Samsung Galaxy A6+ is a good smartphone but there are some things that I really don't like about it
Samsung Galaxy A6+ is a good mid-range smartphone but there are some downsides that could make you think twice before you consider buying it.
So, here is my list with the top 3 things I hate about the Samsung Galaxy A6+:
- Large size, large display... low functionality - even though this smartphone has a 6-inch Super AMOLED display it really doesn't feel as efficient as a phone with 5.5-inch screen and hardware (physical) buttons. For example I compared watching a video on the Galaxy A6+ and the 2017 version of the Galaxy J7 and it felt like the J7 had more content on it. For me that is a big fail considering one has to carry a much larger device in the pocket for the same or even less functionality.
|YouTube content as seen on the A6+ with 6.0-inch display|
As you can see there is a lot of spare space when playing YouTube videos which looks dull when you think of the fact you got the bigger screen especially for watching videos...
|YouTube on J7 (2017) with 5.5-inch display|
Be honest and tell me which of these two looks more natural and which one makes more sense - having a large 6.0-inch display and blank blacks or having a decent 5.5-inch screen with physical buttons?
2.No fast-charging - it is 2019 and it is a shame Samsung didn't implement fast-charging or wireless charging in a phone that was released in middle 2018. Yesterday after 30-40 minutes in the charger I got like 25% charge which was really horrible. I wish in future Samsung is more honest with their model branding because what used to be almost premium series smartphones (when the A series first hit the market) now offers mediocre performance. I still need to remind you though that the phone is now sold pretty cheap for less than $300 which is kind of an excuse for some of the negatives I noticed.
3.Size and weight - the A6+ is big, really big smartphone. And it is not light as well. I remember the days when I got a new phone which was 120 grams and was 20 grams more than the previous one and I considered this quite heavy. Now my Galaxy A6+ weighs way over 200 grams (with the protector screen and original Samsung dual-layer case). What was previously called "phablets" and didn't have good reputation is now a regular smartphone. But that is our human nature, we always want more and that is why we have bigger and bigger cars, larger smartphones, we want bigger houses etc.
To be more precise, here are the exact dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy A6+:
- 160.2 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 191 g
These are some of the major downsides of the A6+. Other thing I would love to have in this phone is wide angle camera and a bit better display to body ratio. Gorilla glass is a must for any Samsung smartphone above the J-series but unfortunately not present here.
Soon I will be sharing more about the positive sides of the A6+ which made me choose it for my daily mobile device.
Please let me know what do you think of the Galaxy A6+, do you own one or would you consider buying it if the price drops under $250?