The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are finally here, officially announced by Samsung in Barcelona during MWC. As leaks had already suggested, both of the devices come with premium metals, aluminum and glass. But, there are a few things that Samsung decided to exclude that were main selling points on previous Galaxy devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is exactly as the original Galaxy S6, with the exception that it has curved sides and the battery is slightly bigger. In this article, we are going to talk why you shouldn’t buy the Galaxy S6 or its brother. Please note that this article is not biased. It is written to give you information about things that these two devices are missing.
Both of these devices are excellent, with new premium materials, gorgeous displays and super fast processors. Here are a few things that are missing and might be deal breakers for you.
No Micro SD card support
One of the main selling points of the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 is support for Micro SD cards. If you feel like 16 or 32 GB of internal memory storage isn’t enough, you can buy a cheap 64 GB card and put it in your phone. You can no longer do so because Samsung decided to go with a glass back cover, which is not removable. This also leads to the second point of the article.
No Removable Back Cover & Battery
Since Samsung decided to go with a glass back cover, now it is impossible to easily remove it. You can no longer remove like you could do on the Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy S5. Because of this, the battery now is also not removable. Basically, if you have a problem with the battery, you have to send it to a store instead of buying another battery and replacing it with the current one.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 2550 mAh battery. It is 250 mAh smaller than the battery of the Galaxy S5. This is something that we didn’t expect from Samsung. We were expecting a bigger or at least the same battery size, not a much more smaller battery. The Galaxy S6 Edge is not better. It has a 2600 mAh battery which again, it is 200 mAh smaller than the one found on the Galaxy S5.
Back Cover Design
The front of the devices hasn’t changed a lot, though the Galaxy S6 Edge looks much better with its curved screen. However, switching to the back, you will not be so pleased. Samsung has opted for a glass back cover. While it increases the quality of the phone, we have to say that it is ugly. And the protruding camera makes things only worse.
No Water-Resistant Body
The Galaxy S5 featured an IP67 certified design, meaning that it was water-resistant and completely dust proof. This is not the case with the Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy S6 Edge. You should be very careful when there’s water around.
These are some of the reasons why you shouldn’t buy the new Samsung Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy S6 Edge. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below!