Samsung

Why doesn't OK Google work on the Samsung Galaxy Note IV now?

Larry from Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Episode 1181

Larry has a Samsung Galaxy Gear watch, one of the first devices. He uses it with the Galaxy Note 4. It's such a huge device so the watch saves him from having to use the Note all the time. Leo says he agrees and used it to take pictures while flying along with a zip line. The watch is great. However, the Note 4 went through an update and then the "OK Google" function didn't work. He went into the voice settings and they're gone! It works within the app, but it won't work globally.

Are smart watches a luxury or a must have?

Episode 1177

Lawrence from Newport Beach, CA
Apple Watch

Lawrence has a Samsung Neo Smartwatch and he's thinking about why people should have one. The main reason is that if he leaves the phone in a restaurant, it'll let him know. That alone is worth getting a smart watch! Leo says that's a great feature. Additionally, Leo says that he can do everything with a smart watch like the apple watch. There are times where he may not want to have to answer the phone, but the watch can reply without anyone knowing. But the bottom line is, no one really needs one. It's a definite luxury.

Hands On with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Episode 1177

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has the highest resolution screen on the market and easily the best camera he's ever used. Leo says it's beautiful. But the battery life isn't all that great (about 9-12 hours) because of the high resolution. Since it doesn't have the ability to swap out the battery, you'll need to get the quick charge accessory which will give you half of a charge within a half hour.

Will the quick charger damage the Samsung Galaxy S6?

Episode 1177

David from Orange County, CA
Samsung Galaxy S6

David just got the Samsung Galaxy S6 as well and he agrees that the battery life is terrible. It's akin to a gas guzzler luxury car. Leo says that to be fair, he's going to be using the phone differently in the first few weeks than he will over the long haul. Leo also has a charging stand by his bed to charge it overnight. Dave is worried that the quick charger will send too much juice into the phone. Leo says that while the quick chargers will blast the phone with a lot more juice to charge it within an hour, David shouldn't worry, since the S6 has special circuitry to handle it.

Should I buy the Samsung Galaxy S6?

Episode 1175

George from Battleground, WA
Samsung Galaxy S6

George is thinking about upgrading to the Samsung Galaxy S6. Leo says he's ordered it and it's coming this week. He ordered the 'Edge' version. Most reviews says that the non-edge model is just as good and it's really elegant. Leo says that the battery life is believed to be inconsistent though. From what people have said, one day they can barely get through the day, the next they won't at all. And the worst part is that Samsung doesn't allow for removing the battery. It doesn't have an SD card slot either, so George should get the largest storage option he can afford.

What 40" TV is best for displaying photos with accurate color reproduction?

Episode 1171

Tim from La Crescenta, CA
Vizio E-Series 42" TV

Tim wants to know what 40" TV is best for color reproduction with photography. Leo says that the Sony Grand Vega was the top of the line back in the analog days. Leo says that he'd go bigger if he can. Bigger is always more immersive and more realistic. But in the 40" range, he can get one for under $300.