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 (Average)
Samsung Galaxy Note4
8h 43 min (Good)
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 Note4
95
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
171
Motorola DROID Turbo
126

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Galaxy Note Edge
  • Display 5.6 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    3.7 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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