Samsung Galaxy S6 Video Review
- Design - 8/108/10
- Camera - 9/109/10
- Display - 10/1010/10
- Call performance - 7/107/10
- Software - 7/107/10
- Battery - 7/107/10
- Ecosystem/Apps - 8/108/10
Video Review below.
Pictures are amazing
Screen is the best display I have seen
Android needs work
Loss of removable battery
Battery life could be better
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Samsung is trying to recall the fame of the Galaxy S4 with the new S6 and S6 Edge. After a disappointing year in 2014 with the S5, the new models have high expectations pinned to them. Samsung fans have to wonder if these devices will give them more of what they want.
An important fact to note about the S6 and S6 Edge is that in most ways they are identical. The main difference between the two devices lies in the wrap-around screen of the Edge and a few applications that utilize the new look.
The first thing you will notice is the fact that the body is no longer plastic. The S6 and S6 Edge have metal frames and use Gorilla Glass for the front and back. In addition, the rounded sides come with a flatter edge than previous models for a smooth, sophisticated look. Another change is the speaker that is now at the bottom of the phone rather than at the back.
The downside of the design is the lack of a removable battery and most importantly, the fact that the device is not waterproof.
A brilliant display is what you would expect with this device and that is exactly what you get. A Quad-HD panel gives you more pixels which is great for viewing images and videos. The colors are vivid while the details are crisp and clear, which is important for people who use their devices for just about everything.
As is the case with every phone manufacturer these days, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are more about what is not on the phone. Samsung cut down on the applications it added, but it still included the important ones that you will actually use. You can still use OneNote, Flipboard Briefing, S Health and OneDrive.
Samsung has always has good cameras on its phone, so expectations are high for new devices. The S6 and S6 Edge offer a lot with the new camera including good photos in low lighting and numerous modes to create the perfect picture. The new device makes it easier to access the camera by just double-tapping the Home button. The camera comes up quicker so you don't miss that special moment.
Performance and Battery Life
Samsung changed the chipset to an Exynos 7420 and includes a 2.1GHz processor. This is fast enough to switch between apps with no lag time and open multiple pages. There is no delay for the average user.
While having all of this new technology is great, it often tends to drain the battery faster. With the S6 and the Edge, you get decent battery life but nothing exceptional. The phones can last between 11 and 12 hours with average use or between 8 and 9 hours with heavy use. The real win with the battery is that fact that they recharge faster so that you can have them back up and running in about an hour.
The new S6 and S6 Edge have a lot to offer today's buyers and Samsung fans will have plenty to enjoy on the devices. It looks like Samsung is ready to compete again for the leaderboard.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
5MNS Tech on the KrishDTech Network Show #26 - April 10th 2015
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