Removable batteries are useful. There’s nothing more satisfying and convenient than having the option to just swap out the dead battery on your smartphone after a day of heavy usage and put in a fully charged spare. It’s something that comes especially handy for the times when you’re out and about and don’t have access to a charging point, and Samsung phones have been popular among the company’s userbase for having removable batteries for a long time now.
However, with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, a removable battery has been given the boot. Samsung has its reasons – the metal and glass build of the two phones wouldn’t be as good with a removable back cover, and the company has put in support for two popular wireless charging standards and fast charging to make up for the lack of a removable battery (and for the smaller battery capacities.) Samsung is even giving away a free wireless charger in a lot of countries to those that pre-order either device, and so are a lot of carriers and retailers.
Quite a few users have been pretty vocal about their displeasure with the inbuilt battery on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, and we’ve seen our articles related to the two flagships overloaded with comments on the same from our readers. While we certainly agree with these readers that no removable battery isn’t exactly something to be happy about, we also believe that a removable battery – at the end of the day – isn’t exactly a feature that most people ever use on their phones (the only time most of the team at SamMobile uses one is at events like Mobile World Congress.)
What is your opinion on the fact that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge have brought about a sea change as far as one of the trademark features of Samsung phones is concerned? Is it something that bothers you a lot, or is something that you would be willing to give up in exchange for the many other advantages that Samsung’s latest flagships bring to the table?
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