I have gone on any of the battery optimization. And yes you can get the battery to last longer but it puts many limitations on your phone. If I leave the settings exactly as they were with the old operating system and my battery would last a good 10 hours before recharging. Now with the new nougat operating system my battery is lucky to last 6 hours but the average I'm getting is 5. I have had techs and Verizon look at my phone and there is nothing wrong with my phone or settings. To get my phone to last more than 6 hours I have to turn my screen down to 15% which makes it virtually impossible to see it anywhere outside of a building. I really hope that Samsung comes up with a fix quickly as in it's making it very difficult to run my business when I have to keep leaving my phone on a charger rather than my side.
Received Android Nougat 7.0 for my Samsung Note 5 N9208 Dual SIM mobile yesterday i.e. 18/04/17. The update is of about 1.3GB of total download. I am a heavy mobile user. This version is light, clear and butter-smooth. 5 Stars from my side.
The battery life is worse than ever. My screen brightness is only on 25% and I'm running no new apps and my battery has dropped over 20% in the past one hour. Samsung really needs to get their act together or they are going down the tubes. They've also completely ruined the design of the phone as my contact list is all messed up and my phone favorites list is messed up and there's no option to put it the way I want it. I also cannot change the colors of my text bubbles anymore as well. What is Samsung's deal?
I have been using the note series since Note 3 and I love them. I'm a General Contractor and the larger screen with the stylus comes useful many times. But the new update "nougat" extremely sucks. They completely ruined all the icons and pull-down screens. Made it very difficult for those of us that were glasses to see anything anymore. As for the battery life, I just barely updated it so I have no comment on that as of yet. But I really hope Samsung will pull their heads out of their butt and listen to the population and create these interfaces the way we want them and not the way they keep trying to tell us that we have to have them. The new interface looks like we went back in time rather than forward.
Tucking Fypo, 18 Apr 2017battery was ok-ok with marshmallow not awesome. on nougat it has improved a lot. see, you say ... moreKindly, share with us the SOT, I agree performance has improved but again the User Interface design is very similar to Redmi Ones.
I am not saying Speed/performance has not increased but design should have been better being a Samsung Touchwiz user, its not acceptable.
Also, I have visited service centre to update my software since OTA had battery drain issue, but it did not help me , still battery drains faster than on marshmallow. I am talking about no other applications installed, just like a new phone, tried everything I could do, nothing helped..
If you are getting Good Battery backup, its really great !
Sunny, 15 Apr 2017What about battery drain after update, lots of users complaining. Atleast battery was good on ... morebattery was ok-ok with marshmallow not awesome. on nougat it has improved a lot. see, you say a lot of users are complaining about battery life but users who are getting good battery life won't even write anything on xda or gsmarena. people start complaining only when issues arise and not when everything is fine. i don't know about others but mine has improved a lot simply because on marshmallow it was so-so.
No IR, No radio, 18 Apr 2017I repent I sold my 1 year old Note 4 for this. It has no IR, Radio and also 200 mAH less battery.i still have my 3 year old note 4. yuck the old touchwiz and the performance has gone down the drain and camera loosing focus and that fingerprint scanner. for its time it was "THE BEST" but now in whatever way you want to justify a note 4 in 2017 it is not worth it.
Paul, 14 Apr 2017My note 5 battery life improves from 12hrs to 36 hrs after I updated it to nougat. I'm using Sun simMay i know what is the max talk time battery life of note 5?
I repent I sold my 1 year old Note 4 for this. It has no IR, Radio and also 200 mAH less battery.
well after i update to nougat i found some problems
1- battery issue drain fast
2- fast charge become bit slow than before
3- speakers & earbase & hand free become bit low
4- bug in WiFi and the rang of it become smaller
nougat need some improvements
i hope Samsung send a fix update this month
this is my whole experience with android 7
why I cant update to the new version " nougat "?
and the 4g does not appears
AnonD-662237, 16 Apr 2017The latest device updates is crap!!!
The way the redesign the pull down notifications is rubb... moreCompletely agreed.
The design is awful, it's like using Redmi Note 3, if you compare the user interface design, it's very similar.
The latest device updates is crap!!!
The way the redesign the pull down notifications is rubbish, the made it difficult to navigate.....they really should do something about it
The previous version is way better.
AnonD-577644, 15 Apr 2017Seriously! I am very happy with the update. Because of the update, it easily beats up other de... moreWhat about battery drain after update, lots of users complaining. Atleast battery was good on marshmallow.
After update to version 7 problem encounter(sound problem) can you help me
Seriously! I am very happy with the update. Because of the update, it easily beats up other devices in 2016 and 2017. Feels like new. Very smooth. I don't regeret the decision buying this phone. Battery life and new features similar to the Note 7 were added. I could not ask for more. Still is a beautiful phone with an S pen. Display choices are there! Resolution among others are superb! Thanks Samsung!
My note 5 battery life improves from 12hrs to 36 hrs after I updated it to nougat. I'm using Sun sim
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2017after the new android "O" is announced and running on Nexus and Pixel phonesAre you serious? Omg!
Hi, 11 Apr 2017Signal problem after update. Please somebody help me. Iam using jio sim Before update i was ge... moreSame here, Just visit your service centre, they will update your device to android 6.01, because they did not receive/have Nougut yet.
I was also facing serious battery drain issue and weak signals on jio, yesterday i visited samsung service centre, they updated my phone to 6.01 from 7.0, cheers.