Anonymous, 17 Mar 2015Those "competent" reviewers never reviewed the Note 4 first.
Second they also claim... moreOh, boy....
Yeah, you are right. Unfounded beliefs trump measurement every time....
The Note 4 has only a very slight dynamic range improvement over the S5, so it is nowhere hear what the S6 looks like, and it's definitely overall inferior camera to the iPhone 6+.
The S6 looks like the king of the hill at this point, particularly if they fix the WB with an update. The Nokias were fine, but even the 808 has worse balance than either the 6+ or the S6.
Dododo, 17 Mar 2015Actually, competent reviews and photography site, like DOxomak (http://www.dxomark.com/Phones/... moreThose "competent" reviewers never reviewed the Note 4 first.
Second they also claim the iPhone 6 takes better photos than the Nokia Lumia 1020 and 808.
Anyone who believes this is pure apple fooled. Fact.
You should learn to read better before posting something that will recoil so badly....And please don't bother with replying with any twisting or denying.
1701, 17 Mar 2015Note 4 was tested against 6 plus through blind trial and note 4 was better. The camera on S6 i... moreActually, competent reviews and photography site, like DOxomak (http://www.dxomark.com/Phones/...ge-quality), ranked the iPhone 6+ higher than the Note 4. From my experience, the Note 4 has the traditionally poor dynamic range which plagued the Galaxy line until the S6.
The Galaxy S6 appears to have made a very significant leap forward and it seems to be on par with the iPhone 6+, and probably a bit better. We'll see when real tests are done.
I am happy to see some real competition for the iPhone 6+ and hope that the two companies will push each other to do better yet.
darkraver, 16 Mar 2015You just dont have a sense of humor do you...
Wasnt comparing z3 to s6 but xperia flagships ... moreSo because you think you made a funny joke while really using false self proclaimed info and they call you out meanstthey can't take a joke??
And for your little island claim here you made like you always are bashing in another Samsung page and claiming how superior your Sony is....
Sup much for your superior and peaceful community. Oh course as usual will side track and deny this
MKHBD, 17 Mar 2015Oh,with that oversaturated,eye stressing super amoled... well...That's cute
apurv.ranjan3, 17 Mar 2015don't u think the guys at gsmarena your brightness test should be done again i have seen both ... moreDid you put the screen in auto brightness??? That's when it reached those high numbers on sunlight.
Either you didn't read that past or you are being very bias and then scapegoating your bias onto them
Bobby, 17 Mar 2015Giving up the memory card slot and the removable battery are huge mistakes to me ! Let's hope... moreI think Samsung will retain the micro sd slot and removable battery option in the Note 5.
Here's the pros:
The memory reads are super fast. that's awesome.
It's really powerful.
... That's pretty much it.
The S5 is also powerful and have a better battery life.
And everything else that's missing... it doesn't have a micro-SD card slot AND they charge high premium for the memory, the reason why I hated Apple for.
It's a real insult to Samsung fans. Especially when THEY were criticizing Apple for those same flaws, fragile metal/glass body, no memory expansion, all the cash grab.
They battery can't be removed, meaning it'll be inside the phone, as a salesman, I know the battery can loose it's charge especially inside a metal body meaning that if it completely lost it's charge, I'll have to put it on a charger.. just like Apple.. and make the client wait 15 minutes or so before booting it up.
Top it all of, the S5 had water resistance, an answer to Sony's phone, but Samsung doesn't see them as a threat so, f*** it, let's remove it, make sure people pay more for our products.
Anyone is a fool NOT to pick an S5 over an S6. S6 is garbage, period.
apurv.ranjan3, 17 Mar 2015don't u think the guys at gsmarena your brightness test should be done again i have seen both ... moreInteresting find there, man. The world needs more people like you. I hope you become even more successful in life...
don't u think the guys at gsmarena your brightness test should be done again i have seen both the screens of lg g2 and samsung galaxy s6, samsung's is hardly any brighter than that of lg g2 and u show a difference of nearly 200 nits.... i have checked in both modes as you have done the test... unbelievable... both data from ur website only... now following your website for 5 years u have done a great work on this site ... But now you are much more in favour of samsung products which is certainly not good for a website which has a wonderful history of remaining unbiased for every product. Thank You.
shootspeak, 17 Mar 2015qHD resolution on AMOLED does not use any more battery than 1080p resolution as each individua... moreBut Galaxy S6 still worse endurance than S5 or Note 4.
1hour/day GSMArena parameter isn't a real meter for a top-end smartphone.
Dododo, 17 Mar 2015The iPhone 6 did surprisingly well compared to the S6. The OIS definitely helps in low light a... moreOld 8mpx technology can't beat 20mpx Samsung resolution, if you check image in 1:1, you can find greater detail.
And I know, some 20mpx around aren't real/good, but Samsung works very good on camera.
Have you noticed this "oil painting" effect on the new camera algorithm?
There is less sharpening effect (better), but this "oil painting" effect seems to me a little artificial.
You can notice it at 1:1 ratio only obviously.
Bobby, 17 Mar 2015Giving up the memory card slot and the removable battery are huge mistakes to me ! Let's hope... moreThat is right! The note series is all about productivity and an SD slot is very important for that!!! They definitely should not remove it on the next note!!
Giving up the memory card slot and the removable battery are huge mistakes to me !
Let's hope Samsung does not make the same mistake for the Note 5 !!!
Otherwise I will have to buy another brand for my next phablet !
Scamsung, 16 Mar 2015Please don't compare high quilaty phone (iPhone) with copycat master (Samsung). For your info ... moreLol, am laughing so hard here. Dude, no need to troll that hard, no body believes you after all. Type when you're sober next :)))
What on earth is the point of this review if you're putting the below statement underneath each section? It only means you revisiting most of the tests, therefore making this review moot??!? Let's hope this isn't the start of a new trend for GSMA... clearly a rushed review with multiple errors that you've attempted to rectify over the last couple of days... come on GSMA you're better than this!!!
(i.e. rendering most of the review pointless)
"The Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6 used for this review is a pre-release unit, using firmware version G920FXXU1A0BN, which was the latest available as of March 10. You can rest assured we will retest all of our proprietary tests once we get a production unit - hopefully within a week or so."
abhishek kumar, 17 Mar 2015Why compare it with non OIS iphone 6?
I would like to see how it stands out against much bett... moreNote 4 was tested against 6 plus through blind trial and note 4 was better. The camera on S6 is comparable to note 4 if not better. Also S6 was tested against 6 plus and S6 was significantly better, even in low light conditions.
I'm sure you can find confirmation of these if you do some searching.