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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 & S6 edge break new performance ground

Posted June 2, 2015 in Consumer, Smartphones by 0

We’ve all been there: Standing in the middle of the street, waiting for that app to load, and those directions to be completed, and the camera to load so we can grab that quick photo. Gone are the days when we opened a single app at a time. These days, the vast majority of smartphones users have multiple apps open at once – jumping back and forth between each app at different intervals throughout the day.

Unfortunately, many older smartphones simply can’t keep up anymore. They take too long to execute on multiple tasks at one time. Things that should take just a couple of seconds to look up end up turning into extended, frustrating sessions where you stand there and wait. And wait some more.

If this sounds like the situation you’re in, it may be time for an upgrade – and one of the latest offerings from Samsung may be just the right smartphone for you.

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge were designed from the ground up to put an end to the waiting, with engineered-in features that don’t just maximize speed. More importantly, they minimize – and wherever possible eliminate – the performance hiccups that can often stop other phones in their tracks. Here’s a rundown of what gives the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge enough horsepower to keep things running smoothly all day long:

A super-fast processor. A smartphone’s electronic brain needs enough horsepower to handle whatever you can throw at it, and the 64-bit octa-core processor built into every Galaxy S6 and S6 edge is as powerful as it gets. The 64-bit part means it handles data as efficiently as a supercomputer, while the octa-core part means eight cores – or parts of the brain – work together, simultaneously, to break even the most intense computing needs down to size.

More memory. Just like on a regular computer, the more random access memory (RAM) you have, the better. Many phones in the market today still have only one gigabyte of RAM. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge each have 3 Gb, which means you can open up one app after another (and then some) and the phone won’t noticeably slow down, stutter or otherwise become unstable. If you’re a major multitasker and often forget to shut down all those apps, this will make a huge difference.

Advanced storage. While the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are available with up to 128 Gb of on-board storage, it’s the kind of storage that makes it fly. The solid state UFS 2.0 storage turns in some of the fastest mobile storage benchmarks ever recorded. Day-to-day, it means data is stored, retrieved and updated faster than on any other Samsung smartphone. So no more waiting for your phone to serve up that photo album or large data file: It just happens. Now.

Many smartphones – even those barely a few of years old – lack the power to churn through the increasingly complex features and tasks built into today’s best apps. Their limited RAM means slower performance even after you’ve opened up just a couple of apps, and it also often means more system crashes or forced resets. Their older-style storage means you may be sitting around and waiting while rich multimedia files like videos and photos are being saved or retrieved. And while that older phone might have worked just fine when you bought it, the device simply hasn’t kept up with today’s more sophisticated – and resource-intensive – software and services. As a result, your device may be hopelessly overloaded.

The state-of-the-art performance features engineered into the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge make these annoyances go away. But beyond simply throwing features at an age-old problem, these updates are designed to work together to deliver consistently smooth everyday performance. And as apps continue to expand the limits of what we can accomplish with our mobile devices, our devices need to keep up. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge have enough built-in muscle to easily handle not only today’s apps, but also whatever lies in store for the foreseeable future.

The bottom line

In the end, you use your smartphone very differently than you use your desktop or laptop computer. And when you’re on the go and you need an answer right now, standing in the middle of a busy street waiting for your phone to catch up is the last place you ever want to be. Fortunately, with either the Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy S6 edge, you’ll quickly get the answers you need so you can get back to your day.

Do you have a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy s6 edge? What do you think about it so far? Let us know in a comment below.

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