07-18-2015 01:32 AM
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  1. warpdrive's Avatar
    It would be nice, though, wouldn't it? It gets old sometimes, on every forum from MacRumors to Android Central, to constantly be reminded that every phone sucks in some way.
    Nice for you, but not nice for members like myself...
    Who have been called liars and fanbois, and insist that we post screen shots or gtfo. I've even had a blogger from this site challenge my thoughts and ask for a screen shot as proof of my results. Only now that the G4 is out and having similar issues are people realizing that it's lollipop and not Samsung's fault, regardless that the nexus 6 and m9 have the same issues with some users.

    I've stood my ground, and preached from the highest rafters, and been denounced by many here. Others have had the same results when speaking about their S6 on this forum. And plenty of regulars here in just this thread have said repeatedly that Samsung needs to fix this, only now changing their minds once they have seen the results of the G4.

    This is a fantastic site to come for help. The staff is absolutely the best. But it's never easy to explain to people that just because Samsung used a smaller battery doesn't mean that you are going to get poor battery life, especially when it's promoted on this web site that the S6 has horrible battery life.

    There are definitely some bad phones out there. There are also some carrier software related to bad battery life. But like I always say, if the phone don't work for you, try a new one. And if that too fails, then sadly the phone is not right for you and you should try something else.

    I've been using Android for quite a while. I feel that lollipop was rushed to complete with Apple in the 64 bit software side of things. I also feel that people expect that every thing should work with all the settings turned on full blast, when in the past we always turned off a few things to save battery life as well as many things were never even on our old phones that are on today's phones. It's a crazy combo that was always just waiting to be a disaster.

    Again people like myself have stood our ground and got serious beef from the community both here in the forums and on the front page. I don't remember people thanking us for our time or honesty, but that is not why I'm here. Personally, I'm here for people like myself who just want to learn and share my experiences. And this is defiantly the best place online to do so.

    With all that said, I want to thank the staff, the mods (who never get enough recognition), and the community of volunteers, as well as us ordinary folk who take the time to make this place special. Much love to you all.

    Here is some screen shots of my latest usage that is without any AAA gaming.
    (This is not out of the box settings, but slightly tweaked) enjoy

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Am I expecting too much from this battery-102.jpg   Am I expecting too much from this battery-103.jpg  
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    06-08-2015 04:00 AM
  2. jcp007's Avatar
    Nice for you, but not nice for members like myself...
    Who have been called liars and fanbois, and insist that we post screen shots or gtfo. I've even had a blogger from this site challenge my thoughts and ask for a screen shot as proof of my results. Only now that the G4 is out and having similar issues are people realizing that it's lollipop and not Samsung's fault, regardless that the nexus 6 and m9 have the same issues with some users.

    I've stood my ground, and preached from the highest rafters, and been denounced by many here. Others have had the same results when speaking about their S6 on this forum. And plenty of regulars here in just this thread have said repeatedly that Samsung needs to fix this, only now changing their minds once they have seen the results of the G4.

    This is a fantastic site to come for help. The staff is absolutely the best. But it's never easy to explain to people that just because Samsung used a smaller battery doesn't mean that you are going to get poor battery life, especially when it's promoted on this web site that the S6 has horrible battery life.

    There are definitely some bad phones out there. There are also some carrier software related to bad battery life. But like I always say, if the phone don't work for you, try a new one. And if that too fails, then sadly the phone is not right for you and you should try something else.

    I've been using Android for quite a while. I feel that lollipop was rushed to complete with Apple in the 64 bit software side of things. I also feel that people expect that every thing should work with all the settings turned on full blast, when in the past we always turned off a few things to save battery life as well as many things were never even on our old phones that are on today's phones. It's a crazy combo that was always just waiting to be a disaster.

    Again people like myself have stood our ground and got serious beef from the community both here in the forums and on the front page. I don't remember people thanking us for our time or honesty, but that is not why I'm here. Personally, I'm here for people like myself who just want to learn and share my experiences. And this is defiantly the best place online to do so.

    With all that said, I want to thank the staff, the mods (who never get enough recognition), and the community of volunteers, as well as us ordinary folk who take the time to make this place special. Much love to you all.

    Here is some screen shots of my latest usage that is without any AAA gaming.
    (This is not out of the box settings, but slightly tweaked) enjoy

    Posted via the Android Central App
    +1. I couldn't have said it better. We are all a bit passionate about our devices and our carriers as well as certain features we hold sacrosanct. Now that the G4 is out, we can have a more rational discussion going forward. One day we will all look back and laugh.
    06-08-2015 06:38 AM
  3. razza1987's Avatar
    There are definitely some bad phones out there. There are also some carrier software related to bad battery life. But like I always say, if the phone don't work for you, try a new one. And if that too fails, then sadly the phone is not right for you and you should try something else.
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    Some of us don't have that option. When I was experiencing nightmarish battery life on 3g after only two weeks of having the phone I wanted to change to the note 4 and was told by my company that I had signed up to my contract with the s6 and was therefore unable to change devices
    06-08-2015 07:54 AM
  4. warpdrive's Avatar
    Some of us don't have that option. When I was experiencing nightmarish battery life on 3g after only two weeks of having the phone I wanted to change to the note 4 and was told by my company that I had signed up to my contract with the s6 and was therefore unable to change devices
    We all have options, even you. You might not like what options you have, such as ETF, but you do have options. What carrier or provider do you have? What County do you live in? For most, including you, there are options. Choosing not to utilize such options doesn't count.

    Also, glad to hear that your battery life is far better when using LTE service. Don't expect most phones to do well on 3g as the newer phones are not optimized for such use.

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    06-08-2015 11:25 AM
  5. razza1987's Avatar
    We all have options, even you. You might not like what options you have, such as ETF, but you do have options. What carrier or provider do you have? What County do you live in? For most, including you, there are options. Choosing not to utilize such options doesn't count.

    Also, glad to hear that your battery life is far better when using LTE service. Don't expect most phones to do well on 3g as the newer phones are not optimized for such use.

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    I am in Australia and my phone company is telstra. I had to go with telstra because of the fact that I live outside Sydney and maintenance work was going on with my previous company that they said could take months so I had to leave.

    When I was experiencing atrocious battery life of full battery drain of five hours from 100-0 I told telstra I wanted to change phones to the note4 as the battery life was atrocious. They told me this was not possible as I had signed up to the contract with the s6 and the only way I could change devices was if I paid out the full two years of my contract to sign a new one.

    It didn't make sense to me why battery life is so much better on 4g than 3g. I would have thought seeing 4g was so much faster it would have used more power
    06-08-2015 11:54 AM
  6. warpdrive's Avatar
    I am in Australia and my phone company is telstra. I had to go with telstra because of the fact that I live outside Sydney and maintenance work was going on with my previous company that they said could take months so I had to leave.

    When I was experiencing atrocious battery life of full battery drain of five hours from 100-0 I told telstra I wanted to change phones to the note4 as the battery life was atrocious. They told me this was not possible as I had signed up to the contract with the s6 and the only way I could change devices was if I paid out the full two years of my contract to sign a new one.

    It didn't make sense to me why battery life is so much better on 4g than 3g. I would have thought seeing 4g was so much faster it would have used more power
    Telstra is the one carrier that I know the least about so it's going to be hard to give you advice. But I did do a quick search and found that you do or should have some options... At least from the beginning.

    Depending on your plan, you might have something called StayConnected Plus.
    Telstra states that "If something goes wrong you can swap your phone for a fee twice a year". Do you have such a plan that has this feature?

    If not, are you sure that you can't return your phone within a standard time frame, even if you might have to pay a restocking fee?

    Buying out your contract may seem extreme, but again, it is an option. Maybe not one that you want to do, but it is an option. Then you can sell the phone as slightly used or in almost new in box to recoup most of your costs.

    I wish that I could help more but the website that Telstra has is confusing and lacks a tremendous amount of needed information. It's why I know very little to almost nothing of their plans.

    As for 4g vs 3g, yeah you would think that. But the reality is that most phones today are not truly optimized on anything else but 4g service. And sometimes I question even that.

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    06-08-2015 12:27 PM
  7. razza1987's Avatar
    Telstra is the one carrier that I know the least about so it's going to be hard to give you advice. But I did do a quick search and found that you do or should have some options... At least from the beginning.

    Depending on your plan, you might have something called StayConnected Plus.
    Telstra states that "If something goes wrong you can swap your phone for a fee twice a year". Do you have such a plan that has this feature?

    If not, are you sure that you can't return your phone within a standard time frame, even if you might have to pay a restocking fee?

    Buying out your contract may seem extreme, but again, it is an option. Maybe not one that you want to do, but it is an option. Then you can sell the phone as slightly used or in almost new in box to recoup most of your costs.

    I wish that I could help more but the website that Telstra has is confusing and lacks a tremendous amount of needed information. It's why I know very little to almost nothing of their plans.

    As for 4g vs 3g, yeah you would think that. But the reality is that most phones today are not truly optimized on anything else but 4g service. And sometimes I question even that.

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    If my phone stays like this and the improved battery life on 4g isn't a fluke I no longer want to change my phone. I got almost 7 hours of screen on time today with 19 total hours off the charger
    06-08-2015 01:30 PM
  8. warpdrive's Avatar
    If my phone stays like this and the improved battery life on 4g isn't a fluke I no longer want to change my phone. I got almost 7 hours of screen on time today with 19 total hours off the charger
    Nice to hear such a wonderful improvement. I wish you luck with your new device.

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    06-08-2015 03:17 PM
  9. razza1987's Avatar
    Nice to hear such a wonderful improvement. I wish you luck with your new device.

    Posted via the zenfone 2
    Thank you I have always loved Samsung. I had both the S2 and the S4 which is why I was shocked I was only getting 5 or so hours per charge lol. Thank you
    06-08-2015 04:21 PM
  10. adnanrider's Avatar
    Do you think this is normal?
    I bought note 4(nm-910c) 4 days back.
    Should I take it back for faulty battery?

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    06-09-2015 07:41 AM
  11. kfroese's Avatar
    Glad to hear others are having trouble with the battery on this phone. I've given up and just left all features on since I have to charge once a day anyhow. Attached is a screenshot of today's miserable performance.
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    07-17-2015 03:52 PM
  12. atkjhi's Avatar
    I used to get crappy battery life until I stopped using WiFi at work. Now I get really good battery life. But like you said if you're going to charge once a day anyways then who cares how much battery you use as long as you make it through the day.
    Attached Thumbnails Am I expecting too much from this battery-1437201115157.jpg  
    07-18-2015 01:32 AM
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