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…)

Ugh, Samsung Issues Galaxy S6 Edge #Bendgate Response and Challenge

On Friday, phone insurance peddler, SquareTrade, attempted to create a “bendgate” scenario for the Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung’s shiny new curved phone, and grab all the headlines in the world. They succeed by posting a video to YouTube of the phone cracking under pretty intense pressure that no human could ever re-create with their own hands (or butt), and then spammed out a press release saying the phone was just as bendable as the iPhone 6 Plus, which was the original “bendgate” target. We clowned the “news” via Twitter, because it’s not actual news. It’s a video from a phone insurance peddler trying to grab headlines and scare you into buying their phone insurance or warranties.

Clearly, the tactic worked because almost every mobile phone or tech related site outside of us, took the bait and posted the video with varying levels of clickbaity titles. It got worse this morning when Samsung responded with an official statement, a video of their own tests, and a request for SquareTrade to publicly post new results after re-doing their tests on both sides of the phone. Ugh. Why, Samsung?  (more…)

Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop Update is Live!

Update:  It’s live! Head into Settings>About Phone>Software Updates>Check for Updates to grab it. As a reminder, this is a 2-part update that will take some time to complete. Be sure you have enough battery and time to do it.


Look! A changelog of the Lollipop update for Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Note 4! It’s happening!

According to the date on the document, the update has been approved and should start rolling out to devices as early as today, April 2. The update will arrive in two parts as build VRU1BOAF. However, because we haven’t actually seen the update on a device, we aren’t sure if it’s Android 5.0 or 5.0.1 or 5.0.2. You will have to confirm that for us.  (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…)

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 is Getting Lollipop Starting Today, Includes VoLTE (Updated: It’s Live!)

Update:  It’s live! Head into Settings>About Phone>Software Updates>Check for Updates to grab it. As a reminder, this is a 2-part update that will take some time to complete. Be sure you have enough battery and time to do it.


Look! A changelog of the Lollipop update for Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Note 4! It’s happening!

According to the date on the document, the update has been approved and should start rolling out to devices as early as today, April 2. The update will arrive in two parts as build VRU1BOAF. However, because we haven’t actually seen the update on a device, we aren’t sure if it’s Android 5.0 or 5.0.1 or 5.0.2. You will have to confirm that for us.  (more…)