Product category: Smartphone
Manufacturer: Samsung
Model: Galaxy S6 (64GB)
Web site: http://www.samsung.com/de/home
Price: EUR 575,00 without annual contract
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

„Wow, I think they sent me an IPhone 6“ – Not only my first impression.

I looked at the phone, took it out of the box and realized it is a Samsung Galaxy S6. To be honest, the frame looks so similar to an Iphone 6. But the more I was looking at the Galaxy S6 I was sure it is not an Iphone.

The  S6 is super slim with 6.8mm and a lightweight with 138g. With its 5.1 inch display it feels surprisingly compact in the hand.

In fact the S6 feels very good in your hand. With the super slim body it’s hard to tell if the outstanding rear camera is annoying or acceptable. But what’s for sure the build quality is very good. Especially the details like power and home, as well the volume button feel great!

As a bummer I would call the not available IP rating to make the S6 water and dust resistant. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S5 which had the IP rating built in – sad. You should be more careful from now.

I heard already from so many people they liked to replace their battery on their own if the battery is dying super fast after one, two or three years. They also liked to extend their storage with an microSD card which is also not available anymore. A lot of people like especially these features very much and were happy the Galaxy series still offered it. Not anymore.

Display

Of course there is an AMOLED display built-in. the 5.1 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display has a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 and 576ppi. With these specs there is no doubt the image is super sharp a display of this size can be 😉 What I can say about the display is just awesome. Watching pictures and videos gives you a great feeling.

Performance

Samsung is producing their own processors, also in the Samsung Galaxy S6. Samsung put in a octacore Exynos 7420 SoC. This means a twin quad-core CPU – one is running at 2.1 GHz and the other one at 1.5 GHz. The Exynos has a Mali-T760 GPU which is propably enough for the Quad HD resolution and more !
I was testing the 32GB version. The S6 is available with 32GB, 64GB or 128GB space. 3 GB of RAM is called as standard in the S6 and also in the brother S6 Edge.

Battery

There is not pretty much new to tell about the battery life. The 2600 mAh is less than the Samsung Galaxy S5 had but should live as long as the S5 cause the processor is more energy efficient. How long it will last after 100% charging? As always hard to tell cause it is depending on the user. But no marathin runner of course.

Summary

Samsung build an awesome smartphone with the Galaxy S6. In this review and in my opinion the phone is worth every cent. But if you are one of those people who want to replace the battery or extend their storage with an extra microSD card, you will always think about the missing specs. If you are happy with the given specs you will be more than happy! The hardware is up to date, there is so much power you will have. Games won’t be a problem for the next year at all 😉

By the way my collegue was also suprised how similar the Iphone 6 was. The outstanding rear camera make a big difference on design of the S6 – luckily – but was giving a weird feeling when you put the phone on a even surface.

Nowadays the hardware which is built-in highend smartphone is pretty much the same. So the real difference is the running operating system. Samsung is still using Android and developed their on surface which they put on Android. Do you like it? Do you want to get the newest available hardware? Get the Samsung Galaxy S6 – no doubt.

 

Specs by Samsung
Colors

Gold Platinum, Black
Sapphire, White Pearl

OS

Android™ 5.0, Lollipop

Size

Weight: 132g
Product Dimensions:
5.59″ x 2.76″ x 0.28″

Camera

Camera Resolution (Front):
CMOS 5MP
Camera Resolution (Rear):
CMOS 16MP
Video Recording Resolution:
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 30fps
Main Camera – Flash: Yes
Main Camera – Auto Focus: Yes

Battery

Battery, Talk Time:
3G WCDMA: up to 26 hours Battery Type and Size:
2600 mAh
Music Play Time:
Up to 58 hours
Video Play Time:
Up to 13 hours
Internet Use Time:
3G: Up to 10 hours; LTE: Up to 12 hours; Wi-Fi: Up to 13 hours

Connectivity

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
2.4g+5ghz, vht80 mimo
Usb: Usb 2.0
Bluetooth: Bluetooth v4.1
Ant+: Yes
Bluetooth Profiles:
A2DP, AVRCP, DI,HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP Location Technology:
GPS, Glonass
Earjack: 3.5mm stereo
Wi-Fi direct: Yes
NFC: Yes
PC Sync: Smart Switch™
(PC version)

Display

Main Display Resolution:
2560 x 1440 (Quad HD)
Main Display Size: 5.1″ (129.2mm)
Main Display Technology:
Dual Edge Super AMOLED
Color Depth: 16M