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  1. Shepx13's Avatar
    LOL...exactly. These samsung fanboys are hysterical. They are over on the M9 forum too. Every great thing that has been said about the S6 is gospel....but take the bad things with a grain of salt. Too funny. That being said, this is the first time I'm actually considering a Samsung phone (S6 edge). Between that and the M9.
    That is true, but there's plenty of HTC Fanboys playing the same game over there as well, ignoring the facts of the average camera among other things.

    People have made idols out of their favorite manufacturers, for every product imaginable, probably since the beginning of time. But it seems to be reaching new heights nowadays, and that's a scary thing.
    03-22-2015 01:07 AM
  2. John Kar's Avatar
    LOL...exactly. These samsung fanboys are hysterical. They are over on the M9 forum too. Every great thing that has been said about the S6 is gospel....but take the bad things with a grain of salt. Too funny. That being said, this is the first time I'm actually considering a Samsung phone (S6 edge). Between that and the M9.
    The only thing "bad" about the S6 is the battery life, and even then it's still the best out of all flagships that will be released this year.
    03-22-2015 02:27 AM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    That is true, but there's plenty of HTC Fanboys playing the same game over there as well, ignoring the facts of the average camera among other things.

    People have made idols out of their favorite manufacturers, for every product imaginable, probably since the beginning of time. But it seems to be reaching new heights nowadays, and that's a scary thing.
    Most,everything positive has been, for the most part, factual. Has there possibly been some hyperbole or inaccurate conclusions that are stretching it a bit? Sure, but not a lot. Battery life,,at least for me, is important but not the point of emphasis that it has become and certainly not the main consideration in my purchase decision. It has been all over the place due to numerous factors like firmware versions, review conditions, and reviewer experience and knowledge. Most everything, at this point, has to be evaluated with a critical eye since the device has not been released and so few people have access to review units, either early versions or more current firmware versions.
    03-22-2015 03:53 AM
  4. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I am a phone nut. I waste a lot of $$$$ trying different phones and what not and have had a lot of devices. Somehow, though, the S6/S6E has left me feeling a bit disappointed. I know the masses will enjoy it and that's what Samsung is aiming for but I can't help but really want an S5 too while I'm enjoying the Note Edge, Note 4, and Note 3. When that devine Korean lady got on stage, during the reveal, and said that your friends would think the S6 was cool I thought "Oh poo" and my 'worry meter' ticked up a notch. Now, reflecting, I can't help but feel that I may have to get a new S5 with a sliver of my tax return while the S5 is still easily available.

    All the reviews I've read have left me yawning slightly. Good luck to Samsung though, they generally make products I'm fond of. Generally.

    ♻from the n.4 Prime✒🍫
    03-22-2015 04:47 AM
  5. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Who's is "us"? You sound like you're from some kind of cult, trying to brainwash people with a deluge of opinions masquerading as facts.

    I didn't realize Fanboyism had become such a scary prospect.
    Yeah, he's really selling it isn't he.
    03-22-2015 08:33 AM
  6. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Yeah, he's really selling it isn't he.
    We've all been excited by some tech before and I remember, in my youth, championing a product or two.

    ♻from the n.4 Prime✒🍫
    03-22-2015 09:03 AM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    We've all been excited by some tech before and I remember, in my youth, championing a product or two.

    ♻from the n.4 Prime✒
    Other than possibly battery life, what has been hyped? Are we possibly expecting too much from a slimmer UI and less bloat and more efficient QHD display and new chipset? It should perform better all with a battery smaller than its predecessor. It has a number of built in features and a new LTE radio. Are we underestimating the overall device that it can overcome excluded features despite new features, better performance, and premium build materials?
    03-22-2015 11:07 AM
  8. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Other than possibly battery life, what has been hyped? Are we possibly expecting too much from a slimmer UI and less bloat and more efficient QHD display and new chipset? It should perform better all with a battery smaller than its predecessor. It has a number of built in features and a new LTE radio. Are we underestimating the overall device that it can overcome excluded features despite new features, better performance, and premium build materials?
    Tech evolves. With the S6, Samsung's S line has evolved. To me, this product is not revolutionary but simply evolutionary. I'm not crediting you with hyping the device. Championing it? Yes. Hyping it? No. Is it better in some ways than its predecessor though? Yes. Yes indeed.

    EDIT: Grammar
    03-22-2015 11:46 AM
  9. jcp007's Avatar
    Tech evolves. With the S6, Samsung's S line has evolved. To me, this product is not revolutionary but simply evolutionary. I'm not crediting you with hyping the device. Championing it? Yes. Hyping it. No. Is it better in some ways than its predecessor though? Yes. Yes indeed.

    ♻from the n.4 Prime✒������
    Thanks. I have simply tried to keep an open mind and form a decision based upon facts or findings in reviews and going into the store to test for myself which I hope to do soon. My point all along has been to give this thing a chance and see if the improvements and new features value outweighs the exclusion of the numerous features that we have been hearing about for weeks. Is the GS6 revolutionary? No, it will take a lot more than what presently exists now and in the very near future. I am also glad that Samsung has taken a step toward the future though I would preferred a leap.
    03-22-2015 11:53 AM
  10. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Consider battery life with a grain of salt. Each reviewer has a different device setup and testing methodolgy as well as varying experience and knowledge. The GS6 has a smaller battery yet is powering a improved display and chipset that are more energy efficient . It has slimmed down TouchWiz and less Samsung bloat. UFS 2.0 for faster data storage. There are a host other performance and functional improvements. It is achieving comparable results as good as it's big brother powering the GS5 with less energy efficiency display and processor which is slower and much heavier TouchWiz footprint as well as a lot of bloat. The UI in the GS6 is more streamlined and unfied than in prior versions. If you want to wait, that's great. I did that with the GS5 and passed upon it. The GS6 is not an incremental update like the GS5 but a reboot that deserves more attention. I don't think you'll end up passing on the GS6. In the end, hear us but do your own testing and make up your own mind. Good luck.
    I work in the field in the middle of nowhere for 10 hours a day. I cannot afford to have a phone die on me after six hours because I have nowhere to charge the phone. A 2550 mAh battery is way too small. I don't care how efficient the device is.
    03-22-2015 01:13 PM
  11. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I didn't realize Fanboyism had become such a scary prospect.
    The Samsung fanatics are getting almost as bad as Apple fanatics.
    03-22-2015 01:14 PM
  12. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    even then it's still the best out of all flagships that will be released this year.
    Cool. You already know the specs of the new Nexus device, the LG G4, and the Note 5? Do share with us.
    03-22-2015 01:16 PM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    I work in the field in the middle of nowhere for 10 hours a day. I cannot afford to have a phone die on me after six hours because I have nowhere to charge the phone. A 2550 mAh battery is way too small. I don't care how efficient the device is.
    9000 mAh power bank?
    03-22-2015 01:27 PM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    Cool. You already know the specs of the new Nexus device, the LG G4, and the Note 5? Do share with us.
    Whoa back the sarcasm train up. It's his opinion in response to yours. That's called a conversation.
    03-22-2015 01:29 PM
  15. Jdroids's Avatar
    Cool. You already know the specs of the new Nexus device, the LG G4, and the Note 5? Do share with us.
    Jury is still out for M9 battery life. Strangely M9 review is much fewer than S6 despite being closer to launching. But I don't expect it to match M8 based on early reviews so far. G4 is even more concerning due to 5.6" QHD LCD screen. If battery life is your no. 1 priority you better go with Note 4 now or Note 5 later if you can hold out till Fall.
    03-22-2015 01:33 PM
  16. Jdroids's Avatar
    9000 mAh power bank?
    This one looks good. 6400mAh one is smaller than this but puts out only 2A.

    Anker 2nd Gen Astro2 9600mAh External Battery
    03-22-2015 01:41 PM
  17. jcp007's Avatar
    Cool. You already know the specs of the new Nexus device, the LG G4, and the Note 5? Do share with us.
    Present company for the most part excluded, it's ironic that we may not have seen a review with more current firmware and people are jumping before we have seen them. As US preorders with Best Buy, possibly other major US carriers on March 27th, it would stay to reason that more reviews and updated reviews are coming out that might help the battery folks. Battery life is important but based on what we have seen to date, there is little to make pass on the GS6 after passing on the GS5 and its competition.
    03-22-2015 01:42 PM
  18. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Whoa back the sarcasm train up. It's his opinion in response to yours. That's called a conversation.
    You can't claim one phone is going to be the best of the year when there's still 8 1/2 months to go in the year and the biggest flagships haven't even been announced yet.

    There's opinion, and then there's logic.
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    03-22-2015 02:02 PM
  19. jcp007's Avatar
    You can't claim one phone is going to be the best of the year when there's still 8 1/2 months to go in the year and the biggest flagships haven't even been announced yet.

    There's opinion, and then there's logic.
    Logic and opinion are not mutually exclusive. You state your opinion and back it up in a civil manner and he does the same. That's how differing opinions can logically exist in the open exchange of ideas and thoughts.
    03-22-2015 02:09 PM
  20. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Logic and opinion are not mutually exclusive. You state your opinion and back it up in a civil manner and he does the same. That's how differing opinions can logically exist in the open exchange of ideas and thoughts.
    I'm not sure fanboys fanatics can see logic.
    03-22-2015 02:25 PM
  21. jcp007's Avatar
    I'm not sure fanboys fanatics can see logic.
    Whatever. So much for appealing to your logic. I tried. I'm done.
    03-22-2015 02:30 PM
  22. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    I work in the field in the middle of nowhere for 10 hours a day. I cannot afford to have a phone die on me after six hours because I have nowhere to charge the phone. A 2550 mAh battery is way too small. I don't care how efficient the device is.
    If you're okay with a bigger phone, get the Note 4. If you're on Verizon, get the Droid Turbo. If battery life is truly THE most important factor in your phone, then get a phone that will definitely have outstanding battery life. Battery life is one of the biggest factors for me as well and I am considering the Turbo even though tech wise it is inferior in pretty much every way. Still a very nice phone though with wireless charging, quick charging, and some nice Moto apps. The camera is also a very important factor for me as well and given that, it will probably result in me getting the S6. The camera on the Turbo isn't anything special and I'm getting tired of crappy cameras on my phone that can't take a decent picture indoors.
    03-22-2015 02:36 PM
  23. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    If you're on Verizon, get the Droid Turbo.
    I had the Turbo on Verizon but I hated that camera. I opted for the Nexus 6 on AT&T. I concede my argument. The S6 is a great phone for the average consumer and I hope you guys enjoy it. I'll personally be looking out for a phone with a bigger battery. The S6 Active announcement caught my eye because of its rumored massive 3500 mAh battery and its durability.

    I keep forgetting that we all have our likes and instead of tearing each apart other over the differences, we should all be celebrating that we're on Android and not Apple.
    03-22-2015 03:04 PM
  24. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Whatever. So much for appealing to your logic. I tried. I'm done.
    Please see my reply to STEVESKI07.
    03-22-2015 03:11 PM
  25. jcp007's Avatar
    I had the Turbo on Verizon but I hated that camera. I opted for the Nexus 6 on AT&T. I concede my argument. The S6 is a great phone for the average consumer and I hope you guys enjoy it. I'll personally be looking out for a phone with a bigger battery. The S6 Active announcement caught my eye because of its rumored massive 3500 mAh battery and its durability.

    I keep forgetting that we all have our likes and instead of tearing each apart other over the differences, we should all be celebrating that we're on Android and not Apple.
    Looks like you'll be getting the Lollipop 5.1 on your Nexus 6. In the spirit of the moment, I would differ slightly that the GS6 would only appeal to the average consumer. Case in point, until late last year, my dad never had a smartphone and insisted that he wanted the GS5. That's not exactly the first one to get. While it has brought us and his grandson closer together as he learns how to use a smartphone, I would counter that Apple would have been a better first phone and is one that appeals to the masses who want standardized ecosystem where every thing is done for you and you are told what you need. Not much for the patrician nature of Apple. The average consumer, we are not, does not have the interest in customization and the implications of new hardware, chipsets and UI and camera specs. That said, I think it will be a surprise to some when actual battery stats and performance reviews start filtering out post-release in the US.
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    03-22-2015 03:20 PM
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