Samsung Galaxy On Nxt smartphone launched in India at ₹18,490 highlighting a metallic unibody design, 2.5D curved glass, a powerful Samsung Exynos 7870 CPU with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. We received the phone along with its sibling Samsung Galaxy On8. Here is the hands-on review with Samsung Galaxy On Nxt.
Samsung Galaxy On Nxt Specifications
- Display: 5.5-inch Full HD PLS TFT Display (1920 x 1080 pixels resolution | 401 ppi pixel density)
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, on the Home button
- Software: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI
- CPU: 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 octa-core processor, Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa
- GPU: Mali-T830MP2
- Memory: 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM
- Storage: 16 GB internal storage, MicroSD support up to 256 GB
- Main Camera: 13 MP f/1.9, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video @30fps
- Front Camera: 5 MP, f/1.9, LED Flash, 1080p video @30fps
- Connectivity: Micro USB, 3.5 mm stereo jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Cellular: 4G LTE, Dual Micro SIM (GSM + GSM), VoLTE-enabled
- Battery: 3,300 mAh Li-Ion (removable)
- Dimensions: 151.7 mm x 75 mm x 8 mm
- Weight: 169 grams
- Colors: Gold, Black
- Price: ₹18,490
- Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
The fist thing I note on the Samsung On Nxt is its soft finish back. Galaxy On Nxt has gone with a matte finish metallic shell and no camera bump design. Also to note, the back cover isn’t removable followed by the battery where as all the other On-series offer a replaceable battery.
The edges boast a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 4 and the sides are made curved giving a steady grip. The On Nxt seems very similar to its Galaxy J-series companion J7 Prime. After I got my hands on with Samsung Galaxy On8, I noticed that the On Nxt, being a higher priced smartphone, offers a mediocre TFT screen instead of high-quality AMOLED display as seen on its cheaper lineup variant Galaxy On8. Although it has a fingerprint scanner where the latter doesn’t, the metallic unibody doubles up.
As far as the specs go, the On Nxt flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD TFT Display which is inferior to the AMOLED display, a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor from Samsung Exynos 7870 which is basically similar to Samsung Exynos 7580 but with 14 nm FinFET fab tech ensuring over 30% less battery consumption, Mali-T830MP2 GPU, 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM, and 32 GB onboard storage with an option to expand via MicroSD card up to 256 GB.
A 13 MP f/1.9 rear camera is used in On Nxt and that sounds to me like all the On-series smartphones are using the same camera with altered specs and design. There’s 8 MP f/1.9 front camera with no LED flash.
The bottom-left has two trays to expand the storage with MicroSD and insert dual SIM cards. It supports 4G LTE network with VoLTE. Tray holds two nano SIMs (GSM + GSM). The top-left have separate volume keys, but the key-presses are lousy and sound a bit loud. Same with the power key on the right.
The loudspeakers are located just above the power button. I somehow liked the placement because my hands can’t block the vents while watching movies or playing games.
Bottom has a Micro USB, a microphone and 3.5 mm headphone jack whereas the top has nothing.
The software on the Galaxy On Nxt is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiZ UI. The price ₹18,450 seems a tad higher than the rest of the On-series phones. It is available in two colors, Gold and Black.