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  1. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    The maxx is 3500mah. But I'm getting pretty good battery life just coming from the maxx myself. I would average around 7hours screen on time with the maxx. So far I'm seeing around 4.5 or so with s5. Once its settled in and I get everything setup I'll see where my normal usage is at

    Sent from my SM-G900V using AC Forums mobile app
    Wow, I really forgot how big it was. I'm confusing it with the RAZR Maxx HD I think.

    Can't wait to get mine and see if I like it. As long as its comparable to the Note I'll be good. And seeing some stats here it seems to be.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)
    04-12-2014 05:45 AM
  2. xmostwanted559x's Avatar
    Whats difference between default and art, I switched mine but am I supposed to feel or see a difference. Will certain apps not work?
    04-12-2014 05:52 AM
  3. nonie's Avatar
    Just been reading this thread. I was wondering how much android os. Is using, when you look at what battery usage in menu.
    On my s2 it using more than anything most of the time.
    04-12-2014 08:20 AM
  4. UJ95x's Avatar
    How the heck did you do that? My friend is constantly complaining about his S4 battery life, lol.

    Remember, battery life should actually improve slightly throughout the week. See how it turns out there. Also, it depends on how bright the display is, auto brightness or low/high, auto updates, WiFi vs Cellular signal, signal quality, etc.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)
    I was getting 5+ hours on my S4 as well. Even better now with a custom ROM
    04-12-2014 09:46 AM
  5. UJ95x's Avatar
    Whats difference between default and art, I switched mine but am I supposed to feel or see a difference. Will certain apps not work?
    Most apps are now compatible. The only one I have that isn't is QuizUp, and I'm not sure if they have added it yet. Main difference should be battery life, but performance should also be slightly better.
    04-12-2014 09:48 AM
  6. Adranalyne's Avatar
    How long have you guys had these? 2-3 days, if that? Let's hold off on the battery talk until next week. Let's also hold off on comparing the S4, updated several times already, with the S5. Not to mention some of you are going off of custom ROMS and kernels. I'd share my battery stats right now, but just like every phone before it, it'll break in around 5-6 days and get better.

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    04-12-2014 10:02 AM
  7. msavic6's Avatar
    How long have you guys had these? 2-3 days, if that? Let's hold off on the battery talk until next week. Let's also hold off on comparing the S4, updated several times already, with the S5. Not to mention some of you are going off of custom ROMS and kernels. I'd share my battery stats right now, but just like every phone before it, it'll break in around 5-6 days and get better.

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    I understand what you are trying to get at by waiting for battery life to improve but if you are getting 3 hours of screen on time now, you aren't going to magically get 7 hours once the battery settles in after a couple days. What im trying to say is, it still serves a purpose to post battery life screenshots from early on as we can extrapolate the improvement you might get later on.

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    04-12-2014 01:15 PM
  8. Adranalyne's Avatar
    I understand what you are trying to get at by waiting for battery life to improve but if you are getting 3 hours of screen on time now, you aren't going to magically get 7 hours once the battery settles in after a couple days.

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk
    But you're also premature if you're comparing devices with several charge cycles and updates to a brand new phone with maybe 1 or 2 days of use.

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    04-12-2014 01:16 PM
  9. thegrants82's Avatar
    How long have you guys had these? 2-3 days, if that? Let's hold off on the battery talk until next week. Let's also hold off on comparing the S4, updated several times already, with the S5. Not to mention some of you are going off of custom ROMS and kernels. I'd share my battery stats right now, but just like every phone before it, it'll break in around 5-6 days and get better.

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    This isn't true, your phone doesn't break in like a car I just got almost 4.5 hours of screen time today on my first charge. That's 4.5 hours of screen time with 50% left s5 is awesome on battery.

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    04-12-2014 01:18 PM
  10. UJ95x's Avatar
    This isn't true, your phone doesn't break in like a car I just got almost 4.5 hours of screen time today on my first charge. That's 4.5 hours of screen time with 50% left s5 is awesome on battery.

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    Screenshots? That sounds way different than what others here are getting...

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    04-12-2014 02:57 PM
  11. Zabigayle's Avatar
    Yesterday I made it to 22% with 11h 16m 3s on battery with 3hr 53m 14s on screen time.
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    04-12-2014 02:58 PM
  12. thegrants82's Avatar
    Screenshots? That sounds way different than what others here are getting...

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    Don't blame you for not believing it. I was blown away myself. Going on 7 hours screen time right now with 21% left. Here is a link to the screen shots. http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=379705

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    04-12-2014 03:02 PM
  13. atg284's Avatar
    I haven't had the S5 long enough to give a good estimation for battery life but today I have been pushing it and it is DESTROYING my old phone's ability (EVO 3D w/ newer bat.)!

    Prob will have a better understanding after a week of usage but its going well so far
    04-12-2014 03:07 PM
  14. xmostwanted559x's Avatar
    I'll try again tonight. I got 15 hours and but I think 4 hour screen timeish
    Nothing yet. I had it on the charger for about 2 hours at work earlier. I'm going to charge it tonight and then go all day tomorrow and see what it looks like.
    04-12-2014 04:23 PM
  15. Adranalyne's Avatar
    This isn't true, your phone doesn't break in like a car I just got almost 4.5 hours of screen time today on my first charge. That's 4.5 hours of screen time with 50% left s5 is awesome on battery.

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    Actually, lithium ion batteries do. It's not a huge increase, but it definitely improves.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-12-2014 04:29 PM
  16. robertopod1968's Avatar
    Don't blame you for not believing it. I was blown away myself. Going on 7 hours screen time right now with 21% left. Here is a link to the screen shots. http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=379705

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    Somehow you always get much better battery life than anyone else and every device. Not doubting you as you obviously have screen shots. Just wondering how you do it

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
    04-12-2014 04:48 PM
  17. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Somehow you always get much better battery life than anyone else and every device. Not doubting you as you obviously have screen shots. Just wondering how you do it

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
    Turns off everything and uses it as a paper weight at low screen brightness.

    Lol jk

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)
    04-12-2014 04:59 PM
  18. ryanr509's Avatar
    Here's some screen shots so far on my second full day. It's my day off so I've been home on WiFi basically all day just doing a little texting, flipboard, and facebook. Seems pretty good so far. I have WiFi, auto brightness, and high accuracy location on. Bluetooth off and apps like Gmail, snapchat, Facebook all auto sync if anyone is wondering.

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    Attached Thumbnails Galaxy S5: How's everyone's battery life so far?-1397346571175.jpg   Galaxy S5: How's everyone's battery life so far?-1397346579522.jpg  
    04-12-2014 06:51 PM
  19. Worlds2See's Avatar
    I'm happy. Can't speak to actual statistics but I've been on the phone a lot today and after 12 hours or so I still have 60% battery.

    My S3 wasn't making it through an entire day without a midday/early evening charge.

    At the rate this S5 is going I might not even charge tonight to let it get a full discharge in...or is that not necessary?

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    04-12-2014 07:01 PM
  20. UJ95x's Avatar
    I'm happy. Can't speak to actual statistics but I've been on the phone a lot today and after 12 hours or so I still have 60% battery.

    My S3 wasn't making it through an entire day without a midday/early evening charge.

    At the rate this S5 is going I might not even charge tonight to let it get a full discharge in...or is that not necessary?

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    Not really.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    04-12-2014 07:13 PM
  21. xmostwanted559x's Avatar
    Do u guys all use That battery monitor app? Since I downloaded it I've became obsess with looking at it
    Nothing yet. I had it on the charger for about 2 hours at work earlier. I'm going to charge it tonight and then go all day tomorrow and see what it looks like.
    04-12-2014 07:14 PM
  22. smalba's Avatar
    For me android system is using up most the battery. Is this a wake lock ? Also what is a wake lock haha?
    04-12-2014 07:31 PM
  23. msavic6's Avatar
    For me android system is using up most the battery. Is this a wake lock ? Also what is a wake lock haha?
    A wake lock is anything that prevents your phone from going into deep sleep.

    Display should usually always be the greatest consumer of battery unless you dont turn on the screen and the phone sits idle. I suggest your restart your phone and see how your stats look tomorrow.

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    04-12-2014 07:43 PM
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    04-12-2014 08:21 PM
  25. medic673's Avatar
    This after heavy use all day

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    Attached Thumbnails Galaxy S5: How's everyone's battery life so far?-1397352489773.jpg  
    04-12-2014 08:28 PM
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