The Galaxy S6/Note5 generation was a bit short on battery capacity, but this year Samsung did better. The Galaxy S7 has as big a battery as the Note5 (3,000mAh) and the new Samsung Galaxy Note7 got an even bigger battery, 3,500mAh.
So, what's battery life like? Better than the Note5, sometimes much better. Battery capacity is up around 16% and improvements in battery life are on that scale too.
There are two versions of the Galaxy Note7 and we tested both - the one with Exynos 8890 has 10% to 20% better battery life compared to the one with Snapdragon 820. The talk time and web browsing time show the biggest deviations, by 2 hours and almost 2 hours respectively.
The two versions of the Galaxy S7 edge (powered by the same chipsets) also show different results, but the Note7 variants are more consistent. For example, the Exynos-based S7 edge browsed the web 30% longer than its Snapdragon twin, while the Notes show only 20% difference. Similarly, the gap in video playback times is 20% vs. 10%, for calls it is 15% vs. 9%.
How does the new Galaxy Note7 stack up against the old Note5? Looking at the Exynos Note7 version with Always on screen disabled, you get a minor 6% improvement, that's less than the increase in battery capacity.
The new Note7 beats its predecessor by a 20% margin in video playback but loses by nearly as much in talk time. They are equal in web browsing endurance.
In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 doesn't greatly improve the battery life of its predecessor. Especially if you want the Always on screen, which drops Endurance to around 60h. If you want the best battery life a Galaxy flagship can offer, the Galaxy S7 edge is currently the best pick.
You mean on battery saving mode 720p you got that much sot ? What else did you reduce apart from resolution? Did you reduce power and other things or just the resolution?
Smaller battery capacity. Larger screen. Do the math.
I guess it males semse that the S7 edge has better battery life considerimg that it has a bigger battery and smaller screen. Is that a surprise?