"Reasons not to buy the Galaxy S6"
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Reasons not to buy the Galaxy S6
Samsung's latest flagship smart phone has just been announced.
The Samsung Galaxy S6, and it's fraternal twin, the S6 Edge.
By all accounts they're beautiful phones running the latest version of Android.
But if your gadget addiction has left you spiritually and financially broken, then I'm here to help you turn a blind eye to this tempting tech.
I'm Donald Bell, and here are five reasons not to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Starting off at number five.
It's not a smartwatch.
Let's be real.
If you're gonna blow some money chasing some hot gadget this year, it should be a smartwatch.
And it doesn't matter if the phone in your pocket is old with a crack down the screen.
If there's a smartwatch on your wrist, that's all anyone is gonna see.
You can skate by another year without upgrading your phone.
At number four, a non-replaceable battery.
The ability to quickly swap or replace your battery was one of the few great features that Samsung could really lord over the iPhone.
Now it's all sealed up.
I assume because Samsung has figured out that built-in obsolescence makes a great business strategy.
To that end, Samsung also did away with making this phone water resistant.
Coming in at number three, the Galaxy Note.
Either the Note 4 Edge, which is already out and already has that curvy screen thing going on, or the Galaxy Note 5, we expect to see later this year.
Samsung Galaxy S is a popular phone, and I think we can really say that Samsung really saves the horsepower and the geeky features.
For the Note.
So treat yourself and step up to a bigger phone.
Or, if you have no love for Samsung, try number two.
LG G Flex 2.
This is Samsung's biggest android rival, and it's easy to see why.
It's got a beautiful screen.
Snapdragon's 810 processor, a self healing exterior, and a flexible design.
It's uses Android Lollipop and you'll never have to utter the words, tech whiz.
But before we get to the number one reason, let's take a moment to appreciate what Samsung did include on the S6.
You get built in wireless charging, a sharper screen, better camera, an upgraded XNOS processor, and compatibility with Samsung's latest update to Gear VR.
That's not nothing.
But in spite of all that, the number one reason not to buy a Samsung Galaxy S6, is the Samsung Galaxy S5.
I'm sorry, but aside from that curved edge, there's not a lot to distinguish the 5 from the 6. A Samsung Galaxy S5 with the most recent Lollipop update is more or less the S6 without the edge.
Plus its water-resistant, has a replaceable battery, microSD storage expansion and you can probably pick one up for a whole lot less than a new S6.
You throw in a smart watch and you're covered for 2015.
So there you go, five reasons not to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6.
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