Samsung GALAXY S6 Complete Review

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Previously, we had gone head-to-head between the iPhone 6S and the Samsung Galaxy S6 where we provided an overall comparison of the features and the memory-wise budget schemes that they have to offer. If you haven’t checked out yet, we recommend going through the article as well. (insert hyperlink to the comparison page to article, if possible)

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is the successor to last year’s flagship device, the Galaxy S5, that was launched on 10 April, 2015. Samsung has heavily promoted this year’s device with their revamped design – both the mobile exterior as well as the TouchWiz UI design that runs the phone, fast wireless charging compatibility, download booster – that combines mobile data download speeds with Wi-Fi downloading speeds during huge file downloads and also introducing the new Galaxy Edge variants. We analyze the S6 bit by bit, that has brought back Samsung to the ranks.

Design

The Samsung Galaxy has been criticised over the past few years with their similar looking exterior design, a tailored Android OS aka the TouchWiz UI, some claiming it to be cartoonish in design, and the use of plastic which just doesn’t feel premium at all. However, Samsung has turned a new leaf as they completely revamped the entire design of the device itself with metal and glass as the new material. Yes, they have even dropped the waterproofing which was present in the Galaxy S5. Not only that, they redesigned the UI to go with the premium feel of this device. It looks pretty to look at, with four of their available shades: black, white, gold and blue.

Hardware

The high screen estate of the S6 is what is so eye-catching. The screen reaches to the edge where the glass is beveled. With 5.1 inches of Super AMOLED display, and the quad HD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels; it provides the best immersive experience a smartphone display can provide. The major setback is of course the steady battery drainage, specially if you like to watch movies or any sort of game, that require the screen to remain on. The S6 comes with Android Lollipop with the latest Marshmallow beta coming out as of this writing. However, if you are still a novice then it is best to stick to Lollipop, until Samsung announces a confirmed public release. Under the hood, the S6 is powered by an octa-core processor with 3GB Exynos 7420 RAM.

Camera

The Galaxy S6 boasts of a 5 megapixel front camera as well as a 16 megapixel camera. The camera comes with an f/1.9 aperture that helps to shoot under low lighting conditions. They have given a high priority to the camera such as the quick camera by double pressing the home button so that you never get to miss any instantaneous moment to be captured onto the device. Speaking of image captures, keep in mind that they have not kept an expandable memory, like the S5, instead requiring that you buy one of the models: 32, 64 or 128GB.

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy S6 can be summed as the device that gave the Galaxy line a redemption with its fully revamped design, from the design to the software UI. The camera has been given a special attention for fast and DSLR-esque shooting without the need for editing settings. The phone supports 4G LTE, it has a single nano SIM slot. The Download Booster is another feature that one can benefit from specially near Wi-Fi zones. The only drawback it faces is that the battery capacity is quite low for the specifications it provides. Being a beast at its performance, its consumption goes down steadily. One can eliminate that by using the Samsung wireless charging pad, which is sold separately as an accessory, so make sure that the device rests on the pad when it is idle! For a starting price of Rs 30000, it definitely gives a run for the money.