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| By fat_boyy21 - 9 hours ago

Post some games y'all play on android and or ios

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[Anandtech] The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Review

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| By KingP1n - 16 hours ago


Final Words

There’s a lot that we’ve covered in the course of this review, so it’s well worth reviewing everything before coming to any sort of final judgment.

The first most critical aspect of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, more than any other, is the change in design. Samsung has clearly identified a problem in their previously iterative approach, and they reacted appropriately by completely changing the materials that they use in their phones, even if the overall industrial design clearly retains a link to past Galaxy phone designs. The metal and glass unibody design is surprisingly mature and a great change from the Galaxy S5 which was said to be a big change from previous phones with a ¬ďmodern and glam¬Ē design which wasn¬ít really anything worth talking about.

The phone really does have a fascinating reflection under direct light that seems to be due to the coating underneath the glass, and the metal frame feels great on the Galaxy S6. However, the S6 edge feels extremely thin and uncomfortable to hold by comparison as the metal frame isn’t as well-rounded as it is on the Galaxy S6. The glass back cover also looks great, but I’m genuinely a bit concerned as it makes the phone quite slippery on tables or just about any surface with an incline. I would definitely consider a case for this phone if I bought it myself.

There is also the inevitable issue of repairability and the lack of features like the removable battery and microSD slot that seem to be critical to some segment of consumers. However I suspect that these features are binary in nature for most that really do care about these things, and that the simple lack of one or both of those features is enough to write off the device entirely. For those that don’t see these two things as critical to a phone, there’s definitely a lot to help make up for the loss of those two features. I suspect it would be helpful to add a microSD slot in a future Galaxy S phone, but for the average consumer it’s probably a fair bet that this would end up causing more problems than it would solve. The real solution here is to charge more reasonable prices for storage upgrades, as $100 to go from 32 to 64 GB is really a hard sell when some other phones go from 16 to 64 GB for the same price.

Moving on to battery life, Samsung has managed to exploit their vertical integration to keep battery life effectively similar to the Galaxy S5, while using a higher resolution 1440p AMOLED display and a smaller battery than the one found in the Galaxy S5. I was doubtful that Samsung would be able to pull off this off, but they have and once again our results show that battery life is fundamentally more than just adding a larger battery. Given the size of the camera hump it may have made sense to add a larger battery to push the battery life benchmark even higher, but I suspect that the thickness and weight trade-off would’ve been significant given the L-shape PCB reducing the effective scaling factor of the battery.

To try and off-set the lack of removable battery, Samsung has also included QC 2.0 fast charging to make it possible to charge the battery as quickly as possible. Given the quick 1.5 hour full charge time, it’s fast enough that charging is no longer a real burden compared to a 2.5-3 hour charge time that can be seen on some other smartphones.

On the display side, I’ve found that the Galaxy S6’s display is even better than I first discovered, although there are a few issues. Overall, the brightness is basically as good as it gets on a flagship smartphone when using auto brightness, contrast remains impeccable and black levels are so low that the display is impossible to see in a completely dark room. Samsung has also resolved the purple-smearing issues that occurred when a black pixel was first lit which should help with applications like Gear VR as well. The color accuracy also remains more than good enough when in basic mode which should also be used to reduce power consumption.

However, there are some concerns that remain in terms of viewing angles, display variance, and fill factor. There’s very little luminance degradation with changes in viewing angles, but there’s noticeable interference patterns that appear especially at extreme angles that are distracting and cause problems on the curved edges of the S6 edge variant. There are also some issues with display variance that have appeared based on user reports, microscope photos of our GS6 sample, and display quality under strong sunlight it seems that the 1440p AMOLED display is harder to fabricate properly than one might hope. The microscope photo also shows the relatively low fill factor of the OLED display compared to LCD displays, which is a bit concerning as this would mean that this display in a VR application would still have significant screen-door effect independent of resolution unlike an LCD display which has comparatively little dark area.

In terms of system performance, the Exynos 7420 is going to be the SoC to beat in the Android space for at least the next six months. Samsung Systems LSI did a great job here as they managed to leverage the 14LPE process to deliver superior sustained performance and power efficiency in CPU workloads, and the GPU represents a solid bump over the T760MP6. I still suspect that we need a more meaningful GPU performance increase before we can actually talk about a 4K display, and even at 1440p we see that there’s a pretty significant impact to the higher rendering resolution that erases much of the advantages that come from the improved GPU.

With that said, there are still problems with Samsung Mobile’s drivers, as we see some pretty poor user experience from thermally throttled situations due to the oscillating behavior of GPU performance. Given the heat and performance issues I’ve seen on the Snapdragon 810, it’s really a bit of an easy win for the Exynos 7420 this generation. Meanwhile with the use of the new UFS NAND storage standard, the storage solution on the Galaxy S6 easily beats anything else shipping today when it comes to storage performance, which should help with keeping the UI fluid after 2-3 years of use.

There’s a lot to be said on the camera, but in short the camera of the Galaxy S6 is pretty much as good as it gets in the Android space, and can actually be compared in detail to iPhone cameras without constantly ending up on the losing side of that battle. Samsung has successfully fixed many of the pain points that were previously present in both the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 in terms of camera performance, and their processing has gotten noticeably less heavy-handed. But, there are still some problems present in the way Samsung does post-processing, some of which are trivial to eliminate and it remains surprising to me that Samsung hasn’t fixed these issues.

Video quality is also good, but Samsung needs to fine-tune how they do OIS with video and I suspect the real solution here is to rely on EIS in addition to OIS to make motion much smoother. The Galaxy S6 isn’t quite the best smartphone camera on the market, but they’re quite close to claiming that title. A larger pixel size would definitely help here to reduce the reliance on OIS and cover some of the remaining distance.

The TouchWiz experience has definitely been refreshed for the Galaxy S6, and while I appreciate their efforts there are still issues with how Samsung designs their applications. The default theme is still a bit childish in its color selection and icon design and even if the applications look like they fit in with Material Design they fundamentally violate accepted Android design conventions for how applications should behave and how they should be interacted with. Fixing these issues would go a very long way to reducing many of the complaints surrounding TouchWiz. TouchWiz also still has some lag despite the Exynos 7420 and everything else in the hardware to deliver high performance. However, to Samsung’s credit they’ve come a very long way from the Galaxy S4 days, and although I don’t rate TouchWiz as highly as something like Sense or AOSP UI, I wouldn’t have a problem with using it on my phone.

There are also some useful additions to the UI like the ability to log into websites using fingerprint authentication and the amazing Synaptics Viper fingerprint sensor. The MultiWindow UI is also finally well-designed in the past few iterations of TouchWiz, and it isn’t something that I have to constantly keep in mind to use rather than something I can access through the multitasking menu. I’m not really sure if it’s useful on a 5 inch display, but Samsung has effectively shown the rest of the world how to implement a good multi-window user experience even if the third party app support is almost non-existent.

I should also mention that there was zero user benefit to the edge display, and that I didn’t find a good use for any of the edge features in TouchWiz as I don’t really spend any real amount of time with my phone set face down on a table, nor do I need it for an alarm clock or for news. I wouldn’t bother with the S6 edge as the extra 100 dollar premium and worse ergonomics make it impossible to justify for me, but if the aesthetics are appealing enough I suspect that’s all the reason necessary to spring for it. I also see almost no benefit to the MST module as magstripe transactions will be obsolete by October of this year when United States banks switch over to chipped credit cards and will no longer accept liability for fraud in magstripe transactions.

In terms of the other remaining aspects, I didn’t find anything wrong with the cellular stack, nor the WiFi system in my experience. GNSS performance is also more than acceptable, although I suspect Qualcomm will retain their advantage here due to modem integration. There is the issue of the single downward firing speaker, which is a bit irritating to deal with compared to a front-facing speaker, but given everything else that the Galaxy S6 has to offer I would be willing to deal with this one disadvantage compared to some other phones on the market.

Taking everything together, the Galaxy S6 is the phone to beat right now. I’m not sure I’m the biggest fan of the glass back, but the display, camera, SoC, fingerprint sensor, battery life, and design are all strong points in favor of the Galaxy S6. In the past year, all of the Android flagships seemed to be missing some critical component to make them well-rounded. This year, Samsung is the first to get everything right. Given the direction of the smartphone market, I suspect that this consistency will determine who ends up on top in this highly competitive and saturated market. If the Galaxy S6 represents the direction that Samsung wants to take, it isn’t hard to see that they might succeed.
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Article inside WTF: Tulsa Roommates Stab Each Other Over Debate Between iPhone & Android

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| By mrfreak76 - 2 days ago

Two men are hospitalized after an alcohol-fueled argument began over which phone is better: iPhone or Android.

Tulsa police say a woman found a man covered in blood, stumbling around the parking lot of the Evergreen Apartments around 1 a.m.

When police arrived at the apartment complex, they learned that the roommates had been drinking and arguing over their mobile phones.

Police say the two men broke beer bottles and stabbed each other with them. One of the men smashed a bottle over the back of the other man's head.

Police aren't sure who they will charge or if charges will be filed at this time. Both men are being treated at an area hospital for their injuries.

Police did not respond when our photographer asked which phone is better. iphone-samsung

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Article inside Samsung now expects to sell 70 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones

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| By Tiko377 - 2 days ago

Last month, industry watchers predicted that Samsung would sell 50 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge handsets this year, making the S6 duo the most successful in the history of Galaxy S flagships. Now, Samsung is confident that sales will in fact be greater than that.

According to The Korea Times, a Samsung executive said that the company now expects to sell more than 70 million S6 and S6 edge units. It's not clear if this is Samsung's goal for 2015 alone, but, even if it's not, the company should have a great year thanks to the two new flagship smartphones (which are available to buy around the world since April 10).

The Korea Times further notes that Samsung Vice Chairman and CEO Kwon Oh-hyun declared that the first week of Galaxy S6 sales "looks impressive."

As reported a few days ago, Samsung is surprised by the success that the Galaxy S6 edge is having. This means that the handset (which is $100 more expensive than the regular S6) may be hard to find in the next few weeks, or maybe months, until Samsung manages to manufacture enough units to meet the high demand.

In the last quarter of 2014, Samsung's global smartphone market share dropped to a 3-year low, while Apple took the crown as the world's largest smartphone vendor. This year, Samsung is clearly doing better than in 2014, so it might regain its lost market share. But we'll see what happens when 2015 ends. phones_id68347

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| By mtva24 - 2 days ago


Bought this t-mobile prepaid ZTE joint for $19.99 for this BB Moto 360 Promo (which has ended).

Let's eat my brethren

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Image inside Camburys Gold 64Gb Galaxy s6 anticipation thread

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| By Cambury - 2 days ago

Checked and it said UPS dropped it off.

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3 days ago

Huawei P8 is 6.8 inches of HUGE

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| By mtva24 - 3 days ago

Besides the P8, Huawei had a surprise for us today in London. A big surprise. A freaking 6.8-inch surprise. That would be the Huawei P8 Max.

And you read that right. A nearly-7-inch phone. Huawei's not exactly immune to busting out huge phones like this ¬ó big even by today's standards ¬ó but large phone is large.

It's sporting a 4360 mAh battery that Huawei says should get you more than 2 days' use on a single charge. It's got an 83 percent screen to body ratio and is just 6.8mm thin. And 94 percent of the body is metal, with the display covered by Gorilla Glass 4.

But, really, how big is it? This big.


It's also got an HTC-style dot view case done up in leather. And for voice, Huawei's recommending you use its TalkBand B2 Bluetooth wearable.

The Max will run 549 Euros for the standard version and 649 Euros for the premium. It'll be dual-SIM only and isn't coming to the U.S>

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3 days ago

Video inside LG's latest G4 teaser focuses on the upcoming flagship's improved QHD display

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| By mtva24 - 3 days ago

In typical teaser fashion, LG doesn't reveal a whole lot about the G4 here. In the rather short video, LG teases a QHD display that's 25 percent brighter and has a 20 percent wider color range when compared to previous QHD displays from the manufacturer ¬ó noting that "the difference is obvious." However, LG has as we noted in our preview, LG has already announced the next-gen display it will use in the G4 ¬ó a 5.5-inch QHD panel that the company claims will be much brighter and more accurate than the display on the G3.

This follows a previous teaser video in which LG teased a camera with an F1.8 aperture. The company later followed that up with some specifics pointing to a 16-megapixel camera that lets in 80 percent more light than the camera on the company's previous flagship, the LG G3.

In any case, it looks like LG is definitely ramping up the marketing machine ahead of the G4's official unveiling on April 28 in New York City.

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3 days ago

iPhone 6S could get HTC style Duo camera: Apple buys depth-sensing company

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| By KingP1n - 3 days ago


Apple's next iPhone, likely an iPhone 6S, could come sporting a depth-sensing camera similar to the HTC Duo Camera.

According to The Wall Street Journal Apple has acquired Israeli camera tech company LinX Computational. Apple has since confirmed the purchase but won't divulge plans.

This business is all about depth-sensing tech similar to that found in the Duo Camera of HTC. This would mean photos that are built from layers varying in depth to create a more lifelike final shot.

LinX was working on offering lens blur and depth of focus typically found in DSLR cameras ¬Ė but on smartphones and tablets. It was also creating tech capable of enhancing low-light photography without the use of flash.

Another feature of the LinX tech that we may see in the iPhone 6S is the ability to focus after the photo is taken. This isn't new but Apple is yet to introduce the feature on any of its devices. This will mean snapping a photo and tapping on the gallery image to focus on certain parts, in the foreground or background, and blur the rest.

Here's hoping the camera in the iPhone 6S is a stunner. It sounds like it will need to be after the LG G4 with its f/1.8 aperture 16-megapixel snapper is unleashed.

READ: LG G4 camera double the size of G3 and with six-layer lens tech

Via: WSJ ensing-company

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3 days ago

Galaxy S6 edge sales surpass expectations, grabs half of all Samsungís new sales

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| By KingP1n - 3 days ago


Some have said in the days since the MWC 2015 Galaxy S6/S6 edge announcement (March 1) that Samsung should’ve made the Galaxy S6 edge the flagship and launched the “edge” as the company’s only flagship model. New results posted by Yonhap show that there may be some kernel of truth to the statement.

The Galaxy S6 edge has grabbed 50% of all new Samsung Galaxy S6 sales, with the company’s regular Galaxy S6 grabbing the other half. The normal Galaxy S6 sales are expected, as is the case with the Note 4 Samsung launched last Fall in comparison with the Note Edge. What is surprising, however, is that the Galaxy S6 edge was only expected to grab 20-30% of all S6 sales – not fifty percent.

There is much praise for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, but the cost of the S6 edge has been considered as a drawback from buying what is, undisputedly, the company’s most innovative Galaxy S model we’ve ever seen. And yet, customers seem to love the “People Edge” that lets you color-code contacts and see your phone display light up when a close friend or relative calls (among other features). What may have been perceived as a huge leap of faith for Samsung is turning into currency – and that’s all the Korean manufacturer could ever hope for. If the tech media is wondering whether or not the Galaxy S6/S6 edge can turn around sales, the answer is clear.

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Maybe not in the states tho, because it probably doesn't use fossil fuels.

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Article inside Apple Sold More Apple Watches On Day 1 Than All Android Wear Watches Combined In 2014

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| By mrfreak76 - 5 days ago

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For gadget geeks around the globe, Friday was a sort of holiday: the launch of the much-anticipated Apple Watch. Despite ho-hum reviews, even by some of the most ardent Apple fans, Slice Intelligence estimates that 957,000 people in the U.S. pre-ordered an Apple Watch on Friday, the first day the watch was available for sale. According to ereceipt data from a panel of two million online shoppers, each Apple Watch buyer ordered an average of 1.3 watches, spending $503.83 per watch. Those ordering an Apple Watch Sport spent $382.83 per watch and those ordering the Apple Watch spent $707.04.

Among those buying an Apple Watch, 72 percent purchased an Apple product in the past two years (iPhone, Apple computer or iPad), and 21 percent of them pre-ordered an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus mere months ago. Nearly one-third purchased two Apple products and 11 percent bought all three devices, in addition to their new watch.

As expected, most consumers–62 percent– purchased the less-expensive Sport model. However, many Apple Watch buyers invested in the pricier case but the cheapest band, with more than one third adding a black or white Sport band.

All About That Case: Bigger Is Better

Whether they bought an Apple Watch or the Sport edition, most consumers opted for the larger 42 mm case, with 71 percent overall selecting the larger format. Sport buyers were slightly more likely to choose the 38 mm case, with 32 percent purchasing the smaller version, versus 24 percent of Apple Watch buyers.

Space Black Cases Fall Flat; But Down-to-Earth Black Sports Bands Win the Day

The most popular type of case is the Space Gray aluminum case, with 40 percent of Apple Watch buyers choosing the option, followed by: stainless steel at 34 percent, silver aluminum at 23 percent and finally Space Black stainless steel at three percent.

The Black Sport Band was by far the most popular among both Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport buyers, with 49 percent overall pre-ordering one, followed by the White Sport Band at 16 percent and the more expensive Milanese Loop ($149 versus $49 for the black Sport band) rounding out the top three at around 10 percent. Here’s how they break down:

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After getting my hands on the apple watch, I would have to say I made a good decision to get one.

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