- Oct 6, 2011
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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.