Samsung's Try for an iPhone Clone Succeeds Too Well With Galaxy S6
REVIEW: Samsung designed its Galaxy S6 smartphone to be more like the Apple iPhone 6. Unfortunately, that included some of the iPhone's disadvantages.In its effort to go Apple one better, Samsung appears to have gone to a great deal of trouble to make its new Galaxy S6 smartphone a lot like the iPhone 6, presumably to appeal to the same audience. To outdo the iPhone, the S6 has a camera with twice as much resolution at 16 megapixels and a higher-resolution screen that's slightly larger while keeping the case about the same size. Unfortunately, Samsung also emulated Apple in its lack of a slot for expandable memory and in its lack of a removable battery. Unlike Apple, the S6 supports Samsung's KNOX mobile security system that can be used to protect corporate data, and it will work with the BlackBerry management software that the two companies are developing together. As in recent iPhones, the Galaxy S6 comes with a fingerprint sensor built into the home button below the screen. There are minor differences in this approach, however. With the iPhone, you must enter a security code after powering up the phone before it will accept your fingerprint.
With the S6, you can use your fingerprint without first entering the numeric code. In addition, the Samsung device will let you assign a password using alphanumeric and special characters, rather than restricting you to numbers.