07-30-2015 09:14 AM
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  1. Almeuit's Avatar
    Ha ok the fact is the iPhone screen is Trounced the iPhone camera is Trounced the iPhone internals are Trounced and the S6 has Cat6 LTE the IP6 only has Cat4 LTE this is not down to network and as for the 6+ having OIS well the IP6 is already more expensive than the S6 on contract here in the UK and the 6+ is even more ridiculously overpriced considering it does nothing better in any area.
    The Cat6 vs Cat4 really doesn't matter much since you won't see those theoretical speeds in many areas. I hit 100+ Mbps on my iPhone 6+ when I had it just like I can on my Galaxy S6 or my LG G4. The iPhone competes pretty well with the phones of today -- It just runs a different OS so it handles some things better and some things worse.
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    07-24-2015 03:05 PM
  2. Smg-Uk's Avatar
    That may well be true but like I said it's better in no area than the S6 it just can't compete.
    07-24-2015 03:16 PM
  3. msm0511's Avatar
    That may well be true but like I said it's better in no area than the S6 it just can't compete.
    That's funny because both my M9 and my iPhone 6 perform better in day to day use than anybody I know with an S6. Specs on paper mean nothing. The only thing I think that's better on the S6 is the camera.
    07-24-2015 03:23 PM
  4. Smg-Uk's Avatar
    Sure they do, This phone has no slow down and no lag and you think the screen on those phones comes close they don't
    07-24-2015 03:27 PM
  5. msm0511's Avatar
    Sure they do, This phone has no slow down and no lag and you think the screen on those phones comes close they don't
    I'll just redirect you to these threads to refute that. Lots of users are having screen redraws, jankiness, etc. (I won't say lag because I personally haven't seen it). The other 2 I have though. The screen is nice, but it nor the camera are enough to make up for other problems I've seen.
    07-24-2015 03:31 PM
  6. Smg-Uk's Avatar
    What threads? Every phone has hardware/software faults it's all a matter of luck and having insurance.
    07-24-2015 03:36 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'll just redirect you to these threads to refute that. Lots of users are having screen redraws, jankiness, etc. (I won't say lag because I personally haven't seen it). The other 2 I have though. The screen is nice, but it nor the camera are enough to make up for other problems I've seen.
    I can say my iPhone 6+ had issues with re-drawing apps if I left them and came back a little bit later (even as early as 2-3 minutes). I believe it was part of the saving battery thing where they restrict apps in the background except for certain processes -- Also I am sure the RAM didn't help.
    07-24-2015 03:37 PM
  8. tadpoles's Avatar
    Well the S6 is brand new and Samsung focused on the iPhone as their goal. The next generation of iPhone is about to drop with Apple focusing on beating the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. I think they'll succeed and we'll have to see how the 6s or 6s Plus compare to their Samsung counterparts. My bet is they'll be competitive and will not be trounced but we'll have to see. I still don't think the iPhone 6 is trounced by the S6 but that's subjective.


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    newsman787 likes this.
    07-24-2015 03:44 PM
  9. krazyatom's Avatar
    I do agree that s6 hardware is better than iPhone 6 but IOS is better than android os.

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    07-24-2015 03:47 PM
  10. razza1987's Avatar
    Actually you are right -- I added up what I could see and it is about 4-4.5 hours... but again that really isn't anything over my Android devices considering you are using it on wifi only and are down to 2%.

    Apple does have good battery management .. Better than Android but they are also different in how they operate. Apple allows some back ground tasks whereas Android allows the entire app to run full power (if it calls for it). My gf's iPad Air 2 has amazing life (wifi-only model) and we only charge it once every 1 to 1 1/2 weeks so I agree on the life lasting. I agree the 6/6+ get good life but it doesn't just smoke my Android devices. I used the 6+ for about 5-6 months so I am not going off just a week of playing with it.
    Because as it says in the picture it is showing the use for the last 24 hours. IPhone only shows the use for the last 24 hours only. I had had the phone off the charger 41 hours so it didn't show the rest
    07-24-2015 03:50 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Because as it says in the picture it is showing the use for the last 24 hours. IPhone only shows the use for the last 24 hours only. I had had the phone off the charger 41 hours so it didn't show the rest
    Is that a new change in iOS 9? I know on my iPhone 6+ I could choose between the last 24 hours and the past 7 days of battery usage.
    07-24-2015 03:52 PM
  12. msm0511's Avatar
    Is that a new change in iOS 9? I know on my iPhone 6+ I could choose between the last 24 hours and the past 7 days of battery usage.
    In iOS 9 PB2 you can choose last 24 hrs or last 6 days. I can't remember what it was in iOS 8. To be honest I never worried about it on iOS.
    07-24-2015 03:55 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    In iOS 9 PB2 you can choose last 24 hrs or last 6 days. I can't remember what it was in iOS 8. To be honest I never worried about it on iOS.
    iOS 8 was last 7 days for sure (I just checked an old screenshot I have backed up to Google +) -- See below.
    Attached Thumbnails Anyone go back to iPhone after giving the s6 a try?-batt.png  
    07-24-2015 04:03 PM
  14. Dale_Varty's Avatar
    I have the s6 edge and apart from having icons go missing I've loved it had none of the problems I've heard others talk of, my wife has the iPhone 6 and with similar usage has no longer battery than my s6. All in all been more than happy.

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    07-24-2015 04:18 PM
  15. syspry's Avatar
    I can say my iPhone 6+ had issues with re-drawing apps if I left them and came back a little bit later (even as early as 2-3 minutes). I believe it was part of the saving battery thing where they restrict apps in the background except for certain processes -- Also I am sure the RAM didn't help.
    That right there is my main holdback about this iPhone gen. It's likely they'll finally jump to 2gb this year but not assured. If they don't, it'll probably take it off my Fall upgrade list of contenders. One thing I admire about Apple is that they play by their own rules for specs rather than engaging in pointless spec wars. (QHD on a 5-6" screen? Seriously, what are you possibly going to do with that besides leading me to believe you have a virtual nose ring with the words 'sucker: salesmen please loop finger here' engraved on it?). But they shouldn't have applied that strategy to RAM this year.

    Android OEM's are basically trapped into spec races because they have to one-up other android OEM's and they don't have the consumer clout Apple does to give them the ability to play leader.

    Moto tried to downplay specs with the first X. Remember those debates? People were criticizing the specs, while Moto and their fans argued that user experience and optimization were more important. The kicker is that Moto was right... and also wrong. To the nerds and techie sites, the X was one of their darlings that year. But did it do well to the general public? Well...

    Obviously there were other factors too but that doesn't change much. Moto, LG, HTC, Sony can't afford to release a flagship without THE most cutting specs like Apple can with their clout. Honestly I don't think even Samsung would get away with coming out next year with an S7 with toned down specs and saying "not necessary because we've optimized it so well" simply because they've already committed to the android spec war for so many years that if they tried to pull out they'd get torn to shreds in the media.
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    07-24-2015 05:33 PM
  16. msm0511's Avatar
    That right there is my main holdback about this iPhone gen. It's likely they'll finally jump to 2gb this year but not assured. If they don't, it'll probably take it off my Fall upgrade list of contenders. One thing I admire about Apple is that they play by their own rules for specs rather than engaging in pointless spec wars. (QHD on a 5-6" screen? Seriously, what are you possibly going to do with that besides leading me to believe you have a virtual nose ring with the words 'sucker: salesmen please loop finger here' engraved on it?). But they shouldn't have applied that strategy to RAM this year.

    Android OEM's are basically trapped into spec races because they have to one-up other android OEM's and they don't have the consumer clout Apple does to give them the ability to play leader.

    Moto tried to downplay specs with the first X. Remember those debates? People were criticizing the specs, while Moto and their fans argued that user experience and optimization were more important. The kicker is that Moto was right... and also wrong. To the nerds and techie sites, the X was one of their darlings that year. But did it do well to the general public? Well...

    Obviously there were other factors too but that doesn't change much. Moto, LG, HTC, Sony can't afford to release a flagship without THE most cutting specs like Apple can with their clout. Honestly I don't think even Samsung would get away with coming out next year with an S7 with toned down specs and saying "not necessary because we've optimized it so well" simply because they've already committed to the android spec war for so many years that if they tried to pull out they'd get torn to shreds in the media.
    Exactly what you said. I never really worry bout specs when I buy an iPhone. I do wish they'd go 1080 across the board with screens, but my 6 screen looks better than some 1080 screens I've seen on other devices in the similar sizes. The only reason I want 2 gigs of RAM with the s series this year is for multi-window and pip support. 1 is just not enough for those features. Samsung can maybe get away without playing spec wars now that they're putting their own custom chips somewhat, but they'll still have to keep upping the RAM probably. For me it's all about optimization, not chasing the highest specs you can get.
    07-24-2015 05:41 PM
  17. razza1987's Avatar
    Is that a new change in iOS 9? I know on my iPhone 6+ I could choose between the last 24 hours and the past 7 days of battery usage.
    I definitely agree with you in one way though. I would much prefer it if apple made the battery stats for the time off the charge and not the 24hours/7 days thing that they have currently. It would be a lot easier to show and compare battery life. But what I meant was there is no way of knowing what the rest of the screen on time was for the other 17 hours off the charger that wasn't included in the 24 hour battery stats. If it was 5 hours in the 24 hours in the stats the other 5 hours could have been in the other 17 hours but because ios are annoying and only show the battery stats for the last 24 hours and not the time off the charger there is no way of knowing. They are going in the right direction though by showing exactly what the battery is doing in that time. I'm becoming very impressed in the direction apple is going with ios9. All the Android fans are going to say "Oh but Android already does that" yes it may and that's why I have BOTH an android device AND an iOS device. Because I like both for different reasons.

    With the new back feature in apps for when you get notifications (this feature I am in love with) apple is starting to implement more and more things like Android and it is going to make my decision extremely difficult next year trying to choose between the iPhone 7+ and Samsung S7. Especially if ios continue to go in the direction they are currently going in by implementing more Android style features. That means that it could end up being the best of both operating systems. I'm VERY interested to see what apple will come up with with the updates after ios9 and ios10
    07-24-2015 07:15 PM
  18. razza1987's Avatar
    Wow. Sorry for ranting. I'm passionate about both these devices lol
    07-24-2015 07:16 PM
  19. stevelam's Avatar
    my s6 cant even handle spotify playing smoothly while doing other tasks on the phone. terrible device and cant wait to go back to iphone when the new version is out.
    07-25-2015 12:32 AM
  20. Travisimo's Avatar
    I currently have both... the S6 and iPhone 6 Plus, swapping my AT&T sim between them at leisure. I like to use both OS's from time to time, and I've found many things to like about both phones.

    I've always found iPhones to have the best cameras - and the 6 Plus definitely has a good one - but the Galaxy S6 camera is a step above IMO. Why? It has more resolution without sacrificing low-light performance. It has a faster aperture, which equates to significantly brighter video capture in my experience. And it has a camera app with a lot more features and customizations. The iPhone still has better pano phones though.

    Battery life on my iPhone 6 Plus is phenomenal, lasting an entire day even under heavy use. I use the thing for Hotspot a lot because it'll last forever. The S6, on the other hand, is really pretty terrible with a battery that does not get me through an entire day. Sometimes it doesn't even last 8-10 hours of moderate use, and when using the camera, it drops very quickly. Then again, the 6 Plus is a lot bigger so I'm intrigued to see how the S6 Edge+ fares when it comes out pretty soon.

    Build quality on both phones is great. I like the home button on the iPhone better - it just feels higher quality. Fingerprint sensors on both phones work great! The materials used are quite nice on both phones. Not sure which I prefer, actually. I really like the glass on the S6, especially how it seems to change color depending on the lighting. Both phones are pretty slippery, but I don't like using cases unless I'm on a trip or doing something active.

    iOS has some advantages, such as a more unified ecosystem, some apps that are better than their Android counterparts, and efficient power handling. However, it has gotten buggier the last year or two with Apple adding tons of new features without having enough time to test them thoroughly. Android, on the other hand, has gotten more stable, smoother, and prettier. I still don't like OEM skins, but at the least the S6 one isn't too bad this time around. Still, Apple has the advantage of not having to put carrier crap on their phones and being able to update everyone at the same time.

    So you asked the question... does the S6 make me want to go back to my iPhone? Well since I have both, I already do that from time to time. However, I'm mostly using the S6 as my daily driver because I just like using Android right now, and because I like the camera better. So I'm actually more excited about the S6 Edge+ than I am the iPhone 6S Plus but we'll have to see!
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    07-25-2015 01:15 AM
  21. iFrosty's Avatar
    I have both devices and i understand the struggle. My 6+ is jailbroken which makes it even more difficult. However i have decided to stick with the s6 (mine is the edge) over the 6+ for a few reasons.
    1) Ergonomics. The s6 is way better in my hand than the 6+ and i have massive hands at that. 5.1 is plenty big as is compared to 5.7 (and im sure she said that too)
    2)I still strive to make my iphone an android especially with it jailbroken.
    What i mean here is setting custom notification sounds on a per app basis, adding new elements to the home screen, bluetooth file sharing, etc.
    3)Changing default apps.

    I have more examples to state but im sure the idea is present.
    I do miss some things of iOS (imessage, itunes store NOT program, and immediate (albeit my choice) of software updates) but those are small prices to pay when i have a device that from hardware and even software is superior.

    For those with battery in mind:
    It ultimately comes down to you and how you use your device. I have superb battery life on my Edge and with quick charge at my disposal i couldn't even worry.
    Here are some tips:
    Stop using Facebook and Messenger apps. Use the mobile browser and make a shortcut. That right there is enough to fix half your issues.
    Turn location off unless needed.
    Use some stock apps over third party apps. For example i use the stock browser over anything else eapecially chrome. Bleh. Chrome is overrated and still crashes like no tomorrow on my edge.

    I could go on but i figured i have stated enough.

    Have fun and make a choice with plans on sticking with it.


    Sent from The Edge™
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    07-25-2015 06:40 AM
  22. razza1987's Avatar
    Using Facebook makes no difference whatsoever to battery life from my experience. I thought it would so I uninstalled it but couldn't see any difference to the battery life so I ended up reinstalling it. Carbon on the other hand compared to the official twitter app on Android is heaven. I just have to figure out how to quote tweets which I still have no idea how to do ^
    07-25-2015 10:08 AM
  23. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Actually you are incorrect. The new ios breaks it down
    How much screen on time is this showing?

    Posted from my Samsung S6 Active
    07-25-2015 10:34 AM
  24. razza1987's Avatar
    How much screen on time is this showing?

    Posted from my Samsung S6 Active
    I already explained why it doesn't show the entire ten hours of screen on time. I had the phone off the charger for 41 hours. Ios only shows the usage for the last 24 hours. Therefore the usage for the other remaining 17 hours wasnt shown
    07-25-2015 11:38 AM
  25. ronnienyc's Avatar
    I have both the iPhone 6 and the S6.
    My MINT S6 is now on craigslist, and it won't even fetch $400! Wow. Earlier Galaxy phones were much easier to sell, that is for sure.

    Reasons for sticking with the iPhone - even though I feel that Android is more capable in many ways:

    1. As has been harped upon here and elsewhere, battery life on the S6 is inconsistent, and usually pretty bad.

    2. iPhone iOS (while too rigid IMO) is more consistent. Battery life is great. I ALWAYS get 1.5 -2 days out of it without issue.

    3. While all the reviews marvel at the S6 screen, it is a lot harder to read outdoors than the iPhone. As I live in CA (land of the sun) outdoor readability matters. S6 looks washed out, iPhone 6 screen is amazing in direct sun - bright, contrasty, and saturated. Also the S6 has bad viewing angles - always looks pink/green in areas, depending on position relative to my eyes. the Note 4 is MUCH better in this regard.
    In fact, I would absolutely recommend the Note 4 over the S6! Though it is too large, Note 4 has better battery, better screen, less slippery (especially the black version), etc.

    4. I use voice-to-text all the time, and for whatever reason, Apple's is essentially instantaneous, while Android takes some time to think about the transcription. After using the Apple version, the Android lag is rather annoying.

    5. And lastly, using iMessage across devices - iPhone, iPad and MacBook is really quite nice. No need to fetch the phone when someone messages me. Attaching photos, etc on iMessage on the computer is great, makes the whole system move valuable than Android where I'd have to cobble something together from various vendors, with varying degrees of success.

    So while I WAS switching back and forth between these two phones, But now mostly because of the superior consistency of the iPhone, the Galaxy S6 is up for sale - and surprisingly there is very little interest!
    07-25-2015 12:52 PM
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