It's all down to personal preference...just samsung can't cater for everyone that's the problem! There is pros and cons for both sides regarding the removable battery, but samsung are deciding to go with whatever they see fit
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Removable battery seems to be a hot button issue. I can understand why they want to remove it, but it will change what device I purchase. I've had a Galaxy S4 for over two years and it is still going strong with crDroid and Android 6.0 with excellent battery life. Hoping to get three years out of the device before being back on the upgrade treadmill again.
For me, having a removable battery allows me to go on longer bike trips (twice a week, @ 80 km) and swap out the battery. Battery cases are clunky and don't fit into the bike mount, and external batteries are one more thing to tie down and worry about falling off down a hill at 60 km/h when you hit that bridge with bumps. It's a big plus to be able to swap it out at the end of a work day and have a completely full battery for the evening, regardless of what you plan on doing.
A lean phone is also nice as well, but not a compromise I can make.
Same crap - better camera. I need my PHONE to make PHONE CALLS. Give me longer talk time battery life and better cell reception and I'll upgrade.
360_optix, 10 Jan 2016Non removable battery? Again?! Why?!! Really, Id like to know what the non-corporate benefits... moreThe only reason you need a removable battery is if the phone freezes up often enough to where you MUST take it out to restart it. There is a key combination in these new phones to simulate removal of the battery. I've had an s6 edge+ for a while now, and have not run into a situation where I need to "remove" the battery. Buy a better phone, and you won't have to worry about the issue. Keep the s5, good luck in the future once it becomes obsolete with new Android versions.
Is you taking out your battery really that freakin important? No. It's not. Keep yourself with a lower quality phone then, best of luck once the s5 starts becoming crappy with updated software in the future.
Please Samsung we just ask for memory slot back and better battery life!
360_optix, 10 Jan 2016Non removable battery? Again?! Why?!! Really, Id like to know what the non-corporate benefits... moreCos, it will reduce battery casing , (more space for bigger battery or can make phone thinner), reduce contact points, and in reality more than 80% of users dont change battery. Average use of smart phone is only 1.5 to 2 years and original battery will last for that duration.
Non removable battery? Again?! Why?!!
Really, Id like to know what the non-corporate benefits are of not having the option. Thats why I have an S5 and wont be changing to another SG any time soon by looks
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2016Very true and agree with you. First world country don't need radio in smartphone. They are so ... moreYou just don't get it do you?
A smartphone is there to replace everything so you carry 1 device that does everything, and yeah maybe people don't use radios much but it still should be included especially when the Galaxy S7 will have the FM tuner hardware built in just as every previous Galaxy S has but Samsung disabled them in the firmware at the request of the cell networks as they want to make you use Internet radio they can charge data costs for instead of just having a free radio.
Also in some countries mobile internet is still insanely expensive and limited so radio still gets used.
Card slot, MHL support, wireless console controller support !! ALL WHAT I'M ASKING TO BE IN MY NEXT GALAXY !! don't fail me like the S6 plz :(
alma, 08 Jan 2016zpreia z5 has not IRDA - it's dealbreaker. nobody uses FM radio in 1st world. s7 is the futureVery true and agree with you. First world country don't need radio in smartphone. They are so rich that they could just buy a real radio instead. Why depend on smartphone for that? Who buy smartphone just to listen to radio? There are so many nice radio less than $10-20 out there. Have better reception too.
Sven, 09 Jan 2016we want Fm radio and SD slot. not copy of iphonewho wants fm radio on a phone? lol theres apps if that's the main thing you want.
david000012, 09 Jan 2016i am sick of sd card and pulling battery. one piece is the best. quick charge. the handy pho... moreThere's plenty other phones if you want an iPhone replica(like an iPhone) but some of us actually want and need these features.
i am sick of sd card and pulling battery. one piece is the best. quick charge.
the handy phone need power, clear and simple to used. people very lazy today.i am not work for the phone. I need the phone work for me. give me what i want.
laptop can download movie play through hard disk. mac air 12 inch or mac book is the best for lazy laying one the bed browsing internet.
cell phone can do it all, but only when you need. cell phone is the best for chat online. and listening to music.
32gb still enough music to enjoy.
for expert, please purchase 128gb version. soon the future phone will have 254gb too.
with me, the phone is complete one piece powerful is the best. its the best for sell too
alma, 08 Jan 2016zpreia z5 has not IRDA - it's dealbreaker. nobody uses FM radio in 1st world. s7 is the futureIt's supposed to be a smartphone so it's dumb to remove the radio as an extra feature for those occasional times it's needed when every Galaxy S has always had a built in FM tuner chip but Samsung always disables it.
klajdi3, 08 Jan 2016I love samsung mobile s series but if s7 will not have sd card . removable battery . fm radio.... morezpreia z5 has not IRDA - it's dealbreaker. nobody uses FM radio in 1st world. s7 is the future