A Few Prominant Issues With The Galaxy S6 Edge

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When I first got my Galaxy S6 Edge I fell in love! This was hands down my favorite phone of all time. The device was super snappy, the screen was brilliant, the camera was amazing, and i just couldn't get over how awesome the dual edge screen felt in the hand (not to mention the EWWW and Ahhh factor when taking the phone out in public)! Overall I still have to say that this is one of my favorite phones, but even this Epic device has its problems.

The first and most prevalent issue with the Galaxy S6 Edge and even the Galaxy S6 is the battery life. Many users have reported less than average battery life. This is kind of to be expected. The phone is running a top of the line Octa core 2.1ghz processor and UHD screen. It doesn't help that the battery in the phone is only 2550mah. In the end I only get about 12-14 hours of use before needing to charge. I get much better battery life if i turn on Power Saving mode, but the phone seems to lag when I do this. I generally find myself using Power Saver mode just to get a full days use. To top it all off the battery is non removable which means you won't be able to use an extended battery, or spare battery.

The Next issue is pretty rampant as well. It is more of an annoyance since Samsung has acknowledged the issue and will replace your device. They are also working on some kind of fix to keep it from happening to those who have not yet experienced it. Apparently heat caused by fast charging will fry your accelerometer. My Accelerometer is broken. I can still get by using my phone it is just very annoying at times when you are watching a video and you rotate your device to go to full screen, but your screen just sits there in portrait mode. It gets really annoying when you open up that awesome camera and its not usable because you can only take shots in portrait mode. This won't be an issue for anyone not using the fast charge, but considering the bad battery life fast charge would actually be an awesome thing to be able to use.

The final issue I have found with the Galaxy S6 is a less widespread issue. For some reason on the black version especially the Galaxy S6 Edge comes out of the box with micro scratches. I don't know if this is from the way the dual edge screen is manufactured or what. I have noticed the micro scratches on my own screen, but I have to be in direct sunlight to see them. This has not been a huge issue for me, but a friend of mine replaced his phone 3 times, before settling with a phone that had less scratches on the screen!

Even with these issues the Galaxy S6 Edge is still an awesome phone. The only issue here that will affect all users is the battery life. This won't be a deal breaker for most though. Have any of you noticed any of these issues. Have you tried to exchange your Edge yet? What has been your experience.
 

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Seems ashame to have to use the "battery saver" feature on this device. I've had my S5 just under a year now and have only needed to turn on the battery saver option twice. The S5 easily gets me through a full day with heavy usage. Granted the S6 has a UHD screen & smaller battery, but this I feel, is where Samsung failed. I know this is a great device, but it's ashame that people are accepting (settling for) 10-12 hours of battery life on today's flagship devices. I really don't get how this device has outsold the S5. Sure it's a tiny bit faster in some areas. (Slower in many others) the camera & fingerprint scanner are a little better....but that's it. The S5 turned out to be the sleeper hit of the year nobody purchased. LOL

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The screen scratches are obviously a manufacturing issue that Sammy should be able to solve. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the Exynos clock speed has been reduced via an update to address the battery and heat issue. Assuming it's the processor causing the issue.
 

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I am curious to see the Numbers on the S6 Active since it is supposed to have a much bigger battery. I wonder if this will push a updated released version of the Phone with Fixes for these issues of just wait for the S7 and leave a bad taste it S6 owners mouths till then.
 

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Sammy didn't do well with the S5 and needs an S6 success. I doubt Sammy will let these issues slide.
 
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For some reason on the black version especially the Galaxy S6 Edge comes out of the box with micro scratches.

Even with these issues the Galaxy S6 Edge is still an awesome phone. The only issue here that will affect all users is the battery life.
The scratches - are they at the edge of curve, or across screen in general?



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@Jeffrey I'd be hard pressed to think that the processor is involved that deeply in the rapid charging process to actually be contributing to the overheating issue. This is almost definitely either the battery itself, a charging system chip such as are common now and which monitor battery condition and regulate voltage, current and the entire charging process, or a combination of the two.

Since charging is also possible with the phone completely powered down it has to be able to run independent of the processor/coprocessor and system board. This is an unfortunate design flaw and may require perhaps a tweak of the charging algorithm, or possibly a completely redesigned motherboard or repositioning of the accelerometer or charging daughterboard and/or shielding of it and the battery from the accelerometer.

This will be very interesting to see how Samsung handles this. They have to act quickly and decisively as I fear a class action lawsuit may be in the cards. I sure hope the solution is coming and that it doesn't result in negative performance from what were the specs and benchmarks.
Quick/rapid charging is a process controlled by the processor. Therefore, lowering the clock speed may be a solution. Just a guess...
 

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Quick/rapid charging is a process controlled by the processor. Therefore, lowering the clock speed may be a solution. Just a guess...
You know, you're right. I completely forgot and just realized I was overlooking the obvious. It's a Qualcomm specific process on the Turbo, so it only makes sense that it would be processor specific on the Samsung phones as well.

Open mouth, insert foot.

Normally I would have done the research before answering but I let my gut dictate my response.
 

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I love my S6 Edge as well. I've only had it for a few weeks, but yeah, the battery life was foreshadowed a lot from what I read and I'm not totally surprised. I miss the swappable batteries, but I knew that was a downside of moving to the S6 Edge. I love the wireless charging. I have wireless chargers at home, work, and in my car. I know of someone first hand, who had the accelerometer issue. I didn't realize it was heat related, but did hear that it was a 'known' issue. I don't have the micro-scratches.

I've had to use "power saving" mode on days where I'm out literally the whole day, without being near a car, or anything else that would give me a recharge. I've even used "Ultra Power Saving" mode, which goes into black and white and only gives you a few features. I'm now thinking of getting a 'battery pack' that can charge the phone. It's going to be on corner case days, where I will be out all day, taking lots of pictures and movies, then I KNOW the phone won't last unless I'm in Power Saving and then eventually, Ultra Power saving mode.

Once in a while, I do notice the phone getting 'hot' while charging, and once in a while, while just sitting in my pocket.

I've gotten used to checking to see what apps are open, and then killing them if I'm not really using them. Some of them (like typical Android Apps) try to pre-load themselves, even if you aren't actively trying to use it. The messaging, notifications, updates, push services, etc. just naturally runs a bunch of these apps. I've tried to limit what I install, because eventually, they will all start to bog down the phone, even if you don't "intend" to use it.
 
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