Flashback: Samsung Galaxy S6 got a lot of hate, but it also got many things right

19 December 2021
Samsung changed lanes - from the plastic, utilitarian Galaxy S5 to the sleek Galaxy S6 - and sacrificed multiple features to get there.

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the screen edge design is most disappointed, after some year of usage its came very very bad look

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    • Anonymous
    • 6sS
    • 22 Dec 2021

    Still using it today since 2015 with factory battery.
    Samsung has made some stupid decisions in the past years tagging along with stupid Apple decisions, unfortunately users still buy expensive smartphones that have been droping hardware and funcionality (3,5 jack, no microSD slot, non-replaceable battery, removing the charger) these features are the most significant, still people buy the smartphones... in that case they do as it pleases them...

      Anonymous, 20 Dec 2021No surprise Apple even try to sue samsung because of S seri... moreMy comment was sarcasm towards some hypocrites "rightfully criticising" Galaxy S6 for looking too similar to iPhone 6 back in 2016 despite them having a drastically different design and frame structure from each other. You know, a ridiculous sentiment that nobody would or should agree with in 2022.

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        • Anonymous
        • gIV
        • 20 Dec 2021

        One of the first broken screen champions.

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          • Luke
          • mqh
          • 20 Dec 2021

          S6 Edge was best sound quality phone I ever had.

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            • Anonymous
            • 6wN
            • 20 Dec 2021

            Optional, 20 Dec 2021Atleast all falgship must have1440p Not necessary at all. Full Hd plus with newer technology is already great.

              The year of the Galaxy S6 was the year I decided to not upgrade my Note 4 to what I considered the mediocre Note 5. In my country only the 32 GB variant was sold. Buying it didn't make sense since I already had a 128 GB memory card in my 32 GB Note 4.

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                • Anonymous
                • D0b
                • 20 Dec 2021

                Optional, 20 Dec 2021Atleast all falgship must have1440p Yes u are right

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                  • D0b
                  • 20 Dec 2021

                  Atleast all falgship must have1440p

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                    • Anonymous
                    • 8Kf
                    • 20 Dec 2021

                    Nick Tegrataker, 20 Dec 2021Do you remember when this phone came out and many iPhone us... moreNo surprise Apple even try to sue samsung because of S series.

                    The home button based on iphone button. Later turned into fingerprint scanner.
                    Earphone jack at the bottom, while all other had on top.
                    Speaker beside charging port (s6).
                    Few tablets with 4:3 screen ratio, like ipad.

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                      • Anonymous
                      • JFh
                      • 20 Dec 2021

                      Jimmy Potter, 19 Dec 2021It was perfect except the battery!It was the first Samsung phone to seal the battery. Ever since we live in Hades. Charge times measured in hours (used to be 1 minute back in the swap era), extended battery of 2-3 times the thickness (external batteries vs spares), the phones is uskess once it's battery dies.

                      Greatest downgrade in ages. I guess for some it was ... perfect, lol

                        Do you remember when this phone came out and many iPhone users claimed that S6 is an iPhone ripoff? Yeah, I wonder what they would've said if they had known what most phones would look like in 2021..

                        2016 was still a year where brands had a unique design scheme for their respective products, but now.. sigh.

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                          • Anonymous
                          • ptC
                          • 20 Dec 2021

                          One of my biggest mistakes was selling my gold S6, the battery was pure trash, I could watch percentage dropping while idling but it was such an elegant and powerful phone.

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                            • Anonymous
                            • 7Sd
                            • 20 Dec 2021

                            "the S5 was criticized for sticking with 1080p"

                            Lol whut?! I still find 1080p on smartphone is more than enough. If I want to go 1440p, I'll go for a tablet, not a smartphone.

                              I think a lot of unnecessary credit given to S6 is much more deserved by the S7 instead.

                              Think about it: S7 had everything right: the memory card, the jack, the awesome screen, the f1.7 12MP allrounder Camera that still rocks compared to a midrange phone, the size, the low weight (152 grams), etc, etc.

                              Today, the same Galaxy S7 can be launched as a low-midranger easily, with better audio and camera quality than many of today's devices.
                              Plus, considering the old software version, its likely to be speedy enough as well, for everything short of high end gaming... if only security updates are spot on, and you didn't get the pink line on the display issue.

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                                • GBh
                                • 20 Dec 2021

                                "Maybe it wasn’t perfect, but maybe the Samsung Galaxy S6 and its two edge siblings weren’t as bad as we remember."

                                The author probably uses only iPhones, because the S6 was a bomb that blowed on Samsung's hand and their first attempt at trying to become Apple. They never tried their hand at that again the next year because the Note 7 kept them busy.

                                A lot of people bought the S6 due to the Gold color option (yes, I'm not joking, I had friends working on several retail stores at the time) and couldnt care that much about other specs

                                If anything, the S6 is the bad apple that started the trend of sealed batteries and no micro sd card nonsense, along with those stupid curved screens.

                                  To be honest, even if my Flip 3 did start breaking down or I lost it, my Razr 5G is ready to go. I always have a backup. And if I lose that as well, I'll get the Flip 4 or Oppo Find N. If no money for a new phone, my Pixel 3 and Essential Phone are still solid to use these next few years.

                                  These phones are just material things. Can always buy another one. Most of my content is stored on an external hard drive or in the cloud. Can always retrieve them all back. Even my gaming stuff, it's no big deal if they get broken. It's only a big deal to kids who don't work for their stuff.

                                    For some commenters to state that they still own an S6 or S6 edge and they still work beautifully after 6 to 7 years shows of Samsung's long-lasting quality. And this was when phones still had eMMC. Samsung phones at 2018 or later don't slow down like the ones with eMMC.

                                    Kudos to Samsung. Their phones do last a long time. I was using a Note 3 very briefly in late-2016/early-2017. That still worked great for a 3-year-old device with only 3 GBs of RAM and ugly af TouchWiz. I guess my Flip 3 can last 6 to 7 years too since I only fold it like 40 times per day and UFS doesn't degrade like eMMC did with the memory cells.

                                      S6 was a beast of its day. It was slender, had best Amoled screen on the market and it was computing beast. Exynos 7420 inside with 8 cores and powerful gpu was setting it as most powerful android phone. I still have one in perfect condotion. It was really great phone.

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                                        • Anonymous
                                        • 0cJ
                                        • 19 Dec 2021

                                        I had switched to the Galaxy S6 from an iPhone, and the Galaxy was so buggy compared to the iPhone, that I didn't buy another Samsung until I got a Note about 3 years later. I haven't had a Samsung since I replaced the Note. I considered the S21, but IMO both the iPhone 13 Max and the Pixel 6 Pro were better, and I went with the Pixel. Probably should have gone with the iPhone...