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  1. t11rmh's Avatar
    scuba_steve , I did as you did and weighed up the pros and cons of the S6 and decided on the Note 4 which I have had for about ten days and am loving it.

    It will be interesting to see what Samsung does with its phones for next year. If they lean too much towards the Apple impersonation then I will have to go for a Sony or HTC.

    Posted via a kicking Note4 on Lollipop.
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    04-10-2015 04:27 PM
  2. npo's Avatar
    Once someone roots the S6, it will be worth it for me. I upgraded from the S3 to the S5 a year or so ago, and the one BIG issue I have is storage. I'm often outside network areas so I've got a 64GB card full of music... no access to the cloud in those places, so this is important to me. My S3 had 32GB internal space, for a total of 96. My S5 has 16 fewer, and I'm constantly running into space issues. A 128GB S6 will get rid of that headache.

    But rooting is important since it lets me get rid of bloat AND never have to see an ad in apps or my browser.
    04-10-2015 06:02 PM
  3. Gray Area's Avatar
    @BR34KF4ST I was thinking like that about the battery life , I'm happy to hear that ,that is how it is ,people suggested the processor uses less battery but yeah a qhd display with less mah was the worst thing rather than microSD/ip67/removable battery

    Posted via my Galaxy S5
    To be honest after the lollipop update and even after factory wipe my s5 got about 15 hours under good circumstances (wifi) with 3 to 4 hours of on screen time. In the last 72 hours that I've had the s6 edge I'm averaging about 14 hours under the same circumstances with 4 hours of on screen time.

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 (S is for Super) via the Android Central App
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    04-10-2015 06:08 PM
  4. droidguy1964's Avatar
    I considered to sell my gs5 for gs6 but I'm confused because I love the battery life on my gs5 (how is the battery life on gs6?) I'm willing to sacrifice IP 67 for the looks but not sure of the battery and SD card and if i do decide to buy ,..is it going to be worth selling my phone then paying 400€ ($425) extra to get the GS6 ? Whats your opinion?

    Posted via my Galaxy S5

    Posted via my Galaxy S5
    I cannot put into words how much that it's worth it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-10-2015 06:27 PM
  5. e-bsl's Avatar
    @T11rhm I'll go for Sony if Samsung leans towards apple

    Posted via my Galaxy S5
    04-11-2015 04:20 AM
  6. e-bsl's Avatar
    @npo there is a channel on YouTube
    "wwjoshdew " I think he rooted his s6 go check it out

    Posted via my Galaxy S5
    04-11-2015 04:23 AM
  7. e-bsl's Avatar
    @Jermaine gray after lollipop update I got 5 hours of screen on time on my s5 with mixed usage

    Posted via my Galaxy S5
    04-11-2015 04:24 AM
  8. Gray Area's Avatar
    @Jermaine gray after lollipop update I got 5 hours of screen on time on my s5 with mixed usage

    Posted via my Galaxy S5
    Check this out my friend. I just did 5hrs sot with the s6, and still 26% battery. It seems the battery is getting better with each charge.

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 (S is for Super) via the Android Central App
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    04-11-2015 05:08 AM
  9. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    @cobravision I have like 15-20 games and I dont know what you are talking about never experienced it,..... ,

    Posted via my Galaxy S5
    I never had the issue Cobra spoke of on the S5 but it definitely haunted my friend and I on the Note 2.
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    04-11-2015 05:35 AM
  10. Byron 5's Avatar
    Well, you're in an S6 forum, so you may not get the most objective responses.

    I think it really comes down to how much you value the S6's new features over what you will give up...plus the added expense. No doubt, the S6 has some FANTASTIC features, including:

    • Enhanced screen resolution/quality
    • Faster-launching and enhanced front and rear cameras
    • Reworked fingerprint sensor
    • Faster, more battery-efficient 64 bit processor
    • Faster memory
    • Repositioned speaker
    • Light and thin
    • Built-in wireless charging


    No doubt, those features rock...and are fairly compelling.

    Unfortunately, they were not worth the tradeoff for me based on my own priorities.


    For years, reviewers have complained about cheap-quality build materials. Frankly, I am not sure I have ever heard a friend or family member make the same complaint. The old plastic back Samsungs are rugged and comfortable to hold. I also never found them that thick. Nevertheless, reviewers complaining constantly and Apple's focus on material design pushed Samsung toward this new design, which I just don't like. My complaints, which admittedly, may be unique to me:

    • I don't find the phone comfortable to hold - the metal edge and slick flat back result in a phone that is nowhere near as comfortable for me to hold as my S3
    • I can't stand the glass back. It's yet another sheet of glass that can shatter and serves no purpose other than eye candy. It's also a fingerprint magnet.
    • If you need to put it in a case to protect the glass back, then you've just made a sexy thin phone bulkier.
    • While the fast memory is VERY nice, I prefer SD cards for numerous reasons, including the fact that I can increase the memory over time as SD card prices come down and I can travel with more than one SD card. Yeah, there's the cloud. I get it. But it's not always available where I am.
    • The non-replaceable battery sucks. I have been using smart phones since the days of the Treo and always end up replacing the battery about once a year. It's inexpensive to do so after the phone has been out for awhile. How's that S6 battery going to be treating you after a year...or two years? I hang on to my phones at least that long. My S3 is coming up on 3 years-old.
    • The current reports of battery life do not look good and match what I experienced when I used an S6 for 30 minutes. Granted, battery life may get better with software updates.



    No doubt, it is a FANTASTIC phone, but it is far from perfect, regardless of all the hyperbole.

    Thus, I ordered a Note 4 on Wednesday. It's also far from perfect, but the battery life and the fact that the battery is replaceable sealed the deal for me. Of course, it's huge and nowhere near as sexy as an S6.
    I just got a Note 4 yesterday. It's the best, you won't regret it.
    04-11-2015 03:23 PM
  11. f308gt4's Avatar
    I just went to the S6 from the S5.

    Partly because of the geek in me, I love the new tech. Didn't really need to upgrade, just for fun.

    A few things I've noticed:

    S6 is much thinner (I had the OEM wireless charging back on the S5). Easier to use with 1 hand.

    S6 is faster. Noticeably so.

    Fingerprint sensor works much better on the S6.

    Battery seems about the same or slightly better on the S6, though it's too early to tell for sure.

    I have a lipstick size external battery if I ever need it. Also got a flash drive with micro-USB that plugs into the phone that I can use for backups, etc. Long term battery doesn't worry me, as I will likely update to the next flagship phone in a year or so.

    I will be selling my old S5 to gazelle for ~$180, which takes away some of the ouch factor.

    Overall, well worth it for me, but YMMV.
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    04-11-2015 04:10 PM
  12. msavic6's Avatar
    I just went to the S6 from the S5.

    Partly because of the geek in me, I love the new tech. Didn't really need to upgrade, just for fun.

    A few things I've noticed:

    S6 is much thinner (I had the OEM wireless charging back on the S5). Easier to use with 1 hand.

    S6 is faster. Noticeably so.

    Fingerprint sensor works much better on the S6.

    Battery seems about the same or slightly better on the S6, though it's too early to tell for sure.

    I have a lipstick size external battery if I ever need it. Also got a flash drive with micro-USB that plugs into the phone that I can use for backups, etc. Long term battery doesn't worry me, as I will likely update to the next flagship phone in a year or so.

    I will be selling my old S5 to gazelle for ~$180, which takes away some of the ouch factor.

    Overall, well worth it for me, but YMMV.
    Your selling your S5 for $180? I'm certain you can get double that in most markets.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
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    04-11-2015 08:01 PM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    Even though I passed on the GS5' it would be a safe bet to go with the GS6.

    I got the 64 GB GS6 and I still have more than 50 GB free after the software already loaded, disabling apps and downloading apps that I am currently using. I will probably uninstall some of the games as I have had them on my phone for my son who has graduated to COD AW and no longer plays games on his phone. 32 GB would have left around 18-19 GB free.

    Only got my device yesterday and have not had a chance to test the battery but on AT&T , there have been owners looking at least 17 hours plus from the time off charger to the next charge. more than enough to get through a full day.

    QHD display that is more energy efficient than GS5 display. More color accurate temps.
    3GB DDR4 RAM with. UFS 2.0 storage. 64 bit Exynos processor vs less RAM and a slower processor. GS6 processor more energy efficient.
    Dual wireless charging standards built in as well as NFC and MST mobile payment.
    Lollipop vs KitKat. Slimmed down TouchWiz and less bloat on the GS6.
    More,premium feel with the glass and aluminum than the faux metal plastic on the GS5.
    Speaker grill placement on back is louder and clearer.
    Lifeproof Frè case makes up for the IP67 features.

    These are just some things to consider. Only you can decide by going into a store and trying them out for yourself. As a newly minted GS6 owner, I have been pretty pleased with decision to upgrade from the GS4 on AT&T. It is lightning fast and smooth with no hint thus far of any detectable lag.
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    04-11-2015 08:23 PM
  14. mayconvert's Avatar
    Yes.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-11-2015 08:41 PM
  15. jcp007's Avatar
    Yes.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    How are you liking your Edge?
    04-11-2015 08:45 PM
  16. bhatech's Avatar
    no. skip every other generation. buy new on launch day and upgrade every 24 months. stick to a schedule. this way you stay current without pissssssssssing away money.
    You are pissing away money every 2 years, some every 'n' number of years, some every flagship launch day. Depends on how you define the throwing away money part.
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    04-11-2015 10:08 PM
  17. mayconvert's Avatar
    How are you liking your Edge?
    I'm honestly really impressed. I thought it would be a good phone, but I really didn't expect to be So good. I'm not Samsung biggest fan since I work at Apple and all, but I'm in love with this phone and I'm running stock touchwiz. And it's great.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-11-2015 10:31 PM
  18. e-bsl's Avatar
    @Mayconvert lol you work at apple but use Samsung nice

    Posted via my Galaxy S5
    04-12-2015 03:43 AM
  19. e-bsl's Avatar
    Guys ,thanks for the replies I'll certainly go try out the gs6 if its really good I'll try selling my phone

    Posted via my Galaxy S5
    04-12-2015 03:44 AM
  20. Gekko's Avatar
    You are pissing away money every 2 years, some every 'n' number of years, some every flagship launch day. Depends on how you define the throwing away money part.
    Life is a delicate balance. you must find that balance.
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    04-12-2015 08:50 AM
  21. jcp007's Avatar
    I'm honestly really impressed. I thought it would be a good phone, but I really didn't expect to be So good. I'm not Samsung biggest fan since I work at Apple and all, but I'm in love with this phone and I'm running stock touchwiz. And it's great.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I bet you catch a lot blowback from your co-workers. Good for you. Using what works best for you in spite of everything.
    04-12-2015 01:59 PM
  22. Gray Area's Avatar
    AC says yes! It's worth the upgrade!

    http://www.androidcentral.com/should...y-s5-galaxy-s6

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 Edge🔪(S is for Super) via the Android Central App
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    04-13-2015 12:28 PM
  23. ph0nedawg's Avatar
    I use an extended triple battery. I cant live with a stock battery. I use my phone a lot
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    04-13-2015 12:43 PM
  24. mayconvert's Avatar
    I bet you catch a lot blowback from your co-workers. Good for you. Using what works best for you in spite of everything.
    Actually, it's kind of funny. When someone comes in asking why iPhone vs Android the first thing they do is call me over.
    Of course I mention the positives of iPhone and a few negatives of the android side, but for the most part I am pretty honest.
    I tell the customer that iPhone basically (in general), it just works. Android is for tech heads that like to tinker.

    The other funny part is I have shown my S6 Edge to several people and they all Love the screen and the pictures it takes.
    I like iPhone and iOS, but I really like android and widgets etc. If apple would give me a few things that android has I would stay on iPhone.
    The things iOS needs and must have to get me back are simple.
    REAL widgets.
    Let me put my damn icons where I want.
    Let me set Default apps. and let me disable iOS native apps if I want, and/or delete apple apps I don't want.
    basically give me more control of my phone.

    hardware-wise: I really don't like the feel of the 6+.
    It's top heavy, feels like it wants to flip over backwards when using it one handed.
    Trim the massive top and bottom bezels and put the finger print reader in the apple on the back.
    Use iPad 2 parts (or better) Triple core, 2GB ram, better graphics card etc.
    04-14-2015 12:00 AM
  25. e-bsl's Avatar
    @mayconvert you basically explained that you want iphones to be very similar to android flagships, which is not going to happen

    Posted via my Galaxy S5
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    04-14-2015 02:26 AM
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