1. omelet1978's Avatar
    Hi,

    I've been using the S7 Edge for 6 months or so and the battery life is pretty good and gets me through a day. However, I also have an iPhone 6s plus and the battery life is better with about a day and half of usage.

    I've read that the S8 is going to a 4k screen. That doesn't sound like it'll be great for battery life. Any thoughts on this? The battery life is the main advantage I've seen of the iPhone Plus series. The S7 Edge is a great phone.
    12-02-2016 08:57 PM
  2. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    4k will definitely be a battery drainer. But from what I understand, you'll be able to default down to QHD as well as 1080p. My only desire for 4k is next gen VR. Otherwise, I won't use it.
    12-02-2016 10:00 PM
  3. Tim1954's Avatar
    Yes indeed, I'm looking forward to the S8, with the screen, they say you can control the screen density to save battery, so you would put it on 4k to play VR, or view pics, otherwise wind it back to a more conservative setting... Sounds like Nougat has some other great battery saving functions like Doze but on the move, so the device will sleep in your pocket while you are moving around... Exciting stuff! :-)
    12-02-2016 10:02 PM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    Sony already did it before I think. They had a 2k screen but on normal usage it only displays 1080p.
    12-02-2016 10:56 PM
  5. Snareman's Avatar
    You were able to control it on the Note7 as well. I think 1080 is likely plenty fine for most things. I don't need 4k. Isn't QHD already more pixel density than your eye can distinguish anyway? It's like the old megapixel wars with DSLRs. More MUST be better.
    12-03-2016 12:19 AM
  6. aldo82's Avatar
    I haven't used VR but I think the need for higher resolution is linked to the VR experience. If the phone can be run at lower resolution to save battery most of the time then change to higher resolution when needed for VR for example then I'd be all for it
    12-03-2016 02:47 AM
  7. thunderbomb's Avatar
    I also read that they are doing away with the edge and staying with a flat screen. Two screen sizes 5.7" and 6.2". Don't know if it's true. I do miss my S6 edge plus.
    12-03-2016 06:17 AM
  8. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Sony already did it before I think. They had a 2k screen but on normal usage it only displays 1080p.
    They did and it wasn't well received: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review | Android Central
    12-03-2016 03:26 PM
  9. chanchan05's Avatar
    They did and it wasn't well received: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review | Android Central
    Because some people would like to stare at their screen for no reason and resent that Sony made it mandatory. At least Samsung is giving an option to make it always 4k.
    12-03-2016 04:33 PM
  10. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    From what I've heard, if the S8 does come with a UHD display, the full 3840x2160 resolution may only be kicked in during VR applications. Under normal use, it goes down to QHD or FHD/HD depending on the user's preference.
    12-04-2016 03:21 AM
  11. jamezr's Avatar
    Personally I don't mind a 4K display. But would like a setting to let me downgrade it to 2K for everyday use and save battery. Oh and i don't mind having a little thicker phone if comes with say a 4000 mAh battery.
    01-02-2017 07:02 AM
  12. Snareman's Avatar
    And to comment on the other half of the thread title, I think the s7e battery sucks and I can't wait to get rid of this phone. My N7 with its battery life and software experience way by far the best phone I've ever had. My s7e is almost mediocre in comparison in most respects.
    01-19-2017 01:27 PM
  13. m1racle's Avatar
    4K on a phone is so unnecessary. The OnePlus 3T has like double the resolution of the 1080P 3 and you can barely tell the difference. Give me increased battery life all day long.
    Snareman and tadpoles like this.
    01-19-2017 02:00 PM
  14. Starr Almighty's Avatar
    I dont see the benefits in a 4k screen myself on a phone, but they need to continue to add new features to continue to sell devices. Perhaps theyll add a bigger battery than the S7 Edge or power tweaks
    tadpoles likes this.
    01-20-2017 12:21 PM
  15. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    There's not going to be any 4K screen. If there were, you know it would have leaked by now.
    01-20-2017 02:02 PM
  16. cardboard60's Avatar
    You know I think I've heard better batter life year after year.

    But I don't seem to see the batteries really lasting that much longer.

    What I see if the price going up.
    And we seem to get small advancement every year.

    WAsn't Nougat suppose to have come out last year.
    Were still waiting on that.
    01-20-2017 04:09 PM
  17. M120's Avatar
    I really wish OEMs would focus on Battery life first and foremost.
    01-21-2017 06:43 PM
  18. tadpoles's Avatar
    4K screens on a phone seem completely unnecessary, outside of VR. I think 4K might be a nice option, though unnecessary, as long as you could switch as low as 1080p for battery longevity. What's the downside to that?
    01-21-2017 06:58 PM
  19. cardboard60's Avatar
    I really wish OEMs would focus on Battery life first and foremost.
    They tried to put a bigger battery in the Note 7.
    Looks like it bit them in the azz.
    01-21-2017 09:34 PM
  20. chanchan05's Avatar
    They tried to put a bigger battery in the Note 7.
    Looks like it bit them in the azz.
    Wouldn't have bern too much of a problem if they made the phone bigger.
    01-21-2017 10:01 PM
  21. Snareman's Avatar
    They tried to put a bigger battery in the Note 7.
    Looks like it bit them in the azz.
    Doesn't the S7E has a larger battery than the N7 (3600 vs 3500) and the 7E sucks in comparison even though it has a smaller screen
    01-21-2017 11:15 PM
  22. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Doesn't the S7E has a larger battery than the N7 (3600 vs 3500) and the 7E sucks in comparison even though it has a smaller screen
    Two different lines of phones, released at different times of the year
    01-22-2017 12:28 AM
  23. cardboard60's Avatar
    The S7E is a nice phone I have one that I gave my OL after I used it for 6 months.
    I really don't like how the screen is curved so much. You have to find a case so when you hold it you don't touch the edge of the screen.
    Sux's that Samsung didn't give us a choice on Curved screens and flat screens.

    Hoe big of a sceen do y'all want. The Note 7 was a pretty big phone. The curved screen made the phone not look as wide.
    You got a lot of people with small hands crying they was dropping them and couldn't hold them.
    And you got a lot of people that wants to be able to do everything and type with one hand.

    How would they do that with a tablet ?

    They should have the Samsung folks there.

    You come in pick the size phone you like.
    Then you get the small phone or the larger phone.
    You choose how wide you want it.
    They snap in the processor and battery and put the memory you want.
    If you want a stylus they add that.
    They put the chip in for what ever carrier you want.
    They put the camera in to the megapixel you want.
    If you want to change carriers. They can change a chip and you go to a different carrier.
    And you get to order the screen display you want. If you don't want a 4K screen you can get a lot less Pixel.
    That way with so many people dropping the phones . You can take it in and have the screen replaces.
    It has a waterproof seal. And they can take it apart and replace the battery Not you.

    And hand you the phone .
    And the minimum charge is 1000.00

    Samsung sets up the payments for you.

    This is what they should be the 1st people to do.
    01-22-2017 09:30 AM

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