An in­fi­nite ex­pe­ri­ence at a low price



AN AF­FORD­ABLE smart­phone with a big screen and good qual­ity dual rear cam­era, the 2018 edi­tion of the Sam­sung Gal­axy J6+ has a 6inch In­fin­ity Dis­play in 18.5:9 for­mat with 1480x720 pixel res­o­lu­tion. The large dis­play is good for us­ing the Sam­sung App Pair fea­ture that al­lows you to open two apps si­mul­ta­ne­ously, thus let­ting you browse the In­ter­net while you’re chat­ting with friends.

The App Pair or split screen view can be ac­ti­vated by open­ing the list of re­cently used apps and se­lect­ing those you want dis­played in the up­per half and lower half of the screen.

The J6+ is af­ford­able be­cause it doesn’t use the fast flag­ship pro­ces­sor but its per­for­mance is good even with­out that ex­tra boost. It’s pow­ered by Qual­comm Snap­dragon 425 quad-core pro­ces­sor run­ning at 1.4GHz and equipped with 4 gi­ga­bytes of RAM and 64 GB stor­age, which is ex­pand­able with a mi­croSD card by up to 512 GB.

Dur­ing the test, I didn't feel the touch screen and menus were lag­ging although they were def­i­nitely not as fast as the flag­ship mod­els.

But even with this low price, the J6+ also comes with fast 4G LTE con­nec­tion. I tested it on TrueMove H’s LTE net­work and it was up and run­ning in no time at all.

I used Ookla Speedtest app to mea­sure the con­nec­tion speed and the phone got the down­load speed of 37.4 Mbps and up­load speed of 28.5 Mbps.

The J6+ comes with good qual­ity rear cam­era that uses dual cam­era sys­tem for cre­at­ing a beau­ti­ful bokeh ef­fect. The main cam­era of the dual cam­era sys­tem has 13megapixel res­o­lu­tion and it uses a bright lens of f/1.9. The sec­ondary cam­era has 5 MP res­o­lu­tion and uses f/2.2 lens. The data from the sec­ondary cam­era uses is used to ob­tain the blurred back­ground ef­fect.

The cam­era pro­vides Live Fo­cus mode for shoot­ing out­stand­ing sub­jects with blurred back­ground. In this mode, a slide bar is dis­played on the screen for you to ad­just the level of blur in the back­ground, and I had no trou­ble cap­tur­ing beau­ti­ful por­traits with blurred back­ground.

Oth­ers mode op­tions are Auto, Beauty and Pro. The Auto lets you cap­ture beau­ti­ful shots in most en­vi­ron­ments while the Beauty mode will make your sub­ject look younger with fair and smooth skin. The Pro mode lets you ad­just ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion value, ISO and white bal­ance set­tings.

The J6+ comes with 8-MP front cam­era that’s great for selfie shots and has sev­eral fun shoot­ing modes. One of them is the Stick­ers mode that let you su­per­im­pose stick­ers on your self por­traits.

There’s also a Selfie Fo­cus mode for blur­ring the back­ground and a Wide Selfie so you can get all your friends in too.

The J6+ comes with a fin­ger­print reader em­bed­ded on the power but­ton on the right side for quickly and se­curely un­lock­ing your phone. The phone also sup­ports face un­lock­ing. I tried both meth­ods and found they worked ef­fec­tively.

The J6+ comes with a large bat­tery of 3,300 mAh ca­pac­ity that can com­fort­ably last a day on a sin­gle charge. Sam­sung Gal­axy J6+ re­tails for Bt7,990.

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