A Stupid and No Brain decision move by Samsung to discard the Memory Slot and removable battery option. What a trade in with losing all your Royal Customers worldwide.
Congratulation on your way down. I'll be switching to LG, Sony or HTC. Bye Bye
If Samsung still comes out with phone that is 32GB, and worst still, without sd slot, then what is the point ?
Other brands are putting in more powerful specs (internal & add-on memory, camera specs, faster processor etc) but Samsung is going backwards ?
If so, very disappointed with Samsung.
Going for other brands.
Samsung phone is not without problem anyway....
If almost all the fans of samsung want that note 5 comes with removable battery and changeablle memory cards why the company insists in missing these items from this phablet
Still using S2. Was going to buy S6, but decided not to because of Micro Sd and battery. Then waited for Galaxy, now it looks like it will not have the Micro SD and removable battery either. So.. no more waiting. iphone is next, my wife already got the latest one.
without sd card i am going to leave samsung ,
i prefer i phone than samsung 's no sd card phone
Samsung need to do the following to make this an exciting phone:
6 inch screen
Remove bloat wiz
3300mah battery minimum
Card Slot - Expandable storage
Instead of being trend setters they are being another sheep in the herd, congrats on losing your customer base.
Anonymous, 12 Aug 2015Remember last year..... Everyone said the Note 4 is the best... Well I own one and I say it is... moreI plan to buy Note 4 & I want to know why you said it worse? In terms of what?
I need all infos that I can get..tq
The worst mistake that Samsung did was removing the SD card slot, I mean that's what they accel at one point ahead of their competitors, now they are doing what it's lacking in it, I don't get it, the design is super slick and awesome, but removing the SD card slot? It's like building a cool tower but then removing the top of the tower
AnonD-428567, 12 Aug 2015Didn't Samsung already introduce this phone ( galaxy S6 )? Oh I'm sorry this is ground break... moreIn response to why people (the ones you call Samtards) buy these Samsung devices that are becoming more and more like Apple - which you imply they hate. I do agree that we buy Samsung devices because they are different from Apple's. Yes, we buy them because they have removable batteries and expandable memory. However, we also buy them because of the fact that it's an Android, and was one of the best flagship Android devices when comparing benchmark tests in terms of hardware.
TLDR: We buy Androids for a few reasons
1. Removable battery (I carry a spare and just replace when it's dead)
2. Removable Memory
3. Usually High end performance
4. Android (not stuck in Apple's Locked garden where you can't customize)
However...given the sad turn that Samsung has taken to copy Apple to appease those that always ask for a "Premium feeling phone" I will not be upgrading from my Note 3 to the Note 5. I expect innovation and improvements with new products...not downgrades.
Also in this day and age with our technological advancements, you're telling me you can't make a glass back/metal phone with a push button that pops open a removable memory card...similar to how apple's sim card is removed? You can't make a metal backing that pops open with a switch that removes a battery?
AnonD-389805, 13 Aug 2015Switching to another Android may sound easy but there is only 1 premium smartphone with all(Ex... moreLG G4 is a flop itself in South Korea. The Korean complained overheating and outdated specs compare to Galaxy S6. Lg G3 users said it is not tempting enough for an upgrade. With 80,000 unit of sales per month it is not reaching 70million unit sales target by this year.
AnonD-334650, 13 Aug 2015Why would you switch to an iPhone because you no longer have an SD card or removable battery? ... moreSwitching to another Android may sound easy but there is only 1 premium smartphone with all(Excluding S-Pen) the features the Note had and that's the LG G4.
Why would you switch to an iPhone because you no longer have an SD card or removable battery? It has neither and is worse as it does not have fast or wireless charging or the latest faster memory. Just choose another Android phoe, that is one of the many advantages of Android over IOS namely choice.
I have a friend who had repair a Samsung note 3 but the service DECSIS, SA. in Portugal broke displey a shame for Samsung, works very poorly in Portugal.
I'll never buy SAMSUNG.
I now only buy ONEPLUS and is only half the value.
Remember last year..... Everyone said the Note 4 is the best... Well I own one and I say it is THE WORST device ever.... Never buying samsung ever again
chill out bros! If less people buying the new note 5 because of no microsd slot, samsung will put it back in the next note in 2016. I am definitely not buying the new note 5 this time.
please don't release note 5 without microsd and with non removable battery. i have note 3 and i'm waiting for note 5. but with those 2 changes i may try lg that has both