1. slobkabob's Avatar
    So what would the cost of replacing an S6's battery be? I know it's a bit too early to know exactly, but I was looking for an approximate figure from former iPhone users, or from those currently using Android devices with fixed batteries that have had to replace them for whatever reason.

    I can get past the SD Card issue, but I'm hung up on the battery being non-replaceable. In the past, I was able to replace failing batteries by buying a generic one off of eBay. I'm sad that I can't do that with the S6 (should the need ever arise). Hopefully if the cost isn't too great, then I may proceed with an S6 next month.
    04-08-2015 03:18 PM
  2. DLK1's Avatar
    Amazon does not even list a battery yet, much to early to know. Also, will be a tricky job battery is glued in and with so much glass that will be fun. See iFixIt link on tear down. Click here.
    04-08-2015 04:17 PM
  3. clevin's Avatar
    probably $75 to $100 on sammy service center, or $50 at 3rd party places.
    04-08-2015 04:25 PM
  4. cwise222's Avatar
    The battery is not even designed to be user replaceable under any circumstance so I doubt you would find one listed on Amazon. Samsung likely won't be selling them or making them available for purchase because of that.

    I'd say $75 to $120 for a battery replacement though Samsung. Mind you they'd likely just swap the phone out, but I think my HTC One M8 would have been $99 for an out of warranty battery 'repair' but that was awhile ago and I had only asked out of curiosity when talking to their customer service one day.
    04-08-2015 04:26 PM
  5. warpdrive's Avatar
    I looked into this and is quite expensive if in the USA.

    You have a few choices, but none of them is good.
    If you have a good repair shop by you it should be about $100 and if still under warranty then it's void once repaired. If still under warranty, I would just use Samsung warranty service.

    If past warranty, then you'll need to have insurance or pay a repair shop to do it for you.

    So if you truly want to be safe, then Samsung offers insurance for $99 and a $75 copay per repair. Protects against everything but loss and stolen.
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=sc_ORhaL

    Or SquareTrade does the same thing for the same price. But I think you are allowed more repairs with SquareTrade.

    So total with insurance for 2 years is $175 for one battery replacement.
    I'm going with SquareTrade myself.

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    04-08-2015 04:47 PM
  6. cwise222's Avatar
    Samsung isn't offering Mobile Elite Protection plus for S6 according to the website. Just the Notes and the S4 & 5. If they did I would happily get it, maybe once it officially launches it'll be updated to include the S6.
    04-08-2015 04:51 PM
  7. warpdrive's Avatar
    Samsung isn't offering Mobile Elite Protection plus for S6 according to the website. Just the Notes and the S4 & 5. If they did I would happily get it, maybe once it officially launches it'll be updated to include the S6.
    That's what I assume too.
    That is also why I'm signing up with SquareTrade by tomorrow.

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    04-08-2015 04:53 PM
  8. DLK1's Avatar
    The battery is not even designed to be user replaceable under any circumstance so I doubt you would find one listed on Amazon.
    The battery for the Nexus 5 is not user replaceable. However, that does not keep user from replacing it. I'm not saying that the average used will be replacing it.
    04-08-2015 08:50 PM
  9. Raptor007's Avatar
    Samsung isn't offering Mobile Elite Protection plus for S6 according to the website. Just the Notes and the S4 & 5. If they did I would happily get it, maybe once it officially launches it'll be updated to include the S6.
    That could be because the phone is not available yet, its not officially on the market until Friday so perhaps they will list it then.
    04-08-2015 09:29 PM
  10. slobkabob's Avatar
    Guys, this really doesn't sound appealing to me. Damn it. Looks like I'll have to ditch Samsung then. Thanks for all of your info. I'll probably look into another phone.
    04-09-2015 10:15 AM
  11. clevin's Avatar
    Guys, this really doesn't sound appealing to me. Damn it. Looks like I'll have to ditch Samsung then. Thanks for all of your info. I'll probably look into another phone.
    if you can't live without removable battery, G3, S5 and Note 4 are all great options.
    04-09-2015 10:22 AM
  12. Stanley Kubrick's Avatar
    Pretty soon a replaceable battery will go the way of the Dodo. They (as in all manufacturers) want us to buy new phones, not keep the ones we have by putting in a new battery. So if this is a make-or-break deal, then you better get used to it.
    04-09-2015 02:16 PM
  13. independentvolume's Avatar
    Pretty soon a replaceable battery will go the way of the Dodo. They (as in all manufacturers) want us to buy new phones, not keep the ones we have by putting in a new battery. So if this is a make-or-break deal, then you better get used to it.
    I'm sure someone will step up. Big money to be made in a niche market.

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    04-09-2015 02:48 PM
  14. AlphaVictor87's Avatar
    Amazon does not even list a battery yet, much to early to know. Also, will be a tricky job battery is glued in and with so much glass that will be fun. See iFixIt link on tear down. Click here.
    Pretty sure it's only glued in for the Edge. Looking at the link you posted for the regular S6 they didn't say anything about it being glued down.
    04-09-2015 03:13 PM
  15. DLK1's Avatar
    Pretty sure it's only glued in for the Edge. Looking at the link you posted for the regular S6 they didn't say anything about it being glued down.
    The back case is glued down as well as the battery and then the screen. Check out this complete tear down of the S6. Differently not for the faint of heart, even the guy doing the tear down admits to breaking the screen on the first attempt. . How to Change the Battery on the New Galaxy S6
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    04-09-2015 05:01 PM
  16. hhmorgan's Avatar
    That's what I assume too.
    That is also why I'm signing up with SquareTrade by tomorrow.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You can also put it on the carrier insurance for 1 month and see if Samsung's going to release a Protection Plan for the S6. If they don't then Square Trade allows you to put it on their plan with proof that your on an existing carrier's plan (see their website).
    04-09-2015 05:38 PM
  17. NadaAddict's Avatar
    If it's any comfort to the S6 crowd, after heavy use on my M8 for a little over a year, the battery still lasts as long as it did the day I plugged it in... I think two years is easy for the S6 and the newer, sealed phones.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-09-2015 05:41 PM
  18. clevin's Avatar
    If it's any comfort to the S6 crowd, after heavy use on my M8 for a little over a year, the battery still lasts as long as it did the day I plugged it in... I think two years is easy for the S6 and the newer, sealed phones.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Only thing can prove that would be calibration tests then and now......
    KJ78 likes this.
    04-09-2015 06:03 PM

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