No no no... That screen flash thingy existed in Macbook line with their photobooth isight camera waaaaaaay before LG something something has it.. I know we are talking 2 different things here, but still the idea is the same.. That said using screen flash was apple idea in the first place, i dont see LG came out first -.-;
While i agree with the author, atleast Apple added features. While samsung did the opposite. I will watch samsung fall like HTC.
Marcell, 10 Sep 2015S6's fingerprint is better than iphone's(don't take my word for it, look up comparisons), so ... moreStop fooling yourself. The Z5 isn't even available on shelves and you are saying its fingerprint sensor is superior to Apples already stellar Touch ID? You must be completely ignorant or you are just making a caricature out of yourself. Plus, the Z5 has the fingerprint on the side, not on the back; get your facts right first. S6's fingerprint sensor is leaps and bounds ahead of S5's; but no one claimed that it's better than Apple's Touch ID. Maybe, you reviewed it yourself. Again, in all S6 reviews, whenever they are talking about the fingerprint sensor, the reviewers set the iPhone 5s/6 as the standard; that should itself justify my point. And even if I accept your claim of S6 having a superior fingerprint scanner, remember that you are comparing a 2015 flagship (S6) to a 2014 or 2013 one (6/5s). 2nd generation Touch ID debuted on the new 6S and we dnt even know how fast or better that will be as compared to S6.
And surely your Samsung pay will be better when it launches in near future. You are comparing a future technology to one that's already operational and pretty successful. This is like saying, when the 2016 or 2017 iPhone will launch, they will be 100 times better than all other Android flagships of the future. Talk about the present dude.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2015Are you that clueless?
If you actually believe that find us some documented proof.Force Touch
apple, android, windows blablabla...fanboys squabbling over which is better...honestly none is better that the other they are all the same and catter for different needs. not every one is a geeky nerd ready to fiddle with settings all the time in android, not everyone wants to be told how to think like in apple and not everyone is willing to be shut out of thier device like in windows. so live with it...devices will be made and yes in different OS implementations. fanboys please do us a favour and stop forcing us to regret our choices...this is worst than the AMD vs Nvidia squables gosh!!!
Guys. Let's be honest. You're all quick enough to jump on other brands for 'copying' Apple and now you've been tarred with the same brush it's all of a sudden biased and unfair. Get over it. I'm glad someone had the balls to write this article. It is LITERALLY what you guys do all the time.
Almand, 10 Sep 2015Apps optimized, even google's own apps work better on iOS than their own Android platform Th... moreI guess that's a support to what I said. Gmail, Google+ works better on iOS. Microsoft has already said they will release a huge update for iOS 9. Android 6.0 Marshmellows should be released by end of this month and let's see how the two ecosystems stack up.
As my Apple fanboy friend put it; Innovation died with Jobs. I don't want to bash the iPhone but Apple do have this arrogant 'our stuff is better' attitude. I loved my first iPhone and at the time there was nothing else that compared but these days, personally, I find them limited in terms of OS capability and memory capacity and I probably won't ever go with Apple again, not just because Android is a more suitable OS for me and I can get better hardware elsewhere but I just don't want to be part of that 'crowd' that thinks they're better than everyone else because they took an iPhone out on contract. Christ I once saw someone on here refer to non Apple users as peasants. How low of human being do you have to be? Plus I'm pretty sure someone who can afford a flagship Sony or Sammy could easily afford an iPhone so why be a d*ck about it?
Agh85, 10 Sep 2015Being confined to restrictive environments is a matter of personal choice, I wnt argue on that... morebased on ur reasons I'd say ur alredy using the apple ecosystem and if it caters for ur needs i say enjoy it man. dont never let anyone force u to feel any regret on ur personal choices. i use android and windows and they work fine for now but if they get $hitty i will switch to a different setup.
Marcell, 10 Sep 2015nonetheless, back to the original question about which one is superior, the answer to that is ... moreI am not sure if android pay supports MST. Let me know.
But tap purchases are limited to a certain amount right? So that would be the limitation to Android pay and also Apple pay. So you wont be able to go buy certain things.
harlekkin, 10 Sep 2015We are clearly talking about two different things. Tokenization = emulation. Who stores ... morenonetheless, back to the original question about which one is superior, the answer to that is Android pay. Works with over a million locations(Apple pay only with "hundreds of thousands), it's available now and has a nice list of supported banks. So until Samsung pay can actually release properly you still have a superior alternative on Android. Bottom line is, if you want an iPhone for pay, don't. Android has a better alternative.
harlekkin, 10 Sep 2015We are clearly talking about two different things. Tokenization = emulation. Who stores ... moreAnd any credit cards work with Samsung pay.. Please stop embarrassing yourself LOL
Agh85, 10 Sep 2015Being confined to restrictive environments is a matter of personal choice, I wnt argue on that... moreApps optimized, even google's own apps work better on iOS than their own Android platform
That should mean something
harlekkin, 10 Sep 2015We are clearly talking about two different things.
Tokenization = emulation.
Who stores ... moreThe data is stored on the phone with a kill switch. If the phone is rooted samsung pay will never work again even if you unroot.
And no we arent talking about two different things. You thought Samsung Pay and Apple pay were the same. You are wrong. End of story.
Almand, 10 Sep 2015LMAO Seriously?! You think the only advantage of 64bit is being able to address more memory only?!that's basically the only thing that actually counts, because other than that I'm convinced you won't be able to tell the difference between a 32 bit and 64 bit phone just by using them.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2015Samsung pay hasn't been launched in the USA. What is your point?
You were trying to misinfo... moreWe are clearly talking about two different things.
Tokenization = emulation.
Who stores the data? Visa/MasterCard. Who provides the customer data and authorizes the transaction? The bank.
Can you use a non-US card on SamsungPay. No. Not until banks of that country opt-in to the Samsung Pay scheme and give permission to Samsung to tokenize a customer's details.
Are we clear now?
Marcell, 10 Sep 2015@Agh85
Maybe because 64-bit architecture on the iphone was and still is a gimmick, it has 0 a... moreLMAO
You think the only advantage of 64bit is being able to address more memory only?!
harlekkin, 10 Sep 2015By details, I mean card details. Why don't you buy a Samsung phone and try it out yourself? I ... moreSamsung pay hasn't been launched in the USA. What is your point?
You were trying to misinform people about banks need to authorize Samsung Pay. I proved you wrong. And thats all you got now? lol. Point is I can use Samsung pay anywhere in the world, no authorization needed because it simulates the cards.
I am more going to support android pay, hopefully it works just as samsung pay. Why? because I prefer a solution that is not just limited to samsung devices.
Further more i am not impressed with Samsung's latest offerings, so I wont be buying them.
Marcell, 10 Sep 2015Except that when using MST, it just needs your card's details and that's it, it needs nothing ... moreLook up tokenization. Why do you think only a handful of banks will be supported in the U.S.? Why not support the globe if banks are not required, and you simply scan your card details into a phone? Can't you people put one and one together. Banks don't let you use their data without their permission. Period.