Galaxy Note 5 Battery is anemic

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Note 5' started by cereal killer, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Moulton

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    It was a toss up between moto x 2015 and Note 5, then I found out Moto X has no wireless charging..the camera is once again shady and they took too long getting it on the market. Samsung pay is intriguing as well.

    I'll certainly give my impression once I get it for anyone on the fence. I'll either give you a nice push or make you thank your lucky stars you didn't buy it.
     
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    I went to the airport Saturday to see my daughter in and Applebees had plugs every few inches in a row across all the walls and dadburn if every table that had people at it with iPhones were plugged in because their flights were delayed due to the traffic control radar being down. When my daughter got in, first thing she did when she got to the van was........ plug in her dead battery iPhone. I always thought it was hype that commercials showed stuff like that until this past weekend.

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    My i6 Plus gets great battery life. It slays any phone that I have owned in stand by time. If it had better radios, or better antennae I should say, then usage time would be better as well.
     
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    I don't know what models they all had, just saw the Apple logo on the back of them. I didn't see any smartwatches plugged in though.

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    OK I have the Note 5 and so far so good. It feels really good in the hand, believe the hype as it relates to that. The phone is quick...I've experienced ZERO lag, not when opening the camera, not going to gallery, nothing that annoyed me from the Note 4 is here. It's also very light.

    I haven't given the battery a real test yet, but I opened the box at 330pm with it at 65%...downloaded 15 apps and updated all current apps. Set up my 3 emails and got constantly pinged from work until about 8pm. Before I plugged it up i was at 48%. Camera is awesome! Anyway, my vote is yes for people who could care less about SD card or removable batteries.
     
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    Have you made any calls on it? How is the sound quality on the built in top front speaker?
     
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    I made 1 call to my mom just for you bro lol. It was clear and good volume.
     
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    Dude that's awesome lol Much thanks!

    This is the phone my wife and one of my youngins are moving up to. None of the online reviews mention how well it works as an actual phone though.
     
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    3000mAh isn't really a "small" battery but I agree that for a millimeter or two of added thickness they could have likely increased the battery to even as much as 3,600mAh to 4,000mAh. The thickness of the battery at the size in surface area of these batteries makes a significant difference in the mAh. Each additional wrap of the 4 layers for each battery element inside makes it much more powerful, given there are only about 2 or 3 wraps (or overlap folds) inside the 3,000mAh battery already.

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    So far I have Charged my Note 5 2x Since I bought it on Saturday. Have to say the Battery Life is acceptable @ ~24hrs. I do miss the 36-48hrs I was getting with my Droid Turbo.
     
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    I been hearing from several friends that the battery life has actually been great, even better than the Note 4. I am surprised but hey that is why real world reviews are more reliable than opinions based on stats. Like @cereal killer, I wrote this device off based on the battery life. Yet people I know with it swears that it is what the Note 4 should have been.

    So kudos to Sammy.
     
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