Samsung Galaxy S6: 5 Reasons To Buy, 5 Reasons To Skip

Since Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 this week, everyone's talking about how amazing it is and how much they adore the device.

When Apple launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last year, Apple eliminated a big reason for buying Samsung phones - the new iPhones were bigger in size and closely matched Samsung's premium Galaxy S range. However, this time around, Samsung appears to be confident about its next-generation devices: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

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With the Samsung Galaxy S6 we find a more premium-looking design with a metal chassis and mirrored finish to the rear and tougher Gorilla Glass 4 at both front and back. Even the technical specifications are strong enough to match up to the likes of the HTC One M9 and Xiaomi Mi Note.

Do you really need one of the Samsung's flagship devices? These are 5 pros and cons should help you decide.

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Samsung Galaxy S6: 5 Reasons To Buy, 5 Reasons To Skip

We still don't know how much Samsung will charge for the Galaxy S6, but it's likely to be priced beyond Rs. 56,000 when it goes on sale in India, starting April 10.

Samsung Galaxy S6: 5 Reasons To Buy, 5 Reasons To Skip

Sure, the Galaxy S6 comes with a number of improvements. Unfortunately, the internal memory can't be expanded using a microSD card slot. Users are left with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB options.

Samsung Galaxy S6: 5 Reasons To Buy, 5 Reasons To Skip

The Galaxy S6 doesn't come with a removable battery which means users are stuck with the embedded 2,550 mAh battery on the regular model and 2,600 mAh model on the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Samsung Galaxy S6: 5 Reasons To Buy, 5 Reasons To Skip

Alongside the launch of the Galaxy S6, the company introduced its mobile payments solution, just like Apple Pay. The firm claims the Samsung Pay to be revolutionary and more secure. In practice, however, it's a giant question mark.

Samsung Galaxy S6: 5 Reasons To Buy, 5 Reasons To Skip

Although it's a year old, the Galaxy S5 still an extremely good smartphone, competing, performance-wise, with the current crop of flagship Android phones, and not far behind the HTC One M8. It would be hard to argue that the Galaxy s6 isn't a better smartphone overall, as it's faster, has a better camera and better overall design.

Samsung Galaxy S6: 5 Reasons To Buy, 5 Reasons To Skip

The new Galaxy S6 d features a metal frame and a glass back that is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Yes, you heard it right! The Galaxy S5, on the other hand, uses Corning's older Gorilla Glass 3. The Galaxy S6 feels and looks so much better compared to its predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy S6: 5 Reasons To Buy, 5 Reasons To Skip

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is stuffed with a 5.1-inch display, same as the Galaxy S5, though it comes with a 2K resolution screen. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge both offer a 5.1-inch display with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution at 577 pixels per inch. This is a big deal from the Galaxy S5, at least, on paper.

Samsung Galaxy S6: 5 Reasons To Buy, 5 Reasons To Skip

Both the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge have more advance processors under the hood. They use Samsung's native Exynos processor with four cores running at 2.1GHz plus another four running at 1.5Ghz. The processor is based on a 14 nanometer manufacturing process, which should enhance performance in day-to-day use.

Samsung Galaxy S6: 5 Reasons To Buy, 5 Reasons To Skip

Samsung also improved the fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button. Unlike last year's Galaxy S5 which required you to swipe your finger across the home button. This time around the Galaxy S6's fingerprint sensor is more like the TouchID scanner on the Apple iPhone 6

Samsung Galaxy S6: 5 Reasons To Buy, 5 Reasons To Skip

Samsung has introduced the Galaxy S6 with an improved 16MP camera. It's a better lens that lets in 35% more light. The lens is now f/1.9 on both the front (5MP) and back camera (16MP), and features optical image stabilization (OIS). It should be noted that the Galaxy S5 doesn't have built-in optical image stabilization (OIS).

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