It was Samsung Sunday. My hands were sweaty and my heart was pounding in anticipation of the company’s big announcement of the “new, innovative” Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Then, all of a sudden, everything collapsed. It was like being on a bad date, where hopes were high, but reality rears its ugly head. Samsung had betrayed me!
Admittedly, they announced many significant improvements:
- A faster processor
- A 16 megapixel camera (five megapixels if you’re into selfies)
- A metal case “that won’t bend”
- A curved screen for the more expensive Edge
- Built-in wireless charging technology
- A higher resolution screen than Apple’s iPhone 6
- Etc., etc., etc.
Then came the shocking truth: Samsung was eliminating the two features that made me favor them over Apple since the first iPhone was born. The company was – – – shockingly – – – dumping its historical support of interchangeable batteries and micro SD cards.
I will no longer be able to sneer at iPhone users when their batteries die, proclaiming that I didn’t need to go to an Apple Store to get my battery replaced. Gone are the days when I can show off additional storage capacity, not limiting me to the miniscule gigabytes that came with the phone.
Samsung says they’ve done this because their new battery is more efficient than those used in their older models, and the boosting of the phone’s storage capacity to 128 gigabytes made my favorite features obsolete.
You’ve hurt me to the quick Samsung.
Can we still be “friends?” Probably, but I need a while to get over being dumped at the altar.
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