For the first time in history, Samsung has opted for smaller battery for its flagship phone compared to its predecessor. Samsung Galaxy S6 packs 2,550mAh battery while the Edge variant packs 2,600mAh battery. For comparison sake, Samsung Galaxy S5 packed 2,800mAh battery. Does this mean Samsung Galaxy S6 has poor battery backup?
Samsung has completely redesigned the phone. The phone no more uses plastic like its predecessor. This time around, it is the complete opposite. The phone looks and premium. The S6 is not the best looking/ best feeling phone out there but it certainly is up there with the competition. To do this, Samsung had to opt for smaller battery. In fact 250 mAh smaller the Galaxy S5. How does it affect the battery endurance of the new phone? Not as much as we thought it would!
The battery of Samsung Galaxy S6 may be smaller but the processor it powers is much more efficient, hence consuming much less power. Samsung Galaxy S6 is the first phone to house a 14nm processor. The processor is said to be more efficient than its predecessor by quite a margin.
Also, Samsung says it has done huge deal of work optimising TouchWiz and Android 5.0 Lollipop as a whole. In addition to that, Samsung adds that they have removed 40% bloat from their software making the phone fast and improving battery life overall.
Samsung had to make the move of slimming down the phone and ultimately the battery in order to compete with its main rival, the iPhone 6. Samsung surely did make a good-looking phone but the small battery for sure with affect the battery endurance especially with the 5.1″ QHD display.
We will be updating the article very soon and report on how the battery life of Samsung Galaxy S6 stacks up against that of HTC One M9, LG G Flex 2 and iPhone 6. Thanks for reading this post. Stay tuned and stay updated! You can read the Samsung Galaxy S6 review from TechRadar here.