If Samsung Galaxy S6 (Edge) owners had the chance to remove and replace their phone batteries, they would be so much better off even though they’d have to frequently find replacements due to the device’s tendency to get incredibly hot without reason.
So it looks like Samsung did users a disfavor by keeping the battery of its former flagship welded in. But what was the company’s reasoning in doing so? How did it justify this controversial move?
Design. Apparently, Samsung believed that the only way to achieve a thinner and sleeker design was to do away with the removable battery feature. Whether or not folks bought the spiel, they still bought the phone.
Is that really true though? Do removable batteries compromise on how thin a phone can go? Well, the Galaxy S6 (Edge) ended up measuring only 6.8mm in thickness, so there’s some truth to what Samsung is saying right?
That however doesn’t explain why the Samsung Galaxy S7, which didn’t bring back the removable battery, now measures at 7.9mm in thickness. That’s more meat than the LG G5 (7.7mm) which has a removable battery.
The truth is, Samsung sold Galaxy S6 buyers out to a pack of lies, because it actually earns the company less money to give them what they want. Why give users the option of prolonging the life of their phones via manual battery replacements? The sooner their phones are unusable, the sooner they would buy a new one.