An infinite experience at a low price
SAMSUNG INTRODUCES AN AFFORDABLE VERSION OF ITS GALAXY FOR THOSE WITH SHALLOW POCKETS
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.