Sam­sung Gal­axy S6

The Sam­sung Gal­axy S6 is a thing of beauty – a com­plete re­design, blended with large swathes of power. We get hands-on with it…

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The keenly an­tic­i­pated smart­phone is here. It’s re­designed. With more power. And more beauty. We get our sweaty mitts on it…

Sam­sung has gone from plas­tic­fan­tas­tic wa­ter­proof­ing in its out­go­ing Gal­axy S5, to a stylish fu­sion of glass and me­tal in its lat­est model. Put sim­ply, the Gal­axy S6 is a much bet­ter phone than its pre­de­ces­sor. It feels very well pack­aged, the com­bi­na­tion of me­tal uni­body and Go­rilla Glass 4 giv­ing no hint of creak or give when pressed. And what’s more, it’s just 6.8mm thick.

The South Korean gi­ant has gone bold with this de­sign, in more ways than one. It’s got rid of two of the sta­ples that users have loved for years: the mi­croSD slot has been re­moved and the bat­tery is locked in. This is to im­prove per­for­mance and speed. Sam­sung is of­fer­ing the S6 in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB flavours to com­pen­sate, but those lat­ter op­tions are pretty ex­pen­sive.

Lo­cally, the phone comes in just two of the four colours avail­able world­wide – White Pearl and Black Sap­phire – but it still looks great, its jewel-like ex­te­rior chang­ing hue as the light hits it. The lovely translu­cent ef­fect only adds to the pre­mium feel. FROM $999, SAM­SUNG.COM/AU, OUT NOW

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