S6 Posts on XDA

In Defense of TouchWiz: How the Kitchen Sink is Getting Cleaner

Samsung’s approach to mobile evolution has largely consisted on a strategy that not many agree with: throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. While this often results in half-baked, quickly-abandoned products, it also allows for a special kind of evolution not many could afford. That last part is particularly important, given that Samsung’s size...

Xposed Released for Galaxy S6 and arm64 Samsung Devices

Recognized contributor wanam has released a version of Xposed that should work on all Galaxy S6 variants and he hopes that it will support upcoming Samsung arm64 devices. It is still in an experimental phase, however, and it has been confirmed as working so far on selected tested modules. As users of Samsung devices may know, they...

Stock Lollipop Theme Now Available for S6 Theme Engine

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge still featured the same-old TouchWiz design language with aesthetics plenty of power users find unappealing. Despite its theme engine, the phone did not come with any themes that truly captured the simplicity and cohesiveness of Stock Android. Nevertheless, given that developers and designers could create their own themes, everyone...

AT&T Announces The Galaxy S6 Active

AT&T has just announced the impending arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. An impressive IP68 rated device, with a sturdy looking body and mechanical buttons in lieu of their capacitive counterparts. The device also features a 3,500 mAh battery, that is almost an extra 40% on top of the regular S6's battery capacity.   The IP68...

Chipset Aftermath: Real World UX, Strengths & Weaknesses

The one debate that we often find discussed on Android forums and websites at every new superphone release is “do benchmarks matter?” The response is usually something that implies that benchmarks don’t have a correlation with the resulting user-experience. Believing any of both extremist notions - that is, that benchmarks are an absolute indicator or...

Sunday Debate: Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on the M9 and S6. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!     Two...

Is Your Galaxy S6 Flash Always On?

With the S6 appearing in stores in just a few days time, the device is already suffering from several major defects. Firstly, there was an issue affecting 20% of users with thousands of minute scratches underneath the display and now reports of a second major issue are surfacing. Many users are reporting that their flash LEDs are...

Preorders Perspective: How Good is The S6 Doing?

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge shook the internet with their new design language, top-notch specifications and improved user experience. While it is very well known that Samsung has been stagnating for what most would consider a couple of years at least, these new iterations of their insignia flagship line-up look more promising than any Galaxy...

Benchmark Results: S6 Obliterates M9, What Happened?

Let's start this with a disclaimer: I do not believe there is significant meaning behind synthetic benchmarks in correlation with real-world use. We've seen, time and again, some high-scoring phones output questionable performance. In this regard, Samsung is one of the usual culprits, and despite having opted for some of the highest spec configurations on each and...

Design Woes: Can We Get What We Want?

There are many things to love about the mobile industry, and when it comes to Android, I think one of them is that there's something for just about everyone. The OEMs of today cover many different demographics for those that want this, or that. And things like a phone's design aren't excluded either - but...

Exynos Past and Future: An Old Chip Comes of Age

Chipsets are arguably one of the main components that drive innovation forward in the mobile space. The formula is simple: the more processing power you have, the more things you can pull off efficiently. In the past 7 years, we've seen smartphone chipsets evolve from single-core CPUs clocked at 412MHz to our current behemoths of...