I was perplexed as to why pro reviewers are reporting some 4 to 5 hours of Screen On Time usage. Then I realized they are with a SnapDragon processor as most of them are in the US. While I have the Exynos.
I mean, I'm getting 4.5 hours SOT at 50% battery mark (not at 100%). Exynos has an Octave process - two sets of processors composed of a low-frequency set, and higher-frequency set. If you're just browsing with no intensive work, the low set is in play; and the higher would kick in when more demanding stuff in being done. This is why I can get 6 to 8 hours SOT when just browsing.
And the Note7 has a slightly better processor than my wife's S7 Edge because I've never been able to achieve over 8 hours SOT with that.
So folks, looks like the Note7 Exynos is well worth getting.
Am I wrong about my assumptions? Hit me up with a comment.
yash , 25 Aug 2016No it's wrong battery is smaller than the s7 edge 100 mh. no, it's correct..Edge is 3600mAh
yash , 25 Aug 2016No it's wrong battery is smaller than the s7 edge 100 mh. actually 150mah but s7 edge use Li-lon battery but note 7 use Li-Po
yash , 25 Aug 2016No it's wrong battery is smaller than the s7 edge 100 mh. That 100 mAh difference does NOT even make it to 3% from the overall battery. It's negligible.
Mobacon, 26 Aug 2016Your are incorrect the S7 Edge battery is the best it can go a full day. My note 7 can't is at... moreThe Note 7 is consistently getting 6 hours plus of screen on time (substantially more if you customize performance, brightness and screen resolution).
Do you spend most your day at work/school on your phone?
If not you should go into the battery settings to see what is chewing the battery life.
Well folks, I've gone through 6 battery charges for the Note7, here are some of my initial conclusion:
1. Reducing the screen resolution from 1440p to 720p does not seem to change the battery longevity.
2. Without a SIM card (during first two days) the battery on just wifi is excellent, giving me about 14 hours, with 7 hours SOT, consuming about 800mb of content, and still having some 20% battery left.
3. Pop in a SIM card, the battery usage time is reduced, even if I was using wifi for my data. This is expected.
4. The battery can drain as fast as 6.5 hours if you continuously download some 4-5 GB of YouTube content (wifi), while using the some 4 hours SOT.
5. The battery performance is that of what I'm used to the stock battery of the Note 3, and expect a maximum use of 12 hours, with some 5 hours SOT, and consuming over 1 GB of data. It can go longer if you conserve by reducing actual SOT or data consumed, of course.
You can see my battery tally here: http://flic.kr/p/L6GpMY
I haven't even started using it via LTE. I expect some 20% more power consumption to power LTE connection.
The Note7 has excellent battery conservation WHEN YOU ARE NOT using and is on standby. But who wants to do that? - might as well get a dumb phone for calls. Smartphones are meant to be used as mini computers connected to the internet. We use these more often than our PCs to connect. We are still reduced to charging during our waking hours, and that 3500 mAh battery is barely enough.
Excuse me, but I have to charge my powerbank for a few hours so I can use it to power my gorgeous Note7 every 6 hours...
Your are incorrect the S7 Edge battery is the best it can go a full day. My note 7 can't is at 2% percent when i get home
The Samsung Note series are and have always been topdollar compared to all other smartphones, the Note 7 even kicks S 7 edge's ass.
[deleted post]First let me say I'm not defending the Note 7 or any other phone for that matter.
But, the so-called "tests" shown in the YouTube video are not done in a controlled manner. The device drops are random because they are dropped at different angles depending on the release from the person's individual fingers. A more controlled test would be to utilize an armature that would release each device, without bias to angle or height, on the same surface at approximately the same point on that surface.
RAZ , 25 Aug 2016The Galaxy 7 edge is 5.5 inches. The Note is 5.7 inches, a mere 0.2 inch difference which is n... moreIt has (first ever phone having)cgg5 on both sides,brighest phone,(first ever phone with)dual edge screen,(too much)improved s pen,IP68 certified(dust and water proof),sAMOLED 5.7 inches(big) screen,1440×2560 pixels(518 ppi pixel density),(first ever and improved)grace ui,always on display,exynos 8890 chipset(octa core with great benchmark),mali-T880m12(great gpu),4 gb ram with 64 gb rom,expandable storage,same cameras of S7E(which won a lot of awards for camera),(first ever samsung phone with)type c connector,(first ever phone with)iris scanner which is great,SpO2,fast charging,wireless charging,3500mAh(large battery),HDR display.
Note 7 and S7 edge have too much differences if you see with open eyes.
absolut-allen, 25 Aug 2016I've heard pretty much the same from iPhone users. Most that I've talked to don't even care ab... moreiPhone with an active digitizer pen with tilt inputting would up the ante with all manufacturers!
Then Apple has the iPhone sealed for dust and water resistance, put more useful features - we have a win!
Most Apple users would not they have a safe limited gated ecosystem, and Apple users are still surprised I could control appliances with my Note 3, or how much transferring media without iTunes. I don't have to spend $150 for a 64 GB lightning connected dongle for memory expansion.
I bet when Apple finally provide a pen-enabled, water-resistant, memory expanded iPhone, invited guests will cheer so loudly just like always, and think Tim and Johnny as geniuses. Well, competition does bring better products.
I know how you feel - I stopped myself from getting the Note 4, and told myself the 5 is going to be better... I was wrong.
Haha, seriously, do you need more storage? I know I do.
64 GB of main memory has me just using 23% of the remaining 52 GB for users - I've placed all necessary apps I need, including some games.
My old 128 GB microSD card is still on action and has no lag problems.
Iris scanner has worn out its magic after the first day.
The secret folder is useful if you want to hide stuff.
The S Pen is so much better because I skipped two generations and I'm used to 1024 levels of pressure with the Note 3's.
Water-resistance is something I need as it rains a lot where I'm from.
After watching so many video reviews with coal blue Note7s, I like it now. This and silver aren't offered where I'm from. We get either black onyx or gold platinum.
And the camera is just something superb.
absolut-allen, 25 Aug 2016I've heard pretty much the same from iPhone users. Most that I've talked to don't even care ab... moreThe Galaxy 7 edge is 5.5 inches. The Note is 5.7 inches, a mere 0.2 inch difference which is nothing really, considering the sizes of these phablets. I think with the edge around it no longer makes sense to still have the Note series. Something has got to give between the two.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone is very good, excellent facilities are there, but the price a little high.
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siddhss, 25 Aug 2016What the hell is this....I am in India I tried on first day of booking I went through 7 samsu... moreYou think your country the only one waiting in line. Go to the back of the queue buddy. India and dozens other countries also waiting with no fuss like you. So, shut up.
What the hell is this....I am in India I tried on first day of booking I went through 7 samsung outlet stores ..and every where I didn't get booking to Black Onyx color note 7.. due to shortage and high demend of this color..and this color will get from 12 sep .. after 20 days... Samsung u r always underestimate Indians....please work it up on this problem...and make it available for us.
DevRana, 24 Aug 2016good job paul......now this will be definitely a deal breaker :)Haha - yea, I think I know what you mean. :)
In any case, there are so many stats thrown around about devices. The key is that certain criteria have a higher precedence than others for any one individual. Therefore it seems an individual selects a device based on a prioritized set of their needs - and typically not some stat like "look, the HTC 10 or iPhone can open application X 0.2 seconds faster than a Note 7!" Well, that's nice but for me it isn't a useful stat. I don't care that it does open app X 0.2 seconds faster. I'm not going to care to miss the 0.2 seconds. Hence, to continue my example, I would miss S-Pen capability on an HTC 10 because the S-Pen functionality has an extremely high priority for me - so much so I doubt I would ever buy another phone without that functionality.
My post to which you responded was a perhaps cheap jab at Apple. And yes, I've had iPhones. They're nice phones for individuals that require the featureset they offer. They just don't have the featureset that I like and/or need.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 25 Aug 2016Unfortunately, I have to agree. At least the Note7 is way ahead in terms of features.
While... moreI've heard pretty much the same from iPhone users. Most that I've talked to don't even care about upcoming release of iPhone 7.
I've noticed in commercials and in reality shows that more and more people are using Galaxy phones. That wasn't the case last year, all the stars on TV had iPhones.
Now I've been reading that there's a possibility the iPhone 7 or 7s is going to have an edge screen. How long before they add a pen?
I wouldn't be shocked if there's a corporation handshake between Apple and Samsung behind closed doors. If you look at how Intel and AMD work, they compete with each other but also work together like a merger to shut everyone else out of the market. Intel has even went to lengths of handing money to AMD in the past to keep them in business so they had competition in the market and weren't seen as a monopoly. Samsung and Apple have been using each other's ideas for quite some time now.
I'm going to wait for more user reviews before considering the Note 7 however. It's seems like a minimal upgrade to 5 with a slightly faster processor, slightly better camera and slightly better screen resolution.