After update (which was over 300mb for EU version), battery life sucks again. I'm doing hard reset now to see if It will help...
What's are changes made during the latest software update which was nearly 250 mb .....
Gurpreet , 29 May 2017Please suggest this phone is volte ja only LTE Only LTE.
AnonD-347562, 18 May 2017After receiving an OTA update 257.93 mb. I have noticed that the Stand by time of my device ha... moreCan you plz post battery screenshots and SOT?
Currently I am on Custom rom and thinking of switching to Stock incase of any improvement
After receiving an OTA update 257.93 mb. I have noticed that the Stand by time of my device has been improved drastically. Also overall battery life & performance has been improved as well.
I'll post snapshots for the standby time soon.
Can you recommend me some good and stable custom rom which works fine and battery lasts at least little bit longer?
I also recieve update but no change .. when major update hit to alpha like marshmallow or nougat
3.5 Hours SOT
With WiFi always on and played newly launched Injustice 2 heavy game as well.
I have attached screenshots, considering I am using the same battery since Dec 2014, it isn't bad. It also charges from 50 to 90% in just 27 min.
My phone is Exynos G850Y Indian one.
I am from India & has been using Alpha Since November 2014 & it is running on lollipop 5.0.2.
Today I've receive an update of 257.93 MB OTA. Below are the screenshots before updating the device to latest update.
And here are the screenshots after the update:
I didn't notice any changes in to my device accept Build Number, Security Software Version etc.
Did anyone from India have received this update yet ?
Many Thanks in advance.
13.05.2017 my last word for this beauty : **** you samsung. I went back to a5 2016. I really want you to destroy this phone after nougat update as well. Even if you give me a free note 8 I will throw right into your face, while it is on fire.
AnonD-12498, 11 May 2017I think u guys need to buy new battery, buy it from official samsung Care.
I am fine with... moreI changed the battery but is a small improvement. Every super heavy game drains battery like a lightning strike. Even 1.5 year ago battery wasn't that great. I could get 2.5 hours screen time on light games and that was the best I could get. A5 2016 wipes the floor with alpha in terms of battery. A5 2016 lasts 4hours on light gaming and 2.5hours on heavy gaming.
I thought alpha will get MM but samsung said:"suck it. Buy A series" (BUT A SERIES CAN'T PLAY A VIDEO IN 1080 60 FPS and they cost 450 euros. I am seriosly considering throw alpha in trash. Also I have to restart it 2 times a day because screen freezing is pissing me so hard!!!
Eli, 11 May 2017I totally agree the battery life drains so quick that I have to carry an incable charger every time.I think u guys need to buy new battery, buy it from official samsung Care.
I am fine with this phone's battery, it works from 10 am to 7 pm for me with medium usage and 5 hours for extremely high usage.
I only experience huge battery drain when GPS is turned on, otherwise no issue.
But yes, try factory reset and check old battery performance before buying new one
My friend is having Galaxy S8 and I am not seing huge battery life difference. I gets 3.5 Hours Screen on Time even after 2.5 years and my friend's new S8 gets 4.5 hours
We should also consider that Alpha takes 80 min. To full charge and S8 takes 105 min.
Anonymous, 08 May 2017Samsung alpha have poor battery performance...it only last for a few hours.I totally agree the battery life drains so quick that I have to carry an incable charger every time.
Bob, 10 May 2017When i try to unlock my phone with fingerprint it says me "Fingerprint sensor error ocurred" a... moreAfter updating via odin , fingerprint works randomly. I swipe 10 times, nothing . This happens at least 5 times a day. Fingerprint is pure shit. I hate this phone so much.
When i try to unlock my phone with fingerprint it says me "Fingerprint sensor error ocurred" and after this it doesn't require me the backup pasword but the phone stuck in the emergency mode. I restart the phone, tryed to switch out of the emergency mode but still nothing.... Finally i was forced to make a factory reset and lost all my photos (alpha has not sd card slot) and the fingerprint worked only for two days more. After this the same story: Fingerprint sensor error, emergency mode and wont let me to unlock even with the backup pasword..... have anyone face this problem?
Anonymous, 08 May 2017Samsung alpha have poor battery performance...it only last for a few hours.Every demanding game that I play lasts just one hour. It drains like a lightning strike. I have to use a charger everywhere. Samsung should have put 8.1 mm and battery could have been at least 2300 mah or 2200. Because of alpha I am looking for a phone that has excellent battery life like s8 or a7 2017