The Galaxy S6 was Samsung’s response to growing criticism that the look of its high-end models simply does not live up to its price and market position. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a big improvement on the S5, with the glass and metal design bringing the phone up to the quality we think its price demands. In this article, we’re going to do the Samsung Galaxy S6 Review to let you know that if this flagship still worth it in 2020.
Table of Contents
- (Overview) Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: Display, Performance, Camera & Much More
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Features & Specifications:
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Design & Display –
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Performance & Storage –
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Camera –
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Software –
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Battery & Other Connectivity Options –
(Overview) Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: Display, Performance, Camera & Much More
The Samsung Galaxy S6 was an essential device for the company, changing Samsung’s focus, and shifting to a better design outlook. It laid the groundwork for the fantastic S7 and possibly the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 with this Samsung Galaxy S6. Samsung is no stranger to manufacturing smartphones jam-packed with the very latest in technology, and the Samsung Galaxy S6 is just that. Let’s get started and begin to Samsung Galaxy S6 Review.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Features & Specifications:
|Display||5.1 inch Super AMOLED Screen|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop); TouchWiz UI|
|Internal Memory||32/64/128 GB|
|Main Camera||16 Megapixel|
|Selfie Camera||5 Megapixel|
|Connectivity||Fingerprint Sensor, Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS|
|Ports||Micro USB port, 3.5mm headphone jack|
Samsung Galaxy S6 Design & Display –
Let’s Begin the Samsung Galaxy S6 review by telling about its design and display. The S6 makes up for its small design issues with its stunning 5.1inch Super AMOLED display. With a resolution of 2,560×1,440, the phone has the highest pixel density (577ppi) of any handset at that time. As we’ve come to expect from Samsung’s AMOLED displays, color accuracy and contrast were through the roof
In hand, the Galaxy S6 is a very nice device to hold. The Samsung Galaxy S6 body consists of a brushed metal frame holding along a pair of glass panels. Samsung introduces glass to the Galaxy S series for the first time with Samsung Galaxy S6 two sheets of Corning Gorilla Glass 4, front and rear. Samsung’s gone daring on the look of the Galaxy S6, taking away the usual plastic covering that festooned previous models and finally stepping into the world of metal for its flagships.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Performance & Storage –
Let’s go further in this Samsung Galaxy S6 Review and talk about the performance and storage options of this Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone. With the change in design and ditching plastic for Glass for its premium Galaxy S series Samsung also ditched high-end Snapdragon processors for its own Exynos processor. This change paid off because the phone performs very well and handles everything very smoothly without any single hiccup. Samsung Galaxy S6 consists of Exynos 7420 processor, which is built on a 14nm process; Samsung’s chipset allows similar or higher clock speeds with less power consumption.
Samsung Galaxy S6, along with high-end Exynos processor it is also coupled with 3GB of RAM. Plus, the base model starts at 32GB, the other options being 64GB and 128GB. Other than this, Samsung no longer provides a microSD card slot for the S6, instead of relying on the phone’s internal storage only.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Camera –
Now in this Samsung Galaxy S6 review, we’re going to discuss the camera. Samsung has used the 16-megapixel camera here. This is the same resolution as on the S5, but this time around, there’s a brighter f/1.9 aperture lens, which Samsung claims lets in 34% more light than the f/2.2 lens on the S5. The main thing to note about this Samsung Galaxy S6 phone’s camera is that it’s instantly able to take a good snap due to its impressive hardware and software optimization.
The Galaxy S6 shows it’s additionally an excellent phone for taking selfies. Modes like wide selfie, which helps you capture large group shots, and beauty shot that smooths skin, help you take self-portraits. The quality is excellent for a 5-megapixel unit. The fast and slow-motion video is OK – the latter mainly works at 240FPS but is nowhere near the smooth clarity Apple brings on the iPhone 6. Other than that, 4K video shooting is also included with the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Software –
Now let’s talk about the software experience which you’ll get in this Samsung Galaxy S6 Review. Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with the skin of Samsung’s own TouchWiz. South Korean tech giant Samsung has been on a mission to simplify its software because of which there are brand new features too. And Samsung pushed an update to the Galaxy S5, which has brought most of the new stuff to the Galaxy S5 as well via the update to Android Lollipop, but there are still features available only on the Galaxy S6. Generally, though, the S6 is brilliant in terms of interface. Double-tapping the home button will open the camera wherever you are in the phone in under a second, and you can even do it when the phone is locked.. although that’s not quite as fast to open.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Battery & Other Connectivity Options –
In this Samsung Galaxy S6 Review, let’s now talk about the battery and other connectivity options of this Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone. The Galaxy S6 has a much smaller battery than its predecessor Galaxy S5 which is down from 2,800mAh to 2,550mAh. In terms of the actual battery life of the Samsung Galaxy S6, in moderate usage, you’ll get a full working day of around 17 hours out of it. The Galaxy S6 charges exceedingly fast. When used with a compatible fast charger (one is supplied in the box), the S6 can charge up to around 35% in 10/15 minutes. The Galaxy S6 can charge wirelessly as well, which is part of the reason why the battery is no longer removable. The fingerprint sensor, which is present on the Samsung Galaxy S6, is excellent and accurate as well.
There’s no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is a much better phone, both in terms of features and build quality than the original S5. Let’s end this Samsung Galaxy S6 Review by saying that for its all-round performance, astonishingly good camera and stunning screen, absolutely. Along with its premium look and feel, future proof features like Samsung Pay and Wireless charging, the S6 feels like a phone that will age well.
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