It’s official guys! Samsung Galaxy S6 is launching in Nepal in April 16th. The phone is available for pre-order right now. Those who pre-order the phone now will also get freebies like wireless charger and clear case. If you are a Ncell user, there’s another treat for you. With purchase of Samsung Galaxy S6, you get free 6GB data and whooping 1800 minutes talk-time.
The price of Samsung Galaxy S6 in Nepal is Rs. 79,900. The price of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is Rs.94,900. In Nepal, only the 32GB variant will be made available. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge costs whooping Rs.15,000 more and we are not sure if it is worth the extra cash.
If you can afford (I can’t :P) the Galaxy S6 at launch and are willing to buy it, here is a quick-review of the phone.
Samsung Galaxy S6 is truly a flagship phone. For the first time, the flagship phone from Samsung looks truly premium. Well, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 looked premium but the S6 looks even better. It is in a completely new league.
The key features of Samsung Galaxy S6 are as follows:
- 5.1″ Super Amoled Screen
- Quad-HD resolution (1440 x 2560) resulting in 577 PPI
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4 both at the front and back
- Home-Grown Exynos 7420 CPU (1st 14nm Mobile Processor)
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB Internal Storage
- 16MP Sony-made Camera with f/1.9 and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
- 5MP Wide-Angle Selfie Camera
- 2550mAh Battery
- Super loud rear mounted mono speaker
- Adaptive fast charging (Charges the phone from 0%-100% in just 1hr 30mins)
- No removable battery and no Micro-SD card slot
- No IP rating i.e no water-resistance or dust-resistance
Let’s start up with the display. There’s one word for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Display: It’s gorgeous! The screen size is the same as Samsung Galaxy S5 but the screen resolution has gone up from 1080p to 1440p and the difference is noticeable. The difference may not be as noticeable as from 720p to 1080p but hey, more is better, isn’t it?
Plus, the Super Amoled screen on the Galaxy S6 can go super bright as well as super dim. Visibility isn’t an issue outside as the screen is less reflective compared to other phones like LG G3 and reaches above 500nits which is just awesome. Don’t like bright light hitting your eyes in the dark? Turn the brightness down to 1 nits and all your issues are gone!
Processor and Performance
This is the fastest Android phone. Period. For the Galaxy S6, Samsung used their home-grown Exynos 7420 SoC which is much better and efficient than their direct rival CPU, the Snapdragon 810. Also, unlike Snapdragon 810, the Exynos 7420 doesn’t have any over-heating issues. Samsung Galaxy S6 is faster than HTC One M9, HTC One M9 Plus, LG G Flex 2, et cetera.
Is Samsung Galaxy S6 as fast as the iPhone 6? Well, it depends. When it comes to day-to-day app usage, Samsung Galaxy S6 is a tad faster. But when it comes to using graphics intensive app usage like playing games, Samsung Galaxy S6 falls short. As the Galaxy S6 has to push in millions of pixels more, it just can’t keep up with the pace.
Samsung Galaxy S6 probably has the best camera in any smartphone. Samsung has opted for Sony-made 16MP camera with OIS which is the same camera used in the Galaxy Note 4. However, the lens used in the Galaxy S6 is better than that of Galaxy Note 4 which results in better low-light photos and videos.
The camera performs really good in low-light as well as in broad day light. Video recording is just as good. Samsung galaxy S6 can record video at 4K @30fps. It can also record slow-motion 120FPS video in HD resolution. We had expected 240FPS slow-mo but unfortunately, Samsung didn’t deliver that here.
This is the department where some of you may be disappointed. The battery capacity is down from 2800mAh from the Galaxy S5 to 2550mAh on the Galaxy S6. Does it translate into poor-battery endurance compared to its predecessor? Yes but the difference isn’t that big. The phone will easily last you a day and if you a light user, it will last more.
Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6 uses what they call “Adoptive Fast Charging” which charges the phone from 0-100 percent in just one and half hour. In 30 minutes, you can juice up your phone more than 50%. So, battery shouldn’t be your concern.
What we liked about the Galaxy S6:
- Awesome Screen
- Impressive Performance
- Beautiful Design
- Best-in-Class Camera
- Fast Charging
What we didn’t like about the Galaxy S6:
- No removable battery
- No Micro-SD Card Slot
- No water or dust resistance
- Smaller Battery
- Glass back is fragile
This is all there is to know about the Samsung Galaxy S6. Again, the price of Samsung Galaxy S6 in Nepal is Rs. 79,900.
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