Dont care about removable Battery .. but i guess external memory is crucial since you never know when your phone will die on you. It happened to me with my HTC One m7.. One of the coolest smartphone ever but one day it just died and didnt come back to life.. I lost everything in it. So i prefer phones with external memory.
the tech nerd, 12 Feb 2016Well this accounts to be a reason but you forgot the main reason I.e money ,Microsoft charges ... moreSorry not for installing but because of it's patents ,installing will also cost extra too
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2016They removed it also because of the amount of users that used shitty sd cards was huge in the ... moreWell this accounts to be a reason but you forgot the main reason I.e money ,Microsoft charges money for installing SD card slot in mobiles and they asked to charge furiously (I.e 15$ per mobile) for s6 which they clearly refused , if companies can't install SD card slots in mobile then they should rather try a new way to add storage in mobile like SD card and not too costly like SD card
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2016sorry there was no faith lost all these models did very well. S5 is a water proof phone with ... moreNope s5 looks like a cheap kid lost in s series (only thing in the whole mobile likable was waterproofing and pls stop defending Samsung madly
sd card is a choice. if you dont want to store to it dont but its a very good option to have
Anonymous, 11 Feb 2016S7 should bring the faith back which was lost in s4 s5 s6sorry there was no faith lost all these models did very well.
S5 is a water proof phone with everything one needs
[deleted post]They removed it also because of the amount of users that used shitty sd cards was huge in the previous versions, making them blaming the phones instead of the cards. It was a defensive move... Of course I would prefer to have a sd slot, because I know what type of card to use with it. But if there isn't a way to put a sd card I can still buy the 64gb or 128gb version of 32 is not enough. But it's samsung policy to ear the clients, so I would not be surprised if they would make a sd slot again on the next device
The usefulness of SD cards I think is primarily around the recovery of data in the event of a damaged device! If your phone is damaged, either physically or by water, there's a really good chance the micro SD card will have survived! Also, since Google Play Music can store to that location, it's an easy way to add a heap of music without paying a huge premium for fast storage when the simplest form will suffice nicely... but yes, aside from those (important) things, not much else use for those cards. I passed on the S6 due to the lack of inclusion for above reasons.
The advantage of having a removed micro SD card is you save all your info and pics on it ect and if the phone is ever damangr or doesn't turn on any more you can recover your pics and info at least.
It's old technology but its a worth while one
Why do you want an SD card that cannot read nor write data as fast as your internal storage. dammit people you make me sick, would you want your pictures to take longer to load than the gallery itself.... think about it you creatures, just be grateful the 64GB S7 will be cheaper than an iphone 6S 16GB
Wedge75, 11 Feb 2016Bring back MicroSD support !!!SD cards are Outdated and Old Technology in 2016 onwards...
Anonymous, 10 Feb 2016Samsung isn't going to read this you know10 million people a day visit gsmarena.... i am pretty sure all companies come here to see the opinion of their new phones and those being brought out by the opposition.
I think it's gr8 to have the ability again to have expandable memory, made the phones so damned expensive otherwise. Any idea when we'll know what colour options there'll be?
Seriously?, 10 Feb 2016Seriously? we are still addicted with old technology and we need an SD card while we have clo... moreHere I am connected wirelessly to my portable external hard disk. No biggy. These people just don't habe enough grey matter in their brain to adapt with new technology as quickly as possible. Keep postponing to buy that new shiny bling bling every year and saying, "Hey, I will just wait for next year model". Blah. You will be the most outdated person on Earth. Best regard from fast-adopters.