10 Mighty annoying Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge "features"

10 Mighty annoying Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
This will probably sound all too familiar: You buy a brand new phone, spend weeks fondling it lovingly, and only after that do you start picking up on some annoying "features" that are a thorn in your eye. Typically, these range from software imperfections down to hardware limitations that, for this or that reason, meant that your phone's power key had to be located at the top, outside of a thumb's reach. And this is just one example.

As you can imagine, the higher-end the device, the lower the chance of such annoyances. But that doesn't meant that flagship phones are, somehow, immune to errors of judgment or poor coding on the engineer team's part. With the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, we stumbled upon on a few almost as soon as we had the opportunity to hold them in our hands back in March, at MWC 2015. Some additional ones popped up as we went through our reviewing process, and more may very well arise as we get cracking on our Living with the Galaxy S6 column. For now, however, here are 10 mighty annoying "features" of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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70 Comments

1. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

...bahahaha! Slow day PA?

19. Tanujtiwari

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

They even made a mistake! (Last point) *No microSD. No need to correct though, I understand PA

28. engineer-1701d unregistered

i think everythink after 3 was bs

33. engineer-1701d unregistered

son of a b samsung is releasing a iron-man s6 edge next month so sammobile says. just came in looks like i will be getting a new phone

40. qxavierus

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

They forgot to mention also the famous increasing ring that can't be turned off. Thankfully, that there's an app for that.

70. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

So to me it goes like this: Cons: Touchwiz Pros: The best hardware humanly possible in a phone I'm happy with the Pro's because the Cons can be simply changed - aka Nova Prime, or Google launcher.... Seriously iPA, who gives a fk man.. How about you take a look at iOS which has dated badly, and still hasn't been redesigned since 2007...

2. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Whats with these tombstones? :-)

5. idcidk

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 16, 2015

R.I.P.

3. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I took my edge back & got the regular S6. Still feels like I'm back in 2011 with touchwiz compared to the Sense UI on HTC phones

6. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

My Note 4 lollipop UI is far from the messy 2011 TW

29. engineer-1701d unregistered

just use google launcher i do i have the s6 now i want the edge hahaha

54. g2a5b0e unregistered

Complains about Touchwiz incessantly. Dumps one Touchwiz phone & picks up another. Sounds legit. What an idiot. Your trolling is just ridiculous.

60. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Let me break it down for your simple ass. Every phone has pros & cons. Touchwiz is the con. 14nm for instance is a pro. Just because I don't like Touchwiz doesn't mean I wouldn't buy the phone. Your the troll for responding with your lame ass comment.

61. g2a5b0e unregistered

You're*

64. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

You're* a flame boy. This is why smartphones aren't more advanced. There's so many losers like you who get butt hurt every time someone points out a flaw instead of expecting more from these oem's

65. g2a5b0e unregistered

So because you think it's a flaw, everyone else should feel the same way? I love Touchwiz. You're the idiot who keeps buying Touchwiz phones even though you don't like it & then you go on a forum to b*tch about it. It's clear to me that the loser here is you. Most people aren't dumb enough to continue to buy devices with interfaces they don't like.

4. Simona unregistered

Remov. batt. god jeezus.. does a person on this planet removes bloody battery cover + battery every day? which ? that person MUST be bored properly..

7. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I agree. Get over it already. This whole article is whiny as hell. Oh cool we can change folders' colors. Oh I don't like those colors waaaaaa. Touchwiz is too heavy, now it's lighter thank god. I miss all those options waaaaaa One second delay waaaaa The volume buttons are on the same spot as 90% of other phones.

12. Wiidesire

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

I do. 2 batteries + wallcharger. Never have to charge my phone. When one battery is nearly dead, I just pop in the next full one. 1 minute change time > 70 minutes charge time Why should I restrict a mobile device like a smartphone to something stationary just to charge it?

34. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

There's also something called 'batterypack' you can use if you're not using the phone. That would save you time from chnging the battery and restart the phone. I've got a 10400 MAh batterypack from Xiaomi for only €15 which is less than an original extra for the S5 and has nearly 4 times the capacity ;-)

62. Wiidesire

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

Why the hell should I carry around a 10400 mah batterypack with me? I just said that "Why should I restrict a mobile device like a smartphone to something stationary just to charge it?" and you suggest to carry a 1kg batterypack with me (=again stationary charging+weight+bulky)?

35. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

I leave it on one of several wireless chargers 5-10 mins a few times during the day. Keeps me going just fine. If I'm travelling, I got a 12000 mAh powerbank with me. Soooo changeable batteries really aren't needed......

50. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

or just charge it everynight before u sleep.. its faster and cheaper than buying new battery

14. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I have a spare battery for my S5 that I use maybe once every week or 2. When I have the option to swap it out in 20 sec, it's excellent. I have absolutely no complaints about my S5. Given, I did put a custom ROM on it, so I have that going for me.

41. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Not every day. But after a year and half of heavy use I'd appreciate that I can buy a new battery. Also when I later donate my high-end device to my dad or mom, the socalled "hand-me-downs", then new battery get another few years out of it. Another thing is this. Reason dictates that when your phone falls into water, you immediately remove the battery to avoid short-circuits. What do you do with yours? Especially since the new S6/edge ain't waterproof. Which I find odd since the omission of a removable battery would make it much easier to waterproof the device and would be more acceptable as a reason to omit a removable battery in the first place! And then there's this scenario. You buy a new phone. You come home and... oops it doesn't work properly due to a faulty battery. But since it's sometimes not immediately obvious that the problem is the battery, you hang on to it, read a few forums, a few resets, try a few things etc... Eventually you return it to the shop. Do you think you gonna get a new one? Nope. It goes to a "Samsung appointed repair facility" which, as we all know, usually can't fix one thing without mess up something else. Especially on a device that is already harder to repair then its predecessor. Would you be happy if you got your brand new device returned with additional scratches, bumps or cracked glass? Would you be happy if you had to wait a several weeks for a brand new device to be repaired under warranty when only the battery has to be exchanged which should otherwise take no more then a few seconds? Naaah... I'll stick with me S5 for now. And if Samsung doesn't come to their senses with the S7 next year then it'll be my last Galaxy phone.

47. Simona unregistered

Jeez after year and half I will be buying next 4th mobile with probably new batt. technology or just mobile with ultra energy saving..

8. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I can't wait to see Samsung fanboys falling for this stupid article. Please just ignore it

9. jokensy unregistered

Non removable battery? not a big issue, but no micro sd card!? That's a major deal breaker!

48. Simona unregistered

Yes huawei p8 has sd card

66. Psykotik_Dragon

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

It's a major deal breaker that the onboard memory, that is larger capacity than previous models, is so much faster due to not slowing down for a (usually) 2 generation-old mSD card?...you still have dual-usb drives you can plug in if you want additional storage. Just saying, I was a bit disappointed when I 1st find out about it, but knowing that it's a minimum of 8x faster than our current generation of mSD makes sense to me to keep it a slim, lightweight but still function-packed phone.

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