1. my3sons23's Avatar
    I got my GS5 about 2 weeks ago and the battery has not been good compared to what I've been reading on the forums. I know typically a full day's analysis is wanted but i just wanted to post what I've been experiencing.
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    My phone has been unplugged for 45 minutes and I've lost 4% battery. I've downloaded MacroDroid but I want to know if there's an issue with my device before I start getting into battery saver apps. I have gmail, FB, twitter, instagram installed and I use them randomly during the day since I work. Primarily during the work days I have my gmail sync up. I've done two factory resets and it doesn't seem to be fixing anything. I disabled all the verizon and samsung bloatware but it doesn't seem to be doing much. At present I have WiFi, location, mobile data and sync enabled. Everything else is disabled, included the power saving. I want to see if its my battery or device that isn't working before I go the power saving route.

    Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.
    Jon Jackson likes this.
    07-31-2014 12:27 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I see that on a few of those screens, you only have 1 bar of reception. Even thought the Time without Signal is 0, weak signal can still be a strain on the battery. How is the battery life when you're in an area with good reception?
    07-31-2014 07:11 PM
  3. my3sons23's Avatar
    My reception is 2-3 bats mostly. I was curious if the cell signal should match the off charge time

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    07-31-2014 08:48 PM
  4. AKFL3TCH3R's Avatar
    The problem is the low 3G signal. The android operating system must be searching for better reception.

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    07-31-2014 09:10 PM
  5. my3sons23's Avatar
    This is my usage and I'm at 16%. I went to bed last night at 11 and the battery was at 51%. I woke at 5:30 and it was at 22%. From that time until I arrived at work at 7 it was at 16%. Is this normal? I know my cell reception isn't great where I live but should it drain that fast? Is this something that should be brought back to Verizon, maybe I have a defective phone? Thanks again for your input!

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    08-01-2014 05:57 AM
  6. my3sons23's Avatar
    I contacted Verizon and was told that the cell signal shouldn't drain the battery that quickly so they're sending a new one since its within 30 days. Hopefully it was a glitch and the new one works like most people's. Thanks for the replies.
    08-01-2014 09:09 AM
  7. my3sons23's Avatar
    A coworker of mine has the S5 active through AT&T and she gets a steady 3 bars of service and I sit next to her and I'm only getting 1-2 bars. Her battery lasts all day with similar usage. I hope this new one is not a dud too!
    08-01-2014 10:30 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yeah, that's way too much drainage. Glad that they're sending you a replacement. For reference, check out this guide for tips on battery saving: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...ving-tips.html. Also, it would be interesting to test out the current battery--remove it, place it flat on a table, and try to spin it. If it spins freely, it's bulging in the middle, which is a bad sign and suggests a defective battery.
    08-01-2014 11:30 AM

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