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Friday, 7 August 2015

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!

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus price, release date, specs and rumors UPDATE: Official press shots and renders appear

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is a rumored upcoming flagship phablet, expected to feature a similar dual-edge display as on the Galaxy S6 Edge, but reportedly with a 5.67-inch screen. Find out all we know so far about the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus price, release date, specs and rumors below, including our first proper look at the device.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus release date

Though Samsung usually unleashes its new phablets at its "Samsung Unpacked" events at IFA (as it did last year with the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge); this year things are going to be different. 
The Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy Note 5 will be announced on August 13, and will go on sale August 21. Recent speculation has suggested that Samsung is making attempts to get a head-start on the iPhone 6s, expected to launch in September. Stay tuned for our first hands-on Galaxy S6 Edge plus review.
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The Galaxy Note 5 (left) and Galaxy S6 edge+ (right) will be announced August 13. / © Evan Blass

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus price

We don't have a concrete line on pricing for the Galaxy S6 edge+ but we know it will be expensive. While it won't have the S Pen functionality of the Galaxy Note 5, it will have that costly curved display.
We're thinking the Galaxy S6 Edge plus price will sit somewhere in the region of 900-1000 USD unlocked, depending on what the base internal memory capacity is.
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Spigen is up to its usual tricks, leaking the Note 5 (left) and S6 edge+ (right). / © Spigen/Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus design

Based on the numerous images from press renders to in-the-wild shots to the usual case-maker leaks, we know an awful lot about the Galaxy S6 edge+ design. Which is it will basically look like every other Samsung Galaxy phone ever made. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is expected to come in four colors: gold, silver, white and black. 
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Samsung's Philippines site has posted this countdown teaser. / © Samsung
Previous leaks on GSMArena reported that the device dimensions will come in at 153.3 x 76.1 x 7.9 mm, with the screen size at 5.7 inches. On the other hand, Twitter leaker @onleaks puts the dimensions at 154.45 x 75.80 x 6.85 mm with a 5.5-inch screen.
Interestingly, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus seems to lack a USB Type-C port, which is expected to soon become the Android standard.
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There is no longer any doubt that this is the Galaxy S6 Edge+. / © MobileFun/Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus leaks

More real-life photos of the Galaxy S6 edge+ have been leaked online by MobileFun. The specs of the S6 edge+ are unfortunately not revealed in the leak, other than the fact that the device is running Android 5.1.1 and has a model number of SM-G928A. This model number had previously been attributed to a Samsung project called Zen.
A week before the most recent leak came another from a German site called All About Samsung, where the Galaxy S6 edge+ was pictured alongside a Galaxy Note 4. The device in the following pictures is apparently a dummy unit, but it looks identical to the fully functioning device in the latest leak above.
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The first real look at a Galaxy S6 Edge plus. Albeit a dummy unit. / © All About Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus specs

A recent AnTuTu benchmark leak of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus specs certainly matches up with the specs we've been expecting: basically a Galaxy S6 Edge with more RAM. The S6 edge+ will be powered by the same CPU in the S6 Edge, the Samsung-made Exynos 7420 , and not the new Exynos 7422, as some rumors had declared.
Sam Mobile had previously claimed there would be a Snapdragon 808-powered S6 edge+, but we're expecting Samsung to stick with its own chip alone for this phone too. The other big news from the AnTuTu leak is 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage (what we expect to be the base model), Mali-T760 GPU and and no microSD card expansion.
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The leaked AnTuTu benchmark for the Galaxy S6 edge+. / © AnTuTu
The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will reportedly arrive with a 5.5-5.6-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels, 534 ppi). Furthermore, it could house a 16 MP main camera (including OIS and 4K video recording) as well as a 5 MP front camera. 
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Will the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have the same features as the Galaxy S6 Edge? / © ANDROIDPIT
Sam Mobile also suggests that the device would run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and use a 3,000 mAh battery. The S6 Edge Plus also looks to have a glass back like the S6 Edge and will likely feature turbo charging and wireless charging but will not, of course, have a removable battery, which will come as a disappointment to many people. 
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A reported design render for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. / © GSMArena
These details are very specific, and we don't expect them to be far wrong. Most rumors suggest two phablets will arrive from Samsung, but a new image from Samsung itself seems to show an 8-inch tablet alongside the S6 edge+ and Note 5. Could this be a Galaxy Edge Tablet?
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Notice the size and design of the icons - do you think this is real? / © SamMobile/Marques Brownlee
What do you think about the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus? Let us know in the comments below.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Prices Drop By Up To $200

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If you have been on the fence about ordering a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge and are a fan of T-Mobile, then now may be the time to get that order in after the company slashed prices by as much as $200.
Samsung has already said that we should expect to see price reductions on its flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones owing to poor sales figures at the end of the last quarter. Up until now, the Netherlands Samsung store was the only one that had seen revised prices for the devices, but the same should be coming to other stores around the world soon, we expect. For now, it looks like one retailer has taken steps to try and kickstart sales for the smartphone series itself. US carrier T-Mobile has now reduced the price of both smartphones, seemingly independently of Samsung.
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As of last night, T-Mobile customers looking to pick up a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge in the 32GB or 64GB guise will be able to for $100 less than they would have 24 hours earlier, while those willing to plump for the higher capacity 128GB models will save a whopping $200, making that particular model of Galaxy S6 worth just $659 and Galaxy S6 Edge, $759.
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Given the $200 price drop on the higher-end models, we would have to say that the middle-of-the-road 64GB Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge aren’t the best of deals, though you can’t really go wrong if stretching to the 128GB versions is a little outside of your budget.
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The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets are both excellent smartphones, but with Samsung currently in the midst of a disastrous period of financial results, the price reductions are believed to be the best way to kickstart sales. With the Galaxy Note 5 set to arrive soon, Samsung will be hoping for an upturn in sales performance, especially given the Galaxy Note’s history as one of the company’s better sellers.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Samsung To Discount Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge In Wake Of Poor Sales

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Some good news for Android lovers across the world who are looking for a new smartphone. In light of its very recent, but yet another disappointing quarterly earnings, Samsung is reportedly planning on cutting the price of its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets in an attempt to boost uptake and revenue. Earnings calls are always a difficult time for companies that appear to be in a transitional period. Samsung reported a net profit of approximately $4.9 billion, which represents a reduced profit of 8% from last year; not great news for the South Korean company.
Samsung’s earnings call also came with the admittance that the company is facing what it describes as, a “difficult business environment”, and that it has almost immediate plans to “adjust” the price of its Android powered Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets to try and turn its revenue fortunes around. In addition to those price drops, we already know that Samsung is intending to release two new devices in the coming weeks, namely the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+.
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The issue with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge doesn’t seem to be that it hasn’t resonated with consumers or made a splash in the market. According to popular opinion, part of the problem is that Samsung failed to distribute the units effectively across multiples channels to cater to consumer demand. The Korean giant also noted in its earnings call that it hopes those supply channel issues are now resolved and that it’s looking forward to watching users adopt and purchase the fifth-generation Note when it arrives next month.
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As we have previously reported, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are looking likely to be introduced to the world at the dedicated Samsung Unpacked media event on August 13. It seems that Samsung has made a conscious attempt to excite the market for its plus sized devices and get them onto shelves prior to Apple introducing the iPhone 6s in September. Taking into account the reports that Tim Cook has allegedly asked for a record number of iPhone 6s devices to be manufactured, it looks like Samsung could be in for yet another tough third quarter.
Samsung’s silicon chip business may be performing above expectation levels but let’s hope we see a turnaround in its mobile business’s fortunes quickly.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Samsung Gear VR arrives for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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Samsung has announced its Gear VR, built in conjunction with Facebook-owner VR specialists Oculus, is coming in a new ‘Innovators Edition’ for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
The device, which allows users to immerse themselves in 3D environments using a smartphone display, will be available in Australia from June 18 with a RRP of $299.
Presales have started today via Samsung’s eStore and Samsung’s physical experience stores.
The Gear VR was previously only compatible with the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone and Samsung said the new Innovators Edition has a 15 per cent reduction in size from that model.
“The Samsung Gear VR platform has attracted strong interest from Australia’s content developer community with local production houses already showcasing the possibilities of what virtual reality technology can offer audiences,” said Prasad Gokhale, vice president - IT & Mobile - Samsung Electronics Australia. 
"We’re very excited to be a part of this monumental change in how studios develop and produce content for Australians."
The company also announced a new set of headphones, Samsung Level On wireless headphones, which boast six built-in microphones and active noise cancelling.
They’re available now from Samsung’s eStore with a RRP of $299.
Reviewer Nathan Olivarez-Giles wrote for Technology Spectator that the first iteration of the Samsung Gear VR was a "shallow dip into the virtual pool".
"Hopefully, the amount of stuff you can do with a VR headset will change over time, but there are no guarantees," he said. "As wowing as Gear VR is, I wouldn't recommend you ditch your current phone for a Note 4 and this headset."

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 secret codes list: Access hidden menu

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You’re looking for a list of secret codes for the Samsung Galaxy S6? We have collected all important secret codes for the new Samsung flagship which allow you to access some hidden features on your phone. If you want to test some Smartphone functions like the sensors, vibration, IR Led, LED, touch and dimming, then you can do that with the following codes. Samsung hast just released their new flagship smartphone and the Galaxy S6 is a great piece of hardware. It comes with a beautiful and Quad-HD Display and fast hardware like powerful process and 3GB RAM to master all tasks in everyday life. Of course it’s running the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Secret codes for Samsung Galaxy S6

List of Galaxy S6 secret codes
List of Galaxy S6 secret codes
So, what are the secret codes and what can I do with the numbers? These codes will allow you to access the internal test functions of the Galaxy S6. This allows you to test various parts of your smartphone. As mentioned above you can use it for troubleshooting and test the display, haptic feedback, sensors, camera and so on. It’s a useful feature if you want to check various hardware parts of your Galaxy S6 is you have any problems.
To open the hidden menu on the Samsung Galaxy S6 you just have to open the Phone app and type in the secret code *#0*#. This will open a little windows with different buttons likes sensors, vibration, front cam, speaker, camera, IR LED and so on. If you want to quit the hidden menu, just use the home button.

More secret codes

In addition to the code *#0*#, there are even more secret codes for the Galaxy S6.
  • *#32489# – Open the service mode
  • *#0228# – Open Battery status (ADC)
  • *#7780# – Perform a factory data reset
  • *2767*3855# – Only test if you need it, some users have reported that no confirmation is required.
  • *#1234# – Check the software version

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This iPhone camera feature is coming to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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As if the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge camera weren’t already good enough – and they are – Samsung is reportedly introducing a new camera feature, direct from the iPhone 6, to the Galaxy flagships in order to further improve the S6 camera’s performance and usability. Can you guess what that feature is?

Sam Mobile reports that the sliding exposure control from the Phone is about to be added to the Galaxy camera repertoire. The feature, which has existed on iPhones for a while, allows users to simply slide a finger up or down on-screen to manually adjust the exposure settings to compensate for high contrast or brightly lit settings.
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The new feature is set to debut in the Android 5.1 update that Sam Mobile is currently testing. The feature will be a familiar addition to those switching from iPhones to Android and further proves that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge cameras are by far the best around right now, on any platform. Sam Mobile also claims that RAW image support and shutter speed control will also be part of the 5.1 update, scheduled for June.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Samsung armours up with limited-edition 'Iron Man' S6 Edge

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Limited Edition smartphone.
Iron Man fans rejoice -- Samsung has teamed up with Marvel to produce a limited-edition Galaxy S6 Edge suited up just like your favourite superhero.
Samsung has broken away from its White Pearl and Black Sapphire palette to bring Marvel superfans a sleek new version of its flagship Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone in racy shades of Iron Man red.
Launched in "celebration" of the recently-released Marvel blockbuster "Avengers: Age of Ultron," theGalaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Limited Edition takes its design cues from Tony Stark's armoured suit, with a metallic red body and gold accents around the buttons, the camera and the edge of the curved smartphone itself.
On the rear of the body, a print of Iron Man's mask hovers above the device's Limited Edition serial number (here's hoping for 0001, please) and Samsung has also teased at an Iron Man-esque user interface on the display, complete with matching fonts and red and gold phone and camera icons -- though no word yet on whether J.A.R.V.I.S. will be baked into the operating system to give Siri a run for her money.
The Korean handset manufacturer hinted at the release of the new S6 Edge earlier this month, taking to the official Samsung Twitter account to post a picture of an Avengers-emblazoned box with the promise that a new product was "coming soon".
The red and gold S6 Edge comes with 64GB of storage as well as a matching wireless charger, and while Tony Stark is more than happy to get his suit scratched, Samsung has thrown in a clear cover for the device so your armour stays protected.
The only drawback for Avengers fans is that the Iron Man Limited Edition has limited availability -- the smartphone will be available in Korea from May 27, 2015, with models coming to China and Hong Kong in June.
Although that's no problem if you can power up your suit and take a short flight to get your hands on one.

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