Samsung J4 VS Samsung J6: Which One Should You Get?

Samsung recently released three smartphones, the Samsung J4, Samsung J6 and the Samsung J8, to the smartphone market. The company is using the J-series smartphones to target consumers who are in need of a budget-friendly smartphone. Samsung also aims at making a name for itself in the highly-competitive mid-range market. The Samsung Galaxy J4 and J6 boast of infinity display. You can learn more about the similarities and differences between these phones in this guide.

Samsung J4 2018


The two phones come with a front glass with a plastic body. The phones also boast of an elegant look judging from their plain plastic back. The Galaxy J6 is 154 grams in weight while the Galaxy J4 is 175 grams in weight. Furthermore, the Galaxy J6 is 8mm in thickness while the Galaxy J4 is 8.1mm in thickness. The Samsung J4 features two navigation buttons with a home button and no fingerprint sensor.


The Samsung J6 has on-screen navigation buttons with no home button. The phone also comes with a fingerprint sensor located on its rear. You'll also find a LED flash, fingerprint sensor and a camera at the back of the phone. The phone comes in Blue, Black and Gold colors. For the Samsung J4, you'll find a camera and a LED flash at the back. The phone is available in Orchid Gray, Black and Gold colors.


The Samsung Galaxy J6


 samsung J6 slider





The Samsung Galaxy J4


 Samsung J4 Slider




  2. Display

Both the Samsung J4 and J6 smartphones stand out from other budget smartphones due to their Super AMOLED touchscreens. The AMOLED touchscreen technology is common on highly-priced smartphones. On the Galaxy J4, the touchscreen has a 71.2 percent screen ratio and measures 5.5 inches in height. The phone also comes with large bezels at its top and bottom sides, a 267 PPI density, 720 x 1280 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:9. Unlike the Galaxy J4, the Galaxy J6 sports a 5.6-inch touchscreen with a 294 PPI density, 720 x 1480 pixels and a screen-to-body ratio of 75.9 percent.


The Samsung Galaxy J4 and J6 both feature the same rear camera specifications. However, the front camera of the J6 is better in terms of performance when compared to the J4 one. The J6 camera has a great aperture and megapixels. Both phones sport a 13MP rear camera with LED flash, autofocus, and f/1.9 aperture. The J6 comes with an 8MP camera that supports a LED flash and f/1.9 aperture. The J4, on the other hand, sports a 5MP camera that supports a LED flash and f/2.2 aperture.



 Galaxy J4 camera slider




4. Hardware and Software

The Galaxy J6 relies on the Exynos 7870 chipset for optimal performance. The phone's chipset also features a Mali-T380 MP1 graphics processing unit. The chipset has an 8-core processor of 1.6GHz. Consequently, the Galaxy J4 has the Exynos 7570 chipset that features a Mali-T720 MP2 graphics processing unit. The phone's chipset also features a 4-core processor of 1.4GHz. In terms of performance, the Exynos 7570 is less powerful than the Exynos 7870.


Both phones run on the Android 8.0 Oreo OS. The devices feature 2G/3G/4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS connectivity,  The J4 has a 16GB internal storage and a 2GB RAM. The J6 offers you to options in terms of storage. The options include a phone with 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM and a phone with 64GB internal storage and 4GB RAM.


5. Battery

Samsung likes to surprise its customers with every new smartphone release. The recently-released smartphones, J4 and J6 both have same battery and charging specifications. The phones sport a non-removable 3000 mAh battery. When bought, they also come with micro USB 2.0 charging cable. Samsung decided to retain the battery and charging specifications that its smartphones had in the recent past.  The J4 and J6 don't have any form of fast charging support unlike other smartphones in the market.


6. Price

The Samsung Galaxy J4 and J6 differ in price due to their specifications. You'll spend close to $210 to buy the Galaxy J6. You'll also spend close to $192 when getting the Galaxy J4. Note that these prices are subject to change. The prices also depend with the smartphone retailer and factors such as time of purchase.


Final Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy J4 is for smartphones users who want to spend less on a handheld device with simple features. If you want a smartphone with better performance, image quality, and design, get the Samsung Galaxy J6. What distinguishes the two phones from each other is their design specifications and prices.

So which are you going to get and why? Share it with us in the comments below.