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Battery life and GPS
I've been noticing that lately I've gotten just horrible battery life. Today, with minimal use, I got 12 hours with the Android OS using 67% of the battery.
Add on top of that that I've never been able to use the GPS for more than a minute or two before it completely loses signal. Do I have a bad phone or is this what others are experiencing too?
This is my first Samsung phone and I am seriously disappointed with it. On top of that we are still waiting for ICS while Sprint and Samsung try to get us to buy the GSIII to get ICS...
- 06-11-2012, 11:36 PM #2
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Re: Battery life and GPS
I see that Android OS uses most of the battery on my phone too when it's idle. But I have no problem getting more than 24 hours on a charge. Mine seems to suck power when WiFi is on...
As for GPS, I don't see the problem you're describing. I recently checked it out in downtown Chicago and there was no issue with GPS signal all day in the midst of tall buildings. I guess I couldn't be sure it was using only GPS and not also 3G signal for positioning, but finding location was mostly not a problem, and it didn't suck too much power.
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