Galaxy A6 & Galaxy A6 Plus
Galaxy A6 & Galaxy A6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+, along with Galaxy J4 and J6 were launched in Pakistan at the end of May. We earlier professed how the company has failed to provide its users with smartphones that have high value for money. Instead, it is the trait that Chinese companies like Huawei and Xiaomi are developing in their phones.

Although Samsung is the uncrowned king of the Android smartphone with its matchless performance of flagships like S9+ and Note 8, the company still needs to struggle to capture the mid-range market as the Chinese giants are its archrivals in the said category.

Judging by how Samsung has priced Galaxy A6 and A6+ in Pakistan, we have strong reservations about Samsung being able to infiltrate the midrange market. The prices are astonishingly high for the specs that both the phones are offering.

Galaxy A6 Specs

Galaxy A6

It’s is evident that Samsung did not focus on the device as much as it should have which resulted in poor specs of the phone with a high price. The phone costs a whopping Rs. 40,000 in the market as of now. Galaxy A6 features Exynos 7870 which is an old chipset from 2016, oh! and that 720P display is a huge let down at this price. Here are the specs of the device

  • Display: 5.6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 720 x 1480 pixels
  • Processor: Exynos 7870 Octa
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Rear Camera: 16MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • OS: Android Oreo

Galaxy A6+ Specs

Galaxy A6 Plus

It’s a normal practice that whenever any smartphone manufacturer launches a “Plus” version of a phone, it usually comes with better specs than the original one. Well, not in this case. Even the Galaxy A6+ packs Snapdragon 450 which is an entry-level chipset but to our disappointment, the phone is priced extremely high in accordance with its specs and costs Rs. 47,000 in the Pakistani market.

  • Display: 6.0 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2220 x 1080 pixels
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Rear Camera: 16MP + 5MP
  • Front Camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 3500mAh
  • OS: Android Oreo

Better Alternatives to Galaxy A6 and A6+

There are a plethora of devices from different companies that you can buy as the alternatives of both the Galaxy A6 and A6+. Some of them are listed here. These devices cost less than both the Samsung offerings and but at the same time have way better specs and provide a good value for your hard-earned money.

Huawei P20 Lite

Huawei p20 Lite

The youngest sibling from the P20 series of Chinese mammoth is in a league of its own. It houses a HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor that is known for its power efficiency and superb performance. The phone also has a decent battery life and a good camera. All in all, we can say that it’s better than both the Samsung phones and is priced at Rs. 36,000 in Pakistani market.

  • Display: 5.84 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Processor: Kirin 659
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Rear Camera: Dual 16MP + 2MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • OS: Android Oreo

Oppo F7

Oppo F7

The latest affordable flagship from Oppo is also the top contestant for replacing the Samsung’s over-priced devices. F7 comes with a premium design and updated specs along with which the phone focuses specifically on the camera and comes with a 25MP selfie lens equipped with AI and HDR capabilities.

The Price of the 64GB variant is Rs. 39,899 whereas the 128GB Oppo F7 is available for Rs. 49,899.

  • Display: 6.23 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 x 1080 pixels
  • Processor: MediaTek P60 chipset
  • RAM: 4GB or 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB or 128GB
  • Rear Camera: 16MP
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 3400mAh
  • OS: Android Oreo

Nokia 8

Nokia 8

HMD Global launched the Nokia 8 in Pakistan as the flagship phone of 2017. The phone hosts the powerful flagship processor, Snapdragon 835, that can also be found in Google Pixel 2 as well. With stock Android’s clean UI and a superb camera, Nokia 8 hosts many other best features which prove that the phone is leagues ahead of the Galaxy A6 and A6+ and is fairly priced at Rs. 36,000.

  • Display: 5.3” IPS LCD
  • Screen Resolution: QHD 2560 x 1440
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB that can be expanded up to 256GB via MicroSD card
  • Rear Camera: 13MP (Colour + OIS) + 13MP (Mono)
  • Front Camera: 13MP PDAF
  • Battery: 3090mAh
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Upgradeable to Oreo)

Vivo V9

Vivo V9

Vivo V9 is yet another better alternative to the Galaxy A6 and A6+. It comes with a modern, notched design and a 24 MP AI enabled selfie camera. The phone is a decent performer، stuffed up with impressive specs in this price range and provides a good value for money, definitely better than the Samsung offerings

Vivo V9 is adequately priced at Rs. 38,000۔

  • Display: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 x 1080 pixels
  • Processor: Snapdragon 626
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Rear Camera: dual 16MP+5MP
  • Front Camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 3260mAh
  • OS: Android Oreo

Huawei ‏Mate 10 Lite

Huawei Mate 10 Lite

Huawei enjoyed a huge share of the Pakistani market, thanks to this superb smartphone. Huawei Mate 10 lite was a huge success and is still selling like hot cakes. The phone packs a Fullview Display with 18:9 aspect ratio and is among the few mid-range phones that feature four cameras, a dual camera setup on both the front as well as the back.

The phone is currently priced at Rs. 31,000 and with its superb performance and decent price, it is potentially a better alternative to Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+

  • Display: 5.9 inches IPS
  • Resolution: 2160 x 1080 pixels
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Processor: Kirin 659 octa-core
  • Internal storage: 64GB
  • Rear Camera: Dual 16MP+16MP
  • Front Camera: Dual 13MP+13MP
  • Battery: 3340 mAh
  • OS: Android Oreo

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