When getting a new phone, it can be a hassle to reinstall all of the apps you were previously using on your old phone. There's a few ways to make this process much quicker and easier, though. First, with Android 5.0, you can transfer your data over Bluetooth and NFC. It's called "Tap & Go," and you can transfer content by simply tapping the old phone to the new one after selecting "Tap & Go."
Alan has an opportunity to get a good deal on a Samsung Galaxy S6, but he's been reading some mixed reviews on it. Leo loves the Galaxy S6, and has some pros and cons on it.
- The Galaxy S6 Edge is gorgeous
- It has the best camera ever
- Supports quick charging, so you can get it back to 100% in about an hour
Jack is getting his first smartphone with a data plan. Which plan should he get? Leo says that rule of thumb is, unless he's watching a lot of video, he's probably only going to go through 3-4 GB a month. Is 40GB too much of a plan? Leo says he doesn't know of such a plan and it could be that he's confusing throughput with data caps. He should check the website for their available plans.
Juliette wonders if you can create a cellphone megaphone app that can turn a cellphone into a megaphone. Leo says that's an interesting idea. There are third party add on hardware options that could do that.
Albert wants to get Adobe Flash on his Motorola Moto X. Leo says that Adobe has stopped making mobile Flash and everyone is moving away from it because it's big, bad and buggy. HTML5 is a much better option.
If you plan on using your smartphone when traveling overseas, it may be worth checking to see if your phone is compatible with the wireless bands in that area.
Leo says the key to getting a "world phone" from Verizon is getting one that will allow a SIM chip. Also, he should make sure the phone he has is compatible with the radio frequencies of the places he's visiting. A newer iPhone would be more compatible than the iPhone 4S because the iPhone 6 is a world phone that runs LTE.
Ron's Samsung Galaxy S4 was stolen, and T-Mobile replaced it with another one. But the one he got as a replacement keeps talking to him, and he doesn't want that. He wants to take it back and get the Samsung Galaxy S6 when it comes out, if it's as good as he's heard it will be. Leo says that they haven't even been announced yet, and there's no need to wait. He can just get the Galaxy S5. Or if he likes a bigger screen, the Note 3 is a good choice. The The S6 will just be more of the same, only marginally better.