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  1. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, you have questions — ask me!-2015-03-26-08.04.18.jpg

    Well, well, what do we have here on my desk? It's a pair of seriously anticipated phones — the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Yup I have both devices in for review, and I'd love to talk about them with you while I go through their finer points on the blog and work on a full review.

    For a little background, both phones are white, 32GB storage, T-Mobile models. While we've covered a ton about these phones and written an extensive hands-on preview, if you have any questions or inquiries about the phones, I'd love to chat about them still.

    So let's get to it!
    chezm, Mac58, Shon123 and 4 others like this.
    03-26-2015 10:10 AM
  2. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    So jealous!
    Does the edge have any color distortion on the bends? Particularly white Web pages, etc?
    nishab126 likes this.
    03-26-2015 10:14 AM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Wow, so many questions, so little time! :S
    OK... which one feels 'better'? Does the curved screen really make it that much different or is it just (yet another) gimmick? Is the system snappy and responsive? How much free space is there in the 32GB model? (Head explodes with the rest of the questions).
    03-26-2015 10:16 AM
  4. mountainman's Avatar
    Thanks Andrew. One quick question, are there more than the 3 themes installed out of the box?

    One more -- if it was your personal daily driver, which one would you choose?

    Thanks
    03-26-2015 10:16 AM
  5. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    So jealous!
    Does the edge have any color distortion on the bends? Particularly white Web pages, etc?
    I wouldn't say "distortion", but just like the Note Edge you can definitely see differences in brightness and colors around the bend because the light is coming through the glass at a different angle. Hasn't been bothersome so far — we'll see what it's like with more use.
    03-26-2015 10:16 AM
  6. mmark27's Avatar
    What is the actual charging current from the Qi wireless charger (from Samsung and/or from a 3rd party pad) that the phone sees? not what the charger is rated, but use an app to determine the charge the phone is seeing.
    03-26-2015 10:17 AM
  7. FreeWillyZ's Avatar
    How is the battery life compared to the HTC one m8 of last year?
    SpookDroid, Alex_NJ and DWS44 like this.
    03-26-2015 10:18 AM
  8. xd1936's Avatar
    5.0.2 or 5.1?
    03-26-2015 10:20 AM
  9. Nexthis's Avatar
    From the specs, it lists the edge as being lighter but with a bigger battery. Is this true? Do you find the extra features with the edge to be worth the extra cost or wait til the price drops?

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    03-26-2015 10:20 AM
  10. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    Wow, so many questions, so little time! :S
    OK... which one feels 'better'? Does the curved screen really make it that much different or is it just (yet another) gimmick?
    Well considering there isn't a whole lot you do with the curve, it's hard to say either way. The S6 edge just acts like any other phone most of the time, and happens to do a few cool things with swipes on the curve when you're on the home screen. I'd say the fact that it does less makes it less of a gimmick, actually, because what it does do is actually useful — it's not trying too hard.

    Is the system snappy and responsive? How much free space is there in the 32GB model? (Head explodes with the rest of the questions).
    Seems responsive so far — particularly launching apps and using the Recents menu, which has often been an issue on Samsungs. A few apps have had some jitters, but can't put my foot down on that performance just yet.

    23.5GB free on the 32GB model after signing into a Google account and going through setup. I installed all of my usual apps and knocked another 8GB or so off of that.

    Thanks Andrew. One quick question, are there more than the 3 themes installed out of the box?
    There are 3 themes, with another 10 or so in the store.

    One more -- if it was your personal daily driver, which one would you choose?

    Thanks
    Too early to tell. Been leaning toward the regular GS6 since day 1 when i used it before MWC.
    SpookDroid likes this.
    03-26-2015 10:20 AM
  11. jeep_man's Avatar
    How is the fingerprint sensor? How many fingerprints can it store? Does it actually work or is it just a gimmick like on the note?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-26-2015 10:21 AM
  12. Grapir's Avatar
    Does it have the same battery life as the S5 with a real world usage?


    Are the issue regarding no responsive edges of screen fixed?
    03-26-2015 10:21 AM
  13. Alex_NJ's Avatar
    How is the battery life compared to the HTC one m8 of last year?
    This is a huge question, and one you probably will need a couple of days to answer.

    Every review so far has almost been identical, except for some inconclusiveness on battery live
    SpookDroid likes this.
    03-26-2015 10:21 AM
  14. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    What is the actual charging current from the Qi wireless charger (from Samsung and/or from a 3rd party pad) that the phone sees? not what the charger is rated, but use an app to determine the charge the phone is seeing.
    I'll have to test. It seems to charge at a pretty standard rate via Qi compared to my other Qi phones.

    How is the battery life compared to the HTC one m8 of last year?
    I've had it 22 hours, with a good portion of that spent sleeping. Can't quite be determined yet

    5.0.2 or 5.1?
    5.0.2

    How is the fingerprint sensor? How many fingerprints can it store? Does it actually work or is it just a gimmick like on the note?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Fingerprint sensor is dramatically improved from the swipe versions on the S5 and Note 4. Software experience for it is about the same — register multiple fingers, use them for unlocking the phone and sign-in in the Samsung web browser.

    Fingerprint setup is actually part of the phone's initial setup, so hopefully more people will use it this time around.

    Does it have the same battery life as the S5 with a real world usage?
    see above comment on battery life.

    Are the issue regarding no responsive edges of screen fixed?
    Was there ever an issue with that? Seems plenty responsive here.
    mmark27, SpookDroid and Krisha007 like this.
    03-26-2015 10:22 AM
  15. rcgaryk's Avatar
    Does the swipe in from the side quick contacts on the 6 edge work with another launcher such as Nova installed or only on Touchwiz?
    Jaycemiskel and vegasdroid like this.
    03-26-2015 10:25 AM
  16. tmitche2's Avatar
    How much space was free on the phone after you took it out of the box? Wondering how much of the 32gb it's using
    03-26-2015 10:26 AM
  17. UpTheDumper's Avatar
    Does the edge seem like it will take some abuse? Like a drop from your lap onto some bad asphalt from the car?

    I'm worries that it's going to be worse then a used iPhone leaving glass shards in every finger.

    Posted from the commode, thanks to Samsung Galaxy S5a.
    03-26-2015 10:26 AM
  18. FreeWillyZ's Avatar
    Also for the future review can u address if you experience any difference if any between a snapdragon processor and the exynos processor use in the real world? thanks... cant wait for the full review
    03-26-2015 10:28 AM
  19. robertc88's Avatar
    How is memory management? How much is the system using and with apps opened how much is still free?

    And bloatware? Is it kept to a minimum and what can be disable?

    Thanks much!
    Morganj556 likes this.
    03-26-2015 10:29 AM
  20. pgm131's Avatar
    What bothered me about touchwiz was all the unnecessary things they threw in. The persistent notification when I was on WiFi. The fact that they wouldn't let me use the camera after the battery was down to a certain point. The pop-up when I turned my headphones too loud. These are the rgjbgs that always made me hate touchwiz. Are these still present and have you found anything new? Can you turn any of these off?
    03-26-2015 10:32 AM
  21. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    Does the swipe in from the side quick contacts on the 6 edge work with another launcher such as Nova installed or only on Touchwiz?
    The swipe-in gesture with quick contacts seems to be tied to the launcher. I installed Google Now Launcher and the swipes are gone.

    Looks like it was a bug when first running GNL. I switched launchers back and back again, rebooted and now the edge screen swipes are there with a third-party launcher. Good news!

    ref: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post4307727

    How much space was free on the phone after you took it out of the box? Wondering how much of the 32gb it's using
    Noted above — 23.5GB free after Google Account and phone setup.

    Does the edge seem like it will take some abuse? Like a drop from your lap onto some bad asphalt from the car?

    I'm worries that it's going to be worse then a used iPhone leaving glass shards in every finger.

    Posted from the commode, thanks to Samsung Galaxy S5a.
    The Gorilla Glass 4 is pretty strong, but I don't think it'll be any replacement for just having metal or plastic on the sides of the phone. The curved glass edges are definitely vulnerable to bumps and drops. My tip: don't drop your phone, regardless of what phone you have :P
    03-26-2015 10:32 AM
  22. Grapir's Avatar
    Regarding the issue with edges of the screen

    During MWC (search on youtube for "galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Touchscreen Issues totally Sucks!" (i can´t post links in the forum yet)

    I have a Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, you have questions — ask me!-edges.jpg
    03-26-2015 10:33 AM
  23. Jarvis73's Avatar
    How long will it be before the carriers update the phones to 5.1?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-26-2015 10:36 AM
  24. Jarvis73's Avatar
    Almost forgot will AT&T sell the phones in their native boxes or the infamous orange white boxes?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-26-2015 10:37 AM
  25. Adranalyne's Avatar
    How's the touch response, specifically with the keyboard? That's been a pain point for me on prior Samsung devices.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    03-26-2015 10:37 AM
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