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  1. IrishFXDB's Avatar
    As seen in other threads there are some people saying the battery is terrible and others saying it is amazing. Rather than arguing and going back and forth, I was hoping to start a thread dedicated to battery life screenshots from a lot of different users.

    1. Post a screen of your battery info and one of your screen time.

    2. Add a few words about your usage habits, sync settings, etc.

    I'm hoping this will help give the community a better sense of what people are seeing with real world usage since we all know reviewer tests are highly subjective. I would start it off but I didn't get the phone early and the reports of way lower battery life than expected honestly has me concerned about purchasing it at all.

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    10-16-2014 08:44 AM
  2. tbocfo's Avatar
    Over 10 hours, screen on auto brightness. Sync is set to the fastest rate for everything. 56% battery left after 10 hours. Did not play games today. Web browser, play music streaming, ran Jeffit app for an hour, text, email, phone calls. The battery has been drained and charged 3 times.

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    10-16-2014 10:20 PM
  3. classydave's Avatar
    I got my Note on Tuesday and haven't really kept my hands off of it for too long, so this really wouldn't be a typical day with normal usage habits. Today I consistently left my screen brightness to about half. I skimmed through a couple youtube videos. Tested out a couple internet browsers and did a lot of web browsing in general. Downloaded and tried some apps to connect on my chromecast. I took a couple pictures and about 3 small videos. I used several applications and more than anything I just did a lot of playing around with phone's UI to see if I came across lag. All this was done while I was connected to "wifi". Again, my day basically consisted of me being lazy and sitting on my couch with phone in hand. Tomorrow I will have more realistic use since I will be working.

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    10-17-2014 12:40 AM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    T-Mobile just got the battery update.. So we will see how it helped!
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    10-17-2014 06:24 AM
  5. IrishFXDB's Avatar
    Thanks for chiming in. I picked mine up a few hours ago so I'll join in once I have real stats to provide.

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    10-17-2014 12:38 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Thanks for chiming in. I picked mine up a few hours ago so I'll join in once I have real stats to provide.

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    Yep the update helped. This is right on for some good SoT .
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    10-17-2014 05:15 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    Oh and I've been on LTE the whole time.


    I've pretty much been streaming some video, calling and texting, or if I wasn't doing one of those things I'm streaming HQ Google Music / on the forums .
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    10-17-2014 05:16 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Okay at home... About to charge.. At 15 percent.

    I can't complain about these stats .
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    10-17-2014 07:32 PM
  9. IrishFXDB's Avatar
    Here's my first day from box until I had to plug it in to make some calls. I wanted to see what I could get out of the last few percent, but oh well. Mix of wifi and data, new update downloaded over data, and all my app installs and other setup stuff. Curious to see how it does tomorrow, but not too terrible all things considered.

    Edit: I should have mentioned that it came out of the box at 63% and I didn't install the update until almost 2 hours later.

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    10-17-2014 09:00 PM
  10. Tabbiel1989's Avatar
    I basically used mine for surfing the web, making a few calls, texting and watching a few videos. I'm really impressed

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    10-17-2014 10:34 PM
  11. trandz's Avatar
    Att needs the update

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    10-17-2014 11:19 PM
  12. jokesonme's Avatar
    Att needs the update

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    I wonder how long it will take them. I mean Damn when T-mobile is getting updates before us? Jesus lol. What is the world coming to
    10-17-2014 11:20 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    I wonder how long it will take them. I mean Damn when T-mobile is getting updates before us? Jesus lol. What is the world coming to
    That's actually common.. T-Mobile is pretty fast about getting updates out.
    10-17-2014 11:38 PM
  14. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    T-Mobile just got the battery update.. So we will see how it helped!
    I just got my TMO Note 4 yesterday afternoon, so didn't really know what the battery life was like before yesterdays update. So all I can say is it's great now! After 12 hours of almost constant and heavy use, including pairing with Gear 2 Neo, I was still at 12%. Plugging in now and going to bed.
    10-17-2014 11:45 PM
  15. Frozen Corpse's Avatar
    I've noticed a change in battery usage after the update.

    ".... [T-Mobile]→ Samsung ''charcoal" black 32 gigs onboard storage plus a 64-bit Samsung SD card...."


    {Android Central App}
    10-17-2014 11:50 PM
  16. gottria's Avatar
    I give it a week and the rest will follow.
    10-17-2014 11:50 PM
  17. thegame161's Avatar
    I basically used mine for surfing the web, making a few calls, texting and watching a few videos. I'm really impressed

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    8 hours? Damn
    10-18-2014 01:14 AM
  18. thegame161's Avatar
    Here's mine impressive from my note 3

    But it has dropped 15% overnight
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    10-18-2014 01:16 AM
  19. robertopod1968's Avatar
    I'm just wondering what the battery life could be like with just a 1080p screen. We wouldn't be able to tell the difference and I would never have to worry about the battery dying. if the phone is dead the screen looks like crap no matter what the resolution.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
    10-18-2014 01:42 AM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm just wondering what the battery life could be like with just a 1080p screen. We wouldn't be able to tell the difference and I would never have to worry about the battery dying. if the phone is dead the screen looks like crap no matter what the resolution.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
    Either way the battery on this thing is fine. If you're that worried I'd recommend carrying a spare.
    10-18-2014 01:45 AM
  21. Tabbiel1989's Avatar
    8 hours? Damn
    Yeah that kind of shocked me too. My previous phone had a bad battery so having a phone that doesn't need to be charged every five seconds is really nice.

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    10-18-2014 07:47 AM
  22. DETERMINOLOGY's Avatar
    I'm just wondering what the battery life could be like with just a 1080p screen. We wouldn't be able to tell the difference and I would never have to worry about the battery dying. if the phone is dead the screen looks like crap no matter what the resolution.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
    I can easily tell the difference between the note 3 1080p/note 4 1440p screen everything looks sharper/crisp.
    10-18-2014 08:13 AM
  23. beavo451's Avatar
    Trying to kill the battery for a full cycle. Used it outside for about 2 hrs with the screen at full "normal" brightness (not the ultra bright 700). Some new device setup/downloading apps. Lots of web browsing and tapatalk. WiFi, BlueTooth on. NFC off. Battery went down about 5% while I slept for 8 hrs. It died and is already at 75% while charging with the screen off after 45 minutes.

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    10-18-2014 09:14 AM
  24. eclectic11's Avatar
    Pretty decent day. Checked emails, surfed the Web not too heavy, and listened to milk music.

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    10-18-2014 02:31 PM
  25. reesh11's Avatar
    I can't tell what any of this means but I have a spare battery so as long as the battery is decent I'm good. Plus I have hardly put it down lol

    From my smokin' hot N4
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    10-18-2014 03:23 PM
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