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Published: May 28, 2018 12:23:55 AM
Samsung recently announced the latest addition to its affordable J series – the Samsung Galaxy J6. Looks like the smartphone is out of stock. If you can not wait for Samsung to top up its stock or look for something extra in that budget, there are five viable alternatives for the same price in India. Spoiler alert – most of these alternatives are better than the J6 in several ways.
Before we get started, let's take a quick look at the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy J6. The phone has a Super AMOLED display with 5.6 inches HD + (1480 x 720 pixels) and narrow bezels. The handset is Samsung's Exynos 7870 octa-core chip with eight A53 cores at 1.6 GHz ticking. It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable memory. It has a 13MP main camera and 8MP selfie camera. It runs Android Oreo and packs a 3,000mAh battery under the hood. The price for the J6 is 13,990 rupees
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (Rs 14,999)
You guessed that, right? Although it's not the simplest phone, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Pro products come in weekly flash sales, but the phone is much more powerful than the J6. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC with 8-core 1.8 GHz kryos and Adreno 509 graphics. The photography department is powered by a combination of 12MP + 5MP sensors on the back and a 20MP front sensor for selfies along with a soft light to assist you in gloomy conditions.
It does not have an AMOLED screen, but one 6-inch screen 18: 9 high-resolution Full HD + display with 2160 x 1080 pixels. The battery capacity is also higher with 4000mAh. The phone has just received an Android Oreo update. The 4GB RAM + 64GB memory version of this handset can be purchased for Rs 14,999.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (Rs 12,999)
If you mention the Note 5 Pro, you can not forget it's near identical twin, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. It is very similar to the Xiaomi phone in terms of display, processor, RAM and memory. Where it differs is in the photo and battery department. You get a 13MP + 5MP dual camera setup on the back and an 8MP selfie camera on the front.
The Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a massive 5000mAh battery. Asus has opted for Android UI on this phone, which is another plus for many. The phone is running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Pricing is even more aggressive with the 4GB RAM / 64GB memory version for Rs 12,999.
Realme 1 [6GB RAM/ 128GB Storage] (Rs 13,990)
Talk about a phone with the exact price tag like the Samsung Galaxy J6 and the The first handset that comes to mind is the newly released (Oppo) Realme 1 sold for Rs 13,990. What is particularly impressive about this price is that the Realme 1 offers twice as much RAM (6 GB) and four times more internal memory (128 GB) in this budget. The goodness does not stop here. It is powered by a more than decent Mediatek Helio P60 octa-core chip with Mali G72 MP3 graphics.
The Realme 1 has a 6-inch Full HD + 18: 9 -Display with narrow aperture – also not AMOLED, but higher resolution. The camera specifications are the same as the J6 with a 13MP sensor on the back and 8MP front. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Color OS 5.0 at the top. A 3410mAh battery powers the Realme 1 for a day. A notable absence here is a fingerprint scanner, but the phone supports face unlock that the company claims to unlock the device in 0.1 seconds.
Honor 7X (Rs 12,999)
Honor 7X offers you a metal back and close frameless lively 5.93 inch Full HD + 18: 9 display with 2160 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by a Kirin 659 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of memory with a microSD card slot for further expansion. The rear-view cameras are equipped with 16MP + 2MP sensors, which click on good photos in most conditions, with the exception of dim light. Selfies are worried by an 8MP snapper forward.
The phone runs Android Nougat 7.0 with its proprietary EMUI 5.1 layer at the top. This is considered a deficiency until it gets an Oreo update. But at Rs 12,999, the Honor 7X is a very clean deal and looks extremely classy and much more expensive than its asking price.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo (Rs 15,990)
If you are brand conscious and need an alternative Samsung yourself, then the Galaxy J7 Duo is a great option. It does not have the New Age 18.5: 9 display with a narrow bezel like the J6, but has a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display. If you can live with it, things will only get better for this handset.
It has a more powerful Exynos 7885 Octa-Core SoC with a pair of A73 cores clocked at 2.2GHz. It is supported by 4GB of RAM and 32GB of memory, which can be expanded with a MicroSD card. You get 13MP + 5MP dual cameras on the back and an 8MP shooter on the front. Just like the Samsung Galaxy J6, the J7 Duo also has a 3000mAh battery and runs Android Oreo out of the box. It costs Rs 15,990.
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