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Samsung Galaxy A6
Samsung Galaxy A6
Samsung Galaxy A6
Samsung Galaxy A6
Samsung Galaxy A6
Samsung Galaxy A6
Samsung Galaxy A6
Samsung Galaxy A6

Informr score
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
Operating system
1.6 GHz
1.6 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
16+ MP, f/1.7
16+ MP, f/1.7
3000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Phone Scoop
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
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

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

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

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

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

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

1.6 GHz

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


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

16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ MP, f/1.7 camera.

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

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.


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

Release Date May 16, 2018
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa core 1.6 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
RAM 3/4 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.487 W/kg
Body: 1.386 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
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
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
16+ Megapixels, f/1.7
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
16+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1480 pixels
Pixel Density 329 pixels
Size 5.6 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
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 (Cellular) Up to 720 minutes
Talk Time Up to 1200 minutes
Standby Time Up to 2.9167 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
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 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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