Samsung S6 is the Samsung’s state-of-the-art new flagship smartphone. Actually, it’s a statement set on the world’s prime smartphone brand. It’s the most powerful phone ever released by Samsung. But, vitally, it appears and feels like a premium phone now. For sure, Samsung has gone upmarket. This S6 phone dearth’s the wow factor netted by the curved edges of its near-identical counterpart, the Galaxy S6 Edge, but the S6 has very strong legs to stand on, all the same. The metals and glass trimmed design is a great step up from the previous Galaxy S5. A ludicrously powerful processor, sumptuous 5.1 inch, QHD screen, and greatly capable 16-megapixel focal camera all shine.
A few Samsung’s diehard fans may dislike S6, though. Obviously, the upmarket design will come with the upmarket compromises such as the inability to expand phone storage capacity using a micro SD and changing the battery. Both of these compromises have been sacrificed for wireless charging and design functionality. However it’s easier to forgive those compromises provided that the S6 is not the only attractive phone available but also among the most capable we have ever seen in the global market. Surely, the best from Samsung just got better.
With Gorilla Glass 4 and Matte Aluminium alloy frame on the back and front, Galaxy S6 lives the worlds away from each other from the plastic production of 5 generations of Galaxy flagships. This is a great beast and one which fans have always waited for many years. This wasn’t realized overnight, Samsung built on the metal-framed Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha, prior experimenting with a metal chassis in the galaxy A3 and A5. Anyways, most users usually customize their handsets, so from the outside the frame and material are not really visible.
S6 takes the familiar pill shape of Samsung, with rounded bottoms and tops with straighter sides. The Nano-SIM card slot and power button sit on the upper spine. The headset jack and micro-USB charging ports reside on the bottom while the left spine has separate up and down volume buttons.
A central metal-ringed home button links 2 capacitive keys for paging back and calling up recent apps. A great unique feature allows you to double-tap the home key to launch the camera any time you want to use, even when the phone is locked. The fingerprint scanner has also been improved, which enables you to securely unlock the phone; as an alternative of dragging your digit across a sensor, you now rest it on home button.
On the rear side, there is 16 megapixel Camera and a sensor array that comprises the heart-rate monitor and camera’s LED flash. On the upper end, the IR blaster rays out infrared for those who want to use their phones as a TV remote control.
Some few negatives which some people may dislike include the phones glass surfaces which become smear gallery for your fingerprints and the camera protruding a bit from the rear. But this can be simply resolved by applying a screen protector onto the screen.
Gorilla Glass 4; 5.1-inch; 577ppi; 1440 x 2560 pixels (QHD); Super AMOLED
The 5.1 inch screen is really brilliant and absolutely the best screen we’ve ever seen on a mobile phone. Compared to HTC One M9, its screen is more vibrant and much brighter. The Galaxy S5 screen is also vibrant as S6 but the S6 screen produces cleaner and more natural whites. AMOLED screens lack traditional backlight and therefore means black appears perfectly black. This in turn means your photos will appear fantastic. It looks good indoors and holds up decently also in direct light. The screen looks good from any angle making it perfect for sharing photos and videos on. This screen is really brilliant in all departments.
Samsung S6 is among the fastest phones on the block. Obviously this was expected when it hit the market. For Galaxy S6, Samsung built all new 64-bit, Octa-Core Exynos 7420 using advanced manufacturing process. There is four 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 high performance cores operating collectively with four 1.5Gz Cortex-A53 cores. This means the processor is quicker and power efficient. This processor opens apps in high speeds and never gets hot in our hands. Exynos 7420 is supposed to sip battery during its standby mode.
Main Camera is among its strong features. It uses 16 megapixel Sony Exmor RSIMX240 sensors. The benefits of the improvements are notable in low light and in raw detail the camera can capture. It takes less than a second to launch the camera and its auto-focusing speed is very impressing in good light. The S6’s camera is easy to use and thus encourages you to take photos of almost everything. The camera has f/1.9 lens, which is good for shallow depth of field and low light and it captures wide variety of subject in diverse lighting conditions.
The Optical image stabilization enables the camera to perform well by capturing parties and night landscapes even without the flash. However, when you use flash in the dark, the outcome is impressive, people’s faces are well exposed and lit. The Galaxy S6 has proved to be a perfect phone for taking selfies. Modes such as wide selfies can assist you to capture beauty shots and group shots and also take self-portraits. If you are fan for videos, S6 can capture 720p at 120fps, 1080p at 60fps and 2160p at 30fps. The quality of these videos are the best that a smartphone can produce today.
This is the least favorite category, provided that battery life varies from one person to another. S6 features 2550Ah non-revertible battery. After using Galaxy S6 for the first week we found that its battery life was averaging to 15 hours with normal usage. The percentage would drop 10%from full charge after every 1.5 t0 2 hours. Screen on time was between 2 to 3 hours. When using the phone constantly, battery life drops faster. It takes an average of 7 hours when constantly on the Internet (Facebook, watching Netflix or taking selfies).
Finally, the battery life can be the only crack in this overwhelming phone’s armour, nevertheless it can be managed and is not a big deal breaker.But the bottom line is that Samsung has accurately put together the best Android phone currently in the market. Without any doubt, Samsung S6 is the best ever phone the Korean manufacturer has ever produced.If you want to purchase the best smartphone right now and you care less about fancy curved edges, then Galaxy S6 is a phone that should not disappoint. Go for it!