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View Poll Results: (multi-selection) your average screen on time on a charge? your standby battery loss (if you know)

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  • AT&T <3 hours

    7 11.48%
  • AT&T 3-5 hours

    15 24.59%
  • AT&T >5 hours

    7 11.48%
  • T-Mobile <3 hours

    5 8.20%
  • T-Mobile 3-5 hours

    1 1.64%
  • T-Mobile >5 hours

    1 1.64%
  • Sprint <3 hours

    2 3.28%
  • Sprint 3-5 hours

    5 8.20%
  • Sprint >5 hours

    1 1.64%
  • Verizon <3 hours

    8 13.11%
  • Verizon 3-5 hours

    7 11.48%
  • Verizon >5 hours

    4 6.56%
  • Overnight standby loss <10%

    15 24.59%
  • Overnight standby loss 10-20%

    6 9.84%
  • Overnight stanby loss >20%

    0 0%
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04-13-2016 08:40 AM
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  1. clevin's Avatar
    We have many battery threads now, I think its helpful for people to get a general idea of its "average SOT" before making further assessments and establishing expectations.

    sorry for the long list, please make 2 selections (if possible)

    1. your network and SOT
    2. your standby performance
    04-19-2015 07:04 AM
  2. droidguy1964's Avatar
    We have many battery threads now, I think its helpful for people to get a general idea of its "average SOT" before making further assessments and establishing expectations.
    Too many threads now and you just added another one.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-19-2015 07:13 AM
  3. clevin's Avatar
    Too many threads now and you just added another one.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    the current discussion is wrongly headed. There are people complaining about bad battery with 4-5hr sot, there are people beinf happy with 3 hr sot. There are people suggesting 7hr sot.

    If people don't even know what are the average expectation, there is no way to tell him or her if the phone is normal or not, or if there is a problem to be worried about at all..
    winnersmw and amotter like this.
    04-19-2015 07:23 AM
  4. droidguy1964's Avatar
    the current discussion is wrongly headed. There are people complaining about bad battery with 4-5hr sot, there are people beinf happy with 3 hr sot. There are people suggesting 7hr sot.

    If people don't even know what are the average expectation, there is no way to tell him or her if the phone is normal or not, or if there is a problem to be worried about at all..
    We really need a mod to step in and clean up all of these battery threads....

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-19-2015 07:36 AM
  5. jrnyer's Avatar
    We really need a mod to step in and clean up all of these battery threads....

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Give this person a award-----> Best post I've seen all day.
    04-19-2015 07:40 AM
  6. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Lost 9% with an hour on screen so far this morning. I'll hit 3 hours before I drop to 50% later this afternoon. This battery is just so much better than people think.

    AT&T S6 Edge, by the way.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    Attached Thumbnails Lets clear things: How much screen on time are you getting on a charge?-212.jpg   Lets clear things: How much screen on time are you getting on a charge?-213.jpg  
    04-19-2015 07:45 AM
  7. 20blks's Avatar
    We really need a mod to step in and clean up all of these battery threads....

    Posted via the Android Central App
    This whole forum is all over the place. I don't get it. They're usually on top of things. There should be 1 sticky for battery life. Most of these new posters see the how much people talk about it so their post another thread just to get some attention. I know someone is gonna say "you don't have to be here"...... That gets old. I have been on this forum for years and I love it. Every year a new phone is out this happens. This should be a place for someone new to Android to come for some knowledge. Not for every single person with a keyboard to talk about battery life.
    Nreeldeep likes this.
    04-19-2015 08:42 AM
  8. warpdrive's Avatar
    the current discussion is wrongly headed. There are people complaining about bad battery with 4-5hr sot, there are people beinf happy with 3 hr sot. There are people suggesting 7hr sot.

    If people don't even know what are the average expectation, there is no way to tell him or her if the phone is normal or not, or if there is a problem to be worried about at all..
    The real controversial issue is that there is no issue with battery life.

    I don't care what Andrew said in the podcast, he is dead wrong. While there are always going to be phones that just don't work for us no matter what, and some well respected members like my friend hero who just can't do well with his S6 in his country, or some others who are on T-Mobile. There really isn't a real battery issue.

    Sure lollypop has some bugs that drain battery life, but nothing like we see on broken or phones like we watched with T-Mobile. If your phone is not a lemon and it has great firmware for your radios you should have 5 to 6 hours of SoT regardless that you may find cell standby listed in the battery setting. Some depending on use will get more SoT and total standby. Some will get less.

    I've tested my phone in two ways. One way with everything turned on, and another with everything on but a few tweaks to add some battery life (such as wifi on but always scanning off). I get an extra hour of SoT and 2 extra hours of standby with the tweaks. Both tests are as follows....

    3 hours of gaming (DH5, hearthstone, PBA bowling)
    At least 1 hour of YouTube
    1 hour of web browsing
    Some light texts, email, bla, bla
    Everything syncing but social media. Located services turned on with phone tracking services and geotaging on photos and videos.

    Tests are stopped and screen shot as close to 20% remaining battery or completed fully and then pics are recorded no matter what the remainder is of battery. Both tests completed before the 20 percentile.

    Auto brightness is too dim for me indoors so I set it to 35% or if gaming or watching videos it's at 50% brightness. Outdoors it is always on auto.

    There is no way that with my results that anyone can say that with over 5 hours of screen on time and 16 hours of standby with everything turned on is poor battery life on AT&T. Yet Andrew says on the podcast that the S6 is so bad with battery life "that the only way you are going to get good battery life is with your S6 on your desk doing nothing."

    You can't tell me that he doesn't know that others not on T-Mobile are doing battery wise. You can't tell me that Andrew hasn't seen my screen shots that are listed in almost every battery thread, sometimes multiple times. You can't tell me that Phil is not once again trying to start controversy against Samsung like the S4 vs m7 just two years ago. Nobody could even keep a straight face and was laughing every time they were talking about the battery.

    There will always be issues with all new releases. But bugs will be fixed. Issues will be solved. The S6 is far from perfect.
    There will always be exceptions and some no matter what will have awfully bad battery life. But truly, there is no battery issue globally.

    As for trying to understand what is normal for battery life, everyones battery life will be different but it should last you approximately the same or better battery life compared to the S4 or m7 with slightly better SoT or standby. If such phones were used by you and you were fine with the battery life then you'll be happier with the S6 even with the lollypop issues.

    I'll repost the screen shots once again here if requested. I normally don't care what others think when it comes to what phone I should buy. I buy what is best for me as I tell others to do and not what is popular or hip at the moment. I'm in no way defending my purchase. I couldn't care less if people like our hate the phone. But when all you are seeing is battery threads questioning what is really going on it takes a toll when all the proof is out there and yet people are still worried? There is no battery issue with the S6 unless you have a lemon, have bad firmware for your county or carrier, or are on T-Mobile and refuse to change a setting or what seems like changing what wifi band you use.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    blessedred, Jdroids and neiljay6 like this.
    04-19-2015 09:31 AM
  9. 20blks's Avatar
    The real controversial issue is that there is no issue with battery life.

    I don't care what Andrew said in the podcast, he is dead wrong. While there are always going to be phones that just don't work for us no matter what, and some well respected members like my friend hero who just can't do well with his S6 in his country, or some others who are on T-Mobile. There really isn't a real battery issue.

    Sure lollypop has some bugs that drain battery life, but nothing like we see on broken or phones like we watched with T-Mobile. If your phone is not a lemon and it has great firmware for your radios you should have 5 to 6 hours of SoT regardless that you may find cell standby listed in the battery setting. Some depending on use will get more SoT and total standby. Some will get less.

    I've tested my phone in two ways. One way with everything turned on, and another with everything on but a few tweaks to add some battery life (such as wifi on but always scanning off). I get an extra hour of SoT and 2 extra hours of standby with the tweaks. Both tests are as follows....

    3 hours of gaming (DH5, hearthstone, PBA bowling)
    At least 1 hour of YouTube
    1 hour of web browsing
    Some light texts, email, bla, bla
    Everything syncing but social media. Located services turned on with phone tracking services and geotaging on photos and videos.

    Tests are stopped and screen shot as close to 20% remaining battery or completed fully and then pics are recorded no matter what the remainder is of battery. Both tests completed before the 20 percentile.

    Auto brightness is too dim for me indoors so I set it to 35% or if gaming or watching videos it's at 50% brightness. Outdoors it is always on auto.

    There is no way that with my results that anyone can say that with over 5 hours of screen on time and 16 hours of standby with everything turned on is poor battery life on AT&T. Yet Andrew says on the podcast that the S6 is so bad with battery life "that the only way you are going to get good battery life is with your S6 on your desk doing nothing."

    You can't tell me that he doesn't know that others not on T-Mobile are doing battery wise. You can't tell me that Andrew hasn't seen my screen shots that are listed in almost every battery thread, sometimes multiple times. You can't tell me that Phil is not once again trying to start controversy against Samsung like the S4 vs m7 just two years ago. Nobody could even keep a straight face and was laughing every time they were talking about the battery.

    There will always be issues with all new releases. But bugs will be fixed. Issues will be solved. The S6 is far from perfect.
    There will always be exceptions and some no matter what will have awfully bad battery life. But truly, there is no battery issue globally.

    As for trying to understand what is normal for battery life, everyones battery life will be different but it should last you approximately the same or better battery life compared to the S4 or m7 with slightly better SoT or standby. If such phones were used by you and you were fine with the battery life then you'll be happier with the S6 even with the lollypop issues.

    I'll repost the screen shots once again here if requested. I normally don't care what others think when it comes to what phone I should buy. I buy what is best for me as I tell others to do and not what is popular or hip at the moment. I'm in no way defending my purchase. I couldn't care less if people like our hate the phone. But when all you are seeing is battery threads questioning what is really going on it takes a toll when all the proof is out there and yet people are still worried? There is no battery issue with the S6 unless you have a lemon, have bad firmware for your county or carrier, or are on T-Mobile and refuse to change a setting or what seems like changing what wifi band you use.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Very well put. I don't see how people don't understand they may have a "lemon". They would rather waste time posting here than return the device. I just don't get it. Thanks again
    04-19-2015 09:40 AM
  10. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Yeah I don't get it. This device has the best battery life of any phone I've had since my blackberry curve back about 7-8 years ago.

    I'm on vzw and have been getting a good 6 hrs+ of SOT.
    04-19-2015 10:28 AM
  11. fjd726's Avatar
    From the sound of this post, your conclusion is that there are more lemons out there than not. Yeah..... ok.
    bhatech likes this.
    04-19-2015 10:35 AM
  12. lisa76's Avatar
    I got a s6 from bell up here in Canada I am getting a good 4-5 screen time. Over night standby loss less than five percent.
    GibMcFragger likes this.
    04-19-2015 10:40 AM
  13. Adranalyne's Avatar
    All I want acknowledged, regardless of whether you're getting hit with the Lollipop cell standby/Google services bugs or not, is that the S6 battery life is pretty solid when you grade an unaffected device. Because it is. It's been proven with numerous screenshots, benchmarks from reputable sites like Anandtech, and anecdotal reviews from other reputable sites.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    Aggie PT likes this.
    04-19-2015 10:48 AM
  14. player22's Avatar
    Can someone help me understand the cell stand by a little better.
    When I click on cell stanby wich is almost always number 1 or 2 on my battery list is shows time on 14h 6 minutes wich is total time so far . Time without signal is 30% wich the signal at my house sucks I know. And total connection time is 5h and 20 minutes . I haven't used the phone to make call once in that total time. So my question is what is total connection time and why is it so high. Is it because my time without signal is 30% . I'm on verizon and even know my cell stanby is always high on my battery list my phone still has great Battery life. Just trying to understand how the phone works a litter better thanks.

    My battery life with this phone has been as good as my s5 and a lttle more even.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
    04-19-2015 11:37 AM
  15. mhettrich's Avatar
    My biggest problem with everyone complaining about battery is that it is subjective. Everyone is going to have their own experience. Just because you have good/bad battery life doesn't mean that is the case for someone else. There are too many variables from the lollipop bug to poor signal strength that can affect battery life. Bottom line for me is that I can always find a way to charge my phone if need be. The s6 is a great device, and will only get better with future updates from Samsung and Google. Enjoy the phone for what it is, a great piece of tech.
    skinneejay and timboevbo like this.
    04-19-2015 11:45 AM
  16. atakin77's Avatar
    My biggest problem with everyone complaining about battery is that it is subjective. Everyone is going to have their own experience. Just because you have good/bad battery life doesn't mean that is the case for someone else. There are too many variables from the lollipop bug to poor signal strength that can affect battery life. Bottom line for me is that I can always find a way to charge my phone if need be. The s6 is a great device, and will only get better with future updates from Samsung and Google. Enjoy the phone for what it is, a great piece of tech.
    Agree, battery is very subjective. I think what the OP is looking for is not a screen shot of one particular charge and those results but maybe something like what is at the bottom of GSAM. This would give an folks in the forums an extended look at battery, not just a particular instance of tweaking settings to maximize life over one day.
    04-19-2015 11:49 AM
  17. mhettrich's Avatar
    Agree, battery is very subjective. I think what the OP is looking for is not a screen shot of one particular charge and those results but maybe something like what is at the bottom of GSAM. This would give an folks in the forums an extended look at battery, not just a particular instance of tweaking settings to maximize life over one day.
    Personally, without tweaking anything aside from volte, I'm getting about 3-4 hours of SoT. Like I said, this is fine for me cause I can charge pretty much whenever, and don't have a problem carrying around a battery pack with me. Is it the best battery out there? Certainly not, but it also isn't as bad as everyone seems to be making it out to be.
    deeb215 likes this.
    04-19-2015 11:53 AM
  18. basurtoisaac's Avatar
    Yeah I don't get it. This device has the best battery life of any phone I've had since my blackberry curve back about 7-8 years ago.

    I'm on vzw and have been getting a good 6 hrs+ of SOT.
    This isn't me trolling or being rude, but my iPhone 6 gets a lot better battery than the s6 I had. It's especially great on standby.
    iDrizzy and stridr69 like this.
    04-19-2015 12:30 PM
  19. droidguy1964's Avatar
    I really don't get how there can be such a huge swing between users. Here is my VZ so far today. Everyday since the update I have been getting 5-6 hours sot. The only thing that I have turned off is WiFi scanning. Everything else is right out of the box. I do FDR after all system updates. I have no lag, it's as smooth as my iPhone 6. For the record, I didn't want a Samsung but in my opinion they nailed this one.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Lets clear things: How much screen on time are you getting on a charge?-239.jpg   Lets clear things: How much screen on time are you getting on a charge?-238.jpg  
    04-19-2015 12:50 PM
  20. quietkvj's Avatar
    I checked Tmobile 3-5 hours with less than 10% drain overnight. However, my vote didn't register. The results show 1 vote for less than 3 hours and one vote for more 5 hours. Where did my vote go?
    04-19-2015 01:10 PM
  21. Adranalyne's Avatar
    I really don't get how there can be such a huge swing between users. Here is my VZ so far today. Everyday since the update I have been getting 5-6 hours sot. The only thing that I have turned off is WiFi scanning. Everything else is right out of the box. I do FDR after all system updates. I have no lag, it's as smooth as my iPhone 6. For the record, I didn't want a Samsung but in my opinion they nailed this one.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I honestly have no idea. It's this kind of stuff from people, this one being from Phil, that drives me nuts:

    "There won't be some magic cure-all for Galaxy S6 battery life. It is what it is. Be ready to charge at some point during the day."

    I couldn't disagree more. This phone can last you through the day and has for me everyday I've had it. I can push it 15-17 hours with 5 hours of screen time if I want to. The only people not being able to do that right now are people affected by cell standby or Google services issues.

    So no, Phil, it isn't what it is. There's room for improvement here and when Google and Samsung work to get 5.1 or 5.1.1 out to this device, it could be a huge difference for those not seeing solid battery life. For those of us that are, hopefully it gets even better.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    deeb215 likes this.
    04-19-2015 01:16 PM
  22. droidguy1964's Avatar
    I honestly have no idea. It's this kind of stuff from people, this one being from Phil, that drives me nuts:

    "There won't be some magic cure-all for Galaxy S6 battery life. It is what it is. Be ready to charge at some point during the day."

    I couldn't disagree more. This phone can last you through the day and has for me everyday I've had it. I can push it 15-17 hours with 5 hours of screen time if I want to. The only people not being able to do that right now are people affected by cell standby or Google services issues.

    So no, Phil, it isn't what it is. There's room for improvement here and when Google and Samsung work to get 5.1 or 5.1.1 out to this device, it could be a huge difference for those not seeing solid battery life. For those of us that are, hopefully it gets even better.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    I hear ya but take that comment with a grain of salt. I thought my iPhone 6 was really good on battery and had a great camera. The S6 has a better battery and better camera.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-19-2015 01:23 PM
  23. Aquila's Avatar
    We really need a mod to step in and clean up all of these battery threads....

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Posting like this doesn't always get attention - we need someone to hit the report button.
    Paul627g likes this.
    04-19-2015 01:59 PM
  24. Adranalyne's Avatar
    To further punctuate my point.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    Attached Thumbnails Lets clear things: How much screen on time are you getting on a charge?-219.jpg   Lets clear things: How much screen on time are you getting on a charge?-218.jpg  
    04-19-2015 02:24 PM
  25. Aquila's Avatar
    The real controversial issue is that there is no issue with battery life.
    I obviously cannot comment on whether or not the blog editors are reading your posts - but there seem to be many assumptions about motivations being stated as fact here. I would have a very difficult time believing that there is an agenda against the device - and we have to keep in mind that the blog articles and podcasts are not just aimed at "power users", but also at mainstream consumers who may not be as willing to experiment and research troubleshooting solutions to devices that they expect to "just work" out of the box. Reviews and test drives often begin with the disclaimer of using pre-release software and a week into the device on release softare, battery life is still a major concern for those that are not yet aware of mitigation strategies and/or haven't received specific updates, have different use cases (must use wifi calling, etc), etc. If you have productive ideas about how to improve battery life for those still impacted, those are obviously welcomed and appreciated.
    Almeuit likes this.
    04-19-2015 02:55 PM
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