In typical geek fashion, Samsung has once again pumped us up with a great dose of variety in their flagship Galaxy S6 line with the Samsung Galaxy S6, the S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6 Active. As we take an in-depth look at these devices, we’ll soon see that the S6 Active sports many new, attractive benefits and comparable hardware to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, while at the same time making a few compromises in the process. To get a better idea of what we are talking about, let’s dive right in and examine the S6/S6 Edge versus the S6 Active from the top down, examining each phones’ parts carefully.
As busy as we all are these days, having an inanimate voice-controlled personal assistant that is as responsive, as intuitive and as powerful as the computer on board the starship Enterprise would be a welcome addition to our daily lives. So far, all the voice activated assistants are mediocre at best, leaving many of us with a mechanical, disjointed user-experience that feels much like talking to robot. Even Siri with her attempted vocal elegance and forced feminine wiles leaves us with a feeling of a flat, one-sided conversation. When we had chance to review the Amazon Echo and spend a day with virtual assistant Alexa, a new contender in this very unique technology space, we weren’t too optimistic about it being in any different than the others, but we were pleasantly surprised at what we found.