The Strategist

Reviews About Galaxy S6 Points Out Its Pros & Cons

03/30/2015 - 14:34

Galaxy S6 is under reviewers’ scrutiny, which may provide a clue to the market performance of the said product.

Galaxy S6- 27 March 2015- Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 is going to be the pivotal point in the success story of the South Korea based company. The success of the said product can reserve the first rank to this company in the market of smartphones whereas the failure may lead to a further revenue loss to the company which was initially caused by the Galaxy S5 launch. Therefore, the reviews will be the ensuring factors to contribute to the success curb of the product. The world press has released a hardware review of the Galaxy S5 which incorporates the views of various writes giving their opinions on whether the product will prove to be a saving factor or it will fail to do so. According to Gareth Beavis S6 is definitely a better phone especially when compared to S4 and S5 and can compete with other Android smartphones like in the range of HTC. In his words: “It’s easy to see the S6 is a great phone, and one Samsung sorely needed – but coming from so far back (its flagship device was barely a top 10 phone last year) it wasn’t hard to improve dramatically… Put simply: it’s a much, much better phone, but again that’s not hard when you’ve got the Galaxy S5 to improve upon. But the S6 does feel very well packaged, the combination of metal and Gorilla Glass 4 giving no hint of creak or give when pressed.” All the reviews, says Beavis, remarks on “the cartoonish nature of TouchWiz and the small battery”. In comparison to the rest “Samsung has refined” the said feature by removing bloatwares and giving smarter icons. However, the smaller battery indicates the space constrains which reflects on its poor test performance level. In Jessica Dolcourt’s words: “For years, customers have moaned about the thick, heavy TouchWiz interface that Samsung uses as its custom layer over Android. No longer. Samsung’s take on Android 5.0 Lollipop scales back its own additions and leans heavily on Google’s “Material” design. Samsung succeeds in embracing a simpler layout without shedding all the software it’s built over the years, though Android deserves much of that credit for providing the framework.” Nevertheless, the reduction of bloatware doesn’t amount to the loss of varied additional software, as per Ewan Spence, sacrificing those “key apps” would affect their financial security to certain extent: “As for preloaded apps, a few Samsung programs remain, like Milk music and video and S Health, which are Samsung’s answers to the iTunes Store and Apple Health, respectively. S Voice is another constant. To get more Samsung apps and partner apps, you’ll need to open a shortcut and select them from the buckets marked Galaxy Essentials and Galaxy Gifts. One such Gift is Fleksy, a keyboard alternative that will come free with all S6 phones.” Coming back to the reduced size of the battery, PhoneArena expresses: “Our custom battery life test returned a result of 7 hours and 14 minutes for the Galaxy S6. That’s a decent result, although one that’s actually lower than that of its predecessor (which had 7h 38 min). Obviously, the slender profile is taking its toll, but it feels like Samsung has achieved an overall good balance between practicality and eye-candy. To put things into perspective, the HTC One M9 survived for the shorter 6h 25 min, the iPhone 6′s run was even shorter, at 5h 22 min, while the Xperia Z3 topped all of these with its result of 9h 29 min.” Moreover, “Samsung’s in-house Exynos chipset”, according to Andrew William, is “20% more powerful” in comparison “HTC One M9”. The high-resolution of the handset has been noted by the reviews though the benefits are not quite discernible when physically compared to a rival smartphone. However, Daniel Howley talks highly about the camera of S6: “For years, Samsung has been playing catch-up with Apple when it comes to its smartphone cameras. With the new 16-megapixel cameras on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, though, Samsung has taken the lead. In side-by-side shots, the S6 repeatedly outperformed the iPhone 6. What’s most impressive is that the S6 actually took better images than the iPhone in low-light situations, something that Samsung has struggled with for years. A portrait of a handsome man [in fact it was Howley himself] taken with the S6 under office lights was equally colorful, while the iPhone 6’s shot was a bit too white. The iPhone, though, offered slightly more detail.” The reviews concur in unison that all the defects in the previous Galaxy launches have been looked into. As a result S6 proves to be yet another product of quest for the most efficiently powerful handset device which is still in the process. References: