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  1. toujours_frais's Avatar
    The battery is horrible on this phone, I heard.
    04-30-2013 12:39 AM
  2. louismac90's Avatar
    How much % does your screen use my is so bad 77% atm my battery goes so quick when my brightness is always low

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Android Central Forums
    04-30-2013 03:50 AM
  3. TeritorialDemon's Avatar
    That's odd. I've gotten over 4 and a half hours on screen time and I've still got 25% left. This is my first charge cycle. I'll screen shot it when its about to die. I'm extremely impressed so far.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    Only 4 and a half? My Lucid gets about 6 hours on screen time and I play games, surf web, facebook. Not rooted.
    04-30-2013 06:48 AM
  4. Glitzy35's Avatar
    Anyone have any idea what's killing my battery so fast? Phone gets really hot too.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 Life Companion
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    04-30-2013 01:39 PM
  5. JasW's Avatar
    Anyone have any idea what's killing my battery so fast? Phone gets really hot too.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 Life Companion
    What's that indicator icon with the crosshairs in the notification bar? Never seen it before. Whatever it is, it looks like it's working overtime.
    04-30-2013 02:11 PM
  6. Glitzy35's Avatar
    You mean in the far left corner?

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 Life Companion
    04-30-2013 02:32 PM
  7. madlaw1071's Avatar
    You mean in the far left corner?

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 Life Companion
    I think he means next to the alarm clock.
    04-30-2013 02:37 PM
  8. mpdofficer514's Avatar
    Ive never seen that icon either... its possible it could be running your battery down.

    Sent From My Galaxy S4 Using Android Central App
    04-30-2013 02:38 PM
  9. Glitzy35's Avatar
    That icon is the screen shot icon

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 Life Companion
    04-30-2013 02:49 PM
  10. Glitzy35's Avatar
    Sent from my Galaxy S3 Life Companion
    04-30-2013 02:53 PM
  11. Glitzy35's Avatar
    How much % does your screen use my is so bad 77% atm my battery goes so quick when my brightness is always low

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Android Central Forums
    You have to put it on automatic brightness. I had the same problem and putting it on automatic brightness eliminated the issue.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 Life Companion
    04-30-2013 02:55 PM
  12. JasW's Avatar
    That icon is the screen shot icon

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 Life Companion
    No, not the screenshot icon in the left corner. The one immediately to the left of the alarm icon. A diamond shape with crosshairs and what looks like a signal radiating out to the right.
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    04-30-2013 02:55 PM
  13. Glitzy35's Avatar
    I don't know what that is. Wish I knew

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    04-30-2013 03:00 PM
  14. Glitzy35's Avatar
    Any ideas?

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    04-30-2013 03:01 PM
  15. JasW's Avatar
    I don't know what that is. Wish I knew

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    In my considered opinion, I believe that aliens must be probing your phone and draining your battery.
    04-30-2013 03:01 PM
  16. Glitzy35's Avatar
    When I open the Google maps app it goes away and the standard gps icon shows up. When I close Google maps that weird icon comes back

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 Life Companion
    04-30-2013 03:34 PM
  17. FRoStYisGoD's Avatar
    No, not the screenshot icon in the left corner. The one immediately to the left of the alarm icon. A diamond shape with crosshairs and what looks like a signal radiating out to the right.
    thats ur GPS symbol, so either google maps is running in the background consitantly on when it should be unless ur actually using it, or an app is using it in the background to know where u are, most likely twitter or facebook, those are the 2 bigs ones. Just go to every app u have and disable GPS for them or turn it off when not using it
    04-30-2013 03:45 PM
  18. rbess1965's Avatar
    My guess is location services on some app like Places or maybe Geo tagging on a camera. Google Now sucks the life from you too. The broadcast lines indicate some kind of RF transmission. Turn off the three location services. GPS, Google & carrier and good luck.

    Sent using the Amazing RAZR Maxx HD.
    04-30-2013 04:00 PM
  19. japjit100's Avatar
    I've had pretty good battery with mine.


    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Android Central Forums
    this battery stats are fake
    you can see green line is up in graph
    that means they charge s4
    :thumbdown::thumbdown::thumbdown:
    Sent from my GT-I9300
    04-30-2013 04:01 PM
  20. Glitzy35's Avatar
    I can't figure out which app is the culprit. It's not Facebook, turning off all gps doesn't do it, it's not twitter, and no gps tagging on the camera. I give up. Thanks guys.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 Life Companion
    04-30-2013 04:19 PM
  21. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    this battery stats are fake
    you can see green line is up in graph
    that means they charge s4
    :thumbdown::thumbdown::thumbdown:
    Sent from my GT-I9300
    LOL why would I need to put a fake picture of my battery.

    Was I going to win an award or something? Lol some people blow my mind.
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    04-30-2013 04:49 PM
  22. Awake's Avatar
    Prior to my HTC One, I've had the S3 and the Note 2. One thing I can confirm is, the newer Galaxy devices have great battery life.
    04-30-2013 04:54 PM
  23. The Hustleman's Avatar
    First charge cycle. Enough said.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    That screen time of over 5 hours is great.

    Not bad at all

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
    04-30-2013 05:10 PM
  24. shannon la's Avatar
    I use my droid all day and for the most part i have to be plugged in because by the second my battery is at one bar. I just bought this phone. It is fast, even on the battery.
    04-30-2013 05:15 PM
  25. JasW's Avatar
    I can't figure out which app is the culprit. It's not Facebook, turning off all gps doesn't do it, it's not twitter, and no gps tagging on the camera. I give up. Thanks guys.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 Life Companion
    It's not listed in the manual as one of the stock indicator icons, so perhaps it's from an app you installed? Whatever it is, the fact that it's constantly sending or receiving a signal is a likely cause of your battery drain. I wouldn't give up. Somebody's bound to come along who knows what it is.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE II using Tapatalk 2
    Glitzy35 likes this.
    04-30-2013 05:26 PM
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