malakt, 16 Apr 2015The most important thing that does not have plastici wish it still was poly-carbonate, impact resistance with bounce is way better than none and the flex that results in aluminum. it's a more expensive material but far from better or more durable.
with that kind of battery and IP it would be "next" flagship... only add sd slot...
If the S6 Active comes to Verizon then I will probably get it. Water resistance is something I absolutely insist on since I live in Oregon (rains a lot).
Also very happy to hear the S6 Actives' battery will be 37% bigger (3500 mah vs 2550 mah)! Speaking of battery, I wish that Samsung hadn't increased the pixels in their display. The S5's 2.1 million pixels (1080 x 1920) in a 5.1" screen was plenty! I don't understand why they increased their pixels by 78% (1440 x 2560 = 3.7 million pixels!) when I've read in comments and reviews that the difference in clarity is barely noticeable even when you look for it. Seems a huge waste of battery resources to power so many pixels in such a small computer. Thankfully, Samsung is maximizing their battery and performance through an extremely efficient 14 nm chipset (Exynos 7420), Power Saving Mode and Ultra Power Saving Mode user options, and getting rid of a lot of the unnecessary preinstalled software (less background activity means less power wasted). Additionally Samsung has started to mass produce their new ePop techology which will further increase their battery (and internal space) efficiency in future phones.
Using a detailed review source (http://www.notebookcheck.net) I've found to be very accurate in the past I compared the S6 with the older S5. I was happy to see that the S6 made some really great improvements to its' display (especially brightness and outdoor usability), camera (especially low light condition shots), and has made the virtual keyboard and general layout much easier and intuitive to use. The lightning fast performance was also impressive. I am unhappy, however, that the S6 telephone quality is not as crystal clear as the S5 (plastic does not interfere with radio signals unlike metal so this result is not unexpected), the audio is not nearly as precise and impressive, and the battery is not removable (after a couple years of use or in case the S6 freezes and refuses to shut down). I am hoping the S6 Active reverts back to strong plastic as perfect reception is more important to me than perfect performance (as metal provides much better heat conductivity) and the much greater potential for a removable battery is a great added bonus, but if not I still feel the S6 Active will likely be the best option for my first smartphone.
On a much lesser note, I am hoping Samsung can still support UFS memory in the S6 active as it is more efficient (and faster), but I fear by supporting microSD card technology, they will be forced to abandon UFS in the S6 Active. Personally I can't see why I would need more than the 32 GB storage in the base S6 Active model, but I can understand why many people would want or even demand this basic feature, and personally losing UFS would not be a deal breaker for me.
Will this really happen? If yes I'm all for it. It's only a question of WHEN?!!!?!?!?!?!!!
@Arabian_Knight All Samsung devices use the Hold Power, Volume Up and Home Button simultaneously to reboot the phone into Recovery Mode. From there you simply pick reboot in standard mode!
What's so hard about that? lol... and you can do that if it has removable batteries or not. In fact near all manufacturers copied that method from older Samsung devices with out removable batteries!
This is too large for me. :( I like an S6 mini active with 4.3-4.5" and FHD, but with the S6's 14nm CPU.
ChuyenZ, 27 Mar 2015Hi guys,What's the disadvantages of non removable battery?When the Phone hangs and would not power on/off , you can bypass that by removing the Battery ... if the phone has non removable batteries , you must wait for the battery to drain out .
yeah i said it, 05 Apr 2015Your comment makes no sense, the LG g2 port and speaker and head set jack is at the bottom, so... moreMy main point was head set jack being at bottom and other changes I mentioned Samsung has done in new phones are so unhandy, which I think should be taken back in coming up phones... Actually as soon as possible with S6 Active because I want to buy that phone! And the hard keys for S6 Active are unhandy and not necessary either. One hard and two soft keys are the best. And it looks to me like they had inspiration from iPhone, designing S6...
Do You know for sure S6 Active won't have a card slot?
It is still uncertain as far as I know.
At least I still have hope ;)
This phone is a beast release this I bet you this will be the best phone ever its processor is better than snapdragon ,its 14 nm compared to 20 nm SD,its battery ....giant,display superb .....,it has finger print sensor ,heart rate sensor .....,what else any person wants for superb gaming and camera
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2015I can't see why Samsung's doing this.. They're adding great new futures and specs in their new... moreYour comment makes no sense, the LG g2 port and speaker and head set jack is at the bottom, so I guess LG copying too , the HTC one has no removable battery, I guess they copying too, most Nokia Lumia have no removable battery, I guess they copying too, One plus one have no removable battery, I guess they copying too, sir grow up , apple didn't not started no removable battery, no SD card slot, the first iphone was 2007. Samsung was around from 1938 and still here in 2015 ,
I can't see why Samsung's doing this.. They're adding great new futures and specs in their new phones but they're removing the good old ones at the same time. That's a shame they've changed the options key with running apps. What's the point in that? S6 is definitely a great phone but what's the reason for copying iPhone's specs which suck like headphone port being on the bottom?? Unremovable battery sucks too but I guess it's necessary to be water-proof.. And I hope there will be just usual one hard and two soft keys unlike S5 active. Sorry for my English by the way.
THUG-LIFE, 27 Mar 2015first when your phone is dropped in water and you are not able to remove the battery to dry an... more2nd if your battery starts to fail later on or develops a fault you will have to send your phone back to the manufacturer to have it replaced.
By having a user removable battery means that you can replace your failed/failing battery yourself easily.
LordAlex, 16 Mar 2015who the hell uses fm radio in 2015? this is just some gimmick so u can complain about it. acce... moreActually I love listening to the radio and it's a serious factor for me. Not all areas have wifi so to fm radio can be expensive...
ChuyenZ, 27 Mar 2015Hi guys,What's the disadvantages of non removable battery?first when your phone is dropped in water and you are not able to remove the battery to dry and avoid shortcut,two when your phone bricks and wont starting