Is my screen on time ok?

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    I posted awhile back complaining about my s7 phone's battery life. I recently took it to a Samsung store where they discovered by looking at the batteru graph that there was indeed a battery issue. After paying 80 something for what they told me is a new battery(along with a port fix) I guess it seems a bit better.

    I work 8 hour retail stock shifts where I'm on my phone somewhat lightly. when im on it heavier I listen to a lot of mp3s, use facebook messenger, and browse aimlessly in instagram and the facebook app. I'll also screw around on ssnapchat a little bit.

    At the end of the day at maybe 12 to 13 hours later I'll see that my screen has been on at like 4 hours and 11ish minutes all together, once it's hit 1%.

    Is this normal??? What SoT are you guys getting with your usage?? I've seen reports of 7 hours. I should also add I'm using and keeping 4g on most of the time.
     
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    4hours SOT is a good amount. Running your battery down to 1% can have negative affects though.
     
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    I concur with Mr Mustang. Considering you're running a lot of suicidal....I mean, social media apps (famous for being major battery hogs), you're doing really well. Please please please don't run your battery down that low. If you regularly do, it's more than likely why your first battery went bad.

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    Alright, I'm also a bit concerned about the quick charge time. The phone seems to charge really slowly with the screen on, but maybe it's just me. I appreciate the feedback.
     
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    I don't know why I can't hit 4 hours once it hits like maybe 20 percent?
     
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    I already told you. It's because you've got a lot of social media apps installed. They chew up battery life like nobody's business.

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    Why is 4 hours of SOT the target? I'm a big fan of "does your phone and your battery get you through a day doing the things you want to do, and what you expect"? Screen on time is different for everyone based on everything else going on with the phone. If you are happy with the phones performance and battery life that's all that really matters.

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    SOT matters because it's a more accurate gauge of how long your device actually lasts on a single charge. If your device lasts you 2 days before needing a charge, that only means you don't physically use it all that much.

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    So does killing your battery to hit a certain SOT make it matter?

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    Ok, but what about the quick charge time?? how long is it taking everyone to reach from 10 to maybe like 90 something percent? I realize quick charge works only works with the screen off. but I noticed charging is very slow with it on or when I'm using it (like fairly over 2 minutes each percent) I't seemed to charge faster when I first got it.

    Thank you for the feedback, I feel more confident with the battery life now.
     
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    It's more of a simple matter of, "should I be getting more usage on a single charge then what I'm getting?" I'm ok with needing to charge it once a day. I was just wondering how the hell people in different forums are reporting 6 hours of SoT with heavy social media usage and all that. My charge time is my only remaining concern.
     
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    They could be wifi only or 5% screen brightness...lots of factors.

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