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    Default Note 3: My battery calibration history, for your reference

    I am recording my battery calibration history here, it may be helpful to give a reference for those who are interested.

    Note: I only do the calibration every 2-3 months, i do 30-85 rule between calibrations (plug in at ~30%, charge to ~85%).

    The calibration starts with charging to 100%, then draining to less than 10%, followed by another charge to 100%. During calibration, I usually play an hr or two of video, and use the phone regularly, mostly web, txt, email, etc. I attempted to use dark theme apps when possible, and use dark reading mode in browsers when possible.

    I turned off data when not in use, and turned off background sync.

    My first calibration (Oct 2013) lasted 35 hrs, with 483 min (8hr 3min) screen on time.
    My second calibration (Dec 2013) lasted 48 hrs, with 433 min (7hr 13min) screen on time.
    My third calibration (Mar 2014) lasted 45.5 hrs, with 487 (8hr 17min) min screen on time. This is first calibration since kitkat, it seems kitkat has improved standby battery consumption (used to be 0.3-0.5% /hr, now its 0.2-0.25%/hr).

    Oct 2013:
    Note 3: My battery calibration history, for your reference-2013-10-28-17-26-01.pngNote 3: My battery calibration history, for your reference-2013-10-28-17-25-49.pngNote 3: My battery calibration history, for your reference-2013-10-28-17-26-13.png
    Dec 2013:
    Note 3: My battery calibration history, for your reference-screenshots_2013-12-22-07-15-51.jpgNote 3: My battery calibration history, for your reference-screenshots_2013-12-22-07-16-04.jpgNote 3: My battery calibration history, for your reference-screenshots_2013-12-22-07-16-21.jpg
    Mar 2014 (two glitches, 1. 2 hr video at beginning wasn't counted in screen on by the system, not sure why; 2. mobile cell was on all the time, not sure why system didn't show any color there):
    Note 3: My battery calibration history, for your reference-screenshots_2014-03-10-12-02-31.jpgNote 3: My battery calibration history, for your reference-screenshots_2014-03-10-12-02-51.jpgNote 3: My battery calibration history, for your reference-screenshots_2014-03-10-12-03-42.jpg
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-11-2014 at 06:59 AM.
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    Default Re: My battery calibration history, for your reference

    And this is with your stock battery? I have a 7500 and can't get those battery hours. I can get those on screen hours with a Zerolemon 10,000, but definitely not stock battery. Interesting. Maybe I'll try the stock battery again, lol.

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    Default Re: My battery calibration history, for your reference

    Quote Originally Posted by msndrstood View Post
    And this is with your stock battery? I have a 7500 and can't get those battery hours. I can get those on screen hours with a Zerolemon 10,000, but definitely not stock battery. Interesting. Maybe I'll try the stock battery again, lol.

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    Well, stock battery. This is just a baseline test so I know where my battery is on its way to the grave. So I do quite a bit conservations to keep unpredictable battery consumption to minimum.

    If you don't mind the trouble to do those battery saving things, I am sure yours will last longer too.
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    Default Re: My battery calibration history, for your reference

    I'm pretty obsessed about battery life hence the 10,000 Zerolemon. I have things toggled off that I don't use, on wifi for 90% of the day etc. My usage tends to be in large blocks of time not 30 minutes here, an hour there, I think that's why I burn through battery so quick.

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    Default Re: My battery calibration history, for your reference

    Mmm, so how's standby battery consumption looks like?

    When you say large block, do you mean 2 hrs at a time? Maybe share some screen shots?

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    Default Re: My battery calibration history, for your reference






    Zerolemon 10,000






    Stock battery

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    Default Re: My battery calibration history, for your reference

    I can get 6 hours with constant use, Facebook here and there. Seven hours with little to no Facebook use. Facebook app drains all my battery.

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    Default Re: My battery calibration history, for your reference

    That's impressive battery. Everybody's usage is different, more Internet will definitely reduce screen on time.

    It's also helpful to do calibrations from time to time, just to make sure your battery is not dying.

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    Default Re: Note 3: My battery calibration history, for your reference

    OK very nice. But what about these stats:
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    Default Re: Note 3: My battery calibration history, for your reference

    its GPS related. I heard there is a setting somewhere to make GPS use less battery in KK, see if you can find it.

    Also, do a reboot (turn off then on, not "restart").
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    Default Re: Note 3: My battery calibration history, for your reference

    Another thing to do is wiping the cache. You may need to do that more often due the kitkat bugs introduce by Google.

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    Default Re: Note 3: My battery calibration history, for your reference

    Turn off / turn on helped very well, thx. that's the way I like it... Perfect.

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