6 Best Features of Samsung GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge Smartphones [Sponsored]

Samsung GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge
Samsung GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge
Samsung GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge

Samsung unpacked the flagship smartphone of the year – Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge – at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona on 2nd March 2015.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge received the special honor of “Best New Handset, Tablet or Device” from the GSMA at Mobile World Congress 2015. [SamsungTomorrow]

LiewCF was invited to watch the live telecast together with other media and blogger friends in the early morning event hosted by Samsung Malaysia. And we had hands-on S6 and S6 Edge sample units!

Here are the 6 best features of Samsung GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge:

1. Glass and Metal Body

Samsung GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge looks different than all previous GALAXY S series models. First thing you will notice is the seamless glass panel at the front and back and the metal body. The slim phone body is only 6.8 mm/7mm (edge) thin.

The glass panels uses Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which is tougher and withstand more drop damages “up to 2X better than competitive glass designs”.

Samsung S6 Edge has the world’s first curved display on both sides, made possible by Samsung’s glass crafting technology and quality control.

2. Wireless charging and Fast Charging

Today we have two major wireless charging standards: Qi by Wireless Power Confortium (WPC) and Powermat by Power Matters Alliance (PMA).

Samsung GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge supports both WPC and PMA wireless charging technology. Meaning, you can use (almost) any wireless charging pad in the market with your GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge.

They also support fast charging, which is 1.5 times faster than the GALAXY S5. Low battery warning? Charge GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge for only 10 minutes and they can provide up to 4 hours of usage!

3. Better cameras

Samsung GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge equipped with fast F1.9 lenses for both front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras. The big aperture allows more lights to sensor for better image quality, even in low light conditions.

Galaxy S6 Rear camera
Galaxy S6 Rear camera

The GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge camera supports smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to reduce action blur image and record stable video footage. Plus, the phone camera has real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR) and use IR Detect White Balance that provide advanced light sensitivities and crisp camera solutions. These camera features help you to take clear and superior photos and videos quality in any light condition.

Moreover, “Quick Launch” features will launch camera app in only 0.7 second when you double-click the S6 / S6 Edge home key button.

4. Top Hardware

Inside GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge slim body (6.8 mm / 7.0mm Edge) is the word’s first 14nm with 64-bit octa-core (4×2.1GHz + 4×1.5GHz) processor. The fast processor is back with 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and UFS 2.0 flash memory (32GB/64GB/128GB) providing high performance, fast memory speed but lower power consumption.

5. Ultimate Screen Experience

The 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen offers 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution (577ppi pixel density). The display also brighter (600cd/m²) to enhance visibility under sunlight. Did I also mention that it’s the World’s First Dual Edge Display? Yes DUAL! When you view images or video on the curved display, it’s as if you’re watching them on a wide screen TV. Not only that, you get to manage up to five favourite contacts on the edge screen by color coding and illuminating each of their notifications even when your Samsung Galaxy S6 is face down. Thus, checking messages, emails & missed calls has never been easier.

6. Enhanced Security and Fingerprint Reader

The GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge are build on the upgraded Samsung KNOX and already integrates with leading Mobile Device Management Systems (MDMs). The improved fingerprint scanner (the Home button) is touch-type, instead of swipe-type. Simply place your finger on the scanner to for quick authentication. GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge fingerprint scanner can be used for Android security, unlock safe files in Samsung’s private mode.

*This is a sponsored post.

6 iPhone Apps to Enhance Your Outdoor Activities

most wonderful time of the year
most wonderful time of the year
(Image by Matt Haughey/flickr)

In this guest post, John Page recommends 6 iPhone apps – from free to $8 – that helps to enhance your outdoor activities experiences.

Summer is the best season of a year for everyone who prefers outdoor activities to indoor amenities. If you like extreme sports or you are eager to explore the nearest national park then you can upgrade your Apple smartphone or tablet prior to starting your adventure. You will see that the capabilities of your iPhone are really enormous when it comes to outdoor activities friendly apps.

It is strongly recommended to download the reviewed apps for the App Store if you are an inveterate cyclist, surfer or a camp lover because by means of this nifty iOS programs you will never get lost or experience any troubles during your trip.

Read more6 iPhone Apps to Enhance Your Outdoor Activities

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 4S

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 4S

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 4S

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Amelia Hunter. She compared the Samsung Galaxy S3 against Apple iPhone 4S. Both are the latest smartphone for each company. 

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has finally arrived and is widely available it is being heralded as the best smartphone ever created?

The months of hype surrounding the Korean company’s flagship phone certainly appealed to the public, with over 9 million pre-orders of the device and the expectancy that the phone is going to become the biggest selling gadget of all time.

So is this the phone that everyone must have, or is there an alternative?

Well, of course there are alternatives; the main one being Apple’s iPhone 4S which still has a very large user base and is still regarded by many as the best smartphone out there, but does it have enough to tempt you away from choosing the latest Galaxy when your next upgrade is due?

Let’s put the two head-to-head and find out!

Read moreSamsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 4S

HTC Desire V and Desire C Available in Malaysia (Specs, Price, Availability)

HTC Desire C
HTC Desire C
HTC Desire C

Two new HTC Desire models are now available in Malaysia — HTC Desire V and Desire C. The budget smartphones are featuring Beats Audio technology and running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) mobile operating system. The HTC Desire V supports dual SIM that you can keep two active numbers in the same phone.

Check out the specs highlights, availability, prices and press release after the break.

Read moreHTC Desire V and Desire C Available in Malaysia (Specs, Price, Availability)