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  1. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    What do you mean, by 'cycled it"?
    Letting it drop to about 5% before charging it back up... That is the recommended cycle to get the best out of ur battery... It's good to do that at least 4 or 5 times

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3 Boyyyyyy!
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    11-03-2012 03:43 AM
  2. sfrrr's Avatar
    This was posted just a few posts ago http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=2267356.

    If you disagree, I'd like to see hard evidence, because, as I said in the post after that, that's what I also remember learning from some battery manufacturer when these batteries first came out.

    You will continue to find conflicting advice floating around regarding "conditioning" and "reconditioning" of batteries. I'll not be surprised if someone jumps in and contradicts me. But if you really go look at technical papers about the battery technologies themselves - the "conditioning" and "memory effect" which the conditioning was meant to address - are pretty much legacy from older battery technology - NiCad, and to a lesser extent (but still there) NiMH batteries. The current generation of Li-Ion batteries exhibit no memory effect, and don't require or benefit from any "conditioning" regimen.

    The ONLY reason to consider anything like "conditioning" is to possibly re-calibrate the measuring technology within the phone circuitry itself which measures and displays how much battery capacity you have left. For that, there may be some merit to *occasionally* (not all the time) letting the battery completely discharge to where the phone goes off, and then recharge to 100%.


    Sent from my GT-I9300
    11-03-2012 02:13 PM
  3. obes728's Avatar
    Preface my previous post on page 16. That was the last charge until just now. Like I said my battery is crazy.
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    11-04-2012 07:15 PM
  4. obes728's Avatar
    Was traveling across the state for the weekend. Pulled it off the charger around noon on Friday. Got home and had to plug it in this evening. Was on the default AT&T APN which is LTE if available. Going through the middle of the state and then East it didn't seem to have LTE coverage, just normal 4G. I stopped all Facebook notifications and changed a few Wifi settings on Friday. I didn't turn on Wifi at all during the trip though. Probably used Google Voice for about 50 texts, used the internet for maybe 30 min, about 15 min talk time. Google Voice and Battery Dr Saver were always running. Easily the best batter life I've gotten to date. Will likely go to bed tonight at near 98% while using LTE... we'll see what I wake up with 7 hours later.
    11-04-2012 07:25 PM
  5. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    How's everyone's battery life?

    I had to remove a few apps and kill apps from Task Manager...


    Sent from the device in my hand, using Tapatalk
    11-13-2012 08:14 AM
  6. kingjavs's Avatar
    My battery life is good, I wouldnt say excellent until I know for sure that it is. Here how I used my phone yesterday.
    I unplugged my phone from charger at 7:30am

    Pandora on the background for like 25 mins
    Played hill climb racer for another 20 mins
    the usual facebook 10-15 mins.
    Watch the hangover II(1:40) with headphones, and my phone died right after that. (around 12:30pm)
    brightness about 27-30%

    Is that a good battery cycle? I mean 3 hours of usage seems a bit too low, but then again watching a HD movie on that big of a screen should drain the battery fast.
    11-13-2012 09:31 AM
  7. urrl's Avatar
    That 4200mAh Hyperion battery I mentioned easily goes two days for me without recharging.
    11-13-2012 02:33 PM
  8. luqman24's Avatar
    This was my battery life as of yesterday with moderate usage. Very impressed as I've been having battery issues before where it would last about 8-10 hours max and I'm glad it's finally gone.
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    11-14-2012 10:51 AM
  9. justlaxin13's Avatar
    Ok, so I am honestly concerned given how different of battery results I'm getting. Anecdotally speaking, if I exceed 1.5 hours of screen time, I won't make it 9 hours with my phone. All my other battery consumption stats look fairly normal, nothing else about like 14% or so. This makes me wonder if I have a defective battery or something. I see many screenshots on this thread of people getting like 14-15 hours of battery life with 2+ hours of screen on time...I am no where near that.

    I am running a recently released Stable version of CM10. I'm wondering what anyone thinks about my battery woes and where I should look to diagnose them. Thanks.
    11-14-2012 05:44 PM
  10. fireidiot's Avatar
    I let the Hyperion 4400 drain down to 3% last night, turned off the phone and charged all night. It said 100% this morning and within 5 minutes it dropped to 77%. I'm stumped.
    11-14-2012 09:27 PM
  11. sfrrr's Avatar
    My experience with Hyperion batteries is similar. I think they never really fully charged. But my Samsung and seidio batteries do charge fully. If they say 100%, that's what they mean.

    Sent from my GT-I9300
    11-15-2012 12:57 AM
  12. fireidiot's Avatar
    My experience with Hyperion batteries is similar. I think they never really fully charged. But my Samsung and seidio batteries do charge fully. If they say 100%, that's what they mean.

    Sent from my GT-I9300
    I think if this doesn't get any better, I'll breakdown of and buy the Sedio battery.
    11-15-2012 01:26 AM
  13. anonymous69's Avatar
    Im not getting that great of battery life, I posted my own topic if u guys can help. All the reviews say the s3 has a great battery life and that it lasts a full day, but im just not seeing it!!!!! I wanna love this phone but I just can't right now!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    11-15-2012 06:14 PM
  14. carlt828's Avatar
    There were a few app updates a couple of weeks ago that have really improved the battery life on my S3. I don't know which ones they were though. Now at the end of the day I have up to 40% charge left. Other times not so much but still a lot better than before. I'm a happy camper now overall.

    Sent from my Galaxy S III using Tapatalk 2
    11-16-2012 02:36 PM
  15. fireidiot's Avatar
    The last couple of nights I have charged the phone up, completely off. Then after not reads 100%, I unplug it for a few min and then plug it back in. That seems to really get the Hyperion battery to a true 100%.
    11-16-2012 03:59 PM
  16. Kidrockerz's Avatar
    My phone battery lasted for at least a day with continuously surfing every hour, listening musics, texting and calling. Im happy with my battery.
    11-18-2012 04:32 PM
  17. TaintedMESS's Avatar
    Hi I'm new figured as this is a thread about battery times this was the best place to post.

    Currently I get 8 hours if I have pretty much everything switched off (GPS, Data, Wifi, etc etc) and stick it in power saving mode but used to get almost 20 hours from it easy.

    I've discovered though that my batter drains while the phones is powered off (ill try and grab some screen shots) any one else seeing behaviour like this is it normal for the S3s batter to run down while powered off (some quick and dirty maths says it looses about 7% a hour). It has been away for repair 4 times as it seems like a fault but its always came back just the same even when I got a new battery for it.
    11-18-2012 05:41 PM
  18. bpvt's Avatar
    My battery used to last more than 1.5day with some normal usage (texting, calls, surfing and gaming) but with the recent software update, it drains more quickly than before. Now can last less than a day when the phone is idle, or have to charge within few hours if in use. Does anyone face the same issue? Also, the battery takes longer time to charge >3.5hr to fully charged compare to 1-2hr before this.
    11-20-2012 06:28 AM
  19. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    This is with a 9hr shift at work and a sixers game. Click image for larger version. 

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    Sent from my Red GS3
    11-27-2012 01:26 PM
  20. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...my battery is still working very well. I'm actually surprised at the consistency of it now. I'm getting around 14-16 hours plus.
    11-27-2012 02:16 PM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    How's everyone's battery life?

    I had to remove a few apps and kill apps from Task Manager...

    Is there a Task Manager widget? There was one on my Captivate, but I'm not seeing one on my S3


    Sent from the device in my hand, using Tapatalk
    11-27-2012 03:50 PM
  22. scottjen26's Avatar
    I posted here a month or so ago right after I got my phone. Horrible battery life, was interested to see other's results. Now I've seen more results with extended batteries etc., which is nice, but I don't feel I should have to spend another $50 - $100 for a battery to get my phone to work properly.

    Contacted Samsung, they sent me to AT&T to get my battery "tested" by the store. 3 stores said they could not do that, wouldn't even know how. But the warranty center did order new batteries for my wife and I, which was nice.

    So I get the battery, charge it to full, take it off the next morning, and see what happens. I leave for work at 9am or so, phone is still going strong at 11pm!!! 30% left. I actually had to play games and try to drain it to 15% so I could plug it in again, per instructions (which I still think don't matter much with lithium batteries). Thought problem solved.

    So yesterday, I'm at 37% by 1pm Disgusted. Looked at my phone, and Android System was responsible for 60% of the drainage. Hadn't really touched my phone, but figured something was running amok. Restarted phone, charged at work up to about 80% before I left, it was 60% 6+ hours later which was great!

    So today, left at 9am at 100% again. I looked down an hour ago (3pm), and I'm at 34%!! Here are my current stats:

    7h 14m on battery
    Voice - 29%
    Cell standby - 28%
    Screen - 13%
    Everything else small


    Usage:
    Voice - 1h 1m (had a con call today at work)
    Screen - 26m


    Bottom line, I've done virtually nothing with the phone and it's almost dead! What can I do? I haven't even gotten around to fully loading my phone up like I had my iphone. Juice Defender wasn't helping, delete it. Same with GSAM. The purist in me just thinks I shouldn't have to obsess over my battery, looking down all the time, it should just work, and if I leave at 8 or 9 in the morning I should be good until 9 or 10 at night at least with normal usage.

    Are there other resources to check? Bite the bullet and get extended battery? Replace the phone? Jailbreak and use custom roms to remove Samsung or AT&T bloatware? Everything else about the phone is awesome except this!!!!

    Thanks,
    Scott
    11-28-2012 03:26 PM
  23. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Ok this is mine and my screen time is 3hrs 16 mns

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    Hmmm...how do I do an attachment to make it show up as a thumbnail?
    11-28-2012 03:53 PM
  24. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I just let my phone run down and I got 19h 20mns on battery and 5 hours of that was screen time.
    11-28-2012 07:35 PM
  25. bengalt9's Avatar
    I upgraded to S3 last week and had terrible battery life initially. The battery would drain completely in 5-6 hours. I let the cycle go on for 4-5 times and then did a battery pull. After that the phone has been wonderful...giving my 2 days worth of battery on normal usage.
    11-28-2012 07:46 PM
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