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  1. neo905's Avatar
    For what it's worth... I just got back from BestBuy and was testing both the standard and edge S6. The regular S6 had been unplugged for 4 hours and had a screen on time of 1:40 and still had 75% battery on it. That's putting it around 6-7 hours of screen on time if that held up.
    I made sure it had not been plugged in and checked all the battery stats and was pleasantly surprised.
    FYI - The Samsung rep told me Samsung directly told him to expect 17-19 hours of standard daily use. Obviously usage time depends on the user but all the evidence I've seen points to a very respectable to possibly great batter life. Finger crossed!
    I've never had a Samsung phone so hopefully someone else can answer it. I've never found battery life to be linear. Meaning, if I got 12 hours battery life including 3 hours on screen time and the battery was at 50% I wouldnt expect another 12 hours with 3 hours being on-screen time for a total of 24 hours with 6 hours on screen time. I find battery life is better at the beginning of the charge and slopes down after that. Would that be the case for the S6.

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    03-20-2015 02:17 PM
  2. clevin's Avatar
    I've never had a Samsung phone so hopefully someone else can answer it. I've never found battery life to be linear. Meaning, if I got 12 hours battery life including 3 hours on screen time and the battery was at 50% I would expect another 12 hours with 3 hours being on-screen time for a total of 24 hours with 6 hours on screen time. I find battery life is better at the beginning of the charge and slopes down after that. Would that be the case for the S6.

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    System tries its best to produce a linear calibration curve. But the battery percentage report is never accurate.

    In the beginning, with new battery, the linearity is better, it's gets worse with battery degradation over time.

    So yes, at least in the beginning, it would be good.

    @T-Mobile GN3
    03-20-2015 04:40 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    Immediately after the MWC, battery result estimates were all over the place. Now almost three weeks, it would appear that we are starting to devices with updated firmware and more consistent battery results. A point to keep in mind that we are hearing that we should be able to get a good days use out of this device with a more energy efficient QHD display and 30%+ more efficient faster chipset as well as a boat load of other goodies powered by a smaller battery cranking enlightened power with up times comparable to it's bigger brother which was powering last years device with a less energy efficient and lower resolution screen as well as a less energy efficient and slower processor. In that context, comparable battery life is good enough. Let's put the battery issue to bed and look forward to more juicy issues so that can really get our arms wrapped around what could be the sexy beast of a smartphone for 2015.
    03-20-2015 05:00 PM
  4. BullGuard8's Avatar
    Samsung has to spoil it! they just can't make a perfect phone! now they up the specs but give us a tiny battery!
    03-21-2015 10:21 AM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    Samsung has to spoil it! they just can't make a perfect phone! now they up the specs but give us a tiny battery!
    That smaller battery by most recent accounts is doing as well as its bigger brother in the GS5. The GS6 as you are probably aware has a huger resolution and faster processor, both of which are more energy efficient than their predecessor. The smaller battery also benefits from a lighter UI. We are getting a lot even with a smaller battery.
    03-21-2015 10:52 AM
  6. tcdude's Avatar
    Not sure if anyone else on this thread mentioned this but I read the S6 has the ultra power saving mode feature from the S5 I use it pretty often and I think it may prove to be especially useful for the S6

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    03-21-2015 11:42 AM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    Not sure if anyone else on this thread mentioned this but I read the S6 has the ultra power saving mode feature from the S5 I use it pretty often and I think it may prove to be especially useful for the S6

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    It's definitely come up in the video reviews. That, rapid charging, power banks, and dual wireless charging make swappable batteries less necessary. Here's an analogy...heads up display versus analog display on your dash...while you may miss the aesthetics and presences..HUD also you to keep your eyes on the road. Granted, it is a problem if you smash the windshield but the transmitter would be in the top of the dash.
    03-21-2015 11:58 AM
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