Galaxy Note 5 Battery is anemic

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  1. Miller6386

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    Remember the 5 shipped with 5.1 once the Note 4 gets that update our battery life should equal or surpass the 5. 5.0 has a few issues that kill battery life.

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    Yeah battery life is good but not stellar. I usually get 10-12 hours at work. My battery pack bumps it up fairly fast but I still wish for a replaceable battery. The phone connected to the pack in my pocket makes a large lump.

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    Has an update ever improved battery?

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    Very few. But there are many reports of the 5.1 update solving issues with the 5.0 update.

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    Depends on what's causing the battery issue. Using the 5.1 update as an example, there was a memory leak found in 5.0 which was causing excessive battery drain. 5.1 closed up that leak, so you saw a marked improvement.

    There have been other things like project Butter or whatever it was called. I believe there was also one called project Volta. These have improved battery life some, but not nearly as much as they made it sound like they would. There are always some optimizations that can be done with an update to make things use less resources altogether, but finding and implementing them can be difficult, depending on many factors.

    You also have to take into consideration your own usage of the device. If you use lots of apps that poll servers for email/news/tweets/etc on a regular basis, you're never going to get the battery life that others who don't use ANY apps like that are seeing.
     
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    FWIW, My N5 has been off the juice since 4pm (6.5 hours) and I am at 78% with heavy use. The battery menu is predicting 22 hours remaining. Way better than my Note 4! The battery may be smaller than the one in the Note 4 but it is kicking serious backside!!

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    Battery life has been stellar for me. Can't wait for 6.0.
     
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    Most of the time my battery is great 12-16 hours of heavy use. Where it falls to the ground, 8-9 hours, is when I have my smart watch connected.

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    I have to agree with that. My smart watch seems really drain the battery. My average is 18hrs, but with my smart watch connected I get closer to 8-10hrs.

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    You're agreeing with your own post but different times ?
    What watch(es) are you using?

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    It'd be worse if I disagreed. Before I suspected it affected battery, now I'm sure.

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