This year s6 failed
2550mha battery. V poor life
No full metal cases ,,, glass glass because sony fail of glass back cover
Non removable battery
No micro sd card slot
i think for the next generations of samsung phone... the minimum internal memory should be 128GB, only then i will stop my comment on the external slot...
I think S6 is totally upgraded a lot compare to previous galaxy series.Previous galaxy series is troublesome compare to S6.I’m love the larger phone storage and 3GB RAM very much so I can capture more photo and keep more video about my friends and my family. I’m still looking forward for more information, reviews about this smartphone.
I like s5 better i think Samsung made major progress in the mobile phone Industry
if Note 5 will be with such specs with no major change I will keep on my current Note 4
its really beatufiful to look at this phone...an impeccable design and it has got a variety of brilliant features..
littlecat96, 13 Mar 2015Go for lumia it has 20 mpLumia 930 is a decent phone. Of course, no microSD either in it, which seems to be a huge deal for people, haha. The camera is probably almost as good as the SGS6 since Windows-fanboy websites claim the Lumia 930 just barely beats the Note 4 camera if you use PureView on the Lumia and edit the photos yourself instead of letting it apply oversampling or something, whereas the Note 4 was still doing it's own sharpening and enhancement to the images. And we know the SGS6 camera beats the Note 4. So ya, I don't think anyone would get the Lumia 930 over the SGS6 except to save money. 20MP vs 16MP is not really a comparison that even matters to most people.
jimmy, 13 Mar 2015i thought camera is 20mp not 16Go for lumia it has 20 mp
I think people who are IFanBoys should be jealous more because they cannot accept that S6 series are better than their Iphone's (hardware + design) just accept it GUYS! Samsung Rules "Next is Now!" "Iphone is past"
Everybody making excuses of mcard, fixed battery are grumbling because of price, than anything else. All is well that ends well. When will the price war calm down. As by S10 it wud be 2000$.
JohnHolmes, 12 Mar 2015With the Note 3, I saw benchmarks of nearly 70MB/sec from internal storage over USB 3.0 (not M... moreYes, i think it's the same with S5, slow/slower writing to microsd inserted whatever its speed, but normally fast to internal storage.
I haven't benched from PC but i noticed that when transferring from both USB 2.0 and 3.0.
Internal storage bench gives me 192MB/s read and 53MB/s write (i have only 3gb left so values could be less than a clean/test phone).
So maybe Samsung got rid of some bottleneck in their architecture by removing external sd and one reason to be slow/laggy in certain tasks
JohnHolmes, 12 Mar 2015Haha, waste or not, I don't care.
I treated my microSD cards like you do, leaving them in t... moreHehe
here (FR) i hardly found more than 16gb Samsung devices in the past (hence my 16gb Note 2014) and just like you, i expand storage with microsd only for that. That's why i'm happy to see 64/128gb readying for preorders here.
Despite using fast 64gb microsdxc from Samsung and Sandisk, i couldn't bear the "loading" from those external cards each time i want to show off some high quality photos / videos to people (like you have that great phone. And you can already hear the thoughts of iphone owners/no microsd card phones), highly noticeable with a good 30gb of 16MP photos and 1080p/4K videos.
I'm used to charge my devices every 2 or 3 days in average, i should get some time before asking Samsung a battery replacement :)
As you and many said, it's a consumer society so, excepted the few still sticking with a S2 in 2015 as their main device, people usually look for a new device after 2 or 3 years of the same.
S5 was and is still a great choice when i see people complaining, maybe G3 since it has FM radio but no water protection. For those who really need water protection (and a new device), S6 Active / Z3 (and maybe Z4) may turn their head more.
It's all about choices and tastes. There are enough phones and brands on the market to not stay and whine every day at 1 model which is aimed more at being a luxuary product than an "all people" product, in my opinion (especially the Edge).
Samsungs Kept Very Silent about the Batterylife on the Galaxy S6,o.k they said about Fast Charging but Nothing how Long they Accept the Battery to Last,Forbes as just put on that the Galaxy S6 Active as Much Larger Battery than the Galaxy S6,Will All Samsung Premium Phones now not Offer the Removable Battery or Micro sd Card Slots,as i Bet the Galaxy Note phone uses will Worried if Samsung Follow Suite and do the Same with the Note 5
m86k, 12 Mar 2015I should have been more precise : "Data transfer from the SD card directly is WAY faster ... moreWith the Note 3, I saw benchmarks of nearly 70MB/sec from internal storage over USB 3.0 (not MTP), while MTP or USB 2.0 would yield more like 25MB/sec.
Meanwhile, a USB 3.0 card reader, which are cheap these days, can get 90MB/sec+ out of modern microSD cards like the Samsung Pro ($1 per gig) according to Tom's, and you know Tom's is right: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/microsd-cards-2014/-1-Sequential-Read-MB-s,3480.html
Now I wonder what the Samsung Pro card would get in the S5 via USB 3.0 connected to a PC. This guy used a Sandisk Extreme card with his Note 3 and gets like 15 - 20MB/sec, not the best test though since it's not an S5 nor a Samsung Pro card: http://www.jayceooi.com/galaxy-note-3-usb-3-0-file-transfer-benchmark/ I'm guessing the S5 is a tad slower than the dedicated card reader. Or does the S5 use MTP or USB2.0 for the microSD card and USB3.0 is only good for internal storage? I don't know and I guess I don't care either, haha.