05-11-2015 10:19 PM
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  1. jcp007's Avatar
    I have had my AT&T GS6 for over a month and continue to be quite pleased with my decision to have it as my daily driver. I have no regrets thus far and it is best smartphone that I have ever owned.



    What are your impressions? Any surprises, good or bad? If you are coming from a different device, what do you like most and what made you choose the GS6 over the competition, both released and recently announced?

    Note: Some are not experiencing great battery life so let's not let this thread degenerate into a battery life thread. Don't know about you but there have been enough of them. Hopefully, future updates will address this issue.
    OceanView, neiljay6 and legend221 like this.
    05-09-2015 09:45 AM
  2. drone3's Avatar
    Coming from the HTC M7

    Likes - camera, screen, quick charge, clicky buttons

    Dislikes - Touchwizz, external speaker

    The S6 is a great device I wouldn't trade it for any other phone, but I do miss the M7's aluminum design/build, External speakers and the consistent Sense UI. If the M9 had the same camera quality as the S6 I probably would have got the M9. So yeh the main deciding factor was definitely the camera.

    dreaming of electric sheep
    05-09-2015 09:57 AM
  3. cohoman's Avatar
    I've had my S6 since launch day and it's been working great. No issues. Battery life is excellent, WiFi works fine, calls are clear with no drops. The camera is excellent compared to my previous HTC M7. Everything is great.

    The only small issue I have is that after the recent Samsung update I can't use "ok, google" on any screen (just on the Google search screen).
    05-09-2015 10:31 AM
  4. OceanView's Avatar
    I've been pretty happy with my s6. The only thing that I can complain about is the highest volume setting on the speaker. It seems to distort which other samsung phones didn't.
    Otherwise this thing is just awesome.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-09-2015 10:46 AM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    Last device was the AT&T 16GB GS4.

    Pros:

    The display is amazing. The parallax effect is amazing and the icons appear to be painted on. The resolution and brightness is great as well. I can now use my GS6 in the car and outside. I seldom have to resort to full bright or auto bright. Most of the time I am on 50% brightness. Colors are less over saturated and the color temperature are more accurate.

    Battery life has yet to be an issue but I am not a heavy duty user. I love the rapid charging and wireless charging. Looking forward to being out and about being able to drop my GS6 on wireless charging pad in a restaurant or store without having to buy an accessory.

    This device is as fast and smooth as any device that I have ever owned. Still no noticeable lag. Not missing the sd card slot and still have 50 GB free.

    Love,the thinness and premium, solid feel of the device finally ditching the plastic. It's funny that Samsung was hammered for the plastic, hyper glazed or dimpled plastic backs as being cheap but the so-called experts are praising the G4. Coincidence that the G4 also has a swappable battery and sd card slot?

    Camera is amazing. Looking forward to trying videos at my nephews graduation.

    Looking forward to Samsung Pay having tap n go and MST available.

    Cons:

    The GS6 should have been thick enough to make the camera hump flush with the chassis. Not sure who thought it would be a great aesthetic design choice.

    The power button needed to be a bit higher.

    The device would have been great without the Briefing screen.

    TouchWiz needs more work but is much improved and optimized than past iterations. Menu options need to be better organized and the bright colors although they contribute to a more unified look need to be toned down. Icons and folder displays need an overhauls need to be able to uninstall all apps, Samsung and carrier, not just disable some. If you don't need it, you shouldn't have to include it on your device.

    Samsung and carriers need to work better together and more quickly to roll out OS updates and patches.
    neiljay6 likes this.
    05-09-2015 10:56 AM
  6. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Damn, jpc007 I didn't realize that you were a thin, light skinned black man.
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    05-09-2015 11:11 AM
  7. droidguy1964's Avatar
    Love my edge. Still amazed at how nice it is everytime I pick it up.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-09-2015 11:12 AM
  8. cbreze's Avatar
    Also had mine for about a month. Came from an iPhone 6+ back to android. I missed the customizations of android and while the 6+ is a great device it's not for me as a daily driver. I had the strange screen sensitivity issue for the first 2 weeks and wanted to smash it against a wall in frustration, cursing Samsung all the while. Once I figured out that issue I can say this is the smoothest running phone I've had so far. Awesome camera, excellent battery life, very smooth operations through out. I knew touch wiz would be pretty meh for me as all of the android OEM UI launchers always are for me. I need to be able to customize it to my liking. The beauty of android is the all the customization options. I was pleasantly surprised by the loud speaker and find it quite adequate. I was expecting a lesser experience and glad to be disappointed in a good way. Camera is awesome of course, no complaints there, The protrusion of the lens housing out the back is no issue since I use a case. Its to slippery to risk it naked for me. I have a nice case. I think I can say for my needs and usage the S6 is the best phone I've had so far and I've had a lot of them. Very pleased with it.
    05-09-2015 11:15 AM
  9. jcp007's Avatar
    Damn, jpc007 I didn't realize that you were a thin, light skinned black man.
    More like an American born, Korean Thor.

    Bring back Download Booster and Smart Manager.
    05-09-2015 11:35 AM
  10. Zoostation's Avatar
    I've only had mine a week and am coming from a Droid DNA, and I'm very happy thus far. The screen is amazing and I haven't even changed the settings from automatic brightness. Battery life has been much better than I expected and I'm getting much better sot than the DNA. My only complaints are the camera hump and the power button..It's right where the volume button was on my old phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-09-2015 12:09 PM
  11. xdviper's Avatar
    I've only had mine for a week but still contemplating returning back to my Nexus 5. It's smooth and nice but I am still seeing lag and jitters in areas where the 2 year old Nexus 5 held up like a champ.
    The battery life from the Nexus 5 isn't an upgrade but more of a side grade. Besides that, no complaints, the screen is gorgeous and the speakers sound awesome coming from the Nexus 5.
    Just wish the battery was better in standby and touchwiz even in it's trimmed down form was as smooth as stock lolipop.
    Oh, and if the wifi calling and volte bugs we're nonexistent would've been so much better.
    Can't wait to see what 5.1.1 does to this phone.
    05-09-2015 12:45 PM
  12. monkmullen's Avatar
    Had my s6 since launch. I was hesitant to get a Samsung device because of all the Touchwiz hate, but it's been a total non-issue for me.

    The hardware is fantastic. Like others have said, screen is very nice, clicky buttons, reliable (for me at least) fingerprint reader. It's an a very slick package.

    The battery has been a humongous disappointment. I'm not a heavy user by any stretch, and I barely make it from 7am to 7pm on a charge. Its the old cell standby issue, too. It's accountable for 40% or more of my battery use some days. Not cool.

    Still, for various reasons, this phone is a country mile better than the last 3 phones I've had, imo: iPhone 4s, htc one m7, and 2013 moto x.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-09-2015 12:57 PM
  13. sbmoore1's Avatar
    I'm in love with my GS6. Came from a moto x 2014, gs5, droid turbo and my s6 blows them all away. My turbo is fast but my s6 is a little faster. Can't beat the fingerprint scanner to keep others out my s6.
    05-09-2015 01:19 PM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    I'd like to see all of the well known reviewers do a review of the latest demo unit versus the retail GS6 with 5.1.1. It would be interesting to see what type of response we get from them.
    05-09-2015 04:19 PM
  15. enduro's Avatar
    got the S6 two days ago and though i do like my edge very much I do wish the edge component had more functionality.
    05-09-2015 06:46 PM
  16. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Phone is phenomenal honestly. I am in my late 40's run a business and use this thing hard. Never had a phone that I just can't keep my hands off of.

    I honestly can't say one bad thing about it. It is simply lights out....I used to think there couldn't be a better device than my s3 was but this thing smokes that by miles.

    My wife has an iPhone 6 and it is a nice device but it is not on the same planet as the s6 I have.

    I hate hearing some of the negatives on here about this device. It's unfortunate that everyone isn't having the same experience I am.

    Pros: everything
    Cons: none that I have seen
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    05-09-2015 07:00 PM
  17. jcp007's Avatar
    Phone is phenomenal honestly. I am in my late 40's run a business and use this thing hard. Never had a phone that I just can't keep my hands off of.

    I honestly can't say one bad thing about it. It is simply lights out....I used to think there couldn't be a better device than my s3 was but this thing smokes that by miles.

    My wife has an iPhone 6 and it is a nice device but it is not on the same planet as the s6 I have.

    I hate hearing some of the negatives on here about this device. It's unfortunate that everyone isn't having the same experience I am.

    Pros: everything
    Cons: none that I have seen
    While it is regrettable that some have numerous challenges, it's nice to see a positive experience. On the other hand, a majority of these cases were early adopter issues experienced by those not accustomed to them and some were just plain lemons. Some of them are carrier and/or Lollipop issues that should hopefully addressed with updates.
    05-09-2015 07:07 PM
  18. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Seems as though many people are in denial about their battery life.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Galaxy S6.
    05-09-2015 07:42 PM
  19. racedog's Avatar
    Seems as though many people are in denial about their battery life.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Galaxy S6.
    Here's a screen of my delusional screen time. I get a about 6 hours every single day.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails GS6 & GS6E impressions - A Month Later-113411.jpg   GS6 & GS6E impressions - A Month Later-113412.jpg  
    05-09-2015 07:49 PM
  20. racedog's Avatar
    Oops, accidental post.
    Attached Thumbnails GS6 & GS6E impressions - A Month Later-113412.jpg  
    05-09-2015 07:52 PM
  21. getbretweir's Avatar
    I'm intrigued by the supposed moto x leaks, specifically the 3280 mAh battery. whatever I get in 2015, I plan to have for 3 years, and a sub 3000 battery just won't cut it

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-09-2015 08:34 PM
  22. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Seems as though many people are in denial about their battery life.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Galaxy S6.
    Not sure having 5 1/2 - 6 hrs of SOT each charge cycle and a battery that I haven't come close to burning through in a day is being in denial.
    05-09-2015 08:36 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    I'm intrigued by the supposed moto x leaks, specifically the 3280 mAh battery. whatever I get in 2015, I plan to have for 3 years, and a sub 3000 battery just won't cut it

    Posted via the Android Central App
    If you are going to keep it that long, you should be sure. The M9 and G4 both have a larger battery life and don't appear to perform as well. The M9 has been released while the G4 was just announced. With all the new displays and chipsets as well as both improved features and added ones make efficient energy management more critical. If the optimization is done well, a smaller battery can function in a manner comparable manner or, in some cases, exceed them.
    05-09-2015 08:39 PM
  24. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Here's a screen of my delusional screen time. I get a about 6 hours every single day.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yeah, are you using ultra power saving mode?

    Why am I only getting 2.75 hours?

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Galaxy S6.
    05-09-2015 10:16 PM
  25. jcp007's Avatar
    Yeah, are you using ultra power saving mode?

    Why am I only getting 2.75 hours?

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Galaxy S6.
    Both power saving modes are off. Perhaps you have a lemon?
    05-09-2015 10:20 PM
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