Samsung Galaxy On Nxt to sell for Rs 10,900 on Flipkart but it's an offer you should refuse
Online retail website Flipkart will be offering the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt phone at a reduced price of Rs 10,900 during its Big Shopping Days promotional sales event (July 16-19). The Samsung Galaxy On Nxt will receive a whopping Rs 7,000 price cut, during the sales event, bringing the cost of the phone down from Rs 17,900 to Rs 10,900 according to Flipkart. Which is a little misleading because the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt is anyways retailing for as low as Rs 12,900 on other platforms including Samsung's own online store. That besides the fact that the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt is now a two-year-old phone.
The Samsung Galaxy On Nxt was launched in India in October 2016 as a Flipkart-exclusive since all On-series phones are an online-only affair. It was launched in 32GB storage configuration at Rs 18,490. Down the line, Samsung launched 16GB and 64GB storage versions of the phone. The 32GB storage version is possibly discontinued now while the 16GB storage version is now selling for Rs 10,490 on Samsung's own online store. Flipkart will be offering the 64GB storage version at Rs 10,900 which when you consider the new pricing, seems like a good one. The Samsung Galaxy On Nxt has a pretty capable spec-sheet.
It boasts of an all-metal unibody design -- top and bottom ends being plastic with brushed metal finish to accommodate the antennas -- with curved 2.5D glass on the front. In typical Samsung fashion, the phone comes with a front-mounted physical home button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch Full-HD IPS LCD display with a 1080x1920 pixels resolution and a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor clubbed with 3GB RAM under the hood.
It supports expandable storage of up to 256GB via micro-SD card. The dual-SIM phone supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based TouchWiz UI.
The phone also comes with S Power Planning and S Secure features.
On the optics front, the Galaxy On Nxt sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/1.9 aperture, autofocus and LED flash. On the front you get an 8-megapixel camera, also with LED flash. The phone is backed by a 3,300mAh battery which is non-removable.
But, as mentioned earlier, the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt is now a two year old phone. Even though Samsung has recycled much of the hardware that's inside the Galaxy On Nxt, time and again, at least budget phones it is launching now have a modern design. And a modern software. The Galaxy J6 is a classic example.
Samsung Galaxy J6: A more well-rounded package
The Galaxy J6 has been seemingly designed from scratch to take on other budget and mid-tier offerings from the likes of Xiaomi, Honor and Asus, on the back of a couple features never seen before in Samsung's affordable line-up. The Galaxy J6, to begin with, ships with Samsung's proprietary Infinity display. The Galaxy J6 is, in fact, the cheapest Samsung phone to boast of an edge-to-edge screen, normally reserved for the company's top-tier Galaxy and Galaxy Note devices. Furthermore, it runs Android Oreo software, which is a big differentiating factor from Samsung's past affordable phones.
The Galaxy J6 is a budget Samsung phone boasting of a plastic body and edge-to-edge Infinity display. It comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and on-screen keys for navigation. It has a 5.6-inch 720p+ Super AMOLED display and is powered by the same processor that's inside the Galaxy On Nxt with 4GB RAM and up to 64GB storage which is expandable by up to 256GB via a micro-SD card. The dual-SIM phone runs Android Oreo software and supports 4G LTE connectivity. It is further backed by a 3,000mAh battery and charges over standard micro-USB.
On the optics front, the Galaxy J6 ships with a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, and an 8-megapixel front camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash.
The Galaxy J6 has been recently launched in India at a starting price of Rs 13,990.
There would be many who would be wary of spending Rs 2,000 more and buying the Galaxy J6. The Galaxy On Nxt would make more sense to that group. It should, considering there is not much difference between the core hardware, cameras et al. If you're looking to get a Samsung phone, the Galaxy On Nxt at Rs 10,900 should be on your list. But, it shouldn't be on the top of that list. These are the phones that should be on the top of your list, if you're looking to buy a phone around Rs 10,000:
1.Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
2.Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
3.Huawei Honor 7X
4.Xiaomi Redmi 5
5.Moto G6 Play