Category: Technology

Samsung S6 review

The newest Galaxy phone was released earlier this month in the form of the S6 and S6 Edge. When it was announced that the newest version of the Galaxy S phone was coming out, many cheered at the fact that it was moving away from the cheap feeling plastic case. The biggest problems are that the S6 will not have the capability to remove the battery, have a slot for expandable memory in the form of an SD card (memory card), and will no longer be waterproof.

A way to combat the doubters in the storage war is the internal storage which is available in 32, 64, and 128 gigabytes. The phone also comes with 100 gigs of cloud storage service and 100 gigs of DropBox for free.

If a consumer can look past those three “downfalls” per se, then they will see a phone much sleeker than the S5.

The plastic casing the previous versions of the phone used is now replaced with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. There are worries due to the iPhone 4 having shatter issues with this type oc class. A proper case will assist easing the impact in any drops that may happen that could break the Gorilla Glass.

The camera comes from the Note 4. It is a 16-megapixel camera that has a sensor array which includes the LED flash and heart-rate monitor. The images are crisp and clear in good light situations and outperforms the s5’s camera in low light situations. The front facing camera is an upgrade, going from a 2 megapixel to a 5 megapixel.

The screen has a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels and uses Super AMOLED technology. AMOLED display technology integrates a capacitive touchscreen layer directly into the display instead of overlaying it on top of the display. In basic terms, you will be able to view your phone better outside.

While you cannot remove the battery, Samsung has made it where you can charge the phone wirelessly. You can buy a charging pad that allows you to place your phone down on top of it and it will charge. It even works through most cell phone cases. This may save you over time with the amount of power cords you have to buy due to loose connections.

The phone comes in two variations; the S6 and the S6 Edge. The S6 weighs just 6 grams more than the S6 Edge. Users are able to attach apps to the Edge for easier use for those with smaller hands. There is no mini version slated for the S6 yet.
Overall the phone is a great upgrade from the S5. Pricing begins at $200 for the 32GB in contract with Verizon, $20 a month with a 24 month lease with Sprint, and T-Mobile will be $28 a month for 24 month. Prices go up from the base price.