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Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the design and size are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Daniel Van Boom (cnet.com)

Galaxy A6 phone has megapixels galore and sells for $360 on Sept. 14

 

Already on sale globally, Samsung's midranger heads stateside this month.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) Smartphone Review

 

Night and Day. With the Galaxy A6 (2018), Samsung brings a chic-looking, mid-range smartphone to the market, which scores major points with its 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display and two 16 MP cameras. In our review, the Android smartphone proves to be very...

chic design, comfortable to hold ; expandable internal storage ; Android 8.0 ; dual-SIM plus MicroSD ; bright display with great color reproduction ; stays cool while in operation ; great battery life

neither water nor dust-proof ; Micro-USB 2.0 instead of USB-C ; slow Wi-Fi ; PWM flickering ; does not support fast charging ; mediocre performance

With the Galaxy A6 (2018), Samsung offers a good mid-range smartphone, which has to compete with capable competitors. It has a number of advantages, but it also has just as many disadvantages. The Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) is a good mid-range...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) Review

 

If you are looking for a compact and elegant phone that is reliable and will not break the bank, Samsung's new Galaxy A6 might be the right one for you…

Compact, sturdy yet thin metal design ; Super AMOLED screen has pleasing colors ; Takes very good looking selfies ; Samsung Experience interface has many features, modern visuals

Low screen resolution results in noticeable pixelization ; Main camera quality is disappointing ; No 4K video option ; Uses outdated microUSB port ; Only partial waterproofing

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) review: the A series' ugly duckling

 

Samsung has decided to improve its mid-range offering by adding a new device in its A range: the A6 (2018). Its compatriots in the A series show that the mid-range has evolved and is able to satisfy the majority of users, but what does the Galaxy A6...

Dolby Atmos ; Good battery life ; Facial recognition

No water resistance ; No USB Type-C ; Slow to charge

The Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) is the ugly duckling of the A series, which would have been a swan in the J series. Technically speaking, it's more similar to the top of the J range and it lacks the things we would normally expect in the A range, like...

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy A6 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Samsung Galaxy A6 Review: A solid phone for the basics, but rival devices offer more for your money and the A6 ends up missing the mark.

Decent day-to-day performance ; Pleasant metal shell

Low-end graphics chip ; Low-res screen ; You get more for your money elsewhere

A solid phone for the basics, but rival devices offer more for your money.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy A6 review

 

Good looks, but how's the performance?

Smart aluminum casing ; Rich display colors ; Decent front-facing camera

Weak GPU ; Low screen res reveals OLED fizz ; Lack of Auto HDR spoils the camera

The Samsung Galaxy A6 is a smart-looking phone with one too many dated elements, given the price. From its weak GPU to its low-resolution screen, there are better rivals.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A6

 

The Galaxy A6 is the latest phone to join Samsung's A range and it offers a lot for just £259, but can it beat the likes of Motorola and Honor to win the mid-range? Find out in our full review.

Consumer review (ao.com)

Bagged a Bargain

 

"I originally wanted the Note 9, but with the price exceeding £800 I simply could not justify the price tag. So I went in search of a simela high spec phone and found this little gem. The camera is amazing, my friend won't believe it's better then...

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (ao.com)

Very good

 

"The best item ever love the product will order from you again thanks ao"

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Sophisticated

 

I recently brought this phone and have to say it's so smart and easy to use

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3500
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):10 / 13
Browsing time (4G):12 / 14
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13 / 15
Continuous audio playback time:60 / 70
Continuous audio playback time (display off):120
Continuous video playback time:16 / 18
Removable battery:N
Talk time (3G):20 / 21
Wireless charging:N

Call Management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):16 / 24
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera resolution:4608 x 3456
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps / 1920x1080@60fps
Second rear camera aperture number:1.9
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p,1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.386
Head SAR (EU):0.487

Design

Brand color:Lavender
Color name:Lavender
Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Lavender / Purple
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
Product color:Black / Blue / Gold / Lavender / Purple

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9
Display Diagonal:5.6 / 6
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 2220 / 1480 x 720 / 720 x 1480
Display Type:SAMOLED / SLCD
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPEG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,WEBM / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
BeiDou:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Chrome,Google Maps,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Headset included:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 506
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Wallpaper
Push-to-Talk (PTT):Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon / Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8
Processor model:450 / 7870

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Android 8.0
Operating system version:8 / 8.0 / 8.0 Oreo / O
Platform:Android
vCard:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:22.1 / 22.4

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.303 / 0.311 / 3.11
Height:5.9 / 6.3 / 6.31
Weight:5.71 / 6.74
Width:2.79 / 2.97 / 2.98 / 29.7