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    Default Galaxy Note 10.1: Battery life way short of the suggested 9 hours



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    Default Re: Battery life way short of the suggested 9 hours

    Where did you see that it is supposed to get 9 hours?

    I found this on Samsung's site: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1- 2014 Edition (Wi-Fi), Black 16GB

    • BATTERY, STANDBY

      Up to 2537 hours*
    • BATTERY TYPE AND SIZE

      Li-Polymer, 8,220mAh
    • MUSIC PLAY TIME

      Up to 122 Hours*
    • VIDEO PLAY TIME

      Up to 10 Hours*

    INTERNET USE TIME

    WiFi: 9 hours




    And I found this further down the page:
    *Results are based on lab environment testing. Refer to your network carrier’s website for network specific talk times.



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    Default Re: Battery life way short of the suggested 9 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Where did you see that it is supposed to get 9 hours?

    I found this on Samsung's site: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1- 2014 Edition (Wi-Fi), Black 16GB

    • BATTERY, STANDBY

      Up to 2537 hours*
    • BATTERY TYPE AND SIZE

      Li-Polymer, 8,220mAh
    • MUSIC PLAY TIME

      Up to 122 Hours*
    • VIDEO PLAY TIME

      Up to 10 Hours*

    INTERNET USE TIME

    WiFi: 9 hours




    And I found this further down the page:
    *Results are based on lab environment testing. Refer to your network carriers website for network specific talk times.


    Wifi 9 hours.. Tbh this thing lasts 1/4th the time as me iPad air which is disappointing

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    Default Re: Battery life way short of the suggested 9 hours

    Where do you get 3 hours from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomlh View Post
    Where do you get 3 hours from?
    That was my screen time on

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    Default Re: Battery life way short of the suggested 9 hours

    I get around 7 hours screen time. A 44 minute video chews up 9-10%, so that would correlate to 450 minutes or 7.5 hours. If you're only getting 3 hours screen time, either something is wrong with your tablet or you're using 100% brightness. I use 20% brightness and it looks fine.
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    Default Re: Battery life way short of the suggested 9 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobravision View Post
    I get around 7 hours screen time. A 44 minute video chews up 9-10%, so that would correlate to 450 minutes or 7.5 hours. If you're only getting 3 hours screen time, either something is wrong with your tablet or you're using 100% brightness. I use 20% brightness and it looks fine.
    I use 80% brightness on every device I use and even the iPad ran around 11-12 hours of usage before entering another charge

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    Default Re: Battery life way short of the suggested 9 hours

    2 small details:

    1) This didn't last 3 hours. Considering that there's still about 30% of battery left, it should last in total 4h30min, with the same kind of use you had before
    2) I've read that the ipad turns off wifi during sleep. Therefore to be comparable, you might want to check the Note's option of turning off wifi when the screen is off.
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    Default Re: Battery life way short of the suggested 9 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Gbuch View Post
    2 small details:

    1) This didn't last 3 hours. Considering that there's still about 30% of battery left, it should last in total 4h30min, with the same kind of use you had before
    2) I've read that the ipad turns off wifi during sleep. Therefore to be comparable, you might want to check the Note's option of turning off wifi when the screen is off.
    I plug in my stuff once it hits 30% so effectively only 3 hours

    Read? I've used an iPad and your wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    Wifi 9 hours.. Tbh this thing lasts 1/4th the time as me iPad air which is disappointing

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    The key phrase being lab environment testing. Meaning fast wifi, lowered screen , etc. Also what isn't known is how they accomplished the time achieved for video. It could have been a 10 minute video on a loop played until the battery died, with all radios off and low brightness.

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    Default Re: Battery life way short of the suggested 9 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    The key phrase being lab environment testing. Meaning fast wifi, lowered screen , etc. Also what isn't known is how they accomplished the time achieved for video. It could have been a 10 minute video on a loop played until the battery died, with all radios off and low brightness.
    Apple quotes 10 hours and surpasses that easily.... The tablet can barely reach half..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    I plug in my stuff once it hits 30% so effectively only 3 hours
    Then you should compare it against 9*0.7=6.3 hours, not the 9 advertised.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    I plug in my stuff once it hits 30% so effectively only 3 hours

    Read? I've used an iPad and your wrong.

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    Mod Note : please keep things civil.

    Taking the mod cap off, no one rates battery life based on just 70% of the battery. You are right though, the iPad does keep wifi on when on stand by (screen off)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    iPad does keep wifi on when on stand by (screen off)
    Can you get a source for that? There are dozens of forum posts of users complaining of exactly the opposite in the link I provided
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gbuch View Post
    Can you get a source for that? There are dozens of forum posts of users complaining of exactly the opposite in the link I provided
    I had an iPad and it was on in sleep mode? ..

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    Default Re: Battery life way short of the suggested 9 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Gbuch View Post
    Can you get a source for that? There are dozens of forum posts of users complaining of exactly the opposite in the link I provided
    I get emails and hangouts audible notifications when the screen is off. When I turn the screen on, the notifications are on the lock screen

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    Default Re: Battery life way short of the suggested 9 hours

    BATTERY, STANDBY

    Up to 2537 hours*

    That is 13 weeks?

    If I get 4 days on standby without the battery going dead flat I am lucky.

    I sold a 4th Gen iPad to buy the Note 10.1 2014 and am very disappointed in the battery life in comparison.

    I used to have the ipas next to my bed. I'd do some light surfing before going to sleep then leave the iPad on standby until the next night. I could easily go on like this for a couple of weeks.

    With the Note 10.1 I have to tun it off completely each night. It's a joke :-/
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1: Battery life way short of the suggested 9 hours

    My iPad air which I recently sold (starting to regret it) lasted me 11-12 hours of screen time till about 30% when I put on a charge. My note 10.1 2014 edition screen time varies from 3-4 hours till I hit 20-30% using both tablets with around 80% brightness, 15 minutes of gaming (total time) , Web browsing and watching videos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jelly Belly View Post
    BATTERY, STANDBY

    Up to 2537 hours*

    That is 13 weeks?

    If I get 4 days on standby without the battery going dead flat I am lucky.

    I sold a 4th Gen iPad to buy the Note 10.1 2014 and am very disappointed in the battery life in comparison.

    I used to have the ipas next to my bed. I'd do some light surfing before going to sleep then leave the iPad on standby until the next night. I could easily go on like this for a couple of weeks.

    With the Note 10.1 I have to tun it off completely each night. It's a joke :-/
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    Someone got like 3 months standy time. Someone at factory forgot to turn the tab off beore put it on the box. Too bad I cant find that thread again and upload some pictures. He showed googles location history, when the Note 2014 had a traveling around the World adventure, before it lands on his hand.
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    Default Re: Battery life way short of the suggested 9 hours

    Just charge it and stop worrying about it.
    I have both an Ipad 4 and my note. The Ipad yes does last a little longer but in everyday use I don't notice it because rather than worry whether the battery is going to run out of charge or not I charge it.
    I never need 80% brightness unless outside in the sun, 20-30% is fine in most places and the screen brightness is the killer.

    I have never let mine get below 20% it's called planning. If I go on a 10 hour flight then I expect it to run out so I take a book or watch the inflight entertainment or sleep.
    Batteries discharge, get used to it.
    Buy 2 tabs or a portable recharger, plan ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomlh View Post
    Just charge it and stop worrying about it.
    I have both an Ipad 4 and my note. The Ipad yes does last a little longer but in everyday use I don't notice it because rather than worry whether the battery is going to run out of charge or not I charge it.
    I never need 80% brightness unless outside in the sun, 20-30% is fine in most places and the screen brightness is the killer.

    I have never let mine get below 20% it's called planning. If I go on a 10 hour flight then I expect it to run out so I take a book or watch the inflight entertainment or sleep.
    Batteries discharge, get used to it.
    Buy 2 tabs or a portable recharger, plan ahead.
    I want 80% brightness because I want it and the iPad air I get 11-12 hours of screen time compared to 4 with the note 10.1 2014 edition.... $1000 dollars to get 8 hours of screen time is not even worth the money and a crazy suggestion.... I used both tablets in the same condition at 80% brightness, Web browsing, watching movies and 15 minutes of a game (total not at once) and as I said 11-12 hours of screen time with the iPad vs 4 on the note 10.1 2014 which is horrible. I shouldn't need to charge it more and Google needs to make Android use more battery management.

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    Umm... Just to point out GOOGLE/ANDROID probably has nothing to do with it, its how SAMSUNG has system configures....

    I personally have never run out of battery time, but I shut down all unneeded functions (Wifi- GPS and other features) if they are not needed to conserves power....

    I would also inquire as to if you can exchange it under warranty, it just may be you have bad battery pack... OT it was damaged by improper charging at some point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale_M View Post
    Umm... Just to point out GOOGLE/ANDROID probably has nothing to do with it, its how SAMSUNG has system configures....

    I personally have never run out of battery time, but I shut down all unneeded functions (Wifi- GPS and other features) if they are not needed to conserves power....

    I would also inquire as to if you can exchange it under warranty, it just may be you have bad battery pack... OT it was damaged by improper charging at some point...

    Dale
    Why should I turn it all off if under the SAME conditions my old iPad lasted at least double then the note 10.1 2014 edition.... I already got it exchanged once and it isn't the battery at fault.... Android itself needs better battery management it general as an os

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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    Why should I turn it all off if under the SAME conditions my old iPad lasted at least double then the note 10.1 2014 edition.... I already got it exchanged once and it isn't the battery at fault.... Android itself needs better battery management it general as an os

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    Hmmm... I don't seem to be having that issue with my Note. I have currently gone 2 days and 16hrs on battery with 5hours of screen time. Given a lot of it is in standby since I use it sparingly while I am at work. But I have been playing clash of clans, simpsons tapped out, candy crush and reading writing emails in these two days... I love my note and glad I upgraded. If an Ipad fits better to what you need, then just go back to the ipad.
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