aod, 17 Apr 2015The posts you made doesn't provide valid points and it's not backed up. Thus it's simply apple... more@1701, @aod. It is really ridiculous to think apple copied Samsung Ativs 2012 design. Pioneering is about inventing a new idea or re-inventing an old , bad, unprofitable or bankrupt idea. Apple is very good in invention and re- invention. Apple has brought a lot of pioneering features to the mobile industry, recently are the voice command (Siri), 64 bit mobile operating system, finger print touch ID, Apple pay (mobile payment) , a very simply and user friendly interface and operating system. All of which Samsung and other major phones have followed in doing too. I know a lot of people will want to disagree on apples pioneering role in all the things above but you have to realize that if not for Apple most of the ideas above were not in existence or have been tried but failed by other companies in the past until Apple re- invented those ideas. Let's take the NFC, practically all major phones except Apple had it since 2yrs now but did nothing useful with it until Apple came up with the payment system and now Samsung has followed with their own Samsung pay pal , some people will now want to say but Samsung put in NFC first , the issue is what did they do with it before the Apple pay. Another feature is the finger print which was a bankrupt abandoned idea by Motorola and no other company was going in that direction until Apple re-invented the idea and turned it into millions of dollars and the result is most companies have followed it. Let now come back to the design issue. The ist iPhone is just a smaller version of the iPhone 6 in terms of the structural design , as in the rounded edges. So it's ridiculous to say Apple copied Samsung Ativs 2012 design when it was used in the first iPhone back in 2007. But let us even assume Apple copied the Samsung Ativs 2012 design, don't you wonder why Samsung had to wait for Apple to use that same design before they used it again in their premium phone. It was a design that was not continued after 2012 meaning it was a poor design to Samsung and was never included in any of their premium phones not until Apple turned that same design by your own assertion into millions of dollars in iPhone 6 and all of a sudden Samsung just realized its 3yr old abandoned design is a winner. I don't have a problem with phones copying one or two features from another. Apple borrowed the antenna lines from HTC M8, but if you place both the iPhone 6 and HTC M8 side by side you won't think they are same bcos they are different in their overall design. So I don't have a problem with Samsung copying Apple, but the problem which I have with the GS6 and which a lot of people and reviewers have with it is that it looks exactly like the iPhone 6, as in an exact copy of iPhone 6 save for the shape of the finger print scanner. Is it a coincidence that Samsung had to wait for Apple to introduce the rounded edges , antenna lines , one touch finger print (as opposed to Samsungs swipe in GS5 and note 4) in the same phone before they do it too. Have you even looked at the base of the GS6, the position of the headphone jack, the charging or docking port and the speakers, they are exactly where Apple put them in the iPhone 6. And now again the introduction of the non removable battery and absence of micro sd slot. Samsung couldn't even hide their 'Copy Cat' this time around. By your assertion Apple may have copied some features from other phones but you can not confuse them with one another unlike the iPhone 6 and GS6 similarity. You will see when Apple decides to make an iPhone with a curved display what they will do with it instead of Samsung just putting it and doing nothing in particular with that curved display, I predict by then Samsung may have abandoned the curved display. I still maintain my assertion that the GS6 is just an iPhone 6 with a Samsung logo on it with better specifications which might not mean better performance on the long run. I still maintain my assertion too that it's a very very good phone in design and specifications and will definitely give the iPhone 6 a run for the crown. As an iPhone owner , can I buy the GS6 , the answer is NO. There is just this smoothness and simplicity yet very powerful feel you get with Apple products which is addictive, and also the smooth integration amongst their product that makes you tied down with them.
ijarotimi, 16 Apr 2015I think you are the one who is trying hard to think Samsung did something different , they ma... moreThe posts you made doesn't provide valid points and it's not backed up. Thus it's simply apple fan trying to bash Samsung. A suggestion do look at htc m7 and samsung ativ s, that's where apple got the design for iPhone 6 from. This is forum to review the handset, yet the only posts made are trolling about battery life and brand bashing.
ijarotimi, 16 Apr 2015I think you are the one who is trying hard to think Samsung did something different , they ma... moreSamsung did come up with new design, so you think it looks like iPhone 6. Might want to check nexus s Samsung did place headphone jack on the bottom before iPhone. Speaker grill well you can either put it on the back, down the bottom or front. The sides of S6 are different, the top is different.
iPhone 6 actually takes design of htc m7 and samsusng ativ s. Really having all metal phone means copy of iPhone 6, also S6 has gorilla glass 4 on front and back so it's not all metal. Apple moved the power button to the side (copied Samsung), finger print scanner was first in moto atrix and apple neither invent or own touch based finger print scanner.
The qhd display on S6 actually does use less power than S5 screen by 20%, S5's superamoled screen is more efficient than LCD. Since exynos 7420 chipset is 14 nm it is actually 30-35% more efficient than SD810.
1701, 16 Apr 2015First the design is completely different from iphone 6 and no one is saying that unless it's ... moreI think you are the one who is trying hard to think Samsung did something different , they madele a phone that looks exactly like the iPhone 6, in design in placement of headphone, charging port, speakers , they even made the volume control and the sum tray exactly like apple did. Why is that, they could have copied tons of other phone design, they made the phone very thin and all metal like the iPhone 6 , what else can we say, you don't have to be an apple fan to realize all that. What about the Touch ID AFTER USING SWIPE IN S5 and Note 4. I know it's dificult for you to imagine but to alot of us it's pretty glaring. Samsung targeted iPhone users this time around at the expense of their loyal customers. With respect to the 2k display , it's a trade off owners of this phone will have to deal with , the screen of any phone is the single most important consumer of battery. No matter how efficient you make the chip that screen will consume it's fair share of energy. Samsung has followed apple in doing a lot of things, but one thing they have not learnt from apple is that more doesn't always mean better. They will soon realize that. Are you telling me that come next year they will increase the display to 4k in S7 then again increase to maybe 8k in S8 etc. more doesn't always mean better. And for your information I own an iPhone 5 and 6plus but I have bought my wife the S3 and then the S5 last year , so am not a stranger to samsung.
Anonymous, 16 Apr 2015really that's exactly what happened with me I didn't invent one single word I suggest you buy the phone first and then review it, none of those issues exist.
ijarotimi, 16 Apr 2015Apart from the fact that it's an iPhone 6 look alike, a fact I have said before and also an o... moreFirst the design is completely different from iphone 6 and no one is saying that unless it's some apple fan. The sides and top are different. With regards to the bottom well samsung headphone jack was on the bottom before apple. There are only three ways you can place the speaker And usb port.
Now with regard to battery life the screen, processor and memory are more power efficient. There are many benchmarks and actual battery life reviews. Those who say battery life is not good don't even have the phone.
Apart from the fact that it's an iPhone 6 look alike, a fact I have said before and also an opinion shared by so many, I also think the S6 will definitely have a not too good battery life. It's is natural, you can't pack 570+ ppi into a 5.1 inch screen and expect the battery to be fantastic at 2550amps of battery size . It's give and take , it's the law of karma. Most users of this phone will eventually be looking for charging points all day or staring at a black and white screen most of the day after they activate the ultrapower saving mode.
Anonymous, 16 Apr 2015Battery drains fast. Touch not working properly. The common issue of Samsung, i.e hang.Ha ha some people not use the phone and comment. This ia very awsome phone & not hanging. First use phone than comment.
Battery drains fast. Touch not working properly. The common issue of Samsung, i.e hang.
I will never buy phone with a fixed battery and fixed memory.
Galaxy s6 zero points....
1701, 16 Apr 2015I'm having a difficult time believing your story, kinds seems like you're trolling.you can think what you want
but that's exactly what happened
I shifted back to my favorite note 4, which is far far better
Those worried about battery life don't be battery life is great on S6. So no battery life is not exaggerated.
Also if you do follow my earlier instruction on how to prevent phone looking for wifi signal it would help with battery life. Here it is again.
What you can do is go to settings > more connection settings > wifi calling settings and turn off wifi calling .
ijaz.ali, 16 Apr 2015to be more specific i m planing to buy the edge version... y should i not upgrade from s5 to... moreAlso there is the early termination fee. So 1701 is correct do look at device in store play around with it and then decide. But if it was me I would wait for a while.
ijaz.ali, 16 Apr 2015to be more specific i m planing to buy the edge version... y should i not upgrade from s5 to... moreWell if I had S5 which is flagship phone I won't buy another in about year. To me that's wasting money. Secondly if you want S6 edge it's best to wait and get it as part of plan so you would pay less. Also because mobile phones evolve each year if you buy S6 or S6 edge and something better comes in about year would you get that one as well. I would say hold on S6 edge because one price might go down and you have S5.