Any pixel density over 300ppi, therefore, is only going to benefit a small minority of people with exceptionally good vision, or those who have their phones glued to their noses. All of these extra pixels are going to go largely unnoticed, and do very little other than waste battery life – something which is frustratingly poor in all smart phones.
I don’t mean this to discredit the amazing advances in technology, but now that most high end device manufacturers have reached the happy 300ppi, I would much rather they held back with this sort of thing and invested some time in better battery technology rather than wasting voltage on invisible pixels. Until we are walking around with smart phones strapped to our faces (Project Glass), I just can’t see[!] how these additional pixels are going to improve my over all user experience.
jonybillwilliams, 10 Mar 2015I don't know why they put QHD resolution in a 5.1 inch display, humans can not see the differe... moreFinally someone sees it (or not lol) no one can even tell the difference between 720p or 1080p on a 5 inch screen further more 2K or 4K. The money they invested could have gone to produced something worth while like radio.
I don't know why they put QHD resolution in a 5.1 inch display, humans can not see the difference between 1440 and 1080p which is and overtake itself for a 5 incher. Again it has no sense but make the phone expensive, slower and consume more battery. What's next? A smartwatch with QHD too??
Anonymous, 09 Mar 2015Most people will end up buying a protective cover that wraps the phone all around.
so what st... morethere are all kind of protections as you know.
Many will buy official ones from Samsung, i don't know if you took a look at them. They are really pretty this year.
And some people like me, will just get a transparent back cover from Samsung to keep the most of its design visible.
PS: Personnaly, when i'm home, my S5 is out of its window cover.
m86k, 09 Mar 2015Maybe you define beauty by the front only, but others, including me, are defining beauty as a ... moreMost people will end up buying a protective cover that wraps the phone all around.
so what stays exposed? only the old frontal design. that's where they all look the same, when they are all covered up with rubber tpu cases or whatever, i know that the specs are getting better with time, no complains there.
Mike, 09 Mar 2015I get a 1gb per month in my country with free whatsapp or facebook & instagram per plan so... moreYour screen resolution doesn't imply that you have to stream same resolution content over your data subscription.
People are like braking against evolution whereas 10 years ago, on a less than 240x240 phone resolution, we could barely fit 3 sentences of a SMS on a same screen. Or not even a real photo.
Apple made people believe in some eye limit, whereas actually the more pixels a screen is getting, the closer it gets to reality (and the more content, icons, details, etc.. you can get on it).
Mike, 09 Mar 2015I get a 1gb per month in my country with free whatsapp or facebook & instagram per plan so... moreThe idea that a 1440p screen will result in someone using too much data is a stretch, and a far one at that. Just set the resolution lower. It's like complaining that a new car goes 0-60 twice as fast as last years model but uses more gas to do it.
As far as some of those cons being pros for others (my opinion):
No memory slot - Good! The less slots the better, especially if it makes them ditch the 16GB model in favor of larger capacity. Plus, it helped them implement the super-fast UFS2.0 storage. Plus, Android sucks at implementing microSD cards (must have root and use tools to actually move apps to it).
Expensive 64 and 128 GB models - Hopefully the price gaps will be similar to how they were with 16/32/64. Maybe this means the USA will actually see a 64GB model (have we ever had a 64GB Galaxy device?). Maybe we will even get the 128GB model. While it is more expensive than microSD cards, it is a LOT faster, more reliable, and actually works with Android properly.
NoT waterproof - I don't care. They wasted weight, effort, time, cost, etc. on making it water-proof. A normal phone is water-proof enough for me.
Non-removable, smaller battery - Good! It's slimmer, lighter, more durable, unibody, etc. Batteries last longer than phones in my life (1.5 years between phones, approx.)
Headphone jack at the bottom - Fine by me, same as my last 2 phones. Works well cuz I put my phone in my pocket top-side first.
No (FM) radio - I don't care. I live in an area without any good FM stations. I subscribe to Pandora and SiriusXM. FM radio would be a wasted feature.
USB 3.0 to 2.0 change - Saves space and weight. The USB 3.0 speed would be nice from time to time, especially with the new UFS 2.0 storage, but the USB 2.0 standard works well enough for me since I rarely use it to transfer data. Plus, all the USB 2.0 docks and accessories will work with it.
I could keep going with other peoples' cons, but I won't.
this is the coolest phone I have ever seen, I am going to get it!!!
Anonymous, 09 Mar 2015I want people to answer and comments on this.
From the frontal view , all these samsung phone... moreMaybe you define beauty by the front only, but others, including me, are defining beauty as a whole package : front, rear, sides, lines, slimness.
A brand can only be remembered if it keeps a same signature. If it's different for every model, how can it be popular? That's marketing basics.
Sony Clique, 09 Mar 2015Moreover, I see your galaxy S6 has got that camera which you called inferiorUse your brain, what did i say ?
S6 is going to get an inferior module to your Z3 line and will get better reviews for its pictures quality. I'm not bragging, i'm just guessing because this happens to any flagship non-Sony getting a Sony sensor.
JohnHolmes, 09 Mar 2015Most informative? Nah. It's too subjective and opinionated. Most logical people will pretty mu... moreI get a 1gb per month in my country with free whatsapp or facebook & instagram per plan so a even a 1080p tv show stream will kill my data let alone a 2K, 2.5K or 4K video. For me headphone jack to the bottom is perfect for the way I place my phone in my pocket but I'm not sure how the rest of those cons could be pros for some people.
Nikolain, 09 Mar 2015Samsung already has a pre-order record for S6 & S6 Edge, 20 Million Units :D http://www... more€700 (basically US760) for the 32gb model I'm not sure if I want know what the 128gb is going to cost
Anonymous, 09 Mar 2015This has got to be the most informative thing on this page, everybody else is talking about ip... moreMost informative? Nah. It's too subjective and opinionated. Most logical people will pretty much discount the post after reading the short list of 3 pro's that somehow didn't include screen, camera, storage, and ram...all of them class-leading.
Further discounting of the post is guaranteed when he talks about the front camera only taking 1080p even though it is capable of more and how the 1440p screen (which he calls 2k even though it's 2.5k, or QHD, or 1440p, but not 2k) will use more data for poor customers with data quotas.
And really, the cons for some poeple are pros for others, so it's just all opinion anyway when you claim something is a definite con even though it is seen as a pro for many.
Samsung already has a pre-order record for S6 & S6 Edge, 20 Million Units :D
Realist, 09 Mar 2015Pros: Nice clean metal body, bluetooth 4.1 and speaker at the bottom of the ph... moreThis has got to be the most informative thing on this page, everybody else is talking about iphones and sony phones on samsung's page. It has way too many deal breakers in my opinion no real reason to "upgrade" from my s5. Samsung should listen to it customers not the critics the only thing we needed was an upgrade from plastic but they changed too many things. Hopefully they'll be a S7
Peda, 09 Mar 2015Why do you compare iPhone with galaxy s6? They are not in the same galaxy, wait till the iPhon... moreTHEY compared the iPhone6 to the S6 because the two devices are obvious direct competitors. Why wouldn't you compare the two?
Why don't you give some good examples of expected specs on the iPhone 6S and how they are inferior to other devices that don't exist yet? Look into your crystal ball and enlighten us all.
Childish spec comparison means nothing. You know nothing, Jon Snow.
Sony Clique, 09 Mar 2015Nice! Could you bring some credible sources validating your claim about the Sony Xperia camera... moreI don't have a distinct credible source for the Sony camera thing. More like I've seen the camera shoot-outs where the Z3 gets trounced by Galaxy S5, Note 4, iPhone 6, etc. Basically, when it's set to AUTO, the Z3 pics are crap. Lots of Sony users claim they can produce better photos with manual mode, which leads to people being like "You gotta be an amateur photographer to get the best pics from the Xperia's".
Sony Clique, 09 Mar 2015Could you give me your supporting evidences and reasons please. You called my comments immatur... moreI never allow my emotions to take hold in any discussion and I have been sensible. You started by saying Samsung will not be able continue, due to loss of profit.
However when others comment in response to your post with valid reasons as why you might be wrong, you still insist Samsung is finished. All the while advertising for your favourite company. I never judged your for your name, anyone who disagrees with your with sources to support must be Samsung fanboy/girl
Moving on you stated that a phone made of plastic are toys for immature kids. Which is very mature of you. This is not the only example you resorting to name calling and bashing Samsung. The fact is you insult people, then wonder why your comment gets deleted.
I want people to answer and comments on this.
From the frontal view , all these samsung phones look the same !!! so why do people go so crazy about these phones saying ooohh this one is more beautiful etc. There's no real big difference in design since the launch of the 1st gen. galaxys. and i'm talkin about the front face of the phone, not edges, sides or back cover. your comments please.....