Smartphone Repairs

Major Smartphone repairs: The one-stop shop repair center!

iPhone and Samsung repairs in the Southern suburbs is now easy with our Diep River branch fully operational and only minutes from major suburbs like Constantia, Plumstead, Tokai and Retreat. With smartphones being one of the many sale/repair services we offer we also like to provide our customers and the general public with helpful tips when seeking to buy a new phone or computer. Later versions of smart phones are coming out more frequently and it wouldn't surprise me if Apple and Samsung end up generating a new device every six months in the near future and let’s face it that will become ridiculously expenses if you have the “need-latest-device-bug”. Like now the iPhone 6, 6 plus and the Samsung galaxy S6 have now been released and temptation to purchase these new products would be overwhelming for most. Some friendly advice… Wait at least six months before purchasing a new product as time is needed to find out what the bugs are or if it’s even worth buying the in-particular device, perfect example is look at windows 8 it causing more problems than what it’s worth and me being one of its victims but at the end of the day it’s up to you the buyer:

iPhone 6 and 6 plus!

To say that Apple's doing things differently would be an understatement. With the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the company introduced two new high-end phones at the same time (which is a very fast production rate), both with a complete redesign and a much larger screen size than iPhone 3iPhone 4iPhone 4siPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Gone are the days of 3.5-inch and 4-inch phones that, at one time, seemed to provide more than ample amounts of screen space. Now, the market has changed, and it was high time Apple did the same.

Even though this is Apple's first attempt at building larger phones, it's not breaking new ground -- in fact, it feels more like the company is catching up than innovating. To be fair, finding a fresh take is a difficult thing to do in this crowded space: Samsung's Galaxy Note series, which started out at 5.3 inches and is now up to 5.7, is selling by the millions, and most competing flagships aren't much smaller. Basically, Apple would be leaving money on the table if it didn't address this segment of the market. So how did the company do on its first try at large phones? Pretty well -- mostly.

The iPhone 6 Plus is difficult to use one-handed, not to mention more uncomfortable than similar-sized phones. In exchange, though, you get more of an iPad-like user experience on a much smaller device. It also has better battery life than the smaller iPhone 6, as well as a better camera. Keep that in mind as you're deciding between the two devices.

Samsung Galaxy S6

THE GALAXY S6 was unveiled at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC), a smartphone that Samsung has designed from the ground up in a bid to turn around its fortunes.

The Galaxy S6, which was launched alongside the Galaxy S6 Edge, features a redesigned metal and glass casing, a 5.1in QHD screen and a stripped-back version of Samsung's Touch-Wiz UI, which the firm is no doubt hoping will help it woo buyers away from the likes of the iPhone 6 and HTC One M9.

Samsung has also pleased purchasers with the news that they will be able to remove pre-loaded bloatware from their shiny new S6 or S6 Edge, something that has long been a criticism with the Galaxy range. 

According to a post at XDA Developers, dilatable apps include Samsung's own S Health and S Voice, along with pre-loaded apps from Google and Microsoft. This suggests that any Samsung smartphone running the latest Android operating system and Touch-Wiz UI will soon have the option to control all apps on the handsets.

Samsung has confirmed the report is indeed true, telling Tec radar: "Samsung has allowed users to remove the pre-installed applications on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The number of applications that can be removed from devices can vary by regions and mobile carriers."

Knowing The Product

The Galaxy S6, according to Samsung, features the best smartphone display available today, with the AMOLED screen measuring in at 5.1in with a 2560x1440 resolution and 577ppi.

It's sibling, the Galaxy S6 Edge, comes with a unique curved display, which adds 'Edge' screens to the right and left hand sides of the smartphone. These additional displays provide functionality such as the ability to access favorite contacts and to quickly view information such as the date and weather.

The Galaxy S6 features a Samsung-branded Exynos processor, which is the first 14nm smartphone chip. This comes with 3GB RAM.

Of course, the Galaxy S6 will ship running Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system and, as rumours had suggested, comes with a stripped-back version of Samsung's Touch-Wiz user interface.

The firm has reworked the interface, equipping it with a simpler, flatter design and less bloatware. The smartphone ships with just two Samsung apps pre-loaded.

Samsung's software does debut Samsung Pay, however, a mobile payments service that looks to challenge Apple Pay.

Set to launch in the US in the second half of 2015, the NFC-based payments service, much like Apple's, allows users to make payments by scanning their fingerprint. 

An upgraded version of Samsung's Knox security suite is also included on the Galaxy S6 as the firm looks to tackle iOS and Windows Phone in the enterprise.

This upgraded security software takes advantage of the handset's upgraded touch-based fingerprint scanner, and comes with a new remotely controlled 'Reactivation Lock' feature.

For those not looking to use the smartphone at work, the Galaxy S6 features a 16MP sensor on the rear, similar to that found on last year's Galaxy S5, complete with optical image stabilization, 4K video recording and a new feature called object-tracking autofocus.

There's also a 5MP camera on the front, improving on last year's 2MP offering.

The Galaxy S6 ships with a 2,560mAh battery, although Samsung has yet to say how long this will last.

Support for wireless charging is also included, Samsung boasting that the device can charge fully in "half the time of the iPhone 6" and to 40 percent in just 10 minutes.

The Galaxy S is available in gold, black, white and blue, and will ship with 32GB, 64GB or 128GB internal storage.

Unlike the Galaxy S5, there is no microSD slot included on the Galaxy S6

At RK Cellular we now offer Repairs on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S6.


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