Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | ... | 34
2515 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 541
Inactive user


  Reply # 1281306 12-Apr-2015 07:40
Send private message

Mallas: I've never batted an eye towards any of the previous Samsung S phones barring the old S2, simply because of the touchwiz interface myself.



The s6 has really cleaned itself up, and having used it for a day I can say so far that I'm really enjoying the new features of the phone.



One thing that I've noticed though, is that using the Fleksy keyboard, I have to be careful how I hold the phone as if my hand comes in contact with the rounded edges near the keyboard it really messes with what I'm typing!


So you are holding it wrong!!!! :P

2455 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1142

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1281324 12-Apr-2015 09:36
Send private message

Damager:
KiwiNZ: Happened to be in JB HiFi today and had a look at these devices, not bad, the Edge would be ahead but I still not a fan of Samsung devices.


Why not ? Tried most of the top end phones when they're released and always happy with Samsung.


Love the hardware. Hate Touchwiz.

 
 
 
 


4123 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 842
Inactive user


  Reply # 1281357 12-Apr-2015 11:09
Send private message

Who ever made the S6 Spark ad where the guy gets a nasty Tic after buying the S6, should be f@#$ed and burned on the Town Hall steps.

4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 1281369 12-Apr-2015 11:46
One person supports this post
Send private message

Played with both models today, nice phone. The Edge certainly makes quite an impression. I think if the green was available I'd have caved and purchased it.




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


1190 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 410

Subscriber

  Reply # 1281522 12-Apr-2015 16:21
Send private message

its a pity they reverted back to the usb 2.0 for the micro usb connection though. Cannot see why they would do this.




Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding : Ice cream man , Ice cream man


2861 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 683

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1281550 12-Apr-2015 17:36
Send private message

Presso: its a pity they reverted back to the usb 2.0 for the micro usb connection though. Cannot see why they would do this.


I agree its like they are keeping all that for another version.

I had a play with both this weekend, the S6 was nice lookng but I couldn't care less about that its the loss of the USB 3.0, no ext SD card or changeable battery, I am a sammie fanboy as used to the ecosystem but its a big change for me. The Edge looks good as well and the curved edges do look and feel ok but that my also be the gimmickry so aprt from that I'm not convinced I want to upgrade so may wait a month or so and see what problems come out, if any. 




Galaxy S8

 

Garmin  Vivoactive 3




4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 1281555 12-Apr-2015 17:58
Send private message

Looks like LG will scoop up some of us SD slot diehards with the G4, press release for its announcement leaked today. Looking quite nice actually, although I hope it's the S808 rumoured, rather than the S810.




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


1190 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 410

Subscriber

  Reply # 1281564 12-Apr-2015 18:24
Send private message

jeffnz:
Presso: its a pity they reverted back to the usb 2.0 for the micro usb connection though. Cannot see why they would do this.


I agree its like they are keeping all that for another version.

I had a play with both this weekend, the S6 was nice lookng but I couldn't care less about that its the loss of the USB 3.0, no ext SD card or changeable battery, I am a sammie fanboy as used to the ecosystem but its a big change for me. The Edge looks good as well and the curved edges do look and feel ok but that my also be the gimmickry so aprt from that I'm not convinced I want to upgrade so may wait a month or so and see what problems come out, if any. 


I know what you are saying about the lack of sd and changeable and I thought that as well , My plan had only a few days left so decided to take the jump from my S4 up to this.

I have had it only 2 days but really do like it , I notice there is no entry level of 16gb any more and this would be to try to help out with the no sd I would say.

For me 32gb is enough for what I use it for , I just love the gold platinum and it makes it look very up market.

I am happy with the change and was seriously considering jumping to the iPhone but after using my GS6 i am very happy I did not.

I did have a look at the edge and although it looked gorgeous I thought the edge part of it was a bit gimmicky and not worth the extra $$. 




Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding : Ice cream man , Ice cream man


589 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 1281667 12-Apr-2015 23:06
Send private message

For those who are lucky enough to have bought the S6/S6 Edge, does it still have the annoying increasing ring on its ringtones? I've always had to root & flash mods to get rid of it on previous generation Galaxy S's and was hoping I won't have to this time round.

On a slightly different topic, wife has agreed to let me get the S6 Edge (yay!) but only the in green hue, problem with that is it's not yet available worldwide, anyone have any idea when it might be?

1440 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 502

Trusted

  Reply # 1281729 13-Apr-2015 08:26

mrgsm021: For those who are lucky enough to have bought the S6/S6 Edge, does it still have the annoying increasing ring on its ringtones? I've always had to root & flash mods to get rid of it on previous generation Galaxy S's and was hoping I won't have to this time round.

On a slightly different topic, wife has agreed to let me get the S6 Edge (yay!) but only the in green hue, problem with that is it's not yet available worldwide, anyone have any idea when it might be?


Green edge & blue flat are at least a couple of months away.




Product Manager @ PB Tech

https://pbtech.co.nz/smartphones


2861 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 683

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1281735 13-Apr-2015 08:30
Send private message

Just reading first 24 hours battery life S6 Edge and it doesn't seem that bad especially the use it was given, based on that usage it would last the same as my S5 does now.




Galaxy S8

 

Garmin  Vivoactive 3




589 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 1281747 13-Apr-2015 08:44
Send private message

Green edge & blue flat are at least a couple of months away.


Thanks Nik, just to clarify, is this through Voda here in NZ or worldwide in general?

1440 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 502

Trusted

  Reply # 1281751 13-Apr-2015 08:47

mrgsm021:
Green edge & blue flat are at least a couple of months away.


Thanks Nik, just to clarify, is this through Voda here in NZ or worldwide in general?


That's for all telcos in NZ. Can't speak for global as I don't have any visibility there, but I expect most countries will be in the same boat.




Product Manager @ PB Tech

https://pbtech.co.nz/smartphones


589 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 1281756 13-Apr-2015 08:49
Send private message

That's for all telcos in NZ. Can't speak for global as I don't have any visibility there, but I expect most countries will be in the same boat.


Thanks for clarifying.

It's not as long as I thought it'd take so not too bad at all.

89 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 1281758 13-Apr-2015 08:52
Send private message

NikT:
mrgsm021:
Green edge & blue flat are at least a couple of months away.


Thanks Nik, just to clarify, is this through Voda here in NZ or worldwide in general?


That's for all telcos in NZ. Can't speak for global as I don't have any visibility there, but I expect most countries will be in the same boat.


Any idea where in Auckland I can get a 64 gb S6 to purchase outright. The only place that has them for purchase (not on a plan) is Dick Smith Albany but they only have the 32 gb model. I have been calling around for two days! If anyone has any idea let me know!

1 | ... | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | ... | 34
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.