Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB
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The high-performing Galaxy S6 is functional, feature-packed and fast

The Samsung Galaxy S6 may lack the iconic curved screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge, but it is no less powerful or feature-packed. In fact, under the hood these two models are identical, with the regular S6 outperforming the Edge on battery life. And if there were any questions about the quality of this handset, UK reviewers fell over themselves to declare it 2015’s best smartphone.

The Galaxy S6 is undoubtedly high-end, in terms of both quality and price. Once in the hand you can feel the craftsmanship, with Samsung finally joining Apple and HTC in using metal and glass for a sleekly-designed handset. But don’t be fooled by the aesthetics, the Galaxy S6 is both beauty and “beast” in one. With a powerful 3 GB of RAM and a 2.1 GHz Octa-Core processor, this is one of the fastest phones on the market. You can leave dozens of apps running without a drain on performance, while games and other tasks run effortlessly.

Whatever your skill level behind a camera, the Samsung Galaxy S6 will make you look like a pro. Samsung have delivered a stunning 16-megapixel sensor, with optical image stabilisation to create detail like you’ve never seen before. The two built-in cameras (5 MP at the front for selfies and 16 MP at the back for regular photos) come with highly-effective autofocus and auto-white balance, while the wide f/1.9 lens gives spectacular results, even in low light conditions.

The screen, which uses Samsung's Super AMOLED technology, is very bright - 20 percent brighter than its predecessor. For a super-slim build (just under 7 mm in thickness) it is remarkably strong and designed for heavy use. The front and back panels are made from sturdy Gorilla Glass 4, while the frame is constructed from lightweight, durable metal. The 5.1" screen is especially high-res at 2560 x 1440 pixels, and can record video up to 4K resolution using the built-in camera.

Wireless and wired charging are both available, although you’ll need to purchase a Samsung Wireless Charging Pad separately. A mere 10 minutes of cable charging should give the Galaxy S6 four hours of normal use (or two hours of display or video use), while a full charge takes just 80 minutes.

16 GB might not get you far if you’re a big user of MP3s or like to download films. The S6 doesn’t allow for expandable memory, but cloud apps like Dropbox or OneDrive are always an option if you need more storage.

Finally, as with all the recent Samsung Galaxy phones, there is a built-in fingerprint reader for security that also doubles as a heart-rate monitor for keeping track of your fitness levels. Now the Galaxy S6 has been superseded by the S7, prices have come down, making this one of the best “pound for pound” mobiles you can buy.

Product

Product name
Galaxy S6 32GB

Product properties

Screen Size
5.1 "
Operating System
Android
Android Version
5.0 - 5.1.1 Lollipop
Screen Resolution
1440x2560
Pixel Density (PPI)
577
Display Type
OLED
Number of Colours
16 777 216
Secondary Screen
No
Release Year
2015
Colour
Gold, Silver, White, Blue, Black, Green, Grey
Material (Body)
Aluminum, Glass
Senior Phone
No
Internal Memory Size
32 GB
RAM
3 GB
Processor Speed
2.1 GHz
Processor Cores
Octa Core
System on Chip (SoC)
Samsung Exynos 7420
GPU
ARM Mali-T760
GPS
Yes
GPS Type
A-GPS
Positioning System
GLONASS, BeiDou
Memory Card Reader
No
Memory Card Type
microSDHC, microSDXC, microSD
Water Resistant
No
Water Proof
No
Shock Resistant
No
Scratch Resistant Display
Yes
Headphone Jack
3.5mm
Physical Keyboard
No
Home Button
Hardware Button
Placement Fingerprint Reader
Front (Home Button)
SAR-Value
0.5 W/kg
Touch Screen
Yes
Type of Touch Technology
Capacitive
Simultaneous Touch Points
3+ Multi-Touch
Active Digitizer
No
USB
Yes
USB-Type
Micro-USB
USB Version
2.0
USB On-The-Go
Yes
Video Output
No
Dual-SIM
No
Triple-SIM
No
SIM Slots
Single SIM
SIM Type
Nano
Design
Regular
Features
Fingerprint Reader, Gyroscope/Accelerometer, Barometer

Camera

Built-in Camera
Yes
Front Camera
Yes
Number of Cameras
2
MegaPixels
16.0 Megapixels
Megapixels Front Camera
5.0 Megapixels
Max Frames Per Second
30 fps
Flash/Light
Yes
Auto Focus
Yes
Maximum Resolution (Pictures)
5312x2988
Maximum Resolution (Video)
2160p (4K)
Optical Image Stabilization
Yes
Sensor Format
1/2,6"
Integrated Geotagging
Yes

Wireless

Communication Standards
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, IR, NFC, GPRS, VoLTE, DC-HSPA, HSPA+, 3G, 2G, DLNA, EDGE, HSPA
Bluetooth Profile
A2DP aptX, A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Version
4.1
Wireless Networking Standards
802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac
4G Speed (Mbit/s)
300/50
HSDPA Download Speed
42 Mbps
HSUPA Upload Speed
5.76 Mbps

Power source

Battery
Li-Ion
Battery Capacity (mAh)
2550
Exchangeable Battery
No
Wireless Charging
Yes
Wireless Charging Standard
PMA, QI
Standby Time (2G)
250.0 h
Talk Time (2G)
14.0 h
Standby Time (3G)
505.0 h
Talk Time (3G)
32.0 h

Measures

Height
143.4 mm
Width
70.5 mm
Depth
6.8 mm
Weight
138.0 g
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