The Galaxy S6 is a 5.10 inches touchscreen smartphone launched by Samsung in the month of March 2015.
It comes with more restrained software, the cheap plastic is gone and replaced with slick aluminum.
The S6 comes in complete aluminum trimming with flat glass on the front and the back. The home button includes a fingerprint reader that is integrated in it. There is no need to swipe the finger, as a simple touch is sufficient. In addition, it has a sensor for heart rate on the back under the flash. The S Health app is attached to the heart rate sensor and can be very useful for those with a smart watch.
The battery is no longer accessible, so there is no additional storage with a microSD card. Users have to select the version having the capacity they want.
The S6 is powered by Samsung’s Exynos processor, 7420 SoC and has ARM Cortex, A53 cores of 1.5 GHz, accompanied by Cortex A57 cores, 4 numbers of 2.1 GHz. This allows the phone to balance between consumption of power and good performance capable of tackling all tasks. It comes with a RAM of 3 GB. There are different variants with several storage options, with the base model in 32 GB. The screen has a QHD resolution of 1440 x 2560 p and is 5.1 inches in dimension diagonally, being protected with Gorilla, Glass 4.
A lot of the clutter found in the previous phones, the S4 and the S5, has been eliminated. TouchWiz mimics the Material Design of Google Lollipop version and the user interface has been vastly improved.
The camera is capable of taking excellent pictures with accurate details. Shots taken in daylight are very impressive and so are the pictures taken in low light condition. 4K video is good too. The camera application has received a major makeover, with fewer options on the screen and a menu with the rest.
The Exynos processors offer excellent performance allowing users to run most of the powerful or demanding games at sufficient frame rates. The video playback is also good and the speaker is clear, even in such a slim bodied phone.
The battery is powerful and can be used for a whole day of heavy usage with a single charge, including games or use of data. The charging of the device is also very efficient and quick.
Samsung seems to have rectified the problems plaguing the S5 and taken the right steps with the S6. The flagship device is perfectly fitting with expectations. There is also a 128 GB version for users who want a lot of storage space. In addition, though some of the features have been dropped, they can be downloaded. It includes many slick features as well. However, the bulge of the camera seems to be a problem, though it offers good quality of pictures. In short, the S6 is a top end, Android smartphone with a good size screen and reasonable cost.