The Samsung Galaxy S6 would have been a great device if only users were given the chance to replace its battery. It’s pretty obvious that the South Korean smartphone manufacturer had disappointed its fans by their move in keeping the battery sealed in.

This raises the question; why did the company actually decide on a move as such?
Apparently the core reason behind this is due to design. Samsung wanted to create devices that are slimmer and it believed that the removable battery feature had hindered this from happening.

But, how true is this?

The Galaxy S6/Edge measuring at only 6.8mm in thickness could provide some truth to this. However, the Galaxy S7 measured at 7.9mm despite doing away with the removable battery feature. This is way thicker than the LG G5, at 7.7mm, which comes with the removable battery feature.

Well, it sure looks like Samsung has fooled Galaxy S6 buyers. When you think about it, it doesn’t really benefit the company to listen to what buyers want. The company had taken the chance of prolonging their device’s life away from its users so that the quicker the device becomes unstable, the quicker they would be out looking for a new device.

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Gordon · January 29, 2017 at 6:08 am

The camera was great but battery was đź’©, sorry to trade up to Nexus 6P much better by far.

Lindy Lou · January 29, 2017 at 6:42 am

Agree. My Galaxy S6 is 14 months old and looses 25 – 30% of its battery life overnight. Battery life started going downhill after about 10 months. My first smartphone and I am very disappointed. My Motorola flip phone had much better battery life.

Mikey · January 29, 2017 at 10:13 am

And I promise the next one will not be any phone with a nonremovable battery.

mark · January 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

I replaced my battery

L Engels · January 29, 2017 at 11:24 am

“the quicker the device becomes unstable, the quicker they would be out looking for a new device.” And customers are doing exactly that. Unfortunately for Samsung they are looking for anything but Samsung devices. Had enough of overpriced phones with pathetic battery life, no ability to change the battery, and phones that are so bad they are banned from airplanes.

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