03-20-2015 06:36 PM
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  1. clevin's Avatar
    Have we now cleared up that frequent fast charging won't wear out the battery quicker?
    Not sure we ever discussed this issue at all, maybe you should open a new thread on it.

    On top of my head, I want to say no. Although frequent plugging in may damage usb port quicker.
    03-19-2015 06:41 AM
  2. Alex_NJ's Avatar
    It was a pretty heated debate in another thread.

    Someone claimed that you shouldn't frequently rely on quick charge and only use it for desperate situations as it wears out the battery quicker.

    Others naturally disagreed
    03-19-2015 07:11 AM
  3. clevin's Avatar
    It was a pretty heated debate in another thread.

    Someone claimed that you shouldn't frequently rely on quick charge and only use it for desperate situations as it wears out the battery quicker.

    Others naturally disagreed
    a link please, i would love to read some of the argument.
    03-19-2015 07:15 AM
  4. Alex_NJ's Avatar
    Sorry, I just can't find it. Had a good look and it could either be in the M9 or S6 forum.

    It went on for at least 2 pages and most people disagreed it would effect the longevity of the battery
    03-19-2015 07:37 AM
  5. clevin's Avatar
    couldn't find it. But according to What everyone should know about Battery Chargers – Battery University , rapid charging does degrade the battery faster. Although I am not entirely sure how significant it is for modern li-ion batteries.
    03-19-2015 07:45 AM
  6. Jdroids's Avatar
    I think you will be pleasantly surprised with sammy's lollipop update ( at least I hope so!)

    After lollipop, my note 3 consumes precisely 0-1% battery overnight. So leaving it on overnight will not be as bad as before. GSMarena showed that current software on S6 may have bad standby, I am hoping either 1) my tips above would fix it; or 2) sammy will push out a 0-day software upgrade to fix it.
    Lollipop update seems to be all over the place for battery life, especially on samsung phones. It was not received very well on S5 and there are many unhappy S5 owners after that, especially on verizon. I guess samsung needs to push 5.02 or 5.1 out to fix it for S5. Good that your Note 3 is not such case. It seems Lollipop's impact on battery varies quite a bit with version, device. I hope google sorts it out with 5.1x and later.
    03-19-2015 08:56 AM
  7. Coney718's Avatar
    Nice review. He had great things to say about the camera which makes me very happy. Easily the best camera Samsung has put in a phone to date. Not worried about battery life. My wife S5 lasts a full day. If the S6 is anywhere close to that I'll be satisfied. I have no problem charging my phone every night. Its become routine for me no matter what phone I have.
    03-19-2015 09:16 AM
  8. Cobravision's Avatar
    I never installed the Lollipop upgrade on my S5 because I didn't have enough free storage. Kind of glad I didn't, and with the S6 Edge around the corner, I'll just ignore the nag screens.

    I'm expecting the S6 to dip a bit below the S5 in battery endurance, but not drastically so. With wireless charging, I will be able to top off throughout the day more easily. Right now, I have to open the flap to charge the phone and untether it when I get a call or step away from my desk. It's hassle enough that I often neglect to charge it throughout the day. My only concern is those times when I'm out and about all day snapping pictures and such -- that's when the spare battery really came in handy. I have a couple of portable chargers, but they're 10K mAh and kind of huge. I'll likely invest in something smaller and more portable for day trips.

    The bottom line is, don't buy the S6 if your primary concern is battery life. At the same time, if the initial reviews are representative, it doesn't look like any of the Snapdragon 810 based phones (basically from LG, HTC, and eventually Sony) are going to have really good battery -- like the S6, they're going to be a step back from the previous generation. And that's without an increase in screen resolution.
    03-19-2015 09:39 AM
  9. clevin's Avatar
    Lollipop update seems to be all over the place for battery life, especially on samsung phones. It was not received very well on S5 and there are many unhappy S5 owners after that, especially on verizon. I guess samsung needs to push 5.02 or 5.1 out to fix it for S5. Good that your Note 3 is not such case. It seems Lollipop's impact on battery varies quite a bit with version, device. I hope google sorts it out with 5.1x and later.
    Google's major update messes up system like all the time. People really should at least wipe the cache and reboot a few times, if not outright hard reset it.
    03-19-2015 09:49 AM
  10. clevin's Avatar
    if the initial reviews are representative, it doesn't look like any of the Snapdragon 810 based phones (basically from LG, HTC, and eventually Sony) are going to have really good battery -- like the S6, they're going to be a step back from the previous generation. And that's without an increase in screen resolution.
    i think s6 has exynos octa 14nm 8-cores.... lol... lot of cores.
    03-19-2015 09:51 AM
  11. smoledman's Avatar
    Good enough for me.
    Until Apple comes up with an iPhone that can get a solid 2 days, this is a non-issue. For now all of them only get the 1 day of use.
    03-19-2015 10:58 PM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    In the Frandroid review thread, screen ontime of up to 7 hours were reported and claims by Samsung rep of 17 to 19 hours of normal use. Take it with a grain of salt but those numbers sound pretty good.
    03-20-2015 01:32 AM
  13. chezm's Avatar
    Until Apple comes up with an iPhone that can get a solid 2 days, this is a non-issue. For now all of them only get the 1 day of use.
    Its hard to believe considering Apples fixation on super thin/sleek design over longevity/consumption.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-20-2015 06:26 AM
  14. ibcop's Avatar
    ........Take it with a grain of salt but those numbers sound pretty good.
    Exactly - anything can sound good or look good on paper. The end user has the final say.
    03-20-2015 06:30 AM
  15. Inders99's Avatar
    Exactly - anything can sound good or look good on paper. The end user has the final say.
    Real world testing will be the ultimate review. As long as I get the day out of it I'm good to go, I have no intention trekking across the Congo watching vids, listening to 20,000 songs, and playing games (I'm miss the experience anyway if I did that).
    03-20-2015 06:54 AM
  16. ibcop's Avatar
    Real world testing will be the ultimate review. As long as I get the day out of it I'm good to go, I have no intention trekking across the Congo watching vids, listening to 20,000 songs, and playing games (I'm miss the experience anyway if I did that).
    Trekking across the Congo watching vids.....
    03-20-2015 07:56 AM
  17. DrAkO82's Avatar
    See one s6 edge on demo at Wal Mart. 32gb and system memory use around 15gb...


    Envoyé de mon iPhone en utilisant Tapatalk
    03-20-2015 08:13 AM
  18. Alex_NJ's Avatar
    See one s6 edge on demo at Wal Mart. 32gb and system memory use around 15gb...


    Envoyé de mon iPhone en utilisant Tapatalk
    lol ok
    03-20-2015 08:20 AM
  19. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    See one s6 edge on demo at Wal Mart. 32gb and system memory use around 15gb...


    Envoyé de mon iPhone en utilisant Tapatalk
    lol ok
    A guy at NCIX told me that his unit came with 24GB out of 32GB free out of the box. I think I'll take his word instead.
    03-20-2015 08:37 AM
  20. DrAkO82's Avatar
    I think this because it's a demo unit in stores.
    03-20-2015 09:31 AM
  21. chezm's Avatar
    But you shouldn't have to cripple a device in order to get a days worth of battery life. At least I refuse to do so.
    I agree with this statement, but for me and the way i look at it...not many phones will exceed the battery consumption of the S6. Again, this is coming from a Nexus 5 user and a user of battery poor phones for all of existence since the iPhone 3G. I've never had a great battery phone, so utilizing and making adjustments is just common with me. Whether that bad or wrong is another story. Like many have stated, if you're looking for a smartphone that has quad HD, will allow more than 1 day of battery life and a removable battery/sd is required, S6 is definitely not for you.
    03-20-2015 09:41 AM
  22. jcp007's Avatar
    I agree with this statement, but for me and the way i look at it...not many phones will exceed the battery consumption of the S6. Again, this is coming from a Nexus 5 user and a user of battery poor phones for all of existence since the iPhone 3G. I've never had a great battery phone, so utilizing and making adjustments is just common with me. Whether that bad or wrong is another story. Like many have stated, if you're looking for a smartphone that has quad HD, will allow more than 1 day of battery life and a removable battery/sd is required, S6 is definitely not for you.
    Here is may take. Goodbye swappable battery and expandable storage.

    1) Swappable Battery

    A smaller battery is powering a more energy efficient screen and processor. QHD screen and 30%+ more energy efficient, more powerful processor. It appears from the most recent reviews, it appears comparable to it's bigger brother powering a less energy efficient slower device with a lower resolution screen and fewer goodies. With comparable performance, we have rapid charging and wireless charging. There are also power banks and other portable charging options. I have never seen battery being swapped ever. Not in a mall, hotel or airport.

    2) Expandable Storage

    With a smaller TouchWiz and less Samsung bloat ware, there should be more useable storage in years past that 32GB should be fine and 64GB is even better. I haven't saved anything on my SD card in so long that I haven't missed on a 16GB device with more bloat and a heavier TouchWiz footprint. Cloud storage, data streaming, and external hard drives offer great alternatives to off load the pictures, videos, songs and files that haven't seen the light of day in years. No more digital pack rats.

    If the trend toward less bloat and lighter TouchWiz as well as increasing base storage base levels and more,efficient and powerful processors and higher resolution screens continues, these two design choices will no longer be missed.
    03-20-2015 05:37 PM
  23. t11rmh's Avatar
    You won't miss those design choices. Others will. Don't post like you're speaking for everybody.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    03-20-2015 06:25 PM
  24. jcp007's Avatar
    You won't miss those design choices. Others will. Don't post like you're speaking for everybody.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Not making any demonstrable statements. Just my humble opinion only. We should all feel free to express our opinions. There is no blanket statement or opinion that covers everyone. If you have read any my posts, I have encouraged diversity of opinion and tolerance so that great discussions occur.
    03-20-2015 06:36 PM
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