In April 2015, we woke up to the official announcement of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6/ Edge in Barcelona during MWC, and a lot of folks can’t wait to upgrade to the latest release.
However, before you abandon your Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy S5 for this, it’s important to know if it’s worth it.
To answer this question, we will be looking at 6 reasons why you shouldn’t buy the Samsung Galaxy S6/Edge, so if I were you, I would read carefully to avoid having regrets in the nearest future.
Top Six Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy The Samsung Galaxy S6/Edge
Don’t get me wrong, Samsung Galaxy S6 and its brother Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are entirely bad choices as both devices come with premium metals, aluminum, glass, super-fast processors, and nice displays.
However, there are a few important things that Samsung missed, and sadly, these were the major selling points on previous Galaxy devices.
Take a look at the reasons why we think that Samsung Galaxy S6/Edge is not a good buy as these reasons may also be deal breakers for you.
1. Absence Of Removable Back Cover & Battery
Unlike the Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy S5, you can’t remove the back cover of these ones, and if you can’t remove the back, how then do you remove the battery?
Why is this so? It is simply because the back cover is made of glass.
What this means is that if the battery of your Samsung Galaxy S6/Edge develops a fault, you can’t just buy another one to replace it, instead, you have to send it to a store.
This is additional stress, and probably cost!
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2. Poor Battery Life
You will agree with me that one of the top factors to consider when buying a phone is the battery life because we basically do everything with our phones.
Sadly, this wasn’t considered while producing Samsung Galaxy S6 as it has a 2550 mAh battery which is unbelievably 250 mAh smaller than the battery of the Galaxy S5.
I thought there was supposed to be an upgrade, or at least we could get the same battery size, so how come a much smaller battery was found?
Speaking of the Galaxy S6 Edge, it has a 2600 mAh battery which is also 200 mAh smaller when compared to that of the Galaxy S5.
You will discover that at the end of the day, the battery only lasts for about three hours considering the processor and display.
3. No MicroSD Card Support
I guess the producers of the Samsung Galaxy S6 thought in their head “Oh! 32GB of disk space is enough for just anybody”, and then went ahead to use a glass back cover which is not removable thereby not giving room for additional MicroSD.
Sadly, you are basically left with 24GB since the ROM alone takes 7GB.
No doubt, making room for MicroSD card support just like they did with the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 could have gone a long way in helping them make sales.
Limiting users to just 32GB of internal memory storage is laughable because a lot of people would need more than that, and if someone does, this factor alone has already made this product a bad choice.
4. No Water-Resistant Body
We can recall that the Galaxy S5 has an IP67-certified design which means that it is water-resistant and completely dustproof, however, the reverse is the case with the Samsung Galaxy S6/Edge.
Due to its inability to withstand water, you have to be extra cautious when you find yourself around water or don’t take it close to the water.
…and I ask again, is this supposed to be an upgrade?
5. Back Cover Design
You may be okay with the front of these devices but I doubt if you would be impressed with the back.
Although the Galaxy S6 Edge looks much better with its curved screen but in a bid to increase the quality of the phone with the use of a glass back cover, they ended up making it appear ugly.
Have you seen the protruding camera? This certainly made things worse.
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6. It’s Very Slippery
For something that you apparently need to take along with you everywhere, this phone will certainly drop off and break because the design is very slippery.
Funny enough, at any slightest distraction, this phone will drop off your hand, and you can be careful all the time.
Before I conclude, I must emphatically state that this review was done just to ensure that prospective buyers know what to expect.
That being said, our reviews are unbiased!
Also, note that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and its brother device Edge feature tons of improvements from their predecessor, the Galaxy S5, but with all that I have said, do you think they are worth the upgrade?
Feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comment section.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does The Battery Of A Samsung S6 Edge Last?
Averagely, the battery life of a Samsung S6 edge lasts for 14 to 18 hours, and that is when the screen auto brightness is set to between 40 and 60 percent.
Why Isn’t My Samsung Turning On?
Your Samsung may not be switching on simply because it has run out of battery, so in this case, try plugging a charging cable into your device then plug this into a power socket.
Allow your device to charge for about 15 minutes, then you can turn it on.
Is There A Reset Button On A Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge?
To reset your device, ensure that it is turned off. After this, press and hold these buttons simultaneously-the Power/Lock, Home, and Volume up until the Android Recovery screen pops up.
Again, press the Volume-down button until Wipe data/factory reset is shown, then press the Power/Lock button.
How Do I Fix My Galaxy S6 Edge Since It Won’t Turn On?
What you will do is press and hold the Power key while holding the Volume Down button, and do this for about 7 seconds or more.
How Much Does It Cost To Replace a Samsung S6 battery?
According to Amazon, the cost of replacing a Samsung battery for the new Galaxy S6 is $99.99 at Amazon) while the Galaxy S6 Edge will cost $45, and this can be done in one business day.
What Does The Blue Light Signify On A Samsung S6?
The Blue light (pulsing) signifies that the device is turning on or off.