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  1. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Who cares if the phone can charge quickly.
    Dumbest.
    Statement.
    Ever.
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    04-10-2015 08:46 AM
  2. Stwutter's Avatar
    Dumbest.
    Statement.
    Ever.
    Not.
    Necessarily.
    So.

    Ok, in itself, it's fairly banal as a comment, but fast charging has begun to become an excuse for not putting a decent battery in a phone. Maybe that was more the point?

    FC is great, but not at the expense of batteries being naff. Yes, you can get 50% out of a 50 min. charge (or whatever), or carry a charging pack, but mobile devices are mobile, and, as such should really give you at least 14-16 hours under average usage at least. What's annoying is that it can be done, and not just in big fat phones. The Xperia range does it, as does the Galaxy Note 4. Sammy just went OTT on design, and shaved so much off that there was almost no room left for a battery of any note. 1.5mm thicker or so, 3000+ mah battery, and no sticky-out camera lens... surely?
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    04-10-2015 10:22 AM
  3. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Not.
    Necessarily.
    So.

    Ok, in itself, it's fairly banal as a comment, but fast charging has begun to become an excuse for not putting a decent battery in a phone. Maybe that was more the point?

    FC is great, but not at the expense of batteries being naff. Yes, you can get 50% out of a 50 min. charge (or whatever), or carry a charging pack, but mobile devices are mobile, and, as such should really give you at least 14-16 hours under average usage at least. What's annoying is that it can be done, and not just in big fat phones. The Xperia range does it, as does the Galaxy Note 4. Sammy just went OTT on design, and shaved so much off that there was almost no room left for a battery of any note. 1.5mm thicker or so, 3000+ mah battery, and no sticky-out camera lens... surely?
    Maybe but it's still a dumb thing to say. Frankly, EVERYONE cares if a phone can charge quickly, no one's going to put up with plugging in an trickle-charging all the time.
    04-10-2015 10:26 AM
  4. Stwutter's Avatar
    Maybe but it's still a dumb thing to say. Frankly, EVERYONE cares if a phone can charge quickly, no one's going to put up with plugging in an trickle-charging all the time.
    As it was posted in an S6 post, I'm fairly sure it was genuine, 2015 fast-charging v 'Normal' charging of recent times. What you refer to is the old style of charging v USB via PC charging or similar. Personally, I'm happy with my Z3 charging in 2.5hrs overnight as opposed to half that or less like the S6 - but than, it won't die by 4pm, so it's of no concern anyway.
    04-10-2015 10:35 AM
  5. blessedred's Avatar
    Well I'm not to worried, I expect 4hrs onscreen time with any current phone and I'm ok with it for now. As a power user, I'm already pretty savvy with my battery, power saving techniques ( black wallpaper, using the mobile web for shopping sites and social media vs the apps which constantly pinging your battery randomly, turning off unnecessary syncing items, etc.. )

    I have a very good 2.0 amp 10000 milliamp hour battery bank that I carry with me, I have ordered two Wireless chargers, I have a 2.0 amp car charger and multiple wire chargers if need be.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Galaxy S5
    It has problems reaching 4 actually.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-10-2015 11:07 AM
  6. Coney718's Avatar
    Who cares if the phone can charge quickly. Standby and actually usage battery life is more important. So your phone can charge in a half hour but you are in the park and your phone is already dead with no wall sockets anywhere to plug it in. Thin and removable battery's are the worse for phones. I don't care if the phone is 1mm smaller. Give me a phone that can last the day.
    If you're out somewhere and the phone is going dead thats what the power saving options are for. Ultra power saving mode was made just for that specific reason. Also most people arent away from some type of power source for more than 12 hours straight. And to say who cares about quick charging is silly because if you're on the go alot you may only have 20-30 minutes to charge your phone. Just this past week alone the fast charging came in handy a few times.
    04-10-2015 11:33 AM
  7. dtblair24's Avatar
    Back when I was dumb I always thought battery life would be ridiculously good by now. Always envisioned by this year we would have 24 hour battery life with actual usage. But I understand battery tech is what it is.
    But I feel like manufacturers sort of gave up. Especially in favor of crazy screens and features that might hurt the battery a bit. Basically like "well, we sure as hell ain't getting anywhere with battery life but lets make sure these sons of b**ches charge fast and make it convenient with throwing both wireless charging standards in there"

    I have pretty much accepted long ago that I have to carry around a charger or battery pack. Make sure I have one at work and in every room, spare in the car.
    04-10-2015 11:49 AM
  8. GWaLL13's Avatar
    Back when I was dumb I always thought battery life would be ridiculously good by now. Always envisioned by this year we would have 24 hour battery life with actual usage. But I understand battery tech is what it is.
    But I feel like manufacturers sort of gave up. Especially in favor of crazy screens and features that might hurt the battery a bit. Basically like "well, we sure as hell ain't getting anywhere with battery life but lets make sure these sons of b**ches charge fast and make it convenient with throwing both wireless charging standards in there"

    I have pretty much accepted long ago that I have to carry around a charger or battery pack. Make sure I have one at work and in every room, spare in the car.
    It's a double edged sword. Sure they could potentially make a more powerful, longer lasting super battery that most users would love, however there they run the risk of the small percentage of cases where Murphy's law takes hold and you end up with a device that spontaneously combusts, and it comes with a stigma of being "that device" that starts fires because the battery is too powerful. I think they took the lesser of two evils approach and just went with the safer route, yeah users may have to throw it on a charger in the middle of the day but it's better than having a fire in your pocket.

    via the AC App on my S6 Edge
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    04-10-2015 12:04 PM
  9. Gray Area's Avatar
    Well battery life seems to be improving as the battery adjusts to use maybe? 4hrs on screen time and 50% battery left!!

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 (S is for Super) via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Early S6 users, how's your battery life?-183.jpg  
    04-10-2015 10:11 PM
  10. GWaLL13's Avatar
    Well battery life seems to be improving as the battery adjusts to use maybe? 4hrs on screen time and 50% battery left!!

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 (S is for Super) via the Android Central App
    Yeah it seems to be getting better for sure. It was at 100% at 10:30 AM and now at about 11:30 PM it's at about 25% with 4 hours screen on time.

    via the AC App on my S6 Edge
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    04-10-2015 10:22 PM
  11. markymark's Avatar
    Well battery life seems to be improving as the battery adjusts to use maybe? 4hrs on screen time and 50% battery left!!

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 (S is for Super) via the Android Central App
    Forgive me but I'm having a hard time guaging these battery stats. So you have used half the battery in 5 1/2 hours? Were you really on screen for 4 hrs? What are you guys doing that you are on screen for 4 hrs? My average screen on time is like an hour a day. How do you have time to spend 4 hrs a day on the phone? Maybe I'm just a light user.
    04-10-2015 10:33 PM
  12. edgefever's Avatar
    To much time hanging around this sight :sly:
    04-10-2015 10:50 PM
  13. Gray Area's Avatar
    Forgive me but I'm having a hard time guaging these battery stats. So you have used half the battery in 5 1/2 hours? Were you really on screen for 4 hrs? What are you guys doing that you are on screen for 4 hrs? My average screen on time is like an hour a day. How do you have time to spend 4 hrs a day on the phone? Maybe I'm just a light user.
    I'm a power user and this is a new phone. So it happens. But if you only use 1hr a day screen time this phone will probably last you 24hrs!

    Update on my stats.

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 (S is for Super) via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Early S6 users, how's your battery life?-187.jpg  
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    04-11-2015 04:39 AM
  14. aggie's Avatar
    I'm a power user and this is a new phone. So it happens. But if you only use 1hr a day screen time this phone will probably last you 24hrs!

    Update on my stats.

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 (S is for Super) via the Android Central App
    Pretty consistent with what I've been experiencing. Had mine since Monday. 4 hours SOT on first full charge. Has only improved since. Averaging 4 hr 51 min SOT now according to GSAM. I pulled 5 hours 20 min SOT today but forgot to screenshot before plugging up to pc to move some music over. That's up there near Note 4 territory with a smaller battery. I understand the TMO variant may have some software related issues that should be fixed but I'm not seeing how others are having an issue with the battery unless they are expecting it to be better than a Note 4 or 6 plus which is unrealistic.



    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
    Gray Area likes this.
    04-11-2015 04:53 AM
  15. clevin's Avatar
    Pretty consistent with what I've been experiencing. Had mine since Monday. 4 hours SOT on first full charge. Has only improved since. Averaging 4 hr 51 min SOT now according to GSAM. I pulled 5 hours 20 min SOT today but forgot to screenshot before plugging up to pc to move some music over. That's up there near Note 4 territory with a smaller battery. I understand the TMO variant may have some software related issues that should be fixed but I'm not seeing how others are having an issue with the battery unless they are expecting it to be better than a Note 4 or 6 plus which is unrealistic.

    https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04...74c5efdd92.jpghttps://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04...7428c514cb.jpg

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
    Does your gsam report sot match system report?
    04-11-2015 07:39 AM
  16. aggie's Avatar
    Does your gsam report sot match system report?
    Yea it's pretty close. Obviously GSAM is more detailed with regards to what is draining the battery but the SOT pretty much is consistent between the two

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
    04-11-2015 07:47 AM
  17. clevin's Avatar
    Yea it's pretty close. Obviously GSAM is more detailed with regards to what is draining the battery but the SOT pretty much is consistent between the two

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
    Thanks, the reason I asked is I have some weird weird with gsam on my note 3, it gives me 20% higher sot for some reason. I need to figure out which report is more accurate.
    04-11-2015 07:53 AM
  18. TheIowaKid's Avatar
    Pretty consistent with what I've been experiencing. Had mine since Monday. 4 hours SOT on first full charge. Has only improved since. Averaging 4 hr 51 min SOT now according to GSAM. I pulled 5 hours 20 min SOT today but forgot to screenshot before plugging up to pc to move some music over. That's up there near Note 4 territory with a smaller battery. I understand the TMO variant may have some software related issues that should be fixed but I'm not seeing how others are having an issue with the battery unless they are expecting it to be better than a Note 4 or 6 plus which is unrealistic.

    https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04...74c5efdd92.jpghttps://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04...7428c514cb.jpg

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
    Is there anything you did once you got the phone to help get this sort of battery life? Mine comes off the charger and immediately says approximately 10hrs left. Yours had that beat and you are hours into it already.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-11-2015 08:14 AM
  19. erasat's Avatar
    Is there anything you did once you got the phone to help get this sort of battery life? Mine comes off the charger and immediately says approximately 10hrs left. Yours had that beat and you are hours into it already.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I got mine yesterday at 9:00AM, first client on my T-Mobile Store, first thing I did was just to wait for T-Mobile Update to complete and then without doing anything else, I went to recovery mode and cleared cache and Clear data (factory reset).

    Then I began setting it and first thing I did was to turned off VoLTE, Wifi calling, Smart network and Scanning Always Available (last 2 in Wifi Settings), none of these are needed for me. Then I proceeded to disabled all Bloatware from t-Mobile and some Google Apps that I don't use like Google Play Games and Books and Google Plus. Turned Off Hot Word Detection Always Listening in Google Search.

    After that began restoring my apps and data using Google and Hellium while it was charging to 100%, so I knew that right from the first charge my phone was already set as I wanted without Unnecessary apps and features draining battery, with that first full charge and still settings some Apps, playing with it all the time, settings all my contacts ringtones and linking them between accounts and the normal first time usage stuff, I managed to get 5 hours and 10 mins of SoT in my T-Mobile S6 edge.

    I've been using the phone today since I woke up, normal stuff for me, and again it has 59 minutes of SoT with 84% of battery remaining. So, it is still averaging over 5 hours of SoT, great battery life for this battery size in a QHD screen. One important thing here is to use Dark or Black Wallpapers and/or Themes, and in my case I NEVER, EVER use any of my phones with Brightness over 25%, actually I always use between 15-20% in AMOLED displays, the 25% was my LG G3, and with the option to use Auto brightness while Outside, my eyes are used to that for years now, and if I turn that up immediately begins bothering my sight, so for those of you that always have a Mind set on Highest Brightness, ALL the time, give it a try, begin very low in a low light room, or just under a roof and get your eyes used to that and you will see that in a day or so you won't need to be cranking up that brightness, plus you'll save a lot of battery life doing so.

    Like I've said many times before, if I managed to get constantly 4-4.5 hrs of SoT on a Moto X 2-14 with 2300 mAh and last year technology, I'm sure that I can get over 5 hours on the S6 easily and constantly, so far I was right.

    I'll try to create a new thread soon, just like I did last year with the S5, showing screens with Settings and Bloatware Disabled, so if anyone of you want to follow my suggestions you'll welcome to do it. But so far with the above summary you can have an idea if you are looking for some help on this.
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    04-11-2015 08:37 AM
  20. Jdroids's Avatar
    Would like to see your thread on battery tips for GSM model that will get great result like yours.

    Interestingly CDMA model (Verizon) seems to do very well even without tinkering much with settings, possibly due to using qualcomm modem.
    04-11-2015 10:01 AM
  21. Inders99's Avatar
    Forgive me but I'm having a hard time guaging these battery stats. So you have used half the battery in 5 1/2 hours? Were you really on screen for 4 hrs? What are you guys doing that you are on screen for 4 hrs? My average screen on time is like an hour a day. How do you have time to spend 4 hrs a day on the phone? Maybe I'm just a light user.
    If I'm traveling I use it a lot since it's my business portal. If I'm not using it for business it pretty much doesn't get used, I actually can't stand the thing and don't want to be around it, it's just a stress device IMO.
    04-11-2015 10:08 AM
  22. mclark1242's Avatar
    I have verizon 32gb and my battery is awesome.with heavy use yesterday and full charge I got almost 6 hiutrs. I didn't put this down yesterday, I think it's great.
    04-11-2015 10:38 AM
  23. sulla1965's Avatar
    Fast charge is awesome too, from 21% to fully charged in 56 min
    04-11-2015 11:47 AM
  24. mountainman15's Avatar
    I posted this in the Verizon specific thread, but thought I'd post it here as well since this seems to be the primary battery life discussion.

    My standby appears to be high at 31%, but the battery only dropped about 5-6% over night and I'm going on 20 hours since my last charge. I've only had the screen on for 2 hours, but I went for a 1.5 hour mountain bike ride last night and was using Spotify and Strava (which relies heavily on location services) so I'm fairly pleased with the battery life so far. I don't need 4-5 hours of SOT like some others, but knowing that I can easily get through a day with solid use is good enough for me.

    Early S6 users, how's your battery life?-screenshot_2015-04-11-10-29-43.jpg
    Early S6 users, how's your battery life?-screenshot_2015-04-11-10-29-50.jpg
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    04-11-2015 11:59 AM
  25. erasat's Avatar
    Would like to see your thread on battery tips for GSM model that will get great result like yours.

    Interestingly CDMA model (Verizon) seems to do very well even without tinkering much with settings, possibly due to using qualcomm modem.
    Yes of course I'll do it, but obviously I'm still setting some things up, changing themes, looking for the best one for me and just like any other regular user, can't put it down enough and that's not normal usage for anybody, just like First days usage, so once I get to normal use for me, I'll begin capturing battery life Screenshots and as much as information as I can come with and then will try my best to make a Summarized thread with all that.
    04-11-2015 12:09 PM
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