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Honor 7x vs Samsung Galaxy J6 2018

The 2018 version of Samsung Galaxy J6 was launched in May 2018 and the phone started at a price of Rs. 12,490 for the 3GB RAM model. The phone competed with other phones like the Honor 7X and recently, the Honor 7X got a price cut and the phone now starts at Rs. 11,999.

Both of these phones are quite different and they have different things to offer. We will compare both of these phones and see how both of them fair out in a battle with each other.

Design & Build Quality

Both of these smartphones have a good build quality and they feel solid when you hold them in your hands. The Samsung Galaxy J6 is made out of plastic but it is a unibody design which supports the 18.5:9 infinity display that the phone has to offer. The phone has a clean front with the infinity display, earpiece, front facing camera and the front LED flash above the phone’s display and that’s about all you are going to see in the front part of the phone.

The Honor 7X, on the other hand, is made out of metal and has a metal unibody design which definitely feels better than the Galaxy J6. The phone also has a weight to it due to the metal build but the weight makes it feel more sturdy and premium. You have an 18:9 display in the front and above the display, you will find the earpiece, the sensors, and the front camera. The bottom chin on the front houses the Honor logo.

If you have to choose a phone based on design & build quality, you should go for the Honor 7X since it comes with a more sturdy metal unibody and has a good design as well.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) comes with a 5.6 inches Super AMOLED 18.5:9 display with a resolution of 720 x 1480 pixels. This converts to a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. Since the screen is Super AMOLED, the display is very vibrant and can produce really good colors. Samsung chose the 720p Super AMOLED panel to keep the prices in check with the Samsung Galaxy J6 2018.

Honor 7X, on the other hand, comes with a 5.93-inches IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The Honor 7X has an 18:9 display with a pixel density of about 407 PPI.

As compared to the Samsung Galaxy J6, the display on the Honor 7X has a higher resolution but if you compare the colors, the J6 has a better screen. Since the resolution is lower on the J6, it will also result in a slightly better battery life as compared to the Honor 7X.

If you want a better screen with good pixel density and resolution, you should for the Honor 7X but if you want to have a Super AMOLED display, the Samsung Galaxy J6 should be your choice.

Camera

Coming to the camera, the Samsung Galaxy J6 comes with a single camera setup on the back of the phone. The sensor here is a 13MP f/1.9 sensor. There’s a single LED flash to support the main camera and it is able to take videos in 1080p at 30fps as well. You have an HDR mode as well in case you want to capture much more detail in a photo. The camera is just decent at best and doesn’t shoot very good images even in the daylight. If you want to buy the phone exclusively for the camera, you should read more about the Honor 7X’s camera below.

The front-facing selfie camera on the Samsung Galaxy J6 is an 8MP unit with an aperture of f/1.9. You also have a LED flash in case you want to shoot selfies in low light conditions. The selfie camera is also average. The low light performance is just OK and even with the LED flash, you won’t be able to get the desired photos from this phone.

Talking about the Honor 7X and its camera, it has a dual camera setup at the back which has two different sensors. The first sensor is a 16 MP unit with an aperture of f/2.2 and the second sensor is a 2MP sensor to be used to capture depth. The dual camera setup is supported by a LED flash for darker surroundings. The photos come out to be better than what you see on the Samsung Galaxy J6 and you can even have portrait mode photos with this setup. The photos have a good amount of detail and the dynamic range is good too.

The selfie camera is an 8MP f/2.0 sensor without any LED flash but the selfie camera is able to capture photos that are better than what you will see on the Galaxy J6.

Software

The Samsung Galaxy J6 came with Android 8.0 Oreo preloaded on it with Samsung’s own Experience 9.0 UI on top. The Experience UI brings a lot of software features on the phone like Chat Over Video, S-Bike mode etc. Other nifty features include the battery saver that works better than the default battery saver mode on Android and more.

The Honor 7X launched with Android 7.0 Nougat and now you can update the phone to Android 8.0 Oreo but just like Samsung Galaxy J6, Honor 7X’s OS has a skin on top of it called the EMUI. EMUI also brings a bunch of features. You can customize how the interface looks and apart from that, there’s also a single-handed mode which helps you use the phone just with one hand.

It is completely up to use to choose which custom skin you like better but if you are choosing any of the phones for the first time, you should keep in mind that they all have Android on their core so they have all the basic Android 8.0 Oreo features on there.

Performance

Coming to the performance, we need to compare the specifications of these phones. Both of them run on chipsets that have been manufactured by their parent companies. The Samsung Galaxy J6 runs on an Exynos chip that Samsung produces while Honor uses a Kirin chip that Huawei manufactures. Take a look at the table below.

Model Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) Huawei Honor 7X
Display 5.6 inches 720p HD Super AMOLED 5.93 inch full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
Processor 1.6GHz Octa-Core Exynos 7870 Octa 2.36GHz octa-core Kirin 659 processor
Camera 13MP rear and 8MP front 16MP + 2 MP rear and 8 MP front
Battery 3000mAh battery 3340mAh
RAM 3GB 4GB
Internal Memory 32GB 32GB / 64GB
Dimensions and Weight 149.30 x 70.20 x 8.20 mm and 154 grams 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm and 165 grams
Software Android 8.0 Oreo OS Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 OS
Dual SIM Yes, Nano+Nano Yes (hybrid dual SIM)
Price 12,490 INR 11,999 INR / 14,999 INR

As you can see, the Samsung Galaxy J6 runs on a 1.6GHz Octa-Core Exynos 7870 Octa processor while the Honor 7X runs on a 2.36GHz Octa-core Kirin 659. The clock speed is higher on the Honor 7X and it also gives you an option to choose from 3GB or 4GB RAM while the Samsung Galaxy J6 only gives you a 3GB variant.

The Honor 7X performs really well and can handle apps well but that doesn’t mean Samsung Galaxy J6 is behind. You can use apps like WhatsApp and Instagram without any issues on the J6 but as soon as you start pushing the phone a bit further, you will start notice that the phone will slow down a bit with a few stutters.

Battery Life

Although the Samsung Galaxy J6 comes with a smaller 3000 mAh battery as compared to 3340 mAh battery present in Honor 7X, it is still the clear winner between the two and wins over the Honor 7X. The reasons for this victory is the display and the processor. The display on the J6 is a Super AMOLED 720p display which is used with darker backgrounds, will result in better battery life because the black pixels on the Super AMOLED display are turned off hence saving that power. One more reason is the screen resolution since the battery has to power lower number of pixels hence saving the battery.

Verdict

The Honor 7X is a performance device that can capture photos slightly better than the Samsung Galaxy J6. 7X is overall a better smartphone but both of these phones have some good and bad things about them and you should evaluate how you’re going to use your smartphone and then make a choice. Choose the Galaxy J6 if you want something for media consumption with better battery life else go for the Honor 7X if you want better performance, better camera, and a higher resolution display.

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