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Saturday, 15 August 2015

This is why the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 won't come to Europe

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Samsung has revealed that the Galaxy Note 5 will not be making its way to Europe. I have long suspected that the Note series is coming to an end, and the decision not to launch the latest model in Europe suggests that might indeed be the case. But with both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ being released elsewhere, why is the Note 5 being withheld from Europe? 
The answer almost certainly lies within another question: why would Samsung release two almost identical devices at the same time? Either to test an unproven formula, or to initiate the withdrawal of a series while introducing a new one. In the end, either method would probably end with the same result.
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Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+: The pen makes the difference. / © Samsung via evleaks

S Pen vs Dual Edge

Though the Galaxy S6 was a commercial disappointment, the S6 Edge was a surprise success. This would indicate to Samsung that its future phablet success could lie with a high-end dual-edge display variant, rather than a more 'typical' smartphone model.
The original Samsung Galaxy Note was probably one of the company's biggest innovations, but the large display became less of a unique selling point with every passing year, and for two years its size stagnated at 5.7 inches, while the competition continued to get larger. With 5.5-inch handsets now fairly commonplace, the extra fifth of an inch on the Galaxy Note 3 and Note 4 no longer seems, if you'll forgive the pun, noteworthy. 
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The Galaxy S6 (left) and Galaxy S6 edge: Samsung created two variations of its flagship. / © ANDROIDPIT
As for Samsung's S Pen, the stylus it introduced for use with its phablets, our sources in Germany tell us that only 20 percent of Note-owners actually use the stylus. It seems the biggest of Samsung's recent innovations have exceeded their expiry dates.
The dual-edge display, however, is currently Samsung's big USP, and to date no one has reproduced it in the same way. Samsung has a real opportunity to capitalize on innovation once again. But maybe people do still prefer the old-style Note phablet and stylus? It could be that Samsung is running a Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ 'test', to see which proves the most popular. 
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The last two Note devices (middle, right) hardly differed from each other at all. / © Samsung, 

Is the fate of the Note sealed?

If the Galaxy Note 5 will be released in the US, but not in Europe, then it might be a sign that the future of the Note series has been decided.
It seems that Samsung has finally realized what I have been saying for years. The success of the iPhone owes a lot to the fact that the brand is so well known and recognizable. 
Samsung's most identifiable smartphone characteristic is currently the dual-edge display, so it makes sense to branch it out to as many products as it can. The S6 Edge+ takes that dual-edge display to a larger, Note-sized device – why would Samsung need a Galaxy Note when it has that?
Are you disappointed to be missing out on the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe? Let us know in the comments below. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison: huge competition

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The new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is pretty nifty, but it’s going up against Apple’s biggest and best iPhone, the iPhone 6 Plus, and a successor to that could be unveiled as soon as next month. How does the Note 5 fare against Apple’s current big beast? Let’s find out in our Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison.
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Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus: design and build quality

Let’s face it. The new Note really looks like the iPhone 6 Plus, albeit without the attention to detail that Apple lavishes on its hardware. The Note 5 measures in at 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm and weighs 171 g. 
The 172 g Plus is Apple’s biggest phone, at 158.1 mm tall and 77.8 mm wide, but it may be a little too thin - early reports suggested it was a little bendy, something that’s been addressed with the imminent 6S, but it’s still a work of engineering art. Nobody makes phones quite like Apple does. 
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Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus: display

The Galaxy Note 5 has a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display delivering 2,560 x 1,440 pixels at 518 ppi, and it’s absolutely superb: pin sharp with excellent color reproduction and good viewing angles. As with any AMOLED the display can be a little bright for some tastes, but that’s easy to adjust in each device’s Settings panel. The display is protected with the latest generation of Gorilla Glass, which comes with claims of 80 percent better durability than the glass on some lesser smartphones.
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The QHD Note 5 has a far higher pixel count than the iPhone 6 Plus. / © ANDROIDPIT
Apple’s screen is smaller and less dense: it’s a 5.5-inch backlit IPS LCD with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels at 401 ppi. The viewing angles are superb and color reproduction is excellent, but the Note has the more impressive display.

Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus: processor and storage

The Note 5 comes packing an eight-core Exynos 7420 processor with 4 GB of RAM, and it’s backed up with either 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage, but no microSD card slot. Samsung hasn’t announced clock speeds yet but the same processor in the Galaxy S6 is clocked with four cores at 2.1 GHz and four at 1.5 GHz.
The iPhone has Apple’s A8 processor, which is a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM-based system of Apple’s own making. On paper it’s rubbish compared to the octa-core Exynos, but Apple’s total control of hardware and OS means it can optimize its devices really well. The Note is by far the faster device, but iOS is smoother than even Lollipop, which is likely to cancel out the spec advantage here. There’s just 1 GB of on-board RAM and the choice of non-upgradeable storage is 16, 64 or 128 GB.
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Neither the Galaxy Note 5, nor the iPhone 6 Plus, have a removable battery or microSD card support. / © ANDROIDPIT

Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus: camera

The Note 5 has a 5 MP front-facing selfie snapper and a 16 MP rear camera with optical image stabilisation. It’s the same as the current Galaxy S6 camera and sensor, which we've previously found to be really good.
It’s another on-paper defeat for Apple here: its main camera may have optical stabilization and a dual LED flash, but it’s just 8 MP. However, it’s backed by one of the best sensors in the business, so don’t let that number make you think iPhone 6 Plus photos aren’t good. They are, and rumors suggest the next model will be getting Sony’s latest sensor and a mystery next-gen camera system. How exciting.
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In terms of raw pixel count, the Note 5 has the higher resolution camera. / © ANDROIDPIT

Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus: software

The Note 5 runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Samsung’s recently slimmed down TouchWiz, and will get Android M when the operating system is finished.
iPhones, of course, run iOS. The current version is iOS 8 and the Plus will get iOS 9 when it’s launched in the fall. You either like iOS or you don’t; but the similarities between iOS and Android grow with each release.
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Both handsets are slim and smooth. / © ANDROIDPIT

Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus: battery

The Galaxy Note 5 comes with a 3,000 mAh battery, which is significantly larger than the 2,550 mAh unit you’ll find inside the Galaxy S6. It also gets the same power saving and power management features we saw in the S6, so hopefully that means all-day battery life – something the Galaxy S6 doesn’t always manage. The Note 5 also supports fast charging, which tops the battery up by around a third in 15 minutes. Full charging takes two hours using wireless charging or 90 minutes with a cabled charger.
Apple doesn’t offer wireless charging or fast charging, and its 2,915 mAh battery is slightly smaller than the Note 5’s. However, Apple did a good job with battery optimization in iOS 8 and the iPhone’s difficulties in going all day are largely gone.
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The Galaxy Note 5 lacks a reversible USB Type-C connector, sadly. / © ANDROIDPIT

Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus: early verdict

The Note 5 is a superb phone, and on paper at least it deals blow after blow to Apple’s biggest iPhone: it’s got a bigger, better screen, much faster processing, more RAM and more megapixels. Apple’s control of hardware and software means it can narrow the gap somewhat by optimizing like crazy, but there’s been a year of tech improvements between last year’s iPhone and this year’s Note.
For now the Note is arguably the better phone, but that’s likely to change in September when Apple is expected to unveil its 2015/2016 models. The Note may have caught up and perhaps zoomed past Apple, but Apple isn’t going to take that lying down.
What do you think? If money were no object, which one would you go for?

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015: What to expect

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked is being held today at simultaneous events in London and New York. As one of Samsung’s biggest annual events, we're expecting to see the launch of the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and possibly a new tablet. Here’s what’s in store later today.
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Based on what we know so far, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is expected to look like a large Galaxy S6 - that is, a slim, metal phablet. In a departure from the previous devices in the series, this time we do not expect a removable battery or expandable storage, but perhaps an auto-ejecting stylus and new Air Command options could make up for it.
  • Find out everything we think we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5
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The suspected Galaxy Note 5 (left) and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. / © @evleaks
The S6 Edge+ is tipped to be, you guessed it, a larger Galaxy S6 Edge. Unlike the Note 5, this doesn’t appear to be coming with a stylus, instead it looks basically like a big Galaxy S6 Edge, with perhaps a few software tweaks. 
One rumored improvement to the internal specs is the battery life, which may be slightly boosted to 3,000 mAh. Don't expect any huge improvements over the standard Galaxy S6 Edge, though. 
  • Find out everything we think we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
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Are we going to see a new curved tablet from Samsung? / © Samsung
Is Samsung’s first curved-screen tablet on the way also? Based on a quickly-pulled Samsung Philippines promo image, yes. The image above shows three silhouetted devices for unpacked, two of roughly the same size, believed to be the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, and one noticeably larger device beneath.
Samsung will stream a live presentation of the event from its official website at 11:00AM EDT. Come to AndroidPITlater for our preliminary Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ reviews, along with some early comparisons.
Which Unpacked device are you most excited about?

Monday, 10 August 2015

How to backup everything on the Galaxy S4

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Just as we mentioned in our factory reset for the Galaxy S5 article, backing up your data regularly and exhaustively is a boring but absolutely critical process. Getting good backup habits is like having good dental habits. It may not be the sexiest activity, but the alternative is far worse. Today we'll show you a couple of methods for backing up everything on your Galaxy S4.
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Backups basically fall into two categories: those for rooted users, and those for non-rooted users. If you are not rooted, you still have several options available, which we'll cover below, and those S4 owners with root level access simply have an easier time of it (that's a topic for another tutorial).
We'll show you the best methods for keeping your apps and data safe so if you have your phone stolen, get a Gremlin-filled update or otherwise fall foul of good luck you're essential data will still be secure.

Don't just rely on backups

There's a lot to be said for the old-fashioned way of backing things up: regularly transferring them to your computer. Connect with a USB cable (don't forget to install the Android USB drivers first) and copy your pictures, music and documents to your hard drive.
You can also use cloud storage to automatically save various files on your computer, like Google's great Photos app that automatically uploads your camera shots. You can also link certain folders (like screenshots for me) to a cloud service like Drive or Box.
Of course, your emails are internet-hosted and WhatsApp messages are safe because they are backed up to your SD card every day at 4 am anyway (you just need to save the database file before doing a reset).
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Go to Settings > Accounts tab > Backup and reset and set up your backup account. / © AndroidPIT

You don't need root for backups

If you're not rooted you've still got options. In the settings menu of your smartphone or tablet you'll find the backup and reset settings, where you can add an account to which your apps, data and passwords can be backed up. This is usually your Google account.
This is also where you set your restore options and activate a factory reset. It is also a good idea to sign in to your favorite apps with an account that can be used to store your data if you lose your phone or have to reinstall the app at some point. Many apps also offer cloud backup options and you've got plenty of cloud backup services that you can use to regularly schedule backups too.

How to make a Galaxy S4 backup

If you don't want everything stored in the cloud or on your Google account then you can simply use your computer to make a backup of your apps and data. The best in class in this area is Clockworkmod's Carbon Backup, now known as Helium.
Helium - App Sync and BackupInstall on Google Play
Simply install Helium on your Android and then on your computer, click the following link to download Helium for desktop and follow the prompts. You'll be able to backup all sorts of stuff, including your apps and data, predictive typing predictions, text messages and call logs. Here's how it's done.
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You need USB Debugging enabled first. / © AndroidPIT
1. Just be aware that you need to have USB Debugging enabled in Developer Options in your phone first (see screenshots above). Just tap build number (in Settings > About Phone) seven times until it pops up. Connect your Galaxy S4 to your computer with a USB cable and establish the connection.
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2. Once you've established the connection just start selecting the apps and data you'd like to backup. You can ''select all'' or individual apps and you also have the option to only backup your app data, but not the app itself. This makes your backup file much smaller, and you will simply need to reinstall the app from the Play Store before restoring your data.
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Tap the blue window icon in the bottom left to get started, or tick individual apps. © AndroidPIT
3. Don't forget to enable PC Download in the action overflow menu to activate a unique IP address on the Helium server from which you can access your backup from your computer. Just type in the unique URL to download your backup for safe keeping. Otherwise, hit Backup and you're done. Now you just need to remember to do backups regularly!
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Have you ever lost all of your smartphone data? How often do you do a backup?

How to free up storage on the Galaxy S5

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The Galaxy S5 might not have sold like Samsung wanted it to, but it's still a smashing device with a strong following. It has been out for a while now, and you might find that you're constantly running out of storage space and don't know what to do. Follow our guide on how to free up storage space on the Galaxy S5.
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Delete unwanted pictures, music and videos

It's an obvious solution but you might not be aware of just how much space all of this stuff takes up. For example, where do you think all of those WhatsApp pictures you are sent get saved? No, not the magic WhatsApp filing cabinet, they're all saved in your internal storage.
You can assign WhatsApp to automatically remove media after 30 days, but other media you will have to hunt down yourself. Go to apps > my files > and tap images, audio, videos, whatever you want to remove. After this, tap and hold on an item - it will become highlighted. Highlight as many as you want and hit the "trash" symbol to delete them. 
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Go to apps > my files > and delete items from whatever folder you want. This is also the place to check out what type of files are taking up the most space. / © ANDROIDPIT

Get a cloud storage app

This solution will also help you free up space used by your media. We've already provided a list of the best cloud storage apps for Android and it's something you should really think about. In most cases, you can set these apps to automatically backup any photos you take: this means that you're safe to delete photos from your device storage at any point, and they will still remain backed up in the cloud if you wish to view them again later. 
The methods will differ depending on the backup method you use, but in Dropbox's case, go to the Dropbox settings in the app and switch "camera upload" on. Any pictures you take in future, and all of your previous pictures, will get backed up, meaning you can delete them from your device once they've been uploaded, saving you more precious space.
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Once you have downloaded a cloud storage app, you can move files there by highlighting them (tapping and holding on them) then hitting the options button, then "move" - your cloud app will show up as one of the destinations. / © ANDROIDPIT

Remove unused apps

If you don't want to install yet another app as recommended above, you might consider uninstalling some apps. Apps come in various sizes, with big-budget games usually taking up the most space. If you aren't making use of an app any longer, why have it installed? Removing apps is a simple procedure and a quick-and-easy way to free up space. You can always grab them again later if you want to.
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Tap apps > then the options (3 dots) button > then tap the apps you wish to uninstall. The ones without a minus sign can't be removed, sadly. / © ANDROIDPIT

Make use of an external SD card

One of the beauties of Samsung's Galaxy series is that it traditionally means devices comes with a space for a microSD card. This can essentially act as another hard drive for your smartphone, meaning you can move pictures, videos, and even app data to be housed there instead of in the internal storage. You will need to buy an SD card, but you can pick them up in various sizes from Amazon
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You can move apps to your microSD card by going to settings > application manager > tapping on an app and hitting "move to SD card" on the following page. / © ANDROIDPIT
For media files, go to apps > my files > tap options (3 dots button at the top right) and select "move" to put them on your SD card (if you have one). Nice.  

Clear app data

Clearing app data can save you some precious megabytes, but it comes at a price. When you "do stuff" in apps, Android saves data -- this can be your preferences, habits, anything you have done in that app since it was freshly installed.
Think of it as all of your "personalizations", so that you can re-enter the app and pick up where you left off. While this data is good for apps which you often use, if there are apps filled with data which you haven't touched for a month, it's not so useful. 
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Go to settings > application manager > tap an app and on the following page hit "clear data".  / © ANDROIDPIT
Do you have any other tips on how to free storage on Galaxy S5 ? Let us know in the comments below!

Friday, 7 August 2015

Leaked Photo Shows Hideous Keyboard Cover For Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

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Sometimes, just when you think you’ve seen every bad idea in smartphones – usually with a BlackBerry logo on it – something comes along and reminds you that there will always be something even more ridiculous around the corner.
The award for strangest accessory we’ve ever come across goes to Samsung, after notorious leaker @evleaks posted an image of what is claimed to be a keyboard cover for the soon-to-be-announcedGalaxy S6 Edge+. You read that right, it’s a keyboard and a cover in one.
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The photo, which we have little reason to believe isn’t real given the leaker’s track record, shows the Galaxy S6 Edge+ donning the abomination that is the keyboard cover, and it’s just as horrendous as it first sounds. Covering only the bottom portion of the handset’s screen, this keyboard cover should give owners of Samsung’s latest Galaxy phone a way to type on a physical QWERTY keyboard should the idea of using a software keyboard fill them with dread. We didn’t think that there were too many of those people left these days, but someone at Samsung clearly believes otherwise. It seems The UI will automatically adjust itself to compensate for the hidden portion of the screen and, as the cover slides over the device’s hardware keys, it will come with substitute home, back and multitasking buttons.
There are obviously no details yet as to when the keyboard cover will be released or how much it will cost, but with the Galaxy S6 Edge+ set to be announced at an event next week, we don’t expect to have to wait too long before the thing gets its first outing.
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With software keyboards now very much the norm, it is easy to forget that at one point, many Android phones came with slide-out hardware keyboards because some people still felt they were required. Years later, however, the software keyboard has improved so much that hardware keyboards have almost died out, though Samsung obviously thinks there is a need for them still.
We don’t think you’re likely to see too many of these keyboard covers around, though.
(Source: Evleaks)

iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S6 comparison which is best phone.

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iPhone vs Galaxy S. Galaxy S vs iPhone. It’s a battle that has been raging since 2010, though it really only started to heat up with the release of the Galaxy S3 in 2012. These two lines of phones have often represented the peak of the smartphone industry, not because they are always the “best” phone available, but because of their popularity among consumers. This hasn’t changed in recent history, as both the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6 have shattered sales records. With each phone being as popular as they are, which should you buy?
In this article, I’m going to compare these two phones in a number of ways, and in the process you will hopefully get a better idea of which phone will suit you better. Let’s jump right in.

Design

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Both the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 are beautiful devices. Indeed, they both seem to draw on similar design motifs (I doubt that was an accident on Samsung’s part). The main difference between each is that the S6 uses a glass back, not unlike the iPhone 4 or 4S, while the 6 is encased in aluminum. Your mileage may vary, but some might not like the smudges and potential for shattering associated with the S6’s glass backing.
All in all though, the 6 is far more of a departure from previous designs than the S6 is. Comparing it to the iPhone 5S, the 6 is nearly unrecognizable, whereas the S6 looks very much like previous iterations when looking at it head on. That’s not a bad thing though, as there was nothing inherently wrong with Samsung’s design. They just had to spruce it up a bit with higher quality materials, which they accomplished with the S6.
Each device has a prominent home button that comes equipped with an advanced fingerprint scanner (Samsung greatly improved upon the technology used in the S5’s home button). While many won’t like how much space they take up, there’s no denying how useful they are.
The Galaxy S6 also comes in another variant, dubbed the S6 “Edge.” The only difference is that he screen bends around the sides of the device’s chassis, giving it a sleeker and more unique look. There isn’t much practical use for it yet, but it sure does look amazing (though it will set you back another $100).
What’s funny about the designs of these phones is that both Apple and Samsung seem to have pulled a page out of each other’s books. Apple increased the screen size of their device, while Samsung improved upon build quality. Both were trying to address perceived deficiencies, and I think that they each accomplished what they set out to do in that department.

Size

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Both phones are fairly similar in size. The S6 is slightly larger, but it also comes with a bigger screen (5.1″ vs 4.7″ on the iPhone). The iPhone is a tiny bit thinner than the S6, not including the camera bulge on either one.
Either way, you shouldn’t have too much of a problem carrying either phone around in your pocket or purse. Additionally, the screens on each phone are large enough for pretty much anything you would want to do, including reading and watching videos.

Display

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The displays on each phone are magnificent, though the Galaxy S6 just might “edge” the iPhone out in this department. Not only is it slightly larger, but its resolution is much better. We’re talking 2560 x 1440 pixels for the S6’s screen versus a mere 1334 x 750 pixels for the iPhone 6. Having played around with both, there’s not really as much of a difference as the numbers would suggest. But there is a difference. The flip side to this is that having a lower resolution means the iPhone 6 won’t have to work as hard to power certain apps and games, which might mean greater battery life and overall longevity down the road.

Performance

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I won’t get too technical on you here, as numbers really don’t tell you much when it comes to smartphone performance. Here are the essentials: the S6 comes with an eight-core processor and 3GB of ram, while the iPhone 6 comes with a dual-core processor and 1GB of ram. The S6 wins handily in certain benchmarks like Geekbench 3, but falls short in tests that measure browser speed. When it comes to the actual fluidity of the device, and overall user experience, the iPhone wins out (though just barely).
Samsung’s TouchWiz software continues to hold back the S6, as despite its powerful hardware it suffers from the occasional stutter or freeze that you won’t find on an iPhone. They do deserve some credit though, as the S6 runs far smoother than previous Galaxy S phones.
That said, power users should probably opt for the Galaxy S6. If you are tech savvy, you’ll be able to find ways to get the most out of that device’s impressive technical capabilities. Though the iPhone might “feel” smoother, it’s still outclassed from a hardware perspective.
You’ll have to decide on your priorities yourself. Those who want a smooth, streamlined experience should probably pick the iPhone. Those who want more raw power and potential for customization should opt for the S6.

Battery Life and Overall Longevity

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Both of these phones are top-of-the-line right now, but in just a few months that will no longer be the case. Which of these can you rely upon to get you through the next few years?
They each come with non-removable batteries, meaning you need to take care of the one you have so that it lasts the entirety of the time you have the device. Often times, batteries begin to lose their charge over the course of a two year contract, and if they aren’t replaced, you’ll notice. Since the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 both have sealed batteries, you’re going to see degrading battery performance no matter which you choose.
Indeed, both the S6 and iPhone 6 have average to poor battery life as it is. The S6 actually has a smaller battery than its predecessor, and Apple opted to slim its device down rather than give it more juice to work with. No matter which you choose, you’ll be forced to charge once or maybe even twice a day, depending on use.
What about software updates? There’s no question that Apple is better about supporting their older devices. Any iPhone 6 user should expect to get iOS updates all the up until they hit iOS 11, at the very least. That’s about three years of support, which is better than what most Android phones offer.
But is that a good thing? Often times, iOS updates will hurt your older phone more than they help, leading to battery drain and performance slowdowns. So even if the Galaxy S6 isn’t supported by software updates for as long as the iPhone 6 is, it probably won’t matter since installing new software on old hardware has diminishing returns anyways.
Bottom line is that you can safely assume each of these devices will last you through your two year contract, and then some. Beyond that, it’s your choice if you want to upgrade (I doubt smartphones will be all that different in 2016, so it might just be better to save your money and wait a bit longer…)

Value

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The Galaxy S6 is unquestionably the better value right now. At $199 on contract, it’s the same price as the iPhone 6, while being around six months newer. Additionally, the entry level version of the S6 comes with 32GB of storage as opposed to 16GB on the iPhone, meaning you’re getting more for your dollar.
If you are fully invested into the iOS ecosystem, then the iPhone would likely be the better choice. For anyone not tied to a particular operating system though, the S6 will give you more for your money.

Final Thoughts

You really can’t go wrong with either of these phones. Both are beautifully crafted devices with enough computing power to get you through the next several years. In a way, Apple and Samsung drew upon each other’s strengths with these two phones. The iPhone 6’s enlarged screen size is clearly a nod to the success of the Galaxy S line, and the S6’s immaculate build quality is undoubtedly a nod to the success of iPhones.
This can only mean good things for you, the consumer. Indeed, the success of both of these phones has me excited for what will be released in the years to come. In just a few short months, we’ll see how Apple responds to the S6 when they release the iPhone 6S. (Are these names getting confusing or is it just me?)
To learn more about these phones from their manufacturers, and to purchase one if you so choose, check out these links:
Do you own an iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6? What are your thoughts on this subject? Share your comments below!