AnonD-387110, 21 Jan 2016The S6 stock rom scores around 80k in antutu! Different needs for different persons. What I l... more'False' opinion? :) So by sharing a DIFFERING viewpoint, assessment or judgment on which device should be a 'better buy' between the S6 and the Galaxy A9, the opposing opinion instantly becomes 'False' and your personal opinion becomes elevated to 'fact'? Nice one! Now that's an example of a 'bias'! :)
I've had my S6 for about a week now, and so far I'm happy enough, but I have no idea where the gushing praise of the device is coming from. The hardware does feel premium, but so did my M8, so does the iPhone 6, so do a dozen other devices. Putting it against the iPhone 6 specifically, I personally like the much more rounded feel of that device than the sharper feeling edges of the S6. That's very likely better for grip in the end, but it loses a lot of its "wow factor" for me based on that alone.
The camera is very much praise worthy, however. I've been blown away by it's performance so far and can finally stop being an apologist in regards to virtually every other Android OEMs complacency here. We've been begging for a high quality camera for years and Samsung finally gave in and knocked it out of the park. Is it better than the iPhone 6 camera? Hard to say, but that's a good thing. How each camera deals with different things has become more a matter of personal preference than something obvious.
Does it look like an iPhone? Yes and no. Looking at it from an angle at a slight distance and you may end up taking a second look just to confirm which it is. Head on, the oblong home button and shiny "Samsung" logo shouldn't confuse anyone. I think any similarities are more reflective the general homology across all devices. We've sort of converged on a general device style that unfortunately leaves little room for real innovation. Sure, there are some basic aesthetic tweaks that can be applied and evolved, but we're far away from anything truly revolutionary.
TouchWiz is interesting, but it's still just TouchWiz. It's the same ugly notification shade, it's the same collection of apps that for the most part don't really improve on it's stock AOSP or Play Store counterparts, and it's the same attempt at software differentiation as a brand strategy that I just can't imagine is working. I mean, I don't think people are buying Samsung phones for TouchWiz, but what do I know? That said, I don't exactly feel compelled to flash anything just yet (even if there were roms around). The device finally doesn't feel like its working against itself with regards to performance. Apps open when I want them to, the camera really does launch in under a second, and the stuttering that does happen feels more like it's a problem with the app than the phone.
The battery life is still up in the air for me.
Got mine yesterday.
It was between the S6 and the Nexux 5X(same price). Having got the 5X a few weeks ago i sent it back because the screen looked awful and the speaker/headphone volumes were pretty bad.
The screen on the S6 is amazing. Coming from the OP1 which was pretty good itself, this is another level. Speaker is good. Headphone volume good. It is a bit laggy here and there but once i decide if I'm definitely keeping it I'll stick on a bloatfree rom.
I prefer stock Android on the 5X and i like the placement and speed of the 5X fingerprint sensor better. I'd say i have an 80% first time success rate with the S6 sensor.
Only major issue is i have the Isocell camera sensor. But I'll only be taking photos for Facebook so it probably won't make a difference for me. If there was a huge drop off in quality between the 2 sensors more would have been made of it.
So at the moment I'm on the side of keeping it at least until the next round of Nexus phones.
I'm about to buy an S6 next week.Which colour is prettier? Topaz looks nice
AnonD-387110, 21 Jan 2016The S6 stock rom scores around 80k in antutu! Different needs for different persons. What I l... moreBy your A9, I mean your Huawei Mate! You're comparing a virtual phone A9 which has not even been released worldwide to the king of 2015! Disillusioned!
Don, 20 Jan 2016Yeah, right... A phone (Galaxy A9) with an Antutu of benchmark of 73,592 will struggle... but ... moreThe S6 stock rom scores around 80k in antutu!
Different needs for different persons. What I like is that you enjoy your A9 and so do I with my S6! For me a phone bigger than the G4 is a no go for me.. So no need to try to give false opinions for the phones by being biased!
Anyhow enjoy your phone!
AnonD-387110, 20 Jan 2016Unimaginable bias and useless wall of text for just a 6" A9 which can be mistaken for a small ... moreYeah, right... A phone (Galaxy A9) with an Antutu of benchmark of 73,592 will struggle... but an S6 with an Antutu benchmark of 67,520 will not... :) Don't worry, the benchmark scores are all wrong and mixed up, you will say and that using a custom ROM will improve the S6's performance somehow... if only the typical owner of the S6 knows his way around rooting and custom ROM's (99.999% of S6 owners perhaps?)... No need to explain further. I already know your answer.
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2016SM-G920T. He is from USA...Okay. If need any assistance reply
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2016The 2 things that i don t buy this phone :
1. is to big compare to my S4 i9506
2.no removebl... more1. It has a bigger screen than an s4
2. Hold the volume down and piwer key to force reset. And it never hangs..
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2016The 2 things that i don t buy this phone : 1. is to big compare to my S4 i9506 2.no removebl... more6mm taller is pretty much an over exaggeration.. Lol! Less than a mm wider and much thinner!
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2016The 2 things that i don t buy this phone : 1. is to big compare to my S4 i9506 2.no removebl... moreI don't know about S6 but my Sony Z3 has secret small button under sim cover. Maybe S6 has one secret button. Search in Google.
The 2 things that i don t buy this phone :
1. is to big compare to my S4 i9506
2.no removeble battery . What would i do when the phone will freeze ?? I can t remove the battery and turn on again .
this id room where we discusse abt tho s6 or s6 edge
to give a understanding abt mobile
if u dun like s6 then go sell it and buy whtever u want
kindly shut ur mouth
dun buy it dun be negative
buy thats whts make ur wish list correct.
one of samsung lover... :)
Don, 20 Jan 2016I'm sorry to have hurt your feelings. But then the truth hurts... and the truth is that the S... moreUnimaginable bias and useless wall of text for just a 6" A9 which can be mistaken for a small tablet!! That's a new low!
You were never an S6 owner! I thought you owned an S6 and changed it for a phone more suited to your preference, hence your presence here.
Sorry, but S6 is a flagship while the A9 isn't!
That snapdragon 652 gonna struggle with Touchwiz while the S6 won't with its beast exynos! And my S6 battery life is enough for me for some RR3 and The Room gaming sessions! True gaming belongs to pc and console world! Smartphone gaming is for quick 0.5 to 1 hour sessions which is more than enough for any phone!
AnonD-324989, 19 Jan 2016OK... please help me... My uncle's S6 lags a lot and battery life is bad... What can I do?That is just hate speech my friend. I am pretty sure but as a solution you can clear some space and remove unwanted apps use a dark theme or the default. Could you tell me the model number and the country of the device please