Samsung has just unveiled the new Samsung Galaxy S6 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is definitely a more powerful smartphone than its predecessor, but many were left somewhat disappointed by the Samsung’s newest flagship.
Samsung Galaxy S6 is smarter and more powerful that the Samsung Galaxy S5. While the S5 had a 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 has an octa-core processor, split in two: a 2.1 GHz quad-core and a 1.5 GHz quad-core. In terms of storage there is quite a massive shift, while the S5 was expandable via microSD, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is not, but the company is offering a 64GB and a 128GB of internal storage, which is completely new. Because of this, the Samsung Galaxy S6 has not microSD slot. Samsung also amped up the RAM, from 2GB to 3GB.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is also a hint thinner and lighter: the S5 measured 5.6 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches and weighed 5.1 oz and the Samsung Galaxy S6 measures 5.6 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches and weighs 4.9 oz. The screen size for the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the same as it was for the S5, 5.1 inches, but the screen resolution is much, much better: the S5 has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 has a resolution of 2560 x 1440.
The front camera was improved from 2 MP to 5 MP, but the rear one wasn’t and it is still 16 MP. The Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop and Samsung Galaxy S5 owners should know that they will also receive a software update to Lollipop.
So, if the Samsung Galaxy S6 is better than its predecessor, why are people complaining? Well, because when it comes to battery, it is not better, but actually weaker. Samsung Galaxy S5 has a battery with a capacity of 2,800 mAh and the new Samsung Galaxy S6 has a battery with a capacity of 2,559 mAh. How will this diminished battery capacity going to affect the battery life of the new S5? We don’t know just yet. It is possible that the new Lollipop optimizes the battery life and people won’t even notice the battery is actually weaker than it was on the previous model.
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