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Here are the videos you don’t want to miss this week – August 15th, 2015
If you’re an Android fan and just so happen to love giant smartphones, we have some good news for you. This week brought us two new flagships from Samsung – the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ – and so far we’ve been really enjoying our time with both devices. With improved build quality, some handy new software features and some crazy internal specifications, many folks will agree that Samsung’s newest handsets definitely don’t disappoint.
This week hasn’t only been about Samsung, though. We’ve been working on our full review for the OnePlus 2, but in the meantime, Josh has unboxed the device and given a great explanation on the new features that come with the “2016 flagship killer”. We’ve also managed to bring you a full review of the Galaxy A8, some quick first impressions on the new Google Hangouts version 4.0 and much more.
Here are some of the most important videos you don’t want to miss this week.
Hands-on and first impressions
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 – first look!
Samsung just announced its new 2015 phablet, the Galaxy Note 5. It might look very similar to the company’s Galaxy S6, but this new Note is much more than that. It comes with some killer new S Pen features, 4GB of RAM, a big and beautiful display and a ton of other great enhancements. Take a look at the video above to see just what the new Galaxy Note 5 can offer.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5 hands-on and first impressions
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5 officially announced: what you need to know
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ availability – what we know so far
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs the competition
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5 won’t come to Europe in 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ first look!
The heavily-rumored Galaxy S6 Edge+ was also announced alongside the Note 5, and it’s a doozy. On the surface it might look like an oversized Galaxy S6 Edge. While those claims aren’t wrong, does this device have more to offer than just a bigger display? Take a look at our hands-on video for more details.
New flagships vs the competition
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4 – quick look
It may not seem like it, but Samsung changed a lot with the Note line this year. The Galaxy Note 4 was one of our favorite Android devices that launched last year, but how does it compare to the new hotness? Check out the comparison video above to find out.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus – quick look
Continuing the age-old debate of Samsung vs Apple, the video above pits two of the best giant smartphones against one another. Which do you think is the large screen king? Take a look at the comparison above to see for yourself.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ vs Galaxy S6 Edge – quick look
Is the Galaxy S6 Edge+ really just an oversized S6 Edge, or does it offer more to users than that? We go hands-on with both devices to see just how much they differ from one another.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs LG G4 – quick look
Okay, so you’ve chosen Android as your platform of choice, but which big smartphone do you choose in the end? We go hands-on with the Note 5 and the LG G4 to help you make that decision.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 color comparison
Available in Black Sapphire, Pearl White, Gold Platinum and Titanium Silver, the Galaxy Note 5 is quite the looker. Which color will you choose?
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ color comparison
The S6 Edge+ is also offered in Black Sapphire, Pearl White, Gold Platinum and Titanium Silver. Take a look at the video above for the full rundown.
OnePlus 2 unboxing and feature focus
OnePlus 2 unboxing and initial setup
Just what can $329 get you these days? Check out Josh’s unboxing and first impressions on the OnePlus 2, aka the “2016 flagship killer”.
- OnePlus 2 unboxing and first impressions
- We have the OnePlus 2 – ask us anything!
- We’re giving away 50 OnePlus 2 invites
OnePlus 2 – new features focus
Sporting a USB Type-C port, Alert Slider and fingerprint sensor, the OnePlus 2 certainly packs a punch when it comes to new features. Check out Josh’s video above for a better look at each one of these features.
Samsung Galaxy A8 review
Samsung’s new Galaxy A8 is nice, but is it worth the flagship price? Lanh answers that question in his full review.
Google Hangouts v4.0 quick look
The new Google Hangouts version 4.0 for Android is finally out, and Joe walks us through some of the biggest changes that have made their way to the messaging app.
Android Apps Weekly
Piracy, PornHub, and Fallout Shelter is finally available – you don’t want to miss Joe’s newest episode of Android Apps Weekly!
Opinions and features
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 – what it packs and what it lacks
The Galaxy Note 5 may be one of the best devices headed our way sometime soon, but that doesn’t mean it comes without its caveats. Jayce and Edgar run us through some of the main features the Note 5 brings to the table, and some things it’s noticeably missing.
What does Google’s new Alphabet mean for us?
There was a big shakeup in Google last week, as Larry Page announced a new parent company for Google called Alphabet. What does that mean for the future of Google and Android? Nirave and Jayce give us the scoop.
Now that you’ve gotten a chance to wrap your mind around everything, tell us – which new device are you buying, the Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge+?