08-14-2016 10:44 PM
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  1. seafoodlover88's Avatar
    I don't have a Note 7 but I can tell you base on my experience with previous Samsung phones including the S7 8890 edge.

    The international version of the S7 edge with it 8890 core is about 20% more battery than the SnapDragon. It is so good that I can watch Youtube with 1% left as long as it charging. I got about 19 hours before needing to charge again and about 11 hours and 45 minutes off on screen time. The S7 edge SD has about 9 hours and 30 minutes of on screen time so I will imagine that the Note 7 will have less because it also more feature pack. This is the exact reason why I'm debating if I want to get a Note 7 because the battery life on it isn't going to be very long. Maybe around 7 hours of on screen time would be my guess. 4000 mah + would have sold it for me. Hope that help!
    08-10-2016 01:17 AM
  2. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I am quite the opposite. I couldn't care less about the benchmarks. I want to know how long it will last with my usage compared to : my usage with my Note 5 for example. Those generic CNET, Verge, etc battery tests make for good discussions, and perhaps a very general idea of a battery performance. However for me, they often don't quite correlate with what I end up seeing myself comparatively.
    Not to mention different carriers can have issues that affect battery life. One thing I've also seen with LTE, very low signal that allows calls and texting still, can really drain battery.
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    08-10-2016 04:49 AM
  3. boufa's Avatar
    I will never understand how people get 9+ hours of sot. I have a note 5, and even using it clean, just debloated I can't get anywhere near that. I'm going camping with no signal, so I will put it into airplane mode, and I seriously doubt I can watch movies for more than 6 hours before it craps.
    08-10-2016 07:53 AM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I will never understand how people get 9+ hours of sot. I have a note 5, and even using it clean, just debloated I can't get anywhere near that. I'm going camping with no signal, so I will put it into airplane mode, and I seriously doubt I can watch movies for more than 6 hours before it craps.
    Different things drain the screen at a different rate. SOT is something good to look at but.. It can matter what you are doing during that SOT.
    08-10-2016 08:10 AM
  5. stmax's Avatar
    Wow I can't believe people are talking about 6 to 7 hours of sot! This is wonderland to me with my LG G4.

    If this is the case then I will have no disadvantage because my sot is currently max 3 to 3.5 hours. After a battery swap I will get the same as one charge!

    I say this slightly tongue in cheek but also slightly optimistic.

    I will need to learn to cope without a backup battery though. It is almost a security blanket. How do you guys handle long flights or airports etc. Do you use a battery case?

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    08-10-2016 08:36 AM
  6. dsignori's Avatar
    Wow I can't believe people are talking about 6 to 7 hours of sot! This is wonderland to me with my LG G4.

    If this is the case then I will have no disadvantage because my sot is currently max 3 to 3.5 hours. After a battery swap I will get the same as one charge!

    I say this slightly tongue in cheek but also slightly optimistic.

    I will need to learn to cope without a backup battery though. It is almost a security blanket. How do you guys handle long flights or airports etc. Do you use a battery case?

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    Well, I wouldn't read too much into that at all. So many factors go into battery life and SoT. Everyone uses different apps in different ways. There are many, many factors, but the most important ones - and ones that will vary person to person - are:

    - Network signal strength
    - Screen Brightness
    - Background updates - how many apps are checking for new stuff , and HOW OFTEN? ( Does this person have Twitter set to check new tweets every 5 min?, a bunch of widgets updating every 10 min?, etc)

    - many, many other factors too
    08-10-2016 08:51 AM
  7. LeoRex's Avatar
    I'd expect about the same, if not a little bit more than the S7E.... I'm fairly certain that Samsung sets up the kernel differently in the Note and S lines... with more conservative settings on the Note to allow it to be a little bit more efficient in light and medium duty tasks. I guess that Samsung does it this way since the Note is more focused on productivity and its users will be willing to sacrifice a little bit of raw performance to eek more out of a charge.

    For pedal to the metal types running their Note 7's at full bore the whole time, they might be a tick less than the S7E.. but not by all that much. It'll still last a while.
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    08-10-2016 08:51 AM
  8. magichoward's Avatar
    I wonder how it will compare to the note 4

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    08-10-2016 09:18 AM
  9. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I wonder how it will compare to the note 4

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    Should be much better. The Note 5 was better than the 4 on battery time.
    08-10-2016 09:21 AM
  10. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    Also keep in mind that the Note 7 is only in pre-order in the US. So even though reviewers have had them, they most likely won't be releasing full reviews until the phone is available for sale in stores.
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    08-10-2016 12:42 PM
  11. Gsxr151's Avatar
    Should be much better. The Note 5 was better than the 4 on battery time.
    I have also heard the s7 edge is in the top 5 for best battery, so that is a good sign.
    08-11-2016 12:45 PM
  12. Gsxr151's Avatar
    4 hour screen time on first review...
    08-13-2016 07:08 AM
  13. RichBrown68's Avatar
    4 hour screen time on first review...
    Yeah Jaime Rivera from pocket now posted a video today that says he's getting about 4 hours on the Note 7. However, he theorizes that there are issues with the signal he's been getting at his location that are harming the battery life, and that this is likely to improve. Battery life notwithstanding he calls the Note 7 the best phone of the year.

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    08-13-2016 08:10 AM
  14. Gsxr151's Avatar
    Yeah Jaime Rivera from pocket now posted a video today that says he's getting about 4 hours on the Note 7. However, he theorizes that there are issues with the signal he's been getting at his location that are harming the battery life, and that this is likely to improve. Battery life notwithstanding he calls the Note 7 the best phone of the year.

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    Oh, hands down its the phone of the year. It would be icing on the cake if the battery rocks like the S7 Edge.
    08-13-2016 10:17 AM
  15. Gsxr151's Avatar
    Any more battery reviews yet?
    08-13-2016 11:49 PM
  16. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    Comparing my Note 5 to my wife's S7 Edge she easily will have more than 45% when I was at 0%. This is based on a few days last week on vacation and away from a charger for 12 plus hours and taking a lot of pictures on both. She does have a larger battery and mines almost a year old too but if the Note 7 is similar to G7 Edge it will be very good IMO.
    If the Snapdragon 820 in the Note 7 is similar to the one in the GS7 Edge, average SOT should be between 4.5 to 6 hrs with mixed WiFi and 4G LTE and brightness set to autobrightness.

    I've never had to charge my GS7 Edge before bedtime and the highest SOT I got was a bit over 6 hrs with all features on such as autobrightness, GPS, NFC, sync, Bluetooth, wifi, and LTE.
    I always have to turn that crap off, I feel.
    08-14-2016 01:48 AM
  17. Antony Guan's Avatar
    My guess is that it'll be similar to the s7 edge but maybe an hour less SOT since it's a bigger screen and smaller battery
    08-14-2016 02:28 AM
  18. Gsxr151's Avatar
    My guess is that it'll be similar to the s7 edge but maybe an hour less SOT since it's a bigger screen and smaller battery
    The again if you turn down the res it might last just as long! Maybe longer?
    08-14-2016 09:00 AM
  19. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    Comparing my Note 5 to my wife's S7 Edge she easily will have more than 45% when I was at 0%. This is based on a few days last week on vacation and away from a charger for 12 plus hours and taking a lot of pictures on both. She does have a larger battery and mines almost a year old too but if the Note 7 is similar to G7 Edge it will be very good IMO.
    My guess is that it'll be similar to the s7 edge but maybe an hour less SOT since it's a bigger screen and smaller battery
    I refuse to believe a 100 mah difference equates to an hour.
    08-14-2016 10:20 AM
  20. jhimmel's Avatar
    I refuse to believe a 100 mah difference equates to an hour.
    Smaller battery and bigger screen. Hope it's not an hour, but could easily figure a half hour. We will see.
    08-14-2016 10:37 AM
  21. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    Comparing my Note 5 to my wife's S7 Edge she easily will have more than 45% when I was at 0%. This is based on a few days last week on vacation and away from a charger for 12 plus hours and taking a lot of pictures on both. She does have a larger battery and mines almost a year old too but if the Note 7 is similar to G7 Edge it will be very good IMO.
    Smaller battery and bigger screen. Hope it's not an hour, but could easily figure a half hour. We will see.
    Yeah, but a 100 mah isn't THAT significant I would think, even with slight differences such as a minutely bigger screen. That, and with Doze, and resolution changes available...I think it'll be equal, or even outperform the S7Edge.
    08-14-2016 10:49 AM
  22. Aquila's Avatar
    I refuse to believe a 100 mah difference equates to an hour.
    It doesn't. Assuming 6 hours SOT m normal usage on the Note 5, each 100 mAh should be approximately 12 minutes of SOT. And since we all know to avoid getting the battery below 40%, it's likely closer to a 5-7 minute difference, all other things being equal.
    08-14-2016 11:28 AM
  23. 1901Madison's Avatar
    The again if you turn down the res it might last just as long! Maybe longer?
    Will there be a setting to turn down the screen resolution?
    08-14-2016 11:30 AM
  24. kenny dunning's Avatar
    someone tested the battery life on reddit . https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/com...sults_updated/
    08-14-2016 12:06 PM
  25. Gsxr151's Avatar
    I am quite the opposite. I couldn't care less about the benchmarks. I want to know how long it will last with my usage compared to : my usage with my Note 5 for example. Those generic CNET, Verge, etc battery tests make for good discussions, and perhaps a very general idea of a battery performance. However for me, they often don't quite correlate with what I end up seeing myself comparatively.
    Exactly... Benchmarks are not the real world tests, but if benchmarks show the S7 Edge and the Note 7 in the same ballpark, we are likely in for some awesome real world test results. So it's not everything but is a pretty good indicator.
    08-14-2016 12:42 PM
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