Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review

The Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung, a device launched side by side to the regular Galaxy S6, is available in the US on all major carriers starting today. We have had the phone in our possession for a week now, and with that in mind, are confident that we have a solid answer for whether or not you should buy this over the other Galaxy S6.

Now, please be aware that this review will be significantly shorter than Kellen’s Galaxy S6 review, as both phones are nearly identical, with the exception of the Galaxy S6 Edge’s slightly bigger battery and dual-rounded edge display. Be sure to check our official Galaxy S6 Review for further detail into TouchWiz, performance, wireless charging, the awesome fingerprint sensor, and other important topics.

Without further ado, here is our Galaxy S6 Edge review.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review

During their MWC press event, after teasing the world for weeks prior, Samsung stood on stage and presented two phones they were extremely proud of. You could tell by the presentation that these phones were going to bring them back. There wasn’t a Broadway play. There wasn’t a gimmick in sight. Samsung ran through a list of features, design elements, and changes from past thinking as directly as they could because nothing needed to be hidden or glanced over. There was no need for a distraction.

They hammered home the fact that these phones were faster than anything they had done prior. They cut bloat. They removed jank. They built them with the best materials available. They included tech that no other phone(s) before or after will have for some time. They won that day and then some. They may have won the year with a single presentation alone. After a horrendous 2014, Samsung needed to do something major for 2015. They did it. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are remarkable phones from top to bottom, edge to edge.

We have spent time with each over the past couple of weeks, trying to find something missing or deal breaking. If you want a spoiler alert as we dive into this, here it is – we didn’t find one.

This is our Samsung Galaxy S6 Review.

Edit:  Our Galaxy S6 Edge review is done too. (more…)

DL Favorites: To-Do List Apps

[DLF], or Droid Life’s Favorites, is a series of articles reviewing our favorite apps in a given category. The goal of these articles isn’t to extensively review every single option out there and determine which is “the best,” but rather to give you a few of our favorite apps in a category. This week we look at Droid Life’s favorite to-do list apps.

I’m almost always busy. My week is packed with my normal day job, my part time job at church, writing for Droid Life, and spending time with friends and family. It’s a good life and I like it, but if I don’t keep track of what I need to do then I end up remembering at the last minute and having to rush to get something done at the last minute or completely forgetting and having to disappoint someone. Having a good to-do list app is critical for me. Read on to see my recommendations for to-do list apps on Android.

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Video: Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Over the “Regular” Galaxy S6

To me, the Galaxy S6 Edge represents a risk Samsung was willing to take when it comes to design. It’s something different. And even though it is different, it’s not completely unorthodox when I really think about it, and at times, is quite nice to have. I have been asked what viewing content is like on the rounded display, and to the shock of a few, I actually really enjoy it. While the Galaxy S6 Edge does not feature as much “usefulness” as say, the Note Edge does, it still offers a few things that regular Galaxy S6 owners don’t have access to.

In the video below, I go over the differences that make up the two, but be aware right now, it’s not all that much. Samsung does not include a ton of options or features for the rounded display, but of the few that are included, I could see them being somewhat beneficial at some point or another to someone out there.  (more…)

Quick Look: OnePlus One’s OxygenOS Update

Over the weekend, OnePlus released their custom Android skin, also known as OxygenOS, to the OnePlus One as an “update” just a week after it was originally supposed to debut. I’m putting “update” in quotes there because well, it’s not really an update. This is a custom ROM that requires a full factory reset and a custom recovery in order to get onto your phone. This isn’t delivered over-the-air (OTA) – instead it requires you to be familiar with adb commands, fastboot, unlocking a bootloader, and more. It’s a load of fun!  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6: 25+ Tips and Tricks

Unless you ordered from T-Mobile, you more than likely are still waiting for your Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge pre-orders to arrive. While that news may be frustrating to deal with, the good news is that we can prepare you for April 10, the day that most orders will finally show up on doorsteps, so that the minute you open the box, you will know everything about your shiny new toy.

We already unboxed the Galaxy S6 (S6 Edge too), and compared it to the iPhone 6 and HTC One M9, but now we want to focus our efforts on actually using the phone. As we have done in the past with other flagships, we went ahead and assembled 25 or so tips and tricks for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge that should help you get the most out of Samsung’s best phones to date.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Unboxing

While Kellen is handling the full review for the Samsung Galaxy S6, I will be conducting the Galaxy S6 Edge review, and I have to say, I am very happy to have this phone in my hands.

After seeing countless other opinions on it from various sites across the web, it seems that many of my fellow tech bloggers find the S6 Edge’s display to simply be a gimmick. While I think gimmick is the wrong word to use, I find the phone to be rather attractive, so I will be dedicating the next week of my life to testing it completely.

And the only correct way to start this process is to make an unboxing video.  (more…)