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  1. funkylogik's Avatar
    Ha ha. Scots get into bad places sometimes :beer:

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    we sure do mate

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
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    10-15-2012 02:01 PM
  2. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    You have finally met an iZombie. Congrats.
    I've met quite a few before. But I didn't even think THEY were deceived enough to think it was worth it to upgrade from a 4s to a 5. That is the absolute definitive proof that there are people out there who only buy phones to say they have one, without researching first to see if it has features or does things that they NEED and don't already have.
    10-15-2012 03:55 PM
  3. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    I've met quite a few before. But I didn't even think THEY were deceived enough to think it was worth it to upgrade from a 4s to a 5. That is the absolute definitive proof that there are people out there who only buy phones to say they have one, without researching first to see if it has features or does things that they NEED and don't already have.
    Oh there are plenty of those. Makes me laugh when I hear someone get offended when I poke fun at an Apple product like they invented the damn things. haha
    10-15-2012 03:58 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    I had a full charge at 6 am and am now at this.. I count it as pretty good. I streamed music all day at work and watched Netflix on lunch. Also just been looking at news and forums throughout the entire day as well. The screen time was good for the battery... I'd say my worse battery drain is probably Sprint's 3g due to the speed and strength. lol (note : just got home so on wifi now)



    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
    Attached Thumbnails Absolutely atrocious battery life on my S3-uploadfromtaptalk1350333252184.jpg   Absolutely atrocious battery life on my S3-uploadfromtaptalk1350333259602.jpg  
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    10-15-2012 04:34 PM
  5. pkgear's Avatar
    The cell standby issue is well known - it's a reporting error. The percentage reported for cell standby is incorrect.
    [FIX][ROOT][ICS ROMS] compiled "power_profile.xml" file to fix cell stand by issue - xda-developers
    found this on the interwebs


    anyone have this standby % battery bug?
    10-15-2012 07:18 PM
  6. titans30dude's Avatar
    My gs3 battery has been amazing since i got it...yesterday i got 4 and a half hours of screen time on one charge and 15 hours off the charger

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
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    10-15-2012 08:36 PM
  7. RickG.'s Avatar
    The cell standby issue is well known - it's a reporting error. The percentage reported for cell standby is incorrect.
    This is true, however it may not be the case here. It's definitely not with my S3. On the weekends I get awesome battery life (12-14 hrs) without trying any battery saving tips. When I am at work though my battery drains ridiculously fast. The reason is I get awful coverage (even though I'm in a strong 4g area) and it is eating my battery life. My cell standby is always 30-40%.
    OP a good way to check is just see what your time without signal is. Mine is typically 20 - 30% which is pretty bad.
    A couple things that helped:
    Don't be afraid to ask for a new sim card - or even a new phone
    Try powering off/removing your sim card/ powering back on and wait 30 sec/ power back off and replace sim/ power back on.
    I did these couple things and while its not perfect its better.
    I have also been told that there is a patch coming soon to fix connection issues.

    Not sure if any of these are your problem, but hope it helps.
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    10-16-2012 01:23 PM
  8. cgallagher's Avatar
    I'm struggle with my battery also. I charged my phone occasionally while at work and about 3 hours ago I charged it for about 30 minutes.

    How do these numbers look?



    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    Attached Thumbnails Absolutely atrocious battery life on my S3-uploadfromtaptalk1350445048041.jpg  
    10-16-2012 11:37 PM
  9. badbrad17's Avatar
    I'm struggle with my battery also. I charged my phone occasionally while at work and about 3 hours ago I charged it for about 30 minutes.

    How do these numbers look?



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    That seems pretty normal to me.

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Android Central Forums
    10-17-2012 12:12 AM
  10. cgallagher's Avatar
    Okay, so thanks for the reply.

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    10-17-2012 01:10 AM
  11. badbrad17's Avatar
    Okay, so thanks for the reply.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    My goal is to use my phone as much as needed during the day then get it on my charger at bedtime. If I can get 12 to 15 hours I'm pretty happy. The battery for 2 days thing is a myth for anyone who uses their phone to any extent.

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Android Central Forums
    10-17-2012 02:21 AM
  12. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    I'm struggle with my battery also. I charged my phone occasionally while at work and about 3 hours ago I charged it for about 30 minutes.

    How do these numbers look?



    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    They look pretty good. Seems normal for the non-bum unit S3.
    10-17-2012 08:13 AM
  13. austinography's Avatar
    I have been pretty pleased with the battery life on my S3 so far. Most days, I will end up with about 25%-35% battery left after 15-16 hours and roughly 2-2.5 hours of screen time. This will be a little less if I got into playing any games, some of which can be really big battery drainers, but super fun. (NBA Jam)
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    10-17-2012 09:10 AM
  14. Bond32's Avatar
    I have been pretty pleased with the battery life on my S3 so far. Most days, I will end up with about 25%-35% battery left after 15-16 hours and roughly 2-2.5 hours of screen time. This will be a little less if I got into playing any games, some of which can be really big battery drainers, but super fun. (NBA Jam)
    This seems to be the general average of usage. I am getting more than that but I haven't been using my phone as much recently. For the record power saver does indeed improve battery life. By how much I am not sure.

    If you think you might have less than normal usage, use the battery monitor app mentioned (gsam I think). I watched mine pretty close one time and noticed I was getting a "wake-lock" which I understand is not a good thing. Did a little poking around and a member on XDA noted with his SGS2 a persistent wake-lock battery drain, solved it by running an app on his computer called "MP3 Checker". The wake lock he had and me too was from corrupted mp3 files. Removed the corrupted files and now I don't have a wake-lock.
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    10-17-2012 09:45 AM
  15. austinography's Avatar
    This seems to be the general average of usage. I am getting more than that but I haven't been using my phone as much recently. For the record power saver does indeed improve battery life. By how much I am not sure.

    If you think you might have less than normal usage, use the battery monitor app mentioned (gsam I think). I watched mine pretty close one time and noticed I was getting a "wake-lock" which I understand is not a good thing. Did a little poking around and a member on XDA noted with his SGS2 a persistent wake-lock battery drain, solved it by running an app on his computer called "MP3 Checker". The wake lock he had and me too was from corrupted mp3 files. Removed the corrupted files and now I don't have a wake-lock.
    Thanks for the tip. I do have a lot of mp3's on my SD that are of somewhat questionable quality, so I will check this out for sure. I did forget to mention in my post that I do use the power saver option all the time, except I have unchecked the box for CPU scaling b/c I did not like how it affected scrolling when browsing the web. I also toggle my screen between 20% brightness inside and 80% brightness outside using an nfc tag. The same tag toggles my wifi and bluetooth as I go in and out, so I think that helps save maybe 1-2% per day, lol.
    10-17-2012 09:58 AM
  16. Bond32's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip. I do have a lot of mp3's on my SD that are of somewhat questionable quality, so I will check this out for sure. I did forget to mention in my post that I do use the power saver option all the time, except I have unchecked the box for CPU scaling b/c I did not like how it affected scrolling when browsing the web. I also toggle my screen between 20% brightness inside and 80% brightness outside using an nfc tag. The same tag toggles my wifi and bluetooth as I go in and out, so I think that helps save maybe 1-2% per day, lol.
    Yea check GSAM frequently. I noticed mine said "Wake-lock" and under that was "media server" indicating something going on with media files hence my mp3 files on my sd card.
    10-17-2012 10:03 AM
  17. kb2755's Avatar
    The biggest thing that has been draining my battery is Facebook. I find that if I force close the app, its like I'm using a brand new phone. Instead of a decrease of 5-10% an hour, I'm looking at 2-3%.

    Another one was ES File Browser, had to remove that one. Not sure what, but something about it was contributing to my "Android System" high percentage.
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    10-17-2012 11:16 AM
  18. xxx420's Avatar
    Lol thought you guys might like to see this.


    Sent from my rooted, unlocked, debloated, over clocked galaxy s3.
    Attached Thumbnails Absolutely atrocious battery life on my S3-uploadfromtaptalk1350494475876.jpg  
    10-17-2012 01:21 PM
  19. xxx420's Avatar
    84% after 12 hours. Not bad huh? Granted I haven't used my phone much in the last 12 hours but I don't use any battery saving strategies. Have auto sync set, and I even use a live wallpaper.

    Sent from my rooted, unlocked, debloated, over clocked galaxy s3.
    10-17-2012 01:25 PM
  20. Deadly_Poison630's Avatar
    I get ok battery life on my gs3. Going on about 12 hours. However I'm gonna try limiting the background processes to see if I can get anymore. Does 2 sound like a good amount?
    10-17-2012 01:38 PM
  21. badbrad17's Avatar
    84% after 12 hours. Not bad huh? Granted I haven't used my phone much in the last 12 hours but I don't use any battery saving strategies. Have auto sync set, and I even use a live wallpaper.

    Sent from my rooted, unlocked, debloated, over clocked galaxy s3.
    Seriously? I have never seen these numbers unless the phone sat on the side table in sleep mode.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    10-17-2012 09:49 PM
  22. funkylogik's Avatar
    This is true, however it may not be the case here. It's definitely not with my S3. On the weekends I get awesome battery life (12-14 hrs) without trying any battery saving tips. When I am at work though my battery drains ridiculously fast. The reason is I get awful coverage (even though I'm in a strong 4g area) and it is eating my battery life. My cell standby is always 30-40%.
    OP a good way to check is just see what your time without signal is. Mine is typically 20 - 30% which is pretty bad.
    A couple things that helped:
    Don't be afraid to ask for a new sim card - or even a new phone
    Try powering off/removing your sim card/ powering back on and wait 30 sec/ power back off and replace sim/ power back on.
    I did these couple things and while its not perfect its better.
    I have also been told that there is a patch coming soon to fix connection issues.

    Not sure if any of these are your problem, but hope it helps.
    just to add to this, for anyone who doesnt know, just tap on the battery graph to see when you did and didnt have a signal

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-17-2012 10:54 PM
  23. bfdavids's Avatar
    What annoys me most is that the phone is losing battery so quick while it's just in my pocket on sleep. I keep everything off or low and yet after a few hours of standby the battery has dropped to 70%. Any solution to this? Anyone have a lifesaving answer haha?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    10-17-2012 11:08 PM
  24. Bond32's Avatar
    Seriously? I have never seen these numbers unless the phone sat on the side table in sleep mode.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    According to that screen shot that's exactly what his phone did.

    Or he charged it but not enough to reset the counter.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    10-18-2012 12:46 AM
  25. badbrad17's Avatar
    According to that screen shot that's exactly what his phone did.

    Or he charged it but not enough to reset the counter.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    Or he knows how to use photoshop. Which would sadden me. It's impressive.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
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    10-18-2012 01:05 AM
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