none removable battery and no SD card slot.
ask LG how that worked with the G2.
I wans interested until I read that.
m86k, 03 Mar 2015I was not saying that water resistance/proof is an useless feature. Only point out that haters... moreWaterproofing for me is only for when caught out in the rain and I didn't want to buy the active versions of the Galaxy phones just for that because they are bigger phones, but now because of the lack of SD slot and removable battery I can't even use the S6 and I'm hoping they make something with the same specs but with the card slot and battery, and waterproofing is a feature I can live without and isn't a deciding factor for the phone.
Sammy, 03 Mar 2015Dear Michael
I am so amazed by your comments,
I get out, and I ware a right gear, you live... moreLOL Sammy.
And to comfort Michael, anyway S1 is an old phone, so no wonder if it takes a bit of water that it will get into serious troubles.
I'm used to use my phones under rain being certified against water or not. If i ever get soaked like you did, i would just hold my phone under my shirt and run to some place until it stops raining or to my home...
Michael Parker, 03 Mar 2015Waterproofing has been very helpful for me because now I don't have to carry a little plastic ... moreI was not saying that water resistance/proof is an useless feature. Only point out that haters was saying that back when S5 was announced.
Now i think if they remove that feature from S6, they may have good reasons. Like a guy posted a few posts before me, or simply because their charging/battery tech is incompatible with water? Who knows. We aren't working for Samsung, none of us.
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2015which part doesn't make senSe ?Don't worry, you do :)
And so my post in your direction which completes what you said
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2015just read what I posted,
you don't need a card slot anymore, that is the
things of the P... moreTell me one reason I would have most of my files on a cloud service with the added hassle of downloading what I need and worrying about having an Internet connection when like I do now I have my files on card for instant access and on various cloud services.
Why should I choose to compromise when it's possible to have everything I need?
I mean not a freaking iPhone owner here so I shouldn't need to be finding solutions to problems that shouldn't exist.
Michael Parker, 03 Mar 2015Maybe you don't leave your house much but more than once I've been caught in massively heavy r... moreDear Michael
I am so amazed by your comments,
I get out, and I ware a right gear, you live in Britain and you seriously don't know the weather is so unpredictable and carry a umbrella or right clothing?
beside are you telling me you rather get soaked into water from top to bottom but you feel good that your phone is Ok? but not you and your clothing?
what is the chance of that to happen?
I live in UK, what you described never ever happen to me, because I don't walk in the rain till I soak, specially if I don't have a right clothing's,
it would be enough time to take cover, always and with that none of the Samsung phones do get damage, they are all water resistance including S6, but Samsung never put that under the feature, because they can be sued.
so hope you stick with your s5, which is a great phone still!
Michael Parker, 03 Mar 2015They offer up to 128gb but it will cost hundreds of dollars extra when I can get a 128gb micro... moreYou can get 128GB card for $100, but do you invest $100 for sd card. I doubt
adpk, 03 Mar 2015people whose just buying latest phones and dont see specifications are the people whick love (... moreYour reasons are perfectly understandable and like some of us are saying, there are other ways around for what is being held against S6's.
But the picture is now bigger and this is what people should understand here in opinions section.
Like some other sites and comments are talking about :
Samsung needed to react in a different way for their new flagship.
As you all know, their profits are declining faster and faster for many reasons. Competition is getting stiffer by the day with all those chinese incomers on international market. HTC, LG and Sony are not the only competitors anymore for android.
Apple keeps selling like hotcakes and raising its profits whatever object they release.
Just all, ask yourself why?
Not due to highly customisable phone, but thanks to a piece of simplicity, working, fast and nice to show off phone.
As some people are saying, Samsung is trying to get iphone users. And Samsung is right. These users are the ones to conquer now, not the old android users base who wont spend 700$ on a flagship on release date (for 80% of them probably) but still wants everything and more for less (ex: Xiaomi/One+ buyers).
Just read the comments of people saying, "phone is overpriced!" "i'll get one when prices will drop after 4 months" etc.. Iphone users just lineup weeks before release, not 4 months later.
If they can rally those new users with the ones existing who don't have any problems with simple details as FM Radio, microsd or removable battery, they will earn big respect and more sales, so more profits (or at least the one they have lost over the years).
Look at hollywood stars, high class people, movies etc.. 80% of them are using iphones. No brainer.
Michael Parker, 03 Mar 2015They offer up to 128gb but it will cost hundreds of dollars extra when I can get a 128gb micro... morejust read what I posted,
you don't need a card slot anymore, that is the
things of the PAST.
HAVE 64MB that is more than enough for all your games and movies and pic, you have as standard, the rest you just move to you USB or external drive or cloud storages, that is the future.
storage made so easy now days, with DRIVE and DROP BOX you can get nearly 70GB for FREE, so what else you want to do? why do you need SD slot??
that is the things of the past mate, move on and find another excuse here
I just dont get it, 2 of Samsung killer features were the removeable battery and the Mini SD Card!? If I wanted this I would buy an iPhone but I don't want a phone that the battery will die before my 24 month contract is up? My phone is always in a case so I don't care about the glass back..So I will have to go upgrade to a S5 unless I go try a Nokia in the meantime and see if Samsung can get their heads out of the Apple designers @$$.
sammy, 03 Mar 2015do you work and sleep in the bound ? or sea?
what a ridicules things to say!
I carried my... moreMaybe you don't leave your house much but more than once I've been caught in massively heavy rain which soaks through all of the clothes I'm wearing within a few minutes, and that was when my phone almost died and why I carry a plastic food bag in my wallet so it doesn't happen again, but with my S5 I've never had to worry.
And by the way I live in Britain if you doubt the screwed up weather we have.
adpk, 03 Mar 2015ur words doesnt make any sence...which part doesn't make senSe ?
milestone, 03 Mar 2015Honestly speaking galaxy S6 has improved in every aspect, I don't understand why some people c... moreThey offer up to 128gb but it will cost hundreds of dollars extra when I can get a 128gb micro SD for $100 and upgrade to 256gb in future, but on S6 people will get a model they think has enough memory then start adding apps, games, music, videos etc and realise... Oh I've got to start deleting things to make space, but with a card slot that's never an issue.
for your info, all of the galaxy ranges from S3 to S5 are fully water resistance (not water proof), and S5 is water proof, but yet still because of legal reasons and liability Samsung will never put that as one of the main features, but they are fully water resistance.
I exposes my s3 and s4 to continues splashes and rains, nothing happen whatsoever as long as they don't soak in the water they are fine.
S6 are even more robust to splashes because of uni-body.
so don't be fool by these dummy's who don't have a clue about this phone.