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Samsung Galaxy J6 Dual SIM
Tests

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By: Jolanta Szczepaniak

A compact, budget model

Sound

The speaker is on the right edge. It provides a rather loud and clear sound, though because of its location I have constantly covered it with my finger while gaming. After plugging in earphones we can use the equalizer and Dolby Atmos settings.

The presence of the minijack and an FM radio with the function of recording broadcasts (to the M4A format) is an advantage.


Photos and video

In the J6 (2018) model its photography capabilities resemble its price shelf. The main, 13-megapixel camera with the f/1.9 lens provides photos in the maximum resolution of 4144x3106 pixels and videos in the FullHD quality (1920x1080 pixels). It is supported with an autofocus and a LED flash.

The camera app is rather simple in usage. Modes can be change by moving a finger across the display right or left. Available work modes cover HDR, Night, Panorama, Pro, Beauty, Auto, Stickers and Series.


The camera takes good day time photos, but it does not work well during a night. In good lighting the 13-megapixel camera captures photos that are usually good when it comes to sharpness and colours. Sometimes in the auto mode there are shots with faded colours, I had to use the HDR mode numerous times, which unfortunately does not work in the auto mode. Photos taken in poorly lighted rooms and at night are bad. They have a low level of details and a high noise level. On the other hand, the camera works poorly when the light is too bright – it instantly overexposes the image.

Here are photography results:


The front camera, with fixed focus and LED flash, offers photos in the maximum quality of 8-megapixel and a 3280x2458 pixels resolution. Just like the main camera, it records FullHD videos. It offers different effects in photos, like background blurring, group selfie (panorama), stickers and a selfie with different beautifying options. The results are usually pleasing, provided that we are not using it in motion (and we are not taking a photo of a moving object). The LED flash can be an advantage, it works in pair with display lighting – in this way, we can easily illuminate and blind the person taking a photo :)


When it comes to video recording the smartphone cannot be distinguished with anything in particular. It works in weaker lighting, but basically I think that the competition works much better. Sometimes there are problems with maintainig the focus, there is no image stabilization either:

Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) (SM-J600FN) – sample videos
video: GSMchoice.com, via YouTube

The Galaxy J6 model was never supposed to be a smartphone for photos. But it will be more than enough for those who are sometimes using the camera to take photos outdoors, on a beach or in a garden.

Source: GSMchoice.com; viewed: 442 times.


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