Samsung Galaxy J8 vs Galaxy J6 vs Galaxy A6 – Detailed Comparison and Buying Advice – Samsung’s J8 is the latest entrant in the mid-range Galaxy J Series. The smartphone was launched on 29th June 2018 and is now available for Sale on Flipkart and also in the retail stores. The Samsung J8 costs Rs. 18,990 and comes with a large display and battery size.
Notably, the Galaxy J8 is a beefed-up version of Galaxy J6, but it still shares an array of similarities.
While the Galaxy J6 (Rs. 13, 990) sits below 15k mark, Galaxy J8 competes with Galaxy A6. Moreover, with the recent price drop, Galaxy A6 is now available for as low as Rs. 19,990.
Since all the three mentioned phones now come under the same league, we will compare them against each other to find out which one should you choose.
Samsung Galaxy J8 Vs. Samsung Galaxy J6
The Galaxy J8 and Galaxy J6 share a ridiculous number of similarities. For starters, both the Galaxy J8 and Galaxy J6 come with plastic bodies.
Talking about the screen size, Galaxy J8 is a tad bigger with a screen size of 6 inches while the J6 has a 5.6 inches screen size.
The primary difference that lies between the Galaxy J8 and Galaxy J6 is the camera configuration and the processing unit.
The Samsung Galaxy J8 has a 16MP (f/1.7) + 5 MP (f/1.9) rear camera, whereas the main camera on Galaxy J6 is a 13MP (f/1.9) sensor. Apart from that, the Galaxy J8 has a 16MP (f/1.9) selfie shooter in comparison to the 8 MP (f/1.9) selfie camera present on the Galaxy J6.
Apart from that, the Galaxy J8 boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-Core processor along with an Adreno 506 GPU on-board. On the other hand, the Galaxy J6 is powered by an Exynos 7870 Octa-Core CPU and features a Mali-T830 MP1 GPU.
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Another difference between the two phones is in their battery capacities. The Samsung Galaxy J8 packs a 3500 mAh non-removable battery as opposed to the 3000 mAh non-removable battery found on the Galaxy J6.
Samsung Galaxy J8 vs. Samsung Galaxy A6
Korean giant had recently reduced the price of its Galaxy A6 phone, making it sell for Rs. 19,990.
After the discount, the price difference between the Galaxy J8 and the Galaxy A6 is very less. But, the question which one is better among these two?
Comparing the build quality of the two phones, the Galaxy A6 triumphs over the Galaxy J8 with its aluminum unibody design.
While the build quality of the Galaxy J8 doesn’t seem bad, the Galaxy A6 has an edge over it.
Although the Galaxy A6 is more expensive of the two phones, it comes with a single 16MP (f/1.7) rear camera while the Galaxy J8 has a dual 16MP (f/1.7) + 5MP (f/1.9) primary camera setup. Definitely, the camera advantage is with J8 as you can click better portrait shots.
Similarly, the Samsung Galaxy J8 and the Galaxy A6 are equipped with different processors.
Samsung has employed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor for the Galaxy J8, while it utilizes its own Exynos 7870 Octa-Core CPU for the Galaxy A6. As we have seen above the J6 also use the same
Additionally, the Galaxy A6 falls short against the Galaxy J8 in terms of battery life, as it comes with a 3000mAh battery unlike the 3500mAh battery found on the Galaxy J8.
Specs Comparison – Samsung Galaxy J8 vs Galaxy J6 vs Galaxy A6
|Key Specs||Samsung Galaxy J8||Samsung Galaxy J6||Samsung Galaxy A6|
|Design||Plastic back||Plastic back||Metallic Unibody|
|Display||6-inch Super AMOLED HD+ ( 720 x 1480 pixels)||5.6-inch Super AMOLED HD+ (720 x 1480 pixels)||5.6-inch Super AMOLED HD+ (720 x 1480 pixels)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 450 Octa-Core||Exynos 7870 Octa-Core||Exynos 7870 Octa-Core|
|RAM||4 GB||3 GB or 4 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||64 GB internal storage, expandable Yes||32 GB or 64 GB, expandable Yes||32 GB, expandable Yes|
|OS||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Rear Camera||Dual 16MP ( f/1.7) + 5MP ( f/1.9)||13MP (f/1.9)||16MP (f/1.7)|
|Front Camera||16MP (f/1.9)||8MP (f/1.9)||16MP (f/1.9)|
|Battery Capacity||4000 mAh||3500 mAh||3500 mAh|
|Fast Charging Support||–||–||–|
|Water and dustproof||No||No||No|
|USB Type C Port||No||No||No|
|Bluetooth||version 4.2||version 4.2||version 4.2|
|Fingerprint Scanner||At the back||At the back||At the back|
|Thickness||8.2 mm||8.2 mm||7.7 mm|
|Weight||191 grams||154 grams||162 grams|
|Price||Rs. 18,990||Rs. 13,990||Rs. 19,990|
All the three phones compared come with the typical Samsung design language and come with the latest Android 8.0 software. Also, all the three phones have Super AMOLED Display by Samsung but it is HD+. At least for the J8 and the A6, the company should have used FHD+ which is now available on most phones under 10k-15k.
While the Galaxy J6 and A6 feature a single-lens rear camera setup, the Galaxy J8 ups its game by adopting a dual-lens rear camera. Additionally, latter’s secondary sensor is used to give depth to the photos. We can expect better images from the J8 cameras as it also has a large f/1.7 aperture.
Moreover, the Galaxy J8 is powered by an efficient SD 450, while both the Galaxy J6 and the A6 use a similar processor (Exynos 7870), resulting in a negligible difference in their performances.
When compared to the Galaxy J8 and the Galaxy A6, there is no convincing reason to choose the Galaxy J6 apart from the price advantage.
Furthermore, the Galaxy J8 has better cameras but comes with a plastic build which is not as premium as A6. On the other side, the Galaxy A6 comes with a metal unibody build but lacks a dual-camera setup. Also, worth mentioning is the fact that A6 has only 32 GB storage which is way less for the price segment.
In the end, if you are looking for a fancy dual-camera setup and a larger battery, you should go for the Galaxy J8.
But, if you can’t compromise the elegant looks and a sleek build while obtaining a better CPU performance too, the Galaxy A6 is the one you should be choosing.
Lastly, there are several better options in the market like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Huawei Honor 7X, or the Honor 9i in this price range which you can explore. Also, you can read the comparison between best latest mid-range phones here.
Written By – Prateek Sharma