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The Next Big Thing is Here

The Next Big Thing is HereSo I am sure you have heard by now about the ‘Next Big Thing’ that was coming to stores near you this month.

I decided to bite and look into the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with my phone carrier T-Mobile. The phone officially hits their shelves today. I like many people did not wait and ran to the nearest store last weekend to pre-order mine. I have now had mine in my hands for a couple of days now. All I can really say is, I am glad I did not wait!

Keeping in mind that I upgraded using the JUMP program with T-Mobile, moving from the Galaxy S3 to the S6 Edge was a leap. Now I will say that the appearance of the G6 Edge is like night and day in comparison. It is sleek and responsive, and although the phone is bigger it does not feel bulky. One beautiful feature that made the transfer virtually flawless was using the Samsung Smart Switch App. By turning the NFC on for both phones and tapping the backs together they synced and transferred the files from my S3 to the S6 via Bluetooth flawlessly.

Obviously comparisons will vary depending on what kind of phone you currently have. However I did show it to an apple iPhone user and his first response was ‘Oh wow’. Also showed it to a couple of other people who have different makes and they too were keenly interested. I will say personally the fast responsive interface and the capability of multitasking, well it is pretty awesome. It also didn’t hurt as a JUMP customer T-Mobile paid off my remaining balance on my S3. Oh and one more thing if you hurry you can get a year of Netflix free from T-Mobile as well.

I recommend that you go to your nearest store and see for yourself. I chose the 64 GB Galaxy S6 Edge in Sapphire as it was the middle of the road on memory (100.00 a pop for each memory upgrade). But the curved edges and the look and feel made it an easy choice for me personally over the regular S6. Don’t get me wrong even the regular one is pretty sharp too.

The only downsides I have come across so far is the non-removable battery, the lack of SD card capability and a non-waterproof case. With a wireless charger and a  SanDisk Micro USB for Android Smartphone, neither of which are a big loss. The rapid charge feature offsets the bleeding battery issue that Galaxy owners in the past have had to deal with. Either the 32 or 64 Gb built-in hard-drive should be sufficient for most users as well, but there is the 128 Gb version for those that just need more.

I have included a link to do your own comparison and decide for yourself. I personally am happy that I chose to buy the next best thing, hopefully you will be too.

Have you thought about buying the Next Big Thing? Better yet have you already? Would love to hear from you.

About Charles Johnston

Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.

3 Replies

  1. I’ve been debating on whether or not to get the regular S6. It looks beautiful but the lack of removable batteries and no removable media are preventing me from pulling the trigger.

    1. They were my concern too Joe, on my previous one I had 16 gb internal and 16 external for a total of 32 gb and they were not full so doubling it was not an issue to go with the 64. The battery was a toss up, but with the improved technology it does not seem to drain nearly as fast. I am loving it so far.