US President Donald Trump still uses a Samsung Galaxy S3 in spite of the fact that there are plenty of newer phones out in the market. But it’s not only the controversial leader who’s refusing to budge on this – there are many who are still adamant on keeping the Galaxy S3, if not as a daily driver then as a second or backup phone.
This is evident from the fact that there’s still a lot of demand for the custom ROMs of the latest Android version releases for the device. Rather than change to something that comes with more than 2,100mAh, Galaxy S3 users seem to be averse to the Galaxy S6 or S7.
While some may argue that there are third-party batteries out there that could reach up to 7,000 mAh, it is worth keeping in mind that charging time for high capacity packs may take long given that the Galaxy S3 lacks in any fast charging features.
The reason users are keeping to the old flagship rather than move on is simple: the Galaxy S4 and S5 are simply not as attractive, and the Galaxy S6 and S7 lack the removable battery option.
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It’s really sad that this removable battery feature did not come with the recent Samsung flagship devices, such as the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S7. Otherwise it would have been much easier for users of the old Galaxy S3 to make the jump to Samsung’s latest offerings.
The Galaxy S6 really would have benefitted from this particular feature as it has been ridden with battery problems. The Galaxy S3 may not need Nougat to work well but the Galaxy S6 is in dire need of the latest update to fix its issues.
The Doze Mode that came with the Marshmallow update wasn’t all that helpful as users still reported of battery drain issues due to its overheating tendencies. That’s why there’s an urgent need for an enhanced version of the efficiency feature along with a smoother and cleaner launcher in the form of Samsung Experience.