Samsung Galaxy S6

As happens every year, but with some another week of difference, Samsung Unveils its smartphone star of the season: the update of the Samsung Galaxy S. On this occasion, the new model has two versions: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Galaxy Edge with curved screen, which will go on sale on April 10, and now they can be booked and are defined on

Without a doubt, this Samsung Galaxy S6 great strengths are a notable design change and a logical increase in the quality of its specifications. But it stands out as to be the great success of the year? Let’s review your details to the millimeter to check it.

The “Premium” appearance by flag

If something has been criticized him always to smartphones Samsung Galaxy range, it is his “cheap looking”. The use of polycarbonate in its construction (plastic, so we understand it) gave you lightness and strength, but also an aspect of cheap smartphone from the competition. Now change the polycarbonate by metal (in their frames and internal structure) and glass (in its front and rear).

This shift to “Premium” design of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge eliminates any trace of his earlier stage aesthetic, more along the lines introduced models Samsung Galaxy Alpha, as the Golden Samsung Galaxy A5 exclusive model which you will find at El Corte Inglés.

Special mention deserves the Super AMOLED screen, above all in the S6 Edge version, which incorporates the first screen curved on both sides present on a smartphone (its former Edge brothers only offered one curved side). The screen resolution is Quad HD, a density by 577 ppp pixel, and a 5.1-inch size, the used glass is Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Power and capacity like never before

Inside we find a processor Octacore, with two groups of four cores at 2.1 GHz and 1.5 Ghz, respectively, with a format of 14 nm in size , and a 64-bit architecture. In short, although this is a smaller processor, it is much more powerful than the one included in previous versions.

The 3 GB of RAM built-in using the new LPDDR4 system, while in the section on internal storage account with UFS 2.0 high-speed flash memory, offering greater speed and lower power consumption. Thanks to this, the smartphone “flies” literally. Another thing to keep in mind is that it is available in three capacities: 32, 64 and 128 GB.

The “super” smartphone: super camera and super charging battery

Samsung Galaxy S6 camera stands out notably by offering a few lenses with aperture f/1.9 and high resolution with real-time HDR mode sensors. This means that you can take photos with low luminosity, and much better looking than before.

The main camera offers 16 MP and optical image stabilizer, which will make our photos come out without movements. The camera front, ideal for selfies, is 5 MP. The new Quick Launch feature will allow us to launch the camera application in just 0.7 seconds when the button is pressed twice home. You can take pictures very quickly.

As for your battery, offers very important news: Samsung Galaxy S6 supports the WPC and LDC Wireless charging standards, this means that it is more universal than other smartphones and fully compatible with these types of wireless Chargers on the market.

Another curious fact is that the Samsung Galaxy S6 has Quick charging system: provides 1.5 times faster than an S5 Galaxy load periods and allows you to load a 4 hours useful battery in just 10 minutes.

Account with very restrained dimensions: 6.8 mm thick (7 mm in Edge version) and 138 g (132 in the Edge version). Another important development is the use of the new payment system Samsung Pay, using NFC (the most used) and MST, technologies to guarantee greater security when paying using your smartphone.

What brings and what really remains the S6?

Once we know their strong points, it’s time to review what really gives the Samsung Galaxy S6 to the current market. On the one hand, we have clear advantages, highlighting new design “Premium”, which surely will be a decisive aspect for many buyers prefer it. This line helps a lot the beauty of screen curved Edge version, something completely new and very nice to see. It attracts looks hopelessly.

The high definition of your Quad HD screen is also a point to highlight, although end users actually feeling more advantages than already provides a screen Full HD (our eyes fail to do so). The attempt of “universalization” of wireless charging system and the use of new types of memory much broader and faster are another pair of decisive points. Models of 64 and 128 GB which will sell exclusive El Corte Inglés are ideal to return to care for the memory of the smartphone for many months or even years.

That Yes, not all are new features or improvements in the new Samsung Galaxy S6. There are certain points which go back: have to go micro – SIM to SIM-nano, so toca renew card.

We will not have connection USB 3.0, which was that used the Samsung Galaxy S5, turns to bet by USB 2.0, and back cover already cannot be removed, therefore, will not count with replaceable batteries (one of the emblems of the Galaxy S family) and disappears also the support of microSD card. Another remarkable little practical aspect is that the design of the Samsung Galaxy S6 returns to stop being resistant to water, as if it was the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Apple vs. Samsung, the eternal dispute

Interestingly, in terms of their possible confrontation with the iPhone 6, has been your own Samsung which has been commissioned to make direct comparisons on the own presentation of the device.

Samsung has taken the opportunity to outline the ability of quick charging of the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and indicate that this takes time to charge half that of an iPhone 6. It has not been the only direct reference, since, to speak of the materials used in the manufacture of, S6, allowed the license notice that the metal used in the structure is so strong “that will not bend”, in a clear allusion to the fame of ‘easy’ when it comes to bend that chases the iPhone 6.

Even so, this pair of anecdotes and the design of the Samsung Galaxy S6 do not do more to prove that Samsung is not the original that I should, and drink much of the design of its eternal rival: both frames and finishes of this new smartphone are suspiciously similar to the iPhone 6.

Win will the battle the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge the iPhone 6? Only we have to wait a while to check it out, but the dispute is expected to be intense.

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge:


Samsung Galaxy S6: 5.1 inch Quad HD(2560×1440) 577ppi, Super AMOLED

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: 5.1 inch Quad HD(2560×1440) 577ppi, Super AMOLED, Dual edge


2.1 GHz Quad + ATV 1. 5 GHz, Octacore application processor

Camera and multimedia

Cameras: 16MP with stabilization of optical image (back), 5MP (front)

Video: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G 2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9

Audio; Audio codecs: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS; Audio formats: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Camera features

Quick Start, auto-focus tracking, Auto HDR in real time (in both houses), opening F1.9, Video in low light (in both houses), Zoom super clear, detection of white balance by infrared, virtual shooting, slow motion, fast motion, Pro mode, selective focus

Additional features

System operating Android 5.0 Lollipop, ultra mode energy saving, accelerator of downloads, S Health 4.0, Samsung Pay, Smart Manager, Microsoft Apps (115 GB OneDrive 2 years, OneNote), Sound Alive +, themes, Quick Connect, private mode, S Finder, S Voice

Other features: memory; RAM: 3GB, LPDDR4; Internal memory: 32/64 / 128GB, UFS 2.0 / / Wireless charging; WPC1.1 (exit 4.6W) & Compatible with PMA 1.0 (4.2W) / / dimensions; Samsung Galaxy S6: 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm, 138g; Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0 mm, 132g / / battery; Samsung Galaxy S6: 2, 550mAh; Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: 2, 600mAh

Networks, connectivity and sensors

Network: LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)

Connectivity: WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), HT80 MIMO(2×2) 620Mbps, Doble-banda, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile HotSpot

Bluetooth®: v4.1, A2DP, you, apt-X, ANT +; USB: USB 2.0; NFC; IR remote

Sensors: Accelerometer, light Sensor, gyroscope, proximity Sensor, compass, barometer, reader traces, Hall, heart rate monitor


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