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  1. droidguy1964's Avatar
    This is getting way off topic with your condescending comment. Of course, there are multiple forums which I also to look at. There is still a vocal minority of those that won't stop ranting across multiple threads and forums. There is a likely issue related to Play Services that will likely resolve a lot of issues other than carrier related ones. One more time, where are the links and citations. I know facts and effort are a burden but we would all benefit from seeing actual articles and making decisions for ourselves.
    Point made..........

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    04-18-2015 10:09 AM
  2. ecfritts's Avatar
    We get the Lollipop issue. Millions have already purchased the device. It's still a vocally small fraction not to diminish their concerns which are unfortunate. If the beating were as bad as you making it out to be, publish the links to the sources and we will see. Would use my favorite Woody Harrelson quote but this a family oriented forum or at least it should be so that kids can see what an adult conversation happens.
    Completely off topic...jcp007, I love your avitar! Forged right, I love their stuff.
    Anyway, I had my S6 replaced yesterday and the new one seems to have much better battery life. It says its at 74% and approximately 1 day 13 hours left.
    04-18-2015 11:15 AM
  3. Brian Delaney's Avatar
    I'm a novice to the more technical aspects of tracking battery life although I'm learning from everyone here
    I got my galaxy yesterday (coming from an HTC One and with a phone call and some Web browsing , I've noticed that it comes down to 95% at the 30-35 minute point. That doesn't seem terrible so far. I'm giving it the trial period but I do love the phone so far!

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    04-18-2015 11:23 AM
  4. maj71303's Avatar
    Point made..........

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    You know people will defend there purchase to the end. The more you bring up bugs and problems the worst they react to your comments. All I'm saying is why do I need to tweak and make compromises to get acceptable performance/battery life right out the box with these flagship phones? People will argue me down that it is necessary with android to do this and I ask again why should I have to do this in 2015?
    2015 and Google has not learned what it takes to make an efficient OS that does not require tweaking right out the box. 2015 and Samsung makes all the components for their own phones and yet cannot optimize there own drivers and code base they add to android for their own phones. I had the S6 edge 128GB and yet I took it back because of a battery drain that even happens on standby.
    2015 and the cure is to compromise my user experience by disabling features, settings, and apps themselves. 2015 and I have to compromise what makes a smartphone a smartphone because it just that awesome of a phone. 2015 folks and this is not how I will do business anymore with my purchases. I will not make compromises, I won't wait for the next update to solve the problem, and I won't tweak a phone to death anymore.
    For how much these devices cost now there should be no compromise. I would hope more people would do themselves justice and not compromise. But you have so many willing to put up with them just to have the next uber device and that in itself is a shame. Yeahhhhh I might have to stay with an older device until I find something better, but I will keep my principles and not compromise my user experience for a devices shortcomings.
    04-18-2015 11:28 AM
  5. Bwahahahaha's Avatar
    You know people will defend there purchase to the end. The more you bring up bugs and problems the worst they react to your comments. All I'm saying is why do I need to tweak and make compromises to get acceptable performance/battery life right out the box with these flagship phones? People will argue me down that it is necessary with android to do this and I ask again why should I have to do this in 2015?
    2015 and Google has not learned what it takes to make an efficient OS that does not require tweaking right out the box. 2015 and Samsung makes all the components for their own phones and yet cannot optimize there own drivers and code base they add to android for their own phones. I had the S6 edge 128GB and yet I took it back because of a battery drain that even happens on standby.
    2015 and the cure is to compromise my user experience by disabling features, settings, and apps themselves. 2015 and I have to compromise what makes a smartphone a smartphone because it just that awesome of a phone. 2015 folks and this is not how I will do business anymore with my purchases. I will not make compromises, I won't wait for the next update to solve the problem, and I won't tweak a phone to death anymore.
    For how much these devices cost now there should be no compromise. I would hope more people would do themselves justice and not compromise. But you have so many willing to put up with them just to have the next uber device and that in itself is a shame. Yeahhhhh I might have to stay with an older device until I find something better, but I will keep my principles and not compromise my user experience for a devices shortcomings.
    I get what you're saying, but I'm a little confused.... What year is it? :-P

    On a serious note, your frustrations are absolutely warranted. However, I think you could have shortened that post down to a few sentences and still have gotten your point across.

    Something will be done about this issue though. Samsung/Google have acknowledged it and I believe they're working on a fix. I, for one, will be patient and try to enjoy this amazing device for what it currently is, and wait for it to just get better.

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    04-18-2015 11:44 AM
  6. bhatech's Avatar
    Don't think this push service does anything to improve cell stand by. Yesterday night forgot to switch off WiFi and the damn cell stand by just ate off the battery like crazy. Most of the time keep WiFi off and that takes care of cell stand by.
    04-18-2015 11:51 AM
  7. Adranalyne's Avatar
    I get what you're saying, but I'm a little confused.... What year is it? :-P

    On a serious note, your frustrations are absolutely warranted. However, I think you could have shortened that post down to a few sentences and still have gotten your point across.

    Something will be done about this issue though. Samsung/Google have acknowledged it and I believe they're working on a fix. I, for one, will be patient and try to enjoy this amazing device for what it currently is, and wait for it to just get better.

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    This. Over and over again.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    04-18-2015 11:52 AM
  8. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    It's the vocal minority thing again. Always hilarious.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    How do you know who's the minority?
    You keep saying that.
    You're here in these forums too.
    That makes you that same minority of users.
    The biggest majority of people buying this phone aren't going to assume it's Google's fault. They're going to blame their new Samsung S6.
    Inders99 likes this.
    04-18-2015 12:03 PM
  9. warpdrive's Avatar
    You know people will defend there purchase to the end. The more you bring up bugs and problems the worst they react to your comments. All I'm saying is why do I need to tweak and make compromises to get acceptable performance/battery life right out the box with these flagship phones? People will argue me down that it is necessary with android to do this and I ask again why should I have to do this in 2015?
    2015 and Google has not learned what it takes to make an efficient OS that does not require tweaking right out the box. 2015 and Samsung makes all the components for their own phones and yet cannot optimize there own drivers and code base they add to android for their own phones. I had the S6 edge 128GB and yet I took it back because of a battery drain that even happens on standby.
    2015 and the cure is to compromise my user experience by disabling features, settings, and apps themselves. 2015 and I have to compromise what makes a smartphone a smartphone because it just that awesome of a phone. 2015 folks and this is not how I will do business anymore with my purchases. I will not make compromises, I won't wait for the next update to solve the problem, and I won't tweak a phone to death anymore.
    For how much these devices cost now there should be no compromise. I would hope more people would do themselves justice and not compromise. But you have so many willing to put up with them just to have the next uber device and that in itself is a shame. Yeahhhhh I might have to stay with an older device until I find something better, but I will keep my principles and not compromise my user experience for a devices shortcomings.
    So don't compromise. I refuse to. Here are my results with everything turned on. Even some things that were off by default I turned on. VoLTE on, location services enabled, always scanning for other wifi service turned on, and so on, and so on. I'm on AT&T btw so I don't have the T-Mobile issue with wifi calling (this is a T-Mobile issue and only T-Mobile can fix it, this is not Samsung's fault)
    If you happen to be on T-Mobile, then your beef about battery life is with T-Mobile, NOT Samsung.

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    04-18-2015 12:08 PM
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    04-18-2015 01:00 PM
  11. Adranalyne's Avatar
    How do you know who's the minority?
    You keep saying that.
    You're here in these forums too.
    That makes you that same minority of users.
    The biggest majority of people buying this phone aren't going to assume it's Google's fault. They're going to blame their new Samsung S6.
    Here's some free advice; worry about your own phone. Be patient or return it. Seriously. They're aware of the issue some, not all, are having and will fix it. If that's not cool for you, them get rid of it and move on.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    04-18-2015 01:07 PM
  12. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Here's some free advice; worry about your own phone. Be patient or return it. Seriously. They're aware of the issue some, not all, are having and will fix it. If that's not cool for you, them get rid of it and move on.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    I completely agree.
    These whiners need to quit putting up with these ridiculous battery life issues.
    Return the phone. Maybe next time Samsung will make sure they have it right before they release something that makes people regret ever switching over to Android. Especially with a device that was an obvious attempt to grab a piece of apple pie.
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    04-18-2015 01:47 PM
  13. Adranalyne's Avatar
    I completely agree.
    These whiners need to quit putting up with these ridiculous battery life issues.
    Return the phone. Maybe next time Samsung will make sure they have it right before they release something that makes people regret ever switching over to Android. Especially with a device that was an obvious attempt to grab a piece of apple pie.
    Yeah. I'm realllllly regretting picking this phone up with the 4-5 hours on screen and 15-17 hours of use. Well at least it's clear why you're here picking fights.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    04-18-2015 01:52 PM
  14. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    You keep reacting like someone said something bad about your mother.
    It's an electronic device for crying out loud. Give it a rest.
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    04-18-2015 02:07 PM
  15. warpdrive's Avatar
    You keep reacting like someone said something bad about your mother.
    It's an electronic device for crying out loud. Give it a rest.
    Should I also give it a rest? I don't have such battery issues.

    After all, the vast majority who have battery issues are on T-Mobile. Why blame Samsung when it's a T-Mobile issue?

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    04-18-2015 02:10 PM
  16. edgefever's Avatar
    Excuse me ,but I'm on Verizon with the problem
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    04-18-2015 02:23 PM
  17. Stang68's Avatar
    My battery life is not good and I'm on Verizon. I'm not really complaining all that much. I get 2.5 hours screen on time over about 12 hours.

    Most every Android phone I've had has been like that. What I DO want to know is if there is an app I've had installed on every one of my phones that is just a really bad battery hog. Nothing really shows up in the battery menu or in GSam. And the kernel wake lock menu on GSam is blank.

    Having said all that, any tips from you guys on how I should/could identify a possibly rogue app?

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    04-18-2015 02:36 PM
  18. erasat's Avatar
    My battery life is not good and I'm on Verizon. I'm not really complaining all that much. I get 2.5 hours screen on time over about 12 hours.

    Most every Android phone I've had has been like that. What I DO want to know is if there is an app I've had installed on every one of my phones that is just a really bad battery hog. Nothing really shows up in the battery menu or in GSam. And the kernel wake lock menu on GSam is blank.

    Having said all that, any tips from you guys on how I should/could identify a possibly rogue app?

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    First of all post as many screenshot as you can of the Original Battery Stats screens and from Gsam app, then we can maybe try to see if we can help you identify what may be causing it in your case.
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    04-18-2015 02:41 PM
  19. warpdrive's Avatar
    My battery life is not good and I'm on Verizon. I'm not really complaining all that much. I get 2.5 hours screen on time over about 12 hours.

    Most every Android phone I've had has been like that. What I DO want to know is if there is an app I've had installed on every one of my phones that is just a really bad battery hog. Nothing really shows up in the battery menu or in GSam. And the kernel wake lock menu on GSam is blank.

    Having said all that, any tips from you guys on how I should/could identify a possibly rogue app?

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    Turn off VoLTE/HD voice, keep wifi on but turn off always scanning, if you don't use Google Now and don't require geolocation on your pictures or don't use Samsung's built in phone tracking service (Google's device manager is also included in the S6 as well, but hidden) then you can turn off location services or GPS altogether (gps is listed as location in the quick settings of your notification shade.

    If by chance, you are in a bad reception area for your carrier then nothing will stop your phone from searching for better cell reception and draining your battery fast.

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    04-18-2015 02:53 PM
  20. f308gt4's Avatar
    Actually, with Verizon it is OK to turn on VoLTE/advanced calling, and I believe most have gotten better results with it on. Have you wiped cache?
    04-18-2015 03:03 PM
  21. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    By no means am I saying we shouldn't be talking about what has helped, and who isn't having the issue.
    But it's these two guys that keep belittling others who are having battery issues. I'm telling them to give calling these forum members whiners a rest.
    All in defense of a electronic device.
    Belittling people and calling them whiners. Give it a rest.
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    04-18-2015 03:05 PM
  22. edgefever's Avatar
    No matter what you turn off, there's a problem with the WiFi
    04-18-2015 03:06 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    You know people will defend there purchase to the end. The more you bring up bugs and problems the worst they react to your comments. All I'm saying is why do I need to tweak and make compromises to get acceptable performance/battery life right out the box with these flagship phones? People will argue me down that it is necessary with android to do this and I ask again why should I have to do this in 2015?
    2015 and Google has not learned what it takes to make an efficient OS that does not require tweaking right out the box. 2015 and Samsung makes all the components for their own phones and yet cannot optimize there own drivers and code base they add to android for their own phones. I had the S6 edge 128GB and yet I took it back because of a battery drain that even happens on standby.
    2015 and the cure is to compromise my user experience by disabling features, settings, and apps themselves. 2015 and I have to compromise what makes a smartphone a smartphone because it just that awesome of a phone. 2015 folks and this is not how I will do business anymore with my purchases. I will not make compromises, I won't wait for the next update to solve the problem, and I won't tweak a phone to death anymore.
    For how much these devices cost now there should be no compromise. I would hope more people would do themselves justice and not compromise. But you have so many willing to put up with them just to have the next uber device and that in itself is a shame. Yeahhhhh I might have to stay with an older device until I find something better, but I will keep my principles and not compromise my user experience for a devices shortcomings.
    I will admit when I make an error in purchasing anything. Based upon the information available at the time and based upon my own personal testing, I felt comfortable with my our chase which I do to this day. It gets a little frustrating when an easily addressed issue is posted across multiple threads that can be solved with a call to tech support. Rants based upon unsubstantiated claims that are also spread across creation add absolutely no value. Intolerance of differing opinions is also not helpful. Who determines what's useful? You?
    04-18-2015 03:08 PM
  24. Fenca Semsa's Avatar
    Did anyone really buy this phone because of it's battery ?
    Saying it gets bad battery life is like saying my Ferrari gets bad gas mileage.
    04-18-2015 03:12 PM
  25. Brian Delaney's Avatar
    It is a certainly a component that is important for a lot of owners

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    04-18-2015 03:17 PM
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