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  1. scottysize's Avatar
    Yes, I know. Good Riddance. If anyone cares, here's why:

    I really really really wanted to keep the Sammy S6 Edge +. Really, but I can't stand the battery life. It's worse than any Android phone I've had since the Droid Charge (which was also a Sammy device). Yes. I've FDR'ed it several times. I even made sure it was updated. I've done everything I can short of turning things off to improve battery life. Why should I turn things off? I want GPS active the entire day. I want my Bluetooth on. Why sacrifice that which makes it a Smartphone when I don't have to.

    Here's yesterday's account:
    • I took the iPhone off the charger yesterday at 0430.
    • I watched 2+ hours of Netflix throughout the day.
    • My mom had knee replacement surgery, so I've been calling and talking to her every day. Yesterday we talked for over an hour on my way home from work.
    • I played several games on the phone, Words with Friends, Phrase Wheel, Trivia Crack, and even WSOP Poker several times throughout the day and into the evening.
    • Then I used it as a hotspot for 2+ hours before finally going to bed around 8pm.



    All of this I did without turning anything off. GPS stayed on the entire time. It was a normal day at work. No special tweaks.

    The iPhone's battery was at 42%! 42! My Sammy would have been dead by the time I got home from work. No hotspot. No evening games. Nothing. It'd have to be plugged in as soon as I arrived, but actually, the hour call to mom wouldn't have lasted an hour.

    I just couldn't take it any longer. I had to go back to the iPhone. It works really really great, so I'm all happy now. Well, until the iPhone 7 gets released...
    thefink likes this.
    12-17-2015 10:49 AM
  2. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Do what makes you happy. No one really cares.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-17-2015 11:05 AM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    You should try the 6P .
    12-17-2015 11:14 AM
  4. Lodingi's Avatar
    Do what makes you happy. No one really cares.

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    Lol. That's mean. I do however, wonder why people feel the need to write a break up letter.

    I think the OP has a rogue app, or a bad device. I am extremely happy with the battery life on my E+.
    krazytrixxxsta likes this.
    12-17-2015 12:00 PM
  5. scottysize's Avatar
    Lol. That's mean. I do however, wonder why people feel the need to write a break up letter.

    I think the OP has a rogue app, or a bad device. I am extremely happy with the battery life on my E+.
    Can't be. FDR wipes out all apps and it still sucks. I've always written a breakup letter.
    Mark Anderton1 likes this.
    12-17-2015 02:14 PM
  6. pepsijunky's Avatar
    This phone has beaten my old iphone 5s, the droid turbo and the samsung Gs6 in terms of battery life.

    Your depiction of iphone battery life sounds fake anyway. Seriously.
    12-17-2015 05:01 PM
  7. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    My battery life is fantastic. No matter how much I use it during the day, I have charge remaining at the end of the day. I surf, stream Google Play Music for several hours, watch some hockey via the NHL app, etc. No complaints here. It's basically equal to my wife's iPhone 6s.
    12-17-2015 10:14 PM
  8. scottysize's Avatar
    This phone has beaten my old iphone 5s, the droid turbo and the samsung Gs6 in terms of battery life.

    Your depiction of iphone battery life sounds fake anyway. Seriously.
    Nope. It's true.
    12-17-2015 11:03 PM
  9. scottysize's Avatar
    My battery life is fantastic. No matter how much I use it during the day, I have charge remaining at the end of the day. I surf, stream Google Play Music for several hours, watch some hockey via the NHL app, etc. No complaints here. It's basically equal to my wife's iPhone 6s.
    Yes. It's equal to my old iPhone 6, but the 6 Plus lasts longer with a bigger battery. My point is that the Edge + has an even bigger battery then those and should be lasting even longer. If yours is comparable with your wife's, then you further prove my point.
    12-17-2015 11:07 PM
  10. GeneralDreedle's Avatar
    First full day with this phone for me, at noon I had 100% after a charge, lasted till 8 pm with 10% with a fair amount of screen time during the afternoon.
    12-17-2015 11:13 PM
  11. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Yes. It's equal to my old iPhone 6, but the 6 Plus lasts longer with a bigger battery. My point is that the Edge + has an even bigger battery then those and should be lasting even longer. If yours is comparable with your wife's, then you further prove my point.
    this is because Samsung has horrible Radio signal quality, which in turn makes the phone work harder to get a signal making the battery suck. So glad I sold my S6 edge+, worst and laggiest phone I ever had, had to do a factory reset / cache wipe every few days just to make it run at a bearable level. That, and the Samsung bloatware has become beyond bearable.
    scottysize and maclancer like this.
    12-18-2015 12:47 AM
  12. skid_'s Avatar
    Loving the phone, cannot help keep picking up and feeling the quality and the display is awesome. No lag, easy to use, and great wireless charging.
    scottysize and Simplyaddo like this.
    12-18-2015 03:25 AM
  13. RichBrown68's Avatar
    I also always wonder why people feel the need to post these notes saying goodbye, they're leaving, etcetera. I mean if you were an important person to us, it might make sense, but I think most of us have no idea who you are, so it really doesn't matter to us. For what it's worth, I personally could never give up the battery features on the edge plus such as wireless charging and fast charging to go to any device without them. But that's just me.

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    12-18-2015 04:49 AM
  14. BBSeattle's Avatar
    Sorry to see ya go. Always good insight and willing to help everyone. Hope the iPhone works out exactly how you want it to. See you at the next forum.
    scottysize and TenshiNo like this.
    12-18-2015 08:10 AM
  15. scottysize's Avatar
    Sorry to see ya go. Always good insight and willing to help everyone. Hope the iPhone works out exactly how you want it to. See you at the next forum.
    I'll hang out and try not to bash. I do have quite a bit of experience, so I'll drop by from time to time.
    12-18-2015 08:19 AM
  16. scottysize's Avatar
    I also always wonder why people feel the need to post these notes saying goodbye, they're leaving, etcetera. I mean if you were an important person to us, it might make sense, but I think most of us have no idea who you are, so it really doesn't matter to us. For what it's worth, I personally could never give up the battery features on the edge plus such as wireless charging and fast charging to go to any device without them. But that's just me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I get it and I hear you, but I have been a contributor to many threads in this forum. Why did I say I'm leaving? I guess because I wanted people (those who post a lot in this forum) to know why I quit posting. Bashing the battery was not my intension. It was just my reason for leaving. If you're happy with the battery life, great!
    12-18-2015 08:21 AM
  17. scottysize's Avatar
    ...horrible Radio signal quality, which in turn makes the phone work harder to get a signal making the battery suck...
    I'm pretty sure there's something to that. ^^^ I have horrible reception in my office no matter the phone, so it drains Android batteries. The iOS phones seem to be unaffected for whatever the reason. I am sure that's why I'm getting a lot longer life out of my iPhone.
    Snappy Phoenix and TenshiNo like this.
    12-18-2015 08:23 AM
  18. RichBrown68's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure there's something to that. ^^^ I have horrible reception in my office no matter the phone, so it drains Android batteries. The iOS phones seem to be unaffected for whatever the reason. I am sure that's why I'm getting a lot longer life out of my iPhone.
    And how's the fast charging on the iPhone?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-18-2015 10:44 AM
  19. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure there's something to that. ^^^ I have horrible reception in my office no matter the phone, so it drains Android batteries. The iOS phones seem to be unaffected for whatever the reason. I am sure that's why I'm getting a lot longer life out of my iPhone.
    True I noticed that too on my previous iPhone 6S, battery life easily lasted me 2 days on the iPhone 6s, mind you , I was lucky to get the iPhone 6S with the TSMC chip not the Samsung CPU, the TSMC variant runs much cooler and has 15% more battery life than the Samsung variant of the iPhone 6S
    scottysize and OTACORB like this.
    12-18-2015 11:30 AM
  20. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    And how's the fast charging on the iPhone?

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    there is no fast charging, takes freakin' 4 hours to a fufll charge.
    12-18-2015 11:30 AM
  21. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    Yes. It's equal to my old iPhone 6, but the 6 Plus lasts longer with a bigger battery. My point is that the Edge + has an even bigger battery then those and should be lasting even longer. If yours is comparable with your wife's, then you further prove my point.
    What point is that? That a phone with a much larger display and faster processor gets the same battery life as an iPhone with a smaller display and slower processor?

    Battery life is also heavily dependent on signal strength. Mine is always great, so it sips battery.
    If your signal sucks, it'll suck battery searching for signal.

    That just proves MY point, battery life is great.
    Simplyaddo likes this.
    12-18-2015 01:06 PM
  22. scottysize's Avatar
    And how's the fast charging on the iPhone?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Smaller battery, so faster than normal. Depends on the charger you use. Regular iPhone charger probably 2 hours. iPad charger maybe an hour and a half from dead.
    12-18-2015 01:29 PM
  23. scottysize's Avatar
    there is no fast charging, takes freakin' 4 hours to a fufll charge.
    Noooo. Come on now. LOL
    12-18-2015 01:30 PM
  24. scottysize's Avatar
    What point is that? That a phone with a much larger display and faster processor gets the same battery life as an iPhone with a smaller display and slower processor?

    Battery life is also heavily dependent on signal strength. Mine is always great, so it sips battery.
    If your signal sucks, it'll suck battery searching for signal.

    That just proves MY point, battery life is great.
    Glad you're happy and glad it's working for you.
    GibMcFragger likes this.
    12-18-2015 01:31 PM
  25. GeneralDreedle's Avatar
    The reviews I had always read had said this phone doesn't really lag at all, because the processor is excellent.
    12-18-2015 02:04 PM
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