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Samsung Galaxy S6 LTE Smartphone Review

Samsung had technically made Samsung's S series regular in the high-end class, and the South Koreans have now grasped the Galaxy S6 visually in the top drawer. Samsung's new top model comes in a stylish metal and glass design and therefore is also the mobile Internet far forward: The Samsung Galaxy S6 has been, as well as the S6 Edge, equipped with an LTE category. 6 module.


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Features and characteristics of Samsung Galaxy S6
Name & Manufacturer Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G9200, SM-G9208, SM-G9209)
Important performance data:
CPU (cores, clock) Octa-Core 4 x 2.1GHz + 4 x 1.5 GHz (8 cores)
CPU name Exynos 7420
random access memory 3 GB
internal memory 32/64/128 GB (not expandable)
operating system Android Lollipop 5.0.2 with TouchWiz Nature UX
Display size; resolution 5.1 inch Super AMOLED with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels (577 ppi)
Camera (back and front) 16 MP rear / 5 MP front
Data Transfer:
LTE standards * FDD-LTE Band 1/3/4/7/8/28 * TDD-LTE Band 38/39/40/41
Support of LTE-Advanced Yes
Support LTE following categories CAT6 / CAT4
Dominated VoLTE No
wireless Internet access Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac at 2.4 and 5 GHz
Bluetooth Yes, Version 4.1
other standards GPRS; EDGE; UMTS; HSPA; HSPA +
Other key data:
particularities Voice and gesture control; Samsung Pay; WiFi Direct, DLNA; Infrared sensor; Heart Rate Monitor; Fingerprint sensor; Barometer; inductive charging
Memory Card | SIM format Not support TF card (microSD card)| Nano SIM
battery pack 2550 mAh (not replaceable)
Weight; Dimensions (HxWxD) 138 g / 70.5 x 143.4 x 6.8 mm
download manual "download manual (PDF, 7.78 MB)
Release time April 10, 2015 available
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Technical features


The most striking feature of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 is its design: Samsung uses a metal case, the front and rear is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass. However, the high-quality materials have a disadvantage: Because the back is not removable, and the battery can not be swapped. In addition, Galaxy S6 is no longer against dust and water resistant.


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Quad HD display and octa-core CPU  


The 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display dissolves in QHD to (1,440 x 2,560 pixels), resulting in an unmatched pixel density of 577 ppi. Samsung donated the Galaxy S6 his self-made octa-core processor Exynos 7420. It is composed of two quad-core CPUs, whose four cores clocked at 2.1 or 1.5GHz.The Exynos 7420 is the first mobile 64-bit processor on the market, which was manufactured in 14-nm process.    


No SD card slot


Samsung Galaxy S6 has no space for extra memory card: 3GB RAM are available to the user. For the internal memory, the South Koreans will now follow a similar path as Apple: Since no expansion option via Micro-SD card is available, there is three memory variants with 32, 64 or 128 GB for Galaxy S6. And Samsung relies flash memory first on the faster UFS standard.


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LTE-Advanced and WLAN ac

With the support of LTE-Advanced category 6, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is far ahead for mobile data traffic. Speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s in the downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink are possible depending on the provider and tariff. Maximum speed is also available in the WLAN ac that is supported in dual band mode at 2.4 and 5 GHz. In addition, Bluetooth 4.1 is onboard.


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  Streamlined TouchWiz interface  


The operating system is the latest Android Lollipop 5.0.2 preinstalled, coated with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface Nature UX. What many purists will be happy: The screens are not cluttered with Samsung's proprietary, non-erasable Apps. Only S Voice and S Health are preinstalled to Microsoft apps like Skype, OneNote and OneDrive. The users can also download remaining Samsung Apps freely or maybe not.


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  Camera with quick start function


The main camera of the Galaxy S6 has a resolution of 16 megapixels and can draw on a F1.9 aperture. The camera features include HDR mode, optical image stabilizer, 4K video recording, selective focus, white balance and slow motion/fast motion. There is also a very nice feature called "Quick Launch": By double-clicking the Home button in the camera to be ready for less than one second. The front camera for selfies and video chats dissolves with 5 MP.


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  New Fingerprint Sensor and Apple Pay


Samsung has improved the fingerprint sensor on Galaxy S6: Now you have no longer wipe previously the home button, but can directly replace the finger to unlock the smartphone. Via finger, a transaction is authorized even with the new payment system "Samsung Pay"; This service, however, is not available for the time being in some areas. In the long term, the payment service is of course the major competitor to "Apple Pay”.  




However, the battery of S6 Samsung has somewhat saved unfortunately compared to Galaxy S5; there are only 2,550 mAh available, also it is firmly installed. There is a rapid charging mode, the back in ten minutes to half fill the battery. Moreover, inductive charging is possible, with all charging stations that support the standards WPC, PMA or Qi.


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Galaxy S6 Edge


In addition to the S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has also been available at the same time. In this new S6 Edge model, the display goes similar to the latest Galaxy S7 Edge - side over the edge. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge’s screen is curved on both sides. On the edges, apps or notifications are displayed. What’s more, the S6 Edge is technically larger than Galaxy S6, only the battery is only 2,600 mAh.  




The Samsung Galaxy S6 is available since 10 April at And it’s in the colors: white, black, gold and blue. Depending on memory (32/64/128 GB), the S6 costs rises accordingly.


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Conclusion No question, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 is not only technically, but also visually now a fragrance brand in the high-end class in smartphones and is a direct competitor to Apple's iPhone 6 or HTCs new One M9. Disadvantage is the non-removable battery and the unit is neither dust nor water resistant, and an SD card slot is also missing.   Here now, there are Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge which be on the market soon. We suppose we will see something new for improvements.  

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