Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Not too long ago Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Even though Shatter Buggy was initially created with the intent of repairing iPhones, we still love our droids. This week we’re back to give some long overdue love to the android scene with a roundup of the new S6 and it’s features due out on April 10, 2015!
Samsung Galaxy S6: Design
To begin with, the design of the S6 has dramatically changed. The device took a page from the 4 series of iPhones and has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on both the front and back. This glass sandwich is held together by a metal frame in the middle. This new iteration of Gorilla Glass can withstand 1m drops onto a hard surface such as concrete up to 80% of the time. Even though the S6 packs a lot of glass, it’s very tough glass.
Some sacrifices were made in order to create this sleek glass body. No more removable backs, batteries, or storage. The S6 has gone the way of the iPhone and no longer provides an “easy” way for consumers to change out their batteries or SD cards.
Samsung Galaxy S6: New Features
The first thing you notice on the S6 is the gorgeous display. The S6 packs a Quad HD Super AMOLED display. You may remember a while back we posted a blog on the intricacies of HD nomenclature which you can brush up on – here. If you want the short of it, however, Quad HD is not 4k. Quad Hd is 2k, about twice the resolution of 1080p. In addition, AMOLED displays are quite thin, do not require a backlight and therefore, are very efficient.
Next up is the camera. The S6 packs a 16 mp rear camera with a wider ƒ/1.9 aperture lens and optical image stabilization. Compared to the iPhone 6 Plus’ ƒ/2.2, optical image stabilization and 8 mp camera, the S6 is very comparable. Of course the lens itself and the sensor have a lot to do with image quality as well. But, based on this hardware, the S6 camera sounds quite impressive. The S6’s front facing camera is 5 mp and has an “industry leading” 120° field of view. You can capture more selfie action than ever before!
Lastly, the most forward thinking feature of the S6, wireless charging. Samsung advertises that through wireless fast charging, you can get up to 4 hours out of 10 minutes of charging. As usual with battery consumption, there are a lot of factors which affect the overall charge, so take this claim with a grain of salt. Additionally, no wireless charger is included, and the phone must remain placed on the ‘mat’ to charge. You cannot merely be in it’s vicinity.
Samsung Galaxy S6: Specs
The S6 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on a 64bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processor. The phone is about 6.8 mm thick compared to the iPhone 6, which is 6.9 mm. Additionally the S6 has a 2,550 mAh battery which is sure to get you through the better portion of a day.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Alongside the S6, Samsung is releasing the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which has curved glass on each side of the display for added functionality. Samsung introduced the ‘Edge’ features in the Galaxy Note Edge a few months ago and has made a few small improvements since. Notifications are still displayed on the edge display and are ‘always on’ and customizable. You choose what information you want to see on the edge and now you are able to dictate specific behaviors. For example, when calls come in you can opt to have only the edge display light up and display pertinent call information. There is also a nifty night clock mode where the edge display remains illuminated with the date and time, perfect for your night stand. Other than these Edge features and curved design, the S6 Edge is identical to the S6.
Samsung Galaxy Repair and Shatter Buggy
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are impressive android devices and provide wonderful forward thinking and futuristic features that would impress even the most devout Apple and Android fans alike. We here at Shatter Buggy enjoy our fair share of droids. I hope you enjoyed this droid-filled edition of the Shatter Buggy blog, we’d love to hear your comments. If there is enough support, maybe Shatter Buggy will come to you to repair your Galaxy devices in the future!
-Shatter Buggy, Denver