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Sprint Product Ambassadors: Alternatives for no S6 removable battery/S6 expandable storage




The Samsung Galaxy S6 boasts some seriously awesome specs, but as many familiar to the Galaxy S

line will immediately notice, the new phone lacks a microSD slot and doesn't have a swappable battery.

Samsung is not the first to this, finally following the footsteps of other manufacturers in the name of

progress.  Some may not see it that way if they got used to or even dependent on those features

to save money on bigger internal memory configurations or get through long work days without a charger

by swapping out the battery.  This should not be a deal breaker, however, since there are many options

out there for you battery hogs and memory fiends.  Considering everything this phone has to offer, taking

a minute to check out your options is the least you can do for yourself.

Extended battery cases

Something to remember: the phone just came out, so extended battery cases are limited right now, but as

the phone grows in age and popularity, you will likely see available extended battery cases (and accessories

in general) grow in number.  These are also some of the more well known/better rated extended battery case


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Cloud Storage options


Before getting to the general cloud drive options, it's worth mentioning that the majority of smartphone users

have pictures, videos and music being the number one source of storage usage on their phones.  Some

people don't know that you can upload up to 50,000 songs for free to Google music (,

which is accessible through the Play Music app.  You can download your whole collection from there, or just

the songs you can't live without when you don't have access to the internet.  On the same note, Google photos

( can be used to automatically backup all of your photos and videos via the native Photos app.

I always recommend keeping at least 1 (ideally at least 2 or 3) backups for your important information, including

that one photo you took with that one celebrity you met that you show people as proof (mine is with Captain

Jean-Luc Picard himself, sir Patrick Stewart)!  With that said, here are my favorite free cloud storage drive

options, although they aren't the only ones available.

Amazon Cloud Drive:

Free cloud storage: 5GB

Extra storage: 20GB, $10/year; 50GB, $25/year; 100GB, $50/year; 200GB, $100/year;
1TB, $500/year.


Free cloud storage: 50GB

Extra storage: Pro edition features 250GB for $4.50/month, and Business edition offers 1TB for $49/month.

Google Drive:

Free cloud storage: 5GB -- Google Docs and files converted to Google Docs do not count against storage limit.

1GB of free photo video storage in Picasa Web Albums, unlimited storage of photos and videos (up to 15

minute videos) in Google+

Extra storage: 25GB, $2.49/month; 100GB, $4.99/month; 200GB, $9.99/month; 1TB, $49.99/month;

16TB, $799.99/month.

Other Storage options

If you absolutely need more physical storage space because the 128GB is not enough, or not in budget,

then something like this may do the trick: Leef Access microSD Card Reader with microUSB 2.0 Connector for Android



There you go, folks.  If you were on the fence about the S6 because of the lack of expandable memory

slot or swappable battery, I hope these solutions calmed your qualms.  If you're still not sure, head over

to a Sprint store and take a look at one of these beauts...that'll be sure to push you over the (S6) edge...or

the normal S6.

Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee