Samsung, the South Korean technology giants released the Samsung Galaxy J6 in May of 2018 alongside other mid-range smartphones. The Galaxy J series has been rebranded as the new A-series by Samsung now in 2020 but if you still want to buy it in 2020 then this article is for you. I’ll also talk about the specs of this phone so you’ll have an idea about how it will perform.
Samsung Galaxy J6 Key Specs
- 5.6 inches Super AMOLED display
- Exynos 7870 octa-core processor
- 3GB or 4GB of RAM
- 32GB or 64GB built-in storage
- 13MP rear camera
- 8MP front-facing camera
- 3,000 mAh battery
- Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
Design and Body
The Samsung Galaxy J6 is a very compact and lightweight smartphone, the phone has a full plastic body, it has a thickness of 8.2 and weighs 154 grams. Using plastic for the body must have been a way to cut the costs down. The Galaxy J6 looks is still nice and attractive in 2020.
The Galaxy J6 has a pretty good display, it sports a 5.6 inches Super AMOLED display with an HD+ resolution of 720×1480 pixels and pixels per inch density of 293. The phone has an infinity display which is still a good thing in 2020. The phone screen is protected by an unspecified version of Corning Gorilla Glass.
Processor and Memory
Being a mid-range smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy J6 is powered an octa-core Exynos 7870 SoC which has a maximum clock speed of 1.6 GHz coupled with Mali T830 MP1 GPU. The chipset is expected to run apps well as of today.
The phone comes with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB built-in storage. It has dedicated micro SD card slot for expanding the storage if the need arises.
Coming to the camera department, there’s a 13MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and Auto Focus. The rear camera has a LED flash and can take panorama and HDR shots. The rear camera can record 1080p videos at 30 fps.
At the front, there’s a 8MP selfie camera with a LED that has 3 different tone levels which help when taking selfies in a low light environment.
Network and Connectivity
As you should expect, the Galaxy J6 has support for 4G LTE network so you’ll enjoy fast internet speeds when downloading and browsing. The phone has support for the following 4G LTE bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 & 66. The phone comes with Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, WiFi Direct, GPS, FM radio and WiFi hotspot. It also has a micro USB 2.0 port which supports OTG feature.
Battery and Charging
The Samsung Galaxy J6 comes with a 3,000 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. The battery promises up to 21 hours of talk time and 76 hours of music playtime. The phone charges via the micro USB port and it doesn’t support fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy J6 Review in 2020
Having glanced through the specs, I’ll say the Samsung Galaxy J6 is still a good phone worth buying in 2020 but it has some deal-breakers like the processor which is not capable of heavy tasks. Aside from that, the remaining specs are still good enough in 2020. However, if there are better options in the same price range you’ll want to but this phone, I’ll advise you to go for them.