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[Poll Results!] What is your initial take on your Galaxy Note 9’s battery life?

We have heaped many praises on Samsung for putting a big battery inside the Galaxy Note 9, and it wouldn’t be an understatement to say we might even have overdone it. But after years of waiting for a Galaxy flagship that isn’t just average at battery endurance, we really can’t help it. And it’s a good thing the phone’s real-life battery performance keeps up and that no cases of a Note 9 catching fire have come to light. Of course, it’s only been a little over a week since the Galaxy Note 9 hit retail shelves worldwide, but we would love to know what your early impressions are of the phone’s battery life.

Has the Galaxy Note 9’s battery life lived up to your expectations?

As we said in our Galaxy Note 9 review, it’s perfectly capable of lasting an entire workday and then some on a single charge, making it an excellent device for power users and regular consumers alike. Has that been the case for your Galaxy Note 9 as well, or do you think it’s not as good as you expected? Or does your experience fall somewhere in between excellent and average? Go ahead and tell us by voting in the poll below, then expand on your thoughts in the comments section.

Results: Well, it looks like a majority of voters (45 percent) think the battery life on the Galaxy Note 9 is great. 29 percent say they expected more (and some of us here at SamMobile fall in that category), while 5 percent say it sucks. It’s unclear how that is possible, but we’re guessing some of us expected the 4,000 mAh battery to work wonders without considering all that the Note 9 is packed with and is eating up battery juice. 12 percent voters say it’s too early to comment, so we’ll be sure to have such a poll up again in the coming months for an updated take from our readers.

What are your initial impressions of your Galaxy Note 9's battery life?
  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Display: 6.4" (162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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Biransahin
Biransahin

It’s fantastic! “First full charge and discharge to 5%, 33.5 hours battery with just over 7 hours SOT…… and it’s gotten better since. There is a substantial percentage of liars on this poll, not least the percentage who says it sucks or is average. They obviously are losers who don’t have the phone. 🤔😉

fcaroll
fcaroll

To be a loser is a relative concept. To be a loser could even mean spend $1000 for a phone that is not worth them because it won’t make your experience more than 3 times better compared to a $300 phone. To be a loser could also just mean to be a person that calls the other people “losers”

Biransahin
Biransahin

It could be, in some cases, but not this. Of course losers often have compatriots to defend them. 😉

ijazali
ijazali

Question from note 8 user
Should i upgrade to note 9?
I am excited about the battery only, and that is the only reason i want to upgrade.
Any honest user please advise about the battery life on note 9

kkb2018
kkb2018

For me 1 day is more than enough and the night is the best time for recharging with wireless charge (which help to make the battery live longer)!

fcaroll
fcaroll

I think i never heard one person not saying that charging overnight (wireless charging too) is bad. In theory, you should use the battery between 30-80% and charge it solwly to make it live longer . Maybe in this case you have the way to limit the charge to max 80% without having to “disconnect” your phone so I don’t know (i wish i had it too). As wireless charging is slower than normal charging it could help but if you’re not precise in positioning the phone on the charging pad it could generate sufficient heat to erase any gain… Read more »

warlockba
warlockba

There are no tricks, Lithium cells age … even when just being stored. So even if you do not touch it, it will go down over a year …
The only real trick is to swap it out, once it can’t hold sufficient charge anymore … which is not possible on current day’s Samsung Flagships anymore …

warlockba
warlockba

And the wireless charging problem is the smallest actually, the specs of the phone – and the fact that it is heating up, is already what is killing the battery faster. Basically when phones have high loads of tasks to do, they heat up, and at the same time they draw more current – so basically, every one of those factors “ages” the battery faster; combining them is even worse …

Biransahin
Biransahin

That’s not quite true, it was years ago when I was involved in setting up a lithium battery manufacturing plant in Ireland many years ago and after a year it would deteriorate quite fast. As those were easy to take out, battery quality wasn’t really a priority. That’s no longer the case. Sealed in batteries today are a far higher quality thsn in the old days. Now, a lithium battery will hold a full 100% charge for a year, then drop by 10% a year. After 3 years your battery should have 80% of its original capacity. As people change… Read more »

Biransahin
Biransahin

How to charge and discharge a battery is an inexact science and there is NO proven better way. Charge it as fits your individual needs, it won’t overcharge anyway, it stops when reaching 100% anyway and trickle charges if it drops. I was involved in the set up of a Motorola lithium battery facility in Ireland years ago and we could not give you a definitive answer on what is the best way. You may notice that you never get specific advice from battery manufacturers. It’s because they don’t know. We know how batteries work, but we don’t exactly know… Read more »

jamallandit
jamallandit

One a day battery life is true. 🤩😍

fcaroll
fcaroll

Sony phones achieve that with a 2700mAh battery

warlockba
warlockba

My iPhone SE manages 2 days with a 1650mAh battery …

fcaroll
fcaroll

With 1650mAh even one full day would be enough lol

Biransahin
Biransahin

That’s because those Sony phones had small LCD screens and none of present day capabilities. Come back and say that once the XZ3 with a 6″ OLED screen, a high pixel count camera and 4gb of ram comes out with just a 3300mah battery. Then you’ll see what battery life it achieves. You’re not comparing like with like. The battery on my old Motorola RAZR had 710mah and lasted 3 days.

fcaroll
fcaroll

2700mAh with snapdragon 835, which is supposed to be less efficient than the newer generation. LCD does matter but the difference between 4000 and 2700 mAh does not make up to the screen battery usage alone. The only point here is that samsung’s optimizations sucks and their fans will accept the fact that a bigger battery is a simpler solution for a giant like samsung rather than optimizing software. It’s just ridiculous. Also, the note9 is not the only phone with a big screen

kaku85
kaku85

number would help!
great compare to my old lumia 1320? great 5h SoT? 6h? 7h?

fcaroll
fcaroll

Guess how many people will say that battery life sucks after spending $1000 for that smartphone. The fact is not that it’s not good though, the fact is that a 4000mAh battery should do much more, also considering that it’s powering the latest and greatest flagship from the biggest (more or less) android smartphone manufacturer