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    Default Streaming Battery Life.

    I work for our local government in the city I live in and I have a big project coming up working on computers in a lot of new police cars. I am trying to find out how long the phone will last while streaming pandora. This will be an all day thing for about a month. So just wanted the music streamers out there to tell me the battery life they have been getting. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    a little off topic, but couldn't you plug the charger in if the phone is in the car?
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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    Not really off topic if it is in the forum that pertains to my phone. I can't plug it in because I will be getting in and out of the cars.

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    would it be possible to do a wireless charge set up in the car? Still needs to put the phone down and pick it up when you are leaving the car but I guess it's better than plug in and unplug it each time? However I heard the wireless charging is much slower.
    Back to your actual question...
    I lose about 8-10% while I am out jogging, normally 5 miles run and takes me about 40 to 45 minutes, I use spotify to stream my music and it's connecting to 4g, my gps on with "Mapmyrun+" open to track my run, I also have 1 exchange email set to push and there are some other misc apps running sync.
    When I am in the office, I use about 50% in 10 hours, that is with wifi on, emails, text, some quick phone call.
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    This could be dependent on multiple factors. Steaming something like pandora could drain a lot or little depending on your data service. If you have full 4G service you will see some noticeable drain but nothing so bad it will die in a matter of hours. That can't be said if you have low 4G service. An idea if battery life is a problem for you... download the app Phone Info or Device Info, can't remember the name off the top of my head and use that to disable the 4G radios so it will only stream on 3G and therefore draining less battery.
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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by creccaj1 View Post
    This could be dependent on multiple factors. Steaming something like pandora could drain a lot or little depending on your data service. If you have full 4G service you will see some noticeable drain but nothing so bad it will die in a matter of hours. That can't be said if you have low 4G service. An idea if battery life is a problem for you... download the app Phone Info or Device Info, can't remember the name off the top of my head and use that to disable the 4G radios so it will only stream on 3G and therefore draining less battery.
    Widgetsoid also have toggles that allows you to turn off 4g and it's handy for other system toggles
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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by jfoofoo View Post
    Widgetsoid also have toggles that allows you to turn off 4g and it's handy for other system toggles
    That works too, never played around with those but thanks for the heads up might take a look.
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    I will try out several scenarios. I I am lucky that where I will be will have good wifi but not all that fast. I may be enough though to do some streaming. Also have very good 4G service here. Thanks it has been very informative.

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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    Do you pay for Pandora One? If not, you might want to try Slacker. The subscription version allows you to cache stations.

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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by bespinct View Post
    Do you pay for Pandora One? If not, you might want to try Slacker. The subscription version allows you to cache stations.

    Steve

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    No I just use the free. I will check into slacker.
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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    Even with some of the larger capacity phones from what you imply they may have issues as well, perhaps not as much as the DNA, a solution would be a battery pack you can plug in, they relatively cheap and are good insurance when charging isn't a option and you must have your phone,
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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by varucell View Post
    Not really off topic if it is in the forum that pertains to my phone. I can't plug it in because I will be getting in and out of the cars.

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    I just re-read your response... I meant I may be a little off topic by asking if you can just charge the phone in the car.
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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by jfoofoo View Post
    would it be possible to do a wireless charge set up in the car? Still needs to put the phone down and pick it up when you are leaving the car but I guess it's better than plug in and unplug it each time? However I heard the wireless charging is much slower.
    This makes no sense. The charging pad needs to be plugged in. She still has to plug something in and is moving from car to car.
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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by jfoofoo View Post
    I just re-read your response... I meant I may be a little off topic by asking if you can just charge the phone in the car.
    Oh sorry I misunderstood. I apologize

    I have been looking for a battery pack for those days that I will be working on them. I will test and see how it goes though.
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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    The New Trent battery packs are pretty good. I picked up a 12000mah one from Amazon for about $50. That would be enough juice to charge your phone 6 times.
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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    False. 30% of the charge in these battery packs is lost in conversion from the pack to the phone. So you'd get 4 charges while you carry around a brick.
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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    I have used slacker for about 4 hours a couple days in a row (not on wifi) and didn't see enough of a power drop to make me really check and see how much it really used. Coming from the Thunderbolt I am in love with the battery in the DNA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddsrepair View Post
    I have used slacker for about 4 hours a couple days in a row (not on wifi) and didn't see enough of a power drop to make me really check and see how much it really used. Coming from the Thunderbolt I am in love with the battery in the DNA.
    Nice to that sounds good to me.

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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    Before my wife got the phone, I was taking it off charger at 6, streaming cached music on slacker from 7 to 4:30 with a couple hours screen time and needing to recharge at 6pm with around 15% charge left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markster1 View Post
    Before my wife got the phone, I was taking it off charger at 6, streaming cached music on slacker from 7 to 4:30 with a couple hours screen time and needing to recharge at 6pm with around 15% charge left.

    Sent from my Verizon Note 2, finally!
    What about doing the same thing with your note 2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by varucell View Post
    What about doing the same thing with your note 2?
    I do and I'm at about 40% on it.

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    Default Re: Streaming Battery Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by creccaj1 View Post
    This could be dependent on multiple factors. Steaming something like pandora could drain a lot or little depending on your data service. If you have full 4G service you will see some noticeable drain but nothing so bad it will die in a matter of hours. That can't be said if you have low 4G service. An idea if battery life is a problem for you... download the app Phone Info or Device Info, can't remember the name off the top of my head and use that to disable the 4G radios so it will only stream on 3G and therefore draining less battery.
    Just streaming data from 4g does not drain your battery faster than streaming from 3g, in fact it should be better on battery life because the radios are active for a shorter time since the songs are able to load faster. Its the constant searching for/switching from 3g to 4g that causes the most battery drain. If you're in an area with stable a stable network, your battery life shouldn't be too much worse than if you were streaming on wifi. Enjoy the speed of 4g when its available
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMace23 View Post
    Just streaming data from 4g does not drain your battery faster than streaming from 3g, in fact it should be better on battery life because the radios are active for a shorter time since the songs are able to load faster. Its the constant searching for/switching from 3g to 4g that causes the most battery drain. If you're in an area with stable a stable network, your battery life shouldn't be too much worse than if you were streaming on wifi. Enjoy the speed of 4g when its available
    I am starting to think there is a problem with double twist eating up way too much battery then a problem with the phone. I need to find something else for podcasts. Anyone have any ideas?

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