10-07-2012 08:04 PM
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  1. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I like the idea of the power save mode. I am trying to decide if I should leave power save mode on all the time and only turn it off when it's necessary like playing a game. Or leave it off all the time and only turn it off when I won't have access to a charger for a long time.
    09-05-2012 08:44 AM
  2. FunkMasterJoe's Avatar
    It's a good feature to have when your phone is close to dying. But I can't bring myself to use it any times other than that. I mean the S3 is such a great phone, it's smooth and fast, and power saving mode just rids of those elements of the phone.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SIII
    09-05-2012 08:55 AM
  3. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    What I was doing was leaving power save mode turned on with only the CPU throttling on all the time. But I'm thinking of turning power save mode off unless I don't have a charger nearby. And in power save mode turn on CPU throttling, reduce screen frame rate, and dimming the browser back light.
    09-05-2012 10:01 AM
  4. lbkiml's Avatar
    From personal experience on my daily use, I don't see a noticeable battery life difference.
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    09-05-2012 10:02 AM
  5. walcolm's Avatar
    I don't see a usage difference but I do know my GSIII doesn't do 15hrs on a single charge since I toggled off cpu throttling.

    I made that choice cos I want mad speed even though I seldom call the device out.

    Sum up, if you're a regular user leave power save mode on. The extra 2 or 3 hrs battery life is worth it

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    09-05-2012 10:24 AM
  6. 534n's Avatar
    My S3 lasts two days (3 if I don't use it much) with power saving on. I particularly noticed a difference when using GPS with saving on, and the battery drained a lot slower.

    Turning it off cut the battery time down to ~28 hours with light use.
    09-05-2012 11:29 AM
  7. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Well I almost always have a charger available. I have one at home, at work, and in the car. There is the occasion when I won't have a charger available for a little while. Like shopping or something. So I don't need it to last 2 or 3 days. Just can't have it dying every 3 hours. But it seems like that isn't going to be a problem.
    09-05-2012 12:01 PM
  8. 534n's Avatar
    Nope, you would have to try really hard to kill it in 3 hours, but over time the battery will wear out if you are constantly killing it and recharging it. Contrary to popular belief, just because you fully deplete a Lion battery doesn't mean it will last longer. They do have a limit to charging cycles. But if you can get a new battery every 1.5 years or so then that does not matter if you have to charge it daily, plus with a recovery that allows you to clear the battery stat memory, you can squeeze a little more lifetime out of them.
    09-05-2012 12:13 PM
  9. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Yeah I never let it die completely. So it shouldn't be an issue.
    09-05-2012 01:31 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    I still get really good battery life but if this feature helps more I would like to use it. I know I won't use it when at work streaming music and browsing the net but I would like to maybe use it those times where I am barley using the phone except for maybe some texting and a call here or there (out with friends, relaxing at home on the pc... Etc.)

    So just curious who uses it and would suggest it? Would it help save a good amount of battery if I use it as described above? Thanks in advance for any advice

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    09-05-2012 05:07 PM
  11. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I think it saves a good amount. I don't think it would double it or anything.

    I'm going to try only using power save mode when I don't have a charger nearby. Or won't have one for a while.
    09-05-2012 06:11 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    I think it saves a good amount. I don't think it would double it or anything.

    I'm going to try only using power save mode when I don't have a charger nearby. Or won't have one for a while.
    True. I do know to save power in the past a few times I'd cut off more data and the battery wouldn't move for like 1 1/2 hours with very little use. Lol :P

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    09-05-2012 06:22 PM
  13. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I've been using the phone with power save for a while because I forgot to turn it back off. The phone was going Ok but recently it started stuttering a bit. TouchWiz has crashed a couple times. I'm going to try and turn power save off and see what happens.
    10-03-2012 06:16 AM
  14. funkylogik's Avatar
    power save off while usin s3 as a smartphone.
    powersave on while usin it as a dumbphone.. simples

    also, change the settings so that it only underclocks the processor. the rest can be changed manualy

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-03-2012 06:41 AM
  15. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    My typical weekday consists of my phone sitting at my desk for 8ish hours with no 4G. I browse some and text dome but that's it. Evenings I play games and watch YouTube. Weekends are a mix of the 2.

    What do you consider smartphone activities? Because what I described sems like dumb phone stuff.
    10-03-2012 07:05 AM
  16. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I checked screen power saving and cpu underclock. But I'm gonna leave power save off until it's needed. I don't have a brightness bar in the notification bar. But I can lower the browser brightness manually.
    10-03-2012 09:51 AM
  17. funkylogik's Avatar
    My typical weekday consists of my phone sitting at my desk for 8ish hours with no 4G. I browse some and text dome but that's it. Evenings I play games and watch YouTube. Weekends are a mix of the 2.

    What do you consider smartphone activities? Because what I described sems like dumb phone stuff.
    without wantin to sound patronising or anything.. why buy the most powerful phone (when it was released) only to throttle it and use it for only basic functions?? for its looks? i really dont get it. i wanted most powerful android phone which was a choice between the One X and s3 so why would i want to underclock it lol.
    while i use it as a smartphone i wana have the full whack.
    when im out with friends (just back from court and pub) i have it on power saving but only affecting the cpu (i love haptic feedback and it was sunny so needed high brghtness)
    now that im home, i have the quad core runnin at 1.4ghz

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
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    10-03-2012 10:08 AM
  18. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    No worries. Not patronizing at all. So basically you put it in power save mode when it's gonna be in your pocket and not in use for a while (while you're with friends) and off when it's gonna be used more?
    funkylogik likes this.
    10-03-2012 01:52 PM
  19. Bond32's Avatar
    If you're putting it in your pocket and won't be using it for a while, the difference between having power saver on and not on (when not using it) is minimal. So minimal it's not worth doing.
    10-03-2012 04:47 PM
  20. deanodrums's Avatar
    power save off while usin s3 as a smartphone.
    powersave on while usin it as a dumbphone.. simples

    also, change the settings so that it only underclocks the processor. the rest can be changed manualy

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    How do you do that?

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    10-03-2012 04:50 PM
  21. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Those who have power save mode off, what % does the android system show? Mine went up a few points after turning off power save mode
    10-03-2012 09:39 PM
  22. funkylogik's Avatar
    How do you do that?

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    in settings, tap the word "power saving" (not the switch) to get into the settings. theres some other settings like that which should be made clearer

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-04-2012 06:52 AM
  23. funkylogik's Avatar
    Those who have power save mode off, what % does the android system show? Mine went up a few points after turning off power save mode
    the percentage of that would go up purely because the percentage of other things will go down. the thing with percentages is everything has to add up to 100

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-04-2012 06:54 AM
  24. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Yeah I thought about it after I posted... Thanks
    10-04-2012 07:47 AM
  25. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I've been running with power save mode off and I do notice a bit of a decrease in battery life. But I don't think it's anything near 1 or 2 hours less. However I don't know that I've noticed a large increase in performance. Where would I see the difference in performance? Scrolling or home screen swiping?
    10-05-2012 02:49 PM
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