Samsung has a job to do here. While by no means a sales flop, there’s a feeling that the company lost its way somewhat with the Galaxy S5. That it just wasn’t a flagship worthy of the company bearing the standard for Android in the war against Apple.

The S6, then, is an opportunity to bounce back - and Samsung hasn’t squandered it.

Just about every criticism levelled at the S5 has been fixed, and while it might not cause your friends to go quite as enviously green as the Galaxy S6 Edge, the vanilla S6 has 99.9% of the substance, just skimming off that top layer of flashy panache.

The people who said Samsung had lost its mojo were wrong.

Read more: Interested in Samsung's next superphone? Catch up with all the latest news and rumours in our Galaxy S7 preview

Heart of Glass

For years we’ve been complaining about Samsung’s plastic phones. The Galaxy S5 and its predecessors, all the way back to the Galaxy S in 2010, were plastic. In the old days it was fine, but we got tired of paying £500 for phones that felt, well, cheap.

All that has changed. There is practically no plastic on the Samsung Galaxy S6. Its front and back are super-tough Gorilla Glass 4, its sides aluminium.

The Sony Xperia Z3 has a similar glass ’n’ metal style, but the Galaxy S6’s curves are softer and the handset itself less wide. There’s a hint of boxiness to it, but at just 6.8mm thick it’s not going to be too much of a handful for most adults out there.

It feels great. And switching between it and the Note 4 just proves that Samsung should really have given up on its dream of leather effect plastic phones a lot earlier.

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Tech Specs 
Operating System
Android 5.0 with TouchWiz
Screen
5.1-inch Super AMOLED with 2560x1440 (577ppi)
Processor
Octa-core Exynos 7420 @ 1.5GHz
RAM
3GB LPDDR4
Storage
32/64/128GB (no microSD)
Cameras
16MP with single-LED flash rear, 5MP front
Connectivity
Wi-Fi ac, IR, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, apt-X
Battery
2550mAh
Dimensions
143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm
Weight
138g
Stuff says... 

Samsung Galaxy S6 review

Samsung has proven its critics wrong - the Galaxy S6 is the new benchmark for flagship phones
from
£600
Good Stuff 
Great camera
Super-powered processor
Beefy speaker
Excellent screen
Bad Stuff 
Lame interface themes
No memory card slot
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