Even though Samsung has yet to launch the Galaxy Note 4 in most markets it plans to bring its next-gen phablet this month, the company has apparently already identified some potential issues with the smartphone and has released a software update to fix them. According to SamMobile, firmware update XXU1ANJ4 is the update in question and it is expected to bring a variety of fixes, of which significant battery life improvement seems to stand out.
Samsung has not acknowledged any issues with the Galaxy Note 4’s battery life, but various people who have used the phone including Marques Brownlee (Exynos version), Danny Winget and Michael Kukielka (Qualcomm version) said on Twitter that they have experienced a poorer than expected battery life.
“I’m hoping it’s a fluke, but my Note 4’s battery life has been terrible. I’ve had to plug it in at 4pm twice.” Brownlee said. “Typical Note 4 day. 3 hours screen on time.”
“I am actually getting decent battery life. Yesterday 5 hours of on-screen time. It is the screen though. It is a battery drainer!” Winger said.
On the other hand, Phone Arena found the Galaxy Note 4’s battery to offer a better performance than any other smartphone packing a QHD display, and beating both iPhone 6 models as well. According to the publication’s test, the Galaxy Note 4 can offer 8 hours and 43 minutes of use.