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The two worst things about Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

Published Mar 2nd, 2015 12:28PM EST
Galaxy S6 Review

Samsung finally took the wraps off of its next-generation flagship smartphones on Sunday during the company’s big Mobile World Congress press conference in Barcelona, Spain. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge represent a complete reimagining of Samsung’s smartphone lineup, and in our hands-on previews of the Galaxy S6 and of the Galaxy S6 edge, we have had almost nothing but good things to say about them.

Of course, that doesn’t mean everyone is completely happy with Samsung’s new flagship phones.

Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on preview
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on preview
Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge specs

The new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are Samsung’s first smartphones to feature not just cutting-edge internal components, but also stunning designs and premium materials. The phones are both constructed entirely of sleek aluminum and Gorilla Glass 4, and they truly are a sight to behold.

But they’re hardly perfect, of course, and some smartphone enthusiasts are already angry at Samsung for what they view to be two huge problems with the company’s new flagship phones.

As noted in this Reddit thread, Samsung fans in particular are quite upset that the company opted for a design that does not include a removable battery or microSD card support.

That Reddit thread is just a small sampling of the complaints about these two issues, which are also scattered across social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

Where the battery is concerned, many users enjoyed having the option of carrying a second battery in the event that their smartphones were running low on power. While this can be a nice feature to have, there are hundreds of options out there for external mobile battery packs.

Also, Samsung’s fast charging features and wireless charging support should help keep the battery charged up.

Regarding storage expansion, this is a complaint that people always have when it comes to phones without removable storage. There is no question that a microSD slot is a great thing to have on a smartphone, but there’s also no question that its omission is hardly a deal breaker for most users.

Case in point: Every iPhone Apple has ever released.

Of note, Samsung did include a new 128GB storage option on the S6 and S6 edge, just as Apple did with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, so users who like carrying around a lot of data and who prefer not to use cloud storage solutions should have plenty of room.

For more on Samsung’s new flagship phones, be sure to visit our Galaxy S6 hub!

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.