I love my iPhone. I love almost everything about it. But come April, I am going to have a huge dilemma on my hands. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is a beautifully designed phone with the specs to out perform any phone currently on the market. It is equal to or better than my iPhone 6 in almost every measurable category and has some killer features that make me green galactic with envy.
The Galaxy S6 has the built-in ability to be charged without actually plugging it in. Moreover, in a move that Apple would surely scoff at, Samsung has made the S6 compatible with all wireless charging standards and not just a Samsung specific charging station. By simply placing the S6 on any wireless charging surface, you can get that precious juice without being tethered to the wall.
Apple Pay is pretty cool. It’s quick and easy. It’s actually pretty great…. where you can use it.
So far, I think I’ve found 2, maybe 3 places I frequent that I can take advantage of this feature. Samsung Pay is building on this concept to make their new system much more useable. The S6 has the NFC chip in it, just as the iPhone does, but Samsung has also added MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) capabilities which enable you to use your phone to pay anywhere a regular swipe based card would work.
Ultra Power Saver Mode & Rapid Charging:
Fans of the Galaxy line will be disappointed about the move away from the removable battery. But to quail the pain of this loss, Samsung has added an Ultra Power Saving mode that ekes out every bit of life (up to 24 hours) from the last 10 percent of juice by turning off all unnecessary functions and transitioning the screen to a greyscale display.
Additionally, the have somehow blessed the S6 with the ability to quickly charge a battery from being completely dead to a 40% charge in just under 10 minutes.
Technically speaking, I have no idea how this is even possible possible. I just know that I am going to be a little more envious of the S6 owners out there each and every time my iPhone battery dies.