I've played today with the regular S6.
Very impressive! It opens apps and switches between them noticeably faster than the Galaxy S5 or the Note4. And the build quality is superb! Also, the fingerprint sensor works as it should have worked on the S5 and Note4, as fast as the iPhone one, no stupid swiping involved.
The only things they could have made better are the volume control buttons and the power button, they don't have a very good feeling 'click' to them. I much prefer how it feels on the iPhone.
Oh, and the double tap on the home button to open the camera is freakishly fast!
Overall, I think this will be my next phone, once it'll be available to buy. Well done, Samsung!
DO NOT FORGET GUYS;
This is pre-release device. That's why even that the battery life is good now and better than iPhone6, it will be much better after the release and first updates!
Funny how the M9 is not there in the graphic test.
with the SD 810 its kick the S6 in the ass in ALL test on and ofscreen.
Basically the S6 got more CPU power thanks to the Exinos but the M9 has a much better GPU on the others hand.
Please prepare a standard test for phones with OIS, it's the only thing this site is missing. Personally I would love to see a comparison between, iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, Lumia 1520, OIS
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2015Those "competent" reviewers never reviewed the Note 4 first.
Second they also claim... moreOh, boy....
Yeah, you are right. Unfounded beliefs trump measurement every time....
The Note 4 has only a very slight dynamic range improvement over the S5, so it is nowhere hear what the S6 looks like, and it's definitely overall inferior camera to the iPhone 6+.
The S6 looks like the king of the hill at this point, particularly if they fix the WB with an update. The Nokias were fine, but even the 808 has worse balance than either the 6+ or the S6.
Dododo, 17 Mar 2015Actually, competent reviews and photography site, like DOxomak (http://www.dxomark.com/Phones/... moreThose "competent" reviewers never reviewed the Note 4 first.
Second they also claim the iPhone 6 takes better photos than the Nokia Lumia 1020 and 808.
Anyone who believes this is pure apple fooled. Fact.
You should learn to read better before posting something that will recoil so badly....And please don't bother with replying with any twisting or denying.
AnonD-373771, 17 Mar 2015Note 4 was tested against 6 plus through blind trial and note 4 was better. The camera on S6 i... moreActually, competent reviews and photography site, like DOxomak (http://www.dxomark.com/Phones/Apple-iPhone-6-and-6-Plus-review-Bigger-and-better.-Apple-set-gold-standard-for-smartphone-image-quality), ranked the iPhone 6+ higher than the Note 4. From my experience, the Note 4 has the traditionally poor dynamic range which plagued the Galaxy line until the S6.
The Galaxy S6 appears to have made a very significant leap forward and it seems to be on par with the iPhone 6+, and probably a bit better. We'll see when real tests are done.
I am happy to see some real competition for the iPhone 6+ and hope that the two companies will push each other to do better yet.
darkraver, 16 Mar 2015You just dont have a sense of humor do you...
Wasnt comparing z3 to s6 but xperia flagships ... moreSo because you think you made a funny joke while really using false self proclaimed info and they call you out meanstthey can't take a joke??
And for your little island claim here you made like you always are bashing in another Samsung page and claiming how superior your Sony is....
Sup much for your superior and peaceful community. Oh course as usual will side track and deny this
AnonD-1034, 17 Mar 2015Oh,with that oversaturated,eye stressing super amoled... well...That's cute
apurv.ranjan3, 17 Mar 2015don't u think the guys at gsmarena your brightness test should be done again i have seen both ... moreDid you put the screen in auto brightness??? That's when it reached those high numbers on sunlight.
Either you didn't read that past or you are being very bias and then scapegoating your bias onto them
Bobby, 17 Mar 2015Giving up the memory card slot and the removable battery are huge mistakes to me ! Let's hope... moreI think Samsung will retain the micro sd slot and removable battery option in the Note 5.
Here's the pros:
The memory reads are super fast. that's awesome.
It's really powerful.
... That's pretty much it.
The S5 is also powerful and have a better battery life.
And everything else that's missing... it doesn't have a micro-SD card slot AND they charge high premium for the memory, the reason why I hated Apple for.
It's a real insult to Samsung fans. Especially when THEY were criticizing Apple for those same flaws, fragile metal/glass body, no memory expansion, all the cash grab.
They battery can't be removed, meaning it'll be inside the phone, as a salesman, I know the battery can loose it's charge especially inside a metal body meaning that if it completely lost it's charge, I'll have to put it on a charger.. just like Apple.. and make the client wait 15 minutes or so before booting it up.
Top it all of, the S5 had water resistance, an answer to Sony's phone, but Samsung doesn't see them as a threat so, f*** it, let's remove it, make sure people pay more for our products.
Anyone is a fool NOT to pick an S5 over an S6. S6 is garbage, period.
apurv.ranjan3, 17 Mar 2015don't u think the guys at gsmarena your brightness test should be done again i have seen both ... moreInteresting find there, man. The world needs more people like you. I hope you become even more successful in life...
don't u think the guys at gsmarena your brightness test should be done again i have seen both the screens of lg g2 and samsung galaxy s6, samsung's is hardly any brighter than that of lg g2 and u show a difference of nearly 200 nits.... i have checked in both modes as you have done the test... unbelievable... both data from ur website only... now following your website for 5 years u have done a great work on this site ... But now you are much more in favour of samsung products which is certainly not good for a website which has a wonderful history of remaining unbiased for every product. Thank You.
shootspeak, 17 Mar 2015qHD resolution on AMOLED does not use any more battery than 1080p resolution as each individua... moreBut Galaxy S6 still worse endurance than S5 or Note 4.
1hour/day GSMArena parameter isn't a real meter for a top-end smartphone.
Dododo, 17 Mar 2015The iPhone 6 did surprisingly well compared to the S6. The OIS definitely helps in low light a... moreOld 8mpx technology can't beat 20mpx Samsung resolution, if you check image in 1:1, you can find greater detail.
And I know, some 20mpx around aren't real/good, but Samsung works very good on camera.
Have you noticed this "oil painting" effect on the new camera algorithm?
There is less sharpening effect (better), but this "oil painting" effect seems to me a little artificial.
You can notice it at 1:1 ratio only obviously.