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  1. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    This is so far today.

    20 min VoLTE call
    10-15 texts
    Multiple Web pages (~35+) and one YouTube video (video was ~1:30)
    Auto Brightness
    Had to resync my whole Google account due to a stupid passphrase issue with chrome
    All syncs on for Google (calendar, email, etc. etc.)
    About 45 mins of music over bluetooth so far from Google Music (streaming only, no caching, high quality)

    This is my 2nd cycle.
    Geez thats not good! 67% and not even 1hr of screen time
    04-01-2015 06:20 PM
  2. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    When you guys say 2nd or 3rd cycle, do you mean the phone has discharged and you've recharged it two or three times?
    04-01-2015 06:27 PM
  3. edgefever's Avatar
    Yes
    04-01-2015 06:29 PM
  4. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    In the same day?
    04-01-2015 06:32 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Geez thats not good! 67% and not even 1hr of screen time
    Yeah the battery for this thing is not amazing. I think that's why they ensured to have quick charge and wireless charging. Just my opinion but not fully sure.
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    04-01-2015 06:49 PM
  6. Techno-guy's Avatar
    I think I'd be upset about the battery life of this phone if it was much worse than my expectations and it didn't provide so many ways to charge the device, one of which will charge it extremely fast. If I can get through a 9 hour work day with moderate to heavy usage, make it home to charge for 20 minutes, and have enough to last me the rest of the night, I'm more than okay with that. If my usage doesn't require me to charge it for that brief period, then that's fine, too.
    Don't disagree entirely with you. Problem is, my S6 edge has zero chance of making it through a 9 hour work day. I'm burning about 5% per hour just in Standby on WiFi (my iPhone 6 Plus was 0-1% in the same conditions) and another 20% per hour or more actually using the phone. It can be as high as 30% per hour under use. I can unplug at 8:30am and be at 50% by noon and completely depleted by 3pm and worrying about my battery life the entire time.

    The battery life is horrendous on the S6. I do think there may be a T-Mobile component to this since the Cell Standby seems to be taking up huge amounts of battery and WiFi is draining it like mad so hopefully it's fixable (and soon) but as it stands now, it is like me going back to the early LTE days where you were ruled by battery life.

    Maybe I've been spoiled with my last few phones but my BB Z30 had great battery life and the Lumia 1520 and iPhone 6 Plus have been absolutely phenomenal (almost no drain on standby and extremely efficient screen on) so as someone coming back to Android after a while, it seems I'm in a battery depletion time warp that I left a few years ago constantly worrying about and checking my battery life.
    04-01-2015 10:33 PM
  7. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Don't disagree entirely with you. Problem is, my S6 edge has zero chance of making it through a 9 hour work day. I'm burning about 5% per hour just in Standby on WiFi (my iPhone 6 Plus was 0-1% in the same conditions) and another 20% per hour or more actually using the phone. It can be as high as 30% per hour under use. I can unplug at 8:30am and be at 50% by noon and completely depleted by 3pm and worrying about my battery life the entire time.

    The battery life is horrendous on the S6. I do think there may be a T-Mobile component to this since the Cell Standby seems to be taking up huge amounts of battery and WiFi is draining it like mad so hopefully it's fixable (and soon) but as it stands now, it is like me going back to the early LTE days where you were ruled by battery life.

    Maybe I've been spoiled with my last few phones but my BB Z30 had great battery life and the Lumia 1520 and iPhone 6 Plus have been absolutely phenomenal (almost no drain on standby and extremely efficient screen on) so as someone coming back to Android after a while, it seems I'm in a battery depletion time warp that I left a few years ago constantly worrying about and checking my battery life.
    Your case seems to be unique in that it varies far enough from what most others are reporting that it could be device specific. I'd factory reset if you haven't already, give it 2 more charge cycles after that, and then return/exchange it if there's no improvement.

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    04-01-2015 10:42 PM
  8. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Great. Now I'm reconsidering whether to order the S6 or not.

    My M8 barely gets through my day (and even then I usually have to kick in power saving towards the end), sounds like the S6 wouldn't stand a chance of lasting. Problem is, some days I won't have access to a power until late night sometimes. My M8 gets about 5 hours screen time, which for a phone is decent, but some days for me I wish it had more juice in it.

    Might have to invest in a power pack or invest in a different phone.
    04-01-2015 10:51 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    I will say battery is an issue. For those who can charge at work or carry a pack... No issue. I am one of them so I am not super worried. I also use wireless at home.

    Today I watch a stream for an hour and a half at high brightness.... About ~2 GB of usage.... Then back to normal brightness and sporadic usage every few mins.
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    04-01-2015 11:26 PM
  10. warpdrive's Avatar
    Don't disagree entirely with you. Problem is, my S6 edge has zero chance of making it through a 9 hour work day. I'm burning about 5% per hour just in Standby on WiFi (my iPhone 6 Plus was 0-1% in the same conditions) and another 20% per hour or more actually using the phone. It can be as high as 30% per hour under use. I can unplug at 8:30am and be at 50% by noon and completely depleted by 3pm and worrying about my battery life the entire time.

    The battery life is horrendous on the S6. I do think there may be a T-Mobile component to this since the Cell Standby seems to be taking up huge amounts of battery and WiFi is draining it like mad so hopefully it's fixable (and soon) but as it stands now, it is like me going back to the early LTE days where you were ruled by battery life.

    Maybe I've been spoiled with my last few phones but my BB Z30 had great battery life and the Lumia 1520 and iPhone 6 Plus have been absolutely phenomenal (almost no drain on standby and extremely efficient screen on) so as someone coming back to Android after a while, it seems I'm in a battery depletion time warp that I left a few years ago constantly worrying about and checking my battery life.
    Did you turn off wifi calling? Is on by default and is what is giving you that standby bug.

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    04-01-2015 11:26 PM
  11. warpdrive's Avatar
    I will say battery is an issue. For those who can charge at work or carry a pack... No issue. I am one of them so I am not super worried. I also use wireless at home.

    Today I watch a stream for an hour and a half at high brightness.... About ~2 GB of usage.... Then back to normal brightness and sporadic usage every few mins.
    Do you have wifi calling still turned on? Try turning it off and it should fix the bug that is eating your battery.

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    04-01-2015 11:31 PM
  12. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I will say battery is an issue. For those who can charge at work or carry a pack... No issue. I am one of them so I am not super worried. I also use wireless at home.

    Today I watch a stream for an hour and a half at high brightness.... About ~2 GB of usage.... Then back to normal brightness and sporadic usage every few mins.
    3 hours screen on time..... :S

    That's not so great. Maybe I should just get a power pack, or just suck it up and turn on power saving mode earlier.

    Or maybe I should stop trying to justify things I can to get better battery and just look elsewhere. I should get a phone that works around my life, not one that requires me to work around it.
    04-01-2015 11:35 PM
  13. warpdrive's Avatar
    3 hours screen on time..... :S

    That's not so great. Maybe I should just get a power pack, or just suck it up and turn on power saving mode earlier.

    Or maybe I should stop trying to justify things I can to get better battery and just look elsewhere. I should get a phone that works around my life, not one that requires me to work around it.
    Hero,
    It's a bug in T-Mobile. Most see this after turning off wifi calling.



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    04-01-2015 11:43 PM
  14. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Hero,
    It's a bug in T-Mobile. Most see this after turning off wifi calling.

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...16171b0cf0.jpg
    Oh wow, that's quite good then.

    Well if it's a bug, then sweet, I don't have to worry. Or at least I hope there's no bug on release here. That's a relief. I'm just hanging out for Android Central and Android Police's review of the phone before I pull the trigger on one.
    04-01-2015 11:52 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    Hero,
    It's a bug in T-Mobile. Most see this after turning off wifi calling.

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...16171b0cf0.jpg

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...6db20d96e6.jpg
    Nice!

    I will have to try turning off wifi calling if it does this .. that is seriously crazy .
    04-01-2015 11:54 PM
  16. UJ95x's Avatar
    Hero,
    It's a bug in T-Mobile. Most see this after turning off wifi calling.

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...16171b0cf0.jpg

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...6db20d96e6.jpg
    Woohoo! May I ask what brightness settings you have and if you use location services or have exchange services pushing in the background?
    04-02-2015 12:02 AM
  17. warpdrive's Avatar
    Woohoo! May I ask what brightness settings you have and if you use location services or have exchange services pushing in the background?
    This is not my phone, but someone on xda forums. So I can't really say much more on this. I'm waiting for tomorrow and will check on any new updates.

    Some say it doesn't work for them (turning off wifi calling), but most are experiencing a difference like the above screen shots.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-02-2015 12:12 AM
  18. darthhen's Avatar
    Would appreciate it if more people can confirm turning off wifi calling does increase the battery juice.
    Thanks!
    04-02-2015 12:54 AM
  19. UJ95x's Avatar
    This is not my phone, but someone on xda forums. So I can't really say much more on this. I'm waiting for tomorrow and will check on any new updates.

    Some say it doesn't work for them (turning off wifi calling), but most are experiencing a difference like the above screen shots.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Oh, OK. Will have to look out for that. Thanks
    04-02-2015 01:19 AM
  20. Techno-guy's Avatar
    Your case seems to be unique in that it varies far enough from what most others are reporting that it could be device specific. I'd factory reset if you haven't already, give it 2 more charge cycles after that, and then return/exchange it if there's no improvement.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I'm not sure I'm so unique. In addition to lots of posts from other Android Central S6 users, there is a 7 page thread on XDA Developers with some calling the battery drain on the S6 "severe". Their suggested fix (turning off T-Mobile WiFi calling) did not work (that much) for me yesterday evening unfortunately.

    I suppose, it did help a tad - my Standby power drain went from about 5% an hour to 3-4% per hour on WiFi (which is still absolutely terrible) and the Cell Standby % did drop some but the phone gets hot (84 degrees+) just sitting in my pocket on WiFi but not being used.

    I've tried a soft and a hard (Factory) reset but there's some bug in this phone right now that is draining this battery.

    Galaxy S6 Edge Battery Life | Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge | XDA Forums
    04-02-2015 06:48 AM
  21. clevin's Avatar
    I'm not sure I'm so unique. I addition to lots of posts from other Android Central S6 users, there is a 7 page thread on XDA Developers with some calling the battery drain on the S6 "severe". Their suggested fix (turning off T-Mobile WiFi calling) did not work for me yesterday evening unfortunately.

    Galaxy S6 Edge Battery Life | Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge | XDA Forums
    May need to turn wifi off when not in use, and disable tmobile wifi management.
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    04-02-2015 06:54 AM
  22. warpdrive's Avatar
    May need to turn wifi off when not in use, and disable tmobile wifi management.
    Yep. That seems to be the full answer and I'm sorry if my early reports confused the issue.

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    04-02-2015 06:56 AM
  23. Techno-guy's Avatar
    I turned off WiFi calling already...I don't see a separate T-Mobile WiFi management setting anywhere. Is there a separate setting that I'm just not seeing?
    04-02-2015 06:58 AM
  24. clevin's Avatar
    I turned off WiFi calling already...I don't see a separate T-Mobile WiFi management setting anywhere. Is there a separate setting that I'm just not seeing?
    Need to open tmobile my account app, press menu button, goto options. Goto wifi manager and disable it.
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    04-02-2015 07:01 AM
  25. BlueGoldAce's Avatar
    Well after two days my battery life has improved dramatically.

    I turned off location reporting, turned off smart scan and wifi always scanning, disabled tmobile bloat ware, disabled the bundled amazon app(this made a huge difference, app was crashing a lot, the phone stopped stuttering and over heating), and turned off location cards in Google now.

    Got 4.5 hours screen time yesterday.

    I woke up this morning at 4 am and took the phone off the wireless charger, and went back to sleep. Woke up at 730 with 99% battery left, that immediate decreased to 98 by the time my email app opened. So we will save 2% lost in almost 4 hours.

    Wifi and wifi calling was on the entire time.

    Cell standby still reads as eating excess battery. I don't know if I believe that.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-02-2015 07:30 AM
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