Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge: More power to you
In today’s mobile world, the most powerful phone on the planet isn’t of much use if its battery dies before you’re halfway home.
Anyone who’s used a smartphone over the last few years knows what it’s like to race a fading battery at the end of the workday, where you hold your breath hoping you’ve got enough juice left to stay in touch with your family, avoid getting lost in a strange part of town, or finish reading that last email message. Sure, you could bring your charger with you wherever you go, but who has the time to hang out by the electrical outlet while your phone (slowly) recharges?
But what if your smartphone was built smarter? What if it came with an integrated series of features designed to keep you going longer, and to get you back on the go sooner? The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge sport some game-changing battery and power management features which promise to make owners’ lives significantly easier. Here’s a quick look at some of them:
Large size. The bigger the battery, the better. Like a car with a big gas tank, smartphones with ample-sized batteries can potentially stay alive in between charges longer than smaller-celled devices. In this game, milliamp-hours (mAH) matter – and the more the merrier. The Galaxy S6 has a larger-than-average 2,550 mAh battery, and the S6 edge sports an even more generous 2,600 mAh unit. But in the case of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, having a bigger battery doesn’t necessarily mean the devices are thick and heavy. In fact, both devices are extremely light and slim – the S6 edge is just 6.8 mm thick at 132 grams, while the S6 clocks in at 7mm thick at 138 grams.
Greater efficiency. Having a bigger figurative gas tank is a great start, but adding greater efficiency on top of that is even better. The 64-bit octa-core processor at the heart of both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge isn’t just powerful: It also uses less power, even when placed under heavy loads from streaming video or running compute-intensive apps. Both devices also feature Ultra Power Saving Mode (UPSM), which optimizes performance to stretch battery life as much as possible by – among other things – limiting your processor and display to using as little power as possible without disabling critical functions. No more cold sweats when your battery approaches single-digit range: With UPSM enabled, both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge can run for up to an additional 24 hours with only 10% charge remaining.
Fast charging. The Adaptive Fast Charger can deliver up to 4 hours of battery life in just 10 minutes – a charge rate that’s twice as fast as some competitive devices. That means less waiting and more roaming.
Wireless charging. Innovative inductive charging technology – embedded right into the phone – makes powering up simple and painless. Rather than plugging a power cord into your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, you can simply place the device on an available charging pad to recharge it. And because it’s compatible with the top two standards – WPC and PMA – you can even recharge it in public wherever a compatible surface is found in places like coffee shops, restaurants, airports, libraries and more.
The bottom line
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge sport some of the most powerful hardware available on any smartphone, and their innovative built-in power management features let you use all that power for a lot longer. From Ultra Power Saving Mode to Adaptive Fast Charging and Wireless Charging, your days of fighting a failing battery are officially behind you.
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