1. MrMoto1992's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    I've had my gs4 for about 4 months now and love it, but hearing so many bad things about the battery, I want to find out if mine is doing its job or not.

    I get about 3 to 3 and a half hours of screen on time before I need to plug it in. Is this normal? What are you guys getting? Thanks

    (That's usually over 15-18 hours)

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-24-2013 03:19 PM
  2. goodfellafwn's Avatar
    Just buy an external battery pack to charge from

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    09-24-2013 03:41 PM
  3. Spartacus MD's Avatar
    Just buy an external battery pack to charge from

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    Not really what he asked for.



    I get about the same. Usually 3 hours

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    09-24-2013 04:02 PM
  4. garublador's Avatar
    That sounds about right to me. It sounds like you have location services (Google Now) running.
    09-24-2013 04:35 PM
  5. HPferoxCraft's Avatar
    Here's my latest, this has been a good average for me lately but still always tweaking it. I use it quite a bit and that's with no wifi.
    Attached Thumbnails How much SCREEN ON time are you getting?-screenshot_2013-09-22-15-27-41.jpg   How much SCREEN ON time are you getting?-screenshot_2013-09-22-15-27-49.jpg  
    09-24-2013 06:31 PM
  6. MrMoto1992's Avatar
    That's amazing! Can you list your general settings? (Ie: screen brightness, services, sync, etc).

    Also, do you have mobile data on?

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    09-24-2013 09:14 PM
  7. msavic6's Avatar
    I used too average 5:40 screen on time in the begining weeks with the S4, now im down to 3:30 with like 2 hours or more of wakelocks. When I get a chance I will factory reset to get rid of all the wakelocks.

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    09-24-2013 10:26 PM
  8. HPferoxCraft's Avatar
    The only things I turn on are sound, mobile data, screen rotation and sync (only for gmail) . Everything else gets turned on as needed. Don't have home Internet so no wifi. Gps only if I need it for a map. Buzz launcher. Animations at zero. Screens usually around 25% bright most time.
    Custom rom, tweaked custom kernel, greenified a bunch of apps, probably made the biggest difference. I don't do voice controls, air swiping or location settings.
    But I do love this phone.

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    09-24-2013 10:47 PM
  9. jc0187's Avatar
    I average out a garbage 2-2.5 hours with every feature turned off. I refuse to text people or make phone calls until half the day is through so this thing will last till I get home from work.
    09-24-2013 10:57 PM
  10. HPferoxCraft's Avatar
    I average out a garbage 2-2.5 hours.
    Are you gaming or streaming video? It'll take a hit in that case. Can you post battery use pics, maybe the main screen.

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    09-25-2013 05:57 AM
  11. tippmann15's Avatar
    With my normal use and no wifi,I get about 3-4 hours of screen time .

    GS4/iPhone5
    09-25-2013 07:59 AM

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