Samsung Galaxy S6 (GSM) Specs, Features & Reviews

User rating: (4.1/5 stars)
Samsung Galaxy S6 (GSM)

Galaxy S6 (GSM) Key Specs & Features

  Camera Resolution

Resolution: 16+ megapixel
OIS, f/1.9 lens, face-tracking auto-focus, LED flash / auto-HDR, IR detect white balance, panorama, manual mode

  Battery Life

2550 mAh LiIon
Talk: 26 hours max.
Standby: 288 hours max.

  Physical Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 in   143 x 71 x 6.8 mm

  Screen Size

5.1 in   diagonal, 16:9
Quad HD   1440 x 2560 pixels
576 ppi   approx.

Samsung Galaxy S6 (GSM) Full Specs and Features

Battery2550 mAh LiIon
Talk: 26 hours max.
Standby: 288 hours max.
BluetoothSupported Profiles: HSP 1.2, HFP 1.6, OPP, PBA, A2DP 1.2, AVRC 1.4, HID, PAN, MAP
version 4.1, supports aptX
Call ScreeningNo
CameraResolution: 16+ megapixel
OIS, f/1.9 lens, face-tracking auto-focus, LED flash / auto-HDR, IR detect white balance, panorama, manual mode
Changeable Body PlatesNo
DataTechnology: LTE (Cat 6)
Dimensions5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 in   143 x 71 x 6.8 mm
Display5.1 in   diagonal, 16:9
Quad HD   1440 x 2560 pixels
576 ppi   approx.
Extra CameraNo
Extra DisplayNo
FCC IDsA3LSMG920A   approved Mar 2, 2015
A3LSMG920T   approved Mar 2, 2015
FM RadioNo
Fast ChargingYes
Fingerprint Readertouch-style
Front/Selfie CameraResolution: 5-megapixel
120-degree wide-angle lens
HD VoiceYes
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)Yes
Hearing Aid CompatibleRating: M3, T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)
Infrared (IR)Yes
Language OptionsYes
Memory Card SlotNo
ModesLTE 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 17 / 20 / 29 / 30
WCDMA 1 / 2 / 5
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 LTE   4G
band 1 / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 3 / 1800 MHz   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
band 4 / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 5 / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 7 / 2600 MHz   IMT-E (Canada, South America, Europe, Asia)
band 8 / 900 MHz   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
band 12 / 700 MHz   Lower 700 (USA (AT&T, T-Mobile, regional))
band 17 / 700 MHz   Lower 700 (USA (AT&T))
band 20 / 800 MHz   EU Digital Dividend (Europe)
band 29 / 700 MHz   Lower 700 (USA (AT&T))
band 30 / 2300 MHz   WCS (Americas (AT&T))

WCDMA   3G / 4G
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)

GSM   2G
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
  AT&T version shown
NFCsupports Samsung Pay
OS / PlatformAndroid version 5.0
Processor2.1 GHz Samsung Exynos 7420
4+4 cores
Ringer ProfilesNo
SIM card sizeNano   4FF
Side Keysvolume on left / lock on right
Speaker PhoneYes
Stereo SpeakersNo
Storage/Internal Memory32 GB raw hardware
23 GB available to user
Not expandable
also available in 64 and 128 GB versions
TTY/TDD (Digital)Yes
TV OutputMHL 3.0
Text Keyboard, HardwareNo
Touch ScreenType: Capacitive
USBConnector: Micro-USB
Video CaptureResolution: 4K UHD
slow motion, fast motion modes
Waterproof/Water ResistanceNo
Weight4.87 oz   138 g
Wi-FiVersion(s): 802.11 a,ac,b,g,n
supports Wi-Fi Direct
Wireless Chargingsupports WPC (Qi) 1.1 and PMA (Powermat) 1.0

Samsung Galaxy S6 (GSM) Carrier Availability

Available From

The Samsung Galaxy S6 (GSM) is currently available from the following service providers.

Discontinued By

The Samsung Galaxy S6 (GSM) has been discontinued by the following service providers.

Samsung Galaxy S6 (GSM) Rating

The Samsung Galaxy S6 (GSM) has been rated 4.1 out of 5 stars by users.

Samsung Galaxy S6 (GSM) Reviews

Too many hardware problems

Carrier: AT&T

I really wanted to love this phone - it's a decent size (still a bit big for me, but better than most), it's fast, camera is amazing, screen is beautiful, and I really liked my Galaxy S4. But I've had to return it twice now with hardware failures so am bailing and going to iPhone while I patiently await the Nexus 5 hardware refresh (fall 2015?).

- size, speed, camera, screen are all great
- great connectivity on AT&T
- bloatware isn't out of control

- first hardware failure: the ear speaker stopped working after a week, so could only do calls on speakerphone or headset. Replaced device.
- second hardware failure: after a week on the replacement device, a bunch of the sensors suddenly stopped working, so no screen auto brightness, no landscape mode, no compass, no accelerometer. GPS still works. Interwebs report seeing this usually with fast charger use, however I don't have one - it just died on its own.
- often drops WiFi when WiFi roaming in our house (we have 2 routers, same SSID on different channels, and it often can't deal with that) - very unreliable.
- fingerprint reader isn't great - usually takes 3-4 tries before it'll recognize me

Sadly I don't think I'll be buying from Samsung again.

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Galaxy S6 For Cricket

Carrier: Cricket

Hey Everyone!
Bought the Galaxy S6 on Cricket back in January of 2016 from a Cricket Corporate store in Boise, Id.

I am absolutely loving it.
The only thing that I don't like about it is the Battery life.

This phone is so much better than the Apple 5s that I was using. in terms of Reception, Voice Quality and so forth.

I have since found out that it even picks up more LTE frequencies that Cricket/AT&T uses then the iPhone does.which is nice.

I even like the Rapid Charger Adapter that it uses. Beat that Apple!

Pros: Almost everything
Cons: Battery


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Very good phone, but still wish I had my LG G3

Carrier: Cricket

The phone is a very nice phone. It's generally very fast and the camera has been excellent. The battery seems to be much better now that I have 5.1.1. I also use a Gear 2 Neo watch with my phone. I don't know how much of a drain the bluetooth is doing on the phone, but I don't have to wake up the screen nearly as much. The screen is good when you look at it straight on. The colors get funky when you look at it from an angle. The colors were more natural on my LG G3. Signal has been good as have the data speeds. I love the IR blaster on I've used. The camera offers lots of adjustments and performs very well. There are RAM management issues on Lollipop. If I stream online radio for more than 1/2 hr the phone closes the app. It does not do it on cellular data. It's really annoying. The speaker is nothing like my LG G3, but the phone offers great adjustments for headphones and most bluetooth devices. The fingerprint scanner is not the best. There are times that it will not read my finger. I've even done multiple entries using the one finger to improve the results.
I love the device overall, but still miss the back side buttons of my G3.

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Best Phone I've had

Carrier: T-Mobile

I got this phone for my birthday on September and let me tell you Im loving it. Feels amazing, looks amazing battery lasts me throughout my school day so I have no complaints.

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Better than Note 4

Carrier: T-Mobile

Recently took advantage of a free upgrade/lease to the S6 from a Note 4. Battery isn't as good but that is to be expected since the battery is smaller than the Note 4.

The S6 is definitely less glitchy than my Note 4 was and the Wifi Calling is very consistent. The camera takes great shots when compared to my wife's iPhone 6s.

Very happy with the phone so far and touchwiz is definitely improved compared to the Note 4 but I use the Nova Launcher instead.

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Carrier: T-Mobile

Great phone and features. The camera is amazing, the screen is beautiful...
everything functions as it should.
My only complaint: it's a magnet for fingerprints.
I have had this phone since April and it ceases to amaze me.

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great phone but not perfect

Carrier: AT&T

This phone is crazy fast.took the iphone 6 back and got this one.they are pretty well same speed on everything even though this has 3gig of does hickup sometimes some stutter weird especially talking about the specs it has.the software is miss handling the ram.suppose to be a fix coming from a software update this does everything the iphone 6 can't . Remember no phone is perfect but this one is not far from it.

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Unexpected unhappiness...

Carrier: AT&T

This review comes from someone who owned the Galaxy S5, went to the iPhone 6 and now onto the Galaxy S6. Unfortunately, I feel Samsung (and likely Android) is taking a step backwards in terms of stability and overall improvements. Sure, the display is beautiful, the build quality has improved dramatically and the camera takes beautiful photos (even at night), but from a functionality standpoint, I've run into several issues - and mind you, this is before installing a bunch of apps, so I know no none of the problems I've encountered has anything to do with app incompatibilities. First of all, I experience frequent background "app crashes", for whatever reason. I can't tell you how many times per day (perhaps 5 or more?) I glance at the screen, only to be presented with "Smart Remote has stopped working", or this-and-that has stopped working. I also encounter quite a bit of unexpected stutter and frozen panels/screens from time to time, despite the killer specs of this processor. This is just unacceptable coming from a 2015 flagship device. What's strange, is I never experienced such unexpected behavior on my Galaxy S5. Additionally, battery life has taken a dramatic hit too. This is ultimately the reason why I am returning the Galaxy S6 and going back to the iPhone 6. Quite honestly, I'm shocked at how dismal it is. My phone is going dead by 5pm after a normal work day. The iPhone 6 would rock all through the afternoon, evening and well into the night and even have some charge left the next morning.

I wish I had better things to say about the Galaxy S6, I truly do! But until these bugs and quirks are worked out, I'll stick with iPhone.

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S6 wow

So my brother purchased this phone, and let me start by saying wow it has a beautiful screen,multimedia, and apps etc etc...but one thing the battery is terrible, and it's to convoluted with apps, and this touch wiz sorry not my cup of tea....also your unable to delete any apps you can just disable like what's up with that?? I'm seriously considering the BlackBerry passport or classic..i hear that the passport has an awesome battery life..anyhow cheers

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best phone out

Carrier: AT&T

Super fast does everything iphone don't

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