1. coachpelkey's Avatar
    Ok, Sprint unrooted SG3 here....I have had it for 2 years.

    Lately, the battery life has sucked beyond belief. I can see the battery life just tick away. Most times when watching it, it says Android System almost 40%...etc...

    If I go to take a picture, the screen gets fuzzy and then the phone shuts down. It could have 55-70% and then it would have zero. I take the battery off and back in again and then everything is fine.

    I have a feeling I need a new battery, but was curious about any other options. Also, any good battery monitoring software like gsam ?

    Thanks!
    06-27-2014 09:49 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I would take the battery out and place on a flat surface and try to spin it. If it does easily, it is bulged and needs to be replaced.
    mak916 likes this.
    06-27-2014 10:07 AM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    Based on the symptoms you describe your battery is shot. The Rav Power 2250mAh batteries have received good recommendations.

    Battery Monitor Widget http://market.android.com/details?id=ccc71.bmw
    GSam Battery Monitor Pro http://market.android.com/details?id...amlabs.bbm.pro

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    06-27-2014 10:49 AM
  4. coachpelkey's Avatar
    Thanks I just googled the program and it seems alot of people are having this issue.
    I do not have insurance on my phone, which sucks, I will check out the battery and go on from there.

    https://community.sprint.com/baw/thread/158136
    It looks like Sprint does not really want to deal with this issue.
    Fuzzy pictures, then the phone shuts down ....no bueno.
    At least I am not alone.
    06-27-2014 08:19 PM
  5. GSDer's Avatar
    There's nothing for Sprint to deal with - if people would replace their two year old batteries the problem would go away. Batteries are dirt cheap - 2 x RAVPower® 3.8V 2250mAh Cell phone Rechargeable Battery for Sams... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009758KK6/...cUvbUpU3735711

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    06-27-2014 09:50 PM
  6. sure why not's Avatar
    Be aware of the need for batteries with the NFC antenna if you are using Wallet/PayPass or NFC tags for other functions.
    I have been using these batteries for about a year now and they seem to last as long as OEM.
    Amazon.com: Hyperion Samsung Galaxy SIII 2 x Battery + Charger (Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300, AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung i747, Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung i535, T-mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung T999, U.S. Cellular Samsung
    06-29-2014 09:37 AM
  7. johnnyblaze716's Avatar
    I recently purchased a zerolemon 7000mah battery and the results are impressive. Im pushing 2 1/2-3 days on a full charge with pretty extreme usage.
    06-30-2014 01:28 PM
  8. coachpelkey's Avatar
    I did get a new battery, OEM from amazon, 10 bucks. It seems to help. i can get about a day on a full charge....after 2 years I am guessing that the battery will just plain blow.

    thank you for the great responses. I appreciate it.
    07-05-2014 07:28 PM

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