Bunyip22, 02 Feb 2016Your right... Samsung ALWAYS releases sales figures when they are good.... there has been noth... moreThe A5 2016 sure looks great as well with microSD slot, but sealed battery.
After tasting double-capacity batteries WITHOUT ever charging or changing batteries on heavy use for the entire day, I may never want anything that has no removal battery system.
I'm hoping Samsung has the foresight to come up with devices VERSIONS with really high capacity batteries, even if they are sealed. For me, standby time is trash if the electrical consumption is the same for operating LTE downloads with all devices anyway.
For example, if 8 GB download will consume the battery in 8 hours in a new device with sealed battery, versus an old one with a removable battery at the same rate, then I'd rather keep the old one. It makes more sense to have bigger batteries sealed or being able to change it to a higher capacity.
I hate to be bringing along a powerbank just to keep up power. Why do some people want to inherit the problems of iPhone users - trying to conserve battery by not doing so much? We even know some people here are carrying a secondary phone just so their "premium glass" device doesn't run out of power so much to claim it goes on for 24 hours on a battery. That's 3 hours screen usage time for ya, and not even on LTE.
TheNeighbor, 01 Feb 2016Then why is Samsung still producing medium ranged smartphones and tablets that can accommodate... moreYour right... Samsung ALWAYS releases sales figures when they are good.... there has been nothing on the GN5 for 4-5 months.... plus they look like the SD card and a bigger battery are coming back in the S7 (and you would assume the GN6)
This all adds up to the S6 & GN5 sales being a disappointment... it will be a win for people who don't accept second rate products that lack features just because they look beautiful :-)
For anyone looking at the GN5..... you may want to hold off.
The Samsung S7 Plus is RUMORED to have a 6" screen, water/dust resistance, bigger battery and the SD card is back... this may finally be a phone worthy to be called an upgrade on the GN4 :-)
(i dont really use the S-pen).
Equinox Hydroid, 01 Feb 2016One question! Why Samsung adds the radio to all its devices like A9 & A8, etc. except its ... moreSame reasoning for Samsung's team to take out microSD slot - greed. They want customers enslaved to music subscription and ensures more data usage even with internet radio. The sealed battery concept is for planned obsolescence - not all know it will degrade and forces us to think our devices are slow and have short battery life. They're going the Apple way, but they're doing it wrong. This is Android - no point.
I have FM radio on my Sony Bluetooth MW1 and SBH52 earpieces, but don't use it because of terrible local FM programs. Heck, my MW1 has a microSD card slot.
Equinox Hydroid, 01 Feb 2016One question! Why Samsung adds the radio to all its devices like A9 & A8, etc. except its ... moreNot sure why but i have no intrest in Radio feature normally and never found myself using it on the note2 ...however this is not to say that everyone does not need radio on there smartphones .More over It is a nice to have feature in some scenarios just like (the sd card slot with min 64gb internal memory & IR blaster ).But Note5 and S6 edge plus proved that even without these extra features a smartphone can beat the sh* t out of other smartphones LOL.
One question! Why Samsung adds the radio to all its devices like A9 & A8, etc. except its flagships?!
the last flagship had the radio was Note 2!
Bunyip22, 01 Feb 2016The GN5 battery is less than the GN4 battery (which i own) plus i have a spare battery. I h... moreSure ur Note4 is great ,even i got tempted very much to buy it when it was launched however then there was iphone 6 plus which was almost featureless in front of note4 however iphone 6 plus is 10 times more beautifull than note4 then i got very sad cause i was looking for something like s6 and s6edge in the Note line up .i mean in that time we had 5.5" screen iphone 6 plus in all metal but no android metal phablet so i skipped the Note4 and i guess even samsung realised this and then they have made metal note5 and s6 edgeplus to beat the iphone 6 plus but guess what ? The NOTE5 and s6 edge plus even beats the newly launched Iphone 6splus as well as every other phablet in the market ritnow..LOL
Tcool, 01 Feb 2016So it is only you doing that and don't assume that you represent the entire Samsung users.
Do... moreThen why is Samsung still producing medium ranged smartphones and tablets that can accommodate 128 GB cards? Why even sell 128 GB microSD cards with Samsung branding?
No news of the Note.5 ever making sales waves. Samsung would have been all over how "successful" by selling flagships of the S6 and N5 with no memory expansion, and nerfed functions... Experiment gone bad.
Now they bring back memory expansion.
Next is to being back removable battery.
Tcool, 01 Feb 2016To prove the integrity of your claim, give a link about your alleged "new A6 for this year".
... moreI'm sorry, I meant to say A5 2016 edition. I got confused with the number. I just saw it tonight at a Samsung outlet. Costing about $500.
I mean, IT HAS a micro SD slot. Your favorite glass back is there. The front glass panel has beveled edges - it feels like the iPhone 6, except the glass back.
So THIS HAS a microSD slot, why can't the upcoming flagships have them? Even with 2 GB of RAM, and 5.2" FHD screen, I'd still get this one than a Note.5.
But then again, I now have double-capacity batteries on my Note 3... 11 hours+ screen on usage time.
TheNeighbor, 01 Feb 2016Can't I have both worlds - I can watch them on my 5.7" Super AMOLED screen, AND stream my dow... moreTo prove the integrity of your claim, give a link about your alleged "new A6 for this year".
Otherwise, you still remain a liar professor.
TheNeighbor, 01 Feb 2016Why? Because today I downloaded 6GB worth of movies and TV shows. I can't watch them all in th... moreSo it is only you doing that and don't assume that you represent the entire Samsung users.
Don't make it a big deal.
Tcool, 01 Feb 2016It is not versatility. You are confining yourself to phone storage, you are limiting your worl... moreWhy? Because today I downloaded 6GB worth of movies and TV shows. I can't watch them all in the next few days, but I can surely store them until such time, like I'll watch them over my brother's place via DNLA.
So why store them away at home already? And it's not a bright idea carrying an HDD around for obvious reasons.
TheNeighbor, 01 Feb 2016Can't I have both worlds - I can watch them on my 5.7" Super AMOLED screen, AND stream my dow... moreIt is not versatility. You are confining yourself to phone storage, you are limiting your world to phone memory as if you cannot live without expansion memory. Don't let the phone control you.
Riya, 01 Feb 2016Which u have gold or silver??I have a gold platinum version.
Tcool, 01 Feb 2016In that case why do you have to save them in the phone? Transfer them to your wireless 8TB HDD... moreCan't I have both worlds - I can watch them on my 5.7" Super AMOLED screen, AND stream my downloads onto my three smart TV? Versatility, man. Versatility.
I can even have a greater control of video sliding my latest TV episodes with Samsung Smart View on my phone.
You still wouldn't believe that the next S7 and N6 will come with microSD slot? Well, just have a look at the new A6 for this year, and it just has a microSD slot. Why will Samsung provide for their medium range, while they won't provide memory expansion for their flagships?
TheNeighbor, 01 Feb 2016I download them on the go via LTE AND even stream them onto TV over DNLA function. I don't onl... moreTherefore no need for humongous phone storage. 64GB is more than enough for a WISE USER.
TheNeighbor, 01 Feb 2016I download them on the go via LTE AND even stream them onto TV over DNLA function. I don't onl... moreIn that case why do you have to save them in the phone? Transfer them to your wireless 8TB HDD after downloading and connect it to your FHD smart TV since you watch them in big screen. No need to keep them rotting in phone storage. I thought you are smart enough.