Samsung Galaxy J6 review

7.3/10 AVG.
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7.3/10
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The Samsung Galaxy J6 currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.6 GHz
Screen Size
5.6"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Digit

The Samsung Galaxy J6 brings with it a sturdy design, good display for consuming content and average everyday performance. However, its camera is lacklustre and if you are looking for a performance workhorse, you have better options to choose from.

- Sameer Mitha, Digit
Notebookcheck

The Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) is a good entry-level smartphone, but do not rush out to buy it; last year’s Galaxy J5 (2017) offers more features at half the cost.

- Manuel Masiero, Notebookcheck
BGR

Overall, the Galaxy J6 brings the much-needed refresh to the J-series with features like an Infinity Display, super AMOLED screen, Dolby Atmos Audio, Samsung Pay Mini, and Chat Over Video feature. The well optimized Android Oreo OS and surprisingly good battery life are other things that go in favor...

- Ritesh Bendre, BGR
Fone Arena

Buy Samsung Galaxy J6 only if you are a casual user, brand consious and doesn’t care about camera, sensors and regular software updates.

- Vigneshwar SR, Fone Arena
Expert Reviews

The Galaxy J6 holds a decent first glimpse of what Samsung has planned for its budget smartphone offering, and I expect other manufacturers will follow a similar pattern in the near future. 

- Nathan Spendelow, Expert Reviews


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Common Questions


Samsung released the Galaxy J6 on May 22, 2018.


The Galaxy J6 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Samsung Galaxy J6 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy J6 user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Galaxy J6 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Galaxy J6 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.6"

The Samsung Galaxy J6's screen size is 5.6 inches with 720 x 1480 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.6 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 7 Octa core 1.6 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1260 minutes, 780 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy J6 Specs

Overview
Release date May 22, 2018
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa core 1.6 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.809 W/kg
Body: 1.568 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 1020 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 780 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 720 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1260 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Blue, Gold, Lavender, Purple
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.93 x 7.02 x 0.82 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 154 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1480 pixels
Pixel density 294 pixels
Size 5.6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.9
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F1.9
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-J600F

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Critic Reviews


Digit

A well built phone

from Digit

The Samsung Galaxy J6 brings with it a sturdy design, good display for consuming content and average everyday performance. However, its camera is lacklustre and if you are looking for a performance workhorse, you have better options to choose from.

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The Samsung Galaxy J6 brings with it a sturdy design, good display for consuming content and average everyday performance. However, its camera is lacklustre and if you are looking for a performance workhorse, you have better options to choose from.

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Notebookcheck

Impresses with its combination of solid hardware

from Notebookcheck

The Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) is a good entry-level smartphone, but do not rush out to buy it; last year’s Galaxy J5 (2017) offers more features at half the cost.

Read full review

The Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) is a good entry-level smartphone, but do not rush out to buy it; last year’s Galaxy J5 (2017) offers more features at half the cost.

Read full review

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BGR

Impressive, but leaves a few things to be desired

from BGR

Overall, the Galaxy J6 brings the much-needed refresh to the J-series with features like an Infinity Display, super AMOLED screen, Dolby Atmos Audio, Samsung Pay Mini, and Chat Over Video feature. The well optimized Android Oreo OS and surprisingly good battery life are other things that go in fa...More

Overall, the Galaxy J6 brings the much-needed refresh to the J-series with features like an Infinity Display, super AMOLED screen, Dolby Atmos Audio, Samsung Pay Mini, and Chat Over Video feature. The well optimized Android Oreo OS and surprisingly good battery life are other things that go in favor of the Galaxy J6. The cameras are decent too.

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Fone Arena

Lacks the value for money factor

from Fone Arena

Buy Samsung Galaxy J6 only if you are a casual user, brand consious and doesn’t care about camera, sensors and regular software updates.

Read full review

Buy Samsung Galaxy J6 only if you are a casual user, brand consious and doesn’t care about camera, sensors and regular software updates.

Read full review

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Expert Reviews

Samsung’s budget-friendly smartphone with flagship features

from Expert Reviews

The Galaxy J6 holds a decent first glimpse of what Samsung has planned for its budget smartphone offering, and I expect other manufacturers will follow a similar pattern in the near future. 

Read full review

The Galaxy J6 holds a decent first glimpse of what Samsung has planned for its budget smartphone offering, and I expect other manufacturers will follow a similar pattern in the near future. 

Read full review

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Deccan Chronicle

A no-frills, budget smartphone

from Deccan Chronicle

The phone impresses with a good display, above average cameras, a polished UI experience and decent battery life. However, the competition offers better value for the same price, if not lesser, making for much more capable smartphones that are better options as a dependable daily driver.

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The phone impresses with a good display, above average cameras, a polished UI experience and decent battery life. However, the competition offers better value for the same price, if not lesser, making for much more capable smartphones that are better options as a dependable daily driver.

Read full review

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NDTV

Not up to the mark in terms of power or value for money

from NDTV

This phone is a much-needed refresh in Samsung's budget series, and won't get lost in the crowd. Some of its advantages are its Super AMOLED Infinity Display, sleek and lightweight body, and reliable battery life. Overall, it does have some appeal, and is also not likely to suffer from the same a...More

This phone is a much-needed refresh in Samsung's budget series, and won't get lost in the crowd. Some of its advantages are its Super AMOLED Infinity Display, sleek and lightweight body, and reliable battery life. Overall, it does have some appeal, and is also not likely to suffer from the same availability issues as most its competitors.

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Gadgets Now

The new budget challenger

from Gadgets Now

If you are looking to buy a smartphone in the budget range which is built to last from a brand like Samsung then the Galaxy J6 is definitely a good choice. Overall, Samsung Galaxy J6 is a decent device that is likely to suit the daily-needs of most users.

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If you are looking to buy a smartphone in the budget range which is built to last from a brand like Samsung then the Galaxy J6 is definitely a good choice. Overall, Samsung Galaxy J6 is a decent device that is likely to suit the daily-needs of most users.

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TechRadar

Infinity Display on a budget phone

from TechRadar

Samsung may be one of more reliable companies to buy a smartphone from, but the real question is whether every device they offer is worth buying. The Samsung J6 seems like a value-for-money offering on the surface, but unfortunately, seems to disappoint when you look under the hood.

Read full review

Samsung may be one of more reliable companies to buy a smartphone from, but the real question is whether every device they offer is worth buying. The Samsung J6 seems like a value-for-money offering on the surface, but unfortunately, seems to disappoint when you look under the hood.

Read full review

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