1. Galaxia's Avatar
    Is this normal? Screen is always at 50-60% brightness or lower (full brightness hurts my eyes). Just curious because I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong.

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    09-26-2013 09:49 PM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Is this normal? Screen is always at 50-60% brightness or lower (full brightness hurts my eyes). Just curious because I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong.

    Sent from my VZW S4
    Post a screenshot of the battery stats. Although it sounds high, it depends how long the screen is on (time) related to what else is using battery. Are you seeing unusual battery usage?
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    09-26-2013 09:58 PM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Is this normal? Screen is always at 50-60% brightness or lower (full brightness hurts my eyes). Just curious because I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong.

    Sent from my VZW S4
    The screen is big, and it takes a lot of power to light it up. Also keep in mind that whenever you go into the battery stats, that percentage is off of what you have used. So, if you are at 50%, and your screen brightness is 50%, really 25% of total power is from your screen.
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    09-26-2013 10:00 PM
  4. Galaxia's Avatar
    Post a screenshot of the battery stats. Although it sounds high, it depends how long the screen is on (time) related to what else is using battery. Are you seeing unusual battery usage?
    It does seem like battery is draining fast. I did a factory reset tonight so I'm hoping it helps? Just got phone yesterday after exchanging it with a different phone. So hoping this is not an issue.

    The screen is big, and it takes a lot of power to light it up. Also keep in mind that whenever you go into the battery stats, that percentage is off of what you have used. So, if you are at 50%, and your screen brightness is 50%, really 25% of total power is from your screen.
    Ahhh didn't know that. Thank you! It makes it seem better knowing that lol

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    09-26-2013 10:35 PM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    It does seem like battery is draining fast. I did a factory reset tonight so I'm hoping it helps? Just got phone yesterday after exchanging it with a different phone. So hoping this is not an issue.



    Ahhh didn't know that. Thank you! It makes it seem better knowing that lolhttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/27/eseby6y9.jpg

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    So is this a brand new phone? If that is the case, new batteries need a few charge cycles to settle in.
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    09-26-2013 10:42 PM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Also, could you take a screenshot of the graph, and click on screen and take that screenshot too?
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    09-26-2013 10:43 PM
  7. Galaxia's Avatar


    Yes this phone is a newborn lol a little over 24 hrs old.

    Btw thank you for your help!


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    09-26-2013 10:55 PM
  8. srkmagnus's Avatar
    +1 what Golfdriver said. It's a brand new phone and it'll need some time to get into a good grove. Hope you are enjoying it, it's a great device.
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    09-26-2013 11:03 PM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Thanks for the screenshots.
    You signal is weak. Not going to be great for overall battery. That may be more of the battery killer than the screen.
    Otherwise, 2 hours isn't bad. Since you don't like bright screens anyway, you could turn it down more.
    09-26-2013 11:24 PM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Also, for the best health of your battery, try to plug it in about 25%. You don't want to drain it so low very often.
    09-26-2013 11:25 PM
  11. Galaxia's Avatar
    Also, for the best health of your battery, try to plug it in about 25%. You don't want to drain it so low very often.
    I will do that! Thanks so much


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    09-26-2013 11:32 PM
  12. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I will do that! Thanks so much


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    No sweat.
    Give the new battery a few days. See how it works. If you think you are still having trouble, quote either Magnus or me (gives us an alert on the site and we can respond faster), and post the same 3 screenshots you did earlier.
    Galaxia likes this.
    09-26-2013 11:44 PM

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