Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge go official


Samsung has finally made official the Galaxy S6 and its curved screen counterpart, i.e., the S6 Edge. The devices had been rumoured for long, perhaps more than any other Samsung device ever!

The phones measure 6.8mm and 7mm thick (Galaxy S6/S6 Edge) and come with rather familiar designs, something that especially applies to the ‘regular’ aka non-edge version of the Galaxy S6. The phones come with 5.1-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel Quad HD/2K screens, which are also the brightest Samsung has ever produced. The devices also feature f/1.9 16 mega-pixel cameras, which offer the widest aperture on any Samsung phone yet. What’s more, the 16 mega-pixel sensors are also equipped with Samsung’s take on OIS, which it calls Smart Optical Image Stabilization.

SAMSUNG CSC

On the front, the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge have 5 mega-pixel sensors, which is a little disappointing considering other devices that we’ve seen in the past. What should worry you more than that is the fact that the devices come with Samsung’s in-house Exynos 7420 octa-core 64-bit SoCs, which are paired with 3GB of RAM. Along with that, the devices have either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of storage… which for a change is non-expandable.

A 2550mAh battery powers the Galaxy S6, while a 2600mAh cell provides juice to internals on the S6 Edge… which really doesn’t sound like much. According to SamMobile, the devices can return 4 hours of usage with just 10 minutes of charging, which does sound like something you could do with.

At €699 anf €849, the phones aren’t the most affordable, but rather meant for those who want to live on the Edge. Don’t you agree?

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134 Comments

  1. Jasper
    March 1, 2015

    With those specs and price they’re obviously targeting pay monthly (aka on subsidized contract) customers and people who don’t bother themselves with things like price to what-you-actually-get ratios.

    Although I do like the design, I’d go for Galaxy S5 if it had to be Samsung because of IP67 (yep, it’s gone in S6).

  2. desponent
    March 1, 2015

    I’m curious to see if this looks-over-features strategy will do them justice. I’m puzzled why don’t they just target both sides, but I guess that extra 1mm means everything for them. *shrug*

  3. MaxPower
    March 1, 2015

    I don’t understand why we should worry about their exynos 7420. What’s the deal with it?

    • Marius Cirsta
      March 1, 2015

      It’s the first SOC build in 14 nm tech which will offers higher frequencies and lower power consumption and heat.

      • MaxPower
        March 1, 2015

        Well, in that case we should be happy and not worried. The way he wrote it sounded like it was going to be a disappointment

    • March 2, 2015

      I’m kinda worried about the battery life on this one despite the low-power SoC…

      • balcobomber25
        March 2, 2015

        I don’t care how low power they claim it is, 2600mAH with a 2K screen is going to be a nightmare.

        • March 2, 2015

          That’s what I think also. Time will tell, however…

        • superbattery
          March 2, 2015

          how comes my super 8inch chinese tablet with 4500mah battery runs 3 hours and the ipad mini , 8 inch with better screen and 4500mah battery runs 9 hours

          • balcobomber25
            March 2, 2015

            Which tablet did u buy? Most likely it is a cheap tablet with cheap power hungry components. The original Ipad Mini had a 4400mah battery and a 1024×768 screen. The newest ones with Retina have a 6471mah battery, and the Mini 3 gets just under 7 hours by most benchmark tests. Most of us here have our reasons for not liking Apple but they do have very good software that gets the most out of the hardware they use.

        • Angry Mobile Nerd
          March 2, 2015

          On the contrary, I think Samsung is the only company that made a successful transition to the QHD screen. The Note 4 made the jump to QHD with approximately the same battery size as the Note 3 and the Note 4 actually has better battery life. Users comparing the FHD International S5 to the Korean QHD LTE-A S5 also couldn’t see any difference in the battery life between the two. The battery life of both devices has actually further improved with recent Lollipop updates.

          Whereas every other company that released a QHD phone the battery life bombed leaving users wishing they stopped at FHD.

          I think the S6’s battery life will exceed the S5’s, even if just barely — but I think Samsung got it figured out.

        • Marius Cirsta
          March 2, 2015

          Maybe but it’s a bit smaller than the usual 5.5 inch ones and it’s an AMOLED one custom built by Samsung so we’ll see…
          Gsmarena usually makes battery test and I’m sure they’ll test this one.

      • MaxPower
        March 2, 2015

        Ah OK, I was trying to figure out what was the deal with it. Yes, I agree with you. That battery is too small.

  4. March 1, 2015

    Samsung?! thanks…but no thanks !!! ill stick with my Chinese phones ((:

  5. Miko
    March 1, 2015

    I really like the design, love the new SoC and DDR4… impressed by what they said about the camera and the OIS + this nice feature that follows the face and Auto Focus.
    Most of all I really liked the pay system they introduced that can be used in all the shops that accept credit cards despite if they have NFC pay system or not.
    BUT… the price is again a huge no from me. Sorry Samsung, HTC, Apple, Sony etc. but I really love the ratio quality/price that Chinese companies offer these days.

  6. balcobomber25
    March 1, 2015

    For the same price as this I can get two Chinese flagships which look better and have better specs. No thanks Samsung.

    • Yeti hand
      March 1, 2015

      my toughts exactly.

    • Marius Cirsta
      March 1, 2015

      Yes it is overpriced, no you can’t ( yet ) get some Chinese phone that’s equal to these.
      Exynos 7 Octa 7420 is a great SOC, build with 14 nm tech which as far as I know no one else has. I also like the screens offered here because they are only 5.1 inch ones.
      And yes a Samsung phone will always have more ROMs and stuff out there than any Chinese phones. Many Chinese manufacturers still won’t even release a the kernel source code unfortunately.
      Not saying it’s worth the price but I am saying it’s worth more than any Chinese phone out there. I’m still not buying it but it’s the first Samsung phone in a while that sounds interesting to me… If it also has an alloy body than it’s almost perfect.

      • desponent
        March 1, 2015

        It only has T760, you will barely feel the difference in CPU because most of the bottleneck is simply not from that in most Android phone these days.

        I am saying it’s worth more than any Chinese phone out there.

        I disagree, but you’re free to think that.

        • MaxPower
          March 1, 2015

          It’s not the same Mali T-760 (MP2) we have seen on many Mediatek phones with a power of about 40 GFLOPS.
          This SoC has an 8 cores Mali T-760 MP8 @ 700-772 MHz which is supposed to develop 276-302 GFLOPS.
          For comparison purpose The Adreno 330 of snapdragon 801 is around 160 GFLOPS, the adreno 430 on SD810 instead almost 400.So not bad for being a Mali.
          Even if GFLOPS are more reliable then benchmarks points we are still talking of peak of performance and we have to figure out how it works on daily usage.
          On the paper, this SoC is a beast, we have to wait to see how it really performs.
          For the money I still prefer Chinese phones though.

          • Marius Cirsta
            March 2, 2015

            Indeed, the SOC is quite nice and while I don’t really need such a beast it should also be good for power consumption and yes, it’s cool.
            It’s the first time Samsung has something that I find cool in their top of the line Galaxy phone.
            It’s also finally got an alloy body which IMO is a must for a high-end phone, especially if you’re going to ask over $400-$500 for it.

            • MaxPower
              March 2, 2015

              It is indeed a nice SoC, it should perform as good as the SD810. Now it’s time to see what kind of GPU is going to be into the new mediatek MT6795. If they manage to put a good one then it’s going to be a race between 3 (seems like Huawei is still going to use low end GPUs) and hopefully for mediatek they won’t release that SoC as late as they did with MT6595 last year.
              This year it’s all about GPUs and power efficiency. Gaming companies understood the potential of mobile market and soon we’ll see lot of games coming out. These last GPUs can manage to run games we have seen on PS3 or XBOX 360 without a drop of sweat. The problem? You can play for like 1 hour without being plugged to the wall.

      • MaxPower
        March 1, 2015

        I’m not into Sammy stuff, but few days ago I’ve read about problems with porting Roms on Exynos-equipped phones. Can you confirm that?
        People are saying that exynos are not mod ROM friendly and usually those Samsung with snapdragon on board usually gets more Roms than the exynos version.
        Again, I didn’t bother to double check because I’m not into their phones, but since you brought that up I’d like to know how it really is.

      • balcobomber25
        March 2, 2015

        “You can’t get some Chinese phone that’s equal to these”. I wouldn’t want a phone that is equal to this, I think it is ugly and overpriced. As far as buying a phone that is the same quality of the S6 that is a subjective question. Samsung may have a better soc but they still lag behind Sony (available in every Chinese flagship) when it comes to cameras.

        “Samsung will always have more ROM’s” This couldn’t be further from the truth. The last Samsung model that this really applied to was the S3, since that time ROM’s for Exynos phones are becoming rarer and rarer. Needrom.com lists just 4 for the S5 and 22 for the S4. The THL 5000 meanwhile has 37 on that site.

        “Not saying it’s worth the price but I am saying it’s worth more than any Chinese phone out there.” This is entirely your opinion. I would take a Vivo Xshot, Meizu MX4 Pro, Nubia Z7 or Mi Note Pro over this any day of the week.

        • Marius Cirsta
          March 2, 2015

          I’d take those ones too based on their price, performance and quality but right now there’s just nothing out there better than the new S6 as far as performance and SOC are concerned.
          We can of course discuss the camera aspect, but for me the camera doesn’t count that much.
          I also dislike how the Chinese have all gone with 5.5 models on their flagships which I consider way too large.
          Anyway the S6 is not a phone for Gizchina readers :D. It’s meant for the general public that also buy it for the Samsung brand and who have no idea about Vivo or Meizu or whatever … And even if they did many wouldn’t buy a phone directly from China.

          • balcobomber25
            March 2, 2015

            For me the Camera is more important than the SOC. I am not a power user, I don’t need the latest fastest chip, I don’t play games on my phones. But I take a lot of pictures.

            • Marius Cirsta
              March 2, 2015

              Sure but I don’t care about the camera and have no idea which ones is better. For shooting quality photos I only use my digital camera which is much better than any phone and has digital zoom and all that. I might not have it around all the time but that’s that then…
              No one really needs high end SOCs in phones but this one is cool, it’s the first Samsung phone that made me go … wow , this is something cool that you can’t buy anywhere else. Until now the SOCs used were just the usual ones that everyone else had.
              I do see Samsung going in a more Apple direction here…. with this SOC, we’ll see if they also decide to push their own OS, Tizen.

            • balcobomber25
              March 2, 2015

              Pushing Tizen to their Flagships phones would be the beginning of their downfall. It will be like Blackberry and Windowsphone. There just aren’t enough apps on Tizen for it to appeal to the mainstream crowd.

            • Marius Cirsta
              March 2, 2015

              That’s easily solvable with an Android compatibility layer. Jolla ( Sailfish ) have this and even MS was thinking about introducing one.

            • balcobomber25
              March 2, 2015

              It’s already available on Tizen with OpenMobile. But even with that there are only currently 1000 Apps supported, and that doesn’t guarantee they will all run flawlessly. 1000 Apps seems like a lot on the surface but not when you consider Android and iOS have over a 1000000 apps each.

            • Mesterio
              March 3, 2015

              Funny they sit and pay lots of $ to experts to help them carve their niche, meanwhile I told most of my friends years earlier BlackBerry would fall and windowsphone? What a joke, a whole Microsoft Company sinking like that??? I also wondered what on earth Kodak was doing when every slave and their child were going digital?
              May be I should join the big money club and get paid millions and actually make real predictions!!!

    • David Košič
      March 2, 2015

      Is it overpriced? Yes. Can you find a phone with really better specs? No not really.

      • balcobomber25
        March 2, 2015

        Better than a Samsung Camera, non SD CARD and a 2600mAh battery? I think so. Specs extend far beyond the SOC.

        • David Košič
          March 2, 2015

          Are you really judging camera and battery performance on a phone that isn’t even out yet?

          • balcobomber25
            March 2, 2015

            Are you really judging the SOC performance on a phone that isn’t out yet?

            All we can do is judge it based on past performance from this brand. Samsung has historically had competitive processors (which is why you saying you can’t find a phone with better specs) and have had subpar cameras compared to Sony.

            • David Košič
              March 4, 2015

              Actually I am judging it by the note 4 performance since the upgrade isn’t that big.

            • balcobomber25
              March 4, 2015

              It is a completely new SOC in the S6.

    • realistic
      March 2, 2015

      everybody complains about the price here, it would be interesting to see , how much all this cheap chinese phones would cost , if you could get it in every country and you can just walk in a shop and have a look at it and bring it back when you have a problem, like real warranty. In most countries it is still a lottery to buy a Chinese phone

      • David Košič
        March 4, 2015

        So true with the Samsung phone you don’t worry about the warranty and you can be sure it will at least a two year official support from Samsung for updates. And the developer community is also incredible big. Maybe even the largest if you just go by the xda developers forum

  7. Qwerty
    March 1, 2015

    Samsung made the worst smartphone series even worse.

  8. zhongtiao1
    March 1, 2015

    People hated one edge being a screen on the note edge, now’s there’s two! Great idea Samsung!

  9. Guest
    March 1, 2015

    With those specs and price they’re obviously targeting pay monthly (aka on subsidized contract) customers and people who don’t bother themselves with things like price to what-you-actually-get ratios.

    Although I do like the design, I’d go for Galaxy S5 if it had to be Samsung because of IP67 (yep, it’s gone in S6).

  10. desponent
    March 1, 2015

    I’m curious to see if this looks-over-features strategy will do them justice. I’m puzzled why don’t they just target both sides, but I guess that extra 1mm means everything for them. *shrug*

  11. MaxPower
    March 1, 2015

    I don’t understand why we should worry about their exynos 7420. What’s the deal with it?

    • Marius Cirsta
      March 2, 2015

      It’s the first SOC build in 14 nm tech which will offers higher frequencies and lower power consumption and heat.

    • MaxPower
      March 2, 2015

      Well, in that case we should be happy and not worried. The way he wrote it sounded like it was going to be a disappointment

    • Yash Garg
      March 2, 2015

      I’m kinda worried about the battery life on this one despite the low-power SoC…

    • balcobomber25
      March 2, 2015

      I don’t care how low power they claim it is, 2600mAH with a 2K screen is going to be a nightmare.

    • Yash Garg
      March 2, 2015

      That’s what I think also. Time will tell, however…

    • MaxPower
      March 2, 2015

      Ah OK, I was trying to figure out what was the deal with it. Yes, I agree with you. That battery is too small.

    • Guest
      March 2, 2015

      how comes my super 8inch chinese tablet with 4500mah battery runs 3 hours and the ipad mini , 8 inch with better screen and 4500mah battery runs 9 hours

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      March 2, 2015

      On the contrary, I think Samsung is the only company that made a successful transition to the QHD screen. The Note 4 made the jump to QHD with approximately the same battery size as the Note 3 and the Note 4 actually has better battery life. Users comparing the FHD International S5 to the Korean QHD LTE-A S5 also couldn’t see any difference in the battery life between the two. The battery life of both devices has actually further improved with recent Lollipop updates.

      Whereas every other company that released a QHD phone the battery life bombed leaving users wishing they stopped at FHD.

      I think the S6’s battery life will exceed the S5’s, even if just barely — but I think Samsung got it figured out.

    • balcobomber25
      March 2, 2015

      Which tablet did u buy? Most likely it is a cheap tablet with cheap power hungry components. The original Ipad Mini had a 4400mah battery and a 1024×768 screen. The newest ones with Retina have a 6471mah battery, and the Mini 3 gets just under 7 hours by most benchmark tests. Most of us here have our reasons for not liking Apple but they do have very good software that gets the most out of the hardware they use.

    • Marius Cirsta
      March 2, 2015

      Maybe but it’s a bit smaller than the usual 5.5 inch ones and it’s an AMOLED one custom built by Samsung so we’ll see…
      Gsmarena usually makes battery test and I’m sure they’ll test this one.

  12. pdayahoo
    March 1, 2015

    Samsung?! thanks…but no thanks !!! ill stick with my Chinese phones ((:

  13. Miko
    March 1, 2015

    I really like the design, love the new SoC and DDR4… impressed by what they said about the camera and the OIS + this nice feature that follows the face and Auto Focus.
    Most of all I really liked the pay system they introduced that can be used in all the shops that accept credit cards despite if they have NFC pay system or not.
    BUT… the price is again a huge no from me. Sorry Samsung, HTC, Apple, Sony etc. but I really love the ratio quality/price that Chinese companies offer these days.

  14. balcobomber25
    March 1, 2015

    For the same price as this I can get two Chinese flagships which look better and have better specs. No thanks Samsung.

    • Yeti hand
      March 1, 2015

      my toughts exactly.

    • Marius Cirsta
      March 2, 2015

      Yes it is overpriced, no you can’t ( yet ) get some Chinese phone that’s equal to these.
      Exynos 7 Octa 7420 is a great SOC, build with 14 nm tech which as far as I know no one else has. I also like the screens offered here because they are only 5.1 inch ones.
      And yes a Samsung phone will always have more ROMs and stuff out there than any Chinese phones. Many Chinese manufacturers still won’t even release a the kernel source code unfortunately.
      Not saying it’s worth the price but I am saying it’s worth more than any Chinese phone out there. I’m still not buying it but it’s the first Samsung phone in a while that sounds interesting to me… If it also has an alloy body than it’s almost perfect.

    • desponent
      March 2, 2015

      It only has T760, you will barely feel the difference in CPU because most of the bottleneck is simply not from that in most Android phone these days.

      “I am saying it’s worth more than any Chinese phone out there.”I disagree, but you’re free to think that.

    • MaxPower
      March 2, 2015

      I’m not into Sammy stuff, but few days ago I’ve read about problems with porting Roms on Exynos-equipped phones. Can you confirm that?
      People are saying that exynos are not mod ROM friendly and usually those Samsung with snapdragon on board usually gets more Roms than the exynos version.
      Again, I didn’t bother to double check because I’m not into their phones, but since you brought that up I’d like to know how it really is.

    • MaxPower
      March 2, 2015

      It’s not the same Mali T-760 (MP2) we have seen on many Mediatek phones with a power of about 40 GFLOPS.
      This SoC has an 8 cores Mali T-760 MP8 @ 700-772 MHz which is supposed to develop 276-302 GFLOPS.
      For comparison purpose The Adreno 330 of snapdragon 801 is around 160 GFLOPS, the adreno 430 on SD810 instead almost 400.So not bad for being a Mali.
      Even if GFLOPS are more reliable then benchmarks points we are still talking of peak of performance and we have to figure out how it works on daily usage.
      On the paper, this SoC is a beast, we have to wait to see how it really performs.
      For the money I still prefer Chinese phones though.

    • balcobomber25
      March 2, 2015

      “You can’t get some Chinese phone that’s equal to these”. I wouldn’t want a phone that is equal to this, I think it is ugly and overpriced. As far as buying a phone that is the same quality of the S6 that is a subjective question. Samsung may have a better soc but they still lag behind Sony (available in every Chinese flagship) when it comes to cameras.

      “Samsung will always have more ROM’s” This couldn’t be further from the truth. The last Samsung model that this really applied to was the S3, since that time ROM’s for Exynos phones are becoming rarer and rarer. Needrom.com lists just 4 for the S5 and 22 for the S4. The THL 5000 meanwhile has 37 on that site.

      “Not saying it’s worth the price but I am saying it’s worth more than any Chinese phone out there.” This is entirely your opinion. I would take a Vivo Xshot, Meizu MX4 Pro, Nubia Z7 or Mi Note Pro over this any day of the week.

    • Marius Cirsta
      March 2, 2015

      I’d take those ones too based on their price, performance and quality but right now there’s just nothing out there better than the new S6 as far as performance and SOC are concerned.
      We can of course discuss the camera aspect, but for me the camera doesn’t count that much.
      I also dislike how the Chinese have all gone with 5.5 models on their flagships which I consider way too large.
      Anyway the S6 is not a phone for Gizchina readers :D. It’s meant for the general public that also buy it for the Samsung brand and who have no idea about Vivo or Meizu or whatever … And even if they did many wouldn’t buy a phone directly from China.

    • balcobomber25
      March 2, 2015

      For me the Camera is more important than the SOC. I am not a power user, I don’t need the latest fastest chip, I don’t play games on my phones. But I take a lot of pictures.

    • David Košič
      March 2, 2015

      Is it overpriced? Yes. Can you find a phone with really better specs? No not really.

    • Marius Cirsta
      March 2, 2015

      Indeed, the SOC is quite nice and while I don’t really need such a beast it should also be good for power consumption and yes, it’s cool.
      It’s the first time Samsung has something that I find cool in their top of the line Galaxy phone.
      It’s also finally got an alloy body which IMO is a must for a high-end phone, especially if you’re going to ask over $400-$500 for it.

    • Marius Cirsta
      March 2, 2015

      Sure but I don’t care about the camera and have no idea which ones is better. For shooting quality photos I only use my digital camera which is much better than any phone and has digital zoom and all that. I might not have it around all the time but that’s that then…
      No one really needs high end SOCs in phones but this one is cool, it’s the first Samsung phone that made me go … wow , this is something cool that you can’t buy anywhere else. Until now the SOCs used were just the usual ones that everyone else had.
      I do see Samsung going in a more Apple direction here…. with this SOC, we’ll see if they also decide to push their own OS, Tizen.

    • balcobomber25
      March 2, 2015

      Better than a Samsung Camera, non SD CARD and a 2600mAh battery? I think so. Specs extend far beyond the SOC.

    • balcobomber25
      March 2, 2015

      Pushing Tizen to their Flagships phones would be the beginning of their downfall. It will be like Blackberry and Windowsphone. There just aren’t enough apps on Tizen for it to appeal to the mainstream crowd.

    • David Košič
      March 2, 2015

      Are you really judging camera and battery performance on a phone that isn’t even out yet?

    • balcobomber25
      March 2, 2015

      Are you really judging the SOC performance on a phone that isn’t out yet?

      All we can do is judge it based on past performance from this brand. Samsung has historically had competitive processors (which is why you saying you can’t find a phone with better specs) and have had subpar cameras compared to Sony.

    • Marius Cirsta
      March 2, 2015

      That’s easily solvable with an Android compatibility layer. Jolla ( Sailfish ) have this and even MS was thinking about introducing one.

    • balcobomber25
      March 2, 2015

      It’s already available on Tizen with OpenMobile. But even with that there are only currently 1000 Apps supported, and that doesn’t guarantee they will all run flawlessly. 1000 Apps seems like a lot on the surface but not when you consider Android and iOS have over a 1000000 apps each.

    • MaxPower
      March 3, 2015

      It is indeed a nice SoC, it should perform as good as the SD810. Now it’s time to see what kind of GPU is going to be into the new mediatek MT6795. If they manage to put a good one then it’s going to be a race between 3 (seems like Huawei is still going to use low end GPUs) and hopefully for mediatek they won’t release that SoC as late as they did with MT6595 last year.
      This year it’s all about GPUs and power efficiency. Gaming companies understood the potential of mobile market and soon we’ll see lot of games coming out. These last GPUs can manage to run games we have seen on PS3 or XBOX 360 without a drop of sweat. The problem? You can play for like 1 hour without being plugged to the wall.

    • Guest
      March 3, 2015

      everybody complains about the price here, it would be interesting to see , how much all this cheap chinese phones would cost , if you could get it in every country and you can just walk in a shop and have a look at it and bring it back when you have a problem, like real warranty. In most countries it is still a lottery to buy a Chinese phone

    • Mesterio
      March 3, 2015

      Funny they sit and pay lots of $ to experts to help them carve their niche, meanwhile I told most of my friends years earlier BlackBerry would fall and windowsphone? What a joke, a whole Microsoft Company sinking like that??? I also wondered what on earth Kodak was doing when every slave and their child were going digital?
      May be I should join the big money club and get paid millions and actually make real predictions!!!

    • David Košič
      March 4, 2015

      Actually I am judging it by the note 4 performance since the upgrade isn’t that big.

    • David Košič
      March 4, 2015

      So true with the Samsung phone you don’t worry about the warranty and you can be sure it will at least a two year official support from Samsung for updates. And the developer community is also incredible big. Maybe even the largest if you just go by the xda developers forum

    • balcobomber25
      March 4, 2015

      It is a completely new SOC in the S6.

  15. RRRobert
    March 1, 2015

    I love the design of that S6 Edge, but the 32 Gb version has an announced s.r.p. of € 849,- incl. taxes (mainland Europe), with a price adder of € 100 for the 64 Gb version and a € 200 price adder for the 128 Gb version. And then you still have to accept the fact that the enforce you with pre-installed apps like Facebook, Skype and a couple of others without the opportunity to delete them.

    Ridiculous.

    But I do like the design a lot.

    • Marius Cirsta
      March 1, 2015

      You can actually delete them but you have to root the phone. Not that hard to root a Samsung phone though, you’ll find instruction all over the internet.
      I always root my Android phones and haven’t had any problems because of it.

  16. Goran Gogash Jankovic
    March 1, 2015

    hahah it’s incredible how the BIG companies are following the same path. It happened to Siemens, Nokia, Apple now Samsung as well! And all because at some point they just stop listening the clients wishes and instead ”experimenting” with ”new”! Bigger camera aperture!? Seriously?! hahaha

  17. Guest
    March 1, 2015

    Samsung made the worst smartphone series even worse.

  18. zhongtiao1
    March 1, 2015

    People hated one edge being a screen on the note edge, now’s there’s two! Great idea Samsung!

  19. desponent
    March 1, 2015

    Also looooool at that battery. QHD + 2×00 mAh battery, holy crap.

    • Airyl
      March 2, 2015

      The amount of fail, lol. Even the S5 had a large battery. The HTC One M9 has a large battery too.

  20. Guest
    March 1, 2015

    I love the design of that S6 Edge, but the 32 Gb version has an announced s.r.p. of € 849,- incl. taxes (mainland Europe), with a price adder of € 100 for the 64 Gb version and a € 200 price adder for the 128 Gb version. And then you still have to accept the fact that the enforce you with pre-installed apps like Facebook, Skype and a couple of others without the opportunity to delete them.

    Ridiculous.

    But I do like the design a lot.

    • Marius Cirsta
      March 2, 2015

      You can actually delete them but you have to root the phone. Not that hard to root a Samsung phone though, you’ll find instruction all over the internet.
      I always root my Android phones and haven’t had any problems because of it.

  21. Goran Gogash Jankovic
    March 1, 2015

    hahah it’s incredible how the BIG companies are following the same path. It happened to Siemens, Nokia, Apple now Samsung as well! And all because at some point they just stop listening the clients wishes and instead ”experimenting” with ”new”! Bigger camera aperture!? Seriously?! hahaha

  22. Angry Mobile Nerd
    March 2, 2015

    Typical comments from typical (and predictable) gizchina readers. Obviously Samsung’s flagship target market isn’t here, then again it wasn’t them who posted this news story, either. Like posting an iPhone related story the comments always turn into a bash-fest.

    Don’t worry I’m sure if you post BMW pictures in a Ford forum you’ll get an uproar of angry Ford drivers, too.

    Btw, the prices are still speculative, and for sure will vary from market to market or region to region.

    • Airyl
      March 2, 2015

      Isn’t that why they’re called opinions?

    • desponent
      March 2, 2015

      And typical defensive “reader” lol. Why do you seem so appalled? Did the comments hurt you? lol

    • seven7dust
      March 2, 2015

      what a load of crap !!!

      Samsung isnt BMW ! lol , it’s a mid-range brand at best ,

      maybe toyota/honda max {without the reliability}

      also touchwiz is slow and inferior. , not a premium by any means

      • Angry Mobile Nerd
        March 2, 2015

        Samsung prices are premuim even if you think their products are not.

        Nuff’ said.

        • balcobomber25
          March 2, 2015

          Samsung does have premium prices but that doesn’t mean they have a premium product. The two aren’t mutually exclusive. Some Samsung Phones are very good, the Note 3/4 is the best Phablet on the market but it’s not worth the price.

    • balcobomber25
      March 2, 2015

      As opposed to the comments that turn into a bash fest against Gizchina and it’s readers…

      • Angry Mobile Nerd
        March 2, 2015

        Hey at least that way we’re staying on topic.

        The difference is I totally knew what the comments were going to be before even clicking the link. Case in point this news story is actually out of Gizchina’s realm which is why the comments will turn into a bash-fest everytime. It’s as if the poster is actually out to instagate hate, in this case, towards Samsung.

        • balcobomber25
          March 2, 2015

          Or he is just offering a comparison of the latest flagship being offered from Korea. A comparison for people considering buying a Samsung or a Xiaomi.

          • Angry Mobile Nerd
            March 2, 2015

            Again, a lot of phones have been announced at MWC that last two days — instead of posting a summary to feature and compare them all, the poster decided to put the Non-Chinese S6 up on a pedestal to a group of people who prefer/advocate Chinese phones. The outcome is as predictable as throwing fresh brains at zombies.

            • balcobomber25
              March 2, 2015

              They have posted an article on every major announcement from MWC. Are they supposed to completely ignore the S6? You do realize that Samsung is one of the best selling brands in China? They report on phone news and technology. There have been articles posted here about Nokia, Nexus, LG, Motorola (before they were Lenovo), BQ, Archos and a host of other non Chinese brands. Some people love those brands, others don’t. Just because we don’t flock to the shiny brand name like mindless zombies, doesn’t mean we hate said brand name. Several people here (myself included) have praised the Note 4 several times.

  23. desponent
    March 2, 2015

    Also looooool at that battery. QHD + 2×00 mAh battery, holy crap.

    • Airyl
      March 2, 2015

      The amount of fail, lol. Even the S5 had a large battery. The HTC One M9 has a large battery too.

  24. Raul
    March 2, 2015

    I really love the new design, although that glass back is a fingerprint magnet, it looks gorgeous.

  25. Angry Mobile Nerd
    March 2, 2015

    Typical comments from typical (and predictable) gizchina readers. Obviously Samsung’s flagship target market isn’t here, then again it wasn’t them who posted this news story, either. Like posting an iPhone related story the comments always turn into a bash-fest.

    Don’t worry I’m sure if you post BMW pictures in a Ford forum you’ll get an uproar of angry Ford drivers, too.

    Btw, the prices are still speculative, and for sure will vary from market to market or region to region.

    • Airyl
      March 2, 2015

      Isn’t that why they’re called opinions?

    • desponent
      March 2, 2015

      And typical defensive “reader” lol. Why do you seem so appalled? Did the comments hurt you? lol

    • seven7dust
      March 2, 2015

      what a load of crap !!!

      Samsung isnt BMW ! lol , it’s a mid-range brand at best ,

      maybe toyota/honda max {without the reliability}

      also touchwiz is slow and inferior. , not a premium by any means

    • balcobomber25
      March 2, 2015

      As opposed to the comments that turn into a bash fest against Gizchina and it’s readers…

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      March 2, 2015

      Hey at least that way we’re staying on topic.

      The difference is I totally knew what the comments were going to be before even clicking the link. Case in point this news story is actually out of Gizchina’s realm which is why the comments will turn into a bash-fest everytime. It’s as if the poster is actually out to instagate hate, in this case, towards Samsung.

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      March 2, 2015

      Samsung prices are premuim even if you think their products are not.

      Nuff’ said.

    • balcobomber25
      March 2, 2015

      Or he is just offering a comparison of the latest flagship being offered from Korea. A comparison for people considering buying a Samsung or a Xiaomi.

    • balcobomber25
      March 2, 2015

      Samsung does have premium prices but that doesn’t mean they have a premium product. The two aren’t mutually exclusive. Some Samsung Phones are very good, the Note 3/4 is the best Phablet on the market but it’s not worth the price.

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      March 3, 2015

      Again, a lot of phones have been announced at MWC that last two days — instead of posting a summary to feature and compare them all, the poster decided to put the Non-Chinese S6 up on a pedestal to a group of people who prefer/advocate Chinese phones. The outcome is as predictable as throwing fresh brains at zombies.

    • balcobomber25
      March 3, 2015

      They have posted an article on every major announcement from MWC. Are they supposed to completely ignore the S6? You do realize that Samsung is one of the best selling brands in China? They report on phone news and technology. There have been articles posted here about Nokia, Nexus, LG, Motorola (before they were Lenovo), BQ, Archos and a host of other non Chinese brands. Some people love those brands, others don’t. Just because we don’t flock to the shiny brand name like mindless zombies, doesn’t mean we hate said brand name. Several people here (myself included) have praised the Note 4 several times.

  26. Angry Mobile Nerd
    March 2, 2015

    Hilarious if this phone was $400 you’d all love it and be going apeshit for its release but it’s not so you all hate it instead.

    • MaxPower
      March 2, 2015

      I honestly don’t see anything unusual here.
      They said that the Meizu pro was overpriced, the xiaomi note pro was overpriced and they are two of the best phone came out from China.
      People are saying that this phone has a great design, great SoC (still to prove it), but still not enough to worth that kind of money.
      Lot of people have said good stuff about the Note4 on this blog so there’s nothing against Samsung

      • balcobomber25
        March 2, 2015

        The Note 4 gets near universal praise here. It is probably the best Phablet you can get.

    • balcobomber25
      March 2, 2015

      I dont really care about the price so much, I think the design is fugly. If they sold the Note 4 for $400 I would buy one of those in a heart beat. But for $749 it is overpriced when compared to a Mi Note.

  27. James
    March 2, 2015

    The death bell rings, and the road to the end (for mobiles) is embarked on……
    Dear Samsung Mobile, it was nice while you did things right……..

    2015, there are going to be Chinese phones which will eat this piece of shit for a snack….

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      March 2, 2015

      MaxPower, you were saying? …

    • Yeti hand
      March 3, 2015

      I think you’re right.

  28. Raul
    March 2, 2015

    I really love the new design, although that glass back is a fingerprint magnet, it looks gorgeous.

  29. Angry Mobile Nerd
    March 2, 2015

    Hilarious if this phone was $400 you’d all love it and be going apeshit for its release but it’s not so you all hate it instead.

    • MaxPower
      March 2, 2015

      I honestly don’t see anything unusual here.
      They said that the Meizu pro was overpriced, the xiaomi note pro was overpriced and they are two of the best phone came out from China.
      People are saying that this phone has a great design, great SoC (still to prove it), but still not enough to worth that kind of money.
      Lot of people have said good stuff about the Note4 on this blog so there’s nothing against Samsung

    • balcobomber25
      March 3, 2015

      I dont really care about the price so much, I think the design is fugly. If they sold the Note 4 for $400 I would buy one of those in a heart beat. But for $749 it is overpriced when compared to a Mi Note.

    • balcobomber25
      March 3, 2015

      The Note 4 gets near universal praise here. It is probably the best Phablet you can get.

  30. Guest
    March 2, 2015

    The death bell rings, and the road to the end (for mobiles) is embarked on……
    Dear Samsung Mobile, it was nice while you did things right……..

    2015, there are going to be Chinese phones which will eat this piece of shit for a snack….

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      March 2, 2015

      MaxPower, you were saying? …

    • Yeti hand
      March 3, 2015

      I think you’re right.

  31. fido futte
    March 2, 2015

    I wonder how long it will take to see an Chinesse S6 copy, but with MT6795 instead and same spec, which should match the 7420 ?

  32. fido futte
    March 2, 2015

    I wonder how long it will take to see an Chinesse S6 copy, but with MT6795 instead and same spec, which should match the 7420 ?

  33. Bailey
    March 2, 2015

    gosh you can tell we are on a tech site. Most people that are going to use this phone dont give a hill of beens about roms or jailbreaking or the like. They do want to take pictures easily without having to go into millions of settings to do so. So if Samsung can start the camera up quickly and by pressing the button you can gurantee that you are going to get a good picture first time then you are onto a winner. I personally like the design of the edge how much use it will be who knows it a little bit different and thats always a good thing in the land of ever bigger slabs. Yes people maybe be able to get 2 phones in China for the price of this but to be honest Samsung has a massive following in the 4th quarter i read somewhere that Samsung lost the battle to Apple but the margine was only 600,000 phones. that why when i go on a train i mostly only ever see iphones or Samsung with that level of sales comes some kudos hence the price and since most people will get this on contract it costing $699 wont make much difference if your upfront cost is going to be $200 as for battery life nobody knows if this is going to be a dud in that area.

    What people need to realise that for Samsung they sank with the S5 even though it had an SD card and removable battery. So the general public not tech heads didnt really care that it had all that becuase they still didnt buy it. One of the reasons for their crap sales with the S5 was that it was a cheap turd dressed up as mutton every thing about the way it looked was bad it was so cheap that the fake metal edge made it look like a toy and the back was cheap and flismy and touch whizz was the biggest pile of crap this side of any phone OS. so they addressed what people hated the most because battery was not one of them and nor does it seem was extra storage.

  34. Bailey
    March 2, 2015

    gosh you can tell we are on a tech site. Most people that are going to use this phone dont give a hill of beens about roms or jailbreaking or the like. They do want to take pictures easily without having to go into millions of settings to do so. So if Samsung can start the camera up quickly and by pressing the button you can gurantee that you are going to get a good picture first time then you are onto a winner. I personally like the design of the edge how much use it will be who knows it a little bit different and thats always a good thing in the land of ever bigger slabs. Yes people maybe be able to get 2 phones in China for the price of this but to be honest Samsung has a massive following in the 4th quarter i read somewhere that Samsung lost the battle to Apple but the margine was only 600,000 phones. that why when i go on a train i mostly only ever see iphones or Samsung with that level of sales comes some kudos hence the price and since most people will get this on contract it costing $699 wont make much difference if your upfront cost is going to be $200 as for battery life nobody knows if this is going to be a dud in that area.

    What people need to realise that for Samsung they sank with the S5 even though it had an SD card and removable battery. So the general public not tech heads didnt really care that it had all that becuase they still didnt buy it. One of the reasons for their crap sales with the S5 was that it was a cheap turd dressed up as mutton every thing about the way it looked was bad it was so cheap that the fake metal edge made it look like a toy and the back was cheap and flismy and touch whizz was the biggest pile of crap this side of any phone OS. so they addressed what people hated the most because battery was not one of them and nor does it seem was extra storage.