We purchased an S6 about three months ago which developed problems. It constantly reboots and gets hot. I looked on the web and found this is s common problem. I contacted Samsung and they were good about getting it to their repair facility; however, they denied coverage stating the motherboard was damaged by water. The phone has never gotten wet and not only that, either they or the shipper shattered the back of the phone when they returned it to us. I spent $400 buying it and now have a voided warranty, a broken phone, and a phone call saying they are sorry for the inconvenience. I will never buy a Samsung product again and I suggest you research the web yourself to see the problems the S6 is having before you buy one.
Maverick Sumit, 03 Sep 2016Solved the problem. Kept phone charging for 2.5 hours switching it off. And when I turned it o... moreGood.
Forget to mentioned.
After charging, try to switch off the phone, then switch on.
That is after charging, i find the phone is a bit not steady on the animation.
Also, sometimes the phone need to rest, by switch off for few hours.
One of the worst phones. Display stops working in 8 month and Samsung Service support is bad. Over all bad experience with Samsung.
hussain0786, 03 Sep 2016Just Got New S/W Update for Indian #SG_S6 INU .... File Size 311.40MBI updated it and I cannot find anything new and even it's not the September patch. Performance is also the same.
techlord777, 03 Sep 2016What is the ampèrage of the charger? Is your device switched off during charge? Is it... moreYes I switched it off and then charged it with the original charger and it worked for me
What is Wi-Fi calling.?
Can anybody tell me about wifi calling..?
Just Got New S/W Update for Indian #SG_S6 INU .... File Size 311.40MB
Maverick Sumit, 31 Aug 2016Cannot charge it fully. Any solution?
What is the ampèrage of the charger?
Is your device switched off during charge?
Is it an original charger?
scorpio, 30 Aug 2016? s6 doesn't have an sd card slot ?Still not convinced?
Blame Hyun Yeul Liar.
No, but they sacrificed convinience for design. And they reduced the stuff to the menus and settings on a flagship device, which is actually meant to have as many capabilities as possible.
I am very sorry to say that. Wait for the price drop of the successor.
Rayoom, 31 Aug 2016Which model in S6 has SD card slot? I am very sorry to say, that no Galaxy S6 has an SD-Card-Reader built into the device itself. They also have removed USB 3.0 and MHL-MicroHDMI. If you insert a MHL-cale into the S6, the next device (e.g. Note 3) will detect that cable, but the TV will not recieve any signal.
But USB-OTG was blessed by Samsung‼ You can use it to read USB-Sticks, power some accessories such as a MicroUSB-Fan (USB-C on the Galaxy Bomb 7 would make it possible to blow the wind in both directions), and you can read any other USB-Device with USB-OTG-Adapters. There are also USB3-OTG-Adapters for S5 and Note 3. But you can also read multpile devices at the same time with an USB-Multiplier hub.)
I really hope, that I could help you with my reply.
Anonymous, 02 Sep 2016i have bought s6(SM-920F) second hand phone.Now i have noticed that on rear there is only impr... morehttp://arstechnica.com/apple/2011/02/ask-ars-what-do-the-symbols-on-the-back-of-iphones-mean/
Nothing else than the Samsung-logo-label itself? On phones with removable battery, some important information is usually printed inside of the battery placeholder, which you can read by opening the back covver and remove the battery. On phones with a battery, which is not considered as user-replaceable (the battery of the S6 can actually be replaced, but one doing that risks losing the warrenty), it should be printed on the back cover. Due to some rule-changes, some manufacturers cease to do that ( https://9to5mac.com/2014/11/27/back-of-idevices-set-to-lose-ugly-fcc-markings-as-e-label-act-signed-by-president-obama/ ), just to achieve CLEANER designs, but nobody actually even notices those symbols. They could contain some information, that could be interesing. And the model number (S6: G920F) should also be printed there. And the boot screen, which has been uglified since the S5 with every new generation, shows that Android-Logo (Â„powered by Google Android technologyÂ“ or something similar) since S5 (I actually like that), but no longer the model number (G900F or G901F? I am so curious‼) I know, I can look that up in the settings, but is there any reason for removing it? Cleaner boot screen? You just look at it for three seconds. Is a rookie confused by those numbers? Just ignore them!
I am glad, that many manufacturers still use dark boot screens. Every iPhone since iOS 7 (except iPhone 5c) uses a white background with a dark Apple as a boot screen. What's wrong with that? THe skeuomorphistic white Apple on a dark background looked more beautiful, glowed in the dark instead of looking like a creepy shadow, and if the left power in the battery is close to zero (but maybe 5 % reserve power to protect the battery itself), the white backgound could weaken the battery and cause the device to shut off instantly, like cutting off power. THis is, what usually happens with phones, that have a miscalibrated battery. Additionally, booting the phone in dark places with this white background hurts everybody's eyes as much as the camera shutter effect, which blacks out the camera viewfinder for the fraction of a seccond can be for epileptic people. Epilepsy is described on Wikipedia, if somebody does not know, what it is. There is not even a model number or a label (name of the phone, e.g. iPhone 6s) on that bootscreen.
Random fact: I think, I once saw a phone by Sharp or Panasonic or maybe Acatel, where custom text could be added to it. But I do not know, which device it was.
Hello. TechLord/CaptainTech here.
I just wanted to mention, how much I always hated, when the manufcturers mentioned Â„slim designÂ“ as an advantage of the phone. I actually never noticed the design of the phone before the GT-i8000 was negatively rated on Chip.DE due to thickness and plastic. I initially thought, they might mention it due to the envoirnment damage caused by the production and trashing of plastic. But no, later I found out, that they mentioned it, because plastic is not considered as Â„premiumÂ“. So what is the practical advantage of that? How useful is a premium and thin design, if you are in killerJo's creepy dark night wood and your thin battery is running out? Not more than a dummy phone. Even the NoPhone is more useful then, due to it's robustity. The noPhone is even waterproof! And it's non-existant camera is placed in the conrer.
The practical part of design is robustity (LG V10 and some other rugged outdoor phones such as Carterpillers are very shock/bump/scratch/fire/temperature/etc.-resistant.), comfortability (the premium-polycarbonate of the S5,Alpha,Note 3 and Note 4 felt comfortable), heat exhaustion (cooling down device: One M9 can be used to cook eggs), grip (not slide out of hand), wireless radio signals (metal might interfere with the signal strength of the wireless antenna),and waterproofity (Hyun Yeul Liar's Â„design with purposeÂ“ on Unpacked2015 Episode 1 was a lie. The purpose on the S7 is stronger water-resistance. BUt not on the S6.)
The K-Zoom and S4-Zoom have a design, which counts as a feature.
The iPhone 4/4s's metal frame was a part of the antenna system. No bad idea, but touching it disturbed it.
Some other practical design features are:
Â• Physical Shutter Button (allows real camera shooting feeling, volume keys can be reserved for video recording, and applications such as games could use it.)
Â• Camera placed in the corner (allows penetrating into every corner, holding a better and more comfortable camera grip without covering the lens, and makes it very unlikely to accidentally touch the lens in everyday use in landscape (horizontal) usage. That camera corner is the Â„lonely cornerÂ“, which is isolated. THe purpose of a camera is not being a part of the design language (Samsung!), and no symmetry, but being practical. You do never have to worry about accidentally covering the lens when placing into the corner. Additionally, you can estimate the position of the camrea lens on the other side of the casing very accurately. On the S7 and Nokia Lumia 920, it is positioned in the cneter vertical axis. It is not nearly as easy to estimate, where exactly the position of the camera on the other side is. And if you want to shoot and record very unobtrusively, (e.g. capture the writing board at school, if you were unable to copy it to your excercise book), you only have to hold less than a fifth of the phone casing above the school table. When the camera is placed in the middle, you have to hold at least half the phone above the table to capture something. The camera really interferes with the usage. More information is mentioned here: http://www.quora.com/Why-are-phone-cameras-located-towards-a-corner-and-not-the-middle-of-the-top-edge-for-symmetry Â— some old Samsung devices such as the S1-i9000 and especially the Omnia ll-GT-i8000 have designs, that are focussed more on practicallity. The i8000 has a horizontal Samsung logo, which looks more professional, and the position of the camera and the flash could be the camera and the Heart/UV(N4)/SpO²-Scanner with Samsung's new design language (since S6, but not Galaxy Alpha, where it is placed on the other side of the camera.)
Contributes to slim design? Water-resistance is a reason. But slim design? Who had a problem with the 12mm-thick iPhone 2G?
Take this: http://forums.xda-developers.com/general/help/thickness-phone-to-batter-battery-life-t3133035 http://www.xda-developers.com/two-day-battery-life-give-me-one-full-day-with-no-compromises-instead/ http://www.quora.com/Galaxy-S6-Why-did-it-have-a-fragile-glass-back
If I see advertisements, showing off the thin design as a feature, I know, that the manufacturer probably sacrificed features such as a practical hardware capability to achieve that. They should push the thin design to the last priority, because it might feel more premium, but a thicker phone sits better in the hand and gives me the proudness of not caring about slim design. Everybody, who sees me with a 16-Millimetres-thick phone will think: he is a person, who takes care about practicallity. This is, what I would like to be honored for.
3742, 03 Sep 2016If you have another charger, not nec to be samsung, use it to charge. If the problem still un... moreSolved the problem. Kept phone charging for 2.5 hours switching it off. And when I turned it on it was 93%. Will repeat this procedure once again and I hope 100% capacity will be retained. Anyways thanx
Anonymous, 02 Sep 2016i have bought s6(SM-920F) second hand phone.Now i have noticed that on rear there is only impr... moreVery simply.
When you switch on the phone, there is the Samsung logo.
No Samsung logo, not Samsung.
user, 29 Aug 2016you have to format your sd card in FAT ( pc ) , There is no SD card for S6.
Rayoom, 31 Aug 2016Which model in S6 has SD card slot? This S6 is the only the S series with fixed battery.
The battery include the mini processor type like any other electronic equipment.
Maverick Sumit, 31 Aug 2016Cannot charge it fully. Any solution?
If you have another charger, not nec to be samsung, use it to charge.
If the problem still unable to resolve.
Go to Samsung Service Center to check for you.
Unless the service center is too far, if there is a phone repair nearby, go and ask them.
Some repair staff may know more than anyone else. TRADE SECRET
The problem is the $money$.
Do some 'small talk' with the repair staff and see whether he will able to tell you more.
If the repair staff is not the talk type, then go to the next one.
If the repair staff do a bit of talking, then let him change the battery for you, as a trade-off.
This is where sometimes it work for me, as some info is not made available to everyone.
Also, as repair staff, they will know the real situation, than the actual service staff.