03-28-2015 05:18 PM
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  1. Northern.dj's Avatar
    I have looked at veriouse feeds and reviews and I struggle to see what this has !
    In fact it's easy to see what it's not got
    Compared to the others
    But the others all have a sd slot
    LG is due to roll out the G4 and the G3 put a dent in Samsungs sales
    All samsung are concentrating on is the design, but most of us cover this with a cover or case
    So what's left the S5 won on the rest as it had water proofing on that the Sony now wins and even that has a sd slot
    So does it make sense going from a S4 or S5 to the S6 just for a metal glass coated body
    Me I'm holding off but if LG G4 has more then that gets my vote if not then it's the HTC M9

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    03-07-2015 05:31 AM
  2. clevin's Avatar
    what a fascinating question! ps, there is poll and discussion here http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...6-feature.html

    some claim "best design in the industry".

    TBH, thats the only thing I can agree, all others, may be improvement from S5, are not really stand out enough from a hoard of android devices. Quick camera? QHD screen? Wireless charger? Spec increase? no, they are nice, but they are not deal makers.
    03-07-2015 05:41 AM
  3. bbtkd's Avatar
    what a fascinating question! ps, there is poll and discussion here http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...6-feature.html

    some claim "best design in the industry".

    TBH, thats the only thing I can agree, all others, may be improvement from S5, are not really stand out enough from a hoard of android devices. Quick camera? QHD screen? Wireless charger? Spec increase? no, they are nice, but they are not deal makers.
    As an S4 owner eligible for replacement in June, and as someone who does not like to change brands a lot, I'll go with the S6 because of a lot of changes over the S4; CPU, memory, storage, screen, etc. I'm willing to overlook the removable battery and will avoid needing an SD card by getting the 64GB variant. If I had an S5 and was eligible, I probably wouldn't upgrade.
    03-07-2015 05:52 AM
  4. Inders99's Avatar
    if not then it's the HTC M9
    Have fun with that...
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    03-07-2015 06:05 AM
  5. thegame161's Avatar
    M9 is just the M8 really. .S6 is improved in every area.
    03-07-2015 09:07 AM
  6. Adranalyne's Avatar
    It has bleeding edge hardware. The Exynos 7420 is more efficient than the Snapdragon 810 and if we believe the benchmarks, quite a bit faster, too. Because they opted for the Exynos, the new Broadcomm chip for WiFi/GPS can be utilized and that's even more efficient. The display is the latest and greatest. DDR4 RAM is the latest and greatest. UFS storage is the latest and greatest. Both the storage and RAM are faster and more efficient. The new f 1.9 aperture is going to allow more light than any other phone other than that budget Nokia phone for Windows.


    You're probably noticing a theme here. Faster and more efficient. They did an excellent job putting the best of the best in this phone.

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    03-07-2015 09:09 AM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    Dual wireless charging formats. More advanced 4G LTE radio. NFC and MST mobile payment. Gorilla Glass 4 and uni-body aluminum frame.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-07-2015 09:33 AM
  8. dadathepanda's Avatar
    I have a s5 and don't feel the need to upgrade. Yes, it looks pretty nice and it seems to be fast but I have issues with the non removable battery... Being able to swap batteries and go on a moment's notice offers so much peace of mind. My s5 battery life is not stellar but I don't worry about it as I have a charged spare and a full battery is 30 seconds away...

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    03-07-2015 09:45 AM
  9. Inders99's Avatar
    You're probably noticing a theme here. Faster and more efficient. They did an excellent job putting the best of the best in this phone.
    ...and smaller
    03-07-2015 09:47 AM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    I have a s5 and don't feel the need to upgrade. Yes, it looks pretty nice and it seems to be fast but I have issues with the non removable battery... Being able to swap batteries and go on a moment's notice offers so much peace of mind. My s5 battery life is not stellar but I don't worry about it as I have a charged spare and a full battery is 30 seconds away...

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    Awesome for you. I mean it sincerely. Everyone has different needs and expectations. I passed on the GS5 and am glad to be strongly considering the GS6. Could Samsung have thrown in more? Sure. Being first is not necessarily best until one is reasonably sure of success. Introducing some features incrementally or in groups with each device iteration keeps us coming back to at least have a look.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-07-2015 09:50 AM
  11. ibcop's Avatar
    I have a s5 and don't feel the need to upgrade. Yes, it looks pretty nice and it seems to be fast but I have issues with the non removable battery... Being able to swap batteries and go on a moment's notice offers so much peace of mind. My s5 battery life is not stellar but I don't worry about it as I have a charged spare and a full battery is 30 seconds away...

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    Exactly. Get what is best for your individual needs. I have a S5 and Turbo at the moment. I'll sell the S5 and grab the S6 Edge but gonna hang on to the Turbo. You can't beat the battery life.
    03-07-2015 09:53 AM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    I have a s5 and don't feel the need to upgrade. Yes, it looks pretty nice and it seems to be fast but I have issues with the non removable battery... Being able to swap batteries and go on a moment's notice offers so much peace of mind. My s5 battery life is not stellar but I don't worry about it as I have a charged spare and a full battery is 30 seconds away...

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    That's where Phonesuit and Juicepack come. AT A MOMENTS Notice, pop it in and charge your phone. No wall hugging which by the way are disgusting. Have you been in an airport lately? Just don't forget to charge your Juicepack. Having these accessories is far easier than stripping off my Defender case and removing the back just to reverse the process after swapping the battery. Who has time to do that especially in an airport or cab?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
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    03-07-2015 10:21 AM
  13. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    I'm really liking the charging case idea.
    I could buy two of them and keep them charged up.
    .
    Edit... Of course a swappable battery is simpler, but if that's the direction phones are going, that might be a tolerable solution.

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    03-07-2015 10:28 AM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    I'm really liking the charging case idea.
    I could buy two of them and keep them charged up.

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    Devices like the Phonesuit are so much easier and don't add as much bulk. You have to charge the Juicepack cases just as you would the external chargers.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-07-2015 10:32 AM
  15. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Devices like the Phonesuit are so much easier and don't add as much bulk. You have to charge the Juicepack cases just as you would the external chargers.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    Do these phonesuit cases also add protection as a regular case?

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    03-07-2015 10:35 AM
  16. Cobravision's Avatar
    Built in wireless charging, industry leading camera, and larger internal storage wrapped up in a thinner, narrower form factor are enough for me to want to upgrade.
    03-07-2015 10:37 AM
  17. jcp007's Avatar
    Do these phonesuit cases also add protection as a regular case?

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    To be honest. I just saw a quick blurb about it but I don't believe it is a case. My point was that external chargers are easier to use than the process of removing any cases or back covers swapping the battery then putting the stuff back on. Especially if you are in a hurry or not near a wall plug. You still have to charge the extra battery just like the external chargers.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-07-2015 10:43 AM
  18. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Do these phonesuit cases also add protection as a regular case?

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    The Mophie Juicepacks do, they wrap around the body, all except for the screen.
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    03-07-2015 12:40 PM
  19. jcp007's Avatar
    The Mophie Juicepacks do, they wrap around the body, all except for the screen.
    I believe that they also provide pretty good impact protection.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
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    03-07-2015 12:44 PM
  20. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    I believe that they also provide pretty good impact protection.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    Yeah, I'd be worried about the battery absorbing the impact instead though...busted battery leaking caustic chemicals all over the phone = bad scene.
    03-07-2015 12:48 PM
  21. jcp007's Avatar
    Yeah, I'd be worried about the battery absorbing the impact instead though...busted battery leaking caustic chemicals all over the phone = bad scene.
    Good point. Carry the external chargers and get a rugged case. Although for limited models, I believe Otterbox has a case similar to the Mophie Juicepack cases. With Otterbox I would feel more confident in its impact protection.

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    03-07-2015 12:53 PM
  22. Crimsonforce's Avatar
    I don't get the fascination that very few people have with removable batteries. There are external chargers the size of a credit card that can charge your phone all the way in about an hour. It's more convenient to use those than to dismantle and reassemble the back of your phone and battery. OEM's aren't in the business for making phones/options for the vast minority. That's why the two biggest phone manufacturers have done away with removable batteries.

    I'm not against people having options but I also think that people should realize when there is a solution just as convenient out there..
    03-07-2015 01:07 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    I don't get the fascination that very few people have with removable batteries. There are external chargers the size of a credit card that can charge your phone all the way in about an hour. It's more convenient to use those than to dismantle and reassemble the back of your phone and battery. OEM's aren't in the business for making phones/options for the vast minority. That's why the two biggest phone manufacturers have done away with removable batteries.

    I'm not against people having options but I also think that people should realize when there is a solution just as convenient out there..
    Exactly. Could not have said it better myself. I'm perplexed as well. Maybe when you are so set in your ways that it's difficult to adapt. They need to get past the mental wall that comforts them.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-07-2015 01:23 PM
  24. Crimsonforce's Avatar
    Exactly. Could not have said it better myself. I'm perplexed as well. Maybe when you are so set in your ways that it's difficult to adapt. They need to get past the mental wall that comforts them.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    I used removable batteries intermittently when I had a galaxy nexus but that's because there wasn't as much quality and variety of external chargers as there is today. I understand that there are some people who may have a real use for removable batteries but it's just not a viable solution to the average user..
    03-07-2015 01:27 PM
  25. jcp007's Avatar
    I used removable batteries intermittently when I had a galaxy nexus but that's because there wasn't as much quality and variety of external chargers as there is today. I understand that there are some people who may have a real use for removable batteries but it's just not a viable solution to the average user..
    What brand is the credit card sized one?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-07-2015 01:32 PM
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