Samsung reveals how much it will cost to replace the battery in its Galaxy S6

There's a lot to like about Samsung's new Galaxy S6 - but there's no getting away from the fact that its spec sheet has taken a few steps back compared with its predecessor. Unlike the Galaxy S5, the new handset isn't water resistant, it lacks a microSD card slot, and it also has a smaller, fixed battery that can't be easily replaced.

The Galaxy S5 had a battery that was easily replaceable...

So what happens if you need to replace the battery in your Galaxy S6? It won't be quite as simple as picking up a $30 replacement and swapping it out yourself, as you could with the Galaxy S5.

As PCMag reports, Samsung will replace your battery free of charge under the handset's standard one-year warranty, if its maximum capacity drops below 80% of its full initial storage level within the first twelve months of ownership. However, while the replacement and labor are covered under warranty, you'll still have to pay shipping costs.

...but you can't remove the battery yourself on the Galaxy S6.

Outside of the warranty period, you'll have to pay $45 for the replacement, along with shipping costs on top. That's not as much as the $79 that Apple will charge you to replace the battery in your iPhone, but it's still more expensive and less convenient than the cost of doing so for a Galaxy S5.

Samsung also confirmed that screen replacements for both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge cost $199 - rather a lot more than Apple's $109 charge for the same service on its iPhone 6. Along with the battery replacements, Samsung says that it can swap out a damaged display for a new unit in one business day.

Source: PCMag

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