Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – Everything Android Users Don’t Want
I know it’s been a few days since the announcement for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but I still want to voice my opinion and frustrations over Samsung’s latest smartphones. When I look for Android devices, I look at the specs, the manufacturers history with providing software updates, and the features that the phone offers. Samsung has generally provided the best of all of these. That is until I saw what they were doing with the Galaxy S6 series smartphones.
The Galaxy S6 phones come with a sealed-in battery, no microSD expansion slot, and are packaged in a unibody aluminum chassis. Sound familiar? Yeah, it looks and sounds just like an iPhone 6. They even moved the speaker and headphone jack to the bottom of the phone near the charging port. I’m surprised Samsung didn’t go with a proprietary port and operating system while they were at it.
Ranting aside, the phone has some solid specs, including an 8-core processor – one quad-core running at 2.1Ghz and the other quad-core running at 1.5Ghz – 3GB of RAM, a 5.1″ Super AMOLED QHD display (2560 x 1440), and Cat 6 LTE. However, these specs do not make up for the backwards thinking at the Samsung headquarters. I think this will be the first Samsung Galaxy S phone that people pass over. I mean, why buy this when you can purchase a Nexus 6, which does essentially the same thing and gets immediate operating system updates from Google?
The only real positive that this phone brings is that it will be the first global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S smartphones. This means that the phones will be compatible with almost all networks when it launches on April 10th of this year.
Am I being too bit critical? If you were interested in the Galaxy S6 before the announcement, are you still interested now? Let us know in the comments below.