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    Default Galaxy S5: I made a huge mistake today...

    Wanted to run the crap out of my new S5 to see how fast I could get the battery down to 50%...........should have planned better because this thing lasts forever! First full charge, no power savings turned on. Movies, internet, youtube videos all morning. I even watched the entire AC podcast from yesterday. AWESOME S5 battery!!!Galaxy S5: I made a huge mistake today...-screenshot_2014-04-12-11-09-03.jpgGalaxy S5: I made a huge mistake today...-screenshot_2014-04-12-11-09-11.jpgGalaxy S5: I made a huge mistake today...-screenshot_2014-04-12-11-09-32.jpgGalaxy S5: I made a huge mistake today...-screenshot_2014-04-12-11-09-42.jpg
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    Nice! And a few months from now, when you're battery doesn't hold its charge as well as it does now, you can replace the battery and have the same experience you are having now!! Double nice!!!
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    I've been very impressed with the the battery on standby too. I woke up this morning at 5 to go to the bathroom, noticed the phone was fully charged so I unplugged it. When I woke up for good 3 hours later, it was at 99%.

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    Same with me basically lol. Woke up about 4, saw the green light so I unplugged it. I slept in late, got up at 1030 and my phone was only 99%. I had been getting app notifications and Facebook messages during this time as well.

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    I thought you got that phone for your son and you were waiting for the 32gb.....did you give in???
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcop View Post
    I thought you got that phone for your son and you were waiting for the 32gb.....did you give in???
    Nope. He is getting his iPhone backed up. I'm playing with his s5. I will get either the Google edition or 32gb. Whichever comes out first. Love this thing. Incredible battery life and this is the first full charge.

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    How often did s4 owners replace batteries and how much are they
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    Quote Originally Posted by xmostwanted559x View Post
    How often did s4 owners replace batteries and how much are they
    I used my s4 for a year and never replaced a battery. Think they run around 25 bucks, not sure though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegrants82 View Post
    I used my s4 for a year and never replaced a battery. Think they run around 25 bucks, not sure though.

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    Yep, thats around what they cost if you buy directly from Amazon. I'm about to purchase one for my S3. Its replacing the original battery. I purchased my S3 back in June 1, 2012.....so the battery pretty much lasted almost 2 years.
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    This is the type of battery life I was expecting to see, some of other posts were horrific and crushed my hopes.

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    We will have too see but it doesnt seem like i get this kind of battery life. Thats impressive!
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    Battery life is very much YMMV so take any individual results with a grain of salt.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: I made a huge mistake today...

    So it's about comparable to the Note 3, except the battery is a bit smaller (so actually better if you factor that in).

    I get about 6.5 hours of on screen time before the N3 hits about 30% but then I charge my phone. I don't typically let them run til the battery icon goes orange/yellow...

    That's impressive and shows that they're getting a lot better at optimizing the software to eek out more battery life.

    I wonder if battery life will go up in the Post-KK update on the Note 3, when I expect Samsung to port the new TouchWiz over to the Note 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xmostwanted559x View Post
    How often did s4 owners replace batteries and how much are they
    i'm still on my original battery on my S3...its been almost 18 months now.
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    Nice that phone batteries are becoming more capable. My daughters S3 had terrible battery life. Bad as my og evo, and that's bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by frettfreak View Post
    We will have too see but it doesnt seem like i get this kind of battery life. Thats impressive!
    mmm me too i lost 7% overnight sleep 8hrs with 79 apps on board and facebook sending notifications
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    Throw out the crazy high ones and the terribly low ones. The real world usage number is somewhere in between. Looks like about 5-6 hours on screen time is what to expect. Good, but not great anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertopod1968 View Post
    Throw out the crazy high ones and the terribly low ones. The real world usage number is somewhere in between. Looks like about 5-6 hours on screen time is what to expect. Good, but not great anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foramex View Post
    My year-old G2 gets a solid 6 hours, sometimes even 7-8.
    I had a G2 also. The S5 doesn't get as good of battery life for me as that phone did. I got about the same as you on the G2, and I'm getting about 5hours on the S5

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    Can't wait to get the M8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan_1 View Post
    Can't wait to get the M8
    I'm glad you're excited about getting the M8 but this thread is about the S5 and battery life.

    Please browse the M8 threads,there are many to choose from.

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    If you treat your phone with any level of care it won't experience the battery depletion in a couple months as you mention below. In fact, in most cases by the time we see any sort of battery depletion concerns we are a few years in and it's time for a new phone anyways.

    To each their own, just saying I disagree with this battery comment.

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    Nice! And a few months from now, when you're battery doesn't hold its charge as well as it does now, you can replace the battery and have the same experience you are having now!! Double nice!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan_1 View Post
    Can't wait to get the M8
    Then why the heck are you here? Hater, fanboy? Both?
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    i still cant get over how fast the charge times are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR1908 View Post
    If you treat your phone with any level of care it won't experience the battery depletion in a couple months as you mention below. In fact, in most cases by the time we see any sort of battery depletion concerns we are a few years in and it's time for a new phone anyways.

    To each their own, just saying I disagree with this battery comment.
    Perhaps I should of been more clear.....around or after 2 years which is when most users experience battery drain from day to day use. I personally know some people that hold on to their device for well over 2 years and its nice for them to be able to replace the battery then not have the option. I agree with you....to each is own.
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