Are The Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Worth an Upgrade?

Samsung has always been the favourite choice of smartphones amongst all. Now the fans of Samsung Galaxy smartphones have a lot to be excited about. With a sleeker design, a great camera and user friendly interface comes the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. When one sees the phone, one can easily say that it is one of the best looking smartphones Samsung has come up with and when holding it, it speaks volumes about the next-gen of smartphones. But does it work as well as it looks? Let’s find out

 

What’s New

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is like Samsung reincarnated. The smartphones for starters comes with sides of its marquee phone in glass, and ties the package in an aluminium alloy body. Samsung even tops itself with a double curve-screen variant which is impressive. If you may ask the difference between the S6 and the S6 Edge variant, although they share every major specification and also the colour one can say that the S6 Edge looks and feels far more premium, class and of course expensive. One can say that the S6 Edge is almost the S6 itself in a prettier avatar. Now talking about the specifications, The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge feature 5.1-inch Quad HD, Super Amoled display with a pixel density of 577ppi. The only difference is that S6 Edge has a dual-edge display. The new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge run on Android 5.0 Lollipop and are powered by a 64-bit octa-core (quad-core 2.1GHz+ quad-core 1.5GHz) processor coupled with 3GB of RAM (LPDDR4). There are three storage options available: 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. The handsets come pre-installed with an upgraded Samsung Knox and preloaded with Microsoft apps such as OneNote and OneDrive and aslo with 115GB cloud storage free for 2 years. There is a 16-megapixel rear camera optical image stabilisation and an LED flash. The front camera is a 5-megapixel one. As far as the battery is concerned, Galaxy S6 is backed by a 2550mAh battery while the Galaxy S6 Edge comes with 2600mAh battery. While the camera has features like quick launch, tracking AF, auto real-time HDR, f/1.9, and lots more for both the phones. The new handsets also come along with the fingerprint scanning with an enhanced touch-type fingerprint scanner. Though both the phones looks remarkably similar to the iPhone, it is the S6 Edge that will grab all the eyeballs.

Difference between the S5 and the S6

The Samsung S5 And The Samsung Galaxy S6
The Samsung S5 And The Samsung Galaxy S6

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was loaded with features and good ones, still it failed to do well in the market. Most users and Samsung fans complained that it was mainly because it looked cheaped due to its plastic body whereas its competitors like Apple, HTC and LG had premium aluminium bodies giving it a more classy and expensive look. With Galaxy S6 comes a more premium looking Samsung smartphones. So unlike the Galaxy S5 the S6 and the S6 Egde came with a glass back and matte metal frame with a Gorilla Glass on the front. There’s no doubt that people today need the best looking phones with great performance and seems like Samsung has understood that pretty well with the S6 and the S6 Edge. The new design makes these phones narrower and thinner than the S5.

The Galaxy S5 was worthy of its flagship but still it failed it the market, the S6 does offer some upgrades but they aren’t anything huge. Both the S5 and the S6 sport 5.1 displays, cameras on both the S5 and S6 offer 16 megapixels. But Samsung has added a wider f/1.9 aperture on the new phones, which captures 40 percent more light as compared with the S5, which means higher-quality photos taken in low-light surroundings. This is a small but good tweak. Samsung also did away with some of its TouchWiz device software, which makes the S6 better than the S5.

The Galaxy S6 also comes with a few drawbacks. Like the aluminium and glass body doesn’t allow for a removable battery. And there’s no SD memory card slot to add additional memory. These functional features were considered staples of former versions of the Galaxy products. All said and done, if you choose to live without a flashy phone but with good functionality, you could get the S5 and save a lot of money, but if your smartphone means the world to you and is more like a style statement and you want top notch, A1 specifications than the S6 and the S6 is for you.

Galaxy S6 Vs S6 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6

This time Samsung has decided to split its flagship smartphone into two, one the Galaxy S6, and the other being the Galaxy S6 Edge. As stated earlier, the specifications and functionality of the S6 and S6 Edge are identical. The difference between the two is mainly its design and price. On the processor front, the S6 and the S6 Edge share the same silicon, an Exynos 7420 SoC built using 14-nanometer architecture. It features an octa-core 64-bit (4 x 2.1GHz cores and 4 x 1.5GHz cores) along with a Mali-T760 GPU. Both have 3GB of RAM and come in 32/64/128GB storage options. Coming to the colours, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be offered in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, and Gold Platinum options, along with a special Blue Topaz for the Galaxy S6, and Green Emerald for the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Conclusion

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Samsung promises to come back in the market with a bang and it sure does sound promising. It comes with a great front and back camera, stunning display and a user friendly interface. Just what you may want is a next-gen smartphone. But, If you’re on a budget but need a new smartphone to stay in the cool zone you could go ahead with the S6. And if you could spare a little more and design is your priority then you should opt go for the Galaxy S6 Edge. If Android phone is your thing then the S6 Edge is the best phone you could get your hands on.