Im a big Sony fan and their waterproofing on their device made the music/sound quality not that great but overall its a great phone since you can use it under the rain just in case.... any way (nothing against sony) if samsung will make a move on this the sound quality may reduce and the built will be a bit heavier just like Sony flagships... but i belive this will be a smart move to samsung since Apple's iphones sell well even they dont have IP certification.. good job on apple
I only want the phone for the water resistance and usb 3.0 for fast data transfer to my computer I take a lot of pictures if you do away with those features you'll lose more customers than you think you'll gain.
I was wait´n for this phone to come out, because i didn´t want to hurry things up and buy a note 4 , but now that this came out i change my mind , what a shame samsung....
AdamBoy64, 22 Jan 2015It's a shame.. man. A shame you wrote that comment.. because none of it is true.It's a shame I wrote a completely logical and factual related reply?
Oh...my GOD, project zero is that ?. if you remove this feature in galaxy s6, i will buy Z4. Don´t disapoint samsung. You must includes water proof. iam angry to read this news
Water resistance is the best feature of S5. I wont buy new phone without it.
Active version is not alternative, because it has ugly design.
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2015IPhone also sells well with a world leading in crashing apps due to poor optimizations apps lo... moreIt's a shame.. man.
A shame you wrote that comment.. because none of it is true.
It's a good idea by Samsung.
Differentiate your product range a bit - and give the S6 Active a selling point.
OK so now I don't have to choose between the S6 or the Z4, thank you Sammy! I will buy the Z4 100% sure, my first priority is the water resistant feature!!!
JyM, 21 Jan 2015Good move. No waterproofing makes the phone thinner, lighter, smaller, louder, cheaper...water... moreAaaaand once you spill water on the phone, the phone becomes useless, paperweight ;) :P
Stop whining and stop talking bullshit! If you want water resistance, then buy the Galaxy S6 Acitve. You have choice!
The real problem is that if there won't be a variant of S6 with removable battery.
Appleman, 21 Jan 2015Iphone 6 is not waterproof. that sold 10 million units in the first weekend it went on sale.IPhone also sells well with a world leading in crashing apps due to poor optimizations apps low ram.
It sold with lower battery life due to small battery that from the 4-5s stayed practically the same.
It sold with 3.5-4 inch non HD display.
It sold being less functional than 10 year old flip phones.
And it sold despite being that severely cheap in production and so over priced as to actually cost as much as a real smart phone or flagship.
IPhone sells due to the general public being tools. So in other words. ...iPhone just sells....
So what's your point? People actually expect something out Galaxy's and Androids.
just because the IP certified Galaxy S5 fail to meet the target,
Samsung thinks the consumers hate that feature?
If Samsung S6 does not have all the features of it's previous successors from my point of view it is useless. Samsung begins to look a lot like Nokia, vanity can kill them. I will not buy an S6 without IP.
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2015REally? Deliberate crippling (Of an expensive device) is a "good" strategy? Iphone 6 is not waterproof. that sold 10 million units in the first weekend it went on sale.
Arcane , 21 Jan 2015Good step Samsung. The reason why S5 (or one of the reasons) sold so bad was because IP made ... moreYou don't have to be ugly to get water/dust proofing, just ask any Japanese smartphone maker. This should be the standard for every flagship in 2015.
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2015Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge won’t be water resistant but Samsung will release a Galaxy S6 later. Your logic is unfollowable
rejaz, 21 Jan 2015Not agree, we have an example of Apple iPhone, one for everyone. one word, bends