09-21-2014 10:52 PM
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  1. mchi5's Avatar
    Was curious at what level of battery percentage left do you all start getting anxious or nervous?

    For me, on my Note 3, for some reason when it hits 59% left I start to be more aware of battery life

    If in Stock battery I start considering charging at 35-40%

    With the Anker 6400 mah, I wait till about 20% or so

    And with my zerolemon 10,000 mah beast, I can't kill it or wait long enough before charging. It stays at 1% forever!

    It's weird because with an extended battery I still start getting a bit concerned around 50% even though I know it has alot more battery life left

    So curious, who level do you get worried or concerned and when do you start charging the battery?

    sent from my Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk
    09-19-2014 09:26 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Ideally you want to be between 40% and 80% for as long as possible and rarely above or below either, but if you have to choose between above or below, above 80% is better than below 40%.
  3. Gekko's Avatar
    ignore it and stop using battery widgets and obsessing over every misrepresented percentage of battery life.

    just enjoy your device.
    09-19-2014 09:28 PM
  4. codyoehl's Avatar
    I pretty much notice the battery more the quicker it drains and what time it is
    I get pretty annoyed when I have to charge my phone in the middle of the day, granted it charges pretty quickly

    Posted via Android Central App with my Samsung Galaxy S5
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    09-19-2014 09:33 PM
  5. mchi5's Avatar
    ignore it and stop using battery widgets and obsessing over every misrepresented percentage of battery life.

    just enjoy your device.
    I don't have any battery widgets. Just the little battery percentage on the top right of phone.

    sent from my Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk
    09-19-2014 09:58 PM
  6. ffejjj's Avatar
    99%. Sigh

    Posted via Android Central App
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    09-19-2014 10:24 PM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    Ideally you want to be between 40% and 80% for as long as possible and rarely above or below either, but if you have to choose between above or below, above 80% is better than below 40%.
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    09-19-2014 10:33 PM
  8. clevin's Avatar
    I start pay attention to it at 39%, I start charge between 20 and 30, and charge to 75-85.

    My understanding is lower voltage is always better for battery longevity, so i say between <40 and>80, <40 is preferred.
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    09-19-2014 10:44 PM
  9. Brad Steele's Avatar
    99%. Sigh

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    Same here.

    Lg0Gpro_2_AC
    09-19-2014 11:05 PM
  10. jpr's Avatar
    I don't get anxious because I carry at least one extra battery with me at all times.
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    09-19-2014 11:05 PM
  11. anon8380037's Avatar
    My battery doesn't stay at 99% more than a few seconds.
    (^^was a joke - I know! )

    In a new job without a spare (sue me) I am getting to 1% now regularly again (sue me).

    I have noticed the stock battery percentage reading is recently not logical at all. At low levels I can be at 3% and get to a 0.7A charger temporarily (sue me), 2 minutes later its at 27%, unplug it and its immediately around 13%.

    With a Zerolemon 10,000 mah, is the phone battery percentage accurate?

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
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    09-20-2014 10:29 AM
  12. mchi5's Avatar
    My battery doesn't stay at 99% more than a few seconds. (joke I know)

    In a new job without a spare (sue me) I am getting to 1% now regularly again (sue me).

    I have noticed the stock battery percentage reading is recently not logical at all. At low levels I can be at 3% and get to a 0.7A charger temporarily (sue me), 2 minutes later its at 27%, unplug it and its immediately around 13%.

    With a Zerolemon 10,000 mah, is the phone battery percentage accurate?

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
    Not accurate at all with zerolemon. Especially what it estimat. How much time you have left. I was at 50% and said I have 1 day 2 hrs left which I was probably true. Then 30 minutes later said I had 2 days 5 hrs left. Wtf? Lol

    And the actual battery percentage is horribly inaccurate with any extended battery I find.

    sent from my Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk
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    09-20-2014 01:26 PM
  13. anon8380037's Avatar
    Not accurate at all with zerolemon. Especially what it estimat. How much time you have left. I was at 50% and said I have 1 day 2 hrs left which I was probably true. Then 30 minutes later said I had 2 days 5 hrs left. Wtf? Lol

    And the actual battery percentage is horribly inaccurate with any extended battery I find.

    sent from my Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk
    Yes that's probably an issue all around with amy extended battery.
    It only occurred to me reading your post and remembering my recent issue.

    Is GSam the same? Does GSam show a 10,000 capacity?

    Where is @msndrstood when you need the lady?

    The battery should come with embedded software and an app, maybe, but I don't know how the battery is read by the phone.

    I will be keeping my Note 3 for a while until prices drop, and am using it for more functions lately, but I will probably just get a spare 3200 battery.

    ADDED: In my defence I use the Note 3 until it drops and swich to my Moto G 4G back up.

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    09-20-2014 01:59 PM
  14. msndrstood's Avatar
    Yes that's probably an issue all around with amy extended battery.
    It only occurred to me reading your post and remembering my recent issue.

    Is GSam the same? Does GSam show a 10,000 capacity?

    Where is @msndrstood when you need the lady?

    The battery should come with embedded software and an app, maybe, but I don't know how the battery is read by the phone.

    I will be keeping my Note 3 for a while until prices drop, and am using it for more functions lately, but I will probably just get a spare 3200 battery.

    ADDED: In my defence I use the Note 3 until it drops and swich to my Moto G 4G back up.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
    Since I updated to 4.4.4, Gsam had some weird numbers for length of time left etc.

    My Zerolemon was pretty accurate, I just charge until the dummy light turns green and off I go.

    Here's a screenshot of those funky numbers.



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    09-20-2014 04:37 PM
  15. msndrstood's Avatar
    Seriously, the screen on time is the important thing for me.



    On battery with the 10,000



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    09-20-2014 04:43 PM
  16. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    Stock battery 15%. Extended battery 5%. I only use general battery information, no battery widgets or apps.

    Posted via Galaxy Note 3
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    09-20-2014 04:55 PM
  17. mchi5's Avatar
    I agree. Screen on time time is very important. I was getting about 15.5 hours of onscreen time, with zerolemon,

    sent from my Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk
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    09-20-2014 04:55 PM
  18. anon8380037's Avatar
    Since I updated to 4.4.4, Gsam had some weird numbers for length of time left etc.

    My Zerolemon was pretty accurate, I just charge until the dummy light turns green and off I go.

    Here's a screenshot of those funky numbers.

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14...850f2f1e84.jpg

    Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
    Those are some crazy time remaining numbers. It thinks you are attached to the National Grid.
    So only after 4.4.4. I haven't got that yet.
    Yes 12+ hours screen time is what you paid for, so it works, and you can gauge it that way.
    Don't know if our OP has 4.4.4 though.

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    09-20-2014 05:00 PM
  19. msndrstood's Avatar
    I agree. Screen on time time is very important. I was getting about 15.5 hours of onscreen time, with zerolemon,

    sent from my Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk
    Mine was mostly on 3G, not great, at that. So I was pretty pleased with 12 hours on screen. I was really pushing it too. That was pretty continuous usage.

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    09-20-2014 09:05 PM
  20. Yk Chin's Avatar
    Haha initially I too was obsessed with my phone battery level & easily got worried when it reached below 50% but I got over it already.

    I'm using Battery Doctor & set the alarm when the level drops to 15%. For peace of mind, I have a Anker power bank 6400 & a spare battery within reach. These are great companions especially for long distance or hours of travelling. :-)

    In reality, my battery level hardly drop below 30% unless I'm on travelling.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    09-20-2014 09:48 PM
  21. exactnexus's Avatar
    My battery life was getting pretty bad last week so I ran it down to zero from a full charge to recalibrate and now it's got like double the life it had!! I'm on 80% after a full day of moderate use including push Gmail and Bluetooth on and connected to my LG Gwatch... I'm very satisfied with the battery life I've been getting since I recalibrated. I charge when I get to around 40% if I can just to be sure I don't run out of juice unexpectedly but it's probably not neccessary.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3...
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    09-21-2014 08:30 PM
  22. mchi5's Avatar
    My battery life was getting pretty bad last week so I ran it down to zero from a full charge to recalibrate and now it's got like double the life it had!! I'm on 80% after a full day of moderate use including push Gmail and Bluetooth on and connected to my LG Gwatch... I'm very satisfied with the battery life I've been getting since I recalibrated. I charge when I get to around 40% if I can just to be sure I don't run out of juice unexpectedly but it's probably not neccessary.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3...
    Is that with stock battery, or an extended one?

    sent from my Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk
    09-21-2014 08:38 PM
  23. exactnexus's Avatar
    Is that with stock battery, or an extended one?

    sent from my Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk
    Stock... lol. I know, sounds ridiculous but it's true. The phone is fairly new though. I can post a screen shot if you want...

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3...
    09-21-2014 08:42 PM
  24. mchi5's Avatar
    Stock... lol. I know, sounds ridiculous but it's true. The phone is fairly new though. I can post a screen shot if you want...

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3...
    No I believe you. Just curious because usually i hear people with the extended batteries recalibrating them

    sent from my Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk
    09-21-2014 08:43 PM
  25. clevin's Avatar
    My battery life was getting pretty bad last week so I ran it down to zero from a full charge to recalibrate and now it's got like double the life it had!! I'm on 80% after a full day of moderate use including push Gmail and Bluetooth on and connected to my LG Gwatch... I'm very satisfied with the battery life I've been getting since I recalibrated. I charge when I get to around 40% if I can just to be sure I don't run out of juice unexpectedly but it's probably not neccessary.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3...
    Yeah, it's recommended that a calibration be done every 40 charging processes.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-21-2014 09:03 PM
  26. exactnexus's Avatar
    Yeah, it's recommended that a calibration be done every 40 charging processes.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I just wasn't expecting it to make THAT much of a difference... at this rate I could go like 3 days on a charge, maybe more... before I recalibrated I was getting like a day and a half tops.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3...
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    09-21-2014 09:39 PM
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