|picture taken with Tab S2 - not great I know|
My S6 had been slated for the UAE so instead of English and French on the box it was English and Arabic - cool. Inside the box was a device, pin tool for opening the SIM tray, a charge/sync cable, headphones and fast charger. An adapter for NA was in the envelope. With a bit of fiddling I inserted the SIM card and started up the phone. After logging in and connecting to the WiFi network an update (build U3COJ1) downloaded. The SIM card didn't register until after the update was installed.
|It was faster last night|
Criticisms I read about. Battery life is just fine for me but I am not a high phone use person (which is why I held onto a device I didn't like for so long). I can set it on a wireless charger while at work plus rapidcharge. The glass back is slippery but no more so than the Xperia. I put a Speigen Crystal Hybrid case on to improve grip and provide some protection against a fall. There is no SD card slot but I did get 64GB onboard and I have a 32GB Sandisk that is readable via the microUSB. TouchWiz is the skin people love to hate. Every iteration of TouchWiz is smoother than the one before because more features are being included with Android. This time around the launcher is themeable.
Overall I am happy with my purchase - this is not a guaranteed thing although I try to live and learn. I see the teases have started for the S7! This time I'm not upgrading until there is one device that expands from phone size to small tablet size...not upgrading - when have I said that before :)