1. Even4steven's Avatar
    I have owned several tablets, starting with the XOOM. I love the Note 8, but I am concerned about the battery life. Yes, it has only been 4 days, and I understand it has to cycle, I am just asking if others have had sub-par battery life to start, and did it get better?

    Thanks,

    Steve
    09-21-2013 03:40 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Could you post screenshots of the battery stats and graph?

    Sent from a Slim 4.3 S3
    09-21-2013 04:28 PM
  3. William Heymann's Avatar
    I use mine for taking notes in class every day. I drain about 10% battery usage per hour taking notes and also doing some light surfing. While taking notes I do things like use wolfram alpha, some class websites and things like wikipedia and copy and paste things out of them to supplement notes.

    I have had mine for about two months or so now and have not had any problems.
    09-21-2013 05:11 PM
  4. festinator's Avatar
    I use mine for taking notes in class every day. I drain about 10% battery usage per hour taking notes and also doing some light surfing. While taking notes I do things like use wolfram alpha, some class websites and things like wikipedia and copy and paste things out of them to supplement notes.

    I have had mine for about two months or so now and have not had any problems.
    That's decent battery life isn't it? 10% per 45 min to an hour of screen on time? Or maybe its not?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-21-2013 05:17 PM
  5. gemniii's Avatar
    Without any numbers of usage it's impossible to tell what your idea of "sub-par" is.
    09-21-2013 05:55 PM
  6. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I have a Note 8.0 as well and I can agree battery could be better. Several reviews noted this as well as I recall, but its still a great and versatile product to me.

    from my Sony Xperia Tablet Z or XTZ or "Ecstasy"
    09-21-2013 06:14 PM
  7. Gdwheel's Avatar
    Battery life is its weakest point. Most tablets are considerably better.
    09-21-2013 07:29 PM
  8. William Heymann's Avatar
    It seems pretty good to me. It is definitely good enough for my needs.

    Battery life has never been a problem for me so I don't worry about it.
    09-22-2013 01:11 AM
  9. Even4steven's Avatar
    Thanks for all of the responses. Coming over from an iPad 2, I guess I got a little spoiled with battery life on a tablet. I did go back and reread more reviews, and in my haste to get a new tablet I guess I did not look at the battery life closely enough. My battery life matches up well with expectations from the reviewers. No matter, I really like the tablet and it's capabilities.
    09-22-2013 05:00 AM
  10. Haalcyon's Avatar
    It seems pretty good to me. It is definitely good enough for my needs.

    Battery life has never been a problem for me so I don't worry about it.
    I have to agree. While battery life may be shorter than other tablets I've used its not so short that I feel something's amiss. I still get a good amount of time of heavy heavy use with LTE on.
    09-22-2013 06:15 AM
  11. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I have to agree. While battery life may be shorter than other tablets I've used its not so short that I feel something's amiss. I still get a good amount of time of heavy heavy use with LTE on.
    The LTE may be hurting some of your battery life too.

    Sent from a Slim 4.3 S3
    09-22-2013 11:24 AM
  12. philmair's Avatar
    You guys must have been spoiled in the past if you think the Note 8.0 has a poor battery life. I've owned several tablets in the past (Droid and Blackberry Playbook) and my son has a iPAD (it's just a toy), and the Note battery is definitely better than any of those.

    I use S Notes constantly throughout the day, check emails and do a fair amount of browsing ... I can easily get 2 days out of it (but I tend to plug it in overnight anyway) .. which is fine for me. I can't see any problem in charging tablets, phones and other gadgets overnight ... you just need to get into the habit.
    09-27-2013 09:21 AM
  13. Even4steven's Avatar
    After the first few days my battery life has increased, and my concern has decreased. That being said, I am always in favor of better battery life.
    09-27-2013 01:20 PM

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