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  1. erasat's Avatar
    There are a couple of people already posting better results on the XDA forums, there was a guy with almost 5.5 hours and take a look at this other one even when is also having high Cell Standby %.

    Check this post.
    04-02-2015 07:08 PM
  2. clevin's Avatar
    There are a couple of people already posting better results on the XDA forums, there was a guy with almost 5.5 hours and take a look at this other one even when is also having high Cell Standby %.

    Check this post.
    if only he has more details on how to get there and how he used the phone. So far, two cases show 5-6 hr sot. So it is doable.
    04-02-2015 07:34 PM
  3. erasat's Avatar
    if only he has more details on how to get there and how he used the phone. So far, two cases show 5-6 hr sot. So it is doable.
    Like I've said it's a shame I can't get mine until Next Friday, cause if I managed to get always 4 - 4.5 SoT with the Moto X 2014, there's no way I won't get at least 5 hours of SoT with the S6 edge with 300 mAh more, better efficient processor, memory and 5.1" display (even if it's quad hd).

    I know my tricks and adjustments have always worked great for me in all my devices and I manged to get constantly 6-7 hours of SoT in my S5, when most people just managed to get 5 hours.

    I know is doable and one I can prove it I'll post my stats and whatever I did, if not, then it's obviously a bug and I'd decide if I cam live with it using my wireless charger and power bank, if not I can always return it within 14 days.
    04-02-2015 08:04 PM
  4. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    04-02-2015 10:45 PM
  5. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Can you click on Cell Standby and post that screen, too?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-02-2015 10:57 PM
  6. getbretweir's Avatar
    For one thing, it's not good for the battery to fully drain out. But the bigger reason for me is that I don't want to have to not use it for the last hour or two before I go to bed just to make sure I have enough battery if I receive a call or text. Obviously there will be days that I fully kill the battery whether I normally finish at 1% or normally finish at 15%. There are days where I'll have a ton of usage and could kill any battery on any phone. I'm saying that ideally I'd finish a normal day without ever getting into the territory of worrying about my battery dying which is under 10-15% for me.
    got it. i either misread or misinterpreted cause at the time it didn't make sense to me ... i was thinking something different.

    thanks for the explanation
    04-02-2015 11:50 PM
  7. Maknora's Avatar
    My moto x with Android 5.0 had horrible standby cell time. My phone would shut off during the night. This is an android issue. Not so much the phone.
    04-03-2015 02:39 AM
  8. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    Can you click on Cell Standby and post that screen, too?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I left it off the charger over night too.
    04-03-2015 06:15 AM
  9. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    Here are a couple interesting screen shots that I found posted on another site that helps clear things up for me:

    Early S6 users, how's your battery life?-43ael80.jpg
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    So it looks like this person pretty much constantly used his device after taking it off the charger. 3hrs 11 mins on battery and 2hr 40 mins with screen on and he's at 64%. This would be in line with what phone arena said of between 7-8 hours of usage. What this example doesn't take into effect like most other peoples examples is idle time. This person had pretty much no idle time and with most review testing sites, they aren't testing idle time when doing benchmarks either.

    In the end, this gives me hope. Hopefully fixing whatever is draining the battery (cell standby or something else) while idle can be fixed quickly. It's looking like this phone does not have any issue concerning battery life while in use, which would be something that probably couldn't be fixed. If this phone can operate idly like most normal phones and just drop just 1% or so per hour then this phone could have some very good battery life.
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    04-03-2015 06:48 AM
  10. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Here are a couple interesting screen shots that I found posted on another site that helps clear things up for me:

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    So it looks like this person pretty much constantly used his device after taking it off the charger. 3hrs 11 mins on battery and 2hr 40 mins with screen on and he's at 64%. This would be in line with what phone arena said of between 7-8 hours of usage. What this example doesn't take into effect like most other peoples examples is idle time. This person had pretty much no idle time and with most review testing sites, they aren't testing idle time when doing benchmarks either.

    In the end, this gives me hope. Hopefully fixing whatever is draining the battery (cell standby or something else) while idle can be fixed quickly. It's looking like this phone does not have any issue concerning battery life while in use, which would be something that probably couldn't be fixed. If this phone can operate idly like most normal phones and just drop just 1% or so per hour then this phone could have some very good battery life.
    You're on the right track here. This is definitely a cell standby issue, but who the culprit is is still up for debate. It's not uncommon in Android Lollipop, so that's my first instinct.

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    04-03-2015 07:05 AM
  11. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    You're on the right track here. This is definitely a cell standby issue, but who the culprit is is still up for debate. It's not uncommon in Android Lollipop, so that's my first instinct.

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    Agreed. But I'm sure if it's just a standby issue, the carriers and Samsung will all be working furiously to fix it. Even if it's an Android issue and not related to any carrier specific software, they'd be all over Android. If this issue is not fixed within a month, I really think it will turn the S6 into a failure instead of a record breaking success. Samsung and the carriers I'm sure are intelligent enough to realize this and this isn't just a "we'll fix it in the next version of Android" type issue.

    I personally know that if my device isn't working properly once my 14 day return policy comes near the end, I will be returning it.
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    04-03-2015 07:11 AM
  12. getbretweir's Avatar
    My moto x with Android 5.0 had horrible standby cell time. My phone would shut off during the night. This is an android issue. Not so much the phone.
    yup, boggles my mind how iPhone loses 1-2% and android 10-20% ... this has been going on for years and Google just can't figure their battery or for whatever reason. and I believe they both use the same battery, so it's just a software issue

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-03-2015 07:38 AM
  13. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Agreed. But I'm sure if it's just a standby issue, the carriers and Samsung will all be working furiously to fix it. Even if it's an Android issue and not related to any carrier specific software, they'd be all over Android. If this issue is not fixed within a month, I really think it will turn the S6 into a failure instead of a record breaking success. Samsung and the carriers I'm sure are intelligent enough to realize this and this isn't just a "we'll fix it in the next version of Android" type issue.

    I personally know that if my device isn't working properly once my 14 day return policy comes near the end, I will be returning it.
    This is why I'm not making mountains out of molehills. Some people are treating this like it's the first launch, an early launch mind you, that's had a bug that affects battery life.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-03-2015 07:39 AM
  14. robertkoa's Avatar
    I really really hope the ~5 hours becomes the norm with this phone once all the kinks are worked out. I know the difference between 4 hours and 5 hours doesn't sound like a lot, but it's really a huge difference even if it's mostly just in ease of mind. I usually use between 3-4 hours of SOT in a day. Going to bed with 15-20% instead of 1-5% is a huge difference in just ease of mind.
    Agree that there is a HUGE difference between 3-4 hours
    SOT and 5 to 5.5 hours SOT.

    If you need phone for work/ business- below 4 hours SOT requires power management ( thinking about Phone ) and above 5 Hours SOT usually does not- kind of a threshold there.
    Ideally 6 hours or more SOT for a workhorse Flagship....IMO.

    Samsung mentions the 10 minute charge = 4 hours use in the Marketing- so they assume a mid day charge maybe- fair enough as long as Buyer knows going in..
    Forums report all luckily.

    I would rather pay $850 for a
    S6 Pro with 3100 Mah and not worry about Battery at ALL !
    04-03-2015 09:00 AM
  15. jojen's Avatar
    Yep, it may definitely be software related and I'm afraid that 5.0.2 Lollipop seems to still has the same but that affected most of not all Nexus and Motorola devices when Lollipop rolled out.
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    It does persist. 5.1 was supposed to address two major Lollipop bugs in 5.01 and 5.02. The first is a memory leak bug that affects performance by not returning memory after leaving apps that consume a lot of it which affects performance. The second is that All About Android hosts also mentioned that they were also told there's a mishandling of quad core operations in 5.01 and 5.02 causing quad core operations to get throttled. 5.1 was supposed to address that to allow full quad core CPU power when it's called on.

    I say "supposed to" and "was" because the latest issue trackers I've read about say these issues (or at least the better known memory leak issue) are being reported as also being present in 5.1. Google says they've been fixed internally now though, so I guess now we're waiting for 5.1.1?
    04-03-2015 09:37 AM
  16. Jdroids's Avatar
    This is why I'm not making mountains out of molehills. Some people are treating this like it's the first launch, an early launch mind you, that's had a bug that affects battery life.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I wonder if T-mobile released it too early with unfinished firmware? It puzzles me how they could ship S6 this early when it's supposed to be 4/10 release officially. Given this early issues with cell stand-by, WiFi calling, I have to wonder how much it's different from pre-release international version. Can someone with T-mo S6 check baseband, kernel, build numbers and compare it to best buy demo unit?
    04-03-2015 09:40 AM
  17. Adranalyne's Avatar
    I wonder if T-mobile released it too early with unfinished firmware? It puzzles me how they could ship S6 this early when it's supposed to be 4/10 release officially. Given this early issues with cell stand-by, WiFi calling, I have to wonder how much it's different from pre-release international version. Can someone with T-mo S6 check baseband, kernal, build numbers and compare it to best buy demo unit?
    I'd suggest waiting until more of us get these in hand from the other carriers. I'd love to be able to pinpoint the issue right now, but I don't have a T-Mobile S6 in house. As of right now, to my knowledge, this issue is only present in the T-Mobile variant. Could it be because they pushed the device out ahead of the official launch date? Yes, but we'll have to wait and see.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-03-2015 09:43 AM
  18. clevin's Avatar

    So it looks like this person pretty much constantly used his device after taking it off the charger. 3hrs 11 mins on battery and 2hr 40 mins with screen on and he's at 64%. This would be in line with what phone arena said of between 7-8 hours of usage.
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    i don't know what magic potion that phone drank, but I doubt most people can reasonably expect 8 hr sot on a s6, even if you use it continuously.
    04-03-2015 09:50 AM
  19. edgefever's Avatar
    Have you come across any reviews at all that were using other carriers? I just feel like that size battery should be able to do a lot better than its been,especially with the 14 nm chip. Or do you believe 3-3.5 sot is going to be what its end result will be. I'm dreading carrying my n6 all summer the beach .
    04-03-2015 09:55 AM
  20. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    i don't know what magic potion that phone drank, but I doubt most people can reasonably expect 8 hr sot on a s6, even if you use it continuously.
    Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Review - Call quality, Battery and Conclusion

    I think this phone is hands down the best in the business when it comes to battery efficiency under usage. Under constant usage and PhoneArena's "custom" test it outlasts the iphone 6 plus which is known for excellent battery life. What's the difference? The iPhone loses 1-2% of battery when idle for 8+ hours. The S6 is losing 30+% doing the same currently. This is why peoples ratings and screen on time are all over the place. The battery life on this phone has little to do with screen on time or battery intensive tasks, it has to do with how long it's been off the charger because I bet this thing couldn't even last 30 hours off of the charger without even turning the screen on.
    04-03-2015 09:57 AM
  21. Adranalyne's Avatar
    I think the miscommunication here is that he thought you meant screen on time, not usage time.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-03-2015 09:59 AM
  22. ibcop's Avatar
    But you're not really using the device to get that much time.
    04-03-2015 10:04 AM
  23. Jdroids's Avatar
    PA tested it at low brightness (180 nits). I can see it going over 7 hours at that brightness below 30%.
    04-03-2015 10:04 AM
  24. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    But you're not really using the device to get that much time.
    3 hours of staring at your phone, in my opinion, is quite a bit of use in one day. I still had almost 40% battery, so that could've been 4+ hours of screen time.
    04-03-2015 10:07 AM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    Nice! What are you settings / what is disabled ?
    04-03-2015 10:07 AM
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