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Samsung Galaxy Series

Samsung Galaxy J3Processor: MP5232, NovaThor U8420, NovaThor U8500, unknown, Spreadtrum SC8830, Broadcom BCM28155, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084, Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, Samsung Exynos 3470 Quad, Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz, Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad, Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa, Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa, Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa, Samsung Exynos 7578, Samsung Exynos 7580 Octa, Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa
Graphics Adapter: unknown, ARM Mali-400 MP, ARM Mali-400 MP2, ARM Mali-400 MP4, ARM Mali-T624, ARM Mali-T628 MP6, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, ARM Mali-T760 MP8, ARM Mali-T880 MP12, Broadcom VideoCore-IV, PowerVR SGX544, Qualcomm Adreno 200, Qualcomm Adreno 305, Qualcomm Adreno 306, Qualcomm Adreno 320, Qualcomm Adreno 330, Qualcomm Adreno 405, Qualcomm Adreno 420
Display: 3.0 inch, 3.27 inch, 3.5 inch, 3.8 inch, 4.0 inch, 4.3 inch, 4.5 inch, 4.7 inch, 4.8 inch, 5.0 inch, 5.1 inch, 5.2 inch, 5.3 inch, 5.5 inch, 5.7 inch, 6.0 inch
Weight: 0.1kg, 0.11kg, 0.112kg, 0.113kg, 0.115kg, 0.1198kg, 0.12kg, 0.121kg, 0.122kg, 0.123kg, 0.129kg, 0.13kg, 0.131kg, 0.132kg, 0.133kg, 0.137kg, 0.138kg, 0.141kg, 0.145kg, 0.147kg, 0.15kg, 0.151kg, 0.152kg, 0.153kg, 0.155kg, 0.156kg, 0.157kg, 0.16kg, 0.161kg, 0.163kg, 0.17kg, 0.171kg, 0.172kg, 0.2kg, 0.208kg, 0.3kg
Price: 100, 109, 200, 219, 224, 269, 299, 300, 329, 379, 400, 430, 439, 449, 489, 499, 500, 599, 600, 649, 700, 729, 799, 849 euro
Average Score: 85.47% - good
Average of 502 scores (from 949 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 76%, features: 76%, display: 88%
mobility: 85%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 94%

 

Samsung Galaxy S3

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S3Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S3
Processor: Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP4
Display: 4.8 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.133kg
Price: 599 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 87.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

88% Review Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) Smartphone | Notebookcheck
A new Galaxy. Samsung introduced its smartphone flagship from the latest portfolio at a big event in London. A quad-core SoC based on ARM, a 720p screen, NFC and Android 4.0 ICS belong to the must-haves of this category today. Is Samsung's Galaxy S3 the new category leader in an attractive packaging?
Motorola Moto G vs Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone comparison review: which is the best budget Android phone?
Source: PC Advisor English
Choose the Moto G if you want a more recent version of Android and a cheaper phone. The Galaxy S3 is a marginally better performer with a marginally better camera. But really these are two excellent smartphones that offer a glimpse of just how much phone you can get for relatively little cash these days.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S3 review - how does the Android phone that changed everything stack up now?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S3 remains an excellent smartphone. It offers a good design and build quality, despite our small niggles. Samsung has put together an impressive set of hardware resulting in silky smooth performance and extensive software features. It is certainly in no way outdated in the current market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
86% Samsung Galaxy S 3 Neo
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% mobility: 91% ergonomy: 89%
95% Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
83% Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
83% Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%

 

Samsung S3 Mini GT-I8190

Specifications

Samsung S3 Mini GT-I8190Notebook: Samsung S3 Mini GT-I8190
Processor: NovaThor U8500
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP
Display: 4.0 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.113kg
Price: 439 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

87% Review Samsung S3 Mini GT-I8190 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Mini-size, maxi-performance? Samsung introduces a new compact version of its successful flagship model Galaxy S3. The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini GT-I8190 includes Android 4.1.1 and a super AMOLED touchscreen with a 4-inch diagonal screen measurement and is meant to round off the Galaxy Series in the lower end. Can you be convinced by the performance and the 8 GB internal memory at a low price of around 285 Euros (~$373)?
80% Samsung Galaxy SIII mini
Source: Gadgetspeak English
This is an Android phone, however if you can cope with the smaller size it can do quite a number of things that you would expect to need a larger device to complete. This is a 112 gram device that slips easily into a pocket or purse. The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is available either on contract or PAYG from the various phone chains or should you prefer unlocked.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
94% Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% emissions: 90%

 

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710
Processor: NovaThor U8500
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP
Display: 4.0 inch, 5:3, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.15kg
Price: 379 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

 

85% Review Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
A rugged companion. Samsung writes another chapter in the outdoor smartphone success story with their new Galaxy Xcover 2. Even though its inner life received a major overhaul, the end product is still just a mid-class device -- but it is certainly fit for the outdoors.
Outdoor-Smartphone mit Android 4.1
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: sound smartphone for beginners; up-to-date software; good hardiness
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2013

 

Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.138kg
Price: 489 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 97% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

88% Review Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Speedy, white, comes with LTE. The Samsung Galaxy Express seems to be made to stir up other mid-range smartphones with its ultrafast 4G internet connection, great battery life and the Samsung Galaxy S3’s fancy chassis. We venture to have a closer look.
97% 9 Consumer-Electronics-Produkte
Source: Chip.de - Chip 8/31 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 97%

 

Samsung Galaxy Fame GT-S6810P

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Fame GT-S6810PNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Fame GT-S6810P
Processor: Broadcom BCM28155
Graphics Adapter: Broadcom VideoCore-IV
Display: 3.5 inch, 3:2, 480x320 pixels
Weight: 0.121kg
Price: 299 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 52.5% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

84% Review Samsung Galaxy Fame GT-S6810P Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Little star? Affordable, stylish and handy: Samsung's Galaxy Fame is aimed especially at young customers. But perhaps it can also attract other target groups with features like a 5 megapixel camera and NFC.
60% Samsung Galaxy Fame review: budget Android smartphone is cheap, not cheerful
Source: PC Advisor English
There's nothing wrong with a cheap, functional smartphone, and the Galaxy Fame is exactly that. The trouble is that even at this price the Fame is being squeezed out by much better phones that cost roughly the same amount. Windows-toting Lumia 520 is a much better performer at a similar size, and the Moto's E and -G knock the Fame for six. It's not a bad deal, but for just a tiny bit more there are better deals to be had.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 40% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
50% Samsung Galaxy Fame review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy Fame is not a phone that will live forever, and it hasn't quite learned to fly. It is clear from the very outset that Samsung has used the ingredients to create a lower-end smartphone, such as the smaller internal chipset, the smaller screen and the low internal storage. We can see the Samsung Galaxy Fame selling a fair few units, especially given its super low price tag, and we don't see that as a bad thing, given that the majority of users will likely be young, and wanting a way of connecting to Facebook, but for anything more substantial, the handset really struggles.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Samsung Galaxy Fame review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy Fame is not a phone that will live forever, and it hasn't quite learned to fly. It is clear from the very outset that Samsung has used the ingredients to create a lower-end smartphone, such as the smaller internal chipset, the smaller screen and the low internal storage. We can see the Samsung Galaxy Fame selling a fair few units, especially given its super low price tag, and we don't see that as a bad thing, given that the majority of users will likely be young, and wanting a way of connecting to Facebook, but for anything more substantial, the handset really struggles.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Samsung Galaxy Fame review
Source: Techradar English
We can see the Samsung Galaxy Fame selling a fair few units, especially given its super low price tag, and we don't see that as a bad thing, given that the majority of users will likely be young, and wanting a way of connecting to Facebook, but for anything more substantial, the handset really struggles.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

Samsung Galaxy Young DUOS GT-S6312

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Young DUOS GT-S6312Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Young DUOS GT-S6312
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 200
Display: 3.27 inch, 3:2, 480x320 pixels
Weight: 0.112kg
Price: 224 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Review Samsung Galaxy Young DUOS GT-S6312 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
For the young. The Samsung Galaxy Young is a handy smartphone for novices and the young. As its street price of 125 Euros (~$164) is rather low, you will have to live with several limitations, won't you? We will discover them in our review.
50% Samsung Galaxy Young review: a budget Android Jelly Bean smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy Young's low price and the fact it runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean are really all it has going for it. Its low grade hardware and dire performance mean that we'd rather have an alternative budget smartphone running Ice Cream Sandwich, or even Windows Phone 8, which can deliver in these key areas.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 70% performance: 30% features: 50% workmanship: 70%
LG Optimus L3 II
Source: c't - Heft 26/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

One of the current top choices in Android smartphones around the world, the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505, features the best of everything that the current smartphone market has to offer. The 5 inch screen with fullHD is sprawling and gorgeous, and the 13 megapixel camera is top of the line. The great camera is supported by software that provides fun features to enjoy with friends. Sound & Shot is one good example, allowing the user to record and attach a sound clip to photos. One of the downfalls of this great device is the frustratingly long start up time for the camera, which can take from 2 – 4 seconds. Paired with the short battery life and the cheap plastic feel of the body, it may start to seem like it may not be the best choice when compared to competitors.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 manages to keep its price competitive, and while the body feels cheap, it looks great and the weight is lower than other comparable devices'. The phone is packed with unique features that feel like the future is here. One such feature - Air Gestures allows the user to control the phone by waving your hand above the sensor. Like most new technologies, these features do not work as well as they should and are mostly enjoyable for their novelty value. The overall experience of using the phone is made pleasant with the quad-core processor being able to handle tasks smoothly. Make no mistake, the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 may not be perfect, but it is a great phone, and is one of the best options on the market.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.13kg
Price: 729 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 89.16% - very good
Average of 31 scores (from 55 reviews)

 

88% Review Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Evolutionary update of a bestseller. Samsung managed to sell more than 40 million copies of the Galaxy S III. Now the successor has been released, set to trump the flagship of 2012. The Galaxy S4 ships with a Full HD Super AMOLED display, a quad-core CPU and all kinds of gimmicky features. But is this enough to defend the top spot?
100% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: It Pro English
Samsung's Galaxy S range continues to set the bar higher with every refresh. The Korean firm has optimised performance, added support for multiple apps, boosted the display and shaved off weight. Once Knox is activated, it could become an enterprise favourite.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 comparison video review: Should you upgrade?
Source: PC Advisor English
You might not believe we're already on the fifth generation of Samsung Galaxy smartphone but technology moves quickly and the Galaxy S5 is upon us. But how is it different to the Galaxy S4 and what's new?
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2014
iPhone 5S vs Nexus 5 vs Galaxy S4 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won three of our seven rounds the Apple iPhone 5S has taken the prize. While the S4 and Nexus 5 are still very good phones in their own right and offer better value for money, the iPhone 5S has a sturdier build, features a superior camera and comes loaded with improved security software. But with the S4's lifecycle close to its end and the newer Samsung Galaxy S5 expected to make its debut in the next few months, this could change sooner rather than later.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2014
100% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
It's hard to find chinks the S4's general excellence. The storage is measly and the mono speaker and lack of FM radio may be a downer for some, but despite these it's still a lot of phone for your money. We shopped around and the best deal we saw was a free handset for £31 a month with unlimited minutes, texts and 500MB of mobile data. Even considering that, the S4 is a lot of smartphone for your money today. The lack of a big.LITTLE processor is a shame, as it looks to be a great idea, but even without it the S4 embodies that phrase rather nicely. The screen is bigger than that on the HTC One, the battery is bigger than the HTC One's or the one in the Sony Xperia Z, yet the phone itself is slightly smaller than either. Simply put, Samsung has squeezed more into less - and that's why it wins it our Ultimate award.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: It Pro English
Samsung's Galaxy S range continues to set the bar higher with every refresh. The Korean firm has optimised performance, added support for multiple apps, boosted the display and shaved off weight. Once Knox is activated, it could become an enterprise favourite.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Google Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 comparison review: Does the Nexus 5 stack up against the S4?
Source: PC Advisor English
You simply cannot beat the Nexus 5's price. Sure, the Galaxy S4 has a nicer camera and features expandable memory, but that price, coupled with the new Android OS make the Nexus 5 hard to top.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2013
iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S4 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four of our six categories the iPhone 5S has won the 2013 Apple vs Samsung match. While the iPhone 5S doesn't have as good a screen as the Samsung Galaxy S4 it does feature a significantly better camera, longer battery life, more robust security features and, for those who can afford it, increased storage options.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2013
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: Techradar English
Make no mistake - the Samsung Galaxy S4 is far, far more than a Galaxy S3 'S' - Samsung may be copying Apple according to some people, but it's not as brazen as the Cupertino brand in flogging the exact same design with a slightly uprated processor and calling it a new phone. Although we will admit, it's not as good overall as the HTC One, especially when you factor in the design. But there's no doubt Samsung will have to make a big step forward to keep users interested with the Galaxy S5, but for now we love the S4 and would be proud to have it in our pocket.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Apple iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S4 comparison review: Flagship smartphones go toe to toe
Source: PC Advisor English
With the iPhone 5S only bringing a handful of updates compared to the iPhone 5, it's a tough call between it and the Samsung Galaxy S4. We'll give you a decisive verdict once we've fully tested the iPhone 5S.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG G2 smartphone comparison review - which is best: Galaxy S4 or LG G2?
Source: PC Advisor English
Our first impression is that we're super impressed with what LG has pulled out of the bag with the G2. Its got some seriously impressive specs which make it a real contender at the top of the smartphone market. We're keen to try out the quirky design so look out for a review soon.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Hardware Canucks English
When it comes to the world of Android, it’s pretty clear that Samsung and the Galaxy S line have taken hold of the baton and are sprinting towards the horizon. Part of this success is due to the fact that they always use cutting-edge hardware, but also because Samsung is a company that takes the “everything but the kitchen sink” adage seriously when it comes to features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2013
95% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: Techradar English
Make no mistake - the Samsung Galaxy S4 is far, far more than a Galaxy S3 'S' - Samsung may be copying Apple according to some people, but it's not as brazen as the Cupertino brand in flogging the exact same design with a slightly uprated processor and calling it a new phone. But there's no doubt Samsung will have to make a big step forward to keep users interested with the Galaxy S5, but for now we love the S4 and would be proud to have it in our pocket.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
83% Review: Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: PC Authority English
There is no doubt that the Galaxy S4 is one of the best Android handsets on the market today. While we may not like some of the inbuilt Samsung software, which at times feels more like bloatware than truly useful additions to the Android experience, the hardware and design of the phone is simply superb. Ultimately it isn’t quite enough to overtake the HTC One as our favoured handset, but it is well worth a look, especially if you value Samsung’s choice of removable battery. A great smartphone, even if it doesn’t take the crown of greatest smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 review: the new flagship Galaxy Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 is a great phone with outstanding hardware and performance, but it's not flawless. We're disappointed with the build quality considering the handset costs a fair bit more than its rivals and while the S4 is packed with features we find a lot of them to be gimmicky.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
Google Play Edition: Galaxy S 4 and HTC One Review
Source: Slashgear English
Android enthusiasts can be a demanding group. The call for pure-Android versions of flagships other than the Nexus range has been a consistent one, and it will be interesting to see how many Google Play Edition phones actually get bought. Adding to the muddle is the pricing: the HTC comes in at $599, the Samsung more expensive again at $649. What the two Google Play Edition phones offer is a compromise somewhere in-between. The freedom of pure Android and the freshness and undeniable appeal of flagship hardware. It’s a compromise that comes at a cost, and it’s one with the risk of still relying on manufacturers for new software rather than getting it straight from Google, but if your wallet is deep enough then the pure Android experience, liberation from carrier subsidies, and top-tier specifications make them each excellent, if niche, options.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Review (T-Mobile) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with some of the most innovative features you'll find in any smartphone on the market, as well as the ability to tap into T-Mobile's LTE service. And although T-Mobile's LTE footprint is small, you'll pay considerably less than other carriers over two years.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Some say potato, while some say potah-to. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition combines stock Android with one of the hottest phones on the market. The handset retains the hardware's strengths (performance, graphics, a colorful display and a powerful camera) without weighing the experience down with a skinned interface.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5: User reviews
Source: V3.co.uk English
Finally ending the debate, as V3 also said, Lyle Gentlemn pointed out that the battle has really only begun, with Apple being on the verge of updating and improving the iPhone 5 to run its latest iO7 operating system. "Has anyone noticed? iOS 7 is coming out, and it would make every iPhone better than Samsung smartphones! Go to Apple's website to check out iOS 7," read the post.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2013
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: Techradar English
Make no mistake - the Samsung Galaxy S4 is far, far more than a Galaxy S3 'S' - Samsung may be copying Apple according to some people, but it's not as brazen as the Cupertino brand in flogging the exact same design with a slightly uprated processor and calling it a new phone. The Galaxy S4 is a great, great device in its own right, re-inventing what it means to own a brilliant smartphone in a number of ways. The gestures are cool, the touch-less experience amazing at times - in short, it's a wonderful phone you want to pull out of your pocket again and again and again.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: It Pro English
Bigger, faster, lighter, better. Samsung returns with the Galaxy S4, the best handset in the world. Samsung's Galaxy S range continues to set the bar higher with every refresh. The Korean firm has optimised performance, added support for multiple apps, boosted the display and shaved off weight. Once Knox is activated, it could become an enterprise favourite.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Although technically a draw, with both phones winning 3.5 rounds, we don't want to sit on the fence after putting the phones through their paces in so much detail. So we're awarding the crown to the S4, as it won in the more important battles. The phone boasts a better camera, slightly faster performance and a clearer display than its Apple competitor. It was a close call, as despite being almost a year old the Apple iPhone still boasts superior build quality, more intuitive and bloatware-free software, and a slightly better battery life than the Galaxy S4. Because of this we're not convinced the S4 will be able to pull off the same feat when facing its real challenger, the next Apple iPhone.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2013
100% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: It Pro English
Samsung's Galaxy S range continues to set the bar higher with every refresh. The Korean firm has optimised performance, added support for multiple apps, boosted the display and shaved off weight. Once Knox is activated, it could become an enterprise favourite.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon Wireless) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Verizon customers shopping for a new smartphone should give their highest consideration to the Galaxy S4, which combines an incredible set of custom software with an eye-poppingly colorful 5-inch screen and the most feature-rich camera ever on an Android device. If you want a Galaxy S4 but aren't sure which carrier to go with, Verizon's upcoming AWS network and reasonable data prices make it a strong option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S4 mini comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
Provided the Galaxy S4 mini doesn't offer poor performance (we'll let you know as soon as we benchmark it), then the main reasons to opt for it over the full-size S4 are that you want a physically smaller smartphone or you can't afford the flagship.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S3 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The S4 is a better phone than the Galaxy S3, featuring a better camera and screen, slightly better performance and a few novel software perks not included on its predecessor. But the S3 is still a very good phone, with its screen, camera and performance remaining vastly superior to many newer smartphones from rival manufacturers, even a year after release meaning that for S3 owners, there's little reason to rush out and upgrade now to the S4. Additionally, with the S4 now out, the S3's price has drastically plummeted. On a few third-party marketplaces like Amazon, we've seen a SIM-free version of the 16GB S3 selling for as little as £300, which is an absolute steal for any smartphone buyer not concerned about having the latest phone available.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2013
70% Review: Samsung GALAXY S4
Source: Techtree.com English
The S4 offers a gorgeous screen, superb camera, and great multimedia performance. On the other hand, it has a done-to-death design. The build quality leaves a lot to be desired. The UI is cluttered, and despite having an extremely powerful octa-core CPU, the phone does lag in certain tasks. If you're split between HTC One and S4, I'd wholeheartedly recommend the HTC One as it's a much better smartphone save for the mediocre camera. But if camera and screen quality are at the forefront of your requirement list, there's none better then the GALAXY S4.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 90% workmanship: 60%
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Nexus 4 smartphone comparison review: what's the best Android?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Nexus 4 was our phone of last year. A game-changing super cheap but premium smartphone that offered great features, build and performance at a stunning price. Here we pit the Nexus 4 against Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4 is a brilliant phone - although it's not without flaws. Here we compare the Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S4, feature by feature. The Samsung often comes out on top, but remember that the Nexus 4 is significantly cheaper to buy outright. In fact, it remains an absolute steal at just £239, where the Galaxy S4 is a not unreasonable £450-£500.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/21/2013
100% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: It Pro English
Samsung introduced its flagship Galaxy S4 to much fan-fare in New York mid-March, and it’s finally time to assess whether it can improve on its predecessor. Samsung's Galaxy S range continues to set the bar higher with every refresh. The Korean firm has optimised performance, added support for multiple apps, boosted the display and shaved off weight. Once Knox is activated, it could become an enterprise favourite.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
We now know the Galaxy S4 looks quite akin to the Galaxy S3 in design so therefore can't really be mistaken for the iPhone 5. We'll let you decide which you think is more attractive since it's down to personal taste. What is worth pointing out is that the Galaxy S4 uses a largely plastic build with a removable cover while the iPhone 5 is made from glass and aluminium. This is the key difference for us and where the iPhone 5 comes out distinctly on top.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2013
Galaxy S4 vs BlackBerry Z10 comparison review - which is best, the Samsung or the BlackBerry?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 looks similar to the Galaxy S3 in design: it's pretty different to the BlackBerry Z10, which from the front at least looks like a squarer iPhone 5. The Galaxy S4 is rounded and pebble-like, the BlackBerry Z10 a thin-and-stylish rectangular slab of black. The Galaxy S4 is mostly plastic with a removable cover, while the Z10's front is almost all black, but it also has a thin plastic removable cover.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2013
100% Samsung Galaxy S4 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
As we type this we have the SGS3 and the SGS4 on our desk. While, superficially, there's really not a lot of difference between the two, to hold, they couldn't feel more different. We really like the new, more square-feeling SGS4. At the back, we prefer the SGS3 aesthetically, although the case design of the new phone is nicer - albeit still plastic. As always, the sign of a good gadget is one that we don't want to give back. Our review SGS4 is being returned tomorrow, and the truth is that we're really going to miss it. It is, therefore, a product we heartily commend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S4 video review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 is a great phone with excellent hardware and performance, but it's not flawless. Its high price tag combined with disappointing build quality means it can't outdo its rivals. We give it four stars and our recommended award.
video reivew
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/13/2013
Review: Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Reg Hardware English
That said, the styling leaves me cold, the plastic body looks and feels a bit cheap when compared to the opposition, and TouchWiz really is a bit of an aesthetic shambles compared to Jelly Bean’s stock UI. I’ve no doubt all those extra features will attract buyers but I’d be lying to you if I said I thought many of them were essential to the smartphone user experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2013
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Review
Source: Think Digit English
Samsung has been much derided for still persisting with plastic for the Galaxy S4. Particularly when HTC laid its cards on the table with that gorgeous One, all dressed in the aluminum. However, it is important to keep in mind that with the same plastic finish, the Galaxy S III sold like crazy. For anyone who wishes to buy one of these two phones, it will eventually come down to which one you like better. Or the sense of familiarity, in case you are upgrading from an existing Samsung or HTC phone. The performance of both phones is very good, and absolutely neck and neck.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 review: high performance flagship Android smartphone but not without flaws
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 is a great phone with outstanding hardware and performance, but it's not flawless. We're disappointed with the build quality considering the handset costs a fair bit more than its rivals and while the S4 is packed with features we find a lot of them to be gimmicky.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
85% Samsung Galaxy S4 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
At Rs 41,500, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is easily the best Android in the market – and the most powerful smartphone by a mile. Samsung seems to have taken criticisms about the S3 in its stride, as the S4 easily irons out most of the chinks found in the S3’s armour with a fresh coat of polish. The phone looks a lot more refined and premium than its predecessor and the whole hullabaloo about the plastic chassis is much ado about nothing. This is not to say it’s as good as the HTC One’s industrial design, but calling it cheap would be an exaggeration. Its build is miles ahead of the S3 and so are the ergonomics. Even if you discount the gimmicky gesture support, the S4 still beats the One in almost every department. It has a larger display, better audio quality for headphones, better battery life and a better camera with more features. The One trumps the S4 in terms of chassis build, much better speakers for alerts and media playback, and a better implementation for the similar suite of camera features (Zoe mode).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 (AT&T) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most impressive smartphones on the market today, with plenty of power, a sharp and feature-rich camera and innovative gestures. The phone is also light and portable, but at the expense of design, as the S4's plastic exterior doesn't exactly scream luxury. The S4 also offers below-average battery life, so users may want to carry an extra battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Exynos Octa-core: what's different?
Source: Engadget English
Contrary to our original expectations, the Octa-core GS4 isn't significantly faster or better than its Snapdragon sibling. Sure, it offers a small advantage in overall processor performance, but the difference isn't as obvious as we thought it would be. With that in mind, does the HSPA+-only I9500 hold any other benefits over the I9505 or its variants?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 review [Updated]
Source: V3.co.uk English
Summing up, the Galaxy S4 is a very nice phone, featuring a brilliantly crisp display, lightning-fast performance, an above average camera and selection of useful productivity apps and services. However these inherent benefits are let down by poor build quality, needless Touchwiz bloatware and a less than stellar battery life. The S4 is currently a reasonable, but not great choice for business users – though this may change when Samsung launches its Knox security service later this year.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 82%
98% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 98% emissions: 94%
Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: e-media - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
97% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97%
88% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
95% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: PC Praxis - Heft 01/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
95% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
79% Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 79%
96% Software-Wunder mit Top-Ausstattung
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 96%
94% 5-Zoll-Android mit Vollausstattung
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 100% features: 100% display: 95% ergonomy: 85%
87% Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 87%
Der neue Android-König?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: good hardware; up-to-date software Negative: unusual surface feeling, needs time getting used to it
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2013
High-End Smartphone mit 5'' AMOLED & Full HD Display
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Positive: very good software system Negative: workmanship mediocre; "smart scroll" useless
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2013
Wachablösung an der Spitze
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: excellent performance, new CPU
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2013

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.151kg
Price: 649 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 24 reviews)

 

87% Review Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-I9295 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Refined water lover. Samsung slips a 5-inch TFT screen with Full HD resolution into a metal frame and fills the remaining space with all the good inner components from their flagship Galaxy S4. Then they IP certify it -- and voilà, the new outdoor smartphone. A superior quality S4? Can it be true?
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active: The mobe for CHUCK NORRIS TYPES
Source: Reg Hardware English
As a smartphone, the S4 Active is every bit as impressive a performer as the S4 proper, but the dust and waterproofing are handy additional features especially as they have been achieved without plugging up the audio jack or locking the battery in place. The LCD screen does nothing for battery life but it is brighter than the S4’s OLED panel and offers more natural colour reproduction. It’s also worth keeping in mind that if you’re buying your handset unlocked, the Active seems to be about £40 cheaper than the S4.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: Rugged and ready for adventure
Source: TechHive.com English
Samsung has a winner on its hands with the Active: It’s sleek, powerful, and won’t fall apart the first time you drop it or get it dirty. The downgrade in camera quality is lamentable, and some will absolutely hate all of Samsung’s software extras, but those are small concessions to make for a phone that you can use in the shower or pool. If you need a phone that can survive the great outdoors, then the Active should be your first choice. If you value your photos and don’t really spend much time being active, then the regular Galaxy S4 will suit you just fine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 packs a nice design, a beast of a processor and an IP67 certified rating for water and dust resistance.However the overall feel gives the impression this is far more durable than it actually is, with the rubber bands on either end nothing more than window dressing. If you’re looking for a Galaxy device with less reliance on plastic, yet that still has a bit of oomph in terms of power, this is a great pick.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: Techradar English
So what do we make of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active? We have to say we're fully impressed by the phone that takes the best of the S4 and makes it something that's more life-proof in a variety of ways. We can see this phone being the handset of choice for exercise fiends up and down the country, thanks to the combination of S Health (or more probably another app that's a little better at tracking your exertions) and a robust design that promises the Active could survive a slip.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/23/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active finds itself a little in no mans land, and it's a difficult one for us to recommend outright. So if you're in the market for a top end smartphone then we'd say it's worth taking a look at the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and even the Nokia Lumia 925 or iPhone 5, but if you fancy something a little different then you won't be disappointed with the Galaxy S4 Active.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Active is one of the best smartphones made by Samsung in recent years, offering users all the key strengths of the Galaxy S4, but coming with a beefed-up, more robust design. As with all Samsung phones, the addition of Touchwiz is a mixed affair, with the skin in general detracting rather than adding to the Android user experience. Still, even with Touchwiz, to fans of Samsung Galaxy phones or those in need of a tough waterproof handset we thoroughly recommend checking out the Active.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is being offered to a small niche of people who require their smartphones to be as rugged as they are. We know there are people out there who are literally being bombarded by water, mud, dust and everything in between on a regular basis, and something like the S4 Active should be right up their alley if they want their smartphone to survive their active lifestyle. It may not offer as many bells and whistles as the Galaxy S4, but the Galaxy S4 Active is still a very good smartphone that will be able to offer the same overall Galaxy S4 experience in a durable case. In the world of durable handsets, we’re confident the Galaxy S4 Active is among one of the best that’s currently available.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review - waterproof Galaxy S4 offers excellent performance
Source: PC Advisor English
We really like the Galaxy S4 Active. It's got the kind of features that we wish the flagship smartphone has. There is a downgrade with some specifications but they don't seem like a big sacrifice. Performance is excellent and the neither display nor the camera could be described as poor. If you want durability, this is the Galaxy S4 for you but it's worth checking out the Xperia Z as an alternative.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active almost did enough that we could legitimately ask why anybody would opt for the regular model. Still, the slight increase in bulk – which we’re not opposed to, seeing as we prefer the hand-feel of the Active version – and the slight drop in camera quality may frustrate some potential users, for whom the original Galaxy S 4 might still fit the bill.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: a top-tier phone in a water-resistant package
Source: Engadget English
Some may say the Galaxy S 4 Active is a gimmick; an attempt to squeeze as much momentum out of the GS4 brand as possible. True, it's more "rugged lite" than "military-grade," and its display literally pales in comparison to its predecessor's. But water resistance aside, this handset still has quite a few things going for it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active hands-on review
Source: PC Advisor English
There's a lot about the Galaxy S4 Active which is identical to the flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone. It's got the same 5in Full HD screen but with a less impressive TFT panel rather than SuperAMOLED, 1.9GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Software is also the same with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with features like Air View and Smart Pause. See also: Samsung Premiere 2013 Galaxy & Ativ event as it happened: details.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/21/2013
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: Techradar English
So what do we make of the Samsung Galaxy Active? We have to say we're fully impressed by the phone that takes the best of the S4 and makes it something that's more life-proof in a variety of ways. We can see this phone being the handset of choice for exercise fiends up and down the country, thanks to the combination of S Health (or more probably another app that's a little better at tracking your exertions) and a robust design that promises the Active could survive a slip.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is possibly our favourite of the S4 spinoffs. It's sturdier and arguably better looking than the S4 it's based on, and hopefully gives a hint as to what the Samsung Galaxy S5 might be like. We could happily give up our S4 for the Active right now and can’t wait for the full review sample to arrive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2013
97% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% emissions: 90%
91% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Audio Video Foto Bild - Heft 5/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
91% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
91% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 91% mobility: 80%
98% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Pad & Phone - Heft 12/2013-1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 98%
86% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%
Robuste S4-Variante
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: ruggedized highend smartphone
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2013
91% Ein Outdoor-Handy, das kaum Wünsche offen lässt
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: outdoor smartphone; resistant device
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom was built to take photos, and take them well. This device attempts to bridge the gap between dedicated cameras and the typical smartphone fare, with the high resolution camera and a 10x lens to zoom in closer than any other smartphones out there. However, despite being made for taking pictures - launching the camera app will take approximately 4 seconds, and once a photo is taken, it will take 2 seconds before you can take another one, which is a big disappointment. On the other hand, the display beats the standard Galaxy S4's in vibrant color and brilliance, which is not a small feat since the standard S4 has one of the best displays around.

In line with its camera-centric purpose - the body is built with a molded finger grip designed to improve handling when taking photos. Photos taken with auto setting look better than the standard S4's, with bright, crisp colors and good details. However, when compared to other photo-centric devices (like the Nokia Lumia), the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom disappoints. No doubt, for a more advanced user, who understands how to manually adjust settings, this device is the best out there. The body is uncomfortably heavy, and the large 10x Zoom lens on the back makes it awkward to hold when being used for anything other than photo-taking. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom would be a great option for advanced users looking for a highly portable camera solution and the unique zoom lens, but there are much better options out there for casual users.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S4 ZoomNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
Processor: Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP4
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.208kg
Price: 499 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 71.83% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 15 reviews)

 

87% Review Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Compact camera and smartphone in one device. Samsung extends its new device class with the new Galaxy S4 Zoom. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy camera, our 4.3-inch review unit is a smartphone and a compact camera at the same time and is supposed to combine the best features of both worlds. We put it to the test.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom vs. Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. Sony QX 10 camera comparison
Source: Mobileburn English
The QX10 has an obvious advantage here because you can look at the camera and line up a very good selfie or group portrait. The other images use the front-facing cameras which are significantly smaller and not as good. You could use the rear camera but it's harder that way.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2014
Video: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review - Android phone, superzoom camera - a truly niche device
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 Zoom is only for those smartphone users who are truly dedicated to photography, and prepared to sacrifice some of the their phone in order to have a superzoom camera to hand. It's neither the greatest camera nor the best Android phone: it's a compromise that will find only a small audience. But that doesn't make it a bad product. We award three and a half stars.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2013
70% Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review - 16Mp, 10x zoom camera with an Android phone attached
Source: PC Advisor English
It's almost impossible to score the Galaxy S4 Zoom. It is such a niche product. £400 buys you either not much phone or a lot of camera. Actually, it buys you both. But whether that makes it a good deal depends on your needs: do you want a superzoom camera that can make calls and send and receive emails? If so this is the phone/camera for you. Otherwise, look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review
Source: T3 English
The real thing about this phone is the size that the zoom lens attaches to an otherwise slim smartphone. It's chunky. But if you are planning to take a lot of photographs, it's worth it. But you do need to have photography as a significant focus to make this more valid than a regular smartphone. If it's not, the extra size and weight, though still fitting the pocket reasonably well, may leave you resenting how much bigger it is than all your friends' phones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Summing up, as a cameraphone the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a good buy. Thanks to the addition of optical zoom and an improved camera sensor, images taken on the Zoom are significantly better than those taken on 99 percent of all other smartphones. However, as an actual phone the device is fairly middling. Featuring an underpowered processor, slightly disappointing screen and bulky design the Zoom isn't all too smart when it comes to basic phone functions, taking a fraction of a second longer than we'd like to boot up apps and web pages and feeling outright awkward in hand when being used to make calls or type messages. For this reason, unless you really need a camera on you at all times we'd recommend this as a smart camera device rather than a smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review
Source: Slashgear English
While we’ve found this device to be taking one of several awards home for most unique device in Samsung’s most recent collection of smart devices, it’s not necessarily the best device for any one use-case. While we expected the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom to take the place of the Samsung Galaxy Camera, instead we’ve found it to be another entry point for new users to get in on the smart device universe through Samsung’s flavor of Android.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2013
70% Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review
Source: Techradar English
We really want to like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom but we're just not sure there's a gap in the market for it. If the camera or phone part was better or the price tag was lower then it would make sense, but right now it's a poor compact married to a mid-range phone at a high end price tag. So ultimately the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is quite good, and given the quality of the camera attached to it it's not necessarily overpriced as such, we're just not sure it actually fills the small gap in the market that it seems to be aiming for.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
Source: Trusted Reviews English
As a smartphone the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom feels neither practical nor comfortable. As a multipurpose compact camera replacement, however, it is second to none. The S4 Zoom will not appeal to everyone, but, on first impressions at least, it will more than satisfy the needs of smartphone owners looking for market leading camera capabilities. Our only concern is whether the slower lens can cope in low light conditions, which is something we'll look at it in detail when it comes to our full review.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2013
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy Zoom is an odd device, and one we cannot see being a success. It's too chunky to be a phone you'd want to buy over something a bit sleeker, and it's likely to be a bit too expensive compared to a comparable compact camera. The phone is only average in some places, and many will yearn for a little more power when you're happily snapping around. That said, it doesn't fail in any area specifically, and if you were someone desperate for a hybrid device then this would certainly be the phone for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 12/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 11/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
82% Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Source: Audio Video Foto Bild - Heft 11/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
89% Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Source: PC Go - Heft 10/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89%
Mix aus Smartphone und Kamera
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: good mix of smartphone and camera Negative: usage problematic
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2013
Galaxy Cam trifft auf S4 Mini
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: interesting model; line between smartphone and camera is blurred
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2013

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190

In many ways, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 is really just a smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Much like its bigger counterpart, the build quality is excellent; it feels sturdy and well made despite the plastic panels. The 4.3 inch screen is a qHD Super AMOLED display with a 540x960 resolution, making for nice enough images. It can’t be compared to full sized devices, but for this price range and size, it is decent. It is easier to handle with one hand than the full sized behemoth, and it features mid-range hardware. The 1.7 GHz dual-core CPU with 1.5 GB of RAM should suffice for most tasks, but more complex games will certainly not run too well.

Most of the cutting edge software from Samsung like Air Gestures and Air View is not included. However, S Translator and S Health are included. S Translator is one of those fun features that allow one to translate spoken or typed sentences from various languages. S Health is a great fitness tool able to track information like blood sugar levels and blood pressure with users input, or special devices that can connect to the smartphone. It is definitely a great tool for those who need to monitor their health carefully. The verdict is that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 is a great choice for those who don’t need much performance and prefer a more portable size. Samsung's apps are the greatest advantage compared to competitors with similar size, price and specs.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.3kg
Price: 500 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 (Model)

Average Score: 81.58% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 25 reviews)

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Galaxy S4 mini comparison review: New smartphone adds waterproof design, fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S5 mini adds a reasonable amount of upgrades compared to the Galaxy S4 mini. These include better components, more storage, a waterproof design and newer software. Let's not forget the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor either. It's worth the extra £120 if you can afford it and will make use of those additional features.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2014
80% Galaxy S4 Mini Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
Samsung successfully brought everything customers loved about the Galaxy S4 into the Galaxy S4 Mini, giving those who prefer a phone with a 4-inch screen something to enjoy. Sure – the S4 Mini doesn’t have the specs of the Galaxy S4, but it’s still able to offer a great experience for those looking for a mid-range phone of this size. All eyes will soon be on the S5 Mini once Samsung makes their official announcement of its existence, but until then, the S4 Mini will give you a solid Galaxy experience within a small frame. And best of all, once the S5 Mini is announced, you can expect the price of the S4 Mini to drop a great deal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: Laptop Mag English
Just as its name implies, the $49.99 Galaxy S4 Mini is a scaled-down version of the Galaxy S4. And while you don't get such features as Air View or Eraser Mode, you do get a phone that's easy to use with one hand, a built-in remote control and a capable 8-MP camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini Review
Source: Slashgear English
The GALAXY S 4 Mini is a wonderful little cell phone, and is surprisingly reminiscent of the older Galaxy S 2, though bringing with it all the trimmings of a newer device. The smartphone sits well in one's hand (the position of the power button aside), and is small enough to slip into just about any pocket or sleeve. Despite feeling small in the hand, the Mini avoids feeling too small when it comes to the display. If you're in the market for a small smartphone that doesn't drag poor performance and low-end specs along with it, the GALAXY S 4 Mini is a solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2013
60% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a little frustrating. It has the pieces to make it an affordable alternative to some of the gargantuan top-tier phones, but it falls short of the mark. It's not, as the name suggest, simply a mini version of the Samsung Galaxy 4, but a completely different phone with wildly different specs and the only part that's the same is the plastic-fuelled design. The wait for a really good small screened Android phone continues.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: Inside HW English
When compared to the last year’s mini model, S4 mini is a noticeably better smartphone, which bears its Galaxy S mark with more confidence. Due to its smaller size, it rests comfortably in the hand and it’s easy to handle. As for its sheer power, we didn’t expect it to match S4 model, but it has enough at its disposal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: V3.co.uk English
With the Galaxy S4 having struggled to meet our expectations, we didn't expect to like the Galaxy S4 Mini, which essentially is a smaller version of Samsung's flagship handset. However, during our time with the phone the Galaxy S4 Mini proved to be a decent, well performing mid-range smartphone, and possibly more suited to a high-end label given its specifications. The handset's screen is on a par with those of some high-end smartphones on the market, and its battery outperforms those in most handsets with much higher prices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: Techradar English
If you read this entire review, then you'll know exactly what we thought of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. If you've just jumped to reading this page then you should know that the things we put into the 'disliked' section are really only minor details. Both of these phones are very similar in spec and layout, but try them side by side and we think you'll probably just prefer the One Mini... especially as the microSD card slot on the S4 mini is a little harder to access.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini video review - the smaller, cheaper Galaxy S4
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 mini fits much better in the hand than its big brother and fortunately has the same stylish design. Everything is a lá Galaxy S4, except smaller. See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini comparison review.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 mini review: offers a cheaper but downgraded version of the S4
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 mini is a great mid-range option, offering the same styling – which includes the same mediocre build quality – as its flagship counterpart, with a cheaper price tag. The cameras are good but the screen and storage are both under par. Consider the HTC One mini or the Nexus 4 as serious alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
Samsung's Galaxy S4 mini has arrived and now HTC has brought along its HTC One mini. Find out how these rivals stack up against each other in our Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini comparison review.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2013
small in size, but not worth the mega price
Source: Engadget English
As much as we'd like to see a device that fits the literal description of the Galaxy S4 Mini -- you know, a phone that's all but identical to the original GS4, just smaller -- Samsung clearly had something else in mind. Instead, the Mini is meant for those who love the GS4 design and firmware but are looking for a lower price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2013
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: Techradar English
If you read this entire review, then you'll know exactly what we thought of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. If you've just jumped to reading this page, you will have a rough idea. The things we managed to put into the disliked section are really only minor details. As for those wondering whether they should buy the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini instead of the Samsung Galaxy S3, truly that is something that you will have to decide for yourself. But the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini more than makes a case for itself, with the upgraded software, decent battery life and 4G tech more than giving the Samsung Galaxy S3 a run for its money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a surprisingly well built, premium looking handset with a good range of bells and whistles which will please any prospective buyer. We weren't overly impressed with the microSD placement or the bundled Samsung keyboard, plus the amount of internal storage available is disappointing - but these aren't huge issues and overall the Galaxy S4 Mini appears to be an excellent smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
97% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% emissions: 91%
83% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
83% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
91% Spitze in der Mittelklasse
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%
85% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (mit LTE)
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
LTE-Galaxy im iPhone-Format
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Positive: efficient medium-class model; configuration; very good camera
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2013
Leistungsstark und dennoch kompakt
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: chunky and light device; conveniently small dimensions
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2013
Kleiner Bruder ganz groß?
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Positive: smaller than normal S4 device; practical device
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2013
Mini-Me – „Kleiner“ Bruder des S4 mit 4,3 Zoll-Display und LTE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Positive: good workmanship; practical device; sound overall package
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2013

 

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit SGH-T599

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit SGH-T599Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Exhibit SGH-T599
Processor: NovaThor U8420
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP
Display: 3.8 inch, 5:3, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy Exhibit SGH-T599 (Model)

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

50% Samsung Galaxy Exhibit
Source: Laptop Mag English
For its affordable price tag, the Galaxy Exhibit phone packs a capable camera and some helpful software extras in a compact design. However, the screen is small, the battery life is lacking and both the data and overall performance are sluggish.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275R

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275RNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275R
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.0 inch, 16:10, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.1198kg
Price: 269 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 93% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

86% Review Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275R Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Hot smartphone. Samsung is offering the Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275R for less than 260 Euros (~$352) but this is no cheap piece. In fact, we are surprised by the high quality of the 4-inch smartphone which even offers an LTE module.
93% Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 LTE
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% emissions: 86%

 

Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5280

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5280Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5280
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 3.0 inch, 4:3, 320x240 pixels
Weight: 0.1kg
Price: 100 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy Star GT-S5280 (Model)

 

Aldi-Smartphone GT-S5280 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: low price, useful as secondary smartphone Negative: no 3G support
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2013

 

Samsung Galaxy Express 2

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Express 2Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Express 2
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 81.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

78% Samsung Galaxy Express 2: Prepaid-Handy mit LTE im Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
80% Samsung Galaxy Express 2
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% LTE-Smartphone für Einsteiger zum Sparpreis
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: solid smartphone; good suitability for daily use
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.3 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.163kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 review: The Grand refresh is not worth its Rs 24,890 price tag
Source: Tech2.in.com English
It’s an ever tougher sell when you consider the Lenovo Vibe X, which is superior in almost every respect, retailing for the same price. To sum up, the Grand 2 is a worthy upgrade to the Grand Duos but poor pricing, tough competition and lack of some crucial features might hurt its sales. At its current market price, you’re better off with the Lenovo Vibe X.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Review: Samsung GALAXY Grand 2
Source: Techtree.com English
The GALAXY Grand 2 is a massive improvement over its predecessor. This handset has a good screen, camera, and battery life. However, priced at Rs 22,000, the phone’s performance is not consistent. Many will find its interface garish. The design is done-to-death and the handset doesn’t feel premium compared to the similarly priced phones. So if you’re planning to buy a phone in price bracket, the Lenovo Vibe X (Rs 23,000) and Nokia Lumia 920 (Rs 24,000) are definitely better options.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
80% Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
It's no surprise that competition in the Rs. 17,000 to 22,000 range is hot right now. Features that were once exclusive to phones twice that price are tempting users, and multinational brands now find themselves competing with increasingly well-made phones from local manufacturers. Still, most phones in this price range tend to advertise a single trick such as a full-HD screen or new processor, while neglecting to mention that these things aren't very useful in isolation. In contrast, Samsung has delivered a well-rounded product that seems to strike a very sensible balance between price, features and performance. Large screens on phones at this price point are no longer crippled by low resolutions, and "quad-core processors" actually have enough meat on their bones to deliver superior performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%

 

Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386FNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F
Processor: MP5232
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.137kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 83.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

80.8% Review Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Turbo data. A 4.5-inch smartphone powered by Android 4.2.2 and high-speed LTE for a price considerably below 300 Euros (~$416): Samsung's Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F enables a browsing speed of up to 150 Mbit/s - not its only advantage, as our review proves.
58% Samsung-Handy mit LTE Cat 4-Unterstützung
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 58% features: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
94% Samsung Galaxy Core LTE
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% emissions: 83%
88% Samsung Galaxy Core LTE
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
88% Samsung Galaxy Core LTE im Test: Schnelles LTE gepaart mit Langeweile
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 90% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 85%
88% Samsung Galaxy Core LTE
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80% mobility: 95%
Matter Rücken und LTE Cat 4
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: currently cheapest LTE cat 4-model; anti-slip cover Negative: weaker camera and performance compared to S4 mini
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2014

 

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 definitely belongs to the most anticipated phones. With Samsung’s aggressive marketing, the hype for the Galaxy S5 is indeed great. First off, the design of the Galaxy S5 looks much stronger compared to its predecessors. It is made of a plastic chassis instead of a metal one, however. The Galaxy S5 also comes with a larger screen, measuring 5.1 inches with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels giving it a 432 pixel density. This, coupled with its super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and 16M colors screen, gives one of the screen displays for smartphones. Gorilla Glass 3 gives added protection for the screen.

The phone is equipped with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS with a quad core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor to ensure phone usage will be as smooth as possible. Multitasking is also no problem with specifications like this. And to top it off, the battery life of the Galaxy S5 is also impressive, with its new 2800 mAh battery. Despite all that, the biggest drawback of the Galaxy S5 is that it is not so much of an upgrade compared to its latest predecessor. However, for those looking for the best smartphone available in the market right now, this phone should definitely be in the list.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S5
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 600 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S5 (Model)

Average Score: 87.17% - good
Average of 47 scores (from 101 reviews)

 

91% Review Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Space...the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Notebookcheck as she continues her mission to explore the (Samsung) Galaxy S5. The crew is hoping for a result that is out of this world - and although the scores fall slightly short of expectations, the S5 nonetheless earns the smartphone-crown.
Galaxy S6 vs S5
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring a reworked, more luxurious design, improved screen, next-generation octa-core processor and significantly cleaner TouchWiz skin, the Galaxy S6 is the best smartphone ever released by Samsung. However, with the Galaxy S5's price close to halved since the Galaxy S6's launch, and the 2014 handset still offering above average performance and specifications at the price point, buyers on a budget would still do well to consider the older phone.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2015
HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
The HTC One M9 is a beautifully crafted handset, next to which Samsung's Galaxy S5 looks quite average, not to mention the aesthetic appeal of Sense 7 over the TouchWiz interface. On paper the HTC beast has every reason to feel superior, too, with a much faster chipset, stereo speakers, and higher camera resolutions. In reality, however, the situation is more nuanced.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2015
Intergalactic camera shootout: Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. Note 4 vs. iPhone 6
Source: GSM Arena English
This was a shootout between four phones, but the real question is whether the Samsung Galaxy S6 has improved over its 2014 predecessors. A full year divides the Galaxy S5 and S6 and between them there was distinct improvement. The Galaxy Note 4 is more recent and benefits from some of the same camera improvements that the S6 boasts, most notably, the Sony IMX240 sensor and the optical image stabilization.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2015
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs S6 comparison: What's new in the Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: PC Advisor English
We've yet to run the Samsung Galaxy S6 through our benchmarks, but on paper it sounds as though it should be significantly faster than the Galaxy S5. It also has a beautiful Quad HD screen that's significantly higher in resolution and much brighter than that on the S5. The new Galaxy shows a vast improvement in design, too, and there are some nice upgrades to the camera - particularly at the front. Some sacrifices have been made, though, with the S6 losing the removable battery and microSD card slot that have long been favoured by Samsung fans.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Now With Android Lollipop And VASTLY Improved TouchWiz
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The Galaxy S5 is most definitely a mixed bag. On the one hand, the disgruntlement regarding the exterior design is entirely understandable; not only is it not the advancement many expected, it’s actually a bit of a step back with that revolting back cover. But when you boil it all down that’s one of only a small number of bad things I have to say about it. On the whole this is actually a pretty great smartphone. It’s fast and powerful with stacks of storage space and connectivity options, and the screen is gorgeous. The waterproofing is a real boon too, as you don’t have to worry about Tweeting from your bathtub.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 does a lot of things well. Its Super AMOLED display offers stunning visuals, while its Snapdragon 801 CPU delivers strong performance. Features such as S Health continue to grow, becoming more useful, despite a gimmicky heartbeat monitor. And let's not forget the more than 9 hours of battery life that can be extended even further.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
Being new onto the scene, there are several reasons why the Nexus 6 stands out more profoundly than its rival in the Galaxy S5. For starters, there’s no arguing the fact that it’s the fresher of the two devices – aided by its cutting-edge hardware, future proof status, and stock Android 5.0 Lollipop experience. Naturally, too, the attachment to the fabled Nexus series means that it’s going to receive future Android software updates a lot faster than its customized rival.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2014
iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy S5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four rounds to the Galaxy S5's two, the iPhone 6 Plus is the clear winner of this head-to-head review. Featuring a larger screen, better battery life and more future-proof assurance regarding software updates, the iPhone 6 Plus is an excellent smartphone.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2014
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
The Note Edge has an edge in almost everything when compared to the Galaxy S5. It might be less ergonomic in the hand, but that could be expected from a 5.6” phablet. Other than that, it is superior to the S5 in any way that counts, and we are not only talking the Edge side screen, or the extra input method brought on by the S Pen stylus, as you may or may not find these very useful on a daily basis.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2014
Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy S5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Coming to the end of our review, the Galaxy Note 4 is the clear winner having won five rounds to the Galaxy S5's two. While the Galaxy Note 4's increased size won't be to everyone's taste, an improved rear camera, more powerful processor and productivity focused S Pen stylus make the phablet one of the best Android phones currently available to enterprises.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2014
Motorola DROID Turbo vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
Motorola has done a great job with the Droid Turbo – this phone is a terrific package that packs all the cutting-edge technology one can think of right now. What's more, the software experience with the phone is also great – it's very close to stock Android, which we consider a good thing, while Motorola's additions are useful and meaningful in the context of the Droid Turbo.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2014
iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 vs One M8 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
While the Galaxy S5 and iPhone both won three rounds - although one of the Samsung handsets was technically a tie with the One M8 - for us at V3 the Apple handset is the overall winner. Even though the Galaxy S5 can theoretically feature more storage, has a longer battery life and better camera, the iPhone 6 countermands this for enterprise customers by offering improved security and better assurance that it will be able to receive future software updates.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2014
iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 vs G3 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Coming to the end of the head to head it has been a close fought battle, with the iPhone 6 and G3 both winning three rounds and the Galaxy S5 two. However, as enterprise and business reviewers for us here at V3 the iPhone 6's advanced security features and more robust future-proof potential to receive iOS upgrades make it the safer choice for corporate users and win it this versus review.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2014
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: Apple takes on Samsung once again in smartphone wars
Source: PC Advisor English
The iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5 are two very different smartphones with iOS and Android remaining the big difference. Other than this there's the price, design, storage and additional features to consider.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2014
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
Here in the US, consumers can pick up both smartphones through AT&T for the 2-year contract price of $200. Somewhat of a strange decision to say quite frankly, it’s tough to recommend handing over the cash to pick up the Galaxy Alpha. Yes, it’s certainly gorgeous looking, but the same amount will land you the more features rich Galaxy S5 – not to mention it’s also better spec’d, offers a water resistant property with its construction, and performs better in a variety of areas over its sibling.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
Samsung's Galaxy S5 is getting a bit long in the tooth already, just half a year after introduction, and Sony's six-month upgrade strategy seems like a winning bet when you have to choose between the S5 with the new Xperia Z3 this holiday season. It is slim, stylish, with a higher waterproof rating, and looks and feels way better in terms of design than the plasticky S5, faux leather back or not. Granted, the Xperia Z3 is a tad taller than the S5, but the overall dimensions of both are bearable for one-handed usage, plus you get stereo speakers with the Z3. Samsung's stand-out biometrics, like the fingerprint scanner and the heart rate sensor on the back are an acquired taste, and you might find the superior audio experience on the Z3 more useful in your everyday interaction with the phone.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
The Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 are devices of different size and there’s no going around that: the phablet-sized Note 4 is not among the thinnest devices out there and its heft is felt at that large size. In return, it will reward you with one of the best Android experiences out there starting with the brilliant, 5.7-inch Quad HD display, the latest Snapdragon 805 system chip that scores at the top of the Android ranks, and an improved camera with optical stabilization.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Moto X: Smartphone Face-Off
Source: Tom's Guide English
With a more stylish — and far more customizable — design, better performance, more-useful features and a lower price, the Moto X just edges out the Samsung Galaxy S5 in this nine-round competition. The S5 kept things competitive, though, winning many crucial rounds, including display, interface, camera and battery life. So, regardless of which phone you choose, you'll end up a winner.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2014
Motorola Moto X 2014 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
There’s a reason why the Samsung Galaxy S5 continues to be a noteworthy smartphone, despite the fact that it’s been out for some time now. Frankly, it just works in being a high performing smartphone – one that’s usually a top finisher in key categories. From its superior battery life, sharp camera quality, and its rich set of software features, the Galaxy S5 is without a doubt a few steps ahead of the Moto X.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: Why Sony outpaces Samsung in this smartphone battle
Source: PC Advisor English
With almost identical core hardware the Sony Xperia Z3 and Galaxy S5 are very similar. However, with more user friendly software, a more premium design and more useful unique features, the Xperia Z3 just about sneaks ahead of the Galaxy S5.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2014
Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
We know you want a straight answer: the iPhone 6 or the Galaxy S5? But the reality is that such an answer will inevitably be, to put it lightly, completely misleading. There's no such thing as one-size-fits-all, and it ultimately comes down to your right to exercise choice.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2014
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: Apple takes on Samsung once again in smartphone wars
Source: PC Advisor English
It's one of the big match-ups of the year so here's our iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review. The iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5 are two very different smartphones with iOS and Android remaining the big difference. Other than this there's the price, design, storage and additional features to consider.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/12/2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: Samsung's best ever smartphones fight it out
Source: PC Advisor English
Arriving a good six months after the Samsung Galaxy S5, it's no surprise that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has significantly faster hardware. It's important to note, however, that all flagship smartphones are now very fast, and the chances of the average user being able to tell the difference between them is minimal. However, what might sway you in the new Note's favour is its larger, higher-resolution screen and potentially longer battery life. Whether it sways you enough to part with an extra £200 over the S5 will depend on your budget.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S5 mini comparison review: Price, specs and more
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S5 mini has the usual downgrades compared to the full-size Galaxy S5 including screen resolution, camera and processor. It has the same design, including IP67 certification, in a more compact device while retaining the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor. We await a UK release date and price.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/03/2014
LG G3 vs Galaxy S5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won five rounds to the Galaxy S5's three, the LG G3 is the winner of this versus review. Featuring a superior screen, better camera and more innovative design the G3 is one of, if not the best Android smartphone currently available. But with a better battery life and more robust portfolio of security services there is still plenty to like about the Galaxy S5.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2014
90% Samsung goes for evolution over revolution... again.
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a great phone - the problem is we're now in a world where stunning smartphones are becoming the norm. Samsung seems to banking on the fact it knows there will be some people out there who will buy its devices no matter what, else it would have jumped to a more premium design. If you're a Samsung fan, this is the phone you should buy without question. If you're more agnostic, there's better out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: South Korean derby
Source: GSM Arena English
The gamble that LG took with the G3 this could ultimately end up paying off, but past trends indicate that the Samsung has responded well to challenges from its rivals. But until that time comes, the unmatched screen, the excellent camera, and compelling design make the G3 a tough one to beat, despite its shortcomings. The Korean derby will only be getting more interesting to watch. That's for sure. Not everyone will end up choosing a side - but many will be tempted.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2014
Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s smartphone comparison: no good reasons to choose Samsung over iPhone
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If you are an iPhone user who is happy with iOS 7 it is unlikely much about the Galaxy S5 will persuade you to make the jump to Android. The Galaxy S5 will be fast, well built, full featured. It will have a big bright and bold screen, and good cameras, and it will offer good storage and connectivity options. But all of the above is true of the iPhone 5S. The days are over when Apple was far ahead of other smartphone makers, but it remains at the top of the tree when it comes to making high-class phones.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Droid gladiators
Source: GSM Arena English
In the end there's no need for a sign pointing glass design fans one way and camera buffs the other. The Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 have more in common than their predecessors ever did. We know how that battle went on a market level, but this year, on a personal level, the choice between the two comes down to the most subtle of personal preferences and taste.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/04/2014
70% Review: Samsung GALAXY S5
Source: Techtree.com English
The Samsung GALAXY S5 packs in an impressive screen. The camera and waterproof body are two more strong points of this phone. What brings it down is the cluttered interface and noticeable lag in performing certain tasks (in spite of a powerful octa-core processor). The design just can’t justify the phone’s premium price tag. If you’re spending around Rs 40,000, you better stretch your budget a bit and get the HTC One M8 instead.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% performance: 70% features: 90% workmanship: 60%
90% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Gadgetspeak English
This is a very nice Smartphone and I am sure Samsung have another winner with it, easy to use and learn, the screen is not very reflective so does not show fingermarks and the creamy white surround shows nothing. It even has possible fingerprint scanning security but this was one of the many things I could not test in the available time. Mirrorcasting out of the box was another.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
The Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s flagship handset and is probably the best Android smartphone on the market right now. HTC’s One (M8) is a great looking phone let down by its camera, while Sony’s Xperia Z2 is a touch on the big side. If size doesn’t bother you, the Xperia X2 reportedly boasts the best camera and video performance of any waterproof smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: LG and Samsung flagship smartphones go head to head
Source: PC Advisor English
We'd happily own either of these two similarly specified smartphones, but with just a few pounds between them the LG G3 looks to be the more impressive device. Whereas the S5 offers a fingerprint reader and heart-rate sensor, the G3 boasts a larger, significantly higher-resolution Quad HD display that is quite simply beautiful, plus support for high-resolution audio. We'd much rather watch video, view photos and play games on the G3, which should be every bit as fast as the Galaxy S5.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Flagship smartphone doesn't match up to rivals
Source: PC Advisor English
Things haven't changed much from the Galaxy S4 but Samsung, as usual, has packed the Galaxy S5 with features. However, a lot are somewhat unnecessary. The heart rate monitor is a prime example and while the fingerprint scanner is cool, it's difficult to use. There is some top end hardware here, particularly the screen, but nothing which stands out in a busy and competitive market. A key element is that the design of the Galaxy S5 falls short. It's plastic, looks like every other Samsung handset and doesn't feel premium. Galaxy S4 users needn't upgrade and anyone looking for a flagship smartphone can get better elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
88% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Top-notch specs, less software bloat
Source: Zdnet.com English
Samsung has done a good job with the Galaxy S5. Software bloat has been pared down and a few useful new features added, while the technical specifications are superb and battery life is good. Design purists may bemoan the plastic chassis, but the Galaxy S5 is still a worthy successor to last year's model.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5: The TechSpot Review
Source: Techspot English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a well refined piece of hardware; it’s not a game-breaking, revolutionary device that blows the its predecessor or the competition out of the water, but Samsung has made a number of welcome improvements in key areas and sometimes that's just what we need in annual updates. At the end of the day, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a fine flagship smartphone that meets most criteria. Many refinements to the formula are great, others not so much, but the overall package is one that users should generally like and enjoy to use, current S4 owners included.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Best Android phone 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
On paper alone, the Sony Xperia Z2 appears to lead the pack. With an extra gig of RAM over the competition, a promising stills- and video camera that lets you display 4K footage on your 4K TV, one-touch sharing, listening, mirroring and backup via NFC, a gorgeous screen, excellent dust- and waterproofing credentials and the largest-capacity battery prior to the existence of any power-saving mode, Sony is surely on to a winner with the Xperia Z2. The Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor also impress, as does the HTC One M8's Duo Camera, but none is on our list of priorities.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: flagships smartphone has new features but doesn't stand out from the crowd
Source: PC Advisor English
Things haven't changed much from the Galaxy S4 but Samsung, as usual, has packed the Galaxy S5 with features. However, a lot are somewhat unnecessary. The heart rate monitor is a prime example and while the fingerprint scanner is cool, it's difficult to use. There is some top end hardware here, particularly the screen, but nothing which stands out in a busy and competitive market. A key element is that the design of the Galaxy S5 falls short. It's plastic, looks like every other Samsung handset and doesn't feel premium. Galaxy S4 users needn’t upgrade and anyone looking for a flagship smartphone can get better elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: a new and better repeat
Source: Mobileburn English
People will look to the Galaxy S5 for a fresh take on an amazing smartphone and they will be misguided to do so. It would be wiser to focus on what the S5 offers -- tons of enhancements and fixes for most of the things that people complain about with their smartphones. The camera is noticeably clearer, the battery life is remarkably better, the screen is brighter and has better colors, and the body of the phone undoubtedly better. This is exactly what people wanted, and Samsung delivered on the core attributes of what makes a great phone. If you're looking for a phone to shake the smartphone paradigm, look elsewhere. If you want a phone that does the important things well and throws in a few bonuses a long the way, Samsung has made its best Android phone yet, and it's ready to meet those needs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2014
82% Samsung Galaxy S5 Review
Source: T Break English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is surely an upgrade over the Galaxy S5 is almost every single way- better screen, better camera, longer lasting battery and a faster processor. That being said, I think the Galaxy S4 continues to be a great phone, especially after the KitKat update. So if you already own the S4, I wouldn’t necessarily rush out to buy the S5. However, if you have anything older and are looking to upgrade I would definitely suggest going down to the store and playing with the Galaxy S5. And I wouldn’t be surprised if you walk out with one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 85% workmanship: 75%
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Hot Hardware English
We've occasionally passed out Editor's Choice awards here when there are multiple devices in a category that we feel are worthy. In the case of Samsung's Galaxy S5, it goes without question on the team, that this device deserves this level of praise, as does HTC's One (M8). Some people will find themselves drawn to the One's fantastic exterior design quality, while others will lean towards the GS5's beautiful S-AMOLED display and unique, powerful feature set.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its gorgeous display, powerful Snapdragon 801 processor and enhanced camera, the Samsung Galaxy S5 easily eclipses its predecessor along with nearly all other smartphones on the market. Oh, and let's not forget the fact that the S5 can go for a quick dip and keep on kicking. Plus, the T-Mobile S5 lasts nearly 11 hours on a charge, longer than the carrier models we tested.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Galaxy S5 does incorporate new features like water and dust resistance, a heart rate monitor and a fingerprint scanner, but the area where it loses is its design. Samsung has not done enough to make the Galaxy S5 a desirable premium smartphone.There is no compromise on performance though but we really wished that the Samsung would overhaul the build and design of its smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S vs Xperia Z2 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four rounds to the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5S's three, the Sony Xperia Z2 is our overall winner. Featuring a superior camera, better battery life, slightly improved performance and a life-proof water and dust-resistant design, the Xperia Z2 is one of the best smartphones we've ever used. However, it is a close call, and with the iPhone 5S costing less and offering easier operating system updates and the Galaxy S5 a more robust portfolio of enterprise security services, many readers will have their own favourite of the three.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2014
Testing: Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone
Source: Tested English
The Galaxy S5 is an expensive phone, so for most users it'll be a two-year deal. Being locked in with any device for that long is likely to be unpleasant. I can't promise Samsung will keep the GS5 up to date for the entire time, or even that it will get the next major OS update in a timely fashion. That's just the risk you take with a non-Nexus Android phone. Still, the device Samsung has released is excellent, and it's definitely worthy of being on your shortlist.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2014
85% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Surpassing Apple iPhone 5s with brilliant performance, stunning camera
Source: Tech2.in.com English
There’s a good reason why the Samsung Galaxy S5 is so popular. Underneath the high price and plastic body lies a very good smartphone that has come a long way from the initial days of the Galaxy S. Compared to its predecessor, the S5 is an evolutionary upgrade just like the HTC One M8 or the Sony Xperia Z2 are to their counterparts.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Surpassing Apple iPhone 5s with brilliant performance, stunning camera
Source: Tech2.in.com English
There’s a good reason why the Samsung Galaxy S5 is so popular. Underneath the high price and plastic body lies a very good smartphone that has come a long way from the initial days of the Galaxy S. Compared to its predecessor, the S5 is an evolutionary upgrade just like the HTC One M8 or the Sony Xperia Z2 are to their counterparts. While many will be put off with yet another plastic phone from Samsung, we don’t think they had much of a choice given the new features that are present. It’s certainly not a premium looking phone but I guess that’s the compromise Samsung has had to make. I do think they could have done a better job with polycarbonate though. Just look at what HTC did with the One X or Nokia with the Lumia 1520.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
Samsung Galaxy S5 Review
Source: Droid-Life English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is by all means a perfectly good smartphone. This isn’t a major reinvention of the previous year’s model, though. While the display is out-of-this-world good, the rest just sort of feels somewhat unremarkable. The camera is good, not ground-breaking. The water resistance is nice, but nothing new to phones. Battery life is acceptable, not DROID MAXX-like. TouchWiz’s design has changed for the better, but still causes too much phone lag. And the whole phone design feels extremely dated and out-of-touch. This just isn’t the phone for me (or Tim it sounds like). I want more than just a beautiful display. I don’t want all that bezel or size. I don’t want a physical home button or TouchWiz’s lag or all that bloatware. I would take the camera, but others have capable cameras. Where is that thing, that is trying to draw me in? Maybe there isn’t supposed to be one? Or maybe it’s coming in the rumored premium version of the Galaxy S5 later this year. Or maybe it will be here in the Galaxy S6.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2014
Galaxy S5 vs Note 3 head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four rounds to the Galaxy Note 3's two rounds the Galaxy S5 is the winner of our head to head review. Featuring a more ergonomic, water and dust resistant design, more robust portfolio of security services and significantly better rear camera than its phablet predecessor, the Galaxy S5 is currently the best Samsung handset available. However, featuring a larger, but equally impressive screen, slightly better battery and useful S Pen Stylus, there is still plenty to like about the Galaxy Note 3. If Samsung had got its act together and updated the phablet to the current KitKat version of Android and new version of Touchwiz, the battle would have been far, far closer.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2014
Review: Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Androidbeat English
Who’s the Galaxy S5 for, then? Probably not for Galaxy S4 owners, for whom the hardware upgrades are, on the whole, minimal (and the extra bulk possibly unwelcome). Galaxy S3 owners coming to the end of a contract will be much more interested, with a massive spec bump and improved grip and durability, plus the much updated TouchWiz refinements. Five is, of course, a higher number than four, which in turn is greater than three. And, in terms of specs, the Galaxy S range runs along similar lines – the S5 is on the whole, the best device in the series yet and comes with my general recommendation. But, new applications and UI tweaks aside, is it just me who finds the annual upgrades more of a 0.1 bump than a full digit?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 (AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
I tested the AT&T Galaxy S5's performance, call quality, LTE performance, and camera, and got the same stellar results I saw on the T-Mobile version. LTE speeds, especially, burned up the charts. AT&T hasn't otherwise compromised the performance of this excellent phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon Wireless)
Source: PC Mag English
Of the 16GB of internal storage, 9.92GB is available to users out of the box. There are over 10 Verizon-branded apps, including Verizon Tones and the completely redundant VZ Navigator. On top of that, there are four Amazon apps, IMDb, Slacker Radio, Polaris Office 5, and Isis Wallet. None of these are removable, and Verizon also pushes its services to the forefront, making the Verizon-branded Messages+ app the default for SMS.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Laptop Mag English
With a practically flawless display, excellent camera and streamlined software, the Galaxy S5 marks a triumph for Samsung. A water-resistant body and long-lasting battery solidify the S5's position as one of the leading smartphones on the market. Unfortunately, this version of the S5 is held back by sluggish Sprint LTE speeds, at least where we tested.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Signs that we may have reached 'Peak smartphone'
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Samsung's Galaxy S5 might be the best evidence yet that smartphone development has plateaued (Also see: Peak Smartphone Theory). The entire industry has arranged itself around a yearly upgrade cycle, but at this point, there just isn't any compelling reason for most manufacturers to release a new flagship phone. Unfortunately for Samsung, while the Galaxy S5 is a fantastic phone, all these factors mean there's nothing compelling us to run out and buy it, or recommend that anyone else does so. If you're determined to buy a top-end phone for the sake of having a top-end phone, you'll probably end up choosing the S5. If not, you could actually save quite a bit of money by stepping down a notch.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
90% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Laptop Mag English
Samsung's Galaxy S5 is a stellar Android smartphone. Its more refined interface, practically perfect display and improved camera make it a worthy successor to the S4. Add to that more than 8 hours of battery life and a water-resistant chassis, and the Galaxy S5 finds itself at a level occupied by few other smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Galaxy S5 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Galaxy S5 delivers solid evolutionary changes over last year’s generation. This is the name of the game in the smartphone space now. Smartphones have become powerful enough that the days of 100% speed boost or revolutionary changes are mostly behind us and will happen at a lower frequency. At time, the design can be controversial and even polarizing, but the truth is that a single design can’t please everyone, but the good news is that there is something for everyone in this market. I was surprised that Samsung could ship something that is watertight AND removable at the same time, and overall, the phone is well-built and better than the Galaxy S4, so if you like the previous one, I suspect that you will like the S5 design better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Galaxy S5 deep-dive review: Long on hype, short on delivery
Source: Computerworld.com English
No question: The Galaxy S5 has some good things going for it. The phone boasts an excellent display, superb battery life and a respectable camera. It's water-resistant, too, which is a relatively unusual trait in smartphones today. But Samsung's weaknesses hold the GS5 back in some meaningful ways -- ways in which other manufacturers are currently thriving. The phone feels cheaply made, it's unnecessarily large with no accompanying benefit to the bulk and its software is cluttered and visually inconsistent. Beyond all of that, there's just nothing about the device that sets it apart or makes it feel particularly special. If the Galaxy S5 existed in a world of its own, it'd look pretty darn impressive. The problem is that the real world isn't so one-dimensional -- and when you start making comparisons, Samsung's "next big thing" looks a lot less grand.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2014
Galaxy S5 vs Nexus 5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won six rounds to the Nexus 5's two, the Galaxy S5 is the clear winner. Featuring a more robust design, superior performance, better camera and clearer display, the Galaxy S5 outperforms the Nexus 5 in almost every way. However, with the Nexus 5 already halfway through its lifecycle as a flagship smartphone and costing close to half the price of the Galaxy S5, the Google handset does present far better value for money and is still a solid choice for any buyer on a budget.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 comparison video review: Should you upgrade?
Source: PC Advisor English
You might not believe we're already on the fifth generation of Samsung Galaxy smartphone but technology moves quickly and the Galaxy S5 is upon us. But how is it different to the Galaxy S4 and what's new?
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2014
100% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: It Pro English
Still the best all-round Android device on the market, the Galaxy S5 has it all. The excellent display and great battery life are joined by the robust chassis. Samsung's biometric features might be ropey, but there is so much to like it doesn't matter if you don't use them.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: flagships smartphone has new features but doesn't stand out from the crowd
Source: PC Advisor English
Things haven't changed much from the Galaxy S4 but Samsung, as usual, has packed the Galaxy S5 with features. However, a lot are somewhat unnecessary. The heart rate monitor is a prime example and while the fingerprint scanner is cool, it's difficult to use. There is some top end hardware here, particularly the screen, but nothing which stands out in a busy and competitive market. A key element is that the design of the Galaxy S5 falls short. It's plastic, looks like every other Samsung handset and doesn't feel premium. Galaxy S4 users needn’t upgrade and anyone looking for a flagship smartphone can get better elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Improved phone still a step behind other Android models
Source: PC World English
With the Galaxy S5 arriving in the U.S. at the same time as the HTC One (M8), it's tempting to compare the two phones to each other. The Galaxy S5 is a fantastic Android phone, but it still misses the mark on some of the things that the HTC One (M8) excels at. It's not the best for blasting music, for instance, and while the TouchWiz interface has been cleaned up, it's still a step behind HTC's. While I give the edge to the HTC One (M8), they're both excellent phones and the one that's right for you will depend on what you use your phone for.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Geek.com English
Whether you like it or not, the Galaxy S5 is more than likely going to be the top-selling Android phone for the next year. Samsung has the name recognition to get non-geeks interested, and the phone doesn’t do anything to scare those folks away. For those who carefully compare smartphones to get exactly the right device, the Galaxy S5 still stands up well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Better, but not the best
Source: Greenbot English
I've always referred to Samsung as the iPhone of the Android world because their devices are the ones you suggest to your friends and family members who are effectively Android noobs and need a device that's easy to figure out, well-supported, and performs well. As a seasoned Android user, Samsung's Galaxy handsets continue to perplex me, but not to the point where I don't see their mass appeal. After all, it's got the latest specifications, a really stellar camera, and that bright screen coupled with a long-lasting battery that means its good for catching up on TV on the go. It has all of the bells and whistles a typical smartphone user would want.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S5 Review
Source: Slashgear English
After its predecessor’s scattershot feature-set, the more focused approach of the S5 makes for a more confident feeling device. The camera is solid and its new UI clean, and while the heart-rate sensor takes a little getting used to for finger positioning, once you’re familiar it’s a useful addition for those who want to track basic fitness without spending on a dedicated wristband. Water-resistance is something we find ourselves wishing every phone offered.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 video review: Evolution not revolution for flagship smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
From a design point of view, little has changed since the Galaxy S4. The device looks almost identical and much like Samsung's other smartphones. See also: Samsung Galaxy S5 review: flagship has new features but doesn't stand out from the crowd.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2014
Gimme a high S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 puts substance over style
Source: Reg Hardware English
Make no mistake, this phone is going to be very popular. It has plenty of cool innovations and decent features, from the efficient fingerprint scanner to the heartbeat monitor. And more usefully it includes improved battery life, good water resistance and a better camera. The HTC One (M8) is more glamorous, the Xperia Z2 feels more solid. But this is powerful and good-looking enough to persuade Samsung loyalists and floating voters with ease.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is probably the worst-looking of the three 2014 Android flagships we know about so far. HTC's metal One M8 and Sony's metal/glass Xperia Z2 both offer a look that is more successful than what we have here. Of course, if your phone is case-bound, the look of the hardware won't matter too much. The Samsung Galaxy S5 fits happily into the role of Galaxy S4 successor. It's a phone with some significant improvements over that model. It lacks the style of its nearest rivals, but it more than delivers on every other point and has a truly oustanding screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won five rounds to the iPhone 5S' three, the Galaxy S5 is the winner of our head to head review. Offering a more rugged design, along with superior display, camera and battery life the Galaxy S5 is one of the finest smartphones currently available. However, with the iPhone 5S having been released around six months ago, the device is already halfway through its lifecycle as a flagship product. The Samsung Galaxy S5's real challenge lies in the future when Apple unveils its next-generation flagship iPhone handset.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Gadget Show English
If you’re after flair in your phone however, a little bit of design panache - or an amazing camera above all else - just remember you have other options, no matter if Samsung’s inevitable marketing blitz makes it seem otherwise. The HTC One M8 is the most beautiful phone you can buy today, and nobody’s got the Lumia 1020 beat for images if you’re really prepared to dig into the settings. But hey, looks aren’t everything right? The Samsung Galaxy S5 remains king of the jacks of all trade, at least.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Samsung Galaxy S5 review: a solid improvement, but don't rush to upgrade
Source: Engadget English
The S5 is a solid upgrade over last year's model, with improvements to the hardware, software and camera. However, certain headline features like the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor are mediocre at best. Chances are, you'll be happy with the phone, but don't fork out the extra cash for an early upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
While the Samsung Galaxy S5 is not quite revolutionary and instead fixes a number of its predecessor's faults, it is still a very good smartphone. Powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 801 processor and boasting IP67 certification, the Galaxy S5 is a powerful and robust handset. The Galaxy S5's portfolio of security features, which includes a new custom fingerprint scanner and upgraded Knox 2.0 technology (where available), also make it the most business-friendly Android smartphone currently available.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S5: First impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
One area where Samsung phones still fall short is in their construction. Although the removable plastic back makes it possible to replace the battery, it comes across as cheap next to the iPhone's glass back and the HTC One's metal body. And Samsung hasn't completely removed all the clutter. There are still two separate apps to listen to music, watch video and buy apps. The S5 comes with the standard Google apps for Android, but Samsung Electronics Co. loads its own, too.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Galaxy S5 represents a shift for Samsung away from throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks to placing bets on fewer innovations. That strategy largely pays off with this handset. While the fingerprint reader could be more consistent, the S5 is a more refined product than the S4. We love the bright and colorful display, longer battery life and sharper camera with real-time HDR.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 (T-Mobile)
Source: PC Mag English
All this goes to say why the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One will share our Editors' Choice for Android smartphones for now. The Galaxy S5 triumphs on function, although its style falls a little short; the HTC One is downright gorgeous, but you make some serious compromises with its camera. Both exemplify the current state of the art.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Samsung Galaxy S5 review
Source: Stuff TV English
There’s plenty to brag about with the S5 - a glorious screen, superb camera, Multi Window apps, fingerprint scanning. If the tweaked build and cleaned-up user interface are anything to go by, Samsung is taking design - inside and out - seriously. And yet, while it does everything you expect from a 2014 flagship phone, it doesn’t quite go above and beyond to the same extent as the HTC One (M8), which is that little bit slicker, more stylish and joyful to live with.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 90% workmanship: 80%
100% Samsung Galaxy S5 review
Source: T3 English
Where things get a little more interesting is with the heart rest monitor. Place your finger over the sensor on the back of the phone and you'll be given a reading. During our time with the phone it worked around 60 per cent of the time and it wasn't always accurate; at one point we were given a reading of 222bpm - we're pretty sure that's heart-attack territory.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung’s New Galaxy S5 Is Most Impressive When Wet
Source: Recode English
Overall, the Galaxy 5S is a very good phone, but not one compelling enough for me to recommend that you buy it to replace last year’s Galaxy or the current iPhone. But there’s one caveat: If you drop your phone in water a lot, you want this one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/07/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s smartphone comparison review: reasons to choose Samsung over iPhone
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If you are an iPhone user who is happy with iOS 7 it is unlikely much about the Galaxy S5 will persuade you to make the jump to Android. The Galaxy S5 will be fast, well built, full featured. It will have a big bright and bold screen, and good cameras, and it will offer good storage and connectivity options. But all of the above is true of the iPhone 5S. The days are over when Apple was far ahead of other smartphone makers, but it remains at the top of the tree when it comes to making high-class phones.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2014
70% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
86% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 86%
99% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 99%
98% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: SFT - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 98%
98% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Tablet PC - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 98%
92% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Computerbild - Heft 22/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 92%
99% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 99% emissions: 97%
86% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 85%
91% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Com! - Heft 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Hardbloxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 3/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2014
94% Wasserfester High-End-Android mit Fitness-Fokus
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 95% features: 95% display: 95% ergonomy: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2014
96% Super Smartphone, aber eben nicht das Beste
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 100% display: 95% mobility: 95% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
97% Knapp daneben
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% price: 56% mobility: 98%
98% Samsung Galaxy S5 im Handy-Test: Vieles verbessert, aber wenig revolutioniert
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 98% features: 98% workmanship: 97% emissions: 98%
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Hardbloxx German DE→EN
Positive: good high end smartphone; useful improvements
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2014
Das derzeit beste Smartphone am Markt?
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: very good performance; resilient technology; good usability; good voice quality
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 Test zeigt ein Flaggschiff mit wenig Schwächen
Source: Techhive.de German DE→EN
Positive: large smartphone; flagship device with few deficiencies
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: jaw-dropping display; very good camera; rugged and handy body Negative: disappointing fingerprint scanner
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2014
Das Cocktail-Smartphone
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Positive: diverse extras and options; touchwiz system
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2014

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Rugged and the ability to take on the elements, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a flagship device with endurance in mind. There are 3 colors to choose from; camo green, titanium grey and ruby red. The buffed up device looks like a Samsung Galaxy S5 with a durable aftermarket casing attached. Edges are slightly curved but the corners are padded to increase shock durability. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is dustproof and water-resistant. The 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Needless to say, the display quality is superb with 432 ppi and vivid colors. The Android 4.4.2 KitKat device is upgradable to v5 Lollipop. At the core is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU and 16 GB internal memory. Users can increase storage using a microSD with up to 128 GB. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is equipped with a 16 MP autofocus rear camera, which delivers impressive snapshots and a 2 MP front camera. Other capabilities include Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and USB host. Battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is good with a Li-Ion cell rated at 2800 mAh. This device is certainly a good alternative for users looking to feature rich flagship device with equally good durability.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5 ActiveNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.17kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S5 Active (Model)

Average Score: 81.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review
Source: Tom's Guide English
While the S5 Active is larger and heavier than the original Galaxy S5, what it lacks in lightness it more than makes up for with military-spec durability. The only Android phone tougher than the S5 Active is the 4.5-inch Kyocera Brigadier and its Sapphire Shield screen. But fitted with last-gen components, the Brigadier's Snapdragon 400 is lapped by the S5 Active's Snapdragon 801 chip. With the S5 Active's speedy processor, enduring battery and even louder speakers, you get the equivalent of Mustang performance in a Humvee body. Now all you have to do is prepare for life without the limits of conventional smartphone worries, and figure out what to do with the extra money you would have spent on a case.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
We usually think of smartphones as delicate devices, prone to crack from accidental drops or die from unintended water contact. The Galaxy S5 Active raises the bar for ruggedness in smartphones without sacrificing screen space or functionality. The special apps that come with the device show the designers put some thoughts into assembling some useful tools that would fit into the lifestyle of those who would use a sturdy phone. Aside from the ruggedness, the phone can stand on its own as a reliable mobile device for text, photos, messages, and social media. The FHD screen makes it a decent multimedia player for visual, but it’s undermined by the back-facing speaker. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a good reliable mobile phone for anybody, but especially for the sporty, active users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
We usually think of smartphones as delicate devices, prone to crack from accidental drops or die from unintended water contact. The Galaxy S5 Active raises the bar for ruggedness in smartphones without sacrificing screen space or functionality. The special apps that come with the device show the designers put some thoughts into assembling some useful tools that would fit into the lifestyle of those who would use a sturdy phone. Aside from the ruggedness, the phone can stand on its own as a reliable mobile device for text, photos, messages, and social media. The FHD screen makes it a decent multimedia player for visual, but it’s undermined by the back-facing speaker. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a good reliable mobile phone for anybody, but especially for the sporty, active users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active review: A high-end phone for the accident prone
Source: Greenbot English
The Galaxy S5 Active is a lot of things. A good all-around phone that’s sturdy would be one way to describe it. Another would be that its a Galaxy S5 with a slimmed-down Otterbox case on it. Available in Ruby Red and Titanium Gray, and Camo Green, the S5 Active will cost you the same as the regular Galaxy S5, $200 on a new contract. Now it just comes down to which you prefer: the plasticy beauty of the original Galaxy S5 or the brawn of the S5 Active.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active review: Combat ready
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is the best equipped rugged smartphone out there. If you are in the United States and looking for a smartphone of this type, the handset must be at the very top of your shopping list. Potential users in the rest of the world should look forward to the wide release of the handset as well. But only if they can provide the life of adrenaline and adventure this phone is built for.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
The Galaxy S5 Active makes no real compromises to earn its more adventurous designation. I don't care for fingerprint scanners, and I think the Active key will be genuinely more useful for the majority of people. Otherwise, it offers the exact same experience as the standard GS5. I personally prefer the S5 Active's design, and the added weight makes it feel like a more premium device in my hands. Either would make a fine choice, but if you're a klutz or adrenaline junkie, the Active should jump to the top of your list. It shares our Editors' Choice award with its otherwise identical, non-Active sibling on AT&T.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Galaxy S5 Active is a smartphone that has a much better chance of surviving the length of that two-year contract than your typical handset. Plus, you get all the best goodies the regular S5 has to offer, including its bright and rich full HD screen, long battery life and feature-rich camera. The louder speaker than the S5 is another plus.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

The phone is almost identical to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. This touchscreen smartphone features a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with 1.5 GB of RAM. The 4.5 inch screen is 1280 x 720 pixel with 325 pixel density. It is capable of showing bright, vibrant colors.

It weighs little at 120 g and is available in charcoal black, shimmery white, electrice blue and copper gold. The S5 Mini comes with Android 4.4 (Kitkat) and Samsung's TouchWiz software. A rear mounted heart rate monitor and S Health application. The S health application, which can track how many calories you've burnt based on your activity, are belong to the included apps. There is also a significant decrease in bloatware in the Galaxy S5.

One of the winning features of the phone is its water and dusts resistance. The phone will handle being dropped into water with no issues. In addition to the water and dust resistance, it also features a fingerprint scanner. Unfortunately, the fingerprint scanner does not appear to work as smoothly compared to the swiper on the iPhone 5S.

The phone features a primary camera with 8 MP that comes with LED flash and a 2.1 MP front camera. It features an internal storage of 16 GB and supports microSD cards up to 64 GB. The Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery can last for up to 10 hours of talk time and 47 hours of music play.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5 miniNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Processor: Samsung Exynos 3470 Quad
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP4
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.12kg
Price: 449 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 84.89% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 27 reviews)

 

87% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Big is now "Mini". One year ago, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini would have easily been a standard-sized smartphone. But it is smaller than the Galaxy S5 and does not offer all the features, either, so it is called "Mini". Where did the manufacturer save some money? And how does the Galaxy S5 Mini perform compared to other "Mini" devices?
70% Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Mini not mighty
Source: Pocket Lint English
Sure, Samsung has crammed the S5 mini with impressive features such as waterproofing, a fingerprint reader and heart-rate monitor - but how often will those actually get used? The heart-rate monitor in particular is no stand-in for the likes of Samsung's Gear Live or Gear Fit, one of which you'll likely want to get the most out of the built-in S Health feature. The S5 mini is a more affordable way to get Samsung's latest features and, of course, offers those in a more portable package than the larger-screen direction most of the flagships are headed. It's mini, but with the build quality and changing marketplace it's not as mighty this time around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs HTC One mini 2 comparison review: Design and price beats additional features
Source: PC Advisor English
t's a close call here with two very similarly kitted out smartphones. However, the HTC One mini 2 pips it for us with its superior design, cheaper price tag and better software. We'd understand if you wanted to spend the extra for the Galaxy S5 mini's fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor and IR blaster, though.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/16/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: Recombu English
All in all, the Galaxy S5 Mini is a decent phone and has a good go at reproducing the user experience offered by its bigger and more prestigious sibling. When placed against other so-called 'Mini' spin-offs it fares well in terms of tech specs, however, there are a few devices out there not being pitched as scaled-down flagships that are possibly better all-rounders - the Motorola Moto G instantly springs to mind.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha comparison review: Explore the pros and cons of Samsung's S5 mini & Alpha smartphones
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the Galaxy S5 mini and Galaxy Alpha are reasonably evenly matched smartphones from Samsung. With just 0.2in difference between the screen size, your decision between the two will come down to metal vs plastic when it comes to design. Of course, there's also the matter of processor and camera, both of which the Alpha wins at, but a lower price and better storage options are where the S5 mini manages to fight back. It's a tough call, and will really depend on what you need from your device, so make sure you take a close look at our comparison review to help you determine which is best for you.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is a pretty good miniature take on the Galaxy S5. It looks and feels similar, and offers most – if not quite all – the features of its more expensive brother. Most important of the lot, you get the S5’s fantastic screen contrast and black level, and the option to have either more accurate or larger-than life colour. Look a bit deeper and you do see a few cuts here are there, though. The CPU is far less powerful, and some games just don’t look quite as good as they would on something such as the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. Plus, the camera is a lot more ordinary than the Galaxy S5’s. It’s not bad, just not quite as remarkable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is the best mini Samsung has come up with so far. It’s made some big improvements on the S4 Mini particularly in the screen, battery and camera departments. It's not an automatic choice, though. A very good, smaller take on the S5 that's only eclipsed by the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and cheaper 5-inch phones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
70% Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: A great little phone that's just too expensive
Source: PC Advisor English
Like the Samsung Galaxy S5, the S5 mini is a very decent Android phone. Our key concerns lie in its pricing and performance: while most users will find it more than fast enough for day-to-day tasks, the price tag is a lot higher than we'd like to pay in terms of what we get in return. The new dust- and waterproof casing is a nice touch, but the S5 mini isn't as good-looking as the HTC One mini 2, while the heart-rate monitor and fingerprint scanner are welcome but not essential additions.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
100% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review
Source: T3 English
This is a well-designed, powerfully specced phone that will suit all sizes of hands from the smallest to the most sausage-fingered - though the latter will need to type carefully. The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini succeeds because it's a more widely usable size than the bigger S5, and because it cuts few corners in the shrinking process. To include a fingerprint sensor, infra-red blaster and heart rate monitor on a phone that you can splash without ruining are significant achievements. And the size and software mean that it's very pleasing to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% The Galaxy S5 gets shrunk, but smaller isn't always better
Source: Techradar English
If you're taken with the Galaxy S5's design, fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor, but can't afford its lofty price tag - or want a handset that's more manageable in the hand - then the Galaxy S5 Mini is a strong replacement.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Big enough
Source: GSM Arena English
On its own, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is a merely a good midrange smartphone. Next to it's bigger sibling - it's probably Samsung's best mini to date. It retains what makes the bigger flagship desirable and cleverly mimics its superb performance so that it's easy to think the raw hardware power is equal. Samsung has made this smartphone snappy thanks to good software optimizations. The proprietary feature list is also pretty long as is usual for Samsung smartphones. The motion gestures are here, even if the air ones aren't available, the IR blaster is here as well - we only wish HTC had provided one for their mini smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/17/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Galaxy S4 mini comparison review: New smartphone adds waterproof design, fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S5 mini adds a reasonable amount of upgrades compared to the Galaxy S4 mini. These include better components, more storage, a waterproof design and newer software. Let's not forget the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor either. It's worth the extra £120 if you can afford it and will make use of those additional features.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S5 mini comparison review: Price, specs and more
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S5 mini has the usual downgrades compared to the full-size Galaxy S5 including screen resolution, camera and processor. It has the same design, including IP67 certification, in a more compact device while retaining the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor. We await a UK release date and price.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/03/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
98% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 98%
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: e-media - Heft 21/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
78% Klein, aber mäßig
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 60% features: 85% display: 90% ergonomy: 75%
Kompakte Form, große Leistung?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2014
64% Kompakteres S5 mit neuen Innereien
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 64% features: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
87% Schwache Performance aber reich an Features
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 83% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
91% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: Computerbild - Heft 18/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
81% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 81%
88% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
Wird das Mini endlich erwachsen?
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2014
96% Samsung Galaxy S5 mini im Handy-Test: Kompakt und beinahe tadellos
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% features: 95% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 95%
95% S5 mit Idealmaß
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 74% mobility: 95%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2014
100% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 5/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is an Android 4.4.2 KitKat smartphone that packs an optical zoom camera. Visually, the device has a similar look to other bar shaped Samsung smartphones with the addition of a physical camera shutter button. The back panel has the faux leather texture found on the Galaxy S5 and comes in 3 colours; white, blue and black.

There is a 4.8 inches Super AMOLED display panel protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The internal hardware consists of an Exynos 5260 Cortex A7 1.3 GHz quad-core and Cortex A15 1.7 GHz dual-core combination, Mali-T624 GPU, 2 GB RAM, and 8 GB internal memory. Photography lovers would be glad with the option to an additional 64 GB using MicroSD.

The standout feature is the 20.7 megapixel auto/manual focus, 10X optical zoom camera. It has optical image stabilization with Xenon and LED flash capabilities. The secondary camera is a 2 megapixel front facing camera which will please the selfie lover.

Other features include A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, TV-out, photo/video editor, and 50 GB Dropbox cloud storage. Battery life on the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is good with its 2430 mAh Li-ion cell that enables the device to have 14 hour talk time.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy K ZoomNotebook: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T624
Display: 4.8 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 500 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy K Zoom (Model)

Average Score: 79.4% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

60% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Gadget Show English
Samsung has largely improved on last year's Galaxy S4 Zoom with the Galaxy K Zoom, cranking up its camera skills and dropping its huge heft, but it's simply still a tank of a phone. Despite its top-notch camera, the rest of the specs don't match up to its £400 price-tag. Samsung has tried to deliver the best of both camera and phone, and unfortunately, it just doesn't match up.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
82% Samsung Galaxy K zoom review: the point-and-shoot with a phone
Source: Pocketnow English
That being said, we’re still not sure we’re able to answer our fundamental questions about this device, but we’ll try our best. Is it a phone? It definitely is a smartphone, and a rather capable one at that, being able to handle most of today’s tasks without a problem. Is it a camera? It surely is, and a good one at that. Who would buy it? The person who doesn’t care about added bulk, is not a spec-head (but rather a casual smartphone user), is relatively light on using the phone, and cares a lot about his or her on-the-go photography. Why? Well, you tell us why you’d buy (or skip) the Samsung Galaxy K zoom, in the comments below.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 50%
60% Samsung K Zoom
Source: Recombu English
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a good smartphone with mid-range internals that will make the average user happy. It is, however, only a good camera compared with a digital compact, making it hard to recommend wholeheartedly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a strange middle-ground phone. It doesn’t have every latest feature under the sun, but makes sacrifices in design that mean people may assume it does. Really, this phone is all about the optical zoom, and we still think that the Galaxy S5 can actually produce somewhat superior photos when shooting at a wide angle. For most, this phone isn’t really a sensible compromise, but there are real benefits to having a 10x optical zoom in a phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 60%
82% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Audio Video Foto Bild - Heft 11/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 82%
98% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 98%
78% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
80% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Foto Magazin - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
96% Mehr Handy als Kamera
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 91% mobility: 99%

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A Prime

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A PrimeNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A Prime
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 420
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x2560 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

 

Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A Prime
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Amazing colors and sharpness with stun contrast of the display; powerful processor; good camera. Negative: Only single rear speaker.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2014

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport is almost identical to Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship phone with a few differences. The S5 Sport has a 5.1-inch Full-HD 1080p AMOLED display, ensuring that all your media from pictures, games and movies will look great on the device. It's one of the best screens on the market right now.

Furthermore, it features the same 18 MP back camera as the regular S5, which is one of the best cameras available. The default video recording is at 1080p but you can also choose to record it in Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels). The front camera is a 2MP shooter.

The S5 Sport is powered by an 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, accompanied by 2GB of RAM. Everything from browsing multiple websites, multitasking to playing resource-hungry games will be done in a snap. The 2800mAh battery ensures that you get to do all these without worrying about charging. It can play hours upon hours of video and you will definitely get more than a day of mixed use.

Other than the regular S5, the Sport comes with a grippy backplate, physical buttons and it does not have a fingerprint scanner. In addition it features preloaded activity apps for the fitness enthusiast.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5 SportNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.16kg
Price: 600 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S5 Sport (Model)

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
At the end of the day, the decision to get the Galaxy S5 Sport over the standard Galaxy S5 will come to a matter of preference. The Sport is available in Electric Blue and Cherry Red while the standard Galaxy S5 is available in black, white, and copper gold on Sprint’s network. Both phones are feature-rich and are powerful road warriors. Interestingly enough, however, the Galaxy S5 Sport is priced at $199 on a two-year contract, double the $99 contract value of the flagship.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
Source: Hot Hardware English
Overall, the Galaxy S5 Sport showed itself to be a very capable, high-end smartphone that performs well, has an excellent camera, and has no problem making it through a full day of use. If you’re already a Sprint customer or are interested in switching to Sprint, we highly recommend putting the Galaxy S5 Sport on your short list of phones to consider.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
Source: Laptop Mag English
I would trade a millimeter of thinness for extra durability and battery life, and with the Galaxy S5 Sport, that's exactly what you get. And unless you're worried about being too conspicuous, the vibrant paint jobs are a nice touch as well. I love the three physical buttons, and the textured back is great for everyone, from workout fanatics to people who can't remember that last time they went to the gym.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport (Sprint)
Source: PC Mag English
I really like the Galaxy S5 Active on AT&T. But while the Active actually added some useful features, like enhanced durability and a customizable physical button, the Galaxy S5 Sport feels like nothing more than a shill for promotional tie-ins. You still get the stellar full HD display, speedy performance, and great camera of the original GS5, but unless you're gung-ho on MapMyFitness MVP and Spotfiy, I don't see the point. Stick with the original Galaxy S5, an Editors' Choice for Android phones on Sprint.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the first metal phone released by Samsung. The smartphone holds comfortably at 4.7 inches and 115 g. It feels much like an iPhone in its design, but the lower weight (compared to the iPhone) is attributed to the plastic mixed into the build. The compact size phone feels more noticeably solid (compared to all plastic phones) but unfortunately, it is not waterproof. However, like the S5, it maintains the heart rate sensor on the soft touch back, albeit more discreetly hidden.

Its 1280x720 pixel resolution is disappointingly low. The lackluster pixel density of 312 ppi adds to the disappointment. As a result details are less crisp. The 720p HD display loses compared to the 1080p S5 screen. The Galaxy Alpha makes up somewhat for its disappointments with the 12 MP main camera equipped with camera sensor and LED flash. The camera produces amazing quality images with its multiple features. The front facing camera is relatively decent at 2.1 MP as well.

The Galaxy Alpha has an octa-core processor, making it extremely capable for even the most demanding of games. It runs on a 1860 mAh battery that is capable of lasting about a day (or more) of web browsing. It is important to note that the Galaxy Alpha does not have a micro SD slot to increase storage, limiting users to the internal memory.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy AlphaNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T628 MP6
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.115kg
Price: 649 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 81.21% - good
Average of 24 scores (from 41 reviews)

 

89% Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Alpha leader. Samsung only used plastic even for its premium line in the past. This is now different, and it launches its Galaxy Alpha smartphone with an aluminum bezel. The phone places a claim on the smartphone crown with its strong components, but that still belongs to its company brother - Galaxy S5.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha hands-on: Note 4 metal design in small compelling form factor
Source: Zdnet.com English
If you purchase a Samsung Galaxy Alpha from AT&T, currently available for free with AT&T Next, $49.99 with a standard two-year contract, and $612.99 with no annual contract. AT&T is also offering a special bundle on the Samsung Tab 4 8.0. You can get this compelling tablet for free when you add it to your Samsung Galaxy order and sign up for a two year plan. The two year data plan requires that you pay $14.99 per month for shared data access.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/20/2015
Samsung Galaxy Alpha video review
Source: PC Advisor English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/11/2015
75% One Small Step
Source: IGN English
The Galaxy Alpha feels like Samsung's trial run at making a high-end device, but with compromises that keep it from being a fully premium experience. Yes, the build is excellent and the design is a big step forward from the Galaxy S5, but the underwhelming screen and storage cap are disappointing concessions.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review
Source: Techspot English
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is one of those smartphones that I like, but wouldn’t recommend over the current crop of high-profile flagships on the market today. The design of the Alpha is certainly very nice, and a significant upgrade over the plastic mess Samsung has dished up over the past few years. The part-metal body is slim, light and portable, and thanks to the perfectly-sized 4.7-inch display, the device is easy to use with one hand or two. It also looks quite attractive, which is something that I haven’t been able to say about too many of Samsung’s previous flagships.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
This is why we CAN have nice things: Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: Reg Hardware English
Small, light and kinda funky, the Galaxy Alpha is without a doubt the most aesthetically pleasing phone ever to leave a Samsung assembly plant in the back of a truck. The battery capacity may have been pared back a wee bit too far in the name of saving an extra few grams and the absence of a memory card slot is a little hard to understand, but the chipset is a monster, the display good and device very light and compact.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2014
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Phone Arena English
The Z3 Compact's extra design feature – its stereo speakers at the front – are arguably a more useful addition than Samsung's stand-out fingerprint scanner, too. The Galaxy Alpha also loses the battery life and call quality match, as well as the price battle – the Sony Z3 Compact is currently $150 cheaper than the Alpha, so you will be voting with your wallet as well.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy Alpha review
Source: Gadget Show English
Samsung has crafted its finest looking handset to date, and it's one that can easily be used in one hand too, unlike the company's phablet obsession. While it's not as spec heavy as some other flagship blowers, the Alpha is still speedy enough for your day to day use and it'll look good doing it too. With the Galaxy Note 4 echoing the same metal design, the Galaxy Alpha marks a new look for Samsung, and we've got to say we're impressed. More like this, please.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review
Source: Droid-Life English
The Alpha could have been a real contender, however, its exclusiveness on AT&T, coupled with poor performance and average battery life should keep most buyers away from it. If Samsung wants to make a real “iPhone Killer” device, all they need to do is remake this same exact hardware, but throw in a bigger battery and improve upon TouchWiz’s jank. Seriously, it might be perfect then. In our eyes, they could even get away with overcharging for it if the performance was not so held back by the huge amount of TouchWiz featured on the phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
On paper it may not have the best camera, offer the best feature set or even boast the best build quality of the current smartphone crop, but there’s no denying that this is one of the most considered smartphones Samsung has ever made. Some might balk at the £539 SIM free price tag, and that’s understandable, but this handset doesn’t go bigger for the sake of it; it focuses more on delivering quality and consistency that’s hard to fault.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Apple iPhone 6
Source: Phone Arena English
Pricing alone indicates that these two smartphones are competing head-on against one another, where it’ll cost consumers $200 to pick them up on-contract. If we’re to look at what they offer on paper, from a specs sheet and features set standpoint, it’s almost certainly obvious that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha would garner more attention – more so considering its software experience proves to be more diversified than iOS 8. Not only that, it has a premium design that matches its high-end quality, which was lacking in the past with Sammy’s devices.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2014
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
Here in the US, consumers can pick up both smartphones through AT&T for the 2-year contract price of $200. Somewhat of a strange decision to say quite frankly, it’s tough to recommend handing over the cash to pick up the Galaxy Alpha. Yes, it’s certainly gorgeous looking, but the same amount will land you the more features rich Galaxy S5 – not to mention it’s also better spec’d, offers a water resistant property with its construction, and performs better in a variety of areas over its sibling.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2014
70% Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review: Silencing the Critics
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
By no means are we saying that the Galaxy Alpha is a bad phone, because it is the most premium-looking and sturdy Samsung phone we've played with till date. However, there are compromises in the form of heating issues, the lower resolution screen and the lack of expandable storage. At least now we know that Samsung can make a premium-looking smartphone with sturdy materials, because the Galaxy Alpha's design language is replicated in the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: Laptop Mag English
I applaud Samsung for improving the design of its Galaxy line, and the Alpha makes me excited to see its upcoming phones. I love the elegant and one-hand-friendly design, as well as the swift performance this handset offers. But in the end, the Galaxy Alpha is just a prettier, more compact version of the Galaxy S5 with fewer features and less battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy Alpha vs. Xperia Z3 Compact: Three kings
Source: GSM Arena English
It's impossible to tally up a final score for this but that was never the point - as usual, the point is to help different users pick out the phone that's right for them. The super mini playground is not as empty as it once was and these three phones are excellent picks at three different price points. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the most affordable of the bunch so it celebrates each of its victories a little louder than the other two. The Apple iPhone 6 meanwhile is easily the most expensive one and has the most to prove, yet its fans are rarely swayed by such mundane details such as pricing.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2014
83% Finally, a 'premium' Samsung phone
Source: Digital Trends English
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha may very well be the best looking Samsung device that you can find today, but it has some very tough competition. Also, at the price that Samsung has put up for this device, it might lose out. Still, the Galaxy Alpha should be on the top of Samsung fans' buying lists.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%
88% Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Cutting straight to the chase, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is an excellent, all-around phone. From taking photos, to its battery life, it earns plenty of high marks from us. However, its refreshing design change is what we’re most impressed about. No longer are we presented to the same plastic feeling that the company has churned out time-after-time in the past. Oh no! Instead, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha signals a new direction for Sammy in being a company that can take great pride in the design of its devices. Not only is it sporting a premium feel, but the compact size of the phone helps to give it a charming demeanor that’s been lacking of late with these 5-inch and up sized devices we’ve been exposed to of late.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
78% Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: Engadget English
As beautiful as the Galaxy Alpha may be, its price leads to its ultimate downfall. The only reason you'd want to pick this over the Galaxy S5, which is available for a similar price, is that you prefer a smaller size or more solid build. But even then, this design isn't a one-and-done; you'll be able to get the same fit and finish on the Note 4 and Note Edge (albeit with larger screens).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
82% Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: the phone the Galaxy S5 should have been (almost)
Source: Pocketnow English
Still, it bears repeating: the Galaxy Alpha is the first really beautiful Samsung smartphone we’ve handled in years – and maybe ever. In many ways, it’s the product the Galaxy S5 should have been, and we wish it hadn’t taken the company so long to release it. If you’re dead-set on a Samsung smartphone, and you appreciate form at least as much as function, the Galaxy Alpha is one of the best you can find today. Just make sure you factor the cost of an extra battery into your budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 50%
Samsung Galaxy Alpha: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Alpha's metal frame represents a departure from previous Samsung Galaxy phones, which primarily consisted of polycarbonate plastics. However, the Alpha still has a plastic back, albeit one that feels smoother and nicer than what's on the S5. You can swap in a spare battery, but can't add a memory card.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2014
70% Samsung Galaxy Alpha (AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
Against flagships, the Galaxy Alpha doesn't quite measure up to the iPhone 6 in the 4.7-inch space—or in general, to Samsung's own S5 or to the new Moto X. Smaller shouldn't have to mean second-rate. While the Galaxy Alpha has solid four-star specs, especially considering its bright screen and solid battery life, I'm marking it down half a point for being less than it could be.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Enticingly sleek Samsung handset with its eye on the iPhone 6
Source: Techradar English
Samsung has created a truly desirable smartphone for the first time in... well, ever. Those who were fine with Samsung's plastic-heavy approach in the past may frown at perceived compromises in the Galaxy Alpha's spec list, but I'd encourage you to hold one in your hand before making any snap judgements. This is a phone that's pleasant to use in a variety of situations, thanks to its lightweight design, just-right size, and impressively swift performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy Alpha review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha conjures up some mixed feelings. This is undeniably the best-looking phone Samsung has come up with and is clearly a direct rival for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The metal frame is beautifully integrated into a still predominantly plastic design and on that front it's a step in the right direction. It's something that should have happened a long time ago.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs. HTC One mini 2: Metal mania
Source: GSM Arena English
The Galaxy Alpha marks a new beginning for Samsung, which HTC may view as trespassing on their premium territory. Samsung may have found a weakness - HTC have a proper full-size flagship but their compact offering feels like a midranger at times. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has more devices to worry about, the high-profile targets being the Apple iPhone 6 and the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. The HTC One mini 2 is cheaper than all three and the iPhone is the only one matching its metal unibody.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy Alpha review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall the Galaxy Alpha is an attractive smartphone that's powerful enough to handle anything you care to throw at it. Compared to any Samsung smartphone that's come before it, it's also a lot more premium in build quality. That makes it a significant step forward in the range and one we hope to see further develop in future devices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy Alpha review
Source: Stuff TV English
Ultimately, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a neat experiment in Samsung’s phone designs that tells us a lot about the way its mobiles are probably headed. Less plastic that’s meant to look like metal and more of the real stuff is a good thing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Samsung Galaxy Alpha review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Galaxy Alpha is a huge step forwards for Samsung and by far the best small handset that it's made, if not its best standard Android handset. Specs wise, the Galaxy S5 may win, but it's not far ahead in terms of performance or camera quality. In fact, we'd rather have the Alpha. Its better build quality and smaller body make it the more comfortable phone to carry around, while it's still extremely fast. It also gives Samsung a credible competitor to the iPhone 6, which is pretty much the same size. Ultimately, the Alpha turns Samsung from a manufacturer of tech-packed smartphones into a manufacturer of beautiful and desirable ones, too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy Alpha is less like the iPhone than previously thought (hands-on)
Source: Pocket Lint English
When Samsung announced the Galaxy Alpha, its latest smartphone until the Note 4 and Note Edge were unveiled a couple of days ago, many thought that the design owed something to Apple's iPhone - most notably the iPhone 4 and 4S.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy Alpha review – more than just a metallic frame
Source: TLBHD English
While it makes a few compromises here and there, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha checks most of the important boxes a modern smartphone should, with a sturdy and beautiful body, fast performance, good screen and impressive camera performance. And it's also smaller and lighter than most other Android heavyweights.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha comparison review: Explore the pros and cons of Samsung's S5 mini & Alpha smartphones
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the Galaxy S5 mini and Galaxy Alpha are reasonably evenly matched smartphones from Samsung. With just 0.2in difference between the screen size, your decision between the two will come down to metal vs plastic when it comes to design. Of course, there's also the matter of processor and camera, both of which the Alpha wins at, but a lower price and better storage options are where the S5 mini manages to fight back. It's a tough call, and will really depend on what you need from your device, so make sure you take a close look at our comparison review to help you determine which is best for you.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2014
Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Galaxy reboot
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a brilliant addition to the Galaxy line. Not quite an alpha dog but a starry-eyed pup, dreaming of leaving its own legacy. What if they dropped the "Galaxy" moniker and just called it "Samsung Alpha"? A tempting thought. The plastic back, the hardware keys below the screen, and some of the TouchWiz bloatware are all weighing down the Galaxy Alpha and those are all Galaxy genes. Samsung missed an opportunity to one-up the iPhone 6 with water resistance and a large battery - one that Sony won't miss with the Xperia Z3 Compact.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2014
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2015
89% Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 89% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 92%
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: c't - Heft 01/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/16/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
97% Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: SFT - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97%
High-Performance Smartphone der Spitzenklasse?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2014
91% Das flotte Android Smartphone für die Einhandbedienung
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 95%
79% Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 22/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 79%
66% Metall-Smartphone mit zwei Macken
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 66% features: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90%
96% Samsung mit Stil
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 91% mobility: 96%
Hoher Preis für hübsches Metall
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2014

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

The Samsung Galaxy Prime is slim dual SIM smartphone with a good price performance ratio and looks good. The design is kept similar to all of Samsung's current smartphone models with the familiar button layout. The Galaxy Grand looks elegant with its rounded edges and silver bezel and it is available in two colors; white or grey. The 5 inch qHD TFT display features decent contrast and colors. There is plenty real estate for users looking for a portable media device. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime ships with the Android 4.4 KitKat and packs in a Cortex-A53 quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage space. The storage space can be expanded using a microSD of up to 64 GB, which is definitely a must for users looking to store multimedia content. There is an 8 mega-pixel rear-facing autofocus camera and a secondary front-facing 5 mega-pixel camera, which ensures good video telecommunications and satisfies the selfie trend. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and an FM Radio. Battery life is a plus point for the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime with its 2600 mAh battery delivering up to 7 hours of continuous music playback time making it an ideal multimedia device.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Grand PrimeNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.156kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy Grand Prime (Model)

Average Score: 68.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

82% Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Inexpensive Prime? Inexpensive smartphones are getting more popular in wealthy industrial countries and it does not always have to be a premium device. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is supposed to attract customers that spend less than 200 Euros (~$214) but still want LTE. Our review shows if and where the device makes compromises.
50% Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Frankly, even with its on and off contract prices of $30 and $240, respectively, it’s hard to recommend picking this up knowing there are several other phones similarly priced that generate better performances and results – not to mention better looking too! On the Android side, you’ll want to look into phones like the Asus Zenfone 2, which is significantly superior in many departments over this. And over on the Windows Phone side, it might be a good idea to check out the Microsoft Lumia 640, which undercuts this with its MSRP of $130.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime review: Mirror shot
Source: GSM Arena English
We won't pretend that we completely understand the enormous popularity of low-res, large-screened phones like the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. We can see why people would want more screen real estate, but it's the trade-off of a cheaper matrix for better components elsewhere (like the camera) that doesn't sit well with us.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2014
87% Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 87%

 

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Core PrimeNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.13kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy Core Prime (Model)

Average Score: 57.5% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

40% Past its prime
Source: Expert Reviews English
The main problem with the Core Prime, though, is its age. When it first came out in 2014, it had fewer handsets to compete with, but ever since Motorola completely rewrote the rulebook on what we should expect from cut-price smartphones with its Moto G and Moto E handsets, the Core Prime just can't cut it against its modern rivals. It's reasonably quick and has a decent battery life, but its display, gaming performance, lack of storage and, to some extent, its camera, all fall short of both the 3rd Gen Moto G and even the 2nd Gen Moto E.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 40%
60% Samsung Galaxy Core Prime review
Source: Techradar English
While they're still full of compromises, entry-level smartphones no longer need to be a case of simply making do. The Moto E and the EE Harrier Mini both have stand-out features that lift them above their modest price tags. In offering absolutely nothing to write home about, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime falls into a samey pack. It's built well but looks a little cheap, while its display simply isn't up to the standard of its low-cost rivals.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% A good budget phone but not the best
Source: PC Advisor English
If you love Samsung Android phones then you'll like the Galaxy Core Prime. It does lack a few features, but the missing ambient light sensor is one cut corner too far. For only £79, we prefer Vodafone's Smart Prime 6. It has a 5in 1280x720 screen, better cameras and an ambient light sensor. Plus it runs an essentially plain version of Android.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 70%
60% Samsung Core Prime Review
Source: Review Zat English
If you are looking for a mid-range phone, it will be doing your basic tasks for smartphone, whether its social networks, browsing, gaming, or even texting, Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is a good choice, however you need to be aware of your battery consumption and also if you are a heavy user of apps, this might hinder the performance of the phone, other than that you are on the safe side.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime review: Core values
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung has so many devices that it's creating sub-brands for its brands. The "Core" line houses entry-level devices aimed at the mass markets in developing countries, slotting under the larger "Grand" devices. Now there's "Prime," which, based on deduction, should mean for now a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset and a better camera. The latter was very true for the Galaxy Grand Prime, the 5MP/1080p selfie camera impressed. The same can't be said about the Galaxy Core Prime as it misses the mark on the pricing - specs are suited for an entry-level device, but the price tag puts it in competition with more capable devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/30/2014
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
Source: e-media - Heft 07/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy A5

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a stylish smartphone with premium materials and powerful hardware. Design is kept fairly similar to most of Samsung's current smartphones with the standard physical home button centered between the menu and back touch sensitive keys. The entire chassis is slightly rounded and the back cover has the faux-leather texturing. The rear panel contains a camera, a heart rate monitor, an UV sensor and a speaker. The build quality is particularly good this time with the Samsung Galaxy A5 sporting a tougher screen plus a water and dust-resistant exterior. The Android 4.4.4 KitKat device comes with a 5 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with 294 ppi pixel density and covered with a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4. On-board is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Cortex-A53 quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. This coupled with 2 GB RAM and an Adreno 306 GPU ensures that the Samsung Galaxy A5 runs smooth like butter. Users can up the storage with a microSD up to 64 GB. There is a 13 MP autofocus, LED flash rear camera and a 5 MP front-facing secondary shooter. Image capture quality is good with vivid colors. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, A-GPS and NFC for the LTE variant. Battery life is good with a non-removable Li-Ion cell rated at 2300 mAh powering the Samsung Galaxy A5 up to 15 hours.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A5Notebook: Samsung Galaxy A5
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.123kg
Price: 400 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy A5 (Model)

Average Score: 81.33% - good
Average of 27 scores (from 38 reviews)

 

87% Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Who knew? Samsung stuck to polycarbonate, removable batteries and a slightly fancy design for years... and then it launches the Galaxy A lineup and takes a U-turn. We will see whether there are more surprises by examining the 5-inch Galaxy A5 model.
70% Samsung Galaxy A5 Duos Review: Sturdy and Light but Too Expensive
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Samsung Galaxy A5 Duos was launched early this year, but is still selling for around Rs. 22,000. Frankly, this is a little too steep by any standard. You can get significantly more powerful phones for the same price or less like the OnePlus One (Review | Pictures) or the Xiaomi Mi 4 (Review | Pictures), and similarly specced phones like the Lenovo A6000 Plus and Yu Yureka are available for a fraction of the cost. We are not saying that the Galaxy A5 Duos is a bad phone. In fact, it is well-rounded and does everything well. It only needs to be a lot more realistic and a lot less expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% Samsung Galaxy A5 review: a cheaper alternative to the Galaxy S6, but there are better deals if you look at last year's flagship
Source: PC Advisor English
The A5 is a stylish, thin and lightweight phone with good cameras. However, its processor isn't particularly powerful and also happens to be found in the Moto E which costs only £109. The Moto E is also a 4G phone and if you're not fussed about its slightly smaller, lower resolution screen and mediocre cameras is a much better value choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
80% Mid-range marvel: Samsung’s Galaxy A5 reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
Samsung sure manages to surprise us every so often, and while we’ve loved seeing what its engineers can do in regards to a flagship product, it’s this year’s mid-range marvel that is impressing us greatly, taking technology from the past year, a design that meshes two of Samsung’s products, and making something that could possibly be Samsung’s best value phone altogether.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 review
Source: Gadget Show English
The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a slick and stylish phone that copes with your typical day-to-day life and looks good doing it too. The only caveat is its price: £349 is a lot of money, especially as there are cheaper options available that sport better specs. Still, if design and quality tops your agenda, it's well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Hardware Secrets English
The Galaxy A5 is a slim smartphone from Samsung, with a five-inch HD (1280 x 720) touchscreen, Android 4.4 operating system, and powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU. The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a great mid-range smartphone with an excellent slim design and good cameras. Altough its cost/benefit ratio is not as good as the ASUS ZenFone it delivers a better and more compact design, and better cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The A5 is in a tough position – its quality metal construction, performance and features are up there with the best of the mid-range class. But it’s also priced at the top end of that spectrum, encouraging comparisons with slightly dated but still highly capable top of the range phones such as the LG G3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
90% Samsung Galaxy A5 review: Marvellous exterior, mid-range interior
Source: Pocket Lint English
As a nod to where Samsung is heading with design, the Galaxy A5 is a great example of quality. Indeed, we'd rather have one in the pocket than the flagship Galaxy S5 - but that's just about to be replaced with the S6 come April, which fuses the best of both design and power worlds together. It's the marvellous exterior where the Galaxy A5 really wins points, acting as a hint of things to come from future Samsung phones. As a lesser powerful Android alternative to the Apple iPhone 6 this handset will turn heads, without costing a fortune to buy in the first place.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy A5 review - hands on
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Galaxy A5 is a beautiful-looking handset, but it's somewhat disappointing performance will no doubt drag it down compared to its more sprightly brothers. Its bigger battery may give it an advantage over the smaller Galaxy A3, but we'll have to wait and see how it fares once we get our hands on a full review sample. It may be more attractive, but for now, it looks as though the Galaxy A5 is very much the awkward middle child of Samsung's new A series.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2015
90% Samsung Galaxy A5 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Samsung's Galaxy A5 already has us excited about the upcoming Galaxy S6 flagship, further proving that the Korean giant can produce a smartphone with gorgeous and solid design and resist from cramming it full of pointless features. It's a shame that the likes of the fingerprint scanner are missing in action, but for a respectable price you get a slick and dependable smartphone that's great for everyday action.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A5 review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a fine phone for the mid range market – albeit a bit underpowered, coming with a CPU that's only marginally better than that found in most Android Wear smartwatches. The design is definitely a step forward and, along with the 13MP camera, will probably be what tempts customers looking for a new handset when browsing the shelves of the local phone seller.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/13/2015
70% Samsung Galaxy A5 Review
Source: Techspot English
The Galaxy A5 uses one of the nicest designs I’ve ever seen in a Samsung smartphone. It’s thin, light and well built, using a premium selection of materials that looks clean and fantastic from most angles. Place the A5 next to a Galaxy S5 and the cheaper handset far outshines the more expensive, which goes to show how far Samsung’s designs have come in a short period of time.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Samsung Galaxy A5 and A5 Duos review: Five star
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung did well with the Galaxy A5, which should surprise no one who have already seen the Alpha - or the Galaxy A3 for that matter. The phone is built to flagship standards. It has great aesthetics and Samsung have picked the materials to match the purpose. Throw in a 720p Super AMOLED, a 13MP camera and the potent software package with Multi window and other perks here and there, and you have a phone that's more than adequately equipped to rule the midrange.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy A5 Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2015
85% Samsung Galaxy A5 Review
Source: Android Authority English
As expected the Samsung Galaxy A5 does not disappoint and is a great mid-range offering from the company. While it looks the same as the last few generations, the change in the build material from plastic to metal finally allows for the premium feel in the hand that many have been waiting for.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
88% Motorola Nexus 6 (32 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 88%
88% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 88%
78% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 78%
90% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Android Welt - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: SFT - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
89% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 89%
64% Edles Mittelklassen-Smartphone
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 64% features: 50% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Samsungs (not so heavy) Metal
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2015
Samsung Galaxy A5 im Test und Vergleich mit dem Galaxy A3
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2015
Samsung Galaxy A5 & A3
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2015
Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: c't - Heft 06/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Die Südkoreaner können's also auch mit Metall
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2015
Metall und Mittelklasse
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2015
85% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Computerbild - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
91% Das erste Samsung Smartphone mit Unibody-Gehäuse aus Metall
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 95%
64% Bye-bye Polycarbonat - hello Metall
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 64% features: 50% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
93% Handzahme Schönheit statt Edel-Elite
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 72% mobility: 90%
Samsungs (not so heavy) Metal
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Connect - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
81% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 67%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: e-media - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Android Pit - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Samsung Galaxy A3

After a considerable amount of mobile device models and numerous cries from loyal fans, Samsung have finally started using premium materials in their smartphones' construction. The Samsung Galaxy A3 is a full-metal body device that feels luxurious yet keeping that familiar Samsung look may it be good or bad. The edges are curved and the smartphone feels extremely good in hand with an option of 6 colors; pearl white, midnight black, platinum silver, soft pink, light blue and champagne gold. Display on the Samsung Galaxy A3 is a stunning 4.5 inch qHD Super AMOLED panel protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Colors are vivid and there is clarity with 245 ppi pixel density. The Android 4.4.4 KitKat smartphone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB or 1.5 GB RAM depending on the variant, Adreno 306 GPU and 16 GB of internal storage. Users can up the storage with a microSD card. There is an 8 MP autofocus with LED flash camera at the rear and a 5 mega-pixel secondary front facing shooter. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, RM radio, NFC on the LTE model and dual-SIM capability. The Samsung Galaxy A3 weighs at 110 g with a built in Li-Ion battery rated at 1900 mAh for good battery life.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A3Notebook: Samsung Galaxy A3
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.11kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy A3 (Model)

Average Score: 81.33% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 23 reviews)

 

86% Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
A small metal gadget. Samsung uses a slim metal casing for its Galaxy A lineup and had really impressed us with the Galaxy A5, even though the voice quality was not that good. In this report we will see why the Galaxy A3 is good, but not a bargain.
60% Premium design in a cheaper phone
Source: PC Advisor English
Samsung’s RRP is £239, but you can buy the Galaxy A3 SIM-free for around £190 if you search around online. If you do want it on contract, there should be no up-front cost. But as we’ve said, it’s possible to get a phone with similar specifications for a lot less, so it’s hard to justify spending the extra on the A3 for its cameras or even Samsung’s software.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The A3 is a attractive-looking £250 smartphone, but like many of Samsung's cheap phones it doesn't really break the mould. For the same amount of money or less, you can get a better screen and a more streamlined Android experience. If it was £100 cheaper then I could be a little more forgiving about some of the compromises.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/12/2015
Samsung Galaxy A3 review - hands on
Source: Expert Reviews English
There's certainly a lot to like about the Galaxy A3 and it's great to see Samsung introducing more of its top-end features further down the range. As you'd expect, a full metal unibody doesn't come cheap, as the Galaxy A3 is currently on sale in the UK for £230 SIM-free or free on a £18-per-month contract, putting it firmly in mid-range smartphone territory.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2015
90% Samsung Galaxy A3 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Galaxy Alpha got things started, but the A Series shows that Samsung is now well and truly into its stride. Bringing premium metal design work down to humble mid-rangers like the Samsung Galaxy A3 helps the company standout and should up their reputation for the target buyers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
A short review on Samsung Galaxy A3 – the first mid-ranger with premium feel from the company
Source: Laptop Media English
Samsung has definately put some more effort into making the Galaxy A3 and it’s nice for a change to see that the comapny has finally started using metal in their design. The device isn’t entirely made out of aluminum, but still features a good plastic non-removable back cover. It is quite different from most of the material used in recent Galaxy devices and we liked the finish used too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2015
85% Samsung Galaxy A3 Review
Source: Android Authority English
The Galaxy A3 isn’t available in the US from any network operator, but can be picked up from Amazon for $320. This is quite steep for a device with such specifications, especially when you consider the slew of budget-friendly options available that offer a similar experience, and sometimes better, if you can manage to get yourself an invite for the OnePlus One.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
Samsung Galaxy A3 and A3 Duos review: A-ddictive
Source: GSM Arena English
It's hard not to like the Samsung Galaxy A3. And there's more to like about it than what is on the outside. Even so, let's take one final moment to appreciate Samsung's creation. They crafted a 6.9mm thick smartphone with an aluminum frame and targeted it straight at the mid-range market. It's also very compact and comfortably pocketable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2015
Samsung Galaxy A3 Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/12/2015
87% Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 87%
Samsung goes Metal, die Zweite
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2015
91% Hochwertiges Smartphone aber kein Schnäppchen
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 85% display: 85% mobility: 95% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 95%
Samsung Galaxy A5 & A3
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2015
Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: c't - Heft 06/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
84% Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Computerbild - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 84%
90% Samsung Galaxy A3 mit Metall-Body im Test: Robust und hosen­taschen­ge­eignet
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 83% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 87%
70% Einsteiger-Smartphone mit edlem Metallgehäuse
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy A5 im Test: Zwischen Metallgehäuse und fest integriertem Akku
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 87%
93% Metall-Makeover bei Samsung
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 85% mobility: 94%
80% Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Connect - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: e-media - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Android Pit - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Test : Samsung Galaxy A3, le smartphone design qui n'oublie pas d'être endurant [MaJ]
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand Max

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Grand MaxNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Grand Max
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5.3 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.161kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand Max Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/27/2015
60% Samsung Galaxy Grand Max Review
Source: Review Zat English
Samsung Galaxy Grand Max is amazing mid-range Smartphone , one of the main advantages is the camera ,you just might face some minor lag issues with the RAM space.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Samsung Galaxy A7

Available in Pearl White, Midnight Black and Champagne Gold; the Samsung Galaxy A7 is the latest metal build smartphone that oozes class. The metal construction is certainly a welcomed trend while the device remains familiar with the physical home button in the middle of the capacitive recent apps and back button. The rear cover comes in the faux leather coating with cut-outs for the flash, camera and speaker. The dual SIM smartphone comes with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Full HD touchscreen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. This is the only A model with a Full HD display. There are 2 main models of the Samsung Galaxy A7; a LTE/3G Dual SIM model and a pure LTE model. The first is powered with a quad-core 1.5 GHz plus 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 combination while the latter is powered by a quad-core 1.8 Cortex-A15 GHz plus quad-core 1.3 Cortex-A7 chips. The Samsung Galaxy A7 has a Adreno 405 or Mali-T628 MP6 GPU also depending on the model and all models come with 2 GB of RAM. Internal storage is fixed at 16 GB with an optional microSD slot to increase storage. There is a primary 13 MP rear camera and a secondary front-facing 5 MP camera. The Samsung Galaxy A7 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion cell rated at 2600 mAh.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A7Notebook: Samsung Galaxy A7
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.141kg
Price: 500 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy A7 (Model)

Average Score: 79.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

88% Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
3, 5, 7. Samsung's Galaxy A lineup is tailored more for the normal wallet than the wickedly expensive Galaxy S models. Now a small phablet is available in the series called Galaxy A7. We took a closer look at the classy smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy A7 review – beauty and power, fitted in a 6.3mm-thick smartphone
Source: Laptop Media English
Stylish and elegant design isn’t the only thing we liked about the Galaxy A7. The only drawback we saw was the screen flickering effect of the Super AMOLED display. However, it offers great contrast and covers the entire sRGB color gamut. We were pleasantly surprised by the long battery life, the high performance, the camera and, of course, the TouchWiz user interface, offering a handful of useful modes and features. In other words, despite the fact that we don’t align the Galaxy A7 side by side with the flagship phones on the market, it is definitely not far from them and in some aspects it’s even better. Samsung focused mostly on the appearance and construction reaching super-thin profile of 6.3 mm.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2015
Samsung Galaxy A7 review: Alpha leader
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy A7 and its two siblings offer a break from the usual Galaxy uniformity. But do they go far enough? The phablet will turn plenty heads with its slender, light but rigid metal frame and beautiful 5.5" Super AMOLED screen. Then some of those heads will sag a little when they see it's the familiar Galaxy picture drawn with more expensive paints. They will hang lower still when they find out that the internal hardware is closer to a midrange device rather than the high-muscle silicon inside the excellent Galaxy Note 4.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2015
Samsung Galaxy A7: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
While we'd hesitate to make a judgement based on first impressions alone, Samsung seems to have done a decent job overall with the Galaxy A7. We would have hoped for some more power under the hood at this price. Then again with a slim form factor and a metal unibody, some trade-offs were to be expected. Stay tuned for our detailed review of the Samsung Galaxy A7 for our definitive verdict.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/17/2015
Große Nummer, großes Smartphone
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2015
89% Samsung Galaxy A7
Source: Areamobile - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 89%
85% Samsung Galaxy A7
Source: Computerbild - Heft 11/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
84% Gemütlicher Alu-Riese
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 79% display: 89% mobility: 89%
60% Samsung Galaxy A7
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Samsung Galaxy S6

The latest flagship smartphones from Samsung needs to step up in a few areas and the Samsung Galaxy S6 might just be that device. Beautifully curved at the edges and ever so slightly at the screen edges, the smartphone's profile makes it perfect or ergonomics. Other features such as the home, menu and back buttons are kept familiar. The metal bezel around the device is good and feels solid even if one can question its originality. A few areas of improvement off the bat come in the form of an included wireless charger and touch fingerprint sensor instead of the swipe in the previous model. There are two colors to choose from; white pearl and black sapphire. The back panel is made from glass but is durable thanks to the entire device covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Samsung Galaxy S6 features a stunning 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display with an impressive 577 ppi. On-board is an Exynos 7420 quad-core processor, 3 GB RAM, Mali-T760MP8 GPU and an option of 32 GB to 128 GB internal storage. Users have to select the appropriate device storage as Samsung no longer includes an SD card slot. Other features are as expected of top of the line smartphone devices and the Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with 2550 mAh battery. Even if the battery capacity seems smaller than the competition's, it still delivers on-par or better battery performance.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S6Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S6
Processor: Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T760 MP8
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 0.138kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S6 (Model)

Average Score: 93.27% - very good
Average of 51 scores (from 146 reviews)

 

91% Samsung Galaxy S6 First Impressions | Notebookcheck
One step forward – half a step back. Samsung wants to reclaim the smartphone throne with the Galaxy S6. The South Korean manufacturer wants to achieve this with noble materials and powerful components. The abandonment of a replaceable battery and the SD slot, however, could be pretty annoying for some users.
91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Successor to the throne. Samsung wants to claim the smartphone crown with the Galaxy S6. Those are not just marketing slogans; the South Korean high-end Android device really puts up a convincing performance in our review and can secure the top spot in our ranking.
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6 - is it worth upgrading?
Source: Expert Reviews English
For us, the S7 is well-priced and definitely worth the premium for new buyers, especially if you're coming from an S5 or something even older. While the benefits probably aren't quite enough to persuade current S6 users to ditch their current phone and upgrade to the S7 right this second, those looking for a fast smartphone at a great price should definitely consider Samsung's latest and greatest.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2016
100% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: It Pro English
In a market where lower-cost phones are starting to offer an experience similar to much more expensive ones, something special is needed to justify the S6’s high price – especially as it does away with features that have helped Samsung set itself apart from the competition such as an SD slot, removable battery and oodles of own-branded software.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Phone Arena English
There's time to wax poetic, and there's time to tackle the facts head on. And the facts are that the Galaxy S7 is an evolutionary step forward for Samsung, but no more. Sure, we're more than happy to see that the company has improved on ergonomics and that the handset is now dust- and water-resistant, but much everything else is very comparable to the Galaxy S6, or even slightly worse.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2016
Should you upgrade to the Galaxy S7?
Source: PC Advisor English
We really don't believe the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the minor update many are billing it as - Samsung has looked at the features real users want and need, and thus made a good thing a lot better. However, if waterproofing, expandable storage and improved battery life are not your primary concerns, we'd advise looking to the much cheaper Galaxy S6 over the Galaxy S7, or at least waiting a few months for its price to come down. If we are to believe Samsung the S7 should be faster and with a better camera, but don't forget the S6 is also incredibly fast and its camera is excellent - and right now it's a not insignificant £200 cheaper.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/29/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6 hands on - which is BEST?
Source: Expert Reviews English
Price is going to be important, but it's hard to directly compare the models, as the S7 can be upgraded via its microSD card slot, whereas the S6 can't. As a result, it seems fair to compare the 32GB S7 to the 64GB S6. Currently, SIM-Free direct from Samsung, the S6 64Gb costs £479 and the S6 Edge costs £499; The 32GB S7 Edge costs £639 and the S7 costs £70 less at £569. To me, the S7 is well-priced and worth the premium for new buyers. There're even enough features to tempt some S6 users, but probably not quite enough to make most people upgrade. However, those looking for a fast smartphone at a great price should still think about the S6, which will most likely have some top deals available for it on contract.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2016
Looking back at the Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Android Authority English
These statements are not usually easily made when considering a device that is a year old, and even more so in the case of previous Samsung devices. If nothing else, the Galaxy S6 is a testament to the fact that Samsung began to right the ship in 2015, and that is something we are hoping to see continue in just a few days from now.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/09/2016
80% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Gadgetspeak English
If the charms of an ‘i’ device are not top of your wants list then the name top of the Android wants list will be whatever the Samsung machine has to offer. This is a very nice phone and I am struggling to find minus points cost of course is not as low as some but this offers more than a lot of cheaper models and anyone wanting to get ‘nice phone’ comments will of course love it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy S6 vs. Xperia Z5
Source: GSM Arena English
Each phone managed to draw blood relatively early on, but the final score can't simply be based on which phone took home the most victories. Price is an important consideration as well, on that front the Samsung Galaxy S6 seems to be leading, even if you have big storage requirements and go for the 128GB model. For that price you get the best screen, software focused on multitasking and security and a camera that works great in the dark.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2015
iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy S6 vs. Xperia Z5
Source: GSM Arena English
You've had your say, ours is coming in shortly. We're finishing up a full three-way fight between the iPhone 6s, Galaxy S6 and Xperia Z5 that will go beyond the camera - hardware, screen, software, audio and so on. There will be more details on the camera too, so check back soon!
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2015
Amazing specs & features makes it tough to decide which of these flagship phones is best
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
Overall, the iPhone 6s and Galaxy S6 are both really, really great smartphones, and choosing between them is tough. Ultimately, it'll come down to your software preference – you're likely to already know whether you're an Android or iOS fan. They're both around the same price but they both offer individual features that help them stand out from the crowd and could well convince you to switch operating system.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2015
What's the best Android phone?
Source: PC Advisor English
If you're buying these phones SIM-free then the Samsung Galaxy S6 is the clear winner, more than £200 cheaper and with a higher-resolution screen and what's more than likely to be the faster processor. If you're buying on a contract, though, the Galaxy just got some real competition - the Xperia Z5 has the microSD support and waterproofing protection Samsung fans are crying out for, and with better battery life and more impressive audio quality to boot. We can't accurately judge which phone has the better camera on specs alone, but we don't think you'll be disappointed by the photography prowess of either.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2015
Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Phone Arena English
With both handsets going for similar approaches on a number of levels, we should really be looking at their more pronounced differences. First off, the screen of the iPhone 6s is less pixel-heavy, but that doesn't really detract from the actual user experience, and comes as a bonus in the way of smoother navigation, higher frame rate in games, and — as it turns out — satisfying battery life. With regards to software experience, cameras, browsing and most other aspects, it's almost always a question of trade-off between quality and quantity, with the iPhone 6s gravitating towards the quality side of things, and the Galaxy S6 demonstrating a preference towards the “more is better” approach.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iphone 6S
Source: Android Authority English
The choice here is simple. Do you prefer the customization of Android over the simplicity of iOS? Do you prefer the third party accessory support the iPhone gets over the fragmented Android device market? Do you prefer to be on the cutting edge of specifications at all times? Being in touch with what you truly like as a user will help you make this decision, and even if you jump from one ship to the other, the overall ability to get things done is about the same.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2015
iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison: Should I buy the new iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy S6?
Source: PC Advisor English
We can't offer our full verdict on the iPhone 6s until we've spent more time with it in the PC Advisor office, but we expect it to impress us. We're pleased to see camera improvements and the innovative new 3D Touch display, but we do wish that screen was higher-resolution to match the Samsung Galaxy S6, which absolutely blows the 6s out of the water in that area.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2015
Oneplus 2 Vs Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Android Authority English
Price can be a real trump card, and one that OnePlus has been able to leverage before. This year, the price of the OnePlus 2 is a little higher at $329, which is still significantly cheaper than many other high-end devices, including the Galaxy S6, which can go as high as $579, with the Galaxy S6 Edge requiring an additional $100 or more. Though there are great mid-range smartphones out there that are priced the same as the OnePlus 2, it certainly destroys most of them in comparison.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2015
Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Phone Arena English
For those looking to uplift their screen desires, Note5 is a more than worthy replacement of the capable Galaxy S6. Not only does it sport a similar eye-catching design, but also offers an extra input method with the S Pen stylus tucked in the thin and light chassis.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/14/2015
OnePlus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison review: 'Flagship killer' against the best phone
Source: PC Advisor English
At its original price, we'd likely be recommending the OnePlus 2 in this comparison. However, with the S6 available at under £400 it's not quite so clear cut. While the OnePlus 2 is probably the bargain phone of the year, the S6 has some advantages including slimmer build, a better camera, a higher resolution screen and more storage available – all of which might tempt you to spend the extra money.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2015
90% 4 months later with the best Android phone of 2015. The S6 is Samsung's best-looking Galaxy yet, losing some features but adding so much more
Source: PC Advisor English
Samsung's Galaxy S6 is the best Android phone of 2015 so far, although we've yet to see what's to come from the LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z4. It's fast, it's well built, it has a gorgeous screen and the software isn't overly intrusive. The fingerprint scanner is vastly improved, the heart-rate scanner a potential draw for some users, and the wireless- and fast charging welcome inclusions. We'd like to see the price come down (which we are sure it will) and it's a shame we've lost the removable battery, waterproofing and microSD support, but these are all things we can live with.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy S6 – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
With the S6 I was impressed with the speedy charging in particular. I’m so sick and tired of looking at phones and seeing that battery bar rapidly sinking to the bottom, so to be able to give it a quick “splash and dash” was really helpful. The design, too, was something that made me smile. The quality of the build, the front and rear glass and the fact that you can’t remove the battery was a marked improvement on the Galaxy handsets of old. That said, my wife did remark that she wouldn’t upgrade from her S5 because this new handset was probably not as “bouncy” as her current phone. Make of that what you will.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 93%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: It Pro English
In a market where lower-cost phones are starting to offer an experience similar to much more expensive ones, something special is needed to justify the S6’s high price – especially as it does away with features that have helped Samsung set itself apart from the competition such as a SD slot, removable battery and oodles of own-branded software.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Vs Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this closer look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge! The Galaxy S6 Active is really the phone made for anyone that doesn’t feel as safe with Samsung’s more elegant, but also more delicate, offerings. Despite the move back to plastic, or as a result of, the Active can take a beating and keep things ticking along. Its usefulness is more than catered just towards the rock climber, the drink spiller, or the clumsy handler, with its larger size allowing for a battery capacity and longevity that we only wished the Galaxy S6 could muster, and the Active button is useful for everyone who wants an easy access method to their most used applications. If the Galaxy S6 Edge is the luxury sports car, and seems to be priced accordingly, the Galaxy S6 Active is the off-roading vehicle that can still show off on the streets, and in this scenario, also gives far better gas mileage.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2015
90% There’s a new King in town
Source: IT Pro Portal English
Once again, consumers in the market for a new Android phone have tough decisions to make. While hardcore Android purists will understandably opt for the Nexus 6 to get fast updates and greater tinker capabilities, the Galaxy S6 is the better choice for all others. It is a more well-rounded experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Phone Arena English
Decisions, decisions! We all thought it was going to be an easy one this year choosing the best Android phone, but Sammy just wants to make it harder on all of us. That’s not a bad thing per se, especially when there’s variety and choice with its S6 line, but between the two here in this comparison, it comes down to design – that’s the single, greatest differentiator between them.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2015
LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6: Next door rivals
Source: GSM Arena English
The Hatfields and McCoys are legendary rival neighbors from the New Continent, but South Korea has two tech giants instead - Samsung and LG. Their flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4, will compete for every inch of ground gained on the market. These two are quite different in nature and will appeal to different crowds. The thin metal and glass design of the S6 goes after the iPhone, while also catering to Galaxy faithfuls who weren't happy with the faux leather. The LG G4 steers away from the "smartphone slab" design with a uniquely curved body and provides a soft answer to Apple's and HTC's metal.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/19/2015
LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge – Camera Shootout
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this in-depth look at the LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge camera! As you may have noticed throughout the video, the Galaxy S6 does tend feature very punchy colors, but the color reproduction with the LG G4 is far from bland, and the shots still look really nice. Bottom-line, users will likely be happy regardless of which smartphone camera they end up choosing.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2015
LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge
Source: Android Authority English
At the end of the day, the main story here is that, while both the G4 and the S6 offer a lot of features, they are as quick and smooth as they need to be. Both companies have received a lot of flak for stutter and lag on previous iterations of TouchWiz and LG UX, but complaints are few and far between this time around, and that is a wonderful development.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2015
The best of Android vs the best of Apple
Source: PC Advisor English
These two phones are more closely matched than ever before. Although it's more expensive, the Galaxy S6 is the better smartphone here thanks to its extra storage, impressive Quad HD screen, awesome camera and extra gadgets like the IR blaster and heart rate monitor. A big factor here is software, though, so if you don't want Android then the iPhone 6 is the phone for you.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2015
Camera-phone shootout: LG G4 versus Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Androidbeat English
With three distinct wins, one ‘draw’ and one loss, the LG G4 comes out of my five scene test here as the winner. Yes, the Galaxy S6 (and Edge) 16MP unit is terrific too, definitely the second best imaging powerhouse in the world for all purpose snapping, image quality, and so on. But the G4’s results are astonishing (I’ve put one of them from my tests up here, for you to download and analyse, should you feel inclined) and it has me rocked back on my heels – I never expected anything this good could exist housed within a standard smartphone body.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/22/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge comparison review: Is the edge screen worth paying extra for?
Source: PC Advisor English
Apart from the gorgeous bezel-free look of the S6 Edge compared to the regular model, we're not convinced it's worth the extra money. There are only a handful of functions and while this may change over time with software updates it's an unknown and no guarantee.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/21/2015
In-depth comparison: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6
Source: Laptop Media English
Both smartphones have great-looking premium design, good displays and high performance. Which comes on top is up to the users themselves. Samsung Galaxy S6 has a slight advantage over the Apple iPhone 6 in the hardware department, but Apple’s device makes up for it with its software optimizations. Both devices are fluid and you won’t go wrong choosing either one of them. If you want to be able to tweak almost everything, go with the Galaxy S6. If you like things simple, where everything is organized, easily accessible and easier to use, and you want your device to be just as fast and responsive in a couple of years’ time, go with the iPhone 6.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 comparison review: Which is the best new phone for 2015?
Source: PC Advisor English
HTC has launched some of the prettiest Android phones, but Samsung has turned things around with its slender all metal and glass, Quad HD Samsung Galaxy S6. With a better screen and camera plus extras such as a fingerprint scanner, heart-rate monitor and wireless charging it's worth paying the extra for. The standout downside here is the lack of a microSD card slot.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/19/2015
80% Galaxy S6 Review: The Android Phone to Beat
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Galaxy S6 leads the pack with its best-in-class camera and eye-popping display. Power users who want the flexibility of changing batteries and adding microSD cards may want to consider Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, which has a removable back but is larger and has lesser specs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: It Pro English
The Galaxy S6 is not a cheap phone. It’s an expensive phone. But is also appears to recognise that in a market where lower-cost phones are starting to offer an experience fairly similar to much more expensive ones, something special is needed to justify an outlay of £550.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Review
Source: Techspot English
But the crucial issue with the S6 Edge is that Samsung still hasn’t managed to justify the inclusion of the Edge, and why anyone should pay a $100-200 premium. The software features are somewhat interesting, but I simply didn’t use them at all during my time with the device, and once again most of them could have been implemented on a regular flat display. Unless you want a device with a subjectively “cool” feature, there is no reason to buy the Edge over the regular S6.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Phone Arena English
If you kept score, you'd know which way we're leaning right now — the Galaxy S6 snagged more wins on the way, big or small, earning itself a lead on the G4. This doesn't come without a lengthy, maybe even patronizing disclaimer, that makes it sufficiently clear that you should try and identify the things you care about instead of following along blindly. This means deciding whether you want a phablet-sized phone, or one that is easier to handle. It means asking yourself if that extra frame or two when gaming will really make a difference. It means finding out whether metal-and-glass designs are your thing, or whether you prefer the warm touch of leather instead.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2015
Tested In-Depth: Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone
Source: Tested English
Samsung's new Galaxy S6 smartphone is a bit controversial, with its familiar design to the flagship's omission of a removable battery and microSD card slot. But its brilliant screen and camera make it very compelling. We sit down to run through all the important things about this phone and compare it to the iPhone 6.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/04/2015
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 review
Source: Stuff TV English
And in the more important areas of camera performance, screen tech and raw power, the Galaxy S6 tramples its rival. If you’re feeling really flush and want to show off, the S6 Edge is that bit snazzier, but otherwise the ‘flat’ Galaxy S6 is the best phone in the world right now - and it’s hard to imagine a rival matching it any time soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison
Source: PC Advisor English
It's impossible to give a definitive verdict until we've run the LG G4 through our benchmarks, but based on the specifications alone we can judge that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is the higher-specified phone with what we expect will be much faster performance, as well as more bells and whistles including wireless- and quick charging as standard, a heart-rate sensor and a fingerprint scanner, while the £100 cheaper LG G4 offers better value and the added benefits of a microSD card slot and removable battery.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2015
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 review - the build quality we've always wanted
Source: Expert Reviews English
In this sense, it would almost have been better if Samsung had just released the S6 Edge and said 'This is the S6' instead of having this flat option that sits awkwardly underneath the top phone. However, we understand that not everyone wants to pay through the roof for a fancy display. If you're not bothered about the curve and want to save money, the Galaxy S6 is still one of the best Android phones you can buy today, so for that reason it wins a Recommended award.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
My Testing of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone
Source: Tested English
There are few deal breakers with the Galaxy S6. I'm sure some people will refuse to buy a phone that has a sealed in battery or no microSD card, but these options are becoming increasingly rare. If you can get over that, the Galaxy S6 is an amazing phone with great build quality, the best screen so far, and a camera that will be hard to beat.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 edge!
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it – a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge! Both of these phones show that Samsung has jumped forward in the flagship game. The Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge will be the phones to beat this year, with their speed and stellar camera experience setting the bar very high for the competition. When it comes to picking one over the other though, it is really a matter of aesthetics and handling, both of which benefits that are actually felt. All things considered, the question that you have to answer is whether you are willing to pay even more for a phone that basically just looks and feels different, without bringing a whole lot else to the table.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Source: Hot Hardware English
There's just no other way to say it--The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are beasts. We were duly impressed with how Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 810 performed in the HTC One M9, and Samsung's own Exynos octa-core power plant is equally impressive in its own way. The S6 duo chewed through our usual suite of benchmarks, and in real-world use, we found it to be noticably fast.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2015
100% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: It Pro English
The Galaxy S6 is not a cheap phone. It’s an expensive phone. But is also appears to recognise that in a market where lower-cost phones are starting to offer an experience fairly similar to much more expensive ones, something special is needed to justify an outlay of £550.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge video review
Source: GSM Arena English
If you've already read our regular Galaxy S6 and S6 edge reviews, you may be wondering what this is doing here. Well, it's popcorn time today as we've prepared the first ever video version of our trademark reviews. One thing's for sure - you've never seen us do a phone review like this before.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/27/2015
100% Galaxy S6 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring a host of top-end components and a robust set of personal and enterprise security services, the Galaxy S6 is the best Android smartphone currently available. Key positives include Samsung's Knox security services, a top-end rear camera, super fast octa-core processor and razor sharp Super Amoled display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S6 / Edge Review
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
If you're all about one, you'd better check out the other. Both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are available in stores and online right this minute from Verizon and a number of carriers/outlets across the United States and the world.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/22/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/21/2015
GameBench Compares iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 in Real-World Mobile Games Testing
Source: PC Perspective English
Though we are early on with our own testing, GameBench is promising a revolution in the way we test and compare the gaming and graphics performance of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. It is a welcome change – synthetic tests are fun to look at and to compare numbers but they were never very representative of what real-world experiences users see on their own devices. Synthetics still have a place to set expectations for hardware and to allow us to compare processor capabilities, but I am looking forward to adding GameBench to our standard suite of benchmarks for upcoming phone and tablet reviews.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/21/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Source: AnandTech English
The first most critical aspect of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, more than any other, is the change in design. Samsung has clearly identified a problem in their previously iterative approach, and they reacted appropriately by completely changing the materials that they use in their phones, even if the overall industrial design clearly retains a link to past Galaxy phone designs.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 review - in-depth analysis including benchmarks, battery life test results and price comparisons
Source: PC Pro English
The forgotten man in all the furore over the S6, the HTC One M9 and iPhone 6 is Sony's Xperia Z3, which has to be one of the most underrated handsets around at the moment. It's been around for a bit longer, and is likely to be replaced very soon by the Xperia Z4, but that doesn't make it any less attractive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2015
98% Samsung Galaxy S6 Review
Source: Phandroid English
Samsung has meticulously put together one of, if not the best Android phones currently available on the market and although battery life may leave you wanting, the rest of the phone sells itself. Without a doubt, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is the best smartphone the Korean manufacturer has ever made.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 98%
Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 vs One M9
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having picked up just one round, the HTC One M9 is the loser of this head to head review. The Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 won four rounds each, but for us the Samsung handset has a definite edge. Featuring a superior display and better camera, battery and general performance the Galaxy S6 is currently the best smartphone out there.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs LG G3
Source: Phone Arena English
With a much nicer design, a smaller but superior display, faster hardware, a better camera, and lightning-quick charging, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is a genuine superphone that's a worthy upgrade over the LG G3. It is also quite the challenge for LG, whose upcoming LG G4 will have to face a formidable adversary. However, the LG G3 remains more attractive from a price-oriented perspective. Being a year old and nicely discounted, it is one of the cheapest Quad-HD resolution smartphones you can buy new and unlocked. It's also a very nice smartphone overall, and while its looks and performance, admittedly, can't hold a candle to Samsung's latest and greatest, this doesn't make it anything less than a bargain!
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Google Nexus 6
Source: Phone Arena English
Let’s talk pricing for a moment! With the Nexus 6, it starts off at $699.99 full price, which is undoubtedly on the steep side, but something that’s warranted for something of its caliber and immense size. Conversely, it’s a little confusing regarding the pricing for the Galaxy S6, as various wireless providers and retail partners all have different prices for the 32GB Galaxy S6. Ranging from $599.99 to $684.99, the Galaxy S6 is at the minimum $100 less than the Nexus 6 when it comes to outright pricing.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2015
95% Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: A Much-Needed Makeover
Source: Notebookreview.com English
After spending a few weeks with it, it’s hard to consider the Galaxy S6 anything other than the best Galaxy phone Samsung has ever put together. It erases what may have been the series’ biggest drawback, takes steps towards tightening up its second-biggest, and packs a top-notch camera, display, and chipset in a time where its contemporaries are faltering in one at least one of those categories.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 95%
Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9
Source: V3.co.uk English
Despite having a theoretically lower storage capacity and costing £20 more than the One M9, the Galaxy S6 is the clear winner of this head-to-head review. Featuring a top-end display, super slick processor and wealth of security and productivity services, the Galaxy S6 is one of the best Android smartphones available to businesses.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2015
90% Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: The Gamble Pays Off
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Galaxy S6 is still a little bland in terms of style, but at least it doesn't feel like an ugly toy. Only the camera bulge is a real problem, though for the quality we're getting, we can live with it. You'll want a protective case anyway, which will somewhat tone down the bulge.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Testing: Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone
Source: Tested English
It's only been three days, but I really like the Galaxy S6 so far. I haven't felt this positive about an Android phone since the first HTC One--the phone that got me to convert to Android in the first place. You can be disappointed in Samsung that it's choosing a design direction that's a departure from the past, but I won't take points away for it resembling the iPhone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/13/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Source: Phone Arena English
So, do you have a better idea now of which smartphone is a better choice? Well, if you don't want to shed a hundred dollars over the GS6's price for the S6 edge, that's more than fine, but you will be missing out on a louder speaker, and an innovative design. Then again, you might end up not liking the way the curved sides feel in the hand, or you might not be able to get used to the subtly different way movies and websites look on the curved screen.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2015
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Samsung's crowning moment
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a phone that ushers in change on a number of levels. Its new design could have been a disaster, but Samsung needed change, it needed to refresh its flagship Galaxy line, and the SGS6 is the embodiment of that. There's an excellent camera, powerful hardware combined with a snappy user interface that's less intrusive than it has been in the past, and the new design is a resounding success. The sum of all these parts is an exciting handset that performs at the highest level, just as a flagship should.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Steely wonder? It's blind to 4G and needs armour: Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Reg Hardware English
Samsung has pulled its act together impressively with the Galaxy S6, and pulls clear from the chasing pack of (profitless) Android manufacturers. Only the absence of expandable microSD storage and the seriously iffy reception spoil the story. The market has clearly signalled, at this end of the price range, that many buyers don’t regard the omission of a flash slot as a deal-breaker if the overall package is attractive. Not getting your 4G when you've paid for 4G is another story.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Review
Source: Droid-Life English
If you are at all interested in the Galaxy S6, then you probably already know that it doesn’t feature a micro SD card slot, removable battery, or any form of waterproofing. For some, those exclusions are deal breakers. For me personally, I can tell you that during this review period, I never once said out loud, “Man, I really wish this phone had a micro SD slot, removable battery, and was waterproof.” That’s not to say that Samsung’s 180 on all three of these features from one year to the next isn’t something to complain about, it’s that I’ve become used to these features not being included in phones. I can’t even tell you the last time I thought about swapping a battery.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2015
90% Samsung’s Galaxy S6 reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
Without a doubt, the Galaxy S6 is Samsung’s best smartphone yet, and it could even be a contender for phone of the year. We have no doubt that people will love it and the it will be one of the better phones this year, but it’s still not perfect, and even removes a few things fans of the series will remember with fondness. Things like the semi-ruggedisation are gone, and things like the microSD slot have been forgotten, replaced with the expectation that you know how much you’re going to consume when you first buy the phone, a suggestion that more or less encourages everyone to spend big and get the largest size out of the box.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Sony Xperia Z3
Source: Phone Arena English
There’s nothing wrong with the Sony Xperia Z3... except for the weird screen calibration, that is. When we think about what it takes to be slapped with the flagship status, it does carry almost all the qualities that come with the territory. It’s beautifully designed, armed with some lovely hardware, highly responsive, and even takes some dreamy photos and videos. Oh yeah, it also has a slight edge in the video gaming department because of its streaming PlayStation service.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2015
89% Samsung Galaxy S6 review: The Next Big Thing finally lives up to the hype
Source: Pocketnow English
Like any smartphone, the Galaxy S6 isn’t without compromise: its battery life is seriously disappointing, and it’s an open question how well the sometimes-shaky software will age over time. But the Galaxy S6 remains one of the best Android phones you can buy today … and with one possible exception, it’s probably the best Samsung smartphone in history. If ever you were tempted by a Samsung, now’s the time.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 80% features: 96% mobility: 50%
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Review
Source: Slashgear English
Certainly there are some lingering rough edges, and the cleanly executed construction arrives under the cloud of slightly derivative design, but there is no perfection in the smartphone world, only the chasing of it. On that basis, though the Galaxy S6 edge is a stunning example of technological proficiency - and its painful under-utilization - it’s the Galaxy S6 which provides ample retort to Apple’s iPhone, and which is certainly the best Android phone around today.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2015
Galaxy S6 vs S5
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring a reworked, more luxurious design, improved screen, next-generation octa-core processor and significantly cleaner TouchWiz skin, the Galaxy S6 is the best smartphone ever released by Samsung. However, with the Galaxy S5's price close to halved since the Galaxy S6's launch, and the 2014 handset still offering above average performance and specifications at the price point, buyers on a budget would still do well to consider the older phone.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2015
Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Galaxy S6 has won five rounds to the iPhone 6's four, making the Samsung handset the winner of this versus review. Featuring a sharper display, better camera, longer battery life and superior front and back cameras, the Galaxy S6 is one of the finest smartphones ever made. However, housing a more original metal design, future proof software and improved security, there is still plenty to like about the iPhone 6.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2015
93% Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone Review
Source: T Break English
On paper, the Samsung Galaxy S6 might not appear as a great update to the Galaxy S5. It loses the water-proofing, doesn’t have an expandable MicroSD card and has a smaller battery which is not removable. But all that becomes irrelevant as soon as you pick up the phone and start playing with it. The build quality and design as well as the screen and camera are aspects of the device that will instantly impress you. It’s a phone that you feel Samsung has made with passion and one thats very easy to fall in love with.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 85% performance: 100% features: 95% workmanship: 90%
Galaxy S6 review: Samsung raises the smartphone bar
Source: Gizmag English
Premium build? For the first time, Samsung is right up there with Apple. Silky-smooth UI navigation? The GS6 is as good as it gets right now. A top-notch camera? Check. Its TouchWiz UI is even more scaled back, with a lot less bloat and feature creep. The software hits a nice balance point: keeping the Samsung visual look, a big part of the brand, without adding too much to the the rock-solid Android Lollipop that sits at its core.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2015
89% Samsung's best phones in years
Source: Engadget English
Samsung has a lot riding on its 2015 flagship, and this time it's put its best foot forward. With its super-fast, homebrew processor, a pair of great cameras and a surprisingly clean version of TouchWiz, the S6 is the finest Galaxy Samsung has ever made. Now, if only it were waterproof.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 89%
100% Galaxy S6 review: Samsung's glorious return to greatness
Source: Greenbot English
Samsung is starting to take these principles to heart and the result is the best phone the company has produced in years—the best Android phone anyone has produced in years. The company still has some work to do reducing bloatware (or at least making it truly optional) and streamlining its interface, but this is a much better state of affairs than it was last year. The Galaxy S6 has it all: beauty, brains, and power. If you’re due for an upgrade, get the Galaxy S6. No phone is perfect, but this is the best we've used in a long while, and thus it deserves our highest rating. There is no other Android phone that will satisfy your needs as much as this one. It’s certainly fulfilled mine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
5 features to get you started with your new Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Greenbot English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/02/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Source: Phone Arena English
Certainly, the Galaxy S6 is the best smartphone Samsung has ever churned out (along with the S6 edge). Provided that you're on the market for a feature-packed Android champion that wants to excel in every category, then you can hardly go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy S6. Still, if large display, a more straightforward user experience and a more perfected app ecosystem stand higher in your book, then the Apple iPhone 6 Plus is certainly a better option for you.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2015
100% Galaxy S6 review: Samsung's glorious return to greatness
Source: PC World English
The Galaxy S6 has it all: beauty, brains, and power. If you’re due for an upgrade, get the Galaxy S6. No phone is perfect, but this is the best we've used in a long while, and thus it deserves our highest rating. There is no other Android phone that will satisfy your needs as much as this one. It’s certainly fulfilled mine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Review: Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Wired Magazine English
The knock against the Galaxy lineup has always been that Samsung’s marketing team must be better than its engineering team, because they manage to sell incredible numbers of mediocre smartphones. This time, the job’s easy: Samsung just went out and made a flat-out phenomenal phone. That’ll sell itself.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9
Source: Phone Arena English
If you've ever struggled picking between two great flagships in the past, you'll likely know what we ourselves understand all too well – when you're looking to make the most out of your hard-earned cash, choosing can be difficult. Fortunately, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9, things are clear-cut enough for you to simply have to identify what's important to you personally – the answer will then come to you naturally.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2015
Benchmarked: The Galaxy S6 is the fastest Android phone. Period.
Source: PC World English
Still, we thought we would take a closer look at the performance of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, including industry standard benchmarks. This is the first time Samsung’s bundled its own Exynos chip inside the U.S. variant of its flagship smartphone. That’s a big deal, especially with all the unfortunate—if not slightly exaggerated—press surrounding Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2015
100% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: It Pro English
The Galaxy S6 is not a cheap phone. It’s an expensive phone. But is also appears to recognise that in a market where lower-cost phones are starting to offer an experience fairly similar to much more expensive ones, something special is needed to justify an outlay of £550.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 review
Source: T3 English
The Galaxy S6 is a device that we didn't think would be possible when the plastic fantastic S5 appeared, so we're glad that Samsung has been brave enough to reboot the brand in this way. There's still some headroom for making an even better Galaxy S7 though - the battery could definitely do with a bit of a boost - but for 2015 the S6 is a phone that's set the bar, and set it high.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Samsung Galaxy S6 (T-Mobile)
Source: PC Mag English
If you're deciding between The Galaxy S6 and an iPhone, your decision should be based on software and services, not the hardware. Both devices are top notch, but the ecosystem difference matters far more than Samsung's sharper screen or Apple's slightly faster-to-launch camera. You need to decide whether you're an S6 user who's all about Gmail, Google Play apps, Hangouts, widgets, Google Now, and (probably) Windows PCs; or an Apple user into iTunes, iTunes-exclusive games, iMessage, Siri, and (probably) Mac OS.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy S6 review
Source: Techradar English
When I first walked into the subterranean hotel room and caught sight of the Galaxy S6, I was entranced. This was the phone that I'd wanted Samsung to make for years, and it was finally here: a perfect blend of design and extreme power. The only worries I had back then were the battery life and price, and sadly these are the big reasons why it can't get a perfect score. You'll be able to get around them if you really want the phone (kidneys can still be sold, right?) but for a flagship phone I expected better, especially in terms of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
HTC One M9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6: Which Android Flagship Is the Best?
Source: Recode English
In a perfect world, my ideal Android device would consist of HTC’s hardware, Samsung’s camera and Google’s stock Android OS. But alas, such a thing does not exist. So where does that leave us? Like the others before it, the HTC One M9 is a solid Android device, and it’s still one of the best-designed phones, regardless of operating system. But the minor changes and sub-par camera make it hard to recommend as an upgrade to the One M8 and the new Galaxy S6 devices.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2015
Hands- and eyes-on with Samsung’s Galaxy S6
Source: Gadgetguy English
In the case of the Galaxy S6, the screen is super sharp, and under our microscope, it manages to look even better than the LG G3 it competes with, telling us so much about the display and how it will be viewed. Good luck dealing with pixels and spotting them from afar, because this is one screen that’ll make your eyes sing for joy and leave you wondering how they did that.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: Dressed to kill
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung and HTC are inseparably entangled with Android and the platform proved a major driving force for the rise in fortunes for the two companies. A lot of that was on the back of flagships - despite being the priciest gadgets in the lineup, Galaxy S and One flagships have drawn massive amounts of interest that subsequently translated into sales.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 review
Source: BGR English
Will this be a problem for Samsung? I have no doubt that some shoppers will refuse to buy a Galaxy S6 due to one or even all of these issues. I also have no doubt that these consumers will represent a comically small minority. The absence of a removable battery, a memory card slot and waterproofing certainly doesn’t seem to be slowing Apple’s iPhone lineup down.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Source: Phone Arena English
It is astonishing how smartphones, as advanced as they've become, are still evolving at a steady pace. When we reviewed the Galaxy Note 4 several months ago, it was hard to imagine how a handset could get any better, yet here we are, holding on to the Samsung Galaxy S6 which gives the answers to our question. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is better than the Galaxy Note 4 in many ways. It isn't leading by much, but ultimately, it does deliver a bigger bang for your buck considering that the two phones carry a similar on-contract price tag. Of course, making the choice between the two will be affected by one's priorities, but the number of reasons to go with the Galaxy S6 is greater, in our opinion.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2015
100% Galaxy S6 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring a host of top-end components and a robust set of personal and enterprise security services, the Galaxy S6 is the best Android smartphone currently available. Key positives include Samsung's Knox security services, a top-end rear camera, super fast octa-core processor and razor sharp Super Amoled display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 review
Source: Gadget Show English
However, this was never going to be a phone for scrimpers, and at least Samsung does offer models to cater for media obsessives, with an 128GB version on the way. If anything the Galaxy S6’s biggest problem is that the Galaxy S6 Edge feels that bit more futuristic while packing in every S6 strong point, and costing only a bit more. Okay, a fair bit more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Tested: The Galaxy S6 is one of the best camera phones ever
Source: PC World English
There are still a few things I need to test out. First, I still need to play around with the phone’s video capabilities. It’s certainly quick and its stabilization abilities are impressive, but I want to spend a little more time with the slow- and fast-motion effects. I also want to test out the Galaxy S6’s manual controls. I’m curious to see how accurate they are, and whether I can get the same kind of performance out of it that I get from my Canon DSLR.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2015
Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge (Video)
Source: Recode English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge showed up on Re/code’s doorstep just yesterday, and we’ll be spending the next few days getting to know Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones — our likes, dislikes, hopes for the future (err, I mean … Samsung’s future). But in the meantime, we wanted to give you a glimpse of what to expect when the handsets arrive in the U.S. on April 10.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2015
Tested: The Galaxy S6 is one of the best camera phones ever
Source: Greenbot English
There are still a few things I need to test out. First, I still need to play around with the phone’s video capabilities. It’s certainly quick and its stabilization abilities are impressive, but I want to spend a little more time with the slow- and fast-motion effects. I also want to test out the Galaxy S6’s manual controls. I’m curious to see how accurate they are, and whether I can get the same kind of performance out of it that I get from my Canon DSLR.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2015
93% Samsung Galaxy S6 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
In all fairness, the good outweighs the bad with the Samsung Galaxy S6 – we’ll gladly forgo some of those previous offerings in favor of its new, premium design. Here in the US, it’s expected to sell for the usual $200 with a 2-year contract. Change is good, that’s unquestionable. If this is the beginning of a new era for Samsung, we’re encouraged by the prospect of the Galaxy S6’s arrival. All phones should fear, just because the Galaxy S6 is setting the bar really, really high for everyone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 93%
Samsung Galaxy S6 review – a bunch of innovations in a beautiful body
Source: Laptop Media English
We didn’t have the chance to conduct all the tests on the S6 we wanted, as it’s an engineering sample, but you can be sure that once we receive the final unit (which will happen very soon), we’re going to share everything you might be interested in (feel free to leave a comment if you want us to test something specific). We’ve managed to learn a lot about it, though, and what we saw definitely impressed us. Galaxy S6 has an awesome screen with ultra-high resolution, accurate colors, wide color gamut coverage and unmatched contrast. The f/1.9 camera allows you to take great photos in low-light conditions, and the Exynos 7420 SoC in tandem with the ultra-fast UFS 2.0 storage and the 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM get you anywhere in the Android Lollipop OS in a snap.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comparison review: Which is the best Samsung phone?
Source: PC Advisor English
First of all, lets talk pricing. Samsung recently confirmed that its much-anticipated Galaxy S6 starts at £599 for the 32GB capacity. What’s interesting is that Samsung hasn’t yet released the pricing for its 64 & 128GB models. How much will they be? With the Galaxy S6 Edge 64GB priced at £760, we can’t help but wonder.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/25/2015
Intergalactic camera shootout: Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. Note 4 vs. iPhone 6
Source: GSM Arena English
This was a shootout between four phones, but the real question is whether the Samsung Galaxy S6 has improved over its 2014 predecessors. A full year divides the Galaxy S5 and S6 and between them there was distinct improvement. The Galaxy Note 4 is more recent and benefits from some of the same camera improvements that the S6 boasts, most notably, the Sony IMX240 sensor and the optical image stabilization.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 review - pre-order, hands on, price, specs and release date
Source: Expert Reviews English
There's no doubting that the S6 is a much better phone, both in terms of features and build quality than the original S5. It also looks set to completely out-do the HTC One (m9), while giving iPhone 6 users something to look at. However, as good as the S6 is, there's one phone that's just demanding more attention: the S6 Edge. Identical in features to the S6, bar the curved screen, the Edge is even more attractive and one of the best-looking handsets that we've ever seen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2015
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison review
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is quite a handset. It has a fabulous screen, fantastic cameras and the power and speed that at least matches the iPhone 6. It does, however, have its flaws, including that super-shiny design. The iPhone 6-like edges are also likely to draw some unwanted negative attention from Apple fans. Ultimately it is a question of price, and whether you prefer Android or iOS. For the reasons outlined in the software section we prefer iOS, but we are very impressed with this Android.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is its most desirable phone since the Galaxy SII, sporting an all-new look and feel and a ton of beautifully implemented features. If you want entertainment, the crisp and colourful screen is one of the best around. Mobile photographers will cream themselves at the awesome camera tech and business users have the usual tight security features, with the much-improved fingerprint scanner also appealing to everyday consumers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/17/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Subject Zero
Source: GSM Arena English
If you are not sure what to think and how to feel about the Samsung Galaxy S6, you came to the right place. We'll do it for you. Here's the deal. You're free to feel any way you like. Impressed. Upset. Confused? Sounds familiar. We've come to take it for granted that every new Galaxy S generation will add new features and beef up specs. The Galaxy S6 takes away. It's been encoded in Samsung's DNA to try and beat every spec of any rival. The Galaxy S6 omits the very features that, presumably, kept Samsung at the top.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2015
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison: The best of Android vs the best of Apple
Source: PC Advisor English
The S6 retains the style of a Galaxy S flagship, but Samsung has tackled plastic build quality complaints head on with a new metal chassis and Gorilla Glass 4 front and back. You could even argue that this Samsung smartphone looks a teeny weeny bit like an iPhone 6. Indeed, the bottom of the Galaxy S6 is very similar to the iPhone 6 with drilled holes for the speaker, a central USB port and the headphone jack. The Samsung is ever so slightly thinner, though - just 6.8mm against the iPhone's 6.9mm. Funnily enough, Samsung made a few jibes at Apple at its launch event, pointing out that this super-thin phone won't bend.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 comparison: Which is the best new phone for 2015?
Source: PC Advisor English
HTC has traditionally launched some of the prettiest Android phones, but Samsung has turned things around with its all metal and glass, Quad HD Samsung Galaxy S6. With a better screen, a faster-clocked processor and some extras such as a fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor, you might assume the Galaxy S6 is the better deal. However, until we've finished our full lab-testing we are unable to comment on such things as raw processor- and photography performance. Check back soon for our verdict.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2015
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review including video, comparisons, specs and leaked prices
Source: PC Pro English
Both new Samsung handsets look highly impressive on first viewing, but it’s the S6 Edge that steals the show. Its unique look, coupled with a great attention to detail outstrips that of the HTC One M9, which itself is a stunner. Those curved glass edges will have smartphone aficionados everywhere itching to get their hands on one.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2015
Galaxy S6 edge vs. Galaxy Note Edge: A camera shootout
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung recognized a number of important areas where its 2014 flagship cameraphones didn't cut it. We're pleased with how the company has handled launching the camera - S Voice often goes unused and taking over its shortcut was a great idea, while optimizing the camera startup time was an even better one.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge comparison review: What's the difference?
Source: PC Advisor English
With an almost identical design and spec sheet, the dual edge is the reason to buy the Galaxy S6 Edge over the regular S6. £70 extra isn't much but as it stands, the device doesn't do a whole lot more.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/06/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge preview: Closer encounter
Source: GSM Arena English
Our first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge after seeing them in person and playing with them for a while paint the picture of a trend-setting 2015 flagship smartphone. The company has finally achieved the premium feel to match the top end specs, and the Galaxy S6 edge in particular is quite the looker.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2015
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs S6 comparison: What's new in the Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: PC Advisor English
We've yet to run the Samsung Galaxy S6 through our benchmarks, but on paper it sounds as though it should be significantly faster than the Galaxy S5. It also has a beautiful Quad HD screen that's significantly higher in resolution and much brighter than that on the S5. The new Galaxy shows a vast improvement in design, too, and there are some nice upgrades to the camera - particularly at the front. Some sacrifices have been made, though, with the S6 losing the removable battery and microSD card slot that have long been favoured by Samsung fans.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
Were it not for the bendy screen smarts of the S6 Edge, we’d be disputing Samsung’s enthusiastic use of the word ‘innovation’ – and no doubt Apple fans will be quick to shout ‘copycat’ at any forum that will receive them. There’s a danger, too, that the S6 will simply be the poor man’s S6 Edge – we’d drop the S6 in a hot minute if the Edge was within £100 of it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 was the hotly anticipated star of MWC 2015, and its specs sheet makes a cracking first impression – especially if it delivers on its speed and power-efficiency claims. The processing and design improvements to the S6 may give it some potential advantages over its rivals. But the headline features that make the S6 really stand out are the much-improved camera, the impressive charging options and (provided you live in the US or Korea) the Samsung Pay contactless payment system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge First Impressions: Curving in a New Direction
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Undoubtedly, Samsung is ahead of the curve (no, this is not a pun) in the smartphone technology innovation front. Its closest competition comes in the form of the LG G Flex2. Although, the Galaxy S6 Edge and the G Flex 2 are unique in their own respect. We are more excited by the prospects of the Galaxy S6 Edge. That said, the Galaxy S6 also has a huge role to play for Samsung if the company intends to win back its loyal customers and make new ones as well. All said and done, this year Samsung's flagship game looks stronger than ever.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on: Giving the people what they want
Source: Pocket Lint English
Samsung seems to have listened to what its users want. Battery life and build quality are the two things people have been crying out for improvements in and they're exactly what Samsung has delivered.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Hands on
Source: T3 English
The specs of the Galaxy S6 are out of this world, and the overall package is hugely impressive. Massive question marks hang over the battery life of this new option from Samsung, and the price has yet to be dropped from on high (that could be something that'll make you gasp the second you trot into Carphone Warehouse) but right now there have to be some pretty enthusiastic high fives going on in Seoul.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on: A bezel-free revolution begins
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is certainly the most premium smartphone the company has produced so far. Wireless and fast charging are likely going to be a very attractive selling point for a lot of users. As is the future-proofing of it coming with Cat 6 LTE and tap to pay.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
The smartphone race is on: HTC's One M9 vs. Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Source: Computerworld.com English
Naturally, it is impossible to really judge these phone by their specs or by several minutes of handling them in controlled circumstances. We hope to have full reviews of them when they ship, but there's no doubt that the race is on to try to offer smartphone enthusiasts high-end devices that not only offer improved performance, photography, video and displays, but that look really good.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
Great design, premium materials, hiDPI display, ultra-responsiveness, camera performance… Samsung has delivered on the most important points that make a smartphone great. I wasn’t too sure how the Galaxy S series would evolve, but what a successful and meaningful step forward.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
MWC 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are just what the doctor ordered for the Korean manufacturer. The duo combine the Samsung's best efforts to date in both design and hardware. We reckon that the duo will start a massive upgrade cycle for Samsung and rightfully so. The new products carry an aura of desirability at first sight, which is deservedly impressive.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2015
84% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Computerbild - Heft 15/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 84%
90% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Airgamer - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
95% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Com! - Heft 07/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 95%
96% Klassisch oder mit gewölbtem Display
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 95% features: 95% display: 95% ergonomy: 100%
Samsungs WOW-Phones im Mega-Test
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: c't - Heft 10/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Android Welt - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
74% Samsung Galaxy S6 (32 GB)
Source: Technik Surfer - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 74%
91% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 91%
Superb screen and great camera make it the best Android yet
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/17/2015
90% Top-Hardware, edles Design, hoher Preis
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Computerbild - Heft 09/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 90%
Reinkarnation mit Schönheitsfehlern
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2015
90% Top-Hardware, edles Design, hoher Preis
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
97% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 97% performance: 96% features: 99% display: 98% mobility: 97%
93% Samsungs Superstar erfreut mit edler Optik - und enttäuscht bei der Ausstattung
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 93% features: 100% ergonomy: 87%
Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2015
86% Die neue Messlatte
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 (32 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 05/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
99% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: SFT - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 99%
Ein Produkt der Kritik
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2015
96% Das aktuell beste Android Smartphone
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90%
98% Samsung Galaxy S6 im Test: Moderne Fassade trifft auf Hochleistungs-Technik
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 98% features: 96% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 98%
96% Highend veredelt
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 71% performance: 100% features: 96% display: 94% mobility: 90%
85% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Connect - Heft 04/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge im ersten Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2015
Smartphone im Praxis-Test
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2015
90% Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Model: Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6 in most aspects baring the curved screen at both sides. This feature allows users to take opportunity of several notification capabilities even if the device is facing down. Some say even the ergonomics are improved with specialized functions that can be performed from the curved screen. Design-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes with a similar layout to the more traditional Samsung Galaxy S6 up to the glass back cover. There is no longer an SD card slot and removable battery instead wireless charging is on board right off the bat. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge features a gorgeous 5.1 inch Super AMOLED screen. The entire front and back of the smartphone is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Hardware consists of an Exynos 7420 quad-core processor, 3 GB RAM, a Mali-T760MP8 GPU and an option of 32 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB device storage. Cameras on the device is very impressive with a 16 MP rear shooter and 5 megapixel front shooter. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is feature packed to the brim and even the fingerprint scanner has been replaced by a touch model. Battery life is good even if the capacity might seem smaller than other flagships with a Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S6 EdgeNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Processor: Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T760 MP8
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 0.132kg
Price: 849 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S6 Edge (Model)

Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 41 scores (from 97 reviews)

 

91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge First Impressions | Notebookcheck
S6 with curved edges. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has curved edges on both sides of the display. This does not only look good, but also brings several additional features. Otherwise, the configuration is the same as that of the Galaxy S6 and uses high-end materials. Unfortunately, the extra costs for the curves are quite steep.
91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
A new standard. The conventional Galaxy S6 was already very convincing in our review. Samsung now offers a smartphone with two rounded display edges with the Galaxy S6 Edge for the first time, but the additional price is pretty steep. Our review shows if the extra charge is worth it.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Vs Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this comprehensive look at the Galaxy S7 Edge vs Galaxy S6 Edge! While it is rare to see a huge jump in between iterations, this is certainly the case here. With a larger display, refined designed, mandatory upgrade in power, the return of key features like expandable storage and dust and water resistance, an improved camera, and most importantly, far better battery life, the Galaxy S7 Edge brings a lot more to the table, and is definitely a worthy upgrade.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Galaxy S6 Edge head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
With the S7 Edge Samsung has improved on what was already a winning formula, proving that the brave design choices first seen in last year's flagship were just. On paper the 2016 model wins on nearly all counts, but the margins are minimal. Twelve months on and the S6 Edge can still compete with the best of them.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2016
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Source: Phone Arena English
The Galaxy S6 edge+ can be considered simply an S6 edge with a bigger screen, right? Well, our thorough comparison showed that this statement is true only to an extent. The larger, 5.7” display makes a world of difference when it comes to browsing, watching videos, and even perusing the extra features of the interactive side edges of the two flexible display phones.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2015
Galaxy S6 Edge Review Follow-Up: Three Months Later
Source: Android Authority English
As for me personally, my next step is to perform (another) hard reset of my Galaxy S6 Edge in the hope it fixes the issues. If it does, great. If it doesn’t, I’ll need to take a long look at what my next smartphone is. The Galaxy Note 5 will definitely appeal – the lack of S Pen means I probably won’t go for the S6 Edge Plus – but I may opt for another brand. I guess we’ll see!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2015
LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge – Camera Shootout
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this in-depth look at the LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge camera! As you may have noticed throughout the video, the Galaxy S6 does tend feature very punchy colors, but the color reproduction with the LG G4 is far from bland, and the shots still look really nice. Bottom-line, users will likely be happy regardless of which smartphone camera they end up choosing.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2015
LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge
Source: Android Authority English
At the end of the day, the main story here is that, while both the G4 and the S6 offer a lot of features, they are as quick and smooth as they need to be. Both companies have received a lot of flak for stutter and lag on previous iterations of TouchWiz and LG UX, but complaints are few and far between this time around, and that is a wonderful development.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2015
80% Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Techtree.com English
Base model priced at Rs 62,000, the S6 Edge is undoubtedly an absurdly expensive phone. I personally don't buy any handset that costs more than Rs 30,000. However, if you have money to splurge, the S6 Edge gives you bragging rights of owning a unique phone with a futuristic screen. People will buy this handset over the normal S6. Not because of features associated with the screen, but simply because it looks fancy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Review: Beauty AND Beast
Source: Androidbeat English
Add it all up and you’ve got a premium smartphone which could have been insane. Imagine a symmetrically curved polycarbonate or even leather effect back, housing a 3500mAh battery, for example. It would have felt so much better in the hand, day to day. As it is, you’ve spent, say, £750 on a SIM free 4GB Galaxy S6 edge, and then you have to pay another £30 to get the official shell case that provides protection for the rear glass that you’ve just paid for and extra thickness for a more comfortable grip. Madness, I tell you, and I can suggest plenty of other options for that £780.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Review: Beauty AND Beast
Source: Androidbeat English
Add it all up and you’ve got a premium smartphone which could have been insane. Imagine a symmetrically curved polycarbonate or even leather effect back, housing a 3500mAh battery, for example. It would have felt so much better in the hand, day to day. As it is, you’ve spent, say, £750 on a SIM free 4GB Galaxy S6 edge, and then you have to pay another £30 to get the official shell case that provides protection for the rear glass that you’ve just paid for and extra thickness for a more comfortable grip. Madness, I tell you, and I can suggest plenty of other options for that £780. Not least buying a leather backed LG G4, which has an even better camera, is far more flexible in terms of battery and storage, and which saves you well over £200.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge comparison review: Is the edge screen worth paying extra for?
Source: PC Advisor English
Apart from the gorgeous bezel-free look of the S6 Edge compared to the regular model, we're not convinced it's worth the extra money. There are only a handful of functions and while this may change over time with software updates it's an unknown and no guarantee.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/21/2015
60% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: It Pro English
Despite its largely gimmicky curved screen and so-so battery life, there’s a lot to like about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Its camera is incredibly impressive, while performance, responsiveness and screen quality are all very good. However, you get all these benefits in the curve-less and therefore cheaper Galaxy S6. If you need to buy a high-end Android phone, the standard S6 is far better value.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Review
Source: Techspot English
But the crucial issue with the S6 Edge is that Samsung still hasn’t managed to justify the inclusion of the Edge, and why anyone should pay a $100-200 premium. The software features are somewhat interesting, but I simply didn’t use them at all during my time with the device, and once again most of them could have been implemented on a regular flat display. Unless you want a device with a subjectively “cool” feature, there is no reason to buy the Edge over the regular S6.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Source: Phone Arena English
Conversely, we’ll applaud the LG G4 for being a worthy competitor too. If savings is your thing, the $200 on-contract cost is deserving for a high caliber phone like this one – though, you’ll be getting a less premium looking phone with its plastic casing. Regardless of that, LG really impresses us with the G4’s amazing low lighting performance with its camera – and its vibrant IPS Quantum Display. Like we said people, there’s no shame going with one of the phone over the other. It just mainly comes down to what design you find more attractive.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2015
85% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review
Source: Digital Trends English
If Samsung’s goal was to take on the iPhone 6, then this is the phone to pit against it. The Galaxy S6 Edge outperforms the Apple iPhone 6 in both performance and camera departments, which is something no Android phone can boast. If you’re looking for a flagship smartphone to buy, the Galaxy S6 Edge should definitely fit the bill.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review - the best Android phone ever
Source: Expert Reviews English
It does have some downsides, namely its extortionate price and the arguable frippery of its curved screen, but if you're after a phone that will make others green with envy, there's nothing else that even comes close. Despite its price, it's the smartphone we really want in our pocket and for that it gets a Best Buy award.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 edge!
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it – a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge! Both of these phones show that Samsung has jumped forward in the flagship game. The Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge will be the phones to beat this year, with their speed and stellar camera experience setting the bar very high for the competition. When it comes to picking one over the other though, it is really a matter of aesthetics and handling, both of which benefits that are actually felt. All things considered, the question that you have to answer is whether you are willing to pay even more for a phone that basically just looks and feels different, without bringing a whole lot else to the table.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2015
95% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review: In Good Shape
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Galaxy S6 Edge is a more elegant version of the Galaxy S6, a device that’s become one of the most handsome phones on the market in its own right. Together, the two phones represent a massive aesthetic upgrade over every Galaxy phone that’s come before them. While the utility of a curved screen is still up in the air, the bends on the S6 Edge’s display don’t come off as a gimmick when you’re holding them. They’re implemented in a way that feels natural, turning the device into a genuine luxury item in the process.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 95%
92% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review: worth an extra $100?
Source: Phandroid English
The Galaxy S6 Edge sure looks pretty, but its hardware benefits mostly fall flat. Unless you’re hell bent on being the coolest kid on the block with its cutting edge design, that extra $100 would be better spent on increasing the internal storage on the regular Galaxy S6.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 92%
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Source: Hot Hardware English
There's just no other way to say it--The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are beasts. We were duly impressed with how Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 810 performed in the HTC One M9, and Samsung's own Exynos octa-core power plant is equally impressive in its own way. The S6 duo chewed through our usual suite of benchmarks, and in real-world use, we found it to be noticably fast.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge video review
Source: GSM Arena English
If you've already read our regular Galaxy S6 and S6 edge reviews, you may be wondering what this is doing here. Well, it's popcorn time today as we've prepared the first ever video version of our trademark reviews. One thing's for sure - you've never seen us do a phone review like this before.
video review
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 04/27/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review: Why the edge screen isn't worth paying extra for
Source: PC Advisor English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a beautiful smartphone, one of the most attractive but the design has flaws such as sharp edges. While a non-removable battery is an inevitable outcome, we're surprised about the lack of waterproofing and a microSD card slot. Hardware is strong with a gorgeous screen, fast processor and great all-round camera. The key point here is that while dual edge display sounds like an amazing innovation it has very limited in functionality so simply isn't worth the extra money compared to the regular Galaxy S6.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S6 / Edge Review
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
If you're all about one, you'd better check out the other. Both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are available in stores and online right this minute from Verizon and a number of carriers/outlets across the United States and the world.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/22/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: extreme extravagance (Video)
Source: Pocketnow English
That’s why you buy this phone. It catches the eye better than almost any other handheld out there without being too ostentatious about it, and it oozes the same feeling of quality construction as its non-edgy brother. You probably won’t get much mileage out of its fancy screen features, and it’s got room for improvement in software and battery life … but it’s easily one of the most beautiful smartphones of the year thus far, with one of the best Android cameras ever. The Galaxy S6 edge is a pricey but solid buy if you want a flagship phone with the looks to match … and you don’t mind being a wall-hugger.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/20/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Source: AnandTech English
The first most critical aspect of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, more than any other, is the change in design. Samsung has clearly identified a problem in their previously iterative approach, and they reacted appropriately by completely changing the materials that they use in their phones, even if the overall industrial design clearly retains a link to past Galaxy phone designs.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2015
90% Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
Not everyone wants the same phone, and while we can customise the wallpaper, change the ringtone, add a case, throw some stickers on, and do everything possible to the outside to make it a little bit more you, sometimes, that’s just not enough. Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge seems skewed to people who find themselves in that category, where they want the same phone as everyone else, and yet they also don’t, with something crafted with the same care and ingenuity, but with a little more spectacle.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Galaxy S6 Edge review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring twin Edge displays and all the perks of Samsung's Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge is an innovative, powerhouse Android smartphone. However, a lack of decent applications and services for the custom screens means that it fails to fully deliver on its promise.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review: A Definite Style Upgrade
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
That said, the vast majority of those who buy this phone won't care about such things. They'll buy it either because owning something so new and different gives them a thrill, or because it has a unique way of making people do a double-take - the "wow factor", as it's called. No other phone, except perhaps the Galaxy Note Edge and the upcoming LG G Flex2 can offer that.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Sony Xperia Z3
Source: Phone Arena English
From a cost standpoint, all fingers point to the Sony Xperia Z3, which, at this point, can be grabbed at a fantastic discount if you search in the right places. To be fair, though, the lower cost attached to the Xperia Z3 now makes perfect sense, as the Xperia Z3 has been on the market for some time. Conversely, the Galaxy S6 edge has just recently become available, so it’s going to cost a pretty amount to pick up at the moment.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Google Nexus 6
Source: Phone Arena English
Whichever phone you end up choosing, just know that it’s going to cost you quite a handful to buy – whether it’s outright or with a contract. Luckily, the pricing structure for the Nexus 6 is pretty uniform whichever outlet you end up going with. So if we’re to look at it from an outright level, you’ll need to fork over a beastly $699.99 to snag the Google Nexus 6. In contrast, depending on where you go, the Galaxy S6 edge will fetch you roughly between $699.99 and $814.99.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2015
Galaxy S6 Edge Battery Life – First 24 hours
Source: Android Authority English
One of the biggest concerns with Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge seems to be the battery life as the 2600 mAh battery is non removable unlike past Samsung flagship devices. There’s been reports that the battery life is one of the key downsides to Samsung’s new handsets – but are these accurate? In Lanh’s review of the Galaxy S6 Edge, he said the battery life was average but I want to see if this is still the case with my different usage habits.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/12/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review
Source: Droid-Life English
Should you buy the S6 Edge over the regular Galaxy S6? Even though I personally enjoy the look of the S6 Edge a ton, I don’t think I can recommend this model over the standard version. In my opinion, Samsung does not bring any added advantages to the phone for paying the extra $100. Unless you want to pay more for a Night Clock on the side of your display that really isn’t all that great.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2015
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: Livin' on the edge (not a prayer)
Source: Pocket Lint English
While the competition release subtle reworks of their flagship devices in 2015, Samsung has really gone out on a limb with the Galaxy S6 edge. It's the best looking, most radical phone of the year. With a snappy software experience, octa-core Exynos processor that eats apps for breakfast, considerably improved fingerprint sign-in solution, quality Quad HD screen and a decent camera, the Galaxy S6 edge is the true flagship experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs LG G3
Source: Phone Arena English
With a much nicer design, a smaller but superior display, faster hardware, a better camera, and added goodies such as quick charging, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is a genuine superphone that's a worthy upgrade over the LG G3. However, the LG G3 remains more attractive from a price-oriented perspective. Being a year old and nicely discounted, it is one of the cheapest Quad-HD resolution smartphones you can buy new and unlocked. It's also a very nice smartphone overall, and while its looks and performance, admittedly, can't hold a candle to Samsung's latest and greatest, this doesn't make it anything less than a bargain!
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Source: Phone Arena English
So, do you have a better idea now of which smartphone is a better choice? Well, if you don't want to shed a hundred dollars over the GS6's price for the S6 edge, that's more than fine, but you will be missing out on a louder speaker, and an innovative design. Then again, you might end up not liking the way the curved sides feel in the hand, or you might not be able to get used to the subtly different way movies and websites look on the curved screen.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2015
Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Source: Gizmag English
If you're looking to get the most practical bang for your buck, then the standard Galaxy S6 is the one to buy. But if you're drawn to bold and beautiful designs, then the Galaxy S6 edge is going to do its best to seduce you, as it perches on the store shelf next to its flat-screened sibling. It doesn't have much (if any) more substance, but some of us don't mind paying a little extra for something that looks a little sharper, feels a little smoother.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/08/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Review
Source: Slashgear English
Certainly there are some lingering rough edges, and the cleanly executed construction arrives under the cloud of slightly derivative design, but there is no perfection in the smartphone world, only the chasing of it. On that basis, though the Galaxy S6 edge is a stunning example of technological proficiency - and its painful under-utilization - it’s the Galaxy S6 which provides ample retort to Apple’s iPhone, and which is certainly the best Android phone around today.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2015
90% Galaxy S6 Edge review: Samsung's vanity phone
Source: Greenbot English
I honestly think the Galaxy S6 Edge is seriously cool. It does all the fantastic stuff the regular flat Galaxy S6 does, and it gives me bragging rights when I’m out with my iPhone-loving friends. It’s something different from the plethora of plain phones in the Android world. It’s nice to hold and the curved part of the screen doesn’t distract too much from the rest of the Galaxy S6 experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge video review: One of the prettiest phones ever
Source: Greenbot English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/06/2015
90% Galaxy S6 Edge review: Samsung's vanity phone
Source: PC World English
I honestly think the Galaxy S6 Edge is seriously cool. It does all the fantastic stuff the regular flat Galaxy S6 does, and it gives me bragging rights when I’m out with my iPhone-loving friends. It’s something different from the plethora of plain phones in the Android world. It’s nice to hold and the curved part of the screen doesn’t distract too much from the rest of the Galaxy S6 experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review – is this the most innovative smartphone in the world?
Source: Laptop Media English
Galaxy S6 edge isn’t very different from the original S6, but that shouldn’t be considered as a negative. Both phones are great and their features are almost identical, but if you really want to stand out and don’t mind the attention and curiosity in the cafe, S6 edge is definitely a nice choice. In addition, you’ll get the awesome experience of being immeresed in your phone display, behind which are placed other state of the art components – the 14nm Exynos System-on-a-Chip, 16MP f/1.9 camera, UFS 2.0 storage and LPDDR4 RAM.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: Double down
Source: GSM Arena English
The Galaxy Note Edge comes close, though asymmetry and beauty don't always mix - a curve on both sides definitely looks better. Outside the night clock, the added software features around the curve of the Galaxy S6 edge are a mixed bags, borderline gimmicky, but perhaps third-party devs will come up with new ideas. In every other respect, the Galaxy S6 edge was as good as its regular sibling. The shares some unique features like the only 14nm chipset in mass production, which enabled great performance and good battery life. That's on a smaller battery and feeding a sharper, brighter display - one of the best in its class.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/03/2015
89% Samsung's best phones in years
Source: Engadget English
Samsung has a lot riding on its 2015 flagship, and this time it's put its best foot forward. With its super-fast, homebrew processor, a pair of great cameras and a surprisingly clean version of TouchWiz, the S6 is the finest Galaxy Samsung has ever made. Now, if only it were waterproof.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 89%
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is an excellent smartphone and perfect for those with money to burn and the desire to turn heads wherever they go. However, aside from the beautiful design, the S6 Edge doesn't provide anything extra over the Galaxy S6 – which is £100 cheaper. Those of us who are less flush will know to look for the best value.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs HTC One M9
Source: Phone Arena English
If you've ever struggled picking between two great flagships in the past, you'll likely know what we ourselves understand all too well – when you're looking to make the most out of your hard-earned cash, choosing can be difficult. Fortunately, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the HTC One M9, things are clear-cut enough for you to simply have to identify what's important to you personally – the answer will come to you by itself.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Apple iPhone 6
Source: Phone Arena English
The edge alone is a cool addition that adds some neat functionality, but it’s hard to see it as a huge advantage - it’s just a cool little innovation at the moment. If you want an Android phone that adds that cool factor with overall very solid performance, the S6 edge is the one to get. The iPhone 6 still has the advantage of more apps and games, as well as the perfected iOS 8 experience. For most other things, there is parity – you really can't go wrong with either of the two phones.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (T-Mobile)
Source: PC Mag English
The advantage of the S6 Edge over the standard S6 isn't about any functionality. It's just that it's pretty. You wouldn't be the first person to spend $100 extra for something pretty. Otherwise, this is the best Android-powered phone on the market, just in a slightly different shape. While I more highly recommend the plain S6—save your $100 for something else—I won't be offended if you go for this one instead. After all, it is very, very pretty.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review - including benchmarks, battery tests and price comparisons
Source: PC Pro English
So, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has slightly longer battery life, and a few extra features over the standard S6. It’s a touch easier to hold, too, and there’s no doubt it will spark more than its fair share of covetous glances when you take it out of your pocket.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Source: Phone Arena English
Yet we must admit that the Galaxy S6 edge is better than the Note 4 in many ways, and we're not talking only about the outstanding design and build quality it draws so much attention with. Samsung's curvy flagship phone shines with its blazing hardware performance and with the responsiveness of its software, which is enough for us to recommend it over “older” Samsung handsets. Not that the Galaxy Note 4 is a slow phone – its Snapdragon 805 can handle anything thrown at it – but the Galaxy S6 edge is more refined of a smartphone with its superior hardware configuration, and that's a plus.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is one of those phones that sets a line in the sand for smartphones. It makes curved edges viable, offering them in a phone that doesn't look bonkers just for the sake of it. It won't sell anywhere near as well as the standard S6, simply because it's very expensive and users are always reticent to try something new when there's no proven need for it, and rightly so.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It’s easy to dismiss the Galaxy S6 Edge as a folly, but you shouldn’t. It has one of the best cameras on a phone ever, it looks incredible and its minor shortcomings are forgivable. It’s not a perfect 10 – better battery life and ergonomics would have made it that – but it’s damn close.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Gadget Show English
This is a great phone in just about every respect. And as part of the bargain you get something that feels better than any phone Samsung has made before. The high price keeps it out of reach of many, but rarely do we so want to get on-board with something that is likely to be seen by so many as a bit of a gimmick.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Source: Phone Arena English
We can't deny that both the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus are two of the better, if not the best smartphones in the world right now. Both are extremely polished and designed with a pretty intricate attention to detail. The Galaxy S6 edge is certainly the ultimate embodiment of Samsung's engineering and design prowess.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2015
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the ultimate money-no-object phone. It looks good, feels good, has more power than a small nuclear power station and more features than most people will ever use. Really, it's a terrific phone. Its curvy USP may be more about style than anything else, but that doesn't mean it's not useful. And come on, it's pretty damn cool.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge (Video)
Source: Recode English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge showed up on Re/code’s doorstep just yesterday, and we’ll be spending the next few days getting to know Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones — our likes, dislikes, hopes for the future (err, I mean … Samsung’s future). But in the meantime, we wanted to give you a glimpse of what to expect when the handsets arrive in the U.S. on April 10.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2015
93% Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Although exact pricing will be revealed through carrier announcement here in the US, there’s no denying that it’ll more than likely receive a cost that’s higher than its sibling. If you have the money, we would vouch heavily to go with this one. Being an attractive looking, solidly constructed smartphone gets it to a higher level, especially when it’s accompanied with the same impeccable performance that already graces its sibling in the Galaxy S6.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 93%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge vs Galaxy Note Edge comparison review: Which edge is best?
Source: PC Advisor English
Although the Galaxy S6 Edge has some better hardware than the Note Edge and a nicer design we don't think it's worth the large sum of money extra - perhaps when the price drops. Unless you're left handed, the Galaxy Note Edge does the feature better.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/23/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review - pre-order, hands on, price, specs and release date
Source: Expert Reviews English
With the S6 Edge Samsung is back in full force. While this handset may have the same specs, bar the curved screen, of the regular S6, this is the phone that everybody's going to want. It's beautifully made, the colour options all look fantastic and it's a handset like no other. Memories of a plastic build will be vanquished and Samsung now has the best-looking and best-made Android phone, and it looks to have completely overtaken the HTC One m9; even iPhone 6 owners will be sorely tempted by this handset. We'll bring you our full in-depth review as soon as review samples are available.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge camera put to test against Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Source: Android Authority English
Once again, the videos give off that huge difference in white balance, but the resulting imagery may leave you debating realistic colors against almost HDR-like image brightness balancing. As mentioned, don’t let this be the end of your research if you are comparing these two devices for purchase. We have our own Samsung Galaxy S6 (Edge) vs Apple iPhone 6 (Plus) camera shootouts in the works. Stay tuned.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/18/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Every year I’m persuaded by the combination of beauty and performance that HTC offers up to side with their latest handset over Samsung’s top smartphone of the moment, but for the first time I’ve found myself on the other side of that divide. Whilst we still haven’t had a chance to put the One M9 under the microscope, everything the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge offers has convinced me that it is the smartphone to beat in 2015 and I want one, badly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/17/2015
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review including video, comparisons, specs and leaked prices
Source: PC Pro English
Both new Samsung handsets look highly impressive on first viewing, but it’s the S6 Edge that steals the show. Its unique look, coupled with a great attention to detail outstrips that of the HTC One M9, which itself is a stunner. Those curved glass edges will have smartphone aficionados everywhere itching to get their hands on one.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge preview: Closer encounter
Source: GSM Arena English
Our first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge after seeing them in person and playing with them for a while paint the picture of a trend-setting 2015 flagship smartphone. The company has finally achieved the premium feel to match the top end specs, and the Galaxy S6 edge in particular is quite the looker.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
Let’s get right down to it – we’re bloody excited about the S6 Edge. As a response to the criticisms levelled at the S5 for not feeling premium enough, it’s an out-of-the-park smasher. We probably won’t miss the removable battery and we’ll happily ride the wave of people saying that its design is derivative of other well-known smartphones. The big question at this stage is what the price difference between this and the non-edgy S6 will be.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge First Impressions: Curving in a New Direction
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Undoubtedly, Samsung is ahead of the curve (no, this is not a pun) in the smartphone technology innovation front. Its closest competition comes in the form of the LG G Flex2. Although, the Galaxy S6 Edge and the G Flex 2 are unique in their own respect. We are more excited by the prospects of the Galaxy S6 Edge. That said, the Galaxy S6 also has a huge role to play for Samsung if the company intends to win back its loyal customers and make new ones as well. All said and done, this year Samsung's flagship game looks stronger than ever.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge: What can that screen edge actually do?
Source: Pocket Lint English
This could be just the tip of the iceberg for the edge with potential for more apps that take advantage of the edge. Since it's touch sensitive and works with the screen locked we're excited to see what comes in the future.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
The smartphone race is on: HTC's One M9 vs. Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Source: Computerworld.com English
Naturally, it is impossible to really judge these phone by their specs or by several minutes of handling them in controlled circumstances. We hope to have full reviews of them when they ship, but there's no doubt that the race is on to try to offer smartphone enthusiasts high-end devices that not only offer improved performance, photography, video and displays, but that look really good.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2015
MWC 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are just what the doctor ordered for the Korean manufacturer. The duo combine the Samsung's best efforts to date in both design and hardware. We reckon that the duo will start a massive upgrade cycle for Samsung and rightfully so. The new products carry an aura of desirability at first sight, which is deservedly impressive.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2015
84% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Computerbild - Heft 15/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 84%
99% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 99%
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
95% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Com! - Heft 07/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 95%
96% Klassisch oder mit gewölbtem Display
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 95% features: 95% display: 95% ergonomy: 100%
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review: Killer Curves
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsungs WOW-Phones im Mega-Test
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (32 GB)
Source: c't - Heft 10/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Android Welt - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 91%
Das schönere und bessere S6
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2015
90% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Computerbild - Heft 09/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 90%
Galaxy S6 edge
Source: Pocket Navigation German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2015
96% Schönheit mit Curved Display und satter Leistung
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
Der Bad Boy
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2015
86% Die neue Messlatte
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
97% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge im Test: Was taugt das Seitendisplay?
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 97% features: 98% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 98%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (32 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 05/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
99% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: SFT - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 99%
96% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 62% performance: 99% features: 96% display: 94% mobility: 87%
86% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 86%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Computerbild - Heft 07/2015 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 03/16/2015
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Connect - Heft 04/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (32 GB)
Source: e-media - Heft 07/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge im ersten Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2015
90% Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge comparison review: What's the difference?
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/06/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy E7

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy E7Notebook: Samsung Galaxy E7
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.141kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy E7 (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Samsung Galaxy E7 review: Easy touch
Source: GSM Arena English
Key to the experience is the 5.5-inch SuperAMOLED panel, which in true Samsung fashion delivers vivid output with practically infinite contrast and quite high brightness. True, it's not FullHD so the pixel density isn't exactly impressive, but it was a compromise to make the budget and it's not all that difficult to live with. Build quality is nice as well, and the phone is pleasant to handle. It's not exactly compact, obviously, being firmly in phablet territory, but you can't have a cake and eat it too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2015
60% Review: Samsung Galaxy E7
Source: Techtree.com English
The Galaxy E7 is a big improvement over what Samsung used to sell at this price point. The construction quality is very good. The AMOLED screen as usual produces amazing colours. Its multimedia performance is good too. However, it is now becoming increasingly difficult to put up with Samsung's stale design. Worst is the TouchWiz UI that looks seriously dated.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy E7 Review
Source: Review Zat English
If you like phablets and looking for great performance and nice design you need to consider this one. But it's gonna be a bit pricey, so if you are looking for a phone on a budget, this is not going to be a suitable choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy E5

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy E5Notebook: Samsung Galaxy E5
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.12kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy E5 (Model)

 

Samsung Galaxy E5 Review
Source: Review Zat English
Samsung's new age mid- range phone is very promising. You will have a great performance with average and above average use. The phone might be a bit over priced but you will have a decent looking phone with great capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is a durable exterior design of the original S6 for those who want to put their mind at ease about their S6 getting worn-and-torn, the specifications and most functions are similar to a regular S6, but the S6 Active has a few additional features. The S6 Active is solely made from plastics and has sturdier build with a bulkier rim frame that is embedded with shallow troughs and ridges for better gripping. The corners are also extra-thick to protect the smartphone from smash-corner accidents. The S6 Active's physical navigation buttons are also hulked up, which results in three touch buttons right below the screen. Furthermore, the other buttons (volume and power) are also treated with the same improvement, with a slight rise of the buttons and textured lightly to allow for better pressing. Finally, the features that stand out on the S6 Active compared to the regular S6 is the back of the phone, which has a stylish camouflage look with no-slip-grip surface. The phone is waterproof according to IP68. Thus it is water-resistant for up to 30 minutes in 3 feet (~ 1 m) of water. In addition, it features a larger battery capacity of 3500 mAh instead of the usual 2550 mAh.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S6 ActiveNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
Processor: Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T760 MP8
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 0.15kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S6 Active (Model)

Average Score: 86.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

90% Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
Source: Techspot English
Depending on what you want from your smartphone, the Galaxy S6 Active is a fantastic choice, especially for those that love smartphone cases and want superb battery life. My personal preference is still the Galaxy S6 for its sleek design, but the Galaxy S6 Active is just as good of a choice, especially if you can grab one for the same price as the regular Galaxy S6.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
88% Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this closer look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active! There are quite a few rugged phones that we’ve seen, but this device might be the best of the bunch, largely because much of what made the original Galaxy S6 so good returns, and is further enhanced by everything a rugged phone can offer. Samsung can greatly benefit from making the Active available in more than just AT&T’s network, but more importantly, it has to notice how certain aspects of this fringe device can make future Samsung phones better, like the active key.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is the adventurous phone you wish you had the lifestyle for
Source: PC World English
I really like the Galaxy S6 Active, but my relatively inactive lifestyle is in no need of a phone like this. I’m okay with my Galaxy S6 Edge for now and I’ll keep it close to me and wrapped in bubble wrap so it doesn’t get nicked. But if you’re the kayaking, mountain biking, trail running adventurous type, you should have a phone that can keep up with you. And take awesome pictures along the way. This one can.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/09/2015
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is the adventurous phone you wish you had the lifestyle for
Source: Greenbot English
There are a few caveats, though. You can only get this phone in blue, white, or gray, each of which sport a cheesy camouflage pattern on the back. The Galaxy S6 Active doesn’t have an expansion slot, either, and it’s only sold with 32GB of storage—that sucks if you plan to travel with this phone, because it takes awesome, high resolution photographs and video that take up a lot of space. Also, this device is exclusive to AT&T, which limits you if you’re with any of the other three major carriers in the U.S.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/09/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Vs Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this closer look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge! The Galaxy S6 Active is really the phone made for anyone that doesn’t feel as safe with Samsung’s more elegant, but also more delicate, offerings. Despite the move back to plastic, or as a result of, the Active can take a beating and keep things ticking along. Its usefulness is more than catered just towards the rock climber, the drink spiller, or the clumsy handler, with its larger size allowing for a battery capacity and longevity that we only wished the Galaxy S6 could muster, and the Active button is useful for everyone who wants an easy access method to their most used applications. If the Galaxy S6 Edge is the luxury sports car, and seems to be priced accordingly, the Galaxy S6 Active is the off-roading vehicle that can still show off on the streets, and in this scenario, also gives far better gas mileage.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review: Nearly Indestructible
Source: Tom's Guide English
If you live life a little more dangerously than most, the Galaxy S6 Active is like a dependable James Bond gadget. It will work rain or shine, and it's got enough juice to last you more than a workday. Just as with the regular S6, you'll also enjoy speedy performance, a vivid display and an excellent camera. We wish other carriers offered this phone, but if you're on AT&T (or you're thinking of switching to the carrier), the S6 Active is a great option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review
Source: Droid-Life English
The Galaxy S6 Active is for the most part, a really great phone. It has almost all of the good stuff from the Galaxy S6, yet is also equipped with a massive battery that will last you more than a day, and can withstand some water and rough play. The camera on this phone is awesome, as is the display. If you want some negatives, I’d say that the design itself is quite ugly, but that’s my personal opinion. I don’t like the button setup either. But really, the biggest downside here is that this phone is an exclusive to AT&T. Options like this need to be available to more people, especially when this phone specifically addresses some of regular Galaxy S6’s biggest weaknesses.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/29/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Phone Arena English
Decisions, decisions! We all thought it was going to be an easy one this year choosing the best Android phone, but Sammy just wants to make it harder on all of us. That’s not a bad thing per se, especially when there’s variety and choice with its S6 line, but between the two here in this comparison, it comes down to design – that’s the single, greatest differentiator between them.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active review: The ideal complement to the GS6
Source: Gizmag English
The Galaxy S6 Active is one of the best phones you can buy, offering reasonable trade-offs over the standard GS6 (which, itself, is our pick for the best smartphone you can buy today). It's available now on AT&T for US$200 on-contract, $695 full retail, or an installment plan that adds up to that.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/25/2015
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 Active hands-on: Battery life and protection all Galaxy S6 owners should have
Source: Zdnet.com English
This is the Samsung Galaxy S6 I wanted from the beginning. A fantastic device with an excellent battery life and water resistant rating. The only con is that you are limited to 32GB of internal storage, but if you don't mind using the cloud and offloading photos and video, then the Galaxy S6 Active may be perfect for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/24/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active review: The triathlete
Source: GSM Arena English
Hardware-wise, just like the regular Galaxy S6, the Active leaves practically nothing to be desired. Its 14nm Exynos 7420 chipset is arguably the best in the business, as are the 16MP main camera and the built-in UFS 2.0 memory. Once again, Samsung has made sure that owners of the Active model won't get less for their money than those that rock the regular Galaxy S6. In our opinion, the shortcut button found in the Galaxy S6 Active should make its way to all of the manufacturer's flagship devices going forward. Its customizable functionality is nothing short of superb.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/24/2015
89% Galaxy S6 Active review: Samsung gets rugged right
Source: Pocketnow English
The Galaxy S6 Active is a more durable and more capable smartphone than any Galaxy S that’s come before. It goes much further on a single charge than the regular S6, keeping pace with some of the longest-lasting phones in its segment. Even better: it’s corrected most of the problems that have long plagued Samsung’s Active line, like leaky casings and inflated durability claims. And while it’s exclusive to the nation’s second-largest network, there are certainly worse carriers to be locked into than AT&T. If you’re in need of an Android phone that takes a beating without surrendering top-tier features, the S6 Active should be at or near the top of your list of contenders – assuming AT&T’s network in your area is up to snuff.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 95%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review
Source: Phone Arena English
There’s nothing holding back the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. Well, there’s just one actually. That’s the fact that it’s only exclusive to AT&T at the moment, where it can be picked up for roughly the same price as the S6 – so it all boils down to design, the ultimate differentiator between them. Sure, the S6 Active is best described as an S6 with a permanent Otterbox case on it, but don’t be fooled by its tough exterior, because it’s a solid phone that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review
Source: Slashgear English
There's a whole lot to love about the Galaxy S6 Active. If you're not about the elegant look of the Galaxy S6/Edge and you want the utility of a device with three extra hardware buttons. the Active is the device for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/18/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy J1

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J1Notebook: Samsung Galaxy J1
Processor: Spreadtrum SC8830
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 4.3 inch, 5:3, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.122kg
Price: 109 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 63% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

79% Samsung Galaxy J1 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Entry-level Galaxy. The small Galaxy smartphone has a 4.3-inch display and therefore does not follow the current trend towards bigger displays. But Samsung is not very generous with the rest of the components, either. Can the Galaxy J1 beat the strong competition?
40% The Moto E has nothing to worry about
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy J1 has respectable build quality for a smartphone this cheap and the display was also a pleasant surprise, putting the low resolution aside. However, those are the J1’s only positive qualities. The Moto E 2nd Gen is available for a little less and is superior in practically every way. It’s quicker, runs a newer version of Android, has better battery life, higher resolution display, more storage, the list goes on. It’s still the budget handset to beat.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 40%
40% Samsung Galaxy J1 review - the Moto E has nothing to worry about
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy J1 has respectable build quality for a smartphone this cheap and the display was also a pleasant surprise, putting the low resolution aside. However, those are the J1’s only positive qualities. The Moto E 2nd Gen is available for a little less and is superior in practically every way. It’s quicker, runs a newer version of Android, has better battery life, higher resolution display, more storage, the list goes on. It’s still the budget handset to beat.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 40%
86% Galaxy J1 review – Samsung is getting stronger in the budget class
Source: Laptop Media English
Galaxy J1 is a good choice for Samsung fans who can’t spend much on their next phone, but are looking for an affordable model from their favorite brand. They will be happy with the classic Galaxy design and the good-looking TouchWiz interface. The 2-core Spreadtrum processor doesn’t have much power, but it’s sufficient for lag-free work in the KitKat operating system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 73% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
86% Das ALDI Handy für 89,99 Euro
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 73% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is perfect for users that want a larger screen size, but do not require the stylus of the Note series. Almost identical in design to the other S6 devices, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ comes with a solid construction and 2 curved screen edges that can be customized to display various information. There are 4 colors to choose from; black sapphire, gold platinum, silver titan and white pearl. Display on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop device is a 5.7 Super AMOLED screen with a pixel density of 518 ppi, which delivers superb clarity and color saturation and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ comes with an Exynos 7420 chipset that combines a Cortex-A53 quad-core processor and a Cortex-A57 quad-core processor. There is a Mali-T760MP8 GPU, 4 GB of RAM and either 32 GB or 64GB storage. Samsung also included a high-quality 16 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and an equally impressive 5 MP secondary camera. Other features found on the device are Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, NFC and USB host. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ comes with a non-removable Lithium-Ion battery rated at 3000 mAh, which increases talk-time to 20 hours compared to 18 hours of the original Galaxy S6 Edge.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Processor: Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T760 MP8
Display: 5.7 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 0.153kg
Price: 799 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S6 Edge+ (Model)

Average Score: 86.2% - good
Average of 30 scores (from 56 reviews)

 

88.1% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
An edge in need of sharpening. Released almost half a year after the original S6 Edge, the S6 Edge+ brings a larger display and... unfortunately not much else. How does the new Edge compare against the Galaxy Note 5 and its siblings?
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
Source: Phone Arena English
The Galaxy S7 edge and the Galaxy S6 edge+ are impressive showcases of Samsung's technological proficiency, displaying quality design and containing some of the best mobile hardware money can buy in 2016. Without question, both devices have the style and the guts to defend Samsung's enviable smartphone market share for another year.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2016
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
Source: It Pro English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is an undeniably impressive phone. It's got some of the best-performing hardware on the market, a great camera, and it's gorgeous to look at. The problem is, all that lovely will cost you the better part of £1,000 - a high premium for a device that's essentially identical to one launched earlier in the year.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ vs. Apple iPhone 6s plus.
Source: Our IT Department English
Our latest infographic provides you with an at-a-glance comparison of their latest models, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Apple iPhone 6S plus. We hope this Infographic will help you decide which Smartphone is the right one for you!
infographic review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/02/2016
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ review – big, powerful and sleek
Source: Laptop Media English
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ met all of our expectations, despite the lack of microSD memory card slot and waterproof certificate, which were both present in last year’s Galaxy flagship. The phone’s capabilities grant a spot among the top models currently on the market. The first thing that makes an impression is the curved on both sides display, which is both attractive and delivers tons of features. The SoC of the device, Exynos 7420, provides more graphic and computing performance than you may need. Apparently it is power-efficient enough, because we’re more than satisfied from the phone’s battery life, since it got good results in our battery tests, despite the 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen. Speaking of, it has all the properties a top-tier smartphone should have. Furthermore, the outer temperatures of the device remain low even after heavy load, meaning the device will be pleasant to touch regardless of the duration of usage.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/14/2015
A close call in this phablet battle
Source: PC Advisor English
Our comparisons are written to help you decide which to buy rather than declare one an outright winner. In this comparison, it's clear that the Nexus 6P is better value with 128GB on offer for less than the 32GB Edge+ and with no Micro-SD card slot this is a big deal. It also has an 8Mp front camera, USB Type-C and the latest Android. However, Samsung's phone is arguably more stylish, is more manageable, has a better rear camera and has wireless charging.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
Source: It Pro English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is an undeniably impressive phone. It's got some of the best-performing hardware on the market, a great camera, and it's gorgeous to look at. The problem is, all that lovely will cost you the better part of £1,000 - a high premium for a device that's essentially identical to one launched earlier in the year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Phone Review
Source: T Break English
Simply put, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is a larger version of the Galaxy S6 edge. It has more RAM but you lose the 128GB storage option. The larger screen definitely gives it more oomph but the resolution stays the same. Battery life is improved but not considerably. If you liked the original s6 edge, the edge+ is, arguably, a better version of it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 85% performance: 95% features: 90% workmanship: 95%
80% Powerful everyday device, but fierce competitors in its own family
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Samsung has delivered a good phone for those who were on the fence regarding buying the Galaxy S6 Edge, because they wanted a phone with larger display. The hardware innovation is the only USP of the phone which makes it stand apart. While the dual-curved edge display looks good, there is limited utility as we have already elaborated in the review. Unlike the Galaxy Note Edge, which could let you launch apps from the edge display, the one on the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will only give you information stream.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 85% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
Source: Phone Arena English
The longer we think about it, the clearer it seems that the race between Android and iOS, Samsung and Apple, the Galaxy and the iPhone is now the closest it’s ever been. Samsung deserves praise here: it is the one that has made big leaps in design, camera, battery life and charging, screen quality and even ease of use with the cleaner TouchWiz.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Since the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is based so closely on the Galaxy S6 Edge, it's little wonder that the phablet version is such a solid high-end device. That said, besides the new app and contact shortcuts, it still feels like Samsung is struggling to come up with ideas to justify the expense of the curved screen, good-looking though it is.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
Source: GSM Arena English
Funny, the iPhone 6s Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ are probably two of the best phones to get right now. Two amazing pieces of technology but pretty much incapable of changing anyone's mind. Both devices are really trying: Samsung is no longer putting function before aesthetics and has given up traditional advantages such as memory expansion and a removable battery. Apple too has broken a long-standing taboo - large screens.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/15/2015
Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
Source: GSM Arena English
Finally, on the 4K video test the iPhone 6s Plus is in disadvantage as it has a forced software stabilization all the time and thus it has a narrower field of view. The Galaxy's video has more detail while still capturing more objects in the frame, which made if a favorite among 81% of our readers.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2015
The Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+
Source: AnandTech English
The Galaxy Note5 is a bit of a break in form for Samsung, but in some ways it represents a return to form. To understand what this means, we can look at the various aspects that make up the Galaxy Note5 in contrast to the Galaxy S6. One of the easier places to start is the design, which shares a great deal in common with the Galaxy S6.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2015
92% Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
I’ve grown used to having a microSD card which has my stuff on. There’s nothing I don’t want on that microSD. Just my stuff. Here though, a sizable chunk of storage is removed thanks to pre-installed apps that I may not necessarily want. Sure, the Microsoft apps are good and it’s understandable on a phablet like this, but I should be the one making the decision, and although 100GB is available online it’s my local storage that I’d like to take charge of.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 92% display: 95% workmanship: 94%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ has already dropped in price since its initial launch at the start of September and becomes more enticing by the minute, even with the arrival of Apple's new iPhones. If you're looking for a big-screened Android device, this would be the top recommendation on our list right now, without question.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ review
Source: Techradar English
Is it a Note 5 replacement in the territories that are being given this instead of the S-Pen enabled model? Not really... the stylus does add something to the mix, where the S6 Edge+ is a just a big version of a normal phone, which doesn't seem that exciting. If you looked at the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and found it to be too small, this is the perfect phone for you. Otherwise, I'd just stick with the smaller version, as it's cheaper and does largely the same job. The S6 Edge+ is good, but not a great standalone phablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus
Source: Think Digit English
If you are looking for a state of the art Android smartphone, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is the one for you. It has a brilliant camera and display along with good battery life. The curved display has little utility and the smartphone feels fragile. If you want a smartphone that will turn heads wherever you use it, then this is the flagship for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Tweaking the Winning Formula
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is not a bad phone by any means but it really isn't the smartest buy at its current price of Rs 55,500. If you must have a curved-screen phone, we recommend the Galaxy S6 Edge over its newer sibling. You can spend the same amount of money and get the 64GB version with plenty of change left over for a wireless charging dock and a smart cover. If you just enjoy having the latest and greatest toy to show off, then the Galaxy Note 5 is a more sensible choice. It's less expensive and features an S Pen stylus, which enables a lot more useful functions than this phone's curved screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
100% This phone is seriously good
Source: PC Pro English
No two ways about it, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a fantastic piece of smartphone hardware, and I love it. Just like the S6 Edge Plus, it’s impossibly pretty, a phone with curves for the sake of them (ignore the practical “benefits” – they’re negligible) It’s a phone that you buy to show off, not because it has a microSD expansion slot or a removable battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs LG G4
Source: Phone Arena English
Our review must have made the following things pretty clear by now. Both the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the LG G4 have very good designs, but whereas the former is purely a showpiece, the latter is more practical with its removable battery and microSD card slot. The display on the Samsung phablet has a more natural look with its color accuracy, but LG's doesn't look bad either. And still, both are bragging material with their excellent minimum and maximum brightness levels. Also, the S6 edge+ and the G4 boast mature, streamlined user interfaces that have been set on path of improvement, with both having plenty of potential to get even better.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2015
89% Supersizing the superphone
Source: Pocketnow English
It’s hard to give a universal recommendation on the Galaxy S6 edge+. After all, the size will scare away many right off the bat, and the remaining will have to decide how much they truly value the edge display. The Galaxy S6 edge+ is a terrific phone — one of the best out there, but especially when taking into consideration the Galaxy Note 5, with nearly identical specifications and the much more useful S Pen, not many would argue that the edge+ is the practical choice, and even fewer will be so confident in that assertion as to shell out the extra cash for one. But that doesn’t mean nobody should buy one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 80% features: 91% mobility: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Review
Source: Phandroid English
One thing the Edge screen does do well is look great. The Edge+ is one of the coolest-looking phones you can buy right now. People are going to notice this phone when you use it. But it’s not just a fashion statement. You’re also getting a beautiful display, great performance, and the best camera on the market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
The edge of reason
Source: Pocket Lint English
As the big brother to the already excellent S6 edge, the edge+ gets off to a flying start, showing off visual design flair like no other. But in this larger form we're a little less convinced by the screen curves, due to vignetting and reflections from its glossy exterior. The lack of microSD will continue to frustrate too, especially when considering the 64GB model's eye-watering £829 price tag. And, yes, those curved edges might be pushing the edge of reason, but by pushing beyond the traditional design bounds the edge+ is a show-off phone on a grand scale.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2015
80% Pricey But Nearly Perfect
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is one of the most expensive smartphones you can buy, and it's a full $100 more than the regular S6 Edge. Is jumping from 5.1 inches to 5.7 inches worth it? If you crave a bigger canvas for watching videos, surfing the Web, playing games and other activities, the answer is yes. When you break the payments down into monthly installments, you’re talking about an extra 4 bucks per month.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ review
Source: Expert Reviews English
With its top class performance and superb camera, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ rightly deserves its title as the best Android phablet since the Note 4. However, when its specs are nigh-on identical to the regular S6 Edge, it can't help but feel like a rather lazy update, especially when it costs so much more for what essentially boils down to a difference of 0.5in. In this sense, it falls into the same trap as the Sony Xperia Z3+, as it simply doesn't do enough to make it stand out from the rest of the S6 family or bring anything new to the table to justify its eye-watering price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Review
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this in-depth look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+! As was the case with its smaller sibling, you will have to decide whether the dual curved edges is worth the premium that is required when compared to other flagships. If you loved everything about the Galaxy S6 Edge, but wished it has a larger screen and expected better battery life, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is the answer. The value here is in the beautiful hardware, but not so much in the software, and if you are perfectly alright with that, then the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will definitely be worth your hard earned money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 91% display: 93% mobility: 89% workmanship: 89%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ review: Beauty and power
Source: Gizmag English
Our best advice is to play around with the Note 5 in a store. If you think you'll use the S Pen at all, then go with the Note. If you have no interest in a stylus, and don't mind throwing down an extra $75, go with the better-looking, lighter and thinner S6 edge+. No matter which way you go, though, you're getting a flipping outstanding smartphone. Big, beautiful, powerful and premium.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2015
70% Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
This phone costs $814. That's a lot of money. As the AT&T edge+ doesn't have better battery life than the AT&T Galaxy Note 5, you really are paying $75 for curved glass here, and I don't think that's the best deal. The Galaxy Note 5 brings you the same great screen quality, the same software, and the same performance, plus the S Pen, for less money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a great phone. If money is no object and you want your phone to be big and stylish then there’s no competition – this is the phone to get. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ proves that beauty is more than skin deep. A hefty price tag, lack of some features we’ve come to expect and a few issues with its ease of use means it not quite perfect, though. But my is it pretty.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ review
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ performed just as we expected. And yes, the Note5 which we reviewed before that was like a huge spoiler for what the expect as the two are so alike. Both are gorgeous to look at, superbly crafted, and incredibly capable in terms of hardware. Unlike the Galaxy Note5 however, which is defined by its S Pen and top notch productivity credentials, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is all about that curved display and unique eye-grabbing design. Thanks to the bigger size of its screen, the newcomer is an even bigger attention grabber than the original Galaxy S6 edge.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/28/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Source: Phone Arena English
If you ask us, the Galaxy S6 edge+ has everything — everything save for iOS, that is — to account for a dent in Apple's quarterly report. It also has a superior screen, longer battery life, and a striking, innovative design. In other words, the S6 edge+ is plain cool — just like the iPhone has always been. Depends on taste, we guess. Regardless, we'll be watching the oversized S6 edge's market performance with a genuine interest. We're also curious about your opinion on which device makes for a better all-around phablet. Give it a run!
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2015
90% Galaxy S6 Edge+ review: Samsung’s great, big, unnecessary phone
Source: PC World English
I don’t believe we need the Galaxy S6 Edge+—not with the Galaxy Note 5 existing alongside it. But that’s what Samsung wants: for you to want its product regardless if you need it or not. That’s how Apple roped in its iPhone users, and that’s how Samsung hopes to appeal to the Android-using crowd with its curved devices. I wish that Samsung would have launched the 5.7-inch version of the Edge earlier in the smartphone season, but at the very least it’s attempting to establish the idea that it too is capable of luring in smartphone users, just like Apple does.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Source: Wired Magazine English
If money’s no object, though, get the big phones. Yeah, they’re just bigger. That’s the whole point. And big phones are awesome—just don’t call them phablets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Google Nexus 6
Source: Phone Arena English
It’s hard to get used to the crazy pace of innovation in the mobile space with so many new devices, but comparing the Galaxy S6 edge+ with the nearly year-old Nexus 6, the pace of innovation can be clearly felt. And we’re not talking just about the cool-looking edge screen - we consider this a neat little touch that required some serious display innovation, but its hard to say that it brings a ground-breaking change in usage. No, we’re talking about overall design and performance: the S6 edge+ has a much faster and consistently great camera, a significantly better, brighter and more power efficient AMOLED display, neat wireless charging option, a hugely improved thin and stylish design, a fast and reliable fingerprint scanner with the option for future use with Samsung Pay, and the list just goes on.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Review
Source: Droid-Life English
In the end, you have an ultra-premium smartphone package that has few downsides. It looks great, has a top tier camera, and may use the best smartphone display ever. For some, those things are enough. For others, maybe a more traditional phone is the better option. I know where I fall.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2015
90% Galaxy S6 Edge+ review: Samsung’s great, big, unnecessary phone
Source: Greenbot English
I don’t believe we need the Galaxy S6 Edge+—not with the Galaxy Note 5 existing alongside it. But that’s what Samsung wants: for you to want its product regardless if you need it or not. That’s how Apple roped in its iPhone users, and that’s how Samsung hopes to appeal to the Android-using crowd with its curved devices. I wish that Samsung would have launched the 5.7-inch version of the Edge earlier in the smartphone season, but at the very least it’s attempting to establish the idea that it too is capable of luring in smartphone users, just like Apple does.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Review
Source: Slashgear English
Personally, I think the biggest competition comes from within Samsung's own house. The Galaxy Note 5 may not have the fancy curves, but it does get the excellent S Pen, more flexible software, and a slightly smaller price. Your decision, then, comes down to the respective values you place on design versus usability: I love how Samsung pushes the envelope in hardware, but I can't help but wish the company had a better idea of what to actually do with it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Source: Phone Arena English
The Galaxy S6 edge+ can be considered simply an S6 edge with a bigger screen, right? Well, our thorough comparison showed that this statement is true only to an extent. The larger, 5.7” display makes a world of difference when it comes to browsing, watching videos, and even perusing the extra features of the interactive side edges of the two flexible display phones.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2015
Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
Source: Phone Arena English
Rather than going into detail about their pricing, we’ll just generalize it by saying that the Galaxy S6 edge+ carries a higher premium than the Note5. There might not be a huge disparity when breaking down their pricing on a fixed, monthly financing plan, but it’s undeniably profound when we look at their outright costs. In fact, the Galaxy S6 edge+, depending on which carrier you buy it from, is normally accompanied with an $80 increase over the Note5. Again, it’ll be different for each carrier, but that’s the cost we’re roughly looking at here.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2015
87% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Source: Engadget English
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ shows some of Samsung's best, and worst, tendencies. It's a gorgeous phone with some of the best hardware available right now. But its key feature is relatively useless, and still somewhat experimental. That idea of throwing an unproven feature into the wild worked out for Samsung with the original Note series, but here it feels a tad desperate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 87%
100% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a brilliant phone. It gives you that oversized Note 5 flavour while leaving out the pen part, which we imagine a lot of people wouldn’t use much anyway. Two aspects of this phone that stick out further than Brighton pier: its screen and camera. Both are simply terrific. Combine these with the dazzling curvy design and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ seems one of the most immediately impressive handsets of recent years.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Bigger, again: Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge+ reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
That is provided you can handle the bigger screen and the omission of an infrared port, which we think most people will be able to deal with. Ultimately, if the S6 Edge is something you’re considering, we’d look past it to the bigger phone, because it improves the regular-sized version in some pretty solid ways. Sure, it’s not perfect, and is close to being just an enlarged edition of the device that is changing the way Samsung designs phones, but it manages to work a little better thanks to some extended tweaking.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Review: Pricey But Nearly Perfect
Source: Tom's Guide English
Phablet fans who want pen input should consider the Galaxy Note 5, which is about $80 less than the S6 Edge Plus. I love that you can take notes without even powering on the display, but its design isn't as captivating. If you're on the fence between Apple and Samsung, you should wait until the next version of the iPhone arrives in September. Overall, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is one splurge you won't regret.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The biggest competitor to the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will be the Galaxy S6 Edge, which can be bought from various stores for as little as Rs. 48,500. It remains to be seen whether Samsung will phase out the Galaxy S6 Edge now that the Galaxy S6 Edge+ has arrived. The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are also available at lower prices than the Galaxy S6 Edge+ which could give it a tough time in the Indian market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/20/2015
87% Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Review
Source: Phone Arena English
For the upcoming holiday season, Samsung has two phablets in its roster to compete against the competition – the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+. After reviewing the Note5, it’s still the ultimate productivity tool that’s unrivaled in the space. So where does that leave the “other” phablet in Sammy’s stable? And that, folks, is THE one million dollar question we’re all dying to know.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 87%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ review: Hands-on with the even bigger curved screen phone
Source: PC Advisor English
At £700 the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a seriously expensive phone, and we were happy enough with the size of the regular model. If you do want a larger version then great and the increased memory and bigger battery are nice upgrades. However, the IR blaster is gone and the functionality of the edge screen is still gimmicky. Check back for a final verdict soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus review: is bigger always better?
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is nothing more than a bigger version of the original Edge, but with a larger screen, better battery and some little tweaks on top to make it seem like the more 'premium' choice - although the price will also see to that.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/13/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ takes everything that made the success of the Galaxy S6 Edge, and made it bigger. If you like large-display phones, you know that increasing the display real estate already improves the user experience significantly. That’s especially true when the screen has a very high quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2015
Samsung Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
When we said Samsung rushed the launch of the Galaxy Note5, you may have thought it was somehow unfinished. It certainly doesn't appear to be so at this point, instead it's the carefully thought out upgrade we're used to seeing from Samsung. Sure, it has lost a few of its productivity features, and we'll be hearing a lot about its battery. The comments section was barely beginning to accept that it won't be user-replaceable, as the rumored 4,100mAh capacity was enough to shake battery anxiety away. The actual capacity is nowhere nearly as impressive and the 3,000mAh number is less than even the Note II.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/13/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2015
84% Galaxy Note 5-Ersatz ausprobiert
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 84% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Galaxy S6 Edge+
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2015
97% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ im Test: Ist größer gleich besser?
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 97% features: 97% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 98%
94% Tech-Porn statt praktisch
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 59% performance: 98% features: 89% display: 99% mobility: 87%
90% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Samsung Galaxy A8

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A8Notebook: Samsung Galaxy A8
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 5.7 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.151kg
Price: 500 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy A8 (Model)

Average Score: 81.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

65% Samsung Galaxy A8 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Then, there is the camera. It’s a mixed bag: images are mostly good, but video has no continuous autofocus or features that we’ve come to expect like slow motion. We also have issues with the fingerprint scanner that rarely recognizes our fingerprint from the first time. On top of that, TouchWiz remains a bit of a mess that feels like it’s undergoing an endless transformation, while features like the Theme Store are filled with low-quality content.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 65%
Samsung Galaxy A8 review
Source: GSM Arena English
In recent years Samsung has been rethinking its priorities. Attractive design used to play second fiddle to convenience and sheer number of features, but now the upper end of the range requires metal build. A thin profile wasn't an end in itself either, but Galaxys have consistently been getting slimmer, culminating in the Galaxy A8.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/26/2015
80% Elegant phone, good battery and camera; will face-off with OnePlus 2
Source: Tech2.in.com English
This slimmest phone from Samsung manages to impress on most fronts, specially the build quality, camera and battery performance. For a 5.7-inch phone, the Galaxy A8 does not feel that bulky thanks to the slim form factor, light weight and thinner bezels. It certainly performs faster than competing Snapdragon 615 SoC sporting phones we have seen in the past. The option to expand the storage will certainly appeal to a lot of users. But heating issues do crop up once in a while, although we did not notice apps randomly shut down due to overheating.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 75% features: 80% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy A8 Review: Feels So Flagship
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
In short, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is a few small (and perhaps inconsequential) steps short of the flagship experience at a price much lower than users are now accustomed to paying. This phone is an absolute pleasure to use, and has no real flaws apart from the TouchWiz user interface being slightly sub-par. If you're looking for a quality high-performance device with a flagship feel, but you don't feel like shelling out big bucks, the Samsung Galaxy A8 should be on your wishlist.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
82% Samsung Galaxy A8
Source: Think Digit English
There are no real glitches, except for the speaker placement. The Samsung Galaxy A8 is well built, comes with a pleasing display, offers good performance, and a competent camera. But the aspect that impressed us the most was how Samsung managed to offer such a slim, large screen phone that manages to ace in the battery life department. As a standalone product, it is a very recommendable one. However, once you compare it to the OnePlus 2, which offers better performance and good battery life at lower price point, the Samsung Galaxy A8 starts to appear unreasonable at its current price point of Rs. 32,500. Having said that, if you are looking for a large screen smartphone (a 'Phablet', as some may call it), the Samsung Galaxy A8 is an excellent phone, with brilliant built, design and outstanding battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 82%
89% Samsung Galaxy A8 Review
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this in-depth look at the Samsung Galaxy A8! This is a solid mid-range device, that gets a lot of things right, particularly when it comes to build quality, the camera experience, and battery life. The price is a point of contention though, as there are plenty of fantastic mid-range smartphones that are hitting the sub-$300 mark. While the Galaxy A8 is by no means a bad buy, the premium you will have to pay for this device can be a tough pill to swallow.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 80% display: 88% mobility: 94% workmanship: 89%

 

Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S3 NeoNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.8 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.132kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S3 Neo (Model)

Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

88% Samsung Galaxy S 3 Neo
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 88%

 

Samsung Galaxy J5

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J5Notebook: Samsung Galaxy J5
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.147kg
Price: 219 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

81% Samsung Galaxy J5 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Recycling. You have a déjà-vu experience when you open the box of the Galaxy J5, because Samsung uses the old chassis design. Although the components are fairly standard, the manufacturer has integrated a flash at the front for selfie fans.
100% Brilliance on a budget
Source: PC Pro English
It’s a shame to end on the slight downer of the camera because it’s the only area where the Samsung Galaxy J5 puts a foot wrong as far as I’m concerned. Usually, when I’ve reviewed a budget handset, I’m extremely eager to get back to my own phone, but in this instance, I’ll actually be a little sad to see the back of the J5. It’s smooth, stylish, and performs nicely with a bright screen and an incredible battery life. On one such day when I barely used the phone, it lost just 3% of its life from sitting in standby.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% A new Moto G killer?
Source: Expert Reviews English
Still, if this doesn't bother you, then the Samsung Galaxy J5 is a fine choice. The Moto G is still the phone to beat in my eyes, with Android 6.0, a better camera and more stylish design. However, the J5's amazing screen and battery life will make it the better pick for many, especially if you're switching from another Samsung handset. It wins a Recommended award.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy J5 review – Samsung marches into the mid-class with an amazing offer
Source: Laptop Media English
Samsung Galaxy J5 stood up to our expectations, proving it performs really well for a mid-class device. Expectedly, we are satisfied with the Super AMOLED display that offers high brightness and contrast. The only drawback of the screen is the presence of PWM at up to 70% brightness. Furthermore, we don’t have anything bad say about the battery as it performed superbly in all of our tests. We are also satisfied with the software features and performance. We somehow knew the rear 13MP camera of Galaxy J5 will be one of its strong suits and the sample shots along with the performed tests, are here to vouch for that.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2015
Samsung Galaxy J5 preview
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a fine budget smartphone. Samsung has done a good job of cutting the right corners to achieve the low price and while you will have to make some compromises as will all devices in this range the overall experience is surprisingly good. All the important bits are covered and in the end that's what really matters when shopping bargain phones.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/14/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy J7-SM-J700F

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J7-SM-J700FNotebook: Samsung Galaxy J7-SM-J700F
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.171kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy J7-SM-J700F (Model)

 

Samsung Galaxy J7 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Galaxy J7 has optional dual-SIM (that has full use of its microSD card slot), a capable chipset and a good camera setup, with a penchant for selfies. The software is a bit more limited than what higher-end Galaxys get but is very comprehensive with Power saving modes and KNOX.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo resembles the Samsung Galaxy S5. This is particularly true for the design with its similar build and weight at 145 g and a thickness of 8.1 mm. It features the same perforated, dotted texture on its back cover as its predecessor. The upside is that this model comes with an enhanced 5 MP front camera, which can be found in Samsung's latest Galaxy S6 and Galaxy A series. Besides, it also receives a connection upgrade by having LTE-A connectivity, which is not available in the original Galaxy S5. This basically allows faster download speeds and application response time, which increases the efficiency of the phone. Another change in this model is the replacement of Galaxy S5's USB 3.0 port along with its waterproof flap with an open-aired USB 2.0 port, which could be either favorable or not depending on user preference. However, there are some prominent downgrades as well, such as that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801/805 was replaced by Samsung's own Exynos 7580 SoC, which is only able to record HD videos as compared to 4K ones. The fingerprint sensor on its home button has also been removed, which many may find it a convenient feature too good to be letting go. Regardless, the Galaxy S5 Neo retained many of its predecessor's valuable features, such as the 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display, a 16 MP rear camera and IP67 dust and waterproof certification.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5 NeoNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo
Processor: Samsung Exynos 7580 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 400 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S5 Neo (Model)

Average Score: 89.75% - very good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

87% Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
New revision. The Galaxy S5 Neo from Samsung is the new version of the former flagship smartphone Galaxy S5. Is it an inexpensive alternative to the current Galaxy S6?
100% Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo review - a new[ish] Galaxy with microSD
Source: Expert Reviews English
In some respects, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo is a reminder of just how good the original Galaxy S5 was. It had an incredible battery life, a great camera and a gorgeous display, and for some, this will be more than enough reason to choose this over its closest rival, the Nexus 5X. The OnePlus 2 is another handset for your shortlist, it's significantly faster and cheaper at £289 but it's also considerably bigger, which might put off some.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo review – the good old S5 with something on the side
Source: Laptop Media English
Galaxy S5 Neo is a refreshed version of the standard Galaxy S5. The main difference between the two devices is in the SoC as the newer model boasts an Exynos CPU, which provides slightly better overall performance, but at the same time has a very positive impact on battery life. Speaking of which, the device performed great in most battery tests and we we’re also pleased with the low temperatures of the device, even after prolonged usage. The user interface offers many modes, features and pre-installed apps that should be enough to satisfy your needs. The S Health app is also present and it’s aimed for users who exercise often. Thanks to the all the in-depth graphs and statistics it provides, you will gain detailed information about your daily routine. We also see some useful additions as the fingerprint scanner and the waterproof certificate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2015
89% Neuauflage eines Klassikers
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 95% performance: 97% features: 93% display: 88% mobility: 82%
80% Die preiswerte Galaxy S6-Alternative
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 neo Test
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016Notebook: Samsung Galaxy A3 2016
Processor: Samsung Exynos 7578
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.131kg
Price: 329 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy A3 2016 (Model)

Average Score: 82.43% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

85.1% Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Feels good. The special feature of the former model was its aluminum unibody casing. Samsung now uses more glass in the new iteration. The screen of the mid-range smartphone has also been modified: It has a higher resolution while providing more space at the same time. An overall successful design?
80% Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) review - the S6 Mini in disguise
Source: Expert Reviews English
When you come down to cold, hard numbers, there's no denying the OnePlus X is better value for money overall. While I'm not a great fan of the X's overly-textured and rather scratchy metal frame, the draw of Cyanogen OS (which looks identical to vanilla Android) and a 5in, Full HD AMOLED display is hard to resist, particularly if, like me, you're not a great fan of Samsung's TouchWiz interface.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Premium design and a mid-range price, but the new Galaxy A3 has tough competition
Source: PC Advisor English
The all-new Samsung Galaxy A3 for 2016 is a great upgrade over the 2015 model with an excellent design and very good battery life. It’s priced higher than its faster rivals, but Samsung phones tend to rapidly drop in price - exactly how much the price goes down will decide this mid-range Android’s fate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Samsung’s Galaxy A3 2016 is essentially a mini Galaxy S6, boasting excellent battery life, strong optics and a great media experience, all wrapped up in a compact and gorgeous 4.7-inch package. If you want a mini mobile or simply can’t afford Samsung’s full-priced flagship phones, this Galaxy A3 refresh will definitely do the job.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
84% Endlich gibt es ein Galaxy S6 mini
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
Neue Mittelklasse im Vergleichstest
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2016
89% Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) im Test: Kompaktes S6 mini mit Abstrichen
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 85% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 85%
84% Das geheime Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 87% performance: 89% features: 77% display: 86% mobility: 89%
80% Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A3 & A5
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/25/2015
Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 und A5 2016
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016Notebook: Samsung Galaxy A5 2016
Processor: Samsung Exynos 7580 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.155kg
Price: 430 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy A5 2016 (Model)

Average Score: 81.9% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 17 reviews)

 

84.2% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Upgraded mid-range. Just one year after the first Galaxy A5 generation, Samsung introduces the successor. Updates are found in screen, wireless module as well as the SoC. However, the performance still proves to be a minor shortcoming.
80% A huge upgrade over its predecessor, the all-new Galaxy A5 is well worth a look
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy A5 2016 is an enormous improvement over the Galaxy A5 2015, and now resembles last year’s flagship Galaxy S6. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as fast or feature-packed as that phone, making its now-£50 price difference seem insane. If you can afford the Galaxy S6 we’d recommend it over the A5, but if not you won’t be disappointed with this excellent mid-range Android phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
68% Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Edition Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Samsung Galaxy A5 is amongst the best designed phones in the market, but at Rs. 29,400, it is just too expensive to recommend. It's performance isn't comparable to its competitors and you would be better of buying an HTC One A9 or the much cheaper Nexus 5X.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 68%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The new Galaxy A5 has a shot at success if Samsung corrects its price quickly. In our opinion, around Rs. 20,000 would be the sweet spot considering the specifications and features this phone offers, and the competition it has to face. The Galaxy A5 excels in terms of build and aesthetics, packs an excellent display, and offers very good battery life. We quite liked the quality of pictures it takes too, although the camera app could have been designed better. We also don't understand the reasoning behind ditching the notification LED.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
89% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Review
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this closer look at the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)! The Galaxy A5 is essentially the Galaxy S6 with mid-range specifications, and poorer camera, but does actually offer more than its flagship counterpart in other areas, such as improved battery life, and the return of expandable storage. The disappointing camera may be a let down for some, but if you loved the Galaxy S6 but wished that it was cheaper, significantly so in this case, the Galaxy A5 (2016) is the device for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 87% display: 82% mobility: 84% workmanship: 92%
Samsung Galaxy A5 review (hands-on): Another great-looking smartphone from Samsung's mid-range
Source: PC Pro English
The Galaxy A5 found itself lost in the shuffle last year because its price was awkwardly positioned between better-value, lower-end phones and faster mid-range phones. This year, with its price bump and processor boost, it may be able to shake that off, but much depends on its competition.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2016
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha was Samsung's attempt go shake off its phablet obsession and create a compact flagship. The Galaxy A series, which it helped spin off, occupied a lower segment than the flagship-grade Galaxy Alpha. With the 2016 edition, the Galaxy A returns to the finer things in life. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) in particular actually looks and feels like a slightly better Galaxy S6 thanks to its fine metal frame and sculpted glass faces.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/11/2016
65% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Review
Source: Phone Arena English
At present, this year's Galaxy A5 costs around $400, which means it has to compete with some rather solid smartphones out there. The sub-$400 Nexus 5X, for example, has none of the A5's style, but immeasurably better performance. And then there's the much cheaper OnePlus X, which doesn't have the brand authority, but actually looks as good as the A5, and also has way better performance and user experience. Choose wisely!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 65%
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016) First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) smartphones have been launched in India with price tags of Rs. 29,400 and Rs. 33,400 respectively. Both phones will go on sale starting February 15 and will be available in physical retail as well online through Snapdeal. To woo customers, Samsung also announced a bundled Airtel data plan which will give users up to 30GB of data free over six months.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/04/2016
Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2016
84% Das bessere Galaxy S6?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% features: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
91% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) im Test: Das abgespeckte Galaxy S6
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 87% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 90%
Neue Mittelklasse im Vergleichstest
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2016
88% Konkurrenz aus den eigenen Reihen
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80% performance: 87% features: 79% display: 91% mobility: 91%
84% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 84%
90% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy A3 & A5
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/25/2015
Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 und A5 2016
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy J2

Compact and user-friendly; the Samsung Galaxy J2 is a handy smartphone with good 4G connectivity. As with most Samsung smartphones, the design uses snippets from existing models with the usual home button surrounded by the menu and back touch keys. The entire perimeter of the device is nicely wrapped with a rounded bezel while the back cover uses a faux-leather finish. There are three colors to choose from; white, black and gold. The 129 g device feels solid in the hand and weighs almost nothing even with the Lithium Ion 2000 mAh battery. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop devices comes equipped with a Cortex-A7 quad core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, a Mali-T720 GPU and 8 GB of internal storage. Surprisingly, Samsung has included microSD card support up to 128 GB despite removing this feature from most of its flagship devices. The Samsung Galaxy J2 has a 5 MP f/2.2 autofocus rear camera and a secondary 2 MP f/2.2 front facing shooter. Other supporting features include Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, NFC capability on certain variants, an FM radio module with RDS and USB On-The-Go. The Samsung Galaxy J2 is solid performing device with a reasonable price tag.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J2Notebook: Samsung Galaxy J2
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.129kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy J2 (Model)

 

Samsung Galaxy J2 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy J2 is a nice refresher from the plethora of the high-end smartphone we've been reviewing recently. The low-end spectrum isn't what we've been used to and the Galaxy J2 has a lot to do with the gear upshifting. The extra-fine build quality and features-to-price ratio go to show just how much the industry has evolved from the olden days. The Galaxy J2 offers a bright and vivid Super AMOLED display, which just a year ago was something mid-rangers were starting to brag about. The qHD resolution, however, is ought to be a turn off for some who want at least a 720p smartphone. Performance-wise, the Galaxy J2's quad-core A7 CPU is more than enough for browsing around the TouchWiz-enhanced Android user interface, web browsing and playing casual games. However, you'll find it annoying to switch between open apps as it can take a few seconds more than you're willing to wait.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/04/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 might not get much hype compared to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, but it can save you a little cash if curved screens are not your thing. Its build quality is awesome and it is dust proof and water resistent. The all-glass design feels premium in hand, but attracts fingerprints. The entire device is wrapped in Corning Gorilla Glass 4 technology and the Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display with 577 PPI for superior clarity. Audio quality is decent but still lacks oomph due to the position. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow device either comes with a Snapdragon 820 and Adreno 530 or an Exynos 8890 and Mali-T880 MP12 setup. Both models come with 4 GB RAM and an option of either 32 GB or 64 GB storage. The storage capacity can be expanded with a microSD card. There are a 8 MP front camera and a 12 MP rear camera. Low light photography profits from the bigger pixels size of the latter. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, and Quick Charge 2.0 technology. Battery life is provided by a non-removable lithium ion battery rated at 3000 mAh.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S7Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S7
Processor: Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T880 MP12
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 0.152kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S7 (Model)

Average Score: 92.93% - very good
Average of 28 scores (from 77 reviews)

 

90.6% Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Exploring new worlds? Exploring new worlds? Faster SoC, larger battery, better camera, premium display, and great design. The S-class from Samsung signifies excellence and our expectations are accordingly high. Usually these are also fulfilled, but the Galaxy S7 has some weaknesses.
86% Samsung Galaxy S7 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of the best Android smartphones in India right now. It performs better than any other device in the market, and has the best camera. It's beaten only by the S7 Edge, but in terms of looks, this is still not up to the mark.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 86%
Tested: Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphone
Source: Tested English
We've been using Samsung's latest flagship smartphone for over a month, and here are our testing results. While processor performance improvements alone aren't enough to justify an upgrade, the new camera, water resistance, battery capacity, and return of expandable storage makes the Galaxy S7 an excellent Android phone.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2016
100% Samsung Galaxy S7
Source: It Pro English
The Samsung Galaxy S7 may be ‘just’ an evolution and a refinement of the Galaxy S6, but it has almost everything you could want in a smartphone. It’s a great and highly desirable phone with our enthusiasm tempered only slightly by the strength of the competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
LG G5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7
Source: Greenbot English
Having trouble choosing between two of this year's biggest flagships? Let us help.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/22/2016
90% Still the best phone you can buy - Galaxy S7 is the phone the S6 should have been
Source: PC Advisor English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 was the best phone of 2015 and, although it’s still early days, the Galaxy S7 is a serious contender for best phone of 2016. Samsung has taken into account what its fans want, addressing the three main areas of concern: removable storage, waterproofing and battery life. It’s also upgraded the core hardware and photography gear, added an always-on display and some useful software. Right now the Galaxy S7 is simply unbeatable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
5 things Samsung does better (and 2 areas where Apple wins)
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
On many of the counts listed above - waterproofing, battery capacity, removable storage, screen quality - Samsung's S7 has scored notable victories over one of the highest-profile devices it will be competing with. At least until the iPhone 7 appears in the autumn of 2016... Which leads us to one key point to remember here: we're comparing one device that's been on the market for six months with another that's brand new, so it's inevitable that Samsung will come out on top in some areas. Apple has a few months to respond, and we're excited to see what it comes up with.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/19/2016
What’s the best new Android phone 2016?
Source: PC Advisor English
We won’t give our final verdict until we’ve thoroughly tested the HTC 10. However, it’s clear each phone has its advantages. You might like the LG G5, with its modular design, generous display size and removable battery. Alternatively, the more compact Galaxy S7 is fastest of the lot, with extras such as waterproofing, fast wireless charging, a heart-rate sensor and more common Micro-USB port. But don’t write off HTC: while the One M9 was mildly disappointing, the company has really pulled up its socks with the HTC 10, which is now a true rival to Samsung and LG and may just win you over with its fantastic design, awesome selfies and Hi-Res audio.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 battery life review
Source: Android Authority English
What does the data show us? There’s a few things we can take away from this test, not least that the Exynos version of the handset does offer better battery life than the Snapdragon version. There’s a couple of reasons for this; first, as we discovered in our Galaxy S7 review, there is a noticeable difference between the two handsets (which was around one hour). Secondly, carrier bloat has an effect on battery life, but just how big the effect is something we’ll test and answer in a future piece.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2016
100% Samsung Galaxy S7 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
If the S7 Edge was big, brash and bold, the S7 is the sensible, quieter sibling. We love the small design details like the slight tapering of the screen and gentle sloping edges that make it a joy to hold. These elements alone are more nuanced than anything found on the flashy Galaxy S7 Edge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Next-level low-light photography and so much more
Source: Gizmag English
Battery life is also outstanding. In our test, streaming video over Wi-Fi with an absolute brightness measured at 25 lux in a dark room (the same level we set for all phones we battery-test), it only dropped 9 percent per hour. For some perspective, the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ (our top scores from 2015) all dropped 13 percent per hour under the exact same conditions. Extending that hourly average out, that's more than four extra hours of video streaming for the S7.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2016
Testing: The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Smartphones
Source: Tested English
Putting up with TouchWiz is easier than ever with Android 6.0. Samsung's propensity to overload a phone with background services won't matter when Doze mode kicks in, and the main feature set is more focused. I don't know that the Edge variant is really taken advantage of in software, but it sure looks neat. The biggest knock against the GS7 is that it's running Marshmallow, and in a few months that won't be the current version of Android anymore. Samsung will take months to update the GS7, and during that time you might wish you'd gotten a Nexus device.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/28/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Clearly, the Galaxy S7 siblings are excellent smartphones, and do pretty much everything that their predecessors can do, but better. If you want bragging rights and money is no object, these are two very compelling options. You'll be certain to dazzle your friends by taking incredible pictures at night and in dark places. You also get health monitoring and the Concierge services to show off - things that don't come with just any old phone, at least not yet.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2016
Hot Android Hardware
Source: Hot Hardware English
At this point you've probably guessed that we're rather fond of Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Again, Samsung's iterative upgrades for their new flagship devices--from their larger batteries, to their faster processors and more responsive cameras--have brought refinement and a bit of excitement to an already great smartphone legacy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2016
How to tell if the GS7 or GS7 Edge is right for you
Source: Greenbot English
Is the Galaxy S7 edge worth a $100 or more than the smaller GS7? Does the edge's curved display really do anything valuable, or just look cool? This hands-on GS7 versus GS7 edge video answers these questions and more.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/23/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. Apple iPhone 6s
Source: GSM Arena English
Apple and Samsung users see the world differently. When a typical Galaxy S buyer lands on a customization page, they instinctively tick all the checkboxes. And since phones aren't (yet) customizable, the Samsung Galaxy S7 just includes every feature plus several not yet seen on a mobile device.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2016
88% Samsung Galaxy S7 review: pretty and powerful
Source: Pocketnow English
To answer the question posed at the top of this review, this year’s Galaxy phones present us with the most complete vision yet of what a Galaxy phone should be. Nearly every issue we had with the Galaxy S6 has been addressed, and most everything we liked about the S6 has been refined. There’s precious little fault we can find here, and most of the criticisms we can lob at this phone will largely come down more to personal preferences than objective examinations.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 90%
100% A gem of a phone: Samsung’s Galaxy S7 reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
We’ve certainly seen some great phones over the years, but this year’s range well and truly takes the cake, and not only do we have a device that seriously gives Apple’s phones a good run for their money, but packs so many features in, you’d be hard pressed not to consider a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge as your next phone, especially if you were upgrading this year.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 100% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. Apple iPhone 6s
Source: GSM Arena English
For the first pair of samples, the Galaxy S7 scored 93% of the votes, for the second "only" 87%. It's pretty clear that our readers prefer the sharper camera of the S7, even if the sharpening is a bit too strong when you view the photo at 100%.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6S - which is best?
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6S are both great phones, and there can't be many out there who don't already have some sort of inherent preference for Android or iOS. If you're truly agnostic, though, then we'd say the S7 has the edge, as it not only has a longer-lasting battery and a better camera, but its display and overal design are also more impressive.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2016
90% Samsung Galaxy S7 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The rest of this season's top-shelf models will have a hard time competing with the Galaxy S7. It's another exceptional all-round performance from a Samsung flagship, which takes the best from the company's recent high-end phones and puts it all in a single device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% emissions: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6 - is it worth upgrading?
Source: Expert Reviews English
For us, the S7 is well-priced and definitely worth the premium for new buyers, especially if you're coming from an S5 or something even older. While the benefits probably aren't quite enough to persuade current S6 users to ditch their current phone and upgrade to the S7 right this second, those looking for a fast smartphone at a great price should definitely consider Samsung's latest and greatest.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2016
90% Samsung takes the crown (again) with the best and fastest phone of 2016
Source: PC Pro English
The Samsung Galaxy S6 was the best phone of 2015 and, although it’s still early days, the Galaxy S7 is a serious contender for best phone of 2016. Samsung has taken into account what its fans want, addressing the three main areas of concern: removable storage, waterproofing and battery life. It’s also upgraded the core hardware and photography gear, added an always-on display and some useful software. Right now the Galaxy S7 is simply unbeatable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
100% Samsung Galaxy S7 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There isn’t a better Android phone out there right now. The Nexus 6P comes close, but it’s much larger, and the Galaxy S7 Edge is a lot more expensive. For the majority of people, I’d say the Galaxy S7 is the phone to pick. It looks great, feels a lot better than the Galaxy S6 due to the curved back, and it performs like a champ.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
90% Samsung Galaxy S7 Review
Source: Phandroid English
There’s no question the Galaxy S7 is, as a piece of smartphone hardware, by far the best Samsung has ever built. It’s a direct answer to some of the most glaring shortcomings found in last year’s model, a welcomed upgrade from the Galaxy S6. Samsung’s kitchen sink approach to both hardware and software has been refined over the years with the S7 being the successful culmination of all those years of R&D. It may not be such a huge leap if you’re coming from an S6 (even less so if you already have a Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge Plus), but anyone looking to upgrade their 2-year-old device will be blown away.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy S7 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 fixes the main problem of the excellent Galaxy S6, namely the lack of expandable storage, while tweaking other elements such as the gorgeous design to make them even better. The result is a very good flagship phone, although not quite perfect. The S7 will swiftly be beaten when it comes to quick charging, for instance, while many of Samsung’s bolt-on features such as Upday and the Always On Display are badly implemented. Still, if you can afford that hefty asking price, there’s plenty to love here.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S7 Review
Source: Droid-Life English
I hate to go into this section and knock a phone for something that hasn’t even happened yet, but I feel like potential owners of the Galaxy S7 deserve to know Samsung’s background. From the beginning of time, Samsung has been one of the worst at Android updates. We keep hoping that they will get better, since everyone else (HTC, LG, and maybe even Motorola again) seems to be getting quite quick with updates these days. But if we look at the most recent major update to Android Marshmallow, it’s safe to say that Samsung isn’t interested in being quick.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G4
Source: Phone Arena English
There are two reasons why you might be interested in comparing these two handsets. You either own an LG G4 and are interested in upgrading to one of this year's heavy hitters, or are looking for a new phone and are wondering whether it's a good idea to shell out for the shiny new Samsung Galaxy S7, or just go for a discounted, slightly older model in the face of the LG G4.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2016
90% Samsung Galaxy S7 Review
Source: Android Authority English
On the face of it, the Galaxy S7 may not seem like a major upgrade to the Galaxy S6, but the few tweaks that Samsung has made have all been in the right place and the contrast between the two handsets couldn’t be starker. Although I really enjoyed the Galaxy S6 last year, I did feel the handset’s shortcomings were enough to be a deal breaker, but thes Galaxy S7 is almost perfect in so many ways.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 88% mobility: 90% workmanship: 93%
100% Samsung Galaxy S7 review - the best Android phone so far
Source: Expert Reviews English
Of course, it's difficult to make a final judgement about which S7 you should buy when I haven't had a chance to test the S7 Edge yet, but I'll be updating this review with my definitive verdict on both phones as soon as I can. There's also the LG G5 and HTC's One M10 to watch out for on the horizon as well, but right now, the S7 certainly makes a compelling case as the early leader in this year's flagship race. There's more to come, but I doubt you'd be gutted if you simply grabbed an S7 today.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Phone Arena English
There's time to wax poetic, and there's time to tackle the facts head on. And the facts are that the Galaxy S7 is an evolutionary step forward for Samsung, but no more. Sure, we're more than happy to see that the company has improved on ergonomics and that the handset is now dust- and water-resistant, but much everything else is very comparable to the Galaxy S6, or even slightly worse.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Galaxy S7
Source: Phone Arena English
This year, there is more of a difference between the S7 and S7 Edge: the S7 Edge is larger. But is this enough of a reason for both phones to exist? Samsung has done a commendable job squeezing the 5.5” display of the S7 Edge in a very compact body for that screen size. With the richer Edge UX functionality, slightly better battery life, and overall more modern form factor, we still feel that Samsung could have easily just released the S7 Edge and called it a day. It’s the better phone all around.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 review
Source: GSM Arena English
As usual though, the numbers don't tell the whole story. The design of the S7 builds on the Note5, which was in turn a more polished (and obviously larger) Galaxy S6. The S7 adds more curves on the front, not as much as to undermine the S7 edge's claim to fame, but just enough to let your fingertips know.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2016
90% Samsung's finest get more polished
Source: Engadget English
Another year, another Galaxy S. While the new S7 isn't as dramatic a departure for Samsung as the S6 was, it benefits immensely from a year's worth of refinement. It's more powerful, not to mention even more beautiful than the S6, but Samsung hasn't attained perfection just yet.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge
Source: AnandTech English
Overall, I think the Galaxy S7 is looking to be one of the better devices of the year. Of course, there’s still a lot more to test, but the initial indications are already looking quite good. If you absolutely want the Galaxy S7 now, I don’t think there will be any major showstoppers present in this phone.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Apple iPhone 6s
Source: Phone Arena English
The Galaxy S7 is slightly more expensive than the basic iPhone 6s, but offers more internal storage, so pricing is more or less on equal footing. Samsung's Galaxy S7 comes with tons of features, it's easily one of the most versatile smartphones out there, and that counts for something. While it may not be on quite the same level as the iPhone 6s when it comes to quality of design and user experience, the troves of functionality it offers make it a worthy alternative for the tech-savvy nation.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
90% Samsung Galaxy S7 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Always a relevant player in the space, Samsung has yet another formidable offering that sets the benchmark high for all other phones coming out this year. The specs might not be a tremendous upgrade, but at the end of the day, when you want a phone that just works, the Galaxy S7 fits the bill. When we think of a flagship, we envision something that just works flawlessly and without much hassle. This is exactly that!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S7 and GS7 Edge Review
Source: Greenbot English
Samsung's latest flagship devices are impressive, but are only worth the upgrade if you don't have last year's devices.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/08/2016
90% A mild improvement, but it's still the best phone around
Source: Greenbot English
Here’s the deal: if you’ve got a Galaxy S6 in your hands already, keep it. You’re definitely good for another year, and some of the software features that come with the new GS7 will eventually make their way to your phone. But, if you’re still wielding a Galaxy S4 or Galaxy S5 or some other Android phone that’s let you down too many times, this is the best it’s going to get at this point in time—as long as you’re still convinced it’s worth spending gobs of money on a flagship device. If not, there’s always the Moto X Pure Edition or Nexus 6P, two perfectly-alright smartphones free from bloatware that cost far less than what your carrier will sell you the Galaxy S7 for.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Review: Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge -- the new phones to beat
Source: Computerworld.com English
Over the past couple of years, Android phones have been gaining in power and sophistication, and the Samsung S7 series is pretty much the state of the art. The physical package is right: top-end build quality, waterproofing, switches in the right place, long battery life, expandability, a knock-out screen and plenty of processing power. The software is right: Smartly implemented UI enhancements and Android's increasingly seamless melding of device and cloud.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/08/2016
90% Samsung Galaxy S7 (Verizon Wireless)
Source: PC Mag English
Samsung has returned water-resistance to the Galaxy S7, without the need for the irritating port cover from the Galaxy S5. This time, it's using a water-repellent coating inside the device. I washed and dried the phone, and even spilled hot coffee on it, with no issues. The phone is rated IP68, which means it's fully waterproof and dustproof.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% A mild improvement, but it's still the best phone around
Source: PC World English
Here’s the deal: if you’ve got a Galaxy S6 in your hands already, keep it. You’re definitely good for another year, and some of the software features that come with the new GS7 will eventually make their way to your phone. But, if you’re still wielding a Galaxy S4 or Galaxy S5 or some other Android phone that’s let you down too many times, this is the best it’s going to get at this point in time—as long as you’re still convinced it’s worth spending gobs of money on a flagship device. If not, there’s always the Moto X Pure Edition or Nexus 6P, two perfectly-alright smartphones free from bloatware that cost far less than what your carrier will sell you the Galaxy S7 for.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
The unsung hero?
Source: Pocket Lint English
It continues Samsung's great design reinvention, though, refining what started with the SGS6, but adding some really compelling options in waterproofing and microSD card inclusion. There's plenty of power too - even if we're predicting some sort of international outrage over the Qualcomm vs Exynos debate - paired with a great display, pretty good battery performance and a camera that's consistently good.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2016
A role model for all 2016 flagships
Source: Laptop Media English
The quality of a flagship device isn’t measured by the visual changes it got from the previous generation, but rather the improvements and new features it brings to the table. Keeping this in mind, we can say that the comparison between the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 is completely in favor of this year’s model. It is way more powerful, thanks to the Exynos 8890 SoC, which managed to achieve great scores in our performance tests. Moreover, the device offers longer battery life due to its larger capacity. Nevertheless, we are somehow disappointed by the fact that Samsung didn’t go along with the USB-C port, as LG and other OEMs did, and this might be the main reason the Galaxy S7 doesn’t support Quick Charge 3.0. Something very useful for phones without removable batteries. We do have to mention, though, that Sammy’s new flagship supports fast wireless charging if you are not into cables anymore.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 Review
Source: Slashgear English
The result is refinement, a more usable camera, and solid battery life, wrapped up in a premium-feeling shell. Certainly, it will face stiff competition from LG's G5 when that arrives later in the year, while the specter of the iPhone 7 looms large already, but there's a reason Samsung holds the top spot in Android devices and the Galaxy S7 will only strengthen that grip.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2016
100% Samsung Galaxy S7 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Where past Galaxy S handsets have felt like a checklist of enviable specs, this device is a complete all-rounder. More than offering you a tremendous processor or bumper battery, the S7 focuses on how these components tally together and whether you’re going to enjoy using them. Holding back on any grandstanding new features has allowed Samsung to make improvements on a smaller scale.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Mossberg: Samsung’s New Galaxy S7 Phones Are Beautiful
Source: Recode English
Overall, the new Galaxy S7 models are excellent phones for buyers who can afford them. Their build quality, design and cameras put them in the same ballpark as the iPhone. But the needlessly confusing software bloat and the clumsy Edge settings I found on the Samsung devices still leaves Apple in the lead, in my opinion. And that’s despite what I perceive to be a gradual decline in the quality of Apple’s software.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/08/2016
100% Samsung Galaxy S7 review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a worthy recipient of a five-star techradar review. That's no easy feat – only a handful of phones have ever hit the top mark – but the Galaxy S7 has earned its place in our hall of fame. The differences between the two variants (global vs North America) may frustrate mentally, but you won't see any differences day to day, so don't fret.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Beauty and a Beast
Source: Tom's Guide English
f the S6 brought premium design to Samsung's flagship phones, the Galaxy S7 refines and combines those trend-setting good looks with all the features you really wanted from the phones that came before it. The S7's camera is faster and better in low light, its battery life is better, its body is more seductive and water-resistant, and as a whole, this phone pushes the smartphone bar higher than it's been before.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Unboxing And First 48 Hours
Source: Android Authority English
I do like the calendar and it’s the option I’ve used the most, but it would be nice to see Samsung expand upon this feature in a future software update to make it a lot more robust. Overall, there’s no denying that Samsung has definitely made some big improvements with the Galaxy S7 Edge, and while we’re reserving final judgement for the full review – which is going to be in-depth and should be out within a week or so – the Galaxy S7 Edge certainly has me impressed so far.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2016
Not as sexy as the Edge but still a bloody good smartphone
Source: T3 English
It does have a few negative points, it's a fingerprint magnet, and TouchWiz still looks cartoonish. However, the pros far outweigh the cons. Whether you should get the S7 or S7 Edge is a different question altogether. This is the more sensible option, but the S7 Edge is sexier... tough choice, but you can't really go wrong with either.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2016
What's the difference between the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge?
Source: PC Advisor English
So there you have it: the S7 Edge differs from the standard Galaxy S7 with its larger, dual-edge screen, higher-capacity battery and extra colour option. It sounds great, but the cheaper price and smaller dimensions of the standard Samsung Galaxy S7 may make the Edge your second-best.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2016
What's the best phone 2016?
Source: PC Advisor English
Technically speaking, the Galaxy S7 is the superior smartphone here and it has things which you can't get on the iPhone 6S like a Micro-SD card slot, waterproofing and wireless charging. However, it's more expensive and the design of the iPhone 6S combined with the usability of iOS will make it a better choice for some. These are first impressions as we've only had hand-on time with the Galaxy S7.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2016
Which flagship Android phone is better?
Source: PC Advisor English
Not forgetting that this comparison is based on our hands-on review of the S7 and considerably more in-depth testing and prolonged use of the 6P, we can only come to preliminary conclusions about this particular battle. The Nexus 6P has two main advantages over its rival: price and plain Android. Those who use their phone’s built-in speakers a lot will also like the front-facing stereo speakers. The bigger screen may also be an advantage if you want a larger phone. The S7 is more expensive, but is also faster, has expandable storage, is waterproof, and has optical stabilisation for the camera and native support for 1080p60. Few will buy it for the heart-rate monitor. For some people, that list will make the S7 worth the extra price, while others will see the 6P’s drawbacks as reasonable compromises for the cheaper price.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/29/2016
Should you upgrade to the Galaxy S7?
Source: PC Advisor English
We really don't believe the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the minor update many are billing it as - Samsung has looked at the features real users want and need, and thus made a good thing a lot better. However, if waterproofing, expandable storage and improved battery life are not your primary concerns, we'd advise looking to the much cheaper Galaxy S6 over the Galaxy S7, or at least waiting a few months for its price to come down. If we are to believe Samsung the S7 should be faster and with a better camera, but don't forget the S6 is also incredibly fast and its camera is excellent - and right now it's a not insignificant £200 cheaper.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/29/2016
What's the best Android phone of 2016?
Source: PC Advisor English
Our early impressions suggest the S7 wins this battle, but it's going to be a very close call. Check back soon for our full verdict after some more in-depth testing.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/29/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6S - hands on
Source: Expert Reviews English
These are both great phones, and there can't be many out there who don't have some inherent preference for Android or iOS? If you're truly agnostic though then the S7 looks to have the edge at present, with a much bigger battery and impressive-sounding camera, of course those'll need to be tested before they can be confirmed but the S7 is shaping up to be its billing as the world's best smartphone.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 preview: Premium for the traditionalists
Source: Pocket Lint English
There’s no doubting that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is a very good phone. It is super fast in operation, has an excellent, vibrant Super AMOLED screen, and plenty of other bells and whistles to make it a distinct improvement over last year’s model even though it’s not a complete overhaul.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/26/2016
Everything You Should Know About the Samsung Galaxy S7
Source: Tested English
Samsung plans to release the Galaxy S7 on March 11th across the globe. US carriers are already taking preorders for the GS7 and GS7 Edge. You're looking at roughly $700-800 depending on the carrier and model you choose. Preorders will get a free Gear VR as well.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/23/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 Vs iPhone 6S Hands On Comparison
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this quick look at the Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6s! Things were a lot closer between the two last year in terms of design, build quality, and hardware features, but with key elements like expandable storage and water and dust resistance making a return, there is actually more separation this time around. 3D Touch is a useful addition with the iPhone that can prove to be game changer over time, so it really comes down to what features are more important to you.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/23/2016
Samsung launches the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Source: Gadgetguy English
The new S7’s are designed to keep cool with an innovative new ‘heat pipe’, which is a water filled copper pipe that runs next to the processor, and draws heat away by vaporising the water, which then moves to the centre and then down the pipe, where it condenses back to liquid again in a continuous loop. Clever stuff.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 review (hands-on): Flagship gets microSD slot, watercooling and new camera
Source: PC Pro English
There’s no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is set to be a better phone than the S6 – its camera, battery and performance are all likely to see an increase, and it now has storage expansion and disaster-proofing, too. However, its popularity and success will hinge on the price and, most importantly, the price differential between it and the larger, more exotic Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Galaxy S7 is a remarkable smartphone. The Galaxy S6 pretty much lead the Android market for all of 2015, and the Galaxy S7 is giving them a good chance to do the same in 2017. For this generation, Samsung has once again chosen to focus on what arguably matters the most: larger battery, camera performance, great (waterproof) design and next-gen computing and communications capabilities.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6 hands on - which is BEST?
Source: Expert Reviews English
Price is going to be important, but it's hard to directly compare the models, as the S7 can be upgraded via its microSD card slot, whereas the S6 can't. As a result, it seems fair to compare the 32GB S7 to the 64GB S6. Currently, SIM-Free direct from Samsung, the S6 64Gb costs £479 and the S6 Edge costs £499; The 32GB S7 Edge costs £639 and the S7 costs £70 less at £569. To me, the S7 is well-priced and worth the premium for new buyers. There're even enough features to tempt some S6 users, but probably not quite enough to make most people upgrade. However, those looking for a fast smartphone at a great price should still think about the S6, which will most likely have some top deals available for it on contract.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung's re-invention has gone into season 2 with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. They ramp up the camera to a whole new level, make the display Always On and retool the other features.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2016
90% Glorreiche Sieben oder setzen, sechs?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
90% Glorreiche Sieben oder setzen, sechs?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
7 positive und 5 negative Punkte
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2016
97% Der neue Smartphone-Spitzenreiter
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 97% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 95% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
90% Top-Smartphone mit zwei kleinen Enttäuschungen
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
96% Wer soll dich noch schlagen, Galaxy S7?
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 73% performance: 100% features: 97% display: 94% mobility: 88%
Samsung Galaxy S7
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Hässliches Entlein mit Kanten
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
96% Das perfekte Ensemble aus Galaxy S6 und Galaxy S5
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 96%
Optimal optimiert
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
99% Samsung Galaxy S7 im Test: (Fast) perfekt gelungen
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 99% features: 98% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 99%
Samsung Galaxy S7
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2016

 

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

As the latest flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge certainly looks the part and feels extremely premium. The design concept is similar to the S6's with rounded edges, but the back glass panel is now curved, which makes it slightly easier to pick the device up. There are four colors to choose from; black, white, gold and silver. The overall finish still makes the device a fingerprint magnet, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge makes up for it with good water resistance up to the 1.5 m for 30 minutes. Display on the device is an amazing 5.5 inch Super AMOLED panel protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Color saturation and clarity seem to get better with ever flagship release and the curved sides add a borderless feel. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 processor, 4 GB of RAM, an Adreno 530 or Mali-T880 MP12 GPU and 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage. The storage capacity can be expanded with a microSD card. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a 12 MP rear camera. Actually the sensor profits from the lower MP count, since the larger pixel size makes for better low light photography. A non-removable lithium ion battery rated at 3600 mAh provides the device with energy.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S7 EdgeNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Processor: Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T880 MP12
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 0.157kg
Price: 799 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy S7 Edge (Model)

Average Score: 92.67% - very good
Average of 27 scores (from 73 reviews)

 

91.4% Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Sets standards! The Galaxy S7 Edge is certainly not a bundle of groundbreaking innovations, but it fuses state-of-the-art premium technology in its casing and is presently rightly considered as the reference model of its class. However, there are some points of criticism and we would have wished Samsung had been a bit more intrepid in some points.
80% The Android flagship to beat
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Existing Galaxy S6/S6 edge users have no compelling reasons to upgrade, as those phones are still very capable. Those who are not fans of TouchWiz UI may look at the Google Nexus 6P as it offers a clean Android OS along with great overall performance. The Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus are other alternatives to the S7/S7 edge. It is difficult to pick between the S7 and the 6s series as both excel at different things – if camera is your main concern, the S7 certainly impresses in low light situations over the 6s.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 85% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
A bigger and more attractive version of the Classic Galaxy S7
Source: Laptop Media English
Aside from the curved display and slightly larger size of the phone, we’re again looking at the same stylish construction, including a metal frame and glass back panel we saw in the classic version. Both the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge feature a waterproof certificate and microSD memory card slot (up to 200GB) which weren’t present in last year’s Samsung flagships. The phones have seen some improvement in the hardware front as they now boast an even more powerful SoC – Exynos 8890. The mobile chip achieved record-breaking results in our benchmark tests – not only does it not cause any overheating issues, but the external temperatures we measured on the back of the phones are some of the lowest we’ve ever recorded. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has a 12MP camera and even though the pixel count is lower, it still manages to take very detailed photos. You can check out our camera comparison between the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 for more detailed information on the matter. Galaxy S7 has a 3600 mAh battery and managed to achieve incredibly high results in our battery tests, securing one of the top spots in our rankings list. Perhaps the biggest drawback of the phone is that the screen uses PWM to regulate the brightness, which may cause eye fatigue after usage for extended periods of time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2016
90% Samsung has refined the dual edge S7 into the best phone money can buy
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S7 edge is no longer the semi-gimmick it was before. Although some of the main features are things from the Galaxy S5 – Micro-SD and waterproofing – Samsung has given fans what they want. It's now a refined, sophisticated and highly desirable piece of technology. The battery isn't removable but the phone lasts longer than before and has seriously powerful specs under the hood. It has almost everything you could want from a phone even though the IR blaster is gone. We're also very impressed with the new camera and unless the screen is too big for you (despite some software features to help out) we think it's worth getting the S7 edge for the extra £70 with its gorgeous looks and extra functionality. Right now, this is the best smartphone money can buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Source: Android Authority English
For me, I prefer the S7 Edge because it’s a much more refined smartphone experience, whereas the G5 feels like a first-generation product… and in a lot of ways it is. Surely, LG will have it all figured out in the next version, but if you feel really compelled by the G5’s modularity, then give the phone a shot. If you’d rather play it safe, the S7 or S7 Edge are the safest bet money can buy.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2016
LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Source: Phone Arena English
There is a nearly $100 price difference between the two in favor of the more affordable LG G5. Being the more affordable one, the G5 can get away with some of its flaws in comparison with the S7 edge. If price is not a concern, though, at $800, the S7 edge is definitely the better-rounded phone in most aspects: with a better display, an actually useful Always-on feature, better battery life, and impressively fast camera.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2016
The Best Android Smartphone Money Can Buy
Source: Androidbeat English
When I got the Galaxy S6 last year, I was really impressed with its design, performance and camera. A couple of months down the line though, using the handset simply became unbearable for me due to the performance issues and battery life issues. The Galaxy S7 edge might just feel like a Galaxy S6 edge+, or the Galaxy S6 edge S, but the handset truly packs in a lot of minor changes that when summed up, makes it a vastly superior phone to its predecessor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2016
80% Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Source: It Pro English
As long as you can handle its somewhat slippery and uncomfortable form, the S7 Edge is a very good Android phone. If you want a current-generation Galaxy phablet, a big Android phone with a superlative camera or just want something flashy to show off then there’s really no choice but the S7 Edge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Vs iPhone 6S Plus
Source: Android Authority English
A better display, better battery life with fast charging and wireless charging capabilities, and better handling experience. The return of expandable storage and dust and water resistance only makes the deal sweeter as well. While adamant fans of either will have a hard time making the switch to the other, the Galaxy S7 Edge is likely to be the clear winner for anyone who’s not set on either of these particular devices.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/05/2016
LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and the LG G5 both come outfitted with some great cameras, which should potentially bring low-light photography with a smartphone on the next level. We set out on foot on the streets of New York to put these two to the ultimate camera test - their image quality when it comes to shooting in the dark.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2016
Galaxy S7 Edge vs iPhone 6S head-to-head
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge wins on many of our baseline counts. These are two very impressive phones that proudly fly the flag for their respective makers, but the decision ultimately boils down to the size of the handset you're most comfortable with. There's also the small matter of your affinity with the iOS or Android ecosystems, something we didn't feel was fair to compare in this head-to-head.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2016
100% Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review - costly curves
Source: Expert Reviews English
For me, however, I still think the S7 is the better buy. While there's no denying the S7 Edge is a great smartphone, the normal S7 is a more convenient size, it's just as powerful and its battery life is still pretty incredible. If you want the best-looking smartphone money can buy, then by all means go for the S7 Edge, but those after a more practical proposition should stick with its flat sibling.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Next-level low-light photography and so much more
Source: Gizmag English
Battery life is also outstanding. In our test, streaming video over Wi-Fi with an absolute brightness measured at 25 lux in a dark room (the same level we set for all phones we battery-test), it only dropped 9 percent per hour. For some perspective, the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ (our top scores from 2015) all dropped 13 percent per hour under the exact same conditions. Extending that hourly average out, that's more than four extra hours of video streaming for the S7.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2016
Testing: The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Smartphones
Source: Tested English
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 03/28/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Clearly, the Galaxy S7 siblings are excellent smartphones, and do pretty much everything that their predecessors can do, but better. If you want bragging rights and money is no object, these are two very compelling options. You'll be certain to dazzle your friends by taking incredible pictures at night and in dark places. You also get health monitoring and the Concierge services to show off - things that don't come with just any old phone, at least not yet.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review, with benchmarks, specifications and prices: Samsung's curvy S7 is a winner
Source: PC Pro English
Just like its stablemate, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is simply superb. It isn’t a huge upgrade on last year’s model, but with improvements all round – a better camera, bigger screen, better Edge screen functions, that microSD slot, weather-proofing and superb battery life – it’s a big enough update to maintain Samsung’s position at the top of the smartphone tree.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/24/2016
100% The new smartphone champion
Source: Pocket Lint English
Sure, it might look similar to last year's SGS6 edge+, but the S7 edge's new 5.5-inch size finds the sweet spot and adds some battery capacity for greater practically. And while we think the edge element of that saturated AMOLED display is mostly for show, we love those looks - it's one stunning phone. There's a great pairing of cameras too, packed full of features and performing strongly. About the only real hardware weakness is the speaker performance on the bottom.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Vs Galaxy S6 Edge
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this comprehensive look at the Galaxy S7 Edge vs Galaxy S6 Edge! While it is rare to see a huge jump in between iterations, this is certainly the case here. With a larger display, refined designed, mandatory upgrade in power, the return of key features like expandable storage and dust and water resistance, an improved camera, and most importantly, far better battery life, the Galaxy S7 Edge brings a lot more to the table, and is definitely a worthy upgrade.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2016
How to tell if the GS7 or GS7 Edge is right for you
Source: Greenbot English
Is the Galaxy S7 edge worth a $100 or more than the smaller GS7? Does the edge's curved display really do anything valuable, or just look cool? This hands-on GS7 versus GS7 edge video answers these questions and more.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/23/2016
Should you jump off the Note upgrade train?
Source: Zdnet.com English
Given the upgrades made by Samsung to the Galaxy S7 Edge, I felt compelled to purchase one. I've have spent the past week trying to decide if the Note 5 or S7 Edge should go on the auction block or if both remain in my arsenal. To let you in on the indecisive, irrational, justification-based mind of a smartphone enthusiast I put together the lists below.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2016
96% Samsung sets the bar for all smartphones
Source: Zdnet.com English
Samsung's designs are amazing and it is clear that it is the company pushing mobile technology to the edge. With inexpensive expandable storage options, water resistance without the use of awkward port covers, fast charging via cables and wireless technology, cutting edge dual pixel camera technology, and the world's best smartphone display Apple, LG, HTC, and others have a lot to prove in 2016 and beyond.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 96%
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Vs Galaxy Note 5
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this in-depth look at the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Galaxy Note 5! The Galaxy Note 5 is the older of the two smartphones, and is also understandably cheaper right now. There is absolutely no question if you are someone who will find the S-Pen to be very useful, but if that isn’t the case, what the Galaxy S7 Edge brings to the table is better battery life, a better camera, expandable storage, dust and water resistance, a more refined design, and of course, a more powerful processing package. If not for the S-Pen, the Galaxy S7 Edge is definitely the better option between the two, with it bringing upgrades over the Galaxy Note 5 in almost every department.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs LG V10
Source: Phone Arena English
If you ever wanted to see the importance of good hardware design, you need to look no further than this comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the LG V10. The two are diametrically opposed in terms of looks: it really is a story of the beauty and the beast, where the Galaxy S7 Edge, with its extremely elegant and solid build, fits well in the hand and is a joy to use, while the LG V10, with its rough materials and overly big dimensions, feels very crude and unfinished. This makes a big difference in daily use.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review
Source: Droid-Life English
For me, the Galaxy S7 Edge sits right next to the Galaxy Note 5 on my list of top favorite Samsung smartphones. The design is perfect, the in-hand feel is fantastic, and Samsung is finally getting realistic about how much crap it can bake into TouchWiz. For anyone looking to upgrade from a Galaxy S5, HTC One M9, LG G3, or something along those lines, the Galaxy S7 Edge is a great choice. You will notice the improved display, insane camera, and will likely appreciate the revamped version of TouchWiz.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2016
95% Finally the real deal
Source: Pocketnow English
It’s only logical for us to tell you that this is the best Galaxy ever, and we’d be right if we just left it in that simple conclusion. That wouldn’t be doing this phone any justice though. This is the first time that I can actually say that Samsung’s Unpacked presentation was about more than the usual rhetoric. It’s as if the company actually decided to live up to all the marketing hype, and has finally delivered a very well-rounded and thoughtful experience for its new flagship.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 95% features: 95%
95% Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review
Source: GSM Arena English
You're eyeing up the Samsung Galaxy S7, but you find its looks too pedestrian? We don't necessarily agree, but let's say for the sake of argument that you're right. No worries, Samsung's got you covered - meet the Galaxy S7 edge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% emissions: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Galaxy S6 Edge head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
With the S7 Edge Samsung has improved on what was already a winning formula, proving that the brave design choices first seen in last year's flagship were just. On paper the 2016 model wins on nearly all counts, but the margins are minimal. Twelve months on and the S6 Edge can still compete with the best of them.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2016
87% Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review
Source: Think Digit English
If you have the budget, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the best that Android can offer at the moment. However, there's still room for improvement and Samsung needs to get more apps for its Edge displays as soon as possible.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 87%
96% Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review
Source: Phandroid English
The Galaxy S7 Edge offers an exceptional display, great performance, stellar camera, beautiful design (even if it is a little uncomfortable to hold), and good battery life. Things like water resistance, wireless charging, microSD card slot, and Fast Charging are cherries on top. TouchWiz can still feel bloated at times, but this is undoubtedly the best Galaxy phone Samsung has ever made. Living on the edge never felt so good.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 96%
100% Galaxy S7 Edge review
Source: V3.co.uk English
For all those who fell in love with the S6 Edge, you will undoubtedly fall for the S7 Edge's curved appeal once more. That said, it's not an essential upgrade - there's no monumental leap here. The edgy flagship is evolutionary rather than revolutionary. But with its dazzling display, unique curved design, and enduring battery life, it is our hope that the Samsung Galaxy Edge S7 wins over a whole new set of fans.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
60% Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
If you’re already on the S6 train, then the S7 Edge doesn’t bring enough ‘new’ to the table to warrant an early upgrade. It packs a user experience that’s, for the most part, the same as last year’s phones and hardware that isn’t notably more capable in everyday use (even if it is empirically better).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
92% Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review
Source: Android Authority English
Even though Samsung’s UI has made some improvements, it’s still far from perfect. It’s a lot less intrusive and if you don’t like many of the features you can simply turn them off but Samsung still packs a lot of crapware and redundant applications into their phones. For basically every google application, there’s a Samsung equivalent of that same app so on the S7 Edge you have two email apps, two web browsers, and two voice assistants with google now and s voice, and depending on which carrier you’re on you may be dealing with even more redundant apps or bloatware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 95%
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
Source: Phone Arena English
The Galaxy S7 edge and the Galaxy S6 edge+ are impressive showcases of Samsung's technological proficiency, displaying quality design and containing some of the best mobile hardware money can buy in 2016. Without question, both devices have the style and the guts to defend Samsung's enviable smartphone market share for another year.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review
Source: GSM Arena English
If the best rival is the one you can learn from, has Samsung learnt the wrong trick? Or did the Project Zero redesign got everyone there too excited to think rationally? Probably a bit of both. The company delivered these beautiful Galaxy S6 smartphones but they missed a few user-favorite features, which now make a comeback on the next model. We've seen Apple do exactly this in recent years. First we get the new cool design, then we get the proper hardware upgrades a generation later.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/14/2016
Samsung's vanity phone is all grown up
Source: Greenbot English
Samsung’s vanity phone is definitely all grown up. It’s bigger, because it’s the best form factor for those curved-edges, and it features those flagship bells and whistles you won’t get from a Nexus device. It’s absolutely the kind of phone I could see myself wielding for more than two years, and it’s nice to see Samsung thinking of its devices as long-term mainstays rather than disposable plastic devices. If you’re due for an upgrade and you want the best Android phone with the nicest body, the Galaxy S7 Edge is it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/14/2016
Samsung's vanity phone is all grown up
Source: PC World English
Samsung’s vanity phone is definitely all grown up. It’s bigger, because it’s the best form factor for those curved-edges, and it features those flagship bells and whistles you won’t get from a Nexus device. It’s absolutely the kind of phone I could see myself wielding for more than two years, and it’s nice to see Samsung thinking of its devices as long-term mainstays rather than disposable plastic devices. If you’re due for an upgrade and you want the best Android phone with the nicest body, the Galaxy S7 Edge is it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Galaxy S7
Source: Phone Arena English
This year, there is more of a difference between the S7 and S7 Edge: the S7 Edge is larger. But is this enough of a reason for both phones to exist? Samsung has done a commendable job squeezing the 5.5” display of the S7 Edge in a very compact body for that screen size. With the richer Edge UX functionality, slightly better battery life, and overall more modern form factor, we still feel that Samsung could have easily just released the S7 Edge and called it a day. It’s the better phone all around.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge – first impressions
Source: Androidbeat English
The Galaxy S7 edge is expensive, £600 or so in the UK, definitely premium, but it’s still cheaper than most iPhones and outguns them in almost every department. If you can afford it – hey, pick it up on contract, it’s future proof – and want Android and if you don’t have to have a Nexus then this is the smartphone of the year. So far, at least!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2016
95% Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review
Source: Techspot English
Overall I’ve been impressed with the Galaxy S7 Edge. It’s an expensive high-end phone, with the 32GB model costing around $780 off-contract (around the same price as a 64 GB iPhone 6s), but in my eyes the improvements to the hardware are worth it. This is a truly premium, well-built handset, and you won’t regret buying it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 95%
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Source: Phone Arena English
Now is the time for us to say which of these two phones is better than the other, but that's tricky, to say the least, knowing that both have a lot to stand their grounds with. The shiny new Galaxy S7 edge won us over with its more compact dimensions, unusual design, and camera that performs rather good in low-light situations. Plus, we do appreciate the benefits of having expandable storage and the peace of mind, knowing that the handset is water-resistant. If you're the kind of person that lives and breathes smartphones, that likes to be on the cutting edge of technology, that enjoys knowing that the handset in their pocket is packed to the brim with features, then the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is the phone you should take a look at.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Source: Phone Arena English
With all of this in mind, let's have a look at the prices. At $799 unlocked, the Galaxy S7 edge is certainly one expensive smartphone. Currently, the Galaxy Note 5 can be had for $600 unlocked, and considering this, the 5.7-incher beats the Galaxy S7 edge in terms of value for money. With the S-Pen's presence, it offers more functionality, and it doesn't fall short of the S7 edge in terms of hardware and camera features. Of course, if you still want Samsung's latest and greatest, there are carrier offers and upgrade plans to consider, so scoring a deal on it isn't impossible by any means.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2016
100% Samsung’s best phone yet: the Galaxy S7 Edge reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
The Galaxy S7 Edge is Samsung’s best phone yet, and takes the crown as the phone to beat for 2016 thus far. But more than that, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge isn’t just an improvement, it’s also a stand out product that shows Samsung is listening, and listening well. Samsung has responded to what was good about the previous phones and what was bad, and even found a few ways to surprise those of us that have been reviewing phones for longer than we’d like to admit.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 100% workmanship: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If money is simply no object and you want a phone that looks absolutely stunning, the Galaxy S7 Edge is the phone to choose. It’s the culmination of Samsung’s impressive rise in the design stakes and it brings back a lot of features that were annoyingly missed out of the S6 and S6 Edge. The 5.5-inch display is sharp, if a tad too reflective, and the camera’s improved low-light performance and best in the business autofocus puts it right at the top of the pile. It’s a combination of high-end components that all fit together perfectly and unlike the S6, there’s little by way of compromise here.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
90% Samsung's finest get more polished
Source: Engadget English
Another year, another Galaxy S. While the new S7 isn't as dramatic a departure for Samsung as the S6 was, it benefits immensely from a year's worth of refinement. It's more powerful, not to mention even more beautiful than the S6, but Samsung hasn't attained perfection just yet.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge
Source: AnandTech English
Overall, I think the Galaxy S7 is looking to be one of the better devices of the year. Of course, there’s still a lot more to test, but the initial indications are already looking quite good. If you absolutely want the Galaxy S7 now, I don’t think there will be any major showstoppers present in this phone.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
90% Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Review
Source: Phone Arena English
If money is no concern to you, or you simply want to stay on the bleeding edge of technology right now, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is a noteworthy phone rich in both the experience and performance – with a price point that’s justified against its sibling. Rarely do we have a phone that packs so much cutting-edge technology into one single device, but we do have it here. The only thing to consider here is whether or not the size of the phone is to your liking.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S7 and GS7 Edge Review
Source: Greenbot English
Samsung's latest flagship devices are impressive, but are only worth the upgrade if you don't have last year's devices.
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Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/08/2016
Review: Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge -- the new phones to beat
Source: Computerworld.com English
Over the past couple of years, Android phones have been gaining in power and sophistication, and the Samsung S7 series is pretty much the state of the art. The physical package is right: top-end build quality, waterproofing, switches in the right place, long battery life, expandability, a knock-out screen and plenty of processing power. The software is right: Smartly implemented UI enhancements and Android's increasingly seamless melding of device and cloud.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/08/2016
90% Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Verizon Wireless)
Source: PC Mag English
Samsung gets it right the second time around. The Galaxy S7 Edge ($792; 32GB) is a striking standout of a smartphone, bringing back several fan-favorite features that were lost in last year's successful S6 Edge. While we also like the smaller Galaxy S7, the Edge manages a bigger battery and Samsung's signature curved glass in a package that's not much larger. As I tested the two phones together, I found that they benchmarked the same and have pretty much identical camera performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Review
Source: Slashgear English
It pretty much leaves us with lust again, not an emotion to be underestimated but that, if I'm honest, I'd prefer to see the Galaxy S7 edge not have to rely on quite so much. Samsung has made a fantastic phone, but there are only really style reasons to opt for this over the Galaxy S7. Not the worst reason in the world, but I can't help but feel like the potential of the Galaxy S7 edge is for so much more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2016
100% Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review
Source: Stuff TV English
Is the Edge still a luxury? At around £150 more than the standard Samsung Galaxy S7 on contract, it’s certainly not for frugal folk. However if you have the cash and want the best-looking version of our favourite phone, then don’t hesitate to grab this Galaxy. Signing up for a new handset should be an indulgence. You’re going to have to spend two years staring at the thing, after all. When you think about it like that, why not plump for the smartphone that guarantees you love at first sight?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% One big Android middle finger to Apple
Source: T3 English
Whether you value the premium glass and aluminium chassis, the high-end specs, or the outstanding camera. This smartphone has it all. Expandable storage and waterproofing, back from the S5, are also big bonuses, and all of this shows that Samsung has really listened to customer complaints about the S6 (which is really quite refreshing). It’s not perfect - the casing is a fingerprint magnet and TouchWiz still isn’t perfect. But the pros far outweigh the cons.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review
Source: Techradar English
Whether it's just rolling the refined chassis around in the hand, taking pictures that look great nine times out of 10, or just enjoying the clarity and sharpness of the screen, the Galaxy S7 Edge manages to delight, and stand out in a world where new smartphones are increasingly being offered with razor-thin differences between them.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
What's the difference between the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge?
Source: PC Advisor English
So there you have it: the S7 Edge differs from the standard Galaxy S7 with its larger, dual-edge screen, higher-capacity battery and extra colour option. It sounds great, but the cheaper price and smaller dimensions of the standard Samsung Galaxy S7 may make the Edge your second-best.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2016
LG G5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Source: Gadgetguy English
We think the two phones have room to cohabitate. The LG G5 holds some of the same promise that Google's Project Ara does. This, however, depends on LG and its partners actually producing interesting add-ons. Even without that the phone is great on its own, its seamless metal shell is quite impressive in person. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is more self-sufficient. Sure, some snap-on accessories are available, but this is good ol' Samsung - the S7 has everything and the kitchen sink (and even the sink has more features than the competition). If you're looking for low-light photography, the S7 edge is the phone for you.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
We had the opportunity to spend the day with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and we set out on a photo tour of Barcelona, MWC's home city in the last ten or so years. Of course, we stopped at the Sagrada Familia. This remarkable building is rich in intricate detail and the Galaxy S7 edge did an awesome job of capturing it all.
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Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2016
Samsung launches the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Source: Gadgetguy English
The new S7’s are designed to keep cool with an innovative new ‘heat pipe’, which is a water filled copper pipe that runs next to the processor, and draws heat away by vaporising the water, which then moves to the centre and then down the pipe, where it condenses back to liquid again in a continuous loop. Clever stuff.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2016
New flagship has bigger 5.5in screen, water-cooling and a microSD card slot
Source: PC Pro English
But it looks great, the specifications are extremely promising and it's different enough from the standard S7 to get customers buying. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will go on sale on March 11, with pre-orders starting in a matter of days. What's more, everyone who pre-orders the phone will receive a free Gear VR.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2016
The best smartphone Samsung has ever made?
Source: Pocket Lint English
It will become more clear when we get a chance to test the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge more fully for an in-depth review, but it definitely feels like a step up from the last model. The camera is better in low light – one of the most important aspects for smartphone photography considering they get whipped out at parties, etc. And the additional software features seem to be useful rather than tacked on.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Galaxy S7 is a remarkable smartphone. The Galaxy S6 pretty much lead the Android market for all of 2015, and the Galaxy S7 is giving them a good chance to do the same in 2017. For this generation, Samsung has once again chosen to focus on what arguably matters the most: larger battery, camera performance, great (waterproof) design and next-gen computing and communications capabilities.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung's re-invention has gone into season 2 with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. They ramp up the camera to a whole new level, make the display Always On and retool the other features.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2016
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Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2016
Rating: performance: 100% features: 95% display: 95% ergonomy: 95%
VoLTE: Samsung Galaxy S7 (Edge) mit Retail-Firmware kann Voice over LTE
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2016
Das aktuelle Samsung-Flaggschiff im Praxis-Check
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2016
Mehr Smartphone geht kaum
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/05/2016
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Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 94%
98% Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge im Test: Flaggschiff zeigt Kante
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 98% features: 98% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 98%
Samsung Galaxy S7 & Edge im Kamera-Test: Vergleich mit Galaxy S6
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2016
92% Perfekte Mischung aus S6 Edge und S6 Edge+
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
95% Samsung, mehr geht (fast) nicht!
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 65% performance: 100% features: 97% display: 93% mobility: 92%
Ein Sieg für die Schönheit
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
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Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 97%
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Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 & Edge: 4K-Video-Test mit der 12-MP-Kamera
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
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Samsung Galaxy A7 2016

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016Notebook: Samsung Galaxy A7 2016
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.172kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy A7 2016 (Model)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

85% Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Review
Source: Android Authority English
For those considering picking up the device in other markets, the Galaxy A7 is a solid smartphone that brings a lot of flagship features to a more affordable package. From its premium design and build quality, to the availability of a fingerprint reader, the Galaxy A7 does tick the right boxes, but it is certainly far from a bargain. Considering how much the budget smartphone landscape has changed in just a short period of time, Samsung may have to reconsider a few things in order to allow the Galaxy A7 a fighting chance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 82% display: 88% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) review
Source: GSM Arena English
While people were wondering if tablets will kill the desktop PC, phablets snuck in and conquered the world. However, there are as many opinions on the perfect screen size as there are people. The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) settles on 5.5", slinking in below the S6 edge+ and matching the iPhone 6s Plus. If that's not enough, the A9 (2016) comes in at 6" and we're expecting a new A8 too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2016
65% Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) review
Source: Phone Arena English
There are two ways to look at the Galaxy A7 (2016). A subjective and irrational one that completely disregards its slightly exaggerated price, and a more objective one that considers all the facts. Fact is that once you pick up the phone you will be tempted to judge it subjectively, it is in fact really that good looking and stylish, well built. It has a good looking display. Its battery lasts a long time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 65%
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016) First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) smartphones have been launched in India with price tags of Rs. 29,400 and Rs. 33,400 respectively. Both phones will go on sale starting February 15 and will be available in physical retail as well online through Snapdeal. To woo customers, Samsung also announced a bundled Airtel data plan which will give users up to 30GB of data free over six months.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/04/2016

 

Samsung Galaxy A9 2016

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A9 2016Notebook: Samsung Galaxy A9 2016
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 6.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy A9 2016 (Model)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) review
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung has put a lot of work into the new Galaxy A series and it's clear it wants to recreate the flagship success of the S and Note phones, except in a more attractive price bracket. The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) will be the face of the series - its size is an instant attention-grabber and its specs are better than the other A models. Sometimes the A9 has slightly better specs, other times the gap is significant. The clearest example is the chipset, it's essentially twice as fast as the S615 used in the A5 and A7 that we tested earlier. Here are our other impressions of the A9, summarized.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/19/2016
90% A premium mid-range smartphone that is a worthy flagship competitor
Source: Android Authority English
The Samsung Galaxy A9 can be found on Amazon priced at close to the $600 mark, which is quite steep, but given the flagship features this device provides, it does make sense. Available color options include silver, white, gold, and pink gold.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 87% display: 88% mobility: 96% workmanship: 93%

 

Samsung Galaxy J3

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J3Notebook: Samsung Galaxy J3
Processor: Spreadtrum SC8830
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.138kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy J3 (Model)

Average Score: 58% - poor
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

60% Samsung Galaxy J3 review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy J3 is an 'almost-there' budget phone which looks and feels right, but makes a few sacrifices in the wrong places. And the one that crops up the most is something that sounds almost trifling: the lack of an auto brightness setting. This means you have to change the screen intensity manually every time you go out, and may set the screen too bright a lot of the time, reducing stamina.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Still can't beat the Moto G
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy J3 is certainly a respectable budget smartphone for £150, but with very little difference compared to the Galaxy J5 in terms of price - just £10 at the time of writing - I can't think of any reason why you'd pick this instead. Both have an excellent display, but the Galaxy J5 is faster, longer lasting and has a far superior camera, making it much better value overall.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung’s budget Galaxy J3 is cheap, but not cheap enough
Source: PC Advisor English
The Samsung Galaxy J3 is a no-frills phone that will suit many users needs, but it's not quite cheap enough for our liking. At £150 it is underpowered and under-featured, though we like the microSD support and removable battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
60% Still can't beat the Moto G
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy J3 is certainly a respectable budget smartphone for £150, but with very little difference compared to the Galaxy J5 in terms of price - just £10 at the time of writing - I can't think of any reason why you'd pick this instead. Both have an excellent display, but the Galaxy J5 is faster, longer lasting and has a far superior camera, making it much better value overall.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016): Compromised Budget Phone
Source: Tom's Guide English
The J3's strengths — its battery life and appealing exterior — can't obscure the device's glaring weaknesses. Even if you can overlook the phone's subpar performance, the blurry images taken by the J3's camera just aren't acceptable in an era when even low-priced phones feature cameras that can take sharper images.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

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Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

ARM Mali-400 MP4: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 4 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

ARM Mali-400 MP: OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics card for ARM SoCs that is scaleable from one to four fragment processors and has got one vertex processor. Mainly used in conjunction with ARM A9 cores in tablets and smartphones.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

Broadcom VideoCore-IV: Tile based renderer with up to 4 cores (depending on the SoC).

Qualcomm Adreno 200:

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

unknown:

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

ARM Mali-T624: DirectX 11 (feature level 9_3) and OpenGL ES 3.0 capable integrated graphics card that can feature 1 to 4 clusters/cores (named MP1 - MP4).

Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

ARM Mali-400 MP2: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 2 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

ARM Mali-T628 MP6: OpenGL ES 3.0 capable graphics card for smartphones and tablets (e.g. included in the Exynos 5420 and 5422 with 6 cores).

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 420: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoCs with support for OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11 FL 11_2.

ARM Mali-T760 MP8: Mobile graphics solution for tablets and smartphones, which can be found in ARM SoCs like the Exynos 7420 Octa.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ARM Mali-T880 MP12: Mobile graphics solution for tablets and smartphones, which can be found in ARM SoCs like the Samsung Exynos 8890 with 650 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Samsung Exynos:

4412 Quad: Quad Core Cortex-A9 SoC with a ARM Mali-400 MP4 graphics card.

5260 Hexa: Hexacore SoC that integrates two fast Cortex-A15 cores and four power saving Cortex-A7 cores. All six cores can work together to boost performance.

5430 Octa: Exynos 5 SoC with four Cortex-A15 cores, four Cortex-A7 cores and an ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU. 20 nm successor to the Exynos 5420.

7420 Octa: 64-bit capable Exynos 7 SoC with four Cortex-A57 cores, four Cortex-A53 cores and an ARM Mali-T760 MP8 GPU. Manufactured in 14 nm.

7580 Octa: Octacore SoC with four Cortex-A57 and four power saving Cortex-A53 cores manufactured in 28nm.

7578: Mid-Range SoC of 2016 with four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz.

8890 Octa: Exynos-8-SoC featuring 4 Samsung M1 cores (2 at 2.6, all 4 cores at 2.3 GHz) and 4 ARM Cortex-A53 power saving cores at 1.6 GHz. Furthermore, a 2 x 32 Bit LPDDR4 memory controller at approx. 1800 MHz is included in the SoC.

:

NovaThor U8500: ARM Cortex A9 based SoC with NEON extension and integrated HSPA+ modem.

NovaThor U8420: Entry level ARM Cortex-A9 based dual core SoC.

MP5232: Dual-Core Cortex A9 SoC (max 1.5 GHz) with integrated LTE cat. 4 radio.

Qualcomm Snapdragon:

S4 Plus MSM8930: High-end dual-core Krait based SoC that includes a Adreno 305 GPU.

S1 MSM7227A: Entry level Soc with one Cortex-A5 processor core and a Adreno 200 GPU.

600 APQ8064T: High-end quad-core SoC with four Krait-300 CPU cores and an enhanced (higher clocked) Adreno 320 graphics card.

400 MSM8226: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core with up to 1.2 GHz and manufactured in 28nm

801 MSM8974AC:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.45 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

805 APQ8084:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.7 GHz and an Adreno 420 GPU. Based on Qualcomm's Krait-450 architecture and manufactured in a 28 nanometer HPM process.

410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm

615 MSM8939:

Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.

Spreadtrum:

SC8830: Entry-level smartphone SoC with a quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU part (in the Galaxy J1 only dual-core) at usually 1.2 GHz and a LPDDR2/3 memory controller.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.1 kg:

0.3 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


85.47%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

Archos 55 Platinum
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC7731, 5.5", 0.164 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.2", 0.159 kg
Samsung Galaxy A9 2016
unknown, Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 6.0", 0.2 kg
Samsung Galaxy A7 2016
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, 5.5", 0.172 kg
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Mali-T880 MP12, Exynos 8890 Octa, 5.5", 0.157 kg
Samsung Galaxy S7
Mali-T880 MP12, Exynos 8890 Octa, 5.1", 0.152 kg
Samsung Galaxy J2
Mali-T720 MP2, unknown, 4.7", 0.129 kg
Samsung Galaxy A5 2016
Mali-T720 MP2, Exynos 7580 Octa, 5.2", 0.155 kg
Samsung Galaxy A3 2016
Mali-T720 MP2, Exynos 7578, 4.7", 0.131 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Samsung 900X3L-K06US
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 0.85 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 inch T280N
Mali-T720 MP2, unknown, 7.0", 0.283 kg
Samsung 900X5L-K02US
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 1.3 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
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