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

Poll results: 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 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? Well, this was one of the most even splits we've seen in our polls so far. Out of our 1123 respondents just 31% are already looking up to the next great thing on the horizon, while 32% will hold on to their S6/edge handsets at least a year, or until the S7 hits and they see what it has to offer, while the highest percentage goes to folks looking to keep their S6 at least two year, or the duration of their contract. Overall, this goes to show that folks are pretty satisfied with their choice so far, and who can blame them, given that the S6/edge are perhaps the most spec'd-out devices currently on the Android market.

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

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

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)



1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

The majorty of poll respondents don't have S6 lol.

2. santoss2013

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

yep, Note 4 here ;)

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Who voted for the first one are unsatisfied rich farks. Who voted for the second one are normal people. Who voted for the third one are able to resist their temptations on changing to a new phone which is also a normal people.

6. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

This. I have S4 as my main and i wont upgrade till note 6 most likely.

9. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I have an S4 and it will take more than a new phone release to get me to upgrade, unless maybe phones start coming out with some very useful new feature they don't have today (or all new phones lack a removable battery and I'm forced to buy the last one that has such a feature).

13. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I will replace it with note 5, moto x, g4 pro, or nexus. The one that gives me the loudest speaker or speakers and good battery life will get my money.

5. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

I'm VERY satisfied with my rooted 128GB S6 Edge :-) Have used all the Galaxy high-end phones (S/S2/S3/S4/S5) but the S6 Edge really beats all there is out there in the Android scene hands down! I still owe the oldies just for nostalgia.

7. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

They asked this yesterday. Many people including myself are NOT buying the S6 or S6 Edge due to the stolen key features of the removable battery and SD card expansion. I suggest many voice their displeasure by writing to Samsung headquarters at: 95, Samsung 2-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, 446-811 You can also email then at: foundry@samsung.com However, I do strongly recommend writing them via postal mail as physical letters can't be 'just deleted' and thus would get more attention. I have written myself already. The current USPS international letter rate is $1.42. Not much to spend in order to voice a great displeasure. Furthermore, would be much appreciated if this was copied and pasted to many tech blogs / forums / etc. A great thanks to anyone that does this (and of course to whom writes Samsung as well).

10. psiclone

Posts: 11; Member since: May 22, 2015

I have an S6 Edge with 64Gb of space...having no qualms at all about non-removable battery or SD card storage. I have a ton on the phone and still have ~43Gb of space left...even with a ton of recorded videos and pics. The battery discharge could be slower, but the phone charges very quickly, also.

14. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

A replaceable battery is not just about battery swapping. There are at least 5 more reasons to demand a replaceable battery when deciding on what smartphone to buy.

8. Shocky unregistered

6 to 18 months depending in what gets released in-between

11. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I'd keep my s6 forever.... If I'd ever get one lol

12. Plutonium239

Posts: 1212; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

I responded to the poll question on behalf of my friend who has one. He will be getting a Lumia 950 when it is released as the Windows 10 mobile platform is far more capable than IOS or Android(and the hardware specs are very nice, while a snapdragon 820 would be preferable, what they are putting in, will suffice). In addition he has already had to factory reset his s6 twice because of lag. Windows 10 mobile, when finished will be like Windows Phone, faster and smoother than android, and it will not lag over time like android or ios(Windows Phone does not lag over time either).

15. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Thank you for your review of a mobile OS which has not yet been released to the public. Very useful. /sarc Seriously, I hope Windows 10 on mobile devices is as good as you claim. I'd love to have a second option (since Apple is not an option). My only concern is apps. I don't believe Google Maps exists for even the current Windows phone, and there's another proprietary app I need that isn't available either (although that might change).

16. Plutonium239

Posts: 1212; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

I am running Windows 10 mobile on my Lumia 1020 right now. It keeps getting better with each new build. Still some occasional oddities though like it not always making a noise when I get a text message. If you really must your google maps you can use it in your browser, and you can pin that page to the start screen. However, Nokia's Here drive maps are quite good, so is the new maps app added in by Microsoft.

17. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Using Google Maps in the browser wouldn't be at all the same. And I've used a lot of GPS devices and apps. Google Maps is the best, followed by the very similar, but now defunct Dash Express (a dedicated traffic reporting/user traffic receiving GPS device, circa 2007).

20. Plutonium239

Posts: 1212; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

I prefer Nokia's Here Drive app over Google maps, as Google maps uses way more data than "Here Drive". Its never let me down. I have not used Microsoft's new navigation app native to Windows 10 mobile yet as I have not needed to go anywhere that I need navigation for in a while.

18. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Already went back to the 5S. Battery life and camera are a wash and the iPhone still loads apps and games faster. Video on the S6 is something I miss with OIS but not as much as I missed texting, and taking calls on my Macbook. The memory management issues the S6 have are completely unacceptable. More than 2 decent apps cause the S6 to reload from scratch. Its kind of sad really at this point. At least it loads quickly but thats a ton of wasted cycles and data.

19. adamvzwez

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

most people make the huge mistake of charging their phones every night all night long and end up damaging their battery after 12-18 months because of their bad charging habits. If you avoid over charging your battery it should last a full 2 years EASY and as for SD slots they are pretty much already obsolete technology. I love my s6 and will probably wait for the s8 in a couple years (which is half desire and half contract obligations)

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