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  1. Rev2010's Avatar
    I was using my phone a lot yesterday, being I only got it Monday, and I was trying out different browsers, showing a 720p video to a number of people, checking mail, messing with Maps, and posting on a number of forums. The device was on since 8am or so and right before going to bed at around 11:30pm - 12 the device had just drained down enough to power off and not turn back on until I plugged it in. At about 11pm or so it was at I believe 6% battery life. To me this is excellent and extremely impressive - because I simply never use the device that much in a day. Of course a new device is going to require a lot of setup time and tweaking and all that so the amount of usage I gave it is way beyond a typical day for me. This was also with only 2 charge cycles if I recall. And if I ever did go nuts with my usage I have chargers at work and home so no biggie, plus the battery is removable so I could always get a spare or two for watching videos on long flights and such while on trips.


    Rev.
    06-27-2012 08:53 AM
  2. DatBkdude's Avatar
    Maybe you use the phone much more than they do. An hour of screen time in a day is really not much.

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    Maybe so.. i mean i have like 3 hours of screen time..my biggest test will be the weekends when my signal is optimal.
    06-27-2012 09:23 AM
  3. Muevelo's Avatar
    here's mine:
    06-27-2012 10:40 AM
  4. e46mike's Avatar
    today again moderate use.

    about 15% battery left...

    AT&T SIII, sunny FL
    this is what my chart looks like.

    edit...it didnt' attach the quote pic
    06-27-2012 11:18 AM
  5. chrisfast's Avatar
    Is this normal? I have to be honest, I'm just not that impressed with the battery in the phone. It makes it about 2 more hours than my Infuse did. I'm surprised that the cell standby and the display are identical.
    That's what I'm wondering if it's normal. Nobody else's seems to be doing this. Thanks!


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    06-27-2012 01:21 PM
  6. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Is your screen set to auto or something else? Try non-auto, like me I do about 45 percent or so...

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    06-27-2012 01:37 PM
  7. LadiJae's Avatar
    Didn't use my phone a whole lot today....
    So far at the end of work day it's
    40% 8h 50mins
    Screen only 1h 15 m , very low....
    Better than any of my phones ever without an extended battery, I barely would've made it through lunch hour

    Maybe that means I actually did work today lol
    06-27-2012 03:21 PM
  8. chrisfast's Avatar
    Is your screen set to auto or something else? Try non-auto, like me I do about 45 percent or so...

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    I have it at about 85 percent. That's probably too high. I'll turn it down and see what happens. Thanks!

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    06-27-2012 03:44 PM
  9. luckydwg's Avatar
    Good first day.

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    06-27-2012 10:25 PM
  10. BcSirstaroth's Avatar
    Just curious. I'm completely knew to android phones and I was wondering if this ok for my battery life:
    06-27-2012 10:30 PM
  11. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Bam, how ya like me now? Only almost two hours of screen use...

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    06-28-2012 07:54 AM
  12. Raneciansamaiya's Avatar
    In my opinion I'm with a few other people.... You guys must not use your phone much, like its in stand by mode a lot. Im a heavy user as far as text, music, email, and web so I'm hoping for at least 8 hours on heavy use.
    06-28-2012 08:19 AM
  13. The Hustleman's Avatar
    In my opinion I'm with a few other people.... You guys much not use your phone much, like its in stand by mode a lot. Im a heavy user as far as text, email, and web so I'm hoping for at least 8 hours on heavy use.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that sees that.

    Btw nice pic

    *swyped from the evo so excuse any typos*
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    06-28-2012 08:32 AM
  14. bl024292's Avatar
    I hope the battery is great not good, but great
    06-28-2012 08:37 AM
  15. Raneciansamaiya's Avatar
    *blushes* Thanks I appreciate the compliement!

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that sees that.

    Btw nice pic

    *swyped from the evo so excuse any typos*
    The Hustleman likes this.
    06-28-2012 09:14 AM
  16. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I don't use my Smartphone as much as I use to, be I use at least 2 hours a day screen time, if that helps...

    In my opinion I'm with a few other people.... You guys must not use your phone much, like its in stand by mode a lot. Im a heavy user as far as text, music, email, and web so I'm hoping for at least 8 hours on heavy use.
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    06-28-2012 12:43 PM
  17. Raneciansamaiya's Avatar
    Thank you it does.... Just Pre Ordered mine at Best Buy today!!!

    I don't use my Smartphone as much as I use to, be I use at least 2 hours a day screen time, if that helps...
    06-28-2012 03:19 PM
  18. Statusnone's Avatar
    Don't know if I should be impressed. I mean, I was until my assistant manager pulled out his phone (One X on Sprint). We had both been working 8 hours, took our phone off the chargers at the same time, and he was at 91% battery and I was at 56%... Granted the cell phone signal where I work is HORRIBLE on AT&T. On Sprint it's bad, but not as bad but I can barely get service where I work. So i was kind of upset that his One X on Sprint was light years ahead of the S3 and he knows nothing about power management so he keeps wifi, bluetooth, etc. on all the time where as I turn them off and he still embarrassed my S3.







    Screen up time was about an hour and 20 minutes total. Had auto brightness on.


    Again, not super impressed with a 2100mAh battery like this.
    06-28-2012 07:18 PM
  19. LadiJae's Avatar
    Today I'm at 14h 32m, 3.5 hours screen time....
    My best time yet! I'm happy with my battery, never had this much juice without an extended battery!
    Loving this phone more everyday!
    06-28-2012 09:03 PM
  20. mstover13's Avatar
    Don't know if I should be impressed. I mean, I was until my assistant manager pulled out his phone (One X on Sprint). We had both been working 8 hours, took our phone off the chargers at the same time, and he was at 91% battery and I was at 56%... Granted the cell phone signal where I work is HORRIBLE on AT&T. On Sprint it's bad, but not as bad but I can barely get service where I work. So i was kind of upset that his One X on Sprint was light years ahead of the S3 and he knows nothing about power management so he keeps wifi, bluetooth, etc. on all the time where as I turn them off and he still embarrassed my S3.


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    Screen up time was about an hour and 20 minutes total. Had auto brightness on.


    Again, not super impressed with a 2100mAh battery like this.

    Signal quality on Android is the number 1 culprit for bad battery life, my Evo on Sprint with extended 1800mah battery got my MAYBE 7 hours. My GS3 on ATT is getting me a full day easily since ATT has much better coverage around me. It seems ATT gets much better coverage inside buildings also.
    06-29-2012 10:25 AM
  21. Eric Kane's Avatar
    I'm 3 hours 46 minutes into my battery. 9 minutes for on-screen time. Some light texting and listened to the Android Central podcast on my way to work. The area around my work now has LTE. I'm at 60% and it's not even noon. The numbers I posted the last few days were not including LTE; drastic changes happen when you throw LTE into the mix. Not that it's a secret or anything, but I was expecting a lighter drain due to the S4 processor. No such luck.

    Oh well; my GSM unlocked Nexus from the Play Store will be here next week.
    06-29-2012 10:40 AM
  22. sniffs's Avatar
    Signal quality on Android is the number 1 culprit for bad battery life, my Evo on Sprint with extended 1800mah battery got my MAYBE 7 hours. My GS3 on ATT is getting me a full day easily since ATT has much better coverage around me. It seems ATT gets much better coverage inside buildings also.
    Actually that's a little off. The #1 culprit of bad battery life, as indicated by Google themselves, is squarely the blame of app developers for using bad/incorrect code in their apps.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05...id_power_fail/

    http://ledgerlink.monster.com/news/a...d-battery-life

    http://www.techshouters.com/google-s...-save-battery/

    Signal quality does play a huge factor, but if you have a perfect signal and an app that is keeping the device from deep sleep, you're going to get bad battery life.

    Also to blame are things like advertisements. When you run an app that has an ad, it'll open a port to a server and pull down an ad, that leads to more battery usage also..
    06-29-2012 04:03 PM
  23. monkeyluis's Avatar
    I get up @ 4am. By 6pm'ish i'm at about 10%. Maybe a little less. I work from home so I'm on wifi, no lte. I suspect it would drain much faster using lte.

    14h 7m 56s total on battery.

    5h 2m 50s my screen was actually on.
    06-29-2012 07:25 PM
  24. Statusnone's Avatar
    Signal quality on Android is the number 1 culprit for bad battery life, my Evo on Sprint with extended 1800mah battery got my MAYBE 7 hours. My GS3 on ATT is getting me a full day easily since ATT has much better coverage around me. It seems ATT gets much better coverage inside buildings also.
    I see that. Today was test two. I'm a district manager so today I'm in a different area and dear God, what a difference. This is with full bars all day, regular 4G, no LTE. I'm impressed with normal usage like this. Just sad in my home store I get such bad signal.






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    06-29-2012 09:32 PM
  25. Mac.World's Avatar
    This is a very heavy use day with screen brightness set at 100 percent, nearly 3 hours of on screen time, an hour of Google navigation and Pandora, an hour of Web viewing and email... And then small amounts of getting play updates and downloads. I am not on LTE though. I also used my phone as a wifi hotspot for about 45 minutes for my kids while I was driving. This is pretty good considering how hard I worked the battery today.



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    06-29-2012 10:05 PM
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