Our Android expert Ron Amadeo is currently in sunny Barcelona for this year’s Mobile World Congress, and one of the biggest things coming out of the show so far has been the announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy S6. Ron had a lot of positive things to say about the S6’s all-glass design, saying that the new device "actually feels like it's worth the price tag."
But the new Galaxy flagship is missing a pair of features that have in the past proved pretty popular with Android’s more technical users: the S6 has no removable battery and no MicroSD card slot.
Depending on how you use your smartphone, these changes might not register with you at all—in fact, considering that a certain fruit-related smartphone manufacturer has never included them in its devices and yet commands significant market share, it's clear that a removable battery and a MicroSD card slot aren’t features demanded by a majority of buyers. On the other hand, while cheap Android handsets rule the low-end purely for reasons of price, high-quality Android handsets tend to be sought out by those with a more technical bent who want more features out of their devices. And it’s that set of users that appears to be most let down by Samsung’s change.