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  1. John Kar's Avatar
    With the M9 review embargo lifted, we are seeing the true battery life results of this device.

    Here are three results from GSMArena:

    The S6 will have the best battery life of all flagships this year, so stop complaining-gsmarena_001.jpg
    The S6 will have the best battery life of all flagships this year, so stop complaining-gsmarena_001.jpg
    The S6 will have the best battery life of all flagships this year, so stop complaining-gsmarena_001.jpg

    The only area where the S6 falls behind is the talk-time, but no one cares about that. Who still uses their phone to make calls? It's all texting these days.
    Considering the G Flex 2 had a 3000 mAH battery and the M9 had a 2840 mAH battery, it is unlikely that other flagships using the 810 will beat the S5 in battery life.
    Yes, the S6 battery is slightly worse than the S5, but it will still have the best battery life.
    03-22-2015 10:10 PM
  2. Jdroids's Avatar
    Anandtech result shows how much hit it took from M8.

    AnandTech | The HTC One M9 Review: Part 1

    I think S6 will increase lead further once Samsung puts out finalized firmware for S6 along with carrier optimized radios. M9 results are from latest update.
    03-22-2015 10:17 PM
  3. John Kar's Avatar
    Anandtech result shows how much hit it took from M8.

    AnandTech | The HTC One M9 Review: Part 1

    I think S6 will increase lead further once Samsung puts out finalized firmware for S6 along with carrier optimized radios. M9 results are from latest update.
    Samsung promised 11 hours web-browsing, so they might be able to get there with final software update, but I'm not holding my breath.
    I shall wait for the S7/S7 Edge.
    03-22-2015 10:34 PM
  4. jcp007's Avatar
    Samsung promised 11 hours web-browsing, so they might be able to get there with final software update, but I'm not holding my breath.
    I shall wait for the S7/S7 Edge.
    Appreciate your enthusiasm but you are going to get some strong feedback and opinions. I'll have to check out the GSMArena and Anandtech review. AA and PhoneArena also gave the M9 a good review but they felt HTC fell down on display, camera, possibly the processor due to noticeable but not burning hot heat issues as well as the battery life.
    03-22-2015 10:44 PM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    With the M9 review embargo lifted, we are seeing the true battery life results of this device.

    Here are three results from GSMArena:

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    The only area where the S6 falls behind is the talk-time, but no one cares about that. Who still uses their phone to make calls? It's all texting these days.
    Considering the G Flex 2 had a 3000 mAH battery and the M9 had a 2840 mAH battery, it is unlikely that other flagships using the 810 will beat the S5 in battery life.
    Yes, the S6 battery is slightly worse than the S5, but it will still have the best battery life.
    Should these results prove consistent among more,reviews I will be happy with the battery life given the improved performance and functionality of the GS6 over the GS5 and other GS6 competition.
    03-22-2015 10:47 PM
  6. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    At the end of the day, all those scores show at least a day of full use, and everyone will be charging their phones at the end of the day, everyone should be happy with their battery no matter which of those phones they choose
    03-22-2015 11:57 PM
  7. bmanzella527's Avatar
    They rated the s5 at 72hrs.... So it did take a hit
    03-23-2015 12:01 AM
  8. John Kar's Avatar
    They rated the s5 at 72hrs.... So it did take a hit
    Yes, but that could be fixed with final software (Notably optimizing carrier radios. The 3G talk-time seems too low.)
    03-23-2015 12:06 AM
  9. bmanzella527's Avatar
    Yes, but that could be fixed with final software (Notably optimizing carrier radios. The 3G talk-time seems too low.)
    Don't think it will be that dramatic of a difference with a software difference
    03-23-2015 01:13 AM
  10. John Kar's Avatar
    OH ****!!! I'M A BELIEVER

    "Every Galaxy S6 review out there right now is based on Korean variants of the phone. They don't have the right modem in that device."

    https://twitter.com/RDR0b11/status/579807389840338944

    Samsung's modems are inferior to Qualcomm's in non-Korean areas, so they are using Qualcomm's modem for every region except Korea.
    Right now, reviewers have the Korean version with the Samsung modem.
    Yes, I am 99% sure than the S6's battery life will improve massively in the final version.
    chezm, lindseybp, 20blks and 1 others like this.
    03-23-2015 02:42 AM
  11. Climb14er's Avatar

    The only area where the S6 falls behind is the talk-time, but no one cares about that. Who still uses their phone to make calls? It's all texting these days.
    My business lines, all run through Ooma are ALL forwarded to my smartphone!

    Some of us folks who've had cell phones for many years still use our phones... as phones, in addition to texting, emailing, browsing, etc.
    Gray Area likes this.
    03-23-2015 05:02 AM
  12. quantumphysics's Avatar
    "OH ****!!! I'M A BELIEVER

    "Every Galaxy S6 review out there right now is based on Korean variants of the phone. They don't have the right modem in that device."



    Samsung's modems are inferior to Qualcomm's in non-Korean areas, so they are using Qualcomm's modem for every region except Korea.
    Right now, reviewers have the Korean version with the Samsung modem.
    Yes, I am 99% sure than the S6's battery life will improve massively in the final version."

    Not sure how that follows. unless of course you are being sarcastic
    03-23-2015 05:21 AM
  13. clevin's Avatar
    To be fair, the ratings are close and the year is only 3 months in. But it is indeed a year all flagships so far are faltering in the battery department.

    I still think s6 has bad standby battery and can be improved by some update. HTC seems to be partly falling victim of Qualcomm, still, hard to understand how they can shove a bigger battery in there and get a worse performance out of it.

    G4 is a month away, so comparing to G flex 2 may be meaningless.
    03-23-2015 05:32 AM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    To be fair, the ratings are close and the year is only 3 months in. But it is indeed a year all flagships so far are faltering in the battery department.

    I still think s6 has bad standby battery and can be improved by some update. HTC seems to be partly falling victim of Qualcomm, still, hard to understand how they can shove a bigger battery in there and get a worse performance out of it.

    G4 is a month away, so comparing to G flex 2 may be meaningless.
    Not only a notable but not uncomfortable heating issue. I too was surprised by the battery performance making the device almost 10mm thick. Chipset could also be a factor.
    03-23-2015 06:00 AM
  15. Inders99's Avatar
    The only area where the S6 falls behind is the talk-time, but no one cares about that. Who still uses their phone to make calls? It's all texting these days.
    Huh? My phone is my business line and portal to most things business related, it's not a gaming, video, Facebook, fun device, it's an anchor and misery. I'm on my phone for hours each day hammering out contract details, negotiating, selling, ordering, etc...very much still a phone to some of us with other stuff thrown in.

    Most of my friends/peers use them the same way in business.
    Gray Area, linebusy and chevyman29 like this.
    03-23-2015 07:36 AM
  16. DeniseFigueiredo's Avatar
    At least there's positive news we hear after so much whining about the non-removable battery stuff.
    03-23-2015 07:54 AM
  17. Shepx13's Avatar
    How about small minded people stop telling others what to complain about? Do you know everyone's usage needs? No. So quit it already.

    Battery life should be fine for me, but not my wife. She's a business professional who goes through 2-3 batteries a day on her Galaxy s4. She can't just plug it in to charge whenever it gets low, all the time. Sometimes, sure, but not at will.

    Again, please stop telling others what they need to do. It's completely selfish and small minded.
    KJ78 and Gray Area like this.
    03-23-2015 07:57 AM
  18. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Stop complaining about people complaining.
    03-23-2015 08:14 AM
  19. Jdroids's Avatar
    OH ****!!! I'M A BELIEVER

    "Every Galaxy S6 review out there right now is based on Korean variants of the phone. They don't have the right modem in that device."

    https://twitter.com/RDR0b11/status/579807389840338944

    Samsung's modems are inferior to Qualcomm's in non-Korean areas, so they are using Qualcomm's modem for every region except Korea.
    Right now, reviewers have the Korean version with the Samsung modem.
    Yes, I am 99% sure than the S6's battery life will improve massively in the final version.
    If this is true, we can surely expect some improvement in stand by, talk time.
    03-23-2015 08:57 AM
  20. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Is there any real reason to complain about this phone unless you have to have removable storage? They just posted on this site that you can remove bloat from the S6, including their own apps like S Health and S Voice.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-23-2015 09:20 AM
  21. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    I actually think the opposite. The title should be changed from "will have" to "has", because you are comparing to phones that are already released or are being released in the next couple weeks. A year is a long time in the Android world. There will most definitely be flagships that pack in much bigger batteries and have better battery life. Look at last years Droid Turbo or the Z3 for example. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if battery life isn't one of the things that other flagships look to attack the most this year, because it is the easiest to beat. Samsung has a better screen, chip, etc than any other phone will probably be able to put in their device this year. A battery is a battery. Flagships coming later this year's main tagline will be "lasts XXX longer than the Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6" because that's really the only area that they can compete with the S6 with this year.
    unashamedgeek likes this.
    03-23-2015 09:52 AM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    In my opinion a 2 hour difference is pretty much the same life for most people .. I mean it technically got it but .. If it got 10 hours more or something then I would be "wowd" but .. 2 hours is meh.
    03-23-2015 09:53 AM
  23. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    I actually think the opposite. The title should be changed from "will have" to "has", because you are comparing to phones that are already released or are being released in the next couple weeks. A year is a long time in the Android world. There will most definitely be flagships that pack in much bigger batteries and have better battery life. Look at last years Droid Turbo or the Z3 for example. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if battery life isn't one of the things that other flagships look to attack the most this year, because it is the easiest to beat. Samsung has a better screen, chip, etc than any other phone will probably be able to put in their device this year. A battery is a battery. Flagships coming later this year's main tagline will be "lasts XXX longer than the Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6" because that's really the only area that they can compete with the S6 with this year.
    I agree with this and I'd bet that the Z4 will have impressive battery life. I wish that device had been announced at MWC as well so I could be looking at 3 devices right now, but so be it and I choose not to wait, so the S6 it is.
    03-23-2015 09:59 AM
  24. Jdroids's Avatar
    I agree with this and I'd bet that the Z4 will have impressive battery life.
    If Z4 comes with S810 + QHD LCD combo, I'm not so sure about that.
    03-23-2015 10:16 AM
  25. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    If Z4 comes with S810 + QHD LCD combo, I'm not so sure about that.
    I'm still pretty sure. Even if it isn't as efficient as a set up, the Z3 had a 3100 mAh battery and I could see them still going bigger this year. Samsung is one of the first to actually go with a smaller battery compared to a previous model.
    03-23-2015 10:20 AM
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