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General Poor battery life

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Zackwv90, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Zackwv90

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    This has probably been discussed a bit but I just got my phone from AT&T 6 days ago. So, I'm still within my 2 weeks trade in period, so I want to find out in case I need to return it.

    I'm coming from an iPhone 6s Plus which Imo had a great battery life. I watched videos and read where the s7 edge was even better. I haven't noticed that at all. It's completely opposite to me. I unplugged my phone at 6am this morning and never got on it. At 9am when I woke up it was already at 85%.

    Earlier I charged it up to 97% and now 3 hours later it's down to 69% on normal usage. I always keep my phone on half brightness.

    Is this the same on all S7 Edges' or do I have a defective one??

    I really am thinking about trading it in on a regular S7 because I find myself accidentally hitting the edges on mine anyways.

    Is the S7 even worse then my current edge??

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    Your initial battery life is likely to be bad as your fresh phone is fairly active downloading updates and new apps. You are also generally busier with the new phone as you get to learn its features and capabilities and make settings adjustments.
    As far as accidentally hitting the edge, initially that is a problem for most new owners of an edge, especially given the size of the S7 edge. Practically everyone eventually (a week or 2 at the most) automatically, often unknowingly, adjusts their grip and the problem disappears.

    Don't forget to exploit certain features/settings like turning off location when you're not using it, changing display on-time etc. etc. that will eventually make a big difference in battery life.
     
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    A case helps in the edge issue.
     

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