04-01-2015 09:53 PM
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  1. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    According to him, with medium use, he took the phone off charge at 8AM, and by the time he got home at 5PM, the phone had 43% which is pretty decent.

    He says light user but his description of his usage is more of a medium use imo

    Usage included:
    Taking pictures throughout the day - testing the HDR features
    Testing the slow motion video function
    Downloaded a 72mb app
    Checking emails throughout the day
    browsing menus and settings throughout the day
    20 minute phone call

    03-11-2015 08:22 PM
  2. yaddam205's Avatar
    Sounds pretty impressive to me. My 2013 Moto X would be 10-15 percent. With root and tweaks it would be over 50%
    03-11-2015 09:02 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    According to him, with medium use, he took the phone off charge at 8AM, and by the time he got home at 5PM, the phone had 43% which is pretty decent.

    He says light user but his description of his usage is more of a medium use imo

    Usage included:
    Taking pictures throughout the day - testing the HDR features
    Testing the slow motion video function
    Downloaded a 72mb app
    Checking emails throughout the day
    browsing menus and settings throughout the day
    20 minute phone call

    Starting to look a lot Christmas.
    03-11-2015 09:19 PM
  4. msavic6's Avatar
    Screen on time is stated to be 1:58. That's fairly poor if we are to look at a full charge discharging linearly, that only equates to roughly 4 hours of screen on time.

    Of course, battery life varies between individual devices and users themselves so I wouldn't take this result as the definitive truth regarding battery life. I'm looking forward to user accounts here on the forums and standardized testing performed by the major review sites.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
    03-11-2015 09:40 PM
  5. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Screen on time is stated to be 1:58. That's fairly poor if we are to look at a full charge discharging linearly, that only equates to roughly 4 hours of screen on time.

    Of course, battery life varies between individual devices and users themselves so I wouldn't take this result as the definitive truth regarding battery life. I'm looking forward to user accounts here on the forums and standardized testing performed by the major review sites.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
    Yeah, I am hoping to see more tests
    03-11-2015 09:51 PM
  6. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Screen on time is stated to be 1:58. That's fairly poor if we are to look at a full charge discharging linearly, that only equates to roughly 4 hours of screen on time.

    Of course, battery life varies between individual devices and users themselves so I wouldn't take this result as the definitive truth regarding battery life. I'm looking forward to user accounts here on the forums and standardized testing performed by the major review sites.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
    Yeah I'm with you. 4 hours screen time isn't stellar by any means. I'm expecting something more along the lines of 5 hours edging closer to 6.

    Phone like the Xperia Z3 has pretty spectacular battery life, so while I'm not expecting exactly that, I would like the S6 to have better battery life than my current phone.

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk
    03-12-2015 01:39 AM
  7. chezm's Avatar
    Yeah I'm with you. 4 hours screen time isn't stellar by any means. I'm expecting something more along the lines of 5 hours edging closer to 6.

    Phone like the Xperia Z3 has pretty spectacular battery life, so while I'm not expecting exactly that, I would like the S6 to have better battery life than my current phone.

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk
    This. Currently I can push 3.5-4 hours onscreen with my nexus 5 and I don't consider that good by any means. I am really hoping the cumulative test results are 5.5-6 hours onscreen...but kinda have doubt's with such high pixel density and quad HD.

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    03-12-2015 02:22 AM
  8. PsychDoc's Avatar
    This. Currently I can push 3.5-4 hours onscreen with my nexus 5 and I don't consider that good by any means. I am really hoping the cumulative test results are 5.5-6 hours onscreen...but kinda have doubt's with such high pixel density and quad HD.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You might be surprised. I read an article that the screen of the S6 is 20+% more battery efficient than the screen on the S5 -- even with double the pixels. So we all might be in for a very pleasant surprise. And we all know about the energy efficiencies of the 14 nm exynos processor vs. the 810. So all in all this phone could shape up to have some pretty amazing battery life.
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    03-12-2015 06:06 AM
  9. jcp007's Avatar
    You might be surprised. I read an article that the screen of the S6 is 20+% more battery efficient than the screen on the S5 -- even with double the pixels. So we all might be in for a very pleasant surprise. And we all know about the energy efficiencies of the 14 nm exynos processor vs. the 810. So all in all this phone could shape up to have some pretty amazing battery life.
    The Samsung design team has some pretty bright minds and were probably very mindful of making all the hardware as energy efficient as possible as battery life is such a huge issue. They knew the consequences of under-powering the device.
    03-12-2015 06:34 AM
  10. Jdroids's Avatar
    Where did he say 1:58 screen time? The way he described sounds like 3 hours at least till 43% left. Using camera a lot, especially with video, takes pretty high toll on any phone battery.
    03-12-2015 07:34 AM
  11. chezm's Avatar
    You might be surprised. I read an article that the screen of the S6 is 20+% more battery efficient than the screen on the S5 -- even with double the pixels. So we all might be in for a very pleasant surprise. And we all know about the energy efficiencies of the 14 nm exynos processor vs. the 810. So all in all this phone could shape up to have some pretty amazing battery life.
    The fact that they went with a smaller battery also leads me to believe this, but like most we will have to wait and see what reviewers say during their tests. Since ill be getting this end of year, ill continue to keep an eye on the progression throughout the year.
    03-12-2015 09:10 AM
  12. lesleybey's Avatar
    I'm in for more surprises. Battery life varies for each individual users and so, will just wait for the reviews when actual standardized test have been made.
    03-12-2015 04:07 PM
  13. Jdroids's Avatar
    This. Currently I can push 3.5-4 hours onscreen with my nexus 5 and I don't consider that good by any means. I am really hoping the cumulative test results are 5.5-6 hours onscreen...but kinda have doubt's with such high pixel density and quad HD.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    PPT is a common misconception that some folks have on power for display. It's mainly affected by absolute screen size and resolution. Higher those numbers, more power is needed for display. But PPT is not directly related to it. For example, 4" QHD will use less power than 6" QHD despite much higher PPT. Displaymate tested S6 screen to be more efficient than FHD screen of same size in S5, which is very good work by samsung.
    unashamedgeek and chezm like this.
    03-12-2015 04:13 PM
  14. Inders99's Avatar
    I'm in for more surprises. Battery life varies for each individual users and so, will just wait for the reviews when actual standardized test have been made.
    Agree, if I'm home all day with my wifi/4g reception the battery lasts all day with 60% at bed time. Running around with poor reception and I get a half day use out of it. The battery is old (3 years) but the principle is the same.
    03-12-2015 04:28 PM
  15. clevin's Avatar
    "real user" is just one out of millions users.

    Extremely vague usage, poor sot, better wait for gsmarena test result. That would tell more accurately if and how much s6 battery improved.
    berdinkerdickle likes this.
    03-12-2015 07:25 PM
  16. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Color me surprised if the S6 can get past 3-4 hours of S.O.T.
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    03-12-2015 07:31 PM
  17. KJ78's Avatar
    Every device iteration promises some great increase in battery life. I've always been disappointed.
    03-13-2015 12:16 AM
  18. clevin's Avatar
    Every device iteration promises some great increase in battery life. I've always been disappointed.
    I think it's all google's fault.

    Hardwares were improved, but Google has made Android more and more demanding in its attempt to get everybody "connected" every minute of the day (or to turn everybody's minute to minute activity into an ad).
    03-13-2015 04:18 AM
  19. BlueGoldAce's Avatar
    I think it's all google's fault.

    Hardwares were improved, but Google has made Android more and more demanding in its attempt to get everybody "connected" every minute of the day (or to turn everybody's minute to minute activity into an ad).
    Same thing can be said for iOS. Each generation of ipad or iPhone the battery stays the same or increases/decreases marginally.

    The 6 plus is the there exception... But it matches the note series in battery life.

    This of course doesn't factory the battery and screen combos of Android that effect battery life one way or another.

    The combo of trying to meet the ever increasing demands of users, along with the increase a number of apps that like to sync every hour.... Its surprising that the battery life has kept up.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    03-13-2015 09:35 AM
  20. jcp007's Avatar
    Same thing can be said for iOS. Each generation of ipad or iPhone the battery stays the same or increases/decreases marginally.

    The 6 plus is the there exception... But it matches the note series in battery life.

    This of course doesn't factory the battery and screen combos of Android that effect battery life one way or another.

    The combo of trying to meet the ever increasing demands of users, along with the increase a number of apps that like to sync every hour.... Its surprising that the battery life has kept up.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    That's where more energy efficient displays and processors as well as slimming down Android skins and bloat ware help in this area,
    03-13-2015 05:17 PM
  21. Love Divine's Avatar
    If the screen-on time he stated was really 1:58, that's poor, imo, especially considering how it seems to be dimmer screen-wise than the S5 (if DisplayMate is to be trusted). My new M7 and GS4 were able to push six when brand new, and regularly over 5.

    But there are too many variables. Background syncing, signal strength (perhaps the biggest culprit), screen brightness, apps installed/refreshing. We need much more data to see how it really performs.
    03-13-2015 05:26 PM
  22. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Well, according to GSMArena, the battery life is significantly down from the GS5, though still above average (they rate it as 64h versus 83h on the GS5).
    03-13-2015 05:31 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    Well, according to GSMArena, the battery life is significantly down from the GS5, though still above average (they rate it as 64h versus 83h on the GS5).
    This is weird. PRODUCTION devices are not even out yet with the final software and hardware tweaks. Usage depends upon the user. Are we to believe that more energy efficient displays and processors as well as a lighter TouchWiz and faster storage is going to result in comparable battery life? Regardless of the device, there will be no battery configuration based upon what we know. When tests of released devices are available, we will see.
    03-13-2015 05:51 PM
  24. ibcop's Avatar
    This is weird. PRODUCTION devices are not even out yet with the final software and hardware tweaks. Usage depends upon the user. Are we to believe that more energy efficient displays and processors as well as a lighter TouchWiz and faster storage is going to result in comparable battery life? Regardless of the device, there will be no battery configuration based upon what we know. When tests of released devices are available, we will see.
    It does have a smaller battery than the S5.
    03-13-2015 05:57 PM
  25. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    This is weird. PRODUCTION devices are not even out yet with the final software and hardware tweaks. Usage depends upon the user. Are we to believe that more energy efficient displays and processors as well as a lighter TouchWiz and faster storage is going to result in comparable battery life? Regardless of the device, there will be no battery configuration based upon what we know. When tests of released devices are available, we will see.
    GSMArena runs the same test on all their devices, so at least it's an apples-to-apples comparison under the same use case. Personally I can probably live with it, but yeah, I wish the battery was bigger, coming from a Z3 they rate at 85h.

    What we don't know is if their device that they tested was pre-production or finalized.
    03-13-2015 06:00 PM
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