Samsung Galaxy On Nxt Review
Another release in Samsung On series is out with a tag ‘Made for India.’ Samsung Galaxy On Nxt has been listed on the online retail giant, Flipkart. The company claims the Galaxy On Nxt as the upgraded Galaxy On 7 (2016) which made its debut in India in the earlier month. However, the smartphone resembles the exact look of Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and is a bumped version of it regarding storage. Aiming the midrange smartphone market, Samsung Galaxy On Nxt is priced at Rs.18,490.
The new Samsung Galaxy On Nxt came up with a price lower than Galaxy J7 Prime at its launch. The smartphone flags great a look what usually Samsung is good at fashion sense. With the releases in the last sale season, Samsung has actually failed in attracting customers in spite of being the considerably big brand in India. Let’s get into Samsung Galaxy On Nxt review and go through the specs sheet what this beauty has stored in for us.
Samsung Galaxy On Nxt is brilliant at its body language. Though it takes it design cues from Galaxy J7 Prime, the combination of curvy design and metal back panel looks great. The glass panel on the front with curvy edges helped the phone to get way more premium look.
Fully metal unibody design body bears plastic on top and bottom with the brushed metal finish to house antennas. Typical Samsung model phone flaunts a physical home button on the front panel which incorporates a fingerprint scanner in it.
Starting from the top, it has absolutely nothing, not even a noise cancellation sensor. The power button and an audio-out speaker are positioned on the right edge. The speaker placement might be a bit weird but is seen in few of previous Samsung devices.
On the left edge, we have two volume rockers and a couple of slots for SIMs and Micros SD card. A USB type-C charger is provided on the bottom with a 3.5mm audio-out jack beside it. The big slot comprises of SIM2 and a Micro SD card, while another slot is for the SIM1 simply.
Coming to the front side, the phone looks good with proper bezel management with a Samsung logo above and a camera beside it. A physical home button is adjusted with capacitive multitasking and back buttons on either side of it. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt has got a stylish design with good in-hand experience and a better grip.
Galaxy On Nxt features a 5.5-inch FHD display with 2.5D glass on the top. The pixel resolution of 1080 x 1920 with 401 PPI provides sharp images. The device sports a 10 ADP screen instead of Super AMOLED which other makers are offering in this price range. Viewing angles are wide and decent at its range.
The display of the handset is found slightly dull missing the feel of using a typical Samsung phone. Colors on the display screen are found a bit washed out when compared to other smartphones. Comprising the look of Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, the device could have satisfied the display requirements.
Touch sensitivity is found smooth with quick response. Fingerprint scanner provided in the front panel is very responsive in all angles. An interesting thing is you actually don’t need to press the physical home button. Ambient light sensor is also failed to make its presence, and as a result, auto-brightness feature is unavailable.
The Samsung Galaxy On Nxt is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 processor clocked at 1.6GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM. On graphic department, ARM Mali T830 MP1 GPU is assigned for graphic duties. Reviewing the hardware, the phone works really fast, and no lag issues were noticed. Web browsing with the device worked out great and is another speedy experience.
Considering the hardware, this new smartphone from Samsung borrowed the hardware from Galaxy J7 prime. As so, the apps launches were pretty quick, and memory management was good. You also don’t find any hassles in multi-tasking as well with this power packed specs. The handset also facilitates a smooth gameplay without any frame drops or slow response while gaming. All the credits go to RAM management without any heating issues.
Coming to the storage department, 32Gigs of internal storage is provided which allows 24.4GB of actual usage in real time. External storage option allows you to expand up to a maximum of 256GB through the microSD card slot option. The device also enables you to backup storage data via USB OTG.
Samsung Galaxy On Nxt is undoubtedly a future proof device with the VoLTE support along with other sensors range.
Samsung Galaxy On Nxt runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI on the top. The UI is quite fluid and found no lag during usage. Samsung offers the S-health setting and S-bike setting which made its debut in J7 Prime. Familiar options on the notification bar can be observed as a part of the change in the UI.
Samsung new S-secure app also comes bundled with the device which locks and hide apps. Another Samsung S-power planning enables you to choose battery profile as per your usage. You can reserve the power for calls, extend battery life or even you can take calls when your phone gets switched off. Samsung Galaxy On Nxt also features theme support to customize UI.
On Camera department, Samsung Galaxy On Nxt sports a 13MP primary camera with the f/1.9 aperture with laser autofocus and single tone LED flash. It’s quick focus locking, and shutter speed will surely surprise you if you are not a Samsung’s camera loyalist.
A double tap on home button launches rear camera without any a delay. Galaxy On Nxt camera is excellent even under low lighting conditions. As for picture quality, Galaxy On Nxt is capable of taking some really good photos in outdoor right lighting conditions. Photos shot in any situations come out well without any generation loss colors in the source. Other camera options help you getting your subject without any struggle. Pro mode makes the camera controls easy.
Discussing front camera, the 8MP camera of f/1.9 aperture clicks some great selfies in real light, which serves all your Instagram and Facebook posting needs. It is really a kind of front camera which we usually don’t find in the segment.
Full HD recording is enabled with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 frames per second which is again decent in its range with solid color reproduction. HD recording option also assists to get the best quality video recording.
Samsung Galaxy On Nxt packs a 3300 mAh Un-removable battery which provides a standby over a day on a moderate usage. On 3G internet usage, the battery serves up to 12hours and Up to 14 on video playback.
Samsung claims 84 hours of Audio playback time and talk time up to 21 hours. Galaxy On Nxt has been practically overloaded with fancy power-saving features, which few of them work perform well in extending battery life. The wholesome package never lets you go out of juice. Sadly, the phone doesn’t support Samsung’s adaptive fast charging technology.
• Good design and build quality
• Quick and responsive fingerprint scanner
• Good RAM management
• Camera performance
• Impressive battery performance
• Display could have been better
• Processor (Could get Snapdragon 820 in this price range)
• Expensive for this specs sheet.
Samsung Galaxy On Nxt is one of the beautiful phones among the Samsung midrange offerings. You can opt for it with few exceptions if you are loyal to the brand Samsung. The built design, performance, and camera quality are impressive. Battery life and other aspects also serve well in the segment. But what’s the question is that all what you get for this price? The rebranded Galaxy J7 prime has gained a bit more only concerning storage and rest remained same.