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While S6 Edge steals all the attention, the only difference between the two phones recently launched by Samsung at MWC 2015 is the body colors and of course the body shape.

samsung galaxy s6 comparision

The first thing you’ll notice taking in hand a Galaxy S6 is that there are no more plastic and leather materials. Because the new S6 has a metal chassis and glass covering the front and back. The S6 comes with a surfy blue body while the S6 Edge gets a racy green finish, also both phones alternatively come in charcoal, white and gold.

Unfortunately now there’s no removable back panel, so no removable battery either, there is no free access to the battery and there’s no space for a memory card. Speaking about memory, the S6 will come with 32, 64 or 128 GB built in, and it’s the new-flangled UFS 2.0 type too. The battery capacity is 2550mAh, and S6 Edge gets a 2600mAh. But there’s wireless charging built in.

Camera and Software

samsung s6 review backThere are 2 cameras, the front is a 5MP and the back is a 16MP, but it also gets a f/1.9 lens to improve low light shooting. Both are made slightly easier to use by some camera app tweaks that add text identifiers to the previously inscrutable on-screen icons.

The inside is powered by a 14nm, 64bit octa-core processor which combines the quad-core 2.1GHz and 1.6GHz parts demonstrated on the S6, helped by 3GB of special LPDDR4 RAM, which must be 88% faster than the ridiculous RAM in the S5, that’s what Samsung says.

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  • Screen: 5.1inch QHD, 1440×2560, 572ppi, Super AMOLED
  • Processor: Exynos 64bit, 14nm process
  • RAM: 3GB LPDDR4
  • Storage: 32/64/128GB with UFS 2.0
  • Camera: 16MP, f/1.9 2988x5312pixels, LED flash (rear); 5MP, f/1.9, HDR (front)
  • Battery: 2550mAh


Conclusion:

Samsung has struggled to make a tremendous change in the Galaxy gallery, and i think they succeeded. We received a new processor, a new camera, and of course a new design. Now we are left to see how much all these efforts will cost, and we will not find out until April 10, the first day of sales for the new phones.

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