AnonD-57516, 26 Jun 2015Still a memory card slows down the entire interface. The S6 is proof of the phenomenon. Looks ... moreI do know the new internal solid state drive in the S6 is blazing fast, but I don't see your point of not needing a memory expansion. Even if I do get the highest capacity, it won't still be enough. I'd get a 128GB model and still want a high capacity expansion of 128GB micro SD card which can do 80mbps speeds. If Samsung can do two SIM slots for their S6 duos version, they can provide an OPTIONAL memory slot. It's about marketing strategy to milk the customers... I bet they come out with an S6 version which has memory expansion within 3 months.
TheNeighbor, 26 Jun 2015Latest micro SD cards can go 80-90mb/s. Always a great thing to have the main internal storage... moreStill a memory card slows down the entire interface. The S6 is proof of the phenomenon. Looks like a a super high speed internal memory like the S6 is perfect for regular use. And OTG are still much faster in file transfers. That is definite.
NO FAN BOY...!, 25 Jun 2015The battery life of this phone is amazing...! Now Samsung , please do the same with Note 5...... moreNote 5 likely would have a 4000mAh to 4500mAh battery. Definitely will have a battery endurance of more than 120hrs.
AnonD-57516, 26 Jun 2015Nope... guess u havent tried the OTG on an S6. The transfer speed is remarkably fast. 1000 MP3... moreLatest micro SD cards can go 80-90mb/s. Always a great thing to have the main internal storage free for downloading, while the micro SD for stock media. OTG would be one last thing to carry around. More advantageous for stocking up my some 40GB of music and audio books collection I have, which I can carry all the time. Therefore, it's even better to have a micro SD card than without even if you use an OTG to siphon off things that need to be archived.
What a terrible failure this was to create a durable handset with a long lasting battery....no no just joking guys. This thing is a nuclear submarine! Well done Sammy. Maybe more phones can adopt larger batteries similar to the 1520 and S6A.
Anonymous, 25 Jun 2015Honestly, why didn't they put this battery in the S6 and S6 Edge? I would rather prefer 1.8 mm... moreThey will launch a new model S6 Edge Batt+ with 3200mAh battery to add 25% more battery endurance on top of the current 2600mAh in the Edge. That shld be about 8.2mm thick. And the back panel will have a solar cell at the top to recharge the battery while on the go in the sun.
TheNeighbor, 26 Jun 2015OTGs are nice, but it's another extra thing you have to keep, and would usually misplace or fo... moreNope... guess u havent tried the OTG on an S6. The transfer speed is remarkably fast. 1000 MP3 files in less than 2mins. Isnt that fast. And OTG is used for backup to free up the space in the phone's internal memory so you need not leave it dangling on the bottom. The good OTG come with a lanyard string to secure on the keychain which isn't a hassle at all.
Matt, 25 Jun 2015Attract xperia zu user?with a phone that looks like an untreated mole ? HahahaA "portion" not all. This is no doubt a good phone: better performance, better camera, better battery life, better impact resistance, better screen, so I don't see any reason why it won't attract a portion of xperia users who are planning to upgrade soon.
AnonD-57516, 26 Jun 2015What is so difficult?? Without the microSD the phone is running so much faster. And have you n... moreOTGs are nice, but it's another extra thing you have to keep, and would usually misplace or forget to bring. It's going to dangle at the port and would eventually loosen the connectors. And yes, you CAN transfer media to a micro SD card from the device. It's easier to transfer files by just popping instantaneously from the device to any adapter, and onto another device. With OTG, you can wait minutes to transfer the files first.
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2015Im a Samsung fan (Note 4) but 32GB with no external micro sd card IS A JOKE!!. I can see Samsu... moreWhat is so difficult?? Without the microSD the phone is running so much faster. And have you never heard of OTG? OTG is On The Go dongle and you can simply plug it in the charging port and do file transfer. Its transfer speed is more than 100MB/s.... much faster than most memory cards.
I was very excited about the new active yet no micro sd makes it a bullet proof lame alpha. I'm going hang on to my s5 active and create some "good ole day" stories. Chaz bono makes more sense.I
AnonD-22824, 26 Jun 20151) ....I get what u r saying but i think there r very few ppl who use mobile data and mobile b... moreComplaining about the hassle of removing the battery than having to wait 30 minutes to topping up the battery via charger is a weak excuse. You can have 100% power in just over a minute by changing the battery. The idle time charging can be at home. More efficient, practical, and you do need to refresh your phone from time to time. Do you even value security of your device - charging it out in the open gives chances to theft, power surges, overheating, drops, and water spillage. The back cover ever since the Galaxy Note 3 has been excellent even for daily removal. I maintain practically wireless device throughout the entire day, except at home where I connect to a charger with a timer to automatically charger and disconnect to avoid overcharging. These are the logical steps I take to taking good care of my daily devices. Shifting to different batteries result in longer charging holds with each battery with the current battery technology - yeah, if only they last 3 times more longer with the same volume. When I do carry my bag, I have my power bank to immediately charge the spent batteries, but never to directly charge my phone. When I don't carry any bag, the extra battery is sufficiently small and slim in your pocket. This is why I don't like Samsung's direction on fixed batteries. I hate it, and it limits how I'm using my LTE data. Extra batteries have plastic casings included for carrying. http://www.flickr.com/photos/92800985@N06/shares/V521M8
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2015Im a Samsung fan (Note 4) but 32GB with no external micro sd card IS A JOKE!!. I can see Samsu... moreIt's still something that the 16GB iphone 6, 6 plus, 5, 5s, etc owners can never, EVER, achieve. :)
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and to me, this mighty beast is a beautiful piece of tech.
I could have missed it, I went through some pages quickly, cause the software pages tends to be copy/paste of other recent products.
I think a loudspeaker test is important on a device like this.
Usually the more rugged, the more silent the speaker, unfortunately.
And those who need rugged phones are usually the ones that need best speaker performance, at least when it comes to talking and ringtone.
ithehappy, 26 Jun 2015Well it's ugly to my eyes mate, doesn't need to be ugly to yours or others. And I don't u... moreSee v have a proof here only check out the comment by Khaled Mansoury he wrote "Beauty of the Beast" and u r saying "Ugly".huge diffrence....! I know that u r not samsung hater but the word u chose is totaly irrelevent to this phone .PEACE.
ithehappy, 26 Jun 2015Well it's ugly to my eyes mate, doesn't need to be ugly to yours or others. And I don't u... moreOhh i c ! abt the nickname thing.... i am not trying to change ur point of view .all i am trying to tell u that the word "ugly" is not for this phone in any means ...i cud give u lots of examples to explain u. like i have given in my previous comment but i am not running a tution classes here..lol
Im a Samsung fan (Note 4) but 32GB with no external micro sd card IS A JOKE!!. I can see Samsung killing the Note 5 with no removable battery and no micro sd card :-(