I finally made a decision between the HTC One M9 and Galaxy S6 Edge with the S6 Edge remaining in my pocket. My IT department may be pleased as well since Samsung is making mobile security a focus of these latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones.
Samsung Knox 2.4 is available via your device security settings. After installing the My Knox app, it is quick and easy to setup both a work and play environment where you can rest easy knowing your work information is behind another layer of security.
Here are 10 enterprise features found in the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge:
- Samsung Knox integrated security: Knox is becoming a standard for security, recognized by government agencies and businesses.
- Fast 14nm chipset and 64-bit processor: The Galaxy S6 flies and with Samsung's own processor we are likely to see even tighter control on performance.
- Reliable and secure fingerprint scanner: I'm seeing 99 percent success using the fingerprint scanner, even better than on my iPhone 6 Plus.
- Rapid charging and two standard wireless charging support: Battery life may not be the longest, but you can't beat the available charging methods in the Galaxy S6
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the front and back, along with a metal frame: I'm a bit worried about the glass, but drop tests show it's very tough.
- World class camera for capturing all the detail you need: The camera is so good, my iPhone 6 Plus can be left behind.
- Integrated storage: : Consumers may not like it, but it's safer for the workplace and doesn't seem to have corruption and performance issues I've seen in microSD cards.
- Preloaded Microsoft apps: : You will find OneDrive, OneNote, and Skype ready to go with other Microsoft apps available for download.
- Full-featured Exchange client: This version is vastly improved over previous devices and I can now access all of my local folders, search the server, and work right from my smartphone.
- Samsung Pay: Apple Pay may be taking all the headlines now, but later this year you will be able to use Samsung Pay just about everywhere due to its support of existing point-of-sale terminals. Business travelers may lose their credit cards, but likely keep closer track of their smartphones.
ZDNet's Larry Dignan thinks that developers can take advantage of the edge display, in particular with analytics. Can you think of any other features or reasons to consider using a Samsung Galaxy S6 in your workplace?