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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge screen and battery replacements will be expensive

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge screen and battery replacements will be expensive
If you have (or plan to get) a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, you should already know that both handsets come with non-user replaceable batteries. Since the new Galaxies have low repairability scores, it is strongly advised that you always take them to an authorized repair center in case something needs to be fixed. Speaking of that, according to PG Mag, Samsung today revealed that a Galaxy S6 or s6 edge battery replacement will cost you $45 plus shipping, if you need this to be done after the 1 year of warranty offered by the company (during which Samsung replaces the battery for free, though it looks like shipping is not included).

$45 is higher than the price asked for a Galaxy S5 battery replacement ($29.99), but lower than what you'd have to pay for a new Apple iPhone 6 battery ($79).

Way more expensive than replacing a Galaxy S6 battery will be replacing its screen. Reportedly, Samsung will charge $199 for putting a brand new screen inside your S6 (once again, this is only after the 1-year period of free warranty). It seems that replacing the display of the S6 edge will also cost $199, despite the fact that we're talking about a dual-curve display here.

PC Mag says that Samsung can replace a Galaxy S6 and S6 edge screen or battery quite fast, shipping the handsets back to their owners in one business day in the US (things may be different in other markets).


source: PC Mag via Sam Mobile

Related phones

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
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)

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31 Comments

engineer-1701d unregistered

what the hell are you talking about what battery cost $29 not a samsung battery maybe a knock off fire burster battery 45 is nothing

arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

A replacement gs5 battery cost 29.99$ straight from sammys official website.

namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

And you have the convenience of changing it at home and not having to worry about tracked shipping costs/risks. But hey--it's all about form over function! /s

QWERTYslider unregistered

Agreed. Only an idiot buys a phone without a removable battery.

TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Why does it need to be removable?

Florin.T

Posts: 309; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

vincelongman

Posts: 5552; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

$45 seems like a fair price IMO About $25-30 for the battery and $15-20 for labour (maybe 1-2 hours?)

JC557

Posts: 1910; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

That's the price it goes for in many places like Verizon's store.

Ninetysix

Posts: 2931; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Owned.

Derekjeter

Posts: 1419; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Just get insurance its $199 deductible and you get a brand new phone. Stop being cheap if you cant afford insurance you shouldn't get the phone in the first place.

Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I always read your nick as "derekjerk". Seems legit.

Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I agree that insurance should be put in place for an expensive phone. But, seriously, you would waste an insurance claim on something as minor as a battery? John B.

hurrycanger

Posts: 1728; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Nah I believe he means for the display.

ozgur781sen

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Just have them change the battery 1 month before your warranty expires.

Ericzhf

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Why you put 133 pictures that have nothing to do with this topic.

SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

hahaha +1

SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

For $199 better get new phone.

wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

So despite it being far more expensive to replace the iphones battery there was never an article with a nice bold headline stating it? Shouldn't it read. ...... samsung galaxy s6 battery expensive to replace but still nearly half the price of the iphone 6??

samsboy unregistered

That is what wanders me about this PA. They always want to paint Sammy black.

Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

iPhones were like that always. So its not a news and never was unless this is 2008 and we are talking how iphone came out with non removable expensive to replace battery. For a samsung phone its a news especially when easily cheap replaceable batteries was one of samsung flagships phones perks that every single sammy sheep praised more than they praise their own gods whoever they are.

j2001m

Posts: 3050; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Yes but there phones was not selling so times change, same goes for iphone perks of an small easy to use screen, see old iPhone ad, now look what's happens times change, get over it I.e. Apple move into samusng land so Samsung moved into Apple iPhone land to get sales back as easy as that

Cyberchum

Posts: 1008; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

It's always very expensive to replace the screen of Sammy's S and Note line, glad it's getting costlier. I regretted changing the screen of my SGS3, won't do that ever again. I'd rather add about $30 and get Meizu Blue charm (M Note)

medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

that's cheap, obviously because this is unibody phone and with bad repairability? reasonable price from samsung.

Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

This is another Good reason we did not need a Glass Back on the Galaxy S6,Samsung just did this to make it Compete with the iPhone 6,Proofs you need a Case on these phones to Protect the Screen,and were do the Cases Clip onto a Phone from the Back,so you Hardly see the Back of the Phone at All.a Price Gimmick from Samsung as Well

TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Pretty much. I disagree totally with this recent changes. Only to compete with the iPhone 6. I heard people say that the removal of battery replacement "makes a phone more premium". Honestly I don't know what the hell are people thinking... People who are power users/work users need to switch a battery sometimes due to the amount of productivity they do throughout a working day. And Power Banks doesn't cut it for people always on the move...

QWERTYslider unregistered

Because the average person is obviously a stupid sheep that can't think for themselves., Just look at iPhone sales.

cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I thought it would be over $100. It was $30 before. I think $60 with shipping is fair for 2+ years of use.

bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

everything about the s6 and edge is a joke! from price vs features specs. no sd. no removable battery. no stereo speakers. mediocre battery. glitches out of the box. on and on. get my point. probably not! pad those Kia wallets

hurrycanger

Posts: 1728; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

only $45 to replace the battery? Not expensive at all in my opinion.

TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If you have Verizon and you are on a 2 year contract, if the battery dies the phone is replaced for FREE. If you are not under contract you can replace the device via carrier insurance for $99. If you break the glass, after warranty and have carrier insurance, it will still cost you $99 to replace the whole device. Only a stupid idiot would pay Samsung 199.99 to replace the glass. Also only a stupid idiot would buy an expensive phone and not have insurance on it.

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