Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
6-inch smartphones will appeal to students, mobile photographers, lovers of reading or watching movies on the go … The large display contains a maximum of useful information. And to help you choose a really useful device, we have compiled a rating of the 10 best 6-inch smartphones.
- Rating of the best smartphones for 6 inches
- Best 6-inch smartphones
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro 6 / 128GB
- Samsung Galaxy A8 + (SM-A730F / DS)
- Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Dual 32GB
- LG V30 +
- HTC U12 Plus 128GB
- The best smartphones up to 6.5 inches
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9 128GB
- LG G7 ThinQ 128GB
- OnePlus 6 8 / 256GB
- Xiaomi Mi 8 6 / 256GB
Rating of the best smartphones for 6 inches
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Best 6-inch smartphones||1||Huawei Mate 10 Pro 6 / 128GB||39 390 RUB|
|2||Samsung Galaxy A8 + (SM-A730F / DS)||RUB 20 550|
|3||Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Dual 32GB||RUB 23,590|
|4||LG V30 +||RUB 32 490|
|5||HTC U12 Plus 128GB||RUB 53,990|
|The best smartphones up to 6.5 inches||1||Huawei P20 Pro||RUB 45,990|
|2||Samsung Galaxy Note 9 128GB||RUB 57 390|
|3||LG G7 ThinQ 128GB||RUB 44,990|
|4||OnePlus 6 8 / 256GB||RUB 39,600|
|5||Xiaomi Mi 8 6 / 256GB||RUB 31,780|
Best 6-inch smartphones
Huawei Mate 10 Pro 6 / 128GB
Why # 1: One of the best performance / price combinations, thin bezels around the screen.
The Mate 10 Pro is the company's flagship Huawei from the end of 2017. Therefore, for the fall of 2018, it offers still relevant (and capable of remaining relevant for 3-4 years) technical specifications at a very attractive price.
In addition to the 6.0-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels, the smartphone is equipped with a top-end Kirin 970 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The camera is a separate pride of the Mate 10 Pro. It consists of two 20 + 12 MP modules, which are complemented by Leica optics, software and hardware optimization and artificial intelligence support for automatic scene selection and photo settings. The modules and lenses are fast, the camera copes well even with night shooting.
Also, the smartphone is equipped with a large 4000 mAh battery, which provides up to 1.5 days of battery life in mixed use mode.
- Excellent combination of price and technical characteristics;
- High autonomy;
- An excellent camera that gets better with every update;
- Minor firmware 'glitches', often removed by updates;
- Relatively low pixel density of the screen (only a few users will notice this).
- No 3.5mm headphone jack
Samsung Galaxy A8 + (SM-A730F / DS)
Why second place: Top middle class, good screen, dual front camera.
Samsung Galaxy A8 + is the company's top-middle class model at the end of 2017, which is the maximum in performance. Of course, it falls short of the flagship S9, but at the same time it costs half the price. However, the A8 + has everything for a pleasant use.
In particular, the smartphone is based on the proprietary eight-core processor of the Exynos series, which is complemented by 4 GB of 'RAM'. The internal storage is comparatively small, 32 GB, but this is compensated by the support for memory cards. The screen is made using technology AMOLED and with a diagonal of 6 inches has a FHD + resolution with a high pixel density. The battery of the smartphone is 3500 mAh, provides 1-1.5 days of battery life in mixed use mode.
But the main feature of a smartphone is its cameras. The 'front camera' here is double, 16 + 8 MP, for impressive portraits with blurred backgrounds and correct image depth. The main one, however, is single, 16 MP.
- Great for selfies;
- Optimal performance;
- Offers all the benefits of AMOLED – screens (e.g. Always-on Display mode);
- Lacks stereo speakers
- Very little persistent memory
- Old module Bluetooth;
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Dual 32GB
Why third place: Quite overall because of the thick bezels around the screen, but with an excellent combination of price and performance.
The only smartphone in the ranking that looks and feels at all its 6 inches. Sony has implemented it in accordance with its standard design code, so it has rather thick bezels at the bottom and top of the screen. As a result, the smartphone is 1-1.5 cm longer than the rest of the models on the list.
Nevertheless, this 'industrial' design is quite attractive. As well as other characteristics of the device. In particular, the smartphone is based on the energy efficient Snapdragon 630 processor, which is complemented by 4 GB of 'RAM' and 32 GB of internal storage. Memory cards are supported. The battery of the device is 3580 mAh, which provides 1-1.5 days of battery life.
The 6-inch screen is made using IPS technology and has a FHD resolution. Like the previous model, the Xperia XA2 Ultra is equipped with a dual front camera (16 + 8 MP) and a single (23 MP) main camera.
- Excellent photo and video quality – for both the main and front cameras;
- High performance;
- Energy efficient, low heating processor;
- Large and heavy (however, this is typical of phablets);
- Minor firmware flaws, which are periodically corrected with updates;
- Slippery body;
LG V30 +
Why fourth place: High performance, but also a relatively expensive device.
LG V30 + is a flagship device, unlike other models in its segment of the rating. Therefore, it is relatively expensive. But on the other hand, it has really top-end technical characteristics that will remain relevant for several years to come.
In particular, the smartphone is equipped with the top-end Snapdragon 835 chip, which is complemented by 4 GB of 'RAM' and 128 GB of internal storage. Phablet battery – 3300 mAh, provides up to 1.5 days of operation in mixed use mode. The 6-inch screen is made using technology OLED and has a resolution of 2880 × 1440 pixels.
One of the most attractive features of the smartphone is the 16 + 13 MP dual main camera with optical stabilization and artificial intelligence support. The 'machine mind' determines which subject the user is photographing and sets the optimal shooting mode. In addition, the smartphone has excellent sound.
- Отличное звучание, наушники Bang&Olufsen в комплекте;
- Waterproof and durable glass screen;
- Fresh operating system;
- Not the best location for the power button;
- Front camera – 5 MP, no optimization;
- Speaker location is not very convenient;
HTC U12 Plus 128GB
Why the fifth place: Quite good characteristics, but noticeable overpricing.
U12 Plus is the flagship of the company's updated series HTC. The device is crammed with new technologies 'I don't want to'. Here are the pressure-sensitive edges of Edge Sense 2.0, and touch-sensitive power and volume buttons with tactile feedback, and the proprietary 'liquid design'. And in special versions, the smartphone comes with a translucent back panel, through which you can see the 'stuffing'.
The technical characteristics are not just excellent here. The smartphone is equipped with an eight-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, which is complemented by 6 GB of 'RAM' and 128 GB of internal storage. The battery is 3500 mAh. The 6-inch screen is made using Super technology LCD and has a resolution of 2800 × 1440 pixels.
The cameras are worthy of special mention. They are double. The main one has a resolution of 16 + 12 MP and is complemented by an optical zoom, the front one is 8 + 8 MP.
- Maximum productivity;
- Excellent shooting quality;
- Unique user experience;
- Low display saturation;
- Poor optimization of power consumption, possibly a patch in the future;
The best smartphones up to 6.5 inches
Huawei P20 Pro
Why is he: The current flagship of the company. Excellent performance and superb image quality.
Huawei P20 Pro is one of the best smartphones for mobile photography enthusiasts. The development company has really worked on the camera. And as a result, it consists of as many as three modules of 40 + 20 + 8 MP, excellently removes in any conditions (even at night), supplemented by artificial intelligence and is constantly improving with each update.
With other technical characteristics, it is also very good here. The smartphone is based on the Kirin 970 processor, which is complemented by 6 GB of 'RAM' and an internal storage of 128 GB. The battery – 4000 mAh, provides up to 2 days of battery life in mixed use mode.
Screen – 6.1-inch AMOLED – matrix, FHD +, with a cutout (which can be hidden by software). Front camera – 24 MP. In addition, the smartphone is made in a waterproof IP67 case.
- High-quality camera (photo, video, stabilization, photosensitivity, shutter speed, slow motion – everything is great);
- Lots of operating system settings;
- High autonomy;
- Poor speaker placement
- Not very stable work Bluetooth;
- Slippery body, back panel (especially in gradient color) quickly collects prints;
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 128GB
Why the second place: The most top-end characteristics, but so far a noticeable overpricing.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is one of the most recent smartphones in the ranking. Being also a flagship, at the moment (autumn 2018) it has a very high price. But it is fully justified by the maximum convenience of the device.
In particular, in the Note 9, Samsung has redesigned the proprietary S Pen stylus, adding Bluetooth to it, and therefore it can be used not only for handwriting, but also for remote control of the smartphone.
With the technical characteristics, everything is also very good here: Snapdragon 845, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB on the internal storage, microSD are supported, a 4000 mAh battery, 12 + 12 MP main cameras with variable aperture and optical zoom. The 6.4-inch screen is made using Super technology AMOLED and has a resolution of 2960 × 1440 pixels. There is an iris scanner and a fingerprint scanner … In general, this is a top Samsung device.
- Convenient, multifunctional stylus;
- There is a slot for memory cards and a headphone jack;
- Great screen that can work with different color schemes;
- The stylus is often discharged, but at least it charges instantly;
- Not very successful implementation of the bending of the screen ends;
LG G7 ThinQ 128GB
Why third place: Top smartphone, but without any distinctive 'chips'.
In 2018, the company LG somehow managed to create a flagship smartphone that does not stand out from the others. Therefore, at first glance, it seems extremely expensive. However, this is not entirely true.
In the new smartphone LG, she focused on sound and artificial intelligence. The first is responsible for a separate Hi-End-class DAC, which will be especially appreciated by lovers of lossless, for the second – a separate coprocessor working in parallel with the Snapdragon 845. AI in a smartphone is responsible for increasing autonomy, improving the quality of shooting, predicting user actions, accelerating application launch, and others UX 'bonuses'.
Specifications include a 6.1-inch OLED – QHD resolution screen, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, a 16 + 16 MP main camera, an 8 MP front camera, a 3000 mAh battery and a case protected by military standards .
- Best rated smartphone for music lovers;
- Water, dust, shock proof and wireless charging supported;
- Bright, rich, detailed screen;
- Relatively short battery life;
- There are no stereo speakers, and the only one available is often covered by a hand;
- The camera lacks hardware and software optimization like its competitors;
OnePlus 6 8 / 256GB
Why 4th place: Most powerful hardware platform, but disappointingly 'average' camera.
The OnePlus 6 is the smartphone for those looking for a workhorse with the ultimate in performance. The hardware platform is one of the most powerful in 2018: the Snapdragon 845 processor is complemented by 8 GB of 'RAM', and the internal storage – 256 GB in the top configuration.
The device's screen is also excellent – it is a 6.28-inch AMOLED matrix with a resolution of 2280 × 1440 pixels. There is a cutout, but it can be hidden by software – then the top strip of the display will simply be disabled. The matrix is rich, but the colors are realistic, not acidic.
Also, the smartphone is equipped with a dual main camera 20 + 16 MP, front 16 MP, a 3300 mAh battery with support for high-speed charging and the ToF appearance recognition system, which works quickly and accurately.
- Ultimate performance, everything works quickly and smoothly;
- Rich bundle (however, there is no headset);
- Bright and rich screen;
- The middle camera is not what you expect from a top flagship;
- Comparatively thick bezels (for a 'frameless' smartphone);
- No official manufacturer support, including warranty;
Xiaomi Mi 8 6 / 256GB
Why fifth place: Powerful hardware platform, but unstable firmware.
The current flagship of the company for the fall of 2018 Xiaomi. Mi8 collected all the top-end components at the time of release – a high-performance Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 GB of 'RAM', 256 GB of internal memory. Next-generation hardware platform that ensures smooth operation.
Smartphone screen – 6.21-inch AMOLED – matrix with FHD + resolution and high dot density. Differs in saturation of shades and realistic color reproduction. The smartphone also boasts a 12 + 12 MP dual main camera with 2x optical zoom and optical stabilization. 'Frontalka' – single, 20 MP.
The device's battery is 3300 mAh, enough for 1-1.5 days of battery life in mixed use mode. Also, Mi8 received an appearance recognition system using a three-dimensional scanning technique – as on iPhone X.
- High performance – one of the highest in the rating;
- Great camera;
- Attractive design;
Unstable software operation;
No headphone jack (included with a USB Type-C adapter, which is better not to lose if you plan to use wired headphones);
- Poor compatibility with external equipment from Bluetooth (too new module installed in the smartphone);
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.