There is no doubt that Samsung has created a wave with its latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The latter in particular is completely unique when it comes to smartphones with its curved edge on both sides of the display. Whilst the genuine usefulness of this curved edge remains questionable, the general consensus is that the S6 Edge looks like a next-generation device. For the first time, Samsung has clad the front and rear faces of its Galaxy flagship with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 with an aluminium frame around the side of the phone.
However, it is not only the looks where Samsung is winning plaudits, the Galaxy S6 has the specs to match including a 5.1-inch 1440p AMOLED display, octa-core Exynos 7420 chipset (4 x 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 cores and 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 cores), 3GB RAM, a 16MP rear camera with OIS, wireless charging, integrated fingerprint scanner and infra-red sensor. It is nice to see internal storage options starting from 32GB too – 16GB has no place on a flagship device these days in our view.
Two negative points include 1) a relatively small 2550mAh battery, especially for Sony Xperia owners used to a two-day battery life on some devices and 2) no microSD memory card slot. Despite this, Samsung is forecasting record sales of the Galaxy S6 series and it has won largely positive reviews from the tech media. The handset hit sales channels a few days ago across a number of regions.
The question we are asking today is if you are a current Sony Xperia owner, have you already bought or planning to buy a Samsung Galaxy S6 device? If so, what turned you? Was it the design and specs combined with what is increasingly looking like an incremental update on the Xperia Z4? Is it anything to do with software updates? If you aren’t interested in the Galaxy S6 as your next phone and plan to stick with the Sony Xperia series what is keeping you loyal? We’d love to hear your experiences below.