1. droidntn's Avatar
    Coming from a Maxx, it's difficult to have to think about battery usage. But I guess for its first full day, my S4 did pretty good. On WIFI most of day, I tried to use it like I normally would. Lots of texts, a couple of calls, bluetooth streaming music to my headphones. A little surfing, a few pix , Facebook, installing some apps, updating some.
    By mid morning I had seen a good drain so I started looking at battery saving things.
    Power saver mode, bt off if not used, screen on auto, all of those air waves and gimmicks off.
    So, overall I can, if I cut back and use wisely make it a full work day.
    Whatever it takes I'll do cause this phone is an excellent piece of machinery to own.
    I'm very proud of S4.
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    06-17-2013 08:32 PM
  2. Lendo's Avatar
    What feature do you like most about the S4? I haven't even had a chance to hold one yet.
    06-17-2013 09:48 PM
  3. droidntn's Avatar
    Wow...good question dood.
    Has lots of good qualities: size is perfect, thin, lightweight, I like Samsung products, I LOVE the TV remote feature (have on my Tab2 as well), I cannot tell you how FAST this thing moves with the quad core processor..Svoice works great. 13 megapixel camera....list goes on.

    I do read where some are getting black screens after some use. Maybe that won't happen here. It's really an amazing device.
    IMA think on that ONE feature and get back to you.
    06-17-2013 09:54 PM
  4. Lendo's Avatar
    I've heard and read nothing but good things about the S4 other than the price in some markets. A couple of my friends talk about it, but they're all really into the iPhone 5. Myself I have a Z10 and Q10 currently. Love my Z10, but on the fence about my Q10.
    06-17-2013 10:17 PM
  5. droidntn's Avatar
    Ok, I have my answer as to the one single thing that I love the most about my new S4:
    The speed.

    FYI, I charged mine from 10% to 100% in about 1.5 hours last night before bed with the charger that came with it. Took off charger put in airplane mode and went to bed at 100%. Woke up to 97%. I did install an auto brightness app this am to see if that helped cause clearly the screen is the biggest user of battery.
    06-18-2013 05:52 AM
  6. monkeyzero's Avatar
    On my 5th day of use my S4 went 2 full days without charging on MY normal use patterns. My GNex would need a charge just after lunch on the same use pattern.
    I'm pretty darn happy. YMMV.
    06-18-2013 05:59 AM
  7. droidntn's Avatar
    On my 5th day of use my S4 went 2 full days without charging on MY normal use patterns. My GNex would need a charge just after lunch on the same use pattern.
    I'm pretty darn happy. YMMV.
    Wow..that's impressive. If you don't mind, can you share a screenshot? how much screen time. You use any apps to throttle it down? Like Guru? That's really good battery life there dood.
    06-18-2013 06:29 AM

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