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  1. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Let's take all the poor reviews with a grain of salt.
    03-29-2015 05:22 PM
  2. warpdrive's Avatar
    My problem with the screen shots is that it is with ultra light use. With nothing but Google/Android services at the top, the person didn't even go online or do anything. His 5 hours of screen on time and 23 hours of battery life is with him just tinkering and setting up the device. It doesn't represent anyone who would use their device for Web, media, phone calls, text and social media.

    In other words, he tinkered with it and that's all. If he did anything with the phone it would be listed at the top. Sorry, but nothing is there.

    On my m8 with just ultra tiny use I get 40+ hours vs his 24.



    Again, if he used his phone instead of just tinkering, then he would have something like this at the top...





    My pics are with heavy use due to 2 1/2 hours of gaming and some posting here.
    Big huge difference in usage. Let him use the device even with just social media and it will be a world of difference.
    Guess you didn't like the screen shots, then. They don't happen to suit your argument so you ignore them. Makes perfect sense.

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    03-29-2015 05:35 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    My problem with the screen shots is that it is with ultra light use. With nothing but Google/Android services at the top, the person didn't even go online or do anything. His 5 hours of screen on time and 23 hours of battery life is with him just tinkering and setting up the device. It doesn't represent anyone who would use their device for Web, media, phone calls, text and social media.

    In other words, he tinkered with it and that's all. If he did anything with the phone it would be listed at the top. Sorry, but nothing is there.

    On my m8 with just ultra tiny use I get 40+ hours vs his 24.

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...eace4b6ce7.jpg

    Again, if he used his phone instead of just tinkering, then he would have something like this at the top...

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...a7c327cacd.jpg

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...20079cf9da.jpg

    My pics are with heavy use due to 2 1/2 hours of gaming and some posting here.
    Big huge difference in usage. Let him use the device even with just social media and it will be a world of difference.
    Everybody has different usage and load profiles and preferences. There isn't going to be a battery review that satisfies everyone. Let's look at it this way. I know that it is a big assumption but assume 55 million units are sold. Juxtapose that against the handful worried about battery life. Not trying to marginalize any views but we are never going to agree on this topic. Even if only a million units are sold, the percentage worried about battery life is still going to infinitesimally small. The overall performance, features and design choice (the big picture) should be what drives the decision. If it's such a concern, then you are probably going to pass on the GS6 but you haven't come to terms with your disappointment of your expectations not being met by such a highly anticipated device. That's totally fine. There are so many other great things to discuss and share knowledge on. If you want to keep up,with the circular firing squad, start another thread and have at it.
    03-29-2015 05:46 PM
  4. warpdrive's Avatar
    Everybody has different usage and load profiles and preferences. There isn't going to be a battery review that satisfies everyone. Let's look at it this way. I know that it is a big assumption but assume 55 million units are sold. Juxtapose that against the handful worried about battery life. Not trying to marginalize any views but we are never going to agree on this topic. Even if only a million units are sold, the percentage worried about battery life is still going to infinitesimally small. The overall performance, features and design choice (the big picture) should be what drives the decision. If it's such a concern, then you are probably going to pass on the GS6 but you haven't come to terms with your disappointment of your expectations not bing met by such a highly anticipated device. That's totally fine. There are so many other great things to discuss and share knowledge on. If you want to keep up,with the circular firing squad, start another thread and have at it.
    I'll put it in plain English for you.
    The original pictures was not based on phone usage. It was not a battery test. It had nothing to do with anything helpful on this subject.

    Put your pom poms away for just a moment.

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    03-29-2015 05:52 PM
  5. atakin77's Avatar
    Everybody has different usage and load profiles and preferences. There isn't going to be a battery review that satisfies everyone. Let's look at it this way. I know that it is a big assumption but assume 55 million units are sold. Juxtapose that against the handful worried about battery life. Not trying to marginalize any views but we are never going to agree on this topic. Even if only a million units are sold, the percentage worried about battery life is still going to infinitesimally small. The overall performance, features and design choice (the big picture) should be what drives the decision. If it's such a concern, then you are probably going to pass on the GS6 but you haven't come to terms with your disappointment of your expectations not being met by such a highly anticipated device. That's totally fine. There are so many other great things to discuss and share knowledge on. If you want to keep up,with the circular firing squad, start another thread and have at it.
    This thread was started to discuss concerns with the S6, reviews, and potential impact to ones decision to purchase the phone. The OP specifically highlighted battery concerns in the last 24 hours based on the ongoing android central testing for their review. Why should another be started when this one was started for that exact purpose?
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    03-29-2015 05:54 PM
  6. Adranalyne's Avatar
    My problem with the screen shots is that it is with ultra light use. With nothing but Google/Android services at the top, the person didn't even go online or do anything. His 5 hours of screen on time and 23 hours of battery life is with him just tinkering and setting up the device. It doesn't represent anyone who would use their device for Web, media, phone calls, text and social media.

    In other words, he tinkered with it and that's all. If he did anything with the phone it would be listed at the top. Sorry, but nothing is there.

    On my m8 with just ultra tiny use I get 40+ hours vs his 24.

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...eace4b6ce7.jpg

    Again, if he used his phone instead of just tinkering, then he would have something like this at the top...

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...a7c327cacd.jpg

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...20079cf9da.jpg

    My pics are with heavy use due to 2 1/2 hours of gaming and some posting here.
    Big huge difference in usage. Let him use the device even with just social media and it will be a world of difference.
    You have zero idea how much he used the device. I've been on the Android Central app responding and reading for hours today on my Nexus 6. It's all the way at the bottom of my battery chart with 2%. You're way too worked up about this and you're not going to agree with anything that doesn't suit your narrative. If you don't want this phone because of the battery, don't buy it. Get an M9. Wait for the G4.

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    03-29-2015 06:00 PM
  7. jojen's Avatar
    They did a good job with both hardware and software so far on this phone, let's cross our fingers that final production shows that they didn't overlook battery life. I'm hoping they manage to achieve above average but with a display that powerful I'm not confident
    03-29-2015 06:01 PM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    This thread was started to discuss concerns with the S6, reviews, and potential impact to ones decision to purchase the phone. The OP specifically highlighted battery concerns in the last 24 hours based on the ongoing android central testing for their review. Why should another be started when this one was started for that exact purpose?
    Battery life is just one component of the decision and one that has gained traction by the same arguments resulting in no resolution and where no agreement will be reached, thus the circular firing squad. Why are we discussing concerns over different features and functionality. I guarantee if you look at the deivce, there's a whole more to talk about than something that is sealed inside. It has garnered a disproportionate share of the discussion relative to other concerns.
    03-29-2015 06:06 PM
  9. warpdrive's Avatar
    You have zero idea how much he used the device. I've been on the Android Central app responding and reading for hours today on my Nexus 6. It's all the way at the bottom of my battery chart with 2%. You're way too worked up about this and you're not going to agree with anything that doesn't suit your narrative. If you don't want this phone because of the battery, don't buy it. Get an M9. Wait for the G4.

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    The AC app is extremely efficient and uses almost no battery. Look at my pics, it uses less then SwiftKey and that's saying allot.

    Sorry, but you didn't make your point. If the user used Internet, took pics/videos, did anything but tinkering, it would be listed.

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    03-29-2015 06:07 PM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    I'll put it in plain English for you.
    The original pictures was not based on phone usage. It was not a battery test. It had nothing to do with anything helpful on this subject.

    Put your pom poms away for just a moment.

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    Why is there so much intolerance for passionate opinions? Last time I checked , free speech is a freedom shared by all. I may be over exuberant at times and for that I apologize but I do not appreciate having to defend myself and the replies that show such a lack of respect and manners when I have shown respect and tolerance for your posts and only offered my opinion. How dare you respond with such sarcasm.
    03-29-2015 06:11 PM
  11. warpdrive's Avatar
    Battery life is just one component of the decision and one that has gained traction by the same arguments resulting in no resolution and where no agreement will be reached, thus the circular firing squad. Why are we discussing concerns over different features and functionality. I guarantee if you look at the deivce, there's a whole more to talk about than something that is sealed inside. It has garnered a disproportionate share of the discussion relative to other concerns.
    Battery life is one of the major concerns and was brought up by the original poster. It is the main subject of this thread. If you don't like this thread, then skip it.

    Just do everyone a favor and put the pom poms away already.

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    03-29-2015 06:11 PM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    Battery life is one of the major concerns and was brought up by the original poster. It is the main subject of this thread. If you don't like this thread, then skip it.

    Just do everyone a favor and put the pom poms away already.

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    Likewise, keep your sarcasm to yourself.
    03-29-2015 06:17 PM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    Battery life is one of the major concerns and was brought up by the original poster. It is the main subject of this thread. If you don't like this thread, then skip it.

    Just do everyone a favor and put the pom poms away already.

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    Please take your advice and skip,over my posts. Add me to your ignore,list and you won't have to even see them.
    03-29-2015 06:20 PM
  14. Alex_NJ's Avatar
    Daaaamnn, I was just about to settle on getting the S6 despite the battery problems, and then the Vodafone website went down for maintenance so I lost my cashback deal.

    Going to have to wait for a deal to come around again
    03-29-2015 06:21 PM
  15. warpdrive's Avatar
    Why is there so much intolerance for passionate opinions? Last time I checked , free speech is a freedom shared by all. I may be over exuberant at times and for that I apologize but I do not appreciate having to defend myself and the replies that show such a lack of respect and manners when I have shown respect and tolerance for your posts and only offered my opinion. How dare you respond with such sarcasm.
    Because you have forced others to explain themselves as to why they might not get this device instead of accepting their opinion.

    Telling them to adapt and embrace change is not helpful when it won't solve their problems.

    I'm glad that you are getting this device, and I may in the end get it too. But you are not adding anything of value to this thread and are just cheer leading for the sake of doing so.

    I've held my tongue for weeks now with all of your antics. If you don't like hearing talk about battery life, please step aside.

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    03-29-2015 06:21 PM
  16. Adranalyne's Avatar
    The AC app is extremely efficient and uses almost no battery. Look at my pics, it uses less then SwiftKey and that's saying allot.

    Sorry, but you didn't make your point. If the user used Internet, took pics/videos, did anything but tinkering, it would be listed.

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    It does with multiple hours of usage alongside the fact that I haven't used much else today on my device. You're really stuck on this battery thing. It was never going to be some awesome performer with the battery size choice. It is, however, going to be enough to get most people through an entire day. The fact you're arguing about battery life sucking when you've got one reference and that person is in contradiction to most other reviews is amusing. Keep it up, though. It'll be even more amusing when more screens come out that prove you wrong even further.

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    03-29-2015 06:29 PM
  17. jcp007's Avatar
    It does with multiple hours of usage alongside the fact that I haven't used much else today on my device. You're really stuck on this battery thing. It was never going to be some awesome performer with the battery size choice. It is, however, going to be enough to get most people through an entire day. The fact you're arguing about battery life sucking when you've got one reference and that person is in contradiction to most other reviews is amusing. Keep it up, though. It'll be even more amusing when more screens come out that prove you wrong even further.

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    Lag and speed are two issues that the OP brought up and would add just as much value to the thread topic as it does not read ...Anyone Undecided about thenS6/is battery life a deal breaker for you...performance and speed are also great topics to explore and would get us out of the circular firing squad.
    03-29-2015 06:35 PM
  18. warpdrive's Avatar
    It does with multiple hours of usage alongside the fact that I haven't used much else today on my device. You're really stuck on this battery thing. It was never going to be some awesome performer with the battery size choice. It is, however, going to be enough to get most people through an entire day. The fact you're arguing about battery life sucking when you've got one reference and that person is in contradiction to most other reviews is amusing. Keep it up, though. It'll be even more amusing when more screens come out that prove you wrong even further.

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    I have to admit that I somewhat agree with you. I am getting worked up about this, but with good reason.

    I too questioned Andrew's thoughts on this and while it shouldn't be taken as gospel, it should be looked into. Most previews so far are just benchmarks. Most are not usage. Since he compares the S6 to the moto X 14, there is concerns about battery life that should be looked more into.

    For most it will be fine. But many reviewers already state that they have to put it on the charger before going home or going to bed. This doesn't sound like the S4 that I just sold or my m8. I'm seeing about 25% less battery life then the S4, about 50% less than my m8. This isn't good no matter how many ways you can charge the device.

    will it be great for most? If you're a light user or a wall hugger, sure. But if you need a phone that has some life in it, so far this might not be it.

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    03-29-2015 06:44 PM
  19. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Battery life is the big topic because it is no longer a simple battery swap.
    Battery life is a big topic because all the bells and whistles don't work when the battery goes dead.
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    03-29-2015 06:48 PM
  20. jcp007's Avatar
    It does with multiple hours of usage alongside the fact that I haven't used much else today on my device. You're really stuck on this battery thing. It was never going to be some awesome performer with the battery size choice. It is, however, going to be enough to get most people through an entire day. The fact you're arguing about battery life sucking when you've got one reference and that person is in contradiction to most other reviews is amusing. Keep it up, though. It'll be even more amusing when more screens come out that prove you wrong even further.

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    At the end of the day, the GS6 provides performance and speed with, by most accounts, a decent battery. I share the concerns with the OP but I'd rather have a fast performing device with a good battery than an expensive brick with a huge battery. You've got charging options to keep,the beast going. Really like what Samsung has done with optimizing a device with a better display and faster chipset which would normally need a much larger battery.
    03-29-2015 06:52 PM
  21. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Because you have forced others to explain themselves as to why they might not get this device instead of accepting their opinion.

    Telling them to adapt and embrace change is not helpful when it won't solve their problems.

    I'm glad that you are getting this device, and I may in the end get it too. But you are not adding anything of value to this thread and are just cheer leading for the sake of doing so.

    I've held my tongue for weeks now with all of your antics. If you don't like hearing talk about battery life, please step aside.

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    Also, 'you need to take all the bad reviews of battery life with a grain of salt. Then you will be truly embracing this wonderful new future of phones.
    03-29-2015 06:55 PM
  22. drone3's Avatar
    Battery life is the big topic because it is no longer a simple battery swap.
    Battery life is a big topic because all the bells and whistles don't work when the battery goes dead.
    Battery life is an issue because nobody wants to worry about their phone dying. Phones have become a big part of our lives , communication, information, navigation, entertainment, its all through that little computer in our pocket. Kind of makes you think If the S6 was a little thicker with a bigger battery, everyone would be super happy, but I guess there would be less incentive to upgrade to the S7.

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    03-29-2015 07:00 PM
  23. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Battery life is an issue because nobody wants to worry about their phone dying. Phones have become a big part of our lives , communication, information, navigation, entertainment, its all through that little computer in our pocket. Kind of makes you think If the S6 was a little thicker with a bigger battery, everyone would be super happy, but I guess there would be less incentive to upgrade to the S7.

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    That's exactly it.
    Incremental upgrades keeps them coming back for the next best thing.
    03-29-2015 07:06 PM
  24. jcp007's Avatar
    Battery life is an issue because nobody wants to worry about their phone dying. Phones have become a big part of our lives , communication, information, navigation, entertainment, its all through that little computer in our pocket. Kind of makes you think If the S6 was a little thicker with a bigger battery, everyone would be super happy, but I guess there would be less incentive to upgrade to the S7.

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    There are charging options so,it's a bit disingenuous to make the argument that performance and speed,don't matter. There's ups mode. Power bank. Wireless charging stations car chargers. Be real. If you're buying a battery with a smartphone attached, that's one expensive battery. While I greatly respect the Q&A sticky thread op, his word is not gospel either. Sorry AC.
    03-29-2015 07:07 PM
  25. Adranalyne's Avatar
    I have to admit that I somewhat agree with you. I am getting worked up about this, but with good reason.

    I too questioned Andrew's thoughts on this and while it shouldn't be taken as gospel, it should be looked into. Most previews so far are just benchmarks. Most are not usage. Since he compares the S6 to the moto X 14, there is concerns about battery life that should be looked more into.

    For most it will be fine. But many reviewers already state that they have to put it on the charger before going home or going to bed. This doesn't sound like the S4 that I just sold or my m8. I'm seeing about 25% less battery life then the S4, about 50% less than my m8. This isn't good no matter how many ways you can charge the device.

    will it be great for most? If you're a light user or a wall hugger, sure. But if you need a phone that has some life in it, so far this might not be it.

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    There is absolutely no way it's worse than the S4 and only half of the M8. No way. I'll guarantee that right now.

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    03-29-2015 07:08 PM
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