7 Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge features you can get on other smartphones

7 Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge features you can get on other smartphones
Those of you who have already read our Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on surely know that it's a phone worthy of attention. It is not only packed with cutting-edge hardware under the hood, but also loaded with a plethora of cool features – a great camera with manual controls, power-efficient hardware with quick-charging battery, and wireless charging, to name a few. Some of these features, however, aren't exclusive to Samsung's new flagship Android device. As a matter of fact, several of the features found on the Samsung Galaxy S6 can be enjoyed on other smartphones, either with an app made for the purpose or with a dedicated accessory. So, here they are. 

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)



1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Stupid article. There are more features like calling, messaging, video-call, wi-fi, hotspot etc etc etc are also available on other smartphones..

14. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

ok so need to buy the new S6, because the Iphone can charge faster with an IPad adapter, can add a cover or case with coil for wireless recharging, add an IR device at the bottom, buy a launcher to get theme customization, download an app and use the flash for the heart beat, download a camera app and hope it will perform good with the camera. thanks PA!

2. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I strongly agree

3. butteredjelly

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The IR blaster is the only one I hate because Samsung has it built in which is nice, not requiring a hefty dongle

5. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

There are lots of other phones with inbuilt IR Blaster, apart from Samsung.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

were they first?

17. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Who's saying whether it's first or not?

18. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

no japanese phones had these years ago and if i'm not wrong the Xperia ZL is the first phone to have IR blaster that's widely sold around the world

4. Gegas2231

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

I'm not a samsung fanboy, but the whole point must be having all that stuff integrated into the stock user experience, I find kind of messy owning a bag full of additional peripherals or 20 camera apps for specific photo types and is quite confortable to have all those modes built into one ultra fast shooter camera

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Bingo. This is why I pretty much only buy Samsung devices. Of all the Android phones I've used, Samsung is #1 in terms of functionality and features that I pretty much would use.

6. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

cool heart rate app it works i dont know how accurate it is but it works.

8. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Not sure that any of these are necessary to be built in. The IR blaster maybe, as I can see the usefulness of it on a daily basis, but everything else is either not necessary at all ( heart rate) or is already available via equal or better apps (skins/themes, panoramic selfies.) Wireless charging and fast charging are cool, but the tech is still flawed for now as it overheats the battery, which kills the cells thus reducing overall battery lifespan faster. Give us a bigger, longer lasting battery, and better heat management instead. I guess it's still cool to know that the features are available and how to get them for those that must have them.

9. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

why. ... wasting too much data or mind just get a samsung device like note 3 4 s5 or wait for s6 u will get all those features built in

11. HerpDerpMapleSerp

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

The Samesung Gimmicky S6 isn't anything special. The iPhone design is nice, but the laggy touchwiz will still ruin any user experience. Vanilla android ftw

12. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

TW on S6 seems to be the fastest experience among smartphones. So what's your point troll?

13. HerpDerpMapleSerp

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

The same thing was said about the note 3, then the s5 and note 4. Yeah it's a very believable story. Post your hands on video with your s6 and prove me wrong. Oh wait...

16. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

There is no lag on the s6, there more lag. The iphone, it's that fast, tested on areal phone down at my samsung shop

19. Agarwalm214

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Point 5..lol :P

20. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

I really can't think to spend my money on Samsung product......

21. buccob

Posts: 2972; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Let's see on my Z3c: - Camera with manual mode AND downloadable modes integrated (with lots of options)... Check ☑ - Heart rate monitor... Easily available but I don't use it, instead I use Lifelog for checking my habits (both physical and virtual)... Check ☑ - Themes... Sony's implemented first within the ui... Check ☑ - Smart manager?... "Pitch Blease" Stamina Mode + Smart Connect... Check ☑ - Fast charging... Mine came with a 1.5amp charger and the phone is QuickCharge 2.0 compatible... Check ☑ - Wireless charging... The magnetic port is a lot more practical in my opinion... Just ask MacBook users about their magsafe port... I can hold the phone in my hand while it's charging... Check ☑ - The IR blaster is the only thing I would love to have, but I wouldn't trade it for Waterproof, microSD, eyelet hole, stereo speakers, since I use those features every single day

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