1. brandonv79's Avatar
    Hey all, I know that streaming music will cause extra battery drain. However this phone seems to chug the juice big time. The media serve surpasses the screen on battery use by a whole lot. It was never like this with my thunderbolt. Attached are my screen shots. Is this normal or are there any tips you have for me? I did dl the rescan media app. What is the keep awake? Thanks in advance.
    Brandon
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    02-15-2013 06:07 PM
  2. brandonv79's Avatar
    This is my current battery status.
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    02-15-2013 06:11 PM
  3. brandonv79's Avatar
    Anybody at least have the same thing going on? I should add that this was 6 hours of streaming over wifi with my bluetooth headphones.
    02-16-2013 06:47 AM
  4. MaxBuck's Avatar
    I streamed about 2-1/2 hours of stereo podcasts yesterday, and "Media server" does not show up among the top 6 power users on my GN2 in the 45 hours my phone has been on battery use (I'm currently at 48% remaining). Podkicker is the app I'm using. Although it's not music, it's an mp3 that I'm streaming via 4G, so I'm not sure what's up with your phone.
    02-17-2013 10:14 AM
  5. brandonv79's Avatar
    That makes 2 of us. Lol. Wish someone out there knew the answer.
    02-17-2013 10:22 AM
  6. DroidXcon's Avatar
    14hrs and 34% left? I fail to see the dilemma?

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    02-17-2013 04:31 PM
  7. Droid_Evo_8's Avatar
    14hrs and 34% left? I fail to see the dilemma?

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    LOL
    02-17-2013 04:38 PM
  8. qICEM4Np's Avatar
    Im sorry but there is no possible way a thunderbolt comes close to the n2 battery in any way.

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    02-17-2013 05:14 PM
  9. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    Just wanted to toss this into the fray that is this thread.

    I was out driving tonight and stream 25 minutes worth of Korn over 4G LTE from my PC using Plex, which then went through Bluetooth to my Mazda 3 and in those 25 minutes of LTE/Bluetooth streaming I lost... 1% battery. Soooo yeah. Even if it went up to 2% per 30 minutes thats 4% per hour 4% x 14 hours = 56% battery drain yeah that sounds about right.
    02-18-2013 12:02 AM
  10. brandonv79's Avatar
    I never said the Thunderbolt battery was anywhere near as good as the Note 2's. But, my Thunderbolt would get 13 hours straight of Streaming Pandora at work before it died. Never ever did the media server go above the top 3 spot. I can easily get 20+ hours with the phone if I don't stream. Don't get me wrong, I know it uses Juice. But it seems that it uses more than the T-Bolt did. What is the Keep Awake? That seems to be the killer.

    Brandon
    02-18-2013 11:25 AM
  11. MaxBuck's Avatar
    To the OP: is your screen remaining on while you stream the music? If so, you may want to change the app's display settings, or if it won't change display go to a different app that doesn't keep the screen on. In Podkicker I'm able to adjust volume while the screen remains off, which is a plus if traffic gets heavy and I need to boost the sound.
    02-18-2013 11:35 AM
  12. brandonv79's Avatar
    Nah Screen stays off for me. Even adjusting the volume while it's playing won't turn it on.
    02-18-2013 11:46 AM
  13. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I never said the Thunderbolt battery was anywhere near as good as the Note 2's. But, my Thunderbolt would get 13 hours straight of Streaming Pandora at work before it died. Never ever did the media server go above the top 3 spot. I can easily get 20+ hours with the phone if I don't stream. Don't get me wrong, I know it uses Juice. But it seems that it uses more than the T-Bolt did. What is the Keep Awake? That seems to be the killer.

    Brandon
    You are comparing two different builds of Android on top of two different manufactured devices. Both with their own software interlaced. So saying it did one thing on your tbolt and another on your note is not a good way to compare. You are comparing apples to oranges(or Ice cream to jelly beans)..so many things could have changed in regards of how media is handled. Your battery life is not suffering any so I wouldn't worry.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    02-18-2013 01:51 PM
  14. brandonv79's Avatar
    Well now see, thanks droidxcon. I never would have thought about it that way. But it does make sense. I have steamed all day today with shody Wifi signal and I'm at 50% in 9.5 hours. Not to shabby. Thanks for the info everyone.
    02-18-2013 02:35 PM

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