Samsung Galaxy S6 Special Features and Review
Galaxy S6 Introduction
Galaxy S6 is the latest flagship from Samsung and is going to be released soon. Samsung already announced Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in MWC 2015. According to offical information, Samsung is going to release Galaxy S6 on April 10 in major countries like the US and India. Pricelist of Galaxy S6 in all major countries also has revealed. Now we will see what exciting new features are coming with the Galaxy S6 flagship.
Galaxy S6 Design
Samsung adopted a new design style excusively for its new flagship to make it different from previous Galaxy S phones. Samsung tried to adopt iPhone 6 style while making the Galaxy S6. The South Korean tech giant used Metal frame with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on both front and back sides in Galaxy S6. So there are no more plastic panels in Galaxy S6. This makes Galaxy S6 also to feel and look like iPhone 6. The glassy look and shining of metal fram of Galaxy S6 make it so much beautiful and gorgeous. Galaxy S6 is coming in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Blue Topaz colour variations. There are rumours flying in internet that Galaxy S6 not featuring a removable battery. But they are completely not true and Samsung included information about removal of battery in the Manual. So battery of Galaxy S6 can be removed with some tools and little effort. MicroSD slot is a drawback of Galaxy S6 but internal memory may compensate it. But buying high internal memory variant costs higher than microSD card.
Galaxy S6 Display
Samsung used 5.1 inches Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution in Galaxy S6. Pixel density of this display is 577 ppi and so that pictures appear crystal clear on Galaxy S6. Samsung also reduced bezel size also to increase display to body ratio. Corning Gorilla Glass 4 acts as the protection for display. The brightness of Display is increased so that even outdoors also Display appears bright.
Galaxy S6 Performance
Samsung used home brew Exynos 7420 chipset with 3 GB Ram in Galaxy S6. Earlier rumours about Snapdragon 810 chipset on Galaxy S6 are proved as fake with official announcement of the flagship with Exynos SoC. Exynos 7420 features 4 cores of Cortex A53 clocked at 1.5 Ghz and 4 cores of Cortex A57 clocked at 2.1 Ghz. This chipset has shown equivalent performance to iPhone 6 A9 chipset in Geek bench single core test. This chipset built on 14 nm architecture so that it shows stunning performance besides consuming less battery. This chipset also supports 64-bit operating systems. LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory gives big boost to performance of Galaxy S6. Exynos 7420 chipset already beated Snapdragon 810 SoC in all benchmark scores and hence Galaxy S6 will become the powerful smartphone in market. Samsung optimized Touchwiz specially to Nexus 6 level to reduce load on CPU. So we can experience log less and lightening fast Galaxy S6. According to Samsung, we can open any app or play any game with out loading in Galaxy S6. Samsung used Mali T760 GPU so that we can play even 4K videos without buffering or loading in Galaxy S6.
Galaxy S6 Camera
Samsung used 16 MP rear camera and 5 MP front facing camera in Galaxy S6. In Galaxy S6, Samsung used improved optical image stabilization to take blur free pictures with very low noice. The f1.9 lense of Galaxy S6 camera gives well pictures in both low light and bright light conditions. Samsung used f1.9 lenses in both front and rear cameras of Galaxy S6. Users can open Camera within 0.7 secs in Galaxy S6. LED flash of Rear camera facilitates to take great pictures even in low light. Samsung used Sony Exmor IMX240 sensor in Galaxy S6 to take pictures better. HDR feature of Rear camera works with automatically while taking pictures and shooting videos. According to demo pictures provided by Samsung and live pictures also, Galaxy S6 camera works like iPhone 6 camera. With Rear camera we can record video with 2160p@30fps and 1080p@60p resolutions. With front camera also, we can record video with 1080p@30p resolution.
Galaxy S6 Battery
Previous rumours suggested that Galaxy S6 may feature a battery with above 3000 mAh capacity. But surprisingly Samsung announced that Galaxy S6 will have 2550 mAh battery. Samsung is saying that because of the power saving capability of Processor, Galaxy S6 consumes less power so that this battery gives enough long life. Samsung Galaxy S6 supports Qi Wireless charging also which can charge battery in 10 mins to give juice upto 4 hours. Samsung decided to use non-removable battery to make wireless charging easier. So Galaxy S6 users can charge their phones by wireless pads in cafes like McDonalds.
Galaxy S6 Fingerprint Sensor and Samsung Pay
Galaxy S5 users are facing problems swipe fingerprint sensor. So that Samsung used Touch fingerprint sensor in Galaxy S6 like iPhone 6. Samsung also introduced Samsung pay feature in Galaxy S6. Samsung Pay works like Apple pay to make mobile payments and uses fingerprint sensor embedded in home screen button of Galaxy S6. Samsung Pay works with Near Field communications (NFC) and Magnetic Secure Transmission(MST) to make more user favourable and marchant favourable. Samsung pay supports Visa and Master cards of various banks by this summer. The company is going to launch this new feature initially in the US and Korea in this summer.
Galaxy S6 Other Features
Samsung Galaxy S6 features Bluetooth 4.1 and supports nano sim only. It contains Heart beat sensor, O2 in Blood Sensor and MicroUSB 2.0 with USB Host. Galaxy S6 runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system with Touchwiz Userinterface. Samsung reduced many Touchwiz features to make it slim and fast. Samsung also gives opportunity to Galaxy S6 users to remove inbuilt apps without having to root it. But the list removable apps varies from region to region and carrier to carrier. Users can disable Google apps like Maps, Playstore and Chrome but cannot uninstall them. Microsoft apps OneDrive, One Note and Skype as well as Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook and Facebook’s Messenger app are pre-installed in Galaxy S6. Users can disable them also but cannot uninstall them. Samsung introduced new themes feature in Galaxy S6. This Touchwiz Themes feature is absolutely new for Galaxy S users and it is very exciting also. But by changing themes users cannot change the colour of status bar. Samsung revamped total Touchwiz UI with Tizen look and Lollipop’s Material design to look gorgeous.
Galaxy S6 Price list
In many countries, carriers have been taking pre-orders for more than a month but the flagship is going to hands of users on April 10.
In the US, carriers like Sprint, Boostmobile, T-Mobile and Verizon are taking pre-orders and will start shipping on April 11th. T-Mobile is offering free one year netflix subscription with Galaxy S6. Exact prices of Galaxy S6 from US carriers will be announced soon.
In the UK, Galaxy S6 is going to launch on April 19th. The unlocked Galaxy S6 (32GB internal memory) variant available in the UK for £599.99. All major UK carriers like Vodafone, Three are taking pre-orders for Galaxy S6 now. Carriers are offering Galaxy S6 with contracts at various prices.
In India, Galaxy S6 will be released on April 10th and major mobile sellars have been taking pre-orders from 23rd. The Retail 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants of the Galaxy S6 cost Rs. 49,900, Rs.55,900 and Rs. 61,900 respectively.
In Italy, Samsung is taking pre-orders from customers. Galaxy S6 32 GB internal memory variant costs in Italy at €739.
In Canada, carriers like Bell and Telus are taking pre-orders for Galaxy S6. The unlocked 64GB and 128GB internal memory variants of the Galaxy S6 are priced at CAD 839 and CAD 949 respectively.
Galaxy S6 Review
Samsung took a great step in Mobile world with Galaxy S6 definitely. Albeit it contains some cons like lack of microSD slot, non-removable battery and water proofing, major pros like new glass and metal design and powerful chipset may gain over them. The stylish look of Galaxy S6 may make users to fall in love with it. Galaxy S6 is a bit pricey for now, the costs will fall in near future. Fans of Waterproofing may wait till Galaxy S6 Active released into Market. According to our opinion, it really becomes a great competitor for iPhone 6. Write your opinion in the comment box below.