Are you satisfied with the battery life of your smartphone?

Are you satisfied with the battery life of your smartphone?
At the end of last week, we dug deep into our considerable data set of battery life figures over the years and from across the industry, and Paint-ed some fancy charts to make sense of it all. Turns out, at least according to our data, battery life has barely made any progress since the early days of 2014. 

Of course, ours was a set of data points representing a relatively tiny proportion of the industry's smartphones. Not everyone owns a flagship, after all, and flagships seldom offer the best battery life in a company's product line. Perhaps you, unlike us, are content with the battery life you get out of your smartphone? Perhaps you're furious? Perhaps you're jubilant?

Let us know by telling us how satisfied you are with your phone's battery life.

Are you satisfied with the battery life of your smartphone?

Very satisfied
13.66%
It's okay
37.35%
Not satisfied
39.46%
It's abhorrent
9.52%


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60 Comments

1. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

S7 edge exynos for the win!!

26. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I am never going to be satisfied with the battery until or unless there's a "no need for charging". Waiting for something like Tony Stark's Arc Reactor....

52. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

okay...you're telling me this why?

27. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

How much SOT are you managing to get? In addition, what kind of usage is yours and how long does it last on single charge?

59. mercanesys

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 20, 2016

I get on my s7 edge (exynos) arround 7 to 8 hours of SOT Always on wifi and the screen brightness is on auto and i usually play games or browse the web

30. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Yeah s7 edge exynos and honor v8 here good battery life!

37. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Z5c, completely satisfied with mine.

55. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I have the S7 and still getting around 5.5hrs screen on time every day.. I can't be happier TBH :)

2. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Yes, two Sony's here and they both get me through 2 days.

3. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Sorry, i use average 3 GB LTE. 6 hours. SOT. Of course the stock battery will never give me that with one charge. I use a 10000mAh extended battery, and no worries for the entire Ratu workout having to charge before going home.

6. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

You all do know that batteries degrade. I already went through 2 sets of stock batteries, and the first set started showing inconsistencies after 15 months, despite cycling them. Extended battery just gives me all the power without the worrying about power. We all know powerbanks only give about 65% of its capacity. Extended battery gives you 100% of its capacity. No transfer loss. I don't know why we want thin phones with small sealed batteries.

35. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

but what phone?

41. dunni88

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

I want a removable battery in my next phone. I don't care how thin it is or if it has a metal body.

4. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

I am fine with my LG G5

7. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

G5 is such a bad phone. Used it for 10 days and then returned it. Everything about that phone is mediocre , with frankly abysmal battery life.

8. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

many others disagree with your statement. It's not as good as the S7 or HTC 10 but in no way is it a bad phone

19. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

I love the fast fingerprint scanner! I like how it is easy to hold on hand, wide-angle back camera, clean looking design on the back, SD memory card slot and removable battery. No such thing as bad phone, but at the end of the day, it really depends on what actually would make you feel satisfied What I can tell you is, I don't go bash on the cons, but to embrace what it brings to the table. You know, there is one phone that I tried to like so much, but I just can't... Blackberry Priv

29. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Not even the physical keyboard?

61. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Keys are soft, awkward to type at times and the software implementation is not fluid with many apps

62. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

ok!!!

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yep! I use BlackBerry smartphones.

20. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Hahaha I wonder what you'll be using in two or three years when there is no Blackberry smartphone for sale. Shame though, I always wanted one back in the day, Bold3 especially. Right now I'm deciding between a Nexus 6 32gig or Droid Turbo 64gig since I'm back on my iPhone 4s cause my OG Moto G got destroyed and it's just not good enough.. P.S. In my household we are currently using: a Droid Maxx, Xperia Z3, Moto X 2014, Galaxy Note II and iPhone 4s; 3 AMOLEDs, and the only display with a burn-in is the iPhone even though it's a LCD...

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

Unless you can see the future, and I seriously doubt that you can, that remains to be seen. I'm platform agnostic. While I do prefer BlackBerry devices, (I own a Passport, PRIV, Z30 and Q10), I also have 4 Windows Phones, an iPhone 6s+ in a drawer collecting dust, and will soon have my hands on an LG V10, and an HP Elite X3 when it's released. So I'm pretty good on smartphones at the moment. Not to mention the 3 tablets that I own.

39. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I dont need to see the future to know that BB is on the way out. We'll get software from them, hardware - I dont think so. Maybe they'll try one last half-hearted attempt like the Priv was or maybe they'll just accept it and let it go. Last couple of Chen's interviews were like that...

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

If they do, then they do. It won't effect my money not one bit. The company will still be in business, and that's the important thing. As I said, I'm platform agnostic. You certainly don't use BlackBerry devices, so why do you even care?

44. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

You seem like a cool person. If I can ask, why BB over your many other choices? Do you switch devices when you get bored?

48. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

I prefer my handsets to have a strong emphasis on communication. BlackBerry devices are fantastic communication tools, from messaging to phone calls. They excel at it. I'm not a big "app" guy, but for apps not available on BB10 (even though you can side load most Android apps, or download the apk's over the air), I have a BlackBerry PRIV. I use two devices as my daily driver, and they're both normally my Passport and my PRIV. I also love BlackBerry build quality, and their awesome battery life. I mainly get devices from other platforms to see what they offer and how they work. I also get them so if I do feel the need to critique an OS or manufacturer, I can do so intelligently and based on facts, not fiction or troll-BS.

50. AlikMalix unregistered

Why do you reply, MG, you knew that someone will jump on an easy troll opportunity such as BB marketshare. Lol. Enjoy your device.

51. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're right, Alik. I could have ignored it. But I do love to kick those that troll in the n*ts, lol.

11. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

in this day and age i won't be satisfied until they give me a phone with 8-10 hours of screen on time .. good job Samsung with the exynos s7 edge it can do that OEMs should follow now

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