Samsung is the leader in the smartphone market, and it's hard to disagree with that. It ranks first in device shipments in 2019 with 21.6%. Of course, it is running out Huawei, but it is not known what will happen to the Chinese competitor in 2020, because Google previously refused to provide Huawei its own services. Samsung releases a line of flagships once a year. And if before it was only about one phone, today the company offers 3 new flagships – S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra. Progress! However, this does not mean that we should only consider fresh flagships, referring to the fact that Samsung offers solutions in very different price categories. What am I getting at? Why not take a look at the old flagships, because they still seem pretty good too.
Which Samsung flagship should you look out for in 2020?
Why is it a flagship, and not some phone from the Galaxy A line? The fact is that such devices always offer premium materials. Meanwhile, even the not-so-cheap S10 Lite and Note10 Lite are equipped with plastic cases. How so? That's how! Samsung only in its top-end devices pleases consumers with glass and metal, and you just need to put up with this. In addition, the flagships are known to everyone – on the Web you will find any information on them. Oh yes, old popular devices always have a good base of third-party firmware, which is important.
Now let's understand which device is worth considering in 2020 from the old flagships? This is the Galaxy S6. Unexpected, isn't it? However, I came to this conclusion for a reason, but based on a video from the popular video blogger Mrwhosetheboss:
He compared all Samsung flagships, starting with the Galaxy S1. The list includes S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, S10. Based on the video, you can understand how different solutions are today. Of all the devices, it was the Galaxy S6 that I found the most attractive. Firstly, it was with this phone that the company began to use glass and metal, besides, you can notice that the shell in the S6 looks quite fresh and has smooth animations. The phone at the start of sales worked on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, but it can be upgraded to Android 8 Oreo. By the way, the phone went on sale 5 years ago in 2015.
Galaxy S6 features NFC with Samsung Pay, Gorilla Glass 4, 5.1-inch super AMOLED 2K display, 14nm processor, 8-core Mali-T760MP8 video chip, 3GB operational and 32/64/128 GB built-in. It uses a 16MP main camera with an f / 1.9 aperture and OIS, and the phone is capable of capturing 2K video at 30 frames and FHD at 60 frames per second. The front camera here is 5 megapixels, also with an aperture of f / 1.9. Of the sensors in the S6, Samsung even offered a barometer, a pulse sensor, and a blood oxygen sensor. The phone also supports ANT + wireless technology. The battery in the device is 2550 mAh with fast charging 15 watts. The S6 weighs only 138 grams and is 6.8 mm thick.
It is difficult to imagine a more attractive device for 7 thousand rubles. That is how much the restored version of this device costs on Aliexpress. And for 8 thousand rubles, you can buy its Edge version with rounded corners. This is, by the way, the very first Samsung phone with this technology. I still remember being surprised at the curvatures when using the S6 Edge live in 2015.
In the video above, you can see that the S6 does a good job with photographs, and in terms of performance it is almost comparable to the Galaxy S7.
If you have your own options, suggest them in the comments or in our Telegram chat. In my opinion, today the S6 / S6 Edge are the best old flagships from Samsung for their money. With them, you will not feel left out even in 2020. Plus, the devices offer capabilities not available in cheaper phones, even from Chinese manufacturers. For 7-8 thousand you will buy a maximum Redmi 8, and against the background of the S6 this is still budget nonsense.