The Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are on their way but that doesn’t mean you should shy away from the Samsung Galaxy S6. We’ve been using the Galaxy S6 since its release in April and there are plenty of things to love about Samsung’s current flagship.
In February, Samsung took the stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain to announce its brand new Galaxy S flagship. There, the company debuted two new smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, the latter a curved version of the regular model.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 replaced the Galaxy S5 as the company flagship and it did so with some big changes including a revamped design that Samsung hoped would help the device contend with the likes of the HTC One and Apple’s iPhone 6. The device is no longer in the spotlight but it’s still a very solid device that’s worthy of your attention.
The Galaxy S6 is still relatively new but there’s already chatter about two big name competitors set for release this fall. Rumors have started to focus on the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and Samsung’s own Galaxy Note 5. The devices aren’t confirmed but it’s clear that Apple and Samsung plan to release new flagships in time for the holidays.
We still have a few weeks to go until Samsung and Apple unveil their new flagships and there’s certainly some incentive to wait for these devices to drop. There are also some reasons why you shouldn’t have tunnel vision as we head into the fall. There are some excellent devices out right now, one of them is the Samsung Galaxy S6.
We’ve been using the Galaxy S6 (and Galaxy S6 Edge) for several months now and there is still a lot to like about Samsung’s current flagship. With that in mind, we want to take a look at some of the things we love about the Galaxy S6. Keep these reasons in mind as you prepare to buy your next phone.
Android 5.1.1 & Galaxy S6 Problems
Smartphones are never perfect at the start. They always endure some growing pains after they're thrust into the world millions of times over. Fortunately, Samsung provides solid software support for its top tier Galaxy smartphones and recently things have improved for the Galaxy S6.
While early adopters had to endure a number of issues with the Galaxy S6, we've seen carrier updates and a recent Android 5.1.1 Lollipop upgrade wipe out many of the more frustrating issues plaguing Samsung's flagship device.
There are still Galaxy S6 problems (there always will be) but right now things are stable for most Galaxy S6 owners. And with an Android M update promising better code and performance boosts, the Galaxy S6 only stands to improve. It's like a fine wine.
Samsung doesn't update its phones for four years like Apple but the Galaxy S6 should get two years of quality updates. And that makes it a solid investment for those that don't want to replace their phone every single year.