View Poll Results: Will you be returning your S6?

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  • No, I'm definitely keeping it.

    60 69.77%
  • Yes, I'm definitely returning it.

    12 13.95%
  • I'm not sure (Still on the fence)

    14 16.28%
06-01-2015 11:29 PM
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  1. tpence2177's Avatar
    Let me know how you like the Defender.
    So far I love it. I was going to hold out for a lifeprood , but they are so slick the slide around in my car like crazy and I drive pretty much all day for my job so that gets really old. Plus the holster comes with it which lifeproof hasn't made one for any galaxy devices that I'm aware of like they do with the iPhone (even if they did its like another $35) and in drops I'm putting my money on this case over a lifeproof lol. But I will let you know after a few days
    04-16-2015 09:15 PM
  2. OMGLadyGaga's Avatar
    I am not an expert but I am betting that Korea having the highest overall per capita use and ownership of electronic devices in the world, there is some experience to be had there as well as the other international market where the hardware you talk about has been used before at least from the chipset perspective although granted not this one since it is new. I would bet that there is a better than average chance that it is a Lollipop issue and not hardware. That's not to say that we can't rule it out.
    I agree, all we can do is speculate however. What I do know is that I have a nexus 5, a nexus 6, a moto X and an HTC one m8 all running lollipop and none of them have the cell standby drain of the s6. The nexus 6 and moto x have a google services battery bug but that was taken care of with some location settings, the standby time of the s6 is unfortunately a real issue that I along with many here have. Having said that, 3 and a half hours screen on time is enough to get me by but only if the device is truly worth it, I pay full price for these things so dropping $750 on a device that isn't really head and shoulders above my last generation of devices isn't exactly what I had in mind. Gonna wait for the note 5 or maybe a new super amoled exynos tablet and the s6 is going back.
    04-16-2015 09:19 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    So far I love it. I was going to hold out for a lifeprood , but they are so slick the slide around in my car like crazy and I drive pretty much all day for my job so that gets really old. Plus the holster comes with it which lifeproof hasn't made one for any galaxy devices that I'm aware of like they do with the iPhone (even if they did its like another $35) and in drops I'm putting my money on this case over a lifeproof lol. But I will let you know after a few days
    Let me know how the Lifeproof works out. Another user was not exactly hot on it. It a lot more expensive. I was only going to get it if the Defender had any hiccup with the wireless charging which I successfully tested in my YouTube video.
    04-16-2015 09:19 PM
  4. QuantamPulse's Avatar
    I will be returning mone as well. I am one one of the ones that suffers from lack of data to applications on Sprint. Smartphone is pretty much useless if you cant use apps on it.

    Since Sprint wont even acknowledge the issues i dont see a lot of hope in it getting fixed soon.
    04-16-2015 09:21 PM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    I will be returning mone as well. I am one one of the ones that suffers from lack of data to applications on Sprint. Smartphone is pretty much useless if you cant use apps on it.

    Since Sprint wont even acknowledge the issues i dont see a lot of hope in it getting fixed soon.
    Switch carriers.
    04-16-2015 09:24 PM
  6. QuantamPulse's Avatar
    Switch carriers.
    No thanks. I have unlimited data with 45Mbps speed here so Im fine but thanks for ignoring the point. Ill just get rid of the only phone that doesnt work on the network.
    KJ78 likes this.
    04-16-2015 09:30 PM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    No thanks. I have unlimited data with 45Mbps speed here so Im fine but thanks for ignoring the point. Ill just get rid of the only phone that doesnt work on the network.
    Didn't miss the point. It could be that the network coverage isn't quite as broad as AT&T or VZW or even TMO. Maybe it's not the device.
    04-16-2015 09:37 PM
  8. manni1to's Avatar
    Why not an AT&T? Far less chance of disappointment.
    Need truly unlimited data.
    04-17-2015 12:37 AM
  9. TENYKS's Avatar
    not sure how i was supposed to vote, since I've already returned
    the S6 back to the Verizon corporate store. (because I was unable
    to cope with the non-removable battery and the lack of MicroSD
    card slot)
    04-17-2015 02:11 AM
  10. cardboard60's Avatar
    Does That Mean Maybe

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-17-2015 03:34 AM
  11. Cajun_Fan's Avatar
    No I'm getting hiccups too. Not just your phone.

    Pretty sure that's just how it is. I went to my local telco today and tested another S6 and it'd have the same hiccups/response times I am getting. In particular the multi-tasker has a delay before it fires up, the gallery has a bit of delay and dropped frames here and there.

    Not deal breaking stuff, but it's there. If you're coming from an iPhone, I know what you mean by the S6 not being as smooth.

    Hoping for updates soon from Samsung to improve the experience.
    Well, I opened gallery and I have no way of knowing if there are dropped frames. Gallery pops up so quick, my eyes just can't see anything like that.

    Course my eyes are not the best, and I had set the animation to 0 in developer options so everything pops up fast. I may go to 0.5. I guess I could try a setting higher than 1 and see if I can see any dropped frames.

    I'm not saying that there are no dropped frames, could very well be that my eyes are just not good enough to see them like some can.
    04-17-2015 05:09 AM
  12. QuantamPulse's Avatar
    Didn't miss the point. It could be that the network coverage isn't quite as broad as AT&T or VZW or even TMO. Maybe it's not the device.
    There is a thread on here with many people having the same issue on Sprint. The data connection works fine to the web browser but there is no data or extremely limited data flowing through to APPS. And since all the other phones on the plan work just fine in the same spot, yeah its the device.
    04-17-2015 05:49 AM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    There is a thread on here with many people having the same issue on Sprint. The data connection works fine to the web browser but there is no data or extremely limited data flowing through to APPS. And since all the other phones on the plan work just fine in the same spot, yeah its the device.
    Honestly, don't know much about the Sprint network setup or what their service is like. Been with AT&T since 1994. Could there be a setting on your device that was missed? Just asking as each carrier out their own spin on their devices.
    04-17-2015 05:53 AM
  14. tpence2177's Avatar
    There is a thread on here with many people having the same issue on Sprint. The data connection works fine to the web browser but there is no data or extremely limited data flowing through to APPS. And since all the other phones on the plan work just fine in the same spot, yeah its the device.
    Is that why my play music only downloads songs when I have the screen on and as soon as I put it into sleep mode it stops downlpading?
    04-17-2015 06:05 AM
  15. YSAndroid's Avatar
    I wish I could return mine, I'm upset with the loose home button..
    04-17-2015 06:17 AM
  16. QuantamPulse's Avatar
    Is that why my play music only downloads songs when I have the screen on and as soon as I put it into sleep mode it stops downlpading?
    If you are on Sprint then yes most likely. That is one of the apps with knows issues along with most other Play apps and most social media apps.
    tpence2177 likes this.
    04-17-2015 06:23 AM
  17. tpence2177's Avatar
    If you are on Sprint then yes most likely. That is one of the apps with knows issues along with most other Play apps and most social media apps.
    I'm actually on bzw. Hasn't been much of a problem they still stream and everything no problem just when I actually try and download is when I run into problems. I'm sure it will be fixed.
    04-17-2015 06:28 AM
  18. Adawg1203's Avatar
    Yep I think I'm returning it. Don't get me wrong it's a terrific phone but it's not without its issues. I'm averaging about 3 and a half hours screen on time, I disabled all location because that seems to shoot up Google services to the top of battery consumption, to be fair I think that may be a lollipop issue tho as the nexus 6 also exhibits that. The biggest reason tho is because despite the beastly processor it doesn't seem as fast or fluid as my lowly nexus 5 on 5.1, the screen is much better and I vastly prefer capacitive buttons on amoled screens, nexus 5 looks incredibly washed out in direct comparison. Camera is good but I don't take many pics, nexus 5 in HDR mode is plenty good to me.

    Compared to the Nexus 6 I think the s6 is definitely more fluid, more manageable in one hand and has a sharper display but boy stock lollipop and huge display and 6 hours of screen time are hard to give up, I think the note 5 will be the one to get once you get used to the bigger screens. Having that gorgeous of a display on a 5.1 panel kinda seems like a waste.

    Overall I feel like it's overpriced. Same battery life as my nexus 5, and nowhere near as enjoyable for media consumption as nexus 6. Considering their respective prices, I can't help but feel that the moto x 2014 and HTC one m8 are a better buy, those two devices are just as fast and even more fluid than the s6 in my experience and both screens are perfectly adequate despite not being in the s6 league. Moto x routinely got me 4 hours of screen time and the one m8 got me 5.5 ish. Feel in the hand is just as good, moto x in particular feels ultra sexy and is an ergonomic champ given the bezel or lack thereof.
    Just 2 points on what you said.

    First, I don't think it's a fair fight to compare the S6 with the N6. That device (N6) clearly went after the Note market and is more compared to the note 4 and soon to be note 5. IMO the Note 4 is a much better all around device. The note 5 surely would be the device to get IF that's the size device you'd be in the market for. I just don't think the S6 is trying to compete with the big display boys. The targeted audience for the S6 crowd is Iphone users. Keeping it in that realm, I feel it's a worth challenger to any device considered to be in that segment.

    My second point is, the M8 was my daily driver for a year before partially retiring it in favor of the note 4. I NEVER got remotely close to 5 hours screen on time in a year. Getting 3.5 hours sot on a good day was a gift! The M8 is one of my favorite devices all time but I'm sorry the battery life was not remotely that good. My note 4 which has better batt life than the M8, has not pulled off that feat either. Although it would be nice if it did.
    04-17-2015 06:36 AM
  19. carl292's Avatar
    I am struggling with reception and WiFi calling. My old galaxy had a d30 case and no scrathes on it. When I got this one the guy at tmobile sold me on a clear case and said it's good and will protect the wart of a camera. Well after a week the chrome trim piece on the camera is scratched up from being on counters . Do u think i can still return the phone? Damn this sucks
    04-17-2015 07:04 AM
  20. Inders99's Avatar
    Gonna wait for the note 5 or maybe a new super amoled exynos tablet and the s6 is going back.
    I hope you weren't expecting to find Note features in a GS6. Different product segments, it's like buying a SUV and being disappointed it's doesn't have the same capacity as a truck.

    In fact, I don't get people's comparisons to the Note series or iPhone 6+ products, it's not the same segment, of course the bigger phones are going to be more feature heavy and robust. Those of us looking into the GS6 are obviously concerned about size, this thing lives in my pocket all day, no way I'd even consider one of those larger products, but I'd sure like their features.
    04-17-2015 07:28 AM
  21. limeaid's Avatar
    I returned mine yesterday. I had 2 major issues with the phone other than battery life.

    1. The uneven pink hue on the screen
    2. My camera stopped auto focusing for some reason

    My original plan was to do an exchange but after getting to the store, I realized I didn't want to deal with the hassle of potentially getting another dud.

    I'm going to wait for a bit and maybe buy the phone again at a later point of time. Hopefully the next batch Samsung releases will have fewer QC issues

    I had a tmobile 64gb, btw
    04-17-2015 07:52 AM
  22. cohoman's Avatar
    I've got 1 week to go to return my S6, and I've been testing it like crazy to make sure there's defects or issues. So far, I haven't found anything major that would make me return it. Camera is good for outdoor and indoor shots (auto focus seems to work well), screen looks great and is free of any dead pixels, bluetooth and WiFi work good, no loose home button, headphone jack works fine. The only issue I found early on was the flick scrolling seemed delayed but I fixed that with the adjustment to the animation transitions under the Developers Options Setting. And finally, battery life seems acceptable to me for my use case. I can go 12+ hours without having to recharge my phone (which satisfies my requirements). So, unless I find something in the next 7 days I think this phone will be a keeper! It's definitely the best Smartphone I've ever owned.
    04-17-2015 08:04 AM
  23. Gunny94's Avatar
    I returned mine yesterday. I had 2 major issues with the phone other than battery life.

    1. The uneven pink hue on the screen
    2. My camera stopped auto focusing for some reason

    My original plan was to do an exchange but after getting to the store, I realized I didn't want to deal with the hassle of potentially getting another dud.

    I'm going to wait for a bit and maybe buy the phone again at a later point of time. Hopefully the next batch Samsung releases will have fewer QC issues

    I had a tmobile 64gb, btw
    My friend also had pink hue on the screen, that thing was really annoying.

    Sometimes it's better to wait after 1 month of the phone being out to get the next shipment/version.. Pretty much like the first Note 4 shipments were full of issues.
    04-17-2015 08:11 AM
  24. Zendroid1's Avatar
    In my original post here I said I was 95% sure I was keeping it but I just returned it.

    I have ventured to Android many times and this is by far the closest I have come to finding a device that would make me switch permanently from my iPhone.

    I know, many of my reasons I'm about to list are known ahead of time but I gave it my best try to get used to them but just couldn't.

    1. Battery life - I had the cell standby issue and the fix yesterday did nothing for me. I realize all phones are a give and take and you can tweak any phone but I was tired of toggling settings, restoring, rebooting, etc. just to get decent battery life. This is a problem I always struggle with on Android in general.

    2. Samsung bloat - Previously I've mainly owned Nexus and GPE devices so I'm used to stock Android. I thought I could deal with this but it's always on the back of my mind that there's apps I have disabled but can't install. I guess I have a bit of OCD but I like to clean things up permanently and not just disable things.

    3. Screen size - At first switching from a 5.5" screen to this felt wonderful. I could use the phone one handed again and not have it feel huge in my pocket. Shortly after using it for a few days I began to miss the screen real estate. I now know I'm a fan of the 5.5" and up devices.

    4. Fingerprint scanner - No matter what I did, I could not get it to function as well as my iPhone scanner.

    That being said I just took it back and I miss some things already:

    1. The Screen - This thing is amazing. The colors and clarity blow away my iPhone. My iPhone feels dull now.

    2. The Camera - Again, amazing. It is better in my iPhone at taking pictures and at launching the app. Double click to launch is genius.

    3. Android - I hate tweaking settings and stuff to get better battery life but I love Google Now and love the infinite number of tweaks I can perform on an Android device. Apple is definitely more boring.

    4. The build - This thing is gorgeous. And the Edge is even more gorgeous. Samsung definitely got this right.


    Based on all the above I decided I loved the phone but didn't $800 love it. I may give it another shot in the future if 5.1 proves to offer huge performance improvements as far as battery is concerned.

    If not, I look forward to the following Android Devices: Note 5, Next Nexus, and Next Moto X. I realize it may seem stupid of me to keep trying Android based on the things that I listed above as negatives but the S6 came realllllllllllly close to making those things tolerable.

    04-17-2015 03:23 PM
  25. manni1to's Avatar
    In my original post here I said I was 95% sure I was keeping it but I just returned it.

    I have ventured to Android many times and this is by far the closest I have come to finding a device that would make me switch permanently from my iPhone.

    I know, many of my reasons I'm about to list are known ahead of time but I gave it my best try to get used to them but just couldn't.

    1. Battery life - I had the cell standby issue and the fix yesterday did nothing for me. I realize all phones are a give and take and you can tweak any phone but I was tired of toggling settings, restoring, rebooting, etc. just to get decent battery life. This is a problem I always struggle with on Android in general.

    2. Samsung bloat - Previously I've mainly owned Nexus and GPE devices so I'm used to stock Android. I thought I could deal with this but it's always on the back of my mind that there's apps I have disabled but can't install. I guess I have a bit of OCD but I like to clean things up permanently and not just disable things.

    3. Screen size - At first switching from a 5.5" screen to this felt wonderful. I could use the phone one handed again and not have it feel huge in my pocket. Shortly after using it for a few days I began to miss the screen real estate. I now know I'm a fan of the 5.5" and up devices.

    4. Fingerprint scanner - No matter what I did, I could not get it to function as well as my iPhone scanner.

    That being said I just took it back and I miss some things already:

    1. The Screen - This thing is amazing. The colors and clarity blow away my iPhone. My iPhone feels dull now.

    2. The Camera - Again, amazing. It is better in my iPhone at taking pictures and at launching the app. Double click to launch is genius.

    3. Android - I hate tweaking settings and stuff to get better battery life but I love Google Now and love the infinite number of tweaks I can perform on an Android device. Apple is definitely more boring.

    4. The build - This thing is gorgeous. And the Edge is even more gorgeous. Samsung definitely got this right.


    Based on all the above I decided I loved the phone but didn't $800 love it. I may give it another shot in the future if 5.1 proves to offer huge performance improvements as far as battery is concerned.

    If not, I look forward to the following Android Devices: Note 5, Next Nexus, and Next Moto X. I realize it may seem stupid of me to keep trying Android based on the things that I listed above as negatives but the S6 came realllllllllllly close to making those things tolerable.

    I took mine back as well but I strongly disagree with you about the fingerprint scanner. I think it was way better on the s6 than my iPhone 6 plus
    alexander0003 likes this.
    04-17-2015 05:41 PM
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