10-03-2015 08:28 AM
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  1. lukazi's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    Apparently Galaxy S7 will be coming in half a year. I really like S6 but is it worth buying it now, or would you wait another 6 months and get a newer version? I would get a white S6 with a black lifeproof case (male here that doesn't think white is for girls,I actually think white looks very classy).

    Another thing, apparently S7 will have 5.5 inch screen? Is that too big in your opinion?

    Cheers!
    09-25-2015 05:47 AM
  2. clintw22's Avatar
    I'm sure the s7 will keep the size of the s6 as the note series is usually that big. But if I was you, having the s6 now, I'd wait for the s7. I love this phone but hate the battery life. Hopefully Samsung realizes alot of people are having battery issues and puts a bigger battery in the s7. Granted some people are getting great battery life.
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    09-25-2015 07:18 AM
  3. lukazi's Avatar
    Well battery is not a big problem to me.i don't travel very often and even if I do, is really easy to bring a charger with me.

    So you think the online articles claiming the S7 will have 5.5 inch screen are just rumours? I've read a number of online polls related to an ideal phone size, and it appears that a big majority prefer the phone between 4-5 inch size. Wouldn't Samsung lose a big portion of the market of they decide to do something life that?
    09-25-2015 07:44 AM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Well battery is not a big problem to me.i don't travel very often and even if I do, is really easy to bring a charger with me.

    So you think the online articles claiming the S7 will have 5.5 inch screen are just rumours? I've read a number of online polls related to an ideal phone size, and it appears that a big majority prefer the phone between 4-5 inch size. Wouldn't Samsung lose a big portion of the market of they decide to do something life that?
    We will see when it comes out, but I would guess that the s7 would be less than 5.5,which would cannibalize some note 6 sales.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    09-25-2015 07:51 AM
  5. Saros's Avatar
    So you think the online articles claiming the S7 will have 5.5 inch screen are just rumours?
    Until such claims are verifiable, they're just rumors -- especially this far from a potential launch date.
    09-25-2015 08:10 AM
  6. mlrz24's Avatar
    I would just get the S6. In my opinion it's unlikely that Samsung will cave and put a bigger battery in the S7. I love mine. Battery isn't an issue for me but I have a tablet that's my work horse and I upped my data plan so I can stay off wifi which helps the battery life too. Phone is crazy powerful!
    09-25-2015 08:59 AM
  7. bbycrts's Avatar
    There's always a better device coming when the next version is released. Focus on what's available now - I just got my S6 and am infatuated with it...
    09-25-2015 12:13 PM
  8. thatsomark's Avatar
    i would buy the s6!
    mayconvert likes this.
    09-25-2015 02:44 PM
  9. chezm's Avatar
    If battery is of no concern to you and if your carrier is offering a very good deal on the S6 right now, id say go with the S6. I love my S6, ive had it since launch and it offers everything i need in a tight package.
    Saros likes this.
    09-25-2015 03:15 PM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    Granted that there are rumors of a Feb 2016 GS7 release but more tech sites are picking up the rumor. If you start to see the GS6 price coming down, get it from a value perspective especially if it's been a while since you updated. Had mine since launch and still love it. If you can wait a few months, then grab the GS7. If not having the latest and greatest isn't important but cost is, get the GS6 as it will still be a great device at a great price.

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    09-25-2015 04:17 PM
  11. lukazi's Avatar
    I guess you guys are right, as new devices are always coming onto the market. But its quite tempting knowing that in half a year there will be an upgraded galaxy in the stores..

    Another question. My work requires me to move a lot, squat, bend and even lay down. Do you think lifeproof case wood be sufficient to protect my phone from bending in my front pocket?
    09-25-2015 06:47 PM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    Haven't ever heard of any bending issues and I have had mine since launch day when I slapped a Defender case on it. The Lifeproof case is a bit pricey but should work fine.
    09-26-2015 06:32 PM
  13. ab304945's Avatar
    Well battery is not a big problem to me.i don't travel very often and even if I do, is really easy to bring a charger with me.

    So you think the online articles claiming the S7 will have 5.5 inch screen are just rumours? I've read a number of online polls related to an ideal phone size, and it appears that a big majority prefer the phone between 4-5 inch size. Wouldn't Samsung lose a big portion of the market of they decide to do something life that?
    Right now everything is rumors. Unless it's from Samsung.

    I would love to see the s7 with a bigger screen

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-26-2015 07:00 PM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    This is what is confirmed and also sammobile is talking about a possible February release date.

    http://www.sammobile.com/2015/09/23/...els-confirmed/
    09-26-2015 07:07 PM
  15. jcp007's Avatar
    This is what is confirmed and also sammobile is talking about a possible February release date.

    http://www.sammobile.com/2015/09/23/...els-confirmed/
    Interested in your thoughts about the Snapdragon 820 vs Exynos 8890 chipsets.

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    09-26-2015 07:27 PM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Interested in your thoughts about the Snapdragon 820 vs Exynos 8890 chipsets.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    That is beyond my scope. I have never gotten into looking into the chipsets and learning enough about them. Let me leave a message for one that is really familiar with Samsung and all the technical aspects of phones and the workings and get him to come over here when he is back online.
    09-26-2015 07:31 PM
  17. dmxjago's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    Apparently Galaxy S7 will be coming in half a year. I really like S6 but is it worth buying it now, or would you wait another 6 months and get a newer version? I would get a white S6 with a black lifeproof case (male here that doesn't think white is for girls,I actually think white looks very classy).

    Another thing, apparently S7 will have 5.5 inch screen? Is that too big in your opinion?

    Cheers!
    Half year is still a long time. If you are over do for an upgrade in would do it. Regardless on how great the next version of the galaxy this one will still be amazing and will not be out dated. This is just a gorgeous phone and I love the camera. I do wish it had better battery, but the fact that it supports fast charging isn't an issue for me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-26-2015 07:35 PM
  18. mayconvert's Avatar
    My S6 Edge gets incredible battery life. I would buy the S6 (or edge) in a heartbeat. Phenomenal phone.
    of course, many will disagree with everything I just said.

    Buy it. S7 is a LONG ways away and Feb is just a rumor someone pulled out of their arse.
    They might announce / reveal it in Feb but will be available to pre order in march, and will ship in early April. - my guess.
    09-26-2015 08:48 PM
  19. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    My S6 Edge gets incredible battery life. I would buy the S6 (or edge) in a heartbeat. Phenomenal phone.
    of course, many will disagree with everything I just said.

    Buy it. S7 is a LONG ways away and Feb is just a rumor someone pulled out of their arse.
    Sammobile never pulls anything out of anywhere lol. They will tell when things are just rumor or confirmed, but they have always had a good inside source and are almost always spot on with their rumors.
    09-26-2015 08:50 PM
  20. darkmanx2g's Avatar
    I think the s6 is still worth it. The display processor , and camera is top notch and Samsung is supporting it. Every update keeps getting better and better.

    The s6 is one of the rare options of a regular sized consumer phone. Every other flagship you see now is a huge phablet that is annoying to hold on a daily basis.

    The price of the s6 is a good price now. Battery life sucks but wireless charging and quick charging helps keep your battery topped off and at a high level throught the day.

    Grown to love mine even with the ram management issues in the beginning. Updates fixed it.

    Theming and nova will hide touchwiz if you dont want to use their launcher.

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    09-26-2015 09:05 PM
  21. DJCBS's Avatar
    apparently S7 will have 5.5 inch screen? Is that too big in your opinion?
    This will always be very subjective. For me, any phone above 5" is too big simply because, even though I have big hands, I don't like to have to do gymnastics to access the entire screen with one hand. And that's how I use the phone. I don't use the phone to watch videos (I have a large smartTV and large PC screens for that) so a big screen is completely useless to me.
    Other people however will tell you that they don't like screens bellow 6".
    It's a matter of personal taste.


    As for your concrete question...do you like the S6? Do you think it offers good value for your money? Then buy it.
    If you don't desperately need a new phone and the S6 lacks something you'd like to see fixed (say, the lack of a microSD card slot, dedicated camera button etc) then just wait for the S7 and see what it brings. Worst case scenario, it doesn't bring anything that makes you go "wow" and you can even buy the S6 then at a much lower price.

    No matter what you buy or when you buy it, something better will always be coming after (unless, you know, the company goes out of business). So if you're always looking for "the best" you'll always be chasing after it because it's always coming after what you got.
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    09-26-2015 09:08 PM
  22. lukazi's Avatar
    Cheers guys, awesome comments.

    I read somewhere today that Sony xperia z5 and z5 premium are coming on the market next month. Would anyone know how s6 compares to the sony's flagship? I guess it's really hard to compare them with z5 not on the market yet, but raw characteristics might be enough for some of you.
    09-27-2015 12:51 AM
  23. DJCBS's Avatar
    I read somewhere today that Sony xperia z5 and z5 premium are coming on the market next month. Would anyone know how s6 compares to the sony's flagship? I guess it's really hard to compare them with z5 not on the market yet, but raw characteristics might be enough for some of you.
    I use a Sony Z3 Compact. I will not be buying any of the Z5 line. And I'll tell you why: camera and build quality.
    Sony insists in not adding OIS or full manual controls to the camera. Or RAW support. Or to completely re-do the TERRIBLE post-processing that the camera does. As the camera is the feature I value most in phones, I would not recommend the Z5 series over the S6 to anyone (let alone over the G4). Even with the "new sensor" and all the Sony propaganda, you can bet the camera will be a disappointment.

    So if like me the camera is something you deeply value, skip Xperias until Sony comes to their senses.
    The build quality on Sony phones is great BUT I feel the Z5 series (namely the Z5 and Z5C) got a downgrade in terms of material quality. The new "frosted glass" on the back just feels like cheap plastic, contrary to the old glass they used.

    However, if you don't care about the camera and the "frosted glass" doesn't bother you, then the Z5 series will be, to me, a better option than the S6.

    The battery life, at least on the Z5, will last you for 2 days of medium usage (but easily last you a full day). It has quick-charge but unfortunately Sony also insists in not adding Qi charging to it.
    The screen will look beautiful even at 1080p (2K displays are a gimmick) although they'd look even better if they used AMOLED.
    I would be cautious about the Snapdragon 810. People swear Sony fixed the overheating problems (I honestly don't really believe it. Wait for reviews).
    If you like stock Android, then the Z5 series has you covered because Sony is moving more and more towards stock Android (another reason why I won't buy a new Xperia). You will find very little bloatware too. Just a couple of Sony's own offerings. On the S6 you'll have to put up with TouchWiz (although when it comes to the Theme engine, if you hate Lollipop's design colours as I do, TouchWiz might be a necessary evil since the Theme engine on Xperia phones became a lot more limited since Lollipop.)


    The phone also has 32GB+microSD which is a lot better than the S6 limited storage options.
    The fingerprint scanner is also in a much more logical place, though the volume keys are in a really dump position (bellow the fingerprint/power button, above the dedicated shutter key).

    The Z5P is just a Z5 with a 4K capable display. And I say "4K capable" because the screen will only be in 4K when you're viewing 4K content. The rest of the time it will be downscaling to 1080p for the battery. The Z5P is the only one that doesn't have the "build quality" downgrade to me and the Chrome Z5P is just awesome.
    However, unless you have a vast library of 4K films (which you certainly don't) or if you think a Chrome finish is worth the extra 100€ they charge on top of the Z5 (or if you think 0.3" of extra screen makes any difference), the Z5P is not worth it over the normal Z5.

    Samsung fanboys will tell you the S6 is vastly superior, Sony fanboys will tell you the Z5 is much better.
    Once again, it comes down to what YOU value on a phone. If I had to chose between an S6 EDGE (and I'm talking about the Edge on purpose) or a Z5, even though (and because) I have a Z3, I would go for the S6 Edge only because of the camera. If the camera was not that important to me though, I'd pick the Z5 without ANY hesitation.
    09-27-2015 06:13 PM
  24. lukazi's Avatar
    Thanks for such a detailed insight, very helpful.

    Based on everything you said, it seems like s6 is the right phone for me, because I really appreciate a good quality camera.

    I prefer bigger phones, so probably note 5 would be a great choice. However, I'm not sure if it would be awkward to carry out around, as my job requires me to move a lot and often Friday and be in very awkward positions. Another issue with note 5 is that it might actually bend in my pocket, beyond that big?
    09-27-2015 09:10 PM
  25. lukazi's Avatar
    Thanks for such a detailed insight, very helpful.

    Based on everything you said above, it seems like s6 would be the right choice for me, as I really appreciate a good quality camera on a phone.

    However,I actually prefer somewhat bigger screens, like note 5, but it might be impractical for me. My job requires me to move a lot, squat and be in very awkward positions, so carrying around such a big phoned might be inconvenient. Moreover it might break/bend in my pocket?
    09-27-2015 09:18 PM
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