Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 64GB, Detailed Review
About one and a half years ago, Samsung introduced Samsung Experience as a replacement for their aging and bloated Android user interface named TouchWiz.
The Galaxy A6+ is a true Samsung in that it knows how to dress up for a given budget. The phone’s body is tall and well rounded around the corners. As if to complement the rounded body, a tall, equally well-rounded display covers up most of the front face of the phone. The front face is made of 2.5D glass, giving the phone a smooth and premium feel. Its metal unibody construction becomes apparent while holding the phone in the hand. Two thick antenna lines on the phone’s back curve outward on the top and bottom, lending the phone a unique look.
The text in the middle of the phone’s box reads, ‘A6+ [Infinity]’, dropping a hint to the beholder that the phone inside features an Infinity Display. While the display doesn’t span edge-to-edge (like the picture in the phone’s website dubiously suggests), it does have a very tall aspect ratio of 18.5:9. It’s a 6-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels, giving us a healthy pixel density of 411 pixels per inch.
Galaxy A6+ performance
The smartphone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 system-on-chip (SoC). The efficient processor is good for basic computing, including daily tasks like basic multitasking, calls, messaging, browsing, etc. However, it is just not made for gaming or other processor intensive applications like video and photo editing apps. Paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, the phone handles background processes easily and has expandable microSD card slot for storage expansion. The phone boasts of a customized Android Oreo-based operating system – Experience UI. The user interface features smooth transitions that do not show lag or stutter. However, scrolling long documents, video list and apps in the Play Store shows inconsistencies.
Galaxy A6+ camera
In terms of imaging, the phone sports a dual camera set-up on the back, featuring a 16-megapixel primary sensor of f/1.7 aperture, paired with a 5MP depth-sensing camera. There is a 24MP selfie camera on the front, and both the front camera and rear camera units have an LED flash. The 24MP front camera is loaded with features to lure selfie enthusiasts. It also doubles as a face recognition agent to unlock the phone that works fine in bright environments, but fails to do the job in under-lit areas. As for the output, the camera takes detailed shots. However, due to a fixed auto-focal length, it is limited to taking selfies only.
Galaxy A6+ battery
Powering the device is a 3,500 mAh battery, which easily lasts for more than a day. Charging times are also quick and the phone goes from zero to 100 per cent in less than two hours.
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