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[The votes are in!] How’s the battery life on your Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy Note 5?

How's the battery life on your Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 edge+?
  • Could have been better 18%, 899 votes
    899 votes 18%
    899 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Could have been better 18%, 899 votes
    899 votes 18%
    899 votes - 18% of all votes
  • It's great! 18%, 897 votes
    897 votes 18%
    897 votes - 18% of all votes
  • It's great! 18%, 897 votes
    897 votes 18%
    897 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Still carrying a charger everywhere I go 13%, 634 votes
    634 votes 13%
    634 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Still carrying a charger everywhere I go 13%, 634 votes
    634 votes 13%
    634 votes - 13% of all votes
Total Votes: 4860
8 September 2015 - 19 September 2015
Voting is closed

Undependable battery life was probably the only major issue with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, and despite Samsung’s promise of better power management because of the efficient Exynos CPU and fast and wireless charging support, neither of the two devices scored high on endurance on a single charge. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ launched last month with pretty much the same hardware as the S6 and S6 edge, but with larger batteries under the hood.

But then again, 3,000 mAh batteries don’t exactly inspire on phablets with 5.7-inch displays; the Galaxy Note 5 has a considerably smaller battery than the Note 4, but more efficient hardware and software optimization allow it to offer more or less the same endurance. We’ve been using both devices for about a month now (our reviews will be out very soon), and we can confirm that battery life is better than what we were expecting. It’s not impressive, but that constant worry of finding a charging point that we had using the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge has been reduced by a fair margin.

We’re sure many of you have bought either the Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy Note 5 in recent days, and we would love to know what kind of battery life you have been getting. For some it’s probably too early to ask as their devices might not have settled down enough to be giving the highest possible battery life, but even the early days are a good indication of how good a smartphone can be when it comes to chugging along without needing a charge. So, do let us know about your experience through the poll, and also through the comments section!

Update: Well, the votes are in! More than 2,000 people voted despite our poll going live extremely quickly after the two phones’ launch, and it seems the consensus is that both the Note 5 and the S6 edge+ have battery life that’s above average for most users. Our own experience has been pretty respectable on the two 5.7-inch phones, and we have to say we’re glad to see people aren’t seeing the same poor battery endurance that was almost a common feature on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

At the end of the day, battery life can vary greatly depending on how someone uses a smartphone, and our poll speaks for but a fraction of the number of people that might have bought one of Samsung’s latest flagships. Quite a number of people (26 percent) selected the “Still carrying a charger everywhere I go” option in our poll, so it’s clear that Samsung still has some work to do. But overall, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ seem to have brought enough improvement in one of the most important features of a smartphone, and we can only hope the next hero device from the Korean manufacturer makes things even better.

Our poll is open until this weekend, so if you haven’t yet, do let us know about the battery life on your Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 edge+!

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carlitos29
carlitos29

People want to be on their phone 24-7 and still have 90% percent battery at the end of the day. Any cell phone you buy nowadays will only give you an average of 4-6 hours of screen on time, and if you don’t have anything else to do but play with your phone all day, of course it will die in a few hours. The beauty of the Note 5 is I can plug it in at work or the car and in a few minutes have plenty battery again. People are so damn picky.

rshen493
rshen493

well said CARLITOS29!! my note 5 gives a full day support with 30-40% still left at the end of day

rainerm
rainerm

Probably a poll how many readers of these pages actually have a Note 5?
Remember its available for a subset of the world only…

I’d prefer an article of suggested devices for those who live on the wrong side of the world?
And what’s the suggested device for the interim until Samsung sells a phone for power users again?

ThaiM
ThaiM

At the moment shows ~1653 people voted. lol. No way that many of these failed devices sold.

sasch76
sasch76

Terrible on my note 5 I loved the note 4 never an issue with it but the 5 I have to charge twice just in case .. I had better battery life on my S6. . That’s why I am selling my note 5 .. just don’t see the point

jaylence
jaylence

I can’t help but notice, sammobile has been posting polls (if I’m not mistaken, for a consecutive weeks already).
While these kind of articles invite readers to participate in the discussion, how about posting some useful tips on how to get the most of s6’s battery life.

Surely, we could just have written, “good”; “average”; “poor”.. then what?

We are all aware that battery life depends mainly on how we use our devices.
Therefore, using “undependable” to describe the s6 battery life is not acceptable.

manuellj1979
manuellj1979

Me parece mal que un teléfono tan tan caro, no le aguante la bateria un día entero

Tusker
Tusker

Moved from the S6 to the S6 edge + about a week back. Battery life on the S6 edge+ is good. With the S6 a recharge was required towards late afternoon, but with the edge+ I get through a whole day and have approximately 25-30% battery power to spare.

skarli
skarli

My Battery life has been really good on my s6 edge+.
One think though. Since it’s oled and a bigger screen than the normal s6 edge. It still has the same amount of pixels and its the pixels them self that lights up so it should technically draw the same amount of battery even though its a larger screen? correct?
So it has a bigger battery than the s6 edge but it should draw the same amount of power and there for a better battery life on the s6 edge+.

solid89
solid89

I’m hoping for future S7 or Note 6 have battery replaceable again…it’s ok they use unibody design,but make it battery replaceable through hotswap just like simcard slot

Rack1600
Rack1600

Really? You carry 2 batteries around? And how do you charge them up – swap them around at night? Do you have an alarm at midnight to remind you? That is the most rediculous thing I have heard. Buy a seperate battery pack charger for £30 and move on. This is the stupidist thing I have heard people complain about, and it is clearly a huge design disadvantage to have a removable cover. Apple has been doing pretty well without it, and that is what they are going after – premium, not mainstream. The only reason to complain about non-replaceable… Read more »

bobbylechat
bobbylechat

You didn’t test it yourselves?

Channel42x
Channel42x

Ofcourse not. They’re not that smart. 🙂

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

Definitely curious. The Note5 communities seem to be varying sognificantly, from 4 hours SoT to 7 hours. I’m not really sure a lot of Sammobile readers were convinced to upgrade …

We are too smart for that. /wink wink

tetra82
tetra82

It depends of the user. A typical user does fewer things with the phone. Social Media, some photos, 20-30 mins of casual games and music. So the battery can stand a lot more. A heavy user does a LOT more. LTE/WiFi always on, many games with 3D/HD graphics and hours of video.

chi-hin
chi-hin

Personally I don’t think SoT is a good indication of battery life. I mean take these extremes for example when I use my Galaxy S6:

1) Weekday: calling/messaging/browsing on 4G = 2-4 hours SoT
2) Weekend: watching video continuously for 6-7 hours = 6-7 hours SoT

I guess if you make a lot of calls, that uses the battery without adding to the SoT.