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Our Note Edge battery life test is ready - less than the Note 4, but still decent

Our Note Edge battery life test is ready - less than the Note 4, but still decent

Samsung placed a tad smaller, 3000 mAh battery pack in the curved Note Edge, when compared to its inspirational brother, the Note 4, which comes with a 3220 mAh juicer. This smaller capacity seems to have taken a bigger toll on the battery life of the Note Edge, if matched to the results of the Note 4.

While we clocked 8 hours and 43 minutes on a charge, while running our tasking battery benchmark on the Note 4, the same test barely crossed the 7 hours mark with the Note Edge. Thus, you can rest assured that the innovative phablet with the sloping display edge will get you through a full working day on a charge with moderate to even heavy usage, but the recent trend for two-day, and even three-day battery endurance (looking at you, Xperia flagships, and Droid Turbo), is not the bandwagon that the Note Edge is on. 

It has an easily swappable battery, though, and charging it is extremely fast, so the fact that it managed less than the Note 4 on a charge, shouldn't discourage you too much.

Battery life

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

hours
Higher is better
Motorola DROID Turbo
10h 42 min (Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
8h 43 min (Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
7h 8 min (Good)
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
6h 32 min (Average)
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Charging time

minutes
Lower is better
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
82
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
95
Motorola DROID Turbo
126
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
171
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posted on 07 Nov 2014, 02:20 6

1. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Still good battery life. That charging time though: only 1 hour and 20 minutes to full charge~

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 03:27 1

4. UglyFrank (Posts: 1649; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


That is a beautiful charging time

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 02:36

2. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2054; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


battery life still depend on how you use it,but the good thing is that it charges faster than its older bro note 4..nice.

posted on 08 Nov 2014, 05:40

7. mikenumpty (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Nov 2014)


Swapping battery will get you back to full power while your depleted battery charges quickly - meaning you never have to cut the usage of your device.
Any user who can't change battery will wish they could when running low on power and trying to find a charging outlet

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 03:20 1

3. twens (Posts: 978; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


If iPhone 6 plus users are happy with their battery life then the note 4 and edge and most android users don't have nothing to worry about when battery is concerned.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 10:08 1

5. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


PhoneArena, can you add iPhone charging charging time

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 14:04

6. emanuelvoicu (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Nov 2014)


You can charge Samsung Galaxy S5 in extreme battery saver from 5% to 100% in one hour or little less , try that and try on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or edge

posted on 08 Nov 2014, 10:05

8. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


When you compare battery life to the Droid Turbo and the Note 4, everything has awful battery life.

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