Essential Phone vs Samsung Galaxy J6

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

1312 x 2560 pixels
720 x 1480 pixels

Pixel density

504 ppi
294 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

84.85 %
76.02 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

13 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
 

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Flash

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
5.88 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (149.3 x 70.2 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.43 oz (154 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Black, Gold, Purple, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

USB Type-C (reversible)
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

aptX-HD
Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Mali-T830 MP1

RAM

4 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
32 GB

Available to use

 
22.6 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

USB Type-C (reversible)
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Video out
Mass storage device

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Hall (for flip covers)

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
 

Talk time (3G)

 
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 11 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 13 hours

Music playback

 
76.00 hours

Video playback

 
17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 26, 2017
Apr 17, 2018

FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMJ600FN link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.28 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body

0.76 W/kg
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

0.92 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.70 W/kg
1.30 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Charger, microUSB cable, headset, Quick start guide, warranty cardand SIM ejector tool.

MSRP price

$ 700
 
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