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  1. celsior360's Avatar
    Hey mate, my phone is set exactly like yours. You've described my exact same situation. And like you I get about 3h45 sot no matter what I do.
    And like you I have Google now enabled! Could this really be our issue ??
    I've been trying to identify my problem with no luck. I can't believe that most people get 6 hours minimum,some go to 9 hours sot and we can't make it past 4 so frustrating


    was it Bixby being active in the background and causing the drain ?
    04-28-2017 10:34 AM
  2. steven Hadjez's Avatar
    was it Bixby being active in the background and causing the drain ?
    I doubt so. I disabled completely bixby with package disabler and I assigned a new function to my bixby button.
    04-28-2017 11:42 AM
  3. the_munc_e's Avatar
    I could get about 10 hours sot if i just sat here on the phone for 10 hours straight. Took an hour to use 10% just web browsing and playing games.
    04-28-2017 12:00 PM
  4. coolioe93's Avatar
    I really can't tell, but if i find something, i let you know and vice versa.
    There has to be a way to reduce google services without disable location ( i like to have gps location on photos). Someone can share a few tips?
    You can disable google location history but still have Google now working. I did this and it helped my battery life alot
    04-28-2017 12:36 PM
  5. steven Hadjez's Avatar
    You can disable google location history but still have Google now working. I did this and it helped my battery life alot
    I've done that a long time ago but I still can't pass the 4 hours sot mark ! So so frustrating
    04-28-2017 02:31 PM
  6. Vogal's Avatar
    You can disable google location history but still have Google now working. I did this and it helped my battery life alot
    Yes, that´s my current settings. Still, no more than 4h sot.
    04-28-2017 02:31 PM
  7. steven Hadjez's Avatar
    Yes, that´s my current settings. Still, no more than 4h sot.
    I don't understand why the difference is so big with the rest of the user. I swear I can't see any other explanation than that they are paid by Samsung for their reviews hahaha ! !!🤣
    04-28-2017 02:33 PM
  8. theelite1x87's Avatar
    I have Google now running. All location stuff on etc. I only disable the goodies if there is problems. I easily get 5 to 6hrs SoT without trying. Even have screen at QHD. I'm also in a good signal area most of the time fyi
    04-28-2017 02:41 PM
  9. Vogal's Avatar
    Here are fresh prints.

    Look for yourself.

    Just incredible...
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    04-28-2017 02:53 PM
  10. EMGSM's Avatar
    I easily get 5 to 6hrs SoT without trying.
    Same here. I get just over 5 1/2 hrs SOT.
    04-28-2017 03:28 PM
  11. sangs's Avatar
    I cannot complain at all... I notice that different themes affect battery life... Get the themes are are a smaller size download and those won't affect ur batter as much as those that are a larger size... Idk if it's just me but it's something I've noticed
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f2905815e0.jpg
    Learned my lesson with the S7 Edge not to use themes. Tried to "black" my phone out with a bunch of themes and the themes were hogging resources and killing battery. Haven't touched themes on the 8+ and don't plan to with as good a battery life as I'm getting.
    04-28-2017 04:05 PM
  12. Michael Pecikonis's Avatar
    Here's some life with only using about 3.5 hours of WiFi. The rest is 4glte YouTube and browsing on screen usage. This battery is sick!
    04-28-2017 04:05 PM
  13. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    So if your on constant wifi v. Constant LTE, which would make your battery last longer?
    04-28-2017 04:06 PM
  14. EMGSM's Avatar
    Learned my lesson with the S7 Edge not to use themes. Tried to "black" my phone out with a bunch of themes and the themes were hogging resources and killing battery. Haven't touched themes on the 8+ and don't plan to with as good a battery life as I'm getting.
    Thanks for sharing this info. I though black would use less but I guess not.
    04-28-2017 04:58 PM
  15. Joe J1's Avatar
    Holding on strong to 8-9 hours screen on time. For a phone with only a 3500mah battery, The battery life has been stellar. Let's hope a new android system or google play services update doesn't destroy it.
    04-28-2017 05:11 PM
  16. sangs's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing this info. I though black would use less but I guess not.
    Black DOES use less, but I'm speaking specifically of themes. If an app has a dark mode, I use it. I use the darkest wallpaper possible. I change my Verizon Messages+ and Textra to have dark backgrounds. None of those decisions force more resources on the phone like a theme does.
    04-28-2017 05:22 PM
  17. EMGSM's Avatar
    Black DOES use less, but I'm speaking specifically of themes. If an app has a dark mode, I use it. I use the darkest wallpaper possible. I change my Verizon Messages+ and Textra to have dark backgrounds. None of those decisions force more resources on the phone like a theme does.
    I see...thanks again.
    04-28-2017 06:57 PM
  18. steven Hadjez's Avatar
    Here's some life with only using about 3.5 hours of WiFi. The rest is 4glte YouTube and browsing on screen usage. This battery is sick! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...8a3f8bb9a0.jpg
    I don't understand how this is possible. No matter what I do i can't get past 4 hrs. That's less than half what you get and I turn off most features to try to save battery life. If only I could understand what we do differently.
    Anything you can thing of ? Do you use social medias such as Instagram ?
    04-28-2017 07:07 PM
  19. msm0511's Avatar
    So if your on constant wifi v. Constant LTE, which would make your battery last longer?
    Wifi definitely uses less power than LTE.
    04-28-2017 07:26 PM
  20. durandetto's Avatar
    I just got my VR today and it definitely runs cooler and battery drains slower than the note 7 did.
    04-28-2017 07:31 PM
  21. Michael Pecikonis's Avatar
    Still on the phone since last post. Holy crap! This is my best life I've ever gotten on a phone to date. I can't believe this honestly.

    Check this out. Auto brightness. High performance mode on. WiFi and 4glte all day for on screen use. YouTube, Amazon and a lot of web browsing. Sync on. Notifications on for most. Location off.

    The only thing I changed is I went with a pretty much black theme. Crazy as hell.
    04-28-2017 07:59 PM
  22. cbs1226's Avatar
    My battery life sucks. I can almost watch my percentage go down. I have a SOT of 22 min and I'm at 89%. There's no way in hell that can be right.
    04-28-2017 08:27 PM
  23. steven Hadjez's Avatar
    My battery life sucks. I can almost watch my percentage go down. I have a SOT of 22 min and I'm at 89%. There's no way in hell that can be right.
    Same for me here. I can't explain why he gets 10 hours sot and we can't get passed 4
    04-28-2017 09:50 PM
  24. zyad's Avatar
    Here are my first work day results, with pretty frequent mid to mid-heavy usage.... I intentionally did not charge at work or in the car...
    Workplace type stuff... lots of emails, browser, phone calls, general app usage, but no heavy games or videos... I do have quite a few apps installed (maybe about 30, including IG and FB)... screen is on Auto-brightness with a pretty bright 75% preset. Full resolution screen, without any power saving modes... I didn't get a 1440P phone to run it at 1080 with a big percentage scaled down... what's the point of that? To get 30 mins more of battery?
    Can't complain... pretty solid battery life. It's now 11:00 PM.
    EDIT: forgot to add that location GPS was on all day... I never turn it off.



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    04-28-2017 10:05 PM
  25. jasonb's Avatar
    I'm experiencing the best battery life I've ever had on a smartphone. Very impressed.
    04-28-2017 10:08 PM
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