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  1. Slantize's Avatar
    have been checking out some of the info on the S6/S6 edge tonight and have to say, i'm impressed. the note 4 was the first samsung device to really catch my attention in a very long time and i ended up buying one and am currently using (and still loving!) the thing. like any phone, it has it's flaws but also has a lot of great things going for it. finally the design team has caught up with the rest of the pack, and they're really pushing out what seem to be some great devices.

    i'm really happy with how the note 4 competes with the iphone 6 plus, in terms of being a great all around device; as many of us know, regardless of how much we love android, sometimes the iphones tend to be better at being good at all things where many android devices lag far behind in a few areas while excelling in others. i think and hope the s6 will kick it up another notch with the exynos processors. and i'm incredibly happy that they're moving away from the rear mounted speaker. i could care less about the removable battery, but i would like to see a return to SD cards on the s7. anyway, just figured i'd share my thoughts as i really like the direction samsung is headed lately
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    03-01-2015 10:14 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    i could care less about the removable battery
    Until your battery goes into thermal runaway and instead of dropping the battery out of the phone, you watch the phone melt. Or the phone gets wet and by the time you break the back off and unplug the battery, it's too late and the phone is doomed.

    but i would like to see a return to SD cards on the s7
    So would I. Unfortunately, Google is going the other way - getting rid of them.
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    03-02-2015 05:58 AM
  3. clevin's Avatar
    Until your battery goes into thermal runaway and instead of dropping the battery out of the phone, you watch the phone melt. Or the phone gets wet and by the time you break the back off and unplug the battery, it's too late and the phone is doomed.
    .
    or a year or two down the road you want to sell your phone, and the battery can't hold a charge and you lose $200-300.

    or when you need to pop in a 10000mAh battery for a long trip with now power supply.

    worst part, it doesn't have to. Samsung could have release two variates, one with functionality, one with looks.

    If Note 5 turns out to be like s6, note 3/4 will be the last samsung smartphone I own.
    03-02-2015 06:14 AM
  4. ibcop's Avatar
    People hate too much on a non-removable battery. It's not that hard to prepare to have alternate power source if you think you'll need it.

    Keep it simple....
    03-02-2015 06:19 AM
  5. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I'm disappointed about the non-removable battery and SD card and just hope they don't do the same thing with the Note 5.

    G3 ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿญ
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    03-02-2015 06:50 AM
  6. gazoo2010's Avatar
    I know plenty of people with the S4 and S5 that never swap their batteries. And having a non removable battery has never hurt iPhone resales. I think the S6 is the design that customers have been asking for....

    ~S
    03-02-2015 07:53 AM
  7. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    I won't be considering it because of lack of SD. Now that I'm facing factory resets due to lollipop I really see the value in microsd cards for storing media.
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    03-02-2015 07:58 AM
  8. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    People hate too much on a non-removable battery. It's not that hard to prepare to have alternate power source if you think you'll need it.

    Keep it simple....


    Posted via the Android Central App
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    03-02-2015 08:10 AM
  9. ibcop's Avatar
    I know plenty of people with the S4 and S5 that never swap their batteries. And having a non removable battery has never hurt iPhone resales. I think the S6 is the design that customers have been asking for....

    ~S
    I'm one of those people. Never had a need to swap in my S5.
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    03-02-2015 08:25 AM
  10. aokusman's Avatar
    Until your battery goes into thermal runaway and instead of dropping the battery out of the phone, you watch the phone melt. Or the phone gets wet and by the time you break the back off and unplug the battery, it's too late and the phone is doomed.

    So would I. Unfortunately, Google is going the other way - getting rid of them.
    That's why you plan ahead. I use an iPhone 6plus and have a this 4,000 mah backup battery. Problem solved.
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    03-02-2015 08:32 AM
  11. aokusman's Avatar
    I know plenty of people with the S4 and S5 that never swap their batteries. And having a non removable battery has never hurt iPhone resales. I think the S6 is the design that customers have been asking for....

    ~S
    I bet most people never swapped batteries.
    03-02-2015 08:32 AM
  12. gazoo2010's Avatar
    I bet most people never swapped batteries.
    I would agree. I'm almost always near some sort of charger for a quick power up. But honestly the battery life on my Xperia Z3 and the iPhone 6+ is really good. When I go camping I just bring one of those USB battery packs. Just as portable in my back pack and works for every phone/tablet. I used to think I would miss the SD card, but 64gb on board is plenty and I have dropbox and onedrive to hold extra stuff.

    ~S
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    03-02-2015 08:42 AM
  13. cardboard60's Avatar
    or a year or two down the road you want to sell your phone, and the battery can't hold a charge and you lose $200-300.

    or when you need to pop in a 10000mAh battery for a long trip with now power supply.

    worst part, it doesn't have to. Samsung could have release two variates, one with functionality, one with looks.

    If Note 5 turns out to be like s6, note 3/4 will be the last samsung smartphone I own.


    But everybody screamed about the plastic back , which made it easy for changing things.
    So Samsung went with everybody else in wanting a Pretty phone. Instead of a waterproof phone , that gave good service.
    The metal ring around the phone also caused the phones to not get receiption as well in the outlying area's of town.

    On on the battery. a spare battery was like 30.00. Pop the plastic cover off and take the battery out and stick a new one in.


    When people want to mess up the good things in a phone. I want the phones to be less user friendly. More restictions like No SD card, No replaceable batteries.
    You use I storage and have to pay money for it every month.

    The S5 with the plastic back is a great phone.
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    03-02-2015 09:05 AM
  14. aokusman's Avatar
    Battery is not an issue. There will be battery cases and there are lots of portable backup power banks on the market. If 128gb is not enough, nothing will be enough.
    03-02-2015 09:19 AM
  15. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Suppose just suppose that Samsung keeps making the S5 for some time s well as the S6. I know you can walk into Best Buy or many carrier stores and still buy an S4...in fact, Best Buy is still selling the S3. ...point is, for those that really want the removable battery and SD card Samsung will still have a mainstream product for you for quite some time I believe.

    G3 ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿญ
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    03-02-2015 09:21 AM
  16. biggunspaul's Avatar
    I'm not bothered about the battery not being removable but wish they could have made a slot for a micro sd card and water proofed it.

    I really hope that the note 5 retains a micro sd card slot.

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    03-02-2015 09:34 AM
  17. aokusman's Avatar
    I'm not bothered about the battery not being removable but wish they could have made a slot for a micro sd card and water proofed it.

    I really hope that the note 5 retains a micro sd card slot.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Waterproof for what exactly? 99 percent of phones are not waterproof and people are not asking for a waterproof phone. Why add a cost that won't add to sales.
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    03-02-2015 10:02 AM
  18. lindseybp's Avatar
    I'm not bothered about the battery not being removable but wish they could have made a slot for a micro sd card and water proofed it.

    I really hope that the note 5 retains a micro sd card slot.

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    Honestly I don't think the general public cares about a removable battery. Of the tons of people that I know with smartphones not a single one carries or owns an extra battery. These are mainly not "phone nerd" people, just the normal folks who walk in and upgrade to a new phone without much thought on internals, etc. People have car chargers, extra wall chargers, battery packs, etc. so I don't think many even consider getting a spare battery. With the advent of quick charge I think that makes people even more apt not to get a spare. Quick charge on my phone charges so fast if I am low I just plug it in for 10-15 minutes and I get a lot of juice. Add that to the fact that I have a quick charge car charger and a wireless charging pad at work and I have never seen the need for a spare. Don't get me wrong I think some people have a legitimate need but I think it is a very tiny percentage of the overall landscape.
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    03-02-2015 10:11 AM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Honestly I don't think the general public cares about a removable battery. Of the tons of people that I know with smartphones not a single one carries or owns an extra battery. These are mainly not "phone nerd" people, just the normal folks who walk in and upgrade to a new phone without much thought on internals, etc. People have car chargers, extra wall chargers, battery packs, etc. so I don't think many even consider getting a spare battery. With the advent of quick charge I think that makes people even more apt not to get a spare. Quick charge on my phone charges so fast if I am low I just plug it in for 10-15 minutes and I get a lot of juice. Add that to the fact that I have a quick charge car charger and a wireless charging pad at work and I have never seen the need for a spare. Don't get me wrong I think some people have a legitimate need but I think it is a very tiny percentage of the overall landscape.
    This. It's just going to take some time for some enthusiasts (the only ones who care) to get used to non-removable batteries and SD cards. We will.

    G3 ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿญ
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    03-02-2015 11:10 AM
  20. ibcop's Avatar
    Once the device is launched, it will sell very well and most people won't gripe any longer about the battery or storage.
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    03-02-2015 11:14 AM
  21. scgf's Avatar
    I decided I wanted a removable battery and sd card so I bought an LG G3 with 16GB RAM. I am a heavy phone user and struggled to fill anywhere near 16GB. I bought a spare battery and charger and never used it. I tried to put things on the SD card but was doing it only because I had the facility. Barely scratched the surface. All my stuff is in the cloud and I stream audio and video when needed. I managed to fill around 9GB of the internal memory, and less than 1GB of the external SD card, and I really tried, lol.

    For me the S6 looks perfect and I can't wait for it to arrive SIM-free in the UK.
    03-02-2015 12:05 PM
  22. Ry's Avatar
    The S6 and S6 Edge are gorgeous. Good job Samsung.
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    03-02-2015 12:19 PM
  23. Carrtman's Avatar
    I hope it flops would be very well deserved. Instead of listening to the "I don't care my handy is like fashion crowd" Samsung should have listened to their existing customer base.

    Ooh well hopefully the same thing doesn't happen to the Note line-up.
    03-02-2015 12:36 PM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    I hope it flops would be very well deserved. Instead of listening to the "I don't care my handy is like fashion crowd" Samsung should have listened to their existing customer base.

    Ooh well hopefully the same thing doesn't happen to the Note line-up.
    The existing customer base has been clamoring for something like this since the S4. Samsung teased it with the Alpha line and now it's here in the Galaxy S line proper.
    03-02-2015 12:43 PM
  25. Jdroids's Avatar
    I hope it flops would be very well deserved. Instead of listening to the "I don't care my handy is like fashion crowd" Samsung should have listened to their existing customer base.

    Ooh well hopefully the same thing doesn't happen to the Note line-up.
    I think they will retain micro sd and removable battery in Note 5 because phablet is somewhat different category and its large form factor allows for those. I think this is how they will differentiate two lines going forward, S for slim uni-body loving folks and Note for folks loving large screen, feature richness.
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    03-02-2015 12:48 PM
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