12-11-2011 04:46 PM
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  1. Slingbox's Avatar
    OK, I got System Panel installed and turned on monitoring. I'm going to leave it in airplane mode and see what on and eating battery. I was thinking of taking it to Sprint and see what they say. I didn't buy it from them but I due have insurance.
    Good call!
    Please keep us up to date.

    adding,
    It looks like data related app of some sort is working hard to make connection but not able to due to Airline mode.
    App should go into sleep discontinue hits yet keeps on working thus awake battery drain is occurring while device appears to be in sleep-screen off.
    11-13-2011 01:47 PM
  2. DataHawg's Avatar
    As far as Android OS being high, it all depends on the percentage of your other items.

    Lets say your phone is on for 4 hours and you have not turned your screen on. Even if Android OS ran for 1 minute in that whole time but your screen didn't, Android OS would be the highest percentage item because it ran more then anything else. So you might see it at 75 - 80% because it ran that percentage more then all other things up to that point.

    It doesn't mean your phone was awake that whole time and it doesn't mean it killed you battery. You battery should have only dripped a small amount if you haven't used it even if Android OS shows 90%.

    Now once you start using your phone more and the screen is being used more that Android OS number will start to drop....

    If you have been using your phone a lot and your on screen time is a lot but you still see Android OS with a really high percentage, something is going on there.
    You are exactly right, Eric. When I posted that my OS is rarely more than 7 or 8 percent I was talking about under normal usage. I'm glad to see you guys and gals working towards solving this problem. Once again I am learning stuff from those of you who know a lot more than me.
    11-13-2011 05:14 PM
  3. garrettfarnum's Avatar
    Do you by any chance have Facebook installed?
    11-13-2011 06:40 PM
  4. gottria's Avatar
    Do you by any chance have Facebook installed?
    No on the Facebook. I just started loading up my apps for Monday work.
    11-13-2011 07:25 PM
  5. dguidry12's Avatar
    Ok, I charged my phone to 100% switched it to airplane mode and went to bed, also did it with my evo. woke up at 7am and the evo was at 98% amd the GS2 at 67%. I think I got a screwed up phone. Not sure if this helps but here are some screen shots.


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    Nope you likely don't have a screwed up phone. The battery and this phone sucks and its typical of Samsung products. My phone does the same thing and even worse.. What for my most recent screenshots its pathetic. This is my second phone because sprint replaced my other.
    11-13-2011 09:48 PM
  6. dguidry12's Avatar
    Look at this..this is pathetic for a 1850 battery..samsung is a fail!! And notice the horrible atenna's failure to work properly.. I can never get over 3 bars with this POS phone.. IDK why I even thought of giving Samung a chance to prove itself.. I mean besides being fanboyish people please tell me when has Samsung EVER manufacture a solid mobile phone???

    Instinct # fail
    Intercept #fail
    Moment #superfail
    Epic 4g #fail - Didn't get GB until a year after release which is absolutley SHAMEFUL!!!
    Nexus S #fail - Same antenna issues as the POS.

    Sammy has a very poor track record in product quality customer service.
    11-13-2011 09:56 PM
  7. JayWill's Avatar
    Look at this..this is pathetic for a 1850 battery..samsung is a fail!!
    Oh yeah there's some fail going on, but it ain't all Samsung.
    Uncle Louie and bp240 like this.
    11-13-2011 09:58 PM
  8. dguidry12's Avatar
    Oh yeah there's some fail going on, but it ain't all Samsung.
    lol..who's failing then?
    11-13-2011 10:05 PM
  9. dguidry12's Avatar
    I posted this over in hack/root sub forum in calks rom thread but what the heck this topic fits as well.
    I rooted device yesterday installed Calkulin's E4GT v1.1 running with stock EG30 kernel.
    The end result has been a good one battery use = to un-rooted device out of the box
    hehe device performance is much faster though due to custom rom.

    Device had great sleep with some use treating battery pretty nice.

    Device Settings:
    Display 50%
    GPS enabled
    3G data

    Full charge 10hr & 30 min on battery
    Total of 19 minutes screen on checking email , Sent a couple screen shots in emails , Some Gtalk , Screen shots ,Open weather apps ,adjusting settings etc.
    Action While device was sleeping -
    2 FancyWidget GPS updates.
    3 WeatherBug Elite GPS updates.
    A couple tapatalk thread alerts & emails received LED blinking for 9 Hr
    Geez man you barely ever use your phone..lol..Thats why you get good battery life..Now how about you use it with the screen on for at least 1 measly hour I bet youll be draing by 4 hours of use
    11-13-2011 10:07 PM
  10. JayWill's Avatar
    Geez man you barely ever use your phone..lol..Thats why you get good battery life..Now how about you use it with the screen on for at least 1 measly hour I bet youll be draing by 4 hours of use
    Here you go. Over 4 hours of screen on time. Bah Samsung sucks.


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    11-13-2011 10:16 PM
  11. dguidry12's Avatar
    Here you go. Over 4 hours of screen on time. Bah Samsung sucks.


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    Nice screenshots but dude you are not proving CRAP..Stop posting pics using Wifi connection because it makes you look like a joke.. 98% of users don't even know their phone can connect to Wifi let alone just use WIFI on a daily like you!! Don't be a joke and show me some real life usage like the average users uses. Show me where you can keep those pathetic 3g antennas going for a day and lets see how good you signal "really" is.. But right now you are not proving nothing but that you are a fanboy enthusiast that is fudging your battery numbers.. SMH
    11-13-2011 10:21 PM
  12. JayWill's Avatar
    Nice screenshots but dude you are not proving CRAP..Stop posting pics using Wifi connection because it makes you look like a joke.. 98% of users don't even know their phone can connect to Wifi let alone just use WIFI on a daily like you!! Don't be a joke and show me some real life usage like the average users uses. Show me where you can keep those pathetic 3g antennas going for a day and lets see how good you signal "really" is.. But right now you are not proving nothing but that you are a fanboy enthusiast that is fudging your battery numbers.. SMH
    Less than half of that day was connected to wifi. Newsflash, just because the wifi bar is solid doesn't mean I'm connected to wifi the whole time, just that I had wifi enabled. Once again you display your lack of knowledge about Android. Keep digging that hole my friend.

    But tomorrow I'll run the whole day on 3G, and continue to refute the garbage you continue to spew.

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    11-13-2011 10:31 PM
  13. titanoman's Avatar
    Nice screenshots but dude you are not proving CRAP..Stop posting pics using Wifi connection because it makes you look like a joke.. 98% of users don't even know their phone can connect to Wifi let alone just use WIFI on a daily like you!! Don't be a joke and show me some real life usage like the average users uses. Show me where you can keep those pathetic 3g antennas going for a day and lets see how good you signal "really" is.. But right now you are not proving nothing but that you are a fanboy enthusiast that is fudging your battery numbers.. SMH
    Aren't his GPS and bluetooth on as well?

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    11-13-2011 10:31 PM
  14. JayWill's Avatar
    Aren't his GPS and bluetooth on as well?

    Sent from my SGH-T499 using Tapatalk
    Yes, the entire day.

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    11-13-2011 10:38 PM
  15. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    Dguidry, what is your motivation to keep on trolling about this phone? Because you're sure as hell not achieving anything by trolling
    11-13-2011 10:41 PM
  16. dguidry12's Avatar
    Dguidry, what is your motivation to keep on trolling about this phone? Because you're sure as hell not achieving anything by trolling
    I am providing proof of my horrible battery..Are you looking at that? I am highly upset that I bought this troubled phone and I couldn't take it back in 30 days because of the change. So maybe I can stir up enough people to call Sammy and demand a refund or a fix.
    11-13-2011 10:59 PM
  17. gottria's Avatar
    So after running system panel for most of the day I think I found my culprit, just not sure why or how to fix it.
    Attachment 17722

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    11-13-2011 11:04 PM
  18. gottria's Avatar
    Sorry forgot one.

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    11-13-2011 11:07 PM
  19. JayWill's Avatar
    Sorry forgot one.

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    The suspend and events/0 are indicators of what most people call the Android OS bug. Unfortunately the cause of it hasn't been nailed down.

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    11-13-2011 11:29 PM
  20. JayWill's Avatar
    I am providing proof of my horrible battery..Are you looking at that? I am highly upset that I bought this troubled phone and I couldn't take it back in 30 days because of the change. So maybe I can stir up enough people to call Sammy and demand a refund or a fix.
    Here is the problem dguidry. Not enough people are having the same issues with the phone that you are. By now, you should have realized this. I, and others are not trying to sabotage your efforts, we simply refuse to let someone proclaim that there is a problem with the phone that affects everyone when it is simply not true.

    Sometimes products don't work for people. It's the way it is. If I were you, I would be all over Sprint until they either let you out of your contract or let you exchange your phone. Make your case and shout your displeasure to them. Doing it here is going to get you nowhere.

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    11-13-2011 11:40 PM
  21. JayWill's Avatar
    So after running system panel for most of the day I think I found my culprit, just not sure why or how to fix it.
    Attachment 17722

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    Gottria, try something for me. Take all of your widgets off your home screens, then reboot, charge to full then monitor your battery consumption.

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    11-14-2011 12:59 AM
  22. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    I am providing proof of my horrible battery..Are you looking at that? I am highly upset that I bought this troubled phone and I couldn't take it back in 30 days because of the change. So maybe I can stir up enough people to call Sammy and demand a refund or a fix.
    Why would people call Samsung about issues with their phone if they are already satisfied with it and don't see any major issues with it? Like everyone else has tried to relay to you, you probably have a defective unit or you just flat out live in a place with little to no coverage. It's probably because you live in a place with bad signal because your 'phone signal' portion of the battery use screen is all yellow, meaning it has fairly bad signal there.
    11-14-2011 05:30 AM
  23. gottria's Avatar
    Gottria, try something for me. Take all of your widgets off your home screens, then reboot, charge to full then monitor your battery consumption.

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    OK, I cleared all my widgets and uninstalled any non essential apps. I do use it for work so I have a gmail syncing, Touchdown for our exchange, Cam Scanner, and I think that's it. I'll see what happens tonight.

    Also, last night went to bed in airplane mode with 53% left and it was at 5% in the morning. Man, this is just strange.

    EDIT: Dropped it off at Sprint and they said everything looks normal, but they will reflash it anyway to see if that fixes it. Only thing I'm worried about is I bought it off a buddy at work and not directly from Sprint.
    11-14-2011 08:55 AM
  24. raiderjefe's Avatar
    I was also seeing bad battery performance Like one of the OP. Someone mentioned that a bad 3G signal would kill the battery pretty fast. That seems to be EXACTLY the cause of my battery poor performance. I bought the phone on a Tuesday, and was at work during the day for the rest of the week. In my office, I dont have a very good 3G signal, and my phone would request a charge by 5pm after being charged overnight and taken off the charger at 8am. But this weekend while I was not in my office, my battery actually lasted 24 hours with light to moderate use. This is much better! I can live with charging my phone while at work, i was just afraid that the phone would be dying on me halfway through a day. Anyway, I just wanted to second the idea that the bad 3G signal kills the battery fast.
    11-14-2011 01:39 PM
  25. gottria's Avatar
    OK, I cleared all my widgets and uninstalled any non essential apps. I do use it for work so I have a gmail syncing, Touchdown for our exchange, Cam Scanner, and I think that's it. I'll see what happens tonight.

    Also, last night went to bed in airplane mode with 53% left and it was at 5% in the morning. Man, this is just strange.

    EDIT: Dropped it off at Sprint and they said everything looks normal, but they will reflash it anyway to see if that fixes it. Only thing I'm worried about is I bought it off a buddy at work and not directly from Sprint.
    Picked it up and they did a full reset, then reloaded the OS. The tech gave me crap about not buying it from them but still did it. The salesman had the same phone and his Android OS was round 42% and mine was always pegged at 94%. So I'm loading up my apps and will give it a good run and see what happens.

    Since I didn't buy it at Sprint, I do have the insurance, can they not fix it or swap it out? Or wold I have to use insurance?
    11-14-2011 04:56 PM
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