1. Tachyflax's Avatar
    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.
    01-07-2013 02:16 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Any chance of changing to Verizon? The RAZR Maxx and Maxx HD are the kings of battery life.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Android Central Forums
    01-07-2013 02:56 PM
  3. Tachyflax's Avatar
    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?
    01-07-2013 03:11 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    RAZR Maxxs will definitely last a day on wifi.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Android Central Forums
    01-07-2013 03:38 PM
  5. piizzadude's Avatar
    The SGS 3 certainly lasts all day and then some. I carry a spare but rarely go to it

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    01-07-2013 03:45 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Android Central Forums
    01-07-2013 04:01 PM
  7. piizzadude's Avatar
    A lot of hospitals have a dampener as well...

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    01-07-2013 04:28 PM
  8. gone down south's Avatar
    Turn off mobile data, turn on Wi-Fi and your battery will last much longer than the other way around.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    01-07-2013 04:49 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    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.
    01-07-2013 05:04 PM
  10. Tachyflax's Avatar
    Good points. I'll try turning off mobile data on my evo and see how much that helps. Thanks for the advice!
    01-07-2013 05:05 PM
  11. Tachyflax's Avatar
    airplane mode + wifi = genius. I bet that will help significantly
    01-07-2013 05:07 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    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.
    01-07-2013 05:19 PM
  13. Cattails_r_Edible's Avatar
    If your willing to use spare batteries on the sg3, why not use them on your EVO? And save some cash!

    Mosquitoes Refuse To Bite Me
    01-07-2013 05:38 PM
  14. Topgonzo's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my EVO 4G LTE
    01-07-2013 05:50 PM
  15. ssloko's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
    01-08-2013 08:56 PM
  16. FuzzyB's Avatar
    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.
    01-09-2013 06:24 AM
  17. bigoldthor's Avatar
    Galaxy Note 2 has 3100mah battery and amazing battery life. Not to mention it kicks the GS3's butt in every way imaginable.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    01-14-2013 02:36 AM
  18. ZachA's Avatar
    Get the Galaxy Note 2 the battery life on it is excellent.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    01-16-2013 05:29 PM

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