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?
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
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
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.