03-10-2015 03:11 AM
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  1. gs2gs3gs4gs5's Avatar
    I work for AT&T performing Plant Operations for U-verse. A few of us were given the new Galaxy's to test out. We get terrible service with out I Phone 6 phones ever since we had received them especially with the LTE staying in range which we need due to VPN and that's how we code our jobs by an app on our Iphone. I have had every Galaxy since GS2 and Every I phone since 2 as well (Work phone). I decided to compare each of the phones that i currently have. GS5 with Verizon , GS6 ATT and I6 with ATT.

    Galaxy S5 (Verizon). Never had any issues with it is just a pain to open charge port for the USB3. Great design went into the water resistance. XLTE 80/40 and maybe lost signal twice and have owned since it came out.

    I phone 6 (ATT). The phone it's self is not bad at all.looks good runs smooth.The issues start with the phones antenna being encased in a non plastic shell and not shielded to reject interference and the metal causes a poor connection with the head tower as well as interfering with the data. This should have been addressed several models ago. I believe it was but I believe the man that created the "fix" just graduated head of his class in apples special eds program.

    galaxy S6 (ATT). I was able to watch a Samsung rep take this thing apart and was pretty cool. it is an octa-core exynos processor and is a 64 bit 14nm system on chip. It works more like 2 quad core processor strangely. One set is for mostly for the battery and the other set makes this thing perform insane. Probably at least twice as well as my Galaxy S5 and same with the I phone 6. I know everyone is complaining about the battery not being able to be removed/replaced but the 2 cores that are mostly dedicated to the battery and actually make the phone 35-50 percent more efficient. The way it has been designed is to make sure that the battery does not heat up at all also extending the time before it is needed to recharge. When charging is needed the time is extremely fast i would say maybe 45 min. to completely recharge from dead. I may be 10 min of at max and it uses a wireless pad instead of plug in charger. I notice the screen is really bright compared to both I6 and S5 and adjusts a little on its own from a bright room to dark. (not annoying amount) on thing i see about camera is selfies are a lot clearer maybe better grade but still 5 megapixil. It does come with some pretty cool head phones but sound isn't any better. Just about everything else is on the S5 as far as i can tell. videos look awesome on it i think it got up to 4k but don't have anything 4k to watch obviously. almost forgot its metal. not sure why they listened to the Apple people complain i would have rather them made it full water-proof. Feels really light, Samsung rep did a decently hard toss to the ground so the new gorilla glass must be pretty good because it landed right on the corner edge which is where i always crack mine and it didn't leave a mark. i did drop mine down the stairs and there is a scuff in the blue. I guess whatever they wanted us to try em. I have no idea why they gave us the 128gb ones but i loaded it with every song from my 5 and it didn't slow a bit. This phone is amazing and well worth it. Puts both S5 and I6 to shame. Just hope your 2 year is up or you are on a plan that you can pay monthly for the phone.
    03-06-2015 10:12 AM
  2. clevin's Avatar
    its good to know its exynos, it probably is more energy efficient CPU. We shall see how potential buyers judge it.
    03-06-2015 11:51 AM
  3. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I work for AT&T performing Plant Operations for U-verse. A few of us were given the new Galaxy's to test out. We get terrible service with out I Phone 6 phones ever since we had received them especially with the LTE staying in range which we need due to VPN and that's how we code our jobs by an app on our Iphone. I have had every Galaxy since GS2 and Every I phone since 2 as well (Work phone). I decided to compare each of the phones that i currently have. GS5 with Verizon , GS6 ATT and I6 with ATT.

    Galaxy S5 (Verizon). Never had any issues with it is just a pain to open charge port for the USB3. Great design went into the water resistance. XLTE 80/40 and maybe lost signal twice and have owned since it came out.

    I phone 6 (ATT). The phone it's self is not bad at all.looks good runs smooth.The issues start with the phones antenna being encased in a non plastic shell and not shielded to reject interference and the metal causes a poor connection with the head tower as well as interfering with the data. This should have been addressed several models ago. I believe it was but I believe the man that created the "fix" just graduated head of his class in apples special eds program.

    galaxy S6 (ATT). I was able to watch a Samsung rep take this thing apart and was pretty cool. it is an octa-core exynos processor and is a 64 bit 14nm system on chip. It works more like 2 quad core processor strangely. One set is for mostly for the battery and the other set makes this thing perform insane. Probably at least twice as well as my Galaxy S5 and same with the I phone 6. I know everyone is complaining about the battery not being able to be removed/replaced but the 2 cores that are mostly dedicated to the battery and actually make the phone 35-50 percent more efficient. The way it has been designed is to make sure that the battery does not heat up at all also extending the time before it is needed to recharge. When charging is needed the time is extremely fast i would say maybe 45 min. to completely recharge from dead. I may be 10 min of at max and it uses a wireless pad instead of plug in charger. I notice the screen is really bright compared to both I6 and S5 and adjusts a little on its own from a bright room to dark. (not annoying amount) on thing i see about camera is selfies are a lot clearer maybe better grade but still 5 megapixil. It does come with some pretty cool head phones but sound isn't any better. Just about everything else is on the S5 as far as i can tell. videos look awesome on it i think it got up to 4k but don't have anything 4k to watch obviously. almost forgot its metal. not sure why they listened to the Apple people complain i would have rather them made it full water-proof. Feels really light, Samsung rep did a decently hard toss to the ground so the new gorilla glass must be pretty good because it landed right on the corner edge which is where i always crack mine and it didn't leave a mark. i did drop mine down the stairs and there is a scuff in the blue. I guess whatever they wanted us to try em. I have no idea why they gave us the 128gb ones but i loaded it with every song from my 5 and it didn't slow a bit. This phone is amazing and well worth it. Puts both S5 and I6 to shame. Just hope your 2 year is up or you are on a plan that you can pay monthly for the phone.
    Can u give us a mini review if u are able to use it a few days? How fast do u notice the battery draining?
    Also do you have any information on when it will be available for preorder? and the pricing?

    Verizon has announced its pre-order for the S6 starting April 1
    03-06-2015 11:58 AM
  4. clevin's Avatar
    Can u give us a mini review if u are able to use it a few days? How fast do u notice the battery draining?
    Also do you have any information on when it will be available for preorder? and the pricing?

    Verizon has announced its pre-order for the S6 starting April 1
    well, if he can, a battery calibration with screen on time would be very helpful.
    msndrstood likes this.
    03-06-2015 12:03 PM
  5. sdmf's Avatar
    In Canada we have prices on the telus mobility site and available for pre order. Check it out.

    http://www.telus.com/en/on/mobility/...onAll_toPhones
    verks and leanneleg like this.
    03-06-2015 12:22 PM
  6. clevin's Avatar
    In Canada we have prices on the telus mobility site and available for pre order. Check it out.

    Smartphones, iPhone and plans | Mobility | TELUS.com
    lol, so the stair case is 110 CAN dollar for each storage increase. Ouch (not surprising, but still)!
    03-06-2015 12:23 PM
  7. sdmf's Avatar
    Ouch is right
    03-06-2015 12:33 PM
  8. droidguy1964's Avatar
    Thanks for the write up but I'm a little leary because you can't spell iPhone......
    03-06-2015 12:57 PM
  9. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    I work for AT&T performing Plant Operations for U-verse.
    I shortened your quote for space saving, but wanted to ask you a direct question. How is the S6 antenna for cell reception? You mention how the iPhone being made of metal causes poor reception so I'd love to know how the S6 compares to it along with the S5 since it was plastic. Thank you.
    ppophil and franky_402 like this.
    03-06-2015 12:59 PM
  10. Cobravision's Avatar
    If the back doesn't shatter when you drop it, I'm sold. That was my single deal breaker.
    03-06-2015 01:14 PM
  11. mountainman's Avatar
    Pics or it didn't happen.
    03-06-2015 01:35 PM
  12. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    Thanks for the write up but I'm a little leary because you can't spell iPhone......
    Took the words right out from within my fingers, lol.

    If this is true, I want to know how long the S6 lasts on that small battery, both in terms of screen-on time and standby time. And it better be good. Why? For example: If the Nexus 6 has gotten flack from reviewers for so-called "terrible" battery life on the same size battery as the the Note 4, which pushes less pixels (493ppi) on essentially a 6" QHD screen than both the Note 4(515ppi on a 5.7" screen) and S6(577 ppi on a 5.1" screen), how does that equate to good battery life on the S6?

    How do they justify decreasing the battery size from 2,800 mAh on the S5, to 2,550 mAh on the S6? A smaller battery, with more pixels to push on a smaller screen. Get ready to use the charger a lot, cause if you fast charge, the more you charge, the faster the battery degrades, supposed "efficient" technology or not. Put up, or shut up, Samsung, cause if this technology sucks, expect to see folks at your door, pitchforks in hand, wanting blood for taking away the two most important selling points of your product line.

    Thank God for this extended battery in my geezer S3, smh.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yvy1 likes this.
    03-06-2015 01:53 PM
  13. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Where are the pictures??
    03-06-2015 02:49 PM
  14. ibcop's Avatar
    Where are the pictures??
    Kinda like "pics or it didn't happen"?
    felloffthetruck likes this.
    03-06-2015 02:54 PM
  15. Jdroids's Avatar
    If this is true, I want to know how long the S6 lasts on that small battery, both in terms of screen-on time and standby time. And it better be good. Why? For example: If the Nexus 6 has gotten flack from reviewers for so-called "terrible" battery life on the same size battery as the the Note 4, which pushes less pixels (493ppi) on essentially a 6" QHD screen than both the Note 4(515ppi on a 5.7" screen) and S6(577 ppi on a 5.1" screen), how does that equate to good battery life on the S6?

    How do they justify decreasing the battery size from 2,800 mAh on the S5, to 2,550 mAh on the S6? A smaller battery, with more pixels to push on a smaller screen. Get ready to use the charger a lot, cause if you fast charge, the more you charge, the faster the battery degrades, supposed "efficient" technology or not. Put up, or shut up, Samsung, cause if this technology sucks, expect to see folks at your door, pitchforks in hand, wanting blood for taking away the two most important selling points of your product line.

    Thank God for this extended battery in my geezer S3, smh.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You are completely mistaken on PPI thing. It's number of pixels per inch. 6" QHD and 5.1" QHD have exactly equal number of pixels. If display technology of panel is equal, 6" QHD will draw more power than 5.1" QHD due to bigger size. Plus there is difference between screen on Moto and Samsung phones. AMOLED on Moto phone is not as efficient as equivalent screen on Samsung.

    How do they justify decreasing battery size? Well if Samsung tested it lasts long enough with new Exynos, memory chip, WiFi/GPS chip, etc and goes longer than S5, why can't they? People are too hung up with mAh number.
    milehigherik and 20blks like this.
    03-06-2015 03:32 PM
  16. jcp007's Avatar
    When do pre-orders start? Wishful thinking. My guess is soon now that Verizon has announced.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-06-2015 03:45 PM
  17. ibcop's Avatar
    When do pre-orders start? Wishful thinking. My guess is soon now that Verizon has announced.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    It's surprising that Verizon is already out of the gate with their announcement.
    Prince Alexander likes this.
    03-06-2015 04:19 PM
  18. Inders99's Avatar
    I was able to watch a Samsung rep take this thing apart and was pretty cool.
    Ok...the obvious question, since you watched it being taken apart, do you foresee the ability for a battery change down the road, at a store maybe?
    03-06-2015 05:12 PM
  19. 20blks's Avatar
    OP gives us a minor review on a phone we're all dying to get our hands on and is picked on for a grammatical error. It's amazing to me

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-06-2015 05:20 PM
  20. jcp007's Avatar
    It's surprising that Verizon is already out of the gate with their announcement.
    AT&T has seldom taken the lead. It is also worth noting that since VZW is offering all three storage flavors, AT&T customers should get at least two out of three which ain't bad.
    20blks likes this.
    03-06-2015 06:36 PM
  21. Raptor007's Avatar
    14nm processor can help with the battery life, plus the rapid charging will help offset any concerns.

    However to the OP, I have just one question, which you may or may not have the answer to. Is AT&T going to offer the Galaxy S6 Edge with 128GB of storage, current iPhone 6 Plus owner whose desires have finally been answered by Samsung.
    03-06-2015 10:16 PM
  22. ahj4513's Avatar
    lol, so the stair case is 110 CAN dollar for each storage increase. Ouch (not surprising, but still)!
    Wanna know what's more ouch? They charge us 12 percent tax here in BC. If your phone costs $450, your total amount will end up being $504!! lol
    03-07-2015 01:14 AM
  23. clevin's Avatar
    the rapid charging will help offset any concerns.
    Some concerns, not all of them.. And I do hope people take advantage of that.

    @T-Mobile GN3
    03-07-2015 03:44 AM
  24. ibcop's Avatar
    AT&T has seldom taken the lead. It is also worth noting that since VZW is offering all three storage flavors, AT&T customers should get at least two out of three which ain't bad.
    There you go, quoting Meatloaf....
    Raptor007 likes this.
    03-07-2015 06:39 AM
  25. jcp007's Avatar
    There you go, quoting Meatloaf....
    Finally, someone old enough to get the reference. I wondered how long it would take.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    Raptor007 and ibcop like this.
    03-07-2015 09:09 AM
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