1. FuzzyB's Avatar
    However, the battery in my GS3 drains quickly. Always has, always will. It sucks. I like the device but I can't stand always needing to charge my phone.

    Is there a device that can be used moderately that has good battery life on the market?

    My wife's iphone 5 battery life is incredible...if my gs3 was anywhere near that, it would be the perfect device.

    Any advice?

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    10-08-2013 05:13 PM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    i suffer no hardships doing this -

    Battery Tips for Android

    1. Toggle off LTE, WIFI, GPS, BT, NFC, Hotspot. Toggle on as needed.
    2. Display Brightness - Turn off Auto Brightness and Reduce Setting Bar to Minimum.
    3. Sign out of any unused Google Services - GTalk, G+, Google Now, Messenger, etc. Disable Location Reporting/History.
    4. Beware of constantly syncing Apps and Bloatware like Facebook, Twitter, News, Google CURRENTS, Non-Push Email, etc. Set Sync interval for every 1 hour or more.
    5. Turn off keyboard haptic feedback.
    6. Don't use Live Wallpaper. Use dark wallpaper if possible.
    7. Set Display Sleep Setting to 2 Minutes or Less.
    8. Set WIFI to Always stay on during Sleep if you regularly use WIFI.
    9. Turn off vibrate for Emails.
    10. Be careful of using too many live widgets.
    11. Sync Exchange Emails 30 Days or less.
    12. Do NOT use a Task Killer App.

    "I SUFFER NO HARDSHIPS DOING THIS"

    this means that i personally am giving up NOTHING with these tips. i'm not giving up any features. there are no tradeoffs for me. a tradeoff or a hardship would be to turn off PUSH email or use AIRPLANE mode during the day etc.

    you find your own balance and the tips list is a start but you must come to your own conclusion as to what's important. it's personal preference but these are not a big deal to me at all as they do not affect the function or operation of my phone. these tips do not deteriorate my experience.

    OR you can buy an Extended Battery from Amazon.
    10-08-2013 05:26 PM
  3. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply! I do however do all of these things you mention. Question: the extended battery you mention, will it fit inside an otterbox commuter case? And does it actually give much more battery life?



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    10-12-2013 07:35 AM
  4. Gekko's Avatar
    i don't know but this is the one i would get. i like OEM.

    Genuine Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 Extended Battery Kit 3000mAh + Blue Cover
    by Samsung

    Amazon.com: Genuine Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 Extended Battery Kit 3000mAh + Blue Cover: Cell Phones & Accessories
    10-12-2013 08:30 AM
  5. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Thanks man...I just ordered this ext battery. I hope it does the trick.

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    10-16-2013 07:47 AM
  6. Algus's Avatar
    I highly recommend toggling the power saving feature on your phone. I had to do this with my Stratosphere because I'd run out of juice by the end of the night at work and power saving mode prolonged my battery life considerably. Especially if I did something stupid like leaving Facebook running when I went back to work.

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    10-16-2013 08:03 AM
  7. FuzzyB's Avatar
    I highly recommend toggling the power saving feature on your phone. I had to do this with my Stratosphere because I'd run out of juice by the end of the night at work and power saving mode prolonged my battery life considerably. Especially if I did something stupid like leaving Facebook running when I went back to work.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 3 using Tapatalk 4
    Yeah, I have always done that. This thing is simply put, a battery hog no matter what I do.

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    10-16-2013 04:26 PM
  8. wschlitz's Avatar
    Buy an extended battery, turn down your brightness and disable wifi if you're not using it

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    10-16-2013 04:30 PM
  9. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Buy an extended battery, turn down your brightness and disable wifi if you're not using it

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    You know what's funny about that schlitz, anytime I turn off wifi it will automatically turn on when I am in wifi range. How do you keep it from doing that?

    Incidentally, I did just get the extended battery. We,'ll see how it goes.

    EDIT: Extended battery is awesome thusfar! Easily get through the day with hard use.

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    10-17-2013 09:48 PM

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