price Rs. 61,020 onwards launch Sep, 2015
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#19
of 25 phones in over Rs. 50,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 16 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Exceptional build quality - crafted entirely from metal and Corning Gorilla Glass 4, so it will stand up even to the demands of the heaviest power user
  • Superb design - premium fusion of metal and glass
  • Distinctive back, which is curved towards the edges
  • Arguably one of the best looking flagship phones to date
  • Great ergonomics - quite possibly the easiest device with a 5.7" display to handle
  • Excellent display - bright, sharp, and has accurate color reproduction, great viewing angles, great contrast levels, and good saturation level
  • New refined TouchWiz interface over Android, which is leaner and more customizable
  • New improved click and release S-Pen adds lots of useful features
  • Top-notch performance backed by top-end hardware - easily one of the fastest Android smartphone to date, with a faster LPDDR4 4GB RAM
  • Fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor work flawlessly
  • Excellent fast and responsive camera - images have plenty of detail, excellent colors and dynamic range and the sharpness is among the best on a mobile phone
  • Great low light image quality
  • Exceptional video capture quality
  • Excellent call quality
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Excellent loudspeaker
  • Excellent battery life

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • All glass body can be slippery and prone to smudges, so using a case would be a good idea

16 expert review(s)


52+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Geo-magnetic Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • HRM Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
ProcessorOcta Core, Exynos 7420 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPUMali-T760MP8
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight171 gm
Thickness7.6 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Dual Shot
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face/Smile Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Optical Video Stabilization
  • Dual-video Recording
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • S Pen Stylus
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • USB On-The-Go
  • ANT+ Support
  • Samsung Pay
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.15/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys