Samsung has made huge steps in the race towards becoming the top manufacturer of premium smartphones in the world.
The introduction of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge marks a turning point in the lives of many Samsung smartphone owners as well as the company itself.
In 2014, Samsung did not receive the success it expected from the Samsung Galaxy S5, something that can be attributed to better products produced by the company’s closest competitors that include Apple, Sony, LG and HTC. However, Samsung seems to have made amends with its latest release that features the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, making these two devices among the hottest available in 2015.
So, before you set out to buy a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge, here are very important things that you must know.
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If you are still unsure of which device is the best for you, be it a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge, maybe you should start by checking our reviews. This is so because these two phones have quite a resemblance and you may end up getting a device that you didn’t intent to in the first place.
The success of the world we live in today is driven by competition. Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are not the only flagships available today boasting some of high-end specs. There are also other exceptional Android devices and very nice specs are shipped in these devices, for instance the HTC One M9, the Galaxy Note 4 and the upcoming LG G4. So, if the latest Samsung flagships are not your thing, you can still shop around for more products before making a purchase.
If you are after a Samsung Galaxy S6, you will be presented with four color choices that include blue, black, white and gold. The Galaxy S6 Edge on the other hand comes with four colors as well, but this time there is no blue and instead there is green. At the moment, the exclusive color options that include blue and green will be availed at a later date.
The latest Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge can be bought from any retailer and major mobile carrier. For the unlocked version, you can get it from a price of $650 whereas the S6 Edge will ask for $100 more. However, these are the prices for the lower variants. The price of the 128GB models can get to the regions of $1000. There are also contracts that have put in place by different carriers to help you with the burden of paying a one-time fee for any of these shiny toys from Samsung.
Just like with the iPhone, the new Samsung flagships come without an SD card expansion slot. As a result, great attention is required in order to effectively manage your memory otherwise you’ll end up filling your device with irrelevant files. Better still, these devices offer a decent internal storage memory of at least 32GB. There are also 64GB and 128GB models available on both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
Unlike with the case of past Samsung Galaxy series smartphones, the latest devices come without a replaceable battery unit. However, the unit is designed in a way that you will still get the same battery life as the Galaxy S5, or even better.
One of the most modern things about the latest Galaxy S flagships is that they offer wireless charging. There is no special accessory needed for this to happen, all you need is a wireless charger and that’s all.
The previous Galaxy S5 had a water resistant rating of IP67. This is something that Samsung seemed to have noticed has no effect on the buying decisions of users and as a result, it does not exist anymore in the new Samsung models. If you feel you need this feature, you can be patient until the end of this year so that you can get a new Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, which will include the waterproof feature.
Samsung came up with a payment system that is meant to rival that of Apple Pay. However, this feature will only be available in Korea and U.S. when it is launched later this summer. This means that even if this feature is the reason that is driving you towards buying the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, you may have to wait for it.
A new fingerprint sensor
The fingerprint sensor debuted with the Galaxy S5 and honestly, this feature was a true disappointment to many. Samsung has made amends and now users can access a much improved feature where you don’t need to swipe a finger on the sensor and instead, users simply need to press the finger against the sensor.