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  1. jriordan's Avatar
    Battery life is average at best…and the so called "fast charging" is slow.

    Maybe I will do a factory reset as someone did above and see if battery improves. Of course the fast charge will never improve. Once you go Type C you never go back. Fast charge on my 6P is BLAZING fast!
    03-23-2016 11:01 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Battery life is average at best…and the so called "fast charging" is slow.

    Maybe I will do a factory reset as someone did above and see if battery improves. Of course the fast charge will never improve. Once you go Type C you never go back. Fast charge on my 6P is BLAZING fast!
    I would say my 6P and S7 Edge charge at the same rate. As long as you're using the brick that came with the S7 Edge or some type of QC 2.0 brick it flies just as well (or close to) the 6P.
    03-23-2016 11:03 AM
  3. ajb1965's Avatar
    Coming from the V10 I can say the battery life is much better. I'm at 11 hours on with 4 hours SOT and 27% left. Charging however, is much slower than the V10.

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    03-23-2016 06:11 PM
  4. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I've done very little to specifically try to improve battery life. I disabled some of Samsung's and Sprint's apps, and turned of the option to update Google on my phone's status. I've let the auto powersave option run on some of my apps. But I've got location services turned on, along with AOD. My battery life has been stellar. Earlier I posted a screen shot showing 5 hours SOT with more than 40% battery left. Here's a different take. Yesterday was a buy day for me, so phone usage was light. But I got more than 24 hours of use and still had 1/3 of my battery left. I've never owned a phone that would last me more than a day. Heck, I'm not sure I've owned a phone that would last from morning until bedtime without charging.

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    03-24-2016 12:02 PM
  5. lilmike304's Avatar
    I returned mine because I felt my battery was weak. I was taking it off the charger at 530 am and after checking email and Facebook for 5 minutes it would be around 95%. It would only show about 13 hours of predicted battery life which is very subpar from reports. That's with it Bluetooth paired to a gear2 watch all the time. That is horrible compared to my iPhone 6 plus that was equally paired to an apple watch 24/7. I hope it was just a dud because with such a huge battery it is very disappointing.

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    03-24-2016 06:04 PM
  6. Nikkiekoala's Avatar
    I exchanged my s7 edge. The first week I had it the battery was amazing. Then after the update pushed out by tmobile the battery barely lasted a day of light usage. Much like you. After unplugging some Facebook, email checking and maybe a text the battery was down 5% after 10 mins or so. Also have a s2 connected on BT all the time. I have my new phone now with no update from tmobile it is doing so so so much better! With same scenario as above the battery was still on 100%!

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    03-24-2016 07:19 PM
  7. recDNA's Avatar
    What I get from reading this thread is the small increase in mAh has little bearing on actual battery life. Much more dependent on how we use our phones and the type screen and processor.

    My razr maxx hd had much better battery life but the screen and processor use less power than modern phones. I remember it also drained unbelievably fast on weak signal like 25% in an hour. OTOH it got signal in places no other phone did.

    My only point is I'm starting to think these battery life threads are almost pointless. Some users would get 2 days out of a 6 inch phone on one AAA alkaline battery and the rest of us are 3-4 hours sot.
    03-24-2016 07:51 PM
  8. ogio's Avatar
    I returned mine because I felt my battery was weak. I was taking it off the charger at 530 am and after checking email and Facebook for 5 minutes it would be around 95%. It would only show about 13 hours of predicted battery life which is very subpar from reports. That's with it Bluetooth paired to a gear2 watch all the time. That is horrible compared to my iPhone 6 plus that was equally paired to an apple watch 24/7. I hope it was just a dud because with such a huge battery it is very disappointing.

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    I exchanged my s7 edge. The first week I had it the battery was amazing. Then after the update pushed out by tmobile the battery barely lasted a day of light usage. Much like you. After unplugging some Facebook, email checking and maybe a text the battery was down 5% after 10 mins or so. Also have a s2 connected on BT all the time. I have my new phone now with no update from tmobile it is doing so so so much better! With same scenario as above the battery was still on 100%!

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    isnt facebook known for robbing battery power because it spies on you, and uploads your data?
    03-24-2016 09:48 PM
  9. ClintRo's Avatar
    I returned mine because I felt my battery was weak. I was taking it off the charger at 530 am and after checking email and Facebook for 5 minutes it would be around 95%. It would only show about 13 hours of predicted battery life which is very subpar from reports. That's with it Bluetooth paired to a gear2 watch all the time. That is horrible compared to my iPhone 6 plus that was equally paired to an apple watch 24/7. I hope it was just a dud because with such a huge battery it is very disappointing.

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    What did you end up getting? You can't base it off that 5 minutes because when the battery charges it never keeps it actually at 100% it cycles say between 95-100 to prevent damage to the battery. Even if it reads 100% off the charger it usually is not.
    03-25-2016 07:16 AM
  10. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    I've come to the point where not everyone's battery is going to be the same. I've been up for an hour and went from a 100 to 89 and I now have emails syncing on my phone I don't know how often on my old phone I could pick how often and even if I didn't sync could open up mail and refresh it to download but for an hour mine says Android System 32% Screen 23% Android OS 17% and Google 15%. and App Optimization 11%. I had some updates and have texted a few people in the past hour but haven't done much to go from 100 to 89. But I am fine with topping my phone off here around 1:00 before I leave for work and charging it in the car and then I don't have to charge it at all at work. I always have a charger with me and I carry the wireless in my purse. I love this phone too much to return it cause someone got 1 Day or 17 hours and I am not. Everyone uses their phone different but I still think mine was better the 1st week I had it which an app could be causing it but I stay on wifi when I am home and mostly use my computer for forums and email. Going from 100 to 89 in an hour without using phone alot I know doesn't sound right but I love this phone and enjoy coming here and reading and getting tips and tricks.

    Edit: I just noticed my location was on. Wondering if it has been on since last night when I went to dinner and used Swarm to check in. Anyway maybe that is why I went from 100 to 89 in an hour you think?
    03-25-2016 10:38 AM
  11. Liquid_Chaos87's Avatar
    I tweaked a few things, changed the mobile networks to the LTE/CDMA instead of global. I know it's never going to last that long, but when I check my battery, it gives me a estimate of 3 days of battery life. Never seen that before.
    03-25-2016 12:05 PM
  12. Rumblee1's Avatar
    Im getting a whole day plus on my S7 edge. And that includes many calls, texts, watching about 50 minutes of video, and listening to music. Its a battery lovers dream come true.

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    03-25-2016 01:50 PM
  13. t11rmh's Avatar
    I can get 36 hours out of mine using it as I do with Bluetooth, WiFi, synching and other things on. Don't believe in switching things off to stretch the battery life. 36 hours is more than enough for me.

    Posted via the Android Central App via a kicking Gold Galaxy S7 Edge.
    03-25-2016 02:55 PM
  14. sLithery's Avatar
    My stats

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    03-25-2016 04:44 PM
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    03-25-2016 04:44 PM
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    03-25-2016 04:45 PM
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    03-25-2016 04:45 PM
  18. Jay Gamblore's Avatar
    Best battery life I've ever had on any phone. Super happy with it.

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    03-26-2016 04:58 PM
  19. Soggly's Avatar
    Look at this! Lol

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    03-28-2016 01:38 PM
  20. Soggly's Avatar
    It's also been going for 20 hours

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    03-28-2016 01:38 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    Look at this! Lol

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    Can you take a picture of the battery screen itself? I am curious to compare yours to mine.
    03-28-2016 01:39 PM
  22. Soggly's Avatar
    Sure, just have to figure out why it won't post the image though, :/

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    03-28-2016 01:57 PM
  23. Soggly's Avatar
    Nvm, I think my estimated battery thing is screwy because I charged it the day before yet it shows today :/

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    03-28-2016 02:00 PM
  24. dpham00's Avatar
    It doesn't reset until you go above 90%
    03-28-2016 02:26 PM
  25. ookubanjo's Avatar
    I am getting horrendous battery life on the S7 edge. 1.5 hours SOT. 25% battery drain overnight. This is almost stock out of box. Only updated WhatsApp and running Nova Launcher Prime. All diagnostics reporting / background reporting is off, WiFi / Bluetooth scanning is off. Auto update of apps is off, location is off as I only use it when I need to infrequently use Google Maps. It's set not to use mobile networks and wifi in any case. I've disabled all crapware in the applications menu as well. I have no idea what to do, short of a cache clear and factory reset. I don't even think these would be effective but it seems like the next step. I had this same sort of battery drain on a Note 3 and 4 which leads me to believe it's Android and not the phones.

    Any ideas?
    03-30-2016 06:47 AM
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