Galaxy S6 Review 3

I’ve been testing out the Samsung Galaxy S6 for some time now, and I’ve used it for long enough to be able to confidently compile some of my thoughts on what is Apple’s main iPhone competitor.

Obviously, the most stand-out feature with this device is the build quality. Samsung, after many Galaxy iterations, has finally stepped up its game when it comes to design materials. The Galaxy S6 is made out of metal instead of plastic, and it’s a huge improvement over the cheap-feeling Galaxy phones of yesteryear.

But not only is build quality vastly improved, this phone packs quite a punch with regard to features. In fact, there are even some features that I, as someone who unequivocally prefers the iPhone, can’t deny are pretty great. Inside, I’ll cover 5 features from the Galaxy S6 that many iPhone users will enjoy.

Build quality

The Build quality of the GS6 is leaps and bounds over its predecessor, the Galaxy S5. In fact, I had a Galaxy S5, and that as one of the things that stuck with me long after I had moved on from the device—it’s lackluster build quality.

With the Galaxy S6, it’s evident that Samsung has tired from people panning its build materials. Aluminum, and glass supplant the fake chrome and plastic that graced prior Galaxy phones. The build of the GS6 is now much more akin to an iPhone than ever before.

GS6 Review

Fingerprint scanner

The fingerprint scanner in the GS5 was slow, cumbersome and just subpar overall when compared to Apple’s Touch ID. Continuing the trend of stark improvement, the fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy S6 feels like a total rip off of Touch ID, and that’s a compliment.

Touch ID Galaxy S6

Unlocking my Galaxy S6 with the fingerprint scanner is just as fast and just as reliable as Touch ID is on my iPhone 6 Plus. It’s actually kind of freaky how good the fingerprint scanner is on Samsung’s latest flagship phone.

Quick camera launch

If there’s one thing that i wish Apple would steal from Samsung, it’s this—being able to quickly launch the camera using a hardware interface.

The Galaxy S6 lets you launch the camera by using a double-press on the Home button. Your phone can be locked and you can still quickly launch the camera interface with this gesture. No matter where you are on your phone, you can quickly get to the camera in just a second or two. The result is a lot less missed photo opportunities.

Flipboard integration

Apple News is coming in iOS 9, but there’s something to be said about quickly being able to view the latest news with just a swipe on the Home screen. Like the HTC One M9’s BlinkFeed, the Galaxy S6 allows you to quickly access the latest news via version of FlipBoard integrated right from within the home screen interface.

True Side-by-side multitasking

Yes, Slide Over and Split View are coming to iOS 9 for the iPad, but where’s the love for smaller devices like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus? The side by side multitasking employed by the GS6 isn’t new, but it’s one of those features that I find myself wishing that the iPhone had.

Multitasking GS6

That said, I understand why Apple may want to skip such a feature. The implementation on the GS6 works, but it’s a tad bit clunky and confusing. I could also see such a feature making it difficult for the iPhone’s already RAM-starved hardware.

Conclusion

Of course there are many things that the iPhone does better than the Galaxy S6, and we discuss those things all the time. I thought it would be nice to highlight some of the competition and the things that they are doing well.

Who knows? Maybe we’ll see some of these features make their way to the iPhone eventually.

Galaxy S6 Review 2

At any rate, it’s obvious to see that Samsung’s focus on its build quality has paid dividends, at least in the court of public opinion. No one can deny the fact that the build quality is much improved over previous hardware releases, but at the same time, it means that its devices look much more like iPhones than ever before.

What do you think?

  • Guy

    I personally been thinking about buying an Android phone for a long time.

    Really tired of always relying on a Jailbreak for iDevices to maximize usability of the hardware.

    Bloatware, Android Updates, Carrier Updates, and Security always hold me back from making the switch to Android.

    • Kevin

      Besides the items you mentioned, many of the equivalent Android apps I use are often more flaky than their iOS counterparts. I just can’t make that jump. It’s a matter of personal preference, though.

      • Agreed. Software-wise, it’s not very close.

      • Giovanni Orlando

        I agree that counterparts are often inferior, but that’s disregarding all the alternatives that were built for android. Apps built for ios and ported to android, and android apps ported to ios alike often lose something in the process.

    • CS

      I’ve gone back and forth with iOS and Android. The difficult part is finding what Android skin is the “best” and if it’s even compatible with your phone. You get the hang of it fast, I know, but it’s so much easier to buy an iPhone and know you will have the latest and greatest operating system for many years. I’ve grown out of the jailbreaking faze, there just aren’t that many tweaks that wow me. And the community definitely isn’t what it was years back

      • Giovanni Orlando

        I’m in the same boat as you. I would imagine developers would be drawn to the platform that embraces them more so than the one that proactively vilifies them. The only ones really doing anything are guys who have been around from the jump, and I would assume loyalty has much to do with that

    • Bugs Bunnay

      just buy it and see if you like it. if you like it, sell your current phone. if you don’t like it, return it or sell it before it loses value. prices drop like flies. heck you can get the s5 for a third of it’s original price! how crazy is that? or borrow from a friend.

    • Zac Bishop

      I love my OnePlus One, bloatware was my biggest issue with my HTC One M8, and also have not gotten any malware on any android I have owned

    • Buy a Nexus ?

    • Eisenhorn1976

      I’ve had both an Android phone and its counterpart iPhone from the iPhone 4s onwards. In the case of the 6+, I have a Note 4 (and I also had an S6 Edge for a few weeks). Both have their attractions but, in a pinch, I’d always go for my iPhone

      While I like the flexibility of Android’s UI, I like the apps on iPhones a heck of a lot more. With Android, I’m perpetually tweaking the UI or flashing custom ROMs because unless you’re running a Nexus (and even when you are at times), you’re likely never to have the latest version of Android. In that sense, being on Android is akin to being opted into Apple’s Beta Testers’ Program.

      Consequently, iPhones are just more ‘fun’ for me and there’s a plethora of accessories for iPhones that enhance the overall experience, unlike on Android where accessory makers have to pick and choose between competing OEM flagships.

      One thing I hope Apple’s serious about is ad-blocking. The best reason to root an Android phone (which is easy enough, actually) is to enable ad-blocking. If Apple enables it as a standard feature, that’ll be a huge plus.

    • Sandeep Doguparthi

      Try out windows

  • sunfire7

    the only valid thing would be true multitasking and it’s coming with iOS 9.

    • Rowan09

      I agree. Quick camera launch from the home screen is on the screen itself. I don’t see the need to double tap the home button when I can just slide up with my finger on the screen.

      • Hardware is always faster. With photography, every second counts.

      • RandomAwesomeGuy

        Jeff, I am going to disagree with your reasoning here. Both the home button and the touchscreen are hardware that interact both with the outside world and the device’s software, through human interaction and through firmware, respectively. Whether you touch the screen or press a button, both actions go through their hardware to the firmware and then to the software. For this double pressing the home button or swiping on the screen to open the camera is essentially the same. The factor that will affect the speed (assuming the device is the same [ie processing speed]) is the implementation of the firmware are software, specifically how the software handle requests from the firmware.

        Anyway, great posts like always, cheer

      • Benedict

        There is a big difference. What he meant is that you double tap the home button even when the screen is off. That’s a lot faster than pressing the power button, waiting for the screen to turn on and slide the icon up.

      • mickey

        Agreed, there is a big difference especially when your screen is off. Sure you can press home and slide up the camera fairly quickly but 2 things make it slower:

        1) The screen must turn on first before you launch the camera. Double pressing goes straight to the camera.

        2) The positioning of your hand/grip. Double pressing in the position you want the shot sets you up for the shot instantly. It takes a little more coordination to do this with a press and a gesture.

        I’ve actually reassigned double press to the camera in activator after seeing it on the s6. I rarely ever use the home button with tweaks like tage or activator. Only wish I thought of this sooner.

    • Lhu

      multitasking will also be available on iPhone?

      • rafaelpz

        Only on the latest iPads

    • mobilemann

      you don’t know what multi tasking actually is then. But that’s not new for fanboys.

  • QuarterSwede

    I’ve got a Smasung Galaxy Tab 4 as a work issued tablet and while it works better than I figured I still hate the native Samsung Mail app. It seriously is clunky. The entire use experience makes me love my iPhone 6 Plus even more. It’s just doesn’t compare.

    • George

      Then disable it?

      • QuarterSwede

        It’s pretty well locked down. I’m not sure I can use another app. I haven’t had much time to try as hectic as work has been.

  • Tommy

    Agree with everything except the last point. You must be insane to say it looks more and more like the iPhone. If anything, I’d claim it were otherwise. The first few iterations of the galaxy series does look like previous generations of iPhones but now, it looks real distinctive. Especially the Edge variant.

    One must be blind to think it looks like the iPhone.

    • The aluminum border. The camera breaks. The speaker grills. The volume buttons. I could go on…

      • Tommy

        I get you but it just doesn’t LOOK like an iPhone. You can say Toyota and Honda both use alloys for rims, LEDs for headlights, has 4 wheels, has 6 windows, has the same exhaust shape, heck even have their exhausts on the left side, but do they look alike? No.

      • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

        Get your eyes checked. If you feel the phones edges look different from an i6, you are sorely mistaken.

      • Tommy

        It’s fine son. Just because we can see the difference doesn’t mean you’ll be able to do so as well. Take it easy on yourself. We understand that your brain process things differently from ours in such that little differences aren’t visible to your naked eye unlike how easy it is to ours. You’re probably one of those few who still return their Samsung devices after claiming to have thought it was initially iPhones. Sad but true. It still happens. Cheers.

      • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

        OK tommy boy, the fact that you could type so much makes it clear that you can, in fact, see. Thus it’s not your eyes that is the problem, its just the oaf that your brain is.

      • Tommy

        Lol.

      • mobilemann

        the s6’s bottom looks identicle to the iphone 6. That’s not even something to discuss, unless you’re defending someone. That being said, i couldn’t care less about them copying.

      • I’m confused how you say the older Samsungs look like iPhones but the S6 doesn’t. I don’t see any of the previous Galaxy S’s looking like iPhones. Could you please elaborate? I understand to each is own the but the S6 is the First Galaxy S with external metal frame with antenna breaks which started on the iPhone 4.

      • Tommy

        To put simply, the phone may look identical and have similar features but I find it not to the extent whereby it will be difficult to differentiate.

      • I mean elaborate how the old samsungs look like it more than the current one.

      • Tommy

        Oh hell no. Go pick up a debate with someone else. Seriously? Elaborate? Lol. U must be fun at parties.

      • I’m just trying to understand how you think the old phones look like iPhones but the new one does not. If you cant explain how what was the point of saying it. Maybe you were trolling I guess.

      • Tommy

        Unsubscribe.

      • What?

      • iPhone copied most of those and many others from multiple other competitors. The edge and side shaping is a copy of the Samsung Ativ S, the positioning of the power/volume buttons is a copy from early galaxy devices, the metal design are copy from the HTC Desire, the 2 tone back is copy from HTC Desire Z, the antenna breaks from the HTC One M7, etc. I too could go on nitpicking every aspect of the iPhone that’s a copy (besides the bending aspect)…iPhone 6 isn’t any more original than the S6, stop pretending as if it is.

      • mobilemann

        you’re out of your mind. Samsung revealed a guidebook where they went through their phones and compared them to every aspect of iOS. The level they copied can’t even be called shameless. They had actual app store logo’s in their Official stores.

        this stuff will not be forgotten. You trying to re-write history because of the brand of phone you have in your pocket is just super sad.

        (from someone who’s owned a gs2, gnex, gs3, note3, s5, and a lot of iphones during that time)

        Fanboys, fanboys everywhere.

      • Right, ’cause Samsung revealed they copy it means Apple themselves don’t copy as they haven’t revealed it…such logic you have. Apple not only blatnatly copy in some cases, they sue those who had it before them, you trying to ignore all their hypocrite moves (http://bit. ly/1si5DVX) is just asinine regardless if you use their phone or not.

        (From someone who’s used a 3GS, 4, 4S and no Samsung SmartPhone)

        Asinine numbskulls, asinine numbskulls everywhere.

      • mobilemann

        You seem to enjoy talking for me and telling me what i think, so why should i bother to respond? Apple absolutely copies Google and Microsoft, They’ve just not been nearly as blatant as sammy. Sorry fanboy.

      • “You seem to enjoy talking for me and telling me what i think, so why should i bother to respond?”

        Not as much as you seem to enjoy telling me which devices I own…iDiot.

        “Apple absolutely copies Google and Microsoft, They’ve just not been nearly as blatant as sammy. Sorry fanboy.”

        Haha, the iSheep is so desperate to hide Apple’s blatant moves of copying Samsung, Google and Microsoft, now ranking it on “obviousness” when it realizes Apple is just as guilty of copying…typical.

      • mobilemann

        i’ve never once said, you should buy anything but what you want. I’ve corrected you on incorrect information.

        Apple copies Samsung and MS as well, just not to the extremes seen the other way. Samsung had a book that was gone through in court. I’m a realist, you’re a fanboy. Enjoy those pom poms!

      • “i’ve never once said, you should buy anything but what you want. I’ve corrected you on incorrect information.”

        Neither did I ever claim you did, idiot. I said you seem to enjoy telling me which devices I own, as implied by this your statement:

        You trying to re-write history because of the brand of phone you have in your pocket is just super sad.

        “Apple copies Samsung and MS as well, just not to the extremes seen the other way”

        Or you’re just ignoramus about their extreme moves, as most iSheeps are, and keep accepting it as normal while bahing about others copying them. Apple has done worse than copying, they’ve stolen other people’s work (http://bit. ly/1si5DVX); patented and claimed it as theirs, and went as far as suing the original creators, which is hypocritical of them. Yet you proudly accept it as “not extreme”, fukn iDiot. Your “reality” must be as naive as your comments.

      • mobilemann

        you blatantly implied that, which you would know if you read in context instead of masturbating to ad hom adjectives. And apple has done some stupid things, like the e book collusion. I just don’t find that as bad as what other’s have done. For example, samsung’s CEO has been convicted of bribery and corruption; but that didn’t stop me from buying 6 samsung devices. (most recently the s5)

        Another thing you don’t understand: not everyone who uses an iphone, is iOS exclusive, nor as stupid as you:( Sorry!

      • Right, pointing out that the iPhone is no more original than the S6 blatantly implies I have a Samsung phone…fukn asinine numbskull logic, not surprised seeing such come from you iSheep.

        “And apple has done some stupid things, like the e book collusion. I just don’t find that as bad as what other’s have done. “

        Hypocrisy is worse than bribary in my book, but that’s going away from my main point from the start; the iPhone is no more original than the S6. No need to play the asinine bait switch game trying to cover up Apple’s dirty moves.

        Regardless of how hypocritical they’ve been, it didn’t stop me from owning an iPhone (jailbroken) for 5 years, and just recently switching to Android (been 9 months now). But keep making those asinine assumptions, just keeps showing what an asinine numbskull you are.

      • mobilemann

        bribery and corruption? And what amazon was doing wasn’t right either. The only hypocrite here is you, who is only partially offended by one, but disgusted by lesser offenses. You’re pathetic, and obvious, fangirl.

      • Actually the 4S had external antenna breaks first. The iPhone 5 somewhat carried it across the Back and the M7 coppied its design. The only reason I say copy is because they aren’t actually functional, purely for design to resemble the iPhone. Everything else you were nitpicking about.. PS the metal back could not be first on the HTC desire if the iPhone 2G from 2007 had a metal back 2-tone with black plastic, Both Desire or Desire Z came out in 2010…

      • Yeah, and the iPhone 4 is a blatant copy of the LG Prada design…the iPhone 5 didn’t have any antenna breaks across the back, that was it’s 2-tone.

      • The 5 used the glass to continue the line across the back.. its at the same point, Even interally it carries across at that location. Ad for the Prada, the color is similar, the button location and entire material choice are all different, in no way is it blatant. Similar looking yes but not at all blatant.

      • “The 5 used the glass to continue the line across the back.. its at the same point, Even interally it carries across at that location.”

        Not the same as having distinct antenna break.

      • The glass starts at the same point where the antenna break starts on the side. Just because they chose to use the glass instead of metal and plastic on the outside doesn’t mean its not there. On the inside you can see it clear as day. HTC put it on the outside to confuse everyone, its okay you fell for it.

      • “Just because Apple chose to use the glass instead of metal and plastic on the outside doesn’t mean its not there.”

        In other words, just ’cause it looks totally different on the outside doesn’t mean it’s not a copy…your logic is getting asinine as usual. It’s okay, never expected anything less from you.

      • Your logic here makes even less sense. The iPhone 5’s two-tone back is not an antenna break it is just there for design… You don’t even get that apple did it first on the very first iPhone.. How is it a copy if they did it first?

      • “iPhone 5’s two-tone back is not an antenna break it is just there for design”

        Exactly, then how the f*ck is HTC’s 2 distinct antenna breaks on the back (which the iPhone 6/6+ copied) a copy from the 5s? That’s right, they are not.

        “You don’t even get that apple did it first on the very first iPhone.. How is it a copy if they did it first?”

        Oh you consider that as 2 tone? Well that’s a copy from Windows Mobile phones like the Asus P525, and other SmartPhones back in 2006.

      • Hmm no Read it again, I am making fun of the stupid way you think. This is my thought “Your logic here makes even less sense.” This is your thought “The iPhone 5’s two-tone back is not an antenna break it is just there for design… ”

        The iPhone 2G had a simple antenna break. A simple break in the aluminum across the back. No windows phone had that. The 5/5S has the same break just instead of it only being plastic like the 2G its glass and aluminum. The 6/6 Plus uses aluminum only with thicker plastic between the break..

      • Giovanni Orlando

        It’s not the metal edges are similar, its that they are both metal. It’s like Apple owns aluminum, edge to edge displays, island keyboards, etc. There was no edge that Samsung could have made that would have changed this conversation, because this conversation is predictable and thoughtless.

    • leart

      yeah, people are blind, why can’t they see that the logo on the back is samsung and not apple

      • Maybe they can’t see the logo on the back?

      • leart

        yeah, thats the only difference

    • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

      I bought my i6 at launch and I still mistake the S6 (non edge) version for an i6. Yes it looks exactly like an i6, even in ads.

    • Moltakfire

      The irony of that last sentence.

      One must be blind to think it *doesn’t* look like an iPhone.

  • daybv80

    3 of your so much needed features are improvements over failed older versions and they are already on iPhones for few generations at least, an the other 2 are coming to iOS 9 so, I’m wondering, why would any iPhone user would like to have improvements of features when we have those same features properly working For years now..
    You people at iDownloadBlog should curate more the things you allow to post on your website..
    And whatever the writer was smoking when he/she wrote the article, I want some of it… Lol

    • Word, the only thing worth noting in this article was the multi-tasking. And doesn’t the s6 have the pip video as well? That’s definitely a feature I’d love on the iPhone. Build quality and finger print scanning tho? Quick launch camera? Gtfo

      • Benedict

        You can’t quick launch the camera when the display is off on an iphone. So it would be an improvement.

      • The time saved is negligible. Literally less than a second. Not even worth mentioning in this article.

  • rickinsav

    One thing I haven’t heard any recent press on is the implementation of the Loop Pay system in the S6.
    Did I miss something or did this never take off? At first mention it seemed like a worthy competitor to Apple Pay since it would simulate a card swipe and didn’t need NFC terminals to work.

    • George

      It hasn’t been released yet.

  • Mike Santoro

    Does no one believe maybe Apple is going to announce split screening with the iPhone 6S Plus when they announce it later this year? I feel like its some fluff type of thing Apple would do to please the customers.

    • No because the iPhone can’t handle it well enough for apple to implement it.

      • queenren

        The current iPhone can’t handle it, but the 6s plus with 2gb of RAM can handle it.

      • That’s still yet to be confirmed.

  • leart

    huh, my friend got one of those when first we saw the s6 in his hands,i thought it was the iphone, im still joking with him.. oh you got a iphone, very nice looking gahahah

  • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

    LOL that fingerprint scanner is an exact copy of touchID. Sammorons, why do you feel its ok for a company who can’t be bothered to come up with their own animation for it?

    • Never heard of Sammorons before. Lol.

    • Giovanni Orlando

      Why is that so bad? That fingerprint reader is critical for mobile payments, and without Google, Apple pay wont ever amount to anything worthwhile. The best thing for any platform is healthy competition, and the competition here is for mobile payments, not fingerprint reader animation companies.

      • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

        Nothing wrong with competition. But good god, hire a good animator to design your own animation. Don’t lift it off your competitor as it is.

  • Shams

    Thank you Jeff for your wonderful reviews on other competitors. It’s nice to see new changes and challenges. Keep it up. Proud of your hard work and to the IDB crew. Amazing people.

  • leart

    Id rather have a iphone 4 (which i actually have jb on ios 6.1.3) then a s6 😉

  • :D

    “but where’s the love for smaller devices like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.” – that should be a question mark

  • Dan

    Interesting read. Too bad most people can’t take it for what it is and feel the need to spout negative comments about the competition.

    • Giovanni Orlando

      It’s frustrating because this kind of thinking turns honest blogs to just end up writing kiss ass pander. And that’s not good for anybody

  • Anseron

    Bet Samsung paid him to advertise Galaxy S6.

    • Giovanni Orlando

      Apple paid you to make that comment 😉

  • Benedict

    Good article. Though I have a different understanding of the term “build quality”. I think that a Galaxy S5 could have a better build quality than an iPhone. Mostly power buttons, home buttons or charing ports break extremly often on iPhones. What I mean is that a Samsung device is far more robust. Because of the plastic it endures way more than a metal device. I guess what you mean with build quality is the used materials which gives the impression of a better quality.

  • You forgot top of the line camera (bit. ly/1BxCgcx). The GS6 totally mups the floor with the iPhone 6 in that department. Be it in day light or low light conditions.

    • Alberto Espinal

      Not be Samsung!

      • Thanks for confirming there’s actually nothing practical that it does better…

      • Alberto Espinal

        Well tell Samsung to make a 8 megapixel camera thats greater than the iPhone, the fact the have to shoot for 16mp to try to beat the iPhone camera

      • Hahaha, what happened to all the fantard talk of “MP don’t matter”? Oh right, when Apple loses in the spec war, it’s all about the experience, when they lose in the experience war, it’s all about the specs they used…

      • Alberto Espinal

        Didn’t answer my question

      • “Well tell Samsung to make a 8 megapixel camera thats greater than the iPhone, the fact the have to shoot for 16mp to try to beat the iPhone camera”

        That isn’t a question, that’s a statement…

      • Your right, but don’t all device wars go that route lol.

    • Battery better than the 6 plus but worse than the previous generation S5, laughable. Having a better battery than an iPhone is easy and not something to really brag about.

      What does the iPhone do better than the Galaxy S6, hmmm Sell…

      • “Having a better battery than an iPhone is easy and not something to really brag about.”

        And you proudly accept that from Apple? Regardless, it is still something iPhone users would enjoy from the S6…

        “What does the iPhone do better than the Galaxy S6, hmmm Sell…”

        Haha, that’s something practical but useful only to Apple and their share holders, doesn’t help every other iPhone user.

      • I dont have a problem charging my battery. I’m sure if they wanted a longer battery life instead of a better phone they’d get another device but it shows( in sales) that its not the case.

        As for helping others, sure it doesn’t help, you only asked what else was better lol.

      • “I’m sure if they wanted a longer battery life instead of a better phone they’d get another device but it shows( in sales) that its not the case.”

        Highest Sales = better device for you? Far from that for me. Best device for me is the one that offers most use/value for my money; hint, it’s definitely not an iDevice. But hey, it’s you and your money

        “As for helping others, sure it doesn’t help, you only asked what else was better lol.”

        Thanks for confirming there’s nothing actually useful about it that makes it better for end users. Contradicts your previous statement implying it’s the “better” device people go for, but hey, wouldn’t expect any less from you 🙂

      • You clearly don’t understand what I mean.

    • Giovanni Orlando

      I own both, and I’m using iPhone 6 right now. I’ll say, the camera and screen are noticeably better on the s6, but what I miss most is my battery. Not only did it last longer, but it charged faster.

      The only thing the iPhone really does better then android is standardization. Things like iMessage, facetime, airplay, etc. Android is better at customization, and depending on what your looking for, either one of those things can make you lean heavily towards one partucular platform over the other otherwise similar one.

      • Mostly agree, iMessage was seamless and automatically worked if texting another iDevices, and stayed as SMS otherwise. Other than that, Facetime, Air Play and other proprietary services I used don’t seem any more seamless than the cross-platform competition (Skype, Miracast, etc.).

  • TPForbes

    What will they do next, call it sPhone? If Samsung is trying so hard to be iPhone, then whats the point? I already own a real iPhone, dont need an sPhone. Not enough, not a games changer, iPhone stays put.

  • Mike

    The built quality doesn’t quite reach the same fit and finish that Apple has achieved with the iPhone 6. It’s akin to how the iPhone 5 with its sharp edges and gap between the glass and metal.

  • turnone

    I just recently made the switch to the galaxy S6 edge… I don’t regret it at all. I have been a fan of the iPhone and had one since the first release. Apple really needs to step their game up and be innovative again. Releasing several different colors of a product does not make it good and that was their failure in the past. So why would you go that route again Apple.

  • Reynold Andika

    You’re saying
    “In fact, there are even some features that I, as someone who unequivocally prefers the iPhone, can’t deny are pretty great. Inside, I’ll cover 5 features from the Galaxy S6 that many iPhone users will enjoy.”
    Sounds to me like these features are originally, can only be found, and would be great to have on an iPhone. The title also sounds like it.
    But, the build quality wtih aluminum, and great touch id, are something apple excel from the very begining. It’s not a feature we would like to have because we have it already now!! Please don’t make such article like this

    • Alberto Espinal

      This website is sounding more like iAndroidBlog

      • Reynold Andika

        I don’t mind about android is better or anyhing. Just be more accurate and not misleading in making such article. The way they saying it, samsung have a better fingerprint and aluminium body first and as good as, if not better than iPhone, and wish to have it for the iPhone. If u can’t find enough features to support the title, don’t use inappropriate examples.
        He do say the body is like iphone, and the fingerprint is now as good as iphone. Then we iphone user don’t want to have it from samsung because we have it already now without the need to take it from samsung. Such a shame idownloadblog has become like this with this cheap article

  • Giovanni Orlando

    People make a bigger deal about updates then there needs to be. On iOS, they bundle functional features into the os and force you to update, whereas on Google most things are upgradable regardless of firmware. For example, Android wear is contained in an app, unlike ios which requires an update. That feeling of relying on updates is something we’ve been trained to do by Apple and doesn’t translate quite the same way.