From the days of Java phones, Samsung phones are well known for amazing user interface and user experience. They also have gained the title for one of the costliest smartphones in the world. This is mainly due to the specifications within the core of their phone products and the sleekness that comes with it.
Unlike many Android-powered mobile device makers that have their models singularly produced, Samsung has their smartphone models in series. One of which is the Galaxy S series which started in 2010.
In March 2015, Samsung unveiled a new product of the Galaxy S series — Samsung Galaxy S6. It was later launched for sale in April of the same year along with a more classy variant — Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge — and they stood out as the of Samsung mobile devices in 2015.
Samsung Galaxy S6 price in Nigeria varies on the internal memory of the phone. However, during its launch period, the price of each variant varied based on the retail store selling it.
There are 3 variants of Galaxy S6. There is the one with 32GB ROM which was $685 (an equivalent of ₦137,000), 64GB ROM was $785 (an equivalent of ₦157,000) while the last one was sold for $885 (an equivalent of ₦177,000). It’s import
It is key to know that these equivalents are merely direct exchange rates without considering the tax and customs rates.
When Galaxy S6 finally gained entrance into Nigeria, it was sold between ₦182,000 and ₦250,000 which depended on fluctuation in the exchange rate, the part of the country you’re buying from and the kind of variant you’re purchasing.
However, since it’s almost 5 years it was launched, the availability has drastically reduced as better and more elegant models have succeeded it. Hence, the same influence has since affected the price to reduce to about 60% of its original price in Nigeria.
Samsung Galaxy 5 Plus (launched August 2014)
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (launched August 2015)
Samsung Galaxy S7 (launched March 2016)
Galaxy S6 has a number of similarities in design when compared to its predecessors, however, its sleekness and the body curve makes it looks more classy. It uses a unibody frame made of aluminium with a gorilla glass 4 back, and a curved bezel with a bevelled edge to improve grip.
On its rear, it has a single camera of 16MP with an LED flash placed besides it. On its face, it has a curved bezel that houses the selfie camera, an LED flash and its call speaker while the foot part houses the famous Samsung’s rectangular curved home button, the soft-touch recent apps and the return key. The bottom part of the phone features the audio jack, micro-USB 2.0 instead of the former 3.0, and the loudspeaker, while the top houses the IR emitter.
The right side features the power button and a single nano-SIM tray without supporting expandable storage via a microSD card. Positioned on the left side are the volume rockers.
It was also designed to be in sync with smart TVs ranging from Samsung’s 2015 smart TVs. This implies that you can share content from your phone on a larger screen.
Galaxy S6 sports a corning gorilla glass for its 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display of 1440 by 2560 pixels for its screen resolution with a density of 577ppi. It also has a screen ratio of 16:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 70.76%
When you give Galaxy S6 the first glance, it doesn’t seem to have a fingerprint scanner, however, the home button also doubles as a fingerprint scanner and you can set it up at the lock and security settings.
It has a dimension of 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 (in mm) and a weight of 138 grams.
On the rear, Galaxy S6 has a protruded camera of 16MP with an aperture of f/1.9 and an LED flash. It also has an optical image stabilization which implies an automatic balance of differing light conditions.
On the selfie camera, Galaxy S6 adopted a super-bright 5MP shooter for wide-angle selfies up to 120° and an auto real-time HDR. It also has an LED flash and the same aperture with the rear camera — f/1.9.
Galaxy S6 has a non-removable, Li-Ion battery of 2,550 mAh. This is a little bit lower than its predecessor which was 2,800 mAh. However, it has a fast-charging feature which speeds up to 35% in just 15 minutes and that can last you up to 4 hours.
Under heavy usage, the phone can last up to 3 hours of video streaming, 8 hours of music playing and 2 hours of continuous internet usage. However, it has an ultra power saving mode that helps you conserve your battery power.
It also has a wireless charging ability which supports Qi chargers.
Memory and Connectivity
Despite the variants of Galaxy S6, it has 3GB RAM all through. One of the reasons behind the variants in internal memory (which are 32GB, 64GB, 128GB) is the fact that it doesn’t have an expandable space for a microSD card. However, it has a micro-USB that supports a new flash memory based on Universal Flash Storage (UFS 2.0).
Galaxy S6 supports 4G LTE download speed up to 300 Mbps, 3G and GSM/EDGE. It also supports WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth v4.1.
Hardware and Software
Galaxy S6 was launched with Android 5.0 (Lollipop) however, it is upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo).
Galaxy S6 is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7420 chipset, the first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit backing, which makes it more energy and speed-efficient than its predecessors.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Colours
Samsung Galaxy 6 is available in 4 different shades of colour; White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and Blue Topaz.
Other Specs and Features of Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Pay
- Wireless and Fast Charging
- Image and Video Editor
- Document Viewer and Editor
- Intelligent Digital Assistant
- Voice Control
- Proximity and Motion Sensor
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
Samsung Galaxy S6 Current Price in Nigeria
Almost 5 years since production, the usage and therefore the availability of Galaxy is gradually going into extinction. Although a number of upgrades have been made on it, Nigerians only flow with the vogue life. Hence, it’s not so common again and when you see it, Galaxy S6 price in Nigeria is now pocket-friendly.
Samsung Galaxy S6 price in Nigeria ranges between ₦43,000 to ₦50,000 on Jumia. But the products are really a handful which will soon be out of stock.
You can’t get it on Konga for now. However, the last stock on the site for Galaxy S6 was put up for ₦78,000.
Other online retail outlets like SLOT and Kara doesn’t have the product in stock anymore.
However, some new ones and the UK/fairly used ones are still available on Jiji. The new ones range between ₦50,000 and ₦55,000 while the fairly used ones can be gotten for as low as ₦30,000.