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  1. willypguy's Avatar
    For those that have a Note 4 on Verizon, how has your battery life been?
    10-26-2014 01:25 PM
  2. TACOrion's Avatar
    My battery life has been alright, not really impressed. I've been doing basic tasks: texting, Instagram, Snapchat, eReading, etc. and it seems to be performing similar to my S4. I've turned off a good majority of apps and settings to save some battery but still not impressed.

    Today, I started using it at 10AM with 100% battery (light usage) and now I'm at 86%. How's yours been?

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    10-26-2014 01:49 PM
  3. xxx420's Avatar
    Mines been amazing. Had the phone on yesterday for almost 17 hours with heavy use and just under 5 hours of screen time, making calls, sending texts, email, lots of web browsing, some light gaming and still went to bed with 30% battery. I have the spare battery kit and have never even used it once. Consistently get all day battery and more. Very happy with it so far.

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    10-26-2014 01:52 PM
  4. Warmart's Avatar
    Mines been fine but it should be better when they push the update from Samsung.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my SGN4
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    10-26-2014 02:06 PM
  5. dedduck0121's Avatar
    This was yesterday on my VZW Note 4.

    Morning I was out at the feed store getting hay for the horses. The was driving around and needed to find something. Turned on gps and used google maps for about 30-40 mins.

    Listened to music for 4-5 hours while blowing leaves (on WiFi). I have a great WiFi booster for my front and back yard lol

    Then was on 4G and WiFi on and off the rest of the night.

    Great performance so far. Over 4 hours of screen on time.



    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    10-26-2014 02:44 PM
  6. jayochs's Avatar
    mines pretty meh. android system is taking up a huge percent and has an annoying wake time that just shouldn't be there. i was hoping for better battery life than my G2, but i don't think it's gonna happen. i can watch the percentages fall pretty harshly when using the phone, which i never really saw on the G2. i figured a 220mah bump might be enough to help a bit, but i guess that quad HD screen is a killer.

    either way, i'm not impressed, but whatever. nothing i can do about it. i hate how quickly it drops from 100 percent down to like 99 and below. my g2 would stay at 100% for 1 hour off charger and 20 minutes screen on time, then itd finally hit 99. the note hits 99 like a minute of usage after i unplug it from the charger in the morning, and just keeps draining. pretty annoying. GSAM shows nothing running that shouldn't be, and i've disabled A TON of bloatware on it. idk i'm just not really impressed.
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    10-26-2014 02:49 PM
  7. theoretically's Avatar
    Excellent battery life
    Attached Thumbnails Verizon Note 4 and Battery Life-uploadfromtaptalk1414353033577.jpg   Verizon Note 4 and Battery Life-uploadfromtaptalk1414353038322.jpg  
    10-26-2014 02:50 PM
  8. nytmare's Avatar
    My battery life has been excellent so far. The first day I had it I took it off the charger (fully charged) at roughly 6am, downloaded all of my apps (about 85 of 'em), set-up my home screens and widgets, transferred all of my contacts, set up my various playlists, made a few calls, sent a few texts, drove to work and back (about 84 miles round trip) with Location on High Accuracy, and still had 54% at 8pm that night.

    Since then, with more normal usage, I usually finish the day at 11pm with around 45% battery life left.
    10-26-2014 02:50 PM
  9. jayochs's Avatar
    Excellent battery life
    i just don't understand how you're getting battery life like that. i truly don't,. i can't get that for the life of me.
    10-26-2014 02:51 PM
  10. theoretically's Avatar
    i just don't understand how you're getting battery life like that. i truly don't,. i can't get that for the life of me.
    I disabled all of the Verizon apps and some of the google apps (Play books etc) I'm usually on wifi to get 6+ hours of screen on time. If I'm on 4G the whole day I still squeeze just under 5 hours of screen on time
    10-26-2014 02:54 PM
  11. jayochs's Avatar
    I just can't. at all. here's what I'm at so far which is nothing compared to you.

    I use 4g most of the time. wifi drains just as bad for me, absolutely no difference.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using Tapatalk.
    10-26-2014 02:55 PM
  12. theoretically's Avatar
    My android system usage use to be as high as yours (equivalent to screen usage) what I did was wiped cache of Google play services and google play store
    10-26-2014 02:58 PM
  13. jayochs's Avatar
    My android system usage use to be as high as yours (equivalent to screen usage) what I did was wiped cache of Google play services and google play store
    yea, did that yesterday and rebooted. it didn't do anything.
    10-26-2014 03:06 PM
  14. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I think it's a lot better than the Note 3. I don't need to plug my charger in midday anymore. Here are my stats from yesterday. Still had 49% left when I plugged it in.



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    10-26-2014 03:09 PM
  15. clevin's Avatar
    mines pretty meh. android system is taking up a huge percent and has an annoying wake time that just shouldn't be there. i was hoping for better battery life than my G2, but i don't think it's gonna happen. i can watch the percentages fall pretty harshly when using the phone, which i never really saw on the G2. i figured a 220mah bump might be enough to help a bit, but i guess that quad HD screen is a killer.

    either way, i'm not impressed, but whatever. nothing i can do about it. i hate how quickly it drops from 100 percent down to like 99 and below. my g2 would stay at 100% for 1 hour off charger and 20 minutes screen on time, then itd finally hit 99. the note hits 99 like a minute of usage after i unplug it from the charger in the morning, and just keeps draining. pretty annoying. GSAM shows nothing running that shouldn't be, and i've disabled A TON of bloatware on it. idk i'm just not really impressed.
    don't worry about that 100-99% thing too much, gadget battery percentage is never a accurate number anyway.

    Here is my suggestion for you if you want to improve battery life and battery longevity:

    1. turn off sync, turn off data when not in use (this can be done with a quick tap if you set up some widget, so its not as tedious an operation as it sounds)
    2. charge from ~30%, to ~80%, basically, charge one hr a day, and not overnight
    3. reboot the phone whenever you felt battery is dropping unreasonably fast, do it twice in a roll if you must. Using a fast boot widget if you don't want to go through the long rebooting process.
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    10-26-2014 03:33 PM
  16. jayochs's Avatar
    don't worry about that 100-99% thing too much, gadget battery percentage is never a accurate number anyway.

    Here is my suggestion for you if you want to improve battery life and battery longevity:

    1. turn off sync, turn off data when not in use (this can be done with a quick tap if you set up some widget, so its not as tedious an operation as it sounds)
    2. charge from ~30%, to ~80%, basically, charge one hr a day, and not overnight
    3. reboot the phone whenever you felt battery is dropping unreasonably fast, do it twice in a roll if you must. Using a fast boot widget if you don't want to go through the long rebooting process.
    well here's my question..you guys with this amazing battery life, are you turning off sync and data when not in use? i've NEVER done this on a phone, and i don't expect to begin now. i've never had the greatest battery life like most people did, with every single phone i've ever had, but it's been managable. do you turn all that stuff off? my sync is always on. i sync majority of my Google account, and dropbox for pics, and that's pretty much it.

    charging from 30 to 80 is better you think? i guess that helps prolong the battery life? i typically always just do a full day worth and charge overnight when i goto sleep.
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    10-26-2014 03:43 PM
  17. jayochs's Avatar
    I think it's a lot better than the Note 3. I don't need to plug my charger in midday anymore. Here are my stats from yesterday. Still had 49% left when I plugged it in.
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/27/y2ebu9em.jpg
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/27/emyvugyh.jpg

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    esxcuse my language, but that's god damn insane. HOW. JUST, HOW. and how is your android system usage so much lower? i simply don't understand why there's a certain few of us who have android system being a HOG and eating up battery while others are fine. it has to be something with the google accounts, maybe.
    10-26-2014 03:44 PM
  18. clevin's Avatar
    well here's my question..you guys with this amazing battery life, are you turning off sync and data when not in use? i've NEVER done this on a phone, and i don't expect to begin now. i've never had the greatest battery life like most people did, with every single phone i've ever had, but it's been managable. do you turn all that stuff off? my sync is always on. i sync majority of my Google account, and dropbox for pics, and that's pretty much it.

    charging from 30 to 80 is better you think? i guess that helps prolong the battery life? i typically always just do a full day worth and charge overnight when i goto sleep.
    In calibration of my Note 3, I get 7-8 hrs screen on time over two days on a full charge (which I rarely do). In day to to day usage (charging between 30-80%), I get 3-4 screen on time over 1-2 days.

    Its a choice for sure, I simply do not see why it is important, or even good, to have google service monitoring me all the time, or to instantly being notified of an email (I manually check it twice a day).

    Charging 30-80% is also a choice, it probably double the battery longevity. Its less a problem on galaxy phones since you can just replace it when first one dies.
    10-26-2014 03:51 PM
  19. jayochs's Avatar
    In calibration of my Note 3, I get 7-8 hrs screen on time over two days on a full charge (which I rarely do). In day to to day usage (charging between 30-80%), I get 3-4 screen on time over 1-2 days.

    Its a choice for sure, I simply do not see why it is important, or even good, to have google service monitoring me all the time, or to instantly being notified of an email (I manually check it twice a day).

    Charging 30-80% is also a choice, it probably double the battery longevity. Its less a problem on galaxy phones since you can just replace it when first one dies.
    interesting. oh well. i've just disabled some more samsung bloat that i missed the first time. we'll see w hat happens. my galaxy tab S battery life was god awful at the beignning, but then it randomly started getting better....maybe the Note 4 willb e the same?
    10-26-2014 04:29 PM
  20. clevin's Avatar
    interesting. oh well. i've just disabled some more samsung bloat that i missed the first time. we'll see w hat happens. my galaxy tab S battery life was god awful at the beignning, but then it randomly started getting better....maybe the Note 4 willb e the same?
    I'm afraid you are disabling the wrong things. samsung apps are not the one that doing all the background data transmission, rather, those are mostly google apps.

    Li-ion battery will not get "better" per se, only its battery percentage level may get more "accurate" after a full calibration.
    10-26-2014 04:45 PM
  21. jayochs's Avatar
    I'm afraid you are disabling the wrong things. samsung apps are not the one that doing all the background data transmission, rather, those are mostly google apps.

    Li-ion battery will not get "better" per se, only its battery percentage level may get more "accurate" after a full calibration.
    hmm. well, i only sync certain google things that i actually use..so i guess if using the phone the way i need/want to is whats draining the battery, then oh well lol
    10-26-2014 04:47 PM
  22. clevin's Avatar
    hmm. well, i only sync certain google things that i actually use..so i guess if using the phone the way i need/want to is whats draining the battery, then oh well lol
    that is true, there are limit of things you can do.

    let me just say rebooting the phone from time to time, or use fast boot widget (one simple tap, not too hard, this is the one I use: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tes.fastreboot ) from time to time will also clear the stuck services and apps from draining battery, that much you should be able to do.

    Good luck anyway! maybe buy a zerolemon 10000mAh battery when they becomes available
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    10-26-2014 05:00 PM
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    10-26-2014 05:23 PM
  24. worwig's Avatar
    So far my battery life has been VERY disappointing compared to my S4.
    They reasons are:
    1) I have been transferring a few GB of data to the new phone.
    2) I have been using it outdoors, and the goofy display auto brightness goes into the odd overly bright mode that looks horrible and SUCKS battery.
    3) Yes, even when outside I have plugged it into my 1 amp charger and the screen pulls more power then the charger can put out. On my S4 I would get a slow charge from those chargers.
    4) Somewhere alone the lines one of my downloaded documents must be corrupted and at the top of my list of running apps is the 'Indexing Service". It has been running non-stop since I got the phone and put my files on it. I'm going through my files to try to figure out what the cause is.

    Hopefully, I have a replacement auto-brightness program to fix the screen problem. I will find the document that is locking up the 'Indexing Service". And I have some 3 amp chargers on order to keep things going when used as a vehicle GPS.

    Luckily I bought the spare battery and charger, I've swapped batteries a lot in the last couple of days.

    Update:
    I deleted and recopied all of my documents from the cloud backup. That corrected issues #1 and #4. Since the indexer is not running non-stop, my battery life is getting normal.
    I installed Velis Auto Brightness. That replaces the stock auto brightness and lets me set my own brightness profile. that appears to use much less power in the sunlight fixing problem #2 and helping with #3.
    10-26-2014 06:18 PM
  25. jayochs's Avatar
    your battery life is like mine.. and you're having the same issue of android system taking up more battery than the screen.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using Tapatalk.
    10-26-2014 06:21 PM
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