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  1. mountainman's Avatar
    Yes. No MicroSDXC card. Total bummer. What this means is that if you need the storage you are going to pay big time.

    Let's look at it with regards to the iPhone (because that is the only phone I know of that has a 128GB model)

    I am going to assume that the 32GB is the base model for the S6....

    On Contract price

    Galaxy S6 32GB -- $200 -- iPhone6 16GB
    Galaxy S6 64GB -- $300 -- iPhone6 64GB
    Galaxy S6 128GB -- $400 -- iPhone6 128GB

    Now assume the premium for the iPhone 6 Plus is the same as the premium for the Edge version of the Galaxy....

    S6 Edge 32GB -- $300 -- iPhone6+ 16GB
    S6 Edge 64GB -- $400 -- iPhone6+ 64GB
    S6 Edge 128GB -- $500 -- iPhone6+ 128GB

    So, instead of dropping $200 for the S6, or even $300 for the S6 Edge at 32GB, and plopping in a $30 64GB card in to give yourself 96GB of storage (or if you already have the card, then all the better), now you'll be dropping another 100 bones (or 200 for the Edge). And the rump kicker is that you pay more for less (64GB of storage vs. 96GB). Yes I know the OS takes up some of that, but that is just ridiculous. Paying more.... for less. I don't like that.

    $500 for a top of the line S6 Edge ON FREAKING CONTRACT!!! That is just insane! I love new tech like everyone else here, but that is too rich for my blood.
    02-26-2015 07:16 AM
  2. StevenW.'s Avatar
    Do you have a source for these numbers?
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    02-26-2015 10:33 AM
  3. Porkchopexpress1969's Avatar
    If true, and no SD card, what is the point of buying this phone? Does Samsung think there going to lure Apple people to the S6? No if they (like me) we going to move to Android, they would of left these features in that made them different. Apple people want simple working things, I think Android people want the same, but more control. This phone is no better then the already released Iphone 6 product. Seriously pee'ed off that they got rid of SD card.
    02-26-2015 10:50 AM
  4. AlphaVictor87's Avatar
    Do you have a source for these numbers?
    I'm going to assume he's guessing 100%. We don't even know if for sure there will be no sd card on the final product.
    02-26-2015 10:53 AM
  5. mountainman's Avatar
    Do you have a source for these numbers?
    Just guessing. I'm close I bet. Point is, price is ridic.
    02-26-2015 11:43 AM
  6. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    This is why I wish they had not removed the SD Card, now people are forced to pay more for higher storage. Plus the storage wont be a true 32/64/128GB because of Touchwiz which will probably take 2-3GB already
    02-26-2015 11:52 AM
  7. Porkchopexpress1969's Avatar
    I will be skipping this. Just hope the Note 4 camera is good....
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    02-26-2015 01:51 PM
  8. Climb14er's Avatar
    Plus for folks who still have a UDP, the manufacturers and carriers are socking it to the customers, many of whom have been with 'em for years.

    I highly doubt if I'll be spending $800-$1000 for a newly released phone, especially w/o added SD card and removable battery just to keep my plan with no contract.
    02-26-2015 02:17 PM
  9. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    I'm not really all that afraid of this...the best device I ever owned was an LG G2...no removable battery, no SDXC slot. Unfortunately it also did not have the ecosystems of accessories that come with owning a Galaxy S.
    02-26-2015 02:34 PM
  10. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    I will be skipping this. Just hope the Note 4 camera is good....
    The Note 4 camera is amazing dude. If you're on the fence, go for it. The Note 4 is a good phone.
    02-26-2015 02:40 PM
  11. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    Just guessing. I'm close I bet. Point is, price is ridic.
    I like Android but if your prices turn out to be right, no way I'd spend that much on a samsung phone. I'd rather buy another iPhone at that price point.
    02-26-2015 02:40 PM
  12. sqa4life's Avatar
    Samsung is creating market opportunity for HTC M9 by removing the microSD slot.
    02-26-2015 02:45 PM
  13. msavic6's Avatar
    Here's my perspective on the matter.

    The lack of a microSD expansion isn't nearly as bad as it is made out to be. Sure, you can upgrade your storage on the cheap and have a physical backup of your data but that is essentially all the benefits of it.

    Google has notoriously attempted to kill off microSD support in android over the past couple years and they are doing it with good reason.

    The internal flash memory is a great deal faster in terms of read and write speeds than even the fastest microSD cards on the market. I am fed up with waiting 15-20 minutes to load the contents of my microSD when connecting my S5 to the computer. I am sick of the contents randomly rearranging themselves as time goes on, this is extremely evident if you take a lot of vacation photos.

    This isn't even the last of the issues, applications can't be installed to the SD card unless you have rooted your phone nor is USB 3.0 supported for transfer from the SD Card on the S5.

    Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the benefits of expandable storage on other devices but on Android smartphones it just doesn't work as well as the internal storage and simply adds unnecessary issues.

    The greater issue is the pricing scheme for jumps in internal storage. Nobody else to blame but Apple for this highway robbery although there is rumours Samsung will be offering extremely affordable storage upgrades on the S6.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
    02-26-2015 03:15 PM
  14. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    If Samsung is going UFS in the GS6, it's definitly going to be better to use internal storage. As in three times faster.

    Samsung Electronics Starts Mass Producing The Industry's First 128GB Universal Flash Storage, Almost Certainly Galaxy S6-Bound
    02-26-2015 03:23 PM
  15. Carrtman's Avatar
    There simple is no excuse for getting rid of two USP features on Samsung's side. If people want a sealed non control super thin phone that just works they aren't going for Android they already have their phones called IPhone 6 and 6 plus.

    Also Google can think whatever they want but the two main reasons I've never even looked at the Nexus line are the non removable battery and sd support.

    It's not just about the internal space it's also about convenience. I have a large sd card and use it for my phones tablet it saves a lot of time because I don't have to connect each device to the desktop and then copy the files..I'll just put in the sd card and I'm ready to go.

    External flash drives are as useless as powerpacks bad idea Samsung bag idea if true..this will send millions of customers to the g4 and m9 maybe LG is the new Samsung now.

    All Samsung needed to do was take the Note design and improve and improve all the specs on the s5...they would have had a huge winner on their hand s now Samsung might have a phone for a different audience on a different operating system ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    02-26-2015 05:45 PM
  16. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    There simple is no excuse for getting rid of two USP features on Samsung's side. If people want a sealed non control super thin phone that just works they aren't going for Android they already have their phones called IPhone 6 and 6 plus.

    Also Google can think whatever they want but the two main reasons I've never even looked at the Nexus line are the non removable battery and sd support.

    It's not just about the internal space it's also about convenience. I have a large sd card and use it for my phones tablet it saves a lot of time because I don't have to connect each device to the desktop and then copy the files..I'll just put in the sd card and I'm ready to go.

    External flash drives are as useless as powerpacks bad idea Samsung bag idea if true..this will send millions of customers to the g4 and m9 maybe LG is the new Samsung now.

    All Samsung needed to do was take the Note design and improve and improve all the specs on the s5...they would have had a huge winner on their hand s now Samsung might have a phone for a different audience on a different operating system
    This is why I love Samsung phones. Removable batteries and SD cards. Design shouldn't compromise function. It's a freaking phone, why does it need to be metal? I've complained about Samsung's plastics in the past, yes, but that was based on how cheap and terrible their plastic used to be. Example, the plastic on the S5 was great. It wasn't that shiny, slimy, nasty plastic that Samsung used to use. The S5 never felt gross or slimy when I picked it up and I loved it. I know some people hated the dimple back, but it was nice to hold. The Note 4 also has really nice plastic. It has a nice grippy texture and doesn't get gross after hours of use. I'd take another plastic Galaxy S over a crippled s6 with glass and metal any day.
    02-26-2015 05:57 PM
  17. Carrtman's Avatar
    This is why I love Samsung phones. Removable batteries and SD cards. Design shouldn't compromise function. It's a freaking phone, why does it need to be metal? I've complained about Samsung's plastics in the past, yes, but that was based on how cheap and terrible their plastic used to be. Example, the plastic on the S5 was great. It wasn't that shiny, slimy, nasty plastic that Samsung used to use. The S5 never felt gross or slimy when I picked it up and I loved it. I know some people hated the dimple back, but it was nice to hold. The Note 4 also has really nice plastic. It has a nice grippy texture and doesn't get gross after hours of use. I'd take another plastic Galaxy S over a crippled s6 with glass and metal any day.
    Not to mention that most people are using a cover for the phone anyways.

    Personally I would prefer a full leather cover every day over full metal and sealed. Just look LG they've seen that the g2 lacked those features then they improved it and had a smashhit with the g3.

    It's a damn phoneso functionality beats design at least for me.
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    02-26-2015 06:06 PM
  18. Porkchopexpress1969's Avatar
    There simple is no excuse for getting rid of two USP features on Samsung's side. If people want a sealed non control super thin phone that just works they aren't going for Android they already have their phones called IPhone 6 and 6 plus.

    Also Google can think whatever they want but the two main reasons I've never even looked at the Nexus line are the non removable battery and sd support.

    It's not just about the internal space it's also about convenience. I have a large sd card and use it for my phones tablet it saves a lot of time because I don't have to connect each device to the desktop and then copy the files..I'll just put in the sd card and I'm ready to go.

    External flash drives are as useless as powerpacks bad idea Samsung bag idea if true..this will send millions of customers to the g4 and m9 maybe LG is the new Samsung now.

    All Samsung needed to do was take the Note design and improve and improve all the specs on the s5...they would have had a huge winner on their hand s now Samsung might have a phone for a different audience on a different operating system ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    Amen carrtman!

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    02-26-2015 06:57 PM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    TBH, with it being this close to the official reveal I have to wonder why folks are spending so much energy trying to guess.

    Can we really not wait until Sunday?


    ๐Ÿ“ฑVI+๐Ÿ‰
    02-26-2015 07:32 PM
  20. 305rob305's Avatar
    To tell you the truth I don't care for SD card. I stream from rhapsody so I don't download music. I have 50gb with at&t locker for free, 15gb with Google Drive, Dropbox, and I have a 32gb lg g3. Internal memory is better and faster anyways...
    Saturn1217 likes this.
    02-26-2015 07:44 PM
  21. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Can we really not wait until Sunday?
    Absolutely positively not.
    02-26-2015 08:01 PM
  22. stackberry369's Avatar
    Here's my perspective on the matter.

    The lack of a microSD expansion isn't nearly as bad as it is made out to be. Sure, you can upgrade your storage on the cheap and have a physical backup of your data but that is essentially all the benefits of it.

    Google has notoriously attempted to kill off microSD support in android over the past couple years and they are doing it with good reason.

    The internal flash memory is a great deal faster in terms of read and write speeds than even the fastest microSD cards on the market. I am fed up with waiting 15-20 minutes to load the contents of my microSD when connecting my S5 to the computer. I am sick of the contents randomly rearranging themselves as time goes on, this is extremely evident if you take a lot of vacation photos.

    This isn't even the last of the issues, applications can't be installed to the SD card unless you have rooted your phone nor is USB 3.0 supported for transfer from the SD Card on the S5.

    Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the benefits of expandable storage on other devices but on Android smartphones it just doesn't work as well as the internal storage and simply adds unnecessary issues.

    The greater issue is the pricing scheme for jumps in internal storage. Nobody else to blame but Apple for this highway robbery although there is rumours Samsung will be offering extremely affordable storage upgrades on the S6.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
    Actually, apps and games can be stored on the SD card lol on the note 4

    Posted via the Galaxy Note 4
    02-26-2015 08:58 PM
  23. msavic6's Avatar
    Actually, apps and games can be stored on the SD card lol on the note 4

    Posted via the Galaxy Note 4
    It doesn't transfer the whole app over to the SD Card, only a sliver of the app actually gets moved over which is in my opinion useless and
    unnecessary.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
    02-27-2015 01:07 AM
  24. Porkchopexpress1969's Avatar
    Will this is true, but you can move have the camera place pics and videos directly to the SD Card. For me this is ideal, 3 young kids lots of video (1080p and 4k). This is were the SD really comes into effect. So if this doesn't have the SD support, your not going to lure the people on the fence, they will just go to iphone. Personally if no SD card, I will move to Note 4 or look at the HTC One M9, that is rumored to have SD support.
    02-27-2015 08:47 AM
  25. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Will this is true, but you can move have the camera place pics and videos directly to the SD Card. For me this is ideal, 3 young kids lots of video (1080p and 4k). This is were the SD really comes into effect. So if this doesn't have the SD support, your not going to lure the people on the fence, they will just go to iphone. Personally if no SD card, I will move to Note 4 or look at the HTC One M9, that is rumored to have SD support.
    I can't imagine the S6 having something that would make me want to leave my Notes for it. It may be a nice upgrade for S4 or iPhone 5s owners though.

    from the Note Edge๐Ÿ“ฑโœ’๐Ÿ“
    02-27-2015 08:52 AM
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