First Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ software update rolling out now, battery usage optimization included
posted by Florin T. / Oct 26, 2015, 6:50 PM
Te update weighs in at 138.14 MB, and, at the moment, it seems to be available only for unlocked Galaxy S6 edge+ units in India and Europe. However, carrier variants of the handset all over the world will likely get the update pretty soon, too. Just like on the Note5, the new update for the Galaxy S6 edge+ brings battery usage enhancements, call stability improvements, and better device security. As our tests have shown, the S6 edge+ offered great battery life since launch, but enhancements in this regard are always welcome.
Besides the update detailed above, Samsung is also getting ready to update the Galaxy S6 family, the Note5, Note 4, and various other devices to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Unfortunately, for now we do not have exact release dates for the Marshmallow update, but we'll let you know as soon as Samsung has anything to share on this.
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 3000 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
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Wow! Mine gets amazing battery life already so if this makes it better in all for it.
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 6:54 PM 13
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All I hear is contradicting opinions about this. All I know is that AMOled screens are basically a billboard of miniscule light-bulbs. And obviously light-bulbs save the most energy when they are switched off AKA black. So one trick to REALLY improve battery-stamina is to get rid of those goddamn white panels!!! As an added bonus your phone gets usable in dark places too without burning your bloody eyes out!
posted on Oct 27, 2015, 8:16 PM 0
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I have yet to see a single S6 edge+ used in the wild.
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 6:55 PM 3
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Really? I just JUMPED! mine on TMobile. Selling my Note Pro to gave some cash towards a Surface, so I went and got the Note 5. But based on my usage, I got 1.5 days on a single charge on weekdays, and 2 days on weekends as I spend even less time on the phone. I am surprised you haven't seen one. I've seen about 6 in the wild outside of the one I had. All were Gold.
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 8:45 PM 2
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I am so glad I canceled my nxus 6p order for this whn eby had it for 599 unlocked. Hands down its a besat and the best smartphone I've ever owned. Being unlocked I already got the update today so marshmello shouldn't be to far off. I do prefer pure Android over touchwize but with meterial design and the Google now launcher I'm completely satisfied. What a sexy sexy phone. Can't even begin to describe how happy I am with it.
posted on Oct 26, 2015, 8:19 PM 3
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Sammy seems to have forgotten s5 and note 4.
posted on Oct 27, 2015, 3:36 AM 1
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It would be great of those goddamn Samsung engineers also implemented THEMES into the S5 builds! I want to get rid of that white! It hurts my eyes at nights and keeps everyone awake! I can't even use that bloody phone in the cinema anymore for gods sake!
posted on Oct 27, 2015, 8:19 PM 0
These are already in the update released for the Galaxy S6/Edge and Note 5 in select regions so this seems a bit late. It does work quite well but will take a few days before it reduces all your background activity, which is where all the battery saving is going to come from. The downside is some applications will be shutdown when you don't want them too, radio apps for example where it's impossible for the software to determine if your still listening or not. You can disable the optimization for specific apps but then run the risk of the app killing your battery again, which radio apps usually do.
posted on Oct 27, 2015, 3:40 AM 0
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