04-13-2015 05:17 PM
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  1. neo905's Avatar
    I agree that the M7 was a great phone. But you're not going to go out and buy an M7 now, so it's not really worth comparing. All 2015 phones are going to have poor battery life because of the 810 chip that everybody will use. The S6 missed out on an opportunity to blow away the competition in battery life too because they have the processor that can do it. They are just putting out the smallest battery out of any flagship this year and that will put them even or better than phones with much higher capacity.
    The funny thing is if HTC had just put in the 805 chip like the Note 4 and Nexus 6. They would have avoided the heating issues and smoked every other phone this year in battery life. Their camera would still be weaksauce but at least they would have had more going for them and improved it somewhat with software updates. Apple indirectly screwed Android by going 64 bit before Samsung and Qualcomm were ready. It forced Androids hand to chase specs as always and results are a regression in user experience across the board from half baked Qualcomm SOCs and even Sammy getting screwed by Google not yet optimizing Lollipop for 64 bit phones leading to battery life issues. Apple must just be laughing. Now Apple is going to add 1 more gig of ram and the 6S is going to fly. I am still not interested in iPhones but right now Samsung is the only manufacture vertically integrated enough and has the economies of scale to customize the hardware specifically for their flag ship the way Apple does. We won't see that in full force until next year though. Touchwiz still needs some work as well. I still prefer Sense over it.

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    ScottsoNJ and uncledeewz like this.
    04-06-2015 11:03 PM
  2. Pinky K's Avatar
    I am also facing same issue with my Samsung mobile, Within two years of buying time my mobile battery started heating up.
    04-07-2015 01:49 AM
  3. clevin's Avatar
    might want to open a battery thread for ATT devices. This is the first I saw.
    sqa4life likes this.
    04-07-2015 04:21 AM
  4. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    might want to open a battery thread for ATT devices. This is the first I saw.
    Agreed. It's about to get confusing.

    I am also facing same issue with my Samsung mobile, Within two years of buying time my mobile battery started heating up.
    You seem to be posting this in multiple places even though it has nothing to do with the topic. I think you are referring to an older Samsung phone since I don't think you've owned the S6 for 2 years considering it's not released yet. You might want to post your complaint in the S3 or S4 forum where it is relevant.
    04-07-2015 05:39 AM
  5. Stwutter's Avatar
    HD screen, 810 processor, edge display - smaller battery. This was always going to happen.

    I think, generally, OEM's have slowly, but surely, started to get the battery life to catch up the tech. over the past 12-18 months (SGNote, SonyZ series etc.). This is why I ditched the LG G3 for the Xperia Z3. It's just wouldn't last a day. For me, the worst thing that could have happened for smartphone battery life (or, at least, it's gradual improvement) was fast charging technology. It's almost like Samsung has figured that they badly need to redesign, slimmed the S6 down too much and hence the battery also, made it non-removable, but then said "It's fine! You can get a full charge in not time!"

    Well, call me old fashioned, but I quite like unplugging my phone in the morning and not having to constantly look for a plug, carry a portable charger or start restricting performance on a £700 smartphone just to get through to dinner. I'm SURE adding 2mm to the device and giving it a fatter battery (and hiding that awful sticky-out camera to boot) would have worked as well.
    neo905 likes this.
    04-07-2015 09:03 AM
  6. Coney718's Avatar
    Of course everybody would like to have longer battery life, no matter what they are getting. Hard to complain about finishing the day with 30% though. I hope I can get the same when I get mine.

    Jusy curious, because your standby draining seems to be pretty normal as far as Android goes, but about how much do you use your phone during the day?
    In comparison to most people here I'm probably a light to moderate user depending on the day. My usuage usually consists of watching a movie on my 40 minute commute to work, a few emails, texting, light web browsing, social media (FB, Twitter) and maybe a few 5-10 minute phone calls. Location and bluetooth only on when I need it. Any heavy streaming or downloading I usually wait until im home on my Wifi to do that unless I have to. I took the phone off the charger at 7am and when i got home at 8pm I had 38% left. Not too bad. The battery seems to have gotten better after a few charges. Its definitely better than the first couple days.
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    04-07-2015 10:25 AM
  7. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    In comparison to most people here I'm probably a light to moderate user depending on the day. My usuage usually consists of watching a movie on my 40 minute commute to work, a few emails, texting, light web browsing, social media (FB, Twitter) and maybe a few 5-10 minute phone calls. Location and bluetooth only on when I need it. Any heavy streaming or downloading I usually wait until im home on my Wifi to do that unless I have to. I took the phone off the charger at 7am and when i got home at 8pm I had 38% left. Not too bad. The battery seems to have gotten better after a few charges. Its definitely better than the first couple days.
    Happy to hear that!
    04-07-2015 10:29 AM
  8. robertkoa's Avatar
    You could put that same battery on a 5 year old phone and get even better battery life, but you don't want to do that because the phone sucks in every other aspect. If battery life is your one and only priority then the S6 probably isn't the device for you.
    Yes I want the killer Camera but I want at least 6 hours SOT at low Indoor Brightness ( 20% maybe ?) and sync and location OFF . Possible on LTE ? Likely ?
    Seems like S6 is NOT a heavy user Device.
    I need S6 Pro with 3100 Mah Battery 7.5 mm thick etc. for
    $825. Lol.
    Call Samsung now.
    04-07-2015 10:31 AM
  9. robertkoa's Avatar
    Really most of the problems of S6 could be solved by a 7.5 millimeter thick version S6 Pro with a 3100 Mah Battery.
    Battery is Achilles Heel and will get worse as more Apps installed and after 200 to 300 charge cycles and larger operating system fixes etc.
    04-07-2015 11:48 AM
  10. Jdroids's Avatar
    Really most of the problems of S6 could be solved by a 7.5 millimeter thick version S6 Pro with a 3100 Mah Battery.
    Battery is Achilles Heel and will get worse as more Apps installed and after 200 to 300 charge cycles and larger operating system fixes etc.
    There is S6 active coming to AT&T this summer. It already passed bluetooth in FCC and is believed to pack 3500mAh. It might lose fingerprint scanner or wireless charging though. But I think this early poor reports on battery are mostly due to WiFi bug or VoLTE on T-mobile units. Other variants will probably do as good as S5 at least.
    04-07-2015 11:56 AM
  11. Zod1010's Avatar
    There are rumors that the new G4 will sport the 808 Rumors..... I know
    I'm really intrigued by what the G4 may offer. I'm eligible for an upgrade and assumed I would simply be upgrading to an M9. But I'm not impressed and am waiting to see how the S6 and G4 fare once people have had an opportunity to really put them through their paces.
    04-07-2015 12:14 PM
  12. ffejjj's Avatar
    I'm really intrigued by what the G4 may offer. I'm eligible for an upgrade and assumed I would simply be upgrading to an M9. But I'm not impressed and am waiting to see how the S6 and G4 fare once people have had an opportunity to really put them through their paces.
    I had htc phones for a long time M7 being my last. I wanted a change and my daughters G2 was sold do I grabbed the G3.

    Great phone that turned awesome with root. Now this is the first Samsung I've ever liked, looks like a great design but in my opinion I'd be foolish not to give the G4 a shot first

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    04-07-2015 02:46 PM
  13. jleebiker's Avatar
    Sorry for being a n00b, but what's "SOT"? Thanks.
    04-07-2015 05:23 PM
  14. t11rmh's Avatar
    Sorry for being a n00b, but what's "SOT"? Thanks.
    Screen on time.

    Posted via a kicking Note4 on Lollipop.
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    04-07-2015 05:27 PM
  15. jleebiker's Avatar
    So let me get this straight. The SoT metric is measuring how long the screen has been on?
    Doesn't a screensaver kick in automatically to conserve battery power? Or are people disabling it as a way to benchmark how long the battery will drive the screen? Thanks.
    04-10-2015 11:26 AM
  16. Zod1010's Avatar
    Now this is the first Samsung I've ever liked, looks like a great design but in my opinion I'd be foolish not to give the G4 a shot first
    My thoughts exactly. Early reports suggest it could have a better screen and camera the S6, and it looks like LG made a wiser processor choice than HTC. If it also has an SD slot, it becomes a no-brainer for me. A lot of "ifs". We'll have to see what they actually deliver. Regardless, I'll let all three of these phones sit in the hands of the early adopters for a few weeks before making my decision
    04-10-2015 11:36 AM
  17. SharkyNY's Avatar
    So let me get this straight. The SoT metric is measuring how long the screen has been on?
    Doesn't a screensaver kick in automatically to conserve battery power? Or are people disabling it as a way to benchmark how long the battery will drive the screen? Thanks.
    No, not necessarily. SoT is really just a measure of the total amount of time you've had the screen on. So when someone says they are getting 3 hours of SoT, its not that they've kept the screen on for 3 straight hours. Its just that they've had the screen on for 3 total hours.

    For example:

    Browse the web for 20 minutes
    Watch a movie for 1 hour
    Game for 30 minutes

    There can be gaps in each of those uses of the screen where the screen is off, but the total SoT there would be 1 hour 50 minutes.
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    04-10-2015 11:59 AM
  18. david61983's Avatar
    Is the battery life worse than the 2014 Moto X? That would be the perfect phone IMO if I didn't have to charge it 2-3 times a day with moderate use. That's with everything set up properly. I was thinking of upgrading to the S6 but now I'm worried.
    04-12-2015 08:45 PM
  19. erasat's Avatar
    Is the battery life worse than the 2014 Moto X? That would be the perfect phone IMO if I didn't have to charge it 2-3 times a day with moderate use. That's with everything set up properly. I was thinking of upgrading to the S6 but now I'm worried.
    No, it's a lot better, but not in Phablet's league or Xperia Z3 which have bigger batteries and just 1080p displays.

    Look for my posts and you'll have a better picture, and yes, I also had a Moto X, worst battery life of all my past 7 phones in the past year.
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    04-12-2015 08:50 PM
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    04-12-2015 11:43 PM
  21. Bpschoon81's Avatar
    My AT&T version has the Wi-Fi issue. It got up to 100% around midnight on the Samsung wireless charger and then stopped charging. At 6:15 I am at 76% with virtually all of it WiFi active according to GSam. At this rate, it will be going back before my 14 days are up
    04-13-2015 06:26 AM
  22. erasat's Avatar
    My AT&T version has the Wi-Fi issue. It got up to 100% around midnight on the Samsung wireless charger and then stopped charging. At 6:15 I am at 76% with virtually all of it WiFi active according to GSam. At this rate, it will be going back before my 14 days are up
    You should take a look at the thread I created about Tips and Tricks (look for it at this forum or look on my user's posts) and follow some or all my suggestions, beginning with Wiping the cache in recovery Mode, and if after a day or so it won't get better then get a replacement.

    I'm getting over 5.5 hours of Screen On Time, and I unplugged mine yesterday at 8:30am going for 28 hours already with 4 hours of SoT and I'm at still at 20% battery, last night I didn't charge it and when I went to sleep it was at 54%, today I woke up at 51%, so it just drained 3% overnight with all my accounts syncing as normal.
    04-13-2015 11:15 AM
  23. PFD664's Avatar
    I'm getting terrible battery life-1428963291559.jpg

    I've been texting, checking Email, playing a few games and phone calls. I'm very pleased with battery life. On Verizon
    Sent from my SM-G920V using AC Forums mobile app
    04-13-2015 05:17 PM
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