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Samsung Galaxy A6



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In a nutshell

  • 5.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display
  • 16MP rear camera
  • 32GB internal storage
  • Available in Black, Lavender and Gold

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“Get ready for an amazing viewing experience. The near bezel-less Infinity Display is a thing of beauty, with vivid colours and deep blacks.”

What Users Say

4.0 based on

  • Operating System

    Android Oreo (8.0)

  • Battery

    Up to 10 hours talktime

  • Camera

    16 Megapixels

  • Storage

    Available in 32GB

  • Display

    5.6 inches

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Samsung Galaxy A6.

Make Every Selfie Special

The Galaxy A6 features a 16MP camera on the front and back for stunning high-resolution results. Look good every day even in low light thanks to an adjustable LED flash and Selfie Flash.

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Immersive experiences await

With an Immersive Display that comes with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, the Galaxy A6 is designed to hold your attention. Its large sAMOLED display features a vivid resolution and stunning contrast ratio that's perfect for streaming, gaming, browsing and much more.

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Express yourself

Take your selfies to a whole new level with AR stickers that use facial recognition to add even more personality to your pictures. Customise your photos with stamps and filters. Even snaps of your snacks will look tastier thanks to Food Mode.

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Store more, enjoy more

Easily keep important things on hand with expandable microSD storage* - up to an additional 256GB. That's more space for your games and photos and less worrying over storage space.

* External Memory may be used to store media (photos, video and music files) but not applications.

Unlock your phone with your face

Accessing your phone just got easier. With facial recognition on the Galaxy A6, your phone unlocks with just a look. Raise it to your face and get immediate access.

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The box contains

  • Device
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • SIM card removal tool
  • Headphones
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Body

    • Nano

  • Dimensions

    • 149.9 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm

    • 162 grams

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android Oreo (8.0)

  • Apps

    • Play store

  • Battery

    • 3000 mAh

    • 10 hours

  • Special Features

  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • HD

    • LED

    • 1920 x 1080 @30fps

    • 16 megapixels

    • 16 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 256 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • Octa

    • Exynos 7870

    • 1.6 GHz

    • 1.6 GHz

    • 3 GB

  • Display

    • 720 x 1480p

    • 294 ppi

    • Full HD Plus

    • Super AMOLED Plus

    • 5.6 inches


Samsung Galaxy A6 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A6 gets 5 stars At the same time as saying my goodbyes to my iPhone 8 as it met a sudden end to its existence due to it falling from pocket height on to a hard but not concrete floor which caused the screen to crack very badly, I said to myself 'I can't afford to get it repaired or replaced for another iphone'. My story ends with the iPhone and begins with the A6. For my use, which is as a communications device via email, text, WhatsApp and phone calls the phone is as anyone would want. It has the balance of power to battery life that everyone wants and with my mid to heavy use I get a full day with a good amount of YouTube use and music via Bluetooth and wired headphones. I can sometimes have no need to change it over night as it has 60% left on a lighter use day. Games, only basic low intensive games are worth playing on this. Can't say I've tried anything that needs mega amounts of RAM, GPU etc. For everything else, this smartphone does well and with few negatives. If you are limited on cash but can stretch to this cost I think buying a well known brand with lower specs might be a wiser choice than buying a less known brand with slightly higher specs as in my experience there are trade offs in this, such as the UI. I would prefer less bloatware but there is an app that can help for Samsung called Disabler Pro Samsung. You can force disable bloatware and other apps. My device runs almost as if it is vanilla android 8.0 although I don't regain the used space unles I root and delete, which to date has left the camera and a few other apps force closing, which made me restore to stock firmware. I have never really experienced any major lag issues nor complete freezing up. All in all a well made, well balanced device I can recommend happily.
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect This is a great phone for a 14 year old to upgrade from a j5, would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Samsung A6 is good Having seen so many negative reviews of this phone nd being in a position to buy one I could resist. The phone is setup the way I like it and it does everything I need it to. Yes, it isn't as quick as the S9 or iPhone 8/X but it isn't meant to be. The screen is a AMOLED 720p and is as good if not better than a 1080p LCD in my opinion. Battery life is good. Shame it's only a micro USB rather than USB-C and not waterproof but it doesn't matter. The A5 2017 was better in some ways but the A6 retains all that I like about the A5 with a taller display.
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good smartphone for the price The Galaxy A6 2018 is a very attractive smartphone with decent specs and performance at an affordable price. It has a solid & sleek all metal design that fits nicely in the hand. Despite the large 18:9 screen at 5.65 inches it doesn't feel big at all this phone. The screen is pretty bright and crisp,colourful but not the sharpest being only 720+ but it's not a bad screen by any means. Performance is smooth and fluid for the cheap price & have had no issues at all. Battery life is good lasts a day easily with medium to heavy usage. The main camera is sharp,detailed in daylight but not good in lowlight. If lighting is tricky use HDR and it really brings out the darker areas of a shot. Front camera is sharp and detailed and even has a bokeh background blur feature that works well. Only missing features are fast charging,older type USB but that's not a big deal for me,no notification LED light and no Always on Display. Best shots are taken at arms length. This is a smartphone for those who want a decent Samsung but who cannot afford the high price tags which frankly i see as a waste of money. Go buy it!!
Date published: 2018-08-18
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