1. Darrkman's Avatar
    So I have the S6 coming this Wednesday. I've never has a Samsung phone before I've been a Nexus user for the past two years. My question is about the built in messaging app on Samsung phones. How does it compare to Textra? I do a lot of group text with family using MMS with textra and it works flawlessly. How well does it work with the native Samsung app?

    I know I can change it at any time but I was curious.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    03-29-2015 10:10 AM
  2. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    So I have the S6 coming this Wednesday. I've never has a Samsung phone before I've been a Nexus user for the past two years. My question is about the built in messaging app on Samsung phones. How does it compare to Textra? I do a lot of group text with family using MMS with textra and it works flawlessly. How well does it work with the native Samsung app?

    I know I can change it at any time but I was curious.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    I have a Note 4 and I use Chomp SMS. The stock Samsung messaging app is OK but that's about it.
    03-29-2015 10:15 AM
  3. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    So I have the S6 coming this Wednesday. I've never has a Samsung phone before I've been a Nexus user for the past two years. My question is about the built in messaging app on Samsung phones. How does it compare to Textra? I do a lot of group text with family using MMS with textra and it works flawlessly. How well does it work with the native Samsung app?

    I know I can change it at any time but I was curious.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    The Samsung stock messaging is good, but Textra will be better because it has more features and more customizable. I use Textra currently and I love it
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    03-29-2015 10:21 AM
  4. SickMickUK's Avatar
    In same boat as you textra is great but not fan of the app icon they should change it.

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    03-29-2015 10:35 AM
  5. Darrkman's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses.....guess Textra is staying.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    03-29-2015 10:39 AM
  6. jcp007's Avatar
    Started using the default messaging app but then started using Hangouts but don't like it because it lacks the feature of calling by putting the phone up to your face.
    03-29-2015 12:47 PM
  7. clevin's Avatar
    Use textra for its battery saving black ui. Stock one doesn't seem to have this function.
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    03-29-2015 06:10 PM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    Use textra for its battery saving black ui. Stock one doesn't seem to have this function.
    I will definitely give a try when I get my GS6
    03-29-2015 06:18 PM
  9. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Use textra for its battery saving black ui. Stock one doesn't seem to have this function.
    FINE! you talked me in to trying out Textra.
    03-29-2015 06:19 PM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    Use textra for its battery saving black ui. Stock one doesn't seem to have this function.
    What other functionality does,the app have?
    03-29-2015 06:22 PM
  11. clevin's Avatar
    What other functionality does,the app have?
    not sure, I use it entirely for two reasons. Black ui option, and reply from floating window without openning the app.
    03-29-2015 06:36 PM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    Did I miss something .
    03-29-2015 06:37 PM
  13. clevin's Avatar
    Did I miss something .
    Na, tapped wrong place on screen on my open c when trying to reply. Lol
    03-29-2015 06:39 PM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    not sure, I use it entirely for two reasons. Black ui option, and reply from floating window without openning the app.
    Can you call from the app? Is it handled like Hangouts or the default messaging app?
    03-29-2015 06:42 PM
  15. clevin's Avatar
    Can you call from the app? Is it handled like Hangouts or the default messaging app?
    Yes, by tapping the # icon on the top right.

    I never used hangout so not sure how it works.

    BTW, color can be changed. So don't worry about my purple ui.

    General Samsung messaging question-screenshot_2015-03-29-18-43-08-1.jpg
    03-29-2015 06:49 PM
  16. jcp007's Avatar
    Yes, by tapping the # icon on the top right.

    I never used hangout so not sure how it works.

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    It's similar to Textra in that you have select a toggle instead of simply putting it up to your face to initiate the call without selecting a toggle.
    03-29-2015 06:55 PM
  17. clevin's Avatar
    It's similar to Textra in that you have select a toggle instead of simply putting it up to your face to initiate the call without selecting a toggle.
    right, the "direct call" of GS series. Not sure I ever used it, but its an interesting feature for sure.
    03-29-2015 07:04 PM
  18. jcp007's Avatar
    right, the "direct call" of GS series. Not sure I ever used it, but its an interesting feature for sure.
    Like the look of Textra.
    03-29-2015 07:22 PM

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