So you’ve just purchased a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge. Hopefully you’ll have no accidents or hardware issues with your new smartphone. If you do, sending your handset to a Samsung repair center is probably your best bet at a resolution. However, it will cost you.
Samsung has opted for a non-removable battery on the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge, which is quite difficult to replace if you’re not an expert, device teardowns have proven. Prices for the Galaxy S6 start at $599 unlocked and $699 unlocked for the Galaxy S6 Edge. But plan on shelling out an extra $45 if you encounter battery issues not covered by Samsung’s warranty, according to PC Magazine.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge both come with a one-year warranty. The warranty covers the free replacement of a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge battery if the device’s maximum power capacity drops below 80 percent during its first year of use. However, if you have a battery issue that's not covered, it will cost $45 plus shipping to repair.
Though replacing a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge battery isn’t cheap, it’s still much less expensive than the $79 fee to replace the built-in battery on an iPhone. But the removable battery on the Galaxy S5 sells for just $29.99, and can be purchased in retail stores and online.
Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge owners particularly want to make sure they have some sort of screen protector on their new device, because repairing a cracked screen will set you back $199. Samsung outfitted its new flagships in Gorilla Glass 4, which maker Corning claims is twice as strong as Gorilla Glass 3, but that doesn’t mean that accidents won’t happen. The Quad HD display on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is significantly more expensive to repair than the iPhone 6, which costs $106 to fix.
Luckily, if you need a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge repair, you won’t be without a phone for long. Samsung promises a one-day turnaround on its repairs.