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  1. clevin's Avatar
    I was hoping to get to 24 with light/moderate use but feel a few hours short. Just plugged in my S6 with 10% remaining for a total of 20 1/2 hours. That beats my old M8 by miles and I sure as hell can't complain about it. I had zero standby issues, didn't even register in the power list. Google Play services sucked up about 16%, which seems high. I just got a slew of updates for preloaded apps on the phone this evening so maybe that will help, or at least in a few days once everything has been syncing and running like normal for a bit it will settle down. Didn't plug the phone expect for 2 or 3 minutes into the computer to make sure Smart Switch worked. I didn't get much screen on time (2h 15m as of right now) but that represents my normal work day use, maybe a bit less then normal since I plugged it in 2 hours before I normally do when I got to bed but I wanted to do a near coplete run down to see how it did before I kicked in with my normal use/charge pattern.

    Pictures below and taken at 15% battery; about an hour before I posted this.

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    These numbers are awful. See if it gets better soon.
    04-10-2015 06:16 PM
  2. dmxjago's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T and the finger scanner works perfect. Maybe your not doing it correctly , you have to place your finger over it for about a sec.

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    04-10-2015 06:59 PM
  3. cwise222's Avatar
    what is AT&T enhanced 4G? Do I really need it?
    It's HD Voice/Voice over LTE. It's very, very nice and crystal clear if you can get it. You need to be in an area where the LTE network supports HD Voice, the other person has to have a phone that does HD Voice, be in an area where the LTE network would support it and has to be on AT&T. The chances of you actually using it are pretty small at the moment, plus the S6 has very clear calls on the HSPA+ network anyway.
    04-10-2015 08:53 PM
  4. cwise222's Avatar
    These numbers are awful. See if it gets better soon.
    It's better then my M8 did and it more then gets me though the day, so I wouldn't call it awful by any stretch.
    04-10-2015 08:55 PM
  5. Jdroids's Avatar
    There is thread on cell standby drain and it seems like some at&t users are having that issue too.
    Are you not seeing this? If so, did you turn off always scanning for wifi, smart network switch in WiFi setting?
    04-10-2015 09:01 PM
  6. cwise222's Avatar
    There is thread on cell standby drain and it seems like some at&t users are having that issue too.
    Are you not seeing this? If so, did you turn off always scanning for wifi, smart network switch in WiFi setting?

    I saw it at first for sure but I did turn off both those things and didn't have it pop up again. It seems to effect T-Mobile more since the have WiFi calling but there definitively does seem to be a WiFi bug of some sort in Lollipop or TouchWiz. Today standby isnt even on the list; Google Play Services has been going crazy though and I think I fixed that one by turning off a bunch of useless Google sync.
    04-10-2015 09:09 PM
  7. Jdroids's Avatar
    I saw it at first for sure but I did turn off both those things and didn't have it pop up again. It seems to effect T-Mobile more since the have WiFi calling but there definitively does seem to be a WiFi bug of some sort in Lollipop or TouchWiz. Today standby isnt even on the list; Google Play Services has been going crazy though and I think I fixed that one by turning off a bunch of useless Google sync.
    Seems like cell standby is much less issue in CDMA versions (Verizon, Sprint) and they got qualcomm modem instead of samsung modem for GSM version according to link on other thread. I think the main culprit for GSM version is either VoLTE or WiFi calling. Noticed you turned that off.
    04-10-2015 09:22 PM
  8. cwise222's Avatar
    Seems like cell standby is much less issue in CDMA versions (Verizon, Sprint) and they got qualcomm modem instead of samsung modem for GSM version according to link on other thread. I think the main culprit for GSM version is either VoLTE or WiFi calling. Noticed you turned that off.
    I think WiFi calling exacerbates an bug with the WiFi. I know there has been some talk that some of the Nexus devices have issue with cell standby, which would seem like there is a Lollipop bug floating around. With CDMA radios there is likely different programming in how it handles things since it's CDMA and Qualcomm; though I don't think Samsung's Shannon radio is to blame in the GSM models. AT&T has a slight issue with cell standby, but nowhere near as bad as T-Mobile, and AT&T has no WiFi calling.
    04-10-2015 09:30 PM
  9. stackberry369's Avatar
    So I've had the AT&T S6 (non edge) for about 16 hours now and figured I'd give out a few first impressions.

    Battery life: I'm not remotely reading to start quoting overall numbers but I charged it to full before I went to bed around 12:00 and when I woke up about 6:30 I was at 94%. This is with all location services on, Bluetooth on and connected to a sports watch, WiFi on and basically everything set to how it came out of the box. I did turn off Voice over LTE. Cell standby was also only at 2% for the night and has staid around the 1%-3% range as of this moment, so the cell standby bug may very well be carrier specific. So far the battery is meeting my expectations and then some. We'll see how the numbers hold up over the next week.

    Performance: So far no issues with TouchWiz or general performance. It's clear having high speed storage and RAM has helped and Samsung being able to better tune it's software to it's own processor has made a big difference. I have noticed a slight stutter here and there, but it's nothing worse then I've seen before with Sense on my M8 or on my iPad Air 2 with iOS8, and it's not 100% every single time; more 10% of the time I may see a slight stutter somewhere. Everything is very fluid, but I won't say it's as fast as 5.0.2 on my M8. That thing flew, to the point at time I was selecting the wrong thing by accident because it jumped to a different screen at the slightest touch. I got used to it pretty quick, but I can see Samsung using TouchWiz to calm that down a bit so you're average 35 to 45 year old mother or father or whomever doesn't get 'lost' or frustrated when the phone jumps at every little move. I would not, however, say TouchWiz is slow by any means. It's still much more fluid and faster then KitKat and below but maybe not quite as fast/jumpy as you might find with vanilla Lollipop or something like Sense. As someone who despised TouchWiz before and never owned a Galaxy phone because of it, I have no plan to cover it up or change it.

    TouchWiz: Holy Bloat Batman. I'll give Samsung credit, TouchWiz has been simplified in many ways, looks better in many ways while still being unmistakably Samsung, and run much much better, but bloat is still out of hand. Samsung isn't fully to blame for this though, as they only have S Heath and S Voice on the device by default. Even the 2 Microsoft apps (OneNote and Skype) were not bad, and I'll use Skype. However I had close to 20 AT&T applications loaded up, some of which can't even be disabled and I I had to deal with set up prompts for several of them. Samsung is big enough, and with their now strong vertical integration for manufacturing, that they you could start calling them the Apple of Android. It's time they flex their muscle with the carriers and push back against of the bloatware and crappy update times, etc. They don't have to go to the extent of Apple but it's rapidly growing out of hand, on AT&T at least. Out of all the TouchWiz stuff there are only two things I take real issue with. The notification shade sucks and I should be able to remove the brightness settings that I will never touch and to get rid of the Wifi Connected notification that I don't need nor care about. The other things is the app dock at the bottom; I can change all the icons I want except for the app drawer icon. It is locked to the far right and I have no idea why other then 'because reasons'. Android is about freedom, to and extent, and little things like this chip away at that. It's not horrid, but it's an annoyance.

    Fingerprint sensor: It sucks, pretty much. I ended up disabling it as it would detect my thumb maybe 2 out of 10 attempts on average. T-Mobile, and I think Sprint, got updates with improvements to the sensor and reviews mentioned it got better with an update so I'm hoping AT&T has a 'day 1' update Friday to help with this. Until then it stays off.

    Build: This phone is gorgeous. Store displays and pictures don't do it that much justice until you have yours in hand. It's thin, it's feels amazing, has just enough heft thanks to the metal and glass, and does not get all that warm. That said this phone is glass and it will break. Not to the extent of the iPhone 4 or anything, GG4 is on the tough side, but I don't feel comfortable leaving the phone case-less. I have the sapphire black and it shifts between dark black, dark/navy blue, and just blue. There is the deathstar logo on the back, but it's tiny and meshes well with the black color. The IMEI sticker is a bigger eyesore, but that's not a S6 only thing.

    Screen: Gorgeous, bright and pretty much perfect. Not a huge leap over 1080P but I don't have much to say beyond that.

    Camera: I don't take many pictures with phones but they few I have taken just as a sample have come out pretty good for a phone camera.

    Overall: This is the phone Samsung needed to make as the S5, if not the S4. It has taken everything I could throw at it, and aside from a few minor annoyances, I am more then pleased with this phone. That's saying something. I've hated Galaxy phones with a passion for many years as over bloated, clunky, cheap plastic phones made by a company that just tossed everything and the kitchen sink in and called it a day. Power users who push lots of music and video and steam Netflix and want 7+ hour screen time are likely better served by the Note line, and I think Samsung knows this. For your run of the mill, average user (aka those of use who don't browse Android forums and passionately yell about phones ) I think the S6 will serve very well.
    have You tried the theme store, if so how is it?

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    04-10-2015 09:47 PM
  10. cwise222's Avatar
    have You tried the theme store, if so how is it?

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    Basic at the moment. I haven't put any themes on the phone since most are cutesy, not that great looking or marketing for the Avengers. If they open it up to people I think it'll get much better.
    04-10-2015 09:51 PM
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