This genius feature is the best reason to buy a Galaxy S6

This genius feature is the best reason to buy a Galaxy S6

I was taking another peak at the Galaxy S6 recently to update our Samsung Galaxy S6 review and discovered what I believed to be the best reason to buy this new phone. No, it wasn't the beautiful design or powerful performance. The QHD display, then? I didn’t even know it had one. No, I’m talking about the Galaxy S6 camera.

Well, one aspect of the camera.

The Galaxy S6 camera is one of the best on Android. / © ANDROIDPIT

The Galaxy S6 quick-launch camera gesture is, for me, the best reason to pick up a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge. Sure, it helps that the Galaxy S6 has a stunning camera already, but what good is a high-quality camera if you miss the great shots you should be taking?

This is why the quick-launch gesture is so important. If it’s enabled, double-pressing the home button from any screen will instantly launch the camera in less than two seconds: you’re ready to take snaps almost immediately. Other devices offer similar shortcuts, but they aren’t nearly as intuitive (or as fast).

Most Android smartphones have a lock screen gesture which lets you slide open the app, but it’s clumsy. First you need to double-tap the screen or press a button to “wake” your handset - then you have to do a swiping gesture to launch the camera.

androidpit galaxy s6 how to quick launch camera
To set up the camera quick launch, go to your camera app, tap the cog wheel (settings) button and scroll down to quick launch. Make sure it is enabled. / © ANDROIDPIT

Even once your part is over and done with - comparable smartphones just aren’t as quick to fulfill the process of opening the camera app, and it’s this time which could be the difference between capturing that special moment, or failing to.

Time itself is trickling away from us. All of our dear memories of fuzzy summer holidays and birthday celebrations are sliding with it. With this thought perpetually in our minds, do you really want to say you missed that important moment when your cat did a backflip, just because your camera app didn’t launch fast enough? We thought not.  

If you want to know more about why the Galaxy S6 camera is so great, check out our full Galaxy S6 camera test. Do you agree that this is a major reason to pick up the Galaxy S6? Let us know in the comments below. 

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  • Robo May 30, 2015 Link to comment

    Waiting for the s6 Active.

  • Leonardo Alves May 25, 2015 Link to comment

    Ok, nice joke.
    Next one, please.

  • Moni Mihailov May 23, 2015 Link to comment

    Galaxy S5 remains the best smartphone in the world. Install Home2Shortcut from Google play and you've got the S6 quick launch camera feature. Drupe for People Edge and Edge Color Notification for the edge light when you get a call. Samsung just failed miserably by removing MicroSD card slot and making battery non removable just to introduce features which any phone can have by downloading a few apps from the play store... S6 and S6 Edge sux. Hope Note 5 and S7 are like the S5!

    • GT Ohh May 23, 2015 Link to comment

      Hi Moni,
      Thanks for the info on Home2Shortcut app. It's one of the best tips ever...

      • Moni Mihailov May 23, 2015 Link to comment

        You are welcome :) Check out the other apps i mentioned for more s6 features.

  • ffspp May 22, 2015 Link to comment

    S6 is better or S6 edge is better ?? Awaiting reply ? Also are these Available in India now or yet to Launch

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      Deactivated Account May 22, 2015 Link to comment

      The edge is just a gimmick with very few uses. The answer is neither get the LG G4. As far as India launch It should be available. It is in the Philippines and India is a bigger market, the S6 that is G4, not yet out

  • ffspp May 22, 2015 Link to comment

    I'm waiting a price drop then will go check out the S6 . I'm just reading lot about it yet never tested one yet . Here at UAE they say it's out of stock already and no sales there ? Please analyse the UAE MARKET too is it too hyped here that booking of s6 with advance is going on! Lol I'm confused. ...

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