Galaxy S6 edge+ battery life benchmark results show better performance than the Note5


Just as our Note5 was permitted to kick back and relax after getting through our strenuous battery life benchmark, the Galaxy S6 edge+ finished with its own tryout, fetching an even more impressive result.

Indeed, despite boasting essentially identical hardware and battery capacity (3,000 mAh, to be specific), the Galaxy S6 edge+ actually managed to outdo the already excellent score the Galaxy Note5 achieved, though not by too much — 9 hours and 29 minutes versus 9 hours and 11 minutes. While this may seem like a negligible difference, and though we agree it isn't that big of a deal, it has to be pointed out that this is not within the scope of the typical margin of error we've historically observed. In other words, one can expect a slightly better battery life out of the Galaxy S6 edge+.

The 5.7-inch phablet extravaganza is also just as quick as the Note5 when it comes to recharging times, and that means it's top notch — just 80 minutes needed to go from zero to full when using the included charger with the box. That's a minute shorter than the Note5, though here we're likely talking about statistical variance more than anything else. Again, it would appear that the only challenger Samsung has in terms of quick charging at this point is, surprisingly, Asus with its ZenFone 2, which needed just 58 minutes when we tested it a while ago.

Here's how the Galaxy S6 edge+ compares with what the competition has to offer:

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
Samsung Galaxy Note5
9h 11 min (Good)
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
9h 29 min (Good)
Samsung Galaxy Note4
8h 43 min (Good)
LG G4
6h 6 min (Poor)
HTC One M9
6h 25 min (Poor)
Sony Xperia Z3+
7h 15 min (Average)
Sony Xperia Z3
9h 29 min (Good)
Motorola DROID Turbo
10h 42 min (Excellent)
Google Nexus 6
7h 53 min (Average)
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
6h 32 min (Average)
Asus ZenFone 2
7h 34 min (Average)

minutes Lower is better
Samsung Galaxy Note5
81
Samsung Galaxy Note4
95
LG G4
127
HTC One M9
106
Sony Xperia Z3+
189
Sony Xperia Z3
235
Motorola DROID Turbo
126
Google Nexus 6
98
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
171
Asus ZenFone 2
58

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Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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