Samsung Galaxy A6+ review

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 14 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
6"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


AndroidPIT

The Samsung Galaxy A6+ is a decent all-rounder, but for the asking price of $300 (and that’s without warranty), I find it difficult to recommend over the competition. It’s an awkward mix of upper- and lower-end features at an equally awkward price point.

- Nicholas Montegriffo, AndroidPIT
Firstpost

The Samsung A6 Plus is a good, sturdy, and a reliable phone if you want to buy a phone which remains faithful to you. The display is soothing and not harsh, thanks to the OLED display. It has everything you would want in your phone to solve your basic needs.

- Rupali Pangtey, Firstpost
BGR

There’s a fair bit of difficulty in recommending the device, and while it has an impressive build quality, display, and even battery going for it, the innards need more firepower to take on what the competition offers. In addition, the camera could also do with some further optimization.

- Rehan Hooda, BGR
Android Central

The Galaxy A6+ misses out on core features that define a mid-range Samsung phone in 2018. There really isn't any reason to consider the device when there are much better alternatives available at the same price point.

- Harish Jonnalagadda, Android Central
GSMArena

Who doesn't like a phone with an awesome display, battery life to spare and a couple of neat cams? Make it a reasonably affordable one too. The Galaxy A6+ (2018) fits that description nicely. Look elsewhere for comprehensive video capabilities and graphics performance. It's pretty simple.

- GSMArena


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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
6"

The Samsung Galaxy A6+'s screen size is 6 inches with 1080 x 2220 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Octa core 1.8 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 24+ 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
3500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1260 minutes, 900 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy A6+ Specs

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

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Processor Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Octa core 1.8 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: 1.08 W/kg
Body: 1.07 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 3500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 1080 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 900 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 840 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1260 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Gold, Blue, Lavender
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.02 x 7.57 x 0.79 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 191 grams
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 1080 x 2220 pixels
Pixel density 411 pixels
Size 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, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (5 MP 2nd camera, f/1.9)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
24+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/1.9
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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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus

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Critic Reviews


AndroidPIT

Middle class pretender

from AndroidPIT

The Samsung Galaxy A6+ is a decent all-rounder, but for the asking price of $300 (and that’s without warranty), I find it difficult to recommend over the competition. It’s an awkward mix of upper- and lower-end features at an equally awkward price point.

Read full review

The Samsung Galaxy A6+ is a decent all-rounder, but for the asking price of $300 (and that’s without warranty), I find it difficult to recommend over the competition. It’s an awkward mix of upper- and lower-end features at an equally awkward price point.

Read full review

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Firstpost

Overpriced, but display and battery life rock

from Firstpost

The Samsung A6 Plus is a good, sturdy, and a reliable phone if you want to buy a phone which remains faithful to you. The display is soothing and not harsh, thanks to the OLED display. It has everything you would want in your phone to solve your basic needs.

Read full review

The Samsung A6 Plus is a good, sturdy, and a reliable phone if you want to buy a phone which remains faithful to you. The display is soothing and not harsh, thanks to the OLED display. It has everything you would want in your phone to solve your basic needs.

Read full review

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BGR

A valiant effort, but consumers wish for more

from BGR

There’s a fair bit of difficulty in recommending the device, and while it has an impressive build quality, display, and even battery going for it, the innards need more firepower to take on what the competition offers. In addition, the camera could also do with some further optimization.

Read full review

There’s a fair bit of difficulty in recommending the device, and while it has an impressive build quality, display, and even battery going for it, the innards need more firepower to take on what the competition offers. In addition, the camera could also do with some further optimization.

Read full review

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Android Central

One step forward, two steps back

from Android Central

The Galaxy A6+ misses out on core features that define a mid-range Samsung phone in 2018. There really isn't any reason to consider the device when there are much better alternatives available at the same price point.

Read full review

The Galaxy A6+ misses out on core features that define a mid-range Samsung phone in 2018. There really isn't any reason to consider the device when there are much better alternatives available at the same price point.

Read full review

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GSMArena

Excellent endurance

Who doesn't like a phone with an awesome display, battery life to spare and a couple of neat cams? Make it a reasonably affordable one too. The Galaxy A6+ (2018) fits that description nicely. Look elsewhere for comprehensive video capabilities and graphics performance. It's pretty simple.

Read full review

Who doesn't like a phone with an awesome display, battery life to spare and a couple of neat cams? Make it a reasonably affordable one too. The Galaxy A6+ (2018) fits that description nicely. Look elsewhere for comprehensive video capabilities and graphics performance. It's pretty simple.

Read full review

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Digit

It feels somewhat underpowered at this price

from Digit

The Samsung Galaxy A6+ is a pricey phone if you analyse its spec sheet, but if you crumple that sheet, toss it away, and just use the phone, you might discover you actually like using it. I know I liked the solid build, the fine hi-res display, and its daytime photos, if not for its average performance and night-time photos.

Read full review

The Samsung Galaxy A6+ is a pricey phone if you analyse its spec sheet, but if you crumple that sheet, toss it away, and just use the phone, you might discover you actually like using it. I know I liked the solid build, the fine hi-res display, and its daytime photos, if not for its average performance and night-time photos.

Read full review

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Notebookcheck

Simple look and high manufacturing quality

from Notebookcheck

The Samsung Galaxy A6+ stands out with its OLED display and long battery life. With its slim design and smooth system performance to boot, interested customers can expect a solid mid-range smartphone.

Read full review

The Samsung Galaxy A6+ stands out with its OLED display and long battery life. With its slim design and smooth system performance to boot, interested customers can expect a solid mid-range smartphone.

Read full review

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PhoneArena

A reliable affordable phone

from PhoneArena

The Galaxy A6+ is an elegant and sturdy metal phone with an impressive AMOLED screen with lush colors, very good camera that punches above its weight with impressive portrait shots and some of the best selfies on an affordable phone. It’s also got a solid battery life that helps you get through long, busy days.

Read full review

The Galaxy A6+ is an elegant and sturdy metal phone with an impressive AMOLED screen with lush colors, very good camera that punches above its weight with impressive portrait shots and some of the best selfies on an affordable phone. It’s also got a solid battery life that helps you get through long, busy days.

Read full review

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Deccan Chronicle

A robust all-rounder

from Deccan Chronicle

Does the Galaxy A6+ come across a recommendable daily driver? For starters — Yes! The A6+ nails it in the display department, followed by an all-day battery stamina. The OS feels smooth whereas the cameras impress with above average photos. Performance is also up to the mark, with the A6+ keepi...More

Does the Galaxy A6+ come across a recommendable daily driver? For starters — Yes! The A6+ nails it in the display department, followed by an all-day battery stamina. The OS feels smooth whereas the cameras impress with above average photos. Performance is also up to the mark, with the A6+ keeping up eagerly with the tasks that a casual user would throw at it on a daily basis.

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Fone Arena

Good build quality and battery life

from Fone Arena

Overall, the Galaxy A6+ is not the best smartphone in the price range. Samsung has adopted the Infinity display, same as the A8+, the phone’s metal body feels solid in hand, and it has decent rear camera, good selfie camera, and it offers a good battery life as well.

Read full review

Overall, the Galaxy A6+ is not the best smartphone in the price range. Samsung has adopted the Infinity display, same as the A8+, the phone’s metal body feels solid in hand, and it has decent rear camera, good selfie camera, and it offers a good battery life as well.

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