The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are nearly perfect devices for users. On the aspects of performance and camera quality, few can rival the flagship duo; however, there were reasons why they didn’t sell as many units as the S7 and S7 Edge.
While many who steered away from getting either model did so on the bases of their missing microSD support or the unwieldy thin-edged design of the S6 Edge, those who have been using it for a year or so have expressed one common complaint when asked on Reddit about their experience with their devices thus far.
And that most frequent complaint is battery life. Prior to receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, Galaxy S6/Edge users couldn’t enjoy the performance of the devices for long without carrying along power banks or hugging walls.
The fact that Marshmallow took so long to arrive drove one too many of them to the edge of their tethers, but even after updating to the smoother and more efficient Android version, battery continues to be a nagging issue albeit a less frustrating one.
Most comments on the Galaxy S6/Edge feedback thread commend the performance and sharp-shooting capabilities of the flagships, and said that if not for poor battery life, there would be no reason at all to switch to the Galaxy S7/Edge.
Some users remarked on how difficult it could sometimes get to derive more than three hours of screen-on-time (SOT) for the phones, though no one talked about how fast charging on the S6/Edge have worked for them.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 carries a battery capacity of only 2,550mAh while the S6 Edge has 2,600mAh. The Galaxy S5 before them sports a 2,800mAh unit while the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge carry 3,000mAh and 3,600mAh respectively.