Oats, 09 Mar 2015As I previously mentioned let's wait and see, Samsung are boring and cheap, Had a S4 felt chea... moreI wouldn't be so sure as you are about S6 future. I'm not stating oh yeah, it will be the best seller of the decade, but i wouldn't use words like "i know" as you do.
Now, you got a limited own experience with phones : S4 / Iphone. I can only tell you that you are talking about the top dog of Android manufacturers, not just any.
LG (G3 only) maybe looks from afar more premium than previous Galaxy S but it's still polycarbonate, and seems like cheaper than those used in S3-S5 since many people are reporting cracked bezels on G3. I own a G3 which hasn't cracked yet, but i was surprised to see how much people exagerate about Samsung when i opened my G3's back cover. I'm only talking about physical aspect, not even software which is far less organized as Galaxy S series. But you should give it a go instead of guessing and looking at comments.
HTC, i woulnd't call an aluminium brick a premium device (160grs a 5"- inch phone as big as a 5.5" one, who are you kidding?), i have been tempted several times to buy HTC but each time, they just didn't cut it, always something wrong.
I'm not here to convince you, but just to push you testing devices and not staying on a single device experience and then talking like you know mobile industry that much.
Oats, 09 Mar 2015I am saying in simple term is that the new Samsung S6 will not encourage Iphone user to change... moreMaybe you need to grow up, or read more Samsung has been around from 1938 , they sell TVs washing machines refrigerator computers.... as well as smartphones tablets watches, LG sells the same things , Htc sells phones, as far this copying nonsense is this a word for Plastic, or you thinking you hurting our feelings Apple use everyone ideas the copyright it and says they invented it , please Grow up , the Galaxy 6 and Galaxy 6edge is beautiful wonderful devices with or without SD card slot and Removable battery,
m86k, 09 Mar 2015That's why LG and HTC combined never sell more than a single Galaxy S. Right. Among all the... moreAs I previously mentioned let's wait and see, Samsung are boring and cheap, Had a S4 felt cheap got rid of it after the phone completely died on me and decided to stick with the iphone which has nnever caused me any issues. Samsung are boring and always copying from other ideas instead of thinking of new ideas and the heartbeat sensor comon that was a huge flop. The LG and the HTC are better than samsung and look more premium. Let's see if the S6 flops because I know it won't do well at all ;-)
amin, 08 Mar 2015add expandable SD card optio. dont follow iphoneBought an iPad mini 2 16gb coz I can't afford the 128 gb and now regretting the decision. Cannot enjoy a good movie because of lack of space, cannot install a large app for then I will have to uninstall some other app. Cannot take large videos.
Wish I bought some android tab with memory card support. The hardware though is gr8 I must admit.
All's well but the lack of memory card is a kill joy. This is diverting my attention to the htc m9 (where the regret is the lack of optical image stabilisation). Hence I am going for the latter.
Oats, 09 Mar 2015I am saying in simple term is that the new Samsung S6 will not encourage Iphone user to change... moreThat's why LG and HTC combined never sell more than a single Galaxy S. Right.
Among all the Android manufacturers, the only one who can and who is compared to Apple is Samsung and that's common knowledge based on facts like sales.
So if Samsung can't reach Apple, it's not LG or HTC who will be able to.
yeah i said it, 09 Mar 2015Your comment makes no sense I am saying in simple term is that the new Samsung S6 will not encourage Iphone user to change because the S6 looks similar to the Iphone it looks to me the S6 has copied some of the Iphone 6 designs when comparing the iphone and there's no memory slot. The S6 will never sell as a premium handset just like the S4 and the S5 but I may be wrong we will see. Samsung can't compete with Apple. Samsung need to worry about LG and HTC because there the companies who are growing faster than anyone else
cj, 09 Mar 2015You're missing the point here, I have a 64gb micro sd, which i had for the last few years in m... moreHey, hold your horses!
First thing first. I'm glad that you never had problems with your microSD card. You were on the lucky side. Me, I prefer the safe side than sorry after.
Secondly. I didn't told you to buy this Samsung. The comment was for the Samsung fans, if the only obstacle between them and this phone are the battery and the card slot.
As I sad, I'm not Samsung fan. I used to be during the Galaxy S2 era, but with the S3... no more.
My opinion is that this days, Samsung being on the top of the wave, sort of speak, they are mostly selling an overpriced image brand. If you wake up and look around you will find better quality and better equipped phones for the same price or even cheaper.
P.S. Btw, english not being my primary language I apologize for the eventually mistakes.
Its a style, yet to be practiced by consumers, nothing else, they are encashing the style. Normal S6 is equally fit, see the price 900€ fr edge. They can never be iPhone copycats as to maintain singled price fr only one model. No sd card Fixed Battery are also iPhone traits. I bet within 2 qtrs prices will come crashing down, ad then focus on N5-
yeah i said it, 08 Mar 2015There go the lies again, everything we buys go bad after a while, that's life deal with , no o... morethat's right my friend. To all samsung haters, the S6 will outsell any other android phone of 2015 from the way i see it. Who's forcing u guys to buy samsung. If u want to buy samsung phones, buy it. If not, just keep it to urself and stop discouraging others with these lame comments.
daniam, 09 Mar 2015First I have to say that I'm not a Samsung fan, but in this comment I'll stand up for the S6, ... moreYou're missing the point here, I have a 64gb micro sd, which i had for the last few years in my s3,s4 and curentelly on my s5....Never had any problems with it.
I simply won't buy an expensive piece of **** that does exactly the same stuff as my present phone and won't be able to take all my data.
Samsung are digging their own hole!
m86k, 09 Mar 2015A wise comment daniam!
I had already forgotten about microsd bricking.
There was also bric... moreThank you!
And BTW, my problem was not only that I lost the money that I paid for those microSD cards (they are kinda cheap these days anyway), but more important was that I lost precious stuffs for me, like some pictures that I care about and I'll never get them back.
And one more thing. when I sad that the non-removable battery will perform better, I was referring to the life span, not to the amount of operating hours until recharge.
Usually detachable batteries are seen almost like consumables by the phone manufacturers. That's why the warranty period for those is usually lower than the phone itself. They know that are cheap made products, which will not last for long.
On the other hand, as far as I know, on non-removable battery phones the warranty is the same for both because they are considered as a whole.
daniam, 09 Mar 2015First I have to say that I'm not a Samsung fan, but in this comment I'll stand up for the S6, ... morethat's true. At least 32 GB of internal storage is enough. This is ssd and not some snail-paced micro sd card that'll eventually fail. Why can't some people just appreciate what samsung does? If the S6 should have come with removable battery and micro sd slot they'll find something else to say. To me the S6 is the best android phone. Critics will have to live with that.
daniam, 09 Mar 2015First I have to say that I'm not a Samsung fan, but in this comment I'll stand up for the S6, ... moreA wise comment daniam!
I had already forgotten about microsd bricking.
There was also bricking/corrupting reports with 64gb sandisk into Galaxy S4. It happened to a friend of mine and luckily not to me.
As someone said on sammobile : if people don't realize the tech behind the S6 series and prefer complaining about their microsd slot, it's better for them to not buy a S6. They won't use it efficiently.
First I have to say that I'm not a Samsung fan, but in this comment I'll stand up for the S6, regarding the concerns that some people have about the non-removable battery or the missing microSD card slot.
I owned in the past an S3 but shortly after I moved towards Nexus 4 which I still use today.
I don't plan to upgrade yet because as a smartphone with only 16GB, day by day use (apps, photos and phone calls), still hold up pretty good.
My next choice will be, probably, Asus Zenfone 2 - I really need a dual sim card phone plus the Asus quality and reliability at a fair price compared to Samsung.
For movies or heavy Android gaming I have the nVIDIA Shield tablet.
Back on topic:
My reasons to move away from Samsung in the past were (among others) exactly the ones about that some people are complaining today: the S6 has no microSD card slot nor removable battery.
About the lack of microSD card slot:
My previous S3 bricked a 16GB microSD card (Kingston) after 3 weeks and a 2nd 8GB (Sandisk) after 2 months. I also had the same reports from some of my friends about their microSD slot equipped phones.
Also, if you don't know yet, the microSD cards are NOT officially supported by Google (Android owner). They are considered a security breach. That's why you don't find a microSD card slot in any of their own Nexus product line (phones or tablets).
But for real now! The S6 has up to 128GB. Of course you can get those extra GB for a cheaper price with a microSD card option, but the read/write speed, safety issues and reliability differences between an integrated SSD and an external microSD are pretty important in my oppinion. Plus, if you go for the S6, you consider yourself a premium buyer, right?
About the non-removable battery:
On my previous owned S3 the quality of the removable battery was... well... I guess you know better if you happened to own one. I ended up buying 2 more replacements. Same problems also occurred to most of my friends who owns phones with interchangeable batteries (including S4 and 5)
On my Nexus 4 the non-removable battery is still working like in day one. Same with my friends who owns Nexus 5, 6 or Nokia or other non-remobable battery phone models.
AND NOW, every one here who is worried about non-removable battery should know that the companies use premium builded batteries for their phones if those are not removable.
To be honest, when I bought my Nexus 4 I first had the same worries about the non-removable battery, but after some internet and friends researches I made the step and I had no regrets after.
If you are a Samsung fan, go for it! The battery should perform significantly better compared with the previous models. And the internal SSD is a faster, safer and reliable solution than an external microSD card.