05-20-2015 03:39 PM
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  1. alexander888's Avatar
    Hello, my note 4 is just a week old, i'm getting 3.5h of SOT with 21% left, I wanted to ask if this is normal, as seeing other people get like 5-6 hours of SOT. I pretty much didn't used it heavy. I have Greenify installed. I'm with 4.4 Kitkat. Will buying a new battery help or I should ask them to replace the device if possible?
    Screens:
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y...0-15-50-41.jpg
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-f...0-15-50-54.jpg
    05-10-2015 08:45 AM
  2. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I consider that about normal. I average about 3-4 hrs OST but go about 1 day to 1.5 days on standby.
    05-10-2015 08:52 AM
  3. patriotaki's Avatar
    Do a factory reset after upgrading to lollipop!

    Also give your battery 1-2 weeks until it calibrates correctly

    Check my screenshot had 21% left

    Edit : And that was with 17h of total time
    Attached Thumbnails Note 4 battery life-1431266881268.jpg  
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    05-10-2015 09:10 AM
  4. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I too can get over 5 hrs OST but only get less then ten hours standby. I doubt that people who are getting 5+ hrs are getting a full day of standby. I could do the same on KitKat as well but get less than a day with 5+ hrs.
    05-10-2015 09:13 AM
  5. patriotaki's Avatar
    Have a look again in my previous post i forgot to post the total time

    Also have a look at this:
    Attached Thumbnails Note 4 battery life-1431268015559.jpg   Note 4 battery life-1431268057335.jpg  
    05-10-2015 09:30 AM
  6. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    You proved my point. I can get 5+ hrs OST but get about the same standby time as you. For me, getting 1-1.5 days of stanby with 3 hrs OST is great. Perfectly acceptable.
    05-10-2015 09:31 AM
  7. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    This is my Note 4 since upgrading to Lollipop. This is exactly the same times I would get on KitKat. I can easily get another hours OST and I will.
    Attached Thumbnails Note 4 battery life-screenshot_2015-05-10-08-34-01.jpg   Note 4 battery life-screenshot_2015-05-10-08-34-06.jpg  
    05-10-2015 09:39 AM
  8. patriotaki's Avatar
    My fathers note 4 gets 3-4 days of standby with 2h of sot
    05-10-2015 09:48 AM
  9. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    My fathers note 4 gets 3-4 days of standby with 2h of sot
    I believe it. I am perfectly happy with my phone. I could never get these times that I posted above on my old Nexus 4 so this Note 4 is a nice change.
    05-10-2015 09:50 AM
  10. patriotaki's Avatar
    I believe it. I am perfectly happy with my phone. I could never get these times that I posted above on my old Nexus 4 so this Note 4 is a nice change.
    Yea im very happy too!
    Although i will sell it in few months

    Im just waiting now for the note 5 leaks.. I hope it will have micro sd and removable battery

    Else note isnt going to be a choice for me.. I think
    05-10-2015 09:58 AM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I've been getting close to 7 hours or more SOT and generally around 12-16 hours battery time.

    BUT.. My phone is doing extremely well with the battery since they had to switch my phone out the other day. A couple of days ago, after 8 hours on battery while I was asleep, the crazy thing calculated I had 7 plus days of battery left.

    My first one did well, not this well. I keep waiting for a shoe to drop with this doing so well.
    05-10-2015 09:58 AM
  12. mrcil20's Avatar
    Adding my input here. My battery life was awesome with kitkat. Since updated to lollipop couple of weeks ago, I got a bit more drain while using the phone. I did factory reset, and cleared cache but that didn't help at all. My experience was not that bad but I was always looking to improve. Couple of days ago I did another system partition cache clear and today I'm amazed with my battery life.
    I'm presently at 42% with more than 3 hours sot and more than a day since last charge!
    Maybe do another clear cache for some that don't have an amazing battery life. Bluetooth on all the time.
    Attached Thumbnails Note 4 battery life-1431270556418.jpg   Note 4 battery life-1431270580630.jpg  
    05-10-2015 10:09 AM
  13. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Screen on time will mean different things to everyone. It's what you are doing while the screen is on that matters. A person that is just texting and emailing is going to get very different time than someone watching videos and streaming music.

    Sent from my Note 4
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    05-10-2015 10:26 AM
  14. PainFX's Avatar
    Have a look again in my previous post i forgot to post the total time

    Also have a look at this:
    Isn't it bad to have battery @ 1%?
    05-10-2015 10:47 AM
  15. alexander888's Avatar
    I just wanted to ask you guys if it's normal, also in Bulgaria Lollipop is still unavailable (I wonder why)
    05-10-2015 10:48 AM
  16. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Isn't it bad to have battery @ 1%?
    Not on todays batteries. I've used my phone till it shut off, put a new battery in it, recharged the old one and life continues. No damage to the battery if you use it till it shuts down.
    05-10-2015 10:51 AM
  17. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Hello, my note 4 is just a week old, i'm getting 3.5h of SOT with 21% left, I wanted to ask if this is normal, as seeing other people get like 5-6 hours of SOT. I pretty much didn't used it heavy. I have Greenify installed. I'm with 4.4 Kitkat. Will buying a new battery help or I should ask them to replace the device if possible?
    Screens:
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y...0-15-50-41.jpg
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-f...0-15-50-54.jpg
    Hmmm... 3.5h is quite low for average usage. I suggest going to Power Saving -Power Saving Mode -Restrict Performance and tick CPU, ONLY CPU, that should bring down power usage a bit as even when the CPU is in power save it has plenty power. Also set your GPS to Power Save and maybe try disabling apps you don't use in Application Manager.
    05-10-2015 12:12 PM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Only thing is, this phone shouldn't need power saving mode to get more SOT than that, unless there are very bad signal issues, tons of stuff syncing all the time or playing major games or streaming constantly all that time.
    05-10-2015 12:18 PM
  19. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I would rather have an hour less of OST then disable things on the phone that make it less useful.

    3.5 hrs OST is acceptable depending on how much standby time there is. The OPs screen shot shows 12 hrs standby so yes, I think that is less usage for what he is getting. We also don't know what he was using the phone for doing those 12 hrs and what the brightness is set at. Could be lots of reasons.
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    05-10-2015 12:18 PM
  20. mumfoau's Avatar
    Standby of an iPhone is what I'm always trying to duplicate
    05-10-2015 12:32 PM
  21. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Standby of an iPhone is what I'm always trying to duplicate
    You will never get that. The iPhone calculates usage even when the screen is off.
    05-10-2015 12:34 PM
  22. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    You will never get that. The iPhone calculates usage even when the screen is off.
    True. Playing music and other tasks that are happening while the screen is off are counted under Usage in iOS.

    WRT disabling stuff, what I mean is e.g. I disable Google Play Music because I have no use for it and the phone has its own Music Player, so I am disabling a duplicate function, same with S Voice, you already have Google Voice with Google Now feeding it tons more content making S Voice pointless, IMO, so again disabling a duplicate function.
    05-10-2015 01:22 PM
  23. alexander888's Avatar
    Hmmm... 3.5h is quite low for average usage. I suggest going to Power Saving -Power Saving Mode -Restrict Performance and tick CPU, ONLY CPU, that should bring down power usage a bit as even when the CPU is in power save it has plenty power. Also set your GPS to Power Save and maybe try disabling apps you don't use in Application Manager.
    3.5 SOT was yesterday and I had 21% left which may go more than 4h SOT, right? Now I fixed some things and I listened some music, but I have some apps that are checking my GPS location every 15 minutes, I didn't do anything, today I have 4 hours and 37min with 18% left so I think that's okay?
    05-10-2015 01:54 PM
  24. PainFX's Avatar
    Not on todays batteries. I've used my phone till it shut off, put a new battery in it, recharged the old one and life continues. No damage to the battery if you use it till it shuts down.
    i really doubt that.. i'm not too keen about letting the battery die. i would recharge at 10%.
    05-10-2015 03:42 PM
  25. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    i really doubt that.. i'm not too keen about letting the battery die. i would recharge at 10%.
    That's about as low as I usually go before I swap out for a fresh battery (have two with the spare battery charging kit). But even if going lower or running it all the way down I wouldn't worry about it since it's user-replaceable and a new battery can be picked up for $30 or less.
    05-10-2015 03:56 PM
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