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Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge review. All new for 2015 , the S6 and S6 Edge in particular are two of the most advanced and innovative mobile phones on the market. The iphone it’s arch competitor has none of the amazing tech features of the S6 yet the stil copying remarks persist. Samsung deserves appluse and your money for making the most advanced mobile phone on the market in 2016. The iphone has nothing new it is a reskin of the last model with a faster CPU and a larger screen so in essence your are being ripped off!  Anyway the Galaxy S6 is priced around $990 RRP for the 64Gig model and under $900 for the 32Gig model which is noticeably more expensive than the last model.

In terms of construction the Galaxy S6 is excellent. It’s made of glass and metal and the design works look good. The S6 Edge on the other hand even better than the it is literally jewel like. Makes all other mobile phones look cheap and yes especially the iphone. The S6 and S6 Edge are the best looking and feeling phones in th world right now.

In terms of hardware the S6 and S6 Edge have the latest high specifications available there’s not real point of repeating the details. Beats all existing phones to date by a fair margin apart from the Galaxy Note 4 that is. It is unfortunately that claimed leading but clearly small minded bloggers completely fail to point this out. That said the only things missing are a removable battery and expandable memory slot and FM radio which a decreasing number of people require in this type of phone thanks to streaming and online storage. The S6 Edge with the ‘additional’ screen size is very special in a class which are primarily made up of slab style phones with rounded edges.

In terms of use the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have all the advantages and disadvantages of Android OS. Hence they can be as easy or as complex as you would like your phone to be and able to reflect your personality. The ability to customize the interface is optional but it is the representation of freedom we need to embrace. Apart from that the interface is slick despite the so called professional bloggers claim as ‘bloatware’ it all makes the experience better. Low tech Infra red in particular is a great addition for simple to use TV, cable box and stereo system control. Sure its been trial and error for Samsung to get the interface right but that’s the point of being innovative. Regardless if standard functionality is missing there’s always an app for it.

The conclusion of this review is simple – the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge especially deserves respect. Both models are better than their predecessors and of the best mobile phones in the world you can buy at the moment. Mind you the prior range topper the S5 is now a very appealing thanks to the $200 price drop!

Specifications

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM – All
    Tri-band 3G – All
    Tri-band 4G – All
  • Design
    Touch screen
  • L143.4 x W70.5 x D6.8 mm
    L142.1 x W70.1 x D7.0 mm
  • Weight 138-132 grams
  • Display
    5.1 inch
    2560 x 1440 QHD AMOLED
  • Camera
    16MP auto-focus
    LED Flash
    2nd forward facing video call camera 5MP
  • Video Camera
    4K UHD 30FPS main video camera
  • Connectivity
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth V4
  • CPU
    Octa core 2.1 and 1.5 Ghz
    Separate Andreno 330 Graphics CPU
  • Memory
    3Gig RAM
    Approx 32-128 Gig for user
  • Features
    A-GPS, GLONASS BEIDO, Compass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
    Proximity, Ambient Light, Humidity, Temperature
    UV, Barometer, NFC, Fingerprint
    Google Play store
    Free Google Navigator (requires data plan)
    Li-Po 2550-2600 mAh battery
    Up to 370 hours Standby
    Up to 17 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Approx $980 AUD April 2015 (Outright)

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