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Galaxy S6 and S6 edge battery replacement costs $45 and can be done in one business day

It’s common knowledge by now that the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge don’t have a removable battery so it’s not possible to swap out an empty battery with a fully charged one, as was possible on previous flagships from the Galaxy S series. The battery is actually glued to the metal frame and buried underneath components so a fair bit of skill is required to open the handset and retrieve it. You’ll be better off by getting it done through a certified technician when the need arises and now you know that it’s going to cost you $45.

A Samsung spokesperson told PCMag that the Galaxy S6 and S6 battery has a one-year warranty so the company will replace it for free if the maximum capacity falls below 80 percent of its initial level during the first year. However before Samsung extends that courtesy the battery’s capacity will have to be verified at a service center. At any other time it will cost customers $45 plus shipping to replace the battery, Samsung’s walk-in repair center in Plano, Texas can get it done for customers on the same day they bring their device in. The company is looking to establish more of these repair centers across the United States.

This is how much it will cost customers in the US to get the battery on their Galaxy S6 and S6 edge replaced. Samsung likely has similar pricing for replacements in other markets around the globe, though it will depend on the market itself whether the company operates repair centers that offer same-day swaps or not.

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harryisme
harryisme

How would you even know if your battery falls below 80% capacity? Well $45 isn’t too bad, though I am guessing in Europe this would be free for two years? Isn’t that the length on the warranty of electronics goods sold in the EU?

brendonx
brendonx

1 year in UK for battery.

The device is 2 years

JaunGuan
JaunGuan

In South Africa almost every major town and city have a Samsung Store or a Samsung Counter where they fix your device while you wait!

lakshesh
lakshesh

expected to be around 12-15k in INDIA before buying it since samsung cafe guy told me about this.
+1k extra for service.. woot.. Full loot..
And i just wanted to ask did any of the INDIAN customers got an sms from samsung regarding registration of their S6 and S6E ?? (For 1time screen replacement and bonus points)

redgumtv
redgumtv

I went a Note Edge after seeing the S6 Edge. Note is far more practical, bigger screen and just as good as S6, the Edge on the Note is far more practical (and I’m a lefty). Speed is no problem with 4G, the phones speed has little relevance when you compare the two and who gives a fig about looks when it’s in your pocket or pouch all day. Beauty wears off very quickly. And no worries about battery or SD card. Hey, I can take notes too and it cost me less money.

Issyman
Issyman

I was going to buy the Galaxy S6, now a little worried. I love the Galaxy S series, but why did Samsung have to go design a non-removable battery. Maybe i should try the Note 4.

Mo7ame
Mo7ame

I already hate galaxy s5 battery
Its so dissapointing that galaxy s6 has worse

Note 5 will be the beast

wickdaman
wickdaman

A bit more of a pain for us here in the UK. Not so many Samsung stores to take it to for a fix. Working for Carphone, I haven’t actually checked the cost of repair in-store yet, but I’ll write here again soon to let you know.