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Topic # 166053 1-Mar-2015 08:36
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So with the up and comming announcement in the early hours of tomorrow morning, I thought it was a good time to start this thread. I broke the screen on my current Samsung Ativ S at Christmas and have been hanging out for a next generation phone, either Galaxy s6 or HTC one M9. I must say from all the rumors etc it looks like the Galaxy s6 is going to be my choice of the two at this point. Rumoured features im looking forward to are:
Decent fingerprint scanner,
Good camera,
Upgraded design,
Apps, as im comming from WP there has always been some apps I couldnt get,
Minimised touchwiz skin and kess bloatwear,
Wireless charging, if it is built in.

And who could forget the rumoured galaxy s6 edge, that looks interesting however i dont think I will be going for one personally.

Anyone else planning on getting one? what are your thoughts between htc and sgs6.

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  Reply # 1248698 1-Mar-2015 09:21
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I have been a fanboy of Samsung Galaxy S series since the start for a variety of reasons. I'm concerned that one feature I use a lot is the loss of the inter changeable battery simply to satisfy those that have a perception that a phone needs to be made of metal to have 'build quality'. I have hardly used the charger on my S5 except when I forget to change the battery.

The rest of the S6 rumors show not much to be honest but Samsung have always made a good phone but it seems Samsung wants this metal body but only takes away a selling point that sets itself apart from the others.




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  Reply # 1248712 1-Mar-2015 09:34
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I'm not sure using metal specifically excludes being able to have a removable battery, it's probably a more complex range of design decisions, to do with thickness, battery size etc.

Either way other manufacturers have shown it doesn't really matter.

I wonder if it will still be water resistant, that was the most compelling features of the S5 for me.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1248748 1-Mar-2015 11:00
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Apparently it's not going to have a removable battery nor an external microSD Card slot.. Big no-nos from me.. :-(




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  Reply # 1248760 1-Mar-2015 11:20
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There are rumors that suggest the lack of micro sd expansion, i can live with non removable battery (currently M8 owner) but no memory expansion is a step too far especially all SGS predecessors have all had this feature. Ifnthis turns out to be true, then the decision to stick with HTC flagship this year will be an easy one.

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  Reply # 1248762 1-Mar-2015 11:34
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mrgsm021: There are rumors that suggest the lack of micro sd expansion, i can live with non removable battery (currently M8 owner) but no memory expansion is a step too far especially all SGS predecessors have all had this feature. Ifnthis turns out to be true, then the decision to stick with HTC flagship this year will be an easy one.


I regularly hot swap my micro SD between phone and tablet, so a SD slot is a must for me as well. I won't miss the removable battery if it finally means they move away for the cheap and nasty finishes of their recent phones. The plastic leather back on the S5 saw it dropped from my phone shortlist when purchasing last year.

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  Reply # 1248846 1-Mar-2015 14:19
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 I wonder if it will still be water resistant, that was the most compelling features of the S5 for me.


Apparently not

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  Reply # 1248878 1-Mar-2015 15:35
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I heard there maybe no ext SD thatw ould be real deal breaker for me. Note 4 here I come :).

Anyway we'll know by this time tomorrow but I'm not holding my breath that it will be a game breaker just sounds like an updated version of what other manufacturers have now. Samsung may have joined the multitude with nothing outstanding.

ASlways liked HTC but don't like the waste of usable screen with having capacitive buttons making it smaller than S5 




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  Reply # 1248896 1-Mar-2015 16:38
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jeffnz: I heard there maybe no ext SD thatw ould be real deal breaker for me. Note 4 here I come :).

Anyway we'll know by this time tomorrow but I'm not holding my breath that it will be a game breaker just sounds like an updated version of what other manufacturers have now. Samsung may have joined the multitude with nothing outstanding.

ASlways liked HTC but don't like the waste of usable screen with having capacitive buttons making it smaller than S5 


If the S6 doesn't have expandable memory I would be unlikely to switch to it from my s5, which will make it the first S series phone I haven't had on release day, I don't use a lot more than 32GB of capacity but it's more, and that means buying a 64 or 128gb model which would be unavailable on release day and significantly more expensive. 

I am with you having tried just about all the flagships over time and that button for home is something I'd struggle without. Note4 might be my next stop.

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  Reply # 1248899 1-Mar-2015 17:08
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No Micro SD slot what the fish! No way

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  Reply # 1248902 1-Mar-2015 17:12
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I was reading here about removable batteries and was interested to see that in its survey (not at all accurate I know) that 61% of the 540 replies said re-movable battery was a must, interesting




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  Reply # 1248954 1-Mar-2015 17:54
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jeffnz: I was reading here about removable batteries and was interested to see that in its survey (not at all accurate I know) that 61% of the 540 replies said re-movable battery was a must, interesting


I never cared about it, till I went to Italy and found my battery lasted just a half day despite me getting (usually) about a day at home. 

Swapping batteries was my only option to stay in touch with my business, though I have now got a portable charger which would partially compensate. 

I unlike others here don't overly care about build quality I've never had a problem with any of the samsungs. When I temporarily switched to HTC M8 for a month, after the first 3 days I never noticed "build" quality. 

I care about an EXCELLENT high res screen, processor, memory and camera quality. Samsung have it in spades. 


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  Reply # 1248958 1-Mar-2015 18:06
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jeffnz: I was reading here about removable batteries and was interested to see that in its survey (not at all accurate I know) that 61% of the 540 replies said re-movable battery was a must, interesting


I never cared about it, till I went to Italy and found my battery lasted just a half day despite me getting (usually) about a day at home. 

Swapping batteries was my only option to stay in touch with my business, though I have now got a portable charger which would partially compensate. 

I unlike others here don't overly care about build quality I've never had a problem with any of the samsungs. When I temporarily switched to HTC M8 for a month, after the first 3 days I never noticed "build" quality. 

I care about an EXCELLENT high res screen, processor, memory and camera quality. Samsung have it in spades. 



Same here re build quality, interesting that all cars have a huge amount of plastic but doesn't stop them being a good car. I think its just a way people that don't buy that item make themselves feel better about their decision.

I do like the screen and the camera as well, Touch wiz isn't an issue for me as I use Custom Rom's. 

If all samsung are going to do with the 6 is make it of metal but lose water resistance, ext SD card and removable battery I think they have made a big mistake and sales will drop.Time will tell and hopefully I'm wrong




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  Reply # 1248963 1-Mar-2015 18:14
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jeffnz: If all samsung are going to do with the 6 is make it of metal but lose water resistance, ext SD card and removable battery I think they have made a big mistake and sales will drop.Time will tell and hopefully I'm wrong


I think they have been losing sales, that's why they are changing.

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  Reply # 1249117 2-Mar-2015 07:25
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Ewwww
2550mAh battery for standard s6
2600mAh for s6 edge


The Edge does look nice but it would seem they expect you to charge it around lunch time each day :P

Also from what I am seeing there is no waterproof rating for them.

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