Posts Tagged ‘samsung’

Best wireless chargers for the Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6 Edge

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have a new party trick: wireless charging is now built in, instead of requiring a special case. Both phones use Qi or PMA wireless charging, depending on their market. For now, we’ll cover the more common Qi chargers.

 

Desktop wireless charging: Nillkin Qi Magic Disk

For desktop charging, the Nillkin Magic Disk is ideal. This low-cost Qi charging pad sits unobtrusively on your desk or nightstand, with a small LED to indicate when chargin

How do I increase storage on my Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6 Edge?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The new design of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge does not include a removable back or another place to put a micro SD card. That means if you want to expand your storage, the best thing is to buy a model with a higher capacity – 64 or 128GB instead of the standard 32GB model.

One easy way to temporarily add storage to your Galaxy S6: a USB OTG drive.

If you have already bought your Galaxy S6, then you can use cloud storage apps like Dropbox and Google Drive to store most media files, or rely on streaming music and video services like Spotify and YouTube.

You can minimise the amount of space you’re using by deleting photos and videos after they’ve been copied to your PC or cloud storage like Dropbox.

You can also see which apps are using the most space in the Settings menu (Settings > Storage). Special apps like DiskUsage are also great to see where your storage is being used.

You can also connect USB drives and SD cards using a USB OTG adapter or get special USB OTG drives.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge press renders leak from Korea

Friday, February 27th, 2015

We’ve seen some spy shots of the Galaxy S6 Edge and some good cased images of the phone, but now we’ve got something altogether more official: press renders of the new handset. The images, which were published by CNet Korea, show a black version of the Galaxy S6 Edge from every angle.

They do note that texture and shape can vary mildly from the actual product, and indeed there are a few minor differences between the press renders and the other leaks that we’ve seen thus far. However, all of the major features – including that flowing three-sided display and the 20-megapixel rear camera with side-mounted LED flash – seem present and correct.

As we saw before on both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the back of the phone is clad in glass and framed with metal. That means that there’s no removable back, which means that there’s no removable battery, and no microSD card slot. These are disappointing omissions for diehard Galaxy S fans, but hopefully the new design will be enough to make the phone a strong newcomer in the series.

What do you think of the new design? Let us know in the comments below, or write to us on Twitter @mobilefun. Thanks for checking out the article and stay tuned for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge’s big reveal this Sunday at 17:30 GMT!

New Galaxy S6 Edge case leaks

Friday, February 27th, 2015

We’ve already seen leaked case photos for the Samsung Galaxy S6, but now we’re seeing them for its rarer brother: the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The new phone features a display that curves back on both left and right sides, and of course Galaxy S6 Edge cases have to account for that. Let’s take a look at the first S6 Edge cases, courtesy of case-maker Spigen.

The cases shown here are curved to match the phone’s display on the front, but remain fairly ordinary-looking on the rear. We can also see one of our first shots of the Galaxy S6 Edge’s lock screen, albeit one that seems to have been customised or created by Spigen themselves. There’s a minimal look on the centre pane, with the time shown on a watery background. A single icon for the camera sits at the bottom right. On the right edge, we can see individual icons for emails and text messages received, with calendar events sitting higher and oriented to display down the length of the screen.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is due to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress by Samsung on March 1st. The Barcelona-based event will have its doors open at 17:30 CET, with the presentation beginning one hour later at 18:30 CET. You can tune into the event via YouTube, on the SamsungMobile page.

For more information on the S6 and S6 Edge that’s been leaked over the past few days, please check out our leak roundup here and our MWC preview 2015 here.

What do you think of the new S6 Edge? Let us know on Twitter @mobilefun or in the comments below. Thanks for checking out the article and have a great weekend!

Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge revealed in new photos

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

If you wanted to know more about the Samsung Galaxy S6 but didn’t want to wait until the actual announcement on Sunday, I have good news: two separate leaks have revealed the last heretofore unseen details! Let’s take a look at what we’ve learned over this very fruitful Thursday.

Leak One: Samsung Galaxy S6

Our first leak features the Galaxy S6 alone, examined by a person with a propensity for cute stickers. The photos reveal a phone with a metal frame (like the earlier Note 4) and a glass-covered back (like the Nexus 4 or iPhone 4). You can see the new high-megapixel camera with the flash offset to the right.

The Galaxy S6 looks like it’ll be the first Galaxy S phone to ship without a removable battery or microSD card slot, thereby removing one of the series’ biggest strengths.

Leak Two: Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

Our second leak is perhaps more exciting, as it shows both the standard Galaxy S6 and the limited-edition Galaxy S6 Edge. While earlier reports described a proper three-screened phone, the curved edges of the phone seem a little more subdued than we saw on the Note 4 Edge. Still, the option to have the screen flow off the sides of the phone does look good.

Otherwise, the phones seem near identical – the S6 Edge is a little wider, but sports the same back glass, metal frame and rear-facing camera design. On the front it’s the same story, with the same earpiece, lozenge-shaped home button, front-facing camera and other sensors.

Conclusion

So there we have it – Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Are you excited for the reveal on Sunday? Let us know in the comments below or write to us on Twitter @mobilefun!