Wednesday, April 14

Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB

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Rebelling against convention is what characterises the S6 – a new set of rules and gutsy decision-making has paid off in a big way. This device stamps Samsung’s authority as a premier manufacturer – are you ready for the S6 edge?

It’s 2nd in command – behind the S7 flat and S7 edge – in the high-end S-line. The South Korean company has decided to do a complete overhaul – more power, sleek, stylish design and amazing features – it’s clear that a facelift was out of the question.

Samsung Galaxy S6

The display – closely followed by the new chipset – is the highlight of the S6. The resolution has been kicked up to QHD – 1440 X 2560, giving the super AMOLED panel a phenomenal 577ppi.

Simply put – barring a few debatable decisions – it’s better than its predecessor and is definitely a major player in the game.

The S6 will get lost in the crowd, it’s more of a “follow, or get out of my way” smartphone!

Key specs

  • 5.1” Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Resolution: 1440 X 2560 pixels
  • 16 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, OIS, autofocus, LED flash
  • 5 MP, dual video call, Auto HDR
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4; TouchWiz UI
  • Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Exynos 7420 Octa
  • Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • 3GB RAM
  • Internal storage: 32 GB
  • Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 1, A2DP, LE, aptX
  • microUSB v2.0, USB Host
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2550 mAh battery
  • Up to 17h (3G) talk time

Pros: Fast-charging and wireless charge compatible; impressive design; fantastic camera

Cons: No memory card slot; non-removable battery with a lower endurance than the S5; not waterproof; No FM radio; expensive

Verdict:  8/10

Samsung S6 available from R7,200 (pre-owned)

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