15 Apr Samsung Galaxy S6
Here it is, the latest of the super smartphones, the top of the line phone by Samsung, the Galaxy S6, which will also be available in an Edge version, which is a screen curved at the edges, spilling over to the sides, hence “Edge”. Ever since the Samsung Galaxy S3 successfully dethroned the iPhone, every new incarnation of the Galaxy S series has been eagerly awaited. Because the Galaxy Note Edge came right before the S6, the novelty effect is a bit reduced, yet the expectations are high and Samsung hopes with the new series to regain the first position in sales, in regards to the handheld devices and smartphones. The question here should be how sensational the new Samsung Galaxy S6 truly is.
Well, they did it and provided a true 64-bit processor, the octa-core Exynos 7420 chipset, with either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of storage internally, 3GB of RAM and a 5.1 inch QHD sAMOLED screen, with 2560 x 1440 pixels at a 577ppi pixel density, with a 16MP primary camera, basically anything and everything possible and top of the line right now, including the latest Android OS, the 5.0.2 Lollipop.
The main concern here is the non-removable Li-ion 2550 mAh battery, where Samsung is not known to make truly long lasting batteries. There is no reason to suddenly make phones like this, HTC did it with the HTC One, but their batteries truly last longer than the ones provided by Samsung and HTC designed a fully metallic casing, which is not easy to open anyway. Samsung had for the longest time the easily to open plastic back covers, never hurt their sales, no reason to do this now. Additionally, it makes no sense to incorporate a 64-bit processing chipset and then put only 3GB or RAM in there, creating addressing problems and whatnot. This clearly indicates that the 64-bit gimmick is, just as is with Apple, a PR trick, signifying something that is completely useless in this constellation. Additionally, there are almost no available apps that utilize 64-bit architecture.
This is too much money for nothing and if you are looking to waste your money on a gimmick, go and purchase an iPhone. Perhaps you should consider Samsung Galaxy Edge instead, costs also an arm and a leg, but at least has the sidebar-touchscreen and S Pen support. If you own anything Samsung Galaxy S since the third incarnation, this is a waste of money and time. Go get the HTC One M9 instead, there is no contest in terms of design, sound and coolness, otherwise wait for the iPhone 7, it will cost more and provide less features.