04-24-2015 10:53 AM
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  1. grand moff joseph's Avatar
    Long time reader, first time poster here, so go easy on me, lol.

    Just got a GS6 this past Sunday to replace my S5 (which was all but bricked by the Lollipop update)

    I set the S6 up exactly like the S5 was (including a lower screen brightness and such), but so far, the battery is killing me. With only very light use today, the battery is already down 38% since 8am this morning. (yes, I got the Samsung push update, and no, I hardly ever stream music or videos) I've already disabled all the usual suspects, plus more, for a total of 35 disabled apps/services, but I'm more than a bit frustrated at the moment.

    So, I'm considering returning it and swapping it for a diff. phone, but which one? The Nexus 6 looks intriguing, but does its bigger battery actually help? OR should I look at the HTC M9?


    Thanks!
    GMJ
    04-22-2015 12:58 PM
  2. Alex_NJ's Avatar
    04-22-2015 01:11 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    Long time reader, first time poster here, so go easy on me, lol.

    Just got a GS6 this past Sunday to replace my S5 (which was all but bricked by the Lollipop update)

    I set the S6 up exactly like the S5 was (including a lower screen brightness and such), but so far, the battery is killing me. With only very light use today, the battery is already down 38% since 8am this morning. (yes, I got the Samsung push update, and no, I hardly ever stream music or videos) I've already disabled all the usual suspects, plus more, for a total of 35 disabled apps/services, but I'm more than a bit frustrated at the moment.

    So, I'm considering returning it and swapping it for a diff. phone, but which one? The Nexus 6 looks intriguing, but does its bigger battery actually help? OR should I look at the HTC M9?


    Thanks!
    GMJ
    Your issue could be caused in part by the Lollipop bug discussed in this forum, therefore you won't be solving anything necessarily.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-22-2015 01:11 PM
  4. lutin's Avatar
    Long time reader, first time poster here, so go easy on me, lol.

    Just got a GS6 this past Sunday to replace my S5 (which was all but bricked by the Lollipop update)

    I set the S6 up exactly like the S5 was (including a lower screen brightness and such), but so far, the battery is killing me. With only very light use today, the battery is already down 38% since 8am this morning. (yes, I got the Samsung push update, and no, I hardly ever stream music or videos) I've already disabled all the usual suspects, plus more, for a total of 35 disabled apps/services, but I'm more than a bit frustrated at the moment.

    So, I'm considering returning it and swapping it for a diff. phone, but which one? The Nexus 6 looks intriguing, but does its bigger battery actually help? OR should I look at the HTC M9?


    Thanks!
    GMJ
    I agree with Alex_NJ. The LG g4 is unveiled next week. Why don't you wait and see what it's like?
    04-22-2015 01:16 PM
  5. Inders99's Avatar
    If this is a Lollipop issue, why would the G4 be any better?
    04-22-2015 01:25 PM
  6. jcp007's Avatar
    If this is a Lollipop issue, why would the G4 be any better?
    Exactly.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-22-2015 01:37 PM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    Long time reader, first time poster here, so go easy on me, lol.

    Just got a GS6 this past Sunday to replace my S5 (which was all but bricked by the Lollipop update)

    I set the S6 up exactly like the S5 was (including a lower screen brightness and such), but so far, the battery is killing me. With only very light use today, the battery is already down 38% since 8am this morning. (yes, I got the Samsung push update, and no, I hardly ever stream music or videos) I've already disabled all the usual suspects, plus more, for a total of 35 disabled apps/services, but I'm more than a bit frustrated at the moment.

    So, I'm considering returning it and swapping it for a diff. phone, but which one? The Nexus 6 looks intriguing, but does its bigger battery actually help? OR should I look at the HTC M9?


    Thanks!
    GMJ
    M9 battery and camera worse than the GS6. It's also slower than the GS6.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
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    04-22-2015 01:38 PM
  8. grand moff joseph's Avatar
    Your issue could be caused in part by the Lollipop bug discussed in this forum, therefore you won't be solving anything necessarily.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    Which bug? I see various thread about issues/bugs, so not sure which you're referring to. Thanks!
    04-22-2015 01:42 PM
  9. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    Look at what led you to the S6 to begin with. Did you get only because you had an S5? For me, when I get a phone, I look at my priorities and how I weight those priorities and then I try to find the device that fits the bill. I can't really offer any educated guess as to what phone you should get because I have no idea what your priorities are or how you would weight them. For example, I really wanted a great camera, wifi charging, large amount of onboard memory, great display, no bigger than 5.2", and speed. Those are specific to me and others might think that some of those are stupid, but I don't care it is what I want.

    I say pick on the biggest things you want and then go hunt for a phone that checks that list the best. I know it is a lame answer, but I don't want to just try to point out phones to you. For example, the G4 was off my list due to its screen size, same as Nexus 6, Note 4, etc.
    04-22-2015 01:44 PM
  10. danthman's Avatar
    ...for another S6? That's what I'm doing (but due to defective home button, not terrible battery life).
    04-22-2015 01:47 PM
  11. deeb215's Avatar
    Long time reader, first time poster here, so go easy on me, lol.

    Just got a GS6 this past Sunday to replace my S5 (which was all but bricked by the Lollipop update)

    I set the S6 up exactly like the S5 was (including a lower screen brightness and such), but so far, the battery is killing me. With only very light use today, the battery is already down 38% since 8am this morning. (yes, I got the Samsung push update, and no, I hardly ever stream music or videos) I've already disabled all the usual suspects, plus more, for a total of 35 disabled apps/services, but I'm more than a bit frustrated at the moment.

    So, I'm considering returning it and swapping it for a diff. phone, but which one? The Nexus 6 looks intriguing, but does its bigger battery actually help? OR should I look at the HTC M9?


    Thanks!
    GMJ
    Note 4 or 6 Plus
    04-22-2015 02:26 PM
  12. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    If this is a Lollipop issue, why would the G4 be any better?
    Well the G4 does have a bigger battery, so it is likely to drain less quickly
    04-22-2015 02:28 PM
  13. chezm's Avatar
    I would suggest doing a hard reset to see if that corrects your battery problem before returning. If you really like the device aside from the battery draining, a lot of users are reporting a factory reset resolved their problems.
    04-22-2015 02:37 PM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    Well the G4 does have a bigger battery, so it is likely to drain less quickly
    M9 has a bigger battery and is worse than the GS6.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-22-2015 02:39 PM
  15. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    M9 has a bigger battery and is worse than the GS6.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    True lol well just gotta wait and see what the tests say
    04-22-2015 02:44 PM
  16. TrekScout's Avatar
    I was about to turn in my Verizon S6 also and I called and talked to a Verizon/Samsung expert (at any place that sells the phone) and got a lot of tips. The BIGGEST thing is that my phone was factory set to Global network mode which makes it thrash inside the USA looking for the other types of signals. When I set it to LTE/CDMA much of my battery issues went away. Also, I turned on Power Save mode, which is under a different icon than in the past and I couldn't find it on the S6. Look under the pencil icon when you pull down the top status bar. This is my 5th Android phone and I thought I could do it alone. I was wrong. The S6 is a different breed.

    The "expert" gave me a lot of little tips and tricks like turning off all the things you are not actively using, Wi-Fi, GPS, BlueTooth. I'm not having battery problems now. I hope this helps you also and if not, talk to an expert before you decide.
    sparker04 likes this.
    04-22-2015 03:00 PM
  17. TrekScout's Avatar
    Note: if you have ATT it would be the GMS setting that you would want, not the CDMA.
    04-22-2015 03:09 PM
  18. droidguy1964's Avatar
    I was about to turn in my Verizon S6 also and I called and talked to a Verizon/Samsung expert (at any place that sells the phone) and got a lot of tips. The BIGGEST thing is that my phone was factory set to Global network mode which makes it thrash inside the USA looking for the other types of signals. When I set it to LTE/CDMA much of my battery issues went away. Also, I turned on Power Save mode, which is under a different icon than in the past and I couldn't find it on the S6. Look under the pencil icon when you pull down the top status bar. This is my 5th Android phone and I thought I could do it alone. I was wrong. The S6 is a different breed.

    The "expert" gave me a lot of little tips and tricks like turning off all the things you are not actively using, Wi-Fi, GPS, BlueTooth. I'm not having battery problems now. I hope this helps you also and if not, talk to an expert before you decide.
    Global or lte/cdma neither uses more battery.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-22-2015 03:10 PM
  19. jcp007's Avatar
    Note: if you have ATT it would be the GMS setting that you would want, not the CDMA.
    You mean GSM?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-22-2015 03:31 PM
  20. lutin's Avatar
    I think the point that's being made is that the G4 battery life might be better. Not saying will be, just saying it might be.
    04-22-2015 03:33 PM
  21. droidguy1964's Avatar
    You mean GSM?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-22-2015 03:34 PM
  22. droidguy1964's Avatar
    I think the point that's being made is that the G4 battery life might be better. Not saying will be, just saying it might be.
    Agrred. That's the way I read it

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-22-2015 03:36 PM
  23. TrekScout's Avatar
    Oh yes, GSM, sorry.
    04-22-2015 04:16 PM
  24. t11rmh's Avatar
    Long time reader, first time poster here, so go easy on me, lol.

    Just got a GS6 this past Sunday to replace my S5 (which was all but bricked by the Lollipop update)

    I set the S6 up exactly like the S5 was (including a lower screen brightness and such), but so far, the battery is killing me. With only very light use today, the battery is already down 38% since 8am this morning. (yes, I got the Samsung push update, and no, I hardly ever stream music or videos) I've already disabled all the usual suspects, plus more, for a total of 35 disabled apps/services, but I'm more than a bit frustrated at the moment.

    So, I'm considering returning it and swapping it for a diff. phone, but which one? The Nexus 6 looks intriguing, but does its bigger battery actually help? OR should I look at the HTC M9?


    Thanks!
    GMJ
    Try a Note4. I considered the S6 for about two weeks and then went for a Note4 which is the dogs bits. And I have upgraded it to lollipop with no issues not even a factory reset. Battery lasts about 2 days with normal usage now and 4 days if I don't use it at all.

    Posted via a kicking Note4 on Lollipop.
    04-22-2015 05:05 PM
  25. grand moff joseph's Avatar
    I would suggest doing a hard reset to see if that corrects your battery problem before returning. If you really like the device aside from the battery draining, a lot of users are reporting a factory reset resolved their problems.
    This might sound silly, but wouldn't a factory reset just put it back to the same state it was in when it came out of the box? Or does that process somehow undo some of the crap that the carrier put on there or something?
    Inders99 likes this.
    04-22-2015 05:13 PM
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