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The Galaxy S6 is Samsung’s shot at regaining the top place on the mobile sales list, and we’ve got to admit, the S6 is a real contender. From it’s beautiful design to it’s top end specs, it looks like the Galaxy S6 really does have it all. And more than that, this is a real metal build phone, no more flimsy plastic for Galaxy owners.
Why should you want one? That’s a tough question, because there are just so many reasons. Maybe because of the brilliant screen, maybe because it’s packed full of power, or maybe just because it looks so darn good. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a real flagship phone, and it’s sure to satisfy even the most demanding of customers.
By far the first thing you notice about the Galaxy S6 is the stunning design. Full metal, unibody build make the S6 sturdy, but also light, sleek and beautiful. It fills the hand nicely, and doesn’t feel too big or too chunky. The corners are rounded, as most Samsung phones are, but the edges are sharp and sexy. This phone is certainly a looker.
Looks aren’t everything though, and going under the hood you’ll be greeted by some awesome power and performance specs. Compared to the older Galaxy S5, the S6 is a real step up, and a crowd pleaser as well. There’s no doubt that the spec numbers are going to be wowing mobile buyers.
Could the Galaxy S6 be the phone that regains Samsung’s reputation? Absolutely. This is a flagship, top end device, and it’s got the credentials to prove it. Yes, you’ll be paying a pretty penny, but the Galaxy S6 is more than worth it. This is one of the best mobiles on shelves right now, and its performance is second to none.
Samsung have always been big on power, and the S6 is really no exception to this. It’s got octo core processing power, running two processors (one a quad core 2.1 GHz, and one a quad core 1.5 GHz) as well as the full 3 GB of RAM. The result of this combination is a phone that’s super speedy and very responsive to user input.
Like all Galaxys, the S6 is an Android device. You’ll be running the new Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. This will give you plenty of speed and security, as well as some nice new features, such as dual profile mode, and some very sleek graphics as well. 5.0 is a solid operating system, and is more intuitive than ever to use.
There’s really nothing to criticise when it comes to performance on the S6. Samsung have built the S6 as a flagship device, and it shows, there’s no skimping on power or RAM, and that makes the S6 one of the fastest and most responsive smart phones around at the moment.
We don’t think that Samsung have ever disappointed when it comes to screens, and the display on the S6 is stunning. It’s a 5.1 inch screen, which keeps the S6 from competing with the larger phablet Galaxy Note series. One handed use is a little awkward, but that extra screen space does mean far better viewing and easier on screen typing as well.
In terms of resolution, you’re getting 1440 x 2560 pixels, giving you around 577 PPI. In essence you’re getting a sharp, clear picture, with well defined lines and shadows. But add in the signature Samsung Super AMOLED screen material, with its high quality colour reproduction, and you’re really getting something special.
The Galaxy S6 quite simply has one of the best displays we’ve ever seen. Compared to other top end mobiles, the S6 is streets ahead, and no matter what you’re doing on your phone, the display is a joy to behold. Clear, bright, true and just beautiful.
We’ll be honest and say that the S6 doesn’t have the greatest cameras around, but it does have very good cams. At the front you’re looking at a satisfactory 5 MP camera, so you’ll be getting some good selfies as well as decent quality video calling.
Moving to the rear of the phone, there’s a 16 MP camera. The big difference here when compared to the older S5 model, is that the S6 has an f1.9 aperture, which basically means it can take far better low light pictures. Plus, you’re getting all the extras as well, such as LED flash, optical image stabilisation, HDR, face recognition and panorama mode too.
These might not be the absolute best cameras on the market, but they are good, and picture quality is more than satisfying. Low light pics especially come out very well on the S6, and you’ll be getting some great snaps!
As we’d expect from a Samsung flagship phone there is a whole host of added extras on the Galaxy S6. Some are particularly worthy of mention, however. The S6 will support wireless charging, which is good news for some, though not everyone has access to this just yet. However, not needing to carry a charger around is always convenient.
The S6 sports the same heart rate monitor as the S5 has, but the included fingerprint scanner (for added security), is a touch scanner, rather than the older swipe scanner seen on the S5. This just makes it more accurate, and therefore easier to use.
One added feature that we really like is the quick launch camera. You can now launch the camera app from any screen simply by hitting the home button twice. And it opens in less than a second. That’s good news for those that like taking snaps on the run.
Battery life should be pretty satisfactory too, with a built in 2550 mAh li-ion battery. The more efficient processor and chip set on the S6 should give you plenty of juice, though the battery is non removable, which could be a sticking point for some buyers.
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Dimensions||143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm (5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 in)|
|Weight||138 g (4.87 oz)|
|Build||Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel|
|- Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)|
|- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.1 inches (~70.7% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|- TouchWiz UI|
|OS||Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57|
|Internal||32/64/128 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Primary Camera||16 MP, 2988 x 5312 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou|
|USB||microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|- Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) - market dependent|
|- ANT+ support|
|- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation|
|- Smart stay|
|- OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player|
|- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player|
|- Photo/video editor|
|- Document editor|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 2550 mAh battery|
The Galaxy S6 may be all that Samsung needs to get back to the top of the game, and it’s a stunning device. What more could you want than powerful performance, beautiful design, top end specs and a bunch of extras? This is truly a fantastic offering from Samsung, and one that should be top of most people’s wish lists.
Yes, you’re getting all the expected connectivity choices too, including 4G, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth. There is no SD card slot on the S6, meaning that you can’t add any additional external memory. However, the S6 will come in 32 Gb, 64 GB and 128 GB versions, with more memory costing a little more, of course.
So, any complaints? Okay, we’ll be honest and say we do prefer a removable battery, and an SD card slot is always nice. But we’re willing to sacrifice those two things in order to get that sleek metal unibody build, so we can’t really moan. The bottom line is that this is an awesome phone, and one that is as close to perfect as a mobile can get. You’re just not going to be able to put it down!
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
Dan is our mobile phone review expert helping customers make better buying decisions. With a passion for technology and taking things apart Dan single-handedly reviews all the phones listed on the TigerMobiles.com website.