1. rheylew's Avatar
    I've seen quite a few screenshots where people's battery were saying 21 hours for estimated usage time remaining at 100%, and some have been getting 2 days of use, even if it's minimal. My question is how is that even possible, when after a full charge to 100%, my estimated usage time remaining is only 10 hours?? This is my 2nd S6 as the first one had a camera problem, but both only estimate 10 hours when full. Also this was before and after the Tmobile software update, turning off bluetooth/WiFi/Volte/Download Booster - I tried every single combination, even did a factory reset on my 2nd S6 after the Tmobile update..

    Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated!

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    04-16-2015 07:49 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    I used to notice very long standby times on my LG G3 after a full charge. On one occasion it stated something well over 1,000 hours....worked it out as 42 days.

    But that's if you do basically nothing with the phone, and if the phone itself is doing basically nothing on standby. There will be background things going in, although you have some control over those in your phone settings.

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    04-16-2015 08:13 AM
  3. ksfireman82's Avatar
    What was your camera problem? I've been having trouble with my auto focus.
    04-16-2015 09:24 AM
  4. rheylew's Avatar
    My rear camera was fine, it was my front camera. All pics came out blurry, almost like there was a smudge on the lens underneath the glass, perhaps causing issues with focusing. Funny thing I took it to the Tmobile store and showed the guy and then took a selfie with their demo unit (S6 Edge) and he tried to tell me the demo unit took sharper photos because it's the Edge variant and not the normal S6 - where do they find these people..
    04-16-2015 11:14 AM
  5. rheylew's Avatar
    Can you guys post or report your estimated usage times when at 100% please?
    04-16-2015 11:28 AM
  6. katiheefner's Avatar
    Can you guys post or report your estimated usage times when at 100% please?
    Mine is just like yours.
    04-16-2015 11:31 AM
  7. rheylew's Avatar
    Check this out though...19 hours estimated at 93% - something ain't adding up

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    Google Samsung Galaxy S6 review on Phandroid as it won't let me post the link..
    04-16-2015 01:48 PM
  8. katiheefner's Avatar
    04-16-2015 02:34 PM
  9. rheylew's Avatar
    Also a tip, as fast and smooth as this phone is out the box, changing the animations to 0.5 makes it even snappier, and using Nova Launcher instead of Touchwiz makes it even more snappier! Granted Touchwiz is the best Touchwiz to date, but Nova Launcher just has way more practical customizations and looks maturer than the cartoon-like icons of Touchwiz, plus you still get to keep all the Touchwiz features..I would also say it's helping my battery performance..slightly
    04-17-2015 10:12 AM
  10. rheylew's Avatar
    So that estimated time remaining is crap..unless I'm not understanding something..I got very good battery performance today on 1 charge..
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    04-17-2015 10:45 PM
  11. rheylew's Avatar
    Still doing good with battery performance..from 9am to now 77% with normal phone usage. (still not sure how some estimated times are higher though..) Also anyone know what that 2nd icon is at the top in the tray?
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    04-20-2015 01:28 PM
  12. Travo79's Avatar
    That second icon in your tray is the NFC on indicator.

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    04-20-2015 01:47 PM
  13. rheylew's Avatar
    Thanks, just shut it back off, forgot to do it when I got the replacement phone.
    04-20-2015 04:00 PM
  14. da1e7150's Avatar
    Mine at 100 percent says 26 hours remaining
    04-25-2015 02:39 PM
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    I guess Verizon S6 and S6 Edge doesn't get that pic like yours above, I get this:

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    Sure would like to get the same screen you get, but when I click Settings then battery I get what I just posted.

    Unless I need to have Power saving mode on to get that screen. I might try it later.
    04-25-2015 04:35 PM
  16. Rukbat's Avatar
    As you can see from the graphs in the various posts, usage at any immediate spot is different from usage at some other spot. If you're not using much current at the moment, your estimated time left - based on the current you're using at the moment - will be long. If you have a few apps running in the background, your estimated time will be lower. Since we don't always use our phones the same way for an entire charge cycle, the estimated time left isn't only useless, it's nonsense. Charge the phone, make sure that there's nothing running in the background, then unplug the charger. You should have over a day left. Then watch a movie while you're downloading a file, using a Bluetooth headset, with the screen turned up all the way, and watch the battery die in 4 hours.

    The manufacturers don't just have to do something to sell phones, they have to be seen doing something, like politicians. And, like politicians, whether what they're seen doing actually accomplishes anything (or even makes things worse), as long as they're seen doing something, they'll make money (from selling phones or to get re-elected). Some of the stuff in our phones is "to be seen", but not really very useful. A large "Never let the battery drop below 40%" on the front of the box would be more useful than most of the battery information we can get from the stock apps.
    04-25-2015 05:39 PM
  17. Ayman Fattah's Avatar
    Before 2 weeks ago, My GS6 Edge can handle 24H , but these days it says just 15H in full charge .. 8hours it's gone !! and i'm so confused what's is wrong with it !!
    05-27-2015 06:57 PM

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