So now that the Samsung Unpacked Event has come and gone and that we all discussed the devices back and forth, we want hear what you think about them and share with you some of our impressions on the Galaxy Note 5, the S6 Edge+ and the event itself.
Join the discussion by commenting below to let us know what you think about these new phones!
The S6 Edge+ is a very uninspired product, more like a me-too.
The Note 5 is interesting, particularly the S Pen (which is what makes it a Note and truly distinguishes it from the S6 Edge+).
Screen off writing is really cool. As someone who uses tap/swipe to wake on all devices, actually writing with the screen off sounds very good. Actually makes it akin to using pen and paper.
Keyboard is a novel idea. Adds on to the multi-tasking factor of Note. May have been better if they went with a mini keyboard on the cover or something, rather than that abomination from hell of a case on an otherwise pretty phone
Samsung Pay: would love to see it being extended on to other non-Samsung devices through licensing or collabs… A man can dream, right?
The new designs look great, specifically the Silver one. The narrow bezels are great.
They spoke too much about faster charging, but not about longer battery life. I fear that this phone might be outlasted by its predecessors.
Wireless Fast Charging is very cool. It’ll make passive smartphone charging while sitting around much more convenient and impactful.
They didn’t focus their talk on specifications other than the RAM. Samsung focused too much on the design and software features, the hardware itself seemed more of a convenience here. Now that the specs are out, we know precisely why.
The screen-off writing feature is perhaps the best thing there is about the new software. I frequently grab my phone just to take notes, and this makes the process faster and sleeker.
They showed no real samples or comparisons worth noting, and no useful numbers to go by in any metric. We will probably have to wait until we review it to get a good feel for its overall performance.[item icon="fa-arrow-down" ]The keyboard add-on makes a lot of sense for a productivity-focused device… but it is just way too clunky and ugly.
They look nice, but I really don’t feel like we learned anything new about the devices that was not previously seen in leaks.
The keyboard, whilst being a nice idea (I love physical keyboards), looks vile and you lose half of you screen if you want to use it… and as such my abhorrence knows no bounds. Contrary to Samsung’s claims, I certainly don’t think my boss would get jealous.
Samsung pay is a brilliant move, pay anywhere that accepts card? Pure genius, although I do worry about what impact this will have on other units featuring NFC in the future if it is not needed for payments.
The “writing on the turned-off screen” feature is brilliant and coupled with the ejecting pen really sets this model apart from other large phones.
Earlier this year, editors from around the net made a big deal about the similarity between the HTC One M8 and this year’s M9. After the hype died down about the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, and OnePlus Two, we even wrote a feature about flagship stagnation. Now you’re asking me about my thoughts on a phone (the Note 5) with roughly the same dimensions as its predecessor and only incremental updates to specs? I love what Samsung has done with the LoopPay Samsung Pay when it comes to magnetic card reader support, as well as the “take notes while the screen is off” gimmick and improved wireless charging times. However, I’m leery of passing judgement one way or another until we get this phone into the lab and test the novelty of the new against the cheaper prices of the old.
What do you think about the Note 5 & Galaxy S6 Edge+? Join the discussion below!