Samsung Galaxy S6 Exclusive Review

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The first generation Galaxy S series of Samsung phones began in March 2010. After five years it has now developed to the 6th generation named Samsung Galaxy S6. Samsung Galaxy S series has been the flagship Android phone  in past years. Let’s take close look at this new flagship Andorid phone in 2015. The big change, S6 has equipped self-developed  Exynos CPU instead of Snapdragon CPU. Improvements, continuous improvement of the Super AMOLED screen, high-speed flash memory chips, or system development based Android 5.0 interface. At the same time, Samsung Galaxy S6 completed a leap in the design concept, even also introduced its dual curved screen version (Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge). Samsung Galaxy S6 using a new product material, and gave up a removable battery and a Micro-SD card slot design, these  changes indicate Samsung is trying to create a new situation of smartphone.

samsungs6

 

Let’s see the specification of Samsung Galaxy S6

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – G920T
  – G920A
4G bands LTE
  LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700) – G920T
  LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800) – G920A
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2015, March
Status Available. Released 2015, April
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
SIM Nano-SIM
  – Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)
– 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)
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
COMMS 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
NFC Yes
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Ion 2550 mAh battery
Stand-by  
Talk time  

 

Appearance design

Front

The front is still a classic style Samsung, the biggest bright spot is still the metal frame, using the very popular four-part structure, the top of the phone configuration infrared emission devices and a recording hole at the bottom with a 3.5mm universal audio interface, Micro- USB charging and data port, a microphone, speakers, and 10 holes. Control of the whole thickness of the 6.8mm (without camera), but also thinner than iPhone 6 0.1mm, thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus 0.3mm.

 s6-front

Back

Samsung Galaxy S6 the back is very simple, with only a 16 million-pixel camera, using the Fast Camera and F / 1.9 large aperture design, support tracking autofocus (AF Tracking) function, it can focus tracking moving objects. In addition, Galaxy S6 also has a double-click on the screen, the camera used in 0.7 seconds to open the function, also for the first time joined the optical image stabilization unit, Night camera will be more to the force. Next is a single LED fill light and heart rate detection device specifications S5 basic and consistent, with the mobile phone APP can help users detect heart rate.

s6-back

Side

As you can see, the left side of the phone is to adjust the volume of physical keys, separate structure, which side of the border have made some level of depression treatment, making the phone feel more comfortable grip. Camera slightly protruding, but not obtrusive. Do not understand why the handset manufacturers are willing to let the camera projection, in large part because the camera might be the original cause of the head, if that is in order to ensure a better camera level, this aspect is concerned for most users is worth doing.

s6-side

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 things you might not know:

1. Does not support free replacement battery and no Micro-SD card slot

Samsung Galaxy S6 has canceled a removable back cover for replacing the battery and does not support external Micro-SD card expansion. So you don’t need to bring a second spare battery. Furthermore, it comes with at least 32GB of storage space . 

2. Two types of sides

Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with two different types of sides, the concave edge and round corner which makes the phone is more fitting with human palm.

Samsung s6 sides

3. The camera cold start faster even than iPhone 6

The speed of camera cold start is fastest in the world. Its response time is faster than iPhone 6, if you want to use a mobile phone to capture something very quick. Then this phone is suitable for you.

4. The bottom of the design too much like the iPhone, lawsuit risks?

When you put Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 together, you will find out that the bottom design of two phone are quite similar. Will be the next case of Apple suing Samsung on design patent? Wait and see.

s6-bottom-design

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