1. Hassan272's Avatar
    Hi all,
    I currently own a GS5 and I'm soon looking to upgrade to either a GS6 or a Note 4. I'm on the fence with this one, as the GS6 battery life has me concerned, and since it's used, there's no return policy at my local store. Is it enough to get me through a day of moderate usage (social networking and web browsing, auto brightness, power saving on)? I'm averaging 22h with 4.5h SOT on the S5, could the S6 do the same? All replies appreciated!

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    11-14-2015 12:07 AM
  2. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Some people get great battery life at 18+ hrs with 4.5 hrs SOT. While some others get 12+ hours with 2.5 hrs of SOT.

    I personally get 15+ hrs with 3.5+ SOT since I've been on 5.1.1. I was getting 20+ hrs with 4.5 SOT back on 5.0.2. All on US carrier At&t.
    11-14-2015 06:34 AM
  3. leprechaunshawn's Avatar
    My phone comes off the charger around 5am and lasts until 11pm or so when I go to bed, with battery life to spare.
    11-14-2015 07:27 AM
  4. OceanView's Avatar
    I had the S5 and now the S6 and for my use pattern, I get more battery life on the S6.
    The benefits and features of the S6 out weigh any possible shorter battery life.
    11-14-2015 11:07 AM
  5. dadathepanda's Avatar
    I'm getting about 10 hours battery life with 2 hours sot. It works for me as I top it off midday but if it wasn't for that topoff, I probably would cutting it close by end of day.
    How are ppl getting 12-14 hours with 4 sot is beyond me.

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    11-14-2015 12:09 PM
  6. Najnesoog's Avatar
    The battery life of the S6 is not so good, but I just adapted my charging habits

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    11-14-2015 07:30 PM
  7. Bamafan501's Avatar
    How much screen time do you get? and do you have a strong cell signal all day?


    My phone comes off the charger around 5am and lasts until 11pm or so when I go to bed, with battery life to spare.
    11-16-2015 08:59 AM
  8. leprechaunshawn's Avatar
    I would say my cell signal is pretty good most of the day. I spend 8-8.5 hours at work and the rest of the day I'm typically at home on WIFI.

    I would answer the screen time question but I'm not sure how to check that. If someone can tell me how, I'll update tomorrow with today's stats.
    11-16-2015 09:09 AM
  9. mlrz24's Avatar
    Mine is so so. I contribute it though to my usage. Wifi here and there and week phone signal.

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    11-16-2015 10:06 AM
  10. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    I would say my cell signal is pretty good most of the day. I spend 8-8.5 hours at work and the rest of the day I'm typically at home on WIFI.

    I would answer the screen time question but I'm not sure how to check that. If someone can tell me how, I'll update tomorrow with today's stats.
    Settings>System>Battery then scroll down to the screen tab, click to open and it will give you details including SOT.
    11-16-2015 12:52 PM
  11. hoofbeats95's Avatar
    I think the S6 battery life sucks. My first normal work/weekday and I got ~3 hours of SOT time on ~16 hours of use. But I squeaked that out of my phone. Lots of stuff turned off, disabled, power save on, dim screen . . . hesitant to use the phone. . . so literally I worked hard to get that. That blows.
    11-17-2015 07:31 AM
  12. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Have you looked to see what has been draining the battery the most?
    11-17-2015 09:25 AM
  13. hoofbeats95's Avatar
    Have you looked to see what has been draining the battery the most?
    Screen is always at the top. I don't think I have "drain". I just think it sucks.
    11-17-2015 09:48 AM
  14. leprechaunshawn's Avatar
    I had 15 hours on battery yesterday with just short of 3 hours of screen time and had 29% battery remaining.
    11-17-2015 11:22 AM
  15. hoofbeats95's Avatar
    I'd like 4-5 hours of screen time in that same time frame. I'd prefer to not have to top up my battery before I go to sleep.
    11-17-2015 11:28 AM
  16. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    I'd like 4-5 hours of screen time in that same time frame. I'd prefer to not have to top up my battery before I go to sleep.
    It's been known that the S6 has a considerable small battery. You bought into the wrong phone if you are wanting excellent battery life.
    11-17-2015 01:38 PM
  17. hoofbeats95's Avatar
    It's been known that the S6 has a considerable small battery. You bought into the wrong phone if you are wanting excellent battery life.
    Yeah I realize that. I have 14 days. . . was thinking of going to the note 5.
    11-17-2015 01:40 PM
  18. edubb256's Avatar
    For those on ATT who found the battery life went down after after 5.1.1 update, try this: With the 5.1.1 update ATT enabled Enhanced 4G LTE services. That significantly reduces battery life. If you don't need HD voice, try disabling that.
    11-17-2015 09:30 PM

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