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.
When you address the audio quality, you should either be crystal clear about whether you're talking about loud speaker or headphones attached, or you can just divide it into two separate categories.
DanBal76, 19 Mar 2015GSM Arena battery test:
Galaxy S4: 69 hours endurance rating
Galaxy S5: 72 hours endurance r... moreSo you contradict their facts with that and negate what they said just to make your own false misleading point.
And negate that GSM's test is a pre production and differs from many other tests.
Dododo, 19 Mar 2015I hope Samsung has done better than just slap real time HDR on the S6. HDR is great for the... moreLMFAO! As if whether or not they did that to the S6 was related to what we said. And I think we both know very well that's not all they did for the S5, S6, or Note 4
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2015real time hdrI hope Samsung has done better than just slap real time HDR on the S6.
HDR is great for the right shots, but it can also be a detriment under certain conditions.
DanBal76, 18 Mar 2015It seems to me that, with the Galaxy S6, Samsung tried to please Apple fans. Well, Apple fans ... moreFirst line of your comment revealed that You are a icrap fanboy , if you don't buy s6 there s nothing going to happen already they got 20mln orders , so Please Stay Away .
AnonD-83364, 18 Mar 2015The S6 processor is using 35% less power then the previous S5. The new and much faster DDR4 ... moreGSM Arena battery test:
Galaxy S4: 69 hours endurance rating
Galaxy S5: 72 hours endurance rating (83h with Lollipop)
Galaxy S6: 64 hours endurance rating
GSM Arena Galaxy S6 review: "The battery life was a bit of a question mark hanging over the Samsung Galaxy S6, considering the screen resolution has nearly doubled and the battery capacity was downgraded to 2,550 mAh. It still sounds like a pretty ample battery, but we were curious how it compares to the stellar Lollipop endurance of its predecessor.
As it turns out, we were right to be worried as the Galaxy S6 posted lesser performance on all of our test compared to the Galaxy S5."
AnonD-17831, 18 Mar 2015Pretty useless to go over 1080p for such a small screen, had they not used QHD the battery and... moreThe use of QHD is noticeable with proper content. And the display is 20% more power efficient than the 1080p of the S5. It's more energy efficient than the old 5s 4inch non HD display.
And the Note 4's 5.7 inch QHD Amoled is up to 40% more efficient than most 5 inch 1080p LCDs.
And it's basically a requirement for their Gear VR.
So that's debunked.
And the SoC is a lot more efficient and way more powerful. So that debunks both at once.
This is a pre production battery review.
Plus the DDR4 ram is more powerful and more efficient.
And their new memory is way more powerful and overall efficient.
Plus their all on one radio chip saves tons of energy and boosts performance.
So it's it's large power gains with large efficiency gains.
Geekbench battery test put it at 8 1/2 hours compare to the almost 5 hours of the S5. And that's intensive tasks.