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  1. mwboost's Avatar
    I found it worth it. Though I miss having water/dustproofing. Also a removable back. Though I'm not too worried.
    The S5 did outlast the s6, note 3 and note 4 battery wise screen on time on zedomax (I think??) YouTube channel. I don't use a phone that heavy anyway.
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    04-14-2015 02:34 AM
  2. msavic6's Avatar
    I haven't had a chance to fully set up my S6 yet, but on the night I got it it only ended up using 1% in standby over the night which is exceptionally good standby time considering it's a brand new device.

    I had to switch my Sim back to my S5 afterwards so my S6 has been sitting on my desk for the past week looking pretty. I do have some concerns about battery life and I don't expect the S6 to last as long as my S5 does but that's a small price to pay given all the other substantial improvements over the S5.

    To give you an idea of the kind of battery life I get with my S5 on lollipop:

    The issue with the S5 is the battery life is good enough for 1.5 days which puts me in awkward predicament if I decide not to charge it one night. I consistently end up going to bed with 30-40% battery which can last me only part of the way through the next day and then leaves me struggling to find a charger to make it to the evening. In the end I just charge it every night, the same thing I'll do with the S6.
    04-21-2015 04:51 PM
  3. atishc's Avatar

    The issue with the S5 is the battery life is good enough for 1.5 days which puts me in awkward predicament if I decide not to charge it one night. I consistently end up going to bed with 30-40% battery which can last me only part of the way through the next day and then leaves me struggling to find a charger to make it to the evening. In the end I just charge it every night, the same thing I'll do with the S6.
    I'm curious to see what your experience will be with the S6 in comparison. I and some others on these forums have actually had better battery life with the S6 than the S5, though not many of us are popping the same SIM back and forth for a more direct comparison.

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    04-21-2015 05:10 PM
  4. Cobravision's Avatar
    The camera was worth the upgrade for me. While pictures in full sunlight are about on par with the S5, low light is no contest, and OIS absolutely slays the S5 for video. Everything else is varying degrees of better, but it's the camera that takes it to another level.
    04-21-2015 06:36 PM
  5. ziggster's Avatar
    I have no regrets about upgrading. I know that this is purely anecdotal, but my s6 battery life seems as good as (if not better than) my s5. The camera is worth the upgrade for me as I'm a realtor and the s5 camera was hit-or-miss. I never had to swap batteries or sd cards in my s5, so those are non-issues for me.

    On the earlier sim-swapping comments, I don't think that they are swappable. The s6 takes a nano sim, while the s5 uses a micro sim.
    04-21-2015 06:43 PM
  6. msavic6's Avatar
    I'm curious to see what your experience will be with the S6 in comparison. I and some others on these forums have actually had better battery life with the S6 than the S5, though not many of us are popping the same SIM back and forth for a more direct comparison.

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    Yeah I'll make the full switch over tomorrow night and I should have some insight on the battery life over the next couple days. It's interesting that some people are getting better battery life on the S6, I'm doubting I'll be one of those cases but I will be more than satisfied with 5 hours of screen on time.

    In order to switch back and forth, I activated a nano sim and use a microsim adapter for the S5. It gives me the best of both worlds given the circumstances.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
    04-21-2015 07:32 PM
  7. Cobravision's Avatar
    With location services off, I'm getting about the same battery life as I did on the S5. I was using the power saver mode, so I had to fiddle with it for navigation anyway. So all I'm missing is the weather.
    04-21-2015 07:36 PM
  8. mountainman's Avatar
    I am also getting about the same battery life as my S5. I like the night clock on the edge and the fast charging is great. Using Avengers Ultron theme, which I think is helping with battery life. Also using dark theme twitter (Carbon), of course dark theme Mobile Nations app. Is it all worth it?

    I got the S6 edge for the looks, camera, and themes (and the hope of a truly black-AMOLED-friendly theme). But I don't feel as though the S6 is superior in everyday function to the S5. If I had to go back to it tomorrow it would not bother me.

    But this camera.... Oh mama...
    04-21-2015 07:43 PM
  9. ziggster's Avatar
    In order to switch back and forth, I activated a nano sim and use a microsim adapter for the S5. It gives me the best of both worlds given the circumstances.
    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
    I had no idea the adapter existed! Ordering one today...thanks for the info
    04-22-2015 07:26 AM
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