The Samsung Galaxy S6/Edge is a great device that comes with superb performance, excellent photo quality as well as a stunning Quad HD Super AMOLED display which gives users a media experience like no other. However, its potential can’t be fully realized with its poor battery life.
One of the core reasons many people had purchased the Galaxy S7/Edge is their battery capacity. The S7 is fitted with a 3,000mAh while the S7 Edge has 3,600mAh. This is evident that people have been displeased with the battery life of the Galaxy S6/Edge.
Nevertheless, the poor battery life issue faced by some users of the Galaxy duo wasn’t actually a reason behind its small capacity numbers. Many folks have said that things were starting to heat up in regards to the Galaxy S6/Edge.
Although these devices are not as prone to explosions as the infamous Galaxy Note 7, they do experience bouts of overheating. It can be so extreme that in many cases the S6/Edge can’t seem to hold adequate charge to last for more than several hours of regular usage.
Could the devices software be the cause of this? Or, is it the hardware?
Well, it could be both. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is known for draining too much power but it seems like even the Doze-enabled Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow can’t fix the problem.
A look at the numerous threads on Reddit this year would suggest that the hardware of the Galaxy S6/Edge is the main reason behind the devices’ overheating tendencies, following users depleting all other ways to preserve the battery life of their device.