04-30-2015 01:11 PM
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  1. Rikate's Avatar
    So the S6 looks great and all. I've read most of the articles related to it and the S5 (and S5 Active). I have to wonder why Android Central praises this device so much since it seems to be going the way of Apple (meaning I'm not buying). Android Central was way into the water resistance of models during the 2014 year. There is also the Samsung ads from within the previous year's time that they harped about having a removable battery and the MicroSD cards could be swapped in and out. Why on earth are they chasing the rotten Apple? Do they wish to be the worm? They will simply lose. I have a S4 from At&t. I have no found no reason to upgrade my phone yet for a better one. I'd much rather stay with Samsung but this heap is pointless. There was much bellyaching about water and toilet drops before the S6 and now nothing of the sort. I guess Android Central and its writers are as easily dazzled by the next shiny object that comes along. Perhaps instead of comparing Apple crap, since it is all high mighty, compare the real world benefits (when you get your actual hands on a device that is yours) vs. the S5 (S5 Active too).
    03-04-2015 11:20 AM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    So the S6 looks great and all. I've read most of the articles related to it and the S5 (and S5 Active). I have to wonder why Android Central praises this device so much since it seems to be going the way of Apple (meaning I'm not buying). Android Central was way into the water resistance of models during the 2014 year. There is also the Samsung ads from within the previous year's time that they harped about having a removable battery and the MicroSD cards could be swapped in and out. Why on earth are they chasing the rotten Apple? Do they wish to be the worm? They will simply lose. I have a S4 from At&t. I have no found no reason to upgrade my phone yet for a better one. I'd much rather stay with Samsung but this heap is pointless. There was much bellyaching about water and toilet drops before the S6 and now nothing of the sort. I guess Android Central and its writers are as easily dazzled by the next shiny object that comes along. Perhaps instead of comparing Apple crap, since it is all high mighty, compare the real world benefits (when you get your actual hands on a device that is yours) vs. the S5 (S5 Active too).
    Because people have been clamoring for Samsung to up their design game. And they have.
    03-04-2015 11:31 AM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    While I agree with you that I'd have preferred if the S6 was water-resistant, still had a removable battery, and supported SD Cards, the truth is this is still a pretty amazing phone. And if the AC Editors were impressed, it was not only by the design, but also by the performance. Sure, it's doing away from some beloved features, and yes, it might hurt its sales but I'm also sure it'll attract others who are more into a streamlined designe with no-frills ease of use.
    I've always been a fan of the Note line, and while I wish it was water-resistant, the fact that it's not doesn't make it any less of a phone and, in my book, an even better phone than the water-repelling S5 or any of the Sony variants.
    Take a look at Sony tablets. Some really sexy-looking beasts and the only ones I've seen with water-resistance. And yet they struggle to sell, and Samsung's Tab line, without that specific feature, is doing much better.
    03-04-2015 11:31 AM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    Because people have been clamoring for Samsung to up their design game. And they have.
    Pretty much this summed it up.
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    03-04-2015 11:37 AM
  5. Ry's Avatar
    Re: micro SD cards and removable batteries - if you have data that very very low percentages of your existing customers either used a mirco SD card and/or bought your extra battery, it's ok to not have those in the next version if it means you can design a better looking phone that performs at the top of it's class.
    deeb215 likes this.
    03-04-2015 11:40 AM
  6. ibcop's Avatar
    Seems like the OP is the one "bellyaching". It's called change. And change is a good thing.
    Inders99, ahj4513 and drone3 like this.
    03-04-2015 11:48 AM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    Thread cleaned up. Reminder: Community Rules & Guidelines - Mobile Nations Forums
    03-04-2015 11:52 AM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Let's keep it nice and civilized, kids. We're all entitled to our own opinions, and he does have some good points, if vocalized a bit harshly. That's why, unlike Apple devices, we get to choose what's right for each and every one of us.

    Together... not the same.

    I should get a T-Shirt with that.
    ibcop and Scott7217 like this.
    03-04-2015 11:54 AM
  9. Inders99's Avatar
    Good grief, another insulted member...

    If anything, this Samsung forum is a good barometer of where this society's head is at and it's scary.
    KJ78 likes this.
    03-04-2015 12:12 PM
  10. ahj4513's Avatar
    My apologies. I should have kept this professional.
    Back to my point however : let's not create any more redundant threads intended just for bashing this new phone

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
    03-04-2015 12:48 PM
  11. Coney718's Avatar
    Bottom line is the number of people who complained about their cheap plastic design FAR outnumbered those who want/need a SD card or removable battery. With Apple and HTC making beautifully crafted devices Samsung had to keep up. Samsung made the right choice in that regard. Makes no sense to keep complaining about it. The Note 4 or S5 are still available for ppl who need those features.
    03-04-2015 01:25 PM
  12. OceanView's Avatar
    I'd suggest taking a look at it in person before you hate on it.
    Most phones in the last 2 years are good enough to last you a long time and the newest phones really don't have a compelling reason to upgrade but if you have an upgrade available, why not take advantage of it?
    03-04-2015 01:45 PM
  13. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Because people have been clamoring for Samsung to up their design game. And they have.
    Simple answer to a simple question
    Ry, Inders99, neiljay6 and 1 others like this.
    03-04-2015 01:58 PM
  14. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    Still have to wonder why they lost water resistance. One would think it'd be easier to do with a sealed body and wireless charging.
    03-04-2015 02:04 PM
  15. ahj4513's Avatar
    A little more complicated than that. They need to pay to get the s6 certified. When a drop is all it takes to possibly damage the phone, ip67 rating is not really that worth buying (I think). Introducing water resistance just introduces more design headaches for engineers.
    Remember the s5 port cover? You need gaskets that could prevent water molecules from seeping inside the device.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
    03-04-2015 02:28 PM
  16. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Still have to wonder why they lost water resistance. One would think it'd be easier to do with a sealed body and wireless charging.
    A lot of people complained about the flap over the charging port. Samsung just can't win with everyone but most people will be very happy with their new phones.

    from the Note Edge📱✒📏
    03-04-2015 02:30 PM
  17. philip42's Avatar
    Because people have been clamoring for Samsung to up their design game. And they have.
    The people that have been clamouring for a premium design aren't the same people that value a replaceable battery and upgradeable storage. These are two separate distinct groups. They were able to do a premium device in the Note 4 without selling out.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-04-2015 07:29 PM
  18. philip42's Avatar
    Seems like the OP is the one "bellyaching". It's called change. And change is a good thing.
    It's called going backwards

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-04-2015 07:31 PM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    The people that have been clamouring for a premium design aren't the same people that value a replaceable battery and upgradeable storage. These are two separate distinct groups. They were able to do a premium device in the Note 4 without selling out.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The folks upset about the loss of removables are so very far in the minority though. A year from now which phones do you think will have sold better, the S5 or the S6? I think it'll have been the S6.

    Folks really upset about the loss of removables won't buy an S6. Fortunately, they have other options. Right this minute those include, but are not limited to the Note 4, Note Edge, S5, G3 or whatever current device they already have.

    from the Note Edge📱✒📏
    03-04-2015 07:37 PM
  20. Scott7217's Avatar
    We're all entitled to our own opinions, and he does have some good points, if vocalized a bit harshly. That's why, unlike Apple devices, we get to choose what's right for each and every one of us.

    Together... not the same.
    This is why it's important for people who are unhappy to express themselves (politely, of course).

    I like your reference to Google's slogan. Be together. Not the same.

    No one is saying Samsung's design of the S6 should be thrown out. Let people buy it if they want.

    All people want is an option from Samsung with the features that they want: a removable battery and a micro SD card slot. That way they can stay in the Samsung family ("Be together") with something different ("Not the same").
    03-04-2015 07:47 PM
  21. Haalcyon's Avatar
    All people want is an option from Samsung with the features that they want: a removable battery and a micro SD card slot. That way they can stay in the Samsung family ("Be together") with something different ("Not the same").
    You have that option in the S5, Note 4, and Note Edge.

    from the Note Edge📱✒📏
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    03-04-2015 08:15 PM
  22. jcp007's Avatar
    The expandable storage and swappable battery ship has sailed. Just as these users can choose another device, Samsung is responding to growing calls for design choice changes and to recover it's lost market share so that it again casts a long shadow over the competition.

    QHD display with 577 ppi that draws less power with multiple adjustment options.

    More powerful and energy efficient 64 bit chipset.

    3GB of DDR4 RAM versus DDR3.

    Base storage options starting at 32GB instead of 16GB.

    Auto HD/OIS with better low light performance as well as an IR sensor. More streamlined menus.

    Less Samsung bloatware.

    Introduction of theme options.

    Rapid charging as well as dual wireless charging.

    NFC/MST mobile payment options.

    Better fingerprint scanner.

    IR blaster to use your phone as a remote control.

    Premium build materials like Gorilla Glass 4 and metal frame versus faux metal bands and plastic.

    Repositioned external speaker with better base response.

    More lock screen options.

    Quick access to the camera with improved FFC and RFC.

    Slimmed down TouchWiz with a more unified approach and organization.

    Yup. I can see what a huge tragedy and travesty that Samsung is perpetrating in a deliberate effort to alienate the expandable storage and swappable battery crowd. Point is get a different device that meets your needs or at the very least, wait until production units have been reviewed and you try it for yourself in the store to validate the offering of the GS6. There will never be a device that makes everyone happy. Everyone has different needs and expectations that deserve more information before passing judgement on a device that won't be available until next month.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-04-2015 08:30 PM
  23. Ry's Avatar
    The people that have been clamouring for a premium design aren't the same people that value a replaceable battery and upgradeable storage. These are two separate distinct groups. They were able to do a premium device in the Note 4 without selling out.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The amount of people who don't mind the "loss" of SD and removable batteries is miniscule compared to those that care.

    Look at it this way. Samsung makes SD cards. One would think it would be in their best interest for their flagship phones to have memory card slots so they could sell more cards.

    But Samsung has data that says the SD card slots are hardly used so when designing the S6, they went with a clean design without being "hampered" by the need to put an SD card slot on the device.

    Perspective.

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    03-04-2015 10:53 PM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    This is why it's important for people who are unhappy to express themselves (politely, of course).

    I like your reference to Google's slogan. Be together. Not the same.

    No one is saying Samsung's design of the S6 should be thrown out. Let people buy it if they want.

    All people want is an option from Samsung with the features that they want: a removable battery and a micro SD card slot. That way they can stay in the Samsung family ("Be together") with something different ("Not the same").
    Need a current Samsung with SD card slot and removable battery? Samsung will gladly sell you a Note 4.

    Be together. Not the same.

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    neiljay6 likes this.
    03-04-2015 10:55 PM
  25. Scott7217's Avatar
    Need a current Samsung with SD card slot and removable battery? Samsung will gladly sell you a Note 4.

    Be together. Not the same.
    So, you're saying Samsung is fine with removable storage and removable batteries.

    For people who would prefer a smaller phone than the Note 4, they'll just let Samsung know by speaking up.
    debdroid1a likes this.
    03-04-2015 11:06 PM
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