Agh85 , 10 Sep 2015I truly doubt the thing you said about Touch ID and fingerprint sensors on Samsung flagships. ... moreS6's fingerprint sensor is faster than Apple's. Look it up, everybody who tested them agrees. Agree that S5's was a disaster.
I'm seriously wondering how in the world Apple manages to get only 2/3 of mobile payments when they're the only payment system I know of currently available in the US. Regardless of current situation, all banks support and worldwide roll-outs will come in the next 3-6 months, but Magnetic strip support for Apple pay won't. Ever, considering that by the end of the month you'll be able to use Samsung pay in at least 10 times more locations than Apple pay( in the US) I'll have to argue there's a clear winner here.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2015I suggest you go read a book. Apple pay requires the terminals to be upgraded to support.No it doesn't. Prove it.
harlekkin, 10 Sep 2015Neither does Apple, it works on all PayWave/Pass and AMEX terminals. Which are spreading like ... moreI suggest you go read a book. Apple pay requires the terminals to be upgraded to support.
Jack, 10 Sep 2015people buy apple for prestige, nothing else. Sad, but true, no fan nonsense here, thats reality.what prestige???
when I see an iphone user.....All I see is a technically challenged person
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2015Samsung pay works everywhere. They just havent released it everywhere. It doesnt need anything... moreNeither does Apple, it works on all PayWave/Pass and AMEX terminals. Which are spreading like wildfire. So? Even Idaho is probably up to speed!
What you still need is the buy in from banks, negotiation of interchange fees etc.
This is why I like GSMarena & keep coming back to it.
The most unbiased mobile review site out there.
harlekkin, 10 Sep 2015Only thing is that Apple Pay already works in the U.S. and UK, and Samsung Pay doesn't. Wh... moreSamsung pay works everywhere. They just havent released it everywhere. It doesnt need anything special to work.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2015Samsung pay better. It requires no additional hardware and works like existing tap and go cred... moreOnly thing is that Apple Pay already works in the U.S. and UK, and Samsung Pay doesn't.
What's taking Samsung so long if it's supposed to be easier to implement?
Agh85 , 10 Sep 2015I truly doubt the thing you said about Touch ID and fingerprint sensors on Samsung flagships. ... moreSamsung pay better. It requires no additional hardware and works like existing tap and go credit cards. while Apple pay requires new hardware. Samsung pay doesnt require banks to implement, because it just works.
Apple fingerprint implementation works better.
You are starting to look like a typical apple user. Ignorant
JonHolstein, 10 Sep 2015sony ericsson had the Satio with 12 megapixels, already in 2009. not that megapixels is all t... moreEvent of next year will be nokia808 vs microsoft m1050. +vs competition(not sure if iphone included)
sony ericsson had the Satio with 12 megapixels, already in 2009.
not that megapixels is all that counts.
Marcell, 10 Sep 2015@Agh85
Maybe because 64-bit architecture on the iphone was and still is a gimmick, it has 0 a... moreI truly doubt the thing you said about Touch ID and fingerprint sensors on Samsung flagships. All reviewers said that the fingerprint sensor that debuted on S5 was a 50 percent success whereas Touch ID was spot on every single time. It was because if the flaws with the first generation fingerprint sensor in S5 that S6 uses a more conventional Apple-esqe fingerprint sensor.
And where did you get to learn that Samsung pay is better than Apple pay?? All major banks and stores in U.S. Support Apple pay whereas Samsung pay and Google wallet are nowhere near.
ThePhabletGuy, 10 Sep 2015buddy if apple makes products that meet ur needs why even bother listening to someone elses th... moreBeing confined to restrictive environments is a matter of personal choice, I wnt argue on that. But having an open ecosystem means that you are more prone to viruses and stuff. Plus almost everyone on here will agree that apps are better optimised for iPhones. Instagram in fact, was developed with the iOS in mind and later moved to Android and then Windows. Now, I can live with a restrictive ecosystem, but I also get to run the best games and apps that developers develop.
Marcell, 10 Sep 2015they might be in the top 5 when it comes to colors, but megapixels are hugely important. With ... moreBuddy, I'm no noob to photography. I know what megapixels are good for.
The reality here is: what do you DO with your photos?
Arguably, 98% of users upload said photos to some sort of online service, be that Facebook, Instagram, etc. or send them via iMessage, WeChat, WhatsApp, Viber.
In which case - they'll be compressed and down sampled, and all that extra detail is lost and your photos simply use up more space on your phone than necessary.
As for those of you, myself included, that actually download the photos to a Mac or PC and then use them in other ways, megapixels are important. But then again, even an 8Mpx photo can still be used to print A3. And yes, I do own a Canon A3 printer. Who else does?
Marcell, 10 Sep 2015@Agh85
Maybe because 64-bit architecture on the iphone was and still is a gimmick, it has 0 a... moreSamsung's first "swipe" fingerprint reader was a disaster. But they learned quickly, as did everyone else.
Samsung Pay is in theory compatible with magnetic stripe readers, yet where has it launched as of now? Perhaps South Korea. And plans on launching in the US, finally, end of September with only a handful of banks. In the meantime, Apple Pay is responsible for 2/3 of mobile wallet payments.
Camera: it's hard to debate that Samsung's camera is great.
Premium design: Apple's always had a premium design, but then again, a view on design is a personal matter and as such, kudos to Samsung for trying something new. That's not trumping Apple in any way though.
Chinese manufacturers are giving Samsung a run for their money too, and Samsung is quickly losing the battle in China. VERY quickly. Whilst Apple is gaining.
[deleted post]they might be in the top 5 when it comes to colors, but megapixels are hugely important. With a high megapixel camera like Samsung, LG and Sony have, you can capture a lot more details than with that 8 or 12 MP iPhone camera, megapixels alone aren't about color quality, but rather how much you can zoom and how many details you can capture and how sharp your images will look, that means that no matter how good the Iphone's camera is, it's unsuited for medium/long distance shots, sceneries, anything that requires fine detail, really.