05-04-2013 06:05 PM
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  1. rushmore's Avatar
    Battery life on average is too subjective unless you compare the same radios active, coverage area, app usage display settings, etc. If anything is troll fodder, it is the subjectivity of treating battery life comparisons as objective.
    04-28-2013 09:24 PM
  2. typhonx's Avatar
    What is your brightness at?

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    04-28-2013 09:31 PM
  3. typhonx's Avatar
    I am getting 1 hour of screen time and 50% battery usage.

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    04-28-2013 09:31 PM
  4. jpullins's Avatar
    Mine after first charge from yesterday Worst battery ever-uploadfromtaptalk1367202967714.jpg

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    04-28-2013 09:36 PM
  5. typhonx's Avatar
    Jesus... I need to send mine back. My battery life is not even close to that.

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    04-28-2013 09:42 PM
  6. Eric Kane's Avatar
    Managed to get that before it shut itself off. 6 hours of on screen time on the first charge cycle. That's almost in the Note 2 territory.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
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    04-28-2013 09:53 PM
  7. kopkings123's Avatar
    Lol calm down everybody dont all cry cos i said something against the phone. Just that im a hard user but not hardcore n i fully charge the phone 3 times in bout 12 hours thats all ppl now u can carry on crying
    04-28-2013 09:58 PM
  8. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Lol calm down everybody dont all cry cos i said something against the phone. Just that im a hard user but not hardcore n i fully charge the phone 3 times in bout 12 hours thats all ppl now u can carry on crying
    I think what they're saying without actually coming out and saying it (shame on you all, I told you not to troll), is that there might be something wrong with your device. If you charged three times in twelve hours then that means you're killing the battery in about four hours, which is significantly less than what most users are reporting. Even the screenshots above show five hours of screen on time. It might be worth looking into getting the device exchanged.
    TomsAndroid likes this.
    04-28-2013 10:01 PM
  9. return_0's Avatar
    First charge cycle. Enough said.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    You don't even have to go that far to prove your point.

    2600 mAh battery. Enough said

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    04-28-2013 10:06 PM
  10. KeboPR's Avatar
    Managed to get that before it shut itself off. 6 hours of on screen time on the first charge cycle. That's almost in the Note 2 territory.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    What was your brightness percentage?

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    04-28-2013 10:22 PM
  11. typhonx's Avatar
    Managed to get that before it shut itself off. 6 hours of on screen time on the first charge cycle. That's almost in the Note 2 territory.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    Holy crappie. I am sending mine back. I hope I can get this. Also what wad tour screen brightness at?

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    04-28-2013 10:29 PM
  12. mayconvert's Avatar
    Any chance someone would charge the S4 to full and go post battery life with brightness set to MAX fora whole charge cycle, no auto brightness?
    Honestly I don't understand how you guys even look at the screen running 40-50%. I am on iphone 5 AT&T LTE and my screen Stays on Max brightness and I get 18 hours easy.
    Too bad I don't have a kick *** battery screen thing like android has to post as proof.
    I'm asking for this because I am SOOOO torn between the beauty and the beast. (HTC One/S4) I WILL be getting one of these two devices in 14 more days... upgrade available then.
    Thanks )))
    04-29-2013 01:03 AM
  13. scoutbb's Avatar
    I have not had any battery issues thus far and I'm using it hard. I got 18 hours on first usage after a full charge with hard use.
    The battery on my S4 is doing fine even with Apex Launcher using HTC Sense 5 Theme... My previous phone which I still have is a HTC One X and my NEW Samsung S4 battery lasts longer. it sounds like you have a bad battery with your S4 and if you haven't had it for long, trade your phone out with another one.
    04-29-2013 02:17 AM
  14. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    Please remember that battery life varies immensely depending on usage. Sure, if your on WiFi all day and/or have a microcell and have FULL SIGNAL your going to get better battery life than someone who talks on the phone a lot and is on the road or out in the boonies away from WiFi.

    The point is that no 2 people use their device the same. I'm sure we will see a post from someone saying get through 2 days easily and another saying they can't make it to dinner. It depends heavily on usage.

    Please don't return a phone because you saw a screenshot of someone else's usage, it's too varied.

    GadgetGator likes this.
    04-29-2013 02:21 AM
  15. Ventura726's Avatar
    Screen at max brightness in every situation would kill my eyes. I've found keeping it around 40% on most phones is fine for me in most scenarios.
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    04-29-2013 02:21 AM
  16. scoutbb's Avatar
    Any chance someone would charge the S4 to full and go post battery life with brightness set to MAX fora whole charge cycle, no auto brightness?
    Honestly I don't understand how you guys even look at the screen running 40-50%. I am on iphone 5 AT&T LTE and my screen Stays on Max brightness and I get 18 hours easy.
    Too bad I don't have a kick *** battery screen thing like android has to post as proof.
    I'm asking for this because I am SOOOO torn between the beauty and the beast. (HTC One/S4) I WILL be getting one of these two devices in 14 more days... upgrade available then.
    Thanks )))
    I upgraded from a HTC ONE X - it was a toss-up but made the right decision with the S4. Two things that helped me with my decision: HTC Upgrade schedule is extremely slow for USA and lack of accessories. When using my HTC One X, I would buy an accessory claiming it would work for AT&T HTC One X to find out it was only for the European Models; feel like HTC burned USA due to poor marketing and planning. Sure their devices are top-notch designed/built but if they have zero accessories and slow upgrades, what's the point? Sorry. Don't mean to preach but the two items I used for migrating to Samsung are what sold me, could care less if the back of the phone is aluminum or plastic because it's in a carrying case. Get the S4 on your upgrade and you wont regret it.
    04-29-2013 02:24 AM
  17. Eric Kane's Avatar
    Holy crappie. I am sending mine back. I hope I can get this. Also what wad tour screen brightness at?

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    40-50%

    To kind of give an overview, I was on WiFi for about 11-12 of those hours. I have two email accounts syncing, Facebook/Twitter, and had Air Gesture on the whole time. I spent a good amount of time posting here, web browsing, and watched maybe 30 minutes of video. Texting and phone calls weren't that prominent yesterday. Only had 33 minutes talk time.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    04-29-2013 06:07 AM
  18. Juan Clyncke's Avatar
    I'm having similar issue, i feel it's like when my phone is off(standby) it still draining the battery like i'm watching a movie or something,
    unplugged my phone 3hours ago and i'm at 65%, where i actually used the phone for around one hour and half but not intense at all, just facebook and messaging.
    with smart scroll and air view and such off, wifi off..
    04-29-2013 06:10 AM
  19. Adawg1203's Avatar
    I think some folks need to remember that they should give the device a few days before judging (poor) battery life. When you buy a new car you have to break it in. A smart device and it's battery are no different. After several days have passed the battery will have adjusted to your usage (habits) and should improve. It could take a couple of weeks.

    Also, today's batteries do not need to be cycled. Deplete them normally and when it reaches 15-20%, recharge. The worst thing to do is intentionally let it drop to zero before recharging. That shortens the batteries lifespan.

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    Mooem likes this.
    04-29-2013 06:56 AM
  20. anon(5857879)'s Avatar
    Usage during the first few days is definitely going to drain the battery fast. It's probably from downloading apps, playing and getting use to phone, and trying out all the new features. Once you get over that "test drive" phase it shouldn't be draining that fast.
    04-29-2013 07:03 AM
  21. KeboPR's Avatar
    These are my stats

    Screen brightness 70 %

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    04-29-2013 07:34 AM
  22. Eric Kane's Avatar
    These are my stats

    Screen brightness 70 %

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    Not bad at all. Especially at that brightness.

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    04-29-2013 07:48 AM
  23. Juan Clyncke's Avatar
    This is mine. I would like to stress out that i hardly used my phone, eventhough there's alot of blue, but perhaps that might explain the second screenshot.
    Anybody have any idea?(screen on 50%)
    04-29-2013 08:16 AM
  24. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Why? Because his opinion doesn't coincide with yours?
    Or maybe because his "opinion" doesn't coincide with what every other S4 owner is saying.
    04-29-2013 11:53 AM
  25. speed13's Avatar
    No complaints on battery here and I'm heavy user.

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    04-29-2013 11:57 AM
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