Battery For Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 27 h (3G)
Music play Up to 74 h
The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 edge is here and we promptly retested battery life since it’s a relatively major change. All tests were performed on the international Exynos 8890 version.
We observed a significant drop in Wi-Fi browsing longevity, to the tune of 3 full hours. The new result on Nougat (again, on the Exynos version of the handset) is close to what the Snapdragon 820 version could achieve on Marshmallow. Still, what was a truly excellent web browsing endurance before, is now just a ‘good score’ after the update.
It's not a spectacular showing in video playback either, where the drop in endurance is a whopping 5 hours. The thing is, the S7 edge's original 20+ hours of looping videos were so amazing, that even 5 hours less makes for a pretty great number. But we don’t quite understand what has caused the change.
On a more positive note, the 3G voice call endurance has been improved by an extra 1:45h.
All this makes for a slightly lower overall endurance rating of 92 hours (6h down from the Marshmallow firmware).