Indian Guy, 16 Apr 2015Very good point! Thanks for bringing this up. Everyone here should know the consequences of th... morelock your phone with password. change out the battery they don't need to login your phone data.
Anonymous, 16 Apr 2015It seems that we live in the same region and I fully agree with you and confirm everything you said.anonymus confirms another anonymus . . . sure. . .
AmateurHistorian, 16 Apr 2015$45 is ok but unlike Apple with Apple Store which can replace battery in 10 minutes, Samsung r... moreIn india, you will have to wait for weeks for apple battery replacement.
Irelia, 16 Apr 2015The screen will be worn out before the battery anyways since it's amoled.My old Galaxy S2 is 5 years old now. The screen is still perfect(dropped numerous times), no burn in, still perfect colour. It's running on the 4th battery now. My mum uses for video chat all the time. LOL. AMOLED only has burn in issue if you leave the screen on with static display for a long time.
For the quality the phones have, I think I'll already be buying one, two or even three new phones before I'll be replacing the battery. And I believe anyone who could afford these phones would probably be the same as me. And it's really cheap. So stop whining all you ifans and Samsung haters, it's stup*d! And these phones are not for you. So shut it.
Anonymous, 16 Apr 2015"-Do you have to leave your S6 overnight for battery replacement? So, all your data/confi... moreIt seems that we live in the same region and I fully agree with you and confirm everything you said.
Irelia, 16 Apr 2015The screen will be worn out before the battery anyways since it's amoled.Lol... this is total bulshit. I've had two amoled devices for almost 2 years each and one had some burning on the notification/clock bar (unvisible most of the time) and the second one had... guess? Zero burning!
Companies are making lots of money by these practices. When one can simply replace old battery by buying new one from market, companies got an idea to raid people to spend unnecessary money in the account of companies. Now we would have to spend a fortune to just get our batteries replaced .
Not so alarming. Usually a defective phone, wether a battery or the screen, one is always entitled for unit replacement.
Josan1986, 16 Apr 2015Why are you suggesting factory reset when you can simply lock the phone.Its trivial to bypass security measures. There are many ways to get in. If I can open a phone up, I can surely copy/clone memory contents. Not trying to be Paranoid but those steps are very necessary.
The screen will be worn out before the battery anyways since it's amoled.
Really? , 16 Apr 2015I have some questions:
-Do you have to leave your S6 overnight for battery replacement? So, a... moreVery good point! Thanks for bringing this up. Everyone here should know the consequences of this. You can't really trust a stranger. Or you risk your private photos/videos being pasted all over the web.
Things you should do before handing over your phone (for servicing):
1. Take full Nandroid backup of your phone (This obviously needs root)
2. Remove the memory card if any
3. Factory Reset your phone
4. Enable Encryption from Settings menu
# Hand over the phone for repair/servicing #
5. Once you get your phone back, use the Nandroid backup we created in Step 1 to restore your phone in its original (as in before you took the Nandroid backup) condition
Save this somewhere, you will need it in the future as mobile companies are going all internal storage and non-removable battery.
$45 is ok but unlike Apple with Apple Store which can replace battery in 10 minutes, Samsung requires you to ship the phone to Samsung service center which means a few weeks of no phone. Kinda unacceptable.
The same is true of screen replacement. iPhone 6 is $109 and 6+ is $129 but you can have it done in 10 minutes at an Apple Store.
Anonymous, 16 Apr 2015199$ for screen. . . Owwh . . .Apple cheap and low quality old tech LCD screen cost more at,
iPhone 6 = US$299
iPhone 6 Plus = US$329
exclude an additional $6.95 shipping fee.
Apple includes one year of limited coverage with every iPhone purchase, but that doesn’t cover accidental damage.
Whats the price for replacement in India? You should update the post with the prices in India, many people here would like to know the screen and battery replacement cost. I think 45$ is reasonable. On the other hand for 199$ you can buy a Moto G unlocked here, so thats IMO too much. Take care of your phones folks!
Anonymous, 16 Apr 2015any phone with non-user replaceable batteries are... you call it! they are the reality an... moreI'd rather opt for phones with removable batteries and SD slots. They still make them and I'll buy them from Chinese warehouses if I have to in the future.
Anonymous, 16 Apr 2015I think people should really READ these European warranty guidelines properly. 1) if you bu... moreThe warranty is not the same for the battery, in Portugal the warranty is 6 or 12 months for the battery and 2 years for the device.
Really? , 16 Apr 2015I have some questions: -Do you have to leave your S6 overnight for battery replacement? So, a... moreRegarding the data, I hope you are aware of various security methods of locking a device, or particular applications (privacy mode), Sim locks , two step authentication (google) even in case of factory reset done.