April 10th sees the release of the latest smartphones from tech-giant Samsung, with the S6 heralded as their new flagship product. As smartphones go, it’s a pretty little thing, but how does it stack up? Well for those of you interested in the numbers, here they are:
Internals: 64-bit chip, 3 GB RAM
Storage: Comes in variations of 32/64/128 GB storage
Screen: 5.1 inch Super AMOLED, Quad HD @577ppi, 2560 x 1440 pixel QHD resolution
Cameras: 16MP Rear / 5MP front
Dimensions: 443.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm
Battery: 2550 mAh, with Ultra Power Saver mode.
As for the design, this latest variant has deviated from the plastic cases of its predecessors, now opting for a stylish metal casing complete with the hardwearing gorilla glass 4 on both front and back of the device. Despite these funky additions, the device is still rather lightweight at only 138g, and very comfortable in the hand.
However, with this new design Samsung have made it so that the back is no longer removable, preventing a change of battery or adding any additional storage. This has raised some concerns as Samsung’s history with phone batteries has not been a positive one, with battery swellings and recalls in the past. The battery with the S6 is also smaller than it was in the S5, dropping from 2800mAh to 2550mAh.
Released alongside the Galaxy S6 is the beautiful Galaxy S6 Edge. Design-wise, the Edge has that subtly curved screen that really brings out the images on the screen. Other than those curves the Edge is internally similar to the S6, with the exception of a slightly larger battery of 2600mAh. As a final note, whilst the S6 feels good in the hand, the Edge does have that extra bit of comfort as the sleek design is an easy fit in the palm.