Finally, good job Samsung! You have learned a lot from Huawei:
1. The S6 and Note 5's 1440x2560 resolutions are plain OVERKILL for their 5.1"
and 5.7" displays. It only wastes battery and lowers the overall processor
performance. I can't see distinct pixels in my 6.0" mate 7 (1080p resolution)
even 4 inches away from my eyes (I'm very nearsighted). Those who claim to see
'pixelation' from the lower resolution display of Mate 7 (1080p) vs. other 4K phones
do so because of the 'PLACEBO' effect. 4K only matters if you are into virtual reality
using some VR goggles close to your phone's display--- good luck on your dizzying VR
2. 4000 mAh battery. Now that's a good choice Samsung! 4000 mAh should be the
minimum standard for any smartphone nowadays. Games and browsing will drain
2000 - 3000+ mAh batteries in less than 4 hours even starting at 100%.
What's the point of having the S6 or Note 5's gorgeous 4K amoled display and powerful gaming prowess if the phone is dead before lunch time? And no, don't tell me to always bring the 'fast' charger and/or powerbank everyday. That's just too many things to carry and one that becomes a burden. And no, fast charging is a poor compromise for a big battery. I'd rather have a slightly thicker phone with bigger battery than have a slim
one but always carry the charger and/or powerbank.
3. Dual SIM. Good job Samsung! Most of your previous flagships only have single sim options until recently. Modern smartphones should at the bare minimum, provide dual SIM support. One SIM for cheaper data package and another SIM for cheaper phone calls and text package --- or one sim for home and another for work or for local and international
travel to save on roaming data. There are plenty other uses for two SIMs and the latest
Android versions support them, so why limit one's flexibility?
4. SD card. After removing SD card support from your recent flagship phones, it is now back in this model. Well done Samsung! SD card support is very useful for people who love to have the entire music collection, HD movie collection and photo collection in their PC's, available anytime, anywhere in their phones even without data connection. They can mirror or screencast (wifi-direct) the movies and photos to any TV anywhere they go, no internet connection needed! Besides, smartphones nowadays offer ever increasing camera resolutions (18 MP+) and ever increasing video resolutions (4K) which will devour a standard 32 GB internal storage in no time, so why remove SD card support from your flagship S6 and Note 5?
Steve, 13 Jan 2016Galaxy A8 = 5MP, 16MP Galaxy A9 = 8MP, 13MP Oh samsung, why? Whats new in this cell phone?? Ham
peace to all samsung fans but dont worry i am also using a samsung phones.
I hate that samsung releases to much smartphone in just a single time. and i hate also their ecosystem that the gaps of the new release and the upcoming smartphones are short
for example i will buy A8 for today then suddenly after a months ago A9 releases i just waist ed my money. And i dont want their UI i prefered the stock android less battery drain and good to develop an app or game.
and i tried to experiment i stock my samsung phone for 1 year then there i find out some problem onto it.
Steve, 13 Jan 2016Galaxy A8 = 5MP, 16MP Galaxy A9 = 8MP, 13MP Oh samsung, why? A8 = 3050 MAH A9 = 4000 MAH. That's why
Steve, 13 Jan 2016Galaxy A8 = 5MP, 16MP Galaxy A9 = 8MP, 13MP Oh samsung, why? To keep the balance? Teehee
i search every n each mobiles but no good opinion for them ...i found detects in them....i think world is near... thnkxxx samsung..