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  1. brava27's Avatar
    Used 7 hours and it was down to %20? anyone else having terrible battery life?
    07-01-2012 07:19 PM
  2. spacecasespiff's Avatar
    What were you doing. I get 15+ hours with mine.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
    07-01-2012 07:40 PM
  3. beh's Avatar
    I also get 15 to 17 hours on 60% used and 40% remaining. Admittedly I don't game or stream videos much.
    07-01-2012 07:43 PM
  4. onslaught460's Avatar
    After having the phone for a week I noticed that battery life for this phone depends on screen usage and signal strength. I noticed that when I'm at work the phone can easily last all day of moderate to heavy use.

    This weekend I was with my family shopping at the mall yesterday and today and noticed my battery draining much faster because of poor signal. It still lasted the day, but the difference was noticible.

    Attached are two screen caps from my phone. I charged it the night before and actively tried to kill the battery by playing movies, surfing the net, etc. If I didn't do that I would've got more time out of it.
    07-01-2012 07:51 PM
  5. brava27's Avatar
    Ok I'm wiping everything. This can't be normal. See ya guys
    07-01-2012 08:50 PM
  6. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    Used 7 hours and it was down to %20? anyone else having terrible battery life?
    Actually using it? Or just sitting in your pocket for 7 hours?
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    07-01-2012 08:58 PM
  7. onslaught460's Avatar
    Before you wipe, I would suggest tweaking the settings on the phone to try and get more power out of it. Reducing widgets, turning off gps, and haptic feedback in the power saving settings can help your battery time.
    07-01-2012 09:00 PM
  8. crzycrkr's Avatar
    Actually using it? Or just sitting in your pocket for 7 hours?
    Exactly. I've never gotten over 10 hours, and I'm usually in the 7 to 8 hour range with every phone I've ever owned. Way too many variables to compare with other people too. Best you can do is turn all the radios off and do a run down test and compare it against review tests

    Sent from my EVO LTE using Tapatalk 2
    07-01-2012 09:01 PM
  9. snoopyandroid's Avatar
    It all depends on what your doing. Yesterday I was shopping with the wife, surfing, watching videos, etc and I was 10 hours, today, stayed home, not much use and I'm at 12 hours with 45% remaining.

    Also, I just got my S3, so I'm fully charging the phone, then using it to full depletion, then fully charge, then fully depletion for about 5 or 6 cycles. That should help the battery life as well.
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    07-01-2012 09:03 PM
  10. Roboticz's Avatar
    Unless you are doing something really intensive... 7 hours seems really weak.
    07-01-2012 09:11 PM
  11. brava27's Avatar
    I have it in my pocket and I haven't hardly used it here in Canada. I am on Telus.
    It makes no sense. I don't understand. I have used two batteries in a day and have taken 5 pictures in total. What the ....
    07-01-2012 11:20 PM
  12. willybeen's Avatar
    I'm going to have to agree its very dependent on signal... post the enlarged signal graph next time you use it all day
    07-01-2012 11:21 PM
  13. Rev2010's Avatar
    Man, I'm having a much better experience than some of you. I turned off the motion crap and use a set brightness of about 50% and today my phone was on at about 10am and it's now 9 minutes to midnight and I am at 35% left and I've been using my phone insanely all day since it's new and I'm still playing with it. I've made phone calls, watched some short videos, browsed the Internet a ton, installed some apps, and sent a bunch of emails. Granted, I've been on my home wifi all day for data which saves battery - but we all know 4G drains battery faster.

    Rev.
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    07-01-2012 11:54 PM
  14. Paul627g's Avatar
    This sounds like a result of four possibilities..

    1. Poor signal causing the device to be working double time to keep connected...

    2. Possible rouge app or something running that is causing a dump in battery...

    3. What are your email/social media update/polling set at? The closer the intervals it polls for updates the more it gonna dump battery checking social media or whatever every 5 minutes or so.. (My wife was victim of this using K 9 email a while back polling every 5 mins)

    4. Possible defective/poor battery from the factory. Rare but it does happen from time to time...
    Rev2010, brava27 and Cyber Warrior like this.
    07-02-2012 12:01 AM
  15. snoopyandroid's Avatar
    I have it in my pocket and I haven't hardly used it here in Canada. I am on Telus.
    It makes no sense. I don't understand. I have used two batteries in a day and have taken 5 pictures in total. What the ....
    I'm on Telus as well (Toronto) and I have no problems with battery life, however, I've only had it for 2 days. So far, I'm good.


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    07-02-2012 12:12 AM
  16. markhallyo's Avatar
    I would attribute it to likely poor signal but hopefully it is something else. If it's the signal I don't know of anything you can do to be honest and it's quite annoying for your battery to drain even though it's just sitting in your pocket.

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Android Central Forums
    07-02-2012 12:22 AM
  17. cgardnervt's Avatar
    So far mines awesome!
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    07-02-2012 12:26 AM
  18. wowpaw's Avatar
    I have it in my pocket and I haven't hardly used it here in Canada. I am on Telus.
    It makes no sense. I don't understand. I have used two batteries in a day and have taken 5 pictures in total. What the ....
    What do you have running? And how often are you letting your apps sync? Do you have good signal where you are at?
    07-02-2012 01:01 AM
  19. meandfffan's Avatar
    My batterys crap in the uk we dont even get 4g i take mine off the charge at about 7a.m. and its dead by 1 p.m. then i use my other battery that lasts me till about 9p.m.

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    07-02-2012 05:25 AM
  20. Nek_Singh's Avatar
    My batterys crap in the uk we dont even get 4g i take mine off the charge at about 7a.m. and its dead by 1 p.m. then i use my other battery that lasts me till about 9p.m.

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    Where did you get your s3 from? I had the same problem so i took it back to phones4U and got it replaced now after a full 24 hrs the battery's at around 20% thats with sync always on and running widgets.
    07-02-2012 05:56 AM
  21. walcolm's Avatar
    Leaving wifi (when you're not actively connected to a wifi), Bluetooth and sync running uses up your battery. Poor cell signals also does a number on your juice

    been using the phone for about a month and 15hrs are a common occurrence btw charges
    07-02-2012 06:21 AM
  22. meandfffan's Avatar
    I got mine from phones 4u as well

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    07-02-2012 07:26 AM
  23. meandfffan's Avatar
    I got mine from phones 4 u as well online

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    07-02-2012 08:30 AM
  24. brava27's Avatar
    Well I have started from scratch. I am not a heavy user. I twitter, facebook and whatsapp installed and by 4pm phone is dead. Throw in another battery and dead again by 11pm.
    So it cannot be both batteries right? Ive uninstalled apps that might be draining. Ive installed bad *** battery just to keep an eye and see what is draining this thing.
    I wish I got 24 hours like you guys haha
    07-02-2012 08:49 AM
  25. Roboticz's Avatar
    Look at the Battery tab in settings and see what is using up your batteries. Can you take a picture of the Battery screen on your phone? It will usually give you a good idea of why your battery is going dead.
    07-02-2012 10:30 AM
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