05-30-2012 06:41 PM
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  1. madkaw's Avatar
    Here is mine another 4 hrs later, facebook quite a few times, talked to the wife for 15 minutes at lunch, etc....
    I have perfect signal at work and I also get about 80 percent signal on wimax. Maybe the cell reception really is the entire problem.
    10-20-2011 02:39 PM
  2. stevedeezy's Avatar
    the way i'm understaning the phone signal graph is that green means good signal & yellow is bad. madkaw's phone signal is mostly yellow yet gets great battery life. can someone please correct me if wrong?
    10-20-2011 03:21 PM
  3. madkaw's Avatar
    the way i'm understaning the phone signal graph is that green means good signal & yellow is bad. madkaw's phone signal is mostly yellow yet gets great battery life. can someone please correct me if wrong?
    Thats what I thought too but I always have excellent 3g and cell at work, the graph is not green but my battery has been awesome since the day I bought it. Honestly I have yet to go a day where I can kill the entire battery and actually get some work done too. I think the lowest it has ever been was like 18% at bed time.
    10-20-2011 03:25 PM
  4. Phenom's Avatar
    Not sure why, but my battery life has been great today. I normally get about 9-10 hours from my phone before my batt is ready to go kaput. But today, I've used the phone normal as always and am at 11 hours with over 40% left. Only thing I can guess is that some app update helped out my batt life. Hope this trend keeps on!
    10-21-2011 07:40 PM
  5. Cobravision's Avatar
    It sounds bizarre and I'm sure it's just a coincidence, but my battery life increased dramatically after I dropped it. Went from 8-9 hours to over 12.
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    10-21-2011 08:56 PM
  6. Samsmalls's Avatar
    Com' On man didn't you get a photon or a I phone already, damn it dude knock it off! With these ridiculous threads! I'm really starting to strongly dislike you dude..Your probably that kid that missed a hug during your childhood! Or your parents divorced early, & you were that accident kid nobody wanted. Siblings are about 20yrs older, so no one had time to pay attention to you, & an all the chicks completely overlooked you until "cray hair day" but unfortunately for you that's your usual hair style. You know a real loser attention freak. take a walk to the next forum you little weirdo! There's countless threads & reviews that approves this batt. Including your source in the vid! 1 day + 15% Find somewhere your wanted...
    10-22-2011 04:38 AM
  7. dguidry12's Avatar
    Com' On man didn't you get a photon or a I phone already, damn it dude knock it off! With these ridiculous threads! I'm really starting to strongly dislike you dude..Your probably that kid that missed a hug during your childhood! Or your parents divorced early, & you were that accident kid nobody wanted. Siblings are about 20yrs older, so no one had time to pay attention to you, & an all the chicks completely overlooked you until "cray hair day" but unfortunately for you that's your usual hair style. You know a real loser attention freak. take a walk to the next forum you little weirdo! There's countless threads & reviews that approves this batt. Including your source in the vid! 1 day + 15% Find somewhere your wanted...
    Lmao ..dude your a joke ..you get this uptight about a freaking phone ??? Go jump off a bridge
    10-22-2011 12:47 PM
  8. Stearmandriver's Avatar
    On the off chance someone is reading this far into this thread after all the childishness (starting with post one, where a clock clearly records over an hour has passed and the poster tries to claims it's been 10 minutes)... Here's my experience:

    Got the phone 2 weeks ago. Pretty much every day, Android OS usage has been one of the top things in the Battery Usage page, averaging at least 40%. I get 14-16 hours battery life every day, with moderate-occasional heavy usage.

    The exception to this has been a couple days last week, after I rooted the phone. I odined LostKernel (stable) to get wifi tether working. That went fine, but I got 6 LOS events in 24 hours (the first within an hour of flashing). I'd never experienced this before. So, I Odined the pulled stock kernel. Havent had another LOS in the 3 days since I did that, so it's obvious LostKernel caused the LOS events IN MY CASE (I understand everyone's phone reacts differently). Stock works great for me, no LOS events ever. However, once returning to stock, my battery was wonky. Dropped like 30% on a reboot, like 5 hours battery life on light usage. I let the phone die, plugged it in and recharged to 100% before turning phone on... problem solved. Back to 14-18 hours life a day. PDANet works fine lol.

    The entire above paragraph was obviously completely user-induced. In the process of kernel flashing and reflashing, I borked my battery calibration. The phone thought the batt was dead when it wasn't. A complete drain/recharge cycle reset the battery calibration, and things are now fine. You might try that too... there's a process for manually recalibrating battery too, if you look. Honestly, if my battery was REALLY draining entirely - all 1800mah - in 5 hours? The phone would be hot as hell, and it wasn't. So... just needed calibrating.

    But here's the really interesting thing about my phone: I'm airline crew, so I travel all the time, all over the country. I live on the west side of Puget Sound, in a rural area with known bad cell signal (all carriers, not just sprint). We all know where the dead spots are... the hill bottoms where calls drop etc. Even here at home, I get over 14 hours batt life. I don't have LOS at all. And, the phone tends to hold calls where my OG epic, and my wife's Palm Centro and Palm Pre, drop them. Signal values (not bars but numeric values) are always better on the Touch than on the OG Epic, and other phones I've tested it against.

    SO... the problems some people are having are probably not location-dependent. My home location SHOULD be the perfect area to experience every problem with this phone, and I have none. I travel all over... major metro areas, small towns, everything in between. I have not had any issues ANYWHERE, except what I caused myself with the root.

    Also, I can't buy the claim that the radios in the phone are "just bad". Firmware could be an issue for some people... the way the radios talk to the OS could be an issue for some people.. but the hardware itself? Let's apply some logic: we all have the same radios in our phones. They're all built the same way, using the same design, with the same components (MAYBE different firmware but that's unlikely... and patchable). If the radios "just sucked", my phone would be performing TERRIBLY at home, and would not consistently show BETTER signal values than a variety of other phones. If my phone's radios can perform well, then ALL of these phones have the potential to perform just as well. If they aren't, it's not because of poor design, but something software based... right?

    YMMV but that's my experience... which means there's nothing wrong with the hardware. Hopefully the MR fixes the issues for folks that have them.
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    10-23-2011 03:52 AM
  9. slschmidt76's Avatar
    The battery life on this phone is just plain awesome compared to the Evo 4g I was using. I actually have had to break myself of the habit of plugging in my phone every chance I get because I was so used to the Evo always having a low battery. I can charge my phone in the morning (I am a pretty heavy user) and still have a charge till the next morning. I never have to charge this phone during the day and love it. So....if this is considered horrible battery life I want to know what you use. Epic 4G Touch Rocks!!!
    10-27-2011 08:46 AM
  10. DataHawg's Avatar
    One of the first posts I read from the OP was him trashing Milo's thread about how to improve 3g speeds. He said it wouldn't work without even trying it himself. It worked for me and dozens of others, too. He was wrong about that and he's wrong about this video, too. Mr. Guidry, please sell your phone on ebay and buy another HTC phone. Preferably on another carrier. One more thing. GET OFF MY LAWN! Enough already
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    10-27-2011 05:42 PM
  11. JayWill's Avatar
    This thread needs to die a swift death.
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    10-27-2011 10:25 PM
  12. titanoman's Avatar
    I agree. Nobody cares about any of these peoples personal stories about battery life. The only one I care about is the one in my hand.

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk
    10-27-2011 10:51 PM
  13. jazzmanx33's Avatar
    I agree. Nobody cares about any of these peoples personal stories about battery life. The only one I care about is the one in my hand.

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk
    Well, as a former SGSIIE4GT user, I have say that this is where a lot of people come to get information about the experiences of other user, to make sure the phone in THEIR hands is either working properly or is defective.

    I made a thread about the E4GT's battery life, and while there were some great responses with some excellent advice, the thread was left with inconclusive results. We had the same types of answers; "My phone is fine, you're doing something wrong", "My phone is fine, your phone is faulty", and "My phone isn't fine, you're totally right". Overall, there were more "Your phone is faulty" responses, but since the Sprint stores around me refused to acknowledge there was a problem, I was forced to return the phone outright and replace it with another model. I won't go into detail here, but let's just say my battery issues are behind me...

    As for a response to this thread, the video might be 10 minutes long, but it spans an hour's time (3:27 to 4:20), and he lost about 10% over that time, which was about what I was getting when I had the phone sitting idle in my pocket. Whether that is good or not I will leave up to you all...
    10-28-2011 01:56 PM
  14. jazzmanx33's Avatar
    On the off chance someone is reading this far into this thread after all the childishness (starting with post one, where a clock clearly records over an hour has passed and the poster tries to claims it's been 10 minutes)... Here's my experience:

    Got the phone 2 weeks ago. Pretty much every day, Android OS usage has been one of the top things in the Battery Usage page, averaging at least 40%. I get 14-16 hours battery life every day, with moderate-occasional heavy usage.

    The exception to this has been a couple days last week, after I rooted the phone. I odined LostKernel (stable) to get wifi tether working. That went fine, but I got 6 LOS events in 24 hours (the first within an hour of flashing). I'd never experienced this before. So, I Odined the pulled stock kernel. Havent had another LOS in the 3 days since I did that, so it's obvious LostKernel caused the LOS events IN MY CASE (I understand everyone's phone reacts differently). Stock works great for me, no LOS events ever. However, once returning to stock, my battery was wonky. Dropped like 30% on a reboot, like 5 hours battery life on light usage. I let the phone die, plugged it in and recharged to 100% before turning phone on... problem solved. Back to 14-18 hours life a day. PDANet works fine lol.

    The entire above paragraph was obviously completely user-induced. In the process of kernel flashing and reflashing, I borked my battery calibration. The phone thought the batt was dead when it wasn't. A complete drain/recharge cycle reset the battery calibration, and things are now fine. You might try that too... there's a process for manually recalibrating battery too, if you look. Honestly, if my battery was REALLY draining entirely - all 1800mah - in 5 hours? The phone would be hot as hell, and it wasn't. So... just needed calibrating.

    But here's the really interesting thing about my phone: I'm airline crew, so I travel all the time, all over the country. I live on the west side of Puget Sound, in a rural area with known bad cell signal (all carriers, not just sprint). We all know where the dead spots are... the hill bottoms where calls drop etc. Even here at home, I get over 14 hours batt life. I don't have LOS at all. And, the phone tends to hold calls where my OG epic, and my wife's Palm Centro and Palm Pre, drop them. Signal values (not bars but numeric values) are always better on the Touch than on the OG Epic, and other phones I've tested it against.

    SO... the problems some people are having are probably not location-dependent. My home location SHOULD be the perfect area to experience every problem with this phone, and I have none. I travel all over... major metro areas, small towns, everything in between. I have not had any issues ANYWHERE, except what I caused myself with the root.

    Also, I can't buy the claim that the radios in the phone are "just bad". Firmware could be an issue for some people... the way the radios talk to the OS could be an issue for some people.. but the hardware itself? Let's apply some logic: we all have the same radios in our phones. They're all built the same way, using the same design, with the same components (MAYBE different firmware but that's unlikely... and patchable). If the radios "just sucked", my phone would be performing TERRIBLY at home, and would not consistently show BETTER signal values than a variety of other phones. If my phone's radios can perform well, then ALL of these phones have the potential to perform just as well. If they aren't, it's not because of poor design, but something software based... right?

    YMMV but that's my experience... which means there's nothing wrong with the hardware. Hopefully the MR fixes the issues for folks that have them.
    When I had my E4GT, I had absolutely nothing installed and barely used the phone at all, and in 7 hours it was down to below 40%. No widgets, no extra apps (other than stock stuff you can't uninstall), Facebook/Twitter logged in but set to update every 3-4 hours, and single Gmail and Exchange account. It was literally eating the battery while theoretically doing nothing. That, to me, is a huge problem, and one that I don't have with my new phone.
    10-28-2011 02:07 PM
  15. Slingbox's Avatar
    Well, as a former SGSIIE4GT user, I have say that this is where a lot of people come to get information about the experiences of other user, to make sure the phone in THEIR hands is either working properly or is defective.

    I made a thread about the E4GT's battery life, and while there were some great responses with some excellent advice, the thread was left with inconclusive results. We had the same types of answers; "My phone is fine, you're doing something wrong", "My phone is fine, your phone is faulty", and "My phone isn't fine, you're totally right". Overall, there were more "Your phone is faulty" responses, but since the Sprint stores around me refused to acknowledge there was a problem, I was forced to return the phone outright and replace it with another model. I won't go into detail here, but let's just say my battery issues are behind me...

    As for a response to this thread, the video might be 10 minutes long, but it spans an hour's time (3:27 to 4:20), and he lost about 10% over that time, which was about what I was getting when I had the phone sitting idle in my pocket. Whether that is good or not I will leave up to you all...
    You had a bad phone Jazz
    OR
    Bad battery
    OR
    It could of been App in hiding sucking up Juice
    OR
    OS = device conflict which happens to EVO , Photon etc

    The fix,
    When all fails Soft reset might get job done...If not factory reset will.

    Sad to see you go though good luck with new toy
    10-28-2011 02:14 PM
  16. JayWill's Avatar
    but since the Sprint stores around me refused to acknowledge there was a problem, I was forced to return the phone outright and replace it with another model. I won't go into detail here, but let's just say my battery issues are behind me...
    Did you buy an Iphone? You did didn't you!

    I thought you might try another E4GT after your upgrade reset, but I guess you didn't want to go down that road again. Understandable.

    Good luck Jazz.
    10-28-2011 03:10 PM
  17. sndplace's Avatar
    Enjoy your new phone Jazz. I do believe some people have some real issues with their phones and ran about how theres is messed up. Especially when you read some peoples post (like mine) about having no issues and lasting for 30+ hours. I think its more about how this post was put up and by whom. I personally have no issues with this great phone except for LOS twice since I got it. And the second time was recent and i was in a basement/underground floor of a department store. My Epic4G just went into roaming where as this one had its signal bars jumping till it LOSed on me. Quick reboot and its been fine. For me the battery has been perfect and I only use my car charger for wifey.

    For those with these issues and can't fix it with any tips here I suggest you turn it in for a new phone to see if it helps.
    10-28-2011 03:45 PM
  18. Android32's Avatar
    Anyone who thinks the battery is anything less than awesome needs to read the manual and learn how to use the device!! I have no compliants!
    10-28-2011 03:54 PM
  19. JayWill's Avatar
    Anyone who thinks the battery is anything less than awesome needs to read the manual and learn how to use the device!! I have no compliants!
    If only it were that simple.
    10-28-2011 04:28 PM
  20. Slingbox's Avatar
    A sticky thread maybe.....a helpful one with no ET4G battery life stinks post allowed.
    Full ET4G trouble shoot with factory reset being final recommendation .If that doesn't solve problem device is defective needs to be exchanged.

    Now write one up Jay
    10-28-2011 04:38 PM
  21. titanoman's Avatar
    I'm just saying it all gets so confusing with all the percentages, time, usage, individual habits. Battery life seems to be anywhere from poor to excellant. What can be learned from all these statistics?

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk
    10-28-2011 06:37 PM
  22. tkemack's Avatar
    I'm just saying it all gets so confusing with all the percentages, time, usage, individual habits. Battery life seems to be anywhere from poor to excellant. What can be learned from all these statistics?

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk
    Absolutely nothing can be learned from people saying they get good or bad battery life. Proof is in the screen shots. Need the battery graph, application percentage, screen time, cell standby time (time without signal). The screens do not lie. If we have all of this info, we can compare equally

    I'm TMack, and I approve this message.
    10-28-2011 08:24 PM
  23. titanoman's Avatar
    Absolutely nothing can be learned from people saying they get good or bad battery life. Proof is in the screen shots. Need the battery graph, application percentage, screen time, cell standby time (time without signal). The screens do not lie. If we have all of this info, we can compare equally

    I'm TMack, and I approve this message.
    Excellent point. A couple of shots instead of life stories.

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk
    10-28-2011 08:29 PM
  24. tkemack's Avatar
    I failed to mention that in all of the OP's bashing posts, he has never included a single screen shot.
    10-28-2011 08:46 PM
  25. Android32's Avatar
    If only it were that simple.
    well, I just keep my display light on 0 keep all gps, Bluetooth ,wifi ,3&4g "when not in use "and get an app to tell u if u have an app thats bad.. ...Watchdog is a good one that's free. ..I have no complaints. These forums are very helpful. I've been having Android phones since 08'. This Epic touch is by far my favorate!!!
    10-29-2011 02:17 PM
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