1. xpeacemaker's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    Thinking about buying the S4 and wondering what kind of battery performance you get. I am very curious to know how long it lasts for those who have bad signal (as I do at work).

    On my Gnex, I need to charge in the afternoon so I can make it through the evening. If its a weekend, I'll make it through 6-10 hours and swap batteries. I know the S3 handles the battery better than the GNex, I would imagine the S4 is better. I am on VZ (LTE) fwiw.
    08-27-2013 01:54 PM
  2. Darnell0216's Avatar
    I'm on Sprint and several surrounding counties are being upgraded to 4G which causes signal fluxes from 1x to 4G and 1-5 bars. Not sure how a duration at 1-2 bars may go, but with my average usage browsing, mom and the Mrs talking my ear off, and gaming (Where's My...? series), I still haven't been able to kill my battery in under ~16 hours. Of course, YMMV.
    08-27-2013 02:07 PM
  3. smalba's Avatar
    On days I use the phone constantly with heavy use and a ton of on screen time I get about 7 hours. On the weekend when I'm out doing stuff and light use I get about 17 hours. So it will depend on how you use it.
    08-27-2013 03:23 PM
  4. garublador's Avatar
    I've had my phone off the charger for 11 hours, the screen on for a half hour and I'm at 70%. That's with all Google Now cards and location logging and AutoLocation running in Tasker. I also have auto sync off and I only sync Gmail every 15 minutes and most other stuff every hour. I leave GPS and WiFi on all the time but Bluetooth and NFC off (no Bluetooth of NFC devices to use). It's actually a significant improvement over what I used to get before the latest Google Play Services update. I'd expect to be at <60% in the past. I have my phone brightness set at around 30-40% and my reception at work isn't great, but I don't have problems getting calls or getting 4G. At the end of the day (16 hours) I expect to have 60-80 minutes of screen time and I'll be at about 50% battery.
    08-27-2013 04:06 PM

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