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Galaxy S6 Edge vs. Lumia 930/Icon – Best smartphone reader’s choice – March Mobile Madness

by Roy Choi | March 13, 2015March 13, 2015 2:00 pm PDT

This poll has closed, check out the latest Mobile Madness battle.

TechnoBuffalo - Mobile Madness 2015 - Brackets Round 2

Whelp, sorry to break to it you Apple fans, but the Apple iPhone 6 Plus lost early and by quite a lot.  The HTC One M9, after beating the LG G3 in the play-in round, beat the iPhone 6 Plus by over 65-percentage points. Incredible! We’re just getting started.

Up next in March Mobile Madness tournament is the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge vs. the Nokia Lumia 930/Icon variants. There’s a lot to like about the S6 Edge, most notably the design.  It is a looker and the double curved edges will catch everyone’s eyes. While The Lumia line is now under the wheelhouse of Microsoft and a new flagship device has not been announced (and won’t be announced until Windows 10 is released) we feel this line is still a solid option, especially considering how solid the device feels and how much fun it is the use the camera on the device.

So who will it be in this round? The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge or the Lumia 930-series/Icon.

Have fun and vote below after the spec sheet! And don’t forget to fill out your bracket. We’ve got ours filled out!

Nerd Bracket! @technobuffalo Mobile Madness!

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung officially announced two new smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The Galaxy S6 Edge features the same 5.1-inch QHD display as the Galaxy S6, and it features the same Exynos 7 processor… Read more 

Lumia 930/Icon

On first impression, there’s very little to distinguish the Lumia Icon from other recent Lumia devices. The best software updates from Nokia are already widespread, and the Icon’s design more or less follows previous Lumias. That is to say this is largely familiar territory for Lumia and WindowsPhone fans… Read more

Samsung - Galaxy S6 edge Nokia - Lumia 930
Display Size 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (576 ppi) 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1080
Resolution Y 2560 1920
Display Type Quad HD OLED
Operating System Android 5.0 (at launch) Windows Phone 8.1 (at launch)
Processor Exynos 7 series Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor 2.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
RAM 3GB 2GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 16MP 20MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 Yes
Battery 2600mAh 2420 mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
  • Ambient light
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • A-GLONASS
  • A-GPS
Height 142.1 mm (5.59 inches) 137 mm (5.39 inches)
Width 70.1 mm (2.76 inches) 71 mm (2.80 inches)
Depth 7 mm (0.28 inches) 9.8 mm (0.39 inches)
Weight 132 g (4.66 oz) 167 g (5.89 oz)
Colors Black, Gold, Green, White Black, Green, Orange, White
Supported Audio Formats MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS MP4, AAC, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3G2, AMR, 3GP, ASF
Supported Video Formats MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9 3G2, 3GP, MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MOV
Other Features
  • IR Remote
In The Box N/A N/A

 


First Round:

March 11(play-in round) HTC One M9 Vs LG G3
March 12 Winner of the play-in round (HTC One M9) Vs iPhone 6 Plus
March 13 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Vs Lumia 930-Series
March 14 Moto X (2014) Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
March 15 Motorola Droid Turbo Vs BlackBerry Passport
March 16 LG G Flex 2 Vs Sony Xperia Z3
March 17 Nexus 6 Vs BlackBerry Classic
March 18 iPhone 6 Vs OnePlus One
March 19 Galaxy S6 Vs Galaxy Note Edge

Second Round:

March 20 Winner of March 12 (HTC One M9) Vs Winner of March 13
March 21 Winner of March 14 Vs Winner of March 15
March 22 Winner of March 16 Vs Winner of March 17
March 23 Winner of March 18 Vs Winner of March 19

Final Four:

March 24-26 Winner of March 14 Vs Winner of March 15
March 26-28 Winner of March 16 Vs Winner of March 17

 

Final:

March 29-31 Winner of March 18-19 Vs Winner of March 20-21
Winner Announced April 1  

Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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