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!
Galaxy S6 is an amazing smartphone by all means especially the design, I think non removable battery isn't a problem (but the endurance rating is less than expected from Samsung especially after the Note 4) and nonexpendable storage and no waterproofing is not a (big) problem (though the glass and metal body aren't an excuse for removing this features""xperia z3 is a good example"") but for overall this phone is amazing I'll give it 9/10 rating, good work Samsung.
But Note 4 remains as a king of smartphones with 10/10 rating.
Does it support 4K output?
Wanted to clarify that it's the front bezel that is too shiny and they should consider making it matte. I like the emerald green back but prefer the front bezel is a darker shade and not so shiny.
Did you happen to notice if the bootloader was locked on the review unit? I can live with most of the other stuff but not if they lock the BL down.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2015I'm actually shocked at the battery life. By all accounts it should be a lot better. More effi... moreI am really doubtful of the battery ratings and audio quality review. I have personally compared s6 with s5 and s6 sound quality is top notch and much much better than s5. Even the battery scores seem unreliable and mostly this is not the final release version of the software.
I really doubt the battery scores and audio related review. s6 technology will last longer than s5 for 3g calls because calling has hardly anything to do with display. Moreover every other review on YouTube has clearly shown the audio on s6 to be much much better than s5 and iphone6
Battery life isn't all that thought it would have atleast been in the 70s.
Loud speaker score is quite disappoiting was expecting around 80 -82 considering it is supposedly 1.5x louder than the s5
then audio volume doesn't sound all that great either. I think I may just buy a note 4. I wwill test the s6 out in person first though
Sounds amazing was going to stick with s5 cus that the best fone I've had maybe re thinking that now s6 here I come one thing when is release date
Good Review! Missing Low light photography though... Samsung kind of knew battery would be somewhat less that is why they promoted charging times and power banks. Storage is a bit of a problem, but they want to make money.
AnonD-213026, 13 Mar 2015somewhat disappointed with the battery life. although to be fair, the capacity is pretty small... moreI'm actually shocked at the battery life. By all accounts it should be a lot better. More efficient soc, display, ram, memory, and radio chip. And the battery is only 250mah smaller. Yet the battery life takes a 20h rating hit.
What's the culprit?
And the speaker too. Samsung claimed it's 50% louder and I saw a video comparing how much louder than the S5 it was. And it definitely was.
Yet here it's quieter??? Although supposedly a lot cleaner.
And taking away batch options in the gallery is very foolish.
These comments are full of whiney babies.
It has the ability to quick charge which after 10 minutes will give you hours of use.
Personalyl not fussed about non-removeable battery and no microsd card slot. I've got a 16gb S4 and a 32GB microsd card and I still have a collective of 6GB of storage space left. That's with hundreds of photos, hours upon hours of music at least 60x 2 hour long 200mb files of music.
Only 2 games on ym phoen I really play which is pretty much 5 minutes a week because mobile gaming for me isn't important. Those who feel the need to put movies on their phones remember you can delete them after viewing them. Storage issues SOLVED!
All I hear is complaint after complaint for problems that are easily fixed. People need to wake up to themselves and stop making excuses. 64GB is more than enough storage for people with 128gb tjhey don't know what to do.
Those who sit here and say I NEED A 64GB SD Card on top of my storage... Grab the 128gb: PROBLEM SOLVED.
Seriously unless you put movies and tv shows on there that you'll delete after viewing them what else is on that phone....
I would take the Note 4 over S6 anytime. MicroSD is a must in the android world. I have so much movies and music, and it's so much easier to transfer by connecting the micro sd to the computer directly. I'll pass on the S6 and hope that they don't make the same mistake with the Note 5, which is only a few months away, with flagship specs of 2015.
Alfredolol, 13 Mar 2015Good Job Samsung, but try to stay true to yourself. You're making this sound like its a life story, man.
its a good phone on paper but in reality its not that great:
1.amoleds-inevitable burning color shifting,(why do you think they use pentile matrix?),people just dont know because they are blinded by a great wepon caled marketing
2.all glass body: i will never trust an all glas body,just go on xda on all sony z series to see the fact off all glas body
3.batery is quite small i guarantee that with moderate usage it will barely last 1 day.
3.useless 2k display just for marketing purpose.
AnonD-241589, 13 Mar 2015Galaxy S6 is the best device launched in 2015 and one of the best ever launched, but battery l... morehow care about the 2550 battery life
yo can charge you phone in 10 minutes and you get up to 6 or more hours of use so jajaja how care this phone rules!!!
What else? Nothing!This is the best phone 2015 period, the edge is just gorgeous, wohoo! Time to pre-order this bad boy.
10 minutes of charge gets you 4hrs usage, get over the battery life issue jeeze!
And there's Ultra Power Saving Mode(UPSM).
but thinking about it again, even with a powerful processor and QHD, it's still better than the lg g flex 2 in terms of battery life. i guess that's perspective for you, but i still expected better after the performance of the note 4.