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I work for a company that works with the big 4 carriers in the USA as well as being a premium retailer for both Apple and Samsung, more so Samsung. They both claim the reason to house everything internally is for better management of speeds and giving the software and hardware more control over accessing both the memory and managing the battery. While this is true, it is possible it's also not THAT big of a difference in both. Yes apps and files can load faster and run "better" with all of it onboard as opposed to on an SD card, however we are talking in mere seconds... if that. Same goes for the battery. There are MORE tricks you can do and was to trick the phone into behaving better with removable batteries. I have to fight this logic and design standpoint on the regular.

As others have stated my personal belief is that it is indeed planned obsolescence.

now I will say that at least int he case of Samsun they provide the instructions online on how to replace your battery in the S6 family of phones. You void your warranty if you do it, but at least by the time you need to the warranty will be out of place anyways. Also just like Apple with Applecare+ you can purchase a protection and service type plan from Samsung.

Yes. it's all about money and control, but we will all still lap it up. Want a good alternative phone? You can NOT beat the overall value and performance of the LG G4 or even the LG G3 to a lesser extent. G4s actually have a better camera than the S6, a bigger and REMOVEABLE battery than most everything else but the Note 4 and S6 Edge+. it has 32 GB internal as well as an SD card slot. It's only real downfall is the 5.5 inch 2k display. a lot of people don't like even how "big" the S6 or iPhone6(6s) have gotten. We get that complain all the time that people actually want smaller phones.

Now my personal all-around favorite phone right now is the Note 5, but I also don't leave my phones stock. I tweak them and get rid of a lot of the fluff.
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HolyDrumstick wrote:


PhysicalSquid wrote:
You're not saying Apple products are bad, but you should be. :D


I was trying to be nice...

Not for Apple.... just the poor bastards who bought their products.

hehe


I love it. xD
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if i can pay for it, i wont care
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I can stand not having removable back but external SD slot is what I look for when buying a new phone. Galaxy S5 might be the last one I have with Samsung.
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twintiger12 wrote:

I can stand not having removable back but external SD slot is what I look for when buying a new phone. Galaxy S5 might be the last one I have with Samsung.


One thing I don't like about my motoX
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It is simple to understand.

Let's throw out the most famous pro of increase battery life and slows down degrading the battery out the window. It is a short-term pro; however, the long-term pro benefits the phone company and not the consumer. Supply and demand, the demand for consumers buying new cellphones decreased to a point where cellphone makers are rethinking their strategy when designing a new phone to increase cellphone sells by force. They blocked out changing the battery for non-technical end-users and hid it under a truthful statement "Increases battery life and slows degrading the battery."

Read up on Samsung creating to many S6 that did not sell as many as they projected; therefore, overstocked. Tada, problem solved.

Read S6 vs S5 specifications. S5 blows S6 specifications out the water; yet, people buy the S6 because it is the newest. Samsung claims trading off performance for style. Bull shit lol

Read about HTC only making 1 cent profit per cellphone sell.

Read about iPhone market share lost due to not listening to what the consumers want (That is why they invented the iPhone 6).

Yada yada...prepare for some more BS from cellphone makers to increase their sells.
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twintiger12 wrote:

I can stand not having removable back but external SD slot is what I look for when buying a new phone. Galaxy S5 might be the last one I have with Samsung.


This is the most important part. So far, every phone that's gone to the non-removable back has also gotten rid of the external SD slot; forcing you to spend more money on internal memory. There's no real value to not having the back removable-- it's a tool to ensure you spend more money on the phone. Whether it's because your battery dies and you have to replace/repair the phone at their cost, or you have to spend more money on more space; it's all about the money grab.
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Posted 10/11/15
My phone has removable back but not removable battery. I haven't really even had a need to remove the battery.
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