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  1. Adranalyne's Avatar
    The S6 looks like an S5 with a glass and metal finish IMO. The only thing I find drastically different is the pertruding camera lens. And yes you're correct on the different versions of the G4.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Hold an S6 Edge and see if you still feel the same way. You can tell a major difference when holding either device from the S5, but the Samsung logo/speaker/front facing camera and the physical home button make it look like a Galaxy phone. That's it, though, and it's by design. They made huge strides in their design this year, especially with the Edge, and the results have been very positive.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    05-12-2015 09:55 AM
  2. getbretweir's Avatar
    I think that you are a bit confused.

    Samsung charges $45 but you have to live near an authorized Samsung repair facility. I don't. If like the extended warranty you still have to wait a year or more then that's silly. Why wouldn't Samsung take my money if I want them to have it for a replacement sooner?

    The extended warranty is a different matter in that you need your device at least a year and have a bad battery. That has a deductible of $75, probably due to overnight shipping. In this case you will get the device before sending in your phone in the return packaging.

    Maybe I'm mistaken or misunderstanding what you are saying?

    But my point is that regardless that i dont trust Samsung made batterys, typically non removable batterys work well if you treat them well. My m8 is living proof that even a heavy gamer has a hard time destroying battery life on phones.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    wrong. if you live near one of the 2 places in the US (Plano, TX and LA) you can walk in. otherwise, you have to pay to have it shipped.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2015 10:09 AM
  3. getbretweir's Avatar
    I am sorry if I misunderstood. Could you elaborate more on this then (see below)? I didn't quote you to the T but you did say S6 owners would be getting a new battery or phone in 12 months (implying that the battery can't last more than 12 months).
    fair enough.

    my quote was a response, if you caught what I was responding to it would make more sense, but on its on it can certainly be interpreted as such. no biggie.

    12 months might not be fair, and I'm only arriving at that due to my own S4 battery breaking down about then. the last thing I want is for S6 owners to battery issues down the road, but my original point was that I plan on using my next phone for 3+ years, and I'm hesitant to sign up for a smaller, sealed battery.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2015 10:21 AM
  4. getbretweir's Avatar
    Please try to remember that we discuss topics, not each others merits or skills in debate. Keep it about the devices please.
    I think we're all getting along pretty well here, and certainly haven't done anything to be policed. I've noticed you seem to hand out more warnings than any other mod, especially recently.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2015 10:27 AM
  5. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    The S6 looks like an S5 with a glass and metal finish IMO. The only thing I find drastically different is the pertruding camera lens. And yes you're correct on the different versions of the G4.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    OK. Then I wonder how anyone can claim that the G4 is any different than the G3. There are even fewer differences between them than there are the S5/S6.
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    05-12-2015 10:35 AM
  6. Bodzm's Avatar
    The S6 looks like an S5 with a glass and metal finish IMO. The only thing I find drastically different is the pertruding camera lens. And yes you're correct on the different versions of the G4.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The regular S6 looks derivative like every other Galaxy S device. There's no denying that. It's got a generic, functional look. Nothing stylish about it, but we can't have it all I guess
    05-12-2015 10:36 AM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    I think we're all getting along pretty well here, and certainly haven't done anything to be policed. I've noticed you seem to hand out more warnings than any other mod, especially recently.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Different moderators have different styles and different areas that they hang out in. Some work more behind the scenes, while others use the system for official warnings and infractions more. I like to send people PM's and post in threads unless someone is really crossing the line. I've noticed that you either haven't read or are choosing to ignore the rules. This is the second time in one thread where you're calling out an ambassador or moderator. This may be a good time to do give those rules a read. PM me or Paul627g if you have any questions or further commentary that you need to get off of your chest.
    Almeuit and davidnc like this.
    05-12-2015 10:37 AM
  8. warpdrive's Avatar
    wrong. if you live near one of the 2 places in the US (Plano, TX and LA) you can walk in. otherwise, you have to pay to have it shipped.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I actually said just that.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2015 10:54 AM
  9. katmandoo122's Avatar
    You are being a little bit dramatic about things. Do you really think every smartphone needs a FP sensor to compete with the S6? ...
    Yes. It was the deciding factor for me to not wait on the G4. That and the slower processor and the fact that the S6E in Gold is a sexy beast.

    But in answer to your question, which I think you thought was rhetorical, yes, it is critical to many. I use LastPass a lot and I have to say having biometric access is an absolute killer feature that I will not give up. Had the G4 had it, I would have waited.
    05-12-2015 11:40 AM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    Hold an S6 Edge and see if you still feel the same way. You can tell a major difference when holding either device from the S5, but the Samsung logo/speaker/front facing camera and the physical home button make it look like a Galaxy phone. That's it, though, and it's by design. They made huge strides in their design this year, especially with the Edge, and the results have been very positive.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    Couldn't have said it better. Doesn't sound like the poster has any hands-on experience with the device.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    05-12-2015 11:41 AM
  11. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    Hold an S6 Edge and see if you still feel the same way. You can tell a major difference when holding either device from the S5, but the Samsung logo/speaker/front facing camera and the physical home button make it look like a Galaxy phone. That's it, though, and it's by design. They made huge strides in their design this year, especially with the Edge, and the results have been very positive.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    I looked at the Edge at best buy, but I didn't like it. It seems pointless and while it certainly looks different, I don't think it looks good.
    05-12-2015 03:24 PM
  12. markymark's Avatar
    I looked at the Edge at best buy, but I didn't like it. It seems pointless and while it certainly looks different, I don't think it looks good.
    I was considering buying the S6, played with both S6 and S6 Edge at Best Buy and was extremely disappointed. Both phones seem way to light and fragile, as in Samsungs of the past, and that protruding camera lens was nuts. And the gold was a fingerprint magnet and reflective as heck. It was almost blinding with those bright lights in the store. IMO it didn't look anywhere as nice in person as it did in the pictures. Ended up getting an M8 instead and couldn't be happier.
    05-12-2015 03:29 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    I was considering buying the S6, played with both S6 and S6 Edge at Best Buy and was extremely disappointed. Both phones seem way to light and fragile, as in Samsungs of the past, and that protruding camera lens was nuts. And the gold was a fingerprint magnet and reflective as heck. It was almost blinding with those bright lights in the store. IMO it didn't look anywhere as nice in person as it did in the pictures. Ended up getting an M8 instead and couldn't be happier.
    I can say my black one doesn't show fingerprints nearly as bad as I thought it would.
    05-12-2015 03:36 PM
  14. markymark's Avatar
    I can say my black one doesn't show fingerprints nearly as bad as I thought it would.
    The gold one was really a fingerprint magnet. Plus I like the phone to have a little more weight. :-)

    To each their own. I'm sure the S6 is a great phone. Just not for me. There are a lot of good choices these days. I went back and bought an M8 because I didn't care for the S6 and read about all the battery and heat issues with the M9. In my opinion the M8 is still the best android phone on the market over a year after release. YMMV.
    05-12-2015 04:28 PM
  15. jcp007's Avatar
    The gold one was really a fingerprint magnet. Plus I like the phone to have a little more weight. :-)

    To each their own. I'm sure the S6 is a great phone. Just not for me. There are a lot of good choices these days. I went back and bought an M8 because I didn't care for the S6 and read about all the battery and heat issues with the M9. In my opinion the M8 is still the best android phone on the market over a year after release. YMMV.
    http://www.phonearena.com/phones/com...ones/8997,8242

    M8 not even close.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    05-12-2015 07:20 PM
  16. Aquila's Avatar
    I would put the G3, G4, Note 4, moto x 13, moto x 14, nexus 5, nexus 6, m9 and possibly iPhone 6+ above the m8.

    Nexus 6 Assassin Edition. Android Central Moderator.
    05-12-2015 07:25 PM
  17. markymark's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One (M8) - Phone specs comparison

    M8 not even close.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    LOL...exactly. Look at the user ratings....9.7 for the M8, 8.7 for the Galaxy S6. You're right, it's not even close.
    05-12-2015 07:34 PM
  18. markymark's Avatar
    I would put the G3, G4, Note 4, moto x 13, moto x 14, nexus 5, nexus 6, m9 and possibly iPhone 6+ above the m8.

    Nexus 6 Assassin Edition. Android Central Moderator.
    LG phones are hideous looking and oversized for me. Note 4, nexus 6, iPhone 6+ are oversized phablets. I don't need to carry around a tablet in my pocket. M9 has battery isssues, overheating and camera issues. Let's see you get this kind of battery life on an M9. Moto X horrible battery life.

    10 Reasons GS6 Is Better Than the G4-screenshot_2015-05-12-10-39-23.jpg
    05-12-2015 07:49 PM
  19. Adranalyne's Avatar
    LG phones are hideous looking and oversized for me. Note 4, nexus 6, iPhone 6+ are oversized phablets. I don't need to carry around a tablet in my pocket. M9 has battery isssues, overheating and camera issues. Let's see you get this kind of battery life on an M9. Moto X horrible battery life.

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    Cool standby time, bro.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    05-12-2015 08:15 PM
  20. markymark's Avatar
    Cool standby time, bro.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    Normal usage.
    05-12-2015 08:20 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    Normal usage.
    Dang that ain't bad. Can you take a screenshot of the details? I an curious how much it woke up in that time frame.
    05-12-2015 08:26 PM
  22. Weak Sauce's Avatar
    Loved my GS4 and it was working great, but glad I upgraded. Glad everyone is enjoying their new S6!
    05-12-2015 08:31 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    LOL...exactly. Look at the user ratings....9.7 for the M8, 8.7 for the Galaxy S6. You're right, it's not even close.
    From a speed and performance perspective, it is not even close. Inferior display, processor and camera.
    05-12-2015 08:36 PM
  24. markymark's Avatar
    Dang that ain't bad. Can you take a screenshot of the details? I an curious how much it woke up in that time frame.
    That was from this morning, I have charged it up since then. Battery life on the M8 has been excellent for me. Lollipop 5.0.1 on Verizon. Like I said, not trashing any other phones...obviously we all think our phone is the best or we wouldn't have bought it. :-) But I'm very happy with the M8.
    Edit: Here are some screen shots from a few days ago.
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    05-12-2015 08:44 PM
  25. droidguy1964's Avatar
    That was from this morning, I have charged it up since then. Battery life on the M8 has been excellent for me. Lollipop 5.0.1 on Verizon. Like I said, not trashing any other phones...obviously we all think our phone is the best or we wouldn't have bought it. :-) But I'm very happy with the M8.
    Edit: Here are some screen shots from a few days ago.
    Very nice

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2015 08:49 PM
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