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    do you leave 4g on all the time or turn it off and just use it when you need it? I know people on the thunderbolt turned twit 4g off because of awful battery life.

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    I leave mine on. But I am also a stay at home mom so I pick up my WiFi when at home. I think I would just bring a charger with if I worked and used 4G all day. When I run errands or something I have experienced pretty decent battery life so I do not think it is to bad.

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    I leave mine on. I am in 4G coverage full time during the week, and 3G only on most weekends. under normal use in both areas I get 12 to 20 hours battery life.

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    You can turn off 4g??? /sarcasm

    Seriously, I don't even bother. Even when at home where I'm within 20' of my wireless router. The only reason I bother with wifi is for the Google TV remote app. Because 4g is consistently faster than Comcast. My battery life seems fine so far

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    I have been getting really slow data speeds with my 4g lately. I do leave it on on weekends. But during the week my office doesn't get signal and it demolishes my battery

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    Are you guys getting good battery life with the stock battery or with the extended battery? I get about 16-18 hours with the extended battery.

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    I am between 12 and 20 hours with the stock battery. Almost equal to what I got on my fascinate. Of course if i play some graphically intense games, it dies much faster; but that was true of every smartphone I have had and my xoom tablet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
    You can turn off 4g??? /sarcasm

    Seriously, I don't even bother. Even when at home where I'm within 20' of my wireless router. The only reason I bother with wifi is for the Google TV remote app. Because 4g is consistently faster than Comcast. My battery life seems fine so far

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    Hells yea! But you will notice better battery life on wifi, the closer you are to the data source (router or cell tower) the easier it is on the battery. Though if you get a really good 4g signal it may be negligible
    Quote Originally Posted by dwaynewilliams View Post
    Are you guys getting good battery life with the stock battery or with the extended battery? I get about 16-18 hours with the extended battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwaynewilliams View Post
    Are you guys getting good battery life with the stock battery or with the extended battery? I get about 16-18 hours with the extended battery.

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    it really depends on use...yesterday, i watched about 2 hours on netflix and about 1/2 hour browsing and maybe 1-2 hours idle and was at about 50%. 3G will get much better battery life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightAngel79 View Post
    Hells yea! But you will notice better battery life on wifi, the closer you are to the data source (router or cell tower) the easier it is on the battery. Though if you get a really good 4g signal it may be negligible
    8 to 14(ish) on stock and 25 on first go around with my extended
    And this is with 4G on all day? That's really good then. I must use my phone way too much because my battery life isn't near that. With the stock battery on 4G, I would be lucky to get 8 hours with my usage. And the extended battery would last about 16. Either I'm on my phone a lot more than the rest of you or I have a defective phone.
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    I'm getting pretty awful battery even with 4 g turned off. Maybe I'm just using it more than normal cuz its a new toy. I'm hoping in a little bit the usage will even out.

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    i have 4G turned off just to prevent it from possibly sucking my battery during the day. 3G is fine for me most of the time. until i get home 12 hours later and it picks up my wifi. it will last me about 17 hours on average this way on the stock battery. not sure how much life i would get if i never let it touch wifi, or kept it on 4G the whole day.

    im usually on yahoo all day with about 50 regular txts, 5-6 calls, FB and google browsing. youtube once in a while. but the screen is my #1 power consumer.

    i will leave it on 4g all day tomorrow just to see the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyshinta View Post
    I'm getting pretty awful battery even with 4 g turned off. Maybe I'm just using it more than normal cuz its a new toy. I'm hoping in a little bit the usage will even out.

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    Once you 'break' the battery in and your usage levels out you will see much better battery life I'm sure. Though it has been an entire month for me and I still haven't put the phone down
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwaynewilliams View Post
    And this is with 4G on all day? That's really good then. I must use my phone way too much because my battery life isn't near that. With the stock battery on 4G, I would be lucky to get 8 hours with my usage. And the extended battery would last about 16. Either I'm on my phone a lot more than the rest of you or I have a defective phone.
    I turn data off while I am too busy to have phone out/playing with.. wifi on at home which saves battery

    but yea, battery life is SO SUBJECTIVE! there are so many ways to judge 'usage' you can never really compare.... and your signal strength is like the MOST deciding factor
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightAngel79 View Post
    I turn data off while I am too busy to have phone out/playing with.. wifi on at home which saves battery

    but yea, battery life is SO SUBJECTIVE! there are so many ways to judge 'usage' you can never really compare.... and your signal strength is like the MOST deciding factor
    I guess I could do the same. I don't really need to have 4G on all the time. I hot the extended battery just in case I would need the extra juice.
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    I leave 4G on deliberately at home and work. I can get a reliable 10 to 12 hours before hitting 20% warnings.
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    So as an update to my earlier post, I took the phone off the charger at 1030 this morning, and got the 10% batt indication at 2000 this evening. So this means I got 9.5hrs of juice with my typical usage with only 4g on. Versus 15-17 hours on average with 3g and WiFi only.

    Meh.

    Guess ill keep my 3g and WiFi on. But I had to see for myself.

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    I keep 4g off because I don't have it at my office and I have WiFi at home. Seems unnecessary to use 4g and kill the battery when WiFi is just fine and I don't get 4g at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cares View Post
    I leave 4G on deliberately at home and work. I can get a reliable 10 to 12 hours before hitting 20% warnings.
    It all depends really, if you get a good enough 4g signal then hells yea! lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Skynet3132 View Post
    So as an update to my earlier post, I took the phone off the charger at 1030 this morning, and got the 10% batt indication at 2000 this evening. So this means I got 9.5hrs of juice with my typical usage with only 4g on. Versus 15-17 hours on average with 3g and WiFi only.

    Meh.

    Guess ill keep my 3g and WiFi on. But I had to see for myself.

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    Yea, that sounds about right
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyshinta View Post
    I keep 4g off because I don't have it at my office and I have WiFi at home. Seems unnecessary to use 4g and kill the battery when WiFi is just fine and I don't get 4g at work.

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    True that, though i will say that even thought the speeds are comparable I get better overall performance from using 4g.... of course i have like 14 devices that use my router so that might have something to do with it
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    I keep 4G on 24/7 . Extended battery handles it just fine.
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    Most of the time I'm plugged in at work and then plugged in overnight, so battery life is not an issue. When I know I'm going to be on battery for long periods of time I turn on Juice Defender, and easily make it through a day with moderate use. (Meaning some texting, light web browsing, e-mail and twitter checking, and listening to device-local music only).

    I have Juice Defender at a fairly aggressive setting and I think it does monkey around with mobile network settings as it does its thing. Not sure exactly what because I'm too lazy to figure it out, I just know it works well.
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    i keep it on 3g unless i am going to start streaming video away from wifi or download a bunch of stuff.
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    I'm getting lower data speeds on 4G than I used to. I'm not sure if it's a network saturation problem but it's kind of annoying. So I turned wifi on and have been using it whenever I'm home. At work I don't get 4G so it's pointless there. Kinda feel like 4G is a waste at this point
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyshinta View Post
    I'm getting lower data speeds on 4G than I used to. I'm not sure if it's a network saturation problem but it's kind of annoying. So I turned wifi on and have been using it whenever I'm home. At work I don't get 4G so it's pointless there. Kinda feel like 4G is a waste at this point
    What kind of speeds are you getting? What you might wanna do is go in the Market & pick up, Open Signal Maps. It's very usedul at helping troubleshoot signal issues when you're having troubles. It logs all signal traffic, shows tower locations in you're area and which ones your phone is communicating with. Also has it's own speednet testing tool built in. It's one of the best tools available, I'd pay for it but I can't cuz it's free. My fave app of 2011.
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