The Samsung Galaxy S5 was a successful device by most measurements. It took a mere 30 days for the smartphone to sell 11 million units. Of course, most smartphones fail to sell that many units in a lifetime. Critics and users alike praised the S5 for its improvements upon the Galaxy S4. Users praised the powerful hardware, camera quality, and battery life. However, not everyone liked the plastic design and TouchWiz skin. None of that prevented the S5 from being a wildly popular device that still beats most flagships today.
Well-Received From Critics, Beloved By Consumers…Lower Sales Than The S4?
Perhaps the main criticisms of the S5 stemmed from its similarities to the S4. Consumers and analysts alike wanted something new from Samsung. After a few months, it became apparent that the S5 would undersell compared to the S4 by millions of units. A nearly perfect smartphone that found great success wasn’t good enough for consumers. Samsung responded by making radical changes for the followup Galaxy S device. Obviously, those changes lead to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
A Complete Redesign Leads To A Rebirth For The Galaxy S Line
To create the Galaxy S6, Samsung threw out its own playbook. The company scrapped the plastic design, ditched the removable battery, and scoffed at expandable storage. Even TouchWiz was redesigned to not feel so intrusive. From there, Samsung built a beautiful device made from metal with a glass backing. A Qualcomm Snapdragon processor was dropped in favor of Samsung’s latest Exynos processor. Both S6 models kept the tradition of packing in the most advanced hardware, including a new fingerprint scanner.
The Importance Of The Galaxy S6 Edge
Nothing surprised consumers and analysts more than the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, though. Hardware and software for the S6 Edge is mostly identical to the S6. With two curved edges, the device looks nothing like its counterpart. Those edges are important because a more attractive smartphone has never been designed. What matters even more is that the S6 Edge shows Samsung’s willingness to change and take bold risks. Although nobody asked for curves, Samsung threw the S6 Edge out there, and people love it.
Samsung Galaxy S6 VS iPhone 6
A Positive Critical Reception, Consumer Interest….What’s Going To Happen?
It remains to be seen whether the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge can outsell the Galaxy S5. Regardless, the company has managed to create a radically different pair of smartphones. No device is perfect, but few devices are more powerful or attractive than these two. The S6 and S6 Edge might be transitional devices, showcasing a taste of the bold changes Samsung could pioneer for smartphones in later generations. In the end, the Galaxy S6 line should be successful by most measurements moving forward.