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    Default Battery differences and useages.

    I have had my s4 for around a year. You can see my screenshot of my battery drain since off the charger this morning.
    On the other Screenshot is my friends battery usage since off charge nearly two days ago. He has had that phone for a month.
    Both are brand new phones from VZW. Both on kit kat.
    Granted, I use mine more than his.
    But still the battery time is incredibly better with his.
    I also included a shot of our batteries side by side. His was made in Malaysia.
    One thing that I just thought about is I run a win 8 launcher or even before that I ran stock launcher.
    He runs stock launcher..
    BUT
    He runs it in that simplified mode. I can't think of what it's called.
    I wonder if that mode is what causes his screen usage to be low.
    Again, he doesn't use his as much as mine but that's incredible batter life on his. He takes pix, texts, gets email and makes phone calls some.
    I may put mine in the simple mode, again whatever it's called, and see if that helps.


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    Default Re: Battery differences and useages.

    What is the screen on time on both devices?

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    Default Re: Battery differences and useages.

    It looks like he barely used his device, and also you probably just have a couple rouge apps

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    Default Re: Battery differences and useages.

    Quote Originally Posted by emad1995 View Post
    It looks like he barely used his device, and also you probably just have a couple rouge apps

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    How's the best way to track down and control the rogue apps?
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    Default Re: Battery differences and useages.

    Quote Originally Posted by droidntn View Post
    How's the best way to track down and control the rogue apps?
    Gsam is pretty good.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    Default Re: Battery differences and useages.

    I've installed Battery Doctor and love it. Can already tell a difference in more battery life.

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    Default Re: Battery differences and useages.

    Is this good for s4? Moderate usage. Text email Facebook and reading android central. Would like more

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    Default Re: Battery differences and useages.

    I stopped by VZW and they said my battery was ok. I had nearly 12 hours of mod to heavy use then. He was impressed. He said that 8 hours was about all that an S4 would give.
    I believe that the Batter Doctor app really helps.
    Still love my Mophie though.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app

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