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…)

Video: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6

Since we reviewed the iPhone 6 last year, we still have the little guy around the office. That may seem like an odd thing, knowing that we are an Android-focused site, but as it turns out, it’s actually a pretty good thing now that we have the Samsung Galaxy S6 in house. As many of you know, during our review process, we try and compare new flagships to current flagships of the moment to get a sense for our feeling with each in hand, talk about the specs of each, and generally, weigh in on the little things we prefer from one to the next. With both iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 available, this gives us a chance to compare the current smartphone king, to what may become the new smartphone king.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Unboxing

We now have the Samsung Galaxy S6 in our possession. I’m not sure I can put into words how ready for this moment I am. You see, we feel a little screwed by Samsung for not hosting a US satellite press event during MWC for this phone and its brother, like they have done every year for every phone as far back as I can remember, so this is, as odd as this sounds, the first time I have placed my hands on one. The excitement truly cannot be contained.  (more…)

This is What Happens to a Galaxy S6 Edge When You Slam It Face Down on the Ground, Repeatedly

Drop tests are dumb. Really dumb. Unless you are a device protection/insurance company who is offering replacement services or you make screen protectors, you shouldn’t be dropping phones on the ground for pageviews or YouTube subs. You look like a fool. Stop doing it.

With that said, this video is great. I have no idea who this person is, but they are throwing a Galaxy S6 Edge as hard as they can on the ground to see if the screen can break. It doesn’t appear that they are succeeding, which is kind of impressive. While there is nothing scientific about this, it might show some of the durability included in Samsung’s new curved phone. Or, it could just be a cool video of someone going H.A.M. on a brand new $900 phone.  (more…)

AT&T HTC One M9 Unboxing

Hey, look, the HTC One M9! Not only that, but it’s the HTC One M9 for AT&T in Gunmetal Gray!

With one now in our possession ahead of the April 10 launch date, we thought we would take it for a spin in an unboxing video to share some initial thoughts before we get to fully testing this bad boy. How different is it than the One M8 at first look? Does it feel better, worse, the same when first held? How odd does that squared-off camera look in person? Is anyone really going to be able to tell the difference between the volume and power buttons without looking? We will hopefully answer all of that in this quick preview.  (more…)

Qualcomm Shows You Just How Much Faster Quick Charge 2.0 is on the Nexus 6

I think at this point, we have made our opinions clear on Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0we love it. We think every phone should have either this or some other form of quick charging. Wireless charging is still a really handy feature, but I would much rather be able to charge my phone in a shorter amount of time, or at least give it a burst of juice in a couple of minutes, than be able to lay it down on a charging pad that likely charges slower than a conventional charger.

To demonstrate the power of Quick Charge 2.0, Qualcomm put together the video featured below, which includes three Nexus 6 phones, all of which are using a different charger. Two of the phones are using conventional chargers (5 volts/1 amp and 5 volts/2 amps), while one uses Motorola’s Turbo Charger. You probably don’t need to watch the video to know who wins the battle to 50% from 0%.  (more…)