Poll results: How often do you usually have to charge your phone?
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 06, 2015, 4:13 AM
no longer be growing. Most flagships or midrangers announced this year don't log massively better battery endurance compared to their predecessors, and the 2015 emphasis on thinner, more premium builds didn't help with battery capacities either.While last year marked a vast improvement in phones' battery lives, this year we seemed to have reached a plateau of sorts, just as it happened with screen sizes, which seem to
The Galaxy S6, for instance, eked out a slightly shorter endurance than the Galaxy S5 on our battery benchmark test, while the S5 scored 50% longer time than the Galaxy S4 before it. The LG G4 also lasted slightly less than the G3, the One M9 scores worse than the One M8, the Droid Turbo 2 does worse than the original Turbo, and so on. Even the battery life champ among the brand-name phone makers, Sony, regressed a bit with the new Z5 trio, compared to its Z3 predecessors, though it still boasts with the "two-day battery" tag.
Only the Note 5 managed to beat Note 4 by a tad, and Apple eked out longer battery lives from its new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, compared to their predecessors, which is not a high bar to beat to begin with. In any case, it seems that the vast majority of smartphones still manage to just survive the day with heavier usage, before they have to be plugged in, while only a handful can take you through a weekend away from the charger, and just those chubbies with humongous 4000+ mAh batteries can brag to last three days on a charge.
Battery life (hours) Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S5 7h 38 min (Good)
Motorola DROID Turbo 2 8h 1 min (Excellent)
Motorola DROID Turbo 10h 42 min (Excellent)
HTC One M9 6h 25 min (Average)
HTC One (M8) 7h 12 min (Good)
LG G4 6h 6 min (Average)
LG G3 6h 14 min (Average)
Samsung Galaxy S6 7h 14 min (Good)
Apple iPhone 6 5h 22 min (Poor)
Apple iPhone 6s 8h 15 min (Excellent)
Charging time (minutes) Lower is better
Samsung Galaxy S5 122
Motorola DROID Turbo 2 82
Motorola DROID Turbo 126
HTC One M9 106
HTC One (M8) 207
LG G4 127
LG G3 120
Samsung Galaxy S6 78
Apple iPhone 6 147
Apple iPhone 6s 150
How often do you usually have to charge your phone? (2015)
I charge it more than once a day
I charge it once a day
I charge it every other day
I charge it every three days or more
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Always more than once.
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 4:23 AM 0
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I charge more than 7 times a day but that's just because I barely let my phone drop below 80 percent lol (that's 2 hours of on screen time).
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 4:26 AM 1
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it is actually best to never charge it more than 80%. at above 80% the degradation is rather fast. your battery keeps the capacity longest if you keep it constantly between 40% and 80%
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 4:45 AM 5
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This is what I do as well, keep it charged between those two values (if possible) Alas many people have the misconception that you need to charge it to 100% every time and let it deplete until almost empty.
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 6:16 AM 0
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posted on Nov 06, 2015, 6:49 AM 1
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I charge mine after 2 days of light usage, and once a day on HEAVY usage ... but my battery is removable. :D
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 4:51 AM 0
GS6: Light usage( when I'm on vacation or on a heavy project): once every 2 days. Medium usage(normal day, around 5-6 hours of screen on time and WiFi on all day): once a day. Ultra heavy use(lousy weekends with no plans to go out, and I lie on the couch and play whole day): twice a day with 9-10 hours of screen on time that day(yes, you can call me a loser).
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 5:19 AM 2
Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010
Seriously? Do you really play games on your S6 all day, lying on the couch when you're at home for the weekend? WTF!? I would rather play this amount of hours on PC than on a smartphone.
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 9:25 AM 0
I agree. I really enjoy driving games and unfortunately RR3 is really good as a driver sim (I hate that I have to get certain cars to be able to get other cars - need Lexus LFA to get some classic Porsches), but you feel your grip or lack off grip - and that makes the game feel good if compared it to game pad with dinky vibrator or a keyboard. Can't wait for force touch to add to gas pedal and braking. Besides with kids and a business - there's no time for PC or console time - and games are really getting good lately - check out AfterPulse. I have a couple of command and conquer type a games in iPad - but still waiting for something better when it comes to control and UI set up. Once I find something as good as C&C: Generals - PC is done. Oh and SimCity 4 would be great on iPad. Having a platform with really good games is really convenient over using PC or starting up a console to fill a half an hour.
posted on Nov 07, 2015, 12:13 AM 0
Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014
There is clearly an option missing: * "I top it off continually when I'm near a charging spot." My LG G2 can last for an average 2 days with medium use, but I keep topping it at work and home and most days it usually doesn't go under 60%... Keeps me prepared for unexpected heavy usage and preserves battery health.
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 5:46 AM 1
Posts: 1574; Member since: Mar 04, 2009
Nexus 5x currently once a day, but withing 6 months that will be twice a day.
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 6:19 AM 0
Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 02, 2013
Probably 2 times a day with my droid turbo. I play games a good 5+ hours a day at work and need to charge it by noon because I'm down to 20% by then. I charge to about 60% then by the time I leave I'm back down to 25-30%. So almost 3 times a day if you include night time.
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 11:08 AM 0
Ialways have to charge my note 4 at least twice a day and even sometimes 3 times.... I dont get more then 3 and half hours of screen time on my note 4 and its become a laggy stutterting hot mess. I cant wait to dump this piece of dog s**t phone and be done with Samsung forever. They have left a very bad salty taste in my mouth...
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 3:29 PM 1
Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 03, 2014
in A day i charge it once i mean from morning when i unplug it i charge it between 16 - 20h so i can get tru the night and let it charge hole night but yeah that means i charge it 2times always but now it's 3 times since i'm at home hole day (i have a lg g3 and i get around 4-5h screen on time so yeah)
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 12:51 PM 0
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