Pocketnow Weekly 161: Unpacking the Note 5, S6 edge+ and gunky personal oils

Fri Aug 14 2015 (01:08:29)

Samsung had a few boxes it had to ... unpack on Thursday. One of them contained a device we've really been waiting for. The other held a phone that basically came out this past spring. The compliments and complaints flew, the hands-ons were shot and uploaded and all we have to do now is to record some opinions in an echo-y Breather room. That was the plan our Michael Fisher followed and he (and the rest of us) was glad to have along Joshua Vergara from Android Authority and the Angel of Tech herself, Erica Griffin. We're talking Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ right the heck now. 

So, it's time to shimmy your phone out of your pocket, bring up your BoltBus ticket and hop on for the ride for episode 161 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Listen to the recording from 3:00pm Eastern on August 13 (click here for your local time) via your podcatcher, the direct download link or our handy YouTube companion video coming soon. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!

Pocketnow Weekly 160 Recording Date

August 7, 2015



Michael Fisher

Joshua Vergara (Android Authority)

Erica Griffin (Angel of Tech)



Jules Wang


Podcast Rundown





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Undressing Samsung Unpacked



We're covering everything Unpacked! From the Galaxy Note 5 to the S6 Edge Plus, Samsung Pay to the S Pen, we put up the riff raff, the debate and the Tootsie Rolls on this roundtable on what Samsung did.

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge+

Samsung Pay to go live in Korea and the US soon

Samsung reveals QWERTY keyboard for Galaxy S6 edge+, Note 5

Carriers share news of Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+ pricing

Check out our other coverage on the Note 5 and S6 edge+

The OnePlus 2 so far


The dual-SIM trials and tribulations of the OnePlus 2, plus how Michael Fisher cheated his way to being Captain2Phones. It's a short segment on the start-up phone we either hate to love or love to hate.

Thanks for tuning in — see you next week!