I love gadgets and technology and it is exciting when companies push the envelope and deliver a product we didn't necessarily need yet quickly feel we could not live without; Samsung did exactly that with the s6 and the s6 Edge & they got it right in a big way.
Samsung's Galaxy s6 and s6 Edge launched today and they are advertising it as their Best Phone Yet and I have to agree with them. The smooth glass and metal body has the perfect feel for a smart phone and it's just an incredible device. The 5.1" display is the sharpest screen I've seen on the market. It has such great resolution and visibility inside and outside even in the sun & the internals are just as impressive.
Before I get into the 6 Positive things about the s6, a few negatives are below.
- Non expandable storage (device comes in 32,64 and 128gig)
- Non removable battery
- No longer waterproof like s5
I am excited to use Wireless Charging, in California some of the Starbucks and Panera's have the Qi charging receivers installed in their tables so you can recharge your phone while out. Some new cars have wireless charging in them as-well on the center console.
6. The Display & Feel
The s6 feels Amazing. The s5 didn't WOW many people with it's look or feel, the s6 has the WOW factor. The display on the s6 is the same size as the s5 but it is like going to a high Definition TV from an old bunny ears television from the 90's. 5.1" gorilla Glass with a Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 display.
5. It's FAST
It has a nicer processor than my desktop computer at home, worlds first 14nm processor. The s6 has a 64-bit, Octa-core processor and comes with Lollypop 5.0. The s6 supports simultaneous running apps to allow multitasking and side by side applications such as GPS directions and Pandora or Spotify.
4. Samsung Pay
The s6 supports NFC and MST Samsung Payment and is government grade secure. Samsung pay will be accepted at over 30 million point of sale and retail locations. Samsung pay is KNOX certified similar to their android devices using Google Wallet.
3. Gear VR Support & Wearables
Partnering with Oculus Samsung has created a Virtual reality experience until today that was only available with a Note 4, now it is reported to support the s6 and s6 Edge. Also Samsung has been a big advocate of Health & Fitness and tracking apps, with the new processor in the s6 allows for more features on the existing watch Samsung Gear wearable's.
The best camera yet, 5mb front facing camera for selfies and a 16mp rear facing camera with an optical image stabilization that works well + auto lighting for the low lit locations. What is most impressive is how FAST the camera opens (0.7 seconds) from the lock screen or by double tapping the Home Button at any time.
1. Wireless Charging
The Galaxy s6 is Samsung's 1st phone to support Wireless Charging, I am excited to see Panera restaurants, bars and other public places installing "Qi" charging in their tables so you can charge your phone while getting a cup of coffee at Starbucks. The Galaxy s6 also supports "Fast Charging" which recharges your phone in 10 minutes and gives you up to 4 hours of battery life.
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I am a young, go getter and I am very curious, a goal of mine is to learn something new every day.