04-30-2015 01:11 PM
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  1. Inders99's Avatar
    and when the S6 sells incredibly well Samsung is going to affirm that they made the correct design decisions to sell the most phones at the lowest manufacturing costs.

    ♻from the Note III
    Here's some food for thought...an industry giant Samsung ditches the removables, the product sells like crazy, Samsung sets precedent, many of the other manufacturers ditch removables since Sammy proved they're a thing of the past.

    Hmmm....
    03-06-2015 05:21 PM
  2. Inders99's Avatar
    The changes for the S6 have made me very confident i'll be getting an S6 or S6 Edge this year…if you asked me a month ago, Samsung was at the bottom of my list. Looks like they sold me.

    You and me both. A month ago I could't wait to ditch my GS3 and Samsung all together and was really looking forward to the M9 release only to realize just how lost HTC is and how Sammy hit a potential home run despite the hard core types grumbling. It's now at the top of my list unless LG hits a homer with their G4. Interesting times for sure.

    Prediction: HTC fires its CEO after almost tanking with the M9.
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    03-06-2015 05:24 PM
  3. Ry's Avatar
    Here's some food for thought...an industry giant Samsung ditches the removables, the product sells like crazy, Samsung sets precedent, many of the other manufacturers ditch removables since Sammy proved they're a thing of the past.

    Hmmm....
    But...

    Sony = non-removable battery
    HTC = non-removable battery
    Motorola = non-removable battery
    03-06-2015 06:00 PM
  4. jcp007's Avatar
    Samsung is always near the top of my list. I was waiting to see the intro of the M9. Sad to say it just seems to be a minute refresh of M8.Thankfully, Samsung took the bold steps in the right direction. As another post in another thread points out correctly, all maker sometimes fall into another trap of incremental refreshes. Samsung seem only to have taken a ground up approach with the GS6 but as a corporate culture within the mobile division, a move that will go a long way to dominating the smartphone landscape.
    03-06-2015 06:08 PM
  5. Addie_Goodvibes's Avatar
    I love the new features and feel of the Galaxy S6, but whats keeping me from upgrading is the glass back..

    Recall iPhone4 failure with Glass backed phones..

    if Sammie would simply do metal/alu uni-body design or a metal/alu removable back cover I would be sold....

    Maybe the S6 active will have that sacrificing the finger print scanner & loading loads of Bloat.

    I am still on an S3 and it has been a Solid phone with 0 issues. little lag on a rare occasion.. but a good all around phone..

    The S6 is the best upgrade since the Galaxy S3 IMHO..still the glass back is enough to keep me on the fence and likely waiting for the upgrade
    04-29-2015 02:41 PM
  6. jcp007's Avatar
    I love the new features and feel of the Galaxy S6, but whats keeping me from upgrading is the glass back..

    Recall iPhone4 failure with Glass backed phones..

    if Sammie would simply do metal/alu uni-body design or a metal/alu removable back cover I would be sold....

    Maybe the S6 active will have that sacrificing the finger print scanner & loading loads of Bloat.

    I am still on an S3 and it has been a Solid phone with 0 issues. little lag on a rare occasion.. but a good all around phone..

    The S6 is the best upgrade since the Galaxy S3 IMHO..still the glass back is enough to keep me on the fence and likely waiting for the upgrade
    I upgraded to the GS6 from the GS4 and have been happy ever since especially given the fact that the M9 and G4 have and will launch below expectations in terms of overall functionality and performance. On AT&T, mine is lightning fast and super smooth with no noticeable lag. Thin and light with a solid and premium feel.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-29-2015 03:30 PM
  7. Wiggum333's Avatar
    The current trend in mobile devices is twofold: 1) cloud storage, and 2) quick charging.

    Those two things are working to take the place of a need for both on-board device storage, and for removable/replaceable batteries.

    I absolutely love my S4 for being able to do the battery swap and add an SD card to expand storage capacity ... especially because I don't like being dependent on a charger or on internet connectivity for data stored in a cloud. I have found myself numerous times where I did not have a good cellular/internet/wifi signal, and was unable to retrieve data in the cloud. However, as technology improves, those things are getting better. Phones are getting slightly better with battery efficiency, and cellular connections are getting stronger/faster/more prominent.

    That said, I got an S6 and am dealing fine with it. My battery suffers no issues of "quick drain", and the 64gb of on-board storage is what I had in my S4 (32 + 32). I swapped batteries in my S4 often, and never found it tedious. But, if I can charge my phone completely in a short period of time, the only thing I have to worry about is an all-day excursion where i won't have access to a charger. BUT ... there are two options there now... a Mophie style case for "backup" in case I need it for an all day excursion ... or one of those battery pack things from Samsung that you can charge and just plug into your phone to transfer power to your phone's battery. In fact, one of them is a 9500 mAh battery pack, good for 3 full charges to your phone. Might not be THE most convenient thing in the world, but more than sufficient to keep extra power around in a pinch.

    Progress is not always as we would design, but it IS still progress. Things change ... no way around that. Just embrace the new stuff and work with the options given to you. I think we'll all find that there are plenty of viable options just in the Samsung line of phones ... not to mention other brands if you just can't find what you want with Samsung.
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    04-29-2015 03:58 PM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    The current trend in mobile devices is twofold: 1) cloud storage, and 2) quick charging.

    Those two things are working to take the place of a need for both on-board device storage, and for removable/replaceable batteries.

    I absolutely love my S4 for being able to do the battery swap and add an SD card to expand storage capacity ... especially because I don't like being dependent on a charger or on internet connectivity for data stored in a cloud. I have found myself numerous times where I did not have a good cellular/internet/wifi signal, and was unable to retrieve data in the cloud. However, as technology improves, those things are getting better. Phones are getting slightly better with battery efficiency, and cellular connections are getting stronger/faster/more prominent.

    That said, I got an S6 and am dealing fine with it. My battery suffers no issues of "quick drain", and the 64gb of on-board storage is what I had in my S4 (32 + 32). I swapped batteries in my S4 often, and never found it tedious. But, if I can charge my phone completely in a short period of time, the only thing I have to worry about is an all-day excursion where i won't have access to a charger. BUT ... there are two options there now... a Mophie style case for "backup" in case I need it for an all day excursion ... or one of those battery pack things from Samsung that you can charge and just plug into your phone to transfer power to your phone's battery. In fact, one of them is a 9500 mAh battery pack, good for 3 full charges to your phone. Might not be THE most convenient thing in the world, but more than sufficient to keep extra power around in a pinch.

    Progress is not always as we would design, but it IS still progress. Things change ... no way around that. Just embrace the new stuff and work with the options given to you. I think we'll all find that there are plenty of viable options just in the Samsung line of phones ... not to mention other brands if you just can't find what you want with Samsung.
    Samsung design choices were made based a rapidly shrinking market of diehards. It's ironic when they get hammered for responding to the needs of a vastly overwhelming majority. Thought the needs of the many outweighed the needs of the few or the one.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-29-2015 04:14 PM
  9. f308gt4's Avatar
    I really like the design, although to be honest, I don't care if the back was plastic or not. In some ways, I actually prefer the plastic. Less chance of breakage, easier to repair, etc. Besides, I always use a case, so the back is covered up anyway.
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    04-29-2015 04:32 PM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    I really like the design, although to be honest, I don't care if the back was plastic or not. In some ways, I actually prefer the plastic. Less chance of breakage, easier to repair, etc. Besides, I always use a case, so the back is covered up anyway.
    It has to come out of the case sometime. The feel in the hand is more solid and premium with the glass and aluminum.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-29-2015 04:54 PM
  11. Wiggum333's Avatar
    It has to come out of the case sometime. The feel in the hand is more solid and premium with the glass and aluminum.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    I hate to do this on an android forum in a samsung thread ... but I think apple absolutely nailed it with the way they did the iphone 6 ... having the aluminum back. Not glass, and not plastic. Durable and solid, but not as easy to scratch/break. No real need for glass on the back, and the aluminum can be as thin or thinner than the glass, and lighter.

    As much as the S6 mimics the iphone 6 in aesthetics, I'm surprised they didn't do an aluminum back instead of glass.

    That said, I love the glass back from a pure design standpoint ... but I still always feel like the phone is more fragile than it could be. Without a case on the phone, I find myself being VERY careful in how I set it down on any hard surface.
    04-29-2015 05:01 PM
  12. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    I hate to do this on an android forum in a samsung thread ... but I think apple absolutely nailed it with the way they did the iphone 6 ... having the aluminum back. Not glass, and not plastic. Durable and solid, but not as easy to scratch/break. No real need for glass on the back, and the aluminum can be as thin or thinner than the glass, and lighter.

    As much as the S6 mimics the iphone 6 in aesthetics, I'm surprised they didn't do an aluminum back instead of glass.

    That said, I love the glass back from a pure design standpoint ... but I still always feel like the phone is more fragile than it could be. Without a case on the phone, I find myself being VERY careful in how I set it down on any hard surface.
    So, they just copied HTC. So what?
    04-29-2015 06:10 PM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    I hate to do this on an android forum in a samsung thread ... but I think apple absolutely nailed it with the way they did the iphone 6 ... having the aluminum back. Not glass, and not plastic. Durable and solid, but not as easy to scratch/break. No real need for glass on the back, and the aluminum can be as thin or thinner than the glass, and lighter.

    As much as the S6 mimics the iphone 6 in aesthetics, I'm surprised they didn't do an aluminum back instead of glass.

    That said, I love the glass back from a pure design standpoint ... but I still always feel like the phone is more fragile than it could be. Without a case on the phone, I find myself being VERY careful in how I set it down on any hard surface.
    Like I said, Samsung can't catch a break. They get hammered for years about the build materials. They do a near complete redesign and we get this. Apple makes a great product but they are hardly innovators when it comes to build materials.
    04-29-2015 06:17 PM
  14. Wiggum333's Avatar
    So, they just copied HTC. So what?
    Not sure what you are getting at. I take no issue with everyone keying off other phones design characteristics. I was just saying that I think the aluminum back is the way to go.
    04-29-2015 06:19 PM
  15. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    For me, the deal breaker with the S6 was the removal of SD card support. I don't care about the removable battery but no SD card? Come on now. I ended up getting the M9 and am quite happy with it. I had owned the S4 and S5 previously and would have an S6 if it had SD card support.

    With that said, Samsung really put out a great phone with the S6. I played around on one at the store and was quite impressed. However, I do agree that they seem to be going the way of the Apple by removing SD card support, which has been a staple of Samsung devices.
    04-29-2015 06:26 PM
  16. Wiggum333's Avatar
    Like I said, Samsung can't catch a break. They get hammered for years about the build materials. They do a near complete redesign and we get this. Apple makes a great product but they are hardly innovators when it comes to build materials.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing Samsung. I think the build quality of the s6 is amazing. I was simply commenting that an aluminum back as opposed to a glass back would have suited ME better. I don't think that would have cheapened the build quality or made any appreciable difference in the overall quality of the phone. In fact I think it would have made the phone feel more durable.

    But again, Im not complaining. I wouldn't trade my s6 for any other phone right now.
    04-29-2015 06:33 PM
  17. jcp007's Avatar
    For me, the deal breaker with the S6 was the removal of SD card support. I don't care about the removable battery but no SD card? Come on now. I ended up getting the M9 and am quite happy with it. I had owned the S4 and S5 previously and would have an S6 if it had SD card support.

    With that said, Samsung really put out a great phone with the S6. I played around on one at the store and was quite impressed. However, I do agree that they seem to be going the way of the Apple by removing SD card support, which has been a staple of Samsung devices.
    You have other external storage options and more useable space, granted the device starts with 32GB instead of 16GB.
    04-29-2015 06:35 PM
  18. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    Not sure what you are getting at. I take no issue with everyone keying off other phones design characteristics. I was just saying that I think the aluminum back is the way to go.
    The way I read your post ("Hate to say it on an android forum" etc)was that Apple came up with the idea, but they clearly followed HTC. Just making sure you know it.
    04-29-2015 06:37 PM
  19. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    You have other external storage options and more useable space, granted the device starts with 32GB instead of 16GB.
    That's just not acceptable for me at this point. I would have wanted the 128 GB version but didn't want to pay for it. I'm happy with my choice. I've got a 32 GB phone and a 64 GB SD card. Plenty of room for music, pics and movies.
    04-29-2015 06:39 PM
  20. jcp007's Avatar
    Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing Samsung. I think the build quality of the s6 is amazing. I was simply commenting that an aluminum back as opposed to a glass back would have suited ME better. I don't think that would have cheapened the build quality or made any appreciable difference in the overall quality of the phone. In fact I think it would have made the phone feel more durable.

    But again, Im not complaining. I wouldn't trade my s6 for any other phone right now.
    I wouldn't have had an issue that the glass was a little thicker. Whatever build material Samsung chooses next, I hope the device is thick enough so that we don't have a camera hump and that the camera is flush with the body, glass or aluminum.
    04-29-2015 06:43 PM
  21. jcp007's Avatar
    That's just not acceptable for me at this point. I would have wanted the 128 GB version but didn't want to pay for it. I'm happy with my choice. I've got a 32 GB phone and a 64 GB SD card. Plenty of room for music, pics and movies.
    That's cool. Whatever works best for you.
    04-29-2015 06:44 PM
  22. f308gt4's Avatar
    Would an aluminum back affect wireless charging?
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    04-29-2015 06:56 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    Would an aluminum back affect wireless charging?
    Read somewhere that the choice of glass was due to that. Not a expert so don't know how a metal back would affect either wireless charging standards.
    04-29-2015 07:25 PM
  24. Wiggum333's Avatar
    I have to admit, I never thought of how an aluminum back might affect wireless charging.

    As for the thickness of the phone ... I'd love to see Samsung figure out how to decrease the depth of the camera lens assembly, and then thicken the phone just enough to get the back of the phone "flat". I would gladly have a slightly "thicker" phone if it helped to get rid of the camera bump on the back.
    04-30-2015 09:24 AM
  25. KJ78's Avatar
    I will never buy a glass backed phone. 75%+ of the iPhones I see are all cracked up in back. I expect to see the same in the S6. Make it out of plastic or aluminum. A true premium material would be carbon fiber.
    04-30-2015 12:38 PM
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