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  1. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Nova DOES completely remove TouchWiz' impact on performance though... the TouchWiz launcher. I couldn't care less about the look of the settings menus but TouchWiz looks no worse or better there to me than stock Android.

    from a dark Note 4๐Ÿ“ก
    02-12-2015 02:57 AM
  2. P_Devil's Avatar
    Completely? No, that's too strong of a word. Using another launcher does help with most performance issues caused by TouchWiz but not all of them. I've had the phone dialer stutter on me, that's a product of TouchWiz. The pull down menu sometimes stutters, another aspect of TouchWiz.

    3rd party launcher do help a lot with general performance and clear out a good chunk of issues caused by TouchWiz, it's not a full system overhaul though.
    02-12-2015 09:09 AM
  3. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Completely? No, that's too strong of a word. Using another launcher does help with most performance issues caused by TouchWiz but not all of them. I've had the phone dialer stutter on me, that's a product of TouchWiz. The pull down menu sometimes stutters, another aspect of TouchWiz.

    3rd party launcher do help a lot with general performance and clear out a good chunk of issues caused by TouchWiz, it's not a full system overhaul though.
    You may be right, I was only comparing the Samsung phones I've experienced with the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 I've experienced and the Nova'd Nexus phones certainly weren't any smoother, stutter, or lag-free than the Nova'd Samsungs.

    from the venerable Note 3ฯ€ ๐Ÿ“ฑโœ’
    02-12-2015 11:53 AM
  4. Climb14er's Avatar
    No removable battery! This is a deal breaker! No SD card... a very near deal breaker!

    I travel and having a spare battery and one I could replace with a new one when battery is weak and dying... is VERY important to me.
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    02-12-2015 12:16 PM
  5. Jdroids's Avatar
    I wonder how many people with Galaxy phones are actually swapping the battery in the middle of day or even within an year. I guess not so many. Also there is new rumor of S6 coming with built-in Qi charging capability. So if this is true, it might relieve concern for non-removable battery.

    New rumors state Galaxy S6 will offer wireless charging - GSMArena.com news

    But no sd card slot would be real bad. I hope they wouldn't be that silly to do that.
    02-12-2015 03:50 PM
  6. anon8380037's Avatar
    A propos of nothing to do with the S6 - I just accidentally discovered with Nova it has a second bottom dock available that swipes across independently. Holy Moly!
    02-12-2015 07:42 PM
  7. Haalcyon's Avatar
    A propos of nothing to do with the S6 - I just accidentally discovered with Nova it has a second bottom dock available that swipes across independently. Holy Moly!
    You mean an entirely different dock or another dock page?


    โ€ข from the i6+ ๐Ÿœ โ€ข
    02-12-2015 07:43 PM
  8. anon8380037's Avatar
    I have 3 Homescreens set (pretty basic).
    When I moved the dock it has two dots so I guess that's the max, and it came with another apps icon.

    On Edit: Not sure what you mean.
    02-12-2015 07:48 PM
  9. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I have 3 Homescreens set (pretty basic).
    When I moved the dock it has two dots so I guess that's the max, and it came with another apps icon.

    On Edit: Not sure what you mean.

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    Dock pages it looks like. If you go into the Nova settings for the dock you can set up even more.


    โ€ข from the i6+ ๐Ÿœ โ€ข
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    02-12-2015 07:51 PM
  10. anon8380037's Avatar
    Dock pages it looks like. If you go into the Nova settings for the dock you can set up even more.


    โ€ข from the i6+ ๐Ÿœ โ€ข
    Thanks. I tend to skim over some settings thinking I know them already.
    02-12-2015 08:02 PM
  11. CBreen28's Avatar
    My only dealbreaker is that it's not the Note 4 .

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-15-2015 12:47 PM
  12. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I wonder how many people with Galaxy phones are actually swapping the battery in the middle of day or even within an year. I guess not so many. Also there is new rumor of S6 coming with built-in Qi charging capability. So if this is true, it might relieve concern for non-removable battery.

    New rumors state Galaxy S6 will offer wireless charging - GSMArena.com news

    But no sd card slot would be real bad. I hope they wouldn't be that silly to do that.
    Qi charging is pretty slow though. I thought it would be helpful but I barely ever use it on my S5 due to that reason.
    02-15-2015 02:53 PM
  13. Carrtman's Avatar
    No plans of buying it but if I would deal breakers are the same as always:

    Non removable battery
    No micro sd support
    On screen instead of capacitive buttons
    Non removable Knox
    debdroid1a likes this.
    02-16-2015 05:33 PM
  14. Wolvi31's Avatar
    Not that I'll even think of getting the S6 (very happy with my S5) but if I were to consider it, the top deal breakers would be as many others have said

    1) No removable battery
    2) No expandable memory
    3) No IP rating

    But I doubt these will not be implemented, as these are some of Samsung's key advantages over other smartphones.
    This sums it up for me. I need these things or I don't need Samsung.
    My Android sucks likes this.
    02-16-2015 08:29 PM
  15. pmr6644's Avatar
    Lower battery life than the s5 would do it for me. I can handle a non removable battery if the battery itself is a good performer.
    livetoride4666 likes this.
    02-17-2015 02:28 PM
  16. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Capacitive buttons
    Headphone jack on top
    Similar design
    TW lag


    Sent from my G2 running PAC-man
    02-17-2015 03:06 PM
  17. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Capacitive buttons
    Headphone jack on top
    Similar design
    TW lag


    Sent from my G2 running PAC-man
    Lol...looks like the S6 is not gonna be your next phone.

    from the new & old S3 ๐Ÿ—
    02-17-2015 03:47 PM
  18. Eric Stiffler's Avatar
    If Samsung let me revert back to the original partition when I **** up as a developer and if the dis-assembly/reassembly is as easy as the S4. I haven't seen the insides of the S5 yet.
    02-17-2015 09:55 PM
  19. Jamikel's Avatar
    Having not consumed the gossip of facts on what the S6 will have, or not have, I will say that ANY phone that will not allow the battery to be easily and quickly replaced is DOA with me. Several top phones over the last few years have degraded to this el-cheapo mindset, and I have always enjoyed a variety of the Samsung phones because they didn't jump on board. All batteries diminish in charge time with each charge, so by nature they are becoming less efficient, and in most cases, far more quickly than the need to upgrade technology with a newer model phone. Secondly, is the issue of convenience where a spare battery (or two) fills in nicely when those times of no charger or A/C is readily available. Thirdly, is the issue of security. There is absolutely no way to be sure, in today's world of NSA and global hackers, to guarantee your phone is not a live audio and video transmitter -- UNLESS you can disable its power supply the old fashion way. Call me paranoid, but history has proven such thinking to be accurate, and not science fiction. Lastly, on point to the question with a broader food for thought: Over the last two years especially, there has been a very well planned, well implemented and covert change in software, firmware and hardware by all the carriers, and by Google and Apple; and I am sure Microsoft too, that is aimed at collecting data consumers have no idea about. The newer phones are continually being "upgraded" to make this easier for "big brother" too, especially defaulting encryption; and defeating third-party software that helps detect and avoid such bugs in our new toys. This big brother thinking has now rippled over in a big way to automobiles. So if the providers of the equipment, from phones to cars, isn't using it to tracking your every move and develop a profile on you, then any one of a thousand private entities they've buried their licenses to allow in the fine print of "free download" language no one reads is using it. Wake up. Be very suspicious of any "new phone" or new anything, because there is a bigger price you're paying that is not as innocuous as it sounds; it will (and is) growing from mass media marketing research, to individual identification profiles on Super Computers that makes Facebook look like a high school graduation book.
    mountainman, dc52ltr and Carrtman like this.
    02-17-2015 11:25 PM
  20. mountainman's Avatar
    ^^^^ I like this guy ^^^^^
    02-18-2015 07:26 AM
  21. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I could care less if they know what I'm doing or not lol. I don't break any laws so I'm not worried. I'll trade my privacy, which never really existed, for some more features that'll make my life easier. Even if you don't have a phone that does all this stuff, the majority of people do so they'll still be able to spy on you.
    debdroid1a likes this.
    02-18-2015 08:42 AM
  22. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Having not consumed the gossip of facts on what the S6 will have, or not have, I will say that ANY phone that will not allow the battery to be easily and quickly replaced is DOA with me. Several top phones over the last few years have degraded to this el-cheapo mindset, and I have always enjoyed a variety of the Samsung phones because they didn't jump on board. All batteries diminish in charge time with each charge, so by nature they are becoming less efficient, and in most cases, far more quickly than the need to upgrade technology with a newer model phone. Secondly, is the issue of convenience where a spare battery (or two) fills in nicely when those times of no charger or A/C is readily available. Thirdly, is the issue of security. There is absolutely no way to be sure, in today's world of NSA and global hackers, to guarantee your phone is not a live audio and video transmitter -- UNLESS you can disable its power supply the old fashion way. Call me paranoid, but history has proven such thinking to be accurate, and not science fiction. Lastly, on point to the question with a broader food for thought: Over the last two years especially, there has been a very well planned, well implemented and covert change in software, firmware and hardware by all the carriers, and by Google and Apple; and I am sure Microsoft too, that is aimed at collecting data consumers have no idea about. The newer phones are continually being "upgraded" to make this easier for "big brother" too, especially defaulting encryption; and defeating third-party software that helps detect and avoid such bugs in our new toys. This big brother thinking has now rippled over in a big way to automobiles. So if the providers of the equipment, from phones to cars, isn't using it to tracking your every move and develop a profile on you, then any one of a thousand private entities they've buried their licenses to allow in the fine print of "free download" language no one reads is using it. Wake up. Be very suspicious of any "new phone" or new anything, because there is a bigger price you're paying that is not as innocuous as it sounds; it will (and is) growing from mass media marketing research, to individual identification profiles on Super Computers that makes Facebook look like a high school graduation book.
    Watching a lot of CIA movies? lol
    I see your point though, but I do prefer a removable battery to a non-removable one
    02-18-2015 10:10 AM
  23. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Watching a lot of CIA movies? lol
    I see your point though, but I do prefer a removable battery to a non-removable one
    Hey, it made me go buy some tinfoil.


    ๐Ÿ“ฑiP6+๐Ÿ”‹
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    02-18-2015 03:02 PM
  24. Carrtman's Avatar
    Having not consumed the gossip of facts on what the S6 will have, or not have, I will say that ANY phone that will not allow the battery to be easily and quickly replaced is DOA with me. Several top phones over the last few years have degraded to this el-cheapo mindset, and I have always enjoyed a variety of the Samsung phones because they didn't jump on board. All batteries diminish in charge time with each charge, so by nature they are becoming less efficient, and in most cases, far more quickly than the need to upgrade technology with a newer model phone. Secondly, is the issue of convenience where a spare battery (or two) fills in nicely when those times of no charger or A/C is readily available. Thirdly, is the issue of security. There is absolutely no way to be sure, in today's world of NSA and global hackers, to guarantee your phone is not a live audio and video transmitter -- UNLESS you can disable its power supply the old fashion way. Call me paranoid, but history has proven such thinking to be accurate, and not science fiction. Lastly, on point to the question with a broader food for thought: Over the last two years especially, there has been a very well planned, well implemented and covert change in software, firmware and hardware by all the carriers, and by Google and Apple; and I am sure Microsoft too, that is aimed at collecting data consumers have no idea about. The newer phones are continually being "upgraded" to make this easier for "big brother" too, especially defaulting encryption; and defeating third-party software that helps detect and avoid such bugs in our new toys. This big brother thinking has now rippled over in a big way to automobiles. So if the providers of the equipment, from phones to cars, isn't using it to tracking your every move and develop a profile on you, then any one of a thousand private entities they've buried their licenses to allow in the fine print of "free download" language no one reads is using it.
    That's why it's extremely important to root the phone and remove all the spyware and install permission apps or ROMS things like location, internet and sensor permissions are just suspect to me.

    People claiming they don't care about privacy are either lying or playing right into the CIA and NSA activities.

    Samsung has the chance to launch a smash hit here they won't risk that by removing some of their USP points.

    If people don't care about removable batteries, sd cards and privacy stuff I'm sure the Ispy train has room for more...all Samsung needs to do is beef up the phone specs and keep the design language of the note 4.

    The internet of things combined with the cloud is a huge coordinated attack on privacy wouldn't surprise me if the big cooperations are on the NSA's payroll..
    02-18-2015 07:27 PM
  25. Phillip Pugh's Avatar
    My only possible deal breaker would probably be the camera quality. If the camera sucks, especially for night time shots, then I MIGHT stick with my Xperia Z3. I know Samsung isn't well known for night time shots, but I want to see some improvement

    What are possible deal breakers for you guys?

    Examples:
    - Not waterproof
    - No removable battery
    It clear you haven't used a note 4 then it's been rated as the best cell phone camera to date and the gs6 will be even better heck Sammy cameras have been good since the gs4 do your homework

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-19-2015 06:25 AM
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