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  1. rafiki121's Avatar
    Hi guys so this is my 3rd samsung 6 edge after the first two having battery issues (or maybe not). I got the phone yesterday came with 53%. within 4 hrs of very light usage it dropped to 10%. I had to go out so i did a quick charge for about 10 min. Charged it again when i got home. this morning at 10 i unplugged it used it lightly mainly just texting and probably 20 min of gaming. it died on me around 4 pm. I charged it up again. Now after 30 min of very light texting. a 3 min phone call, it dropped to 90%. Am i expecting too much from phones these days?

    I tried everything that was recommended. I did a factory reset once i got the phone. I disabled wifi calling, lowered the screen brightness to like 25%, turned off bluetooth, wifi, gps.

    Any input would be very helpful. thank you
    04-23-2015 06:47 PM
  2. Techno-guy's Avatar
    Hi guys so this is my 3rd samsung 6 edge after the first two having battery issues (or maybe not). I got the phone yesterday came with 53%. within 4 hrs of very light usage it dropped to 10%. I had to go out so i did a quick charge for about 10 min. Charged it again when i got home. this morning at 10 i unplugged it used it lightly mainly just texting and probably 20 min of gaming. it died on me around 4 pm. I charged it up again. Now after 30 min of very light texting. a 3 min phone call, it dropped to 90%. Am i expecting too much from phones these days?

    I tried everything that was recommended. I did a factory reset once i got the phone. I disabled wifi calling, lowered the screen brightness to like 25%, turned off bluetooth, wifi, gps.

    Any input would be very helpful. thank you
    No, you're not. These Flagship devices cost $1000.00. They should just work properly just like anything else that you'd buy for $1000.00.
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    04-23-2015 06:49 PM
  3. Inders99's Avatar
    No, you're not. These Flagship devices cost $1000.00. They should just work properly just like anything else that you'd buy for $1000.00.
    My position exactly, I don't care if it's a rush roll-out, open source blah, Lollipoop blah, Sammy blah. Who cares, this is a work tool, all my other tools work just fine in my business. I have to admit, there's a certain draw to iPhones but I just can't get myself to become one of the sheep.
    04-23-2015 07:23 PM
  4. rafiki121's Avatar
    I'm really contemplating to see if i should return this phone and just get the S6. I have till tomorrow before i get charged with the restocking fee
    04-23-2015 07:25 PM
  5. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Did you use the tips on this site to help with battery life? I've disabled apps, cut down screen brightness and those sort of things and my battery life on my s6 is outstanding!

    It is 8:30pm now. I pulled it from the charger at 6:00am and i have 56% left. I own a business and use this thing all day long...i fail to believe i am in the minority with battery life.

    I'm sorry you're having problems but did you do some of the things mentioned around here?
    04-23-2015 07:35 PM
  6. jcp007's Avatar
    I'm really contemplating to see if i should return this phone and just get the S6. I have till tomorrow before i get charged with the restocking fee
    Try the GS6 out.
    04-23-2015 07:42 PM
  7. cwise222's Avatar
    You could swap it out for an S6 but honestly the phones are identical other the curved screen and the Edge having a battery that is a tiny bit larger, though not big enough to make any sort of difference. You'd likely have the same issues with the S6, especially if you have already done 3 swaps. What do you battery usage stats look like? Determining what it hitting you hardest is a good step is seeing how well the issues could be mitigated.

    If you're on T-Mobile and cell standby is your number one usage and you've followed all the tips located in some of the threads here then it would likely be a waiting game until 5.1 or 5.1.1 comes out and there isn't any guarantee that will 100% correct everything. At it's core Lollipop is facing bugs with battery drain and a memory leak issues (a memory leak that 5.1 does not even fix) and it turns into a waiting game but this is something all the 2015 flagships could face. It's been seen on the M9, the Nexus 6, will very likly happen on the G4, and 2014 phones with Lollipop pushed to them could see it. My M8 barely made it past 5 or 6 hours of light to moderate use before giving up after Lollipop. WiFi calling and VoLTE seems to exacerbate these cell standby issues for whatever reason, which means T-Mobile and Sprint are facing the brunt of that issue.

    Android phone can also take a few days to a week before battery life settles down. I can't give you an explanation for why, but I and many other have seen that.

    If Google Play services or Google services are some of your top battery drains you'll want to make sure you have the latest Google Play Services version. If you download the Google Wear application from the Play Store then it will trigger the Play Services update if you need it. The new Play Services version is not a cure all though, issues still exist.

    The hardware of the S6 is sound, we've seen this with people not having issues with bugs or having less issues getting perfectly fine screentime, but the software behind it is holding it back. It's something Google must address and likely will in the months to come. Yes people will go on about how if there was a bigger battery it all be great, but that's a brute force hardware solution to a software problem. Your 3,000mA is still going to drain faster then it should if the software is dragging it down, you just might get an extra hour or so out of it. It also excuses Google for saddling OEM's with buggy software and that can't happen.

    The core of it is: are you willing to wait until the Lollipop issues are corrected or is the S6 in it's current state flat our not acceptable? If it isn't, then look at another phone. There is no shame in that. If the S6 in it's current state is not working for you then by all means find a phone that does. It's your money, spend it wisely and on what serves you best. If you are OK with waiting for the software issues to get corrected then cool, many of us here are happy to help try and mitigate the issues people are seeing.

    In the end do what works best for you. The battery life issues people are seeing are legitimate and real issues, ones that Google has no choice to address as more and more phones launch with Lollipop and the issues spread. On the other end the issue isn't as simple as 'S6 sucks/tiny battery!' that a lot of people like to just toss out. As you said, a phone this expensive should work out of the box. At the moment, for quite a few people, it does not. And that is a shame as the S6 is a hell of a phone.
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    04-23-2015 08:29 PM
  8. Adranalyne's Avatar
    You could swap it out for an S6 but honestly the phones are identical other the curved screen and the Edge having a battery that is a tiny bit larger, though not big enough to make any sort of difference. You'd likely have the same issues with the S6, especially if you have already done 3 swaps. What do you battery usage stats look like? Determining what it hitting you hardest is a good step is seeing how well the issues could be mitigated.

    If you're on T-Mobile and cell standby is your number one usage and you've followed all the tips located in some of the threads here then it would likely be a waiting game until 5.1 or 5.1.1 comes out and there isn't any guarantee that will 100% correct everything. At it's core Lollipop is facing bugs with battery drain and a memory leak issues (a memory leak that 5.1 does not even fix) and it turns into a waiting game but this is something all the 2015 flagships could face. It's been seen on the M9, the Nexus 6, will very likly happen on the G4, and 2014 phones with Lollipop pushed to them could see it. My M8 barely made it past 5 or 6 hours of light to moderate use before giving up after Lollipop. WiFi calling and VoLTE seems to exacerbate these cell standby issues for whatever reason, which means T-Mobile and Sprint are facing the brunt of that issue.

    Android phone can also take a few days to a week before battery life settles down. I can't give you an explanation for why, but I and many other have seen that.

    If Google Play services or Google services are some of your top battery drains you'll want to make sure you have the latest Google Play Services version. If you download the Google Wear application from the Play Store then it will trigger the Play Services update if you need it. The new Play Services version is not a cure all though, issues still exist.

    The hardware of the S6 is sound, we've seen this with people not having issues with bugs or having less issues getting perfectly fine screentime, but the software behind it is holding it back. It's something Google must address and likely will in the months to come. Yes people will go on about how if there was a bigger battery it all be great, but that's a brute force hardware solution to a software problem. Your 3,000mA is still going to drain faster then it should if the software is dragging it down, you just might get an extra hour or so out of it. It also excuses Google for saddling OEM's with buggy software and that can't happen.

    The core of it is: are you willing to wait until the Lollipop issues are corrected or is the S6 in it's current state flat our not acceptable? If it isn't, then look at another phone. There is no shame in that. If the S6 in it's current state is not working for you then by all means find a phone that does. It's your money, spend it wisely and on what serves you best. If you are OK with waiting for the software issues to get corrected then cool, many of us here are happy to help try and mitigate the issues people are seeing.

    In the end do what works best for you. The battery life issues people are seeing are legitimate and real issues, ones that Google has no choice to address as more and more phones launch with Lollipop and the issues spread. On the other end the issue isn't as simple as 'S6 sucks/tiny battery!' that a lot of people like to just toss out. As you said, a phone this expensive should work out of the box. At the moment, for quite a few people, it does not. And that is a shame as the S6 is a hell of a phone.
    Spot on. Glad other people understand this.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
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    04-23-2015 08:37 PM
  9. Raptor007's Avatar
    Batteries will get a bit better with time, but battery life is entirely dependent on what you are doing, what apps you run and whats running the background. We use them, we charge them, we use them more and more. Its normal. I am planning to have a battery case, not because I think the battery life is terrible, but because I don't want to have to worry about it, recharge on the fly and not feel like I have to wait.

    I have owned countless Samsung devices, and always bought a spare battery, and I can count maybe 2 times I actually used the spare battery, I stopped buying them because it was a waste of money and Samsung was always LATE in getting them out the door.
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    04-23-2015 08:40 PM
  10. f308gt4's Avatar
    Here's a post I made back in 2011. Can't believe we are still having the same conversations...

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...ml#post1173234
    04-23-2015 09:05 PM
  11. rafiki121's Avatar
    Yeah the screen on time is taking up most of it like 9%. The rest is 5%. Hmmmm
    04-23-2015 10:10 PM
  12. chezm's Avatar
    No, you're not. These Flagship devices cost $1000.00. They should just work properly just like anything else that you'd buy for $1000.00.
    And let me take a wild guess here...a flagship device that lives up to all the standards is an iPhone of course right? Seems like your common point in all the threads

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    04-23-2015 10:36 PM
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    04-23-2015 11:42 PM
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    With both poor wifi and network signals that will drain your battery fast I don't think that you can do much better.

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    04-24-2015 12:57 AM
  15. Techno-guy's Avatar
    And let me take a wild guess here...a flagship device that lives up to all the standards is an iPhone of course right? Seems like your common point in all the threads

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    Huh? Not sure I'm following you. I LOVE my S6 and I've said it over and over again. It's my daily driver. So many awesome things about the S6. I agree with everything said by cwise222 above.

    But the battery drain issues that so many people are having (likely Lollipop related) is inexcusable for a $1000.00 device, no matter the brand. It's a lot of money (at least to me). That's my point.
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    04-24-2015 07:49 AM
  16. Inders99's Avatar
    But the battery drain issues that so many people are having (likely Lollipop related) is inexcusable for a $1000.00 device, no matter the brand. It's a lot of money (at least to me). That's my point.
    It's a GREAT point too. Everyone's getting defensive over this but we as consumers have a right to purchase an expensive product and have it work well. 2.5hrs screen time out of the box is absolutely absurd no matter who's fault it is.
    04-24-2015 08:03 AM
  17. chezm's Avatar
    Huh? Not sure I'm following you. I LOVE my S6 and I've said it over and over again. It's my daily driver. So many awesome things about the S6. I agree with everything said by cwise222 above.

    But the battery drain issues that so many people are having (likely Lollipop related) is inexcusable for a $1000.00 device, no matter the brand. It's a lot of money (at least to me). That's my point.
    You're one of the few going off on how much better the iPhone is...over and over again. You own both so I'll take your word for it, my wife only has a 5S and its battery is subpar compared to my S6. I agree that the battery should drain issues like cell standby (and other software related bugs) are not acceptable, but we have to remember the size of the small battery and should be considered in the factor of deciding to get an S6 or not. I bought the S6 knowing it had a smaller battery, i preferred the smaller/sleeker design so i knew what i was getting into. But as stated, if the problem is software specific i feel for those who are suffering.

    Really, my comment was a smirk joke more than anything i didnt mean anything rude by it
    04-24-2015 08:29 AM
  18. xceeder's Avatar
    Hi guys so this is my 3rd samsung 6 edge after the first two having battery issues (or maybe not). I got the phone yesterday came with 53%. within 4 hrs of very light usage it dropped to 10%. I had to go out so i did a quick charge for about 10 min. Charged it again when i got home. this morning at 10 i unplugged it used it lightly mainly just texting and probably 20 min of gaming. it died on me around 4 pm. I charged it up again. Now after 30 min of very light texting. a 3 min phone call, it dropped to 90%. Am i expecting too much from phones these days?

    I tried everything that was recommended. I did a factory reset once i got the phone. I disabled wifi calling, lowered the screen brightness to like 25%, turned off bluetooth, wifi, gps.

    Any input would be very helpful. thank you
    When you first got the phone and unpacked it did you charge it fully to 100% because that is what you're supposed to do....

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    04-24-2015 08:40 AM
  19. ray sital's Avatar
    And let me take a wild guess here...a flagship device that lives up to all the standards is an iPhone of course right? Seems like your common point in all the threads

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    Well it's true.

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    04-24-2015 09:05 AM
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    No idea what you're doing different, but that's rough. Not having that issue whatsoever.

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    04-24-2015 09:06 AM
  21. ray sital's Avatar
    You're one of the few going off on how much better the iPhone is...over and over again. You own both so I'll take your word for it, my wife only has a 5S and its battery is subpar compared to my S6. I agree that the battery should drain issues like cell standby (and other software related bugs) are not acceptable, but we have to remember the size of the small battery and should be considered in the factor of deciding to get an S6 or not. I bought the S6 knowing it had a smaller battery, i preferred the smaller/sleeker design so i knew what i was getting into. But as stated, if the problem is software specific i feel for those who are suffering.

    Really, my comment was a smirk joke more than anything i didnt mean anything rude by it
    Comparing the s6 to the 5s. Hmm, something seems a little wrong about that comparison.

    How about comparing it to the 6 or the 6plus.

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    04-24-2015 09:07 AM
  22. ray sital's Avatar
    Has anyone finally placed some of the blame on Samsung yet or are we still blaming Google, carriers, and users?

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    04-24-2015 09:08 AM
  23. chezm's Avatar
    Comparing the s6 to the 5s. Hmm, something seems a little wrong about that comparison.

    How about comparing it to the 6 or the 6plus.

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    reading too much into my "comparison" between S6 and 5S, im not comparing them at all just saying thats what i have at my disposal to see the difference at home. I agree comparing the 6/6+ is more accurate, hence why i initially stated id take his word for it :P
    04-24-2015 09:11 AM
  24. warpdrive's Avatar
    It's a GREAT point too. Everyone's getting defensive over this but we as consumers have a right to purchase an expensive product and have it work well. 2.5hrs screen time out of the box is absolutely absurd no matter who's fault it is.
    Let's face it. Most people are not getting 2.5 hours of SoT with the S6. They are getting more. Far more out of the box.

    What we are seeing is a small trickle of users with phones that are lemons or people who think that poor cellular service won't destroy your battery life. Of course this phone still has plenty of bugs besides what is in lollipop. Each carrier also has their hand in things and sometimes causes problems too. Let's also not forget apps that also really need a good update or two to iron out issues in a new device.

    I love people who think that just because a device costs considerable more money than normal should do anything else but have issues in the first month or two like every other phone on this planet. If anyone can show me a phone without bugs during the first month or two, please do. Heck, you can even include iphones and Windows too.

    I mean no disrespect. In a perfect world there would be no such things as bugs. But this will go on forever, so you better get used to it. The only difference is that today most people want to leave all of the antennas running while Facebook and Twitter run synced. They don't just want gps turned on, but location services also running regardless that Google might be extremely aggressive in asking your phone for data all day long. And they hate when any of this costs battery life, yet won't turn of GPS or anything else if not needed. I'm just not surprised that some are not happy.

    No doubt that Google dropped the ball with lollipop. The issues alone have hurt everything coming out this year and the nexus 6 isn't immune to the major issues either. But with more flagships arriving soon you'll see more will have issues too until everything gets ironed out.

    It's sad that it has to be this way. But I've never seen a bug free phone on release. I don't even think it's posable on any platform.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-24-2015 09:17 AM
  25. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Has anyone finally placed some of the blame on Samsung yet or are we still blaming Google, carriers, and users?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Whole lot of talk for someone who doesn't own the phone. I'm sure iMore would appreciate your enthusiasm, though.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    04-24-2015 09:18 AM
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