m86k, 12 Mar 2015JohnHolmes, i hope you aren't wasting too much of your keyboard rerere-explaining alternatives... moreHaha, waste or not, I don't care.
I treated my microSD cards like you do, leaving them in the device all the time. They were simply there to expand internal storage because Samsung only offers up to 32GB devices in America (why? we can't afford 64GB, Samsung? Aren't we the richest bastards in the world?). We'd better get the 128GB device on our carriers here if they want to directly compare to the iPhone6, which is obviously Samsung's goal.
Yeah there are tons of alternatives to SD cards, each with their own strength or weakness. While at home, use wifi and network file sharing. You can easily stream 1440p video on a decent 802.11n network. I use simple Windows file sharing accessed on Android with ES File Explorer. It works great. While away from home, if you really need more room, OTG is cheap while wifi-drives are convenient. With OTG, you're not limited by the measly 128GB max microSD card. I used my 2TB compact external HDD with NTFS file system even (had to use an NTFS mounting app on Android). With wifi drives, the 128GB models are seriously about the same price as a 128GB microSD card, yet you can use it with basically any wifi device instead of being limited to the dwindling number of devices with microSD slots.
That's too bad about the battery removal being difficult. I figured it would be, considering glass back and unibody design. Oh well, I don't care. I know how to make batteries last a long time so I am sure I could get 3 or 4 years out of the S6 with maybe 20% degradation (1000 charge cycles = 20% degradation with li-ion, approx).
JohnHolmes, i hope you aren't wasting too much of your keyboard rerere-explaining alternatives solutions :) But i think it's more about people wanting to whine more than not knowing "other ways".
I personally hardly remove my sdcard from my phones, unless i have to upgrade phone or card and i prefer wireless transfers between phone and computers than wired ones. (Excepted if i need to copy a few gb's before going on vacation, then i pull my usb cable out). You said all that too with a few other guys, but people keep coming back with same rants.
I don't keep all data which is valuable to me on my phone only even microsd card, but on my computer and some not shared cloud account.
OTG adapters and even OTG USB drives are common and cheap nowadays.
There are even cheap wireless routers which include USB/SD ports shared for people afraid of broken usb ports.
As for removing battery of a S6, i checked that page in its manual, seems pretty hard since it's necessary to lift the glass back, then the whole motherboard before accessing it :)
Duphii, 12 Mar 2015Umm..."Actually No"? To which of my points are you referring? I have SGS4 and every... moreI should have been more precise : "Data transfer from the SD card directly is WAY faster than through USB. "
Wrong with S5, transfers are faster on the phone than on a standard microsd even class 10. Unless you have some Sandisk Extreme U3 in some USB3.0 adapter on a decent computer (not a laptop) because even then S5 is usb3 too.
lookign through on canada websites according to telus the samsung galaxy S6 runs for $250 32GB-2 year plan
s6 edge-$350 32GB 2 year plan not bad at all
Anonymous, 11 Mar 2015I'm traveling the world and have a backup of mutt apps on another sd card. I also had a proble... moreYou could backup your "mutt" apps (whatever those are...apps for non-purebred dogs?) to internal memory instead, or to external memory via OTG adapter (costs like $5 for one).
If it's large amounts of cheap storage you want on your S6, sorry you are going to have to pay more for that 64GB or 128GB model. But if all you're doing is backing up apps, you could do that on the 32GB model and dump files onto a laptop or external storage device as needed. Is that really so much more inconvenient than this process - 1) Turn off phone 2) Take case off of phone 3) Take battery out 4) Pop memory card out 5) Put memory card in microSD card reader or swap it with another microSD card or whatever the heck you're doing with it that requires it to be removable 6) Leave battery out while you transfer files off the mem card if you plan on putting it back in phone 7) Put microSD back in 8) Put battery back in 9) Turn phone back on 10) Hope you didn't get any txt or calls while phone was off
m86k, 12 Mar 2015Actually no. Especially if you owned a S5.Umm..."Actually No"? To which of my points are you referring? I have SGS4 and everything in my post was based on all my mobile phone experiences.
Not adding a SD card is clearly marketing.if they add one SG6 will be perfect and no one will be willing to buy the next flagship after SG6. That's why they haven't add one. Try to understand the marketing strategy here :)
Yeah bro. I will buy s6 edge 128GB just for one thingbecause samsung xonfirmed that 10 minutes of charging give u 4 hours usage but off course i cant sell my s4 128 GB cost 1000e but i will buy it after 4 months of marketing and may be i will get a used one
Nomad, 11 Mar 2015The performance looks impressive but I require a removable MicroSD card and removable battery.... moreSounds you like would like the Galaxy S5 or LG G3. They are pretty cheap these days and have microSD. You could use a Galaxy S6 with OTG-adapter and a microUSB card reader with a 128GB card in it, but you don't want extra hardware to pack around. However, you said you backup photos to USB, so you must be packing around a laptop or something. You can still do that with the S6. Sounds like the only reason you starting using the memory card for files was because your microUSB port broke on your S2. Even if Andrdoid somehow broke on your new S6 and it wouldn't boot up, or perhaps you broke the screen and it doesn't recognize touches, your photos would still be on the data partition that won't get wiped when you factory reset your S6. If your pics are really that important to where you're THAT paranoid, maybe you should be using a D-SLR. Plus, backing them up or simply storing them directly on microSD card is not that good of an idea since microSD is fairly unreliable and you could lose all the data on it, not to mention it's slow and someone could steal it out of your phone and get your pics if you don't encrypt it. It would be a lot more likely to lose data from a microSD than from the /sdcard/ partition on internal storage.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: We have tons of phones with sealed batteries. Phone makers include a way to hard-reset phones without removing the battery. Even phones with removable batteries can be hard reset without removing the battery, usually by holding power for 5 or 8 seconds, sometimes in combination with volume-down or up. The fact that so many people pull their battery when their phone acts up is astounding to me. Maybe it's a behavior left-over from Blackberry users, but it's an out-dated belief, that's for sure.
Not trying to talk you into getting an S6, but I think people aren't really thinking about alternatives to having microSD + removable battery. They would rather whine about it which does zero good. Like Samsung gives a rip. The only thing that will make them listen is sales figures. If the S6 flops, they might consider adding microSD if possible with UFS 2.0 (still unsure if it's technically possible, but I'm pretty sure it is).
I wonder how hard the S6 is to take apart enough to replace the battery. I'm guessing pretty hard but maybe not. We need a tear-down of the S6, haha. Samsung will surely make a lot of money on replacing peoples' batteries in their S6 just like Apple does. What is it $79 or $99 for battery replacement in iPhones? Yet the battery itself costs them under $10 I'm sure.
The spec not well enough???? Maybe you guys can considered for Samsung Galaxy S6 Active? The spec pretty great for s6 active.
Happy to hear SG6 is going to be launched in market. So, metal body and both sides glass is good. 16mp front camera and 5 mp rear camera is awesome with 3GB RAM. Processor is perfect. Screen wide is OK. But, no RADIO and NO card slot is the worse of the best set. I am sure these two weakness of mobile set is enough to down the market craze. So, iphone 6 and 6 plus are more perfect than SG6 and SG Edge even they are quite good gadget.
Iím not understand why so many people saying S6 specification not well enough, actually itís not that bad. They donít even know that smartphone tend to have similarity but after all is to satisfy all user. About S6 and S6 Edge details, do research about both phone before you start posting.
Not good enough for me without FM Radio and SD card slot. Otherwise very nice cpu performance, Infrared port and a good phone camera.
There are viral camera comparison of galaxy s6 vs iphone 6 on Internet.The galaxy s6 pictures seems far better than iphone 6 . Are these things are correct ?
I wish there was a memory card slot on the bottom, I can deal with not being able to replace the battery but being locked into not removing the memory card I might as well buy a Iphone, a faster processor isn't enough to get my money, personally I am going to wait and see if they add the memory card slot back for the S7 if not I will get the Note Edge for less money
toto, 12 Mar 2015Give me one reason to upgrade from my s2 to s6 ?why don't you change your mobile phone with s1 ..they made s1 for customers like you. ...lol
sajibe, 12 Mar 2015sorry wrong post was not for you Guys may i know which phone is better when compared to htc m9 and s6...
JohnHolmes, 11 Mar 2015Then their sales would be more pathetic than their S5 sales, which weren't bad by most standar... moreAnd let's not forget that despite whatever people say about S5 "bad sales", S5 was still the n°1 top selling android flagship.