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  1. warpdrive's Avatar
    I wonder which network he is on.
    T-Mobile are the carrier he is using for the S6 and edge.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-02-2015 07:01 PM
  2. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Android Central Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge review | Android Central

    Very good review. Went over a lot of points, both positive and negative.
    Considering I basically bullet pointed his review before he posted it, I'm not sure how good it was. Some people just bring past issues into phone reviews and it affects the work. At this point, I'm surprised more reviews aren't pointing out the obvious issue with battery life on the T-Mobile variant and providing some caution on drawing a conclusion this early.

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    Gray Area likes this.
    04-02-2015 07:01 PM
  3. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    Considering I basically bullet pointed his review before he posted it, I'm not sure how good it was. Some people just bring past issues into phone reviews and it affects the work. At this point, I'm surprised more reviews aren't pointing out the obvious issue with battery life on the T-Mobile variant and providing some caution on drawing a conclusion this early.

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    I wish other review sites would post which carrier they were using? It might explain why some places are saying the battery life is good and others are saying it's average. I didn't see anybody saying it's bad...which it clearly is for a lot of people right now
    jcp007 likes this.
    04-02-2015 07:07 PM
  4. jcp007's Avatar
    I wonder which network he is on.
    TMO

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    04-02-2015 07:07 PM
  5. Adranalyne's Avatar
    I wish other review sites would post which carrier they were using? It might explain why some places are saying the battery life is good and others are saying it's average. I didn't see anybody saying it's bad...which it clearly is for a lot of people right now
    I'm almost positive all these review units are T-Mobile variants. The issue is that no one is discussing WHY the battery life is this bad on some of these units. Instead they're just saying "Uh it's the screen and the smaller battery". That's not the full story here at all and a few days looking over battery stats would show that.

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    04-02-2015 07:12 PM
  6. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    I'm almost positive all these review units are T-Mobile variants. The issue is that no one is discussing WHY the battery life is this bad on some of these units. Instead they're just saying "Uh it's the screen and the smaller battery". That's not the full story here at all and a few days looking over battery stats would show that.

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    You think all review units for all the websites are T Mobile? I have no clue how it normally works, but I figured they wouldn't all be the same network. I don't understand how a site like PhoneArena could post such great battery life results and then people out there now are getting about half the battery life that PhoneArena posted. HALF. There has to be some difference here.
    04-02-2015 07:17 PM
  7. Adranalyne's Avatar
    You think all review units for all the websites are T Mobile? I have no clue how it normally works, but I figured they wouldn't all be the same network. I don't understand how a site like PhoneArena could post such great battery life results and then people out there now are getting about half the battery life that PhoneArena posted. HALF. There has to be some difference here.
    All the review units being pictured have no carrier branding on the back. If these were AT&T variants, the Death Star would be right under the camera.

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    04-02-2015 07:20 PM
  8. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Considering I basically bullet pointed his review before he posted it, I'm not sure how good it was. Some people just bring past issues into phone reviews and it affects the work. At this point, I'm surprised more reviews aren't pointing out the obvious issue with battery life on the T-Mobile variant and providing some caution on drawing a conclusion this early.

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    Well it was a well written, well articulated review. Talked in depth about various aspects of the phone, both positive and negative. Seemed like a more balanced review than others I've read, which is why I like reading Android Central's reviews.
    04-02-2015 07:25 PM
  9. clevin's Avatar
    All the review units being pictured have no carrier branding on the back. If these were AT&T variants, the Death Star would be right under the camera.

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    lol, maybe ATT becomes nice for once.
    04-02-2015 07:28 PM
  10. Adranalyne's Avatar
    lol, maybe ATT becomes nice for once.
    No, it's confirmed. The Death Star is smack in the middle just like Verizon's logo.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-02-2015 07:30 PM
  11. jcp007's Avatar
    Pretty fair review. Andrew makes some good points but putting the conclusions in the article lead could have waited until the Conclusion section.

    Comments on TouchWiz and battery are fine. I know that might shock some folk. However, a couple of caveats. Context is important in a review.

    Touchwiz is more unified and streamlined. Could it be cleaned up further? Sure and I hope that the trend continues. Does Samsung still have a lot of work to do? Yes. While not fast enough for me, familiarity for users and a little caution never hurts.

    Battery life under "intense" is still decent but not great. For me, light to light-medium use with the customary battery saving practices, the battery should last a full business day until you get home from work. If you plan ahead for those times when you know that charging opportunities are around a premium, keep car chargers or power banks handy.

    Samsung, in a very short window, produced an amazing device. Battery usage is not the same for everyone. Were there things that could have been better thought out? Yes, but removable storage and swappable battery are not one of them. A larger battery? Yes. I like the fact that we seem to be moving away from old plasticky design choices. Reviewers are never going to totally like TouchWiz.

    My point is to take his comments with an open mind and a grain of salt. At the end of the day, he is just another user, albeit a more knowledgeable one. You can take what these say in consideration but, there is no substitute your research and testing. Go in a store and try it for yourself. You decide. Don't feel pressured by opinions.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    04-02-2015 07:33 PM
  12. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Pretty fair review. Andrew makes some good points but putting the conclusions in the article lead could have waited until the Conclusion section.

    Comments on TouchWiz and battery are fine. I know that might shock some folk. However, a couple of caveats. Context is important in a review.

    Touchwiz is more unified and streamlined. Could it be cleaned up further? Sure and I hope that the trend continues. Does Samsung still have a lot of work to do? Yes. While not fast enough for me, familiarity for users and a little caution never hurts.

    Battery life under "intense" is still decent but not great. For me, light to light-medium use with the customary battery saving practices, the battery should last a full business day until you get home from work. If you plan ahead for those times when you know that charging opportunities are around a premium, keep car chargers or power banks handy.

    Samsung, in a very short window, produced an amazing device. Battery usage is not the same for everyone. Were there things that could have been better thought out? Yes, but removable storage and swappable battery are not one of them. A larger battery? Yes. I like the fact that we seem to be moving away from old plasticky design choices. Reviewers are never going to totally like TouchWiz.

    My point is to take his comments with an open mind and a grain of salt. At the end of the day, he is just another user, albeit a more knowledgeable one. You can take what these say in consideration but, there is no substitute your research and testing. Go in a store and try it for yourself. You decide. Don't feel pressured by opinions.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    He reviewed the speaker like it's supposed to be stereo grade. It's not. The obligatory mention of Boomsound was fine, but the speaker on the S6 isn't bad; it's just not the best.

    The specific mention of lag just amuses me. I can get my Nexus 6 to lag. I can get the M8 to lag. These instances are few and far between and don't merit a mention, especially when there's no consistency to them. It's mentioned here because some people just won't let go of criticizing Touchwiz no matter how improved it is. You can't be cool on the interwebs without some tech snark towards things people universally hate.

    The battery issue goes far deeper than "It'll last you 11 hours with heavy use" and leaving it at that is just lazy. This is one variant, technically still pre-release, with a clear issue with cell standby. This battery can perform better than that, proven by those with much better stats sharing their screens. I'd have stated that and provided an update once I reached out to Samsung to discuss/other variants were released.

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    04-02-2015 07:44 PM
  13. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    In Andrew's review, it looked like the camera module had some scratches on it. Probably due to it sticking out.

    Man I never buy cases for my phones as I like to use them naked, but looks like I'll have to invest in a battery pack and now a case to prevent the camera module getting scratched up.
    04-02-2015 07:50 PM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    In Andrew's review, it looked like the camera module had some scratches on it. Probably due to it sticking out.

    Man I never buy cases for my phones as I like to use them naked, but looks like I'll have to invest in a battery pack and now a case to prevent the camera module getting scratched up.
    Hopefully, the GS7 is more aluminum unibody thick enough to make the camera flush which would a larger battery. Still convinced that no card slot was a good design choice.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    04-02-2015 08:05 PM
  15. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Hopefully, the GS7 is more aluminum unibody thick enough to make the camera flush which would a larger battery. Still convinced that no card slot was a good design choice.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    Yeah I agree with that. If the S7 is thicker, it would allow a larger battery along with keeping the camera module flush with the body. Kill two birds with one stone. Would be a great change imo.

    I don't get why OEM's are so fascinated with getting phones thinner and thinner. 1 or 2mm thicker still means it's a very thin phone, but would also have a battery....which surely people would find more useful than a thin body.
    Gray Area likes this.
    04-02-2015 08:18 PM
  16. Gray Area's Avatar
    Yeah I agree with that. If the S7 is thicker, it would allow a larger battery along with keeping the camera module flush with the body. Kill two birds with one stone. Would be a great change imo.

    I don't get why OEM's are so fascinated with getting phones thinner and thinner. 1 or 2mm thicker still means it's a very thin phone, but would also have a battery....which surely people would find more useful than a thin body.
    agreed, the super thin trend leads to bending! lol couldn't resist. but it reminds me of when flip phones got smaller and smaller, then BlackBerrys and palms got bigger and thicker, then smartphones followed the Galaxy Note and got bigger and bigger till now it seems like they've reached a happy sweet spot. hopefully they do the same with thickness, 2mm more wouldn't hurt the overall look and comfort of the phone.

    Posted from my Monster Galaxy Note 10.1 via Android Central App
    04-02-2015 09:36 PM
  17. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    Nova launcher will fix any lag...

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    Gray Area likes this.
    04-02-2015 10:01 PM
  18. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Nova launcher will fix any lag...

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    There really isn't any to speak of on the S6. Not anymore than you'd get out of any smartphone. Random, inconsistent slowdown can happen to any phone depending on the circumstances. It's just blown out of proportion by some people because "OMG Touchwiz".

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    Gray Area likes this.
    04-02-2015 10:05 PM
  19. Gray Area's Avatar
    http://www.wired.com/2015/04/review-samsung-galaxy-s6/

    Posted from my Monster Galaxy Note 10.1 via Android Central App
    04-02-2015 10:09 PM
  20. lando43's Avatar
    Remember that a review is the personal opinion of that person,in the Andrew review you can see that he doesn't like the phone,he is going to find everything that he thinks is a problem and exaggerated it , I love the phone, personal opinion, my advice,try it yourself and former your own opinion
    04-02-2015 11:57 PM
  21. jcp007's Avatar
    Remember that a review is the personal opinion of that person,in the Andrew review you can see that he doesn't like the phone,he is going to find everything that he thinks is a problem and exaggerated it , I love the phone, personal opinion, my advice,try it yourself and former your own opinion
    After reading the review the first time, that was my first impression as well. His opinion, just,like everyone else, is based upon his expectations which may have been too high. His conclusions at the beginning set the tone that gives one that impression. He may be one of the old guard, no expandable memory/no swappable battery, taking out their frustrations through a review. At least he was consistent, you find very few reviewers that are TouchWiz fans. Although he raised some good points, he could have been more objective. Samsung did a yeomans job of doing a complete redesign in less than a year and can't be expected to nail everything.
    04-03-2015 12:21 AM
  22. stevelam's Avatar
    There really isn't any to speak of on the S6. Not anymore than you'd get out of any smartphone. Random, inconsistent slowdown can happen to any phone depending on the circumstances. It's just blown out of proportion by some people because "OMG Touchwiz".

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    It's not blown out of proportion at all. It's just something not expected from a phone with leading specs. Scrolling through Twitter app shouldn't lag. Typing on a keyboard shouldn't lag. Browsing mobile websites shouldn't redraw. Ever. I expect a flagship phone in 2015 to severely outperform my phone from 2012. It doesn't, which is unfortunate.
    04-03-2015 12:31 AM
  23. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Remember that a review is the personal opinion of that person,in the Andrew review you can see that he doesn't like the phone,he is going to find everything that he thinks is a problem and exaggerated it , I love the phone, personal opinion, my advice,try it yourself and former your own opinion
    I didn't get the impression that he didn't like the phone. He spoke more highly of it than he did negative things about it. He seemed to come from a neutral perspective, which is good and spoke (from what I could tell) honestly about various aspects of the phone.

    Saying the battery life isn't great is something we've now heard from multiple reviews, multiple sources. Seems like that is the case with the phone. And the spots of lag is something we're hearing as well. Mentions of it not being as smooth as the One M8 is something I've come to accept, but will properly judge when I get to try it.

    Aside from that Touchwiz is Touchwiz. If you like it, you should like this new revision. If not, then we're lucky Android can have 3rd party launchers installed.

    Then he spoke highly of the design and build of the phone, spoke really highly of the camera as well. Was a more well balanced review that I've read. Didn't sound like he had a chip on his shoulder about it.


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    04-03-2015 12:40 AM
  24. jcp007's Avatar
    It's not blown out of proportion at all. It's just something not expected from a phone with leading specs. Scrolling through Twitter app shouldn't lag. Typing on a keyboard shouldn't lag. Browsing mobile websites shouldn't redraw. Ever. I expect a flagship phone in 2015 to severely outperform my phone from 2012. It doesn't, which is unfortunate.
    It, like battery life, has been blown out of proportion. I tested the GS6 on the first day of preorders and really pushed the device to try create lag which is detectable on my GS4. No noticeable lag to speak of. Smartphones are like any electronic device. Given the right combination of events, hiccups sometimes occur. If you are waiting for the perfect device, you will waiting a long time.
    04-03-2015 12:41 AM
  25. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    It's not blown out of proportion at all. It's just something not expected from a phone with leading specs. Scrolling through Twitter app shouldn't lag. Typing on a keyboard shouldn't lag. Browsing mobile websites shouldn't redraw. Ever. I expect a flagship phone in 2015 to severely outperform my phone from 2012. It doesn't, which is unfortunate.
    Yeah. I'll be coming from the One M8 and it's disappointing to hear that the S6 may not be as smooth or as lag free as that along with worse battery life. But then there are other aspects of the S6 which are big improvements over there M8 (namely the camera) which I am looking forward to.

    Every phone has good and bad. Just have to weigh up the pros and con's of each device and see what is right for you.

    I'm hoping I can tolerate the speed and UI, which are major pet peeves for me. I absolutely cannot stand performance issues in the UI and I think I'll buy a power pack, so that should fix any battery issues.

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    04-03-2015 12:48 AM
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