05-11-2015 08:34 PM
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  1. Shon123's Avatar
    Well no offense but your number 1 problem is that you have Sprint.
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    04-30-2015 02:43 PM
  2. Shon123's Avatar
    I'm another very satisfied AT&T S6 user ... superb camera w/ the Sony sensor ... 64gb on-board stoarge ... flawless screen/glass/bezel/etc ... no battery life issues ... quick-charge works amazing ... no lag (using TW or Nova Prime) ... no dropped calls ... yadda yadda yadda.

    I came from an AT&T S4, which worked perfectly as well, except for the built-in lag, and the fact that as it's gotten older (read: more software, updated software, etc.) it's gotten a little slower over time ... but functionally, the phone was flawless when I switched to the S6.

    All the complaints I'm reading about the S6 (well, maybe not complaints, but "issues") ... I find it hard to believe that it's the fault of the S6 with the exception of a few random hardware units that are out there. Seems that a lot of this stuff is the newness of the phone, and the Lollipop OS and all the carriers getting things ironed out. I mean, the phone just hit the market. I know they do testing etc prior to release, but it always takes time once the phones are out there in droves so that people can find other flaws, bugs, etc. that need to be ironed out.

    It really sucks for those who have issues, but I would just say "Be patient and let "them" work out the issues so that you can truly enjoy your new phone.".
    Reading this makes me excited to get my S6 with AT&T next month!!! How is the fingerprint sensor for you?
    04-30-2015 02:51 PM
  3. Wiggum333's Avatar
    Reading this makes me excited to get my S6 with AT&T next month!!! How is the fingerprint sensor for you?
    fingerprint sensor works fantastic. I have set both my thumbs and both forefingers as the 4 fingerprints that it can store ... and with rare exception, it unlocks the phone right away. When it doesnt, it's typically because I laid my finger on the sensor poorly.

    Also, a neat feature that I really havent heard anyone talk about is the "smart lock". This isn't an AT&T thing ... but an S6 thing. I have my home registered as a trusted location, so when at home, the fingerprint locking turns off and I just swipe to unlock. But when I leave home it enables the fingerprint locking again. I love this feature!
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    04-30-2015 02:56 PM
  4. raruhs's Avatar
    I had mine for about 10 days, I am on AT&T. At the beginning the only thing that was somehow bad was the battery duration with very light usage. Then I did a factory reset and battery really was amazing but then I start getting issues with the WIFI that did not wanted to connect, even if I selected it. After a couple of days of wait and see, I decided to return it and go back to my good old Nokia 1520.

    In general it was a good experience with no lag. The speaker was ok, but somehow low when driving using Waze, even when I had it almost all volume up.

    I wanted to give it a try as my experience with Samsung was not pleasant with the first Galaxy on AT&T (Captivate) and I have not had any other Samsung device since then.

    My recommendation, test it a lot, and if you find any flaws, return it and change or keep your old phone. In my opinion, phones should work fine from unboxing, without the need to reset it or do millions tweaks.
    04-30-2015 03:06 PM
  5. Gray Area's Avatar
    Satisfied Sprint customer here, my s6 edge works great, it's fast! occasionally I get bad cell service but in the same areas I've always had bad service with other phones. Wifi calling is great, saves battery and operates rather well. I only use it when I'm at home. I turned off my LTE antenna because it's a battery hog anyway and I'm aware of sprints coverage limitations. I don't drop calls unless there's a dead zone in a rural area I'm driving through which happens very rarely and I drive alot all over the state. The fingerprint scanner failed 1 time and was fixed by a reboot. I get about 15-20hrs between full charges and 4-5hrs soc (depending on wifi or no) I've had my phone since April 8, and I couldn't be happier.

    I'm sorry the op and some others have had some bad luck with the device, but it's few and far between in the grand scheme of things. The device as a whole is not a lemon and thank God it's not because I'm personally really enjoying my experience with it!

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 edge🔪(S is for Super) via the Android Central Appae
    04-30-2015 03:11 PM
  6. Gator352's Avatar
    Sprint has been great in my area so don't patronize me about Sprint's service. With that said,

    This S6 is a disaster. In the sprint community forums they are aware of the problem and are working with samsung on a fix.

    The issues are bad to terrible battery life, dropped calls, not receiving calls, no LTE, and sporadic spark. And yes, I'm plagued by these as well on the S6. All my other phones work flawless in regards to all stated above.

    Not sure if samsung borked something, a lollipop issue, or a sprint issue. Regardless it's unacceptable. Right now, this phone is nothing but a Flippin doorstop. I have tried All the fixes erasat and others have posted to no avail. If this isn't fixed soon, you can bet your *** i will be a thorn in sprints and/or Samsungs side.

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    04-30-2015 03:58 PM
  7. Gator352's Avatar
    Well no offense but your number 1 problem is that you have Sprint.
    Is not sprint. It's the S6 on sprint. I have a note 3, note 4, G3, moto x, htc e8, iPhone 6, and an htc m7 that all work flawless. Stop before you say you know it all and make sure you know it all first.

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    04-30-2015 04:01 PM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    Is not sprint. It's the S6 on sprint. I have a note 3, note 4, G3, moto x, htc e8, iPhone 6, and an htc m7 that all work flawless. Stop before you say you know it all and make sure you know it all first.

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    Just a question. Not an expert. The GS6 on Sprint is the only one amongst your past devices with one radio instead of two? Aside from the Lollipop issue, wouldn't that be one of the reasons it struggles versus the other devices?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-30-2015 04:12 PM
  9. DSMpowerhousegroup's Avatar
    I'm not sure what's going on, but my S6 Edge is great! I've never had many issues with any Android. Been using since 2010. Only phone I've had an issue with is the old Moto Q on Windows. I'm on Verizon.

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    04-30-2015 04:19 PM
  10. DSMpowerhousegroup's Avatar
    Where and when did I say I knew it all?? Don't get all **** hurt because it's widely known that Sprint is a sucky mobile carrier!
    It definitely is in this area.

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    04-30-2015 04:20 PM
  11. Gator352's Avatar
    Just a question. Not an expert. The GS6 on Sprint is the only one amongst your past devices with one radio instead of two? Aside from the Lollipop issue, wouldn't that be one of the reasons it struggles versus the other devices?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    It's a possibility. Shouldn't happen though right?

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    04-30-2015 04:22 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    Just a question. Not an expert. The GS6 on Sprint is the only one amongst your past devices with one radio instead of two? Aside from the Lollipop issue, wouldn't that be one of the reasons it struggles versus the other devices?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    It's a possibility. Shouldn't happen though right?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Exactly it shouldn't be an issue. The Verizon one is in the same boat.
    04-30-2015 04:25 PM
  13. Gator352's Avatar
    Where and when did I say I knew it all?? Don't get mad because it's widely known that Sprint is a sucky mobile carrier!
    There you go again. Do you know if they are in my area? Do you know if they are in all areas? Sure they are gonna suck in places, just like every other carrier sucks in some places. So until you do your own testing from Seattle to Miami, new York to San Diego and everywhere in between, don't tout it as fact. Makes you look foolish.

    But in your defense, sprint is going downhill....

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    04-30-2015 04:27 PM
  14. cbreze's Avatar
    Well no offense but your number 1 problem is that you have Sprint.
    This^
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    04-30-2015 04:29 PM
  15. Gator352's Avatar
    Exactly it shouldn't be an issue. The Verizon one is in the same boat.
    Like i said on a past post, it's a phone issue. It might be hardware due to bad software then again it might just be the radios not working like they should, especially if VZW is having problems.

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    04-30-2015 04:34 PM
  16. jcp007's Avatar
    Like i said on a past post, it's a phone issue. It might be hardware due to bad software then again it might just be the radios not working like they should, especially if VZW is having problems.

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    Almost all of the symptoms appear more common to CDMA carriers. Might just be a giant coincidence.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-30-2015 04:39 PM
  17. DSMpowerhousegroup's Avatar
    Like i said on a past post, it's a phone issue. It might be hardware due to bad software then again it might just be the radios not working like they should, especially if VZW is having problems.

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    I'm on Verizon with no issues.

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    04-30-2015 04:43 PM
  18. Gator352's Avatar
    There you go again putting words in my mouth. That makes you look foolish, a "fact" and "widely known" are two different things.
    Saying it's a sucky carrier without knowing everyone's sprints cellular connectivity is in fact saying you know it all. Do you know my connectivity? Nope. And that's a fact. Otherwise, you would say....it's a sucky carrier in my area. T MO sucks in my area, but i know for a fact they rock in other areas.

    But you tout "widely known" as being fact are you not? Sounds like it to me.

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    04-30-2015 04:46 PM
  19. Gator352's Avatar
    i just don't want good coverage in my neighborhood. that's not good enough for me and there's no reason to sacrifice. i want a carrier that gives me confidence that no matter where i travel anywhere in the city/state/country i will have fast, ubiquitous coverage.

    Nexus 5 + AT&T GoPhone
    Nothing wrong with that at all!

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    04-30-2015 04:48 PM
  20. Gator352's Avatar
    Almost all of the symptoms appear more common to CDMA carriers. Might just be a giant coincidence.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    Just for the S6? Na. Don't think so. I think it's a radio issue

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-30-2015 04:49 PM
  21. Gator352's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon with no issues.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Some sprint owners are reporting no issues as well. Especially with the edge variant.

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    04-30-2015 04:51 PM
  22. Gator352's Avatar
    Exactly!! And Sprint doesn't offer this
    In my area they do! Another false fact. Keep it coming!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-30-2015 04:57 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    Just for the S6? Na. Don't think so. I think it's a radio issue

    Posted via the Android Central App
    But when you had two radios, firmware was necessary to make that work and now with one radio, could there not be a radio and network issue? If it were truly that GS6 just sucks as a device, then GSM carrier customers should be having the same issues.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-30-2015 05:05 PM
  24. GeorgeChief's Avatar
    ATT S6 here and no problems. I'm not even having the battery problems I've read about on here. I've always found the ATT folks very supportive and helpful when I had problems in the last with other phones (at the store-never used online support). Sorry you had a bad experience.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-30-2015 05:23 PM
  25. Gator352's Avatar
    But when you had two radios, firmware was necessary to make that work and now with one radio, could there not be a radio and network issue? If it were truly that GS6 just sucks as a device, then GSM carrier customers should be having the same issues.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    I'm saying it's a radio issue with the network. The radio (in the CDMA version/s) isn't correctly working with the towers as it seems the GSM variants are working fine. A software/firmware fix might fix it. I'm also not saying the S6 sucks, it just sucks on Sprint!! It's a great phone....when it works.
    04-30-2015 05:33 PM
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