10-03-2015 06:17 AM
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  1. chan_xo's Avatar
    this is my second attempt at making the switch from the 6 plus to the note 5. i just can't do it. battery life is horrendous. brought both phones with me all day and did the same things all day. iPhone ended work at 97 and note 5 ended at 52. very disappointing. that and the combination of losing iMessage and the continuity features i just don't think i can leave apple
    what did u do on your phone to lose just three percent ALL DAY on your iPhone!??! that just doesn't even seem right. i open up my iPhone and even just to go into settings and look through there it drops one percent.
    tippmann15 and mayconvert like this.
    09-10-2015 07:47 PM
  2. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    So for me it's almost the same between the two for battery. Iphone 6+ was great in standby so when I wasn't using it NOTHING drained from the battery.

    With this phone there's a lot background apps that run even with screen off so it doesn't seem to be better in that respect.

    However when I did have SOT for iPhone seemed to drain faster when I did actually use it vs the Note 5.

    One difference for me is cell reception. I don't get great reception at my home so I need WiFi on. For some reason with WiFi and cell on in my home I get more drain on the Note.

    For iPhone I believe their radios in the device are better and stronger so I never had an issue.

    I'm averagong between 10-12 hours with moderate to heavy use on my Note 5. On the iphone it was 12-14 hours.

    I also liked the fact that on the 6+ I could tell specific apps if I wanted GPS or not vs Note 5 which is set to use it in different power modes. However the iPhone GPS drained battery MUCH faster when in use. Location on iPhone hurts battery in a big way when using it.

    For me I just prefer Android and the camera on this is much better that my iPhone but then again I'm not a pro photographer and thought photos on the 6+ were good.

    I just wish I didn't have to change so many things to get battery optimal for heavy use. I use it for work not play and therefore need good battery. It's OK. Not great. But OK.

    I've looked at all the long battery life from others and fidn myself laughing out loud because I use my phone constantly and down get that. My SOT is about 4.5-5.5 hours and I'm getting 10-12 hours. I weekends it's more like 15-18 or more but I'm not reaching for it as much.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    3 of the biggest savers for me have been to turn off locations when I don't need to have it on. Turn on the battery saver setting when I am not playing any games and to buy package disabler and loose a lot of bloat sucking the life out of the battery without gutting the phone.

    You have to experiment with it and see what helps and what doesn't but locking up the frivolous AT&T crap along with the Ant stuff has done more than anything else I found in it.

    I don't involve myself with the really big battery leaches which is Facebook Twitter and Instagram... so if you are a social media hound it won't be as good as if you aren't . Also I have my brightness set under 45% and only turn it up to torch mode in direct sunlight. As bright as this screen is having it off auto and set this way certainly helps.

    Everybody on a Android phone has to tweak them to their usage. Using it as it comes from the box and wondering why you aren't getting great battery life and higher sot is a waste of time and resources. Android phones, especially Samsung's phones have to be tweaked or they can be.... Well they can be dogs. What makes this worse is how each carrier tweaks them differently to begin with.

    Quite a few people think by shutting down different apps or services that this is taking away from the enjoyment or usability of the phone and it's not in the least doing this and truth be told is just wasting your battery life. Who leaves everything running in the house when you aren't there.. same holds true for your phone... why have everything running when you don't need it to be..

    Androids have so much going on all the time they can get out of hand so you might as well tame this beast and train it to do what you want it to do.

    Posted from my AT&T 64 gig black Galaxy Note 5
    09-10-2015 08:13 PM
  3. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Have you tried the app 'Doze' ? it is great for increasing standby time.

    dreaming of electric sheep
    I've heard about Doze. Would I still get push emails using the gmail app if I use Doze?
    09-11-2015 07:55 AM
  4. 1901Madison's Avatar
    This. Iphones are great with standby because there is less going on in the background. If you want to disable all of the cool things an android phone can do in the background, there are apps for that. The 6 plus is amazing with standby battery, but if you actually use the phone with the screen brightness above 50%, it starts to drain pretty quickly.
    09-11-2015 07:58 AM
  5. 1901Madison's Avatar
    this is my second attempt at making the switch from the 6 plus to the note 5. i just can't do it. battery life is horrendous. brought both phones with me all day and did the same things all day. iPhone ended work at 97 and note 5 ended at 52. very disappointing. that and the combination of losing iMessage and the continuity features i just don't think i can leave apple
    This is in part due to calibration. The iPhone stays at 100% forever, but then drains a little faster. So you may look at your iPhone and see 100, but the battery is actually at 95 or so. Android seems to drain at a more steady rate.
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    09-11-2015 08:02 AM
  6. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    I used the Note 5 for 4 days and maybe that wasn't enough time for me to test it out. But I had to return it and get a 6 plus. I'm a heavy user and hate being tied to a charger and worrying about battery life. My 6 plus will last all day using it heavily. My biggest battery drainers are games and YouTube. But that's true for any smartphone. Also, I'm a social media junky and, well, that will drain the battery quicker. Hated the standby time on the Note. I'm not trying to bash on the Note. It just wasn't for me. Battery life was just one factor. I do miss the camera, screen and design of the Note 5. The footprint is also smaller than the 6 plus.

    This is my current status on my battery today.
    09-11-2015 10:23 AM
  7. Mcislak's Avatar
    I'm using the iOS 9 beta. huge improvements for battery life I've noticed.
    09-11-2015 11:25 AM
  8. syspry's Avatar
    I still have my iPhone 6+ and my Note 5 sucks in the battery department. Nowhere close the iPhone 6+.
    Calling total BS on this
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    09-11-2015 07:45 PM
  9. syspry's Avatar
    So in summary, "My iPhone had way better battery life because I left it sitting unused all day!"
    mayconvert, chan_xo and ProudArian like this.
    09-11-2015 07:51 PM
  10. Fr0gburp3r's Avatar
    So in summary, "My iPhone had way better battery life because I left it sitting unused all day!"
    I've had the iPhone 6+ longer than my Note 5. Performing my daily tasks on my Note 5 as I did on my iPhone 6+, not even close. Even on standby time, my iPhone 6+ destroys my Note 5.
    09-11-2015 08:44 PM
  11. Fr0gburp3r's Avatar
    Calling total BS on this
    Do you have an iPhone 6+?
    09-11-2015 08:47 PM
  12. SCD23x's Avatar
    Had the 6+ for ~10 months. Bought the Note 5 on launch day. To me, the biggest trade-offs can be stated in the simplest of terms: iOS works. It just works- it's dependable and does what you need it to when you need it to. The corollary to this is that it's boring (to me, anyways). Android has it's flaws, but it's far more capable.

    For me, the battery life is less of an issue. I've always charged my phone half-way through the day anyways. I would say, through experience, that the Note 5 has a slightly worse battery life than the 6+.
    09-11-2015 09:28 PM
  13. double923's Avatar
    My new note 5 seems to get about 50% of the battery life my iPhone 6 plus got. I could easily go 2 days with the 6+, can get a day out of the note 5 but it's very close. I just make it. But I expected that, with a QHD display and more powerful hardware. I'm ok with it. I love my new note.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    I totally agreed. I am experiencing the same with both phones you described.

    Sent from my SM-T810 using Tapatalk
    jrdfox likes this.
    09-11-2015 09:38 PM
  14. double923's Avatar
    Had the 6+ for ~10 months. Bought the Note 5 on launch day. To me, the biggest trade-offs can be stated in the simplest of terms: iOS works. It just works- it's dependable and does what you need it to when you need it to. The corollary to this is that it's boring (to me, anyways). Android has it's flaws, but it's far more capable.

    For me, the battery life is less of an issue. I've always charged my phone half-way through the day anyways. I would say, through experience, that the Note 5 has a slightly worse battery life than the 6+.
    I also agreed here. IOS and its ecosystem just works. All Apple devices work well together. The hand-off is great. You don't really appreciated it if you only own iphone. I like IOS and I like Note 5. I like the SPen. That is pretty much the reason I have both. If there was iPNote 7 or something, that will be perfect.


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    09-11-2015 09:49 PM
  15. syspry's Avatar
    Do you have an iPhone 6+?
    Of course, I'm using yours to post this
    09-11-2015 09:59 PM
  16. Carl Bloom's Avatar
    I noticed a good increase in battery life on my note 5 just turning off location services. Not as good as my old iPhone 6 Plus but pretty close now.


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    09-11-2015 10:59 PM
  17. cgr1971's Avatar
    Standby on my 6 Plus was much better than my Note 5, but during use they are about the same.
    09-12-2015 06:41 AM
  18. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    From my experience, the Note 5 drained a lot quicker than my 6+ does. It seems that a lot of people want good battery life and a good camera. Why go searching for those things when an iPhone is the clear winner in that category. I've said it before in other places. Android phones are fun toys to play with but when I want to get stuff done, I use an iPhone. Toy vs tool. If I could have both, I certainly would. But most people can only afford to have one and it comes down to what their priorities are. I also wanted to continue to edit videos in iMovie and not go hunting for a suitable replacement.
    09-30-2015 10:33 AM
  19. Carlos Reyes4's Avatar
    If you think the iPhone 6+ can do more than a Note 5 you're crazy. Yes the battery life is better but to say the note is a toy I think you have it mixed up bud.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    09-30-2015 10:55 AM
  20. kj11's Avatar
    From my experience, the Note 5 drained a lot quicker than my 6+ does. It seems that a lot of people want good battery life and a good camera. Why go searching for those things when an iPhone is the clear winner in that category.
    The iPhone is certainly not a clear winner in the camera category.
    09-30-2015 10:23 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    Mod Note - Just a reminder to keep it civil. No reason to go down the troll road.

    Thanks.
    09-30-2015 10:28 PM
  22. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    For me, the Note 5 will never match the iPhone 6+ battery life, I used to get (2 days + minimum). Albeit, with my Note 5, I'm still barely charging once a day. At most, every other day...
    10-03-2015 06:17 AM
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