System and applications
Galaxy J6 2018 works under Android 8.0 and the Samsung Experience 9.0 interface. There is a preinstalled set of apps from Google, a few signed by Samsung (for example a browser, Recorder, Smart Things, Samsung Health and Galaxy Apps) and a software from Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive and LinkedIn). From external sources we have Facebook. The whole works fast and smooth, during the whole usage of Galaxy J6 there were no lags no errors forcing me to close apps or restarting the device.
The smartphone offers a lot of personalization options, we can change wallpapers, themes, adjust widgets, choose the screen options (only the main screen or a screen plus apps menu) or change the icons’ grid. In addition, we can adjust to some extent the displayed image to our own preferences – besides the mentioned brightness enhancement there is a blue light filter and configuring the display’s mode, that is predefined display settings (Basic, AMOLED Cinema, AMOLED Photo) and the Adaptive Display option, in which the colours, saturation and sharpness are adjusted automatically, with the possibility to control the white balance and colours (red, green and blue). We can change the looks of the navigation bar and icons’ frame. In Advanced Functions of settings we will find Game Launcher and some gestures support. Other options are, for example, the one hand usage mode and dividing screen for two parallel apps.
It is worth mentioning about the biometrical security. The smartphone can be unlocked using facial recognition – and it works selectively. The fingerprint scanner turned out to be more effective and faster. Besides unlocking the device it ensures access to two other security functions: Samsung Pass card (logging into Samsung account, Internet websites or apps without providing authorisation data) and Safe Folder app, that is a private space in the smartphone, locked from access from a third party. There is the Smart Lock function as well – that is keeping the device unlocked in a certain location, in proximity to certain devices, during a contact with a body or after recognizing a voice.