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

Back in 2014, when Samsung began experiencing trouble in paradise, 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. That's why we asked you whether did Project Zero live up to the public's expectations.

Well, some 2,756 of you (64.29% of all that cast a vote) feel that Samsung's Project Zero lived up to the built hype and marked the inception of this new Galaxy. In Samsung's case, it seems that the new build materials (glass and metal) are a sufficient prerequisite for an acceptable premium vibe. Meanwhile, 1,531 of the voters (35.71%) think that Samsung should have tried hared with the Project Zero overhaul. 

Well, we guess Samsung can't satisfy everybody's taste, yet the Galaxy S6/S6 edge are both a breath of fresh, premium air.

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


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1. Biernot unregistered

My new baby =) I call him sammy

12. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

well, that's not creepy at all

17. M4th3u54ndr4d3

Posts: 67; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Well... the S6 is very beautiful. But "Project Zero"? Redesigned from scratch? Pfff.... Where's the new design?

20. jeneral

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I think 'Project Zero' refers to what most people's bank accounts will be like with the new Apple-stye pricing.

31. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Could be worse, they could release a gold version for $21,000

2. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Yep. The current design is what the fanboys, loyalist and bashers wanted for all these years. And Samsung has succeed albeit with the lost of 3 features.

5. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Hey, the Note 4 still has the removable battery and microsd slot which is still a good buy.

7. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I dont think that people wanted terrible fingerprint magnet, fragile glass back, tiny battery, half cm protruding camera and ridiculous pricing for higher storage.

10. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

At least samsung uses UFS 2.0 memory for reason. And it's better than ridiculous apple

15. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

I hope you're not an Apple fanboy. Or it could be that you're either blind or just plain stupid.

18. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

He is not Apple fanboy probably. iP 6 got too tiny battery, protruding camera and ridiculous pricing for higher storage. At least it don't have glass back, but that antena stripes... Still I would preffer iP 6 back.

19. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

You must be plain stupid if you suspect me to be an Apple fanboy. Looks like you are a Samsung one. I just pointed biggest cons of this phone. Why so butthurt? There is no perfect phone.

32. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I've not heard of 1 person breaking the back glass on a Sony Z3.. So why will the S6 be any different? Most people will put a case on it anyway lolz

36. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I think that it can break just like the front glass and it happens and it is expensive to replace. I had xperia z3c and I sold it after few weeks. i dont want glass back. it collects fingerprints alot and the worst thing is how slippery the phone is.my z3c slided from a flat (!) table twice. that was really suprising. maybe protruding camera in s6 will help not to slide from flat surfaces (lol) but I guess it will be all scratched.

34. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Thank God you are not. Because most of the cons you mentioned are on iPhone, which its fans can be hypocrite and blind. And on what cause you're assuming I'm a Samsung fan?

35. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Because you offended me and thats typical fanboy reaction when you criticize a fanboys brand. But maybe you are not. I dont like Apple. I dont like closed IOS system and overpriced products and I even dont like Johny Ive. he seems to be stupid and arrogant. And I am aware that the cons i mentioned are on iphone. That would be really stupid to criticize something that is also an obvoius con of your favourite product.

28. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

The preorders are saying something totally different.... I don't think u have the right to talk for everybody... Just speak for Ur self for now

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

they mostly lived up to what i expected design wise and they out done themselves in the hardware department for sure.

4. xuerantiger

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I think this was more of a question if you could live without an accessible battery and microSD card slot.

6. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Design wise, samsung played it safe. I was expecting a different design language. Somewhere in the lines of Wave series. Great build quality with no compromise (except waterproofing).

8. dris1953

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Hmmm ... I think this was a compromise. A compromise to suite fanboys and addicts. I see no added or improved functionality in S6/S6 edge (except Exynos SoC) For that matter, I would rather stick to good ole Note4 or look for the Chinese OEMs to save some extra bucks. There is also one thing which bothers me here - "iPhonesation" is becoming rampant. Design is becoming far more important than actual functionality ... :/

9. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

So what exactly new in those designs?

13. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

To see new, you need to get out of that 'i' factor....

22. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

What i factor? The iDevices? Apple has nothing to do with this. From the looks of it the edge screen is the only new here and Lollipop Touchwiz. Button placement: same Speaker placement: same Sensors and front cam placement: same Rear camera, flash, and sensors: same Build materials: same plastic Metal frame: S5 has it, but it has hidden Even the rectangular shape is the same. It's like Project Zero Changes! Project Zero my ass, just another gimmick by a profit hungry company.

30. Hitokage

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

"Same plastic" Then explain how it's clearly stated to be made of glass and metal? And no, I'm not a Samsung fanboy, I'm a fan of the S6's design but really hate the fact they removed the SD card slot. I've only ever used LG.

11. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

No. They sacrificed looks for features, and all the features that made me every even consider a galaxy are now gone. They would have made it look and be like the note 4, which has both functionality and looks

23. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

I think you jumbled your sentence around and were supposed to say that they sacrificed features for looks. Looks for features would be the ugly ass S4 with all of its gimmicks but some actually usable features such as the removable back and SD expansion.

14. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

it's not project zero because they copy from other design.

16. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I don't care what people on these sites think. I want to see how the general public reacts after the first month or so of sales. Your fanboys will provide the first rush, but what happens after that? I say sales will be higher than s5, but lower than S4. By the way, iPhones are said to have sold between 50 and 60 million since the record breaking first quarter. That's damn near 130 million in a half a year! Sure all phone sales slow over time but when your putting up numbers like that......


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

i played around with the s6 edge yesterday and i was impressed with the build and design but still hated the software and user experience.... but hey it wasn't for me. i think if you look at it from a project zero as in going back to the drawing board...no, bc they still put out too many products which oversaturates and etc etc

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