Samsung has been on a smartphone launching spree off late. After introducing Galaxy J7 Prime (Review) in the budget range Samsung’s next offering is Galaxy On Nxt. The Korean giant has tied up with Flipkart as its exclusive retailer for this phone.

If you are planning to buy a Samsung Galaxy On Nxt this festive season, you can surely benefit from these Galaxy On Nxt related queries and their answers listed below.

Samsung Galaxy On Nxt Specifications and Features

Model Samsung Galaxy On Nxt
Display 5.5-Inch, Full HD TFT display, 2.5D Gorilla Glass
Processor 1.6GHz Exynos 7870 octa-core processor
RAM 3GB
Internal Storage 32GB, 256GB MicroSD card support
Software Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera 13MP, f/1.9
Secondary Camera 8MP, f/1.9
Battery 3300 mAh
Others 4G VoLTE, Dual SIM, Fingerprint sensor
Price 18, 490 INR

Design and Display

Question: How is the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt design and build quality?

Answer: The design philosophy of Samsung  Galaxy Nxt is identical to its twin Sibling the Galaxy J7 Prime which made its debut a few days back. The phone imparts a premium feel, thanks to its metal-clad design. The edges of the phone are curved which ensures handy grip. On the front, there is 2.5D curved gorilla glass to shield display from scratches.

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Bezels on the sides are extremely slim and speaker finds its place on bit unusual place i.e. the right edge.The flat back with no camera bump is something which is increasingly becoming rare these days. MicroUSB port and headphone jack find a place on the bottom edge. The volume rocker, SIM card tray, and MicroSD card slot are placed on the left edge.

The physical buttons especially power and volume buttons are sturdy and offer good tactical feedback. Overall, Samsung has managed to tick most boxes with the design and build quality here.

Question: Are the capacitive keys on Galaxy ON Nxt backlit?

Answer: No, the Galaxy On Nxt comes with silver coated capacitive buttons instead.

Question: How is the display of Galaxy On Nxt?

Answer:  Samsung has fitted a 5.5-inch TFT display up front. The screen has full HD resolution with 401 PPI pixel density. We like the display on Galaxy On Nxt. Colors aren’t as punchy as on AMOLED panels but that doesn’t mean it is bad. The colors saturation levels are decent and so are the viewing angles. Brightness levels and contrast levels are also good.

The color temperature is warmer compacted to Galaxy J7 Prime and in our books that count as an improvement.

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Question: How is the outdoor visibility? Does the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt has the option for automatic brightness?

Answer: The Galaxy On Nxt display offers excellent brightness levels which ensure outdoor visibility isn’t a problem. Samsung has also added an outdoor mode which further increases phones brightness. The maker has once again ditched ambient light sensor which is mandatory for automatic brightness control.

Question: Does the Galaxy On Nxt display has gorilla glass protection?

Answer: Yes, it does feature Gorilla Glass protection along with a 2.5D glass.

Performance and Storage

Question: How much internal storage space is free on Galaxy ON Nxt?

Answer: At the time of On Nxt unboxing, 25.34GB user space was available.

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Question: Does Galaxy On Nxt support microSD card? Can Apps be moved to SD card on Galaxy On Nxt?

Answer: It does support microSD card up to 256Gb and selected apps can be moved to external storage.

Question: Does Samsung Galaxy On Nxt support Adoptable storage?

Answer: No, it doesn’t.

Question: Does Galaxy On Nxt support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it does support OTG.

Question: Does Samsung Galaxy On Nxt has a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Samsung has placed a fingerprint sensor within home button. Setting it up is easy. It is fast and accurate.

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Question: How is the day-to-day or general performance? How is gaming performance of Galaxy On Nxt?

Answer: Under the hood, it’s rocking a 1.6GHz Exynos 7870 octa-core which is accompanied by 3Gigs of RAM and Mali-T830MP2 GPU. The performance of the phone is satisfactory. It is not the best performing smartphone in this price bracket but is far from the worst ones. Most of the times, it managed to handle everything efficiently.Samsung has continued with its aggressive RAM management philosophy for its budget and mid-range phones.

For most part, the phone manages to retain only up to 3 apps running in the background which could at times be frustrating.The gaming performance of the phone can satisfy the needs of a casual gamer. we tried a number of games on the phone and it manages to handle them well. Having said that, we noticed occasional frame drops while playing graphic intensive games.

Question: Does Galaxy ON Nxt has heating issues?

Answer: No, it runs cool.

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Question: How much RAM is free on first boot in Galaxy On Nxt?

Answer: At the time of first boot, Approx. 1.5GB RAM is free.

Question: Does Galaxy On Nxt support Google cardboard and other VR Apps?

Answer: No, it doesn’t. Gyroscope sensor is not present which is necessary for all VR apps.

Camera

Question: How is the Galaxy On Nxt camera quality?

Answer: The Galaxy On Nxt camera is the same camera which Samsung used in the Galaxy J7 2016. Therefore its performs the same. The phone manages to capture decent clicks in most lighting conditions. The shutter is snappy and it locks focus quickly.

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The camera has decent dynamic range. Having said that, sometimes it gets confused between highlights and shadows in tricky lighting. Close-ups turn out good enough. The camera lacks optical image stabilization and the impact shows with video recording and low light photography.

Question: Can the Galaxy On Nxt shoot 4K videos?

Answer: No, it can’t record 4K videos. At best, it can only record videos up to 1080p.

Question: Can you record slow-motion videos on Galaxy On Nxt?

Answer: No. there is no option to record slo-mos in default camera app.

Software

Question: How is the software on the new Galaxy On Nxt?

Answer: Samsung once again uses its TouchWiz UI backed on Android Marshmallow to boot the phone. The UI is identical to most Samsung smartphones. It is clean and simple. There are a bunch of interesting Samsung’s India specific features such as S-bike mode, Ultra Data Saving, S- Power Planning and S-Secure feature which we found useful.

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Question: Does the Galaxy On Nxt support Gestures?

Answer: You can double press the home button to quick-launch the camera app.

Question: Does the Galaxy On Nxt support double tap to wake feature?

Answer: No.

Miscellaneous

Question: What kind of SIM cards does Galaxy On Nxt support?

Answer: The handset accepts two Nano SIM cards. There is a dedicated slot for microSD card.

Question: How is the call quality on Galaxy On Nxt?

Answer: Call quality is excellent on 4G VoLTE.

Question: How is the Battery backup on Galaxy On Nxt?

Answer: The battery performance of the phone again good. On 4G LTE network with heavy usage, it managed to last more than a day. Then there is S-Power mode, when turned on it preserves juice by killing background app and animations.

Question: Does Galaxy On Nxt support fast charging?

Answer: It comes with adaptive fast charger bundled within the box.

Question: Is the battery removable on Galaxy On Nxt?

Answer: No, the battery is non-removable.

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Question: How loud is the loudspeaker on Galaxy On Nxt?

Answer: Loudspeaker is present on the unusual right edge. It is fairly loud.

Question: How is the audio quality via headphones?

Answer: Audio quality via headphones is decent.

Question: What are the sensors present in Galaxy On Nxt?

Answer: Only Accelerometer, Proximity, and screen orientation sensor are present in Galaxy On Nxt.

Conclusion:

The Samsung Galaxy On Nxt is mainly targeted towards brand conscious mid-range smartphone buyers. It gets the basics right by offering good design, decent camera, reliable software, long lasting battery and a fast fingerprint sensor. Having said that, it will face a lot of heat from the likes of Lenovo Z2, Samsung J7 Prime and Mi Max.

39 COMMENTS

  1. Hello great FAQ.
    As you said display is warmer compared to j7 prime. That means it is more towards yellow as compared to j7 prime? but i have seen j7 prime itself is not pure white. so that makes this one even more towards yellow.

    please tell if i m correct? thank you guys

    • The J7 Prime display is colder in comparison, the whites are blue-ish. That has been rectified in the On Nxt. Many manufacturers use blue-tinted whites so yeah displays targeting RGB can feel yellow initially, but if you stick with them for a while, the yellowish ones are more pleasant (and less harsh on your eyes). Hope that helped. Oh and yes… you were correct. 🙂

  2. wow such quick reply 🙂 .
    Deepak i have also seen than display temperature varies across units of same model. You also experienced that ever with mobile devices?
    you got chance to see more than one ON NXT device? if so do they all appeared to you little warmer than j7 prime.
    thank you again

  3. On Nxt comes with a message “India Sim only”. Does this means the sim will not be compatible to sim’s outside india?

  4. i want to ask a question regarding battery?
    i charged at night to 100 percent but in morning it shows 97 percent is battery working normally pls mail me

  5. hi. we have purchase on nxt but after charging 100 full battery. after few minutes battery automatic down automatic.15 to 20 %.pls help me what do it.

  6. I took Onnxt 2 days back…Yesterday night it software got update. After software update, some phone showing strange behavior. If the phone is Idle for 1 hour then you use it, time shown would be 1 hour back time.

    For Eg… If the phone is Idle since 1PM, you opened it around 2.30PM, on the display time will be 1PM only, it is taking 1 to 2 mins to update the time. Not sure what might be the problem how to resolve it.

  7. Is the back metal body of on nxt is replaceable…. Because by mistake it fall down and got scratches at the back metal body…plzz mail me..

  8. M recently purchased samaung on nxt. Its good but when i saw image, the orange colurs in pic shows yellow colurs. Is it ok or otherwaise

  9. I am using it for last 3 months the problem I am facing is if any videos i am sharing with high memory via share it or any downloads it is automatically deleting with in 5 min i don’t no what the issue is and the display time given by is 15 sec but it is in on mode continues please let me know any solution for this issue.

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