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    So i got my s7edge duos and ive read people have had nearly 7 hours of screen on time. Thats amazing.
    But i only get around 4 hours screen on time. Thats from 100 to 10 percent. I use abit of facebook snapchat whstsapp browsing thats about it. Can someone help me. Sometimes on wife and sometimes 4g.
    Help me such a big worry for me.
    12-10-2016 09:36 PM
  2. Atiq746's Avatar
    Can someone tell me how to upload screenshots on this
    12-10-2016 10:35 PM
  3. Atiq746's Avatar
    btw i am the same guy who asked the question. i just signed up after.
    so these are my screenshots.
    Attached Thumbnails Samsung s7 edge battery and screen on time worry-screenshot_20161211-093851.jpg   Samsung s7 edge battery and screen on time worry-screenshot_20161211-093857.jpg   Samsung s7 edge battery and screen on time worry-screenshot_20161211-093906.jpg   Samsung s7 edge battery and screen on time worry-screenshot_20161211-093916.jpg   Samsung s7 edge battery and screen on time worry-screenshot_20161211-093929.jpg  

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    12-10-2016 10:49 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    You got about 6 hours screen-on-time from 100% to about 50%, which is not bad.

    (Never let the battery go down below 40%.)
    12-10-2016 11:10 PM
  5. Atiq746's Avatar
    Where did i get 6 hours screen time ?
    I only got 4 hours from 100 to 10 percent
    12-11-2016 03:15 AM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    Your signal is quite bad. I'm guessing that's the culprit.
    12-11-2016 03:19 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! 7 hours of screen-on time seems unusually high. Most phones with specs similar to the S7 phones will give about 4-5 hours of screen-on time at best. I'd guess that the people who were getting 7 hours had modified their phones significantly, either with a custom ROM or with other system tinkering while rooted.

    Poor cell signal a common culprit, as mentioned by chanchan05. Show us the graph from GSam Battery Monitor that shows the cell signal strength.
    12-11-2016 03:24 AM
  8. Atiq746's Avatar
    12-11-2016 04:42 AM
  9. Atiq746's Avatar
    i also seen a battery test video where he played a hd youtube video and it played for 8 hours till 0 percent.
    i dont know what to do man. my phone is a uae variant so i cant even do anything. but i thought i would be getting around 6 to 7 hours screen on time
    12-11-2016 04:45 AM
  10. chanchan05's Avatar
    No two phones, even the exact same model, will have the same battery life, especially when used by different people. This is because it is set up differently. On my normal usage, my phone averages 15hrs standby with 4hrs screen on time. That has 4G on as the connection. No WiFi usage. If I turn off the internet connection and play a video, it can reach 7hrs screen on time easy. And that's just turning off data.
    12-11-2016 05:02 AM
  11. Atiq746's Avatar
    i dunno man. i think we should be getting more. i mean cmon. i got 3.5 hoursscreen time on samsung galaxy s4 lol.
    i previously had a note 4 and i got around 3.5 hours on that too. then the s7 edge which has a bigger battery is not much different is it. i wanted at least 6 hour screen on time which is what other people are getting( even more ) with 4g and wifi.
    12-11-2016 07:31 AM
  12. chanchan05's Avatar
    i dunno man. i think we should be getting more. i mean cmon. i got 3.5 hoursscreen time on samsung galaxy s4 lol.
    i previously had a note 4 and i got around 3.5 hours on that too. then the s7 edge which has a bigger battery is not much different is it. i wanted at least 6 hour screen on time which is what other people are getting( even more ) with 4g and wifi.
    Then switch to a carrier with better network coverage.
    My numbers are actually skewed because a large part of thay SOT is playing an online multiplayer robot TPS game (War Robots).
    12-11-2016 08:13 AM
  13. Atiq746's Avatar
    Im gonna give it another cycle and use it and see how it goes. I dont even use the facebook app cause i heard it drains battery.
    12-11-2016 08:55 AM
  14. chanchan05's Avatar
    Im gonna give it another cycle and use it and see how it goes. I dont even use the facebook app cause i heard it drains battery.
    I have Facebook app active and syncing in the background.

    Based on my usage in the past 2 hrs, 1hr 30min on the phone continuously playing games, and Facebooking and browsing, well I could probably get around 6 hrs screen on time from 100-10%.

    12-11-2016 10:09 AM
  15. Atiq746's Avatar
    Thats what im confused about. 2 hours screen time is a really big difference. Ive done all the power saving tips i could think of.
    All syncing off , bt and location off and power saving mode on. I dont know what to do. I dont want to have to buy another s7 edge to make sure lol
    12-11-2016 11:26 AM
  16. Rukbat's Avatar
    1. Look at the graph in post #3. The break in the curve comes at approximately 9AM, which is about 11 hours (about 10PM) after the start of the graph. It's down to about 70% at that point.

    2. To see your cell signal, tap the graph. You'll see a second graph, with cell signal strength at the bottom of the screen.

    3. NEVER even think of dropping the battery to 0% - with most batteries, you'll need an external charger, that does a precharge, to ever use that battery again. Even 10% every time can kill a new battery in a month ("kill" to the point that you have to replace it). 40% is about the lowest you should ever let a lithium battery, any lithium battery, go.
    12-11-2016 12:14 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    i also seen a battery test video where he played a hd youtube video and it played for 8 hours till 0 percent.
    i dont know what to do man. my phone is a uae variant so i cant even do anything. but i thought i would be getting around 6 to 7 hours screen on time
    Those battery tests where they play a video until the phone dies never reflect real world usage. Playing a video nonstop means you're not switching or opening apps, which in itself takes extra energy. And on top of that, other apps may use more energy because of various issues, like downloading or uploading of data. Facebook is an example of that, but it's by no means the only example. In your case, it might be Snapchat. Have you tried uninstalling Snapchat to see how your battery is affected?
    12-11-2016 01:04 PM
  18. Atiq746's Avatar
    I found the graph for signal strenght. Its the the same time as the screenshots i sent earlier. I dont understand it lol.
    Attached Thumbnails Samsung s7 edge battery and screen on time worry-11770.jpg  
    12-11-2016 08:21 PM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Either your signal is always very bad, or the app isn't reading the data correctly.
    12-11-2016 10:11 PM
  20. chanchan05's Avatar
    That graph says your signal is at LOW (around 0). This is how it should look:

    B. Diddy likes this.
    12-11-2016 10:18 PM
  21. Atiq746's Avatar
    Yeah i mostly have 2 to 4 bars of 4g so its definately reading it wrong
    12-12-2016 01:15 AM
  22. chanchan05's Avatar
    2 bars of 4G is horrendously bad. 3 bars is already at -100db, and call dropping bad is at -112.
    12-12-2016 01:32 AM
  23. Atiq746's Avatar
    Gonna uninstall snapchat and use the browser and whatsapp from 100 to 40 and see how much screen on time. Like tonight gonna use it straight no stops inbetween
    12-12-2016 01:34 AM
  24. Atiq746's Avatar
    Right so i swtiched back to my note 4 just to see whats the difference and im getting around 5 to 5.5 hours screen on time and thats much better than my s7 edge. is that normal ? its the same usage, whatsapp snapchat facebok browsing etc etc
    12-12-2016 11:08 PM
  25. Shaun_Collins's Avatar
    Snapchat and facebook are known to be the worst resource hogs fb being the absolute king offender of all time. Resources consume battery. Tecting apps like kik are usually less resource abusive Tango used to be slim but is getti g bloated however they all can go rouge and at app updates get buggy so keep any eye on the battery screen top 3 apps and cull accordingly. At every update test them again but snspchat and fb are the ways to easily make youself unduly unhappy. Get out more and do some work or outside recreaction you will get healthier and feel better about youself. This is a serious health problem developing with many developed nations population as we struggle with this newer portable computing technology and beging to realize its proper place needs reduced and boundries establishment needs enforced sooner rather than later in our lives. Millenials are having epidemic rates of severe neck problems from smart phones. People @ my age of 47 are also but its not chronic as my work is hard being a technician and is theraputic enough to keep the sttain worked out usually. Hope you get this fixed we have (nearly) all been there.
    12-13-2016 12:44 PM
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