08-13-2015 11:26 AM
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  1. jimbl's Avatar
    I'm on my 4th S6, 3 camera issues and this one the glass is separating from the frame, so I will soon be on my 5th S6. With that being said, I still love this phone, I'm just getting tired of dealing with starting over. If I had an S6 with no hardware issues (all my issues have been hardware related) I'd have no problems recommending the S6. Hope that helps, clear as mud I'm sure. Haha.
    08-11-2015 08:02 AM
  2. cohoman's Avatar
    I upgraded to an AT&T S6 earlier this year when they launched, and I love my smartphone. I've had no issues with it. The camera is great, as well as the beautiful hi-res screen. I've made a few tweaks to the settings which have increased the graphics performance and battery life. In all, I'm very glad to have bought this phone and would buy it again if I lost or broke this one.
    08-11-2015 09:02 AM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Some say on here even the Note 2 is still a powerful device.
    It is... if you don't compare it with the rest. I've used a Note 2 a couple months ago (and I owned one when it came out). It's still great, if it was still 2012. Now it's comparable to mid-to-low rangers probably, and some are even faster because of optimizations like the MotoX or MotoG
    08-11-2015 11:06 AM
  4. jickey's Avatar
    My experience so far:

    This household is totally Apple with the exception of my work computer. I had an iPhone 5s and really liked iOS and the hardware. I moved to Apple when the 4s was introduced, having come from the HTC EVO 4G with Sprint. I hated Sprint and their 4G service area was beyond terrible. The iPhone gave me a good reason to go to Verizon. So...I've been due an upgrade for a while and was waiting on the iPhone 6s this fall, but had always had the S6 in the back of my mind. I read here and elsewhere and researched and researched and finally bit the bullet and got my S6 last Friday - mainly because my company would let me exchange it within 30 days if I didn't like it. I had forgotten how much of a delight Android was. The customizations are endless and the phone is set up like I want it to be. And widgets...on man, how I've missed widgets (and before anyone says it, iOS widgets just didn't do it for me.) I've already decided I won't exchange. So here are my pros and cons:

    PROS
    - Customization!
    - All my apps are still there, and even some better ones.
    - Wireless charging!
    - Google Now!
    - Fast charging
    - Notifications
    - Camera quality
    - Hardware - it's beautiful
    - Phone function controls - swipe down to turn on/off things you don't need.
    - Gorgeous screen

    CONS
    - Battery life is a little shorter than the iPhone was. It may end up being a problem, but I'm not sure. I tend to take a Mophie powerstation with me when I think I'm going to need it, so I've got at least another full charge in reserve.
    - The phone heats up during heavy use - but then again, the iPhone heats up too.
    - Lag - I've only experienced lag with Message+. I switched to Textra and it's scorching fast
    - Coming from the iPhone 5s, it's hard to get used to the larger size. I have pretty bad carpal tunnel and can't seem to operate it with one hand as I'm accustomed to.
    - Again with the size - it doesn't fit nicely into my Jeep console like the iPhone did
    - And once again - it feels much different in my pocket.
    - I can't find root for my version yet, and I'm not even sure if I want to root it. Definitely don't think I want to switch ROMs because Nova Prime is pretty sweet. Thinking back, Cyanogenmod was the only ROM worth considering when I had Android before.

    Those are thoughts after just 4 total days of having it. I'd say go for it, especially if your carrier has an exchange policy.
    08-11-2015 11:17 AM
  5. Lochtide7's Avatar
    Thanks again for all the info guys!

    I have to consider now that I can get the S6 for about $200, but getting the oneplus2 or the next google Nexus would be at least $500canadian!
    08-11-2015 03:57 PM
  6. stevelam's Avatar
    Hi there! I am in search of a new cell phone, along with a new cell phone plan. Any ways, S6 has been on the top of my list for a while now, and I'm ready to buy the new phone in a few days. The issue comes that I am a little bit uncertain, after reading two S6 subforums, and a few "3 month after S6 purchase reviews" I have started to become apprehensive about buying the phone - due to the basic things like buggy software, phone becoming sluggish after a while, over heating, touch wiz issues etc. I totally understand that the S6 is a beautiful phone - best screen, best camera etc.

    Just yesterday, doing some research I understand that a few new "less expensive but great" phones will be released - namely the Moto X style, Oneplus 2, and the nexus 5 2015. So, watching a few videos on these phones and checking their specs, they look quite nice as well, especially given the lesser bloatware, closer to stock android feel, etc. But these phones will be about $380! (when ordering from their website).

    So, basically what I'm in conflict about is that I can get an S6 with a new plan for about $190! - which is not a bad price at all, but I am asking for your experience with the S6 - do you feel I should wait for one of these new phones to release? are the issues with the S6 just a little too much? would I regret getting the S6 eventually due to some annoying, but minor issues? what would you do in my shoes?

    thanks so much for the help!
    this phone has been terrible. i've had it since mid-april and am planning to switch phones immediately once an opportune moment arises.

    ignore the bloated 'specs' you see about this phone. outside of the nice camera, the performance is negligible compared to any other modern phone. 3gb is meaningless since the phone doesn't even act like it has any ram at all.
    08-12-2015 07:35 AM
  7. shaunbutter's Avatar
    I went from an iPhone 6 to a Galaxy S6 and the performance is no where near as smooth.. I'm thinking when the Nexus comes out I might sell the S6 and the iPhone 6 to cover the cost.
    08-12-2015 10:52 AM
  8. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Do you think the LG G4 and the Note 4 are better than the S6? Tmobile has great deal on G4 right now but the specs are not as good except for the camera.

    Would you consider the Note 4 better than an S6?
    08-12-2015 06:07 PM
  9. JoshDunc's Avatar
    I went from an iPhone 6 to a Galaxy S6 and the performance is no where near as smooth.. I'm thinking when the Nexus comes out I might sell the S6 and the iPhone 6 to cover the cost.
    Funny you say that. I came from an iPhone to a S6 and I think the opposite. I love the S6 and never plan on going back to an iPhone. I guess it all comes down to personal preference

    Samsung Galaxy S6 - Black - 32GB
    Spigen Ultra Hybrid
    08-12-2015 06:48 PM
  10. razza1987's Avatar
    Wait 8 months and get the S7. All kinds of guesses out there on features, but betting it will have a faster CPU, more RAM, more and faster flash, larger battery, and some type of screen improvement.
    Trust me. I'm already dreaming about the S7 lol

    The S6 is the perfect device except for the battery life. Even a Samsung representative I spoke to on the phone the other day agreed it probably wasn't the smartest idea to put such a small battery into a phone with a quad HD display. Hopefully this means the upcoming S7 will have a larger battery. With my phone company I can trade in my phone at 12 months of my contract and pay $150 to get a new phone. My iPhone is a six plus so I wouldn't be looking to trade it in until at least the seven comes out so if the battery is larger on the S7 I'll be getting it. If not I'll forget about it
    08-13-2015 01:48 AM
  11. shaunbutter's Avatar
    Funny you say that. I came from an iPhone to a S6 and I think the opposite. I love the S6 and never plan on going back to an iPhone. I guess it all comes down to personal preference

    Samsung Galaxy S6 - Black - 32GB
    Spigen Ultra Hybrid
    I cleared the cache last night and it seems to be running more smoothly and my battery is MUCH better today. For me this has nothing to do with personal preference as I am not a fanboy on either side, just stating my experience so far.
    08-13-2015 05:37 AM
  12. Dysfunctional's Avatar
    My only gripe beside battery life is you can't talk and surf at same time over data.

    Other than that it's been great

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
    08-13-2015 07:24 AM
  13. cohoman's Avatar
    My only gripe beside battery life is you can't talk and surf at same time over data.
    You can if your carrier uses the GSM network (AT&T and T-Mobile, for example).
    08-13-2015 08:07 AM
  14. timdsmith72's Avatar
    My only gripe beside battery life is you can't talk and surf at same time over data.
    Other than that it's been great
    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
    Depends on your carrier. Verizon no. Unless you have HD voice (I think that's what it's called) on. Sprint, no. I'm on AT&T and I can surf all I want while talking. Not sure about T-Mobile.
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    08-13-2015 08:11 AM
  15. johnmcc0710's Avatar
    My only complaint is the battery. I called AT&T and they tested the battery remotely and the tech even said the battery life was an issue on it. Oh well!!
    08-13-2015 08:28 AM
  16. razza1987's Avatar
    My only complaint is the battery. I called AT&T and they tested the battery remotely and the tech even said the battery life was an issue on it. Oh well!!
    Samsung themselves told me it probably wasn't the best idea to put such a small battery in a phone with the screen the S6 has and if a Samsung representative is agreeing about that with customers they know they stuffed up big time lol
    08-13-2015 09:12 AM
  17. jcp007's Avatar
    On AT&T, battery more than gets me through the day and after work. It all depends on usage habits and device setup as well as carrier network availability in different areas of a city state or country. If you are a heavy user, you have rapid charging and power banks as well as cases that also charge. The speed, performance and features, imo, far outweighs the battery life.

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    08-13-2015 09:13 AM
  18. Blues Fan's Avatar
    the Galaxy Note 5 specs just released and it only has a 3000 mAH battery! Sounds like they will have the same problem we will have. No IR blaster and removable memory.

    I guess the Note4 is a better buy now.
    08-13-2015 11:26 AM
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