ZDNet mobile expert: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and HTC One M9 disappoint; back to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus

“My return periods for both the HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge have now both expired,” Matthew Miller writes for ZDNet. “The primary phone occupying my pocket is not either one of these Android smartphones, it’s the Apple iPhone 6 Plus.”

“I could not justify the $925+ price (includes sales tax) [of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge] when the battery dies daily at about 3 pm, it was constantly hot in my pocket with the display and WiFi off, switching between and launching apps was accompanied by blank white loading screens, and the glare from lights on both edges takes away from the viewing experience,” Miller writes. “I’ve been spoiled by the batteries found in the Apple iPhone 6 Plus…”

Miller writes, “Now that I am back to using the Apple iPhone 6 Plus as my primary phone, I’m swinging by the New York Apple Store tonight to try on an Apple Watch to help me make an informed decision.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Forget battery life (for a moment), forget bent displays, ultra high-res displays between which nobody can see the difference, multiple core processors, RAM, and blah, blah, blah – the difference is the ecosystem. Apple’s is unmatched. Everything works together and with the Apple Watch, HomeKit, Apple TV, etc. it’s only going to get better.

If you use a Mac, you should use an iPhone. If you’re trying to use an Android phone you’re stupid.

If you use an iPad, you should use an iPhone. If you’re trying to use an Android phone you’re stupid.

If you use an iPhone, you should use a Macintosh. If you’re trying to use a PC you’re stupid.

If you use an iPad, you should use a Macintosh. If you’re trying to use a PC you’re stupid.

Don’t be stupid.

32 Comments

    1. I got mine for $499, with trade in of a old phone. Battery lasts from 9 am to midnight. Just don’t prefer the apple cool aid as suggested. I get 4 gb of data, unlimited talk and text. 100% replacement, no deductable, no contracts. Verizon Edge $103 a month. Oh, and thats with 128 gb hard drive?

      1. 1) saying you got a S6 for 499 because you TRADED in something proves nothing. If someone had nothing to trade the phone is still near 1000. Also history shows that iPhones generally have way better resale value than androids.

        Someone could say they sold their old iPhone in China for 600 so their new iPhone is only 200. Does that count?

        2) saying YOUR phone lasts from 9am to midnight also proves nothing. For all I know you just use it for phone calls. What the tests are showing though is that for the SAME type of usage (apps, movies etc) the S6 drains much faster than the iPhone.

        3) Last year all the Android fanboys were saying they bought Galaxies was because it had a micro SD slot and removable batteries and was ‘more durable in bend tests’ than the iPhone (tests now show the Edge and S6 bend as easily but worse leaves you with as Square Trade insurer said “pocketful of glass” ) although the phone was inferior in so many other ways . Every Troll post here bashing iPhone endlessly repeated those few ‘advantages’ : “the iPhone doesn’t have a micro slot.. etc”.

        NOW all of a sudden Micro SD slots, removable batteries etc ARE NO LONGER SIGNIFICANT. they don’t bring it up anymore!!! It shows how SELECTIVE and brain washed their arguments for android are.

        4) 128 g hard drive etc . Tests after tests have shown that Android (which is bloated as it is designed for ‘lowest common denominator’ to run on All kinds of hardware ) uses up more drive space than iOS and that’s not counting crap ware like a ‘extra interface’ like Touch Wiz. (Why the fuk do we need something like Touch Wiz if Android was so wonderful in the first place?). Also because Android OEMS do NOT make BOTH the hardware and software the devices are NOT OPTIMIZED so for example a lot more processing power is needed. Over and over again in ACTUAL use tests (not isolated chip tests) android phones with more cores run slower than iPhones.

        1. Well said sir! Thank you for saying all that. I get tired of Samsung kool aid drinkers hanging out on Apple blogs just to voice their opinions that no one really cares to hear.

        2. Wow, two of the first three posts tell it like it is and they get over 130 votes, primarily 1 star. But the pro Android post gets only 20 votes.

          That blatantly shows how many trolls have been hired to down vote any good Apple news on this site.

        3. LOL

          the trolls are out of their bedrooms! hundred of one star troll ratings.

          this is great, shows I hit a NERVE!!
          it’s satisfaction for Apple fan like myself! It’s called troll baiting!
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          Hey trolls more:

          REMEMBER:
          last year Samsung ran ads and made comments about how bad ‘bendable’ phones are. Now S6 phones are seen to bend and crack easier than iPhones!

          2) Samsung also ran the ‘Wall Hugger’ ad campaign inputing that should never buy a phone with Low Battery Life and Without a Removable Battery…. They even glued the ads to airport power outlets!
          Shoot now S6 phones have WORSE battery life than LAST YEAR’S iPhone and no removable battery!
          So where are the Wall hugger ads now? They should peel off last year’s Wall Hugger power outlet stickers and replace them with BIG FAT signs : “For Samsung S6 Low Battery Phones”. LOL
          So Samsung fanboys who bought the s6 why didn’t you listen to Samsung’s OWN advertising: ” Never to Buy Low Battery phones with Non removable Batteries” ? Samsung fanboys are so dumb….

          3) talking about Advertisements. Samsung spends more than 10 times Apple on Ads (one year Apple spent 1 billion and Samsung near 14 billion) and spends huge amounts shipping and packaging NUMEROUS DIFFERENT models. Android fanboy dudes.. do you realize YOU are PAYING for all those billions in ads and mixed packaging and warehouse storage? Instead of paying for GOOD PARTS? Everywhere where it is hidden they try to cheat you… Last year they swopped out the advertised Exynos 8 core chips with 4 core Snapdragons on millions of shipping s5 phones and this year they put a smaller battery than the S5 which is inferior to last year’s iPhone, and made the casing weaker … LOL.

          C’mon trolls….. down vote this. Shows again i’ve hit a nerve.
          lol.

        4. Sammy scum, everything Samsung SUCKS and most of the world know it .

          YOUR EARNINGS OF LATE PROVE IT HAHAHA

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  1. Samesucky Galaxative S6 Argh- now featuring curved screens with inevitable BlindingGlareEdgeβ„’ for that “environmental reflection interference you will learn to love.”

    “Only from the ill-considered half-wit minds of Shamdung…”

  2. Personally I’d prefer certain people to continue to use non-Apple devices so that I can then use that as a reason not to answer stupid questions such as “what’s the shift key” or “how do I underline something” (when in fact they mean how do you type an underscore). If they’re using a PC I can just tell them I use a Mac and they’re different so I can’t help. Certain people are stupid/lazy and I like having some separation from them.

  3. Samsung design team cannot get it right. What looks cool also needs to work well, have a reason beyond appearance for being the way it is, and which enhances the user experience. Perhaps that second sentence is too long for them to comprehend. And based on this review, they couldn’t even get the “looks cool” part right.

  4. And you all thought that Samsung was apple’s enemy? Could not be more wrong, Samsung is the best apple’s allied. They have the mission of making android fail (faster that it is doing by its own).
    Samsung has pu a lot of effor into making people hate android with their crappy and overvalued devices.
    Thanks Sammy. Not that apple need it but thanks.

      1. I’m updating this page about once a minute to watch the mob of HATERS down voting Mac Daddy’s comment at the top of the comments. It’s astounding!

        And it’s a total waste of hater’s time! NOTHING the haters do is going to change a thing. BWAHAHAHAHA! This is incredibly amusing. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

  5. What sort of thinking creates a hi res screen that doesn’t noticeably make things look better but very noticeably kills battery life and offers graphic performance that can’t even match an iPhone 5 let alone 6 while removing expandable flash and changeable battery, you know those things Sandroidboys love to say gives their phones such an advantage. But hey I hear its a big improvement in looks over past Samsung phones and it is extremely flexible… at least if you sit on it. Oh well theres always next year.

  6. Its like trying to write a hit song, when the best has already been written and you cannot get it out of your head. The poor folks at Samsung will never have iOS, period. Any attempt to make a decent phone will be utterly futile, and the only thing they can do is throw bells and whistles at it hoping something will stick. What sticks, is the shameful attempt, year after year.

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