The Samsung Galaxy S6 in 2016!


Galaxy S6 was Samsung's most drastically revolutionized smartphone. Everything got better with Samsung devices starting with S6. Touchwiz was simpler and smoother, the build quality was super premium and the whole phone was screaming classy at the time. Not to mention the flashy twin brother of the S6 with a curved display, the S6 edge. But a lot has changed after that. You can get excellent phonea for dar lesser prices now. In the era of 'flagahip killers', where does this last year's superphone stand? Let's find out by revisiting the galaxy S6 in 2016.

Everyone is pretty familiar with the metal and glass fab, that is the S6. The entire phone has a solid aluminium frame sandwiched between two gorilla glass 4 layers that provide durability against scratches and a few drops. The problem with Samsung's glass back is that theure fingerprint magnets. They accumulate a lot of prints and look pretty dirty very soon. So you'll constantly have to clean up your phone to maintain its shining glory. One thing I've noticed is that the metal on the sides, though it's unyielding for the most part, it is quite easily chopped off my minor drops. Forget about gorilla glass stuff! If you want a phone like the S6, get used to traeting it like a barbie doll!

A quick spec recap:
  • 2 GHz octacore Exynos 7420 processor
  • 3GB DDR4 RAM
  • Mali T760 MP8  GPU
  • 16 mp rear and t mp front camera with f/1.9 apertures
  • 32GB non expandable storage on the base model
  • A beautiful 5.1' QHD AMOLED display
  • 2550mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging built in.

Let's be honest, the spec sheet is impressive even in late 2016! And it's no doubt that of you get the S6 for yourself, it's going to deliver spectacular performance. You will face the issue with ram management as all other Samsung phones, but app loading time is very short and the phone's overall responsiveness is just wonderful. Trust me, you can't tell you're holding a year old model of a Samsung phone. It has got the latest marshmallow update and Android Nougat 7.0 will roll out for it, ( eventually....but) definitely! So you'll have no issues with OTA updates and you're all set on the software side till 2017.

The newer S7 has a spectacular camera but the S6 is no slouch! It may not be as big of a sensor as the S7 bit it's still capable of some breathtakingly beautiful shots. Unless you compare the images shot on the S6 and S7 on a big monitor, you can't say it's an older sensor. So you can't really go wrong with this purchase.

My complaint with the S6 is the battery life. I'm a heavy user and battery is absolutely essential for me. The S6 shrunk it's battery for a slimmer 6.9 mm body. Slimmer body won't give you good performer, will it Samsung??
You can get about 3½ hours of continuous moderate usage and 2 hrs of heavy usage. 

The other thing is the lack of memory expandability. I mean 32 GB is plenty storage for most people. But for power users, storage is never enough! Granted we can live a moderate usage schedule but it would've been nice to see a slot for SD card expansion. I'm so glad it's back on the S7!
Anyway, the Galaxy S6 is still an amazing device, no doubt about that. I would definitely recommend it to anybody looking for a premium phone without spending as much as the latest flagship pricetags. Since the S7 is already out and the Note 7 coming up, the S6 will still drop in price and you can get your hands on it. All you need to do is effectively use that fast charging feature to have that battery juiced up, and you'll pretty much be the king, wherever you go!

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