I figured the battery to be sub-par than of the past flagship models. No surprise with the "low" 2550mAh battery, which is non-removable, because Samsung listened to too much from all the iPhone, Sony and HTC aficionados who can't complain about carrying chargers and power banks with their nice slim and "nice" slim metal designs.
It's just illogical. Even the fast charging has drawbacks - affecting the life of the battery to holding a charge. Yes, fast charging shortens its ability to hold a charge longer FASTER than regular charging. I happen to cycle 3 batteries for my Galaxy Note, charging them on a battery cradle charger than in the device itself. By this way, I am able to conserve or prolong their ability to hold better charges than with just one. I enjoy heavy usage WITHOUT the worry of plugging in, and replace my battery when it reaches 20% - all in the name of better battery management. My device stays practically WIRELESS all day.
Yeah, for people who don't know/don't care, plugging in for power only seems easy, however you can completely change the battery and start in a matter of a minute. Fast charging still be take so much time than a minute... Yeah, you like carrying your charger and power bank - we get it. For me, it's less practical. I charge those spent batteries before I sleep. A spare battery is less than 25% than the volume of a power bank, and roughly less than 50% of a charger.
Let me point out too that you increase your chances of the theft of your device by plugging in and leaving your device for a charge. Imagine doing this every day. Another is forgetting it all together.
Planned obsolescence people...they are manufacturered like this for a reason.
AnonD-225521, 14 Mar 2015I know this may be irrelevant but I'm Korean and I actually like Samsung- just not their phone... moreI disagree, until S3/S4, Amoled screens were dimmer and maybe other brands. But not since S5. If you read actually the review, you will notice that 50% brightness is equivalent to iphone 6 brightness, twice the G3's and much more than Xiami Mi Note for the few phones put in this reviews.
On my S5 50% of brightness is too bright, manually, i have to use like 20%/30% brightness but i prefer using auto, even outside.
Well, I certainly feel good about choosing to go with the M9 (although there wasn't much choice since the sd card slot was removed the S6). Battery life, Samsung, is a complete disappointment.
AnonD-225521, 14 Mar 2015I know this may be irrelevant but I'm Korean and I actually like Samsung- just not their phone... moreYou have not offended me at all, I'm simply trying to shed some light on why S6 no longer has removable battery and micro sd. The real life numbers could be lower, but I doubt it. Having said that if that is the case, that's why fast charging and wireless charging are present in this handset.
Amoled screens are the best in any smartphone, if you check, it is reported that note 4 has best screen on any smartphone in all fields and that S6's screen is even better. This is proven fact, nothing comes close to amoled.
I'm sure you can look into the new super fast memory type samsung made for the S6, it becomes clear why there is no sd card. Also using micro sd card is only slightly less expensive. This is flagship phone so people who need more storage will buy 64 or 128 gb.
The overall feel and look is clearly Samsung, this is from first hand experience.
Firstly, that isn't "brushed aluminum". I find the white version to be the least attractive. That camera sensor looks plain ugly. Why do so many reviewers praise the new design? The front and back looks just like any other samsung. I really like the Edge model. I think they should have just made the S6 Edge the original S6, especially since the "Edge" doesn't actually add much functionality like the Note Edge did. To me, the only thing that resembles the Iphone is the bottom part, nothing more. This review sounded like it came from a Samsung fanboy.
AnonD-373771, 14 Mar 2015nexus s has headphone on the bottom before apple. I would direct your attention to samsung ati... moreI know this may be irrelevant but I'm Korean and I actually like Samsung- just not their phones.
I am referring to something more than just speaker placement and curve. The overall "feeling/look" is what I mean.
Yes, but there are other phones that will last a lot longer. And I have stated this before, but 1: real life usage for any phone will be nowhere near those numbers. That is for all phones. 2: as AMOLED displays are dimmer, the brightness will have to be higher than other phones, so you will get less usage with the same brightness. These tests are done with 50% brightness of the phone, not a consistent brightness.
I have also stated that buying a 64GB/128GB device costs a lot more compared to buying a micro SD card and given other pros of expandable memory.
Am I really trolling? I see how you can see this as bashing as I'm just talking about the negatives. I'm sorry if this somehow offends you? But how am I trolling if I'm just stating things that are actually negative about the phone but is not in other phones that are available for lower prices? "The art of deliberately, cleverly, and secretly pissing people off, usually via the internet" - that is trolling.
If they just increased the battery to 3000 mah, it would have been more awesome. And 5.1" is the perfect size. I hope my husband don't care if I buy this device. :p
I like S6, but just wander how Samsung every time manages to spoil a good phone with some details. The battery is not really match for the premium/top smartphone on the market. And who needs this stupid heart rate sensor? STOP playing with YOUR customers!!!
AnonD-225521, 14 Mar 2015First of all, I am not a fanboy of any brand/phone. I have owned many different flagship phone... morenexus s has headphone on the bottom before apple. I would direct your attention to samsung ativ s which was released two years before iPhone 6, it should become evident were apple copied the sides of iPhone 6 from.
Battery life depends on how people use their phone. Also there is wireless charging as well as fast charging. If you read the review you can get 10 hours of video playback and 9 hours web browsing . With regard to using more 32 GB, you can simply buy 64 or 128 GB version.
The fact is you're simply trolling and bashing on S6, not stating cons.
How Samsung Built the Galaxy S6 just Shows they just wanted to Copy the iPhone 6,in the Thinner Section,but making the Galaxy S6 thinner as Caused the Camera Hump at the Back Stick Out way to Much,o.k the Galaxy S5 might be a Bit Thicker but the Camera Hump does not Stick out to Much,even at the Presentation Samsung were comparing the Galaxy S6 to the iPhone 6 Straight away,Why?when it was Apple that was Causing Samsung loads of Money with the Court Cases and made there Sales Struggle,Will Apple do the Same with the Galaxy S6 and take them to Court for Copying the iPhone 6
S6 lost all advantages of S5 just for the sake of design. IMO big dissapoinntment
I swear if I have the money to buy this sexy beast, I would buy one ASAP. Well.. right now using moto g 2013.
Respect and love from a guy who can't afford it but loves the new S6.
No water protection
No SD card
No removable battery
Awful battery life
Design Apple ripoff from retail box to speaker grille
Hahaha, epic fail
erikv, 14 Mar 2015Thank you Samsung, you make life simple. Want phone without sdcard slot or removable batter... moreTo you the S6 is not on the list? If no SD card or removeable battery why choose the iPhone 6? For what reason? Did you not read the entire 11 pages of this article and see the S6 blows away the iPhone 6 in every category? The only reason to get an Iphone 6 over the Galaxy S6 is if you are an iSheep and only buy Apple no matter what.
AnonD-259993, 14 Mar 201599% commenting never use s6 yet.. so how you criticize without hand on experience??? no SD car... moreI can criticise based on specifications and reviews by people who have used it.
I have used more than 32GB on my phone. That's with many 1GB+ games, music, 1080P and 4K videos, and nandroid backups.
I, as a consumer have the right to say the cons of a device and inform others things they may not think about before they purchase a device just because it has newly been released.
90% have non-removable batteries? Really? As far as I know, most of Samsung's, as well as LG's, and many others have a removable battery. And the problem? The S6 will/may not have good battery life.
Open market? Many people just buy the S6 because it's the best phone, without any knowledge on it. And how do you know these people are not Samsung fans without first asking every single one of them?
Why are you comparing the S6 to the S5 anyway?
And more sales does not mean "everyone is wrong and the S6 is the best phone so everyone should buy it over anything else"
Wasn't S5 just released? Besides, they totally went #FullApple here. Non replacable battery, I can understand that, but no microSD !? Seriously!? So they can charge gazillion for extra 16GB of cheap ass NAND. GTFO Samsung. I also don't get it what's up with dropping IP protection...
99% commenting never use s6 yet.. so how you criticize without hand on experience??? no SD card just how many exceed 32GB memory? 90% phone are non-removable battery so wats uaz point? S6 pre-order and sales are way more than s5.. so who buying s6 are fool? or just sammy fan boys? people just comment without grounds. its not about "FANS" its abt phones in open market