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  1. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    My roommates envy the battery life I'm getting on my Note 5. They both own an iPhone 6. I disabled all the apps I'm not using as well as the carrier bloat. I also don't have my phone searching for wifi where there isn't any, or locations I do not need.

    So far I'm getting a day's full of battery life with some to spare.

    Let's face it, some people aren't going to get good battery life no matter what phone they use, because of the way they use their phone.
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    08-26-2015 09:39 AM
  2. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    It is this way with every phone, with each larger battery. I can set things up on my phone to do and check every single thing and burn through a battery, no matter the size.

    Every single phone has these threads and has forever. People want good battery life and you have to tweak it to get what info and use you want and battery you are happy with. When my phone is set up like I want, I never think about battery unless something weird happens all the sudden and one day NY battery drains like crazy.
    I agree and you have been super generous and patient with assisting all of us. It's just that all of these concessions can add up. Takes the fun away.
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    08-26-2015 09:48 AM
  3. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    It is this way with every phone, with each larger battery. I can set things up on my phone to do and check every single thing and burn through a battery, no matter the size.

    Every single phone has these threads and has forever. People want good battery life and you have to tweak it to get what info and use you want and battery you are happy with. When my phone is set up like I want, I never think about battery unless something weird happens all the sudden and one day NY battery drains like crazy.
    This is so TRUE! Show me one thread on any forum where there isn't a battery life thread with about half the crowd loving their battery life, and the other half complaining about it. It's about adjustments and how you choose to use your phone.
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    08-26-2015 09:48 AM
  4. Gray Area's Avatar
    My best day so far, 6h+ sot, no wifi all on LTE. No special settings other then black wallpaper and keeping screen brightness down based on lighting conditions.

    Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 via the Android Central App
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    08-26-2015 09:49 AM
  5. sup3r1or's Avatar
    There are many things that make a difference. My screen stays low, I have a great signal, I do not turn WiFi off but I have it set under advance to not stay on when my phone is asleep. If not, all kinds of apps send location.
    I think that have WiFi turn off when phone sleeps will waste more battery. Every time you switch your screen on it has to power up and look for your network and connect. When you lock screen the opposite

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    08-26-2015 09:53 AM
  6. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Let's face it, some people aren't going to get good battery life no matter what phone they use, because of the way they use their phone.
    Well, you can go all out on the Note 4 to your heart is content cuz you can swap batteries. Until battery technology greatly improves, swappable battery is the way to go. Quick charging, power saving, and bulky battery packs are just temporary and gimmicky solutions, imo. What's the point of having all these great features if you can't use them consistently?
    08-26-2015 09:56 AM
  7. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Well, you can go all out on the Note 4 to your heart is content cuz you can swap batteries. Until battery technology greatly improves, swapped battery is the way to go. Quick charging, power saving, and bulky battery packs are just temporary and gimmicky solutions, imo. What's the point of having all these great features if you can't use them consistently?
    Once again, depends on the user. I had a Note 4 and never in a year that I owned it swapped batteries one time. I could do everything I needed with a full day's charge.
    MadAtMax, Adawg1203, verks and 1 others like this.
    08-26-2015 09:59 AM
  8. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    ...how you choose to use your phone.
    Sounds more like the battery limitation is dictating how you use your phone. Just saying...😉
    08-26-2015 10:01 AM
  9. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Sounds more like the battery limitation is dictating how you use your phone. Just saying...������
    Nope. Battery life is not even something I think about. I was surprised this morning when I left my phone off the charger overnight after using it a full day, to realize I still had 38 percent left. It was a nice feeling, and proved I made the right choice for me.
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    08-26-2015 10:08 AM
  10. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Once again, depends on the user. I had a Note 4 and never in a year that I owned it swapped batteries one time. I could do everything I needed with a full day's charge.
    Well, you can do "everything" on a feature phone with 3 days without charging. "Everything" is all relative. There maybe a time when you may need an extra 2 hours here and there, so a bigger battery or swappable one would come in handy. I was like you initially with my Note 4 (I now have a Note 5 too), and was puzzled why many folks got an extra battery. I thought they were stupid and lazy, ha. But boy, was I wrong. It changes how I use my phone completely...a peace of mind to boot too.
    08-26-2015 10:13 AM
  11. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    The extra battery thing was great for those who needed it. No denying that. I don't think it's laziness at all. Again, different users have different needs.

    The Note 5 is a very power efficient phone I have found, but it's no longer a power user phone. Adjustments are simply going to have to be made if you want this phone. Otherwise, people should hold on to their Note 4s, and everyone is happy.
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    08-26-2015 10:23 AM
  12. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Again, different users have different needs.
    I agree, but our needs do change overtime, unplanned. Having options, which Android phones are known to have, would address the unexpected.

    With the Note 5, it is what it is. Reading all these posts on adjustments or concessions confirms that battery technology has not caught up to the rate needed.
    08-26-2015 10:35 AM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I agree and you have been super generous and patient with assisting all of us. It's just that all of these concessions can add up. Takes the fun away.
    This is what I suggest. Figure out what you have that is eating battery and if you can do anything about it. One thing I do, I delete old apps I don't use. Even not using the apps, some still report location.

    Once you get everything like you want it, don't worry about the time on your battery. If it works for what you want and you get great life, great, if it isn't great life but works for you, great.

    It's hard to compare battery life with each other because we all use phones on different ways, have different signals strengths, etc. I don't believe in ignoring battery life, tweak to get it acceptable and then don't worry about how much time you get vs someone else.
    08-26-2015 10:55 AM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The extra battery thing was great for those who needed it. No denying that. I don't think it's laziness at all. Again, different users have different needs.

    The Note 5 is a very power efficient phone I have found, but it's no longer a power user phone. Adjustments are simply going to have to be made if you want this phone. Otherwise, people should hold on to their Note 4s, and everyone is happy.
    But now they have fast charging external batteries and you can charge it while in your hand. With this if you are stuck, you can charge for like 10 mins, put it on ultra power saving and get 24 hours out of that 10 mins.
    08-26-2015 10:57 AM
  15. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    But now they have fast charging external batteries and you can charge it while in your hand. With this if you are stuck, you can charge for like 10 mins, put it on ultra power saving and get 24 hours out of that 10 mins.
    I agree. Some people like carrying around extra batteries in their pocket in addition to their hardware. I never wanted to do that. I have my phone and my charger in my bad *IF* I need it. That's it, that's all I ever need.

    My needs don't really change.
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    08-26-2015 11:07 AM
  16. tanson1011's Avatar
    I don't believe I ever claimed to use every phone.
    Didn't say you ever did claim to use every phone. Lol. Just saying how can you say there is no phone out there you can use 2 days without charging.
    08-26-2015 11:17 AM
  17. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    I agree. Some people like carrying around extra batteries in their pocket in addition to their hardware. I never wanted to do that. I have my phone and my charger in my bad *IF* I need it. That's it, that's all I ever need.

    My needs don't really change.
    How can you say your needs don't really change when technology changes every year? If true, wouldn't you still be using a phone from say 2 years ago? As for extra battery, the Note 4's is extremely portable, smaller and thinner than a wallet. Imo, much more efficient and convenient than to be tethered.
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    08-26-2015 11:27 AM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Didn't say you ever did claim to use every phone. Lol. Just saying how can you say there is no phone out there you can use 2 days without charging.
    There has been no smartphone yet released that last that long when you use it.
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    08-26-2015 11:27 AM
  19. ClintRo's Avatar
    But now they have fast charging external batteries and you can charge it while in your hand. With this if you are stuck, you can charge for like 10 mins, put it on ultra power saving and get 24 hours out of that 10 mins.
    A fast qi charging case would be ideal. Just stick it in when you need the extra and remove it when you don't.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
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    08-26-2015 12:05 PM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    A fast qi charging case would be ideal. Just stick it in when you need the extra and remove it when you don't.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    Yes, I have suggested that to some and they didn't like it, because it limited their cases. But like you said, just use it when needed and no limit on cases.
    08-26-2015 12:11 PM
  21. ClintRo's Avatar
    Yea... Because I love to use this phone naked.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    08-26-2015 12:19 PM
  22. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Yea... Because I love to use this phone naked.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    I'm really scared to do that, but I'm that way with all my phones. I have only dropped one phone and cracked the screen when I did. Now many times if I'm sitting down at home I'll take off the case.
    08-26-2015 12:43 PM
  23. ClintRo's Avatar
    The is what square trade is for

    I spend less money on cases and you can cancel when you get a new phone. Basically I spend $50 for a years worth of coverage assuming I get the Note 6 when it comes out and it will only cost me a $75 deductible (maybe it is $100 now) if I drop and break it.

    $50 is a small price to pay if you are usually good with your phones.
    08-26-2015 01:08 PM
  24. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The is what square trade is for

    I spend less money on cases and you can cancel when you get a new phone. Basically I spend $50 for a years worth of coverage assuming I get the Note 6 when it comes out and it will only cost me a $75 deductible (maybe it is $100 now) if I drop and break it.

    $50 is a small price to pay if you are usually good with your phones.
    Yeah I've thought about Square Trade. If it was just a screen, I could get that replaced for just the cost of the screen. With the glass back, different story now lol
    08-26-2015 01:20 PM
  25. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    How can you say your needs don't really change when technology changes every year? If true, wouldn't you still be using a phone from say 2 years ago? As for extra battery, the Note 4's is extremely portable, smaller and thinner than a wallet. Imo, much more efficient and convenient than to be tethered.
    Right. But at the end of the day, you still have two used batteries to recharge. No thanks. Especially when I don't need it.

    That's what I mean by my needs never changing. In regards to THE BATTERY.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-26-2015 02:45 PM
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