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ANewNickname
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3/30/2015 | 12:19:47 PM
Crapware/bloatware/ spam... whatever you call it, it's become a dealbreaker for me.
I can't wait to get rid of my Galaxy S5. This thing is infested with a ton of stuff I don't want and can't get rid of without rooting, and Verizon has made rooting almost impossible, from what I hear. The S5 is noticeably slower since I bought it, and noticeably more loaded with this junk. I'm switching to an adult phone -- the iPhone, but am faced with the 6 vs 7 decision. Don't know if I can wait long enough to even see what the 7 will offer.
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3/30/2015 | 3:09:37 AM
Camera
I think he forgot to mention the double tap home for the camera...
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jameswatson3,
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3/29/2015 | 9:47:09 PM
Swiping camera icon?
I stopped reading when you compared how long it took to swipe open the camera app from the lock screen on the iphone and S6. You do realize no one would ever do this on an S6 right?

I doubt I'll be buying one but the simple S6 innovation of opening the camera app with a double-click of the home button has to have even Apple going, "Why didn't we think of that?" It is such obvious common sense for the most time-critical app on the device to have the quickest hot key.

You will see this feature on the iphone 6s or 7 without the slightest doubt.

 
Mogwaidtd
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3/29/2015 | 12:44:16 PM
Bloatware
Not justifying the bloatware, but at least you can hide, disable, or delete them. There are a lot of useless Apps on my iPhone, and that list grows, and I have no choice only to fire up my phone and find new Apps installed on my iPhone all the time. But instead of being able to hide, disable, or delete, I have to maintain a folder called "useless crap" that I dump everything into. 

You fail to mention a few positives, the best looking screen on the market, blazing fast speends, NFC that works at many many many more locations than Apple Pay, and OIS that the i6 does not have. Not to mention a better battery, etc... if you ask me I'm moving from the i6 to the S6 (even maybe the gimmicky Edge - has slightly better battery and screen performance than the S6).
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3/29/2015 | 12:39:10 PM
Mis-info - user error
Your post's first quip, is a user error. If you double tap the home button from anywhere, even if the phone is off the camera fires up extremely quickly. Most other reviewers say faster than an iPhone 6. 
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