Dododo, 19 Mar 2015I hope Samsung has done better than just slap real time HDR on the S6. HDR is great for the... moreLMFAO! As if whether or not they did that to the S6 was related to what we said. And I think we both know very well that's not all they did for the S5, S6, or Note 4
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2015real time hdrI hope Samsung has done better than just slap real time HDR on the S6.
HDR is great for the right shots, but it can also be a detriment under certain conditions.
DanBal76, 18 Mar 2015It seems to me that, with the Galaxy S6, Samsung tried to please Apple fans. Well, Apple fans ... moreFirst line of your comment revealed that You are a icrap fanboy , if you don't buy s6 there s nothing going to happen already they got 20mln orders , so Please Stay Away .
AnonD-83364, 18 Mar 2015The S6 processor is using 35% less power then the previous S5. The new and much faster DDR4 ... moreGSM Arena battery test:
Galaxy S4: 69 hours endurance rating
Galaxy S5: 72 hours endurance rating (83h with Lollipop)
Galaxy S6: 64 hours endurance rating
GSM Arena Galaxy S6 review: "The battery life was a bit of a question mark hanging over the Samsung Galaxy S6, considering the screen resolution has nearly doubled and the battery capacity was downgraded to 2,550 mAh. It still sounds like a pretty ample battery, but we were curious how it compares to the stellar Lollipop endurance of its predecessor.
As it turns out, we were right to be worried as the Galaxy S6 posted lesser performance on all of our test compared to the Galaxy S5."
AnonD-17831, 18 Mar 2015Pretty useless to go over 1080p for such a small screen, had they not used QHD the battery and... moreThe use of QHD is noticeable with proper content. And the display is 20% more power efficient than the 1080p of the S5. It's more energy efficient than the old 5s 4inch non HD display.
And the Note 4's 5.7 inch QHD Amoled is up to 40% more efficient than most 5 inch 1080p LCDs.
And it's basically a requirement for their Gear VR.
So that's debunked.
And the SoC is a lot more efficient and way more powerful. So that debunks both at once.
This is a pre production battery review.
Plus the DDR4 ram is more powerful and more efficient.
And their new memory is way more powerful and overall efficient.
Plus their all on one radio chip saves tons of energy and boosts performance.
So it's it's large power gains with large efficiency gains.
Geekbench battery test put it at 8 1/2 hours compare to the almost 5 hours of the S5. And that's intensive tasks.
AnonD-83364, 18 Mar 2015The S6 processor is using 35% less power then the previous S5. The new and much faster DDR4 ... moreWrong.. You have a single point of failure the MHL charging port. Once that goes all you've got is the internet and bluetooth for transfers - if it's available or fast enough.
No redundancy without a microsim card means no money from me. Same goes for the battery.
I'll stick with my S2 for now.
barameus, 18 Mar 2015"very significant leap forward"
S6 camera and note 4 use the same Sony IM... moreDifferent lens, different processing.
I returned the S5 because the dynamic range sucked: it blasted out light areas while loosing detail in dark areas. Ended up with an Xperia for a bit, which was better, but not great.
Currently I have the iPhone 6+ as my main phone and it's the best phone I've ever used, taking noticeably better photos than the S5, and also than the Xperia.
The S6 looks really good in the reviews so far, with both the camera and the fingerprint sensor issues found on the S5, seemingly resolved.
Thus, leaps and bounds over the S5.
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2015Now that they have brought in samsung pay.. I just hope that next year they don't bring S Tune... moreHow is Samsung pay a ripoff when it's better than apple pay? I've never seen an NFC payment Centre in my country which makes apple pay obselete but those point of sale bank machines which Samsung pay uses are everywhere.
Pretty useless to go over 1080p for such a small screen, had they not used QHD the battery and performance would have been better and users would have benefited more.
Sadly Samsung added the QHD just to brag sadly, other then that and the sad removal of SD card i think the S6 is pretty sweet.
DanBal76, 18 Mar 2015It seems to me that, with the Galaxy S6, Samsung tried to please Apple fans. Well, Apple fans ... moreThe S6 processor is using 35% less power then the previous S5. The new and much faster DDR4 ram (1552 MHz) is using 34% less energy. Plus the new emmc 5.1 storage is using 50% less energy. When you factor in all these power savings its no wonder why Samsung put a smaller battery in (2550 mha) then the previous S5 (2800 mha). It helps to look at the technical specs as well, before making comments like yours.
Also micro SD slot is no problem in today's world especially since there is plenty of options where you can use micro SD cards externally. Like USB otg cable, or a $10 micro USB to micro SD slot. There are a number of portable WiFi storage units out there as well. One that comes to mind is the Sandisk Connect for $50, which allows you to use micro SD cards. Its so small that you can just leave it always attached to your key chain, wallet, pocket, bag, or briefcase.
[deleted post]While I wanted to agree with you, you went all the wrong ways.
First of all.. Storage is memory and 90% of the time referred to as so. Period.
Yes there was not mention of DDR4 I think, but M9 has it, G4 will have it, Z4 will have, G Flex 2 has it.
The new storage is UFS II. Higher than Emmc 5.1 and they reviewed it an added it in the review two days ago.
And they mention not having an sd card as being a compromise on any device that does not have one...because it is.
Dododo, 18 Mar 2015I don't pretend....
But it looks like Samsung finally got the camera right, as well as the ... moreMeanwhile your entire statement proves otherwise. And not only that, but you know just as little about phones.
The S6 is the first Galaxy you PREFER.
Samsung has always been among the top with the Galaxy.
It seems to me that, with the Galaxy S6, Samsung tried to please Apple fans. Well, Apple fans will still buy the iPhone, and Galaxy S fans, like myself, will probably stay away from the S6. No user replaceable battery. No micro sd card slot. No water or dust resistance. Worse battery autonomy than S5, and even S4. Same screen size, with slightly better screen to body ration than S5, but still worse than S4. QHD resolution just for marketing purposes (any screen until 6" looks phenomenal in 1080p, with the benefit of less stress to the chipset and battery). Thank you Samsung, but no thanks. I'll stay with my Galaxy S5.
Now that they have brought in samsung pay.. I just hope that next year they don't bring S Tunes or S Cloud or some crappy ripoff like that :p
SD card reader!
To get around the non-expandable storage problem. Samsung should bundle it together with the phone to show they're sorry.
Dododo, 17 Mar 2015Actually, competent reviews and photography site, like DOxomak (http://www.dxomark.com/Phones/... more"very significant leap forward"
S6 camera and note 4 use the same Sony IMX240 sensor.
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2015You really should not pretend to know so much about cameras.I don't pretend....
But it looks like Samsung finally got the camera right, as well as the fingerprint sensor.
This is the first genuinely good Galaxy. I've had three SGs so far and had sworn never to do it again, but now I am really tempted :)
S6 over S5?, 17 Mar 2015Here's the pros: The memory reads are super fast. that's awesome. It's really powerful. ... moreYou are calling people fools who would buy the S6 over the S5? What if they did not mind to pay extra just for having a phone that looks good? What they prefer to have as a daily device is none of your business. If they wanted a waterproof phone that also looks good, then they have Sony Xperias for that. And its not like they are using your money to buy these gadgets anyway...
pipo, 17 Mar 2015logic dictates otherwise.
QHD screen requires more GPU power to process these pixels and th... moreYou close minded claims and logic are not the same thing.
QHD screens require more GPU...But that's one aspect of a whole picture.
The Display itself is a lot more power efficient than others. Even 20% more so than the S5's. And the S5 and even larger Note 4 had much more efficient displays than 1080p LCDS.
The S6's display at normal brightness is more energy efficient than even the 4 inch non HD panel of the older iphone.
That alone plays a HUGE roll in power draw on a battery.
Then GPU. Yes it needs more GPU. But The Exynos 7420 vs S810 plays a huge roll into this. And this is not remembering that even the S801 handled QHD almost very well and S805 and more efficient Exynos 5433 handled QHD very well.
These new ones are more powerful and efficient.
The Exynos has a stronger GPU. And Mali GPU handles gaming better even when weaker.
And on 14nm is way more energy efficient. And even if they were both 20nm you would have to count in how much more heat and throttling the Snapdragon has in comparison. Plus add in the 14nm build and how much longer Samsung has been working with this type of set up.
So two things largely already offsetting your claims.
Then you have more efficient and much more powerful memory/storage.
Then there are things like DDR4 ram double the performance and cutting power draw in half. Though most of this years flagships will have this.
Then even more so are things like the new die wafer they used for the radios. It's similar to the SoC where it adds all the radios onto one more powerful and much more efficient chip. Sammobile claims up to almost 80% as stated by the company that Samsung teamed with to do it....Seems like a high claim to me. But even cutting that in half is still 40% more efficient.
And for protruding camera......If you drop the phone and break the OIS...That will most likely have happened from the shock whether it's protruding or not.
And to have made the back and camera completely flush they would have had to make the device A LOT thicker. Probably 3mm. Thicker than the upcoming rumored Active version.
Just because you don't like the look of the protruding camera does not make the entire device horrible or mean Samsung put no brain power into the design..What a childish thing to say....And who says the camera lens is not covered by the same Gorilla Glass here?