As claimed, Samsung has released its current generation flagship smartphones Galaxy S6 in India for a pricing starting from Rs 49,900 for the 32 GB model. Undoubtedly, the Galaxy S6 and its curved display variant, Galaxy S6 Edge have been eagerly awaited by many people as they make use of metallic build that Samsung was expected to bring on its top notch offerings. Here is a quick review on the Galaxy S6 for those who are interested in the device.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The Galaxy S6 comes with a capable imaging hardware that includes a 16 MP main camera advanced camera system with OIS, IR white balance, F1.9 lens, fast tracking auto focus and other features. Up front, the device boasts of a 5 MP front facer. The device is touted to render exceptional low light performance than the other rival smartphones.

The Galaxy S6 comes in three different storage options such as 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. Unfortunately, Samsung had to miss out on the expandable micro SD card slot to facilitate in adding additional storage space due to its metallic build.

Processor and Battery

The Galaxy S6 makes use of Samsung’s in-house 64 bit octa core Exynos 7420 chipset with a 2.1 GHz quad core Cortex A57 processor and a 1.5 GHz quad core Cortex A53 processor. This chipset is teamed up with 3 GB of RAM and Mali T760 MP8 graphics unit. This latest processor is based on the 14 nm process and it is claimed to be highly powerful rendering superior performance and multitasking.

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The Samsung flagship is powered by a 2,550 mAh battery that is non-removable. This is definitely a drawback as the users cannot replace the battery. Though this battery seems to be of lower capacity, it is teamed up with Ultra Power Saving mode and supports wireless charging that can help in charging the device on the go. There is support for fast charging that is claimed to charge the battery from 0 percent to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.

Display and Features

The display is yet another highlight of the Galaxy S6 as it boasts of a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED screen that carries Quad HD or 2K resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. This results in a pixel density of 577 pixels per inch that is pretty high for smartphones. Also, there is Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection on the panel to make it scratch and damage resistant. The Galaxy S6 has been rated by recent surveys that it is the best smartphone display launched till date.

The Galaxy S6 is fueled by Android 5.0 Lollipop topped with overhauled TouchWiz UI that is claimed to be free of bloatware. Connectivity aspects of the Galaxy S6 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Samsung Pay, GPS, 4G LTE, GLONASS, IR Blaster and NFC. The other interesting aspect of the device is its enhanced fingerprint scanner that is toch based and hence, there is no need to swipe on it as in its prequel.

Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be a tough challenger to Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, HTC One M9, LG G Flex 2, Google Nexus 6 and other high end smartphones.

Key Specs

Model Samsung Galaxy S6
Display 5.1 inch, Quad HD
Processor Octa Core Exynos 7420
RAM 3 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB/ 64 GB/ 128 GB, Non-Expandable
OS Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Camera 16 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,550 mAh
Price Rs 49,900, Rs 55,900, Rs 61,900

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy S6 with a sleek and stylish design that gives an all new look to the Samsung devices with its metallic build is a great Android offering in the market. It is an impressive device with several enhancements for its pricing. The Quad HD display, capable imaging hardware, powerful processor and wireless charging support are definitely the major highlights of the device. Its new fingerprint scanner similar to Apple’s TouchID and Samsung Pay support are additional reasons to go for it. The device is yet to go on sale and we can expect it to create wonders in the market.