Samsung Galaxy A6 was first released in May 2018. We bought it as the replacement phone for Samsung Galaxy A3, to whom glass cracked on the rocks in Georgia (in the yard of Iosebis Duqani) while we traveled to the region of Kakheti.

As the repair cost was about the half price of a new one, we decided to go for a brand new and more powerful phone.

2 year lifetime is good for a phone, at least that's what I believe so.

Bought this phone during Black Friday sale in Georgia (Tbilisi) at AltaOk store in Eastpoint. The sales price was GEL 599 ($225.61), and it said it's discount from GEL 749 ($282.11). Though on Amazon you can get brand new unlocked Samsung Galaxy A6 phone for $214.99

Samsung Galaxy A6 sealed and sold in Georgia

Samsung Galaxy A6 sealed and sold in Georgia

The model we bought today in Georgia, seems is manufactured for the market of Russia and CIS, thus there is an international version available (I'm bad at gadget model numbers).

Samsung Galaxy A6 unpacked

Samsung Galaxy A6 unpacked

Here is what comes out of the box - a phone, USB cable, and an electrical cable for faster charger, earphones and a special pin to remove sim card holder

Technical details

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2018, May
Status Available. Released 2018, May
BODY Dimensions 149.9 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm (5.90 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)
Weight 159 g (5.61 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  - Samsung Pay
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.6 inches, 79.6 cm2 (~75.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1480 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~294 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
PLATFORM OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Exynos 7870 Octa (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830 MP1
MEMORY Card ​slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Single 16 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), PDAF
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 16 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide)
Features LED flash
Video  
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Dolby Atmos sound (headphones only)
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes (optional)
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  - ANT+ support
- MP4/WMV/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, Gold, Blue, Lavender
SAR EU 0.49 W/kg (head)     1.39 W/kg (body)    
Price About 200 EUR
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 1137 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1019
Basemark X: 5639
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 3.397 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 76dB / Noise 72dB / Ring 91dB
Audio quality Noise -92.8dB / Crosstalk -91.7dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 83h

Data source: Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A3 is an excellent budget level business class smartphone with blazing speed. Get one on Amazon.