05-29-2015 11:00 AM
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  1. Techno-guy's Avatar
    Don't get me wrong, I like the S5 a lot, but how could it be rated higher than the S6 (which clearly has flaws but they are software, not hardware, related)?

    CONSUMER REPORTS: Samsung Galaxy S5 Beats S6
    05-28-2015 07:07 AM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    Don't get me wrong, I like the S5 a lot, but how could it be rated higher than the S6 (which clearly has flaws but they are software, not hardware, related)?

    CONSUMER REPORTS: Samsung Galaxy S5 Beats S6
    Consumer Reports is the last place i'd look for smartphone buying advice. we probably know more than their dinosaur staff does.
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    05-28-2015 07:27 AM
  3. donm527#IM's Avatar
    They gave props to the LG G3! I love my LG G3. It really is a great phone and felt that and the G2 were sleeper phones of the year.

    Don't get me wrong, I like the S5 a lot, but how could it be rated higher than the S6 (which clearly has flaws but they are software, not hardware, related)?

    CONSUMER REPORTS: Samsung Galaxy S5 Beats S6
    05-28-2015 07:29 AM
  4. Erm10's Avatar
    I never owned an S5 but in a way I find it refreshing that someone out there is valuing function over form. All of the so called "tech writers", websites and blogs slammed the S5 and earlier Galaxy devices for not having "premium" design and build like the iPhone, despite the fact that it allowed for things that are critical to many people, like replaceable battery and SD card. Frankly I don't care what the back of the phone is made of or looks like because I will always have it in a case.

    So if you set aside those two features (which is hard to do because they are very important to many), which is the better device and which is the better value (always an important criteria for CR)?
    Smtrekkers, A895, molgen and 2 others like this.
    05-28-2015 07:58 AM
  5. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I'm getting rid of my S6 and getting another S5 now.
    KJ78 and kicko like this.
    05-28-2015 07:59 AM
  6. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Funny how things go. My son loves his s5 and is no hurry to get rid of it.

    Posted via the Android Central App from my HTC m8 till my LG g4 comes in.
    05-28-2015 08:46 AM
  7. jdmorin's Avatar
    I had a s5 and loved it. But love my S6 a lot more
    makaroni, HMBgal and Mark8768 like this.
    05-28-2015 12:25 PM
  8. KJ78's Avatar
    I never owned an S5 but in a way I find it refreshing that someone out there is valuing function over form. All of the so called "tech writers", websites and blogs slammed the S5 and earlier Galaxy devices for not having "premium" design and build like the iPhone, despite the fact that it allowed for things that are critical to many people, like replaceable battery and SD card. Frankly I don't care what the back of the phone is made of or looks like because I will always have it in a case.

    So if you set aside those two features (which is hard to do because they are very important to many), which is the better device and which is the better value (always an important criteria for CR)?
    I don't understand the "premium build" hype especially when it's about things like a glass back that is will obviously crack. Almost everybody should have their phone in a case covering all but the screen. For me function >form.
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    05-28-2015 01:30 PM
  9. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Yeah, a pretty phone means nothing to me.
    05-28-2015 01:48 PM
  10. makaroni's Avatar
    I had an S5 and switched over to an S6. I liked the S5 a Lot it was reliable and did everything I needed it to with no issues. I switched for the internal memory of the S6. If it weren't for that, I would've kept the S5. S6 outperforms the S5 in my opinion but you take a huge hit in the battery because of it. I guess you gotta give something to get something. It's just the way things go

    Galaxy S6 Gang
    05-28-2015 03:17 PM
  11. jcp007's Avatar
    I passed on the GS5 because it seemed like the GS4 Take 2. Because of the lack of a card slot and a replaceable battery, they would trade performance and speed as well as a much better TouchWiz UI not to mention a better camera, better display, faster storage, wireless charging, a better fingerprint scanner and tap n go/ MST mobile payments. The GS6 is what the GS5 should have been.
    planoman likes this.
    05-28-2015 07:17 PM
  12. Phillip Pugh's Avatar
    Had all the s phones and the gs6 is the best one yet . Not sure why you would worry about what somebody else says . If you like your gs6 why the hell would you care

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    05-28-2015 08:10 PM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    Had all the s phones and the gs6 is the best one yet . Not sure why you would worry about what somebody else says . If you like your gs6 why the hell would you care

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Amen, brother! If you are having buyers remorse, return it and get a device that makes you happy and better fits your usage and preferences. No one should hang on to a device that you aren't happy with.
    05-28-2015 08:19 PM
  14. Zoostation's Avatar
    Well this sucks....made a comment in this thread right before I left work and it's gone. Even checked to make sure it showed up before leaving. Now nothing.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-28-2015 09:50 PM
  15. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Well this sucks....made a comment in this thread right before I left work and it's gone. Even checked to make sure it showed up before leaving. Now nothing.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Make it again.
    05-28-2015 09:52 PM
  16. jcp007's Avatar
    Well this sucks....made a comment in this thread right before I left work and it's gone. Even checked to make sure it showed up before leaving. Now nothing.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You can't leave us hanging. Was work that bad today?
    05-29-2015 01:46 AM
  17. joeszef's Avatar
    I dont understand, when S5 came out they dont like it for not having a premiun build at a premiun price tag now when S6 came most of them now says they dont like it for having a premiun glass and metal frame. So whats up with that?

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
    05-29-2015 01:53 AM
  18. jcp007's Avatar
    I dont understand, when S5 came out they dont like it for not having a premiun build at a premiun price tag now when S6 came most of them now says they dont like it for having a premiun glass and metal frame. So whats up with that?

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
    It, to me, seems like the heartburn is more about the exclusion of the card slot and replaceable battery and the flip flop on the build materials is collateral damage. Possibly less criticism if the device were thick enough to make the camera hump flush with the chassis of the device.
    05-29-2015 02:14 AM
  19. Phillip Pugh's Avatar
    I dont understand, when S5 came out they dont like it for not having a premiun build at a premiun price tag now when S6 came most of them now says they dont like it for having a premiun glass and metal frame. So whats up with that?

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    if you want to galaxy s6 go buy it if you don't like it you have two weeks to take it back stop listening to the naysayers and haters

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-29-2015 07:08 AM
  20. Zoostation's Avatar
    You can't leave us hanging. Was work that bad today?
    Make it again.
    If only I could remember now what it was I posted. That last post complaining was after a Thirsty Thursday. I'll leave it at that.
    05-29-2015 08:54 AM
  21. Zoostation's Avatar
    I don't understand the "premium build" hype especially when it's about things like a glass back that is will obviously crack. Almost everybody should have their phone in a case covering all but the screen. For me function >form.
    There's more to function than just the external construction. In most any task the S6 will easily outperform the S5.
    05-29-2015 09:04 AM
  22. Nreeldeep's Avatar
    The S5 sold 10 million in 27 days. S6/Edge last sold 10 million in roughly 40 days. The market has spoken loud and clear. Take away is that world leading specs and iPhoneesque frame are no guarantee of success.
    Consumer reports theory is that the S5 is superior because it's more practical as a tool. Which is what a mobile device should be. Not jewelry.
    05-29-2015 09:52 AM
  23. warpdrive's Avatar
    The S5 sold 10 million in 27 days. S6/Edge last sold 10 million in roughly 40 days. The market has spoken loud and clear. Take away is that world leading specs and iPhoneesque frame are no guarantee of success.
    Consumer reports theory is that the S5 is superior because it's more practical as a tool. Which is what a mobile device should be. Not jewelry.
    So what? The S6 is still the best phone you can get so buy it or don't. The rest don't matter.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-29-2015 10:00 AM
  24. jcp007's Avatar
    If only I could remember now what it was I posted. That last post complaining was after a Thirsty Thursday. I'll leave it at that.
    Adult beverages were consumed in large quantities?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    05-29-2015 10:21 AM
  25. jcp007's Avatar
    The S5 sold 10 million in 27 days. S6/Edge last sold 10 million in roughly 40 days. The market has spoken loud and clear. Take away is that world leading specs and iPhoneesque frame are no guarantee of success.
    Consumer reports theory is that the S5 is superior because it's more practical as a tool. Which is what a mobile device should be. Not jewelry.
    Could be wrong. The sales were over a month which is 30 or 31 days. The GS6 has a lot more competition and with a radical design, some still have not forgiven Samsung for excluding features that could be an endangered species one day soon and for making a business decision in the best interest of the company and its shareholders. It doesn't make Consumer Reports or Forbes right. If you think Samsung made the wrong decision, there are plenty of great high end and low end smartphones to choose from. If you have no skin in the game, the vote you have is your wallet. Slow acceptance is not a sure sign of anything but current market conditions which can change in a heartbeat.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
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    05-29-2015 10:30 AM
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