I've always been a galaxy fan.....and this phone really delivers a lot for not costing a mint!
The service offered was very good. Item arrived on time. It was the international version of a cell phone and upon turning it on the language was Chinese. Thankfully the layout was the same as my old phone and after a few minutes was able to switch it to English. Would buy from them again.
Samsung Galaxy A60 (A606Y/DS) Dual SIM 128GB/ 6GB RAM 6.3-inches, Factory Unlocked, GSM International - Seawater Blue
Samsung's A-series accounts for about half of the company's new phone announcements this year - at some 13 models and counting, it's not easy picking just the right one. We had reviewed the A30 through A80 with one notable omission and the Galaxy A60 arrived to fill in that gap.
Design and build
The Samsung Galaxy A60 doesn't surprise with particularly premium build but it's exactly what you'd expect from a mid-range device. Then again, a couple of Chinese competitors are going for more premium materials like glass for roughly the same price.
But on contrary to the expected mid-range build quality, it's hard to tell that this is a Samsung phone when looking it from the front. Only a handful of devices from the Korean company feature an Infinity-O display with a punch-hole camera.
IPS LCD Infinity-O screen
As opposed to other Galaxy A members, the A60 adopts a standard IPS LCD panel instead of Samsung's crisp Super AMOLEDs. So don't expect those neat deep blacks. However, the results from our tests suggest that panel here isn't bad by any means. There is sufficiently high resolution of 1080 x 2340px with an extra tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display can also get pretty bright.
Samsung's own One UI rocking Android Pie
As usual, the phone comes with Samsung's very own One UI based on the Android 9.0 Pie. It's a more simplified version of Samsung Experience and also focuses on one-handed use. In an era of smartphones with tall screens, this is godsent. The interactable UI elements and information is within thumb's reach with simple swipe down, including the quick toggles in the notification shade.
Triple-camera setup, 32MP main snapper
Just like the Galaxy A70, the A60 features pretty much the same camera setup on its back that consists of a 32MP main snapper with a wide f/1.7 aperture. The camera also supports PDAF and it's one of Samsung's large sensors relying on the pixel-binning technology combining four adjacent pixels into one effectively capturing more light, more detail, improving dynamic range and offering better nighttime shots.
However, just as on the A70, the A60 outputs the images in 12MP instead of the 8MP we expected (32MP divided by 4 pixels equals 8MP). Our best guess is that the software upsizes images to 12MP or there is something else going on behind the scenes which we're not aware of.
To be honest, the Galaxy A60 is not as competitive as it needs to become a market hit. Especially in markets like India where it's sold under the Galaxy M40 model name.
Unfortunately, the mid-range market is incredibly competitive in India these days and that market is incredibly price-conscious. Even in China and Europe where the Galaxy A60 is currently available, the smartphone from the Chinese competitors have a lot to offer for less or at least in the same ballpark of pricing while the Galaxy A60 comes with too many tradeoffs to deserve our full-on recommendation.
Opening the default camera app greets us with a familiar UI and icons. If you've used another Samsung device, you will find it easy to navigate through the camera features, modes and menus. In fact, nowadays the default camera apps on all phones are pretty similar to one another. The arrangement of the camera modes, the additional settings and the styling of the icons is what sets them apart.
Due to the lack of autofocus, you will end up doing a number of selfies before choosing the one that's in focus. And even then, there's some general softness all-around. Dynamic range and skin tones look nice, though. The portrait mode struggles with edge detection.
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NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 400/50 Mbps LAUNCH Announced 2019, April Status Available. Released 2019, June BODY Dimensions 155.3 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm (6.11 x 2.91 x 0.31 in) Weight 168 g (5.93 oz) SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) DISPLAY Type PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~84.9% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density) Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 PLATFORM OS Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI Chipset Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm) CPU Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver) GPU Adreno 612 MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot) Internal 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM MAIN CAMERA Triple 32 MP, f/1.7, 1/2.8", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps SELFIE CAMERA Single 16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm Features HDR Video 1080p@30fps SOUND Loudspeaker Yes 3.5mm jack No Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Dolby Atmos sound
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS NFC Yes Radio FM radio USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass ANT+ BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery Charging Fast battery charging 15W MISC Colors Daybreak Black, Seawater Blue, Cocktail Orange, Peach Mist Models SM-A606F, SM-A6060 SAR EU 0.27 W/kg (head) 1.17 W/kg (body) TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 2818 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2851
Basemark X: 19472
Display Contrast ratio: 1314:1 Camera Photo / Video Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 68dB / Ring 69dB Battery life Endurance rating 86h Warranty No Warranty UPC/EAN 8801643908379 1pcs Samsung A606Y 1pcs Battery. 1pcs Home Charger. 1pcs Headphone. 1pcs Data Cable. 1pcs User Manual.
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