Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge Plus & iPhone 6 Plus: Which one is Secretly Waterproof?


The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, are the latest smartphones revealed couple of days ago at the Samsung Unpacked Event 2015. The main difference between the Note 4 and the Note 5 is the non removable back, which means no Extra Storage also and a smaller battery.

The S6 Edge Plus, which is the successor of the S6 Edge which doesn’t have a removable back already, gained a few extra inches and now has a 5.7 inches screen, like the new Note 5.

Since both of these new devices are completely sealed, they might be secretly waterproof or water resistant to be exact. EverythingApplePro has put these devices alongside the latest iPhone which is the iPhone 6 Plus to a water test, and the results are shocking! Watch the video below and see these devices take the Water Test!

Note that after the video was over the Samsung devices have been placed in silica kitty litter (to take the water and moisture out) and still no response. And the iPhone is still alive and fully functional!

So the iPhone 6 Plus is secretly Water resistant! unlike the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus!

Google Play Store gets 50% more Downloads compared to Apple’s App Store!

Both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store did great for the Q2 quarter, besting their results in Q1 by 60% and 45%, respectively.

That gave the Google Play Store, nearly 50% more downloads compared to the iOS App Store. It terms of revenue, however, it’s the Apple repository that still comes ahead.

In fact, it falls very far behind, as the App Store brings 80% more revenue to Apple, than the Play Store does for Google. The good news for Apple continue with a rise in revenue of 45% compared to the previous quarter – in US dollars.

For Google, there’s also an increase of 30%.


Untied States, Brazil and India are the top three countries that have downloaded most apps from the Play Store. India in particular, has surged jumping two places up compared to Q1, when it was fifth. Interestingly enough, the US doesn’t bring the most revenue for the Google Play Store. The top market where Android apps are sold most is Japan.

Following it are the United States, South Korea, Germany and Taiwan. Games are the most profitable category from the Play Store with Tools and Communications category close by. AppAnnie suggests that when the Android One program launches, Android will strengthen its presence in emerging markets.

Samsung getting even with Apple: the next iPhone is a priority target!

Looks like Apple is pushing Samsung’s buttons by asking the court to put the Galaxy S III smartphone on the list of devices eligible for

So, what’s Sammy gonna do? Summon its legal sharks to go after the iPhone 5, of course… a preliminary sales injunction in the United States.

Apple is leveraging its Siri patent to seek a sales ban on Samsung’s latest device which has a similar feature called S-Voice with the user interface that resembles Apple’s digital secretary a lot, as seen below.

Now, according to patent blogger Florian Müeller, interviewed by The Korea Times, the South Korean conglomerate will get even with Apple and is definitely going to target the next iPhone, expected to be unveiled at WWDC next Monday.

Müeller said:

There’s no question that Samsung will pay back in kind, and the iPhone 5 will definitely be a priority target.

Apple is thought to be concerned about the nine million preorders for the S III, which was launched in 28 countries in Europe and the Middle East in May and about to launch in the United States on June 21.

Müeller observes that Samsung’s product cycles are “way faster than the U.S. legal system”, adding:

Apple filed for an injunction against the Nexus phone in February but by now the Galaxy SIII looks like a much hotter product. Apple is well aware of the incredibly high levels of pre-launch orders around the globe and mentions those numbers in its filing.

Speculating that the S III will probably be “the most exciting and best-selling Android-based product ever”, Müeller concluded that Apple wants to at least delay the handset in the U.S. and reduce its appeal to consumers by enforcing software changes in order to make things easier for its next iPhone.

And the latest from the courtroom: Samsung just sued Australian patent office to force judicial four Apple patents, seeking to declare them invalid.

Now, it’s been suggested that a recent executive reshuffling at Samsung could improve relationship with Apple because the new CEO Kwon Oh-hyun has deep relationships with Apple.

However, the speculation has no merit as KDB Daewoo Securities analyst James Song opined in a Reuters interview “there’ll be no major changes in overall strategy”.

Samsung Galaxy S III and the Apple iPhone 4S enter a drop test, only one survives

Samsung just brought the Galaxy S III to the market and it immediately had to face an Apple iPhone 4S in a drop test.

AndroidAuthority decided to redo the drop test from last year, when the Galaxy S II met the iPhone 4S on the sidewalk curb, and survived thanks to its Gorilla Glass screen. Now, the Galaxy S III comes with Gorilla Glass 2, so it’s interesting to see how it’ll fare in the same challenge.

Mind you, the drop test doesn’t come even close to being scientific – the phones hit the ground at different angles which has a pretty huge effect on the result. Nevertheless, the video is fun to watch if you don’t get chills watching expensive gadgetry getting tortured.

The test, however sloppy, was still interesting to see. Any thoughts you might have on it are welcome in the comments section below.

Update: Square Trade also uploaded their Galaxy S III and iPhone 4S drop test video. It looks like they cheated a little bit and tested an iPhone 4 instead of an iPhone 4S. Nevertheless, if you want to see even more tests where the ultra-expensive smartphones get abused, the video is below.