Samsung Galaxy S6 in-depth hands-on video preview: design, display, new TouchWiz, camera and more

Samsung’s ‘next big thing’, the Galaxy S6, arrived with a splash at MWC 2015, and after all the initial buzz, we finally got a chance to spend a bit more time with it and explore all of its features in depth.

This Samsung Galaxy S6 in-depth hands-on video series is a preview of all the different aspects of the S6: the design, the display, the new TouchWiz interface, the camera, and system chip. Here is what we look at in the different section in videos right below.

In part 1, we focus on the design, the materials, including Gorilla Glass 4 that is used on both the front and back of the S6, as well as the look and feel of the buttons.

In part 2, we take a look at the 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen of the Galaxy S6 and its super detailed 1440 x 2560-pixel (Quad HD) resolution.

In part 3, we focus on the new and sleeker TouchWiz user design on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop. We take a look at the new lockscreen, notification dropdown, dialer, messenger, settings, S Health app and more.

In part 4, we focus on the cameras: there is a 16-megapixel OIS main camera with f/1.9 aperture, and a 5-megapixel selfie cam. We also walk you through the camera apps.

In part 5, we take a look at the system chip, CPU, RAM, internal storage, and more.

With this quick guide in mind, take a look at the Galaxy S6 in-depth hand-on videos right below.

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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)



1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Now I can also learn the basic html coding while doing reading the review. Thanks, PA ! -.-

2. Victor.H

Posts: 1079; Member since: May 27, 2011

It's not really HTML, but yes, it's fixed now, thanks! :)

18. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

After watching the camera video I'm left with one question. Can the frontcamera record QHD?

25. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

qhd requires at least 8 megapixel camera.

26. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

UHD (3840x2160) requires 8.3MP QHD (2560x1440) requires 3.7MP. Don't confuse those two.

3. adeeb

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Looks more like s4

4. alan_1230

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

really digging the new touch wiz and not so much bloatware at all. i wonder if us note 4 users will get an update before lollipop that gives us new touchwiz perhaps??????

5. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

it kinda resembles iphone 6 esp when you are looking at the bottom part, but this phone is actually a mash-up of note 2, s4 and xperia so what are the isheeps bitching abt the looks of this phone?

7. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The fact that it's Samsung.

6. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Funny thing is I just got my hands on an iPhone 6plus today and I can't help but wonder, this is just an upgraded note 2 with aluminum casing. That s6 design is a complete improvement of samsungs own design language. It's bottom design that makes people claim it looks like an iPhone. Either ways, it still looks more sophisticated than an iPhone to me. I'm trading my iPhone wen it launches. I'm supporting a company that is listening to critics and improving. Not one that does same thing over and over again because people love them too much to criticize them when necessary.

8. hussain92 unregistered

What i don't like is the glass on the back. I mean whats the point of that.....the glass will have fingerprints every time we would use the phone and afterwards cleaning it every time (same as Nexus 4). Should have had a metal finish like HTC M9 or the Iphone

9. saveferris

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

Get rid of those god damn icons..........

10. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Good thing theres easy themeing and icon packs. No root required.

11. saveferris

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

It shouldn't have to come to this though....touchwiz looks outdated because of those god damn icons. it was a half arsed revamp of Touchwiz by samsung.

16. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Agreed, touchwiz is a half polished turd. Video 3 'there's still a few lags here and there'. I have a Tab Pro 8.4 which is utterly ruined by touchwiz.

12. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

change the theme then

15. saveferris

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

Your not understanding, they have presented this phone as new from the ground up. a total revamp including touchwiz, they had a chance to show off the beautiful design of this phone accompanied with a complete refresh of its software in both functionality and aesthetics...they went half arsed on the latter.

19. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

yes. but you can just change the theme if you dont like it as well. its the consumers choice in what they want to change in their phone with the new themes option.

13. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I don't care about the size of the display or the resolution. This is all common, so is the fact that AMOLED has a wide color gamut. We need real scientific answers... Real in depth coverage should tell us if the QHD AMOLED displays on the S6 have been improved over the QHD displays in the S5 LTE-A and Note 4. I'd like to know if these second generation QHD displays are brighter, more energy efficient and possibly even more color accurate. Also, is that 600 nits of proclaimed brightness with auto brightness settings or manual brightness maximum settings? Until we know all this, we shouldn't be talking about the display.

20. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

wait for display mate reviews

14. saveferris

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

wrong edit.

17. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I want that new touchwiz :)

21. tech-lover

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

simply the best smartphone till Note5..where's my green S6 Edge ?

22. numbertwo

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

no raw and no manual shutter speed... pro mode has nothing new but useless manual focusing...

23. numbertwo

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

and only up to 800 iso, really?

24. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Damn that's confusing now, i wanted to try the pure android now I'm confused wich one to get the nexus 6 or the S6.

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