1. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Some at the Android Central Forum may want to switch over to the IPhone 6S+ if the Samsung Note 5, also due to be available in the next 1-3 months, does not have these 2 options. Apparently, the design would be similar to the Samsung S6, with metal and glass.

    I know there is quick charging and battery packs; cloud services as alternatives, but are they really better than replaceable battery and sd card?

    Add: Any former Android users here? How difficult was it to adjust not having these 2 options?
    Last edited by Sammuel1973; 07-27-2015 at 03:31 PM.
    07-19-2015 12:14 PM
  2. chrisforpm's Avatar
    I think large internal storage, cloud services and quick charge are the future. Samsung has followed Apple and I see other manufacturers doing the same.
    07-19-2015 12:31 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Some at the Android Central Forum may want to switch over to the IPhone 6S+ if the Samsung Note 5, also due to be available in the next 1-3 months, does not have these 2 options. Apparently, the design would be similar to the Samsung S6, with metal and glass.

    I know there is quick charging and battery packs; cloud services as alternatives, but are they really better than replaceable battery and sd card?

    Add: Any former Android users here? How difficult was it to adjust not having these 2 options?
    To answer the thread question, I would choose an SD card slot. As for how difficult for a former Android user to adjust without having an SD card slot and a replaceable battery, it was not difficult at all for 'me'. In fact, neither were, and is still not an issue.
    07-19-2015 12:40 PM
  4. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    SD card. I wouldn't have to buy the most expensive and thus largest device available...
    07-19-2015 12:42 PM
  5. Closingracer's Avatar
    I think large internal storage, cloud services and quick charge are the future. Samsung has followed Apple and I see other manufacturers doing the same.
    Until you have service everywhere it won't be. Try using the cloud in a nyc subway station that isn't in Manhattan and underground

    The station near me only Sprint gets service and only like 2 bars.


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    07-19-2015 12:50 PM
  6. Closingracer's Avatar
    To answer the thread question, I would choose an SD card slot. As for how difficult for a former Android user to adjust without having an SD card slot and a replaceable battery, it was not difficult at all for 'me'. In fact, neither were, and is still not an issue.
    It wasn't an "issue" for me but I had to buy the 128gb model

    I would love a micro SD card slot so I can buy a cheaper model


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    07-19-2015 12:59 PM
  7. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    It wasn't an "issue" for me but I had to buy the 128gb model

    I would love a micro SD card slot so I can buy a cheaper model


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    Hmmm, does that mean the 16gb was the least popular? And perhaps Apple want consumers to opt for the 64gb and 128gb for a bigger profit?
    07-19-2015 01:11 PM
  8. Closingracer's Avatar
    Hmmm, does that mean the 16gb was the least popular? And perhaps Apple want consumers to opt for the 64gb and 128gb for a bigger profit?
    If I had to guess sales* I would say between both the 6 and 6 plus 50% was 16gb, 30% 64gb and 20% 128GB. Apple is selling the 16GB in the hopes people spend $100 on the 64GB


    * The numbers probably are off buy it's a logical guess imo

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    07-19-2015 01:18 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Battery? I would still need to go buy one. May as well pick it up at Apple or Verizon and let them put it in.
    Storage? My Son uses a Galaxie with a large capacity SD card. He's having problems with it. It's not working right. Cards do wear out. I'd rather just get a large storage phone of 64 gb or more. 256 gb is coming in a year or two. Apple wants you to buy more music and save it offline.
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    07-19-2015 01:37 PM
  10. iEd's Avatar
    Been about 4 years since I had a phone with a SD or replaceable batt. Both were a pain. Since the 6 Plus having a replaceable batt is even less of a concern.


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    07-19-2015 01:48 PM
  11. qbnkelt's Avatar
    If Apple had a user replaceable battery I would ecstatic. It's the one flaw in the iPhone.
    An SD slot? Nah. I prefer buying the 128G and store all my music locally. The only thing I rotate in and out of the device are movies.
    I never stream my music or my films. Don't want to have to depend on signal. Or eat up my data.


    Sent from my GORGEOUS, SEXY, AWESOME Gold 128G iPhone 6
    Mr.Willie likes this.
    07-19-2015 01:58 PM
  12. C.K400's Avatar
    I believe the battery is quite adequate on my 6 plus, also I have the 128 gb version so i never need any more storage. i was an android user for years and realized if you get a top of the line SD card its gonna cost you, might not be the difference of a 16gb to a 128gb buts its close. Also the charging packs are just as convenient as doing a battery swap. I would say get a iPhone and you will not regret the reliability it offers and the great apple customer service as well.
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    07-19-2015 02:27 PM
  13. Closingracer's Avatar
    Battery? I would still need to go buy one. May as well pick it up at Apple or Verizon and let them put it in.
    Storage? My Son uses a Galaxie with a large capacity SD card. He's having problems with it. It's not working right. Cards do wear out. I'd rather just get a large storage phone of 64 gb or more. 256 gb is coming in a year or two. Apple wants you to buy more music and save it offline.
    If you buy high quality brand SD cards you shouldn't have any issues. I have a Samsung pro one and it works great


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    07-19-2015 04:17 PM
  14. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Yes to both. Not deal breakers though.
    07-19-2015 05:02 PM
  15. Tartarus's Avatar
    Hell no.. I would never want a replaceable battery.. All the hassle with removable back covers is a pain in the 'self censored'
    07-19-2015 06:37 PM
  16. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I believe the SD card would just slow everything down because of the read and write speed. The battery option would just ruin the look of the iPhone IMO.
    07-19-2015 06:40 PM
  17. Tartarus's Avatar
    Hell no.. I would never want a replaceable battery.. All the hassle with removable back covers is a pain in the 'self censored'
    In addition, Apples statement for not adding replaceable battery option was that separate back covers ruin the solidity of the iPhone
    07-19-2015 06:42 PM
  18. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    In addition, Apples statement for not adding replaceable battery option was that separate back covers ruin the solidity of the iPhone
    Yep.
    07-19-2015 06:45 PM
  19. Closingracer's Avatar
    I believe the SD card would just slow everything down because of the read and write speed. The battery option would just ruin the look of the iPhone IMO.
    It only would if you used it....if you get the Samsung ultra micro SD card or San disk whatever the faster ones are you'll not have any issues really. Obviously internal trumps external in terms of speed but not a noticeable difference with a good card


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    07-19-2015 06:53 PM
  20. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    It only would if you used it....if you get the Samsung ultra micro SD card or San disk whatever the faster ones are you'll not have any issues really. Obviously internal trumps external in terms of speed but not a noticeable difference with a good card


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    With android I had compatibility issues with some SD cards.
    07-19-2015 06:57 PM
  21. Closingracer's Avatar
    With android I had compatibility issues with some SD cards.
    I never did. Buying top end cards from San disk or Samsung is fine from my experience


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    07-19-2015 07:03 PM
  22. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I'm also an Android fan and of my and while I like having the option of removable they're really nothing more than peace of mind for me. My 6+ is just fine without removables with 128GB of storage and a battery that makes the Energizer bunny stand up and take notice. I think removables are (sadly going away) but as long as battery life is decent and storage is adequate I'll learn to happily live with Android handsets without removables. With Apple... I can't miss what I never had.
    07-19-2015 07:21 PM
  23. Closingracer's Avatar
    I'm also an Android fan and of my and while I like having the option of removable they're really nothing more than peace of mind for me. My 6+ is just fine without removables with 128GB of storage and a battery that makes the Energizer bunny stand up and take notice. I think removables are (sadly going away) but as long as battery life is decent and storage is adequate I'll learn to happily live with Android handsets without removables. With Apple... I can't miss what I never had.
    Yeah but let's take a Samsung galaxy note 4 and the iPhone 6 plus. Samsung galaxy note 4 is $299 on contract and the iPhone 6 plus is $299 as well. The note 4 can be upgraded to 128GB plus whatever is on the internal memory for around $110 dollars. To get the same general space on the iPhone you'll need to spend $200 more. External memory isn't ever going to be on an apple device because of the fact they can charge you more for internal memory.


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    07-19-2015 07:27 PM
  24. Tartarus's Avatar
    I rather pay $200 more for extra space than $110 for a small chip which I'm likely to lose over time (happened a lot to me back in my Windows Mobile Phone times)
    07-19-2015 07:36 PM
  25. HankAZ's Avatar
    If you buy high quality brand SD cards you shouldn't have any issues. I have a Samsung pro one and it works great
    I'm sure that it does .. until it doesn't ... and it takes your stuff with it when it dies.
    07-19-2015 07:47 PM
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