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Galaxy A6 (2018) review: worth buying?

Created date: 11/18/2018, 10:33:44, Updated date: 04/15/2020, 18:32:31

We've conducted a detailed review of the Galaxy A6 (2018), looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Galaxy A6 (2018)

Galaxy A6 (2018)'s size

The Galaxy A6 (2018) is 2.8inches (70.8mm) wide, 5.9inches (149.9mm) tall, and 0.3inches (7.7mm) thick. At this size, a man with large hands would be able to operate it comfortably with one hand, but it may feel a bit large for a woman with small hands. In the case of the Galaxy A6 (2018), it weighs about 5.7oz (162g). The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

In giving an overall rating to the Galaxy A6 (2018), while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

Galaxy A6 (2018)'s screen

The Galaxy A6 (2018) has a 5.6 inch screen. The smartphone has a large, impressive screen, which allows you to enjoy photos and videos to the fullest. It is also very good for writing business documents and doing other work.

The resolution of the Galaxy A6 (2018)'s screen is pretty much standard. It shouldn't be a problem for normal use, but it might prove to be a bit dissatisfying for those who wish to better enjoy their photos, videos, or games.

The CPU performance of Galaxy A6 (2018)

The Galaxy A6 (2018) has an extremely high processing power of 1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), so it can smoothly run any app out there with ease. Its performance ranks among the top-class of all smartphones released to date. It's well suited to running even the most demanding of 3D games with ease.

The Galaxy A6 (2018) has 4GB of RAM, so it has plenty of space. In rare cases this amount of RAM might not be sufficient, but there shouldn't be too much stress on the machine with this amount.

The Galaxy A6 (2018) has the overall operating speed of a high-end smartphone, so it will hardly ever cause you trouble. But you might need to be careful when using heavy apps like 3D games a lot.

Galaxy A6 (2018)'s storage capacity

The Galaxy A6 (2018) has 64GB of data storage, which is plenty for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space.

Since the Galaxy A6 (2018) is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

The camera function of Galaxy A6 (2018)

The Galaxy A6 (2018) has a 16 MP main camera that lets you take photos and videos in a quite high resolution. You may be a little dissatisfied with it in some situations, for example when you want to capture scenery in very high resolution or print out beautiful photos, but this should not be an issue you run into very often.

The Galaxy A6 (2018) is equipped with a rather powerful 16 MP front camera. The photos turn out quite well since they don't look grainy even when you print them out.

The battery performance of Galaxy A6 (2018)

The Galaxy A6 (2018) has a relatively large battery with 3000mAh. The Galaxy A6 (2018) has a good battery life compared to other smartphones. You won't feel stressed even if you spend all day surfing the web or on Twitter and you can also watch videos or play games on the go without having to worry too much about the battery. If you watch videos or play games for too long, however, you might want to watch your battery a bit.

Overall assessment of Galaxy A6 (2018)

The Galaxy A6 (2018) is a high-performance smartphone. You're not likely to experience any inconvenience in general use.

The merits and demerits of Galaxy A6 (2018)

The merits of Galaxy A6 (2018)

  • It's easy to hold and you can even comfortably use it with one hand.
  • With the large display you can comfortably use it to watch videos and play games.
  • It has a high performance CPU, meaning that even 3D games run smoothly.
  • It has a somewhat high-spec front camera and is suitable for all your everyday photos.

The demerits of Galaxy A6 (2018)

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Specifications of Galaxy A6 (2018)

Galaxy A6 (2018)
ImageGalaxy A6 (2018)
MakerSamsung
Release date5, 2018
ColorBlack/Gold/Blue/Lavender
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.8inches (70.8mm) x 5.9inches (149.9mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)
Weight5.7oz (162g)
Display size5.6 inch
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 1480
Pixel density293ppi
Battery capacity3000mAh
ChipsetExynos 7870 Octa
CPU specs1.6GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB
Storage size64GB
Rear-camera resolution16 MP
Front-camera resolution16 MP

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Comparing the specifications of Galaxy A6 (2018) against similar products

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Galaxy A6 (2018)

58.1-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70.8mm) x 5.9inches (149.9mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

59.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (69mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.3inches (8.8mm)

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

59.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (69mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.3inches (8.8mm)

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

52.3Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (74mm) x 6.2inches (158mm) x 0.4inches (8.9mm)

Galaxy A6s

50.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.5mm) x 6.2inches (156.3mm) x 0.3inches (8.4mm)

Galaxy A7 (2018)

50.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.8mm) x 6.3inches (159.8mm) x 0.3inches (7.5mm)

Galaxy A9 (2018)

49.6Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (77mm) x 6.4inches (162.5mm) x 0.3inches (7.8mm)

Galaxy Note9

49.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.4mm) x 6.4inches (161.9mm) x 0.3inches (8.8mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Galaxy A6 (2018)

65.6-Weight:5.7oz (162g)

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

66.0Weight:5.7oz (161g)

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

66.0Weight:5.7oz (161g)

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

55.6Weight:6.6oz (187g)

Galaxy A6s

57.2Weight:6.4oz (183g)

Galaxy A7 (2018)

63.2Weight:5.9oz (168g)

Galaxy A9 (2018)

57.2Weight:6.4oz (183g)

Galaxy Note9

49.9Weight:7.1oz (201g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Galaxy A6 (2018)

83.6-Display size:5.6 inch

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

86.8Display size:5.8 inch

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

86.8Display size:5.8 inch

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

90.3Display size:6.2 inch

Galaxy A6s

90.0Display size:6 inch

Galaxy A7 (2018)

90.0Display size:6 inch

Galaxy A9 (2018)

90.5Display size:6.3 inch

Galaxy Note9

90.7Display size:6.4 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Galaxy A6 (2018)

46.5-

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

92.7

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

92.7

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

92.7

Galaxy A6s

72.7

Galaxy A7 (2018)

73.6

Galaxy A9 (2018)

73.6

Galaxy Note9

92.7

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Galaxy A6 (2018)

70.0-RAM size:4GB

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

70.0RAM size:4GB

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

70.0RAM size:4GB

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

90.0RAM size:6GB

Galaxy A6s

90.0RAM size:6GB

Galaxy A7 (2018)

90.0RAM size:6GB

Galaxy A9 (2018)

93.4RAM size:8GB

Galaxy Note9

93.4RAM size:8GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Galaxy A6 (2018)

67.0-Storage size:64GB

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

67.0Storage size:64GB

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

67.0Storage size:64GB

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

67.0Storage size:64GB

Galaxy A6s

90.0Storage size:128GB

Galaxy A7 (2018)

90.0Storage size:128GB

Galaxy A9 (2018)

90.0Storage size:128GB

Galaxy Note9

95.0Storage size:512GB

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobattery

Galaxy A6 (2018)

65.0-Battery capacity:3000mAh

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

65.0Battery capacity:3000mAh

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

65.0Battery capacity:3000mAh

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

72.5Battery capacity:3500mAh

Galaxy A6s

69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

Galaxy A7 (2018)

69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

Galaxy A9 (2018)

77.0Battery capacity:3800mAh

Galaxy Note9

80.0Battery capacity:4000mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Galaxy A6 (2018)

68.8-Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

59.8Rear-camera resolution:12.2 MP

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

59.8Rear-camera resolution:12.2 MP

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

59.8Rear-camera resolution:12.2 MP

Galaxy A6s

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

Galaxy A7 (2018)

87.6Rear-camera resolution:24 MP

Galaxy A9 (2018)

87.6Rear-camera resolution:24 MP

Galaxy Note9

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Galaxy A6 (2018)

75.4-Front-camera resolution:16 MP

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Galaxy A6s

70.0Front-camera resolution:12 MP

Galaxy A7 (2018)

86.6Front-camera resolution:24 MP

Galaxy A9 (2018)

86.6Front-camera resolution:24 MP

Galaxy Note9

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Galaxy A6 (2018)

61.8-Color:Black/Gold/Blue/Lavender, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70.8mm) x 5.9inches (149.9mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.7oz (162g)

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

62.6Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (69mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.3inches (8.8mm), Weight:5.7oz (161g)

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

62.6Color:Titanium Gray/Midnight Black/Lilac Purple, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (69mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.3inches (8.8mm), Weight:5.7oz (161g)

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

54.0Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (74mm) x 6.2inches (158mm) x 0.4inches (8.9mm), Weight:6.6oz (187g)

Galaxy A6s

54.1Color:Black/White/Blue/Pink/Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.5mm) x 6.2inches (156.3mm) x 0.3inches (8.4mm), Weight:6.4oz (183g)

Galaxy A7 (2018)

56.9Color:Black/blue/gold/pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.8mm) x 6.3inches (159.8mm) x 0.3inches (7.5mm), Weight:5.9oz (168g)

Galaxy A9 (2018)

53.4Color:Caviar Black/Lemonade Blue/Bubblegum Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (77mm) x 6.4inches (162.5mm) x 0.3inches (7.8mm), Weight:6.4oz (183g)

Galaxy Note9

49.6Color:Metallic Copper/Lavender Purple/Ocean Blue/Midnight Black/Pure White/Alpine White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.4mm) x 6.4inches (161.9mm) x 0.3inches (8.8mm), Weight:7.1oz (201g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Galaxy A6 (2018)

59.9-Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1480, Pixel density:293ppi

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

89.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:567ppi

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

89.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:567ppi

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

88.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:530ppi

Galaxy A6s

84.9Display type:PLS TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:402ppi

Galaxy A7 (2018)

85.2Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2220, Pixel density:411ppi

Galaxy A9 (2018)

82.9Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2220, Pixel density:391ppi

Galaxy Note9

88.0Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:514ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Galaxy A6 (2018)

85.8-OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 7870 Octa, CPU specs:1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

89.1OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 845 SDM845, CPU specs:2.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

89.1OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 845 SDM845, CPU specs:2.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

91.8OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 845 SDM845, CPU specs:2.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Galaxy A6s

90.1OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660, CPU specs:2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Galaxy A7 (2018)

89.8OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 7885, CPU specs:2.2GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Galaxy A9 (2018)

92.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660, CPU specs:2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

Galaxy Note9

94.4OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 9810, CPU specs:2.7GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

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