The South Korean handset maker, Samsung is one of the leading handset manufacturer around the world. It has launched a large number of impressive handset under its Galaxy Series, however, the spotlight has forever been on its flagship smartphones. With its current flagship called Galaxy S6, Samsung tried to break free from some of its cliches and the move has received a lukewarm response from Android enthusiasts, the world over. This is a brief overview of the handset to make our readers understand what exactly Samsung has change with its new flagship device.
When Samsung first announced its current flagship device, the main highlight of the handset appeared to be the non-conventional design of the device. For the first time since its inception, Samsung opted for a premium metal unibody design. However, this meant that the battery was no longer removable and internal storage was no longer expandable as well. This drew a lot of criticism from Samsung loyalists, however, the premium design of the handset helped Samsung maintain its steed in the market.
Samsung Galaxy S6 has one of the best smartphone display as of today, which measures 5.1-inch across the diagonal. Moreover, the device featured Quad-HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, which gave it an impressive pixel density of 577 ppi. Furthermore, the Super AMOLED panel enhanced the whole viewing experience offered by the handset.
Being a flagship device from the leading handset maker, Galaxy S6 comes with the last generation Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, out of the box. Moreover, it is also certain that the handset will receive the latest Android Marshmallow update from the manufacturer. With Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung also introduced a revamped Touchwiz UI that is light on bloatware and offers enhanced smoothness.
Performance and Battery Life
Samsung Galaxy S6 is a true blue beast when it comes to the performance as the brand has equipped it with an Octa-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz. Moreover, the RAM of 3GB ensures that it never lags or slows down even while running multiple heavy tasks at the same time. The device has been packed with a 2550 mAh battery, which can sustain its charge for a whole day on moderate usage.
Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with the same 16 Megapixels camera module that features on the rear panel of Galaxy S5. Also, the front panel of the handset houses a 5 MP front camera that allows users to click impressive selfies. Also, both cameras on the handset feature a better f1.9 aperture, which aids in clicking sharper pictures.
Being a flagship device, Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with a number of nifty features when it comes to connectivity. Samsung has equipped it with features like Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, HDMI, DLNA, microUSB, Bluetooth and GPS. Besides, this handset comes with support for both 4G LTE and 3G connectivity to facilitate high speed bowsing.
The Galaxy S6, as we earlier mentioned, gets some things and ditches some. What it has got is a screen with higher display resolution, better build quality and materials, better processor, more RAM, upgraded OS and better cameras. It has also improved its fingerprint scanner. What has gone missing from the Galaxy S6 are its water and dust-resistant capabilities and room for internal storage expansion. What made Galaxy S5 a go-to smartphone for so many people are the things that have been taken away from Galaxy S6. Those clamoring for a non-plastic Galaxy flagship, the Galaxy S6 is the answer.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||April 10, 2015|
|Color||Black, Blue, Gold, White|
|Operating System||Android v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Upgradable To V6.0 (Marshmallow)
|Custom UI||TouchWiz UI|
|Dimensions||143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.1 GHz Octa core 64 bit (2.1 GHz Quad + 1.5 GHz Quad) (ARM Cortex A57)|
|Chipset||Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420|
|Display||Size||5.1 inches (12.95 cm)|
Scratch-resistant glass, Corning Gorilla Class 4
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels|
|Pixel Density||576 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||70.76 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Front Camera Sensor||CMOS|
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor, Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/1.9|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/1.9|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Optical image stabilization|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus
2160p@60fps, 4k, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2550 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||17 hr|
|Music Play Time||49 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat6 300 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging, USB Host|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WMA|
|Video Format||3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, WebM, WMV|
|Storage||Internal Storage||32 GB|
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, SIM Eject Tool User Manual, Warranty Card|