The Samsung Galaxy S6/Edge are a couple of good looking devices that boasts excellent performance, gorgeous photo quality and a superb Quad HD Super AMOLED display. However, spend some time with it and you’ll see that its full potential is crippled by its poor battery life.

Many folks had mainly opted for the Galaxy S7/Edge due to its battery capacity. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge came with 3,000mAh and 3,600mAh batteries, respectively. It’s obvious that folks were not happy with the previous gen’s battery life.

But it wasn’t its battery life that resulted in the devices’ low sales figures. Many folks reported that the Galaxy S6 duo is prone to bouts of overheating and sometimes it could be so bad that the device can’t seem to hold charge for long.

Some blamed it on the software; some blamed it on the hardware. However, it appears that both could have played a part in it. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop was infamous for its power draining abilities but it looks like even the Doze-enabled Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow couldn’t solve this issue.

Would the incoming Android 7.0 Nougat be any better for the device in this regard?
The various threads on Reddit last year revealed that the hardware could be the reason as many users have tried numerous ways to preserve the battery life of their device but nothing has worked so far.

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Daryl Lunn · February 6, 2017 at 7:55 am

I have had my Galaxy S6 overheat maybe 3 times in 2 years – shut it off for 1/2 hour to let it cool down – removed some Apps I wasn’t using and it hasn’t heated up in 3 months.

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