Samsung announced two flagship phones: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and also teased a smart watch – Samsung Gear S2 on its 2015 Galaxy unpacked event on July 13.
Review of Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The Note 5 is described as a blend of both the Galaxy S6 introduced earlier this year and the Note 4 last year since the camera, processor and design all borrow from the S6 and Note 4.
In terms of specs, the Note 5 has the same octacore Samsung Exynos processor as the S6. It is paired with 4GB of RAM with either a 32 GB or 64GB internal storage. The 3,000mAh battery is smaller than that of Note 4, but you can use both wireless charging and quick charging for the Note 5 this time around.
As for camera, the Note 5 has the same 16-megapixel unit with OIS as found on the S6, and its 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display has the same quad HD resolution. The screen is the same as the Note 3 and Note 4.
When it comes to the design aspects, the curved back is ergonomics designed, which makes it easier to rest the phone in your palm. The glass back does make the device slipper, however, it is extremely prone to collecting fingerprints, regardless if it’s the white or black color. The Samsung’s S Pen writing utensil is located in a slot on the lower right of the phone. And the pen is longer and nicer than the prior ones.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be available in stores starting on August 21, quite a bit earlier in the year than the previous Note devices.
Review of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
Like the two Galaxy S6 phones before, The Galaxy Edge Plus has a beautiful aluminum frame and glass back with looks that are clearly inspired by the iPhone and rival it. You will not find a kickass S Pen on the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, but the curved screen does have some upsides. As a supermodel of a phone, the S6 Edge Plus is better looking than the Note 5 and even the iPhone 6. Thanks to the larger 5.7-inch screen on the Edge Plus, the edge is more prominent and feels like a real feature of the phone.
As for utility, on the previous Galaxy S6 Edge, you can switch over from the edge to bring a list of your favorite contacts. Now, with S6 Edge Plus, you can not only bring up a list of your favorite apps, but also change the height of the zone where can you edge swipe.
In the aspects of specs, the specification on the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are awesome. The S6 Edge Plus has a gorgeous 5.7-inch Quad HD screen built on its Super AMOLED screen technology. The processor is a 64 bit octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420, which is actually two quad-core processors – one 2.1 GHz, one 1.5GHz – working together. The RAM is fairly high at 4GB with either a 32GB or 64GB internal memory. The 3,000mAh battery has a fast-charging option via a special cable from Samsung and can charge wireless with either of the two big wireless charging standards.
Along with the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will sell globally on August 21. The phone will come in four different colors: gold, silver, black and white and different regions will carry different colors.
Reviews of Samsung Galaxy Gear 2
The new Gear S2 smartwatch dropped by Samsung at its Unpacked 2015 event appears to be very different from the original Gear S. The Samsung Gear S2 is upper styled with a round watch face, metal body and a new user interface. It probably will run on Samsung’s Tizen OS than Android Wear like the original Gear S.
Another sign that clearly shows that this new smart watch is not an Android device is the new UI design, which is a circle of apps arranged around the face. Samsung promised the Gear S2 would get a full reveal at IFA next month in Berlin.