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Old 05-08-2015, 09:15 PM   #61
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No SD card slot isn't a deal breaker for me. I'm already using a lot of cloud storage anyway and found SD card to be troublesome. I think the performance gain from UFS 2.0 is worth it in my time with the S6. :p

But probably going to be a deal breaker for some. Maybe having no removable battery and expandability will help keep the resale value of the note 4 up. Hahaha.
When the connection is poor or low on data and you need certain files or information from the cloud, you will then miss the convenience of having a local sd card with the files on it. Lol!!


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Old 06-08-2015, 12:24 AM   #62
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:27 AM   #63
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I had the chance to test out the A8 here in Malaysia earlier.
Accordingly to the staff, he mentioned that A8 sold in Malaysia is based on SD615 (in oppose to Exynos in SG) which during my test is not so snappy. (even compared to my current Note 3).

One more issue with A8's camera, focusing is fast but picture does not turn out to be as sharp and has less details than even my 2 year old Note 3.

With that said, coming from Note 3, A8 is not an upgrade.
Alright thanks for the advice. Btw I planning to upgrade from my S4
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:58 AM   #64
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LG here i come, note 4 will be my last samsuck phone until they wake their bloody idea up.

this is not improvise, this is deprovise, copy iphone feature and claim that its a new innovative feature from them. crap load of bull.
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:47 PM   #65
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I think i will be lookng forward for LG G4 Pro since nothing new to samsung note 5
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:28 PM   #66
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No removable battery?

My wife & I will buy Note 4...
I am ok not to have microSD card.

We have been using Note 3 for the last 2 years.. Happy Note 3 users! We like removable battery because we always bring along a fully charged battery along, and we are free from external powerbank, wall hugger etc...

Sorry, Samsung, we hope you seriously think about the removable battery feature again! (If Note 5 is non-replaceable battery type, which I think it will be)....

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Old 07-08-2015, 10:02 AM   #67
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When they say 'KNOXed' breaks warranty, I thought Note 3 was gonna be my last Samsung but I still went for the Note 4. hmmm now no card slot and no removable battery (iSung?). maybe its really time to try out LG, been with Samsung for too long liao
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Old 07-08-2015, 08:42 PM   #68
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no sd card slot is fine for me.

if samsung is shrinking that damn battery capacity to 3000mAh when it is non-removable, that is 101% dealbreaker for me liaos.

may go for s6 edge+ instead

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Old 07-08-2015, 08:52 PM   #69
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no sd card slot is fine for me.

if samsung is shrinking that damn battery capacity to 3000mAh when it is non-removable, that is 101% dealbreaker for me liaos.

may go for s6 edge+ instead
think about it this way, if they shrink the battery capacity to give u a lighter weight, and at the same time sustaining the battery life well, will that be a deal breaker for you again?
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:12 PM   #70
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think about it this way, if they shrink the battery capacity to give u a lighter weight, and at the same time sustaining the battery life well, will that be a deal breaker for you again?
the screen itself eat alot of battery. possible but in the future.
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:46 PM   #71
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I'll not want Samsung to maintain their once superior battery life. Instead, find a fine balance between weight and dimension, squeeze more battery cells in. Push and break new frontier like 8-10 hours SOT.
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Battery capacity isn't indicative of actual battery performance though. Note 4 vs Nexus 6, both 3230mAh, but i got better battery life from the Note 4. Z3 compact vs Htc One M8, both 2600mAh, but the Z3 Compact pawns the One M8. In fact the Z3 Compact pawns a lot of other phones with bigger battery.

If you go see GSMarena's battery test chart, in terms web browsing, and video playback, s6 lasted a bit longer than the S5, only losing out in talk time. (also see LG G4 vs S6)

Having used the S6, I found the usage battery life better than that I got from the LG G4, and the S6 only has 2,550mAh vs the LG G4's 3,000mAh. I believe that's down to a more power efficient chipset, and a lower power usage display. Who knows maybe Samsung might have improvements in those areas again?

Bottomline is, I think it's too early to start jumping to conclusions. Wait for launch, and then wait for sites to actually review it. if the battery is really CMI, then just wait for other phones lor. Still got rumour LG G Pro 3, or whatever it's called.
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:34 AM   #73
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Battery capacity isn't indicative of actual battery performance though. Note 4 vs Nexus 6, both 3230mAh, but i got better battery life from the Note 4. Z3 compact vs Htc One M8, both 2600mAh, but the Z3 Compact pawns the One M8. In fact the Z3 Compact pawns a lot of other phones with bigger battery.

If you go see GSMarena's battery test chart, in terms web browsing, and video playback, s6 lasted a bit longer than the S5, only losing out in talk time. (also see LG G4 vs S6)

Having used the S6, I found the usage battery life better than that I got from the LG G4, and the S6 only has 2,550mAh vs the LG G4's 3,000mAh. I believe that's down to a more power efficient chipset, and a lower power usage display. Who knows maybe Samsung might have improvements in those areas again?

Bottomline is, I think it's too early to start jumping to conclusions. Wait for launch, and then wait for sites to actually review it. if the battery is really CMI, then just wait for other phones lor. Still got rumour LG G Pro 3, or whatever it's called.
Agreed. sometimes, ppl look at the figures too hard without realizing the actual performance (a.k.a. jump the gun too fast)
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Old 08-08-2015, 10:37 AM   #74
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No SD card is deal breaker for me. Becuz i like to store alot of media in the card. 32gb or 64gb doest cut it as media quality is getting bigger n better.

And i hate to carry power banks around. Maybe girls dun mind since they carry hang bag all the time. For me i prefer free n easy. Total hands free. So i carry my phone in pocket n a extra batt in my another pocket too while hanging bluetooth headset around my neck

So have to go for LG now. Cant wait for them to reveal their pro 3 which is 6inch size.

Still have my samsung note 1 - 4 as collections. LOL
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There is still hope

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Middl...6-edge_id72403
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