Of course, the downside to this feature is how easy it is for the user to drop the device.
The fingerprint scanner is made in a way that it is placed at the back, below the rear camera. Although reaching the fingerprint sensor is easy, but there’s again one problem. After tapping the scanner, the phone takes several seconds to unlock the device. The time it takes to unlock your phone is too long especially when you wait for more than a second, and it is one common disadvantage the Galaxy A6+ suffers from as well.
The Galaxy A6 is featured by 5.6-inch Super AMOLED infinity display, but not exactly everything it could be. For example, the Always On Display Feature is missing, despite it being available on the A6+. The screen also doesn’t look sharp. The HD+ resolution is good, but it is expected to have more features for that price tag.
The color on the A6 display is what you can expect from an AMOLED panel, though it is not so bright and sparkling. You have entire range of customization panels for the screen mode in the display setting. There is AMOLED Cinema or Basic, and you can also switch between a cool and warm look for the entire screen.
The 16-megapixel camera that comes with Galaxy A6 takes pictures with utmost clarity and precision with plenty of detail and pretty colors and sound lighting. This range of phone is decent, and its feature of dedicated HDR mode can make it even better. And while the camera app feels responsive in saving pictures, the lack of image stabilization means that a little movement can make the photos look blur and unclear. It is expected that in not-so-good lighting, the pictures will come with less detail. However, enabling the night mode helps in taking better pictures in low light conditions, but it can take a few seconds for the camera to capture so you have to hold the phone steady.
The Galaxy A6 is a decent phone but it is not for those who value performance or battery life. It is for people who would like to own a premium build, easy to use software and the peace of mind that comes from owning a phone from a reputed company like Samsung. Even then it is too expensive for most customers.
The Galaxy A6 is interesting and the fact that makes it a market favorite is the price along with other features like- it has an infinity display and a metal build. But the question arises- How much does Samsung sacrifice in other areas in order to be offered at this price tag?