Samsung responds to iPhone 6 with premium metal & glass Galaxy S6, counters Apple Pay with Samsung P

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  • Reply 21 of 206
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    So where are all the complaints about the top and bottom bezel? And the camera bulge in the back. I seem to remember when the iPhone 6 came out a lot of fandroids mocked the bezels and camera bump. My iPhone 6 barely rocks at all on a flat surface. The GS 6 does not lay flat. Oh and how about all those who mocked iPhone because it didn't have micro SD, removeable battery and wasn't waterproof. They're all completely silent now. :rolleyes:
  • Reply 22 of 206
    carthusiacarthusia Posts: 584member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cnocbui View Post

     

    Nokia 1020  from 2013 had rounded edges.  Does that mean Ive copied it?




    The original iPhone from 2007 had rounded edges, does that mean Nokia copied it?

  • Reply 23 of 206
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    Though I have no intention of buying a Samsung, I note that they did one thing better than Apple: a 32GB base model as standard.

    MEMO TO IVE: take note.

    I doubt Ive is the decision maker on something like this. I think should direct your memo to Phil Schiller.
  • Reply 24 of 206
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,167member

    The most interesting feature is the 4 hour battery charge in 10 minutes.

  • Reply 25 of 206
    cnocbui wrote: »
    Nokia 1020  from 2013 had rounded edges.  Does that mean Ive copied it?

    1000

    Gee, where have I seen a phone that looks like that?
  • Reply 26 of 206
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    rogifan wrote: »
    So where are all the complaints about the top and bottom bezel? And the camera bulge in the back. I seem to remember when the iPhone 6 came out a lot of fandroids mocked the bezels and camera bump. My iPhone 6 barely rocks at all on a flat surface. The GS 6 does not lay flat. Oh and how about all those who mocked iPhone because it didn't have micro SD, removeable battery and wasn't waterproof. They're all completely silent now. :rolleyes:

    Good points. I didn't see any complaints about the chin and forehead on other forums. I also didn't see anything about the excessive camera budge. I did see someone ask if that large area for the lens in sapphire, like the iPhone has been for years. I'm guessing it's not because thats a big piece of sapphire.
  • Reply 27 of 206
    sockrolidsockrolid Posts: 2,789member

    "Welcome to 2007."

    - John Gruber, daringfireball.net, 3/1/2015

  • Reply 28 of 206
    timbittimbit Posts: 331member
    solipsismy wrote: »

    2) How will the magnetic strip be useless in a few months? I thought he chip and PIN support had to be in card readers, but that doesn't mean that magnetic swipe has to be removed from card readers.

    Once a card has the chip and pin, if you attempt to swipe, the machine will force you to use the chip. You will only be able to swipe after multiple failed chip attempts (or if chip support has not yet been set up on the machine).

    I've had a chip card for almost 5 years now and have only swiped a few times when stores aren't equipped yet.
  • Reply 29 of 206
    cnocbuicnocbui Posts: 3,613member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Carthusia View Post

     



    The original iPhone from 2007 had rounded edges, does that mean Nokia copied it?




    It wasn't a constant radius.

  • Reply 30 of 206
    cnocbuicnocbui Posts: 3,613member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TheWhiteFalcon View Post









    Gee, where have I seen a phone that looks like that?

     

    Yeah, I wonder where...?

     

  • Reply 31 of 206
    curtis hannahcurtis hannah Posts: 1,833member
    The Galaxy line has had similar prices to the iPhone for a long time now.

    This phone is going to have horrible battery life, though. Look at its specs; it's got a quad-HD display and only a 2550 mAh battery.
    Agreed, drop the battery to below size for a phone that size, and push the useless pixels, thus drop in battery.
    kevliu1980 wrote: »
    They mentioned tokenization and it's very likely they're using the exact same backend services with Mastercard and Visa.
    Maybe. AMOLEDs aren't like LCDs in that higher res doesn't require more power. The newest Note screen actually drew less power than the previous 1080p screen. Combined with the 14nm finfet SOC, it could be fine.
    Don't take that to truth, think smoked would do worse to battery, not better, and again, for that screen 2550 is rather low, funny the iPhone 6 is 1810 mah and 4.7 inches, getting better. Then again this is a copy to bring the "thin as iPhone" advertisements.
    1000

    Gee, where have I seen a phone that looks like that?
    hmm, I wonder?
    solipsismy wrote: »
    Good points. I didn't see any complaints about the chin and forehead on other forums. I also didn't see anything about the excessive camera budge. I did see someone ask if that large area for the lens in sapphire, like the iPhone has been for years. I'm guessing it's not because thats a big piece of sapphire.
    Think complaints are waiting, but this will hit Samsung fanboys hard, the crap turned to a different kind.
  • Reply 32 of 206
    applesauce007applesauce007 Posts: 1,699member
    Check out the video including Samsung pay.
    [VIDEO]


    1. Not so secure as it uses same old magnetic stripe signal from LoopPay.

    2. You have to:
    a. Power the phone
    b. Swipe up to launch the App.
    c. Authenticate with finger print at bottom of screen?
    d. Place phone near magnetic reader and hope it works like LoopPay.

    3. Does not yet use emv
  • Reply 33 of 206
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cnocbui View Post

     

     

    Yeah, I wonder where...?

     




    I think you've earned a spot on my block list.

     

    But, to humor you one last time, let's review: The corners of that phone are squared off, not curved. The headphone jack is not present along the bottom edge. And that bottom gives the impression of being flat (which a lot of WP's are.) 

     

    Trolling attempt failed. Bye bye!

  • Reply 34 of 206
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    cnocbui wrote: »
    Yeah, I wonder where...?
    [image]

    That ugly yellow brick in no way would be mistaken for the Samsung Galaxy S6.
  • Reply 35 of 206
    cnocbuicnocbui Posts: 3,613member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismY View Post





    That ugly yellow brick in no way would be mistaken for the Samsung Galaxy S6.



    Lol.

  • Reply 36 of 206
    cnocbuicnocbui Posts: 3,613member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleSauce007 View Post



    Check out the video including Samsung pay.

    1. Not so secure as uses same old magnetic stripe signal from LoopPay.



    2. You have to:

    a. Power the phone

    b. Swipe up to launch the App.

    c. Authenticate with finger print at bottom of screen?

    d. Place phone near magnetic reader and hope it works like LoopPay.



    3. Does not yet use emv

     

    It uses NFC if it's available.

  • Reply 37 of 206
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,407member
    The S6 looks remarkably -- but unsurprisingly -- similar to the iPhone 6. At this point, it is in line with our expectations of Samsung.

    I predict Xioami will rip off the Edge in no time, and Samsung will be back to square one in competing for the low end.
  • Reply 38 of 206
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    solipsismy wrote: »
    I wouldn't be that harsh. There are some notable aspects to the S6 series of devices.

    Most notable is their naming scheme, which is designed to game Google searches for the eventual iPhone 6S.
  • Reply 39 of 206
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    At this point, it is in line with our expectations of Samsung.

    My expectations didn't have Samsung making features better and making a phone that appears to be higher quality than previous models. This doesn't seem to be an iPhone-class device but I think they are getting closer to it, not moving away from it, like they had been.
  • Reply 40 of 206
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,167member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post



    The S6 looks remarkably -- but unsurprisingly -- similar to the iPhone 6. At this point, it is in line with our expectations of Samsung.



    I predict Xioami will rip off the Edge in no time, and Samsung will be back to square one in competing for the low end.



    If your sales are falling you have to go back to what made them rise in the first place. In Samsung case copying Apple. The surprise will be Xioami giving then a taste of their own medicine by copying Samsung like you said. Karma.

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