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The one reason to hate the Galaxy S6 right now

Published Mar 1st, 2015 5:20PM EST
Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S6: MicroSD
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Samsung on Sunday took the wraps off the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, two devices that were heavily detailed in rumors and leaks before the event, and while they’re clearly the best Android smartphones Samsung has ever made, there are some reasons not to like them, with one in particular that some users will find very annoying.

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Samsung had to make some sacrifices to finally build the Galaxy S models you wanted, and this includes having to ditch the one component many Android users value: support for expandable memory. Samsung also had to use a non-removable battery for the handsets, and neither model is waterproof. Though the absence of microSD expansion might be the toughest one to digest.

HTC tried this particular trick with the HTC One M7 in 2013, but it didn’t stick, as users wanted the ability to use their microSD with an Android device, and HTC brought it back in subsequent models.

The same might happen with the Galaxy S6 models, as neither one comes with microSD support.

On the other hand, let’s not forget that the Galaxy S6 models come with a different kind of storage technology, using UFS 2.0 memory instead of eMMC, which means it’ll be faster than any other mobile device.

Furthermore, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will each launch in three storage versions, including 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, so they could potentially address the various storage needs of Android users. Though, from a cost-related point, purchasing a higher capacity phone is more expensive, not to mention that you might be stuck with microSDs from previous phones that won’t be usable with any of the new Galaxy models.

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Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.