Are you going to get the Galaxy S6? -Specs, carrier, discussion, and $$$DEALS$$$General

Are you going to grab this new gem?

  1. Absolutely- Love the phone design & features!

    2 vote(s)
  2. Looking more at the S6 Edge

    2 vote(s)
  3. Think I'll wait a bit before jumping in

    3 vote(s)
  4. It's not for me, I'm looking for something else or staying with what I have

    8 vote(s)
  1. SolApathy

    SolApathy Cleverness is not wisdom Guide

    Guides and mods please feel free to edit and add reviews

    Who here is looking to grab one of these new phones when they hit the gates next month? There is a lot to be excited about with the S6- Tell us what you think & what you are excited about!

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  2. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    I like the change in materials and have learned from my OnePlus One that I can live without an SD card slot and removable battery. I highly value a top-notch camera, especially with OIS, and the most recent crop of Super AMOLED displays coming on Samsung flagships (starting with the Note 3) all look fantastic. The performance of the new 14nm Exynos SOC is also quite impressive, superior to the SD810. I find the S6 very tempting, but...

    K N O X

    This time around, not only does rooting your phone and tripping Knox earn you a voided warranty, but now it likely removes features (Samsung Pay) that cannot be brought back.

    I'm also not fond of the prospect of never being able to run a non-Touchwiz ROM based on AOSP / CyanogenMod.
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  3. molian

    molian New Member

    Need more information. I will not decide whether to jump in until more users share their experiences.
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    Also, NOPE.

    Knox doesn't offer anything I particularly need. Also I think the price could be rather high as well, especially the 64 or 128GB versions, given that it doesn't have SD storage, and cloud storage for my music and other media is not an option.
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  5. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    From what I can tell, 90% of consumers don't need it or even know what it does. It's just a clever way for Samsung to bury a warranty-breaking mechanism within a useless "feature."
  6. SolApathy

    SolApathy Cleverness is not wisdom Guide

    Knox really concerns me, because it should not void your warranty, especially with hardware related problems. It looks like HTC and Samsung are taking opposite sides in regards to warranty offerings and rooting. I have owned a few Samsung devices and liked how over time they learned to tone down the touchwiz interface. I don't care for the lack of SD card. IT would not be an issue if device prices were in line with the cost of the external SD cards (or even just a touch more expensive) Until that happens I will be looking at devices with external storage capabilities.

    I love rooting, and the saving large format image files which takes up a lot of room really quickly Hopefully Samsung backs off the Knox warranty breaker/feature breaker.
  7. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    It should be said that tripping the Knox flag does not universally void your warranty. For example, in Europe, consumers have more rights and usually get warranty service for hardware issues. In other countries, Samsung is more strict, and there are exceptions to both.
    EarlyMon likes this.
  8. Tidybitz

    Tidybitz Member

    Will definitely be giving this phone a miss, no removable battery and no sd card facility, I wouldn't have a phone without these things, am staying with my S4 for now and will maybe shop around at a later date. Disappointed!
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  9. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste Guide

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  10. SolApathy

    SolApathy Cleverness is not wisdom Guide

    Good article. At least you have the option to download most of the apps from the play store. Personally I don't like bloat at all and prefer the slimmed down version, though I am curious why they removed the optimizer for balancing LTE/WiFi.
  11. LouieLou74

    LouieLou74 Well-Known Member

    Anyone else getting the feeling this is more and more like the IPHONE??? Sadly my S5 will be the last Samsung phone i ever buy. I may have to look to the Nexus or to HTC for my next phone.
  12. joe1016zw

    joe1016zw New Member

    Good interseting forum...

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