Don’t confuse the above image with iPhone 6, as it’s not the one, but it’s Samsung’s latest flagship Galaxy S6.
Samsung Galaxy S6 is one of those premium smartphones that apparently try to rule the high-end smartphones section for the Indian smartphone market, but fails miserably. However, several pitfalls and the popularity of its closest competitor, Apple iPhone 6, makes it fall behind in many places.
iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 both carry a slimmer form factor that is available in a variety of color combinations. However, the Apple’s come in an all aluminum unibody design where the Samsung has a metal frame running around. The Galaxy S6 body features a premium Gorilla Glass back that easily catches fingerprints and smudges making the device looks ugly in several situations. At some points, you may feel as if the device is little slippery to hold. Almost the same is in the case of iPhone, but only for iPhone 6 Plus.
Other than that, the battery on the Samsung Galaxy S6 is crappy. Even though it carries juice that is supposed to last longer, the buggy software makes it run out of the power in comparatively less time. The competitor, on the other hand, stays throughout the day on a single charge even though it stores battery that is almost the half of the Galaxy S6 smartphone. The reason behind this is simple, optimization level. Apple controls the hardware and software components making it easy for the company to produce a smartphone is eco-friendly, charges quickly and stays longer under normal usage conditions.
If a premium range phone cannot give you feeling of having a premium phone, what’s the point of buying it?
It feels as if the Samsung is now in a hurry of producing the gadgets rather than improving the design and test whatever going inside the smartphone. Accelerometers and gyro sensors are buggy making the screen rotation and calibration difficult. Compass apps have a hard time when the Samsung Galaxy S6 is put in the landscape mode. On an average, the smartphone will show you an elevation of the 13″ in the readings.
It is very unfortunate for the users who have spent thousands in getting this device, and still it doesn’t perform as expected. The company is apparently looking for the balance sheets than the user experience. Many users found a way to fix it by restarting and factory-resetting the device, and many returned their smartphones, however, those who didn’t are still waiting for the company to fix the issue.
Samsung was expected to introduce an update to make the solution, but now it seems like as if it is a hardware issue that cannot be fixed without replacing the devices.
Coming to the other points, Samsung Galaxy S6 features a custom Samsung-made Android version that runs fine on the smartphone, but when put into the stress test, bugs start to appear as if someone scared them out.
Switching among multiple apps and pushing the limits, Android behaves abruptly by suspending the apps or random restarts – which is very rare, but has happened.
Apple iPhone 6 on the other hand is free from all such issues and the only thing that haunts it is the bending, which again is only in the case when you put your smartphone in the back pocket and sit on it. A slight bend will appear on it.
One significant aspect to consider here is the updates. Apple supports almost all of its devices for the regular updates, however, on the Samsung’s end it is just the opposite. Either the users buy a new smartphone or stick to the older version of the Android, which may or may not be secure. Needless to say, Stagefright vulnerability still haunts lakhs of devices around the world.
Apple fixes bugs in the iOS with just an update whereas it takes ages for the Samsung to do such thing.
The software is one big part that matters in today’s world, and Samsung fails miserably at it.
Go for the OnePlus 2, the start-up has some serious capabilities no other smartphone in this range can do. This is truly the flagship killer.