Samsung Galaxy A60 hands-on review

ByIngrid Wilhelmina 2019-05-28 2249

Competition in China's smartphone market has come more fiercely this year than ever before, with the highest-profile Valiant 855 flagship machine already messing porridge under constant price battles, while in the 1000-2000-dollar market, which is slightly less positioned and accounts for a large proportion of sales, excellent products are also emerging.

Galaxy A60 image


One months ago, Samsung released a full-line Galaxy A-series phone in the country to cover the mid-and low-end markets below the Galaxy S10 series, including the protagonist of this article-Samsung Galaxy A60, which sells for only 1499 yuan.

Black-pupil Full-view Screen and Screen Voice

The first reaction of many consumers to this pricing may be that the product will have a lot of visible "shrinkage", but Galaxy A60 is not the same.


Galaxy A60 uses a 6.3-inch black-pupil full-view screen, which we often call a punch screen, with a front-end camera located in the hole area in the upper left corner of the screen.


Unlike Samsung's Galaxy A8s, released at the end of last year, Galaxy A60 uses a "blind hole" process. The diameter of the hole is slightly smaller than the "through hole" of A8s, which can further reduce visual interference.


In terms of display quality, the LCD panel of Galaxy A60 performs well. It belongs to the better one at this price. Its hair color is "cool" but it does not support manual adjustment of color temperature or color mode.


In addition to the rare "open screen" at the same price, the Galaxy A60's border control is also very good. The upper, left and right sides are equal in width, slightly smaller than the iPhone XS, and the lower border is slightly wider.


At the price of 2000 yuan, the border control of Galaxy A60 is a stable first-class level. Even if Galaxy A60 and a group of domestic flagships of 34,000 yuan are put together, the screen proportion of Galaxy A60 will not suffer.


In order to achieve a narrower upper frame, Galaxy A60 uses the screen vibration sound technology to drive the screen vibration to achieve the function of the receiver, which is Samsung's first mobile phone with the screen vibration sound technology.


In practical experience, Galaxy A60's screen vibration voice is enough to satisfy most scenarios, but after all, it is less than the traditional vibration film, and the sound quality at large volume is inevitably slightly inferior to the traditional scheme.


Galaxy A60 color

Gradient color, light touch

Limited by product positioning, similar to most competitors at the same price, the fuselage material of Galaxy A60 is made of plastic, but Samsung has made some efforts in the process and color matching of Galaxy A60.


First of all, the middle frame and back cover of Galaxy A60 have been brightened. They are very close to glass in visual and tactile sense. There is no cheap feeling of "knowing plastic at a touch".


On this basis, Galaxy A60 provides three colors of danqing black, shoal blue, warm Yang Orange, three versions are gradient discoloration, surface coating in the light can see some dazzling light lines. In addition, in order to correspond to the color of the rear cover, the middle frame part of the Galaxy A60 also does the corresponding gradient processing.


It is worth mentioning that, like the Galaxy S10 series, the Galaxy A60 body size control is also very good, thickness of 7.9 mm, weight of 168 grams, in the same size products belong to quite light.


With a slightly smaller fuselage size and a rounded midframe and rear cover, the Galaxy A60 provides excellent grip feel.

Snapdragon 675, complete peripheral configuration

In the configuration part, Galaxy A60 adopts the platform of Qilong 675, the standard version has the storage specification of 6GB+128GB, and the Yuanqi version of 1499 yuan has 6GB+64GB, all of which support the expansion of Micro SD card (it will occupy a SIM card bit).


Comparing with the common parallel dragon 660 or parallel dragon 710 platforms at the same price, the GPU performance of parallel dragon 675 is not superior (especially compared with parallel dragon 710), but in the CPU part, because it contains two "big nuclei" of Kryo460 based on A76, the single nucleus performance of parallel dragon 675 is much stronger.


Galaxy A60 is equipped with 3500 mA-hour batteries, which can support moderate use throughout the day. The 15W AFC is charged fast and compatible with the USB-PD protocol.


Galaxy A60 has done something surprisingly comprehensive with its "peripheral" configuration.


Bluetooth 5.0, NFC are reserved, support Samsung Pay (no MST), interface for Usb-c,galaxy A60 and even equipped with a good experience of longitudinal linear motor, vibration experience does not lose a lot of high-end models including the Galaxy S10 series.


In addition, although Galaxy A60 does not have a 3.5 mm headphone jack, it randomly attaches a pair of earphone with USB-C interface and good sound quality. The earphone also has codec built-in, which can be used on mobile phones with USB-C ports such as Meizu 16S that do not support analog output.


Considering the pricing of Galaxy A60, Samsung's choice of directly attaching such a high-quality headset is quite rare.


Galaxy A60 rear camera

Postpositioned three-camera, supporting ultra-wide angle

Galaxy A60 uses a 16-megapixel front-end camera, F2.0 aperture, and the functional experience is basically the same as the Galaxy S10 series.

In the rear section, Galaxy A60 uses a three-camera design, where the main camera is 32 million pixels, the sensor is expected to be Samsung's own S5KGD1 (1\/2.8 inches, support four-one), the F1.7 aperture, and the other is 8 million pixels of 123 degrees ultra-wide angle and 5 million pixels of depth of


Feature section, Galaxy A60 is also very complete, scene recognition (Scene optimizer), defect detection, gaze shooting and other functions are in.


The following samples are taken using Galaxy A60, open scene Optimizer, Automatic HDR, no later.

Experience the complete cost-effective thousand yuan machine

With the fierce competition, there are more and more excellent products of 1000 to 2000 yuan on the market. Among these products, Samsung Galaxy A60 is not the highest stack of hardware configuration, but it may be one of the most "complete" products to experience.


Galaxy A60 has shown enough sincerity in areas such as narrow border design, punch screen, NFC payment, linear motor, ultra-wide angle head, which can significantly enhance the experience but are "ignored" by many similar products for cost reasons.


Samsung Galaxy A60 has two versions. The Standard Version of 6GB + 128GB sells for 199 yuan, while the Yuanqi version of 6GB + 64GB sells for 1499 yuan, which is worth considering.

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