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  1. spasell's Avatar
    Is there anything I can do to prevent the Cell standby from eating 21% of my battery? That doesn't seem normal at all. I've already turned on power saving mode.

    In an hour of use I'm down from 65% to 44%. If I can't fix this I'm definitely returning this phone.
    Issue for me too. It's a combo of things. Poor cell connection plus having WiFi on will make that happen. When I turn my WiFi off it goes down dramatically for some reason. I also have cell range extender in my home.

    I went from 18-20% cell standby to 5-10% when I changed these things.

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    10-19-2015 07:21 PM
  2. spasell's Avatar
    I don't know how you guys get such amazing battery life, I average at 4 hours of SoT. This is after having tons of stuff turned off in package disabled pro, so almost no bloat + no Samsung stuff, voLTE is off and I'm running a dark theme. I've also done numerous factory resets but I don't think I'll be able to do better than this, unless there's something you guys think I'm missing

    oh, and this is the T-Mobile variant.

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    I'm convinced that those with these over the top battery life stats just don't use their phones like a phone.

    I am a power user with a lot of actual CALLS being made. I do a lot of email. Text. Web browsing. Use my pen. Read WSJ app. Read Feedly and FB. my SOT averages about 3.5-4 hours and I am getting approx 13-15 hours of battery if I really push it hard which I consider excellent.

    I decided to charge my phone to 100% at midnight and leave it unplugged. Didn't use screen at all obviously. When I turned it on in the AM at 545am it only dropped 3% and I had WiFi off overnight.

    So right there my battery stats were going to be Unreal. I think that's what happens with a lot of these 24-27 hours of battery life.

    This past weekend I got 1 day 16 hours with 10% left by doing just what I said and only listening to Audible when mowing lawn as well as checking things but only for about 5 minutes at a time.

    I think 15 hours of good business use is excellent. Plus the quick charger takes me up another 20% in 20 min on charger. That's Unreal.

    I pressed it real hard yesterday and was down to 23% after 8 hours. I did quick charge and got it to 50% which lasted me more than the rest of the day after work.

    Love this thing.

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    10-19-2015 07:28 PM
  3. recDNA's Avatar
    We all define using hard differently. I like everything on all the time. Bluetooth to gear2. Wifi on for accurate location. 4 email accounts synced. Auto brightness. Google everything synced. I don't really know what people mean by the cloud? Samsung cloud? Google? Dropbox? I use em all. I stream music and netflix. Use a phone like I do and tell me how you get 72 hours on a charge.
    10-19-2015 07:51 PM
  4. bettercallsal92's Avatar
    I'm convinced that those with these over the top battery life stats just don't use their phones like a phone.

    I am a power user with a lot of actual CALLS being made. I do a lot of email. Text. Web browsing. Use my pen. Read WSJ app. Read Feedly and FB. my SOT averages about 3.5-4 hours and I am getting approx 13-15 hours of battery if I really push it hard which I consider excellent.

    I decided to charge my phone to 100% at midnight and leave it unplugged. Didn't use screen at all obviously. When I turned it on in the AM at 545am it only dropped 3% and I had WiFi off overnight.

    So right there my battery stats were going to be Unreal. I think that's what happens with a lot of these 24-27 hours of battery life.

    This past weekend I got 1 day 16 hours with 10% left by doing just what I said and only listening to Audible when mowing lawn as well as checking things but only for about 5 minutes at a time.

    I think 15 hours of good business use is excellent. Plus the quick charger takes me up another 20% in 20 min on charger. That's Unreal.

    I pressed it real hard yesterday and was down to 23% after 8 hours. I did quick charge and got it to 50% which lasted me more than the rest of the day after work.

    Love this thing.

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    No I get that, I'm a power user too, but some people have great stats AND great SoT. OP gets almost 2 hours of SoT with 80% left. Thats unreal. In one hour of SoT I usually use up 20% or more of my battery.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    10-19-2015 09:38 PM
  5. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    No I get that, I'm a power user too, but some people have great stats AND great SoT. OP gets almost 2 hours of SoT with 80% left. Thats unreal. In one hour of SoT I usually use up 20% or more of my battery.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    If i was to use my Note 5 really heavy i would be at 15 hours at least that and get 7 hrs sot i have got that before, now if i use my phone normal i get like the photo i posted earlier here at 1 day and like 8 to 9 hrs with sot 4 and half hours or 5 hrs already done this more than 10 x so not sure why some don't get this like i do.

    Running On Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920A
    10-19-2015 09:44 PM
  6. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    No I get that, I'm a power user too, but some people have great stats AND great SoT. OP gets almost 2 hours of SoT with 80% left. Thats unreal. In one hour of SoT I usually use up 20% or more of my battery.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    Here is what i got now





    Running On Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920A
    10-19-2015 09:47 PM
  7. notelycloudly's Avatar
    Looks like my phone has settled a bit. I charged it this morning to 100%, and now I'm at 51%. Mostly idle, but I've had a good two hours of screen time. Now THIS is the phone I paid for. I'm wondering if the Cloud was working overtime for me before (since it's a new phone) and was causing the battery to drain since it was listed as the biggest power drain before (not anymore). I also disabled/uninstalled a lot of the bloat.

    Going to bed now, will see how it looks in the morning.
    10-19-2015 10:42 PM
  8. bettercallsal92's Avatar
    I would kill for battery life like that, Ruben. I hate having to charge my phone during the day. Coming from a oneplus one (granted, only 1080p) the battery life is disappointing. I would root but I don't wanna lose Samsung pay

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    10-19-2015 11:41 PM
  9. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    I would kill for battery life like that, Ruben. I hate having to charge my phone during the day. Coming from a oneplus one (granted, only 1080p) the battery life is disappointing. I would root but I don't wanna lose Samsung pay

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    My last one




    Running On Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920A
    10-20-2015 12:06 AM
  10. notelycloudly's Avatar
    Looks like my phone has settled a bit. I charged it this morning to 100%, and now I'm at 51%. Mostly idle, but I've had a good two hours of screen time. Now THIS is the phone I paid for. I'm wondering if the Cloud was working overtime for me before (since it's a new phone) and was causing the battery to drain since it was listed as the biggest power drain before (not anymore). I also disabled/uninstalled a lot of the bloat.

    Going to bed now, will see how it looks in the morning.
    It was 45% when I woke up. Not bad for being idle 8 hours. I haven't charged my phone since yesterday morning, currently at 37%. I'd post a screen but I don't have enough posts yet.
    10-20-2015 08:29 AM
  11. Chinoo's Avatar
    It was 45% when I woke up. Not bad for being idle 8 hours. I haven't charged my phone since yesterday morning, currently at 37%. I'd post a screen but I don't have enough posts yet.
    How you get this battery life? What's your normal use with the phone? Can you share what you have off and disable.

    Thanks

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    10-20-2015 08:40 AM
  12. bettercallsal92's Avatar
    Mine right now. Id like it to be just a little better Note 5 Battery life thread-uploadfromtaptalk1445370659295.jpgNote 5 Battery life thread-uploadfromtaptalk1445370670415.jpg

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    10-20-2015 02:51 PM
  13. recDNA's Avatar
    Looks like my phone has settled a bit. I charged it this morning to 100%, and now I'm at 51%. Mostly idle, but I've had a good two hours of screen time. Now THIS is the phone I paid for. I'm wondering if the Cloud was working overtime for me before (since it's a new phone) and was causing the battery to drain since it was listed as the biggest power drain before (not anymore). I also disabled/uninstalled a lot of the bloat.

    Going to bed now, will see how it looks in the morning.
    What "Cloud?" Please explain? Google? What?
    10-20-2015 08:10 PM
  14. bettercallsal92's Avatar
    AlsoNote 5 Battery life thread-uploadfromtaptalk1445392500661.jpg, is this normal? 23% discharge while screen is off. This is after almost 23 hours since the phone was last charged btw

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    10-20-2015 08:55 PM
  15. notelycloudly's Avatar
    How you get this battery life? What's your normal use with the phone? Can you share what you have off and disable.

    Thanks

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    My phone usage is generally Internet browsing, email checking, and Spotify streaming.

    I disabled most of the built in apps (things like NFL Mobile and Slacker Radio), as well as some of the add-ons from Google and Amazon that I don't use like Google Music. I also keep power saving mode on, and my location is only on as needed. I also disabled printing, as suggested here.
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    10-20-2015 10:30 PM
  16. notelycloudly's Avatar
    What "Cloud?" Please explain? Google? What?
    Verizon's Cloud.
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    10-20-2015 10:32 PM
  17. notelycloudly's Avatar
    How you get this battery life? What's your normal use with the phone? Can you share what you have off and disable.

    Thanks

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    I just wrote a response to this...not sure where it went.

    Anyway I disabled the built in stuff I don't use like NFL Mobile as well as Google and Amazon add-ons I don't use. I also keep my phone in power saving mode at all times.
    10-20-2015 10:32 PM
  18. spasell's Avatar
    Does anyone know what the circled app or process does that I see when opening package disabler? It's in pink which I think is bloatware but then again others were in pink that I unchecked since I want them.

    Thoughts?

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    10-21-2015 07:18 AM
  19. spasell's Avatar
    I just wrote a response to this...not sure where it went.

    Anyway I disabled the built in stuff I don't use like NFL Mobile as well as Google and Amazon add-ons I don't use. I also keep my phone in power saving mode at all times.
    Keeping it in power saving mode at all times is fine. But for power users like me this means when screen is not being used data is not being accessed and emails won't come through until the screen is on.

    This is why everyone is different. If I had a phone that didn't have work email on it and it was my personal phone outside of that you can bet I'd change a lot and Probably get over 20 hours.

    I've had my phone unplugged for 1 hour 22 minutes this AM and I'm down to 85% encase I've been using it constantly the entire morning. At this rate id get approx 8 hours of use because I'm taxing it.

    That's no different than other devices as well.

    Where it makes a difference will be in how the phone drain when you are not using it. I think that is the key to better performance.

    I noticed that my iPhone 6+ was much better when idle with almost no drain for hours but worse when using it.

    This phone is worse when idle but better when using it. Since I use it more I get better results.

    Everyone is so different. But I 100% guarantee those getting such good battery life would have similar results to those of us that push the phone constantly. That's why trying to do too much to this device is pointless.

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    10-21-2015 07:24 AM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    So I've had 4 iPhones and decided that I wanted to give the Note 5 a try. On my iPhone 6 I would be at between 50-60% at 5PM. The battery life on my AT&T Note 5 has been terrible! I took it off the charger 1 hour 15 minutes ago and I'm already down to 73%. I've been on wifi but my 4G LTE cell signal is weak but my iPhone was never like this. My screen brightness is set on auto and I've turn off some of the syncing.

    Can someone give me steps I need to take to optimize my battery?
    A low signal will eat up your battery. Who is your carrier?
    10-21-2015 03:40 PM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Is there anything I can do to prevent the Cell standby from eating 21% of my battery? That doesn't seem normal at all. I've already turned on power saving mode.

    In an hour of use I'm down from 65% to 44%. If I can't fix this I'm definitely returning this phone.
    Verizon has an issue with standby and WiFi use for many users, not all.
    10-21-2015 03:59 PM
  22. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    Another




    Running On Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920A
    10-21-2015 04:12 PM
  23. recDNA's Avatar
    Only screen? So you sync nothing and use nothing?
    10-21-2015 04:47 PM
  24. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Did you get your returned original Note 5 yet from Samsung? If so, did they say what the battery problem was?
    10-21-2015 04:57 PM
  25. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    Only screen? So you sync nothing and use nothing?
    Of course phone does sync and phone calls, lots of texting, web browsing, and i use Tapatalk a lot and Google Plus, those are my main things i use a lot , no game playing don't like to play games.

    Running On Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920A
    10-21-2015 05:07 PM
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