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  1. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    While I will say I love Samsung phones, this article is extremely biased and isn't even doing a fair comparison. Garbage review.
    04-30-2015 03:05 PM
  2. Ericks89's Avatar
    Seriously the speeds of SD Cards and vs internal storage is pretty big, SD Cards are not fast... quite slow, it's like comparing SSDs to HDDs...
    The only valid point is the removable battery but I have never needed or used an extra battery as I carry and have on me portable batteries and is always connected to the phone when it's not in use so the battery always stays on 100%.

    Until there is a leap in battery technology we're never going to see the battery life of our old flip and nokia phones, those lasted me weeks without charging! I've gotten around this with portable battery chargers that actually have removable batteries for charging so I really don't care if the phone has it or not as the portable batteries work great just make sure you get one that has removable batteries though and is micro usb.

    The G4 doesn't have wireless charging out of the box, yes we know you can buy a replacement back that has that but it beats the purpose though as it's an added cost. Plus the ram is slower as well, and I'm pretty sure the write speeds of the internal storage device are not on par with Samsungs or even Apples for that matter.

    The only saving grace is the camera but it doesn't beat the s6 on it's face with a baseball bat, it's marginally better but not OMG better! The screen on this though is and will be awesome, but these are 5"+ screens where other than color makes a difference and both are at 2560x1440 and due to the s6 have a .4" difference the s6 will look sharper.

    Spec wise... S6 is the better device, however c'mon if you're seriously into photography buy a real camera! Smartphones reached a point they can replace point and shoot cameras but are far from taking on high end cameras.
    04-30-2015 03:34 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    Seriously the speeds of SD Cards and vs internal storage is pretty big, SD Cards are not fast... quite slow, it's like comparing SSDs to HDDs...
    The only valid point is the removable battery but I have never needed or used an extra battery as I carry and have on me portable batteries and is always connected to the phone when it's not in use so the battery always stays on 100%.

    Until there is a leap in battery technology we're never going to see the battery life of our old flip and nokia phones, those lasted me weeks without charging! I've gotten around this with portable battery chargers that actually have removable batteries for charging so I really don't care if the phone has it or not as the portable batteries work great just make sure you get one that has removable batteries though and is micro usb.

    The G4 doesn't have wireless charging out of the box, yes we know you can buy a replacement back that has that but it beats the purpose though as it's an added cost. Plus the ram is slower as well, and I'm pretty sure the write speeds of the internal storage device are not on par with Samsungs or even Apples for that matter.

    The only saving grace is the camera but it doesn't beat the s6 on it's face with a baseball bat, it's marginally better but not OMG better! The screen on this though is and will be awesome, but these are 5"+ screens where other than color makes a difference and both are at 2560x1440 and due to the s6 have a .4" difference the s6 will look sharper.

    Spec wise... S6 is the better device, however c'mon if you're seriously into photography buy a real camera! Smartphones reached a point they can replace point and shoot cameras but are far from taking on high end cameras.
    Not only that. SD cards can get corrupted. Pay up get the 64GB and store the rest on the cloud or an external hard drive. If there is anything older than a year, offload the files.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-30-2015 03:48 PM
  4. getbretweir's Avatar
    Not only that. SD cards can get corrupted. Pay up get the 64GB and store the rest on the cloud or an external hard drive. If there is anything older than a year, offload the files.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    my biggest concern with SD cards isn't the speed, I can wait an extra second or two. but if I lost my phone, there goes everything. I'd much rather keep my storage on an external hard drive at home or cloud network

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-30-2015 04:32 PM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    my biggest concern with SD cards isn't the speed, I can wait an extra second or two. but if I lost my phone, there goes everything. I'd much rather keep my storage on an external hard drive at home or cloud network

    Posted via the Android Central App
    There's risk with almost any option. Backup everything but only carry what you need.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    Almeuit likes this.
    04-30-2015 04:43 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    There's risk with almost any option. Backup everything but only carry what you need.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    This for sure. I am shocked how many people don't back up photos. Scares me since we usually see them here sometimes saying they lost their phone or damaged it and they lose priceless pictures. It isn't nice to see .
    04-30-2015 04:48 PM
  7. Bodzm's Avatar
    The point about SD card is moot. You have 32gb internally- more than enough for the os and all your apps. The SD card will mainly store photos and video. Speed isn't an issue when you're watching a video.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-30-2015 04:53 PM
  8. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    , however c'mon if you're seriously into photography buy a real camera! Smartphones reached a point they can replace point and shoot cameras but are far from taking on high end cameras.
    I hate this statement and I see it all the time.

    So, if I have 3 SLRs and two high quality mirrorless cameras, I am supposed to not care about the camera quality on my phone?

    It is exactly people like me who want the best possible camera on their phone.
    katmandoo122 likes this.
    04-30-2015 04:57 PM
  9. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    Not only that. SD cards can get corrupted. Pay up get the 64GB and store the rest on the cloud or an external hard drive. If there is anything older than a year, offload the files.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    Yes they do, but I have never had one corrupt in the 13 years I have been using digital cameras.
    04-30-2015 04:58 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yes they do, but I have never had one corrupt in the 13 years I have been using digital cameras.
    They corrupt more in phones than in a digital camera. My guess is the various material you can put on it -- but it definitely happens more than most think. We see it a lot in our "Ask a Question" section of the forum.
    eao1991 likes this.
    04-30-2015 05:00 PM
  11. jcp007's Avatar
    I hate this statement and I see it all the time.

    So, if I have 3 SLRs and two high quality mirrorless cameras, I am supposed to not care about the camera quality on my phone?

    It is exactly people like me who want the best possible camera on their phone.
    It's a phone with a camera not other way around. The GS6 camera is as good as high end point and shoot. Do you really need more on an average day? To get SLR quality, we need bigger, thicker phones that cost way more than now, subsidized or full retail.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-30-2015 05:02 PM
  12. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    It's a phone with a camera not other way around. The GS6 camera is as good as high end point and shoot. Do you really need more on an average day? To get SLR quality, we need bigger, thicker phones that cost way more than now, subsidized or full retail.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    I need the best that is available for Android. Is it the s6 or the g4? That is the question.
    04-30-2015 05:03 PM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    I need the best that is available for Android. Is it the s6 or the g4? That is the question.
    If on an overall basis and cost is an issue, the GS6. For the camera alone, the G4 if cost is no issue and you don't care about the rest of the smartphone.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-30-2015 05:09 PM
  14. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    If on an overall basis and cost is an issue, the GS6. For the camera alone, the G4 if cost is no issue and you don't care about the rest of the smartphone.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    Yeah, I don't care about the rest. I am sure it makes calls and emails fine. I am sure it can display web pages. It is a phone. What else do I want it to do?

    But I still am not convinced that the g4 is the better camera. It certainly has the features, but I have seen some shots that haven't convinced me yet. Will have to wait and see more comparisons with the s6.
    04-30-2015 05:12 PM
  15. eao1991's Avatar
    They corrupt more in phones than in a digital camera. My guess is the various material you can put on it -- but it definitely happens more than most think. We see it a lot in our "Ask a Question" section of the forum.
    Yup. Last year my 64GB SanDisk Ultra sd card got corrupted. Thankfully most of the stuff I lost were music and videos that I already had stored somewhere else.
    04-30-2015 11:10 PM
  16. warpdrive's Avatar
    Yeah, I don't care about the rest. I am sure it makes calls and emails fine. I am sure it can display web pages. It is a phone. What else do I want it to do?

    But I still am not convinced that the g4 is the better camera. It certainly has the features, but I have seen some shots that haven't convinced me yet. Will have to wait and see more comparisons with the s6.
    Personally, at this stage I think they will both make you happy. If anything snapseed will help and is required in my book for anything important anyway. If photography is important to you then digital editing is mandatory. Not even the best dSLRs get it right in all lighting conditions all the time.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-30-2015 11:41 PM
  17. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    Personally, at this stage I think they will both make you happy. If anything snapseed will help and is required in my book for anything important anyway. If photography is important to you then digital editing is mandatory. Not even the best dSLRs get it right in all lighting conditions all the time.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Hey if Warpdrive says it, it must be so. /s
    05-01-2015 12:22 AM
  18. jcp007's Avatar
    Sorry Samsung: The LG G4 better fits what I'm looking for (editorial)

    Another view from AA which is not necessarily a Samsung fan site.
    05-01-2015 12:13 PM
  19. xtremevicky's Avatar
    Samsung may have a better phone but it should last a day.

    Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
    05-01-2015 12:18 PM
  20. jcp007's Avatar
    Samsung may have a better phone but it should last a day.

    Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
    For most, it does. There are exceptions but the number of battery issues appear more carrier related absent the suspected Lollipop issue. There are unfortunately a lot of folk in this forum making it seem more prevalent. I hope that they are able to resolve their issues soon and enjoy their devices.
    05-01-2015 12:25 PM
  21. xtremevicky's Avatar
    For most, it does. There are exceptions but the number of battery issues appear more carrier related absent the suspected Lollipop issue. There are unfortunately a lot of folk in this forum making it seem more prevalent. I hope that they are able to resolve their issues soon and enjoy their devices.
    I am quite sure that Battery cant last a whole day. Yes the camera is very good but some people cant compromise on the battery.

    But I hate LGs UI so well..

    Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
    05-01-2015 12:27 PM
  22. chezm's Avatar
    I am quite sure that Battery cant last a whole day. Yes the camera is very good but some people cant compromise on the battery.

    But I hate LGs UI so well..
    you're sure based on what you read on this forum? Come on man, thats not a fair ASSUMPTION. My S6 can go almost 36 hours, 24 hours isnt impossible to get out of it on medium use.
    05-01-2015 01:16 PM
  23. Adranalyne's Avatar
    I'm not sold that the camera on the G4 is better than the S6 because it "went all in" on a f1.8 aperture. There's so much more that goes into making a great camera. It's probably pretty close either way, but give me Samsung on the image processing side everyday.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    05-01-2015 01:20 PM
  24. xtremevicky's Avatar
    you're sure based on what you read on this forum? Come on man, thats not a fair ASSUMPTION. My S6 can go almost 36 hours, 24 hours isnt impossible to get out of it on medium use.
    You are contradicting yourself.

    I have M8 and its 25% by the team I reach home on a workday so I am quite sure S6 will be down to 10-15.

    Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
    05-01-2015 01:21 PM
  25. jcp007's Avatar
    you're sure based on what you read on this forum? Come on man, thats not a fair ASSUMPTION. My S6 can go almost 36 hours, 24 hours isnt impossible to get out of it on medium use.
    It may be based upon his personal experience only but I agree it is too broad a generalization when the preponderance of the evidence does not appear to bear out his certainty.
    05-01-2015 01:21 PM
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