The Samsung Galaxy S6 is arguably the best phone that Samsung has ever come out with, and has
taken the biggest leap forward in design with premium materials, and ergonomic adjustments that make
the device more comfortable for the user to use. Despite all the niceties, there was one thing I was hoping the S6 would come with, and that was front facing speakers. I have been spoiled by the M8 and
Nexus 6, so it was a legitimate concern for me when I saw the speaker was on the bottom. To my surprise,
however, the speaker is actually pretty good!
I expected a very soft, tinny sound to come out of the bottom, but was pleased to find a remarkably loud
speaker with a level of depth I have never heard from audio hardware of this size. If we are comparing it
directly to the Nexus 6 or M8, I'd still say that those have a leg up in the speaker department because they
are front facing and have bigger speakers overall, but Samsung has done an amazing job considering they
are at the bottom of the device, and considerably smaller than the aforementioned ones. In fact, I really don't
think a better job could have been done unless they actually put them facing the user.
When I say it's loud, it's "girlfriend screaming at you for forgetting your anniversary" loud. The other thing I
was worried about was something I kept doing on my Nexus 5; covering the speaker itself. I'd always find
myself covering it on the Nexus 5 with some part of hand, especially when holding it in landscape mode since
the speaker was at the bottom of the device, but I don't have this issue with the S6. Samsung has positioned in such a way that I never cover it. Maybe it's a mixture of the positioning or how much real estate the speaker
actually uses, but whatever they did, it worked, and it's frankly hard to believe because I seriously expected,
between a tinny sound and a speaker that would be inadvertently covered the majority of the time, I would want
to test the phone's water resistance (it's not water proof!) in the nearest toilet bowl, but thankfully, Samsung
surprised me again.
The S6 is the first Samsung phone that I have actually liked, and it keeps impressing me with little things like this.
If you were worried about the speaker like I was, go check out the phone at a Sprint store to see how good it is,
and I know you won't be disappointed.
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