The New Samsung Flagship: Samsung Galaxy S6

samsung galaxy s6

Samsung Galaxy S6 has been a bit in the shadow since it as released because of its stylish sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Egde. However, for those of you who would rather hold on to what you know when it comes to phones, the regular Samsung Galaxy S6 can be a great choice. Let’s check out the specifications of this phone!


iPhone 6’s Biggest Competitor

It is clear that Samsung and Apple have been into a Cold War for ages. Since Apple released the iPhone 6, Samsung fought back and released something equally stunning.

Samsung Galaxy S6 has an Ammoled display – 1440 x 2560, with a great pixel density of 577 PPI. It has a Quad-core processor and 3GB RAM, so you can use the phone for many different tasks without losing your temper.


The Bad Things

There’s no doubt that the biggest off-putting thing about this phone is the price. The Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB costs $599, the 64GB costs $700 and the 128GB costs $800. So not all people can afford this phone.

Another problem that this phone has is the battery life. It uses a non-removable Li-Ion 2550 mAh battery, and taking into consideration the large screen and mighty processor, the phone is in need of a more powerful batter.

Probably the most frustrating thing is that the darker variants of the phone are a great fingerprint magnets. That’s why many Samsung fans decided to go for the white variant of the phone.


The Specifications


BODY 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
  – Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)


DISPLAY 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)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  – TouchWiz UI


PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Chipset Exynos 7420
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
GPU Mali-T760MP8


MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 32/64/128 GB, 3 GB RAM


CAMERA Primary 16 MP, 2988 x 5312 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash,check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary 5 MP, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR


SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes


COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host


FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
  – Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) – market dependent
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– 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
Talk time Up to 17 h (3G)
Music play Up to 49 h



The Verdict

Being the top competitor of the iPhone, the Samsung Galaxy S6 really thought about (almost) all of the aspects of this phone. If you are a Samsung fan and are one of those who can afford this phone (and don’t mind the battery and fingerprints on the back of your phone), then go for it. Samsung Galaxy S6 is really close to what you would call the perfect phone.


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