Our Samsung Galaxy S6 edge battery life test shows flagship-worthy endurance

When you have a 5.1-inch display that curves to the sides whilst holding as many as 1440 x 2560 pixels (a massive 576 ppi), and only a 2,600 mAh cell to keep things moving along, you're allowed to be skeptical. And skeptical we were about the Galaxy S6 edge, at least in terms of battery life – seemingly the only variable in the lengthy equation that is Samsung's latest flagship. Fortunately for you and us both, the electronics giant knows what it's doing...
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51. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I don't think so, same QHD like note 4, above that is too fast and doesnt benefit samsung anything even for gimmicky show.

68. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Hoping the Consumer Phones are thin and pretty but the Pro Phones like Note and maybe ,possibly Note Compact can be thicker, more Function over Form... So Battery could be slightly smaller and perform better due to the 14 nanometer tech etc.

73. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Honestly I hope this is true because I need that S6 Camera but user reports on actual Carriers are showing some low SOT s for S6 and Edge often less than 4 hours screen on time in a 10 hour day is not good for a Flagship IMO.

4. redmd

Posts: 1900; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Great achievement.

5. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Still would to see them go with at least a 2800 mah battery. Wouldn't have made the phone much thicker

18. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Enough with that complaint, dude. Look at the iPhone 6 doesn't even come near it, not to mention the charging time of the S6 is the fastest among others (Z3 gets champion here, LOL). Designing a device sometimes can't get you everything you want. Demanding something is easy, but when it come to manufacturing in real life, it's not 100% possible.

46. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

No DUDE you don't seem to realize that some people dgaf about the iPhone. I'm comparing the S6 to last year's S5. Also you don't seem to understand my statement. I thought that I already explained that I'd rather have a slightly thicker phone with longer battery life than a phone with less battery like then the S5 DUDE

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How do you know, you make phones?

74. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Battery for Galaxy Alpha is 1860 Mah. Extended Samsung Battery for Alpha is 2500 Mah and only 1 mm thicker. Even a half or .6 millimeter thicker counting increased surface area could add about 500 Mah hours. I am hoping for a S6 Pro at about 7.5 millimeters thick with 3100 Mah Battery for maybe $825. Samsung could have a real advantage over Apple if they do this....

69. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Agree 100%. On my Galaxy Alpha which is 6.7 mm thick the expanded battery makes it 1.2 mm thicker and increases battery by 35 % ! So increasing the Battery on S6 about 18% would only be about .5 or .6 millimeters thicker. AND you would have a 2950 Mah battery.

70. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Agree 100%. On my Galaxy Alpha which is 6.7 mm thick the expanded battery makes it 1.2 mm thicker and increases battery by 35 % ! So increasing the Battery on S6 about 18% would only be about .5 or .6 millimeters thicker. AND you would have a 2950 Mah battery.

6. Kumar123 unregistered

There is a high possibility that PA made a mistake. Well, PA has a history of retesting their battery life test. I think if they do the test again then number will surely go down. But if this is the real battery life endurance of S6 edge then I'll say Kudos to Samsung. Job well done.

52. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

It will go down because...? you have s**tty logic are you? elaborate otherwise.

56. singhkaran9830 unregistered

You are just reposting this comment.You already told this in above comments.No need to be a jerk about it.Don't like it don't buy it.

62. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Why do I see you posting on every samsung page and trying really hard to bash on the brand? lol.

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Your test points to 8hrs of battery life, while gsmarena's shows something over 3hrs of on-screen time. I can get 6,5 hrs of on-screen on note 2. I think that people are more interested in on-screen times than in some times measured in a specific environment/conditions. Your test shows that the s6 edge is better than note 3, but we all know that n3 will offer over 6 hours of on-screen time while the s6 edge will maybe get 4.5 hrs... Sorry, but your tests are misleading and wrong on so many levels. Yep note 2 6hrs 12min, n3 6hrs and 8min.

10. TyrionLannister unregistered

GSMArena didn't review the S6 edge. Even the S6 they reviewed was pre-release and they will do the review again. Go see their review. And in GSMArena test, S6 got a web endurance of 8 hour 44 min, not 3.5 hours LOL.

12. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I'm interested only in on-screen time, which was something above 3hrs on s6, which is expectable for such a battery. Yet, phone arena test shows us some random numbers from their script, which shows that s6 edge beats note 3 by 2 hrs. This is BS and you know it. We both know it that note series will get 2-3hrs more of on-screen time than the s series.

15. TyrionLannister unregistered

I've replied you above. See that reply. And S6 edge should last more than Note 3. Note 4 lasts more and that's expected. These are new devices with more efficient components.

17. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

Clearly a paid test when other sites claim that battery dies very soon yet samarena claims its good people who have common sense they will know this test is fake

29. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I havent seen all reviews. But almost all that I have already read are saying more or less than the batt performance of the s5 and the test of PA actually reflects such.

30. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Just another hater who doesn't have clue what he's talking about. First of all, others tech sites used the old pre-released device to perform the test and those sites aren't possibly professional in tech industry. Gsmarena is a perfect example. I used to respect those guys before I come here. Unfortunately, they disappointed me a lot. All they had to do was just to get clicks as many as possible. How many readers do you think get confused by that prototype test? Although they just wanted to be the first to do a review of the S6, they should at least wait for the final product to make judgement. I like Phonearena more for their honest and legitimate approach in reviewing a phone without caring if they are the first or not.

39. kevin91202

Posts: 640; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

And you think PhoneArena is any better? PA can't even conduct a proper display luminance test on the Note 3, S5, Note 4, and S6.

47. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

You really need to get a life flameboy

55. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

You're the one who need to get a life. Bashing someone, and that's all you got?

48. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Also I don't think GSM arena respects you either so I guess the feelings mutual flameboy lol

28. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

That why s6 edge is better than the regualr s6. but s6 edge isn't comfortable to hands i think.

33. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It is comfortable but not as good as the s6 but better than the m9

37. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

hahaha, xperia still rules the battery life..

38. kevin91202

Posts: 640; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"Unfortunately, in the case of the Galaxy S6 edge, we had to green light the test at 180 nits, as that's the highest brightness the display can reach when manually set." -PA (Chris P.) 1. Green light the test at 180 nits? That's a very peculiar use of the term green-light in that context. PA continues to create their own language. 2. 180 nits is not the maximum manual setting. That is just wrong.

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