1. manni1to's Avatar
    I do have the tmobile variant and I have heard that there is a problem with WiFi. I disable WiFi calling and even when I don't have WiFi on the battery drain is bad. I am in a pretty strong LTE area. This makes me really nervous. The phone also gets VERY warm. I wonder if I have a defective unit? I came from the iPhone to this because I wanted to try it so bad. :/

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    04-12-2015 09:21 AM
  2. clevin's Avatar
    04-12-2015 09:26 AM
  3. manni1to's Avatar
    Hoping some of these tips help. Can't see myself turning off every single thing as I'm not using it though. Seems like work that shouldn't need to be done.

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    04-12-2015 09:40 AM
  4. clevin's Avatar
    Hoping some of these tips help. Can't see myself turning off every single thing as I'm not using it though. Seems like work that shouldn't need to be done.

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    It's an intrisic problem with android as the system is not as tightly controlled. It's easy enough for me so this "shortcoming" is completely overwhelmed by its advantages.
    04-12-2015 09:54 AM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Rule #1 for a phone under replacement warranty - never spend more than 5 minutes on a problem. Bring it back and have it replaced (after backing everything up if you don't do that normally). TMobile won't either - they'll send it back up the line until Samsung gets it - and probably junks it.
    berdinkerdickle, 20blks and jcp007 like this.
    04-12-2015 03:16 PM
  6. jcp007's Avatar
    Sorry to hear about your issue. On AT&T . Set up my GS6 and downloaded literally dozens of apps, 10-12 at a time. The device got barely warm enough to notice and you might not think too much of it if you weren't paying attention. I would return and exchange it for a new one.
    04-12-2015 03:34 PM
  7. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Sorry to hear about your issue. On AT&T . Set up my GS6 and downloaded literally dozens of apps, 10-12 at a time. The device got barely warm enough to notice and you might not think too much of it if you weren't paying attention. I would return and exchange it for a new one.
    Same here jcp. This phone rocks. Got warm, but nothing out of the ordinary. Also att. Battery seems fairly comparable to my
    Note 3. I'll know for sure come Monday at work.

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    04-12-2015 03:48 PM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    Same here jcp. This phone rocks. Got warm, but nothing out of the ordinary. Also att. Battery seems fairly comparable to my
    Note 3. I'll know for sure come Monday at work.

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    Back to life, back to reality. Please keep us posted.
    04-12-2015 03:51 PM
  9. tazman69's Avatar
    My phone (AT&T) doesn't get warm at all but I'm still not sold on the battery life. SOT is not important to me but standby time is as I take long bike rides and I want to know my phone will have plenty of juice if needed. My iPhone and LG G3 can go for hours on standby and not drop any in the battery. I can unplug my S6 and within 30 minutes the battery drops 2% with no usage. I have already disabled all the usual suspects - wifi scanning, etc with no improvement.
    04-12-2015 04:04 PM
  10. ron561's Avatar
    Disable VoLTE .
    04-12-2015 04:08 PM
  11. tazman69's Avatar
    I did. Hasn't made any difference.
    04-12-2015 04:17 PM
  12. estebancam's Avatar
    Mine got warm only after initial set up. On tmobile. Battery life is adequate. I am coming from a Note 4, but battery on this seems to be average for phones that size.

    How fast is your battery draining, exactly? And what iPhone are you coming from?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-13-2015 02:23 PM
  13. samsunggirl03's Avatar
    Is your S6 too hot while charging?
    04-18-2015 11:59 AM
  14. chezm's Avatar
    The only time my S6 got warm was when I ran the initial boot up and it installed all my apps, never felt it again. I'm really happy the Rogers version is limited in bloat and features.

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    04-18-2015 12:12 PM
  15. HMBgal's Avatar
    Rule #1 for a phone under replacement warranty - never spend more than 5 minutes on a problem. Bring it back and have it replaced (after backing everything up if you don't do that normally). TMobile won't either - they'll send it back up the line until Samsung gets it - and probably junks it.
    Or someone else gets it as an insurance refurb.
    04-18-2015 08:08 PM
  16. jcp007's Avatar
    Rule #1 for a phone under replacement warranty - never spend more than 5 minutes on a problem. Bring it back and have it replaced (after backing everything up if you don't do that normally). TMobile won't either - they'll send it back up the line until Samsung gets it - and probably junks it.
    Tech guru or novice, it never hurts to consult tech support. Work through the issues and determine return and exchange. Sounds like if it persists, head to tech support. That way it's documented that you made an effort to work through it. Tech support will probably endorse that decision as,well.
    04-18-2015 08:18 PM

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