1. Fishwhenican's Avatar
    Hi All,
    Picked up the S 3 (Verizon) over the weekend and LOVE the phone! But, when I picked up the phone the salesperson made a comment to never ever install and battery saving app. He claimed it would stop apps that were meant to be running and really mess up the phone. I was using Battery Dr saver + Task Killer and frankly it saved my Droid3 from being returned. Without that app installed and running on the Droid it was almost useless. With it running 100% difference and had great battery life.
    So Far the Galaxy is not horrible but I did notice yesterday morning as I was downloading apps and getting it all squared away the way I like it, it did drain over 1/2 the battery in just a couple of hours. This is working off of Wi-Fi. I am tempted to put Battery Dr or an app like Juice Defender on it but with what the sales guy said I am now leary.
    Opinions, Facts or other suggestions???
    Elkaholic
    09-17-2012 10:47 AM
  2. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Hi All,
    Picked up the S 3 (Verizon) over the weekend and LOVE the phone! But, when I picked up the phone the salesperson made a comment to never ever install and battery saving app. He claimed it would stop apps that were meant to be running and really mess up the phone. I was using Battery Dr saver + Task Killer and frankly it saved my Droid3 from being returned. Without that app installed and running on the Droid it was almost useless. With it running 100% difference and had great battery life.
    So Far the Galaxy is not horrible but I did notice yesterday morning as I was downloading apps and getting it all squared away the way I like it, it did drain over 1/2 the battery in just a couple of hours. This is working off of Wi-Fi. I am tempted to put Battery Dr or an app like Juice Defender on it but with what the sales guy said I am now leary.
    Opinions, Facts or other suggestions???
    Elkaholic
    I've read a few posts here that said Juice Defender doubled their phone's battery life. Download it and see what happens.

    Sent from my HTC EVO 3D X515a using Android Central Forums
    09-17-2012 10:49 AM
  3. funkylogik's Avatar
    i dont believe that an app can improve battery life on >2.2 devices but im open minded if anyone has evidence.
    just long pressing home key, closing all apps and turning on power saving mode (with it set up to only underclock the cpu) when youre not gona be using youre phone for a while or are gona be using it as a dumbphone during work or whatever is best way to save battery i think.
    and get your eyes used to having screen at low brightness

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    09-17-2012 11:05 AM
  4. MBSMD's Avatar
    I do not believe "task killers" on Android 4.0/4.1 are necessary at all, and often do more harm than good. However, there's another type of battery saver app that basically turns off 3G/4G data and other misc settings when the screen is off. They then can turn it on periodically (user adjustable intervals) so emails and other notifications come in, say every 15 min or so. These can definitely save at least some power, though you do lose instant "push" functions while the screen is off. Juice Defender is a popular app of this type.

    Now, whether an app like that helps you depends on how many things you've got going in the background set to fetch data periodically, etc. I try to be conservative, so I'm unconvinced they will help me more than a couple % over a whole day.

    I don't use them personally, mainly as I don't care for the delay between unlocking the phone and the cellular data reacquisition time. Several seconds sometimes - often to where I can unlock the phone and launch an app (which then fails) before the data connection is reestablished. It all depends on your personal usage pattern.
    funkylogik and sledge007 like this.
    09-17-2012 06:59 PM
  5. jay28w's Avatar
    I've read a few posts here that said Juice Defender doubled their phone's battery life. Download it and see what happens.

    Sent from my HTC EVO 3D X515a using Android Central Forums
    JuiceDefender+ is what i have been using and am satisfied with it.
    09-17-2012 07:52 PM
  6. jontalk's Avatar
    I'm not a heavy user, own a US version (ATT) and installed the free version of Juice Defender as well as did a battery calibration procedure. Some days when I'm not doing a lot of browsing or on the phone much I will get OVER 2 days on a single charge though we don't have many LTE towers up here yet. I'm EXTREMELY happy with battery life so far though. Will be interesting to see how different it is in a few months when ATT gets some more LTE towers up.
    09-17-2012 08:07 PM
  7. funkylogik's Avatar
    I'm not a heavy user, own a US version (ATT) and installed the free version of Juice Defender as well as did a battery calibration procedure. Some days when I'm not doing a lot of browsing or on the phone much I will get OVER 2 days on a single charge though we don't have many LTE towers up here yet. I'm EXTREMELY happy with battery life so far though. Will be interesting to see how different it is in a few months when ATT gets some more LTE towers up.
    +1 for battery calibration on the s3 man.. i keep trying to preach it lol.
    do u remember name of the battery calibrator that doesnt need root?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    sledge007 likes this.
    09-17-2012 08:21 PM
  8. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Another solution may be to just carry around a spare battery. Personally I just charge my Evo 3D whenever I need to with my spare charger.
    09-17-2012 10:50 PM
  9. dragondotcom's Avatar
    I don't believe in those battery saving apps. I'd rather buy an extra battery
    09-17-2012 11:39 PM
  10. Bond32's Avatar
    This is my first phone that has shown positive improvement with juice defender. Give it a try.

    Also ya I have 2 batteries coming in this week. Figure between 3 I should be set.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    09-17-2012 11:43 PM
  11. badbrad17's Avatar
    This is my first phone that has shown positive improvement with juice defender. Give it a try.

    Also ya I have 2 batteries coming in this week. Figure between 3 I should be set.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    I've been using Easy Battery Saver for a while and it really seems to have made a difference on my SGS2. I may try uninstalling it to see if I notice the difference.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    09-18-2012 12:03 AM
  12. OneForth's Avatar
    I tired juice defender before didn't notice a.big difference but ill give her another go.

    ~OneForth

    Sent from my LG Phoenix P505 using Tapatalk
    09-18-2012 12:24 AM
  13. pinatiger's Avatar
    Honestly the stock app manager is fine. Just keep apps closed. Short screen tineouts and BRIGHTNESS is the biggest battery killer. I keep mine at 25%. Great battery life

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2
    funkylogik likes this.
    09-18-2012 12:32 AM
  14. Srambo217's Avatar
    GreenPower Premium all the way!

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    09-18-2012 01:39 AM
  15. funkylogik's Avatar
    i kinda think phones would have this software pre-installed if it worked without making a compromise.
    do as Pina says or flash a kernal with adjustable cpu speeds

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    09-18-2012 08:55 AM
  16. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    This is my first phone that has shown positive improvement with juice defender. Give it a try.

    Also ya I have 2 batteries coming in this week. Figure between 3 I should be set.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    I would think so. but for work and school I bring my spare charger. Just in case.

    Sent from my HTC EVO 3D X515a using Android Central Forums
    09-18-2012 04:36 PM
  17. Bond32's Avatar
    I would think so. but for work and school I bring my spare charger. Just in case.

    Sent from my HTC EVO 3D X515a using Android Central Forums
    Same, although I never need it! I am just paranoid.

    Here are the batteries I ordered, should be here by this weekend.
    Amazon.com: Anker 2 x 2200mAh Li-ion Batteries for Galaxy SIII GT-I9300, T-mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung T999, AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung I747, Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung I535, U.S. Cellular Samsung Galaxy S3 R530,Sprint Samsung Galaxy

    They got really good reviews. Pretty darn good price too.
    09-18-2012 06:10 PM
  18. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Same, although I never need it! I am just paranoid.

    Here are the batteries I ordered, should be here by this weekend.
    Amazon.com: Anker 2 x 2200mAh Li-ion Batteries for Galaxy SIII GT-I9300, T-mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung T999, AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung I747, Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung I535, U.S. Cellular Samsung Galaxy S3 R530,Sprint Samsung Galaxy

    They got really good reviews. Pretty darn good price too.
    I wouldn't call myself paranoid but I hate when my battery goes below 60%. I don't know why, it just bugs me lol and I get an urge to charge it back to full. XD
    09-18-2012 06:52 PM
  19. badbrad17's Avatar
    Honestly the stock app manager is fine. Just keep apps closed. Short screen tineouts and BRIGHTNESS is the biggest battery killer. I keep mine at 25%. Great battery life

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2
    Okay well I uninstalled my easy battery Saver app and run my phone today without it and have noticed a significant difference in the battery. Especially when I am off wifi and using data. The battery drained by 10 percent within an hour and I was barely using it. Will try it for another day and see if it was a fluke.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    09-18-2012 09:37 PM
  20. donny2901's Avatar
    Hi, I have a question about Battery dr.
    It modify in any way the charging process when I plug in my phone and I have the app installed compared to when i don't have battery dr. installed on my N4?
    10-20-2013 01:10 PM
  21. Teemu2's Avatar
    The absolute best battery saving app if you're rooted is Greenify!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
    10-20-2013 06:18 PM

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