1. wellsmanfu's Avatar
    I couldn't be happier. After the lollipop update my S5 was horrible. I don't mind software changes as long as they don't break things, and that pretty much broke the phone.

    I'm loving this thing so far. I'm getting my apps installed and the phone all setup. Does anyone have any tips for things to do with the 6 Plus? I know smartphones pretty and am learning about this one right now, but I'm always looking for tips about apps, settings or just cool stuff people may not realize the phone can do.
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    04-03-2015 05:08 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Wellcome... check out the blog side for 6+ articles... iPhone 6 Plus | iMore -- and of course - scan through the forums for headlines that might be of interest.
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    04-03-2015 05:13 PM
  3. wellsmanfu's Avatar
    Thank you and I have been. There's just so much to get used to that I figured I'd ask for help and learn/read on my own at the same time.
    04-03-2015 05:17 PM
  4. zerog46's Avatar
    Welcome Aboard.


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    04-03-2015 07:58 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Welcome to our little community, and hopefully, you'll become a valuable member here at iMore.
    04-03-2015 08:18 PM
  6. C.K400's Avatar
    You made the right choice! Enjoy your new device!Just ditched the Galaxy S5 for the 6 Plus-img_0544.jpg
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    04-03-2015 11:52 PM
  7. independentvolume's Avatar
    I have no idea why people flock to Samsung. You made a wise decision.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    04-04-2015 10:26 AM
  8. leannelizabeth1's Avatar
    I have no idea why people flock to Samsung. You made a wise decision.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    I don't either. I used a Galaxy S3 for 6 months and it was a terrible phone.
    04-04-2015 10:31 AM
  9. shief24's Avatar
    I liked the galaxy s3 after using an iPhone 4. I felt like I had a crazy amount of freedom and then I realized its cool for a while but gets played out quickly. I think people flock to samsung/android just for customization and 'features' when they are really just fads.
    04-04-2015 12:06 PM
  10. chrisforpm's Avatar
    I liked the galaxy s3 after using an iPhone 4. I felt like I had a crazy amount of freedom and then I realized its cool for a while but gets played out quickly. I think people flock to samsung/android just for customization and 'features' when they are really just fads.
    Agreed. I bought a Nexus 6 to get a taste of android. It was fun for the first few weeks but I got bored. I'm now selling it. Thankfully I kept my iPhone 6+ as my daily driver.
    04-04-2015 01:15 PM
  11. geekymcfly's Avatar
    I couldn't be happier. After the lollipop update my S5 was horrible. I don't mind software changes as long as they don't break things, and that pretty much broke the phone.

    I'm loving this thing so far. I'm getting my apps installed and the phone all setup. Does anyone have any tips for things to do with the 6 Plus? I know smartphones pretty and am learning about this one right now, but I'm always looking for tips about apps, settings or just cool stuff people may not realize the phone can do.
    you might want to check out The Sweet Setup ? We recommend the best apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac has some sweet recommendations.
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    04-04-2015 07:10 PM
  12. melbsteve's Avatar
    I have no idea why people flock to Samsung. You made a wise decision.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    Marketing, that's literally all it is. Samsung has poured a crazy amount into it, and I don't even blame people for falling for it. It's just how we tick.
    Anyway, congrats on your iPhone :-) . there's basically too many top shelf apps to single out one, but I'm going to mention two regardless. It youre into tracking health and a heavy coffee drinker, try out UP coffee, beautifully designed and quite useful. And I love my Zite. It's how I read news every day, tailored to my interests. Give them a try, I'd recommend both.
    04-05-2015 07:50 AM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Marketing, that's literally all it is. Samsung has poured a crazy amount into it, and I don't even blame people for falling for it. It's just how we tick.
    You say this as if there is nothing tangible to actually enjoy about the hardware itself from Samsung once you have it in hand...their products are fine for the right person. Nice feature sets, wide spectrum of sizes, the Note has incredible battery life and the Galaxy S series of phones is constantly in close competition with the iPhone in terms of performance and ability.

    I'm obviously an iPhone proponent, but let's not over generalize the fact that Samsung makes some handsome products. Their marketing isn't the ONLY reason they are one of the top smart phone manufacturers in the world.
    04-05-2015 09:18 AM
  14. melbsteve's Avatar
    You say this as if there is nothing tangible to actually enjoy about the hardware itself from Samsung once you have it in hand...their products are fine for the right person. Nice feature sets, wide spectrum of sizes, the Note has incredible battery life and the Galaxy S series of phones is constantly in close competition with the iPhone in terms of performance and ability.

    I'm obviously an iPhone proponent, but let's not over generalize the fact that Samsung makes some handsome products. Their marketing isn't the ONLY reason they are one of the top smart phone manufacturers in the world.
    let me put it this way; I believe that if any other smartphone company had pockets this deep and splashed out as much money on marketing as Samsung, that said company would enjoy the same market share (or more) than Samsung does today. No one does it obviously, but I think if anyone spent the same insane amount of money on product placements, endorsements, ubiquitous ads, all sorts of campaigns, anti apple digs and so on, they would be today's Samsung. And that does not necessarily speak for their products in my opinion.

    I give them credit for the Note, which is a handy and smart product, but not necessarily the one device that has catapulted them to the position they are in now, or better were in about a year ago. We're probably going off topic though, Sean.
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    04-05-2015 09:39 AM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    let me put it this way; I believe that if any other smartphone company had pockets this deep and splashed out as much money on marketing as Samsung, that said company would enjoy the same market share (or more) than Samsung does today. No one does it obviously, but I think if anyone spent the same insane amount of money on product placements, endorsements, ubiquitous ads, all sorts of campaigns, anti apple digs and so on, they would be today's Samsung. And that does not necessarily speak for their products in my opinion.

    I give them credit for the Note, which is a handy and smart product, but not necessarily the one device that has catapulted them to the position they are in now, or better were in about a year ago. We're probably going off topic though, Sean.
    I just don't feel it's fair to assign the hardware's success solely on the marketing...lots of products over the years have been marketed heavily but were actually complete junk, so they die off quickly...Samsung has some longevity going for it now with the Galaxy brand.
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    04-05-2015 11:30 AM
  16. Fit24's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!
    04-05-2015 01:13 PM
  17. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I couldn't be happier. After the lollipop update my S5 was horrible. I don't mind software changes as long as they don't break things, and that pretty much broke the phone.

    I'm loving this thing so far. I'm getting my apps installed and the phone all setup. Does anyone have any tips for things to do with the 6 Plus? I know smartphones pretty and am learning about this one right now, but I'm always looking for tips about apps, settings or just cool stuff people may not realize the phone can do.
    That's what happened to me with the Note 3 and the Kitkat update. Welcome to the dark side... We have no problems, hehehe...
    04-05-2015 01:16 PM
  18. shanghaichica's Avatar
    So I bought a note 4 last week. My intention was to keep it as a second device alongside my 6 plus which would remain as my daily driver. However after using it for a week or so I've decided to return it. It does nothing that my 6 plus can't (of interest to me). It doesn't fit in with my established ecosystem (MacBook Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, Apple TV). The battery life is rubbish. Obviously I knew from the start that it wouldn't come close to matching my 6 plus, but it just drains like crazy. I've done a factory reset and it hasn't changed anything. I'm not trouble shooting anymore as I don't see why I should have to, especially when I have a perfectly fine 6 plus. I'm also not going to wait for lollipop. I know how android updates work (slow) but again I don't see why I should have to settle for that. Build quality is improved compared to previous Galaxy devices I've owned but it still doesn't compare to my 6 plus. My 6 plus is also a lot lighter and feels much better in the hand.

    So the note goes back.
    04-05-2015 02:55 PM
  19. Closingracer's Avatar
    I have no idea why people flock to Samsung. You made a wise decision.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    Because Samsung = Android for a lot of people. If you haven't noticed who shows a lot of ads in the android world? Samsung does by quite a lot and with it's marketing Samsung is what the 2nd most in sales currently in phones behind Apple?


    For the Average Joe who just wants a phone to use Chrome or whatever browser they choose ( Safari if your using an iPhone probably ) , Listen to music , maps , calender and etc Samsung phones and iPhones are the same thing. Price , Size up until recently, what's consider cool or uncool , whats the form factor you prefer and what ultimately sells you on whatever device with advertising.


    Samsung up until recently had the advantage of expandable storage options and removable battery which for some people want just because people might travel and just prefer carrying extra batteries. Some people want that Micro SD card and not pay the premium Apple charges for more memory which is $100 more for double the memory of the previous SKU.




    When you get down to it why do you buy iPhones, Why does that guy buy nexus , and so on?
    04-05-2015 07:06 PM
  20. Closingracer's Avatar
    let me put it this way; I believe that if any other smartphone company had pockets this deep and splashed out as much money on marketing as Samsung, that said company would enjoy the same market share (or more) than Samsung does today. No one does it obviously, but I think if anyone spent the same insane amount of money on product placements, endorsements, ubiquitous ads, all sorts of campaigns, anti apple digs and so on, they would be today's Samsung. And that does not necessarily speak for their products in my opinion.

    I give them credit for the Note, which is a handy and smart product, but not necessarily the one device that has catapulted them to the position they are in now, or better were in about a year ago. We're probably going off topic though, Sean.
    Eh while Marketing is a very BIG reason why they are one of the companies on Top there is other reasons like OS and etc. I tried Vanilla Android but find it lacking while I loved my Note 4, Note 3, S4,S3 and S2. Granted I would of been very happy getting an Note 4 when i recently changed to Sprint. That being said I got an iPhone 6 Plus because I felt i rather have the better battery life, and the same ecosystem for my mobile devices since I already own an iPad Air 2.
    04-05-2015 07:11 PM
  21. melbsteve's Avatar
    I just don't feel it's fair to assign the hardware's success solely on the marketing...lots of products over the years have been marketed heavily but were actually complete junk, so they die off quickly...Samsung has some longevity going for it now with the Galaxy brand.
    I'm with you on the Galaxy brand, that was a smart decision which has paid off. But again, that falls under marketing doesn't it. And as you said, there has been a lot of junk and yet people flocked to it because as we all know the not so tech savvy people will often pick the phone they have simply been subjected to most often.

    Full disclosure, apart from once or twice in a phone shop and the S4 Mini, which my brother used to carry around for work reasons, I have not had much contact with Samsung phones, so I acknowledge that I might not be the best person to make these claims (so tell me if I'm wrong). But when I think of all sorts of reviews, the majority of them were not exactly gushing over the S5, S4, and so on (I exclude the Note series from this). Therefore to me it seems more like Samsung are starting to produce hardware that's worthy of praise just now (S6/S6 Edge), but funnily are in a position that suggests they've been doing it for years. That I attribute to marketing.
    04-05-2015 10:55 PM
  22. shanghaichica's Avatar
    I'm with you on the Galaxy brand, that was a smart decision which has paid off. But again, that falls under marketing doesn't it. And as you said, there has been a lot of junk and yet people flocked to it because as we all know the not so tech savvy people will often pick the phone they have simply been subjected to most often.

    Full disclosure, apart from once or twice in a phone shop and the S4 Mini, which my brother used to carry around for work reasons, I have not had much contact with Samsung phones, so I acknowledge that I might not be the best person to make these claims (so tell me if I'm wrong). But when I think of all sorts of reviews, the majority of them were not exactly gushing over the S5, S4, and so on (I exclude the Note series from this). Therefore to me it seems more like Samsung are starting to produce hardware that's worthy of praise just now (S6/S6 Edge), but funnily are in a position that suggests they've been doing it for years. That I attribute to marketing.
    Well the S3 was well received by the critics and the general public. It seems that they lost their way work the S4 and S5. However as you point out they seem to be back on track with the S6/S6 edge.
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    04-06-2015 12:40 AM
  23. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm with you on the Galaxy brand, that was a smart decision which has paid off. But again, that falls under marketing doesn't it.
    Maybe initially, but that would account for ANY new device. I do not feel the Galaxy line of smart phones is as popular as it is now simply because of marketing.
    04-06-2015 12:45 AM
  24. melbsteve's Avatar
    Maybe initially, but that would account for ANY new device. I do not feel the Galaxy line of smart phones is as popular as it is now simply because of marketing.
    I think they did really well roping people in when the iPhone hype sort of was wearing off a little. Back then they did a terrific job making potential customers think "it's either iPhone or Samsung Galaxy" (the next big thing). No one else really chimed in and those two fractions started growing and Samsung made sure there's no love lost between them.

    If the S3 at the time really was on a par with the iPhone and all those bold Samsung claims were justified, my bad. My suspicion would have been that as with Touch ID lately (S5) they made sure they had all these fancy features on paper, boasted them big time (leads us back to marketing) but in reality they were clunky at best.
    04-06-2015 05:06 AM
  25. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I have no idea why people flock to Samsung. You made a wise decision.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    People flock to Samsung so they can call iPhone users the sheep.
    robbrick likes this.
    04-06-2015 07:26 AM
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