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  1. luqman24's Avatar
    I'm with Rogers in Canada but I have the Best buy PEP warranty so I'll stop by there and exchange it sometime this week.
    09-19-2012 05:17 PM
  2. Dizzo1992's Avatar
    I usually keep my phone in airplane mode with wifi on cuz my school is a dead zone. But my battery usually just makes it through a day.

    The amazing galaxy s3
    09-19-2012 05:44 PM
  3. luqman24's Avatar
    I thought I turned the brightness all the way down by checking "Auto-Brightness" but I guess I didn't. Hopefully actually turning the brightness down this time will stop this battery drainage. And the official Jelly Bean update cannot come fast enough!!!
    09-20-2012 01:53 AM
  4. luqman24's Avatar
    1 hour and 49 minutes later my battery is at 79%. Is that normal or is something still wrong?
    09-20-2012 11:04 AM
  5. funkylogik's Avatar
    1 hour and 49 minutes later my battery is at 79%. Is that normal or is something still wrong?
    depends how youre using it man. ive been usin browser with screen at bout 5% for bout 4 hours and im at 71%


    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    09-20-2012 11:50 AM
  6. xKrNMBoYx's Avatar
    It took 13 hours for my battery to get from 100% to 78-9% a few days ago. That's while reading articles for a few hours. There might be something wrong with your battery...hard to tell as it's near impossible to know someone else's usage style
    09-20-2012 12:24 PM
  7. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Have you drained the battery and charged it back to a full 100% charge? I know some people will say that it doesn't matter but sometimes it does.
    09-20-2012 12:42 PM
  8. luqman24's Avatar
    My usage is modrate, Browsing/reading articles, listen to music for a while, Twitter and Facebook but not very often, brightness down to 20%, WiFi GPS Bluetooth all off. Not sure why it's draining even when it's in standby mode but I'll exchange my battery before my 30 days is over just to be on the safe side. Right now it's at 61% 4 hours later while being in standby mode 40% of that time.
    09-20-2012 01:16 PM
  9. luqman24's Avatar
    Have you drained the battery and charged it back to a full 100% charge? I know some people will say that it doesn't matter but sometimes it does.
    Yes I have and that didn't help either unfortunately
    09-20-2012 01:32 PM
  10. mssca's Avatar
    1.Settings> Application Manager (You can disable a few apps that you dont use like S-Voice and others)
    2. Settings>Developer Options > Window/Transition animation scale to lower or off settings help battery.
    3. Settings>Power saving - ON
    4. Settings>Display > Brightness lower
    5. Settings>Display > Screen Timeout faster
    6. Settings>Display> Smart stay - OFF (I turned this off because it wasn't that needed and didn't always sense my eyes)
    7. Settings> Sounds> Auto Haptic- OFF
    *8. After you finish a applicaton close it by holding down the home button and pressing remove all or u can just swipe off which applications u want.

    I did this.and usually it last me about 14-24hrs on the whole battery.
    I have similar settings with about 3.7% per hour battery drain. I am very pleased with it since this is on LTE speed browsing.
    09-20-2012 02:41 PM
  11. luqman24's Avatar
    We don't ha've LTE at where I live yet and my battery is already draining. Looks like gonna have to exchange this battery before its too late.
    09-20-2012 03:25 PM
  12. Bond32's Avatar
    We don't ha've LTE at where I live yet and my battery is already draining. Looks like gonna have to exchange this battery before its too late.
    Try a factory reset first. A few others had similar issues and a factory reset fixed them right up.
    09-20-2012 06:26 PM
  13. sfrrr's Avatar
    A factory reset means major time and effort. That should be a final resort. Our would seem to me that getting a replacement battery would be a whole lot easier.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    09-20-2012 11:31 PM
  14. luqman24's Avatar
    I went over to best buy and since I had their PEP extended warranty, they swapped the whole phone and gave me a brand new one. Battery is still the same but I'm gonna drain it all the way and see if that fixes the problem and I hope it does.
    09-21-2012 12:46 AM
  15. luqman24's Avatar
    Im thinking of installing jelly bean on my i747m s3 but I'm wondering if this will root my phone because rooting it will void my extended warranty.
    09-21-2012 12:54 PM
  16. luqman24's Avatar
    New battery is definitely better. 12 hours later of moderate usage and wifi on all day as well, Its now at 22%. Im now a happy camper

    Edit: battery charges a lot faster now too. Glad I got it exchanged before it was too late. Thanks guys!!
    09-21-2012 11:33 PM
  17. funkylogik's Avatar
    We don't ha've LTE at where I live yet and my battery is already draining. Looks like gonna have to exchange this battery before its too late.
    have you switched the phone to use 3g and not 4g then mate?
    think the app is called "phone info"? that can switch 4g off

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    09-21-2012 11:50 PM
  18. luqman24's Avatar
    No, I only have the option for either 4G only or 4G and LTE. I'm using 4G only now and I'm happy with the speeds. Don't think I'll be using LTE mainly because I don't care for speeds that fast and also to save on battery life.
    09-22-2012 12:15 AM
  19. funkylogik's Avatar
    tbh true 4g and LTE are the same thing mate. some US networks tried to call HSPA+ 4g when in fact its 3g. if your 4g/lte signal is weak then change to 3p (H or H+) to save battery

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    09-22-2012 02:09 AM
  20. luqman24's Avatar
    tbh true 4g and LTE are the same thing mate. some US networks tried to call HSPA+ 4g when in fact its 3g. if your 4g/lte signal is weak then change to 3p (H or H+) to save battery

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    Actually it's not. On 4G aka HSPA+, I get about 8Mbps and on LTE its been proven to go to speeds of about 20+Mbps. I know LTE isnt available in the UK yet so I understand your confusion between 4G and 4G LTE.
    09-22-2012 03:07 AM
  21. SingaporePropertyInc.com's Avatar
    My brand new S3 battery simply died down on me some time back. Refused to charge up even i charge it overnight. This symptom was on and off. Was really helpless as i depend on my handphone heavily. Decided to return to dealer to rectify the prob. Now its doing fine after updating the software. so far so good. i hope.
    09-22-2012 10:11 AM
  22. luqman24's Avatar
    New problem, I can't get Odin to open on my laptop. It's running windows 7 ultimate and every time I try to open it I get an error message "Odin3 ***" after extracting the folder, I moved the .exe file to the desktop only. Could that be why it's not opening? And I reinstalled the phones drivers so I don't think that's the problem but i could be wrong of course.
    09-22-2012 10:50 AM
  23. BarneyC's Avatar
    What fixed my problem with battery life, was to go to Settings/WiFi/Advanced and change the 'Keep WiFi on During Sleep' setting to 'Never'.

    Hope this helps

    Barney
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    09-22-2012 12:23 PM
  24. funkylogik's Avatar
    Actually it's not. On 4G aka HSPA+, I get about 8Mbps and on LTE its been proven to go to speeds of about 20+Mbps. I know LTE isnt available in the UK yet so I understand your confusion between 4G and 4G LTE.
    trust me mate, some US carriers decided to call HSPC+ "4g" because it makes it sound better but LTE is true fourth generation mobile data.
    someone back me up here please lol
    the UK is about to start rolling out 4g... HSPA+ has been here for ages.
    the only difference is that we use the term "4g" instead of LTE but they are the same thing, much faster than hspa+ which is a version of 3g

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    09-22-2012 12:37 PM
  25. luqman24's Avatar
    trust me mate, some US carriers decided to call HSPC+ "4g" because it makes it sound better but LTE is true fourth generation mobile data.
    someone back me up here please lol
    the UK is about to start rolling out 4g... HSPA+ has been here for ages.
    the only difference is that we use the term "4g" instead of LTE but they are the same thing, much faster than hspa+ which is a version of 3g

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    Lol yes you're right, 4G is 3G but it just sounds better for marketing. Even though 4G is a marketing gimmick and not true 4G, it does sound better than the 3G which is now considered old school lol.
    funkylogik likes this.
    09-22-2012 01:21 PM
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