How long will you stay with the Galaxy S6/edge?

How long will you stay with the Galaxy S6/edge?

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and its S6 edge sibling with curved display are one of the best Androids you can currently get, offering unsurpassed pixel density and processing power, together with a mighty good rear and front cameras. What else could you want from a phone that is on top of all that wrapped in a slim and beautiful premium chassis?

Well, a man's heart is never satisfied, and the mobile industry is in overdrive now, with everyone churning out great handsets at breakneck pace that look no worse than the S6, while this is the year of premium metal designs and more than sufficient hardware specs, even for midrangers. Samsung's S6 sales might not be going as planned, especially for the white S6 model which is glutting the warehouses, while a lot more people than predicted are flocking to the S6 edge, putting a monkey wrench in Samsung's logistics machine. 

Still, most users are pretty satisfied with Samsung's finest for the year, and this is why we wanted to ask you how long do you plan to stay with your Galaxy S6 gem of a phone - until the S7, longer, or you are already looking around for something new? Take your pick in our poll below, and sound off in the comments.

How long will you stay with the Galaxy S6/edge?

I might swap it soon for something new (mmm, that Note 5 looks enticing)
31.08%
I plan to keep it at least until the S7 hits
31.61%
I plan to keep it at least two years, or so my carrier plan says
37.31%

Related phones

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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64 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1647; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

planning for an s7 and maybe an iphone 7 if its worth my money.

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That's a good idea. I always buy a new phone once a year. It's my treat to myself for being a responsible family man who takes care of what needs to be taken care of first. Then I have fun with my family & friends afterwards. Plus if you are month to month on Verizon Wireless they drop your bill by $25.00 per month. So that's a WIN right there. +1

7. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Till the galaxy s7 releases..

11. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

The Galaxy S7 is too small for me. I am a phablet guy. That's why I am waiting to see what this year's phablets bring. So far the Note 5 or S6 Edge Plus are the leading candidates to replace my Google Nexus 6. Slight "edge" (no pun intended) to the S6 Edge Plus. lol

21. aegislash

Posts: 1454; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I have the S6 Edge, and after having nothing but phablets for the past few years, it's taken a while to get adjusted to. I think the S6 Edge Plus will be a day one purchase for me, if the screen is in fact 5.7 inches. Perfect size right there. After all, S6 Edge is my most favorite device yet. So a bigger screened version would only be even better.

34. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That's EXACTLY what I figure. Perfect! +1

36. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I am also thinking about the s6 edge+ or the note 5 as I have the note 4, I always get 2 phones 1 big and 1 small, I also do buy nexus for the dev side of thing but did not get the nexus 6

61. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Hey, where is "Got rid of it already. It was a big mistake to start with"

53. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I see no other phone challenging the mid size catagory in 2015. So it's either S7 or iPhone 7 in 2016.

35. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The nexus 5 (2015) will use the 808 or 810. It's not getting the 820, so dream on and will be crap next to the s6

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

iPhone 7 all day! My current 6 plus and iOS 9 will hold me over till then!

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But the article is about the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. No one is talking about the iPhone. See how you trolling pricks are? The very things we say about you are exactly right. We aren't doing a comparison here. The title specifically mentions 2 phones from one brand. You guys are so googoo over your outdated, cheap, bending POS; that you have to make it a point to plaster it in every articles, even ones not talking about you.

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All you ever do is talk about the iPhone regardless what the article is, and now you want to say this. Dude get a grip

4. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Never. Because I don't have it. Because I can't use it for 15 straight hours like with my GS5 (replaceable battery).

27. TerryTerius unregistered

So... You're either never going to upgrade your phone, or you'll most likely are going to wind up buying from an obscure chinese manufacturer if you do. I don't say that to sound derogatory, but pretty much all the week known OEM's have already abandoned removable backs. Sony, HTC, Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung, Lenovo/Motorola, Oppo/Oneplus and Meizu. I think ZTE did as well for flagships... I'm not entirely sure. We'll see how long LG lasts.

28. TerryTerius unregistered

You most likely*

37. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I think he buy an s7 edge as it will be the same size or smaller then the s6 edge but will have a way bigger battery like 3400 or 3500 as Samsung will use epop CPU like with the note 5

56. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Actually, pretty soon a low end device will probably be enough, sort of like with desktop computers now. So by then not having a replaceable battery won't be a big deal. They'll be throw away items, but unlike the S6 they won't be $600 throw away items.

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Option 4: Until Samsung realizes that their customer base wants replaceable batteries and microSD slots and they have to reintroduce those features to win their long-time customers back from LG. Samsung was on the right track with the S5. The convoluted UI and mere 2gb RAM was a disappointment, as was the fingerprint scanner, but the quick charging (via USB 3.0) and waterproofness was very welcome. The S6 phones are obviously meant to compete directly with iPhones. But don't compete by being a nearly identical alternative. Compete by being everything iPhones aren't.

30. TerryTerius unregistered

Pretty much all the Major OEM's have already abandoned removable backs. Sony, HTC, Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung, and Lenovo/Motorola, Oppo/Oneplus and Meizu. LG is doing minimal, at best; damage to Samsung's sales. All signs indicate the G4 is far from doing the numbers LG thought it would. It isn't stealing sales from the S6/Edge and the inclusion of a removable battery has apparently done nothing to help it out against the S6. I really do think that you and others like you are extrapolating to mean that because you personally want these features, it is a requirement the majority has. Although you likely have a point with SD cards, I really doubt the average person cares about the fact that the battery cannot be removed on the S6. If Samsung really thought it would hurt them, I doubt they would have removed it as a feature in the first place. This may be anecdotal, but I can say that neither I nor anyone that I know who owned a previous Samsung device ever carried around an extra battery to pop in. Granted, it could of course be true that current S5 and S4 owners are holding on to their phones, and refusing to upgrade to amything. But given the industry wide elimination of those features there are only two choices. People will windup never upgrading their phones and risking obsolescence, or they'll have to accept that those features are never coming back. Sure, the more savvy individuals will know how to root their phones and keep them up to date. But that is hardly true of the average smartphone owner. The writing is on the wall.

33. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Most people don't want removable batteries because like you they don't know what they are used for, besides the one you mentioned (which isn't even a reason I want a removable battery). 1. Removing a battery is the fastest way to reboot if you have a troublesome app. 2. Batteries have limited life, and batteries can be damaged by heat. Replacing the battery can restore the original battery life of the phone. 3. If your phone's charging system goes bad, a removable battery will allow you to diagnose that it is the phone's charging system and allow you to limp by until you get a replacement phone. Without that you just have a small brick. 4. Samsung produced some S4s that came with defective batteries that they were replacing under warranty. To check your battery you had to remove it from the phone. 5. Removable batteries mean there are usually non-OEM options for larger batteries. Motorola has even had some OEM options for larger optional batteries.

39. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Also look what happens when you got a removable battery's all the thick People have taken there battery out of there Samsung phone and taken the sicker off and removed the nfc, no joke there are loads of them in the UK done it, I lost on how they think this is used by Samsung. Or others to do them harm when Samsung can easy update the phone to take what they like when they like if they like to do it and so on

45. TerryTerius unregistered

I'm well aware of every single one of the things you just mentioned. But what I'm saying is that is all irrelevant for two simple reasons. Design, and the fact that you have to explain why it is a benefit. They are all fringe, and none of them are essential to the core experience. Which is why they fall by the wayside and most people won't care. Keep in mind I'm talking about the average person, not a power user. Once you get beyond a certain price point, a purchase becomes as much an emotional thing as it does a practice in practicality. Aesthetics and design play a huge role in the way that we choose our products, at least for the average person. Once basic functionality is the same for all products in any given category, the way something looks and feels becomes the deciding factor. There are very few addons that become truly useful like fingerprint sensors, wireless payments, and IR blasters. But that is because the purpose they serve is immediate and easily understood. Yes, I am fully aware that there are a lot of tech savvy individuals who like rubber and plastic as a choice because they are tougher and more grippable. But, they do not look as sleek as metal and glass for many people. And I would argue even most. It's the same reason that Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus and Audi manage to sell millions of cars every year despite the fact that 99% of what they offer can be found in a Toyota, Ford, Chevy, Honda, Kia, or Hyundai. It's why so many people buy second hand luxury cars, when they can get brand new models from affordable brands that ofter all the same goodies plus the newest tech. It's why supercars and sports cars are so desirable despite the fact they are generally completely impractical. Aside from that, in response to what you listed. 1.) Very specific fringe benefit that wouldn't carry much weight as a reason for most consumers in the decision process. 2.) In so far as the S6 goes, Samsung will replace the battery out of warranty for roughly $45. And yes, that includes labour. There is only about $15 more then what an extra battery costs in the first place. Anyone spending $600+ on a phone could afford that, benefit nullified. 3.) Wireless charging, and service centers. 4.) Diagnostic systems will be able to catch a faulty charging system, and the fact that you can't remove the battery doesn't stop you from being able to check that. Especially under warranty. 5. Portable battery chargers. What I'm saying is, the case for removable batteries isn't as strong as you seem to think it is. I am not at all saying Samsung should not offer them, but for the average person the trade off isn't much of a big deal.

38. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Oh yes because lg as sold so many phones, sorry to say mate but Samsung as got the right normal customer setup and what most customers will buy, they are never going to give what users of this site need. They are the only ones sold more phones this year and the only ones to change there way of doing things, but they will make the base he bigger and add bigger battery on there thin phones due to epop (and they can only do that by removing that sd card reader)

50. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Removable battery? What is that? I never care the battery can remove or not. Already 10 years+ I use mobile, I never purchase single second battery at all as it is useless. Unremovable battery is the smartest choice ever did in mobile. If phone hang which seldom now, a combination key can easier reboot the phone, dunno how long I never open case and remove battery to reboot as it is unnecessary to do that. SD card wise got then use, don't have doesn't really matter also.

6. dimas

Posts: 3296; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I am amazed how smart phone market is growing. Flagship phones are more expensive than desktop pcs but people are willing to buy every year. Even TVs never hit this big since it's introduction.

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I agree, these smartphones especially Android ones are getting more & more PC like. Quad-core with 4GB of ram that fit's in your pocket & can pretty much do what a laptop can obviously not burn a DVD or Rip music. I mean with an Android Smartphone, you can watch any media streaming app, music streaming app, connect a keyboard, mouse, cast anything to a HDTV, & connect a controller & turn it into a Atari 2600, NES, Master System, SNES, Genesis, Turbo Graphix 16, PS1, N64, Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, Xbox, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance, DS... & so on. All you need to do is connect it to a HDTV or monitor & you got all I said and more. It's is a marvelous time & it's only getting better & better. Just imagine what mobile tech will look like in just a shot 10 years from now. Mind = BLOWN! lol +1

8. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

No idea but my iPhone 6 run smooth for 9 months. Looking forward to upgrade the next iPhone 6S/7.

10. DaveH

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I was skeptical at first with no removable battery and SD card coming from Galaxy S3 but I absolutely LOVE my Gold 64 GB S6 Edge. Gorgeous phone, great materials of construction, great screen and speed, I am a moderate user so battery not an issue. I wouldn't trade it for anything out there right now especially an over-hyped iPhone.

12. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

You'd like the S5 even more. The only (maybe) advantage with the S6 is its camera.

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