Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 24 of 24
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Gekko
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default 2% in hour of use?

    That doesn't seem right. I have only sent like 10 texts. Does this seem right

    Posted via Android Central App
  2. #2  

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    battery indicators are not an exact science. they are in general inaccurate and non-linear. also - the phone stops charging at 100% to prevent damage to battery and it will fluctuate between 98-100% even when plugged in.

    don't watch every percentage. stop obsessing. ignore it and lower your level of anxiety.
    Thanked by 2:
    perkdog65 likes this.
  3. #3  
    UJ95x's Avatar

    Posts
    8,588 Posts
    Global Posts
    8,811 Global Posts
    ROM
    Slim Kat 4.4.4

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    Depending on your signal, screen brightness and a few other settings. 2% could be perfectly normal

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Slim Bean 4.3
    "We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." - Carl Sagan
  4. Thread Author  Thread Author    #4  

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    OK just seems like my girlfriends iPhone is lasting longer. Any tips on conserving battery life? Like disabling some stuff?

    Posted via Android Central App
  5. #5  
    UJ95x's Avatar

    Posts
    8,588 Posts
    Global Posts
    8,811 Global Posts
    ROM
    Slim Kat 4.4.4

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    Quote Originally Posted by xxventanaxx View Post
    OK just seems like my girlfriends iPhone is lasting longer. Any tips on conserving battery life? Like disabling some stuff?

    Posted via Android Central App
    The iPhone has better idle drain. I guarantee your phone lasts longer when actually in use

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Slim Bean 4.3
    "We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." - Carl Sagan
  6. #6  
    rlmesq's Avatar

    Posts
    86 Posts
    Global Posts
    950 Global Posts

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    Quote Originally Posted by xxventanaxx View Post
    OK just seems like my girlfriends iPhone is lasting longer. Any tips on conserving battery life? Like disabling some stuff?
    Don't just go by the battery indicator an hour after taking your phone off of the charger. Run both phones until they power down due to low battery. I'm willing to bet your Maxx will still be running strong long after the iPhone goes dark.
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    94% at 2 hours

    Posted via Android Central App
  8. #8  

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    Quote Originally Posted by xxventanaxx View Post
    94% at 2 hours

    Posted via Android Central App
    Also depends on what your doing with it... Is that 2 hours idle time or 2 ours of usage!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Thread Author  Thread Author    #9  

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    I'm at 89% right now. 3 hours on but I have been playing words with friends matching with friends draw me. Making ringtone Facebook and android central app. 1 hour 6 minutes of screen time

    Posted via Android Central App
  10. #10  
    UJ95x's Avatar

    Posts
    8,588 Posts
    Global Posts
    8,811 Global Posts
    ROM
    Slim Kat 4.4.4

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    Quote Originally Posted by xxventanaxx View Post
    I'm at 89% right now. 3 hours on but I have been playing words with friends matching with friends draw me. Making ringtone Facebook and android central app. 1 hour 6 minutes of screen time

    Posted via Android Central App
    That's great battery life! At 89% I usually have around 35-40 minutes of screen on time.
    You're on pace for more than 9 hours of screen time
    The iPhone probably gets around 4

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Slim Bean 4.3
    "We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." - Carl Sagan
  11. #11  

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    i suffer no hardships doing this -

    Battery Tips for Android

    1. Toggle off GPS, BT, NFC, Hotspot/Tethering. Toggle on only as needed. (Switch to "Battery Saving" Mode).
    2. Display Brightness - Turn off Auto Brightness and Reduce Setting Bar to Minimum Acceptable to you.
    3. Sign out of any unused Google Services like G+, Google Now, etc.
    4. Disable Location Reporting/History.
    5. Beware of constantly syncing in background Apps and Bloatware like Facebook, Twitter, Google News and Weather, Google Currents, Non-Push Email, etc. Set Sync interval for every 1 hour or more and change settings to stop the syncing of data you don't need. Delete the Apps you never use.
    6. Turn Off Hot Word "Hotword Detection" Always Listening Mode in Google Search if you don't use it.
    7. Turn Off Auto Camera/Photo Upload or at least set it for Upload on WIFI Only.
    8. Turn Off Vibrate on Touch for Display, Keyboard, etc.
    9. Turn Off Touch Sounds and Unlock Sounds.
    10. Don't use Live Wallpaper. Use a dark wallpaper if possible.
    11. Set Display Sleep Setting to 2 Minutes or Less.
    12. Set WIFI to Always stay on during Sleep if you regularly use WIFI.
    13. Uncheck "Always Scanning" in WIFI settings.
    14. Turn Off Always Vibrate in Gmail/Email.
    15. Be careful of using too many Live Widgets and what/how often they sync.
    16. Set MS Exchange Sync at 30 Days or Less.
    17. Do NOT use a Task Killer App or Battery Saver App.
  12. #12  
    xweb10's Avatar

    Posts
    298 Posts
    Global Posts
    507 Global Posts
    ROM
    CNA

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    You cannot compare Apples to Apples here, no pun intended. It really depends on what your phone is doing while idle compared to other devices. I will use my phone for example:
    While idling, I have two (2) Gmail accounts polling and one (1) Exchange accounts on push. Exchange includes email, contacts, and calendar, Gmail accounts do not (email, only). I do not have Facebook or Twitter pushing anything. Play store does not "auto update". Besides email, calendar, and contacts, I try to disable all push services except for the core Google services. I also have weather (BE Weather) polling hourly.

    I am sure I missed something, but the point is everybodys phone runs differently. I am not even getting into actual screen and app usage while actually using the device.

    IMHO, 2% in an hour is not bad at all. 50 hours would be nice to achieve on a charge

    EDIT: Also, I am connected to WIFI and BT most of the time with GPS on, NFC Off. If you are on a 4G signal instead of WIFI, your battery will drain faster.
  13. Thread Author  Thread Author    #13  

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    I use WiFi all the time now since I changed to a 1gb per month plan t save money. I'm at 76% left with 7 hours and 2 hours 14 minute screen time. So it is good

    Posted via Android Central App
  14. #14  
    skatergirl's Avatar
    Lovin' My Phone

    Posts
    1,354 Posts

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    I don't turn anything off and if I simply put my phone down and not use it, it drains 1 percent an hour and it drains about 3 percent an hour with moderate use. Two percent an hour is nothing to worry about.
    ~Janet~
  15. #15  
    UJ95x's Avatar

    Posts
    8,588 Posts
    Global Posts
    8,811 Global Posts
    ROM
    Slim Kat 4.4.4

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    Quote Originally Posted by xxventanaxx View Post
    I use WiFi all the time now since I changed to a 1gb per month plan t save money. I'm at 76% left with 7 hours and 2 hours 14 minute screen time. So it is good

    Posted via Android Central App
    Coincidentally I'm also at 76%
    Check out my stats


    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Slim Bean 4.3
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2% in hour of use?-1392000058793.jpg   2% in hour of use?-1392000071577.jpg  
    "We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." - Carl Sagan
  16. Thread Author  Thread Author    #16  

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Coincidentally I'm also at 76%
    Check out my stats


    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Slim Bean 4.3
    So this is better then the s4 woot woot

    Posted via Android Central App
  17. #17  
    UJ95x's Avatar

    Posts
    8,588 Posts
    Global Posts
    8,811 Global Posts
    ROM
    Slim Kat 4.4.4

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    Quote Originally Posted by xxventanaxx View Post
    So this is better then the s4 woot woot

    Posted via Android Central App
    Yeah, battery is a lot bigger and the screen resolution is a lot lower, so I'd certainly hope it would be lol

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Slim Bean 4.3
    "We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." - Carl Sagan
  18. Thread Author  Thread Author    #18  

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Yeah, battery is a lot bigger and the screen resolution is a lot lower, so I'd certainly hope it would be lol

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Slim Bean 4.3
    Well yeah but this phone is still amazing. 69% 3 hours screen time

    Posted via Android Central App
  19. #19  
    UJ95x's Avatar

    Posts
    8,588 Posts
    Global Posts
    8,811 Global Posts
    ROM
    Slim Kat 4.4.4

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    Quote Originally Posted by xxventanaxx View Post
    Well yeah but this phone is still amazing. 69% 3 hours screen time

    Posted via Android Central App
    Wow. The best I've gotten on my S4 was 7H and 24 minutes.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Slim Bean 4.3
    "We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." - Carl Sagan
  20. #20  
    rlmesq's Avatar

    Posts
    86 Posts
    Global Posts
    950 Global Posts

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    Off charger 9 hours 28 minutes. 50 minutes screen time. Everything on, brightness on auto, screen timeout at 30 seconds. Still at 81% battery.
  21. #21  

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    i suffer no hardships doing this -

    Battery Tips for Android

    1. Toggle off GPS, BT, NFC, Hotspot/Tethering. Toggle on only as needed. (Switch to "Battery Saving" Mode).
    2. Display Brightness - Turn off Auto Brightness and Reduce Setting Bar to Minimum Acceptable to you.
    3. Sign out of any unused Google Services like G+, Google Now, etc.
    4. Disable Location Reporting/History.
    5. Beware of constantly syncing in background Apps and Bloatware like Facebook, Twitter, Google News and Weather, Google Currents, Non-Push Email, etc. Set Sync interval for every 1 hour or more and change settings to stop the syncing of data you don't need. Delete the Apps you never use.
    6. Turn Off Hot Word "Hotword Detection" Always Listening Mode in Google Search if you don't use it.
    7. Turn Off Auto Camera/Photo Upload or at least set it for Upload on WIFI Only.
    8. Turn Off Vibrate on Touch for Display, Keyboard, etc.
    9. Turn Off Touch Sounds and Unlock Sounds.
    10. Don't use Live Wallpaper. Use a dark wallpaper if possible.
    11. Set Display Sleep Setting to 2 Minutes or Less.
    12. Set WIFI to Always stay on during Sleep if you regularly use WIFI.
    13. Uncheck "Always Scanning" in WIFI settings.
    14. Turn Off Always Vibrate in Gmail/Email.
    15. Be careful of using too many Live Widgets and what/how often they sync.
    16. Set MS Exchange Sync at 30 Days or Less.
    17. Do NOT use a Task Killer App or Battery Saver App.

    I have 80% of this list turned on, and I still average on a single charge 1 day and 17 hours of battery life...

    The only question I have is on number 12, I use WiFi all the time, but why would I want to keep it on durning sleep? Maybe I'm getting my definition of sleep confused. Do u mean like during the day when the phone is turned off and in my pocket? Would that be considered sleeping? Or during the night when the phone should be sleeping because no use in a certain amount of time?

    Posted via Android Central App
  22. Thread Author  Thread Author    #22  

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    Throwing it on the charger now. The battery is at 50% with 14 hours and 24 minutes with 4 hours 49 minutes of screen time. This phone is absolutely the best phone ever. Just wish I could afford like 4gb of data so I can axtually use there LTE more when I don't have WiFi to connect too.

    Posted via Android Central App
  23. #23  

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    Quote Originally Posted by bkircher View Post
    I have 80% of this list turned on, and I still average on a single charge 1 day and 17 hours of battery life...

    The only question I have is on number 12, I use WiFi all the time, but why would I want to keep it on durning sleep? Maybe I'm getting my definition of sleep confused. Do u mean like during the day when the phone is turned off and in my pocket? Would that be considered sleeping? Or during the night when the phone should be sleeping because no use in a certain amount of time?

    Posted via Android Central App
    "sleep" means when the display is off and the phone is in stand-by. while it is in stand-by there is still background syncing going on and WIFI uses less battery than cellular.
  24. #24  
    Darth Spock's Avatar

    Posts
    6,921 Posts
    Global Posts
    6,964 Global Posts
    ROM
    Assassin 'Droid

    Default Re: 2% in hour of use?

    That's on track for 50 hours, the Maxx advertises 48... 2% drain in an hour of using it seems pretty much the expected value.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-18-2014, 07:18 PM
  2. Is it just me or do Samsung phones have a lot of issues?
    By rockitdog23 in forum Samsung Galaxy S4
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 02-14-2014, 06:54 AM
  3. What is current version of android on Verizon Moto X?
    By cordoni in forum Moto X (2013)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-10-2014, 06:21 AM
  4. Galaxy Tab 7 copying using usb problem
    By Dina Maged in forum Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-09-2014, 01:19 PM
  5. Problem with Galaxy s2 i727 - yellow symbol of battery with a line through it
    By troysmash in forum Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-09-2014, 11:42 AM

Posting Permissions