05-18-2015 09:20 AM
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  1. MonkeyNews's Avatar
    Hi guys, recently upgraded from a HTC one m7 after refusing to never get a Samsung due to touchwiz and build materials, I've finally been swayed. Love it. Few questions though, one thing I miss is the ability to group apps outside of the home screen. Can that only be done with a launcher? If so which do you recommend. Also got any neat tips and tricks to get the most out the phone and camera? Im not used to having a functioning one due to the one on my m7 getting the dreaded purple tinge a year in. Thanks guys
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    05-12-2015 06:25 PM
  2. jcp007's Avatar
    Hi guys, recently upgraded from a HTC one m7 after refusing to never get a Samsung due to touchwiz and build materials, I've finally been swayed. Love it. Few questions though, one thing I miss is the ability to group apps outside of the home screen. Can that only be done with a launcher? If so which do you recommend. Also got any neat tips and tricks to get the most out the phone and camera? Im not used to having a functioning one due to the one on my m7 getting the dreaded purple tinge a year in. Thanks guys
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    Disable the Briefing tab.
    Developer Options all to 0.5
    Disable as much bloat
    Only synch Google options that you need.
    Give Touch Wiz a try

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    dc52ltr likes this.
    05-12-2015 06:34 PM
  3. Gator352's Avatar
    Hi guys, recently upgraded from a HTC one m7 after refusing to never get a Samsung due to touchwiz and build materials, I've finally been swayed. Love it. Few questions though, one thing I miss is the ability to group apps outside of the home screen. Can that only be done with a launcher? If so which do you recommend. Also got any neat tips and tricks to get the most out the phone and camera? Im not used to having a functioning one due to the one on my m7 getting the dreaded purple tinge a year in. Thanks guys
    !
    You can group apps either on the home screen or in the app drawer. In the app drawer, tap edit on the top right and slide one app on top of another. This will create a folder. You can name the folder and also set a color.

    Also, then you can move that folder to any home screen you wish making it easy to group.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2015 06:43 PM
  4. droidguy1964's Avatar
    Disable the Briefing tab.
    Developer Options all to 0.5
    Disable as much bloat
    Only synch Google options that you need.
    Give Touch Wiz a try

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    Get another launcher as fast as you can and then you wont have to mess with the developer options. Turn off WiFi scanning and enjoy your new phone. You don't have to go crazy crippling it to get great performance. Have fun.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    05-12-2015 06:48 PM
  5. MonkeyNews's Avatar
    Thank you dude I was obviously being incredibly blind haha. Rearranging now! Erm whilst I'm here what's your views in battery consumption? I.e should I let it drain before recharging?
    05-12-2015 06:49 PM
  6. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Hi guys, recently upgraded from a HTC one m7 after refusing to never get a Samsung due to touchwiz and build materials, I've finally been swayed. Love it. Few questions though, one thing I miss is the ability to group apps outside of the home screen. Can that only be done with a launcher? If so which do you recommend. Also got any neat tips and tricks to get the most out the phone and camera? Im not used to having a functioning one due to the one on my m7 getting the dreaded purple tinge a year in. Thanks guys
    !
    You can group apps in the app drawer by pressing the Edit button in the app drawer. Should be in the top corner.

    To get most out of the camera, best bet would be to practice. Just go out take shots, see what works, what doesn't. Then have a read on some camera guides for manual controls. Doesn't matter if you keep taking shots that look bad, eventually you'll get the hang of some manual controls and start pumping out some nice shots.

    The auto mode on the S6 is already really quite good though.
    05-12-2015 06:50 PM
  7. droidguy1964's Avatar
    Thank you dude I was obviously being incredibly blind haha. Rearranging now! Erm whilst I'm here what's your views in battery consumption? I.e should I let it drain before recharging?
    No you don't have to do anything special like draining. It's all set.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2015 06:50 PM
  8. MonkeyNews's Avatar
    Awesome ☺. The temptation to go nude with this phone is so much.. It's beautiful and feels amazing. Still, anyone recommend some good lightweight cases? And any other tips to get the most of this great phone would be much appreciated! Thanks.
    05-12-2015 06:53 PM
  9. droidguy1964's Avatar
    Awesome ☺. The temptation to go nude with this phone is so much.. It's beautiful and feels amazing. Still, anyone recommend some good lightweight cases? And any other tips to get the most of this great phone would be much appreciated! Thanks.
    I never use a case. This thing is too nice to wrap in plastic. Some guys actually use cases that double the size of the phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2015 07:10 PM
  10. drone3's Avatar
    The S6 hardware is awesome. Touchwizz on the other hand is much worse than Sense, get a launcher asap.

    dreaming of electric sheep
    05-12-2015 07:40 PM
  11. droidguy1964's Avatar
    The S6 hardware is awesome. Touchwizz on the other hand is much worse than Sense, get a launcher asap.

    dreaming of electric sheep
    Agreed.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2015 07:45 PM
  12. Gator352's Avatar
    Awesome ☺. The temptation to go nude with this phone is so much.. It's beautiful and feels amazing. Still, anyone recommend some good lightweight cases? And any other tips to get the most of this great phone would be much appreciated! Thanks.
    I like going nude too. Police don't like it much......

    I use an otterbox defender. So I'm one of those guys that doubles the size of the phone. Why? Cause i work in a hostile environment. Between my mack truck and wife, i need all the protection i can get!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    05-12-2015 07:50 PM
  13. Gator352's Avatar
    Thank you dude I was obviously being incredibly blind haha. Rearranging now! Erm whilst I'm here what's your views in battery consumption? I.e should I let it drain before recharging?
    Oh, don't let out drain past 30% to much. Li ion Batts don't like it to much.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2015 07:51 PM
  14. droidguy1964's Avatar
    Oh, don't let out drain past 30% to much. Li ion Batts don't like it to much.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    This is just simply not true.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2015 07:59 PM
  15. erasat's Avatar
    Awesome ☺. The temptation to go nude with this phone is so much.. It's beautiful and feels amazing. Still, anyone recommend some good lightweight cases? And any other tips to get the most of this great phone would be much appreciated! Thanks.
    Try Ringke Fusion or Flex both Crystal clear and extremely thin, as close as naked as possible with hood protection, just in case.
    05-12-2015 08:09 PM
  16. Stitchfame's Avatar
    Hey,

    Here is a video by Rhino Shield that shows that even with no bulk (so you can still see your beautiful phone ) your phone will still be protected from high drops on concrete:


    What else do you need? hehe I'm waiting for one end of the month, and i'm so sad that nobody knows about this brand on this forum!!
    jcp007 and boxa72 like this.
    05-13-2015 01:52 AM
  17. MonkeyNews's Avatar
    Thanks for the posts everyone! Got to say that after a few days with touchwiz it is actually really not offensive at all haha. Just wishing for more darker coloured themes to arrive as the bright toy colours don't really sit well with me. Aside from that I'm actually enjoying it.
    May even keep touchwiz.

    And holy hell this phone is nice. Fast, great looks and the camera is unbelievable!
    05-13-2015 05:23 AM
  18. jcp007's Avatar
    Hey,

    Here is a video by Rhino Shield that shows that even with no bulk (so you can still see your beautiful phone ) your phone will still be protected from high drops on concrete:


    What else do you need? hehe I'm waiting for one end of the month, and i'm so sad that nobody knows about this brand on this forum!!
    Impressive. How about from double the distance?
    05-13-2015 06:14 AM
  19. jcp007's Avatar
    Thanks for the posts everyone! Got to say that after a few days with touchwiz it is actually really not offensive at all haha. Just wishing for more darker coloured themes to arrive as the bright toy colours don't really sit well with me. Aside from that I'm actually enjoying it.
    May even keep touchwiz.

    And holy hell this phone is nice. Fast, great looks and the camera is unbelievable!
    TouchWiz is slimmed down and more unified. Give it a chance before trying a third party launcher. I thought I read that the calendar and clock icons don't function on some third party launchers. I am sure that if I am wrong, a dozen or so folks will definitely not hesitate to correct me.

    Cases...for any cases and there are a ton of nice ones...some already mentioned above. Appearance, ease of install/maintenance, cost, protection against drops/dust and dirt intrusion. The last two being the toughest to balance. Low cost/low,protection COULD mean more cases to replace or a full replacement/insurance claim cost. Anyone that has suffered through my posts knows I am partial to the Otterbox Defender which is by far the slimmest to date for a Galaxy device that I have owned since the GS3.
    05-13-2015 06:26 AM
  20. PsychDoc's Avatar
    Still, anyone recommend some good lightweight cases?
    Best slim case made..hands down. Ringke Slim -
    jcp007 likes this.
    05-13-2015 06:30 AM
  21. joeszef's Avatar
    Awesome ☺. The temptation to go nude with this phone is so much.. It's beautiful and feels amazing. Still, anyone recommend some good lightweight cases? And any other tips to get the most of this great phone would be much appreciated! Thanks.
    I agree. I bought the gold platinum which shines especially in daylight oh well its slippery though so I bought spigen hybrid ultra clear case. Its lightweight and perfectly fit on the S6 thus maintaning the color and build exposure.

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
    05-13-2015 06:48 AM
  22. droidguy1964's Avatar
    TouchWiz is slimmed down and more unified. Give it a chance before trying a third party launcher. I thought I read that the calendar and clock icons don't function on some third party launchers. I am sure that if I am wrong, a dozen or so folks will definitely not hesitate to correct me.

    Cases...for any cases and there are a ton of nice ones...some already mentioned above. Appearance, ease of install/maintenance, cost, protection against drops/dust and dirt intrusion. The last two being the toughest to balance. Low cost/low,protection COULD mean more cases to replace or a full replacement/insurance claim cost. Anyone that has suffered through my posts knows I am partial to the Otterbox Defender which is by far the slimmest to date for a Galaxy device that I have owned since the GS3.
    Calendar and clock functions work fine with nova, action and gnl. Although there are so many better options than the stock calendar.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-13-2015 07:13 AM
  23. Gator352's Avatar
    This is just simply not true.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Go look or read everything about li ion batteries. If you Don't like what they say, Argue with them.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-13-2015 12:26 PM
  24. Stitchfame's Avatar
    Impressive. How about from double the distance?
    They do not show it, but I dont think it would work. 30 feet is quite high!
    Their iPhone 5 can be dropped from 25 feet, however the S6 is heavier... maybe they improved their formula? I'm not sure but for me, 15 feet is more than enough, I live on the first floor of my building hehe They have discount for pre-orders only, and they ship next week, you should try and we can compare our reviews
    05-13-2015 09:16 PM
  25. droidguy1964's Avatar
    Go look or read everything about li ion batteries. If you Don't like what they say, Argue with them.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Of course reading everything like you suggested would be impossible but what I did read today made no mention of not using at less than 30%. if you go by that rule then you only use your first 70 percent of your battery and then put it on charge. that makes no sense, what does that give you maybe 2 hours of screen time a day?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-13-2015 09:19 PM
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