1. hunter777's Avatar
    how does the battery last with music listening? i read that there's not much screen time, battery-wise

    but what about just listening to music, and the screen off most of the time, how long might the battery last then?

    thanks
    06-20-2015 12:37 AM
  2. the tall guy's Avatar
    how does the battery last with music listening? i read that there's not much screen time, battery-wise

    but what about just listening to music, and the screen off most of the time, how long might the battery last then?

    thanks
    Each individual will be different depending on what else is running on their phone. For example, I recently drove to the coast for a couple of weeks, the drive down was about 5 hours - I pretty much streamed music from Google Music all the way and when I left I had approx 90% battery, when I got there I had 30% left.
    06-20-2015 03:14 AM
  3. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Like said above, there are a lot of variables. What all you personally have running on your phone, where you are getting your music from (streaming or local storage), cell service, and etc.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-20-2015 07:00 AM
  4. hunter777's Avatar
    oh ok, well ill be more specific.

    say there's only the music player (default player or app, if that matters) and not streaming. and nothing else on, so local storage and just music

    thanks
    06-20-2015 02:27 PM
  5. what5k's Avatar
    Well, I listen to my local music on poweramp (the default music player is good but you can't beat poweramp for sound customization) for about two hours a day back and forth to work and I really don't notice a hit to my battery. I would say 5-10 percent.
    06-20-2015 04:52 PM
  6. armnomads's Avatar
    after 2 months of use i can listen about 6 hours with turned off screen
    06-20-2015 05:19 PM
  7. woody nh's Avatar
    I listen to Pandora at planet fitness for an hour in the morning. Drops the battery by about 5%.
    I am now 6h 20m into the battery day including one hour on Pandora and have 83% left. Also some modest browsing, a few texts and short phone calls in that time.
    06-21-2015 10:40 AM
  8. ron561's Avatar
    You will easily get 5+ hours even with screen on.
    06-21-2015 10:47 AM
  9. Bruce39's Avatar
    You should be able to listen to several hours of music stored on phone with no problem. Have a Note 3 & Tab Pro & listen to music on both (stored on device, not streaming). Uses so little battery, I have never paid much attention. Not unusual to listen up to 4 or 5 hrs at a time. Either use blue tooth or audio cable.
    06-21-2015 11:40 AM
  10. hunter777's Avatar
    i have right now a S3 Mini, i notice the S6 has a way better/bigger battery

    but just to get a more clear idea on this, keeping in mind that the s6 may use more power, will the S6 provide better battery time in every way than the S3 Mini regardless that it may use more power (because of higher grade parts)

    if u know what i mean? thanks

    it's just that i never really kept track so far, i believe i can listen to a good deal of music on the s3 mini but ya

    thanks again

    PS: with the screen off btw
    06-22-2015 05:08 AM
  11. linebusy's Avatar
    The point on music is that it's not battery intensive.
    I stream music via Amazon Prime. After a day on the road where you're hitting up to 4 hours of music alone, you'll see Google Services on the battery meter, but it's only hitting somewhere around 5% of battery drain. You'll drain more battery with frequent Facebook posts/checks.
    06-22-2015 06:42 AM
  12. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    how does the battery last with music listening? i read that there's not much screen time, battery-wise

    but what about just listening to music, and the screen off most of the time, how long might the battery last then?

    thanks
    Welcome to Android Central!

    Its all going to depend on your usage, coverage, and if it is wifi or cellular.
    06-23-2015 07:29 AM
  13. oscarnyc's Avatar
    In my experience, locally stored audio uses about 3% per hour above what normal standby uses. Streaming is very dependent on your signal. If I'm at home or work with a solid wifi signal it's about 5% per hour. On mobile while driving and the signal quality varies and the phone has to constantly hand off from different towers and it's more like 10% per hour.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-23-2015 08:18 AM
  14. hunter777's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central!

    Its all going to depend on your usage, coverage, and if it is wifi or cellular.
    thanks, and also thanks everyone else for the responses

    i figure though the s6 will last much longer than my s3mini lasts, and its decent as well

    since the battery is so much bigger, regardless that s6 is more powerful
    06-23-2015 11:42 PM
  15. emad1995's Avatar
    After streaming spotify for 2 hours with screen off I lost about 9%. That would give about 20 hours give or take if I played it till 0 battery.

    Posted with my shiny s6
    06-23-2015 11:44 PM

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