A lot of people are buying Samsung Galaxy S6’s. A few others are probably buying the Galaxy S6 edge. Who knows, maybe it’s the other way around. Whatever the case, Samsung managed to garner plenty of attention around its newest flagships, which is obviously exactly what they were trying to do from the get-go. After the “disaster” that was the Galaxy S5, Samsung needed something big.
And the next big thing is finally deserving of the marketing line.
Or is it?
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge eschew a lot of different design decisions that Samsung has clung onto for many, many years now. They did that because the new flagships have a different design material showcasing the product. They’re not just plastic smartphones anymore. They’re glass and metal and no one can deny the premium feel for the new smartphones, especially not when comparing them to the previous flagships. Indeed, these new smartphones welcome Samsung into the premium smartphone competition ready to go, ready to compete.
Just like it took Apple a few years to get bigger phones, it took Samsung a few years to make phones that people want to hold. Generally speaking. No, not everyone wants a metal phone, and no, not everyone wants a big phone. But, generally speaking, apparently most do, in whatever category they do.
The thing is, when Samsung changed the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge so much, and switched to metal and glass, they also got rid of a couple huge selling points of phones from the past, too. How many times have you seen Samsung market their smartphones as being superior to things like HTC’s One , Apple’s iPhone or whatever else because of removable batteries? Or expandable memory? A lot. The answer is a lot.
Of course, things change and so do what companies think people want. What those things are sometimes hits, and sometimes they miss, but for the most part it seems like people are okay with non-removable batteries, and phones that don’t have expendable storage. Of course, it helps when there are options like 64GB or 128GB, or even 32GB, for that matter. I personally don’t think 16GB is good enough these days, but who knows.
In any event, I can’t help but wonder if Samsung’s decision to ditch the expandable memory or removable battery were worth it? And I don’t mean on a broad scale, so to speak, because obviously people are buying these phones. But I mean, for you, personally, is losing expandable memory or a removable battery a deal breaker? Are you skipping the latest flagships from Samsung for these reasons? Let me know!