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  1. KyleDC's Avatar
    Can someone please help me out a bit. First, lets set some things. The Galaxy S6 has a 2550 mAh battery, the Nexus 6 and the Note 4 both have a 3220 mAh battery. So the battery on both of these phablets are about 26% larger than the Galaxy S6. Now lets look at the iPhone 6 Plus which has a 2915 mAh battery. Owners of these phablet devices are reporting phenomenal battery usage, many if not all are claiming that their devices are able to last two days, and extremely light users are claiming they can even go over two days of usage. So someone please tell me how a simple 14-26% increase in battery capacity allows users to last about two days on a single charge, but many Galaxy S6 owners cant even get through a single day on a charge. How is this possible? Samsung really needs to dig deep into their software and figure out what is causing their devices to lose charge so quickly because its clear that this shouldn't be happening and its definitely not a battery capacity issue.
    04-18-2015 03:55 PM
  2. 0dBu's Avatar
    I'm getting a day's heavy usage no problem on a charge. FB, Twitter, GMail and Reddit all syncing, lots of calls, texts, emails, etc. I haven't been plagued by any of the standby issues either. I charged my phone to 100% last night and then took it off when I got up for work in the morning. Granted, I didn't get a full 8 hours but it only dropped 2% in almost 6 hours. Something just isn't adding up with this poor battery life.-uploadfromtaptalk1429391020744.jpgSomething just isn't adding up with this poor battery life.-uploadfromtaptalk1429391037444.jpg
    04-18-2015 04:05 PM
  3. warpdrive's Avatar
    The simple answer is that T-Mobile messed up the software that they installed for wifi calling. On top of any other Google or lollypop issues, half of the testers used a T-Mobile device and had bad results. Everyone else for the most part has great battery life.

    There, you now have your answer. Case closed.

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    04-18-2015 04:16 PM
  4. KyleDC's Avatar
    I'm getting a day's heavy usage no problem on a charge. FB, Twitter, GMail and Reddit all syncing, lots of calls, texts, emails, etc. I haven't been plagued by any of the standby issues either. I charged my phone to 100% last night and then took it off when I got up for work in the morning. Granted, I didn't get a full 8 hours but it only dropped 2% in almost 6 hours. Click image for larger version. 

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    Good to hear, just got my Galaxy S6 today. Im just really confused on how people are only getting 1-2 hours of screen on time with their devices but are claiming that with their Nexus 6 can last two whole days.
    04-18-2015 04:21 PM
  5. 0dBu's Avatar
    I'm on tmobile, but I also have wifi calling disabled
    04-18-2015 04:23 PM
  6. KyleDC's Avatar
    Also I forgot to mention how people with the Xperia Z3, which has a 3100 mAh battery, can last almost 2 whole days on a single charge. Samsung needs to step up and realize that they need to do some serious software optimization and tweaks to improve the battery life on their devices. Imagine the increase in sales they would achieve if they just set aside a team to optimize their software and get an increase in battery life.
    04-18-2015 04:27 PM
  7. KyleDC's Avatar
    The simple answer is that T-Mobile messed up the software that they installed for wifi calling. On top of any other Google or lollypop issues, half of the testers used a T-Mobile device and had bad results. Everyone else for the most part has great battery life.

    There, you now have your answer. Case closed.

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    I dont believe this is entirely true. If search through the forums here and on XDA Developers, you will see that its not just T-Mobile users that are having poor battery life. Personally I believe its Samsungs 5.0.2 Touchwiz software.
    04-18-2015 04:32 PM
  8. Gator352's Avatar
    I dont believe this is entirely true. If search through the forums here and on XDA Developers, you will see that its not just T-Mobile users that are having poor battery life. Personally I believe its Samsungs 5.0.2 Touchwiz software.
    I think it's a lollipop issue as other OEM owners are reporting bad battery life after the lollipop update. Besides im on sprint and is having this issue so it's not just a t mobile thing or a Samsung thing.

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    04-18-2015 04:37 PM
  9. KyleDC's Avatar
    I think it's a lollipop issue as other OEM owners are reporting bad battery life after the lollipop update. Besides im on sprint and is having this issue so it's not just a t mobile thing or a Samsung thing.

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    I guess the way to solve this would be to have someone flash Kitkat on their Galaxy S6 and report their battery life.
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    04-18-2015 04:38 PM
  10. erasat's Avatar
    Also I forgot to mention how people with the Xperia Z3, which has a 2330 mAh battery, can last almost 2 whole days on a single charge. Samsung needs to step up and realize that they need to do some serious software optimization and tweaks to improve the battery life on their devices. Imagine the increase in sales they would achieve if they just set aside a team to optimize their software and get an increase in battery life.
    Until last week that I got my S6 Edge, the Z3 was the best phone I've ever had, best all around phone with the best battery life, simply unbelievable, I managed to get around 9 hours of SoT a couple of times, obviously on weekend days without bluetooth to my Android wear watch, but on a regular normal usage it was always over 7.5 hours of SoT.

    But, battery is not a 2330mAh like you have said, is a 3100mAh one and very important, the display is a 1080p one and having to power a QHD isn't an easy target for any brand and even less with a 2550-2600 mAh battery.

    One thing though Sony UI is way much more optimized than most of Android skin and even pure Vanilla Android, that thing on Standby can last a week without charging., and Yes, Samsung is not known for software optimization but what they have accomplished with the S6 and Edge is nothing short of amazing, constantly being 5.5-6 hours of SoT with this battery size and a QHD display is a marvel of technology.

    Those of you with some bugs won't be able to reach this numbers for now, but rest assured that once those bugs are finally fixed you will very satisfied.
    04-18-2015 05:07 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    The simple answer is that T-Mobile messed up the software that they installed for wifi calling. On top of any other Google or lollypop issues, half of the testers used a T-Mobile device and had bad results. Everyone else for the most part has great battery life.

    There, you now have your answer. Case closed.

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    I have seen every carrier have an issue... Not every person but definitely every carrier version of this phone have the issue. Most just think it's mainly T-Mobile since we got ours way earlier than anyone else... So we were first at reporting issues.

    I personally have no issues anymore. I jump on my 2.4 GHz network and good to go. No complaints. It works like it should when idle and works like it should when I push it really hard. .
    04-18-2015 05:09 PM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    I guess the way to solve this would be to have someone flash Kitkat on their Galaxy S6 and report their battery life.
    Why would I want to flash KitKat over Lollipop? If I wanted KitKat, I would have kept my GS4. The Google Play Service issue, I admit needs to be solved. Larger battery size doesn't equal long battery life. Look at the M9 with a huge battery.
    04-18-2015 05:19 PM
  13. KyleDC's Avatar
    Why would I want to flash KitKat over Lollipop? If I wanted KitKat, I would have kept my GS4. The Google Play Service issue, I admit needs to be solved. Larger battery size doesn't equal long battery life. Look at the M9 with a huge battery.
    Im not saying to put KitKat on your device, I'm saying that in order to see if the battery life issue is indeed the lollipop update someone should test putting KitKat on their S6
    04-18-2015 05:38 PM
  14. warpdrive's Avatar
    I dont believe this is entirely true. If search through the forums here and on XDA Developers, you will see that its not just T-Mobile users that are having poor battery life. Personally I believe its Samsungs 5.0.2 Touchwiz software.
    As I've said, besides any Google or lollypop issues with battery....
    That means that yes, there is an overly aggressive search or pinging of your phone with some wifi settings on all phones with lollypop.

    But yes, the issue that T-Mobile added (wifi calling) on top of the battery drain from wifi and location services made users have poor battery life.

    You also can't compare a 64 bit operating system with battery life of a 32 bit one as they are two drastically different operating systems and battery life will be effected by some of it, not counting any bugs.

    This is me with everything turned on. That's even things left off by default, I turned them on too.

    How are my results bad for gaming over 3 hours, YouTube for an hour, texts and emails, and a good hour of web?

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    04-18-2015 05:38 PM
  15. warpdrive's Avatar
    Im not saying to put KitKat on your device, I'm saying that in order to see if the battery life issue is indeed the lollipop update someone should test putting KitKat on their S6
    How about you volunteer to put a 32 bit operating system on your 64 bit phone and tell us?

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    04-18-2015 05:42 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    As I've said, besides any Google or lollypop issues with battery....
    That means that yes, there is an overly aggressive search or pinging of your phone with some wifi settings on all phones with lollypop.

    But yes, the issue that T-Mobile added (wifi calling) on top of the battery drain from wifi and location services made users have poor battery life.

    You also can't compare a 64 bit operating system with battery life of a 32 bit one as they are two drastically different operating systems and battery life will be effected by some of it, not counting any bugs.

    This is me with everything turned on. That's even things left off by default, I turned them on too.

    How are my results bad for gaming over 3 hours, YouTube for an hour, texts and emails, and a good hour of web?

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    I have T-Mobile and don't have the issue anymore by switching wifi. So please don't blame it on that fully since but isn't true .
    04-18-2015 05:44 PM
  17. KyleDC's Avatar
    Until last week that I got my S6 Edge, the Z3 was the best phone I've ever had, best all around phone with the best battery life, simply unbelievable, I managed to get around 9 hours of SoT a couple of times, obviously on weekend days without bluetooth to my Android wear watch, but on a regular normal usage it was always over 7.5 hours of SoT.

    But, battery is not a 2330mAh like you have said, is a 3100mAh one and very important, the display is a 1080p one and having to power a QHD isn't an easy target for any brand and even less with a 2550-2600 mAh battery.

    One thing though Sony UI is way much more optimized than most of Android skin and even pure Vanilla Android, that thing on Standby can last a week without charging., and Yes, Samsung is not known for software optimization but what they have accomplished with the S6 and Edge is nothing short of amazing, constantly being 5.5-6 hours of SoT with this battery size and a QHD display is a marvel of technology.

    Those of you with some bugs won't be able to reach this numbers for now, but rest assured that once those bugs are finally fixed you will very satisfied.
    Mistake on my part regarding the Z3, thank you for mentioning it. Not sure if you know about the Galaxy S5 model with the QHD screen, but that device barely had a battery life difference from the standard variant. I don't believe the QHD display really takes a hit on the battery life. But anyways, very few Galaxy S6 owners are getting 5.5-6 hours of SoT, which if everyone could then that would be great because that's what I am currently getting on my Note 4 and I would love to get that on my S6 (just got my S6 so i cant comment on my personal experience with the battery). But in all honesty it has to be the software right? If it wasn't due to software how would we explain the iPhone 6 getting through a day with only a 1810 mAh battery? Im extremely curious to see how the phone would perform running a different software and/or skin.
    04-18-2015 05:46 PM
  18. KyleDC's Avatar
    How about you volunteer to put a 32 bit operating system on your 64 bit phone and tell us?

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    Not sure if this was a sincere or sarcastic comment, but anyways I would if I knew how and it didn't involve having to root my device. I personally have no knowledge whatsoever regarding rooting devices and/or flashing roms on them so I'm not sure if this is even possible. However, hypothetically speaking this would be an interesting test wouldn't it?
    04-18-2015 05:52 PM
  19. Sander1101's Avatar
    2540p vs **** screen

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    04-18-2015 05:54 PM
  20. KyleDC's Avatar
    As I've said, besides any Google or lollypop issues with battery....
    That means that yes, there is an overly aggressive search or pinging of your phone with some wifi settings on all phones with lollypop.

    But yes, the issue that T-Mobile added (wifi calling) on top of the battery drain from wifi and location services made users have poor battery life.

    You also can't compare a 64 bit operating system with battery life of a 32 bit one as they are two drastically different operating systems and battery life will be effected by some of it, not counting any bugs.

    This is me with everything turned on. That's even things left off by default, I turned them on too.

    How are my results bad for gaming over 3 hours, YouTube for an hour, texts and emails, and a good hour of web?

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    I never stated that your battery life is bad, im saying that people claiming to only be able to achieve a maximum of 2 hours of SoT have poor battery life. I'll gladly take your phone though..
    04-18-2015 05:55 PM
  21. warpdrive's Avatar
    I have T-Mobile and don't have the issue anymore by switching wifi. So please don't blame it on that fully since but isn't true .
    Your problem may have been solved with a few tweaks that you did on wifi. But before you did so you had the issues.

    Me on AT&T never had an issue due to wifi calling as it's not built in to the software that AT&T provides.

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    04-18-2015 06:03 PM
  22. erasat's Avatar
    Mistake on my part regarding the Z3, thank you for mentioning it. Not sure if you know about the Galaxy S5 model with the QHD screen, but that device barely had a battery life difference from the standard variant. I don't believe the QHD display really takes a hit on the battery life. But anyways, very few Galaxy S6 owners are getting 5.5-6 hours of SoT, which if everyone could then that would be great because that's what I am currently getting on my Note 4 and I would love to get that on my S6 (just got my S6 so i cant comment on my personal experience with the battery). But in all honesty it has to be the software right? If it wasn't due to software how would we explain the iPhone 6 getting through a day with only a 1810 mAh battery? Im extremely curious to see how the phone would perform running a different software and/or skin.
    You can't keep comparing different phones with different hardware and OS is not an apple to apple comparison. The iPhone has just a 4.7" with 750 x1334 resolution display, running on a dual core cpu that as far as I know run most of their services in just one core, then you have that they basically doesn't run anything on the background as they don't offer true multitasking due to its eternal low Ram capacity of 1 GB. And let us forget that due to all that Apple simply optimize every I'm software and driver plus force all developer to work around that limitation.

    Android in general have dozens of services and applications running in the background to allow for true multitasking plus all the Google services and other third party apps syncing all the time.

    I know that you are trying to compare smartphone to smartphone but there is no way to do a fair comparison between these 2 platforms, better comparisons should be done between similar equipped Android Flagship.

    One more thing has there are a lot of us getting 5+ hours of SOT, and I know that there are a lot of others that are not but that's also another story because every user uses their phone totally different than the other, what works for me not necessary will work for you and your use. But we can agree that the are others that are simply getting to little SoT due to just the mentioned Lollipop bugs. Those are the ones that should try to do some tweaks or even Full Reset to see if they can get better life until the bugs are fixed or just use the 14 days return window and get a replacement or return for a refund.
    04-18-2015 06:05 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    Do you even own a GS6'and have any first hand experience? To clarify, Lollipop 5.0.2 is the Android OS and TouchWiz is the Samsung UI skin over Lollipop? TouchWiz is unlikely as the source of those afflicted with less than great battery life.
    04-18-2015 06:08 PM
  24. warpdrive's Avatar
    Not sure if this was a sincere or sarcastic comment, but anyways I would if I knew how and it didn't involve having to root my device. I personally have no knowledge whatsoever regarding rooting devices and/or flashing roms on them so I'm not sure if this is even possible. However, hypothetically speaking this would be an interesting test wouldn't it?
    No it would NOT be an interesting test.
    For one thing it will probably brick your phone because most of the SoC will not be able to run with a 32 bit operating system.

    But if it did run I'm sure most of the features will not work and would be worthless to try.

    But I still think it's a great idea.

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    04-18-2015 06:15 PM
  25. KyleDC's Avatar
    You can't keep comparing different phones with different hardware and OS is not an apple to apple comparison. The iPhone has just a 4.7" with 750 x1334 resolution display, running on a dual core cpu that as far as I know run most of their services in just one core, then you have that they basically doesn't run anything on the background as they don't offer true multitasking due to its eternal low Ram capacity of 1 GB. And let us forget that due to all that Apple simply optimize every I'm software and driver plus force all developer to work around that limitation.

    Android in general have dozens of services and applications running in the background to allow for true multitasking plus all the Google services and other third party apps syncing all the time.

    I know that got are trying to compare smartphone to smartphone but there is no way to do a fair comparison with those 2 platforms, better comparisons should be done between similar equipped Android Flagship.

    One more thing has there are a lot of us getting 5+ hours of SOT, and I know that there are a lot of others that are not but that's also another story because every user uses their phone totally different than the other, what works for me not necessary will work for you and your use. But we can agree that the are others that are simply getting to little SoT due to just the mentioned Lollipop bugs. Those are the ones that should try to do some tweaks or even Full Reset to see if they can get better life until the bugs are fixed or just use the 14 days return window and get a replacement or return for a refund.
    I understand that its not fare to compare Android to Apple which is why I gave 3 examples of Android devices with a marginal increase in battery capacity that have a major increase in battery life for some reason. The Apple reference was just to show how if Samsung really wanted to or Google with Android for that matter could truly increase battery life by digging deep into the software and cleaning it up (which is close to what you just mentioned about the lollipop bugs). Also, to my knowledge, based off what I have reading and hearing is that majority of S6 users are not even getting close to 5 hours of SOT which is why I made this post. If you scroll up you'll see that a user has managed to get 6 hours of SOT and he/she claimed that "Everything was turned on and that's even things left off by default, and they gamed for over 3 hours, were on YouTube for an hour, texted and emailed, and used the web for an hour." Do these people just have faulty devices are is there something wrong software wise that will fix their devices? Right now no one knows.
    04-18-2015 06:23 PM
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