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  1. STARGATE's Avatar
    Many people complain about not having a removable battery in their next Galaxy.

    I would really like to have one, however, if not having one means better battery and better and nicer design, than I'm okay.

    The real deal breaker for me would probably be not having an SD card.

    What do you think?
    UJ95x, Rmedy21 and Herduc like this.
    02-25-2015 12:48 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    Removable battery is a bigger deal for me. I don't use much storage space on my phone, but I do use it a lot, and being able to go from 20 -> 100% in a matter of seconds is awesome. Although if it has great battery, it probably wouldn't be a deal breaker.
    STARGATE likes this.
    02-25-2015 12:52 PM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    None would be a deal breaker for me, but since I seem to either burn SD cards left and right or Sammy just can't do SD Cards right, I wouldn't miss that from the phone. Removable batteries are nice and all, but in my usage pattern (unless I'm traveling) it's really more convenient to just have the Quick Charger handy. Wireless charging out of the box, however, THAT'S something that I could be interested in
    UJ95x, STARGATE and Wildo6882 like this.
    02-25-2015 01:00 PM
  4. clitrenta's Avatar
    Many people complain about not having a removable battery in their next Galaxy.

    I would really like to have one, however, if not having one means better battery and better and nicer design, than I'm okay.

    The real deal breaker for me would probably be not having an SD card.

    What do you think?
    I'm with you. The SD card is a necessity since these things never have enough onboard memory (unless of course you never download media). I can always plug my phone in during the day but I can't "find" more memory.
    WBSnow, Herduc and STARGATE like this.
    02-25-2015 01:18 PM
  5. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    No SD Card is bigger complaint for me. I used to be a super "pro removable battery" guy but ever since I got the Xperia Z3, its really not that big of a deal especially if the phone lasts long. I agree battery swapping is pretty useful but if you find yourself swapping too often, then you probably should get a better phone.

    I would hate to keep all my pics and stuff on my phone, especially knowing if the phone freezes or hangs, or if there was a need to factory reset, it would delete everything. Having a MicroSD card is much more convenient, and doesnt take space on the phone
    Herduc, STARGATE and Stephen Groom like this.
    02-25-2015 01:19 PM
  6. P_Devil's Avatar
    The lack of a microSD card is an absolute deal breaker for me. I will never buy a phone with a fixed storage capacity after having a 64GB iPhone 5 for two years. I was constantly syncing content off and onto it, managing playlists, etc. Not only that but smartphones (regardless of manufacturer) with higher capacities cost more. The upgrade to a phone from 16GB/32GB of storage to one with 64GB of storage is often $100-$200 more. No thanks, I would rather spend $70 on a 128GB microSDXC card and call it a day.

    I never really swapped out my S5's battery before but it's coming in handy now mainly because I have an Anker 7500 mAh battery and case on it, that's the only way my S5 has been able to make it though the day without needing to be recharged after the update to Android 5.0.0. Before that though, I never used the swapping feature except when I went on vacation (I put the Anker battery back in, that thing used to last me a good 3-4 days of heavy use before dying out).
    lhgolfr, ppophil, Herduc and 2 others like this.
    02-25-2015 01:32 PM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    I don't much care about cards or batteries....one thing, and one thing only, is a deal-breaker for all Samsung devices for me, and that's the layout of the screen navigation buttons. As long as Samsung don't make them customisable, so that I can go bottom left for back and bottom right for recent apps, which is what I'm used to, there's no point at all in me buying one....which I'd very much like to. It's frustrating and very annoying. I expect the S6 will have the traditional Samsung layout of buttons, and if so, my interest will have to stop right there.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-25-2015 01:33 PM
  8. UJ95x's Avatar
    I don't much care about cards or batteries....one thing, and one thing only, is a deal-breaker for all Samsung devices for me, and that's the layout of the screen navigation buttons. As long as Samsung don't make them customisable, so that I can go bottom left for back and bottom right for recent apps, which is what I'm used to, there's no point at all in me buying one....which I'd very much like to. It's frustrating and very annoying. I expect the S6 will have the traditional Samsung layout of buttons, and if so, my interest will have to stop right there.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The S5 and Note 4 have the backwards back/recents buttons. It will be the same for the S6 😩

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimLP 5.0.2
    belodion likes this.
    02-25-2015 02:16 PM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    One thing to say about a removable battery: one less thing to worry about if you plan on keeping the device a while.

    From an AOSP M8
    belodion, Scott7217 and GrooveRite like this.
    02-25-2015 02:38 PM
  10. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    The price. $949 off contract? Seriously? That's the price of a gaming laptop.

    No thanks.
    srayjacobs likes this.
    02-25-2015 02:52 PM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    The price. $949 off contract? Seriously? That's the price of a gaming laptop.

    No thanks.
    Pretty sure Verizon s5 which will most likely be factory sim unlocked will be around $650 off contract.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    02-25-2015 03:21 PM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    Many people complain about not having a removable battery in their next Galaxy.

    I would really like to have one, however, if not having one means better battery and better and nicer design, than I'm okay.

    The real deal breaker for me would probably be not having an SD card.

    What do you think?
    SD CARD for sure. My 128gb microSDXC card is almost full. Optionally I would consider 128gb internal memory, though, it is unlikely that the Verizon s6 would come in 128gb internal.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    STARGATE likes this.
    02-25-2015 03:22 PM
  13. Rukbat's Avatar
    It's like asking which arm I'd rather have broken. Either are a deal breaker for me. $100 or more to have a shop replace a battery? Not being able to swap in a spare if the one in the phone starts getting low and I have to use the phone a few more hours before I can charge it? Not for me.

    No SD card? Also not for me.

    TWRP (or, better yet, Safestrap - IOW, multi-boot)? That's for me. Maybe a phone that ran native code apps on bare Linux?
    02-25-2015 05:40 PM
  14. STARGATE's Avatar
    I'm with you. The SD card is a necessity since these things never have enough onboard memory (unless of course you never download media). I can always plug my phone in during the day but I can't "find" more memory.
    That's exactly how I feel. 👍☺
    02-25-2015 05:43 PM
  15. tcdude's Avatar
    No SD slot is a bigger deal for me

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-25-2015 05:43 PM
  16. tabs31's Avatar
    No SD slot = Hello LG G4!
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    02-25-2015 06:31 PM
  17. clickerman's Avatar
    I've got it all figured out. We all know that Samsung likes to cover all the bases. In the past they have done this with different screen sizes and specs. I think with the S six they are going to do this by coming out with two models, one with a removable back battery and SD card and the other with an attractive all metal design.
    Scott7217 likes this.
    02-25-2015 06:51 PM
  18. anon8380037's Avatar
    ^ could be, but...

    My concern is longevity.... and I would have to stick more closely to the 40% charging rule (unlikely).

    I could carry a compact morphie / juice pack (whatever, the rechargeables) instead of a battery. I could live with 64gb, with the option of an otg drive on trips + cloud (not G+) with my current uld plan. I don't need much though atm.

    No, the fact is that in well less than a year, I would lose confidence in the battery.

    So another $100/£130 for a battery install down the line,
    + 1 or 2 seperate juice packs,
    + a hefty premium on launch.
    It doesn't stack up.

    It would have to be much cheaper, or phenomenally spectacular.

    It looks like a Note 4 for me, before the Note 5 follows this route.

    I don't quite believe this S6 yet though.
    02-25-2015 08:22 PM
  19. verks's Avatar
    Definitely the SD card. I switch phones and a SD is a must. Plus I have so much loaded on mine I hate syncing back and forth.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    STARGATE likes this.
    02-26-2015 12:16 AM
  20. Carrtman's Avatar
    No removable battery if people are planning to keep their phone longer or enjoy the easy swap process this is a must.

    I hope for Samsung's sake they realise how important this feature is.
    02-26-2015 12:31 AM
  21. neonworm's Avatar
    No removable battery would be the biggest deal breaker for me. I personally like having a removable battery because it is more convienent and allows for higher capacity batteries to be put in.
    Douglas Yarnold likes this.
    02-26-2015 12:33 AM
  22. red72's Avatar
    No SD card is it. I have charged my BlackBerry from many many, many different sources, and no issues., but no SD card. That's just insane.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-26-2015 12:35 AM
  23. cookiegurl's Avatar
    No SD card is a deal breaker for me. I'm heavy user, a game enthusiast and music lover. I also read lots of e-books. Non removable battery is fine if it meant longer battery life and better usage but no SD card, oh no!!
    02-26-2015 04:58 AM
  24. jovan1256's Avatar
    sure u can u just dont want to. there are a lot of online storage options .
    02-26-2015 07:52 PM
  25. jovan1256's Avatar
    online storage
    02-26-2015 07:53 PM
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