For companies like Samsung, innovation can take a different form. Korean brands have introduced some cutting-edge features through their premium Galaxy lineup, but recently the company’s flagship feature is surpassing mid-range. In fact, recently, the company has adopted a more adventurous mid-range product than its flagship model. For example, Galaxy A8 +. Launched earlier this year, it became the company’s first mobile phone with a front-mounted dual camera setup. The recently unveiled Galaxy A7 (2018) became the first Samsung mobile phone with a triple-shooting game.
Advancing this trend, the company is now introducing the Galaxy J6+, which includes a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Considering that this is the company’s bold design choice, is the rest of the phone well adapted to the novelty? Read our detailed comments to learn more.
Don’t waste any time, let us directly solve the elephant in the room, the side-mounted power button with integrated fingerprint sensor. If you want to know why the company decided to transfer the fingerprint sensor from the normal position on the back of the Samsung Galaxy J6 + to the right spine of the Samsung Galaxy J6 +, Samsung said the new location will help you unlock the phone faster and easier. Is the claim valid? The answer is obvious. Since most of us wake up our phone with the power button before unlocking, the location of the fingerprint sensor is very convenient on the J6+. Unfortunately, the power button itself is not very tactile and fits almost into the side frame of the phone. Although this provides a clean design, in actual use, you may need some time to adapt to it.
Samsung j 6 Design
Continuing with other aspects of the design, the Samsung Galaxy J6+ features a glass sandwich design, which means the back is a fingerprint and smudged magnet. At this point, most manufacturers have implemented glass support on their products, and we are accustomed to it. Without the fingerprint sensor, the back panel of the phone looks very clean. A dual camera setup with vertical orientation at the top center is assisted by the LED flash module. There is a Samsung brand in the middle, and the second half has some regulatory information, but fortunately, the font color is too low to be noticeable. You can check your phone carefully through the design gallery embedded below.
On the right spine, the speaker is directly above the power button/fingerprint sensor. Simply put, this is not the ideal location for the speaker. In the process of playing the game, we accidentally cover the speaker with our hands from time to time. The left edge is the home page of the main SIM card slot, followed by another slot for the secondary SIM card and the microSD card. The volume button is located at the top of the left spine but is easily accessible when using the phone with one hand. The 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB charging port form the base of the smartphone with no controls at the top. However, we would have liked to install a USB Type-C charging port in the phone.
Samsung J 6 Display
The Galaxy J6+ features a 6-inch HD+ unlimited display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Samsung is known for providing some of the best displays on the market, and even if you don’t get the same quality as the flagship product, the display panel is also suitable for the price range. There is no difficulty in using the phone in outdoor conditions because the peak brightness level is impressive. Although the screen is not very clear, we have not encountered any perspective problems.
In the imaging department, the dual camera on the back of the Samsung Galaxy J6+ consists of a main 13MP sensor with f / 1.9 aperture and a secondary 5MP depth sensor with f / 2.2 aperture. In the front, you will get an 8 megapixel camera with f / 1.9 aperture, clickable selfie. In the default camera app, you can choose to click on the picture in Beauty mode, Panorama mode, Continuous shooting and Stickers. There is also a live focus mode that basically allows you to take photos in bokeh mode and adjust the background blur after clicking on the image. With Pro mode, you have the option to adjust the ISO level and white balance.
Samsung J 6 Camera
Although it is good to see Chaebol bring the dual camera into the mid-market, it has not turned into quality. Images taken in daylight are about average in terms of sharpness levels, and cell phones are struggling in low light conditions. Color reproduction seems to be accurate under sufficient lighting conditions, but zooming in on them, you will find them very grainy. The same is true in dimly lit environments. In video mode, you can choose to shoot video at up to 1080p resolution, but quality doesn’t have to be written home. With the auxiliary depth sensor, the Galaxy J6+ provides good depth of field and is in good condition.
The Galaxy J6+ runs out of the box and runs the Experience UI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. This means that you can also pre-install some company’s proprietary features into your phone. This phone comes pre-loaded with Samsung Mall, Samsung Pay mini and Samsung Max. For those who don’t know, Samsung Mall is an app that helps users find products on the e-commerce platform, while Pay mini is a streamlined version of the company’s payment app. There is also a Bixby digital assistant on the phone, minus the dedicated button. You can access the assistant by swiping directly on the home screen. However, I never felt the need to summon digital assistants in everyday use.
The Samsung Galaxy J6+ is probably the weakest part of the phone, powered by the Snapdragon 425 SoC, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The choice of chipset is not ideal, especially considering that other brands currently offer the Snapdragon 660 processor in this area. Having said that, we have not encountered any major problems with smartphones in our daily use. Of course, you shouldn’t expect this phone to perform well in graphics-intensive games like PUBG, but lightweight games and applications run very well. We also did not encounter any stuttering or lag problems in navigating within the platform. Due to the 4 gigs of RAM, multitasking is also smooth.
The Samsung Galaxy J6+ uses a 3,300 mAh battery to sip juice. Although this capacity does not look great on paper, the actual performance of this phone in this department is impressive. The phone is partly thanks to HD+ panels and energy-efficient chipsets. In our daily use, the phone can easily and easily last a whole day. For light users, the phone may last more than a day. As a reference, the smartphone is able to loop HD video for more than 13 hours and 30 minutes, which is impressive.
Samsung J 6 Price
Samsung is one of the largest players on the market and the first choice for users who like well-known brands with reliable customer service. For these customers, the Galaxy J6+ is an impressive upgrade that brings modern design elements to Rs 15,990 at a reasonable price. The impressive battery life definitely makes the phone more attractive.