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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Totally agreed. Removable batteries are just not remotely a "must have" feature for me. I'll take the high quality look and feel of a nice uni-body metal or front / back glass design over removable battery any day. My old S4 quickly cured me of any desire for Samsung to ever go back to cheap plasticky phones...

I've never ran out of battery before the end of the day on my note 5, so the removable battery isn't a concern for me at all anymore. It used to be a big deal when I burned through 3 batteries in a day on my galaxy Nexus.
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I had the Galaxy S4 like some of you, and I upgraded to the Note 4. I'm NOT getting a smaller screen, so the S7 is definitely not on my list. But it's looking really good and bodes well for future Notes. The S7's camera looks sick. The S6/Note 5 was one of last year's best cameras, and they're still bringing big improvements this time. The new fast autofocus is insane:



nice that beats any point & shoot.
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Qualcomm lists this about their Snapdragon 820 that will be in the S7
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Yeah, which in itself doesn't mean squat. Having HEVC support doesn't mean full hardware acceleration. Thanks for the link though.
post #104 of 219
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What's the deal with premium feeling phones? You can have a premium feeling phone and a removable battery. Hell, if it cuts costs to not have a unibody I'll take it.

Premium look and feel is one big reason that Apple iPhone's have been so successful so I'd say its a big deal. Samsung even proved this when you look at the success of the S6 vs the S5. They went with a premium look and feel with the S6 (following HTC's success with their premium M7 and M8) over the cheap looking and feeling S5 and absolutely cleaned up in sales last year, despite eliminating removable batteries and SD card slots; a previous staple of Samsung phones. Fact is that design still trumps features if the design is suitably beautiful and premium and the S6 proved that just 12 months ago...
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I've never ran out of battery before the end of the day on my note 5, so the removable battery isn't a concern for me at all anymore. It used to be a big deal when I burned through 3 batteries in a day on my galaxy Nexus.

And if the battery starts to fail and possibly enter thermal runaway, or it just fails and you need to put a new one in?

I wont buy a phone without an easily serviceable battery. Yeah I know they're "getting better" these days, but its not justafiable to me to remove the users ability to easily remove and replace the battery.
post #106 of 219
Wow there's an S7 already? Damn I'm really out of touch with mobile tech these days. I used to what was coming out, when, and what hardware and features they have.
Now I'm getting surprised by just hearing about the reviews.
post #107 of 219
Doesn't really matter if it's s7 s8 or s9. The mobile apps are in a stand-still and is taking ages to evolve into something that we can say it's onpar with desktop AAA softwares.
post #108 of 219
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Premium look and feel is one big reason that Apple iPhone's have been so successful so I'd say its a big deal. Samsung even proved this when you look at the success of the S6 vs the S5.

Yeah I just don't get it though. I thought the S5, while having some major flaws, was still a great phone. Many, including myself, saw the S6 as a regression in many ways. We can all definitely appreciate good design, but not everyone agrees with form over function.
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They went with a premium look and feel with the S6 (following HTC's success with their premium M7 and M8) over the cheap looking and feeling S5 and absolutely cleaned up in sales last year, despite eliminating removable batteries and SD card slots; a previous staple of Samsung phones. Fact is that design still trumps features if the design is suitably beautiful and premium and the S6 proved that just 12 months ago...

True that. The wallets have voted.
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S5 is pretty decent now, i'm looking for a used one to replace my Nexus 4 and it will likely last me at least 2 years. Hopefully phones mature a bit more in that time.
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Just bough the S7 Edge since my carrier is also giving me free Gear VR with it. tongue.gif Time to change the LG G3 anyway since the 16GB storage is a joke for me already.

Anyway, since the one I got has the Samsung SoC does anyone know how bad/good is it compared to the 820?
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