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General S7 Edge Battery Life

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    Can you please tell me what are your settings? Sync, Bluetooth ETC.

    I think the first day I got pretty good battery life. It just hasn't been what I expected. On my previous phone (S5), I used a 5600 maH Hyperion Battery, and I also bought the 3500 maH Samsung Extended Battery. Of course the hyperion gave me good battery life even with bluetooth and sync on. The 3500 maH was ok, I'm wondering if Sync is really the cause for battery drain. Ideally, with a 3600 mah battery, you're hoping to make get 5-6 Screen Time throughout 12 or so hours during the day.
     

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    Over 18 hours on battery and 6 hours screen time

    Still a beast
     
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    2 days of setting up and loading apps etc.
    Battery life is amazing still had 40% battery.
     
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    Just my opinion and others have posted all the graphs and charts so I'll skip all that.
    After a long history of phones going back to old Blackberry and even Thunderbolt and most recently LG G2 nothing even came close to unbelievable battery life of S7 Edge and fast charge time. I'm a happy camper so far.
     
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    Bear in mind that battery life may depend on which model of S7 you have. Global with Exynos 8890 chip or U.S./Chinese with Snapdragon 820, as these GSMArena comparisons on the S7 Edge demonstrate.

    GLOBAL EXYNOS 8890

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    U.S./CHINESE SNAPDRAGON 820
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    I totally agree, the battery life of this phone is simply stunning. With always on turned on, I still easily get 2 days out of it.

    My usage is compounded with the use of Bluetooth streaming of music, still it holds very impressively.
     
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    Would you mind documenting that statement please? I find it very hard to believe that you are correct.
     
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    Unlike the old Nokia cell phone batteries that you had to fully charge - fully drain and then fully charge again, modern cell phone batteries like it, "little and often!".

    So, don't be afraid to plug your Samsung charger in at any time and preferably don't let your battery go flat too often. A bit like Snakeyeskm's pacemaker! ;)

    8 Essential Tips To Keep Your Phone's Battery Healthy
     
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    My battery is running about 14-16 hours with 6-7 SOT. Pretty decent I guess!
     
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    image.png Browsing through this thread makes me believe I made the right choice. And yes, the 12 hours is SOT. Not bad for a 31% smaller battery huh?
     
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    Which models of Galaxy S5 do you both have?

    S7 or S7 Edge. Exynos or Snapdragon.
     
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    S7 Edge, Snapdragon
     
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    I've had the Edge for about three weeks now and have been satisfied with with the battery. I keep everything turned on, do some websurfing on my lunch break, and am listening to music with my bluetooth earbuds for most of the day while at work, and I'm typically returning home with about ~75% battery left. I push it a little harder on the weekends with screen on time and last weekend I had over 5hrs screen on time and probably could have managed 6. I'd say that puts it somewhere between my One Plus One and my One Plus Two, which imo is perfectly acceptable.
     
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    Yes, the edge S7 battery is amazing. 68% left after ten hour use. Surfing the net quite a bit plays texts and calls and downloads. Stunning.
     
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    Idle testing, so far, well what i consider to be minimal use, I've racked up 2hrs SOT but with 35hrs uptime and STILL 56% charge left. Awesome.
     
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    I just got mine on Friday. I haven't been able to get a good gauge of batt life yet.

    I did recognize that my biggest drain today is Android System. What exactly is that...is there a way to fix that so it doesn't take up so much?

    I have been on battery for 8.5 hours and I have 67% battery left. I have had 1 hr 25 min of screen time.

    that seems to equal out to be about 4'ish hours of screen time...seems ok. Better than my Note 4.

    I consider myself a power user. BT, WiFi, GPS always on.

    Anyone have any power saving suggestions, I am all ears.
     
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    There's nothing to fix:
    Something has to be #1 in battery usage,if it's not Android System,it's gonna be something else..........
    Going by your own stats,you'll be on battery for 24 hrs before it's totally depleted.
    Ya gotta sleep sometime & with quick charging,you'll be topped-off in no time flat.

    Enjoy your new phone & forget about battery stats until it becomes an issue.

    However,if you're reeeaaalllyyy wanting to get a bit more battery life,take a look at Package Disabler Pro:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ospolice.packagedisablerpremium&hl=en
    Use with caution & only disable apps,DO NOT DELETE ANY SYSTEM APPS...........
     
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    Past two days, something has been draining my batter a LOT faster than normal. Don't recall doing any changed in my phone either...
     
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    Sorry I meant to say that Android System was #1, but at 33%. 33% seems pretty high to me.

    You are right, I shouldn't have to worry about it...but I the reason I got the phone in the first place was battery life of my note 4.
     
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    That's not high. That means nothing else is using the phone's resources. Android system can go as high as 60% and it wouldn't matter as long as you're getting decent battery life. Remember, all apps listed in battery stats will always add up to 100%. If Android system goes lower, then something else will go higher. It's nothing to worry about.
     
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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge launched in 2016 and was one of two of Samsung's flagship devices. The S7 Edge features a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, 4GB of RAM, 323GB of storage, and 12MP main camera sensor.

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