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Here are the new Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones

By Julio Franco ยท 35 replies
Mar 1, 2015
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  1. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 854   +301

    Had a Galaxy S2 that would never work on after it updated to 4.0. It was some sort of inherent issue with the firmware that was fixed with the official release of 4.1. I also had a Droid Razr that wouldn't work on. It would just freeze on a black screen. You could literally feel the heat building up and you'd have to wait for it to drain.

    For a second just go google "hard reset not working android" and you'll see the numerous issues people have had. Nothing beats being able to yank the power source at any time.
  2. emmzo

    emmzo TS Addict Posts: 181   +75

    It looks Iphonish but that`s not bad. It`s bad that they took the whole package. All I cared was finally a premium build, not to cut back on good features. And a smaller battery. People say "oh, the processor is so efficient you don`t even need that much battery". Whaaat?
  3. Samsung bragging plastic - check
    samsung bragging removable battery - check
    samsung bragging microsd slot - check
  4. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +81

    That's because it makes no blind bit of difference and is actually slower to use USB 3... I have always felt that phones are slower when working with data, my guess is that bus speeds are pretty low to reserve battery power but retards buy devices based on big numbers and latest tech. A device with wireless N for example would attract more customers than one with just G even if the bus speed can achieve N speeds but you never see a phone advertising bus and bridge speeds etc same with usb people see 2 vs 3 and want 3 they want more MP cameras regardless of whether the lens is any better...

    Anyways I have just done a couple of tests on the galaxy s5 which uses usb3 copying some files from the device and two the device. I first did my test copying the file from the SD card to my pc desktop.



    File 1: 108.61mbps
    File 2: 108:12mbps

    File 1: 109.68mbps
    File 2: 108:88mbps



    File 1: 113.28mbps
    File 2: 113.10Mbps

    File 1: 270.08mbps
    File 2: 246.11mbps

    Yes you are reading that correctly the galaxy s5 was actually over double the transfer rate using usb2 vs usb3 when uploading files. For downloads they we all kinda both the same. I plan to do another test later on as my usb 3 cable isn't a samsung branded one (nor is it a a cheap ebay ones, its a seagate one from my portable HDD) because I am surprised that USB3 did lower than usb2 on the upload. I do have a samsung usb3 cable but its at home.

    On another note all these speeds are a far cry from the actual theoretical speeds of both buses. Infact on the download the USB3 scored a measly 2.26% of the buses theoretical speed (5000mbps) compared to the USB2 upload which scored a much more acceptable 56.25% of it's theoretical speed (480mbps)
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  5. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,924   +712

    Thank you for that, this is far more information than I ever expected. When you do test with your Samsung branded cable at home, if that holds any importance or not, do test the internal memory instead of your SD card, also could you shed some light on the specs of your SD card, the class, brand, ect. The internal storage of phones has been tested to be much faster than that of a SD card, I'm curious to know if that would speed things up, my suspicions are the SD slot in the phone itself is only rated at USB 2.0 speeds. Finally, charge times, are they any faster plugging in to a USB 3.0 port on a PC. If there is in fact zero purpose to the 3.0 port on the S5 I'd be extremely surprised, and confused as per why it was chosen in the first place.
  6. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +81

    Apoligies forgot to do the test last night :D, I just re read my post and did start my sentence saying "first I did a test from the SD" but this was meant to say File 1 on the download was only from the SD the second file and both uploads were to the phone memory. The memory card is a Sandisk 32Gb SDHC Class 10. I myself doubt the cable will change the result I will also look at doing a usb3 transfer using OTG cable direct to a portal usb3 stick and see if that changes results as you wont have any over heads of the os then.

    In regards to charging in theory usb3 should be faster as the amp output of the port is greater by about 0.4a still though no where near the 2.1 + you get from plugging into a wall socket.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2015
  7. I was also excited about this phone. But without being able to replace the battery or SD card, my decision has been made. I will not be purchasing this phone.
  8. ........ure right....Truely right......how the hell do we hold an edge fone...the Samsung Company is reali messing wit their mobile fone market.....the earlier dey put a stop to those STUPID EDGES or wat dey call it.
  9. teepots

    teepots TS Rookie

    I still can't believe Samsung abandoned the replaceable battery option. I used to really love the fact that Galaxy had removable batteries but now I might go try an iPhone when I finally have to retire my Galaxy S4 with its mpj extended battery. This will be the first time I don't plan to upgrade to a Samsung phone.
  10. sadman3

    sadman3 TS Enthusiast Posts: 126

    Lots of negative reviews on the S6 battery life. The battery is not removable too. I do not have one yet, but the physical design is sleek in images.
  11. Somya Sharma

    Somya Sharma TS Rookie

    Nice review Jolio. Both are the most stylish and beautifully crafted Samsung's model. Every angle, seam, button, speaker grill and port on these two smartphones is crafted to perfections.They capture more detail, are superior in low light, freeze moving objects more successfully and offer outstanding 4K video recording.

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