Previously we even wondered that how a brand like Samsung could have gone wrong in the smartphone space. This was when we checked the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S5. Now, this time, with the new Samsung Galaxy S6 things have changed and that too in a very good way. The Galaxy S6 is a thing of beauty, a complete redesign that actually works very well. One of the finest phones of 2015 Samsung Galaxy S6 has also got a very sharp screen, a stunning camera and has got a great build. It is also a lot more compact than the other similar range phones in the market.
Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S6
Inspired by the works of the glass blowers and the artistic metal-smiths, Galaxy S6 flaunts a unique fusion of glass and metal moulding techniques. Samsung Galaxy S6 was announced on 1st March 2015 in Barcelona, as the successor to 2014’s Galaxy S5.Apart from the general shape and size, there is nothing much common between the two models. It also comes with an amazing curved screen that wraps around the sides of the device. The one important thing to be noted here is that the power or the battery of the Galaxy S6 is not up to the mark. We will now move on to the specifications of the phone in order to help users decide whether this phone would be worth a buy or not.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Design:
Samsung Galaxy S6 is not made with the same cheap, flimsy plastic. Samsung has finally taken care of the build quality criticisms and as a result created something beautiful –metal, glass, appealing colours and tight tolerances. All of these add up to a brilliant piece of technology. S6 still has the same general shape of most other Samsung phones. Samsung has used 2.5 D technique for both the front and the back of the glass. It also comes with the very tough Gorilla Glass 4 which is also used on both the sides. Just like Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy S6 is bound by aluminium chassis, although S6 brings in a slightly different design to the frame. Despite all these, the phone remains lightweight.
One thing about Galaxy S6 design that might divide the fans is the camera sensor, which slightly sticks out from the back of the phone. Along with the camera lens on the back, it also has an LED flash which is combined with a heart-rate monitor. On the bottom is the microUSB charger port, mono speakers, headphone port and lastly the speaker for the calls.
Galaxy S6 Display and Audio:
Samsung Galaxy S6 features a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED screen with QHD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and 577ppi (pixels-per-inch). This means that it amounts to 77% more pixels than Galaxy S5, which means it offers the highest pixel density for a device with this screen size.
Samsung has always been consistent in the display department. It produces bright screens with high contrast, deep black and extremely vivid colours. Galaxy S6 is extremely bright and at the same time, it is not oversaturated. In terms of output, Samsung has stuck with a 1080p screen on the Galaxy S6 and still possesses a brilliant display.
One might think that a device with a very good display would also deliver a very high-quality audio experience, but for some reasons, Samsung Galaxy S6 chose to keep a middle range of sound quality. The device’s speaker for music is positioned on the bottom of the device. While one may be very happy with the video qualities of the phone, you may be very frustrated with the not up to the mark audio.
Touch and camera
Samsung Galaxy S6 also comes with the regularly use TouchWiz but it has been upgraded a bit. It still has the same cartoon-like look to it, with the colours and a number of options slightly complicated, but it is far better than that of Samsung Galaxy S4. Now Samsung Galaxy S6 also available in pink gold color
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Galaxy S6 comes with a 16 MP camera on the back and a 5 MP camera in the front. Both the cameras have HDR mode in real-time and f1.9 wide angle lens, which give great pictures in low-light conditions. The back camera has brought an Optical Image Stabilization to the mix as well as the pro mode for detailed manual adjustments to the image settings. It is also capable of selective focus and also includes an infrared sensor which enables superior white balancing and colour correcting images. It also allows many other modes of the slow motion and the fast motion mode, panoramas and many more. There is also an option to download more different modes for the camera. Overall it delivers one of the best camera experiences among the other devices of the same range.
Samsung S6 Performance:
Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with the Exynos 7420 chipset which is the first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit support. It also has the new LPDDR4 memory system (RAM). Galaxy S6 does not offer an expandable memory and that is because Samsung has opted for a new flash memory based on UFS(Universal Flash Storage) 2.0. The reason Samsung opted for the UFS 2.0 is because it helps provide a better memory performance, which is not only faster but also consumes less amount of energy. This allows the users to have a better experience with the multi-tasking and switching between different applications or even downloading or uploading files. If we talks about the performance iPhone 6 is one of the toughest competitor in market.
Four of the Exynos 7420’s cores run at 2.1 GHz, for the heavy lifting, while the others run at around 1.5 GHz. The Galaxy S6 comes with a 3GB of RAM. This, in turn, provides a smooth experience, without any sudden closures of applications. This also actually means that switching between screens, scrolling in the browser or settings and even the closing of apps is very fast. Even with a lot of installed applications and cached data, Samsung Galaxy S6 will not disappoint any of the users with the performance.
Galaxy S6 Graphics and Gaming
As said earlier, Galaxy S6 comes with Exynos 7420 processor backed up by 3GB of RAM. So, with the help of it, a number of high-end games were played on the phone and it gave a very good result for the Galaxy S6. There were no lagging and no problems whatsoever, which might be very good news for the gamers.
At the Global launch of Galaxy S6, Samsung admitted that their software was never up to the speed and now they have done something new with S6. There is a huge upgrade in the new software when compared to the older versions. It has also been updated with the Lollipop Android software. Samsung has also worked on toning back the colours, gotten rid of a few more drop shadows and further removal of useless animations. There are some applications which have received a lot of attention like Messages and S Health, look very good, but the most important thing is that they don’t fit in well with the other portions of the interface which have not yet been updated. The ones that have not been updated include the icons, widgets and some of the older apps.
Battery Life and warranty
Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with a 2550mAh battery which is not much for the performance it offers. For those who like thin and light phones with higher battery life, battery technology for the S6 has not quite caught up with the power requirements of high-end smartphones. Samsung’s solution to the battery life is to make the phone easy to charge and also includes some software tweaks that can help to make the most of the limited battery and when away from a power source. We are often away from a consistent power source and that is why one requires a good battery life, therefore, we can conclude that the Galaxy S6 is far from having a good battery longevity which is very important.
Samsung Galaxy S6 is presently priced at around 34,000INR and most of the sellers provide a one year warranty on it. Now with the help of our review, one can, at least, have an idea how good this device would be for the buyers.