Yeah, I did say I’d do the Spring 2015 previews next, but I’m not exactly a reliable narrator.
If you’re not familiar with whatever the fuck a Galaxy S6 Edge is, it’s a smartphone with a curved screen. And uhh… that’s about its only defining feature.
Turning Heads, Breaking Necks
By the very nature of a curved screen, applications will cascade over the sides of the phone. Unfortunately, this means that in order to actually see what’s on those edges, you’re gonna have to turn your phone or your neck.
It’s extremely disorienting, but more importantly it’s antithetical to the promise of laziness that phones provide. At most, I only ever want to move my thumb. Who the fuck is Samsung to put me in a workout program?
Closed Design, Worst Design
Because Samsung is racist against me, the entire phone is locked down tighter than a chastity belt. I doubt many would care about this, since it mostly just means you can’t change out your battery or internal memory on your own…
But when you fuck up and get your shitty fucking SIM card stuck in the SIM slot before realizing it was supposed to be slotted in a goddamn SIM card holder and have to spend 10 minutes trying to pry it out with fucking bobby pins and duct tape, only to end up with a scratched-to-hell SIM card and a sinking feeling about what you just did to the device’s internals… Yes. Then you might care.
3 > 2
S5: USB 3.0
S6: USB 2.0
Dining on Dinero
MSRP for the Edge at 128 GB is $960. Sure, I can afford it, but I might have to eat at Qdoba or Willy’s instead of Chipotle for a couple meals to balance my books. And, really, is there anything worth that cost?