I have been a loyal Samsung owner through the years and I was going to buy the Samsung S6 but with no removable battery I would not even consider it. I also prefer plastic (resilient and light weight) to a phone that looks like an iPhone. Why are people so in love with metal and glass? Most people put covers on their phones anyway.
The slow motion quality finally looks decent but still wish it records in at 480fps at least for nicer slow motion effect though. Hmmm, wondering why there are no low light samples, this is one of the more exciting upgrades of this camera.
m86k, 14 Mar 2015lol seriously ? Don't you see that it's not representative of the display but it's made for... moreStill can be used to check viewing angles, which results in green tinted display on this phone.
finally.. the battery performance just average..huh. Samsung need to learn from this.. better processor dont really give you better battery life.. they should add 4000mAh battery instead of 2550mAh.. I usually dont like to charging my phone at least one day of use. It a bit annoying really.. how about others?
no one, 14 Mar 2015its a good phone on paper but in reality its not that great: 1.amoleds-inevitable burning col... moreBlinded by marketing,you must be talking about Apple. The amoled screen story wont wash here anymore, millions apon millions of us have had multiple amoled phones and NO burn in, 5 no 6 in this house right now from the jet phone right thru till the s5 NO BURN IN. Trolls awayy
Love this review. Reminds me of an article made for the unique Nokia N9 features in the blog section a few years back.
Hats of to the one writing it :)
pulsar180, 14 Mar 2015I am really doubtful of the battery ratings and audio quality review. I have personally compar... moreThat's my guessing as I was surprised to see a review already. Guessing this is a funky pre release unit and this should have been listed as a pre release review if so.
Pitabread123, 14 Mar 2015 Check the 360 degree picture. Display turns very green when turned to the right unlike the Note 4.lol seriously ?
Don't you see that it's not representative of the display but it's made for watching the phone globally?
Check the 360 degree picture. Display turns very green when turned to the right unlike the Note 4.
Also thanks for the review GSMA, you made me laugh with your selfie samples :)
pulsar180, 14 Mar 2015I am really doubtful of the battery ratings and audio quality review. I have personally compar... moreI just want the s6 to be louder than s5 in both loud speaker and in headphones that would be great.
The article was written very interestingly. Had a project zero kind of flare. Haha.
All in all a heck of a device. Some compromises made and some surprising outcomes as well.
Tied with the Note 4 for best display, beastly SoC, SSD like memory, great design, to notch audio output that having will probably do wonders for, great camera processing with great low improvements, and lots of software refinements.
However the battery life taking almost a 20 hour hit really raises some eye brows. Midst of the new parts are supposed to be a lot more power efficient. They display is rated at 20% more efficient than the S5 and the Note 4 did amazing on battery.
The SoC is 14nm and supposedly 30% more efficient than in the Note 4.
The new storage is supposed to be overall more part efficient.
DDR4 ram is supposed to be more power efficient.
And it was supposed to have been confirmed they combined all or must radios on a single chip that supposedly is extremely efficient compared to the past.
And battery capacity is only 250mah less.
And they say the speaker is quieter. Meanwhile Samsung claimed it 50% louder and tests have already shown it is definitely louder.
And taking away batch operations is not smart in any logic.
AOW3, 14 Mar 2015Not as bad as I feared, but battery performance is weak. My job does not always allow much tim... moreIf you look carefully at numbers, it looses already 10hours of talking time to S5. So i think there's some non final firmware or something need to be fixed before retail.
I believe that GSM Arena should have included the Sony Xperia Z3 in the competitors to the Samsung Galaxy S6. Although it is essentially one generation behind and the real competitor from Sony will be the Z4 when it will be announced, the Z3 it is more than capable to challenge the S6. It offers essentially the same design but with water and dust protection, expandable memory, a processor which is able to dynamically adjust clock speeds based on system needs, better battery life and a RGB display while the S6 has a pen tile matrix screen.
Not as bad as I feared, but battery performance is weak. My job does not always allow much time to charge even if for ten minutes. Battery size, under no circumstances, should ever go down. Regardless of what you may hear, li-ion tech has not asvanced6at the same place as other areas. My laptop battery is the same crappy battery tech I've had in every laptop I've owned in the last 8 years. I refuse to lose 10 minutes of tested battery life on a upgraded device at that price. I will not adjust my habits to cover up deficiencies in design. 20hr difference? Semi non removable? That's insane!