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    Default Is battery life bad on these phones?

    So I finally picked up a new S3 from rogers. Obviously I was on it all night. But I ended up charging it all the way up just before bed. By the time I woke up it was at 90%, checked a few messages for maybe 2 minutes and by the time I was out of bed it was at 88%.

    Is everyone else's like this? I know turning off a few things will help out the battery, but lets face it just bought the phone and I wanna show it off a bit with the gimmicky features turned on .

    Are the higher capacity batteries a must for this phone or is it just me?
    I'm coming from the first gen BB torch were I could charge it over night and use it all day no problem and half of the next day. (usually just charged it ever night though.)

    Also any recommendations on a better battery to purchase?
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    I would give the phone a few charge cycles before you go and make any conclusions. I have had mine since Monday, and the battery life is getting better everyday..
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    The battery on my S3 is 4 times better than my old Evo 4G. I am a heavy user on my phone all day with screen on 3.5ish hours a day and I can get a full day out of it. My EVO I got about a half day. You are definitely going to see worse battery life than a Blackberry, a whole day on a phone with a screen this large is acceptable i'd say
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    Mine's been fine so far. Charged it to 100% before bed, and left it on all night connected to the wifi (in sleep mode). Woke up to the alarm widget and it was at 98%.

    Also, I've found being connected to the wifi doesn't drain as much battey as my previous android.

    So far, I have no problem running it all day with 1 charge, and that's important.
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    Hopefully after a few drains of the battery this thing gets a bit better. Loving it so far. Still might look into a better battery for it.
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    Newer samsung phones are pretty battery efficient!
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    i have sync on all day and i average >15hrs on a full charge...

    i've had mine for about 3 weeks and yes, you can literally watch the battery level drop within a few minutes of unplugging it from the wall but that doesnt mean the phone will quit on you....battery optimizer kicks in at some point to prolong the juice
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    The first evening I got the phone the battery seemed to drain fast. But now that I've charged it fully... it seems to be draining SLOWLY despite me using it constantly since I woke up.
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    A big thing with any battery powerEd device, you need to condition the product. Go through a couple fully charged to fully discharged cycles. The battery learns, but you to teach it.
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    after many cycles, I get a day and a half, maybe 2, they have 2950mah batteries on ebay, but no NFC to make room for more battery space.

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    OP, how's your reception?

    If you've barely got a signal where you sleep, the phone works harder all night long to try to maintain a signal in case a call comes in. Switch over to WiFi overnight and you'll likely find that you wake up with 98% battery left.
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    Many posts on battery life already.

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