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Mysterio693

Jan 25, 2017, 12:27 PM

S6 price drop soon?

I'm on cricket so I'm looking to purchase a full price S6. With the S8 release around the corner, can we expect to see a full retail price drop or the S6? If so, how much? I'll likely purchase from Cricket or on Amazon.
Shakezula84

Aug 5, 2015, 1:58 PM
over in the "T-Mobile First to Drop Samsung Galaxy S6 Prices" discussion:

128 GB same price?

So the 128 and 64 are same price now? Other then the fact the 128 isn't carried in store I see no reason not to get that one.
plane

Apr 2, 2015, 9:11 PM

samsung design idiots

If I wanted a handset without a memory card and non replaceable battery I would get an I phone.

I repeat,Idiots!!
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Mark_S

May 20, 2015, 4:09 PM
over in the "T-Mobile Serving Up Variety of Memorial Day Promos" discussion:

Sounds nice

First increase your network coverage.
Too many EDGE and 2G pockets in the more densely populated areas.
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Mark_S

Mar 30, 2015, 2:49 PM

Qualcomm vs. Exynos

Does someone know if the Exynos processor is tested enough that it is worth the upgrade yet? I have heard that they went to Octacore to make up for lag.

Thank You
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maxx233

Apr 12, 2015, 3:22 PM

No Data while on Voice Calls!!!!

I got this phone on release day, and had hotspot on today when I needed to call the 800 number for support on a website I was using from my laptop. Upon doing so I had no mobile data - it dropped to 1x and hotspot data cut out! Called verizon support and confirmed that HD Voice can be added to the phone, but this ONLY works while on the phone with other verizon phones (i.e., in pretty much NO circumstance that most people would need it.)

Other than the S6, the only other phone I know about that had this issue was the Droid Turbo which pretty much was a failure despite technically being a great phone. The Verizon rep was extremely surprised at this as well, and was going to talk to a Samsung rep tomorrow when they came in to the support...
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Cuzman

Apr 4, 2015, 9:41 AM

Best purchase place?

Most carriers are offering some incentive or another to upgrade to the GS6. This isn't a question about what carrier to choose as most people will stick with the carrier that either provides the best coverage in their area, or the one that provides the best value (cost for data allowance). The question is which location to purchase from. For example, Best Buy is offering a free wireless charging pad if you upgrade through their stores. I haven't been able to find any other retailers offering special deals. Anyone have leads on special offers or bundles from other retailers?
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PhoneMaster

Mar 26, 2015, 2:08 PM
over in the "Sprint Offering Galaxy S6 and Service For $80 Per Month " discussion:

Might look enticing but just remember...

it's a LEASE. That means that you don't get to keep (or sell) the phone at the end of the lease.
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Mark_S

Mar 26, 2015, 10:12 AM
over in the "T-Mobile Asking $780 for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge" discussion:

$780

They can "ask" all they want. At that price point an alternative is to go on Ebay or Amazon and purchase an unlocked version instead of locking yourself into a contract with monthly payments meanwhile the Galaxy S7 comes out.
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PhoneMaster

Mar 27, 2015, 10:28 AM
over in the "US Cellular Accepting Preorders for Galaxy S6" discussion:

Beware. No support for GSM or UMTS

on the US Cellular variant meaning a low resale value. This compared to say unlocked AT&T or T-Mobile variants which can work on either of those two carriers, or the Sprint variant which unlocked also supports T-Mobile or AT&T (first time this is possible with a Sprint Samsung handset).
The Victor

Mar 26, 2015, 5:47 PM
over in the "Sprint Offering Galaxy S6 and Service For $80 Per Month " discussion:

So if im reading this correcty...

the only way sprint is allowing someone to get one of these devices is through a contract or leasing it and if they pay full price theyre technically with Boost Mobile?
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Papeng27

Mar 9, 2015, 9:02 AM

Android 5.0

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update is not yet available on my country for Samsung Galaxy S5. If I use Odin in updating my phone using other country's baseband version, is my phone then considered rooted and have violated my carrier's policy? Paranoid Paranoid Paranoid
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kpeterk

Mar 1, 2015, 9:49 PM
over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge" discussion:

Ugh....

No removable battery or SD card SUCKS. If they seal the battery on the Note 5, I'm ditching Samsung and going back to an iPhone. The removable battery and memory cards were what made them appeal to many people and was one reason I put up with Touch wiz for so long. Take away these and I might as well get an iPhone or a stock Android phone. At least Apple has it together software and design wise.
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YepYepYep

Mar 5, 2015, 1:45 PM
over in the "Softcard to Shutter At the End of March" discussion:

Samsung Pay?

Couldn't they think of something more original to differentiate themselves from Apple Pay or Google Wallet?
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organshifter

Mar 2, 2015, 2:28 AM
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over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge" discussion:

C'mon Sammy! Revised model?

No micro SD card is an absolute deal breaker. A move like this most definitely pushes me away. Hopefully, a revised model is in the works.

I don't keep any sensitive/personal data/media on my internal storage. All pictures, videos, and documents are kept externally. If I were to ever damage my device to the point of needing a replacement, it's a must that I'm able to pull the micro Sd card. It just gives me piece of mind.

I don't really mind a sealed battery. If it's as good as the cells Samsung normally chooses, I can live with it. The Note 4 has great battery life, so I imagine that the S6/Note 5 will be no different considering how power efficient the Exynos 7420 chipset is at 14nm architecture.

I've been using a Galaxy Note 3 si...
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smcgarvey6

Mar 1, 2015, 10:35 PM
over in the "Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Tout Metal and Glass Designs" discussion:

Memory card and removable battery

So did they take out the removable battery and memory card slot. Those reasons are why I stayed with Samsung. They were the only ones that still did memory card slots and removable batteries.
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bluecoyote

Mar 2, 2015, 2:43 PM
over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge" discussion:

Is anyone surprised they're back to copying the iPhone?

I guess it's a an improvement, but this phone looks like a mishmash of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 4, which I guess is better than the turd-ugly Galaxy S3, S4, and especially the insanely ugly S5. But yeesh- Samsung just can't seem to find an industrial designer to, you know, figure out something more original for the speaker grille, frame, or edges?

Too bad that TouchWiz is still a thing.
mont345

Mar 2, 2015, 8:04 AM
over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge" discussion:

Only one flaw

The only flaw that I see is the petruding camera lens on back, why would Samsung not make this flush with the back of the phone, looks so old school..
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tbacba

Mar 2, 2015, 12:40 AM
over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge" discussion:

Nice!

Wow, the Samsung design absolutely crushes the iPhone in the side by side photos. Way to go Sammy!
WhySoBluePandaBear

Mar 1, 2015, 11:18 PM
over in the "Samsung Pay to Be Accepted At 30 Million Locations" discussion:

So real question - are they morons?

You're competing with Apple for one, and Google for 2. Do you honestly think ALL merchants of significance are going to adopt all 3? Let alone the end user using your actual device?


You already run Android - and actively work with Google - just partner up and try to take on the big gun (Apple Pay) instead of branching off on your own like American Express did (tried and failed miserably after some horrendous marketing of their mobile wallet called "ISIS" lol!)
 
 
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