Samsung’s recent Galaxy S6, which is positioned as a “glory days reviver” for Samsung has been capturing eyeballs ever since its release. An eye-catching aspect of this handset is that it falls into the category of pure and hassle-free flagship smartphones and the fact that the Galaxy S6 was amongst an initial lot of smartphones to be eligible for receiving Google’s Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) OS update.
Initially, the Galaxy S6 was assumed, by Samsung loyalists, to be just an ordinary sequel to the Galaxy S5, but the former impresses especially with its display that renders razor-sharp images on the screen, and efficient processor.
In summary, the Samsung Galaxy S6 does well but is not without flaws. Lack of microSD card slot and a fixed battery could hurt those looking at using their handsets for running intensive multimedia and office suite-related apps.
Display: Samsung’s Galaxy S6 features a 5.1-inch display which is still small when compared to the freakishly large screens measuring 5.5-inch and above. I could make calls, by holding the phone against the ear, in a hassle-free manner without looking awkward. The phone’s AMOLED display rendered clear and sharp images.
Processor: Under-the-hood, Samsung Galaxy S6 incorporates a 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 and a 2.1GHz quad-core Cortex-A57 CPUs within an Exynos 7420 SoC. The speed of instruction processing and performance seemed more than good despite the presence of comparatively more number of applications within the smartphone.
Touchwiz UI: The user interface impresses with its smooth working. Multiple windows and pop-out menu are accessible (and can be launched) from Regents.
Camera: The Galaxy S6 sports a 16MP on the rear, this is a downside considering the fact that it has become a common trend for pure flagship smartphone manufacturers to incorporate, at least a 20 MP primary camera, within their handsets.
Memory and Storage: Samsung’s flagship incorporates a 3GB RAM, and lets buyers choose from 32/64 and 128GB fixed internal storage variants. There is no microSD card slot for further expansion of internal storage.
Overall battery life: Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is driven by a fixed 2,550 mAh Li-Ion battery. The battery lasted for more than half-a-day under normal usage.
Verdict: Despite offering average battery backup and lack of MicroSD card support, the Galaxy S6 impresses with its performance and corrected Touchwiz UI interface. USP of the smartphone is clearly its processor and display which should appeal to the business class of users as well.