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  1. jdmorin's Avatar
    A lot of people are obviously for the SD card...

    I don't think I read a comment about cloud storage.

    SD cards are easily replaceable by apps like OneDrive and Google Photos. And this is coming from a 64gb S6 owner who had an S3 and an S5.

    Its all about managing the cloud. But maybe I'm just crazy
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    06-01-2015 07:20 PM
  2. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Cloud uses data. Data cost money for many, and the 'many' continues to grow as unlimited data plans go away.
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    06-01-2015 07:44 PM
  3. Erm10's Avatar
    Ummm hello....How did the title of my thread get changed?
    06-01-2015 08:11 PM
  4. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    With the new thread title, my post would now be: No, Google improving SD Card Support doesn't Reflect Poorly on the Galaxy S6.
    But I do think it's kind of funny that they had a tv commercial making fun of wall huggers, to within days announcing the S6 which is now a wall hugging device.
    Additionally, after they dump the SD card, Google improves SD Card Support.
    Just funny timing is all. Nothing more.
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    06-01-2015 08:17 PM
  5. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    As long as I have at least 64gb of on board storage on my phone I'm a happy camper. However I'm really hoping SD card support does not go away from tablets as for me thats where they are most useful for storing media.
    06-01-2015 08:17 PM
  6. Aquila's Avatar
    Ummm hello....How did the title of my thread get changed?
    Thread titles are regularly updated to improve the clarity of search results in order to help users more quickly access the content they're looking for. Good thread titles generally should be full sentences, describe the device they're referencing and convey enough information to inform the user of the gist of the topic being discussed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding thread titles, please feel free to PM any member of the moderator team.
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    06-01-2015 08:18 PM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    Why? With 64 gigs, on a high end flagship, for apps and such and 64 gigs for photos, videos, and documents, how can that not be a necessity for some?

    I get what your saying though. I'm afraid it's a dying breed as well. But I honestly think it's a way for them to tier the phones in different sizes, lock then down, and charge you a premium... Especially when SD cards are much cheaper.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    If you need more than 128GB, then it might be time to offload files to cloud or external storage. I understand that some have needs like this. They may want to consider a device other than the GS6. It's not for everyone. It's a sad day, IMO, when our whole lives are on a "phone". How did we get to that point?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    06-01-2015 10:11 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    If you need more than 128GB, then it might be time to offload files to cloud or external storage. I understand that some have needs like this. They may want to consider a device other than the GS6. It's not for everyone. It's a sad day, IMO, when our whole lives are on a "phone". How did we get to that point?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    I agree those that need storage should maybe look at another device (like an SD card) but just because one wants space doesn't mean their lives revolve around a phone. They could simply want the space to have movies so that time they want to watch something without using data .. it is there .. Versus having to plan ahead for every situation when they can't always plan for it.

    Example would be me taking my car in the other .. what should have been 20 minutes turned into almost 2 hours due to some other issues. Thankfully I have unlimited so I can stream but I would have loved to have some videos on my phone if I didn't have unlimited so I wasn't sitting in the waiting room staring at the wall.. or worse .. public cable tv lol .
    06-01-2015 10:16 PM
  9. S6edge46220's Avatar
    Cloud uses data. Data cost money for many, and the 'many' continues to grow as unlimited data plans go away.
    That's why you set it up to transfer to cloud on WiFi only.

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    06-01-2015 10:26 PM
  10. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    That's why you set it up to transfer to cloud on WiFi only.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I try to do that, but I don't have access to free WiFi at either work or at home.
    06-01-2015 10:29 PM
  11. S6edge46220's Avatar
    I try to do that, but I don't have access to free WiFi at either work or at home.
    Are you still living in the 90s? No offense, but its 2015. How many people that buy flagship phones don't have regular WiFi access? This is one reason they did away with it I think.

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    06-01-2015 10:39 PM
  12. warpdrive's Avatar
    I try to do that, but I don't have access to free WiFi at either work or at home.
    McDonald's has free WiFi. There had to be a micky D's by you? Maybe?

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    06-01-2015 10:39 PM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    I agree those that need storage should maybe look at another device (like an SD card) but just because one wants space doesn't mean their lives revolve around a phone. They could simply want the space to have movies so that time they want to watch something without using data .. it is there .. Versus having to plan ahead for every situation when they can't always plan for it.

    Example would be me taking my car in the other .. what should have been 20 minutes turned into almost 2 hours due to some other issues. Thankfully I have unlimited so I can stream but I would have loved to have some videos on my phone if I didn't have unlimited so I wasn't sitting in the waiting room staring at the wall.. or worse .. public cable tv lol .
    They can also rotate movies. 128GB is what 25-28 movies? You might need that many if you going camping in some remote location with no internet or cell service or a foreign country whose language you don't speak the language.
    06-01-2015 10:47 PM
  14. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Are you still living in the 90s? No offense, but its 2015. How many people that buy flagship phones don't have regular WiFi access? This is one reason they did away with it I think.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I live out in the country.
    And at work they aren't broadcasting wifi.
    06-01-2015 10:48 PM
  15. warpdrive's Avatar
    How would it have been a poor implementation? Wasn't poor before. I think it was either because they couldn't make it work with a metal/glass chassis or because it would have increased the cost. If HTC could implement it in the m8 and m9, then Samsung could have done it. They chose to be like Mike.... Er.... Apple.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    How about the m7. lots of backlash at first but nobody freaked out once they tried it. And it won phone of the year.

    The only difference is that with the m7 you couldn't get a 64gb model other than from the manufacturer. With the S6 you can get much more from retailers right from the start. While I could be wrong, I firmly believe that it's the beginning of a trend for flagships. I'm not even convinced that the Note line will keep the SD card slot because it's just not needed. A little cord and you can connect to a flash drive to store movies and photos if you just want to remove stuff from one phone to the other without a computer.
    I'm telling you, I screamed every day how I was upset that I couldn't have an SD card slot on the m7... It was the second reason I didn't buy the phone and I'm a huge HTC fan. But today with the S6 having up to 128gb of storage, why is it needed again?

    This break through with Google is just for the low end phones that truly need it, IMHO.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    06-01-2015 10:52 PM
  16. S6edge46220's Avatar
    I live out in the country.
    And at work they aren't broadcasting wifi.
    I grew up on a gravel road in the country myself and we had DSL by 2008. Anyway, thats not the point. For better or worse, you are in the minority of high end smartphone users. It's no different than when cassettes were phased out of cars or floppy disks from computers...there will still be a small market for manufacturers willing to cater there, but the majority has moved on.

    I don't think it reflects poorly on the S6 line. Only the sales data will tell us whether it actually may have, otherwise this is all purely speculation.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-01-2015 10:53 PM
  17. SarahLovesTech's Avatar
    I don't think they will .. I mean they could but .. The Note series is usually geared towards power users so I would hope they would just leave it but ... never know.
    What's with your ellipsis? It makes it quite hard to read...
    06-01-2015 11:50 PM
  18. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Cloud uses data. Data cost money for many, and the 'many' continues to grow as unlimited data plans go away.
    Lot of free cloud devices though.

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    06-02-2015 12:00 AM
  19. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Ummm hello....How did the title of my thread get changed?
    Most likely a forum mod changed it to be less inflammatory.

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    06-02-2015 12:01 AM
  20. Gator352's Avatar
    All my pics and videos upload to one drive, Google photos, and my WD my book cloud storage. All set to sync on WiFi only even though I have unlimited data. Never can have to many backup options.

    With that said, some are so correct in saying SD cards are obsolete and don't need them. I certainly don't. But it was an option removed for granular reasons only, either for manufacturers to tier storage to make more money or because Google, and others, are pushing cloud storage for... You guessed it.... More money. Or both even.

    Some of those without SD card support and only 32GB storage, or less, are limited. Sure they have cloud storage or external drives to back up, but what if they want to show grandma the grandkids on a whim? To pull down those pics and vids it uses data. If your in a tiered data plan it can get costly. This is where SD card storage trumps all else.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-02-2015 05:01 AM
  21. jcp007's Avatar
    All my pics and videos upload to one drive, Google photos, and my WD my book cloud storage. All set to sync on WiFi only even though I have unlimited data. Never can have to many backup options.

    With that said, some are so correct in saying SD cards are obsolete and don't need them. I certainly don't. But it was an option removed for granular reasons only, either for manufacturers to tier storage to make more money or because Google, and others, are pushing cloud storage for... You guessed it.... More money. Or both even.

    Some of those without SD card support and only 32GB storage, or less, are limited. Sure they have cloud storage or external drives to back up, but what if they want to show grandma the grandkids on a whim? To pull down those pics and vids it uses data. If your in a tiered data plan it can get costly. This is where SD card storage trumps all else.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    There are trade offs with a re-design. Happy to do so as 64GB is more than enough for me. With unlimited data, streaming isn't so much of a concern.
    06-02-2015 06:16 AM
  22. makaroni's Avatar
    I personally like the internal storage better rather than the SD card. For me, I disliked having to go through a hundred folders in phone storage and SD card storage to find a file and move it from one to the other. All downloads did not automatically save to SD card to keep the phone's storage free. Some of the Galaxy S model phones restricted moving files at one point. If you purchase a 16GB phone, even if you have a 64GB SD card in it you cannot utilize it fully. That became annoying for me. I have an easier time transferring files to different folders and just finding folders with the S6 with just internal memory. They have those external SD card readers you can plug into the S6 if you really need it and if it's that serious for you. For me internal memory makes it easier to back up the phone and I know where everything is. I vote to leave as is and like some other comments stated, leave the SD card feature in the lower to mid-range devices since they offer less phone memory.

    Galaxy S6 Gang
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    06-02-2015 06:40 AM
  23. warpdrive's Avatar
    All my pics and videos upload to one drive, Google photos, and my WD my book cloud storage. All set to sync on WiFi only even though I have unlimited data. Never can have to many backup options.

    With that said, some are so correct in saying SD cards are obsolete and don't need them. I certainly don't. But it was an option removed for granular reasons only, either for manufacturers to tier storage to make more money or because Google, and others, are pushing cloud storage for... You guessed it.... More money. Or both even.

    Some of those without SD card support and only 32GB storage, or less, are limited. Sure they have cloud storage or external drives to back up, but what if they want to show grandma the grandkids on a whim? To pull down those pics and vids it uses data. If your in a tiered data plan it can get costly. This is where SD card storage trumps all else.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Trust me, I get your point. But unless your grandmother lives by B's house and can't have wifi in her house as well to view images over wifi then just use a thumb drive or card reader to store such images so that you can view what ever you don't have stored on your phone.

    (you can still use photos to view your pics much more compressed without fully downloaded as well, and on a cell phone, that will be all you need. So when viewing with grandma you'll use almost no data)

    Also, going back to old school ways also means going back to 16gb vs 32gb for base models, and thus limited to what you can store on your phone when using such large apps as games (no developer is going to let you store the app on your card).

    And while it always seemed great to take pics with my dSLR and pull out the micro SD card with adapter and just slap it in my phone to quickly upload it to a website or text it to somebody fast. Let's also not forget how retarded it was to pull apart your case and /or phone to do so when it in the field just so you didn't have to carry a laptop. Or like with a phone like my m8, I would now have to carry a pin to open up the card tray... I'm telling you this was even worse if you wanted to do something like this on an m8 or the new m9.

    Yet today, I just carry a cord and reader or thumb drive. So simple, and far less headaches.

    Plus, your way, you have limited options for storage like on the note series or like on the G4. No, I'll take the new updated ways of the S6 every time. Even for the power user as many describe the note series... That's why I don't feel that Samsung is going to stay backwards on the note 5. People would rather have options or increased storage then less storage or limited functions with a card.

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    06-02-2015 07:51 AM
  24. Zoostation's Avatar
    I'm going to preface my comments with the statement that I'm generally happy with my S6 and my last phone had only 16GB and no SD slot (huge mistake and I hated it)

    There are trade offs with a re-design. Happy to do so as 64GB is more than enough for me. With unlimited data, streaming isn't so much of a concern.
    You're in a small minority of people that still have unlimited data. The vast majority of people never had it or no longer have it. I lost my unlimited data over 2 years ago when my old D Inc started having periodic bootloops and I had to retire it.

    All my pics and videos upload to one drive, Google photos, and my WD my book cloud storage. All set to sync on WiFi only even though I have unlimited data. Never can have to many backup options.

    With that said, some are so correct in saying SD cards are obsolete and don't need them. I certainly don't. But it was an option removed for granular reasons only, either for manufacturers to tier storage to make more money or because Google, and others, are pushing cloud storage for... You guessed it.... More money. Or both even.

    Some of those without SD card support and only 32GB storage, or less, are limited. Sure they have cloud storage or external drives to back up, but what if they want to show grandma the grandkids on a whim? To pull down those pics and vids it uses data. If your in a tiered data plan it can get costly. This is where SD card storage trumps all else.

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    While I'm glad the internal storage is much faster than before, you're 100% correct it was for $$ reasons. They know people will pay a lot more for extra internal storage.

    McDonald's has free WiFi. There had to be a micky D's by you? Maybe?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    And it's so secure.

    Are you still living in the 90s? No offense, but its 2015. How many people that buy flagship phones don't have regular WiFi access? This is one reason they did away with it I think.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    A lot of employers don't have wifi available for their employees to use.

    A lot of people are obviously for the SD card...

    I don't think I read a comment about cloud storage.

    SD cards are easily replaceable by apps like OneDrive and Google Photos. And this is coming from a 64gb S6 owner who had an S3 and an S5.

    Its all about managing the cloud. But maybe I'm just crazy
    I don't see cloud storage as an acceptable substitute for local storage. The push for cloud storage is just another way to squeeze more money out of us.
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    06-02-2015 09:08 AM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    What's with your ellipsis? It makes it quite hard to read...
    It is just how I type online sometimes .
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    06-02-2015 09:23 AM
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