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    Hey guys, I'm a medical student and my hospital has started using a pager service that runs through smartphones. This is great, except they require wifi to be on at all times! There is no way my current phone (Sprint EVO 4G) will be able to last even a few hours with wifi running. I've been looking to upgrade my phone anyways, but I need one that has good battery life. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would be grateful! I'm on Sprint by the way.
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    Any chance of changing to Verizon? The RAZR Maxx and Maxx HD are the kings of battery life.

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    I'm pretty much stuck on sprint, but I'm not opposed to paying for an unlocked phone. I was also thinking, what if I got a samsung galaxy s3 (I've heard good things about this phone) and then got a few extra batteries that I keep charged on me. I mean is there even a decent phone in existence that will last a whole day with wifi on?
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    RAZR Maxxs will definitely last a day on wifi.

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    The SGS 3 certainly lasts all day and then some. I carry a spare but rarely go to it

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    How is Sprint reception in your hospital? Remember that poor signal contributes to battery drain, so if you have lousy reception, any phone will drain battery faster. I have this problem with Verizon in the hospital where I work.

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    A lot of hospitals have a dampener as well...

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    Turn off mobile data, turn on Wi-Fi and your battery will last much longer than the other way around.

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    Sometimes I'll even put my phone on Airplane Mode if I know I'll be in an area with poor reception for a while. You can still turn on wifi after setting Airplane Mode.
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    Good points. I'll try turning off mobile data on my evo and see how much that helps. Thanks for the advice!
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    airplane mode + wifi = genius. I bet that will help significantly
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    Also consider how often you may need to receive calls while working, because Airplane Mode means no phone signal. More and more MDs where I work are ditching the pager and just asking people to call them on their cell. That doesn't work for me due to the poor Verizon reception, because people will call and leave a message, assuming that I'll get it promptly, but in fact I don't realize someone has left a message until sometimes hours later when I finally get good reception.
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    If your willing to use spare batteries on the sg3, why not use them on your EVO? And save some cash!

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    Ya my brother is a nurse and uses his EVO og with wifi on at work for 12 hours. The wifi uses less battery than when he's on network. He makes it his whole shift but he has the extended battery also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tachyflax View Post
    Hey guys, I'm a medical student and my hospital has started using a pager service that runs through smartphones. This is great, except they require wifi to be on at all times! There is no way my current phone (Sprint EVO 4G) will be able to last even a few hours with wifi running. I've been looking to upgrade my phone anyways, but I need one that has good battery life. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would be grateful! I'm on Sprint by the way.
    I would definitely go with the S3. Its a way better phone and being on sprint, it's probably the best phone currently available. It has decent battery life, great looking screen, and its compatible with the sprint network.. To extend your battery life just lower your screen brightness, and be sure to turn off both the GPS, and the auto sync features when ur not using them. If this still isn't enough to get you thru the day without a recharge, then one extra battery won't hurt.

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    I have an S3 and use wifi all day at my office with no problem. I wouldn't hesitate one bit to get one for your needs.
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    Galaxy Note 2 has 3100mah battery and amazing battery life. Not to mention it kicks the GS3's **** in every way imaginable.

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    Samsung galaxy Note 2 owns the longest battery life and if you want to know more long battery smartphone, go and check out
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    Galaxy Note 2 has 3100mah battery and have a lot of new features like S Pen and more, so I think the phone is your choice.
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    Get the Galaxy Note 2 the battery life on it is excellent.

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