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Samsung Hasn’t Really Helped Galaxy S6

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There is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and its Edge variant are excellent devices when it comes to performance, photo quality and its superb Quad HD Super AMOLED display just makes it that much better by providing an impressive media experience. But, it’s sad that its full potential is stifled by its poor battery life.

It’s evident that one of the major reason folks had bought the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge is because of their battery capacity. The Galaxy S7 is fitted with a 3,000mAh battery unit whereas the Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a 3,600mAh battery. This proves that buyers have been disappointed with the Galaxy S6/Edge’s battery life.

In spite of that, it wasn’t actually the poor battery life that resulted in the Galaxy S6 duo scoring low sales figures. Many people have claimed that these devices have tendencies of overheating.

Thankfully, it isn’t as bad as the notorious Galaxy Note 7. However, the bouts of overheating could go so extreme that in various cases, the Galaxy S6/Edge can’t seem to retain enough charge to last for over several hours of standard usage.

Some people have blamed the devices’ software for this issue, while others point fingers at the hardware.

So, what is the actual problem? Well, there is a possibility that it could be both. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is infamous for draining out the battery but it looks like not even the Doze-enabled Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow could rectify this issue.

Surveying through the many threads on Reddit this year, we could see that the hardware of the Galaxy S6/Edge is the culprit for the devices’ overheating problems. This has led users to deplete all other ways to conserve the battery life of their device.

3 Comments

  1. Mike

    December 22, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Crappy battery life, overheating and horrible screen burn-in. I’ll never buy another Samsung phone.

  2. Stinky

    December 23, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Can watching the battery percentage trickle down continually just when roaming online…..In fact, can’t finish this reply….Phone…dea

  3. Greg

    December 23, 2016 at 4:37 am

    It was less than optimal until I was forced download Marshmallow; now it’s terrible. You spent this ridiculous amount of money for a phone (I’m old enough to remember when a handset was free), and the expensive item won’t hold a charge? Insane!