1. cripesy's Avatar
    Have had the Note 2 for a week now upgrading from a Nexus S. Huge upgrade! /rant IMHO, the reality of prompt upgrades of the Nexus devices does not live up to the potential. The A team does the release version, the B team handles the updates with predictable results (****ty battery life, lags, crashes etc)

    Anyway, I like the note but I am perplexed by its battery life. No matter what I do it seems to run down. I have a decent number of wake locks, but it's hard to pin down to anything more than Google Services, Kernel, Android OS. Bizarrely even when I switched to Airplane mode battery continues to run down. I didn't switch to airplane for long, so I will try again soon...

    What I was expecting to see was 1 or 2 percent per hour with screen off, wifi on, sync on (gmail and a couple of news apps set to infrequent auto updates). I am seeing more like 5+, which sucks! Any thoughts? Rooting not an option.
    Attached Thumbnails Battery Life WTF!?-screenshot_2013-08-30-18-59-36.png   Battery Life WTF!?-screenshot_2013-08-30-18-59-52.png   Battery Life WTF!?-screenshot_2013-08-30-19-00-07.png  
    08-30-2013 06:22 PM
  2. cripesy's Avatar
    Oh, I realize my cellular signal sucks, but thought that having good wifi would mitigate. In any case, switching to airplane should make that irrelevant.
    08-30-2013 06:24 PM
  3. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    You're not doing poorly in terms of battery life. 3 hours and 33 minutes of screen time seems about right with poor signal and Wi-Fi. The question is what have you been doing when the screen was on? Internet browsing, texting, video, etc? Any phone calls? I was getting about the same when I had my Note II.

    Sent from my Droid Maxx using AC Forums.
    09-07-2013 11:05 PM
  4. andy roddy's Avatar
    I usually get around 10pct drain per hour of screen time, a little less for GPS navigation or phone calls, and 2 pct per hour with the screen off.

    5 pct per hour with the screen off is definitely not right. Have you set the Power saving features under settings?

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 4
    09-17-2013 06:03 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Google services draining battery
    By rita_alac in forum Samsung Galaxy S4
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-15-2014, 04:13 PM
  2. Battery life on the Moto X vs the HTC One
    By luckydwg in forum Moto X (2013)
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-01-2013, 03:41 PM
  3. is this normal battery life?
    By Joey Esquivel in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-31-2013, 08:49 PM
  4. Might I have a bad battery?
    By anotherfiz in forum Motorola Droid MAXX
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 08-31-2013, 01:41 PM
  5. Android 4.3 and battery problems
    By kingtran in forum Google Nexus 7 Tablet (2012)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-31-2013, 04:19 AM