08-31-2016 10:10 PM
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  1. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Well of course you Kelly. Lol.

    My Note I feel was different only because I was having issues holding a charge for 6-7 hours despite constantly rebooting and doing a ton of stuff to it. That made me panic having used a Note 3 and really not having those issues.

    This one is much better but leaning on the idea of fast charge changes it all.

    I'm also not flying as much as I had been but getting that Samsung charging brick makes a difference too.
    Hahaha

    Yes fast charging changes everything. It is just a mindset we have to change. I used to carry a spare battery in my purse that I rarely use. Now I carry a spare charging block and spare cord in my purse that I rarely use. If I know it is likely to be a long day and no plug available, I take a small (not even fast charge) cylinder power bank. My Note 5 still charges very fast, which I was surprised about, and it is small enough I can hold it under my phone if necessary.

    I've only needed that a few times. I had the ability to throw my phone in my car for a few minutes, but didn't want to.

    Now one thing.. Many cars now won't charge your phone without the car running. That is a bad thing. I can put my phone in my car of necessary and in 30 mins I can charge over half the battery.
    08-30-2016 08:54 AM
  2. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    What I would be more worried about is what battery life in it is going to be after a year or more of use and what the price would be to get it replaced as you obviously can't do this yourself
    You can get it replaced at a Samsung walk in center or mail it in to Samsung. You are looking at somewhere between $50 to $75, and IIRC, all batteries were closer to $50, maybe even $45.
    08-30-2016 08:57 AM
  3. kedesa's Avatar
    I agree for the most part, but I actually do get 12 to 14 hours out of the Note 7. Active battery life between iOS and Android are similar, it's idle or standby battery life where iOS blows Android out of the water.

    My work phone can go 5 days idle and still be alive.
    Exactly what I noticed as well. (6S Plus, various Notes and S6). It's the standby time that is great on iOS. After the last update my S6 standby time did get better, but still doesn't match my 6S Plus.
    08-30-2016 08:57 AM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    This is totally correct in my experience. Standby time sucks the big one in comparison to iOS.
    A very simple app, Greenify, can help standby and doesn't interfere with Android's Doze feature.

    Now with Doze.. The phone has to be still, sitting down. I expect Android to work on their Doze gesture to do more who truly idle and not just sitting still.
    08-30-2016 08:59 AM
  5. Deputy1's Avatar
    I have chargers off all types at work, home and in the car. Type C in the car for use with both Android Auto and for fast charging. Wireless, standard and rapid chargers at home. Rapid charger at work. Rarely if ever do I worry about my battery. I usually don't let it get below 40%.
    08-30-2016 09:07 AM
  6. canonuevo's Avatar
    I came here to find out about normal battery life. I just switched from iPhone because of battery. I took my note off the charger a little after noon at 100% and did not use it a ton, and by 10pm I was at 15%. Here is a screenshot. Are these percentages normal? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...8e7198d7a4.jpg
    Android system seems pretty high. I get around 20% or less. I do have a lot of things disabled. How much Screen on Time did you get?
    08-30-2016 10:03 AM
  7. dsignori's Avatar
    ...

    Now with Doze.. The phone has to be still, sitting down. I expect Android to work on their Doze gesture to do more who truly idle and not just sitting still.
    For Android Nougat, they have updated Doze and the standby should be even better. Now we'll have to see if Samsung carries this forward to Galaxy devices, and how much improvement that yields.

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    08-30-2016 10:16 AM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I hope they do. I don't get much benefit of Doze, my phone doesn't sit still much when I'm awake. Now there are times it isn't being used, but it generally isn't sitting down still.

    I wish they would adopt some of what Greenify does, so there are specific apps you can choose to keep hibernated until you actually use them and then maybe hibernate back when you close them.
    08-30-2016 10:24 AM
  9. French's Avatar
    So funny...I have GSAM installed and it was in my notifications...but having it there makes it show up on the AOD display which I don't care for. So I removed it from notifications and my obsession with the battery has definitely gone down some! I guess because it's not as in-my-face (though it still has a home on the edge panel).

    I started out on Android with the Samsung Fascinate (anyone remember that phone??). I LOVED that thing except for Touchwiz and battery life. And didn't mind that it was plastic. But battery life was killing me...so I moved over to the Droids (Motorola) and wow they definitely know what they are doing with the batteries. So I, too, was spoiled by the Razr Maxx and Droid Maxx.

    I'm coming around...just gonna take some time. Do we need to start a self help group here?
    08-30-2016 10:40 AM
  10. spasell's Avatar
    So funny...I have GSAM installed and it was in my notifications...but having it there makes it show up on the AOD display which I don't care for. So I removed it from notifications and my obsession with the battery has definitely gone down some! I guess because it's not as in-my-face (though it still has a home on the edge panel).

    I started out on Android with the Samsung Fascinate (anyone remember that phone??). I LOVED that thing except for Touchwiz and battery life. And didn't mind that it was plastic. But battery life was killing me...so I moved over to the Droids (Motorola) and wow they definitely know what they are doing with the batteries. So I, too, was spoiled by the Razr Maxx and Droid Maxx.

    I'm coming around...just gonna take some time. Do we need to start a self help group here?
    Self help group +1. Samsung Anon. Something like that.
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    08-30-2016 03:39 PM
  11. pavvento's Avatar
    Android system seems pretty high. I get around 20% or less. I do have a lot of things disabled. How much Screen on Time did you get?
    Thanks for the reply. How can I find that info?
    08-30-2016 09:18 PM
  12. canonuevo's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. How can I find that info?
    On that same picture you shared, click on screen. Then it will say screen on time.
    08-30-2016 09:56 PM
  13. geraldem's Avatar
    Android system seems pretty high. I get around 20% or less. I do have a lot of things disabled. How much Screen on Time did you get?
    Curious, what do you have disabled that brings down Android system? Mine is high too.
    08-30-2016 10:15 PM
  14. canonuevo's Avatar
    Curious, what do you have disabled that brings down Android system? Mine is high too.
    Here's my list. It depends on what you use and what you don't use. Like I don't use Facebook or the edge features so I disabled themIs battery a moot point at the end of the day?-screenshot_20160830-205724-1-.jpg

    eh let me re attach them separately since it's hard to read.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7...GNBNlVVUjBGT00
    08-30-2016 11:00 PM
  15. bigoldthor's Avatar
    OP, I could've written your post almost verbatim. Everything you said is how I feel and behave. Except I have rapid chargers in both vehicles, work backpack, desk at work, recliner in my man cave, both nightstands, three wireless Samsung chargers, and about five USB battery power banks in various places. I even have a rapid charger in my golf cart.

    Yep...I never worry about SOT or brightness level. I paid nearly $900 for this gorgeous device and...dammit...I want to get every bit of enjoyment and performance out of it I can get. Until I get a new device in about 6 months or less, like I usually do.
    08-30-2016 11:12 PM
  16. bigoldthor's Avatar
    I should add I have an iPhone 6, iPhone 6s Plus, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 7, iPad Mini 3, and MacBook Air, too. I have the same cornucopia of charging paraphernalia for my Apple stuff.

    It's a sickness.
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    08-30-2016 11:16 PM
  17. geraldem's Avatar
    Here's my list. It depends on what you use and what you don't use. Like I don't use Facebook or the edge features so I disabled themClick image for larger version. 

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    eh let me re attach them separately since it's hard to read.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7...GNBNlVVUjBGT00
    Thanks. Very helpful. I noticed u disabled Knox. What functions do u lose when that is turned off?
    08-30-2016 11:18 PM
  18. French's Avatar
    Thanks. Very helpful. I noticed u disabled Knox. What functions do u lose when that is turned off?
    Good question... And does it impact the secure folder? I'm not sure I'd use it but want to keep that option open.
    08-31-2016 04:42 AM
  19. climb's Avatar
    OP, I could've written your post almost verbatim. Everything you said is how I feel and behave. Except I have rapid chargers in both vehicles, work backpack, desk at work, recliner in my man cave, both nightstands, three wireless Samsung chargers, and about five USB battery power banks in various places. I even have a rapid charger in my golf cart.

    Yep...I never worry about SOT or brightness level. I paid nearly $900 for this gorgeous device and...dammit...I want to get every bit of enjoyment and performance out of it I can get. Until I get a new device in about 6 months or less, like I usually do.
    "Think you have enough batteries there, Butch"

    LOL as Robert Redford would have said to Butch Cassidy.......

    I too have power sources almost everywhere !!!! Know the feeling !!!!!
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    08-31-2016 07:59 AM
  20. j_hansen's Avatar
    You can get it replaced at a Samsung walk in center or mail it in to Samsung. You are looking at somewhere between $50 to $75, and IIRC, all batteries were closer to $50, maybe even $45.
    Ok that's not to bad, I read around 200 quid somewhere because it couldn't be replaced without breaking the screen as well due to it being curved
    08-31-2016 08:10 AM
  21. canonuevo's Avatar
    Thanks. Very helpful. I noticed u disabled Knox. What functions do u lose when that is turned off?
    Hey. I'm not sure what functions you lose, but I know it's a service that allows business and personal data to coexists on the same handset. Maybe someone else expand on this, but for what I use my phone for it doesn't matter if it's on or off for me.
    08-31-2016 08:37 AM
  22. canonuevo's Avatar
    Good question... And does it impact the secure folder? I'm not sure I'd use it but want to keep that option open.
    Have not tried secure folder. I'll get back to you .
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    08-31-2016 08:38 AM
  23. erasat's Avatar
    For Android Nougat, they have updated Doze and the standby should be even better. Now we'll have to see if Samsung carries this forward to Galaxy devices, and how much improvement that yields.

    One thing Google made clear when announced Doze on Marshmallow is that no OEM can touch it, it must stay as Google designed it and implemented, if the OEM wants to add more stuff for Power Saving like Samsung does, it must be a separate feature and function.

    So yes, it will have the new Doze just like the rest of phones out there.
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    08-31-2016 08:39 AM
  24. canonuevo's Avatar
    Have not tried secure folder. I'll get back to you .
    It looks like it doesn't have an affect on secure folder unless it's turning back on when you enable secure folder.
    08-31-2016 08:43 AM
  25. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    One thing Google made clear when announced Doze on Marshmallow is that no OEM can touch it, it must stay as Google designed it and implemented, if the OEM wants to add more stuff for Power Saving like Samsung does, it must be a separate feature and function.

    So yes, it will have the new Doze just like the rest of phones out there.
    The problem with Doze though, it is very limited. There isn't much of the day that my phone gets set down. Doze generally only works at night for me when I'm sleeping and don't need it.
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    08-31-2016 08:46 AM
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