1. Mephistopheles1's Avatar
    I have no problem getting to 100% charge if power saving mode is turned OFF, but if power saving mode is turned on I can charge for six hours and the level only changes from, e.g., 74% to 87%. My charging level also seems to drop faster when power saving mode is turned on. Basically, power saving mode seems to be doing the reverse of what its name implies.

    Anyone else noticing odd behavior under power saving mode?
    06-30-2014 09:23 AM
  2. storino03's Avatar
    Maybe you are doing more in power saving mode than you normally would if it was turned off ?
    07-03-2014 11:25 AM
  3. mpayne2k's Avatar
    I have yet to see the difference between regular mode and power saving mode. I recently gave up trying to stretch the battery life on my Pro as it seemed I was obsessing over the battery life more than just using the tab. I'm lucky to get 5 to 6 hours of use on this thing (screen on time). I have noticed the tab charges quicker when power saving mode is off. I'm going to just stop worrying about the battery and put it on the charger if really needed.
    07-03-2014 02:09 PM
  4. brosko's Avatar
    I have yet to see the difference between regular mode and power saving mode. I recently gave up trying to stretch the battery life on my Pro as it seemed I was obsessing over the battery life more than just using the tab. I'm lucky to get 5 to 6 hours of use on this thing (screen on time). I have noticed the tab charges quicker when power saving mode is off. I'm going to just stop worrying about the battery and put it on the charger if really needed.
    The thing that sucks about samsung tabs is the lack of wireless charging. With wireless charging the short battery life would never even be noticable. Everytime you put your tablet down you simply put it on the charging plate and it charges every second it's not in use. That one reason is what is stopping me from getting one of the new samsung tablets. I'm waiting for the nexus 8.
    07-07-2014 07:28 PM
  5. storino03's Avatar
    yeah, waiting is nice, but the missed opportunities of other devices (sale prices, actual use) is lost by waiting for the next big thing that is probably months away yet. By then, my Tab Pro 8.4 will be over 8 months old.
    07-08-2014 02:10 AM
  6. brosko's Avatar
    I'm not missing anything. I'm doing just fine with my nexus 7 and my Sgt 3.
    07-08-2014 07:33 PM
  7. storino03's Avatar
    Then you have your answer. I don't see why people complain about a device, then say that wish it had this or that feature, and want to wait until X device comes out. It's all up to you.

    I'd say power save mode (on this tablet) only saves you 30min to an hour of battery life.
    07-08-2014 11:28 PM
  8. brosko's Avatar
    Not complaining about anything, just saying that's one of the things that is lacking in Samsung's tablets. I was just stating a fact.
    07-09-2014 07:55 PM

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