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By Ng Chong Seng - 21 Aug 2015

Overview, Design và Features

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More than a simple sum of their parts

If you think you’re right, no matter what others say, just press on.

This is, in a nutshell, how I feel about Samsung’s latest phablets, the Galaxy chú ý 5 & Galaxy S6 Edge+.

For those unaware, it all started with the Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge. And by ‘it’, I mean Samsung’s move away from making somewhat premium-looking, but cheap-feeling flagship phones. With the S6 models, we saw that Samsung is capable of tasteful design, not just at the hardware cấp độ but the software cấp độ too. More importantly, when both came together, the results - the S6 & S6 Edge - are the best phones the Korean maylanhchuyennghiep.company has ever built, far surpassing those that came before them.

Cut from the same cloth

I’ve talked in length about the new Galaxy cảnh báo 5 and S6 Edge+ before, so I won’t repeat all of them here. Simply put, both are cut from the same cloth as the smaller S6 models. Samsung isn’t the first khổng lồ put glass (Gorilla Glass 4) on the front & the back on a phone or use a metal frame, that’s for sure; but it’s definitely one of the few capable of ensuring a fit & finish, even when manufactured at scale, that can go shoulder to lớn shoulder with Apple’s iPhones.

The chú ý 5 và S6 Edge+ don’t look identical, of course. The former has a flat screen and curved back; the latter a curved screen và flat back. Either way has no bearing on my conclusion, and that is the phones look great & feel great. If I’m allowed to lớn nitpick, it will be that camera budge at the rear. There was talk prior khổng lồ launch that Samsung would switch khổng lồ a new, slimmer camera module to lớn get rid of this unsightly protrusion, but that didn’t materialize. Also, both are giant fingerprint magnets.

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The 16-megapixel, optically stabilized rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera aren’t the only maylanhchuyennghiep.components that the lưu ý 5 và S6 Edge+ are reusing from the S6 models. The fingerprint-sensing trang chủ button, the heart rate monitor at the flash area that doubles as a shutter button for selfies, the tư vấn for not one but two wireless charging standards, the super-fast Exynos octa-core processor, the speedy UFS 2.0 storage and LPDDR4 RAM - these are the same parade of specs we mouthed off in our S6 review. If you"re looking for differences, the screens are now bigger (5.7-inch, Quad HD), the charging rate is faster (so there’s no noticeable slowdown despite the bigger 3,000mAh battery), and the amount of RAM is bumped khổng lồ 4GB.

The decision khổng lồ stick with the S6’s kiến thiết also sealed the fates of the removable battery và expandable storage. The latter’s omission is made all the more glaring because, unlike the smaller S6 models, both phablets don’t maylanhchuyennghiep.come with a 128GB version. If you can’t live without the ability to lớn swap batteries or carry more than 54GB worth of personal files, then you may have khổng lồ turn khổng lồ other makers’ flagships. For example, the LG G4 still packs a user-replaceable battery, & the new moto X Style still carries a microSD card slot.

And perhaps herein lies Samsung’s biggest challenge. Which is, vị people buy Galaxy phones because they tick a particular spec checkbox? If so, I’m afraid the loyalty that these customers have for the brand is built on very weak foundations. Since hardware specs are easily replicated, it’s as easy for them to lớn switch to a different phone. The maylanhchuyennghiep.company’s flirting with Tizen suggests to me that it understands that - unfortunately, the OS war was already over.

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Creating quality hardware and software experiences

Let me be clear here: the S6 Edge+’s curved screen is still an eye-catching novelty. It’s a hardware trick that you don’t need, but also one that you don’t mind having. Software tricks devised for this sloping display that we first saw on the S6 Edge have all stayed on for this upsized model. For example, there’s the Information Stream, which displays information like weather, time, và notifications on the curved edges; and the People Edge, which gives you a row of five colored contacts who you can quickly call, text, or send emails to. The latter is now ‘enhanced’ with additional means to lớn connect with your assigned contacts. After turning on Samsung"s OnCircle service, you can maylanhchuyennghiep.communicate with your friends via handwritten messages, images, emoticons, và pokes. Being able lớn see who’s calling when the phone is face-down on the table based on the màu sắc that peeps out from the curved sides, và then reject the call và send a quick reply with a touch on the heart rate sensor continues lớn be my favorite dinner table trick.

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The S Pen on the lưu ý 5 is, however, no gimmick, and is the single most important hardware difference between it & the S6 Edge+, as well as other phablets out there. Scrolling, navigating the UI, highlighting text, taking notes, splitting screens for multitasking - the lưu ý 5/S Pen full bộ is as much a productivity booster for normal humans lượt thích us as a supercharged drawing tool for artists. The spring-loaded S Pen tip is a clever way to lớn avoid drilling an ugly hole at the glass back just so your fingernail can dig the stylus out, and I’ll tệp tin that as yet another example Samsung is beginning lớn understand that little details go a long way.

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With the S6, Samsung has mostly plugged its multi-year, useless feature diarrhea. Key pen-related features on the note 5 include Scroll Capture (part of Screen Write), which lets you screen-capture a long webpage and then annotate it afterwards; PDF writing using both pen and finger; and Screen Off Memo, which lets you start writing on the screen the moment you eject the S Pen. You can now also add up to lớn three third-party ứng dụng shortcuts to the Air maylanhchuyennghiep.command menu. If getting things done was the message of previous years’ Notes, getting things done fast is the mantra of this year’s Note.

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Otherwise, the cảnh báo 5 & S6 Edge+ cốt truyện the same app android 5.1.1 core & pared down TouchWiz layer. Aided by the tested-and-proven Exynos 7420 SoC, both phablets run fast và feel extremely responsive lớn touches. Sure, the S Pen features eat into the RAM, but the chú ý 5 bulldozes its way through using the simplest method of all - by having more RAM. (Note: Both phablets have 1.8 to 2GB of không lấy phí RAM out of the box.)