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  1. mi7chy's Avatar
    Strange I don't have any of those issues and I've got the same Verizon Galaxy S6. SoT has been about 5-6 hours (not Galaxy Note good but not bad either), ~5 day standby time, uses ~2% battery overnight, 510 hour uptime, etc. Performance is top notch and gets ~1800 nps on Droidfish chess compared to ~1200 nps on iPhone 6.

    Most importantly Android background multitasking works properly unlike iOS. On iOS if I put any app with persistent connection in the background it'll die after 3 minutes so I can't have SSH, telnet, IRC, ftp, ftps, stfp, WebDAV, UPnP media server, security camera client, etc. running in the background.
    07-25-2015 06:07 PM
  2. leebut's Avatar
    For $8 you can download the iOS 9 beta. I did and so far I like it. It's a little glitchy sometimes, I'm guessing since its the beta version, but I'm impatient so I downloaded anyway lol👍
    You have to pay for a beta OS? Shocking! Buying the phone in the first place should cover that.
    07-25-2015 10:29 PM
  3. mayconvert's Avatar
    I have both iPhone 6 and S6 edge so I switch up here and there. have an active sim in both but I use my S6 as my main phone 90% of the time.
    S6 Edge works perfectly for me. zero issues.
    I still like my iPhone but I like being able to change my phone up.
    after all the recent articles on Nova Prime and Action launcher etc. I actually just added those last night, fun stuff.
    Love my S6. The only phone the "could" maybe pull the S6 Edge out of my hand is the Note 5.
    But, to be honest, I am enjoying having a 5.1" non phablet. I don't have a Need for the S-pen, but sometimes its just So friggen handy.
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    07-25-2015 11:37 PM
  4. chezm's Avatar
    Wow there's a lot of people who have both phones...lucky ducks

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    07-26-2015 12:07 AM
  5. razza1987's Avatar
    You have to pay for a beta OS? Shocking! Buying the phone in the first place should cover that.
    The ios9 beta is free...
    07-26-2015 02:37 AM
  6. Mojofilter9's Avatar
    I've gone back to an iPhone after a long time away.
    Never had an S6 but I've owned a number of Samsung devices (most recently the Note 4) and the reoccurring theme across all of them has been bugs, bugs, bugs.
    Lag, sudden battery drains, running warm / hot for no apparent reason, random crashes, half arsed software updates that make the phone worse etc...

    iPhone isn't perfect and I prefer the idea of Android, but the reality is that of all my devices my phone is the one that I rely on the most. The most important feature (if you can call it that) is that I can rely on it to work properly all of the time.
    I've lost count of the number of times where my sat nav app has crashed when I've needed it the most, where I've thought I've easily had enough battery to last until I get home but then pulled my phone out & 20% has magically disappeared. The list goes on and it's not acceptable.

    Looking through these forums it seems a common theme amongst Android phones in general - call me cynical but I think that manufacturers just don't give a [language removed by mod] once they've sold you the phone.
    I'm sure Apple are no different in that respect, but the difference is that problems with iPhones make the national mainstream non technology news and they can't sweep it under the carpet, yet when the Lollipop update messed up the Note 4 it didn't even warrant an article on CNET.
    07-26-2015 02:39 AM
  7. razza1987's Avatar
    I've gone back to an iPhone after a long time away.
    Never had an S6 but I've owned a number of Samsung devices (most recently the Note 4) and the reoccurring theme across all of them has been bugs, bugs, bugs.
    Lag, sudden battery drains, running warm / hot for no apparent reason, random crashes, half arsed software updates that make the phone worse etc...

    iPhone isn't perfect and I prefer the idea of Android, but the reality is that of all my devices my phone is the one that I rely on the most. The most important feature (if you can call it that) is that I can rely on it to work properly all of the time.
    Samsung for whatever reason seem incapable of delivering that at the moment, so I'm out for the foreseeable future.

    Looking through these forums it seems a common theme amongst Android phones in general - call me cynical but I think that manufacturers just don't give a [language removed by mod] once they've sold you the phone.
    I'm sure Apple are no different in that respect, but the difference is that problems with iPhones make the national mainstream non technology news and they can't sweep it under the carpet, yet when the Lollipop update messed up the Note 4 it didn't even warrant an article on CNET.
    I disagree with you about apple not caring. I've NEVER experienced better customer service in my life than apple care. Once my phone paid twice for an app and I contacted apple asking about it and within 24 hours had a response from apple telling me that the first lot was to ensure I had money on my card and would be refunded to me. Sure enough the money was soon back in my account and when apple hadn't heard back from me they contacted me of their own volition to ask me if the funds had gone back into my account
    07-26-2015 02:51 AM
  8. Mojofilter9's Avatar
    I disagree with you about apple not caring. I've NEVER experienced better customer service in my life than apple care. Once my phone paid twice for an app and I contacted apple asking about it and within 24 hours had a response from apple telling me that the first lot was to ensure I had money on my card and would be refunded to me. Sure enough the money was soon back in my account and when apple hadn't heard back from me they contacted me of their own volition to ask me if the funds had gone back into my account
    I totally take your point, I just disagree about their motives.
    I just think that they know that the excellent reputation they have customer service wise creates goodwill, repeat custom and great experiences like yours being shared.
    All of that sells phones and makes money.

    I don't really care about their motivation tbf- all I care about is my experience as a customer and right now Apple beat every other manufacturer hands down.
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    07-26-2015 02:59 AM
  9. tadpoles's Avatar
    I've gone back to an iPhone after a long time away.
    Never had an S6 but I've owned a number of Samsung devices (most recently the Note 4) and the reoccurring theme across all of them has been bugs, bugs, bugs.
    Lag, sudden battery drains, running warm / hot for no apparent reason, random crashes, half arsed software updates that make the phone worse etc...

    iPhone isn't perfect and I prefer the idea of Android, but the reality is that of all my devices my phone is the one that I rely on the most. The most important feature (if you can call it that) is that I can rely on it to work properly all of the time.
    I've lost count of the number of times where my sat nav app has crashed when I've needed it the most, where I've thought I've easily had enough battery to last until I get home but then pulled my phone out & 20% has magically disappeared. The list goes on and it's not acceptable.

    Looking through these forums it seems a common theme amongst Android phones in general - call me cynical but I think that manufacturers just don't give a [language removed by mod] once they've sold you the phone.
    I'm sure Apple are no different in that respect, but the difference is that problems with iPhones make the national mainstream non technology news and they can't sweep it under the carpet, yet when the Lollipop update messed up the Note 4 it didn't even warrant an article on CNET.
    Android can be great but needs to be massaged. It has so much, especially with carrier add-ons. You have to remove/disable some of those add-ons and turn off certain things when not in use. I did this to my Note 4 and it runs great. I never really used it with the TouchWiz as I'm a Nova Prime girl. Now, I can truly say my Note 4 is all-around great and precisely like I like it.

    My iPhone 6 Plus doesn't need that kind of skill to make it run great. It really does just work and it also feels great it my hands. However, I can't personalize it as much on the software side. So you know what we iPhone fans do to customize? We buy cases and switch wallpapers. Hey, don't snicker, it works.

    The only way I could have peace was to have and use both. I have two lines with AT&T because I don't have the patience to be switching SIMs. Both Android and iOS big phones. Happiness.

    from the Elegance
    07-26-2015 03:05 AM
  10. Mojofilter9's Avatar
    Android can be great but needs to be massaged. It has so much, especially with carrier add-ons. You have to remove/disable some of those add-ons and turn off certain things when not in use. I did this to my Note 4 and it runs great. I never really used it with the TouchWiz as I'm a Nova Prime girl. Now, I can truly say my Note 4 is all-around great and precisely like I like it.

    My iPhone 6 Plus doesn't need that kind of skill to make it run great. It really does just work and it also feels great it my hands. However, I can't personalize it as much on the software side. So you know what we iPhone fans do to customize? We buy cases and switch wallpapers. Hey, don't snicker, it works.

    The only way I could have peace was to have and use both. I have two lines with AT&T because I don't have the patience to be switching SIMs. Both Android and iOS big phones. Happiness.

    from the Elegance
    Having both is 1 solution but my wife would kill me for spending that much!

    The only way I got my Note 4 running properly was to root it and install CM. I'd have stuck with that but my mobile banking doesn't work if you root and that's the difference between me properly managing my finances and not. Bit of a deal breaker.
    07-26-2015 03:14 AM
  11. tadpoles's Avatar
    Having both is 1 solution but my wife would kill me for spending that much!

    The only way I got my Note 4 running properly was to root it and install CM. I'd have stuck with that but my mobile banking doesn't work if you root and that's the difference between me properly managing my finances and not. Bit of a deal breaker.
    Ah. That is one thing I like about not being married yet. I know my day will come when a husband will be wanting to control what I spend.

    So, I have to have fun now.

    I have not played around with rooting yet but I may one day.

    from the Elegance
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    07-26-2015 03:23 AM
  12. iFrosty's Avatar
    Ah. That is one thing I like about not being married yet. I know my day will come when a husband will be wanting to control what I spend.

    So, I have to have fun now.

    I have not played around with rooting yet but I may one day.

    from the Elegance
    Ha. Enjoy it while you can!

    I have both as well but I'm getting tired of switching back and forth.

    Sent from The Edge™
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    07-26-2015 04:46 AM
  13. Mojofilter9's Avatar

    I have not played around with rooting yet but I may one day.

    from the Elegance
    It's a no brainier IMO if you also have a second phone - you get all the benefits of rooting and if something key stops working you can just use your other phone for that thing.
    07-26-2015 06:37 AM
  14. tadpoles's Avatar
    It's a no brainier IMO if you also have a second phone - you get all the benefits of rooting and if something key stops working you can just use your other phone for that thing.
    I love my Note 4 as is. Its perfect, I mean really, but if it ever seems un-perfect I may consider rooting it.

    from the Elegance
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    07-26-2015 07:40 AM
  15. daredem's Avatar
    Totally AGREE!! My wife has an iPhone 6 and I have a Note 4...I do the updating and tinkering with both phones (techie of the family)....Personally, there is no comparison. Simple things like "Save to Device" is so much easier with Android. Try saving something from to Dropbox to your device with iOS is impossible unless it is pic. You should be able to download whatever file you want. Too many limitations on iOS for my taste.
    07-26-2015 08:30 AM
  16. tadpoles's Avatar
    Totally AGREE!! My wife has an iPhone 6 and I have a Note 4...I do the updating and tinkering with both phones (techie of the family)....Personally, there is no comparison. Simple things like "Save to Device" is so much easier with Android. Try saving something from to Dropbox to your device with iOS is impossible unless it is pic. You should be able to download whatever file you want. Too many limitations on iOS for my taste.
    I have noticed how you can't (easily, if at all) save DropBoxed files in iOS. Not an issue though since on my Note 4 its easy.

    take that iOS! Jus' kidd'n. Sorta.

    from the Elegance
    07-26-2015 10:08 AM
  17. Thirst91's Avatar
    I am really liking the S6 so far but I would say that my iPhone 6 has the better performance. I absolutely love materiel design and have always leaned towards android but I do go back and forth quite a bit. The thing with Apple is that they control most aspects on the phone. They make the phone and the software. This let's them make a well balanced device that is designed to be smooth.

    A true comparison would technically be iPhone vs Nexus since Nexus is true android. But I feel that until Google does an all in house device, Apple will continue to have the upper hand. Making a device then designing the software to flawlessly operate with that exact hardware is key.

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    07-26-2015 10:10 AM
  18. Shilohcane's Avatar
    I tossed out my Apple phones long ago that are only sold for their bling bling value not their technology. My LG G4 will have better specs and features than the iPhone 7 when it comes out in 2016. The i6 doesn't even have optical image stabilizer camera (OIS). No OIS is so obsolete for a expensive flagship phone. However the i6+ does have OIS but only 2 axle compared to my 3 axle LG G4 OIS. The LG G4 has a 16 MP with a ƒ/1.8 aperture lens that is better for low light conditions than i6+ƒ/2.2 aperture lens. Even my G4's selfie camera equals the i6+ with 8MP camera and the G4 has a better lens with a f/2.0 aperture lens than the back camera of the i6+ with it's weaker ƒ/2.2 aperture lens. The G4 even has a selfie flash. LG G4 has a laser focus like a real camera.

    LG G4 has replaceable battery, SD card that supports up to 2 TB and I can stream 4K video (4K Slimport Support) to my 4K HDTV. The i6+ doesn't even have a 4K video recorder or a screen that is Quad HD like the LG G4.

    Apple has yet to make a phone that support's T-Mobiles 700Mhz Band 12 unlike many Android phones that supports Band 12. Many people that have both the i6 and a Note 4/S6 claim they have much better reception on the Samsung device with more bars of signal. Apple phones always seen to have issues with reception even back to the i4 and it's "Antennagate issue". Apple is just Androids 2013 technology at 2016 prices.
    07-26-2015 10:20 AM
  19. nboard's Avatar
    Had to join just to chime in on this. I was an apple fan boy, jailbroke everything out of the box and had a ton of fun with my iPhones. But I received an S4 through work a couple years ago and after a few months was sold. In that time I was swapping Sims between My IPhone and a windows Nokia. Loved the Nokia cam but not windows. Anyway,when upgrade time came along i studied up and it was between 6plus, nexus9 and note 4. My three year old is the only one whose used the pen pretty much so ur has nothing to do with that. I just plain love the phone. I wasn't super happy with lollipop. Kinda feel like the colors and stuff were chasing apples latest offers but other than that it's been awesome. My iPhones would all end up almost un useable after jailbreaking and using them awhile. This one continues to purr along. Apple gone droid here

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    07-26-2015 11:13 AM
  20. nboard's Avatar
    One last thing that has probably been discussed. I like/LOVE being able to throw a memory card in and out of the phone. My new vw golf is now full of music courtesy of my note4 and my phone now has an additional 64gbs of memory for what 35$ or so from Amazon instead of the 300 extra it would cost to get a 120gb or whatever it is worth of memory in a 6+. So now I have two 32s 2 64s & 120gb cards and can spread my unlimited data all over the place since my wife also switched early after playing with my note to just an s5 from an iPhone 6. And she's loves it. I also bought her a tablet for Christmas also Samsung. We now have a Samsung TV. Which does have a flaw, I can only mirror and not hard wire to watch from our devices even though i paid the money for a Samsung cord, it doesn't work, didn't see it. But will work with my OLD iPhone 4 that way. Kooky but that's my ONLY complaint on any of these devices. That and lollipop killed my work S4 battery life. But not my marathon notes i don't think. Sorry babbling
    Apple people give Android a real try, I still may try a different device when the time comes but it will be droid. And won't be counting down the days to my upgrade like apple made me do because the note shows no slowing and I'm happy with it. So more than likely my wife will use my next upgrade again while I continue to love my old phone

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    07-26-2015 11:43 AM
  21. DaEXfactoR's Avatar
    Where? if it's on Chrome, then I'd suggest you to try the default browser as it has been verified that the lag on Chrome browsing this, other forums and some heavy loaded pages is because of the JavaScript feature, if you turn it off in Chrome it works perfectly but you are crippling the experience.

    If you have Lags on other parts of the UI, then specify when or where so we can give you some advise. Like I've mentioned before my 2 S6 and 4 that I've helped to set, NONE of them are showing any signs of lag, they are running smoothly as they should.
    Let me preface by saying I am an Android guy through and through. But by suggesting a user is "crippling the experience" by using the device as it is out the box is wrong. You have to understand, not everyone wants to dive into settings to make a device run well. I know most of us have no problem with doing that, but that is exactly why most of the mainstream public will always choose an iPhone over any one Android device. The Android platform is far superior to iOs in my opinion. But devices still need to run as close to flawless out the box as possible. As a long time user of android I still get frustrated at times. Now I would never switch to an iPhone but blaming the user for not having the optimal experience when they are just using the phone how it came to them in the box is not the answer. Not trolling friend just giving my opinion. Let's continue the conversation.
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    07-26-2015 11:54 AM
  22. Mojofilter9's Avatar
    I tossed out my Apple phones long ago that are only sold for their bling bling value not their technology. My LG G4 will have better specs and features than the iPhone 7 when it comes out in 2016. The i6 doesn't even have optical image stabilizer camera (OIS). No OIS is so obsolete for a expensive flagship phone. However the i6+ does have OIS but only 2 axle compared to my 3 axle LG G4 OIS. The LG G4 has a 16 MP with a ƒ/1.8 aperture lens that is better for low light conditions than i6+ƒ/2.2 aperture lens. Even my G4's selfie camera equals the i6+ with 8MP camera and the G4 has a better lens with a f/2.0 aperture lens than the back camera of the i6+ with it's weaker ƒ/2.2 aperture lens. The G4 even has a selfie flash. LG G4 has a laser focus like a real camera.

    LG G4 has replaceable battery, SD card that supports up to 2 TB and I can stream 4K video (4K Slimport Support) to my 4K HDTV. The i6+ doesn't even have a 4K video recorder or a screen that is Quad HD like the LG G4.

    Apple has yet to make a phone that support's T-Mobiles 700Mhz Band 12 unlike many Android phones that supports Band 12. Many people that have both the i6 and a Note 4/S6 claim they have much better reception on the Samsung device with more bars of signal. Apple phones always seen to have issues with reception even back to the i4 and it's "Antennagate issue". Apple is just Androids 2013 technology at 2016 prices.
    This completely misses the point.
    Apple phones are not sold for the bling value, they sell because they work well and offer a consistently good user experience.
    It could be rocking a 486 processor with 4mb of memory for all I care so long as it runs quickly. Equally my old Note 4's whopping 3GB of memory didn't make me feel any better about it taking 5 seconds to open the multitasking page.

    Megapixels? Lenses? Who cares? If my smartphone takes consistently great pictures I'm happy.
    As for 4K video, I'm not going to store a load of massive video files to play on a TV that I might own in 5 years time. It's such a niche requirement that it's a non feature to nearly everyone.

    QHD screen? What's the point? There's no real difference between an iPhone 6 screen and any QHD screen that I've seen. All they do is make the battery run down quicker and create a heavier load on the CPU.

    Specs are a means to an end, not the end itself.

    Say what you like about Apple but they are the only manufacturer that can be relied upon to consistently get the basics right and given how crucial smartphones have become to our day to day lives, that's a killer feature in itself.
    I'm sorry to say that while all of the Android manufactures have been engaged in a pointless spec war, they should have been concentrating on making things work flawlessly.
    07-26-2015 12:40 PM
  23. krazyatom's Avatar
    I tossed out my Apple phones long ago that are only sold for their bling bling value not their technology. My LG G4 will have better specs and features than the iPhone 7 when it comes out in 2016. The i6 doesn't even have optical image stabilizer camera (OIS). No OIS is so obsolete for a expensive flagship phone. However the i6+ does have OIS but only 2 axle compared to my 3 axle LG G4 OIS. The LG G4 has a 16 MP with a ƒ/1.8 aperture lens that is better for low light conditions than i6+ƒ/2.2 aperture lens. Even my G4's selfie camera equals the i6+ with 8MP camera and the G4 has a better lens with a f/2.0 aperture lens than the back camera of the i6+ with it's weaker ƒ/2.2 aperture lens. The G4 even has a selfie flash. LG G4 has a laser focus like a real camera.

    LG G4 has replaceable battery, SD card that supports up to 2 TB and I can stream 4K video (4K Slimport Support) to my 4K HDTV. The i6+ doesn't even have a 4K video recorder or a screen that is Quad HD like the LG G4.

    Apple has yet to make a phone that support's T-Mobiles 700Mhz Band 12 unlike many Android phones that supports Band 12. Many people that have both the i6 and a Note 4/S6 claim they have much better reception on the Samsung device with more bars of signal. Apple phones always seen to have issues with reception even back to the i4 and it's "Antennagate issue". Apple is just Androids 2013 technology at 2016 prices.
    I do agree that LG G4 hardware spec is way better than iphone 6, but would you take Iphone 6 over LG G4 if Iphone 6 had LG G4 spec'ed hardware? This thread is more about android OS vs IOS. We all know that iphone hardware is always fall behind android flagship hardware, but IOS is much better optimized OS.
    07-26-2015 12:54 PM
  24. mi7chy's Avatar
    What lag?

    Here's Galaxy S6 playing Need for Speed Most Wanted, 1080p movie, Twitch.tv Counter-Strike live feed and a couple of active background SSH sessions without issue.

    For comparison, iPhone 6 with iOS 8 can't do more than one foreground task and no background tasks like SSH. iOS is fine for a basic experience but Android is more for the power user.

    Anyone go back to iPhone after giving the s6 a try?-screenshot_2015-07-26-09-44-27a_zpss3orpyyy.png
    07-26-2015 12:57 PM
  25. tadpoles's Avatar
    Specs are a means to an end, not the end itself.
    So you think you can come here and just make sense? People have been burned at the stake for less.


    Android uses specs to largely differentiate against the competition. It is a strategy that has often found success. Apple does things differently and has proven repeatedly that they can successfully. Samsung's sPhone (S6) was another spec monster (except for the battery, of course). The Android market is crowded and complex and specs are what many use to know how their devices compares against the competition. I think Moto tried the Apple approach with the original Moto X.

    from the Elegance
    07-26-2015 01:01 PM
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