Packaging and accessories
The set of accessories that we receive with the described smartphone is average. There are rather simple earphones, a charger (5V – 1A), USB-microUSB cable, paper manual and a tool for opening a tray for SIM and microSD cards.
Housing and display
By looking at the Galaxy J6 model we cannot say that it looks like a budget unit. This is a perfected device with a decent construction quality, which visually takes inspirations from the medium-shelf A series (this one, on the other hand, is trying to mimic the highest shelf, that is the S series). The Infinity display, with narrowed bezels around it, draws our attention – fortunately, the symmetry of the device is not disturbed by a notch. The plastic housing is nice in touch and really well profiled – I especially enjoy how J6 lies in hands, but it is a true magnet for dirt as well.
The 5.6-inch AMOLED 18.5:9 ratio display could have been one of the strongest features of the smartphone if it had not been for its resolution. It has 1480x720 pixels (HD+) and it offers 293 ppi. If you will try hard you can notice single pixels, because 300 ppi is a limit after which the human eye cannot see single pixels. With a FullHD display there would have been nothing to complain about, though of course the battery would have run out much faster. Still, colours and contrast deserve a commendation, I had no reasons to complain about the brightness level (including the Outdoor mode, which additionally enhances the brightness) nor the sensitivity of the touch panel. Unfortunately, there is no automatic brightness adjustment – this feature is being offered by even cheaper models, so it definitely should be present in a smartphone from a middle-lower shelf.
The frame under the display has no additional functions, the upper one has a speaker for calls, sensors, front camera and a LED flash – unfortunately there is no notifications LED (as well as Always-On Display feature). The display is covered with an arced glass. This is not Gorilla Glass, so it is best to buy a protective one.
The back panel is made out of plastic. It has a matte finish and, unfortunately, it is difficult to keep it clean – it easily catches dirt and fingerprints. I do not think it is durable as well. At the back we can find a 13-megapixel camera, supported with a LED flash, and under it a small fingerprint scanner. The location of the latter element is appropriate, it basically is where our index finger usually lands, though I would have preferred if this element had been slightly bigger and more noticeable. It works moderately fast and precise – but do not count that you will unlock the phone with a wet finger. On the back panel there is the manufacturer’s logo as well.
There is a lot of additional elements on edges of the device. On the left we have a volume control, one tray that can store a nanoSIM card and another that has a place for a nanoSIM and a microSD card. On the right we have a power/lock button and a small external speaker. On the lower edge there is a microUSB socket, microphone’s hole and a universal jack. It is difficult to have any complaints towards such placement, we just need to get used to the fact that volume and lock buttons are on the opposite side of the housing. The upper edge does not have additional elements.
When it comes to the housing I asses the smartphone positively, though in comparison with the Galaxy J5 (2017) model it does not have a metal housing. It is worth adding that the smartphone will be available in three colours versions: black, which I reviewed, gold and lavender.
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