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Galaxy S6 details

What our expert says

In many ways, the Samsung Galaxy S6 feels like an apology for the flaws of its older models. For example, the controversial plastic casing of the Galaxy S5 and before, has been replaced by a sleek metal frame, with glass front and back panels. It's pretty. So's the screen - the Galaxy S6 sports a 5.1in quad HD screen that's staggeringly sharp - perfect for photography, gaming and watching TV and movies. Everything should run smoothly too, as the Galaxy S6 has plenty of grunt under the hood. The handset's packed with features, including an impressively fast camera that lets you take shots from the clock screen in mere seconds. And as is standard for Samsung, there are enough editing and other photography tools to make even the most enthusiastic snapper happy. Sadly, some features you may want are missing. For example, there's no microSD card slot to expand storage, so you're stuck with whatever capacity your chosen model offers. It's also possibly too big for some users. That aside, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is a hugely impressive device and should satisfy anyone looking for a powerful Android handset.

Galaxy S6 specs

Reasons to buy the Galaxy S6

  • Really Thin
    6.8 mm
  • Small
    70.5x6.8x143.4 mm
  • High Resolution Screen
  • Fast CPU
    2100 MHz
  • Multiple Processor Cores
    Octa Core
  • Max Data Speeds
    80.0 Mbps
Manufacturer Samsung
Operating System Android
Release Date
Sim Card Type Nano
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer No
Gyroscope Yes
Size & Weight
Form Factor Candy Bar
Thickness 6.8 mm Is thinner than average
Size 70.5x6.8x143.4 mm Is very small
Weight 138 g Is average weight
Battery Type
Capacity 2550 mah Has an average battery capacity
Standby 0 hours
Talktime 0 hours
Display Size 5.1 inches Has an average size screen
Screen Type Super AMOLED
Resolution 1440x2560 inches Has a higher than average screen resolution
Pixels Per Inch 0 ppi
Touch Screen Type Capacitive
Processing power
CPU 2100 mhz Has a faster than average processor speed
Processor Cores Octa Core Has huge amounts of processing power to be very responsive under heavy loads
Memory 3072 MB Has an average amount of RAM
Internal Storage 32, 64, 128
External Storage No
Camera & Video
Primary Camera 16 MP Has an average megapixel camera
Flash Yes
LED Flash Yes
GEO Tagging Yes
Auto Focus Yes
Fixed Focus No
Touch Focus Yes
Face Detection Yes
Smile Detection Yes
Image Stabilisation Yes
Video Quality 4K
2nd Camera 5 MP Has an average secondary camera
Network Speeds GPRS EDGE HSPA HSPA+ 4G LTE Has ultra fast maximum data speeds
Generation 4G
Frequency Dual-band Quad-band Tri-band
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Loudspeaker Yes