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).
AnonD-213026, 08 Mar 2015i wonder how people will react when the s6/edge sales prove the general public are less anal t... moreI don't know what "less anal" should mean, but if sales are good, this will prove the general public have 0 brain and self-respect, and that it doesn't care about tech, they just want jewels. Which is getting totally ridiculous as smartphones nowadays are something totally common and not exactly a thing to brag with
i wonder how people will react when the s6/edge sales prove the general public are less anal than the whiny kids on these boards.
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2015with SD card: 16GB = $11.90 32GB = $17.85 64GB = $23.8 That explains why Samsung needs p... moreLook at the speed comparison between Samsung new UFS 2.0 internal memory speed vs the competition. You will see why.
with SD card:
16GB = $11.90
32GB = $17.85
64GB = $23.8
That explains why Samsung needs profits on SD cards by having $100 for additional memory on S6 in trying to pull up declining profits.
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2015Right? Some people may not want it or care about. That's them. Who are they to tell others the... moreEven if you have 128GB internal, a microSD is great to have. It is convenient in many ways. Personally it's not a deal breaker not having microSD but if a phone doesn't support USB OTG and Direct transfer when using with PC then for me it's not even worth to be called a "smartphone". This is probably the basic reason I never considered getting an iPhone.
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2015People who say lack of sd is no big deal totally lack common sense or/and self-respect; OR are... moreI kinda agree with you completely. This is a stupid move from Samsung - to remove SD card slot and replaceable battery. Doing away with replaceable battery - I understand. It was a choice between old design (admittedly with an unique advantage) which was critized heavily Vs new design which was kind of forced on them. But doing away with SD slot - the significant advantage over idevices. Very hard to understand why Samsung wants to lose a weapon on their armour. This is not going to bring icustomers to Samsung in any case. S6 sales will teach them a huge lesson and possibly the start of Nokia level slide into losses.
"HTC already has one even if it didn't have a camera to make proper use of it"
It's up to the user to make proper use of a manual mode not a camera. Blind ignorance at it's finest.
Anonymous, 08 Mar 2015People who say lack of sd is no big deal totally lack common sense or/and self-respect; OR are... moreRight? Some people may not want it or care about. That's them. Who are they to tell others they have no right to care about it?????
Yes OTG is useful, but should not be a forced replacement. And cloud is anything but the same as having swappable physical storage that fits right in.
Yes the newer much faster and more efficient storage in higher amounts is great. But should still have a slot to go with it.
And the USB 3.0 would have greatly benefited.
I don't want to bash or something, but seems like that iphone toy doesn't deserve a place in the incoming final review of S6s
Anonymous, 07 Mar 2015I wish they do the slow motion video. That was one of the most disappointing feature. Was exci... moreWhat do you mean ? I do slow motion videos with my S5, they are clean, great and smooth.
People who say lack of sd is no big deal totally lack common sense or/and self-respect; OR are corporate shills.
So i have to pay tons of money for more expensive internal money and not only that, but i have to do it again with my next phone? Cloud? Sure, cause it has so much in common with physical storage, which is for real-time usage, while cloud is for backup. Your logic: Why eating breat when you can always drink Soda"? USB OTG? Sure, cause it's perfectly comfortable to use your phone with a usb flash hanging (And it's especially "comfortable" to plug/unplug every time you need to charge your phone. Which can be more than once a day. Which reminds me an external battery should also be plugged to it..)
I don't know certain, but I believe the egde model will be a good seller, unless the price difference is too much.
It won't be anywhere near of apples iPhone, but let Sammy care about that that.
Excellent product this edge... The regular I don't like that much much
SD card not neeeded, 07 Mar 2015What is the problem with you guys shouting about SD card. It's a stale thing. The UFS wouldn't... moreI have 32Gb Note4 with a 64gb card. And I use almost all its space. So, unless they sell the 128gb version here, it's useless to me. But they won't sell it here. Only the 32Gb. I'm praying they don't make the note 5 without a card slot.
GS6 Edge is clearly THE BEST and THE MOST BEAUTIFUL phone in the World. And not only the best, but far ahead of the others.
But with no SD support and no removable battery open the gap , that if some other OEM makes high end phone with those features, will steal most of the existing Galaxy users(they are not fanatic as the Apple's fans). Or many of them will stay with GS4/GS5/Note3/Note 4 and will not upgrade.
I don't believe that many iZombies will jump on the S6/S6Edge wagon no matter how much, MUCH BETTER phones are . So Samsung might be in trouble again.
Only making removable leather back version(we know they can) will save them.
SD card not neeeded, 07 Mar 2015What is the problem with you guys shouting about SD card. It's a stale thing. The UFS wouldn't... moreOTG is dongle hanging on your phone. Well OTG is good thing. Not always, though.
SD is very useful when you have different contents to put in(for holidays, for job, taking big files from frends....)and no need to transfer it into the main storage or connect dongles.
Besides with 32GB version you don't need to pay $100 extra for 32GB more
So shut up.