Consumer Reports Ranks Galaxy S5 Higher Than Galaxy S6
The following news came as a huge surprise and I am sure Samsung will have some concerns over this as well. According to Consumer Reports, Samsung Galaxy S5 is better rated among fans compared to the latest flagship Galaxy S6. It isn’t often that we see a previous model of smartphone being rated higher than its successor.
So why exactly are fans preferring Galaxy S5 over Galaxy S6? Surely not everyone one feels this way but those who do, have their reasons.
The report sheds some light on the matter and mentions the lack of MicroSD card slots among the reasons S6 is rated less. The S6 comes in 32/64/128GB models and to me, it’s more than enough. I have a smartphone with 16GB of built-in storage and it doesn’t seem to run out. I guess it depends on a person’s use.
Obviously, higher the space means higher the price. The Galaxy S6 32GB will cost less compared to 64GB or 128GB. I think that’s where the problem lies. Users want to have the option to increase storage capacity without having to buy a different model.
The second major problem mentioned by Consumer Reports, is a non-removable battery.
Also missing: memory-expansion slots. That means Galaxy S6 owners will have to bring their phone to a service center to replace the battery, or buy a more expensive version of the phone if more onboard storage is needed—just as you do with an iPhone.
Do you agree with the report? Or do you think the S6 will do well regardless of these minor problems?