By all means, don't get the Galaxy S6. It is perhaps the least waterproof phone ever made. I can report painful experience... even the dampness to which it was exposed, carried in a case in a backpack on a rainy day under an umbrella, was enough to do it in. And neither AT&T nor Samsung will do nothing (nothing) about it. So the S6 Active presumably will be as rugged as an ordinary cell phone... the S6 itself is no more rugged around water than a pack of sugar...
B, 20 Apr 2015Too bad they did not inclued a microSD card and a removable battery ! This would have been the... moreMost people don't care about the microSD card and even less people care about the removable battery. Besides, you can remove it pretty easily once it wears out in a couple years. You can remove it with household items and zero experience, so I don't see it as a big deal. And yeah I would like to have a microSD card but I'd rather have actual 64GB and 128GB of fully usable (since you can't ACTUALLY move apps to microSD without root + FolderMount) and FAST storage options in my country (it was hard to find a 32GB Samsung here, usually only 16GB versions available whenever I'd buy one. The 64GB versions never made it to America).
Samsung is willing to sacrifice the 5% of customers scared off by lack of those 2 features to gain the 10% of iPhone customers that they'll be attracting.
Termex, 10 Apr 2015The design is nice but its a couple of steps backwards. 1. Samsung ditched a USB 3.0 to go ba... moreIt won't just pop off. It's just like the glass on the front of phones, same adhesive and same concept. Do you see the glass just popping off of phones when someone leaves them in a warm location, like you suggest? I'm pretty sure we'd hear about it if that did happen.
Jenil G, 12 Apr 2015Bought a s6..really happy with it ..one major drawback which this retards at samsung didn't no... moreStop using TouchWiz. Install Nova Launcher instead. Set up homescreen and drawer as you wish instead of being forced into stupid 4x4 grid and no options in your app drawer.
Too bad they did not inclued a microSD card and a removable battery ! This would have been the perfect smartphone !
Samsung better include a removable battery and sdCard in the Note 5 otherwise I will choose an other phablet !
ravi, 10 Apr 2015Which phone better s6 edge sony z3Z3. Good performance yet better battery life means you can do more.
ravi, 10 Apr 2015Which phone better s6 edge sony z3They are two different phones in both casing and inside. The glass on the Z3 breaks easily (mine did just a couple of weeks upon recieving it) and that's a problem that may come with the S6 too. I like both phones, but the S6 is my favourite still...
Had my phone for about 2 weeks now, why does it show 1670ma in aboutdevice
full hitting problem in my S6 edge.......& no battery back up very bad phn
dediarinata, 14 Apr 2015another's phone with glue... looks cheap when you open the back tempred glass ... just like toy This phone is glued together?
I thought that was done with after HTC M7..
another's phone with glue... looks cheap when you open the back tempred glass ... just like toy
U should have checked it right in the store itself ..my piece had big scratches on the back ..so they replaced it then and there before making the bill ...my battery is going pretty wel
Pr-booked this Galaxy S6 Black sapphire and got it delivered on 10th April,2015,Mumbai City,India.
Maybe I am the first one to say this:
1.This phone has issues with the AMOLED SCREEN(or mayne the unit I received is faulty. The lower half of the front screen is always having a red/pink tint. I tried all display settings and even formatted the phone but nothing helped. The RED/PINK tint is more distinct while looking at something white(example: a pdf file in gallaery) or while checking emails or while browsing the internet when the background is white.
2. The battery backup is awful. I got only 9 hours out of the battery on a full charge with moderate use and screen on time was 4 hours without playing games.
...due to the screen issue I went to the service center ,they immediately recognized the issue and now arranging for a replacement.
Sad part is that I prebooked the phone just to avail the pre-booking offers..(a) one time screen replacement within one year for just Rs 990 if something goes wrong with the screen.
(b) 10000 payback points that equals to Rupees 2500 which can used to purchase any Samsung galaxy product.
(c) If there is any price reduction/payback offers withing a period of 6 months, the customer would get that price difference as payback points to be used to but other Samsung galaxy/Samsung partner porducts.
But to my astonishments, the Samsung service center people clearly
1.Asked me to talk to the customers care department about the offers for the second product.
2.I wouldn't receive those offers as I would be receiving another Galaxy S6 against the DOA Certificate and those offers are respective of the IMEI number of the handset the offers will not be applicable for the second unit.
3.The dealer from whom I purchased the product(Samsung smart café,Mumbai) told me that they are not responsible for any offers given by Samsung and they will not entertain any after sales issues.
Guys, my request to all Indian customers:: Please check the pink/red issue on the lower part of the screen just in front of the seller/dealer before giving away your hard earned money.
Bought a s6..really happy with it ..one major drawback which this retards at samsung didn't notice ..they removed the sorting option in app drawer ..only manual sorting ..how on earth I m going to sort my 80 apps ..alphabetically sorting was much better
The design is nice but its a couple of steps backwards.
1. Samsung ditched a USB 3.0 to go back to a USB 2.0
2. Removed the flagship MicroSD card slot which is one of the reasons why most people purchase a Samsung phone.
If the back of the phone gets enough heat meaning from a blow dryer or simply from your vehicle dashboard holster the back cover will just pop off. Samsung used adhesive to seal the glass back cover to the aluminum like body with No screws or clips!
I will stick with my Galaxy S5 as the plastic is better for now until Samsung comes up with a durable design and return the MicroSD card slot.
Opinionated, 10 Apr 2015I have my own experiences with mobiles. I have been buying all kinds of phones over the years ... more"You wait over a year AND STILL DONT HAVE LOLLIPOP"
This statement right here is what destroys your whole "I'm just an opinionated person, NOT an iTroll... iPromise!!"
Just saying you had old phones doesn't make your argument as a an undercover troll any less noticeable. If you were truly on your game with phones, you would never us that hyperbole.
I have my own experiences with mobiles. I have been buying all kinds of phones over the years and don't only go with one brand.
Ive had most of the iPhones including the iPhone 6.
Ive had the HTC Desire, ONE X.
Ive had the SGS2, SGS5.
Heaps of old nokias.
I bought the SGS5 and really thought it was awesome. But after a while the ugly android system rears its head.
You start getting those silly advertisements from the corrupt apps you download from the Android 'play' store. You have to use WhatsApp to message half our friends. (which is so ugly and has a subscription). The little flap on the SGS5 starts to need to be replaced even though you are so gentle with your phone. You wait over a year AND STILL DONT HAVE LOLLIPOP. (still dont have it in AUS by the way).
I did like the waterproof thing but like i said the flap breaks so easy. And it takes amazing photos (the SGS5) - and even nicer 1080p videos - but you have to try and time it perfectly. With the iPhone, you can literally take a good photo in 2 secs. No effort. 8/10 photo everytime. Samsung you can get 10/10 but it takes many attempts.
Look, I will be honest - on the way to a meeting today, I saw the launch of the SGS6 at the vodafone shop so I took a quick detour. It feels great. Like an iPhone finally. It has white gold colours. Like an iPhone. It has a proper finger print scanner. Like an iPhone. But one thing ill be doing this time - is sticking with my iPhone. I really can't go back to android anymore.
"Last season, the water and dust protection was a direct response to Sony's Xperia Z line. The Galaxy S6 gives it up, defying a natural Samsung instinct to match and beat every feature a potential rival may have."
In other words, Sammy doesn't see Sony as much of a threat... :)