I currently Use the Galaxy Stellar, a two year old basic smartphone Samsung released, and I frequently make use of the removable battery, and store all of my photos and music on an SD card because I want to listen to music on the go without using my data, like I would have to or streaming on music apps or from cloud services. If I had to upgrade my phone, I would choose the Note 4 over the Galaxy s6 due to the lack of the SD card slot, which is great for those who have
m86k, 03 Mar 2015Sad story :) Hopefully you aren't used to that kind of situation weekly/monthly?Anyone who walks their dogs in any weather knows the problems of keeping your phone and wallet dry because I can't just hide under a shelter every time it drizzles with rain and just keep walking hoping it doesn't get worse.
Deeply disappointed. No micro SD, battery not removable and not water prove.
will wait for.Sony's z4 and as usual it will leave behind this phone in features and in performance
Michael Parker, 03 Mar 2015I tried that but was walking the dogs along a footpath less than a mile from home and a freak ... moreSad story :) Hopefully you aren't used to that kind of situation weekly/monthly?
Thanks fo the good inovation. But have you failed to create solar charged display or case to increse power duration?
m86k, 03 Mar 2015LOL Sammy. And to comfort Michael, anyway S1 is an old phone, so no wonder if it takes a ... moreI tried that but was walking the dogs along a footpath less than a mile from home and a freak downpour that lasted less than 5 minutes hit me and phone was in my pocket and it soaked through the jacket I was wearing and my pockets were just pooling the water so nothing I did and no none waterproof phone could have survived that.
none removable battery and no SD card slot.
ask LG how that worked with the G2.
I wans interested until I read that.
m86k, 03 Mar 2015I was not saying that water resistance/proof is an useless feature. Only point out that haters... moreWaterproofing for me is only for when caught out in the rain and I didn't want to buy the active versions of the Galaxy phones just for that because they are bigger phones, but now because of the lack of SD slot and removable battery I can't even use the S6 and I'm hoping they make something with the same specs but with the card slot and battery, and waterproofing is a feature I can live without and isn't a deciding factor for the phone.
Sammy, 03 Mar 2015Dear Michael
I am so amazed by your comments,
I get out, and I ware a right gear, you live... moreLOL Sammy.
And to comfort Michael, anyway S1 is an old phone, so no wonder if it takes a bit of water that it will get into serious troubles.
I'm used to use my phones under rain being certified against water or not. If i ever get soaked like you did, i would just hold my phone under my shirt and run to some place until it stops raining or to my home...
Michael Parker, 03 Mar 2015Waterproofing has been very helpful for me because now I don't have to carry a little plastic ... moreI was not saying that water resistance/proof is an useless feature. Only point out that haters was saying that back when S5 was announced.
Now i think if they remove that feature from S6, they may have good reasons. Like a guy posted a few posts before me, or simply because their charging/battery tech is incompatible with water? Who knows. We aren't working for Samsung, none of us.
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2015which part doesn't make senSe ?Don't worry, you do :)
And so my post in your direction which completes what you said
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2015just read what I posted,
you don't need a card slot anymore, that is the
things of the P... moreTell me one reason I would have most of my files on a cloud service with the added hassle of downloading what I need and worrying about having an Internet connection when like I do now I have my files on card for instant access and on various cloud services.
Why should I choose to compromise when it's possible to have everything I need?
I mean not a freaking iPhone owner here so I shouldn't need to be finding solutions to problems that shouldn't exist.
Michael Parker, 03 Mar 2015Maybe you don't leave your house much but more than once I've been caught in massively heavy r... moreDear Michael
I am so amazed by your comments,
I get out, and I ware a right gear, you live in Britain and you seriously don't know the weather is so unpredictable and carry a umbrella or right clothing?
beside are you telling me you rather get soaked into water from top to bottom but you feel good that your phone is Ok? but not you and your clothing?
what is the chance of that to happen?
I live in UK, what you described never ever happen to me, because I don't walk in the rain till I soak, specially if I don't have a right clothing's,
it would be enough time to take cover, always and with that none of the Samsung phones do get damage, they are all water resistance including S6, but Samsung never put that under the feature, because they can be sued.
so hope you stick with your s5, which is a great phone still!
Michael Parker, 03 Mar 2015They offer up to 128gb but it will cost hundreds of dollars extra when I can get a 128gb micro... moreYou can get 128GB card for $100, but do you invest $100 for sd card. I doubt
adpk, 03 Mar 2015people whose just buying latest phones and dont see specifications are the people whick love (... moreYour reasons are perfectly understandable and like some of us are saying, there are other ways around for what is being held against S6's.
But the picture is now bigger and this is what people should understand here in opinions section.
Like some other sites and comments are talking about :
Samsung needed to react in a different way for their new flagship.
As you all know, their profits are declining faster and faster for many reasons. Competition is getting stiffer by the day with all those chinese incomers on international market. HTC, LG and Sony are not the only competitors anymore for android.
Apple keeps selling like hotcakes and raising its profits whatever object they release.
Just all, ask yourself why?
Not due to highly customisable phone, but thanks to a piece of simplicity, working, fast and nice to show off phone.
As some people are saying, Samsung is trying to get iphone users. And Samsung is right. These users are the ones to conquer now, not the old android users base who wont spend 700$ on a flagship on release date (for 80% of them probably) but still wants everything and more for less (ex: Xiaomi/One+ buyers).
Just read the comments of people saying, "phone is overpriced!" "i'll get one when prices will drop after 4 months" etc.. Iphone users just lineup weeks before release, not 4 months later.
If they can rally those new users with the ones existing who don't have any problems with simple details as FM Radio, microsd or removable battery, they will earn big respect and more sales, so more profits (or at least the one they have lost over the years).
Look at hollywood stars, high class people, movies etc.. 80% of them are using iphones. No brainer.