03-01-2017 07:53 AM
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  1. lammy8's Avatar
    So I thought I'd do some battery life testing again as I've been getting very meh results so far with Nougat.

    Here's a day with little usage from me, on WiFi most of the day, gps@battery saving and I've also limited the CPU to 70% and set screen resolution to 1080p. Brightness is somewhere around 45%, signal is good too.
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    02-10-2017 08:42 PM
  2. lammy8's Avatar
    SOT
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    02-10-2017 08:42 PM
  3. Matty's Avatar
    Thanks for the stats lammy8!

    Always love it when people do some testing. Would you say battery life has at least been at least a small improvement over Marshmallow? or is it relatively the same?

    My usage is round the same as what you were testing with. Im mostly on Wi-Fi since its free at work and i have some at home. Brightness is normally below 50%.
    02-11-2017 10:46 AM
  4. lammy8's Avatar
    Same settings, except power saving off. This is what I'd consider standard setup, with GPS on power saving and at 45% (ish) brightness.
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    02-11-2017 12:23 PM
  5. lammy8's Avatar
    Same settings, except power saving off. This is what I'd consider standard setup, with GPS on power saving and at 45% (ish) brightness.
    SOT
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    02-11-2017 12:23 PM
  6. lammy8's Avatar
    Thanks for the stats lammy8!

    Always love it when people do some testing. Would you say battery life has at least been at least a small improvement over Marshmallow? or is it relatively the same?

    My usage is round the same as what you were testing with. Im mostly on Wi-Fi since its free at work and i have some at home. Brightness is normally below 50%.
    Personally, it's been worse. I don't know why that is, as no apps are being overly hungry based on their usage. It's almost as if the OS is making the phone use higher CPU bands to help with fluidity? I'm speculating here, but will try to remember to periodically log core usages.

    There's a noticeable difference in battery life without power saving for me here today. Nearly an hour's less screen on time, pretty bad compared to the 3-3.5hrs that Marshmallow offered.
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    02-11-2017 12:27 PM
  7. lammy8's Avatar
    Second day of 'normal' use
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    02-12-2017 04:01 AM
  8. lammy8's Avatar
    Second day of 'normal' use
    SOT
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    02-12-2017 04:01 AM
  9. ToddK's Avatar
    Looks pretty good...

    If the damn Facebook app wasn't such a battery killer, these phones would last twice as long.... or longer 😎
    02-12-2017 07:04 AM
  10. lammy8's Avatar
    Looks pretty good...

    If the damn Facebook app wasn't such a battery killer, these phones would last twice as long.... or longer 😎
    Yeah there's a lot of rubbish running on the FB app that really doesn't need to be there. Having said that though, I've tried every single other app out there and they're all flawed enough to make me go back to the standard one.

    I'm still not hugely sold on this update. I can stretch 6 hours SOT out of it, definitely worse than MM for me.
    02-12-2017 08:29 AM
  11. pankaj981's Avatar
    These are mine on stock settings. It's somewhat better than Marshmallow.


    02-13-2017 07:16 AM
  12. lammy8's Avatar
    Another bad effort today. This was with medium power saving on too
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    02-14-2017 03:44 AM
  13. lammy8's Avatar
    Another bad effort today
    SOT
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    02-14-2017 03:44 AM
  14. lammy8's Avatar
    And another
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    02-14-2017 11:08 PM
  15. lammy8's Avatar
    SOT
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    02-14-2017 11:09 PM
  16. Btravelen's Avatar
    Battery life on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is reportedly 10% down after Nougat update | TalkAndroid.com

    I guess real world testing on your own phone is indisputable, if done correctly and objectively, but the article is concerning..
    02-15-2017 10:28 AM
  17. ClintRo's Avatar
    Have you tried Swipe for Facebook? I like that one
    02-15-2017 10:43 AM
  18. sparksd's Avatar
    Battery life on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is reportedly 10% down after Nougat update | TalkAndroid.com

    I guess real world testing on your own phone is indisputable, if done correctly and objectively, but the article is concerning..
    The article states "Nougat features a lot more white in its visuals" as being a possible contributor. What visuals is it referring to and how much/often are they displayed such that they would have an impact?
    02-15-2017 11:17 AM
  19. lammy8's Avatar
    Have you tried Swipe for Facebook? I like that one
    Yeah I have Clint, literally tried them all! If I remember right I really didn't get on with the UI on swipe
    02-15-2017 01:39 PM
  20. lammy8's Avatar
    The article states "Nougat features a lot more white in its visuals" as being a possible contributor. What visuals is it referring to and how much/often are they displayed such that they would have an impact?
    As standard that's true. Think of the backgrounds like in settings, dialer etc as default. They're all white. Though I've changed that, there just seems to be an overall drain during the battery cycle.
    02-15-2017 01:41 PM
  21. lammy8's Avatar
    Another day
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    02-15-2017 07:10 PM
  22. lammy8's Avatar
    SOT
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    02-15-2017 07:11 PM
  23. lammy8's Avatar
    Tomorrow I'm going to use Facebook Lite to see how much it's affecting the battery life. I know it's a bit of a hog generally, it'll be interesting to see how the lite version compares
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    02-15-2017 07:12 PM
  24. sparksd's Avatar
    As standard that's true. Think of the backgrounds like in settings, dialer etc as default. They're all white. Though I've changed that, there just seems to be an overall drain during the battery cycle.
    Got it. Found more on this here:

    Galaxy S7 Nougat update: Top 10 features to know | Android Central
    02-15-2017 10:19 PM
  25. lammy8's Avatar
    Just to show some WiFi use, this was the kind of result I was getting on mobile on MM. About 2hrs SOT per 30% battery.
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    02-16-2017 05:35 AM
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