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Samsung Galaxy On6

Colours:
Memory:
64GB
RAM:
4GB
Features:
  • Supports Indian bands
  • VoLTE
  • 64 GB + 256 GB Expandable
  • Dual SIM: Nano + Nano
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • USB OTG Support
  • FM Radio

Highlights from Expert Review

Pros
  • Modern design
  • Android Oreo OS
  • Decent overall performance
Cons
  • No fast charging
  • Low resolution display
  • Lack of sensors

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Specifications

General
Launch DateJuly 5, 2018 (Official)
BrandSamsung
ModelGalaxy On6
Operating SystemAndroid v8.0 (Oreo)
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano
Network4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
Fingerprint Sensoryes
Design
Height149.3 mm
Width70.2 mm
Thickness8.2 mm
Weight154 grams
ColoursBlack, Blue
Display
Screen Size5.6 inches (14.22 cm)
Screen Resolution720 x 1480 pixels
Aspect Ratio18.5:9
Bezel-less displayyes
Pixel Density294 ppi
Display TypeSuper AMOLED
Touch Screenyes
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)76.28 %
Performance
ChipsetSamsung Exynos 7 Quad 7870
ProcessorOcta core, 1.6 GHz, Cortex A53
Architecture64 bit
GraphicsMali-T830
RAM4 GB
Storage
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memoryyes
User Available StorageUp to 51.6 GB
USB OTG Supportyes
Camera
Resolution8 MP Front Camera
Autofocus
Physical ApertureF1.9
Optical Image Stabilisation
Flashyes
Image Resolution4128 x 3096 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection
Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Battery
Capacity3000 mAh
TypeLi-ion
User Replaceable
TalkTimeUp to 21 Hours(3G)
Network & Connectivity
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTEyes
SIM 1
SIM 2
SAR ValueHead: 1.353 W/kg
Wi-Fiyes
Wi-Fi FeaturesWi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetoothyes
GPSyes
NFC
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging, microUSB 2.0
Multimedia
FM Radioyes
Loudspeakeryes
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Special Features
Fingerprint Sensoryes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionRear
Other SensorsProximity sensor, Accelerometer
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Expert Review

Cameras:

The Samsung Galaxy On6 features a 13 megapixel primary camera at the back. It is capable of clicking quite good images, specially in natural daylight conditions. We get some amount of detail and the color saturation is on point. However, the photos do not look very sharp. When it comes to low light performance, it is average and the pictures have a lot of noise and grain. The focusing mechanism is decent but it is accurate most of the times. HDR photography will yield you good dynamic range and macro images also have a lot of bokeh effect. There is a 8 megapixel front-facing camera and you can click good selfies using it. You also get a front flash for taking glowing selfies in low light conditions.

The camera app of the Galaxy On6 is very easy to use as it comes with a simple interface. There are a lot of modes for shooting along with some filters as well but according to us the Auto mode works the best in most of the lighting conditions. The primary camera can shoot Full HD videos and the quality is decently good. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy On6 has a decent set of cameras but they are not extraordinary.

Conclusion:

The Galaxy On6 is a decent offering from the house of Samsung. It does have a modern design but it lacks great hardware when compared to its competition. It does come with a FullView display but lacks Full HD+ resolution. The build quality is great and desisgn is also modern. The interface is smooth and is backed by the latest Android OS. The overall performance is decent, battery life is moderately good but it lacks fast charging. The cameras are also decent but we miss out on dual rear cameras. We also do not get important sensors such as ambient light sensor and gyroscope. So if you only want to purchase a Samsung smartphone in this range, then go for the Samsung Galaxy On6. If you want to check out the competition, then have a look at the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Honor 9N and Moto G6.

Performance:

In terms of performance, the Samsung Galaxy On6 is powered by an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz and 4GB RAM. This chipset from the house of Samsung is quite aged now but it can handle most of the day-to-day processes as it belongs to the mid-ranged processors. Although, we faced some lag and frame drop with high-end apps and games. The multitasking experience is quite smooth as we get 4GB RAM and hence you can easily run more than five apps simultaneously. You can play casual games easily but high-end ones might lag a bit. The On6 comes with 64GB of internal memory, out of which around 52GB of free space will be available after first boot. If you're not satisfied with the internal storage, then you can bump it up to 256GB. It comes with a dedicated microSD card slot and hence you do not have to sacrifice a SIM card. There is a fingerprint sensor at the back and it works flawlessly.

Talking about connectivity, the On6 from the house of Samsung supports Dual SIM but 4G VoLTE works in the first slot while the second slot supports 3G. The 3000mAh battery under its hood is non-removable and it does not support fast charging. You will get around one day of battery life with normal to moderate usage.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy On6 is a moderately good performer.

Introduction:

Samsung Galaxy On6 is a new budget smartphone from the house of Samsung that was launched in India back in July 2018. It is the latest device in the ‘On series’ that has a modern bezel-less look. The design is quite modern but the dual camera setup is missing. It has comes with the latest Android OS under the hood. So let us find out in our Samsung Galaxy On6 review if it is worth the money or you should look for something else. However, take a quick look at the specifications of the mobile below.

The Samsung Galaxy On6 runs on Experience UI based on Android 8.0 Oreo OS and is powered by an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor and 4GB RAM. The phone boasts of a 5.6-inch HD+ display and packs in a 3000mAh battery (non-removable). There is 64GB of internal memory onboard but you can also expand it further up to 256GB. In the camera department, we get a 13 megapixel primary camera along with a 8 megapixel front-facing camera. There is a fingerprint sensor at the back. The On6 has 4G VoLTE connectivity along with Dual SIM support. Other options include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE and GPS. The Samsung Galaxy On6 does not feature a lot of sensors and we only get an accelerometer and proximity sensor.

Audio & Video:

The loudspeaker of the Galaxy On6 is located on the right side above the power/lock button. We have also seen this speaker placement in the older ‘On series’ smartphones. The audio is crisp and it is quite loud as well. Also, there is no sound distortion even at the highest levels. The audio does not get muffled if you put the phone on a flat surface and it also does not get blocked by your palms while playing games or watching videos. There is a native music player on this phone and we also get Google Play Music. We get all the necessary features for a good music playback. However, you can also download third-party apps like Saavn for streaming online music.

Coming to the video watching experience on the On6, you can play or stream Full HD and 4K videos with ease as it comes with a stable processor and good display. We get bundled earphones with the device and it sounds good. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy On6 offers a superior audio and video experience compared to other budget smartphones.

Software & Ui:

Out of the box, the Samsung Galaxy On6 runs on Experience UI based on Android 8.0 Oreo OS. It is the latest OS from the house of Google but you should not expect any major OS update on this phone in the future because Samsung is not known for updating their budget smartphones. Although, we would be happy to be proven wrong. The user interface is quite smooth. It does not show any lag or frame drops during day-to-day usage but while using high-end apps and games, it lags a bit sometimes. The UI is customizable and you can arrange it according to your preferences. We get a lot of pre-installed apps (bloatware) but you can delete them if you do not like to use them. We get all the strandard stock Oreo features such as Doze, Gestures and more. In case you do not like Experience UI’s interface, you can always install a third-party theme such as Pixel Launcher to get a new look and feel.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy On6 has a very stable interface but future OS updates are not guaranteed.

Design & Display:

The Galaxy On6 is a modern iteration of the budget smartphones from the house of Samsung. It is made up of metal and the back cover has a matte finish. The build quality is solid and it does feel solid in hands. We get thick chins on both top and bottom of the display. The phone is compact, sleek (8.2mm thick) and weighs 153 grams. So you can easily use it with one hand for long durations without facing any issues. The edges are slightly rounded and it does offer good grip.

Starting with the front side, there is a 5.6-inch display along with the selfie camera, LED flash, couple of sensors and earpiece on top. We do not get any capacitive buttons below the display as it comes with on screen buttons for navigation. At the bottom, we have the microUSB port, primary microphone and 3.5mm audio jack while on the top we get the secondary microphone. On the left, we get the volume rocker, microSD card slot and SIM card slot while on the right we have the power/lock button and loudspeaker. Turning towards the back, we have the primary camera sitting at the top followed by the LED flash on its right and fingerprint sensor below it. The Samsung branding is found in the middle. The back cover is non-removable and it houses the 3000mAh battery underneath. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy On6 has a beautifyl design and decent hardware.

The Samsung Galaxy On6 packs in a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1480 x 720 pixels (HD+). It is a modern bezel-less display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. This display is superior in comparison to its IPS counterparts as it is made up of Super AMOLED. However, we only get HD+ resolution while other smartphones in this range come with Full HD+ resolution but with IPS panels. Thus, it is a tricky situation as you are getting a superior display quality but the resolution is on the lower side. Leaving the resolution aside, the display feels pretty sharp and vibrant. The colors are on the neutral side and the viewing angles are decent. The brightness and contrast levels are good. Also, the sunlight legibility is moderately good. There is no branded protection on top of the display but we get a 2.5D curved glass cover to protect the display from general wear and tear.

The touch response of the On6 is very smooth and mostly lag free mainly because of the fine quality display and stable interface. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy On6 comes with a fine display for content consumption but Full HD+ resolution would have been certainly better.

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