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Samsung Galaxy A6s

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A6s
Samsung Galaxy A6s (Galaxy Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 8 x 2.2 GHz, Kryo 260
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.00 inch 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixel 402 PPI, Capacitive, PLS TFT, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, or 128GB
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD (256GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, ANT+, USB-C
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 156.3 x 76.5 ( = 0.33 x 6.15 x 3.01 in)
Battery
3300 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Dual: 12MP (f/1.8) + 5MP (f/2.2)
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
183 g ( = 6.46 oz / 0.4 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
250 Euro

 

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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A6s

70% Samsung Galaxy A6S review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Such is the quality and aggressive pricing of the budget phone market today, that importing cheaper models from overseas isn’t quite the bargain it used to be. The Galaxy A6S is a solid device if you’re looking for something cheap with decent performance. That being said, the sub-par cameras are less enticing and the strange operating system quirks make it impossible to recommend unless the security patches can be brought up to date.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Model: The Samsung Galaxy A6s is a member of the Galaxy A series, which is a entry-level to mid-range smartphone family. Now, the Galaxy A6s is a bit different from the rest, because it is not produced by Samsung. It is manufactured by a company called Wingtech. It is actually the first Samsung phone that is not manufactured by Samsung.

I picked the Samsung Galaxy A6s to write a review for, because it is a model that is specifically produced for the Chinese market, yet some of the people around me got the device and struggled with its setup.

First of all, this may not be the last device that is produced by someone else for Samsung. Those companies are called ODM (Original Design Manufacturer). It is a tactic used to reduce the production costs. Lets say you have a production line and these ODM companies also have a line. Instead of you producing the goods, you let the ODM company manufacture it and then you shutdown your operations. So, you save money while keeping production. Samsung's China market share was going down, so it looks like they preferred this way.

Now, enough of the introduction. About the phone. I am going to be honest here. It is boring. Because it is a mid-level budget phone, so nothing really stands out. Everything is pretty generic and there is nothing really special about this phone to mention about. What makes it really different from all other phones out there is the part I explained in the introduction.

Now, lets say you are out looking for a new smartphone and you happen to have about 200 to 300 Euros. What phone should you be buying? If you are someone who thinks brand name plays a big role in quality, you will most likely be directed to Samsung Galaxy A Series phones or some of the light versions of Huawei phones. Don't forget that none of them are flagship phones. If you want more performance, I would suggest Xiaomi, OnePlus, or Honor. What I am trying to say is, the Galaxy A6s with its current price (which is around 200 Euros) has a tough job. Because it is expensive just because it is a Samsung, nothing else. Samsung does a good job with flagship phones, but mid range is not where it shines because of the competition.

The question is, would I recommend this model? Nope. Because it does not matter whether you have money or not, you should get the best out of your budget. Therefore in the mid range, I don't recommend any of the big brands. For 200 Euros, a Pocophone from Xiaomi will just beat the Samsung Galaxy A6s everyday. Therefore, I would skip this phone to be forgotten in the history.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

Qualcomm Adreno 512: Integrated graphics card based on the Adreno 500 architecture, like the Adreno 520 in the Snapdragon 820. According to Qualcomm up to 30% faster than the previous generation (Adreno 510?). Supports DirectX12, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 660: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2.2 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz cores) and a rather slow Adreno 512 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.00":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.183 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

 

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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