iFixit tears down the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge – insides are neat, but tight
posted by Paul K. / Apr 07, 2015, 9:20 AM
Samsung's duo of flagships this year boast a design language, which has thus far been foreign to the company – a glass-and-metal construction, oozing of choice materials, in a generally enclosed phone – no more removable back cover, no more user-replacable battery, nor a microSD card slot. But alas, that's the price one has to pay, it seems, in order to get a gadget, with looks that match its tag.
The iFixit repairability score is 3/10, pretty bad, but if we look back – the Galaxy S5 wasn't very repair-friendly as well, as it required the display to be removed from the device for access to anything other than the battery.
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- 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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The battery though, why so concealed
posted on Apr 07, 2015, 9:45 AM 1
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Also to keep the internals rigid. It's easy to bend and crack the board inside. The battery adds some resistance to being bent.
posted on Apr 07, 2015, 10:23 AM 2
"The handset's insides look neat, tidy, and snug, but overally – the phone is not much easier to take apart than the HTC One M9, which was torn down a couple of days ago." Do you have the ability to put context with context? If so, reread my comment :) It was a reply to "won't be easy to repair without the help of Samsung.." :/ :/ :/ :/ ...
posted on Apr 07, 2015, 12:43 PM 1
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I still prefer removable battery and plastic back cover for S6 edge
posted on Apr 07, 2015, 11:08 AM 0
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Too bad for the S6 Edge because I was planning to buy next month here in Saudi Arabia. I wish the battery will last day like my Z3 Compact.
posted on Apr 07, 2015, 12:57 PM 0
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It won't. Check out Erica Griffin's S6 edge review, she had the juice of 38% that is estimated to last for 4 hours & a hundred percent charge means it might last you for 10.5 hours. She even said that she charge the phone twice a day so she doesn't recommend it for the power users.
posted on Apr 07, 2015, 4:33 PM 0
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It all depends on usage. One persons normal use might be more harsh on the battery than another persons. My Nexus 6 doesn't even last a day with 3220 mah battery because I have crap cell service killing my battery and I play lots of games.
posted on Apr 07, 2015, 5:39 PM 0
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At least it's not hollow like the iPhone 6... /s
posted on Apr 07, 2015, 3:45 PM 1
At least it's not as hollow as your brain.
posted on Apr 07, 2015, 10:17 PM 1
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