Consumer Report is one of the most reliable sources for buying products.
The website has a huge reputation, but it seems in its latest assessment, they are dead wrong. Consumer Report noted that the Galaxy S6 wasn’t able to surpass its predecessor, the S5 and suggest users should buy the Galaxy S5. Here are five reasons why despite its shortcomings, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is the phone to buy.
Design and Build Quality
For years, Samsung has been heavily criticized for the design of its flagship. The company opted for plastic starting from the Galaxy S2 to the Galaxy S5. The latest flagship, the S6, finally takes Samsung to the next step, placing the company on the same level as Apple and HTC. The luxurious build quality of the Galaxy S6 is stunning, with Gorilla Glass 4 on the back and aluminum all over the body. Samsung has also reduced the thickness of the phone, making it as sleek as those of other competitors, if not better.
The S5 was a fast phone, but nothing comes close to the Exynos 7420 chipset and the performances the Galaxy S6 shows. All benchmark tests so far have the S6 and the S6 edge on top of the list. The second best phones trail the Samsung Galaxy S6 by 10,000 and 20,000 points on tests. Samsung has also remade the TouchWiz UI. The end result is a smoother, quicker, easier, more practical, and faster user experience.
Another reason why the Samsung Galaxy S6 is arguably the best phone on the market is the stunning camera. The Korean company has finally managed to blend features and camera power into one great product. The S6 still has many of the camera features of previous products in the Galaxy S line (and some can be downloaded), but now the camera also has the power for quality photos. Armed with a 16-MP sensor on the back and with optical image stabilization the S6 delivers crisp, sharp, clear, photos with lots of details. On the front side of the phone, Samsung adds a 5-MP sensor. All in all, the S6 can deliver the best camera experience on the market.
Samsung has placed a superb sensor in the Galaxy S6, a sensor that no other android phone on the market can match. The speed and the accuracy of the S6’s fingerprint sensor are equal to the speed of Apple’s Touch ID sensor.
One of the reasons Consumer Report criticizes the S6 is the lack of expendable storage. However, with increased native storage options, almost 90% of users will be happy. The S6 starts with 32 GB of built-in storage, and there are also 64 GB and 128 GB versions. To make things better, Samsung has given 100 GB of free cloud storage to users thanks to One Drive.