I am in a tight spot. I have a Galaxy note 2. I've been looking at the Note 3 to upgrade, but the Galaxy S5 might have the same battery life as the Galaxy Note 3. (we'll know when reviews come out). But either way I think i will end up with more battery life than the note 2.My only reason for getting a Note 2 was battery life. I had a Razr MAXX and was spoiled with almost going 5 days without charging my phone...but ended up leaving verizon....the note 2 was the only phone that was even in the same ballpark with battery life.
I take it you don't read the articles before commenting? Because it says quite clearly that it has the SD slot and swappable battery. In fact, Samsung is the only OEM dedicated to those features which is one reason they have the Android marketshare they do.