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  1. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I always set my WiFi to turn off when the phone is asleep.
    08-24-2015 01:45 PM
  2. jdhooghe's Avatar
    In general yes but it is exacerbated with the cell standby bug.

    Sent from my sexy Note 5 beast
    08-24-2015 01:53 PM
  3. specularius's Avatar
    Got the Note 5 on Friday afternoon. Charged it over night with a slow charger. I haven't used it a lot, but I have picked it up and changed settings and tried things as I read about them in the forum. Waiting to charge it again when it gets below 10%. May have to work it tonight before bed to get down that low.

    Note 5 Battery life thread-screenshot_2015-08-24-14-32-08_zps0xvwwnvj.jpg

    I have not turned it off, just let it sit on the night stand at night.
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    08-24-2015 02:39 PM
  4. EMGSM's Avatar
    Ahhh ok
    I wish it was the other way around
    Yeah... you figure most people use wifi in house at the end of the day and on weekends/days off.
    08-24-2015 02:43 PM
  5. ClintRo's Avatar
    Doing pretty good today. That standby time is amazing!! 30 hours.

    Note 5 Battery life thread-uploadfromtaptalk1440445434965.jpg

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    08-24-2015 02:44 PM
  6. EMGSM's Avatar
    Got the Note 5 on Friday afternoon. Charged it over night with a slow charger. I haven't used it a lot, but I have picked it up and changed settings and tried things as I read about them in the forum. Waiting to charge it again when it gets below 10%. May have to work it tonight before bed to get down that low.

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    I have not turned it off, just let it sit on the night stand at night.
    Is there an article that talks about the difference between quick charge and slow charge? Does it work better (slow charge)? I've never heard of this but if slow charge is better, then I'll use quick charge only for emergency.
    08-24-2015 02:46 PM
  7. ClintRo's Avatar
    WTF!!!! what is your screen time? Just wow. I might get 2 days on a weekend if I dont use it much, but this is crazy.

    Got the Note 5 on Friday afternoon. Charged it over night with a slow charger. I haven't used it a lot, but I have picked it up and changed settings and tried things as I read about them in the forum. Waiting to charge it again when it gets below 10%. May have to work it tonight before bed to get down that low.

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    I have not turned it off, just let it sit on the night stand at night.
    08-24-2015 02:47 PM
  8. specularius's Avatar
    I do not know if the slow charge is better or not. It was just the charger I have at my night stand that I used to charge my S5 Active with before. Just stating the facts of how it was charged. I am not a big talker so that only included a few short phone calls and a just a few minutes of browser usage while the wife was shopping Saturday.
    08-24-2015 02:49 PM
  9. specularius's Avatar
    SOT 3 hrs, 37 minutes, 17 sec.
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    08-24-2015 02:50 PM
  10. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Is there an article that talks about the difference between quick charge and slow charge? Does it work better (slow charge)? I've never heard of this but if slow charge is better, then I'll use quick charge only for emergency.
    This is what I have started doing... Only fast charge for emergencies...i say this because I noticed my battery getting weaker on my S6 and I have always used quick charge with it when I charge, even for non emergencies

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 5!
    08-24-2015 03:24 PM
  11. KJ78's Avatar
    Is there an article that talks about the difference between quick charge and slow charge? Does it work better (slow charge)? I've never heard of this but if slow charge is better, then I'll use quick charge only for emergency.
    Quick charge will heat your battery up shortening it's life more than a slow charge will.

    Design a phone with a small battery, offer quick charge as the solution, which kills the battery faster, which isn't user replaceable, so it may be better to buy a new phone rather than replacing the battery, Samsung sales increase.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-24-2015 04:11 PM
  12. Tampaguy75's Avatar
    Today was the first day that I did not "excessively" fiddle with my Note 5 (setting it up and what not), so it was a good day to assess battery life compared to my Note 4. At the end of the work day (~9.5 hours) my battery life was 62% with typical use. Before the Lollipop update on my Note 4, this would be my typical battery drain. After the Lollipop update, my Note 4 was consistently at about 30% at the end of the work day. So, the Note 5 is on par (maybe slightly better) than the Note 4 pre-lollipop.

    I have a 20 minute commute home, and I have a fast charger in my car. By the time I got home, my battery life was at 86% (from 62%), so it charges really quickly -- faster than my Note 4's quick charge capability. So, overall, very happy with the battery life on this phone.

    Note 5 Battery life thread-screenshot_2015-08-24-17-21-16_zpsqxo60f37.png
    08-24-2015 05:03 PM
  13. wvtarheel's Avatar
    Ahhh ok
    I wish it was the other way around
    I know I have a lot of different sync settings set up to only work while on wifi, so my data doesn't get eaten up. If you do the same you will have more wake locks on wifi.... draining your battery a little more
    08-24-2015 05:06 PM
  14. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    First time i let it drain below 20 %

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    08-24-2015 05:15 PM
  15. alodar101's Avatar
    OK, today is 7 full days on the Note 5. Until today battery life is just enough to keep me worried. I started out like many, I just want to make it through my normal day. My normal day does not include checking it every 3 minutes for bttery life. Its not full of SOT, RSVP or ESPN's. Just give me a full work day. I have the spare chargers for when I go beyond the norm.
    I am now 11 hours into my day, and 9 hours off the charger. I'm at 58%. I'm good. NO more checking every 5 minutes, and no more reading about battery life on someone's old Note 2. I know all I need to know.

    Peace
    PS
    08-24-2015 05:17 PM
  16. rustypixel's Avatar
    My first full day of work with this phone and I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. Coming form a Droid MAXX with a battery that goes on forever I'm happy to say that after a day of office wifi, constant Gmail both incoming and outgoing, all day G-chat, phone calls, constant bluetooth and syncing with Fitbit, lots of Whatsapp messaging, lots of Facebook checking (it's my birthday today so lots of messages) and some picture taking, I came home with about 50%and that's with the brightness set at 50%. I still plan to get a wireless charger for work but I no longer have worries about this phone lasting me a day of work. Very happy!
    08-24-2015 05:37 PM
  17. xocomaox's Avatar
    First time i let it drain below 20 %

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    Wow.
    08-24-2015 05:47 PM
  18. EMGSM's Avatar
    Quick charge will heat your battery up shortening it's life more than a slow charge will.

    Design a phone with a small battery, offer quick charge as the solution, which kills the battery faster, which isn't user replaceable, so it may be better to buy a new phone rather than replacing the battery, Samsung sales increase.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    WOW. That sounds about right. A normal consumer wouldn't think so deeply. Thanks for the info.
    08-24-2015 06:07 PM
  19. EMGSM's Avatar
    This is what I have started doing... Only fast charge for emergencies...i say this because I noticed my battery getting weaker on my S6 and I have always used quick charge with it when I charge, even for non emergencies

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 5!
    Does the battery go back to normal using regular charge? I have a S6 Edge and don't want the battery to get weaker especially since I just got it in April.
    08-24-2015 06:10 PM
  20. centerwaters's Avatar
    Hope it continues after about 6 months to a year.

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    all rechargeable batteries degrade after 6 months to a year. there's no way around it.
    (okay, fine, some MIT engineer is trying to come up with a battery that NEVER degrades
    no matter how many times it's been charged, but that's not on the market yet)

    guess there is no way around having the Note 5's internal battery replaced, at least
    the way I use phones. I fully charge my Note phone from near death back to 100%
    almost every single day.
    08-24-2015 06:27 PM
  21. quangtran1's Avatar
    Totally nonsense to generalize that quick-charging damages today's batteries. I do not purchase phones that do not have this capability. I have multiple Sony Z3s, Motorola Droid Turbos, Samsung S6s, iPhone 6s, and now a Note 5. For the past 3 years, I've used nothing but quick-chargers at home, office, in cars.

    One key measurement that determines how much charge a phone can safely receive is the C-rate, or the rate at which a battery charges or discharges. The C-rate is the ratio between the charging rate and the capacity of the battery as measured in milliampere-hours (mAh). All batteries in devices with the proper chipsets, rated at 1C, can handle this C-rate without getting damaged.
    08-24-2015 06:36 PM
  22. Racing24's Avatar
    Totally nonsense to generalize that quick-charging damages today's batteries. I do not purchase phones that do not have this capability. I have multiple Sony Z3s, Motorola Droid Turbos, Samsung S6s, iPhone 6s, and now a Note 5. For the past 3 years, I've used nothing but quick-chargers at home, office, in cars.

    One key measurement that determines how much charge a phone can safely receive is the C-rate, or the rate at which a battery charges or discharges. The C-rate is the ratio between the charging rate and the capacity of the battery as measured in milliampere-hours (mAh).* All batteries in devices with the proper chipsets, rated at 1C, can handle this C-rate without getting damaged.
    Well said.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    08-24-2015 06:36 PM
  23. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Does the battery go back to normal using regular charge? I have a S6 Edge and don't want the battery to get weaker especially since I just got it in April.
    Nope mine didn't, I mean it could have just been me, but I definitely noticed a change, and it didn't seem to fix

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 5!
    08-24-2015 06:42 PM
  24. pappy35's Avatar
    Totally nonsense to generalize that quick-charging damages today's batteries. I do not purchase phones that do not have this capability. I have multiple Sony Z3s, Motorola Droid Turbos, Samsung S6s, iPhone 6s, and now a Note 5. For the past 3 years, I've used nothing but quick-chargers at home, office, in cars.

    One key measurement that determines how much charge a phone can safely receive is the C-rate, or the rate at which a battery charges or discharges. The C-rate is the ratio between the charging rate and the capacity of the battery as measured in milliampere-hours (mAh). All batteries in devices with the proper chipsets, rated at 1C, can handle this C-rate without getting damaged.

    Absolutely correct. In addition, the battery endurance after a charge is not affected AT ALL by the method of charging (quick or low rate). The battery has a capacity, the means used to fill it up has no effect on how that battery will discharge the next day. MAYBE if you charge it at >2C everyday for a month it might cause a slightly quicker degradation. Maybe...
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    08-24-2015 07:57 PM
  25. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Soo, I've had my phone since last Monday, and overall I'm pretty impressed. Here is my battery today. It's been off the charger since 7 a.m. I made two phone calls, checked email and browsed the net and Facebook. Where I work I have hardly any signal, but I keep the WiFi on all day. I have emails syncing in the background, a few background apps running. My screen brightness is about 30 percent (auto), used Bluetooth from work towards home.

    However, I don't really know how to read this correctly. Is it the SOT that is supposed to be the 'good' thing, or the Time Remaining , ie. Average time or Last14m, or the Battery Life in general?
    I see some people have very small SOT, but their Battery Time is very long. So, which is it?
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    08-24-2015 08:02 PM
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