The Galaxy series levels up to S6 this week, and the reviews for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are the best its gotten in years. CNET proclaims that, “The Galaxy S6 is Samsung, reborn” and Engadget is happy to see that Samsung was able to “build a truly interesting smartphone again.” What is it exactly that has everyone so excited by the Galaxy S6?
Most of the excitement surrounds Samsung’s move to go upscale. The Galaxy S6 has abandoned its plasticky past, introducing a new phone body built from aluminum alloy and Gorilla Glass. With rounded sides and an improved fingerprint sensor, the Galaxy S6 looks and feels very much like an iPhone 6. The S6 delivers features that its Apple counterpart doesn’t offer, however, including wireless charging support and compatibility with the Gear VR virtual reality accessory.