No microSD card slot is a bummer, but we’re not even close to calling local storage dead.
Folks who appreciate local storage are typically the most vocal supporters of microSD card slots on Android phones. We’ve seen a lot of unrest in the forums about it, but one post in particular stood out when it came to dealing with local backups. It’s just plain convenient to be able to load 60gb of music or movies onto a single storage device and move it from place to place to suit your needs, and if you’re regularly on the go or you don’t have the best Internet connection in the world — to say nothing of a mediocre data plan — local storage is everything. News that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will be cranking up the internal storage in exchange for a profile that makes removable storage wildly impractical sounds like a huge bummer to local storage folks, but the truth is there are plenty of options out there for you still.