View Poll Results: How many of you use Power Saving Mode?

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  • Yes I use it

    19 48.72%
  • No I don't use it

    20 51.28%
  1. jneusch's Avatar
    How many of you are using the Power Saving Mode?

    I started off using it because I was very worried about battery life. I turned it off last week and I havent't noticed any difference in battery life. I have only noticed that I no longer have any lag when scrolling.

    1. Yes I use it
    2. No I don't use it
    08-20-2012 11:31 PM
  2. Voice-Guy's Avatar
    Yes, I use it but like you I've been thinking about turning it off to see if I notice a difference. Guess tomorrow will be a good day to see.
    08-20-2012 11:34 PM
  3. funkylogik's Avatar
    i only use it when im in danger of the battery dying so i cant really answer the poll. i spent a lot of money on a powerful quad core phone so using power saving (underclocking the cpu) seems like buying a race horse and cutting its feet off lol.
    i only use it when i really need to
    08-20-2012 11:45 PM
  4. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Never use it. It just allows down your phone. I haven't seen it affect anyone's battery life that much over non power saving mode. No go for me.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    08-20-2012 11:52 PM
  5. funkylogik's Avatar
    yeah it chops my quadrant score in half. id rather just carry a spare battery tbh
    08-20-2012 11:59 PM
  6. Srambo217's Avatar
    I think I'll leave it ON

    Sent from my rooted/modded/stock Samsung Galaxy SIII using Android Central Forums
    08-21-2012 12:16 AM
  7. paulyb37's Avatar
    I use it in desperate situations e.g. last night gone to bed, battery on 27% and charger downstairs...power save to the rescue...phone still had 13% battery this morning!

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    08-21-2012 01:36 AM
  8. mctl's Avatar
    I've noticed that it's a big laggy when the power saving mode is on, and I usually turn the toogle off when playing games or browsing Facebook. But when I read something on the screen (web page, book, comics), I usually toggle it on.
    And if the phone is not used at all, like during the night, the Airplane mode + power saving helps a great deal (3% max battery depleted in 6-8 hours)
    08-21-2012 05:08 AM
  9. Roboticz's Avatar
    I don't use it because I don't want to limit my device. I don't like the lower processor power... dim screen and lack of haptic feedback.
    08-21-2012 08:55 AM
  10. jetrated's Avatar
    I use power saving to make it through the day on a single charge, without it I would need to recharge or carry a spare.
    08-21-2012 10:23 AM
  11. jhousden9's Avatar
    Yeah I use it while at work to make sure battery lasts, and then turn it off when I get home.

    Sent from my GT-I9300
    08-21-2012 01:55 PM
  12. s14tat's Avatar
    Never. The phone is painfully laggy with it on.
    08-21-2012 02:07 PM
  13. lbkiml's Avatar
    I guess its pretty 50/50

    There's people who want to save battery and leave it on.
    Then there's people who don't want to be limited by the phones full capability and leave it off.

    I personally didn't see too much of a change in battery life.
    08-21-2012 02:13 PM
  14. ansextra's Avatar
    I didn't see much change here at home but I'll be in a low signal area all day next Tuesday and will probably try it then.
    08-21-2012 03:50 PM
  15. cjsmoove's Avatar
    I get around 12-14hrs with 3hrs and 40 minutes screen time with out it. I really don't see a need for it UNLESS your trying to conserve that last precious 30-40% while out in about..
    08-21-2012 05:35 PM
  16. jneusch's Avatar
    I get around 12-14hrs with 3hrs and 40 minutes screen time with out it. I really don't see a need for it UNLESS your trying to conserve that last precious 30-40% while out in about..
    Yeah, I could see where that might be a benefit. Like I said, I used it pretty much 100% of the time until about last week and I haven't any more battery usage. Who knows though, the novelty of the phone is wearing off. Maybe I'm just messing around with it less over the last week.
    08-21-2012 05:45 PM
  17. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I wish there was a way to put it in power save mode every time the screen goes off. It seems more healthy than those root apps where they underclock it for you.
    08-21-2012 06:15 PM
  18. funkylogik's Avatar
    i think the cpu slows itself down when the phone sleeps. with a custom rom though u can set the minimum clock speed lower than stock and phones function fine so i always wonder why the manufacturers dont set it lower. the risk with under/overclocking is u can get stuck in a boot loop if u have the cpu app set to apply on boot
    08-21-2012 11:18 PM
  19. bassmig's Avatar
    I really haven't noticed any difference with it on or off. So I just leave it off but then again U have my screen at 1% unless I'm in direct sunlight situation and have haptic off, maybe that would make a difference.
    08-22-2012 06:55 PM
  20. funkylogik's Avatar
    i just adjust display using the slider in notification bar.. only takes a second. and haptic feedback is great so i just use powersave to slow the CPU when im desparate. why put a rev' limiter on a ferrari?
    08-22-2012 07:00 PM
  21. funkylogik's Avatar
    08-22-2012 07:27 PM
  22. xKrNMBoYx's Avatar
    Unless I am actually using the phone for games, shopping, reading I leave it on power saving. Why not? Let it save power while it's in standby.
    08-22-2012 08:52 PM
  23. funkylogik's Avatar
    thats what i mean by i only use powersaving when im just using the phone a9 a dumbphone
    08-22-2012 09:29 PM
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