Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6 is loaded with top of the shelf features and some of the best specifications in the market. Though the S6 is similar to its predecessor in terms of screen size, it has been significantly improved in almost all the areas. Right from screen resolution to the secondary camera, it has been improved. However, the battery capacity has been reduced but without any significant loss of usage time. With amazing features, Samsung has made the S6 attractive to the high-end smartphone market.
Features and Specifications
Weighing just 138 grams, the Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with a high-resolution Quad HD, 5.1 inch display. It has a high pixel density of 557 pixels per inch. This resolution easily beats its competitors like the Sony Xperia Z3 or theiPhone 6. The S6 sports a powerful 8 core, 64 bit processor with a clocking capacity of 2.1 GHz. It is capable of multitasking and running high performance games without a glitch. It also comes with 3 GB of RAM and a fixed internal storage of 64 GB. It contains a multitude of sensors with some new ones like the Heart rate monitor. It is a single SIM android phone running the latest Android Lollipop OS. It holds a 16 Megapixel primary camera, capable of capturing fast and high clarity pictures in any light environment. It also comes with an upgraded 5MP secondary camera for selfies and video conferencing. Finally, this phone includes a 2550 mAh battery but is lesser than its predecessor’s 2800 mAh battery. This leads to few questions as to how better this may perform or would be a compromise of some sort.
Design and Quality
Samsung is known for its state of the art design and build quality and it can be seen in this phone as well. It comes with four different colour variants of Black, Blue, White and Gold. The S6 has an aluminium body and Gorilla Glass 4 on its display. It is rounded on the top but much flatter at the bottom. At the bottom of the screen is the Home button in the centre with fingerprint scanner. 2 capacitive keys on its either side for calling and navigating back. The left side of the device houses separate volume up and down button. The right side holds the Nano-SIM slot along with the power button. The audio jack and micro USB charging point is located at the bottom side of the phone. This phone is comparatively easier to hold than compared to the bulkierGalaxy S5.
OS and Tech
This phone runs the latest Android OS, the Lollipop. This OS brings with it the material design to the phone. This provides a fluid and comfortable usage with a veryuser friendly multitasking window. Lollipop is designed to make more use of bighigh resolution displays and thus fits perfectly within the S6. It is also highly customizable, thus making sure that the phone user can change the settings to his or her liking.Samsung has also added a few features of its own like gesture control to make the usage of the phone simpler.
Camera and Multimedia
The high resolution camera will not disappoint the user in any type of condition and will continue to take great quality pictures. This phone can capture real time HDR images which can produce very crisp images. The secondary front camera also is great for taking high quality selfies and video chatting. The user of this phone can get a rich and a very high quality multimedia experience. This is mainly because of the 2560 X 1440 pixels display, which is just perfect for watching HD Videos or playing graphic intensive games.
Battery and Memory
Battery on the S6 is not that great. It is a non-removable battery and it doesn’t stay long. On a moderate usage, it is expected to give around 6 to 7 hours of backup. In the competitive world of smartphones, 7 hours of up time seems to be less. This model comes in 3 variants of memory that is: 32, 64 and 128 GB. It also houses a 3GB RAM which makes the phone suitable for high performance usage and multitasking.
Pros and cons
• Metallic design for rich look and feel
• Very powerful processors
• Excellent high resolution display
• High camera quality
• Latest Android OS
• Not satisfactory battery life
• No expandable storage
• Not weather proof
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a strong competitor to phones like Apple iPhone 6, HTC One M8 or the Sony’s flagship phone the Z series. The improvements made from the Galaxy S5 are significant and is easily visible. High performance processors, High quality display and variety of other quality features place the S6 among the top desirable phones in the market. However, the not so good battery performance might be a cause for some potential customers to opt for another phone. User reviews on the e-commerce websites are mixed with majority of them providing high rating to this phone.