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.

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

minutes Lower is better
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
82
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
95
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
171
Motorola DROID Turbo
126

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Galaxy Note Edge
  • Display 5.6" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That is a beautiful charging time

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 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.

7. mikenumpty

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 08, 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

3. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

5. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

PhoneArena, can you add iPhone charging charging time

6. emanuelvoicu

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 07, 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

8. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

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

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