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  1. ray sital's Avatar
    the last 12 months is like the year of the anti-Christ?

    iPhone 6
    Nexus 6
    Galaxy s6

    6, 6, 6.....

    glad I'm a Swedish atheist.
    Lmao so true good catch


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    08-14-2015 12:07 PM
  2. ray sital's Avatar
    The worrisome thing for me is not how well battery life does on initial reports, it's afterwards. In my experience all it takes is for one crummy patch to come around at some point down the road that introduces battery issues and then you're stuck with that for months until enough people report issues, Samsung investigates it, compiles a fix, releases it to carriers, and OTA goes live.
    Yeah so you're right, some people will say use a rom to deal with crappy patches but some of us aren't willing to do that.


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    08-14-2015 12:09 PM
  3. Terrence Amir McKelvey's Avatar
    This thread is a moot point due to the Fast Charging. My Note 4 pretty much charges to full when I plug it in my car going from A to B or I'm at my desk for a few min. This is why I am glad it doesn't have USB-C
    08-14-2015 12:25 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Mod Note :Cleaned up some posts.
    08-14-2015 04:58 PM
  5. 21stNow's Avatar
    If the Note 5 battery can outlast the iPhone 6 Plus battery, I will eat my words and buy a Note 5. I don't see how a Note 5 could possibly beat an iPhone 6 Plus in battery life in real-life usage because the iPhone barely uses power in standby mode.
    08-14-2015 05:05 PM
  6. enrico_rusli's Avatar
    We can see it on the s6 since they has nearly the same specs. The s6 has terrible battery life while the yesteryear's s5 has a good one so i think it's safe to conclude the note 5 will have worse battery life than note 4.

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    08-14-2015 05:51 PM
  7. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    If the Note 5 battery can outlast the iPhone 6 Plus battery, I will eat my words and buy a Note 5. I don't see how a Note 5 could possibly beat an iPhone 6 Plus in battery life in real-life usage because the iPhone barely uses power in standby mode.
    When the Note 5 is out, I wish someone can do a side-by-side test with the iPhone 6 Plus. For example, play the identical 1080p video in repeat mode using MX Player at 50% brightness and see which phone turns itself off first.

    I did that using my S5 and S6. The S5 outlasted the S6 by more than 1 hour and 12 minutes.
    08-14-2015 07:14 PM
  8. russel5150's Avatar
    I do not agree that fast charging is a sign of mediocore life.

    My note 4 lasted a long day (12 hour shifts qith usage time on either side) and my droid turbo does the same.

    However, a good example of battery size not being the final word is that in my experience the note4 and the droid turbo got roughly the same battery life out of a full charge.

    The note4 is 3220mah and the droid turbo is 3900mah. Both phones set up about the same, there more standby drain on the turbo.

    I am curious to see if the note5 can last the same as the note4, if the two phones are set up the same.

    I dont believe we should have to turn off the cool features to get a full day. But i want to see if the new processor in the note5 gives it the same usage time as the 4.

    If the battery wont last as long, ill have to pass on it, just my opinion.

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    08-14-2015 08:03 PM
  9. jiwengang's Avatar
    The only battery review that matters is your own real life experience. I have similar style ofnusing my phone and my phone go through similar area of cell coverage every day (thanks to the 9-7 job), iPhone 6 plus battery is almost twice as good as galaxy note 4. That's my verdict on my situation. Tough love for any Android phone since I put battery at very high importance .

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    08-15-2015 08:28 AM
  10. Travisimo's Avatar
    I have the S6 and iPhone 6 Plus right now, and there's really no comparison. I have to charge the S6 at least twice a day under moderate-heavy use, whereas I barely have to charge my iPhone 6 Plus once a day. Then again, the S6 charges much more quickly, so it's a tradeoff. The Note 5 will have a slightly bigger battery than the S6, but it also has a bigger screen, so it's hard to say for sure what battery life will be like. Still, even if we assume the Note 5 will not consume more battery because of the bigger screen, there's still no comparison. The iPhone 6 Plus battery life is just stellar, though it takes a long time to charge.

    So what do you want? A phone that lasts all day but takes a long time to charge. Or a phone that may need to be charged mid-day but charges pretty quickly. There's an argument to be made for both. If you use the iPhone 6 Plus very heavily, you may still need to charge it mid-day and wait quite some time before it has a decent charge. Throw the S6 or Note 5 on a fast charger and it'll be very useful for hours again in a relatively short period of time. Add in the bonus of fast wireless charging and I'd still pick the Samsung for its other advantages.

    Then again, we don't know what the iPhone 6S Plus will bring to the table next month...
    08-15-2015 08:57 PM
  11. russel5150's Avatar
    The choice between a fast charging phone that needs charged mire often vs a big battery that charges slower isn't really a good argument.

    My note4 and my droid turbo both have all day batteries and both have fast charges. So the idea that its one or the other isn't valid.

    You can have both, and it's not hard for the phone companies to do.

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    08-15-2015 09:16 PM
  12. JoshDunc's Avatar
    I have not had the battery issues with my S6 that others are having. Here is my battery percentage remaining and my SOT.



    Samsung Galaxy S6 - Black - 32GB - AT&T
    Speck Candyshell
    ZAGG Tempered Glass
    08-15-2015 09:20 PM
  13. Rukbat's Avatar
    When the Note 5 is out, I wish someone can do a side-by-side test with the iPhone 6 Plus. For example, play the identical 1080p video in repeat mode using MX Player at 50% brightness and see which phone turns itself off first.
    Not great for a phone that doesn't have an easily replaceable battery. Dropping a lithium battery below 40% regularly will kill it fast. (One test is okay, but not real life, unless your phone spends most of its time playing videos at 1080p.) For $15 and 2 minutes to swap, that's not a big deal. For $45 (or more) and a week without the phone? I wouldn't do it.

    BTW, fast charge and battery lifetime (not charge to charge time) are connected. If the battery is being "fast charged" at more than 1C, it;'s not going to last very long, so watch the charging current with fast charging with these smaller batteries. A 2200mAh battery being charged at 2500mA is in trouble.

    General rule of thumb - for the same phone (IOW, you can't compare a Note 5 with an iPhone 4), iPhones are more battery efficient. A VM uses power that an iPhone doesn't have to waste.
    08-15-2015 09:22 PM
  14. Love Divine's Avatar
    We won't know the answer to OP's question for probably about another month or more.

    What I can say now is that my 6 Plus battery life is absolutely ridiculous and kills any Android handset I've ever owned. Standby is awesome. I can leave at 6AM with a 100% charge. If I don't touch my phone, even with so-so signal and no wi-fi, I'll still have 100% by noon, and sometimes later. Often that's with quick glances at texts, and checking email here and there. Not uncommon for me to get home with 95% in the evening after a pretty good amount of "light" usage.

    What's better is that this has remained practically unscathed from updates since getting the phone last year. It's even faster than it was at launch too.
    08-15-2015 10:39 PM
  15. 21stNow's Avatar
    We won't know the answer to OP's question for probably about another month or more.

    What I can say now is that my 6 Plus battery life is absolutely ridiculous and kills any Android handset I've ever owned. Standby is awesome. I can leave at 6AM with a 100% charge. If I don't touch my phone, even with so-so signal and no wi-fi, I'll still have 100% by noon, and sometimes later. Often that's with quick glances at texts, and checking email here and there. Not uncommon for me to get home with 95% in the evening after a pretty good amount of "light" usage.

    What's better is that this has remained practically unscathed from updates since getting the phone last year. It's even faster than it was at launch too.
    Yeah, the standby time on the iPhone 6 Plus is stellar. I'm a much lighter user than you are; I only use my iPhone for tasks that I don't want to or can't do on my Android phones (Facetime or iMessage). I do those tasks only occasionally, though, and I only need to charge my iPhone once a week with my normal usage. Even then, the battery is still around 50% remaining.
    08-15-2015 10:50 PM
  16. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Couldn't care less. The quick and wireless charging are the way to go for me.
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    08-15-2015 11:14 PM
  17. dsignori's Avatar
    Battery life is very important nowadays. That said, to me the only thing I need to know is : Can my phone get me though a whole day - morning to "night" if needed - for what is MY normal usage?

    For me this is rarely an issue, as I have access to chargers at home, at work, in my car, etc. So I almost never need my phone to go 20 straight hours, and therefor battery longevity is not as much of a concern for me as others.

    Other people do not have that constant access to chargers and do need the phone to last very long - folks working outside without access to chargers, constantly in a weak signal area, etc. So it varies from person to person for sure. All that should matter IMO for a potential buyer is: will it last through that day for THAT OWNER, under THAT OWNER'S circumstances.

    I mean, when I plug it in at night, I don't care if it says 61% or it says 18%, as long as it lasts as long as I need it up to the point that I charge it again. Beyond that, this all seems like an academic exercise. This and 1000 threads like it for every phone. If it gets me through a whole day, then it is good for me.

    As some of the above posters correctly pointed out, we won't know battery life for a few weeks at the earliest, and at that time we'll see if it will last long enough (for each us us individually under our own conditions and circumstances) to work for us.

    And as much as I love Android, I would not bet that it will have the battery life of a iphone 6 Plus or 6S Plus in a few weeks. But again, for me, it doesn't matter as long as the Note 5 battery lasts long enough for me..
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    08-15-2015 11:44 PM
  18. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    We won't know the answer to OP's question for probably about another month or more.

    What I can say now is that my 6 Plus battery life is absolutely ridiculous and kills any Android handset I've ever owned. Standby is awesome. I can leave at 6AM with a 100% charge. If I don't touch my phone, even with so-so signal and no wi-fi, I'll still have 100% by noon, and sometimes later. Often that's with quick glances at texts, and checking email here and there. Not uncommon for me to get home with 95% in the evening after a pretty good amount of "light" usage.

    What's better is that this has remained practically unscathed from updates since getting the phone last year. It's even faster than it was at launch too.
    I guess that pretty much answered my question. Base my past and current experience with Note 2/3/4 and S4/S5/S6, they all drain batteries like a cheap hooker downing pink champagne. Not sure if Google/Android is to blame or Samsung. (probably Android?)

    My co-worker's iPhone 6 Plus has ridiculously long battery life, which shames my Note 4 and S6. At least my Note 4 can just swap out a 100% fresh battery. Can't be done with the new Note 5. Too bad. Well, not really, probably time for me to give iPhone another look? (when is the iPhone 6S Plus supposed to be out anyway?)
    08-15-2015 11:45 PM
  19. dsignori's Avatar
    ..Base my past and current experience with Note 2/3/4 and S4/S5/S6, they all drain batteries like a cheap hooker downing pink champagne. ..
    I'm not sure what the issue is, but my Note 4 gets good battery life. The hyperbole in these posts ...
    08-15-2015 11:47 PM
  20. drone3's Avatar
    .

    And as much as I love Android, I would not bet that it will have the battery life of a iphone 6 Plus or 6S Plus in a few weeks. But again, for me, it doesn't matter as long as the Note 5 battery lasts long enough for me..
    I'm actually hoping apple knocks it out of the park with 2 day battery for the 6s, just to get the Android OEMs to pick up their game.

    dreaming of electric sheep
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    08-16-2015 12:03 AM
  21. dsignori's Avatar
    I'm actually hoping apple knocks it out of the park with 2 day battery for the 6s, just to get the Android OEMs to pick up their game.

    dreaming of electric sheep
    Yup. Competition is good for everyone. Battery life is the one hardware area not improving enough compared to all the other H/W improvements.
    08-16-2015 12:06 AM
  22. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    I'm actually hoping apple knocks it out of the park with 2 day battery for the 6s, just to get the Android OEMs to pick up their game.

    dreaming of electric sheep
    As long as we're dreaming, I sure hope the new iPhone 6S or 7 has a battery that will last an entire work week, which is 4 days. (or 5 days for those in the U.S.)
    08-16-2015 02:13 AM
  23. bhatech's Avatar
    As long as we're dreaming, I sure hope the new iPhone 6S or 7 has a battery that will last an entire work week, which is 4 days. (or 5 days for those in the U.S.)
    Same way dreaming that Note 5/S6 has better battery?
    08-16-2015 03:37 AM
  24. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    Most likely yes
    The Galaxy S6 battery has been tested to last longer than the iPhone 6, so it would make sense that that Note 5 to last longer than the iPhone 6
    Own both. Haven't found this to be true at all. The S6 has died well before the iPhone using the same apps under the same use.

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    08-16-2015 06:16 AM
  25. Gator352's Avatar
    the last 12 months is like the year of the anti-Christ?

    iPhone 6
    Nexus 6
    Galaxy s6

    6, 6, 6.....

    glad I'm a Swedish atheist.
    Meatball

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-16-2015 06:54 AM
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