Since the dawn of the smartphone wars, there have been basic
truths about Samsungs: They’re made of flimsy plastic, their
cameras can’t keep up with the iPhone’s, and their modified
Android software is ugly and intolerably cluttered.
With the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which arrive at U.S. carriers on
April 10, none of that is true anymore. I am not afraid to say it:
I love Samsung’s new phones, maybe even more than my own iPhone 6.
Like a child who just found out that Santa isn’t real, I have
spent the past week questioning everything I know.
Samsung even tidied up many of its ugly app icons. Still, from the
app tray to the pull-down notification menu, the styling of the
operating system isn’t nearly as polished as stock Android 5.0. On
top of that, Samsung’s keyboard seemed to hate my fingers,
constantly inserting typos. A phone this beautiful deserves
equally beautiful software.