Keep in mind that Google is mostly to blame for the removal of the micro SD slot. Due to google, a lot of apps can't be moved. And many apps dont let you define that you want to save the DATA to the micro SD, instead of filling up your intenral memory.
And that is due to the way google decided to drop support for those features.
But then you also have the downside that the micro SD slot, and certainly your cheap card will be much slower than internal memory, and thus affecting how fast the phone will feel, or rather how slow it will be due to memory card read speeds.
And they people go arund talking about lag.
Also, if you can save app data to memory card, you will loose that, if you switch, cards, which some claim that they do. Many apps will not find the data again when you insert the sd card that it was saved to. So switching cards is a fake argument, cause you cant do that, unless you save all your data on to the internal memory anyway.
When people mention USB-otg, those crying out for micro SD slots, dont seem to get in to their head, that you use USB otg temporarily, to transfer files on to you internal memory, or to backup, or offload your internal memory. You dont walk around with anything in your USB port.
Also keep in mind that for those that also complain about the fact that you dont have use replaceble battery, that connecting your device to a computer to change content on that micro SD card, will also charge your battery, and thus having an impact on the charge cycles you can get out of your device. To spare your battery, you should remove the card and put in to a reader, but then all of a sudden it is no more pratical than using a flash-drive.
AnonD-316708, 08 Mar 2015because no one forced you to. mid range phone is suit you better.You seem to be like a Sammy brainwashed fanboy like ifanboys. When he said speed does not matter, it was about the few milli seconds difference between SD card slot and UFS memory.
Consider the 2 scenarios.
i) S6 with SD card slot
ii)S6 without SD card slot.
How much of a speed improvement that the current version (without SD card slot) will have Vs an imaginery version with SD card slot? Few milliseconds? Is it worth enough to sacrifice the expansion option which is critical for many android users? I know, ifans do not have a choice here, so don't bring the idevice here. If indeed samsung belives taking away SD card slot will bring in ifanboys, they are living in an imaginery world which does not exist. They will come down to real world very soon.
Shogun, 08 Mar 2015Look at the speed comparison between Samsung new UFS 2.0 internal memory speed vs the competit... moreIts the Memory Expansion vs. Expansion cost...
Try to understand before you comment
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2015Except many people don't need speed. So CHOICE is the key word here. Why should i pay for some... moreThen go with another company that releases a flagship that suits your needs. Why do you keep blabbering on here anyway?
I can understand all the people getting upset about the SD Card, not so much about the battery, because that feature was the rock between plastic and a renovated premium design.
I will definitely go for the S6 Edge Esmerald, my SGS3 finally died yesterday and it coudn´t be a better moment for that :). Personally in 3 years with the S3 i never used the SD slot or change the battery once, and till 1 month the phone was doing very nice (of course batery was down but i will expect this from every phone after 3 years, except maybe from the iphone)
for people who claim that speed doesn't matter they better of with midrange phone, their brain just slow that they cant keep up with phone speed,lol.
vrvly, 08 Mar 2015just wait for 1030...If it ever sees the light of day...
Really not intend to bash, but looking at that hand holding S6 edge in landscape...how not to unintentialy interact with that bended screen side parts....
It seems and will prove to be a very clumsy and unpractical visual gimmick of edge, giving more headache than use in practical use
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2015I do not need speed. I use my card for mp3 files and could care less how fast it isOK then, the S6 is not for you.
Shogun, 08 Mar 2015We need speed, especially memory speed. You will notice it immediatly on a daily use, while op... moreI do not need speed. I use my card for mp3 files and could care less how fast it is
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2015Except many people don't need speed. So CHOICE is the key word here. Why should i pay for some... moreWe need speed, especially memory speed. You will notice it immediatly on a daily use, while opening and closing apps, switching apps, browsing. With a lighter Touchwizz and Samsung new memory UFS 2.0 and DDR4 woul make the S6 a snappier phones than the S5 and Note4. With a better camera, a premium feel and faster presentation, the S6 should sell very well.
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2015That's really a very unrealistic look at it completely making them out to have done things way... moreWell the truth is Apple didn't gain bigger market share. It's chinise companies who did and they are the ones who Samsung needs to compete with. Nowadays phones are getting more and more powerful and less people need a flagship anyway, so they are looking for something practical for reasonable amount of money (700euro for a phone is far from reasonable). And that's where Samsung totally sucks.
People were also bashing them about bad speakers (Or even bad audio from the headphones when it comes to cheaper models), not good enough batteries and of course BLOATWARE. They chosed to ignore all of the REASONABLE complaints and instead decided to put all their efforts into (crappy, "premium") design, neglecting even more things they weren't good enough (For reasonable buyers and not fan-boys).
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2015I don't think they were forced to them, they just misunderstood. Sure, there were many Apple/S... moreThat's really a very unrealistic look at it completely making them out to have done things way worse than they did and that they were not under pressure.
AnonD-53326, 08 Mar 2015Even if you have 128GB internal, a microSD is great to have. It is convenient in many ways. Pe... moreExactly.
64or 128GB internal UFS II memory plus 128 or 200GB/40-90mbs sd card? Duh.
And the USB 3.0 would have worked very well with the new storage.
Plus there will be faster SD cards.
Shogun, 08 Mar 2015Look at the speed comparison between Samsung new UFS 2.0 internal memory speed vs the competit... moreExcept many people don't need speed. So CHOICE is the key word here. Why should i pay for something i don't need (And yet i need more space)? And pay multiple times at that (With every new "premium" device).
Muthu, 08 Mar 2015I kinda agree with you completely. This is a stupid move from Samsung - to remove SD card slot... moreI don't think they were forced to them, they just misunderstood. Sure, there were many Apple/Sony fan-boys and shills who kept bashing the plastic back, but not only they probably won't buy a Samsung anyway, but their recently bad seles were not because of the design. They were bad exactly because we are not Apple fan-boys and we want more for the money (And yes, they were not only not good enough, but expensive too, especially low-mid range devices, which were total joke). So what did they do? Exactly the opposite of what they had to. More expensive and more "premium" (Meaning less emphasis on the tech/practical aspect).