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.
AnonD-354090, 21 Mar 2015I have an S5 currently, before LG G2 and before iPhone 4s, s I believe I can be objective. S5 ... moreYes 'mr Objective' I don't suspect you get out of your car or country much if you don't recognise the benefits of having the option to swap your battery and SD card when necessary or for backup purposes.
AnonD-354090, 21 Mar 2015I have an S5 currently, before LG G2 and before iPhone 4s, s I believe I can be objective. S5 ... moreObjective? Stop calling yourself that. I use two batteries. I don't have a car. I use my phone heavily. I carry a more convenient spare battery.
They have made two really stupid phones..
Touchwiz wil always be crappy no matter what they do to it.
They removed the micro sd card slot which is a big let down. people who take a lot of pictures and store movies on their phones will be affected. If they give so great specs then they must have put a micro sd card slot in it.
They also reduced the battery. How can they expect this phone to last longer with increased resolution and lower battery.
In making their phone a little better, they have made it worse. The LG G4 is going to be the best for 2015
I have an S5 currently, before LG G2 and before iPhone 4s, s I believe I can be objective. S5 is ok, but I don't like the looks, I've bought it from a friend for 150 euros, it was couple months old, he is a brand manager at Tmobile.. Good phone, couple od issues, quite a problems since 5.0 upgrade. I'm buying S6 now, also for maybe 200 euros, test unit or somethi g, it is all the same anyway. S5 has micro Sd, removable battery and IP rating but I don't use any. I broke my stupid USB flap so it is not waterproof, i don't need more than 32 GB as my S5 has and s6 also as entry model. It is ok to remove battery if something goes wrong but I choose design over anytime. People who complain as they are no longer able to use spare battery I say this: "who uses 2 batteries? Just fill one up or buy car charger..."
S6 look miles better, has better front cam than this awful one on s5, it has smaller bezels, better materials, more RAM and only downside is battery life. But after iPhone any battery is good:) but I have to say iPhone 4s still has best in-hand feel and build quality and perosonally even the design...just amazing.
So s6 is next, regular version because I believe I can't get Edge for this bargain price
DilSRK, 19 Mar 2015First line of your comment revealed that You are a icrap fanboy , if you don't buy s6 there s ... moreI think you miss understood Dans comment. I read it differently as him saying that the S6 is more about looks than flexibility or features like iphones which I personally don't like for this reason and view as for people who aren't tech savvy and don't want to have to think.
I'm ready to admit that I'm a Samsung fan and value choice and flexibility so I'll wait until another model comes out with SD slot and removable battery for those of us who think ahead and want redundancy ; )
Why the obsession with a few mils of thickness? I wouldn't mind if it was thicker, heavier enabling a better REMOVABLE battery and a MicroSD slot.
(radio and Waterproofing would also be bonus and for those of us who are music lovers stereo mics with sensitivity control for live gigs : p )
I hope that LG G4 have a premium design along with micro SD Slot and removable battery...
SORTED ! The best samsung phones for 2014 till Q3 of 2015 are S5 and the Note 4
So many missing features. it's one step forward and three steps back.
Compared to the S5:
-No micro-SD slot.
-No removable battery.
-Pricey memory upgrade.
Everything I hated about the iPhone except it's Android. Don't bother with this phone, nobody cares about slightly increased specs since all phones do that every year.
AnonD-17831, 18 Mar 2015Pretty useless to go over 1080p for such a small screen, had they not used QHD the battery and... morepeople like you said the same about 4k TVs below 60". Now look. It all depends on how close you look, and how good your eyes are. Apparently you missed the PPI test GSM arena posted a while back to see how high resolution your eyes would need for what you used. I myself scored like high 500s. So don't tell us what you THINK we need.