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Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2015, March
  • Dimensions: 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm
  • Weight: 138 g
  • Screen: 5.1", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Single, 16 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 5 MP
  • Memory: 32/64/128 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 2550 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy S6
Release date 2015, March
Dimensions (HxWxD) 143.4 Х 70.5 Х 6.8 mm
Weight 138 g
Body build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 4), aluminum frame
Colors White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz
Battery 2550 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Talking time- Up to 17 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 49 h
Approximate price280 EUR
Screen
Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.1" inc
Screen area 71.5 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio70.7%
Screen resolution 1440 x 2560 px
PPI /points per inch/ 577 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 16 MP, Single
Camera specs
-16 MP, f/1.9, 28mm (wide), 1/2.6'', 1.12µm, OIS, AF
Functions LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
DxOMark Main Score82
DxOMark Photo81
DxOMark Video83
Front camera, selfie 5 MP, Single
Specifications 5 MP, f/1.9, 22mm (wide), 1/4.1'', 1.34µm
Functions Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1440p@30fps
Performance
Operating system OS Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo); TouchWiz UI
Chipset - Exynos 7420 Octa (14 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-T760MP8
External memory No
Internal memory 32/64/128 GB, 3 GB RAM
Antutu 7 score112456
GeekBench 5 Single Core236
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core899
GeekBench 4 Single Core1257
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core3945
GeekBench 4 RenderScript2854
GeekBench 4 Battery1615
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Nano-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
USB microUSB 2.0, USB Host
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 1.15 W/kg (head)     1.16 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.38 W/kg (head)     0.50 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 , Infrared port
- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
-ANT+
-S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- Versions: G920F (Europe); G920FD (Philippines, Pakistan, Russia, Ukraine); G920FQ (Turkey); G920I (LATAM, Singapore, India, Australia, New Zealand); G920A (AT&T); G920T (T-Mobile); G920S/K (Korea); G9

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Review

The Samsung s6 has hit the market alongside another flagship from the South Korean company. This model is designed for all those who prefer their device not to have too rounded edges of the screen. After a fingerprint scanner appeared in the Galaxy S5, we're now seeing it in the S6. Here, it works even faster. All you need to do is touch your finger.

Design

Visually, the Samsung s6 is a complete copy of the S6 Edge, but its body is made in the classic touchscreen smartphone shape. The display is flat and the front and back of the device are covered with Gorilla Glass 4. The casing itself is in a frame made of aircraft aluminum. With this, Samsung underlines the exclusivity of the model and its rank in the smartphone world.

In terms of dimensions, the Samsung s6 is perfect. Neither too big nor too small. You will carry it with pleasure in your back pocket.

Display

The smartphone is equipped with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The pixel density per inch is 577. This is quite a high indicator, which can be noticed in the picture quality - it is magnificent. The colour rendering is on par thanks to the Super AMOLED matrix. The user can choose from four modes - adaptive, cinema, photo and basic. The last two are preferable, as the colors are the most realistic. If you like more saturated shades, boldly choose one of the first two.

Performance

At the heart of the Samsung s6 lies a 14nm 64-bit Exynos 7420 processor, which consists of 4+4 cores running at 2.1 GHz and 1.5 GHz. A Mali-T760 chip is responsible for graphics processing. These are complemented by 3GB of LPDDR4-type RAM and 32, 64 or 128 GB of internal storage depending on the configuration. There is no memory card slot, which means you need to carefully consider your storage needs.

These technical parameters allow the Samsung s6 to demonstrate enviable performance.

The smartphone runs Android 5.0.2. operating system at the factory and a revamped company interface, which includes a new player. The latter has retained its functionality, but vee has a much easier to navigate interface. As a result, the sound quality of the Samsung s6 will please music lovers. The sound is loud and clear. 

Cameras

Samsung s6 is a flagship device with top cameras. The main module is a 16-megapixel with f/1.9 aperture and optical image stabilization. The lens can capture more light, which has significantly affected the quality of the photos.

The front camera, in turn, is a 5-megapixel one. With the Samsung s6, you can record 4K resolution video at 30 frames per second.

Close to the camera you will find the heart rate monitor. With its help in the S Health app, you can monitor your health, including your stress level. Compared to the predecessor Samsung s6 smartphone, the function has been improved and works faster. The app has a new design and additional features. You can track physical activity such as walking, running, cycling, measure your blood oxygen level, track how much water or coffee you drink.

Autonomous operation

The Samsung s6 packs a slightly smaller battery than the Galaxy S6 Edge - 2550 mAh. However, the smartphone shows a similar level of autonomous operation. On an average load, you can count on about 20 hours of operation. More intensive usage will require recharging after about 12 hours.

If you're a music lover, you can listen to uninterrupted music for up to 49 hours before needing to recharge the battery.

One of the benefits of this flagship is the ability to use Samsung Adaptive and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging technology. In just 10 minutes, you can raise the charge from 10% to 25% and count on a new 4 hours of operation.

Conclusion

Compared to Samsung's previous flagship, the Galaxy S6 shows better performance in many areas. It looks more sympathetic and contemporary. Its dimensions are compact, and the light weight adds to the comfort of prolonged use. More could have been expected in autonomous performance, but it is offset by several definite advantages.

Pros:

  • Nice design
  • Quality workmanship
  • Ergonomics
  • Beautiful and bright display
  • High performance
  • Quality cameras
  • Fast and accurate fingerprint scanner
  • Support for fast and wireless charging technology

Minuses:

  • The absence of a memory card slot
  • High price

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy S6 was around 280 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2015, March.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is 138 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is 5.1" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
Yes, it supports wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.
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