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  1. Deke218's Avatar
    Samsung produced the phone iPhone users wanted, not the phone diehard Note fans wanted. Note fans didn't complain about the IR blaster, nor removable battery, SD card or the plastic back cover which if they were like me, put a case on it anyway. [insert humorous statement here] Most complaints were from first time Note users who didn't deserve the privilege of even looking at this beautiful piece of technology let alone own one!!! [end humorous statement]
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    06-27-2016 10:37 AM
  2. Deke218's Avatar
    The iPhone 7 will have SD card support and removable battery... And Apple will praise itself for being the first phone manufacturer to do so.
    06-27-2016 10:39 AM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    lol That'd be hilarious
    06-27-2016 10:50 AM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    Hmmm...strange how that tiny segment influenced Samsung to bring back the SD card.
    I stand by my belief that Android's lack of support contributed to OEMs ditching the SD card for a generation or two.
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    06-27-2016 11:44 AM
  5. Ry's Avatar
    If a removable battery was important to a lot of people then more companies would cater to that need. The SD card was important to enough people that Samsung brought it back for the S7, the removable battery is a non-issue for the vast majority of phone users. The world does not revolve around YOU, hence the more to non user replaceable batteries.
    One thing to remember is that these OEMs have usage stats on how current features are used that can and will influence their decisions on future products.

    How many used the feature X? Is it cost effective for us to implement and support feature X in the next phone?
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    06-27-2016 11:47 AM
  6. Aquila's Avatar
    I stand by my belief that Android's lack of support contributed to OEMs ditching the SD card for a generation or two.
    Google was doing everything buy turning it off. Making security so restrictive that the cards were all but useless. Once security was fixed, moto, HTC and Sammy all brought it back. That's not a coincidence.
    06-27-2016 12:18 PM
  7. chazglenn3's Avatar
    The Nexus series has NEVER had SD card support
    Actually, the very first Nexus, the Nexus One had an SD card slot. Damn, that was an awesome phone in it's time.
    Ry and allargon like this.
    06-27-2016 09:17 PM
  8. yeahizme's Avatar
    I can live with no removable battery but it would be nice for it to have sd card functionality
    06-27-2016 09:23 PM
  9. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Samsung produced the phone iPhone users wanted, not he phone diehard Note fans wanted. Note fans didn't complain about the IR blaster, nor removable battery, SD card or the plastic back cover which if they were like me, put a case on it anyway. [insert humorous statement here] Most complaints were from first time Note users who didn't deserve the privilege of even looking at this beautiful piece of technology let alone own one!!! [end humorous statement]
    Maybe, but companies need to progress and grow as well. Samsung couldn't keep releasing the same phone every year and stay competitive. They had to take risks and try new things.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-27-2016 09:55 PM
  10. allargon's Avatar
    Actually, the very first Nexus, the Nexus One had an SD card slot. Damn, that was an awesome phone in it's time.
    My oops. I forgot about that one.

    Thanks.
    06-28-2016 09:30 AM
  11. bhatech's Avatar
    Sd card yes, removable battery no. Most people don't care about either of these anyway.
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    06-28-2016 11:35 AM
  12. Anthony Braswell's Avatar
    AGREED!!!!
    06-28-2016 11:45 AM
  13. wlonsdale's Avatar
    Hmmm...strange how that tiny segment influenced Samsung to bring back the SD card.

    I disagree with your post. Copying Apple has been at the core of a billion dollar lawsuit against Samsung for copying many of Apples innovations. For some reason, Samsung decided to copy the "quality" of the Apple product by introducing sealed backs with glass (that's an improvement?) so they could upscale their phones. Maybe it's my age, but I don't get the fashion aspect of a tool. The thing needs to work or it's just a slab of plastic, metal, and glass.

    That's a funny vid Synycalwon posted, I don't remember that but there's definitely truth to that. To me, it's a great differentiator between products.

    Us "loud but tiny" section will have to give in at some point unless others like LG go back to practical devices someday. The Note series has definite benefits for those of us who use it as a productivity device so a swappable battery might have to be foregone in order to work with one...sort of the "only game in town" factor that we'd have to roll with .

    However, enough noise was made with the tiny minority regarding SD cards, maybe it's a start back to practicality as people are seeing past the marketing spin these companies are putting on their new so call features.
    It's far easier to ip68 certify a phone with an SD card slot than one with a removable battery. The battery is already high quality.
    06-28-2016 12:20 PM
  14. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    It's far easier to ip68 certify a phone with an SD card slot than one with a removable battery. The battery is already high quality.
    AFAIK, the highest a phone with a removable battery can go is IP67, like the GS5, but it needed a gasket and having the back cover completely closed.
    06-28-2016 12:35 PM
  15. Inders99's Avatar
    It's far easier to ip68 certify a phone with an SD card slot than one with a removable battery. The battery is already high quality.
    If water resistance is flavor of the day I get it, wasn't long ago that they were differentiating from wall huggers. As ThrottleJohnny pointed out and I alluded to in an earlier post, this is about revenue capture, not practicality and common sense.
    06-28-2016 12:38 PM
  16. ibcop's Avatar
    Isn't that true with everything?
    06-28-2016 03:48 PM
  17. Alexx Powell's Avatar
    I think i will wait for the new Google phone,i own all the note lines from the past three years,and Its time for something different
    06-28-2016 05:43 PM
  18. Inders99's Avatar
    Isn't that true with everything?
    Thinking of the Note 7 now?
    06-28-2016 06:42 PM
  19. Aquila's Avatar
    06-28-2016 06:44 PM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    I will still install Google Now Launcher -- I am sure of this! .
    06-29-2016 09:08 AM
  21. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I will still install Google Now Launcher -- I am sure of this! .
    Good Lock and Nova is going on for me. Add in a dark Material theme (which will actually complement the new UI nicely) and I think I've got one phone that might make people think I installed a stock Android-based ROM on it. xD
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    06-29-2016 09:21 AM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    Good Lock and Nova is going on for me. Add in a dark Material theme (which will actually complement the new UI nicely) and I think I've got one phone that might make people think I installed a stock Android-based ROM on it. xD
    I did similar (theme wise). I installed a dark theme then threw on Google Now Launcher. I used to use Nova but after using my 6P I just got really adjusted to GNL.
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    06-29-2016 09:23 AM
  23. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I did similar (theme wise). I installed a dark theme then threw on Google Now Launcher. I used to use Nova but after using my 6P I just got really adjusted to GNL.
    I'm not big on GNL, personally.

    I understand why people like to use it, but for me, it's just pretty bare. I love to tinker around with my phone, so it's obviously not for me. Thank goodness for choice.
    Almeuit and allargon like this.
    06-29-2016 09:32 AM
  24. Preach2k's Avatar
    A new leak from Russian leaker Eldar Murtazin claims the 3,600 mAh Galaxy Note 7 battery will get you 20.5 hours of video playback at max brightness, indicating he has either seen documentation himself or spoken to someone internally. So this phone might have an 3600 mah and not a 4000 mah.

    Source
    06-29-2016 09:35 AM
  25. Aquila's Avatar
    I'm not big on GNL, personally.

    I understand why people like to use it, but for me, it's just pretty bare. I love to tinker around with my phone, so it's obviously not for me. Thank goodness for choice.
    I like the Google now screen on the left, but dont like the launcher otherwise because can't icon pack.
    Inders99 likes this.
    06-29-2016 10:01 AM
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