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  1. kramer5150's Avatar
    AWESOME!!.. 7 hours sot. Its not hard. Efficient screen, efficient CPU, efficient use of RAM. Bigger battery = BETTER BATTERY

    Even if you have to make the phone a little thicker thats an EASY sacrifice to make for screen on time. Forget where I read the 7 Edge is slightly thicker than the 6 edge.

    I haven't heard or read one single complaint about the 7Edge being too thick.
    03-02-2016 06:43 PM
  2. mc4nam's Avatar
    As a veteran of the Motorola Droid Maxx HD and Motorola Droid Turbo battery wars, it is very, very helpful to tell us where your screen brightness is set to--is it at 50%; 75%, on adaptive-brightness? (or whatever Samsung calls it), your screen on time, plus screen shots of your battery use and app percent usages.

    I have gotten 7 hours screen on time at about 40% brightness with my Droid Turbo, but now that it's 14 months old I can "only" get about 5 1/2 hours. Still, that's really using the phone a lot throughout a day. A typical day is 3 hours screen on time with about 35% - 40% remaining when I go to bed. Battery size on the Turbo is 3900 mAh.

    I'm thinking of "defecting" from Motorola to Samsung but my number one concern is battery life. I just won't put up with a battery that won't get me easily through a day of heavy usage. Looks like the S7 Edge can get the job done.
    Day 2 for me. 24% left for me right now. Lot more power use today setting up things. Exchange server syncing tons of email and calenders. Bluetooth and navigation used in car as well.
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    03-02-2016 06:43 PM
  3. mc4nam's Avatar
    More.
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    03-02-2016 06:44 PM
  4. mc4nam's Avatar
    Also, I am using Samsung's Auto for screen brightness. That seems pretty bright. May try Lux
    03-02-2016 07:20 PM
  5. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    That's actually PERFECT for me.

    I can kill my G4 in about half-a-day if I'm constantly using data and streaming video, part of the reason why my phone usage is frugal at times (I'm a medium-heavy user).

    Seeing this pretty much confirms my expectations of the S7e's battery. 3600mAh cell + more efficient 14nm SD820/E8890 + more efficient display = AWESOME BATTERY LIFE

    I'm hoping the Note 6 will bring an even bigger battery, because I'll probably be jumping to that if that's the case. I'm excited!
    Rose4uKY, Dukins and jimbo1mcm like this.
    03-02-2016 09:41 PM
  6. mc4nam's Avatar
    Finished off the battery. Down to 1%. Next few posts show what mainly killed it.
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    03-02-2016 09:42 PM
  7. mc4nam's Avatar
    More
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    03-02-2016 09:42 PM
  8. mc4nam's Avatar
    More again..
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    03-02-2016 09:43 PM
  9. mc4nam's Avatar
    Last one.
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    03-02-2016 09:43 PM
  10. xocomaox's Avatar
    Nice numbers here. I think with Lux and a nice black-out theme, this phone will get excellent numbers and usage time!
    03-02-2016 10:02 PM
  11. vr002sh's Avatar
    The original Samsung one (the little square one) is difficult to get lined up, but i have both and aftermarket one that is also a stand and the newer (not the soon to be released one) from Sammy and both work great. Also i have a windshield mount for my truck that is wireless, it too works great.
    03-02-2016 10:20 PM
  12. PowrDroid's Avatar
    I wouldn't make a habit of of drawing the battery down that far. Best to charge it before it gets below 10%.
    03-02-2016 10:54 PM
  13. mc4nam's Avatar
    I wouldn't make a habit of of drawing the battery down that far. Best to charge it before it gets below 10%.
    Thanks. Out of curiosity, why is it better? I always thought it was better for the 1st few cycles of a new battery to let it go all the way down?
    03-02-2016 10:58 PM
  14. Rishi Bhatia's Avatar
    Why is Android System still the #1 battery drain on the S7 Edge, even beating out the power consuming screen?
    03-02-2016 11:13 PM
  15. NyerStudio's Avatar
    Different for every one...
    03-03-2016 01:10 AM
  16. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    So which is it should i let it drain way down and then fully charge the 1st few times does that really calibrate the battery? Do I need to do that? And let it get to 10% than charge or down to 1% Just curious what most people do and what is best for the battery. I know on my HTC it's say 7% left then I'll go to text and it just dies

    Thanks. Out of curiosity, why is it better? I always thought it was better for the 1st few cycles of a new battery to let it go all the way down?
    03-03-2016 01:17 AM
  17. inffy's Avatar
    You dont need to let it drain to 0. It's not even advised to let the phone reach that low. In the long run it will just hurt the battery more
    Techno-guy, xocomaox and Rose4uKY like this.
    03-03-2016 06:19 AM
  18. Dukins's Avatar
    I think mc4nam was merely trying to show the masses how good the battery was. In this case, no harm no foul. Especially good to see him/her go down to 1% for those that don't have there phone yet. Thank you.
    03-03-2016 06:46 AM
  19. mc4nam's Avatar
    I think mc4nam was merely trying to show the masses how good the battery was. In this case, no harm no foul. Especially good to see him/her go down to 1% for those that don't have there phone yet. Thank you.
    Thanks. I really had no idea it was bad for my phone to drain battery all the way down. Day 3 results will be posted with 10% or more left.
    Dukins likes this.
    03-03-2016 06:52 AM
  20. natehoy's Avatar
    Thanks. I really had no idea it was bad for my phone to drain battery all the way down. Day 3 results will be posted with 10% or more left.
    It's not great, but the phone isn't REALLY dropping the battery down to 0%. The phone shuts down long before the battery is "dead", and while (in theory) keeping your battery between 20% and 80% indicated is putting a tiny bit less wear-and-tear on the battery, with good batteries and a smart charging system the difference tends to be pretty negligible over a couple of years.
    mush10 likes this.
    03-03-2016 07:09 AM
  21. Fericire's Avatar
    What about the non-edge version though??
    Well the non edge version has the same battery as the note 5 which has a 5'7" screen and the s7 a 5'1". So it should be solid.
    03-03-2016 07:53 AM
  22. LeoRex's Avatar
    Anyone see indications that Doze is functioning correctly? Looking at the graphs, I don't see many of those flatline spans that usually indicate that the Doze service is active.
    03-03-2016 08:56 AM
  23. mc4nam's Avatar
    Anyone see indications that Doze is functioning correctly? Looking at the graphs, I don't see many of those flatline spans that usually indicate that the Doze service is active.
    Reading about Doze here - Inside Marshmallow: What is Doze, how do I use it and what does it do? | Android Central

    I don't see how you would ever know if it is working or not? Does Always on Display keep Doze from working?
    03-03-2016 09:14 AM
  24. bhatech's Avatar
    Anyone see indications that Doze is functioning correctly? Looking at the graphs, I don't see many of those flatline spans that usually indicate that the Doze service is active.
    At least on mine it doesn't seem to kick in like how it was on the 6P. May be because I'm using the phone too often

    Will keep an eye in the next few days once the new phone syndrome dies down.
    03-03-2016 09:49 AM
  25. xocomaox's Avatar
    Anyone see indications that Doze is functioning correctly? Looking at the graphs, I don't see many of those flatline spans that usually indicate that the Doze service is active.
    I have a feeling most people don't know how to configure this setting. Or they're using their phones way too often.
    03-03-2016 10:05 AM
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