Análise Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6

The best

  • Excellent QHD display
  • Very professional camera
  • Ultra-fast load

The worst

  • Absence of MicroSD
  • Slightly slippery
  • Price

Samsung Galaxy S6, el análisis

Analysis note



  • Operating system Android 5.0.2
  • Size 5.1 inch
  • Resolution 1440 x 2560
  • Cameras 16/5 mpx
  • Capacity 2550 mAh
  • Internal memory 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB

Technical data

Operating system Android 5.0.2

Release date April 2015
Introductory price € 699


High 143.4 mm Width 70 mm Thickness 6.8 mm Weight 138 g

Our assessment

  • Design 9 9/10
  • Screen 9 9/10
  • Hardware 10 10/10
  • Software 9 9/10
  • Camera 9 9/10
  • Battery 7 7/10
  • Connectivity 10 10/10
  • Quality/price 8 8/10


9 9/10
  • High 143.4 mm
  • Width 70 mm
  • Thickness 6.8 mm
  • Weight 138 g
The Samsung Galaxy S6 measures 70 mm wide, 143.4 mm high and 6.8 mm thick. It is also important to the weight, which in the case of this model is 138 g.


9 9/10
  • Size 5.1 inch
  • Type Super AMOLED
  • Resolution 1440 x 2560
  • Pixel density 577 ppp
  • Type of protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
The screen of the Samsung Galaxy S6 has a size of 5.1 inches and has a resolution of 1440 x 2560. We are talking about a Super AMOLED screen. It is protected from scratches and bumps through a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The pixel density, which is measured in points per inch, is 577 PPP.

Hardware and performance

10 10/10
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7420
  • CPU Cortex A53
  • Nuclei 4
  • Speed 1.5 GHz
  • GPU Mali T760
  • CPU Cortex A57
  • Nuclei 4
  • Speed 2.1 Mhz
  • RAM memory 3 GB
  • Internal memory 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB
  • By MicroSD expansion Not
The Samsung Galaxy S6 works with eight-core processor Samsung Exynos 742 (Cortex A53 of 4 core 1.5 GHz + Cortex A57 for 4-core 2.1 GHz). More specifications: in the memory section, we have 3 GB of RAM LDDR4 and 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB for storage of files, apps and data. It does not have the possibility of extending the storage via microSD.


9 9/10
  • Operating system Android
  • Version SO 5.0.2
  • Customization layer Samsung Touchwiz
The Samsung Galaxy S6 runs version 5.0.2 of Android. Like other Samsung models, it also has a layer of customization of the operating system, in this case Samsung Touchwiz.


9 9/10

Main camera

  • Resolution 16-Megapixel
  • Flash Dual LED flash
  • Video UHD 4 K
  • Features F1.9
The main, or rear, Galaxy S6 camera has a 16 Megapixel resolution. It also has Dual LED Flash. As for video, it is capable of recording to UHD 4 K resolution. As for the front camera for selfies or videoconference, the resolution is 5MP.

Front camera

  • Resolution 5 megapixel camera
  • Flash Not defined
  • Video Full HD 1080 p


7 7/10
  • Capacity 2550 mAh
  • Removable Not
The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a battery with a capacity of 2550 mAh. The battery is not removable, so you can not replace it if it becomes worn or damaged.


10 10/10
  • NFC If
  • Bluetooth 4.1 LE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz)
  • USB microUSB v2.0 (MHL)
  • Wireless charging If
  • SIM card type nanosim
  • Dual Sim Not
  • Dual SIM 4 G Not
  • Compatible 3 G in Spain If
  • Compatible 4 G in Spain If
In terms of connectivity, and in addition to the technical specifications that you have left, we can tell you that the Samsung Galaxy S6 uses a card nanosim. This Samsung Galaxy S6 is compatible with networks 4 G in Spain. It offers also NFC.

Renew or die

The Chinese market pushed very strong, great leaders of the past are struggling to renew, to contribute something exclusive and elitist to those users who require a high range with a differentiating plus terminal.
Is no longer sufficient to do a mobile with the best performance and powerful, now we have to innovate, there is that risk and Samsung has realized this and has reinvented itself to offer a completely new model and premium in every sense.
The Korean firm has completely renovated the body of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and has taken a quantum leap as design if we compare, for example, with the S5. Goodbye to plastic with metal appearance, Hello chrome-plated aluminium.
But as usual, Samsung, not only has put the focus on the outward appearance, body, also has had very much in mind the benefits of its new flagship and interior design of his new first sword. Goodbye to the thick and heavy, Touchwiz Hello new clean, minimalist and functional software.
After test and analyse the Samsung Galaxy S6 for several weeks can say that this model presents itself as an extremely powerful and versatile, mobile with an excellent QHD display and a great camera. Is the better mobile Android market? If it is not, it is very close to be it, no doubt.
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs s6 edge banco

Design premium

If we review the last notes that have been Samsung Mobiles in the design section, we find that none of them had managed to place at the top. Plastic finish us not just convincing, but this year, Samsung has changed its strategy and has opted for fine materials, a more careful design though, that Yes, has sacrificed some aspects that could maybe Miss and that will later evaluate.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a unibody body finished in aluminium and glass and a total of the fourth generation of the glass Corning Gorilla Glass protection both on screen and in the rear.
Samsung Galaxy S6 trasera
This finish of glass has been used practically in the whole body of the S6, both on the front and on the back, with the exception of the bezel, which in this case is aluminum. The feeling is of a perfect finish, although it is true that at times it seems that mobile is you can drain from the hands at any time.
aluminio en el galaxy s6
The S6 has a body lighter than the S5, with 138 grams instead of 145. Its dimensions are 143,4, high, 70 of width and thickness 6.8 mm and say that perhaps something feels slippery in the hand, because of the mentioned crystal finish. A minor but necessary mention any detail.
Samsung Galaxy S6 bloqueo
Some say that the new S6 looks a lot like the iPhone 6, because I will not be that says otherwise, but if it is, what is the problem? I think a big decision copy good competition and improve the negative aspects of this, don't you think?
Galaxy S6 vs Iphone 6
The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a rounded aluminum bezel where the power/lock button is located on the right side and just below it is the nanoSIM card slot. And on the opposite side are separate and distinct volume buttons. At the edge below we have the 3.5 headphone jack, microUSB port and speakers, while at the top is the infrared port.
At the back we find the 16 MP camera, next she LED flash and the heart rate sensor. Camera sensor excels much of the body causing the sensor glass is too exposed to scratches and lose stability on a flat surface. This decision has two justifications, one with more ground than other. The first can be that Samsung has opted for this bump to be able to boast of thinness of the body and the second key, and most important, is the possibility of including a more powerful optical sensor capable of carrying out spectacular, photographs as we will see later.
Samsung Galaxy S6 llamando
Finally, on the front is where classical sensors of light and movement, the front camera of 5 MP and the logo of Samsung (top) and the Home button, which incorporates a fingerprint sensor at the bottom are located.
As we have said before, the first new sword of Samsung has a very elegant design and with a near-perfect finish, but perhaps we miss less two details that we consider, at least, worthy of mention.
Botones de volumen Galaxy S6
First of all the Korean manufacturer has dispensed with MicroSD card slot, a detail that if we can well ignore thanks to two years of service of One Drive of Microsoft with up to 100 GB of storage and 15 GB extra welcome he offers with the purchase of your S6.
Another detail that would have liked to provide you continuity is the protection against water and dust. This feature is quite nice, especially now that the summer period is approaching and all we like to take our mobile to beach or pool and make any photo near the water without fear that this it cannot slip us hands. Not already talk about taking pictures under water, since this option is not recommended in any mobile certified IPS since, in the majority of cases, does not cover it, and water marina corrode the body and eventually have an impact on its functioning.

Excellent screen

The latest high-end Samsung have always been characterized by bright screens with very vivid colors and in this sense the Galaxy S6 is not less. The Super AMOLED screen shows about blacks and very pure white, bright colors and a few excellent viewing angles.
Screen occupies the 70.8% of the whole body of the terminal and offers a diagonal 5.1-inch Super AMOLED technology and a resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels, which gives a spectacular density of 577 ppp. Of course, technology is SuperAMOLED and it shows from the first second must be the S6 in the hands.
Sunlight you won't over vision thanks to its brightness adjustment problems, although it is true that if we take this to the Max (600 nits) we run the risk that natural colors, you miss out a little since it tends to saturate in excess.
Samsung Galaxy S6 contraste pantalla
I have to say that, despite being one of the best displays on the market, Samsung has always presumed that, at first glance, the differences between other displays Full HD or even the Apple Retina, are minimal. A detail that makes us rethink the need to opt for this screen with a Full HD resolution twice, since, for example, negatively affect the autonomy of the smartphone. That Yes, no detracting from their quality, contrast and sharpness, something that makes watch content in 2K or 4K is a difficult match competition experience.
Samsung Galaxy S6 en mano
In addition, mention a detail on possible adjustments of the screen, which you can configure in 4 different modes according to your tastes and preferences:
  • Adaptive display: allows you to adjust brightness, contrast or saturation subject to external light conditions. It is not compatible with third-party apps.
  • Cinema AMOLED: designed to improve the display of content video.
  • AMOLED photo: oriented to improve the display of photos.
  • Basic: is the best battery optimization carried out so that you can extend the use of this as much as possible.


So far we have seen how the Samsung Galaxy S6 is shown as a mobile with a great finish and a truly spectacular display, but when considering a mobile, we must put a special focus on the hardware, because it is what we will tell how it behaves and how powerful that is.
In this sense comment that Samsung is cleared of Qualcomm processors. A choice that seems a success once we have seen firsthand the problems associated with a high temperature of 810 Snapdragon processors. Even more if possible, after seeing Samsung Galaxy S6 in the different Android benchmark performance that we have happened, where are the results spectacular.
Although we do not trust in excess of these tests, if used to make us a more objective idea of the performance of the S6 Galaxy compared to other Android smartphone. In this sense we see how the S6 is displayed high above any other, with permission, that Yes, the S6 edge, his older brother.
In Antutu Benchmark V5.7.1 has managed to win the not inconsiderable figure of 65.234 points, standing well above its competition:
Antutu benchmark s6
Through Geekbench 3 we can see how offers 1,469 points in single-core and 5.150 on multicore:
Geekbench 3
But not only this excellent performance have seen through these findings, also have tested it in our meat. This smartphone has been unique in its kind developing various actions in multi-tasking, managing editing videos or photos, in demanding games and any other task that requires a good work of all hardware.
Samsung Galaxy S6 juegos
But, what is what enables this excellent performance? Those responsible for this good response are a combination of the following elements: 7420 Exynos of eight cores and 64-bit processor, four of them at 2.1 GHz and other four to 1.5 GHz, Mali GPU-T60 and 3 GB memory RAM LPDDR4.
We continue our analysis of the Samsung Galaxy S6 with a detailed report and opinions about the camera. Without a doubt one of the most notable aspect of the new flagship of Samsung.
Doing a quick summary of the Galaxy S6 camera we can say that this is fast and accurate, and with a very good response in low light conditions thanks to its optical image stabilizer.
camara Samsung Galaxy S6
The main house includes 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor, the same as its predecessor, but with opening of f1.9 instead of f/2.2, also has image stabiliser optical and infrared sensor for improved detection and treatment of the white balance.
An optical stabilizer that is actually useful in situations of low light where you need longer exposure times.
camara selfie Samsung Galaxy S6
He has struck us particularly direct access to the camera by means of a double click in the button (only takes 0.7 seconds). Open and shoot, with an instant approach. An option that once you get used it is really practical.
Comparación de la cámara 

The S6 shown slightly bright but with less noise.

The focusing system is really fast, and the tripping time delay is only 0.3 seconds, somewhat slower than the iPhone 6 (0.12 seconds), but so tiny that it is impossible to realize this.
The S6 camera mode has a system of auto focus on movement, selective focus to a more precise control of the depth of field, enhanced widescreen mode, a new mode of virtual photography with which it is possible to capture objects in 360 degrees, and classic mode to the vaguer or neophytes in the field.
panoramica s6Panoramic view taken with the Galaxy S6
Regarding the video, we have two modes: Slow Motion, to make videos in slow motion and Fast motion, accelerated video.
Pro mode works really well and although it is not compatible with RAW, allows you to control some advanced parameters, such as the depth of field or Bokeh, the white balance, the ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, or the brightness measurement area.
The truth is that we must highlight the great work done by Samsung. The camera has few buts, moves like a fish in the water and offers results surprising, unusual for a camera of a mobile phone, especially in depth of field and conditions where there is little light. In these situations, without flash, Samsung Galaxy S6 camera offers image bright and crisp, with a noise below, for example, the iPhone 6 Plus level, and at the height of the photographic titan Lumia 1520.
Hover over to see the difference between a picture without flash and with it
With respect to the front-facing camera, it should be noted that it features a 5-megapixel sensor and features the same opening as the main range (f1, 9). Without a doubt, a great improvement over the 2 megapixel (GSN) the S5.
In terms of video, the S6 recordings you can record video UHD 4 K (3840 x 2160) at 30 fps, and incorporates recording mode in slow motion at 240 fps with a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The maximum recording duration is 5 minutes in each mode and as a small criticism say that white balance is not very good since it tends to show a certain tone too warm.
Thanks to its 16 MP, its detail is very high, and they help a wide range of dynamic and, usually outdoors, a good white balance. The depth of field is amazing, does not seem to a mobile phone.
Photo Gallery Galaxy S6: pictures taken with your smartphone


As I've said many times, to taste, the colors. Why I say this because because I personally always prefer the pure version of Android, version clean offering the Nexus for example, without any bloatware or custom layer. Therefore, I will discuss what is offering this new smarphone, entering rating, as little as possible.
Samsung Galaxy S6 apps
Samsung redesigned its layer Touchwiz embracing Material Design to offer an much more fluid and minimalist interface and most importantly, lighter. The carousel of applications we are with the classical basic tools of all smartphone and other manufacturer's own as S Health, S Voice, access to the Galaxy Apps store and three Microsoft applications: OneDrive, Skype and OneNote.
Aplicaciones del S6 de Google, Samsung y Microsoft
Also noteworthy Smart Manager, a unified interface that allows quick access to the most important functions: State of the battery, free storage, use of the RAM or the access to the integrated McAfee anti-virus software.
Benchmark Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
In general, you can edit any aspect of the smartphone. The S6 features three different customizable themes (default, Pink and Space) to give a look different from your terminal and obviously you can download many more.
The notifications menu is another excellent choice. Very intuitive and completely customizable you can choose what element or application you want to see at a glance, choose notifications, control brightness, etc.
Aplicaciones y notificaciones
The Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with Wireless charging and payment system called Samsung Pay. It is not yet available, but with it, in the future, we can meet any payment through credit cards or NFC under the MST technology. To validate this purchase, we will use the Homebutton fingerprint sensor. The detection of the footprint works really well.
Sensor huella Samsung Galaxy S6


I have to say that when in the past, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, I met the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S6 battery I was a little cold. And it is that 2,550 mAh I stayed short for an Android smartphone of such features, so powerful, so big and with QHD display.
Samsung Galaxy S6 controles
After more than 21 days with him, I have to say that I have lived a rush and then I saw how this has slipped, but left me a very pleasant taste. I understand.
Starting with the test, during the first few days I noticed how the Galaxy S6 enduring two days of relatively intensive without any problems but little by little the autonomy has been stabilizing and now, three weeks later, the Galaxy S6 covers a day of intensive use without problems but without possibility of achieving much more. If we do a little more moderate use, controlling brightness, notifications and synchronization of the various associated accounts, we can extend his life beyond the day and a half.
But there is one positive point that should be noted. Fast charging. Thanks to the adapter serial Adaptive Fast Charging (which can vary the voltage output between 9, 0V 1.67 A or 5V and 2, 0A) included in the box and that Samsung integrates series we can load our Galaxy S6 40% in just 20 minutes. Full charge may be little more than one hour. Something that you will no doubt appreciate that there. You may not see it as a positive point, but I can assure you that it means an advantage, and enabling for example, if you are rushed you can shit in a bar, while you take a coffee or anywhere else with mains mobile. That Yes, you will need to take the native charger by hand.
Batería del Galaxy S6
The S6 Galaxy also has wireless charging, which is integrated through the standards Qi and WFP, that Yes, with these wireless adapters will not have this ultra-fast load that does provide the above mentioned magazine.
In case of extreme necessity, it has a mode of Ultrahorro of energy that doubles the battery of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, can reach up to two days to base of disable certain functionality, reduce processor performance and move the screen to grayscale.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge


As it could not be otherwise Samsung Galaxy S6 also shown as a mobile completely full in the connectivity section.
The S6 is compatible with 3G and 4G in Spain networks offering a download speed of up to 150 Mbps. Also boasts Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 G + 5 GHz, Bluetooth 4.1 and compatible with Glonass GPS antenna. Also has accelerometer, sensor light, proximity, gyroscope, compass, barometer and fingerprint.
Samsung Galaxy S6 infrarrojos
Just as in the S5 in this new model, Samsung has included the fingerprint sensor. In this sense say that it is much more precise and functional than the anterior, also larger model, but is still slightly below the of his great rival the iPhone Touch ID 6 and 6 Plus.
As well as allowing you to unlock the terminal, this fingerprint reader also behaves like a button for quick access to the camera, to check your Samsung when it comes to access account, for example, to its app store, and even in a not-too-distant future, to pay through the payment system Samsung Pay that soon we hope to have news.
We must also highlight the heart rate just under the LED flash sensor and that allows you to record your heart rate, saturation of oxygen in your blood, etc.


Perhaps we would have liked another better location for speakers of the Galaxy S6, as for example in the front, as does HTC One M9, unique in its kind in the sound section, but in this sense the firm coreanana has placed them in the lower bezel. The sound that offers is fairly high, although I have to say that it lacks bass, something which, on the other hand, is normal, since we have a 6.8 mm thick smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs s6 edge

Price and conclusions

The Galaxy S6 is available on the Spanish market in four different colours: White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Platinum gold and Blue Topaz and low three versions depending on the internal storage space: 32, 64, 128 GB.
Its official price in Spain is 699 euros for the 32GB model, 799 for the 64 GB and 899 euros by the 128 GB.

Galaxy S6S6 Galaxy EdgeiPhone 6iPhone 6 Plus
Screen5.1 inch5.1 inch4.7 inch5.5 inch
Resolution2560 x 14402560 x 14401334 x 7201920 x 1080
577 ppp577 ppp326 DPI401 DPI
RAM3072 MB3072 MB1024 MB1024 MB
CPU8 x 2, 1 GHz8 x 2, 1 GHz2 x 1, 39 GHz2 x 1, 38 GHz
High143,4 mm142,1 mm138,1 mm158.1 mm
Width70.5 mm70.1 mm67 mm77.8 mm
Thickness6.8 mm7.0 mm6.9 mm7.1 mm
Weight138 g132 g129 g172 g
Main camera16 MP16 MP8 MP8 MP
Front camera5 MP5 MP1.2 MP1.2 MP
Image stabilizerYesYesnotYes
Battery2,550 mAh2,600 mAh1.810 mAh2,915 mAH
Price 16 GB--699 euros799 euros
32 GB price699 euros849 EUR--
64 GB price799 euros949 euros799 euros899 euros
Price 128 GB899 euros1,049 euros899 euros999 euros


You may not want to read all this text in which we analyze the Samsung Galaxy S6 and prefer a simpler conclusion to find out if it is worth buying the Galaxy S6. Well do not worry, said and done.
The first new sword of Samsung is one of the best Android phones on the market with permission, that Yes, his older brother, the S6 Edge. And it is so for several reasons.
Samsung Galaxy S6 comparacion en mano
In the first place because now it is Yes, a privileged in design. Elegant, exclusive and extremely functional. Noble materials in a compact body coated glass.
An excellent QHD screen where you view multimedia content is quite an experience.
Samsung Galaxy S6 en bolsillo
A powerful processor well above any competitor. Ability to work in multi-tasking and to offer the best performance in all types of games or applications.
Camera excellent, fast and with a definition and contrast beyond doubt. Remarkable even in low light conditions.
Autonomy in the Middle, but the peculiarity of ultrafast charge that will make that you may have 40% load in less than 20 minutes.
And finally a full connectivity in every way.
The biggest hits, price, from 699 euros, but you pay for quality, isn't it?

Our assessment

  • Design 9 9/10
  • Screen 9 9/10
  • Hardware 10/10
  • Software 9 9/10
  • Camera 9 9/10
  • Battery 7 7/10
  • Connectivity 10/10
  • Quality/price 8 8/10
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