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bttlk
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bttlk,
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3/12/2015 | 10:43:33 PM
Re: Looks Good, but...
Why worry about a waterproof case...put the phone in a silicone protector case or sleve and it should be impervious to water on your hands or a damp countertop.  I never have had issues with water on any phone not dropped in the toilet or the pool.
jsnapp556
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jsnapp556,
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3/3/2015 | 9:48:35 PM
Re: Distribution of Memory
Thanks for the fast reply.   I'm guessing a 32, 64, 128GB tier structure.  Have you heard anything on the battery charge life and recharging time? Also, if it's one-battery-fits-all or a high capacity battery, esepcially for high power ops on the 128GB model to be installed.  Bricking one of these will not be cheap.  With the structure now in line with Apple, I believe there will be a slow, albeit steady migration away from Samsung.
DanBluePlanet
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3/2/2015 | 7:59:30 PM
Samsung has lost its way.
Rather than improving its own phone design philosophy it looks like Samsung wants to be a iPhone wannabe. I own an Galaxy S5 Active. I will never buy a phone that does not have a removable battery or one that does not have a Micro SD card slot.

Hopefully they will come to their senses after this screwup.

 
Pablo Valerio
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3/2/2015 | 5:53:54 PM
Re: Distribution of Memory
There is no MicroSD slot on the S6, nor removable battery. This is a first for Samsung. You can buy the phone with three different memory configurations up to 128 GB
mak63
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mak63,
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3/2/2015 | 5:51:38 PM
Re: What's the Big Deal?
Fast charging and a big battery are some things that many people will appreciate.

No doubt. Will they also appreciate the non removable battery?


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How about no more micro sd card slot and no more waterproofing? I don't believe Samsung users willing to upgrade are gonna be very happy.
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3/2/2015 | 11:14:18 AM
Samsung Gear VR
The exciting part for me with this phone is its compatibility with the Gear VR headset. This could very well be the smartphone that starts to really get virtual reality into the hands of the masses, as so many of them will be able to try one out using their own phone. From there it's only a couple of hundred dollars and they have real, virtual reality wherever they want to take it.

Granted I think it's going to be years before it catches on to the extent that it snowballs into a global phenomenon, but smartphones are going to drive that forward far more than desktop PCs I think, even if the latter experience is likely to always be more impressive. 
jsnapp556
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3/2/2015 | 10:55:20 AM
Distribution of Memory
The inability of integrating data operations from the device to the microSD card was disturbing on the S5. Has Samsung reversed it ridiculous policy for the S6? If not, its going to be a deal-killer for many. Samsung should read their community threads.
glenbren
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glenbren,
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3/2/2015 | 10:40:47 AM
Re: What's the Big Deal?
The f1.9 is impressive, and better battery life and quick charging would be great, if money were no object. The design doesn't look good enough to be worth even more money, but maybe it's different in person.
greenhows
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3/2/2015 | 9:24:26 AM
Looks Good, but...
Has anyone heard if Samsung will continue the water proofing on their phones? I have the S4 and having to be careful to keep it away from water can be annoying. Oops my hands are wet, can't anwser the phone right now... Listening to music in the bathroom and want a different song, better dry my hands first...
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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3/2/2015 | 9:14:29 AM
Re: What's the Big Deal?
I am not very inclined to buy one for myself. But I do feel the battery life and fast charging feature attractive - this is the pain point for modern smartphones.
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