I played with the phone the other day and while it looked and felt good in the hands, I was surprised by the awful battery showing. From 100% it was reading only 10 hours left. Even my old Nexus 4 does 14 hours.
samsang is getting even better by the day....keep it up as l continue to use samsung
Sri, 30 Mar 2015No expandable storage, no fm radio, ridiculous restrictions which is against what Android stan... moreAnd how is the iphone that falls dramatically short in software and hardware on paper and in real world such a better choice just because they share two restrictions?
No expandable storage, no fm radio, ridiculous restrictions which is against what Android stands for. I'm sure android users will flock away from Samsung, which used to be the preferred choice for android users earlier. If these ridiculous restrictions are acceptable, iPhone is a much better choice!
Battery looks weak compare to S5 coz of qhd resolution & I think camera application is always running in background that's why its opening so quickly with double tapping on home key. [ May be like Nokia N91 Phone if you remember music app is always running for that music key shortcut on slide panel ]
& may be few other apps are also working in bg & that's why battery performance is weak then S5... may be not sure :)
carh79, 18 Mar 2015SD card reader!
To get around the non-expandable storage problem. Samsung should bundle it ... moreCorrect.
Their prices are high too.
I think we should not buy s6 so samsung really really feel sorry.
Can you store files with more than 4GB in size? Or does the FAT32 limitation still exists on the Samsung Galaxy S6?
The Antutu scores are not the one I've got ...
32 bit - 64627
64 bit - 70924 - huge difference !
There were similar arguments about FM Radio and what not... but I'm glad that GSMArena understands the need for an mSD card slot and swappable batteries.
No matter how one looks at it, these are simply the best conveniences one can get in a phone. The bare necessities.
Unless of course... one has bottomless pockets
I have to load 18 GB's of Games+apps and 3 GB for Music and 5 GB for Videos.But in this phone in its 32GB version,there is only about 20GB is left for use.Damn,if there was sd card option,then I wouldnt have any problem.
Played with this and the Edge in O2! First impression is that it is indeed a beauty and the screen is jaw dropping. Lack of micro SD is not necessarily a deal breaker but it would mean getting the 128gb version. That is the end of the good news, however, as the battery life by all accounts is pitifully poor and most reviewers claim to have failed to achieve a full day's use. The other is the price, which I think is a bit steep and let's face it, it is no iPhone which has great re-sale value! Will wait to hear more about the battery life, as that is truly a deal breaker, before making up my mind. A little treat to myself! However, also waiting for the G4 to drop and may opt for that depending on what it has to offer!
Anonymous, 21 Mar 2015I think you miss understood Dans comment. I read it differently as him saying that the S6 is m... moreExcept minus those couple missing features is technology and flexibility are very advanced
AnonD-185784, 22 Mar 2015I spent my life between London and Athens. So I will answer you as a "citizen" of bo... moreyour comments are from someone living and working in the western world. I'm travelling and 8gb of music is not enough. can't get reliable internet in many countries and value having a backup of my microsd if my phone gets lost or stolen. Also been great for moving photos and videos off my phone when my charging port played up and couldn't connect OTG USB memory. People please have some foresight. there will be a time when you are out of your routine life in the western world where your glad you had redundancy if you have a Microsd slot and easily swappable battery when your port finally fails which it will in time if your not upgrading your phone every other year like most of the sheeple in the western world. (btw yes I'm from the western world)
AnonD-185784, 22 Mar 2015I spent my life between London and Athens. So I will answer you as a "citizen" of bo... moreI live in Manila, I pay $45 monthly for an unlimited data which I consume 80GB monthly with a throttled down LTE running average 50 to 60kbps for torrent and YouTube. I sometimes use 2GB in a day. I keep those files till I archive them on a disc. A 64GB card helps a lot. For you, it's not a big deal. For us it is. Also a spate battery is more convenient & efficient than a power bank you carry around with a slim phone. Very ironic.
Good News Pre installed apps can be deleted on S6
Worldtraveler, 21 Mar 2015Yes 'mr Objective' I don't suspect you get out of your car or country much if you don't recogn... moreI spent my life between London and Athens. So I will answer you as a "citizen" of both cities. When I am in London I seriously don't care for MicroSD. They are slow (even slower now with the new S6 memory). Plus my Three UK sim gives me about 25GB of data on 4G so I whatever music I want I use Google Music (and youtube for videos). For the times I am underground in metro etc I make sure to make some playlists available offline depending what I want to listen each day. Also I spent just 40 pounds (55 Euros / 59 Dollars) for a small powerbank to recharge my phone if needed. So yeah I don't care for MicroSD and Battery.
On the other hand data packs in Greece sucks. I pay about 40 euros per month and have 1GB so I can't rely to streaming. Again though I just take 10-20 mins before I leave home to make some songs available offline. I don't know your needs but I don't think you need to have 10.000 songs/video in your mobile.
For the backup you said There are WiFi spots practically everywhere. You go to lauch/coffe or cinema? Get to the wifi and your smartphone will backup photos, calendars, sms everything.