Samsung GALAXY S6 and S6 Edge Hands-on Experience

Samsung had announced the GALAXY S6 and S6 Edge at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked during Mobile World Conference 2015 happened at Barcelona. Although our team didn’t went to Barcelona to see it happening, we attended Samsung Malaysia ‘Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event that showcase the GALAXY S6 in Kuala Lumpur.

Here are the technical specification of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

  • 1 inch QHD Super AMOLED display (577ppi)
  • 2Ghz Samsung Exynos 7420 64bit Octa-core processor (14nm process)
  • 3GB RAM (LPDDR4)
  • 32GB/ 64GB/ 128GB Internal Storage
  • 5MP front facing camera with F/1.9 aperture (supports live HDR)
  • 16MP rear camera with F/1.9 aperture (Optical Image Stabilization and supports live HD
  • Multi-standard wireless charging (Fast charging rate)
  • Battery capacity of S6: 2550mAh; S6 Edge: 2600mAh (non-removable)
  • Weight: 138g (S6)/ 132g (S6 Edge)
  • Supports 4G LTE Cat 6
  • Runs on Android 5.0 with TouchWiz

(This is the Samsung GALAXY S6 and S6 Edge reference prototype, the final design may have slight variation from this model.)

Samsung GALAXY S6 and S6 Edge has added metallic frames on the edge while the back was covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The metal frame in the S6 is different from the metal edge found on the Note 4 Edge which the S6 and S6 Edge provides comfortable handling experience and aesthetically improved from the previous GALAXY S5

One of the major standpoint of the S6 and S6 Edge is the camera. Both models are equipped with 16 megapixel snapper with F/1.9 aperture. The camera also features optical image stabilization and Auto Real-Time HDR capture. In terms of functionality, Samsung has added professional capture mode, slow and fast motion capture into the application. The minimalistic features of the camera app in the S6 allows the camera app can be launched within 0.7 seconds upon double tapping the Home button as Samsung claimed. Let see how well this camera shoots.

The camera has fast auto-focus and relatively low image processing time. These provide good experience in capturing image from the GALAXY S6. The camera also performs well in low light capture, where the colour density was saturation appear well balanced in the final image.

In terms of the operating system, the Samsung GALAXY S6 was powered by Android 5.0. Samsung has significantly ‘debloated’ most of the unnecessary pre-installed software which enhance the speed and fluidity when operating the devices. The TouchWiz user interface has become more simplistic where the icons were presented as text. On a side note, Samsung has only installed 3 Microsoft application which are Skype, OneNote and OneDrive in the operating system.

Samsung GALAXY S6 and S6 Edge will be released on 10 April 2015 at 20 different countries. 5 different colours of GALAXY S6 and S6 Edge is available for selection that are White Pearl’, ‘Black Sapphire’, ‘Gold Platinum’, ‘Blue Topaz’ and ‘Green Emerald’ for S6 and S6 Edge respectively. For more information of the launch date at Malaysia, stay tuned with Zing Gadget as we will provide you will latest update of technology news daily.