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  1. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Laying it on its face effectively turns AOD off, so you're not seeing the battery drain AOD causes when it's on.
    And what would be the point of having it on during the night? Posters have been complaining about losing battery overnight when using AOD, that's what I addressed.
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    04-01-2016 12:16 PM
  2. KPMcClave's Avatar
    Wouldn't the inclusion of a multi dimensional display with all the bells and whistles people are asking for, cause the same kind of battery drain the same people would be complaining about? That's all I would need is some rouge third party app killing my battery.

    Seems like a big irony to me. I'm happy Samsung kept it simple here.

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    I take a resources/reward outlook on my phones. Does this feature eat a lot of battery? Is it worth the battery it eats?

    The answer to those general questions means I use some more battery hungry apps than I would otherwise (because what they do or how they do it is worth it to me), and don't use some that are not huge battery eaters. I try to maximize battery performance based on what I want and need my phone to do.

    With that I'm mind, I'll point out that Samsung isn't cutting edges with this AOD feature. Because others have done it, and because Moto is the gold standard with this feature, people are understandably going to compare, either directly or indirectly.

    I used Moto Display (I think that's what they call it these days) for a long time and it was great. It was never a huge battery gobbler (the third party apps people mention were for me pre-Droid Turbo) and it worked so well, some drain from it was OK.

    The Samsung AOD is fine for the clock feature. If people find value in that, great. Overall, it's a half baked attempt at what an always on feature can really be, though.

    For those who say that all it's supposed to be is the clock, clearly that's not true. Otherwise, it would just be...the clock.

    ~Kevin
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    04-01-2016 12:35 PM
  3. KPMcClave's Avatar
    And what would be the point of having it on during the night? Posters have been complaining about losing battery overnight when using AOD, that's what I addressed.
    Bedside clock is the point at night.

    ~Kevin
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    04-01-2016 12:36 PM
  4. RichBrown68's Avatar
    Wouldn't the inclusion of a multi dimensional display with all the bells and whistles people are asking for, cause the same kind of battery drain the same people would be complaining about? That's all I would need is some rouge third party app killing my battery.

    Seems like a big irony to me. I'm happy Samsung kept it simple here.

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    Great point. It sounds like the critics want the device to show up like Times Square, yet consume absolutely zero battery.

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    04-01-2016 01:11 PM
  5. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Great point. It sounds like the critics want the device to show up like Times Square, yet consume absolutely zero battery.

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    Guess you're not familiar with Moto'd version of AOD, which does much more without being a battery hog.
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    04-01-2016 01:17 PM
  6. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Bedside clock is the point at night.
    ~Kevin
    Okay, I have a Baby Ben to take care of that. Maybe folks with battery paranoia should look into one of those
    04-01-2016 01:31 PM
  7. RichBrown68's Avatar
    Guess you're not familiar with Moto'd version of AOD, which does much more without being a battery hog.
    LOL at 1% per hour being a battery hog.

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    04-01-2016 02:20 PM
  8. Stephanie Miller4's Avatar
    I did but I always felt like I head a notification. So I switched it so the nighttime one on the edge is on all the time instead of a big clock or whatever you choose. I like the one on the edge much better

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    04-01-2016 02:22 PM
  9. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Guess you're not familiar with Moto'd version of AOD, which does much more without being a battery hog.
    Big difference between Moto, and an already heavy skin like TouchWiz.

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    04-01-2016 02:37 PM
  10. brad419's Avatar
    Love AOD,and I can't tell of battery drain. Check it many times a day, when I would normally wake up my phone.
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    04-01-2016 03:05 PM
  11. MikezDroid's Avatar
    I know that it work only with Samsung app but I personally like it. Look very cool. How about you guys.?
    I like it
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    04-01-2016 04:37 PM
  12. ramoncapi's Avatar
    If I could buy the phone, I would always have that option turned on!!! And use the always on display functions on the edges
    04-01-2016 09:44 PM
  13. lildropofsunshine's Avatar
    I use it and love it! Being able to glance down and see the date is such a nice feature!
    04-03-2016 06:39 PM
  14. Jadaress's Avatar
    I have nova prime cannot see option to wake the phone with double tap.

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    04-03-2016 07:56 PM
  15. chr1sny's Avatar
    I would settle for Gmail and native email (I use this for work) notifications with the AOD. Please work on this Samsung. I can understand the delay in supporting third party apps but why not support the native email app that comes with the phone?
    04-03-2016 11:08 PM
  16. Frank_Estuary's Avatar
    Doesn't it do this to avoid burn-in?
    04-05-2016 06:28 AM
  17. flintlock's Avatar
    I like using it for the clock which is so dim at night it doesn't light the room like most alarm clocks.

    I've been using phone as alarm for years so no need for a separate clock and it's a nice way to see the time if I wake up. Battery drain irrelevant as I'm plugged in at night.

    I wouldn't want notifications displaying on a locked screen anyway (privacy). I keep 90% of Samsung features off but like this one. Of course for those who want more they should have it.
    04-06-2016 05:40 PM
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