Samsung Galaxy A6+ (2018)
The Samsung Galaxy A-series are going through a bit of an identity crisis with J-style metal replacing the glass in the lower end of the lineup. But we already knew that – we had the A6 (2018) in for review just last month. Now it’s the plus’s turn – the Galaxy A6+ (2018) brings more than just a bigger display.
Well, for one, it’s also higher-res – 1080p vs. the non-plus’s 720p, and it’s one of those Samsung-style 1080p’s with an 18.5:9 aspect. Super AMOLED, naturally, and notchelss too – yay!
There’s also a secondary camera on the back – a 5MP depth-sensing module is there to assist the main 16MP shooter (shared between this year’s As) in taking blurred background portraits. Meanwhile, a 50% bump in pixel count sees the A6+ sporting a 24MP front-facing camera – all of a sudden the 16MP selfies of the A6 don’t look that impressive.
With a larger display comes the need for a higher battery capacity and the plus delivers – 3,500mAh sounds plenty. Couple that with an efficient, if not too brawny, 14nm Snapdragon 450 chipset and we could be looking at some pretty great endurance.
The Galaxy A6+ (2018) ticks some other important checkboxes too – there’s a dedicated microSD slot on top of the twin nano SIM bay, a fingerprint reader on the back ensures some security, and a 3.5mm jack means you can connect your choice of headphones. And use them as the antenna for the FM radio, because there’s a receiver for that, too.