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    Default Real "screen on" battery life

    I found out apparently the Optimus G Pro has crap battery life. They say call time is great, but as soon as you connect to 3G and start browsing and taking pictures the battery plummets.

    I've been wanting to change my iPhone's 3.5" screen. I just played with the G Pro today and I loved the phone, but alas! Battery life. My battery life on the iPhone already sucks.

    What is your real battery life "browsing 3G screen on time"?

    If its not good, then a Butterfly S, but I would rather the 5.5" screen. Everything else looked so small after I used it.
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    Screen on battery life for me is about 6 to 8 hours. That's not bad for such a large screen, screens consume power and larger ones consume more power, that's just physics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by npaladin-2000 View Post
    Screen on battery life for me is about 6 to 8 hours. That's not bad for such a large screen, screens consume power and larger ones consume more power, that's just physics.

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    That's not bad. If I can get 6-8.
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    The most I got was 4 hours. It got to the point where I just bought another battery and take that to work with me. Before then I was looking for a wall charger six hours in. I would show a screen shot but can't via the app! :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by penningtonsm View Post
    The most I got was 4 hours. It got to the point where I just bought another battery and take that to work with me. Before then I was looking for a wall charger six hours in. I would show a screen shot but can't via the app! :-(

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    Every time there's a phone I like, something sucks bad about it.

    The Note 2 has great battery life, but I don't like Samsung phones. Seems like I'm just going to keep waiting.
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    The phone is absolutely amazing though. Love it. I just use it a whole lot the way it was intended to be used. I think I am what some would call a habitual user instead of a heavy user. I'm constantly on it doing something. Most of my on screen time is used watching videos or surfing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penningtonsm View Post
    The phone is absolutely amazing though. Love it. I just use it a whole lot the way it was intended to be used. I think I am what some would call a habitual user instead of a heavy user. I'm constantly on it doing something. Most of my on screen time is used watching videos or surfing.

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    I just came out of TG Phone. Was using it next to the GS4. The GS4 screen looks really dim and crap next to the G Pro. The Note II, I take my words back. It is utter crap in comparison.

    I spent a good hour with it. Best big screen phone so far.

    Ill wait for the butterfly S and see how that goes.
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    Note 3 is coming out in fall. Waiting to see what that entails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penningtonsm View Post
    Note 3 is coming out in fall. Waiting to see what that entails.

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    Me too. Note 3 and butterfly S. although I really don't trust HTC.

    Note 3 will be more expensive than the G Pro. Hopefully it'll be 1080p. The screen of the Note 2 is nowhere in the league of the G Pro.

    Maybe new tech? If you look at the OLED of the S4 next to the G Pro the difference is obvious. The whites on the S4 look light gray in comparison. Overall the G Pro screen is way brighter than the S4.

    It would also have to be slender. I don't need an S Pen, but the big 1080p screen with a better battery life can make me change my mind. If the 1080p screen drains the battery also; then I would rather an LG G Pro.
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    Worst-case screen-on, 100% full bright, with Ingress running (uses constant mobile data, constant GPS, constant 3D rendering, basically runs the phone at 100% in every way) is about 2 hours.

    I can usually get about 4-6 hours at 25%-50% brightness.

    It's not an epic battery. But there is the ZeroLemon 9Ah battery that is basically three stock batteries tied together if battery life is a real concern to you. That should give you somewhere around 8-12 hours of screen-on time at a reasonable brightness or more than 6 hours at 100%.

    Or external battery packs, or just carry a spare or three. The phone really needs a little more battery power with this huge screen, but it's not HTC Thunderbolt bad, and at least the battery can be replaced, augmented, etc.
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    I've had nothing but amazing battery life with my OG Pro, I take it off the charger @6am and 14 hours later I'll end up with 70 plus %. I'm not a heavy user on work days, but even when I am I can easily go throughout a whole day without charging. I constantly keep the brightness at 35% all radios off except phone, and this thing gets amazing life.
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    Yes, if one doesn't use the phone it has great battery life. But if you use it the way the phone was intended to be used, not so great!

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    Update to my previous post - Ingress just came out with a new version that is a little kinder to the battery. Add about a half hour. So 2.5 hours with the phone running at 100% screen and also running what is basically the near-worst-case scenario of 3D rendering, 100% CPU usage, constant mobile data, and continuous subsecond GPS snapshots.
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    Here's what you can expect if you don't use it very much!

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