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Premium look and feel is one big reason that Apple iPhone's have been so successful so I'd say its a big deal. Samsung even proved this when you look at the success of the S6 vs the S5. They went with a premium look and feel with the S6 (following HTC's success with their premium M7 and M8) over the cheap looking and feeling S5 and absolutely cleaned up in sales last year, despite eliminating removable batteries and SD card slots; a previous staple of Samsung phones. Fact is that design still trumps features if the design is suitably beautiful and premium and the S6 proved that just 12 months ago...

Actually they did not clean up on sales in 2015.
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One has better GPU performance, one has better CPU performance.

I forget which is which and dont really care to look it up again.
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I'm a little surprised that Samsung is going back to using Qualcomm chips. I thought they would only be using their stuff from now on.
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I'm a little surprised that Samsung is going back to using Qualcomm chips. I thought they would only be using their stuff from now on.
They used their chips in S6 gen to dodge the Crapdragon 810 bullet. Their chips are still slower and less efficient than custom cores from Qualcomm.
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I'm a little surprised that Samsung is going back to using Qualcomm chips. I thought they would only be using their stuff from now on.

I thought this had to do with mobile network issues; one forum claimed it was because the US is still using CDMA. Others claim Qualcomm's networking modems are way faster than the Exynos. I don't know who to believe.
     
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Actually they did not clean up on sales in 2015.

What are you talking about? The S6 was the number 2 best selling smart phone of 2015 and Samsung sold more smart phones than any other company in the world for 2015:

http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/10-best-selling-smartphones-in-the-world-2015-rankings-362933/9/

http://fortune.com/2015/10/28/smartphones-huawei-idc/
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Sounds like a small improvement over the S6 but then again the S6 was the best smartphone of 2015 and Samsung's best flagship since the Galaxy S2. Awesome camera, powerful and the black-blue model is drop-dead gorgeous. I still look at mine now and admire how neat it looks out of the case.

Umm NO

Nexus 6P was the best of 2015.
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Umm NO

Nexus 6P was the best of 2015.

Says who?
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Umm NO

Nexus 6P was the best of 2015.

Haha, don't make me laugh! The S6 variants along with the Note 5 were clearly the best Android smartphones of 2015 with the iPhone 6s right there too. Almost all reviews and polls bear this out...
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http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/20-best-mobile-phones-in-the-world-today-645440/10

Verizon's list: http://www.cnet.com/topics/phones/best-phones/verizon-wireless/

Going solely by sales numbers,

  1. Galaxy S6 + variants
  2. iPhone 6s + variants
  3. Galaxy Note 5

While I will agree that the Nexus 6P is a great handset, it's hard to argue with the facts; the public chose Samsung, Apple, and Samsung, in that order.
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