Samsung Galaxy A6

7/10 AVG.
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7/10
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The Samsung Galaxy A6 currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.6 GHz
Screen Size
5.6"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Phone Scoop

I think the Galaxy A6 makes for a great teen phone, or something for someone who doesn't want all the bells and whistles. This is a really solid phone for the money, and it competes well with similar offerings from Motorola and others.

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
Tech Advisor

The Galaxy A6 is a very attractive mid-range phone offering a similar package to the A8 but at a much lower price point. We like the design and build quality with the main features being the tall screen with small bezels and decent cameras. It won’t knock your socks off but this is a lot of nice pho...

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor
AndroidPIT

The Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) is the ugly duckling of the A series, which would have been a swan in the J series. Technically speaking, it's more similar to the top of the J range and it lacks the things we would normally expect in the A range, like water resistance. It's far from a total dud, though...

- Benoit Pepicq, AndroidPIT
PhoneArena

The Galaxy A6 (2018) is a compact and elegant phone, with compact being the key word. It is indeed a device that slips easily in a pocket and is very comfortable to handle, and it runs fairly smoothly in the daily grind. The Samsung Experience is a solid and reliable UI that you can count on, even i...

- Victor Hristov, PhoneArena
Notebookcheck

With the Galaxy A6 (2018), Samsung offers a good mid-range smartphone, which has to compete with capable competitors. It has a number of advantages, but it also has just as many disadvantages.

- Manuel Masiero, Notebookcheck


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Common Questions


Samsung released the Galaxy A6 on May 16, 2018.


The Galaxy A6 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Samsung Galaxy A6 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy A6 user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Galaxy A6 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Galaxy A6 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.6"

The Samsung Galaxy A6's screen size is 5.6 inches with 720 x 1480 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.6 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa core 1.6 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1200 minutes, 780 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy A6 Specs

Overview
Release date May 16, 2018
Regions available USA, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/800/850/900 /1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa core 1.6 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64 GB
RAM 3/4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.487 W/kg
Body: 1.386 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 960 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 780 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 720 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1200 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 2.9167 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Gold, Blue, Lavender
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.99 x 7.08 x 0.77 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 162
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1480 pixels
Pixel density 329 pixels
Size 5.6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Phone Scoop

Delivers high-end looks at a mid-range price

from Phone Scoop

I think the Galaxy A6 makes for a great teen phone, or something for someone who doesn't want all the bells and whistles. This is a really solid phone for the money, and it competes well with similar offerings from Motorola and others.

Read full review

I think the Galaxy A6 makes for a great teen phone, or something for someone who doesn't want all the bells and whistles. This is a really solid phone for the money, and it competes well with similar offerings from Motorola and others.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

Flagship-esque features at an almost budget level price

from Tech Advisor

The Galaxy A6 is a very attractive mid-range phone offering a similar package to the A8 but at a much lower price point. We like the design and build quality with the main features being the tall screen with small bezels and decent cameras. It won’t knock your socks off but this is a lot of nice phone for not much money.

Read full review

The Galaxy A6 is a very attractive mid-range phone offering a similar package to the A8 but at a much lower price point. We like the design and build quality with the main features being the tall screen with small bezels and decent cameras. It won’t knock your socks off but this is a lot of nice phone for not much money.

Read full review

Less

AndroidPIT

The A series' ugly duckling

from AndroidPIT

The Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) is the ugly duckling of the A series, which would have been a swan in the J series. Technically speaking, it's more similar to the top of the J range and it lacks the things we would normally expect in the A range, like water resistance. It's far from a total dud, though. I

Read full review

The Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) is the ugly duckling of the A series, which would have been a swan in the J series. Technically speaking, it's more similar to the top of the J range and it lacks the things we would normally expect in the A range, like water resistance. It's far from a total dud, though. I

Read full review

Less

PhoneArena

Compact and elegant

from PhoneArena

The Galaxy A6 (2018) is a compact and elegant phone, with compact being the key word. It is indeed a device that slips easily in a pocket and is very comfortable to handle, and it runs fairly smoothly in the daily grind. The Samsung Experience is a solid and reliable UI that you can count on, even if it lacks exciting new features.

Read full review

The Galaxy A6 (2018) is a compact and elegant phone, with compact being the key word. It is indeed a device that slips easily in a pocket and is very comfortable to handle, and it runs fairly smoothly in the daily grind. The Samsung Experience is a solid and reliable UI that you can count on, even if it lacks exciting new features.

Read full review

Less

Notebookcheck

Advantages and disadvantages cancel each other out

from Notebookcheck

With the Galaxy A6 (2018), Samsung offers a good mid-range smartphone, which has to compete with capable competitors. It has a number of advantages, but it also has just as many disadvantages.

Read full review

With the Galaxy A6 (2018), Samsung offers a good mid-range smartphone, which has to compete with capable competitors. It has a number of advantages, but it also has just as many disadvantages.

Read full review

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GSMArena

It's got a tough crowd to fight in the mid-range

It's a really capable phone, the Galaxy A6 (2018). It's got a good rear camera, a great front facing one, excellent battery life, and well, an okay AMOLED display. Trouble is, it's not good enough to justify its current price. Price drops and carrier subsidies could help make it a better deal, bu...More

It's a really capable phone, the Galaxy A6 (2018). It's got a good rear camera, a great front facing one, excellent battery life, and well, an okay AMOLED display. Trouble is, it's not good enough to justify its current price. Price drops and carrier subsidies could help make it a better deal, but as it stands, it's not an easy recommendation.

Read full review

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