Did Samsung's Project Zero live up to the public's expectations or not?

Did Samsung's Project Zero live up to the public's expectations or not?
Back in 2014, when it was already known that Samsung is not doing that great, it became clear that the 2015 flagship needs to be a groundbreaking new device so that the consumers can regain their faith in Samsung. Allegedly, said phone (the Galaxy S6/S6 edge) was known as "Project Zero" and rumors had it that Sammy is poised to scrap everything away and create the next Galaxy from the ground up.

Flash forward to MWC 2015 when the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge broke cover and seemingly once again rekindled the dwindling interest in Samsung. Although the general design is Samsung's typical one, there are hardly any other similarities between the Galaxy S6 and the so-so Galaxy S5. 

The intricate exterior design, the blazing-fast Exynos chipset which went through Antutu like a hot knife through butter, the insanely pixel-rich AMOLED display, and the toned-down TouchWiz interface are just a few of the more prominent traits of the new Samsung forerunner. 

Naturally, the feature bag is full of more bells and whistles. What's more, the Galaxy S6 edge set the bar even higher and from the looks of it, this curved phone will probably grasp the public's attention for longer. 

So, we're asking you this simple question: did Project Zero live up to the public's expectations?
 

Did Samsung's Project Zero live up to the public's expectations or not?

Yes
64.29%
No
35.71%

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  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)
Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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107 Comments

1. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

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14. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

i think there are lots more to be banned

86. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I wouldn't put it past some of the moderators for making up some random people. Then get people riled up for more click bait.

2. xuerantiger

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I think Samsung did a pretty good job with Project Zero, though that's because I don't need extra storage or accessible battery as much as others do. That seems to be the main problem with the people who aren't too happy with the S6

4. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Somebody said and I support: "Well, they ditched microSD but they make a special dual sim edition for Philipines, don't they?http://tinyurl.com/ou52m7s Why? Because they favor carriers more than us. No microSD means more carrier data usage. Thus S6 is more attractive to carriers. They basically say to carriers: "I have a money sucker for you, better than the iPhone!" The CEO said in his speech addressing to the carriers: "our customers will be ready when you are". He also said "We put our customers first, (...) we listen" Who are their customers and who did they listened?"

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

How many times will this comment be copied and pasted?

7. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

I hope many

9. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Untill they lern not to ditch loyals

15. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Untill S paidTrolls stop praising the S god with quotes like "maybe the S god took me alot but I don't need them"

18. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

:))))

34. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Well as expected it's faster, it's beutyfull, has gimmiky curved glass, has the thing with the heart rate sensor (that's less usefull than the IR blaster), it has metal and glass, it has ois and spay. All these expected but: No microSD, no removable battery, no water resistance, no stereo speakers and a 16:10 16mpx camera that is yet colour-wise immature (orangey photos). Go figure about project 0

52. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Lol its funny that you felt the need to mention those features just because Sony has them. This year, and you can bookmark this page, Samsung with demolish both Sony and HTC, the only one who ll be able to sell other than them is LG.

24. Kumar123 unregistered

LOL. They make fun of Apple fan by calling them iSheep. But I see samsung fans post comment like "Bow down to the S6" and that comment gets many likes. The question is who in their right mind would bow down to a phone? Is S6 their God or their King? Only fanatics and blind people will post comment like this and get that many likes. And I see the same people troll on Apple and other android OEM articles.

51. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Stop being a hypocrite Sony boy. You and your fellows never stopped using the word iSheeps as well, and you act like Sony is your God, NEVER criticizing them.

57. Kumar123 unregistered

LOL, I don't even own a Sony phone. But nice try taking your insecurity on other people. I don't even want to waste my time arguing with a stupid person like you.

64. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It doesn't matter, Sony boy or Apple boy, both are crap in my book. Everything is gimmicky and useless until your Gods implement them.

59. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Hola senior Hypocrite. Samsung fans, did criticize some aspects of the S6 while showing appreciation for all the improvements the S6 brings to the table. But Sony fans? Oh boy. -Sony not updating their phones is ok for you, and you ll go ahead and punch everyone who criticizes their laziness to update their phones in the face. 2-Sony has the right to stick the same design for 4 models now going for the 5th, while going all over the web typing the word Samesung. 3-Sony camera's optimization sucks, but you're always there to bark about the manual mode, when no body gives a damn about it. 4-bragging about the Z3's battery life, when it takes 4 hours to charge. 5-Sony has the right to not fix their crappy screens in the Xperia S, Z and Z1, because viewing angles are overhyped ans no one (no one usually means Sony trolls) care about them. 6- Sony is right in ditching Micro SD slot in the Xperia S, because who needs more than 32gb, plus Google have ditched it already(which tells a lot about your hypocrisy) 7-Front facing stereo speakers are gimmicky, then it is innovation when Sony pulled an HTC(just to break it for you, Samsung had phones with front facing stereo speakers since 2009) 8-Sony glass back is premium>>>>ewwww look at the glossy S6's black?? Again, pathetic of you guys 9-Purple and pink tint on photos taken with the Z and Z1, but it's OK, it happen with many phones(as far as i know, it never happened to any of my galaxy phones). and trust me, i can point out to many more points that shows how you guys always bend over for your masters behind Sony.

68. Kumar123 unregistered

LMAO. I think you first you need to calm down. Maybe put some water in your head that will surely calm you down. Your comment just proved that Samsung fans can't handle truth. And also show me where I defended or praised Sony for their update policy, their camera quality and mediocre screen quality. If you can't show me go slap yourself because you deverse it. As for their design language goes I like Sony's design.So liking Sony's design makes me a Sony worshiper. LOL, that's your logic. You really have a small frontal lobe. I have already wasted enough time, this is the last time I'm replying to your comment in this comment section. Good bye and take care of your health.

72. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I thought you won't waste your time arguing with a stupid person like me? Didn't you say that fool? BTW, my comment was a reply to comment number 15 kiddo, but i guess it gave you hemorrhoids and felt the need to defend your army?

106. yourmom

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

you troll stop commenting on every Samsung article , we all know you are an isheep so stop coming here and trolling ,shows how desperate you are

50. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

From the looks of it, the loyals are still there, and they succeeded in bring new customers. The only ones who are complaining, are Sony fans like you who are acting as if previous Samsung products did interest you, which is a joke since we all know it never happened. Now you trolls are acting as if micro sd slots and waterproof are the most wanted features in a phone, simply because those are the only 2 things Sony will offer with the Z4 that the S lacks. You guys did the same when Z2 had 3gb of ram, but Sony ended up racking dust over the Z2 and Z3.

88. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The sd card as been removed as nothing to do with making more cash but this does help them, but not even close to Apple as they are offering the best for the same price and the basic is 32gb, it's all about the lag adding the sd card to the mem controler of the phone with the new faster mem, before the s6 iphones had the faster mem as it did not have to support sd card, but they also used cheap mem, i.e. That out made the sd card damaged the speed of the phone and that's befoe you add the card, pleas not that samsung also offer over 100gb cloud for free, so get over it and get into 2015

17. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Yes Samsung did a pretty good job, especially design and performance like a hot knife through butter.

3. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I'm not a Samsung fan but Samsung did great with this phone. Super specs and superb design that is different than any Samsung phone ever made. Hope others do the same next time.

5. Emilfyr

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I think they still have alot of work with their UI. I think there still is to many similarities with Touchwiz as it always have been...

38. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's why they added a theme manager

8. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

I think this year HTC was more using "project zero" ideology. Samsug surprisingly put a lot effort in designing those two phones.

10. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

I think Samsung did a great job on the EDGE version of S6. Now, if apple copy that, apple will lost their 'luxury' and 'leader' and will be stamped as 'copycat'. and it would be very hard for apple to make a cooler device than S6 EDGE. CHECK MATE. Johny Ivy, you lose!!

11. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Apple already copied Samsung. iPhone 6 Plus is a Galaxy Note wannabe.

16. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

AGREE TO THAT FACT. But the EDGE is such a unique device that apple can't easily get away while copying it.

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