The sale of Samsung’s 2015 flagship devices have taken off with flying colors. But the real sales numbers will arrive only after a week or two. The initial impressions suggests that Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge is the best Android phone from Samsung yet, keeping aside the Samsung Note series that belong to a different genre.
What makes Samsung S6 / S6 Edge best Android phone ever?
- Great Looks
- Great Display with high pixel density
- Most sophisticated Hardware
- Best Camera units
- Real touch Corning Gorilla Glass
- Extremely thin profile (6.8 mm thick)
- Light Weight (138 g)
- Quick response / fast processing speed
Samsung is going through bad times in recent times with plummeting sales margins and profits. The company is facing challenges from Xiaomi and Lenovo, both sweeping off the lower and mid range phone sales. Though Samsung’s major revenue contribution is from their S series premium phones, the S5 did not perform up to the company’s expectation. The reason primarily was the repeated design and looks which the buyers felt boring and out dated. Also Samsung S5 had nothing better to offer than its previous version.
Samsung Galaxy S6 is a refresh in terms of looks and S6 edge is totally different from what we saw and experienced in smartphones. Never before did Samsung attempt such a complete overhaul in design and appearance of S series smartphones. All started with Samsung Galaxy Edge, which was appreciate by critics and users alike. Curved sides and slim profile offers Galaxy Edge a premium and worth the money feel for the buyers. Samsung expect record breaking sale for its Galaxy S6 and expect S6 edge demand to go over top of the supply.
Both Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are same in specification except for the look. Samsung has applied a premium over the price of S6 Edge for the looks. The display is end-to-end with curves on sides, but the phone is exceptionally durable. A torture video of the device proves the same, where a person throws the phone on a solid floor thrice only to find the phone in a perfect shape, and screen still on and working. On the rear and front of the phone are the Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which is much more tougher and torture resistant than its previous versions.
The specifications of the phone is also exceptional. The device features a 5.1 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, that offers an amazingly high ~577 ppi pixel density. It is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7420 chipset which includes Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 and Mali-T760MP8. There is 3 GB of RAM and is available in 32/64/128 GB versions.
The rear 16 MP camera records 2160p videos @ 30fps, 1080p videos @ 60fps and 720p videos @ 120fps. Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR and panorama are the other camera features. In the front is a 5 MP camera capable of recording 1440p videos @ 30fps. Dual video call and Auto HDR are the special features. The 2550 mAh Li-ion battery is non removable.
The price of each model is listed below:
Samsung S6 G920IA 32 GB: Rs. 49,900
Samsung S6 G920IE 64 GB: Rs. 55,900
Samsung S6 128 GB: Rs 61,900
Samsung S6 Edge G925IA 32 GB: Rs. 58,900
Samsung S6 Edge G925IE 64 GB: Rs. 64,900
Samsung S6 Edge 128 GB: Rs 70,900
Each of these models are available in Black Sapphire, White Pearl, Gold Platinum and Blue Topaz (S6 only) colors.
Flipkart has listed all the 32 GB and 64 GB variants of S6 and S6 Edge.
The 128 GB version may be held for a later date launch.
Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge is our ‘Best Android phone’ pick of the year.