The Samsung Galaxy S6 has been around for a while now. Being announced in March 1, 2015, we have actually got plenty of times to nurture various aspects of the 2015 flagship smartphone from Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, both are pretty unique piece of artwork from the company. Even though there has been an influence of Apple on the handset’s design, still there are many unique designers’ points of view that can be claimed only as a Samsung innovation. Over a month we could gather few user opinions and thought about finding out about how using one feels.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is indeed not the perfect flagship smartphone, yet. Nothing on this earth created by human could be ever perfect, but depending on individual usage pattern the Galaxy S6 could certainly act out as the best smartphone ever made.
- The display is sharp beyond imagination
- Specially crafted for media consumers – photo, video, graphics and music etc.
- The camera is superb!
- Feels premium and elegant – worth the high price tag.
- The battery kind of disappointed us.
- Too pricey.
- Falls into the bendgate scandal like iPhone 6 Plus!
Design & Outlook
Samsung hasn’t gone too overboard regarding the design but the way they ditched plastic and replaced the panels with aluminum is glass is truly appreciable. Fans whining for a more premium built smartphone from Samsung can finally stop their whine. However, with the premium feel comes two drawbacks – giving up the ability to take out the back cover and the battery and using an external memory card. Of course, everything can’t come together. Adaptable users won’t find a trouble suiting up to their new Samsung Galaxy S6 – while the whining ones might still continue to whine.
The body shines like a piece of jewel – which indeed adds more to the premium feeling part. The bands in the bottom edge might remind you of the iPhone 6’s design – but the design is not exactly the same. And iPhone 6 isn’t a unique design either – HTC would know better.
The 5.1 inch display takes up most of the frontal panel and there’s very little amount of bezel left over there – makes it easier to look and work on the phone. The home button now doubles as a fingerprint scanner – not a slide on unlike the previous Galaxy, but just like Apple’s unit.
The performance hasn’t been an issue so far. The phone performed great with media – we loved how all the games ran in their highest graphical settings at ease. There was absolutely no stutter and frame rate drop – but one thing we didn’t like much was the fast draining of battery. This could be an issue with our unit due to network settings and higher consumption; but it felt like an issue with all Galaxy S6 units. Even though Samsung is stepping into a more sophisticated smartphone market – they are still facing challenges managing the battery power.
The camera photos came out good. We loved how the front camera took good photos even without a bright light source. And the live HDR mode is something we praise!
Jewel up your Galaxy S6
To protect a new smartphone against all odds – it is always highly suggested using a case. There are plenty of Galaxy S6 cases from Samsung and third party case makers – pick one that well protects your smartphone. Flip covers are more premium while the bumpers give higher protection. Depending on where you keep your smartphone, pick the best suiting one.
This is Samsung’s transition into real premium flagships – supposed to get better with the future ones. But if you really want to kick start with the Galaxy S6 – go ahead without confusion. Samsung makes it worth your money.
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