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  1. onelasttime's Avatar
    I agree with you about s6 camera. I test it and I can say S6 has the best android phone camera.
    07-09-2015 09:25 AM
  2. Lfsnz67's Avatar
    I have an ATT s6 edge and i get periods of ridiculous lag and seconds of unresponsiveness. Battery life is pretty mediocre but my daughter in law has the s6 and has great battery life. I am waiting for att to get off their **** and put out 5.1 as I hope that takes care of the lag and sluggishness or I may have to consider going back to LG (I had a G3 but its a little larger than I like)
    07-09-2015 09:28 AM
  3. mgfjd12's Avatar
    Thanks for the review. I have the International Galaxy S6 and my experience has been none other than great with the Samsung phone. The screen brightness is a drainer during direct sunlight; however, no other phone match the outdoor screen clarity. Indoor lighting, the screen battery is as good as any phone. The automatic brightness is more like the Google setup. I don't run any battery saver, task killer, or close any programs. I restricted background internet for Facebook and Chrome. Impressive idle battery compared to the S5. Touchwiz is simple and fast. No lags with the Galaxy S6, The auto camera is fast and good. Even though, I miss the SD card there is not way I will be going back to the Galaxy S5. My experience with the International Galaxy S6 has been terrific. I paid $500 for the phone on Ebay and immediately updated to 5.1.1. If you have a Galaxy S5, I would highly recommend upgrading to the S6. I am a power user with more than 200 apps installed. some gaming but no hardcore. The ATT Galaxy S5 could have great battery life or terrible battery life. I am wondering if the problems with the Galaxy S6 are more related to the ATT customization. ATT always finds a way to screw up the software.
    07-09-2015 09:41 AM
  4. mgfjd12's Avatar
    Thank you for this review
    I've had the S6 for about a week now and have been increasingly frustrated with the battery life. Seeing it go from 100 to 60 in about 90 minutes doesn't give me confidence that i can handle having it for 2 years - especially when that battery will eventually not handle a full charge.
    I can't get past the battery life to truly test much anything else and am now convinced i need to return it...
    thank you
    That's not normal. The idle time battery lost on my S6 per hour is about 1.25%
    07-09-2015 10:25 AM
  5. jskinvest's Avatar
    I have an ATT s6 edge and i get periods of ridiculous lag and seconds of unresponsiveness. Battery life is pretty mediocre but my daughter in law has the s6 and has great battery life. I am waiting for att to get off their **** and put out 5.1 as I hope that takes care of the lag and sluggishness or I may have to consider going back to LG (I had a G3 but its a little larger than I like)
    It is interesting how some people are experiencing horrible lag (like me) and some are not. I still believe that some phones are defective and not running the software and RAM properly. I am not going to exchange my S6 for another one and run the risk of getting another problem plagued phone. I will wait until September and get the new Moto X. Samsung has lost my business for a long time. How a company like that can make second rate products is beyond me.
    07-09-2015 10:29 AM
  6. Cozmohoot's Avatar
    All of this back and forth will not lead to a blanket statement that every single phone has issues. There are always going to be some bad apples... Ymmv.
    07-09-2015 10:30 AM
  7. jskinvest's Avatar
    All of this back and forth will not lead to a blanket statement that every single phone has issues. There are always going to be some bad apples... Ymmv.
    It is a wide spread problem not just some bad apples. Even Samsung has acknowledged it.
    DadTo4XYs likes this.
    07-09-2015 10:31 AM
  8. DadTo4XYs's Avatar
    Great review. I was torn between the two phones and was not happy with the all glass feature of the S6, but was able to look past it. I had a S4 and where as it was a great phone, the battery life in the end was pretty bad. I had a few friend that had the G3 and loved it and were upgrading to the G4. I did my own research and simply liked what the G4 had to offer. I was going to wait to see what Samsung was going to do with the Note 5, but had a feeling they were going to go the route of the S6/S6 Edge and decided to purchase my G4 and have had a great experience so far. Battery life is great, I can go the whole day and not worry. Of course battery life ultimately depends on how you use it. I take a 2 hour train ride to work every day and my phone keeps me entertained, music, games, work e-mails, responding to help desk tickets, Facebook, twitter, etc and I use 20-30 percent of my battery. My S4 never would have made it past the first hour with all that. One of my co-workers has the S6 Edge and she is happy with it, has a few quirks, but she is overall very happy with her phone. She thinks my screen is too big, and does not like the buttons on the rear of the phone, I think her phone is too small, and I don;t like the all glass, no swapable battery and no expandable memory.

    The camera is great, IMO, if I want professional quality pictures, I have my partner's 24 megapixel DSLR camera I can use. My phone camera is great for those on the spot pics, and lets admit it...selfies too. But my primary focus of my phone is what can it do for me to be more productive at work, and have family, friends, and colleagues reach me when they need me.

    Utlimately, I am happy with my G4, lets see what next years phone du jour will be..
    07-09-2015 04:35 PM
  9. ma3loom's Avatar
    I agree with everything minus the lack of lag on the G4. Mine seems to creep up when typing texts, screen responsiveness, and stuff of the sort. It picks up after a lil use but its a tad tedious. I've had the phone since release and although I love the battery and camera, I'm definitely going to swap to the Moto X 2015 or N5 2015 when it's released. I've done it all to fix the lag. Factory Reset, turned off dual window, you name it. Great phone with a mild shortcoming. Although good to hear that the S6 also suffers from it.
    07-09-2015 07:23 PM
  10. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    So many seem to think "the grass is greener on the other side of the hill"
    Read any of the other forums here (G3, G4, etc) and you'll see the some "problems" being complained about on all of them
    So much has to do with how the phone is used, what apps are loaded, what apps are used, what carrier (for carrier branded phones, which, as a group, seem the have the most problems, Verizon seeming leading the pack for US carriers for problems) and what carrier mod'd firmeware/bloatware is on the phone.
    I have unlocked, non-carrier branded, international phones (mostly) and never have had the problems mentioned mostly.
    I have a G3 now which is flawless. I have a S6E now which is flawless. I have a Nokia Lumia 920 now which is flawless.


    Fred
    07-09-2015 08:48 PM
  11. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    BTW, battery life on my S6E (unlocked, non-carrier branded, international one 925F, running on AT&T is great).
    Here are some screen shots of today, so far, taken just a while ago.
    I'm going to easily get 5 hours of SoT with around 23 hours of battery time by the time I finish with it in a while and charge it.


    Fred


    My Honest G4 vs S6 review-screenshot_2015-07-09-20-27-11.jpg
    My Honest G4 vs S6 review-screenshot_2015-07-09-20-27-33.jpg
    My Honest G4 vs S6 review-screenshot_2015-07-09-20-27-40.jpg
    07-09-2015 10:51 PM
  12. Cool Jeff's Avatar
    I think S6 is much better than G4 in processing speed to play apps. G4 has bigger screen size but S6 amoled is far better than G4.
    Until you get screen burnins known for Amoled.
    +whites of the S6 are pink
    +You will notice board traces on the S6 screen under sunlight
    07-10-2015 04:45 AM
  13. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Until you get screen burnins known for Amoled.
    +whites of the S6 are pink
    +You will notice board traces on the S6 screen under sunlight
    I have the Active and have none of the above.

    The I don't leave my screen on a static image long enough to get screen burn.

    Posted from my Samsung S6 Active
    07-10-2015 08:15 AM
  14. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    Yup, I've never had a burn in problem on my previous Samsung, a S4.
    Also, the whites on my S6E that I have now show no pink, pretty much snow white.
    Having said that, I'm not a huge fan of the Amoled screens, not because of any problems as such, but because everything on them look "flat". The LCD screens have some "depth" to their look, but that's the only reason for me. As I mentioned I have now and use as my DD a S6E.


    Fred
    07-10-2015 08:52 AM
  15. syspry's Avatar
    BATTERY LIFE:
    I tried everything installing several different battery saving software, greenfy etc…. Nothing worked! I would reset the cache partition about every 2-3 days (will get into that later). It could have been I had a defective device but seriously doubt it With the S6 I ALWAYS found myself looking at the battery and closing apps, running sweep master, doing battery saving things!
    Please do your self a favor and be very careful about using those kinds of apps in the future. A lot of them especially the ones that claim to manage your RAM are more or less snake oil.
    07-10-2015 11:29 AM
  16. erwaso's Avatar
    Great points for both phones. Good read!
    Ramsin Essapour likes this.
    07-10-2015 02:53 PM
  17. gottria's Avatar
    Awesome review. I bought the G4 and had a hard time with the screen colors coming from the Note 4. I guess the Amoled screens just pop more and as long as I didn't look at them side by side I was ok. Then I got a great deal on a S6 Edge 64gb it's really tough between the two phones. I think the detail of the pics is better on the G4. The S6 just feels snappier than the G4, not that it's a slouch but just doesn't have that zip the s6 has. Battery life goes to the G4 by a big margin. Only reason I picked up the G4 was I got tired of the bigger phone and wanted something smaller, problem is the G4 isn't that much smaller than the note 4, and once you get a case on it it's about the same size.
    07-10-2015 08:48 PM
  18. Ronb22999's Avatar
    Thank you for a great review, I am happy with my g4 was wondering if to go to the 5 then the 6 arrived guesss I will now await the 6+ sorting out some teething problems. I take a fair pic with my g4 and can "fiddle' with the settings.
    So wouldn't get the 6 for the Camera alone. Again thank you for taking the trouble to give that review
    RonB
    07-10-2015 09:26 PM
  19. Ramsin Essapour's Avatar
    Thank you for a great review, I am happy with my g4 was wondering if to go to the 5 then the 6 arrived guesss I will now await the 6+ sorting out some teething problems. I take a fair pic with my g4 and can "fiddle' with the settings.
    So wouldn't get the 6 for the Camera alone. Again thank you for taking the trouble to give that review
    RonB
    Ya I'm defintaly waiting for the s6+ or Note 5, from what Im hearing is they will be released at the same time. If that's the case I will be getting the Note 5. If the Moto X comes out before then I might get that. Oh the joys of the Jump on demand!
    07-11-2015 12:43 AM
  20. Ramsin Essapour's Avatar
    Please do your self a favor and be very careful about using those kinds of apps in the future. A lot of them especially the ones that claim to manage your RAM are more or less snake oil.
    Your 100000% correct once I deleted all those "Ram and battery saver" Apps the S6 ran better and had more battery life. Honestly I think your right there just snake oil and advertisement apps!
    07-11-2015 12:45 AM
  21. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Your 100000% correct once I deleted all those "Ram and battery saver" Apps the S6 ran better and had more battery life. Honestly I think your right there just snake oil and advertisement apps!
    Never install those apps. Like what he said, they're snake oil and they really don't do what they're advertised to do. In fact, I had Clean Master on my old S3 and it turned it into a tortoise.

    Android already makes good use of RAM by filling up every inch of memory it can. This way, apps can start up more quickly. It isn't like a Windows PC, where more usable RAM is essential.

    Using a RAM killer means that Android is forced to reload those apps back into memory, slowing down the phone. Not to mention the storage option in the Settings app allows you to clear the cache.

    Same goes for the battery saver apps.
    07-14-2015 08:26 AM
  22. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Until you get screen burnins known for Amoled.
    +whites of the S6 are pink
    +You will notice board traces on the S6 screen under sunlight
    The whites are actually warmer.

    I put it next to my G4 and the S6 has a warmer color temperature while the G4 is cooler by comparison.
    07-14-2015 08:33 AM
  23. Cozmohoot's Avatar
    Can't decide between the g4 and s6. I really want wifi tether which s6 has but I am coming from g2. Love knock on and drop down icon on the bottom... What to do
    07-15-2015 11:13 AM
  24. hoadn's Avatar
    Very Honest review, well done!
    07-15-2015 01:39 PM
  25. randun's Avatar
    Trying to make my final decision based on review & comments here. If I did go the G4 route after using Samung's for years, how difficult is it going to be to transfer 3rd party apps, etc from an S4 to the G4.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    07-19-2015 03:27 PM
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