Thursday Poll: Which New Phone are You Buying?

Within the last month, we have been introduced to four new flagship phones – the Moto X Pure Edition, OnePlus 2, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge+. While those phones will either be here in days or a couple of weeks, we also are expecting new Nexus devices within the next few months. Toss in the iPhones that should be here next month and this really is a pretty incredible time to be in the market for a new smartphone.

We’ll have time for official reviews of each as we receive them to hopefully help you decide, but if you were deciding today, which phone would you buy?

Which New Phone are You Buying?

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Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ Pre-Orders are Now Live!

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are now live! Samsung said it would make them available today by 3PM Eastern and they delivered.

We have links to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile devices below to save you a Google search and a few clicks. Keep in mind that T-Mobile is the only one that isn’t actually doing a pre-order, but if you at least pre-register before August 21, they will give you a free year of Netflix after buying one of the two phones before September 30. Everyone else will let you pre-order. Most also have promo offers accompanying the devices for a short period of time.

Get after it.  (more…)

Look at This Silly Detachable QWERTY Keyboard for the Note 5 and S6 Edge+

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are going to have all sorts of official accessories available to them upon launch. So far, Samsung has announced fast wireless charging pads, fast charging battery packs, clear view cover cases, clear covers, glossy covers, S View covers, Flip wallets, and even Glitter covers. See, there are a ton of options. But one in particular gave us a chuckle while bringing back memories of the days when Blackberry once dominated. It’s the detachable QWERTY keyboard cover. Yes, it’s real.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Tour

Announced this morning alongside the Galaxy Note 5, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S6 edge+, another device for those who enjoy larger displays.

This device features identical specs to the Galaxy Note 5, with its 5.7″ QHD Super AMOLED display, Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor, 32GB and 64GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM, 16MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 3,000mAh non-removable battery, with TouchWiz running atop Android 5.1.1. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Tour!

We are live from Samsung’s Unpacked 2015 event, and we just got done playing with the new Galaxy Note 5. The device is set to launch in the US next month, with pre-orders beginning this week for those interested.

For specs, the Galaxy Note 5 features a 5.7″ QHD Super AMOLED display (518ppi), Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 16MP rear-facing camera with OIS, 5MP front-facing camera, 3,000mAh non-removable battery, 32GB and 64GB storage options (no microSD), microUSB port, and “fast wireless charging,” with Android 5.1.1 running underneath TouchWiz UI.  (more…)

Video: Official Introduction Videos for the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+

Our hands-on coverage of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ will be here shortly, but until then, feel free to watch Samsung’s recently uploaded official introduction videos for each device. These clips walk you through the differences between each and their predecessors, what their stand-out features are, and what makes each design unique.

Once you finish these, feel free to check out the list of carriers selling the device next week (with pricing too) and also the specs for each phone (Note 5 specs, S6 Edge+ specs).

Then, it’s time to weigh in. What are your thoughts so far on each phone?  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Specs (Official)

Next Friday, August 21, you will be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ from all of these carriers. For those who skipped on the regular S6 Edge because of its somewhat smallish size, now you have the oversized option to hopefully satisfy your dual-edged needs.

Samsung, like with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, didn’t hold back here. We have glass and metal, the newest Exynos octa-core chip, fast storage, fast wireless and regular charging, plenty of RAM, sizable battery, what we are assuming will be the new best display in any smartphone, high-end camera with OIS and a unique dual-edge design.

Yep, this is as good as it gets for today’s mobile standards. Well, this and the Note 5.  (more…)