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  1. jcp007's Avatar
    Posted a long-winded opinion in another thread but the short version is that both are beautiful phones but the regular S6 feels much better in the hand. The display on the Edge is really unique and the awkward bezel feel will probably be mute if you plan on putting it in a case.
    Agree that the GS6 feels better in the hand but I believe that a case will only accentuate the awkward feel. Both are great but GS6 seems a better value for the money.
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    03-27-2015 10:32 PM
  2. OceanView's Avatar
    I think I understand the disappointment in not getting everything you want in a new phone. Even I was sadden when I watched the Samsung S6 Presentation but I got over it. Sometimes change is good and you have to adapt. Imagine if we were still using floppy disks or even CD's? Sometimes we have to look to the future. In 3 years, long life batteries and 128GB memory could be standard on phones.
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    03-27-2015 10:40 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    I think I understand the disappointment in not getting everything you want in a new phone. Even I was sadden when I watched the Samsung S6 Presentation but I got over it. Sometimes change is good and you have to adapt. Imagine if we were still using floppy disks or even CD's? Sometimes we have to look to the future. In 3 years, long life batteries and 128GB memory could be standard on phones.
    Totally agree. Embrace change. Change is not necessarily a bad thing.
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    03-27-2015 10:44 PM
  4. SharkyNY's Avatar
    Living with a 8GB Nexus 4 for two plus years has certainly prepared me for living with a set amount of storage
    03-28-2015 01:16 AM
  5. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    I've handled them. Where's the SD slot? Oh, there is none. How do you get the battery out? Oh, you don't.

    No thanks. If they give me one free I'll put it on Swappa, but I wouldn't even waste time opening the box. And if that's the "next big thing" with Samsung - no SD card and no replaceable battery - I'll keep my current phone until there are some Project Ara phones available, or someone else comes out with a usable phone. (How do you reboot a hard-bricked phone without an external SD card? Oh, you don't, you just buy a new one. Not me.)
    I heard it doesn't even run iOS either!
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    03-28-2015 06:13 AM
  6. jcp007's Avatar
    I heard it doesn't even run iOS either!
    IF the GS6 and Edge meet some of the lofty sales projections and given the possible trend of excluding the slot and swappable battery in flagship devices that Samsung seems to be getting on board with, the op may have a lot of devices going to Swappa unopened. Samsung has made a calculated decision to go this way possibly which means the competition in the Android smartphone space may follow.
    03-28-2015 08:36 AM
  7. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Just played it with at Best Buy for about 1:30 hours and my impressions:

    - Screen is AMAZING, very bright, and noticeably brighter than my Xperia Z3 on 50%
    - Speaker is definitely much louder than the S5
    - Camera is the BEST camera I have ever used on a phone. The depth of field is perfect and its VERY FAST
    - Wireless charging is almost instant once you place it on the wireless charger
    - The Regular S6 feels better than the S6 Edge in the hand to me, the S6 Edge feels sharp on the sides, whereas the S6 regular is more smooth

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    03-28-2015 01:19 PM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    Just played it with at Best Buy for about 1:30 hours and my impressions:

    - Screen is AMAZING, very bright, and noticeably brighter than my Xperia Z3 on 50%
    - Speaker is definitely much louder than the S5
    - Camera is the BEST camera I have ever used on a phone. The depth of field is perfect and its VERY FAST
    - Wireless charging is almost instant once you place it on the wireless charger
    - The Regular S6 feels better than the S6 Edge in the hand to me, the S6 Edge feels sharp on the sides, whereas the S6 regular is more smooth

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    You are off the chain. That's ok. Got my GS6 coming and the Predators have clinched a playoff spot.
    03-28-2015 04:35 PM
  9. lovenokia's Avatar
    I played with 2 different S6's and S6E and the edge seemed to be slightly more laggy which I mean stuttering to be exact. Also when pulling down the notification center (dragging the entire way down not flicking) there seemed to be some stutter. I didn't notice this on the galaxy note 4, but it could be the demo software that is bogging the device down. Camera opened up very quickly, but I was most impressed by the build quality of the device, it felt better in hand than an iPhone 6. Best built Samsung device I have ever seen, very impressed by the build quality and design.
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    03-28-2015 10:28 PM
  10. lovenokia's Avatar
    Just played it with at Best Buy for about 1:30 hours and my impressions:

    - Screen is AMAZING, very bright, and noticeably brighter than my Xperia Z3 on 50%
    - Speaker is definitely much louder than the S5
    - Camera is the BEST camera I have ever used on a phone. The depth of field is perfect and its VERY FAST
    - Wireless charging is almost instant once you place it on the wireless charger
    - The Regular S6 feels better than the S6 Edge in the hand to me, the S6 Edge feels sharp on the sides, whereas the S6 regular is more smooth

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    There is no such thing as "perfect" depth of field. The sgs6 happens to have a F1.9 aperture lens, and the DOF your describing is the bokeh.
    03-28-2015 10:30 PM
  11. asanatheist's Avatar
    I played around with the S6 at Best Buy, and T-mobile. I came from using a S4, and a Note 3 and for like 2 days a Note 4 before buying an iPhone. Now I am waiting for more real life info on the S6 and more hands on. Also waiting for the Oneplus Two to be announced.
    So far, I am not sure if I will get the S6 or keep the Iphone 6. Unfortunately cannot keep both.

    Pro's:
    * They have changed some of the animations out a bit compared to older phones (note 3/s5) to make switching pages, and popping in and out of applications quick yet seem smooth. Props to Samsung for optimizing touchwiz on the Note 4/S6.
    * Camera app is very quick to get to as people have said. I wonder if having fingerprint security will impact this performance. The performance of the camera is very good, lots of detail. It has a slightly better depth of field than my iphone 6.
    * Screen is awesome. Had a note 4 for a couple of days. Seems they're of the same quality just higher PPI on the S6. One of the best looking screens on the market
    * Build quality is very good. Bit on the fragile side due to dual glass panels. Durability looks even worse on the s6e. Still very beautiful devices, such a shame about the huge camera lens/bezels. If it werent for that, I'd have to say it would tie for best looking smartphone with the HTC One M9. Instead I would place it 3rd place. (HTC/iphone 6
    * Speaker is very good. Not BAD at all. Plenty loud and clear. Won't beat the HTC boomsound however.
    * Under 1 hour charge (rep stated 40-60 minutes or so) for a full charge.
    Cons:
    * Touchwiz unfortunately still has some stuttering. It is specially so on the integrated flipboard app.
    * Battery life was confirmed by Samsung reps to be not as good as the Note 4, however should last a day. Apparently they really are banking on the fast charge feature.
    03-28-2015 11:20 PM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    I played around with the S6 at Best Buy, and T-mobile. I came from using a S4, and a Note 3 and for like 2 days a Note 4 before buying an iPhone. Now I am waiting for more real life info on the S6 and more hands on. Also waiting for the Oneplus Two to be announced.
    So far, I am not sure if I will get the S6 or keep the Iphone 6. Unfortunately cannot keep both.

    Pro's:
    * They have changed some of the animations out a bit compared to older phones (note 3/s5) to make switching pages, and popping in and out of applications quick yet seem smooth. Props to Samsung for optimizing touchwiz on the Note 4/S6.
    * Camera app is very quick to get to as people have said. I wonder if having fingerprint security will impact this performance. The performance of the camera is very good, lots of detail. It has a slightly better depth of field than my iphone 6.
    * Screen is awesome. Had a note 4 for a couple of days. Seems they're of the same quality just higher PPI on the S6. One of the best looking screens on the market
    * Build quality is very good. Bit on the fragile side due to dual glass panels. Durability looks even worse on the s6e. Still very beautiful devices, such a shame about the huge camera lens/bezels. If it werent for that, I'd have to say it would tie for best looking smartphone with the HTC One M9. Instead I would place it 3rd place. (HTC/iphone 6
    * Speaker is very good. Not BAD at all. Plenty loud and clear. Won't beat the HTC boomsound however.
    * Under 1 hour charge (rep stated 40-60 minutes or so) for a full charge.
    Cons:
    * Touchwiz unfortunately still has some stuttering. It is specially so on the integrated flipboard app.
    * Battery life was confirmed by Samsung reps to be not as good as the Note 4, however should last a day. Apparently they really are banking on the fast charge feature.
    I wouldn't be bothered by the Flipboard issue as it depends I would think on the number of news and media sites being included in the feed. The more media sources the longer it takes to stream them all.
    03-28-2015 11:29 PM
  13. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    There is no such thing as "perfect" depth of field. The sgs6 happens to have a F1.9 aperture lens, and the DOF your describing is the bokeh.
    Lol ok I mean really good...I was very impressed with it
    03-29-2015 07:53 AM
  14. asanatheist's Avatar
    I wouldn't be bothered by the Flipboard issue as it depends I would think on the number of news and media sites being included in the feed. The more media sources the longer it takes to stream them all.
    True enough however no excuse for a laggy/stuttering UI.
    03-29-2015 08:45 AM
  15. jcp007's Avatar
    True enough however no excuse for a laggy/stuttering UI.
    Can't answer that one. The demo unit that I tested in Best Buy had Flipboard and I saw no stutter. Don't know how demo units differ in terms of firmware from the unit that I preordered.
    03-29-2015 09:09 AM
  16. ffejjj's Avatar
    Can't answer that one. The demo unit that I tested in Best Buy had Flipboard and I saw no stutter. Don't know how demo units differ in terms of firmware from the unit that I preordered.
    Honestly, I didn't see a bit of lag on the demo Edge or the S6 either

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    03-29-2015 09:11 AM
  17. cardboard60's Avatar
    Know if you talked to the Samsung Reps. That for now you rub your finger on the side of the screens edge and the apps come up.
    And if the phone is laid on its face you can set it so the colors changes on the screen so you can see who is calling.
    But he said they have more uses for the Edge later on.
    The edge felt great in my hand. And I didn't seen any lag problems with it.
    for the extra Hundred dollars I would move up from the 32Gb to the 64 GB.
    If I was rich. I'd like one of each. just move my sims card back and forth.
    I'd like more time with Both of them..

    Did anybody hear about Samsung was going to give the end user some ability to remove some bloatware by deleting it.
    03-29-2015 09:20 AM
  18. mhettrich's Avatar
    Know if you talked to the Samsung Reps. That for now you rub your finger on the side of the screens edge and the apps come up.
    And if the phone is laid on its face you can set it so the colors changes on the screen so you can see who is calling.
    But he said they have more uses for the Edge later on.
    The edge felt great in my hand. And I didn't seen any lag problems with it.
    for the extra Hundred dollars I would move up from the 32Gb to the 64 GB.
    If I was rich. I'd like one of each. just move my sims card back and forth.
    I'd like more time with Both of them..

    Did anybody hear about Samsung was going to give the end user some ability to remove some bloatware by deleting it.
    I believe you can disable the bloatware, but not remove it entirely from the phone.
    03-29-2015 09:30 AM
  19. Dell May's Avatar
    I'm interested to hear whether you all would pick the S6 or Note 4 now that you've had hands-on time with the S6.

    I'm about to make a purchase and am deciding between the two. (In fact, I pre-ordered the S6. But Best Buy told me I can use my $50 down on either.)

    Love the idea of the Note 4's screen real estate and think I'd use the stylus. My hold-up: it feels borderline too large in the hand and pocket once cased. I haven't had any "real world" hands-on time with it outside a retail store display. So I don't really know how practical it is on a daily basis.

    S6 is definitely more future proof and appears to have a great camera (really important to me). It's similar in size to my S4, so I know better its feel in one hand. I can't really go wrong based on what I've seen and read.

    Appreciate any insight you guys have.

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    03-29-2015 09:59 AM
  20. ffejjj's Avatar
    I'm interested to hear whether you all would pick the S6 or Note 4 now that you've had hands-on time with the S6.

    I'm about to make a purchase and am deciding between the two. (In fact, I pre-ordered the S6. But Best Buy told me I can use my $50 down on either.)

    Love the idea of the Note 4's screen real estate and think I'd use the stylus. My hold-up: it feels borderline too large in the hand and pocket once cased. I haven't had any "real world" hands-on time with it outside a retail store display. So I don't really know how practical it is on a daily basis.

    S6 is definitely more future proof and appears to have a great camera (really important to me). It's similar in size to my S4, so I know better its feel in one hand. I can't really go wrong based on what I've seen and read.

    Appreciate any insight you guys have.

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    S6

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    03-29-2015 10:03 AM
  21. asanatheist's Avatar
    I'm interested to hear whether you all would pick the S6 or Note 4 now that you've had hands-on time with the S6.

    I'm about to make a purchase and am deciding between the two. (In fact, I pre-ordered the S6. But Best Buy told me I can use my $50 down on either.)

    Love the idea of the Note 4's screen real estate and think I'd use the stylus. My hold-up: it feels borderline too large in the hand and pocket once cased. I haven't had any "real world" hands-on time with it outside a retail store display. So I don't really know how practical it is on a daily basis.

    S6 is definitely more future proof and appears to have a great camera (really important to me). It's similar in size to my S4, so I know better its feel in one hand. I can't really go wrong based on what I've seen and read.

    Appreciate any insight you guys have.

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    For the camera, only difference is the lens. Otherwise: Same OIS/Same sensor. There may potentially be IP changes as well but not sure. In any case it appears the lens+IP changes are helping it out a lot.

    If you think you may use the s-pen a lot, there really isn't anything comparable right now to the note 4/s-pen functionality. I had a note 3 and loved it, I did have to rock it without a case for 10 months because using a case was too bulky for me. In the end the problem was that the GPS on it was wonky ever since 4.4.2~, and the camera always sucked indoors/lowlight situations (did fine outdoors in daylight).
    I got the Note 4 for 2~ days, and found the camera to be excellent however during motion shots in okay to low lighting it would blur no matter what mode I used. Useless when capturing special moments with my loved ones and friends.
    I will say battery life on the note 4 was EXCELLENT. Easily giving me 40%-60% battery life at the end of the day.
    Unfortunately the note 4 can suffer in some intensive games, specially if they are not optimized for it.

    I haven't seen any reviews use real life pictures with the S6/S6E in situations where there is a lot of movement in good to low light indoor situations (and low light outdoor situations), which is where the note 4 failed badly (and review sites kept favoring sun-lit categories over indoor photography to make assessments of picture taking with the Note 4).

    Imho I'd wait for more people to get hands on with the devices before making judgement. Note 4 has better battery life, bigger screen, plus unbeatable s-pen. S6 has potentially better camera lens, potentially better UI, better speaker, better out of the box features (wireless charging, quicker charging, etc) and smaller footprint.
    03-29-2015 10:30 AM
  22. warpdrive's Avatar
    IF the GS6 and Edge meet some of the lofty sales projections and given the possible trend of excluding the slot and swappable battery in flagship devices that Samsung seems to be getting on board with, the op may have a lot of devices going to Swappa unopened. Samsung has made a calculated decision to go this way possibly which means the competition in the Android smartphone space may follow.
    HTC did the same thing and they reversed their decision. Others who didn't reverse it are dying or have been sold off.

    Of course you know better. We should adapt. (and in your line of reasoning, adapting equals spending more money to do what had been done in the past for cheaper.) why don't we just go backwards like Apple and have a 720 screen? The phone should adapt to the user, the user should never have to adapt to the product.

    As for swappa, no not allot of phones today are SD slotless. And the ones who were was resold in most cases and replaced with phones who had them. Bad battery life and no SD slot has shown to be horrible for sales and keeping it long term for the above average user. Just look at all the people who came from a moto X 14 and jumped to the note 4 just 3 or 4 months later. Now ask them why.

    This personally doesn't affect me much. But I see why it affects others.

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    03-29-2015 10:33 AM
  23. Dell May's Avatar
    For the camera, only difference is the lens. Otherwise: Same OIS/Same lens. There may potentially be IP changes as well but not sure. In any case it appears the lens+IP changes are helping it out a lot.

    If you think you may use the s-pen a lot, there really isn't anything comparable right now to the note 4/s-pen functionality. I had a note 3 and loved it, I did have to rock it without a case for 10 months because using a case was too bulky for me. In the end the problem was that the GPS on it was wonky ever since 4.4.2~, and the camera always sucked indoors/lowlight situations (did fine outdoors in daylight).
    I got the Note 4 for 2~ days, and found the camera to be excellent however during motion shots in okay to low lighting it would blur no matter what mode I used. Useless when capturing special moments with my loved ones and friends.
    I will say battery life on the note 4 was EXCELLENT. Easily giving me 40%-60% battery life at the end of the day.
    Unfortunately the note 4 can suffer in some intensive games, specially if they are not optimized for it.

    I haven't seen any reviews use real life pictures with the S6/S6E in situations where there is a lot of movement in good to low light indoor situations (and low light outdoor situations), which is where the note 4 failed badly (and review sites kept favoring sun-lit categories over indoor photography to make assessments of picture taking with the Note 4).

    Imho I'd wait for more people to get hands on with the devices before making judgement. Note 4 has better battery life, bigger screen, plus unbeatable s-pen. S6 has potentially better camera lens, potentially better UI, better speaker, better out of the box features (wireless charging, quicker charging, etc) and smaller footprint.
    Thanks for your advice. Good stuff.

    Good point on battery life.

    I am really active with my phone. Use it while jogging for GPS. Read and work with it. Plus have a kid who uses on occasion. So cases are essential. The trick with me getting a Note 4 is how it feels cased. Maybe I can talk my Best Buy rep to let me stick one in a case.

    But really, a either N4 or S6 will be a great option.

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    03-29-2015 11:02 AM
  24. uncledeewz's Avatar
    I'm interested to hear whether you all would pick the S6 or Note 4 now that you've had hands-on time with the S6.

    I'm about to make a purchase and am deciding between the two. (In fact, I pre-ordered the S6. But Best Buy told me I can use my $50 down on either.)

    Love the idea of the Note 4's screen real estate and think I'd use the stylus. My hold-up: it feels borderline too large in the hand and pocket once cased. I haven't had any "real world" hands-on time with it outside a retail store display. So I don't really know how practical it is on a daily basis.

    S6 is definitely more future proof and appears to have a great camera (really important to me). It's similar in size to my S4, so I know better its feel in one hand. I can't really go wrong based on what I've seen and read.

    Appreciate any insight you guys have.

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    I have the Note 4 and I get why you're interested in that device. It's really good, probably Samsungs best device until the s6 drops. BUT if you care about using your devices with one hand or wear somewhat tight pants I would genuinely consider the s6 instead. I've pre ordered the s6 for that very reason. As much as I love the Note 4 it's just to big to be comfortable using it with one hand or in my pocket. I have medium sized hands and to me it's a two handed device. But if you like big screens and the s pen the Note 4 is a no brainer, just know that it's a big phone and that it will affect the user experience unless you don't mind using two hands or have big hands.
    03-29-2015 11:24 AM
  25. Dell May's Avatar
    I have the Note 4 and I get why you're interested in that device. It's really good, probably Samsungs best device until the s6 drops. BUT if you care about using your devices with one hand or wear somewhat tight pants I would genuinely consider the s6 instead. I've pre ordered the s6 for that very reason. As much as I love the Note 4 it's just to big to be comfortable using it with one hand or in my pocket. I have medium sized hands and to me it's a two handed device. But if you like big screens and the s pen the Note 4 is a no brainer, just know that it's a big phone and that it will affect the user experience unless you don't mind using two hands or have big hands.
    You're really nailing the point for me, thanks.

    I liked the idea of a multipurpose, productivity workhorse phablet that could be with me at all times. My work gave me an iPad Air 2, but that's not always with me.

    The S6 fortunately comes with some nice advances, so I wouldn't feel shortchanged by getting it over the N4. It has many strengths of the N4. Plus the camera seemed fast, quick to activate and high quality. It isn't bulky in size. Speaker sound was adequate to good. Losing the SD card and having average battery capacity are bummers, but Samsung provided work-arounds. And it's not as though the screen is tiny.

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    03-29-2015 11:56 AM
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