THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. THE REPLACEMENT IS THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 AVAILABLE HERE.
Samsung Galaxy S6 (SIM Free / UK)
If purchasing for use outside of the EU, you may wish to read the information regarding the international region lock on new Samsung stock - please refer to the end of this description.
The wait is finally over ! The Samsung Galaxy S6 has landed, running Android 5.0 Lollipop. There are plenty of reasons to buy a Galaxy S6, so let's take a look at its full list of features.
SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock
At Clove you will find official UK stock of the Samsung Galaxy S6. We provide SIM Free and Unlocked handsets which are compatible with all UK and European networks. For 3G / LTE connectivity outside of Europe, please check the specifications and your operator for compatibility.
Reasons to buy the Galaxy S6
- Android 5.0 Lollipop - updated with new features for 2015
- Samsung Exynos octa-core processor - incredible power and performance
- 32/64/128 GB storage - plenty of storage space for all your documents, media and applications
- Quad HD display - a more immersive experience, with more detail and clarity, along with an improved outdoors viewing experience
- Metal and glass body - a new premium and solid design that makes the S6 look more of a premium product.
Colour and memory variants
The Galaxy S6 is available in 3 different memory options (32, 64 and 128 GB) and in 3 colour options: Black, White, and Gold. Choose the colour you prefer and further enhance the look with the range of accessories available for the S6 in a broad array of colours.
- UK SIM Free / unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 handset
- Samsung 3 pin mains charger
- Samsung USB data cable
The 2015 model of the successful Samsung Galaxy smartphone series, the Samsung Galaxy S6 incorporates the very latest mobile technology that serves you well now, and for years to come.
Virtually re-designed from the ground up the Samsung Galaxy S6 no longer uses plastic found on previous Galaxy models, instead we have a blend of aluminium and Corning Gorilla Glass 4, offering a solid and premium in hand feel.
Such material change means that no longer is there a removable back cover; instead the battery is fixed internally, as is the memory.
However, what may be considered a negative is made up for by the immersive display that offers a massive 577 Pixels Per Inch (PPI) thanks to a 5.1” Super AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution.
A complaint with screens has always been visibility outside in sunlight and the, brighter, images on screen ensures you have less issue when using the screen under such conditions.
More detail, more clarity, and an on screen experience that is even more impressive than devices of past.
Power & Connectivity
An octa core processor and 3GB of RAM accompany 32, 64 or 128GB of internal storage for your files and memory hungry media.
The provided Microsoft One Drive access offers 115GB of online storage for 2 years.
Spend less time waiting with a fast processor and high speed wireless connections be it Bluetooth, WiFi or 4G, it is all built into the S6.
Wherever you are in the world you should be able to remain connected and in touch with the world around you. Use it for work, to send files and documents, or for personal access to websites and social media outlets.
Charged via a microUSB cable, this same port allows you to connect it to a computer, take advantage of USB hosting and, with the appropriate MHL adapter or cable, you can output the screen of your S6 to a larger HD display. Ideal for sharing content with friends, family and colleagues.
To find out more about MHL 3.0 and what cable is required, click here.
Running the very latest version of Android 5.0, or Lollipop as it is otherwise known, you have full access to the Google suite of apps and, of course, Google Play store which is home to hundreds of thousands of free, and paid for, apps that can enhance your mobile experience.
Android 5.0 also offers:
- Material design - a bolder, more colourful interface for Android
- A new power saving mode that can extend battery life by up to 90 minutes
- Better power management tools
- Improved notifications: respond from your lockscreen, or turn on priority mode to reduce them to the bare minimum. If you're watching a movie, notifications are automatically turned off and you're given the choice of whether or not to answer incoming calls.
- Multiple user accounts: have more than one sign-in for your phone or tablet. Previously this feature had been reserved for tablets only, but is now available for phones on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
- Improved security against malware
- SmartLock: pair your Android with another trusted device and it will only unlock when the two are paired.
Capture stunning images from the rear 16 megapixel camera, capable of 4K video recording, or from the front facing 5 megapixel camera which will give even more clarity for those video calls. Enhanced camera functionality ensures lower light shots return better results from the F1.9 aperture and the dual tone LED flash.
We have all had moments when we wish to capture that image but the opportunity passes us by because we cannot load the camera quickly enough. Well with the S6 the Quick Launch option will give quick access to the camera with a double tap of the home button. Launch and be ready to capture in just 0.7 seconds.
Have you ever considered how much data is on your phone and what it is really worth to you?
Whilst Android offers password and PIN code security options, more robust security options like fingerprints ensure the data does not get into the wrong hands. On board the S6 is a reworked fingerprint scanner that offers improved security and reliability.
Where corporate data is stored on the phone and is perhaps more sensitive than personal content, Samsung KNOX offers an end-to-end solution for a secure mobile platform. Defence grade features to offer protection from threats.
Find My Mobile is a feature that secures lost devices and protects information through a number of services. All of this offers you peace of mind if the worst should happen.
All of these features if used to their fullest will, of course, drain the internal battery, so the ability to charge the device quickly will be of paramount importance.
Now included in the Galaxy range is Qi wireless charging, but not as an optional extra, this is included out of the box. All you need is a Qi enabled wireless charging pad.
Also available on the S6 is fast wired charging that, in just 10 minutes, will provide enough power for up to 4 hours of real world usage.
All of this built into a device that is just 6.8mm thin and weighs 138g.
Available in an array of colours to suit your style and personality, be it White, Black, or Gold, you can in turn personalise the device, and protect it, with accessories for the S6 that include S-View covers and wallets.
*Since September 2013, Samsung have implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only have access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.
For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.
Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.
Without activation you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.
If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.
**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.
IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.
SIM Free & UnlockedYes
- Speed2.1 GHz & 1.5 GHz (2x quad-core)
- Make/ModelExynos 7420 (Cortex A57 & A53)
- Resolution QHD 1440 x 2560 (577 ppi)
- OtherCorning Gorilla Glass 4
- Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
- Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
- FrequenciesB1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B17(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B26(800)
- FunctionsA2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT
- Version802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
- Datamicro USB (2.0), USB Host, USB OTG
- Hardware ButtonsPower, Volume, Home
- OtherPayPal certified fingerprint scanner
- Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS / Beidou
- Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
- FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
- OtherQuick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR(Front & Rear) , F1.9, Low Light Video(Front & Rear), High Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode, Selective Focus
Front Facing CameraYes
- FormatsMP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
- FormatsMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9
- Recording2160p@30fps / 1080p@60fps / 720p@120fps
Near Field CommunicationYes
Dimensions143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm
Weight 138 grams
SoftwareSamsung Apps, Google Play, Google Services - Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google , Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
OtherQi wireless charging, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, S Health 4.0, Samsung Pay, Smart Manager, Microsoft Apps (OneDrive 15GB for 2 years, OneNote), Sound Alive , Themes, Quick Connect, Private Mode, S Finder, S Voice, 50GB Dropbox, WiFi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone takes a NANO SIM card
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes - compatible with international LTE Bands: 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850)
Does this phone have a removable battery?
Is this phone IP rated?
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