03-21-2016 08:52 AM
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  1. Hock3y Monk3y29's Avatar
    I have the S6 edge currently, and the battery is just horrible. I want to upgrade to this phone, but I wanted to make sure the battery would last all day. How are people's phones doing? What percent are you losing each hour? Does always-on display drain much? Lastly, what kind of SoT do you get?
    03-19-2016 10:52 AM
  2. DaveInFL's Avatar
    There are several threads on this forum and the S7 forum on this. Take a look and read up.
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    03-19-2016 10:57 AM
  3. tim3477's Avatar
    While I don't have specifics to hand I can say I returned the s6 edge last year for the very reason of the battery. S7 Edge is completely different, battery is superb. It last through the day and the always on screen doesn't seem to make much difference in terms of real life usage.
    03-19-2016 11:06 AM
  4. dov1978's Avatar
    I had the standard s6 before my s7 edge. 1st day or so with it I wasn't as impressed with the battery life as I thought I'd be but after a few charge cycles and once the apps began optimising the battery life has grew and grew. I'm actually really impressed with it and I'm a heavy user of my phone and it lasts me from around 05.30 in the morning til 22.00 no probs. I get around 4.5 hours screen on time on average but thats rising everyday too.
    Always on display battery use is unnoticeable in my opinion.

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    03-19-2016 11:35 AM
  5. Mahiwaga's Avatar
    On what carrier are you on? I have an AT&T version on the s7 edge but it only lasts for 3.5 hours. Been using it for a week and I thought the battery would get better. I'm no heavy user. I do moderately check texts and sometimes read the news. Auto brightness and always on display is on all the time though.
    03-19-2016 12:04 PM
  6. Bryant Laney's Avatar
    I have 12% left and I've got 32 hours off one charge with auto brightness.

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    03-19-2016 02:53 PM
  7. ksm09's Avatar
    SOT is incredible but stand-by not so great

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    03-19-2016 05:11 PM
  8. limitbreak09's Avatar
    On what carrier are you on? I have an AT&T version on the s7 edge but it only lasts for 3.5 hours. Been using it for a week and I thought the battery would get better. I'm no heavy user. I do moderately check texts and sometimes read the news. Auto brightness and always on display is on all the time though.
    I have at&t as well and im averaging 5-6 hours with moderate to heavy use.

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    03-19-2016 06:39 PM
  9. bullittmustang's Avatar
    I have the S6 edge currently, and the battery is just horrible. I want to upgrade to this phone, but I wanted to make sure the battery would last all day. How are people's phones doing? What percent are you losing each hour? Does always-on display drain much? Lastly, what kind of SoT do you get?
    I also have the S6 edge, it really is the best phone I've ever had, besides the battery. I would like to upgrade to the S7 edge. I just don't want to be disappointed with the battery and be sorry I upgraded. Don't want to lose the IR blaster either. Decisions! Let us know what you decide to do. Thanks
    03-19-2016 08:07 PM
  10. Mahiwaga's Avatar
    Are you using a different launcher and disabled those AT&T bloatware?
    03-19-2016 08:39 PM
  11. Malek J's Avatar
    I have the S6 edge currently, and the battery is just horrible. I want to upgrade to this phone, but I wanted to make sure the battery would last all day. How are people's phones doing? What percent are you losing each hour? Does always-on display drain much? Lastly, what kind of SoT do you get?
    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails S7 Edge standby battery life?-66.jpg  
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    03-19-2016 09:04 PM
  12. Malek J's Avatar
    Average is 6 hours

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    03-19-2016 09:06 PM
  13. Mahiwaga's Avatar
    This was my usage last night until this afternoon.

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    Attached Thumbnails S7 Edge standby battery life?-20707.jpg  
    03-19-2016 09:37 PM
  14. Mahiwaga's Avatar
    It seemed to have gotten better..

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    03-19-2016 09:37 PM
  15. ClintRo's Avatar
    Today, wifi all day and only a little over an hour of screen time. Good standby here. AOD on.

    03-19-2016 09:42 PM
  16. Rob Rowland's Avatar
    Coming from an iPhone 6+, the battery on my S7 Edge is nothing to write home about. My phone comes off the charger at 6:30 am and by the time I leave work at 6pm my iP6+ would usually still be around 75% battery left. The Edge is typically left with around 50%. It's certainly not horrible but I was hoping for better.
    03-20-2016 10:14 AM
  17. recDNA's Avatar
    Coming from an iPhone 6+, the battery on my S7 Edge is nothing to write home about. My phone comes off the charger at 6:30 am and by the time I leave work at 6pm my iP6+ would usually still be around 75% battery left. The Edge is typically left with around 50%. It's certainly not horrible but I was hoping for better.
    That's very disappointing with a bigger battery and smaller screen
    03-20-2016 12:17 PM
  18. jaltman's Avatar
    Since the little update rolled out I am using about 2% per hour with average usage. 8.5 hours in with 84% left, 90 minutes SOT, AOD off.
    03-20-2016 02:04 PM
  19. Nikkiekoala's Avatar
    Dang since the tmobile update my battery life tanked! I posted about it here under Tmobile security update battery drain.
    I unplugged my phone at 7:45 this morning by 10:00 it was down to 79% (sitting in my purse!) by noon down to 55% now charging it. It was amazing when I bought the phone a week ago and has been amazing until Friday when the update came. grrrr. I am coming close to doing a factory reset...If that doesn't work I will be going back to Tmo to get it exchanged. This is unacceptable my s6 edge did better then this. Something went really wrong with the update and so far I can't seem to fix it.
    Attached Thumbnails S7 Edge standby battery life?-screenshot_20160320-115148.jpg   S7 Edge standby battery life?-screenshot_20160320-115053.jpg  
    03-20-2016 03:25 PM
  20. Nikkiekoala's Avatar
    BTW I noticed most screenshots I've seen with the battery readings has the mAh up in the hundreds for screen time but mine shows at 53mAh. I am not sure what that means but is it a clue to a problem with the battery itself??
    03-20-2016 03:28 PM
  21. dov1978's Avatar
    It's showing 53mAh but it's only been on 31 minutes. That number will rise the longer the screen is used throughout the day. If you've just had a software update it's maybe worth clearing the cache partition first before you go down the restore route

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    03-20-2016 03:39 PM
  22. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I love the standby time on my S7 Edge. I left the phone at home yesterday and used my Note 5 so that I could test out a custom ROM on that phone. I never use the always on.

    Today I began using the S7 Edge and after all this standby time, I have 3 hrs 32 minutes screen time.

    S7 Edge standby battery life?-screenshot_20160320-144636.jpg
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    03-20-2016 03:56 PM
  23. Nikkiekoala's Avatar
    Dov1978 I did a partition cache wipe yesterday. It didn't help.

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    03-20-2016 04:22 PM
  24. pgood4's Avatar
    I used package disabler pro to disable a bunch of junk and my standby performance has improved dramatically. Still monitoring it since it's only been two days, but I would estimate the strandby drain is now about 25% of what it was before. Still have AOD and all push stuff on.
    03-20-2016 05:09 PM
  25. Techno-guy's Avatar
    I turned off WiFi Always Scanning and Bluetooth Scanning and Standby drain was cut in half.
    03-20-2016 05:18 PM
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