Samsung Galaxy On Nxt Hands-on [Images]


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.

Loudspeakers Are On Right
Upper Left
Lower Left

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.

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