Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6 Hands-on & First Impressions

Samsung has finally announced its latest flagship in the country. We are at a Blog-A-thon event in New Delhi, where company has set a stage for its two new flagship devices, the Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge. The new device is priced at INR 49,900 for 32GB and would be available for pre-order on Amazon India right now. Company says, that they would start shipping the device from April 10th. Lots of things can be changed within a span of few months in the mobile industry, and to be talking particularly about Samsung. We usually see a great number of upgrades with their devices, but always felt like there are unusually priced at higher price points all because they don’t sport a metal build. Finally answering prayers of its consumers, company now offers two new metal build flagships. Now let’s take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 first.


Design – Look no, Plastic!

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The South Korean giant has been known for keeping its design language always usual, leaving no room for groundbreaking creativeness, therefore, ending up with average attractiveness. But this time, their new flagship S6 represents the sea of change in the philosophy. Now you won’t find the plastic signature look on the Galaxy line. Also, this time there is a Gorilla Glass 4 protection on front as well as back, so you won’t have to worry about the scratches on your expensive device. The unibody Galaxy S6, features a microphone and IR blaster at top, while the volume buttons are now separated on the left edge with power button on the right, while the SIM card slot lies just below. At the bottom, there is a speaker grill, headphone jack, along with the microUSB port.

Hardware – Better than ever

The new Galaxy S6 features a 5-1-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixel resolution) display along with the protection of the Corning Gorilla Glass 4. With 2K display, it has the highest PPI (per pixel density) for 576. It is powered by company’s in-house chipset, Exynos 7420 64-bit Octa-Core, which is according to the company is a revolutionary chipset sporting only a 14nm design. The chipset is coupled with Mali-T760 GPU and 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

Interesting Read: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Hands-on & First Impressions

Unfortunately, there is no external storage slot on the device, but you do get to choose the internal storage options from 32GB to 128GB range. The new metal flagship from company sport the same 16MP rear shooter that was present in the S5, although, it improves upon the aperture as it now has a f/1.9 lens. While around the front, the selfie snapper is improved to a wide-angled 5MP camera.

Software – More Snappier

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Samsung claims its new TouchWiz UI is the best yet, well that we have heard every time they released their new flagships. While we’re not a fan of their custom skin, but this time it’s sure feels like a snappier version of TouchWiz. Other than the fact that we can barely see the elements of Android Lollipop 5.0 on the interface except for the notification panel. We can’t say that it’s the best skin in the market with so much short time with the phone, but it can certainly be stated that the new animations give it a much cleaner look.

Initial Thoughts

With a first look at Galaxy S6, we are pretty impressed and thinks that this might be the ultimate smartphone that the company has finally nailed in almost every aspect. Though, the sad part is that it’s not affordable by everyone, with a hefty pricing of INR, you would have to think about it before you could jump into this bandwagon. And we will help you achieve that decision, when we use the new S6 as our daily driver and would get back to you with a full detailed review of the same.

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